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Read More Read More, Posted by: kuchenrolle
These fast few weeks  blockchain has many unconfirmed transaction. Today 156,000 unconfirmed transaction. 
I got my widrawal after 2 days because of this. 
Who else here has pending widrawal that took long time before they confirm?

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The largest Czech online retailer Alza has started accepting bitcoin and has installed a Bitcoin ATM in two of its showrooms; one in Prague and one in Bratislava.
Alza Starts Accepting Bitcoin
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Founded in 1994, Alza.cz Inc was previously called Alzasoft. Originally known for electronics and computer technology, Alza now sells a wide range of products including home electronics, toys, cosmetics, magazines, and sporting goods. The company expanded its operations into 26 European countries in 2014.
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Today Alza is the largest online retailer in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with 643 million euros turnover in 2016. The company boasts 15 million orders dispatched, over 50,000 products and 24-month warranty.
In December 2016, vice-chairman of Alzashop.com, Tomáš Havryluk, told Internet Retailing that “Alzashop.com is one of the most successful online stores not only in the Czech Republic, but on a European scale.” Citing that almost 40 percent of technical product sales in the Czech Republic are over the internet, he revealed that “website traffic on Alzashop.com exceeds 300,000 users every day.”
Lupa.cz  reported on Thursday that the online retailer has introduced bitcoin payments on its platform. The new payment option is already showing on its website, available for shoppers to use. All of its stores in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Britain and on Alzashop.com now accept the digital currency via Bitcoinpay, the publication details.
Jan Sadílek, Alza’s Head of Internet Marketing, said (loosely translated):
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[i]Prague is already one of the most important centers of Bitcoin in Europe. The introduction of bitcoin payments is going to meet the growing popularity of this form of payment and the potential of new technologies.[/i]
Two Bitcoin ATMs Installed
In addition to accepting bitcoin, Alza has also installed a Bitcoin ATM (BTM) in two of its showrooms, according to Lupa.cz. One BTM is in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. The other is in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Anyone can use the machines to buy bitcoin for crowns or euros, and vice versa.

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Left: An Alza showroom (Photo/Euro.cz); Right: Bitcoin ATM in Alza showroom (Photo/Lupa.cz)

Alza is the second major online retailer to embrace bitcoin this month. Russia’s largest online retailer, Ulmart, announced last week that it will start accepting bitcoin in September. According to Lupa.cz, Alza is also planning to add a number of other cryptocurrencies in the future such as litecoin or ethereum.
What do you think of Alza accepting bitcoin and installing Bitcoin ATMs? Let us know in the comments section below.

Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Euro.cz, Lupa.cz, and Alza.cz

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Read More Read More, Posted by: BuiChiLap
I have two viewer accounts, with 20 XLM balance remaining
Whether both seeds of both wallets can be merger ?
If so how?

Read More Read More, Posted by: syarifbitcoin
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Read More Read More, Posted by: adam27944
I am new here how to get stellar ?

Read More Read More, Posted by: Krisstine
I am new here what to do now? Kindly help me thanks.

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Bitstamp has warned it is “overloaded” as a surge of users new to Bitcoin places a huge strain on its resources.
In an announcement Wednesday, Bitstamp said the number of such users was “exerting significant pressure,” and it had shut down its telephone support altogether to divert staff elsewhere.

Users appear to have been caught unawares, Cointelegraph received a message asking for clarification of the lack of available support from the exchange.

The phenomenon presents questions as to how to educate newbies on using and trading cryptocurrencies and suggests available resources are not as readily accessible or straightforward as might be necessary.

The issue has been compounded by the state of the Bitcoin network itself. Slow confirmation times are likely adding to the workload for exchanges such as Bitstamp through fielding complaints from users assuming the fault lies with the recipient.

Further worries came from altcoin exchange Poloniex, which said it had seen a 600 to 640 percent increase in users and transactions since January.

“Unlike many other markets, Blockchain token exchanges strive to operate on a 24/7 basis with no weekends or holidays, all while under perpetual assault,” it said in a press release Tuesday.

Poloniex has seen significant struggles in recent months as malicious actors sought to take the service offline through DDoS attacks.

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Bitcoin has already reached the historic $2,000 mark on some exchanges as momentum gains among investors.
Data from Bitfinex shows asking prices of over $2,000 per coin Friday as the price per coin many thought would take years becomes reality.

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Liquidity variations mean that some exchanges have already traded Bitcoin above $2,000. Bitfinex is leading the group of ‘mainstream’ resources crossing the boundary.

