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Bitcoin investors are still the minority when compared to the total investors worldwide, a recent Global Investor Survey by Monex Group has found.

The study’s findings allude to the unknown nature of Bitcoin:

“We asked retail investors about much-talked-about “virtual currency” such as Bitcoins. The results showed that the percentage of retail investors actually investing is still low, with only 3% of retail investors in Japan and the US, and only 10% of retail investors in China (Hong Kong) answering that they had already invested in virtual currency.”

Investors in Japan more familiar with cryptocurrencies
Around 20% of the total investors in both China and the US do not possess knowledge of cryptocurrencies.

"The study also revealed that many in Japan are familiar with cryptocurrencies, yet they haven’t invested in them yet."

Embracing Bitcoin
With the developments in the value of Bitcoin, it is possible to see the number of existing investors grow over time. One of the key drivers of this prediction is that Japan has already legalized Bitcoin as an official currency, which can be used as a payment method for day to day purchases.

Ethereum on the map
Aside from Bitcoin, Ethereum is a strong contender, which has been rumored to potentially overtake Bitcoin’s position in the upcoming years. This is mainly due to the various ICO’s powered by the technology.

While Bitcoin price has already skyrocketed and left behind many investors who were unable to capitalize on the rising trend, Ethereum appears to be the next logical choice. Given that Ethereum is still growing in value when compared to Bitcoin, it could be the perfect opportunity for people to get more familiar with cryptocurrencies and start with Ethereum.

Source: cointelegraph.com

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Veteran venture capital investor Fred Wilson has warned prospective ICO investors not to be “greedy” as the market continues to explode.

In a blog post delivering what many praised as pertinent advice for newbies, Wilson advocated forethought when it comes to considering a project offering a token sale.

“[...R]ight now, with all of the enthusiasm for crypto assets out there, I am very concerned that nobody is being careful about anything,” he summarized."

The cryptocurrency market is currently awash with ever-expanding ICOs, two of which even contributed to network instability for funding currency Ethereum yesterday due to unprecedented interest.

While Civic’s sale had a raft of measures in place to ensure technically sound procedure, a simultaneous sale from Status received major criticism for “clogging” the network.

“I remember friends buying hot Internet IPOs in the late 90s,” Wilson warned.

“[...] I’d ask them why they were investing and they would say to me “I heard its a hot deal” and I would say ‘But what does the company do?’ and they would say to me ‘I don’t know, but I know I’m going to make a lot of money.’”

Wilson highlighted a total of six areas for consideration which included advice on scams and “things which feel like scams.”

His Union Square Ventures is a regulator contributor to Blockchain schemes.

“We are investors in token funds and I believe we will start directly buying tokens soon,” he added, “So we are bullish on crypto.”

“However, there are many things going on in the sector right now that are head shakers to us.”

Source: cointelegraph.com
Credits: William Suberg

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By Brett Arends
From http://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/gui...119A47A1EE


Quote:If you’ve ever wondered what “cryptocurrencies” such as bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum are for, ask one of their legion of techie-libertarian fans.

And it’s dollars to dogecoins (yet another one) that the conversation will go something like this:

You: So what’s the purpose of bitcoin?

Fan: The technology is absolutely amazing!

You: Yes, but what’s it for?

Fan: Really, the “blockchain” technology is a total masterpiece, way ahead of its time!

You: Yes, yes, I understand that. But what is it actually for?

Fan: You don’t understand! It’s a completely decentralized money system! Totally revolutionary!

You: Honestly, does it have a purpose? Any purpose at all?

Fan: It’s the wave of the future!

And on it will go.

It’s now a $100 billion market

Cryptocurrencies, or cybercurrencies, which have been in a massive financial mania until their sudden selloff this week, have two actual applications: online gambling and money laundering. Neither is the heart of a major business model. But that’s it.

And these, preposterously, are the fundamentals behind a mania that has driven these currencies up thirtyfold, so that today, in aggregate, the market for them is a staggering $100 billion.

None of the defenders’ other arguments stack up.

Online currencies are hardly a “store of value” when they have fallen about 30% in a week.

See: Bitcoin is suddenly on pace for its worst week since 2015

Are they really protections against the ravages of “inflation” and “monetary debasement” imposed by wicked governments? If so, how come people who keep their money in bitcoin and ethereum and the like have experienced Weimar Republic levels of consumer-price inflation just this week?

That is, after all, what it means when the price of your “currency” plunges. Bitcoins aren’t just down 30% against the dollar in the past week. They’re down 30% against the potato, the sack of rice, the gallon of gasoline and the new car.

Pure speculation

Admittedly, before all this, the price of these cybercurrencies had skyrocketed. Those who got in at the start of the year have turned $1 into $30. But this looks more like a speculation than a currency. And what will tomorrow bring? I have a pretty good idea how many potatoes I can buy with my dollars next week. Bitcoins? Good luck with that.

    Bitcoins aren’t just down 30% against the dollar in the past week. They’re down 30% against the potato, the sack of rice, the gallon of gasoline and the new car.

