We use Bitcoin ;) - page 47

whisperer
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whisperer  
It will be like that till the next theft. I still did not get my money back (more than a year)
Mawreen Lawson
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Mawreen Lawson  

The state of California overhauls a bill on the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, that has been inactive since last September. After being scrutinized, the proposed Act is now updated and no longer proposes to license businesses engaged in financial applications of the blockchain technology, but would instead create a Digital Currency Business Enrollment Program. 

According to the bill, digital currency businesses would be required to pay a non-refundable $5,000 fee to participate in the program (a cost equal to the New York BitLicense application fee). There is also a continuing cost of $2,500 annually, and the text proposes giving the program commissioner the authority to impose “a claim for civil penalties” of up to $25,000. The proposed changes and especially civil penalties are already heavily criticized by opponents of the bill, which is now awaiting a second reading by Senate.

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whisperer  
mlawson71:

The state of California overhauls a bill on the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, that has been inactive since last September. After being scrutinized, the proposed Act is now updated and no longer proposes to license businesses engaged in financial applications of the blockchain technology, but would instead create a Digital Currency Business Enrollment Program. 

According to the bill, digital currency businesses would be required to pay a non-refundable $5,000 fee to participate in the program (a cost equal to the New York BitLicense application fee). There is also a continuing cost of $2,500 annually, and the text proposes giving the program commissioner the authority to impose “a claim for civil penalties” of up to $25,000. The proposed changes and especially civil penalties are already heavily criticized by opponents of the bill, which is now awaiting a second reading by Senate.

And what about taxes?
myname
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whisperer:
And what about taxes?
No taxes ....
Mawreen Lawson
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Mawreen Lawson  

One of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges, Kraken, published a warning regarding a potential phishing website. The company warns that the fake Kraken website appears everywhere and looks exactly like the real one, which is rather confusing, especially for beginners.

A number of cryptocurrency users have reported this fraudulent platform, which appears in ads across all the major search engines (Google/Yahoo/Bing). What is more, phishing ads look just like the organic search results for the real site, and even appear above the real site.

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mlawson71:

One of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges, Kraken, published a warning regarding a potential phishing website. The company warns that the fake Kraken website appears everywhere and looks exactly like the real one, which is rather confusing, especially for beginners.

A number of cryptocurrency users have reported this fraudulent platform, which appears in ads across all the major search engines (Google/Yahoo/Bing). What is more, phishing ads look just like the organic search results for the real site, and even appear above the real site.

It is them doing that. Warning my ...
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Is Bitcoin Signaling Another Imminent Chinese Devaluation?


Bitcoin prices surged higher late last week ahead of the G20 Summit held in Hangzhou amid growing fears that Chinese policymakers will once again devalue the Yuan to maintain economic activity. Now that the Summit has concluded, the major takeaway from the comments of leaders of major world powers was the emphasis on reducing trade protectionism and doing more to offset the weakness of the global economy.

Growing trade restrictions were one of the focal points of the communique that followed the Summit, with China calling for trading partners to reduce trade protectionism while failing to address its own lopsided policies. However, the comments about more tepid growth must be interpreted as a hint that more aggressive measures will be taken to protect vital interests, namely that further devaluation awaits the Yuan which will likely stoke increased Bitcoin buying pressure.

Bitcoin as a Proxy For Outflows

China has been contending with a slowing pace of growth over the last two years as efforts to spur economic activity with a combination of fiscal and monetary stimulus have largely fallen flat of expectations.  With growth tapering to 6.70% on an annualized basis, inflation falling well below target to 1.80%, and bad debts mounting, further accommodation was deemed too risky.

As a result, the most useful tool for maintaining trade has been devaluation of the Yuan to make exports more competitive. The rapid rise in the US dollar over the last two years has hurt efforts to temper strength in the currency, leading officials at the People’s Bank of China to pursue the path of devaluation to maximize the impact of policy.  However, the result has been massive capital outflows and tumbling foreign currency reserves.


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Bitcoin Price Spikes 8% This Week


The price of bitcoin rebounded sharply this week, climbing back above $600 for the first time since August 1 as improved investor confidence and technical trading brought more buyers to the market.

The BTC/USD closed at $621.80 on Friday, capping off a weekly gain of 8.3%, according to CoinDesk. The BTC/USD advanced 0.2% on Saturday, reaching $623.19 as of 3:00 pm ET. At its current price, bitcoin’s market capitalization is approximately $15.9 billion.

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Bitcoin Price Steadies Above $600 as Market Searches for Direction

Bitcoin prices held steady Thursday, as the market continued to consolidate after a series of volatile moves.

The BTC/USD exchange rate edged down 0.3% to $606.24 at 4:42 pm ET, according to CoinDesk. The pair traded within a narrow range of $804.66 and $608.47.

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Bitcoin Price: BTC/USD Stuck In Range as Market Searches for Catalyst


The price of bitcoin was little changed over the weekend, as the market continued to hold support near $600 USD.

The BTC/USD exchange rate was last down 0.2% at $600.71, according to CoinDesk. The pair traded within a narrow range of $599.63 and $603.54. Trading activity has remained subdued since Wednesday, when the digital currency plunged around 2%.