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  • 6 Steps to Superior Bitcoin Privacy and Security in 2017 and Beyond

    ​In a world that is becoming less and less secure, more and more intrusive, and demand for your Bitcoins, and Bitcoin account information is always in demand, Bitcoin users need to be more and more vigilant in their security measures.

    The ethos of Bitcoin itself is to be your own bank, and you, as a personal bank manager, needs to be up to speed on the latest Bitcoin security measures. Are you using these seven steps to Bitcoin security? Here is a refresher to make sure you are properly securing your precious Bitcoin in 2017 and beyond.

    Offline or Cold Storage

    The absolute safest way to protect your valuable Bitcoins is to take them offline, altogether. This can be done with a paper wallet, but a hardware wallet is much more convenient, and the competitive market is driving down prices. You can now get a Trezor or KeepKey for $99 USD, and there are more options upmarket if you want to add more security features and options. Online keep Bitcoins in online wallets that you are comfortable losing to hacking or embezzlement. Many popular online wallet providers like Coinbase and Xapo offer this option as well.

    Two-Factor Authorization (2FA)

    Fairly straight forward security feature. Your wallet should have more than one security protocol to access your Bitcoins, where it is  Google’s Authenticator or a rolling code you type into to access the account, make sure your wallet has 2FA available and activated at all times.

    Keep an offline file of your passcodes, mnemonic seeds and PINs

    Trusting everything to your mobile phone or computer is risky, with theft, hackers and viruses always lurking in the weeds. If you have any considerable amount of Bitcoins, write down all of your log-in credentials in an offline notebook, or even put this information in a safe deposit box. You can’t put cash or gold in these boxes anymore, but you can secure something even more valuable.

    Use a Private Email Service

    Over the last few years, encrypted email providers have started to pop up and add a layer of privacy to the online world in light of the surveillance many popular email systems and apps have suffered. Tutanota, Protonmail and Open Mailbox are good places to start if you want better privacy and end-to-end encryption. If you are your friends want to send Bitcoins to each other, you can share your Bitcoin keys, and Bitcoin intentions, through fully encrypted services like these.

    VPNs or Virtual Private Networks

    Something I have used for years and a really under-utilized service, using a VPN provides many benefits to any online user, including Bitcoin users. You can choose a faster server or a country with less online surveillance. They have hundreds or even thousands of servers to choose from and millions of IP addresses you can switch from every hour if you like. Most can be had for less than $10 USD a month, and many also accept Bitcoin, like BitMyAss.com, which works with the VPN market leader, HideMyAss.com.

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University

  • 4 Reasons Why Bitcoin Hasn’t Caught On…Yet

    ​​If you are inside of the Bitcoin community, congratulations! You are more on top of your economic future than 99.99% of the world’s population. You are sitting on the cutting edge, an early adopter, making history. You probably understand just how special Bitcoin is, and may be confused as to why everybody else isn’t going through Bitcoin-mania. Let’s look at 4 reasons why Bitcoin hasn’t taken the world by storm. Maybe you can do something to help “The Future of Money” grow in 2017 and beyond.

    Ignorance

    The biggest problem facing Bitcoin around the world is that the world really doesn’t know about Bitcoin’s capabilities. Hell, there are still a couple of billion people in the world who really don’t use the Internet, so they definitely aren’t using Bitcoin. Other may be older, or less tech savvy, and would not be attracted to something so advanced. If we all just sent any positive Bitcoin news out once a week to our social circles that could help generate some curiosity.

    Bad press from mainstream media

    Bitcoin is getting some good press right now, but it had to more than double in value over the course of 2016 in order to get it. Otherwise, the mainstream media, many times bought and paid for by commercial banking interests, are not about to promote Bitcoin to the masses. There are virtually no advertising dollars from the bitcoin community going to the mainstream media, so what’s in it for them?

    The established financial players who are buying time are really in the mainstream are really competing with Bitcoin’s contrarian message, so when there is bad news, expect to hear about it in the MSM. The only time many people have heard of Bitcoin was when someone is getting ransomware for it, or an exchange folds and millions are lost, so it hasn’t made a good first impression in the mainstream.

    Not needed in influencial markets

    Bitcoin right now does two things. It is a pretty good investment and a fledgling global currency. The fact is the world has Visa, Mastercard, and Amazon 1-touch, so the digital currency angle is going to take awhile to hit home. Life is pretty convenient with payments if riddles with identity theft and counterparty risk. The places that could use Bitcoin the most really don’t have the investment potential or online infrastructure to use it properly. The United States tends to be the global; trendsetter, and as long as the U.S. Dollar is the global reserve currency, America is not going to be big into Bitcoin any time soon, so Bitcoin will have to start its own fire.

    Intimidating

    Bitcoin has come a long way in the three years I’ve been involved in the community as far as its usability, but it still has the perception of being difficult to use. With new debit cards, of good quality, now being able to spend Bitcoins like cash, that should help the mainstream going forward. Hey, my Mom uses it, so it really can’t be that hard to use at this point, but the perception still needs to be overcome and start catching up with reality. It could be easier, but its good enough right now.

    I created Bitcoin Video University to educate the mainstream, so feel free to send any newbies you know my way, but we can all do our part to promote Bitcoin. Come up with an “elevator pitch,” (or use this one) send out a tweet when you hear good Bitcoin news. Bitcoin does not have a public relations department except in us. We can all do more for Bitcoin adoption. Make a New Year’s resolution to stand up for Bitcoin mass adoption, and drop a note to your social media outlets on how well Bitcoin is doing. It’s the least we can do.

