Paxful Introduces BitSeed Widget, Affiliate Program And A New Vendor Dashboard

A Peer-To-Peer Bitcoin Marketplace, Paxful Has Announced The Launch Of A New Widget That Allows Anyone To Buy Bitcoin From Anywhere On The Internet. The Virtual Bitcoin Kiosk Widget, Known As BitSeed Enable Users To Purchase Bitcoin Using Any Of The 300 Different Payment Methods Supported On The Platform. The BitSeed Widget Can Be Embedded Into A Variety Of Content Including Blog Posts, YouTube…

 

A peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, Paxful has announced the launch of a new widget that allows anyone to buy bitcoin from anywhere on the internet. The Virtual Bitcoin Kiosk widget, known as BitSeed enable users to purchase Bitcoin using any of the 300 different payment methods supported on the platform.

The BitSeed Widget can be embedded into a variety of content including blog posts, YouTube videos, bitcoin wallets, mobile apps and more. It offers a unique solution to the internet users and the bitcoin community. The variety of payment options including credit and debit cards, PayPal, numerous gift cards, digital wallets and even cash deposits makes it easier for people to buy bitcoin from virtually anywhere. At the same time, the accompanying affiliate program offers content creators and website owners with an easy way to monetize their content.

Paxful, in a recent blog post, announced the launch of its BitSeed widget. According to the announcement, the company decided to create the Virtual Bitcoin Kiosk after receiving numerous requests and suggestions from its customers. The widget is a product of six months of hard work on the developers’ part which followed the in-depth analysis of incoming feature requests. The resulting product is expected to be beneficial to the Bitcoin community as it significantly lowers the barrier of entry to new bitcoin users. Continue reading Paxful Introduces BitSeed Widget, Affiliate Program And A New Vendor Dashboard

Tempo Money Transfer Taps Stellar Blockchain For Improved Remittances

Money Transfers And Blockchain Technology Are Two Peas In A Pod These Days. Tempo Money Transfer, A Company, Focusing On Remittances From Europe, Integrated With Stellar. By Using This Technology, Users Can Send Remittances Through The Stellar E-Wallet. An Excellent Example Of How Blockchain Technology Can Benefit All Parties In A Financial Transaction. As A Result Of The Partnership, Tempo Money….

 

Money transfers and blockchain technology are two peas in a pod these days. Tempo Money Transfer, a company, focusing on remittances from Europe, integrated with Stellar. By using this technology, users can send remittances through the Stellar e-wallet. An excellent example of how blockchain technology can benefit all parties in a financial transaction.

As a result of the partnership, Tempo Money Transfer clients can send global remittances from anywhere in Europe. They can do so through the Stellar e-wallet, online, or by visiting a brick-and-mortar location. Coins.ph is the first service to integrate this new feature openly. This lets people send money to The Philippines by using a name and mobile phone number.

A Big Move By Tempo Money Transfer

The name Coins.ph will ring a bell among cryptocurrency enthusiasts, as the service has been using Bitcoin and blockchain for quite some time. Recipients are notified via text message, and a dedicated account will be created automatically. Requesting funds can be done through a bank transfer, request a money delivery, or pick it up in cash. For Tempo Money Transfer users sending money to The Philippines, this is amazing news. Continue reading Tempo Money Transfer Taps Stellar Blockchain For Improved Remittances

German ZIT Goes Undercover To Catch Darknet Vendors And Buyers

The Darknet Has Become The Hotspot For Certain Illegal Activities. The Use Of Cryptocurrencies And Anonymous Routing Protocols Has Made It Hard For The Law Enforcement Agencies To Tackle The Issue. However, During Investigations, The European Law Enforcement Authorities Have Learned That Being Patient Can Be Rewarding. One Of The European Publications Recently Published An Interview With The At…

 

The darknet has become the hotspot for certain illegal activities. The use of cryptocurrencies and anonymous routing protocols has made it hard for the law enforcement agencies to tackle the issue. However, during investigations, the European law enforcement authorities have learned that being patient can be rewarding.

One of the European publications recently published an interview with the Attorney General of Zentralstelle zur Bekämpfung der Internetkriminalität (ZIT), Andreas May. According to May, ZIT (translates to the Central Office for Combatting Cybercrime) operatives work over long periods, infiltrating the network of drug and contraband sellers before they could make arrests.

