Bitcoin, Ethereum & Cryptocurrency Information & Links

Hello friends,

I find all this Cryptocurrency/New Technology very fascinating but caution is advised before investing.

A recent article; Both government, global organizations, most of the tech companies and banks are coming to terms with the fact that sooner rather than later, blockchain is or will be an important/critical part of our financial and technological digital future.

Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/new_technology.html

I will post worthy videos on the bottom of the page.

Enjoy

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May 24th, 2017 Ethereum....."do your homework before investing"

Ethereum is working with Fortune 500 enterprises – to define enterprise-grade software capable of handling the most complex, highly demanding applications at the speed of business.

https://entethalliance.org/

CNBC:

Bigger than bitcoin? Enterprise Ethereum Alliance grows in size

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Start Here,

Consider this the Crypto Stock Market daily price chart % gainers & lossers. Don't think in Dollars!

https://coinmarketcap.com

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BitAddress

Client-side wallet generator. Creates Bitcoin addresses for instance for use as paper wallets.......Research the right way to do this off line! 

How to make a Bitcoin Paper Wallet

https://youtu.be/VTsHeiBhPIM

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Bitcoin ATM Machine Map

https://coinatmradar.com/

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Buying Bitcoin @ Exchanges, remember to always transfer ASAP to paper or USB encripted wallet after buying from exchanges or third parties!

Buy Bitcoins in the United States
  • Coinbase.com Coinbase is one of the world's largest Bitcoin exchanges. ...
  • CoinMama.com CoinMama is a bitcoin broker that enables purchasing bitcoins with credit or debit cards. ...
  • kraken.com  Buy, sell and margin trade Bitcoin (BTC) and Etherum (ETH) in exchange with EUR, USD, CAD, GBP, and JPY.
  • Indacoin.com is a global platform that lets people from all over the world buy bitcoins with a credit or debit card without registration. 
  • LocalBitcoins
  • BitQuick
  • Wall of Coins
  • Remitano

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Trading / Exchange Sites

https://www.coinigy.com/

https://poloniex.com/

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Charting Sites

https://ethereumprice.org/

http://www.bitcoinprice.com/

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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the most popular digital currency. You can use it to pay for things without any involvement of a third party broker (a bank or government).

It is the first decentralized cryptocurrency; created and held electronically. Although physical forms of bitcoin do exist, but currency’s primary form is data so that you can trade it online peer-to-peer, using wallets or an online service.

Each Bitcoin is subdivided down to eight decimal places, forming 100,000,000 smaller units called satoshis.

Bitcoins work like paper money in many ways with some key differences. Think of Bitcoin as a big record book (aka blockchain) shared by all the users. When someone pays for something using Bitcoin or gets paid, the transaction is recorded in the record book.

Computers around the world compete to confirm that transaction by solving complicated mathematical problems and in turn the winner gets rewarded with a very small portion of a Bitcoin. This process is known as mining (more on this later).

In essence, Bitcoins are electricity converted into long strings of code that have money value. Some consider Bitcoin as a commodity, like gold. You can tuck them away and hope their value increases over the years.

Who created Bitcoin?

The first Bitcoin proof of concept was published in 2009 by a person or a group of people known as Satoshi Nakamoto.

No one really knows who Satoshi Nakamoto is. It is still a mystery.

For years there have been numerous attempts by big media houses like Wired and others to find out who Satoshi Nakamoto is but all those efforts have gone in vain.

It is said that Satoshi Nakamoto left the Bitcoin project in 2010 and still holds around 1 Million Bitcoins.

In 2014, Newsweek said that the Bitcoin creator was a 64-year-old Japanese-American living in California named Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto:

This brought the real Satoshi Nakamoto to life after a five year hibernation. He used P2P forum to say, “I am not Dorian Nakamoto”. This is the same forum that he used to introduce bitcoin for the first time back in 2009.

That was the last time we heard from him.

In May 2016 an Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright said he’s the inventor of Bitcoin. Only to be soon debunked by Bitcoin enthusiasts on reddit and later by Wired.

How does Bitcoin work?

The big record book or ledger is called a blockchain. The file size of blockchain is quite small, similar to the size of a text message on your phone.

Every Bitcoin blockchain has three parts; its identifying address (of approximately 34 characters), the history of who has bought and sold it (the ledger) and its third part is the private key header log.