Price stagnation in the $1,800 range had led commentators to suggest a run higher was less likely, while others suggested bubble-like behavior had already set in and that a correction downwards would shortly come.
So far, this has not occurred, with prices this week making up the remaining $200 to see Bitcoin’s price almost twice what it was this time last month.

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More optimistic sources such as BTC China CEO Bobby Lee are now turning their attention to what is considered the next major ‘landmark’ price - $10,000.

Those who have been warning against steep price rises, notably Vinny Lingham, will no doubt have less to celebrate.

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In a bid to free its economy, Palestine is considering a digital national currency. But with Bitcoin around, is it worth reinventing the wheel?

Using foreign currencies
There are many countries that do not have a national currency and instead use another country’s currency in daily lives. For example, East Timor, British Virgin Islands, Palau and Zimbabwe use the US dollar. Similarly, Montenegro, San Marino and Kosovo use the Euro. The case of Palestine is an interesting one as it uses multiple currencies like the US dollar, Jordanian Dinar and the Israeli Shekel.
Now, it has emerged that the Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA) is planning its own digital currency, something of a Palestinian Bitcoin.

Enter the Palestinian Pound
There are a number of digital currencies already in circulation. Bitcoin, of course, is the most popular and widely used of them all. These currencies are not issued by a central monetary authority like a central bank.

However, inspired by them some central banks have been mulling the idea of launching national cryptocurrencies as well.
We reported that Senegal was introducing a national cryptocurrency as an example. Similar plans have also been discussed with regards to Sweden and China.

A Palestinian currency thus would not be the first or unique in this respect but it does bring to fore an interesting use case: countries that have trouble printing their own currencies due to one reason or another can explore a digital currency alternative.
The proposed digital currency would be called the Palestine Pound.

Skirting Israeli curbs
The proposed digital currency can help Palestinians skirt around Israeli curbs that have been imposed and the need for obtaining clearance from them.

Azzam Shawwa, Governor of the Palestine Monetary Authority was quoted by Reuters as saying:
Quote:“If we print currency, to get it into the country you would always need clearance from the Israelis and that could be an obstacle, So that is why we don't want to go into it.”

The digital currency would largely eliminate that problem for the Palestinians. According to Reuters another problem that PMA might encounter is the 1994 Paris Protocol, which gives PMA the legitimacy of a central bank but does not allow it to issue currency. The Paris Protocol suggests that the Palestinians use the Israeli currency - The Shekel instead.

Five-year strategy
According to what the PMA governor told Reuters, the Palestine Pound is a part of the bank’s ‘five-year strategy’, which will be published before the end of 2017.

The governor also revealed that the digital currency route is a preferred alternative. It would be interesting to see if the Palestinians could pull off a national cryptocurrency in the short to medium term.
However, the governor seems to realize the scope of the wider challenge that awaits him. He revealed to Reuters:
Quote:“But it's not only the currency, you have to see the economy also. Issuing (a currency) is something, but you also need the backbone of the currency; reserves, gold, oil and that is part of the business plan.”

Bitcoin to help oppressed
While a national currency for Palestine may or may not happen, countries that do not have their own currencies can always use Bitcoin as an alternative.

As Max Keiser wrote way back in 2013 in RT:
Quote:“Bitcoin, like the spiritual leaders who have come before it in the Middle-Eastern desert, is a miraculous gift capable of transforming an oppressed, forgotten people. The Palestinian economy is a multi-billion dollar economy that unfortunately benefits mostly outsiders. But if Bitcoin were adopted as the official currency, Palestinians would be able to shape their own economic destiny and in so doing their sovereign destiny.”

If economic independence is the stated aim of the PMA, then it should probably explore what already exists instead of reinventing the wheel.

Read More Read More, Posted by: ransomware
where section can i monintor hpw much xlm that i saved in my Stellar account? In my account i only see how many post did i make and my bio.

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Read More Read More, Posted by: Jenn09
More and more people are joining in and I wonder is it just me or the colors an design here is too "shiny" or something like that. Dont get me wrong, I really like stellar and the future is bright but this forum is maybe not the best optimized. Can you mods make less shiny icons and a little less bright colors pleaseeeeeeee

Read More Read More, Posted by: tuvok007
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Read More Read More, Posted by: raindownall
please share online stores, e-commerce or website in your country that accept bitcoin for payment[Image: 12%20demo2.gif]
Maybe it can help people in the world for buying something in other countries with bitcoin..[Image: hore.gif]

in my country in indonesia you can top up or purchase credits for internet connection with bitcoin at https://pulsabtc.info [Image: cool.gif]

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