You notice, incidentally, that these bitcoiners continue to measure the market price of their beloved new currencies in terms of, er, old-fashioned U.S. dollars.

Cybercurrencies may make online purchasing and international money transfers marginally more efficient in theory, if hardly in practice. Would you risk moving your money from dollars into bitcoins just to save a few percentage points in transaction fees? You’ve seen that wiped out many times over this week just in price fluctuations.

Competition from all sides

Bitcoin, the grandaddy of them all, might at one point have claimed value as a unique entity. If it held a monopoly among the people who wanted to use a cryptocurrency so they could play online poker or finance international crime, it would have some worth. Yet in the past few years multiple competitors have erupted. There are now 25 with individual market values above $100 million, several above $1 billion. Yet all the bitcoins in the world are still “valued” at around $40 billion.

Fast-growing rival ethereum was worth bupkis at the start of the year. Today it’s valued at $31 billion, or almost 10 times as much as the company ESRT+0.05% that owns the Empire State Building.

Preposterous? You make the call.

What is your opinion?
Is Bitcoin and others cryptos are garbage?

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With the Bitcoin price on a roller coaster trajectory, it is not surprising that Ethereum is trailing just behind it. Recent developments suggest that it could be heading towards bearish movement, as predicted by Goldman Sachs. While Bitcoin price went down from $3,000 to $2,500, it seems likely to steady for quite a while.

Subsequently, some cryptocurrency pundits predict that Ethereum is likely to overtake the Bitcoin.

Shifting attention
There are various reasons as to why investors are now shifting their attention to Ethereum.

For one, Ethereum has been showing signs of it being ready to overtake Bitcoin in the near future. In his interview, CEO of Polychain Capital, Olaf Carlson Wee, said that investors are likely to see Ethereum rally against Bitcoin as early as 2018.

While Bitcoin has already reached its new all-time high of $3000, discussions about Ethereum reaching up to $1000 has been making rounds. Seeing as though most investors may have already missed the rise of Bitcoin, the next cryptocurrency that is currently getting the most attention is Ethereum.

Finally, autonomy is a driving factor for cryptocurrencies: taking money from financial institutions and into the hands of the individual. Since Blockchain technology solely relies on peer to peer transactions that do not have to go through traditional financial institutions, many people in Asia (particularly South Korea) and The Middle East are taking advantage of the decentralized nature of Blockchain technology.

Long term investment
There may be some dips that happen when the graph of Ethereum moves. Nonetheless, it may be worthwhile to invest in the long term growth of Ethereum.

Once the Ethereum reaches its $1,000 mark, another story will unfold as to whether Bitcoin will react and raise the bar.

Investors who buy Ethereum now may start selling when the price reaches $700 in order to gain some quick profits, but Ethereum appears to have the longevity necessary for long term investment.

With the fast growth of Ethereum, it may be prudent to position your investments before it hits $750: with its increasing price comes greater uncertainty

Source: cointelegraph.com
Credits: Charles Dearing

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I just found this site when searching poloniex on browser. It looks like the real poloniex if you didnt look at the url. 
You guys need to be careful when logging in to other sites. Check the url first if its correct or better bookmark the site so can't do mistake by logging in to phishing site. 
 

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Hi,

This message appear to me when I want to recover my password in https://launch.stellar.org/#/recovery-v2 
" Unknown error. Please try again later. "
Please note that I know the username and I have the Recovery Code, so please support I need help.

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So me and my daughter watched this cute animation as a sequel to the first 2 despicable movies. It is not fun as the two first movies were but it is worth to watch:#

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ToNaira is a remittance app that allows end users to easily send money to Nigeria with a credit card or Account,
even better Nigerians can send money to USA,Thailand, and China by making cash deposit or from a debit card.
We are connecting to the Stellar network trading the Nigerian Naira Asset (NGN) against the dollar cutting transaction cost to the cheapest 

a test net showing that is : https://www.funtracker.site/stellarterm_...acker.site


Accepted Payment Method
CARD
ACCOUNT CHARGE
CASH DEPOSIT

Withdraw Process to Nigeria
Bank Transfer(+50NGN ,0.5% transaction fee)
Cash(0.4% transaction fee)
Withdraw Process to USA,Thailand and China
Paypal (fee varies )
POPMoney(fee varies USA only)
Bank Transfer(0.3 % fee Thailand and China)
AliPay(0.3% China)

Card Service charge
(INTERNATIONAL FEES NGN 410 + 3.5%) (LOCAL FEES(Nigeria) NGN 50 + 1.4%)

Functions on ToNaira
User can transfer to each other 
User can request fund from other user
User can Deposit via card or bank pay gateway
User can withdraw to paypal,popmoney,bank transfer ,cash and Alipay to anybody in supported country
User can view Transaction list.
All Transaction are in Naira (NGN)
Withdrawal is process between 2-4 hour and less than 24 hours for Card deposit



Users do not make contact with stellar platform  and all transaction are done by ToNaira with trusted anchors in the supported Countries.

UPCOMING UPDATE
2FA
Cheaper Card charges
Mobile App(Android and Apple)
Real Time Currency rate


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I can't change my avatar in android phone do I have to do it in PC?