The first two parts are quite easy to understand. Third one is a bit complex – this is where a sophisticated digital signature is captured to confirm each and every transaction for that particular Bitcoin file. Each digital signature is unique to each individual user and his/her personal Bitcoin wallet.

Each and every trade of Bitcoin is tracked and publicly disclosed, with each participant’s digital signature attached to the Bitcoin blockchain as a confirmation.

These trades can be found at blockchain.info.

This also means people can see the history of your Bitcoin wallet which is a good thing because it adds transparency and security. Also, it helps deter people from using Bitcoins for illegal purposes.

The integrity and chronological order of the blockchain is enforced with cryptography. In addition to archiving transactions, each new ledger update creates some newly-minted Bitcoins.

The number of new Bitcoins created in each update is halved every 4 years until the year 2140 when this number will round down to zero. At that time no more Bitcoins will be added into circulation and the total number of Bitcoins will have reached a maximum of 21 million.

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List of Companies Who Accepts Bitcoins as Payment!

Many companies are accepting bitcoins, many are not. Here is a list of the biggest (and smaller) names who accepts bitcoins as a currency.

  • WordPress.com – An online company that allows user to create free blogs
  • Overstock.com – A company that sells big ticket items at lower prices due to overstocking
  • Subway – Eat fresh
  • Microsoft – Users can buy content with Bitcoin on Xbox and Windows store
  • Reddit – You can buy premium features there with bitcoins
  • Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson company that includes Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airline
  • Gliders USA - Surf & Sport product development company
  • OkCupid – Online dating site
  • Tigerdirect – Major electronic online retailer
  • Namecheap – Domain name registrar
  • CheapAir.com – Travel booking site for airline tickets, car rentals, hotels
  • Expedia.com – Online travel booking agency
  • Gyft – Buy giftcards using Bitcoin
  • Newegg.com – Online electronics retailer now uses bitpay to accept bitcoin as payment
  • Dell – American privately owned multinational computer technology company
  •  Wikipedia –  The Free Encyclopedia with 4 570 000+ article
  • Steam – Desktop gaming platform
  • The Internet Archive – web documatation company
  • Bitcoin.Travel – a travel site that provides accommodation, apartments, attractions, bars, and beauty salons around the world
  • Pembury Tavern – A pub in London, England
  •  Old Fitzroy – A pub in Sydney, Australia
  • The Pink Cow – A diner in Tokyo, Japan
  • The Pirate Bay – BitTorrent directories
  • Zynga – Mobile gaming
  • Tesla – The car company
  • 4Chan.org – For premium services
  • EZTV – Torrents TV shows provider
  • Mega.co.nz – The new venture started by the former owner of MegaUpload Kim Dotcom
  • Lumfile – Free cloud base file server – pay for premium services
  • Etsy Vendors – 93 of them
  • PizzaForCoins.com – Domino’s Pizza signed up – pay for their pizza with bitcons
  • Whole Foods – Organic food store (by purchasing gift card from Gyft)
  • Bitcoincoffee.com – Buy your favorite coffee online
  • Grass Hill Alpacas – A local farm in Haydenville, MA
  • Jeffersons Store – A street wear clothing store in Bergenfield, N.J
  • Helen’s Pizza – Jersey City, N.J., you can get a slice  of pizza for 0.00339 bitcoin by pointing your phone at a sign next to the cash register
  • A Class Limousine – Pick you up and drop you off at Newark (N.J.) Airport
  • Seoclerks.com – Get SEO work done on your site cheap
  • Mint.com – Mint pulls all your financial accounts into one place. Set a budget, track your goals and do more
  • Fancy.com – Discover amazing stuff, collect the things you love, buy it all in one place (Source: Fancy)
  • Bloomberg.com – Online newspaper
  • Humblebundle.com – Indie game site
  • BigFishGames.com – Games for PC, Mac and Smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows)
  • Suntimes.com – Chicago based online newspaper
  • San Jose Earthquakes – San Jose California Professional Soccer Team (MLS)
  • Square – Payment processor that help small businesses accept credit cards using iPhone, Android or iPad
  • Crowdtilt.com – The fastest and easiest way to pool funds with family and friends (Source: crowdtilt)
  • Lumfile – Server company that offers free cloud-based servers
  • Museum of the Coastal Bend – 2200 East Red River Street, Victoria, Texas 77901, USA
  • Home Depot – Office supplies store
  • Kmart – Retail products store
  • Sears – Clothing and household products, electronic store
  • Gap, GameStop and JC Penney – have to use eGifter.com
  • Etsy Vendors – Original art and Jewelry creations
  • Fight for the Future – Leading organization finding for Internet freedom
  • i-Pmart (ipmart.com.my) – A Malaysian online mobile phone and electronic parts retailer
  • curryupnow.com – A total of 12 restaurants on the list of restaurants accept bitcoins in San Francisco Bay Area
  • Dish Network – An American direct-broadcast satellite service provider
  • The Libertarian Party – United States political party
  • Yacht-base.com – Croatian yacht charter company
  • Euro Pacific – A major precious metal dealer
  • CEX – The trade-in chain has a shop in Glasgow, Scotland that accepts bitcoin
  • Straub Auto Repairs – 477 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 – (914) 478-1177
  • PSP Mollie – Dutch Payment Service
  • Intuit – an American software company that develops financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals.
  • ShopJoy – An Australian online retailer that sells novelty and unique gifts
  • Lv.net – Las Vegas high speed internet services
  • ExpressVPN.com – High speed, ultra secure VPN network
  • Grooveshark – Online music streaming service based in the United States
  • Braintree – Well known payments processor
  • MIT Coop Store – Massachusetts Institute of Technology student bookstore
  • SimplePay – Nigeria’s most popular web and mobile-based wallet service
  • SFU bookstore – Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada
  • State Republican Party – First State Republican Party to accept bitcoin donations (http://www.lagop.com/bitcoin-donate)
  • mspinc.com – Respiratory medical equipment supplies store
  • Shopify.com – An online store that allows anyone to sell their products
  • Famsa – Mexico’s biggest retailer
  • Naughty America – Adult entertainment provider
  • Mexico’s Universidad de las Américas Puebla – A major university in Mexico
  • LOT Polish Airlines – A worldwide airline based in Poland
  • MovieTickets.com – Online movie ticket exchange/retailer
  • Dream Lover – Online relationship service
  • Lionsgate Films – The production studio behind titles such as The Hunger Games and The Day After Tomorrow
  • Rakutan – A Japanese e-commerce giant
  • Badoo – Online dating network
  • RE/MAX London – UK-based franchisee of the global real estate network
  • T-Mobile Poland – T-Mobile’s Poland-based mobile phone top-up company
  • Stripe – San Francisco-based payments company
  • WebJet – Online travel agency
  • Green Man Gaming – Popular digital game reseller
  • Save the Children  – Global charity organization
  • NCR Silver – Point of sales systems
  • One Shot Hotels – Spanish hotel chain
  • Coupa Café in Palo Alto