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University

  • Unocoin, India’s Largest Bitcoin Service Provider, Expands With PayUMoney Partnership

    ​The Bitcoin market in India is heating up with every passing week, and as 2016 comes to a close, the market has a ton of momentum heading into 2017. Unocoin, the premier Bitcoin service provider in India has just inked a partnership with another payment leader in India, merchant services company PayUMoney, to make buying and selling Bitcoin easier than ever

    The partnership between the two is major news, for those who use online payments in India, which is a relatively small but growing market niche. PayU is the payments leader in for merchants in India, controlling almost 60% of India’s e-commerce space. PayUBiz counts Jet Airways, Amazon, Airtel and Snapdeal among its clients.

    "The partnership with PayU is coming at a time when we are seeing a huge increase in the number of wallet users in India,” said Sathvik Vishwanath, CEO of Unocoin. “The ease with which payments can be made via wallets like PayU is certainly going to benefit the Bitcoin buyers and increase accessibility to Bitcoin markets. This is our Christmas gift to Unocoin users."

    Founded in 2013, Unocoin operates a trading platform that enables Indians to buy, sell, store, use and accept bitcoin. With well over 100,000 active customers, Unocoin processes more than 200 Million Rs, or almost $3 Million USD, monthly. This represents a significant amount of business given the fact that the average Indian makes around $30 USD in daily income. Unocoin offers customers Rs 200 (about $3 USD) for opening a new account.

    PayUmoney is currently used by more than two lakh (200,000) merchants across India, so this should spur even wider Bitcoin adoption in 2017, and they claim a user base of approximately 30 million.

    The economic market in India has been turned upside down with the demonetization created by Prime Minister Modi and the central banking system in early November. The popular 500 and 1000 Rs bank notes were decommissioned without notice, ATM are either empty or not working properly at all, and the new 2000 Rs bank note is not attracting much demand.Companies like ZebPay and Unocoin are seeing their Bitcoin businesses in India grow by orders of magnitude every month, and partnerships like this are not just desirable, but for many in the region, becoming necessary.

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University

  • Bitcoin Buying Service Launches With Market-Beating Rates

    Selling bitcoins has just been made more profitable with the launch of a new website from PowerBTC.com. The recently revamped service offers to buy the crypto currency with one very simple advantage - a guarantee that they will pay a significantly higher price than the exchange rate of the day.

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    The platform charges no transaction fees, making the market-beating offer even more attractive to those with bitcoin assets to trade.

    PowerBTC.com can guarantee this higher payment as they have established relationships with bulk bitcoin buyers, and need volume to feed their clients' hunger for the digital currency. They aim to make the selling process as simple and transparent as possible, not requiring any lengthy registration process, nor storing any personal information about their customers. Funds are delivered direct within 48 hours of purchase using Paypal, Western Union, or bank transfer, with the promise of complete privacy and anonymity.

    Tom Clark , CEO of PowerBTC.com said "We believe we are the best buyers for your bitcoin assets, whether you're a dedicated miner or a savvy trader. Not only do we offer better-than-market rates, but we deliver your funds in US Dollars direct with no strings attached, no need for registration, and a guarantee of complete privacy".

    Bitcoin has long been the most high-profile crypto currency, but its technological origins have often made it appear inaccessible to the mainstream investor. Talk of mining and exchanges can be off-putting, but PowerBTC.com aim to simplify the whole process of realizing bitcoin value by offering a no-frills, easy to use way of turning coins into solid cash. The service is not limited to new entrants to the blockchain arena, however, as the ease of converting a digital wallet into conventional currency at market-beating rates will appeal to even the most hardcore of bitcoin miners.

    The Key PowerBTC.com Features

    • All bitcoins purchased at significantly above market rates.
    • No commissions or fees charged, just a clear and transparent buying price: what you see is what you get.
    • Simple selling process with no registration or account required.
    • Easy international payment in US Dollars via PayPal, Western Union, or bank transfer.
    • Full anonymity guarantee with no personal details stored, and a safe and secure online platform.

    Contact Details:

    Emillia

    M. (917) 979-2728

    info@powerbtc.com

    The published press release on this page should not be viewed as an endorsement by us. The website or company may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. You should do your own research before investing money in any company or website.

  • Coincheck Takes Japan’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Global

    While the Bitcoin market may be quieting down overall, things are picking up steam in Japan, as the market is jumping back in on BTC over the last several months, according to Japan’s largest bitcoin exchange, Coincheck . Since speaking with their Business Development Leader, Kagayaki Kawabata, earlier this month, things are going so well that Coincheck is ready for the global expansion of their bitcoin services.

    Ready For The World’s Reserve Currency

    With bitcoin transactions totaling over 3 billion yen per month and attracting over 16,000 users in Japan and over 1000 business accounts, Coincheck is ready to go to the next step in their business. By popular demand, Coincheck now provides support for bitcoin clientele from around the world, not just in Japan.

    Recently, Japan’s executive branch of government, known as the Cabinet, has approved a set of bills aimed at modernizing the Japanese payments industry, giving recognition to virtual currencies , like bitcoins, for having a “function similar to real money.” This announcement has potential to boom cryptocurrency trading market in Japan. Furthermore, the price of BTC/JPY tends to be higher than other exchanges. Coincheck’s international supports will open up opportunities for international traders profiting from arbitrage.

    "We have focused on growth in the Japanese market until now, but starting today we officially open up our service to the world,” says Kagayaki Kawabata of coincheck.jp ."

    Customers living outside of Japan can transfer USD to Coincheck’s designated bank account by international wire transfer ($25 of fixed fee applies on Coincheck’s side). If deposited in USD, funds will be converted to Japanese yen, free of charge. International customers can also directly purchase bitcoins via credit card.

    Customers around the world have full access to Coincheck Exchange features including stop-loss trading, leveraged trading, and margin trading. Ether can be also purchased via Japanese Yen with 5x max leverage. Coincheck will soon support trading for Ether and more forex like features, for professional traders.

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University