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Guys 
I Wondering Why Now There Are Lot Of People Like Anime,Half Of My Friends Is Liking Anime
Why Anime Is So Popular?

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The Bitcoin bulls are back this time pushing the price over $200 to a high of $2783. Unfortunately for Ethereum, the price diverged and actually dropped 3% at the time of writing. Ethereum has been following Bitcoin’s price patterns for the past week, but it looks like a correction ensued and shifted the tide.

Recent news of SegWig2x consensus surpassing 80% is undoubtedly the catalyst for the recent Bitcoin price rise. With BTCC finally signalling SegWit in the past 12 hours, the scaling is near. Bitcoiners uniting is a rare sight, but it shows the the cryptocurrency is capable of evolving and progressing.

As discussed in our comparison between the Hong Kong and the New York agreement, Segwit2x is being planned to activate before July 31st. If everything goes according to plan, Bitcoin will double its blocksize and increase each block’s capacity. This will allow the cryptocurrency to accommodate more users with less mempool backlogs and lower transaction fees.

On another note, Ethereum has seemingly diverged from Bitcoin’s price. Up until a few days ago btc and ether’s markets followed each others’ ups and downs. Howeverk today we have seen significant divergence in price as Ethereum dipped 3% while Bitcoin increased by 9%.

One potential explanation for the peculiar market action is the recent Status.im ICO. Today the Status team raised over $270 million in 3 hours. However, due to the astonishing demand and some technical difficulties, many investors were unable to contribute to the ICO. Since traders are constantly looking for opportunities to make money, it seems that many decided to sell their ETH and take a long BTC position.

Only a few day earlier the SONM ICO sold over $47 million in roughly 4 days. That ICO was successful in the sense that investors were able to participate and even though the network was backlogged, it didn’t come to a complete halt.

By leaving so many disgrunted investors, many are simply saying “screw ethereum, I am switching to bitcoin.”
Quote:
“Why on earth would they make us think we could get in on their project.. I turned my bitcoins to eth on thurs eve (at a loss) prepping for saturday, found out the ICO was pushed ’till today that morning I woke early, entered the ICO early because the block time until block 390300 was stated as 0 on their website. Wasted over $100 in gas because we REALLY weren’t invited to the party. Not very satisfied about this.” –jredhed
While we may experience some turbulence in the short term, both Bitcoin and Ethereum will prevail in the end. As the ecosystem adapts to handling an influx of traffic during critical times, and as Bitcoin’s block size debate resolves in the coming months, cryptocurrency will see yet another wave and reach new heights.

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Leading Bitcoin exchange Zebpay has revealed that the Indian government committee has ruled in favor of regulating Bitcoin.

On April 14, Cointelegraph reported that the Inter-Disciplinary Committee within India’s Ministry of Finance was actively investigating the legal status of Bitcoin and considering the possibility of regulating the market.

Efforts of Indian Bitcoin exchanges
Over the past three years, the big three Indian Bitcoin exchanges including ZebpayCoinsecure and Unocoin operated with self-regulated trading platforms with strict Know Your Customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering systems in place, despite the lack of regulations in the digital currency industry and market.

The efforts of the Bitcoin exchanges in India to self-regulate the market allowed the Indian government to reconsider the Bitcoin and digital currency sectors, regardless of the criticisms by several politicians that significantly lack knowledge in cryptocurrency.

On March 24, Cointelegraph reported that Kirit Somaiya, a member of parliament of the ruling BJP in India, was harshly criticized for his description of Bitcoin as a Ponzi scheme.

In a letter to the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India, Somaiya explained that Bitcoin is a pyramid Ponzi-type scheme. However, Somaiya was criticized for his inability to understand the structural and fundamental difference between a Ponzi scheme and Bitcoin.

The legalization of Bitcoin in India

In spite of the negative attitude of certain politicians, the Indian government has come to a decision to regulate the market and provide an even playing field for Bitcoin exchanges that have allocated a significant amount of resources to standardize the market and industry.

Back in April, Mohit Kalra, CEO of Coinsecure, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in India, told Cointelegraph in an interview that the Indian government has finally started to take Bitcoin seriously and are considering the possibility of regulating the market.
Kalra said:
Quote:
“Finally, something positive for the industry. Authorities are now taking this technology seriously. We have been trying to get their attention for years now. I am glad it's all happening at the right time. At Coinsecure, we are seeing a massive increase in the number of users and volumes. We are positive with what will happen in these coming three months.”

On June 20, CNBC India announced that the Indian government committee has ruled in favor of regulating Bitcoin and is currently establishing a task force to create various regulatory frameworks with the aim of fully legalizing Bitcoin in the short-term.

Prior to the announcement of the Indian government, Chris Burniske, ARK Invest’s crypto lead, noted that the trading volumes in India have been on the rise. Burniske previously revealed that the Indian Bitcoin exchange market is responsible for processing around 11 percent of Bitcoin-to-USD trades.


The legalization of Bitcoin in India is expected to further increase trading volumes and Bitcoin activities in India by significant margins.

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