  • PureVPN – VPN provider
  • That’s my face – create action figures
  • Foodler – North American restaurant delivery company
  • Amagi Metals – Precious metal furnisher

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Worthy Videos to watch:

Bloomberg talking about Bitcoin and Ethereum

http://youtu.be/xCLKwagwAHg

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Developer Discussion May 20, 2017 
http://youtu.be/rlMVn0mGb10


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BitCoin/altcoin Trader Chris Dunn May 19, 2017

Bitcoin $2,000! (Market Analysis & Key Lessons)

https://youtu.be/SJ09oENA0G4

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Taking a Tenable Stake in Ethereum

http://youtu.be/yvd6uQ7Doro

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Bitcoin vs Ethereum vs Ripple - Which is Better? Which Will Win?

http://youtu.be/Q6bhXa2-pZc

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What Happens to Crypto in a Financial Meltdown? | Learn2Prepare & Profit from It

http://youtu.be/3bVudvBoF9g

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How To Buy Bitcoin Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRfx2...

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Great Ethereum Discussion

Will Ethereum Hit $1000? In Black & White

http://youtu.be/okIDggbCkAw

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Technical Crypto Trading Videos:

May 25th 2017

He makes a great reference in this video not to think in "dollars" when trading Bitcoin & other Cryptos

http://youtu.be/-hVz_jnRw_A

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Stocks, Real Estate & Bonds - Mike Maloney

http://youtu.be/w0Oz2R0u4VM

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