The agency mainly focuses on offenses related to weapons, drugs and child pornography. Giving a brief insight into the workings of the agency, May stated that the investigators first pose as buyers to gain seller’s trust. After few interactions, they compromise the devices belonging to the dealer. Once the seller’s phones and computers are compromised, the agents start impersonating them and send the merchandise to buyers. Continue reading German ZIT Goes Undercover To Catch Darknet Vendors And Buyers

China Launches Research Institute To Study Bitcoin And Test Blockchain

PBoC) is officially launching a digital currency research institute on Jan. 29, one day after the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

In an interview with a national newspaper China Securities Journal earlier this week, PBoC department of technology director Li Wei revealed the plans of PBoC to Blockchain technology.

Specifically, Wei stated that the central bank of China is interested in the ability of Blockchain technology to settle real-time transactions in a secure, cheap and efficient ecosystem of peer-to-peer users.

To test and experiment with Blockchain technology , Wei announced that the PBoC is looking to form a research institute focused on researching Blockchain and digital currencies to ensure the potential of Blockchain technology is fully maximized within the Chinese financial scene.

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Bitcoin Price Prediction



Bitcoin Price PredictionForecasting the future of financial markets is not an easy task, nor is it an exact science. When it comes to forecasting the future price of Bitcoin, both of those descriptions apply. Be that as it may, we will nonetheless provide our Bitcoin price prediction, not only for this year and next, but also for the somewhat longer term as well.

**UPDATE December 2016**

Looking back over the past year, we were correct in our prediction of 2016 being friendly to Bitcoin prices. We were, however, not correct for Bitcoin to reach $2,000 this year. We will stand by our forecast for $5,000 USD Bitcoin in 2017.

 

If you want to hear some very positive predictions for the future price of Bitcoin, you’ll enjoy this 5 minute video compilation of Bitcoin price predictions from various financial experts:

2016 Bitcoin Price Prediction

For reasons that we outlined elsewhere, including Bitcoin price drop, Bitcoin Price Near-Term Neutral Medium-Term Bullish, and other articles, we predict that 2016 will be very Bitcoin-friendly. We think the odds favor Bitcoin making new all time highs in most major currencies, and are predicting Bitcoin to climb to $2,000 USD before 2016 is over.

2017 Bitcoin Price Prediction

Continuing on with the theme of steady price gains for Bitcoin throughout 2016, in 2017 we predict that Bitcoin will continue its meteoric rise, and in spite of various price raids and corrections, we forecast that Bitcoin could reach $5,000 USD in 2017.

2020 Bitcoin Price Prediction

Mark Twain once said, “Plan for the future because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life.” That statement applies to Bitcoin. More an more businesses are planning to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment, and we predict that the Bitcoin price will trade between $10,000 and $50,000 USD in 2020.

Bitcoin Predictions From Other Financial Professionals

American venture capitalist Tim Draper said that he expects “people to run to Bitcoin the way they do to gold.” His price prediction for Bitcoin in 2016 would be somewhere from $400 to $600 per Bitcoin. His 2017 prediction is, “the price might be around $1,000 to $1,400.”

BullBear Analytics states that the price drop which ended in 2015, “has set the stage for a rally back above $1000 to a new nominal ATH. To be more specific, we think the price of 1 bitcoin will get above $1175 USD (Finex) at some point in the year 2016. Not that it will necessarily close there, but it will break it at some point.”

The general consensus among professional forecasters is for Bitcoin to experience somewhere between modest to eye-popping rises in the coming months and years. We lean towards the latter. If these predictions are anywhere near accurate, now would be a great time to pick up a few Bitcoin.



Monero , Privacy and Anonymity



 

Monero, the fifth largest digital currency with a market cap of nearly $200 million, has successfully hardforked yesterday to add higher levels of privacy and anonymity by implementing an adapted version of Confidential Transactions.

The networks’ near 650 visible full nodes have made the transition without any noticeable problem so far, with the market responding positively as indicated by an increase in Monero’s price of more than 4.5% at the time of publishing.

Monero’s Price Following a Hardfork to Implement Confidential Transactions. Chat Courtesy of Poloniex

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The underpinnings of bitcoin’s bull run look way more solid this time



 

It’s déjà vu for bitcoin believers. More than three years ago, in the dying months of 2013, the cryptocurrency took off on a historic bull run that would push its price to an all-time high of nearly $1,200. Bitcoin is approaching those highs again now, hitting $968 in trading today.

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Bitcoin’s Bull Run Faces One Gigantic Question Mark Heading Into 2017



 

Bitcoin is within touching distance of its all-time high, having more than doubled its value for the year. Traders are now bullish about an extended rally that could see it surpass its $1,165 peak, achieved in November 2013. But if history does repeat itself, crypto traders would do well to remember how that rally turned into a crash—starting with the intervention of China’s government.

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