Jon Matonis - Founding Director, Bitcoin Foundation

Weekly Round Up: Jon Matonis leads the Bitcoin Foundation, Atlas’ new exchange and the success of the new Bitcoin ATM

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Jeff Garzik: “Today, bitcoin faces existential threats from forks, developer drama and so on. Knowing what we know and having a clean sheet of paper, we asked what would we build and the answer is this”.

...oh, so that explains it.
The old and effective Problem-Reaction-Solution strategy. Well, effective before the current social media era, in which hidden motives can be brought to the light of day to be exposed.
I will keep posting this until the very day of the fork, with the hope that more bitcoiners learn the true nature of S2X/B2X/NYA open attack on Bitcoin disguised as an "upgrade". This is a 2X Trojan Horse, and do you know who is inside that horse? Top level banker's special-forces like Blythe Masters, Larry Summers, Glenn Hutchins (sits on the board of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and DCG (Digital Currency Group).
We need to keep our efforts to expose and inform people about what S2X/NYA/DCG really is. Don't trust and don't do business with these companies and individuals supporting the S2X attack on Bitcoin.
Companies:
https://coin.dance/poli
http://segwit.party/nya/
Individuals:
Those guys are pure greed, they don't care about the 7 billion of people on this planet. Expose them and don't give them your business. Starve the beast. They will regret sticking with the B2X altcoin that will go the BCH way (and all the other highjack attempts before them). Moneybadger don't care and only gets stronger and immunized after each snake-bite.
Actually >99% of the Bitcoin community supports the real Bitcoin. The centralized B2X-coin attack is only supported by a handful of rich crooks and the people they've managed to bribe with their deep pockets:
Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam (ex-Goldman Sacks), Bobby Lee, Winklevoss brothers, Peter Smith, Nic Cary, Haipo Yang, Rick Falkvinge, Jon Matonis, Wences Casares, Tony Gallippi, Mike Belshe, Ryan X Charles, Brian Hoffman/Sam Patterson/Chris Pacia (and all OB1 team), Gavin Andresen, Jeff Garzik, Mike Hearn, Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, John Mcaffe, Craig Wright, Barry Silbert, Larry Summers, Blythe Masters, Stephen Pair, Erik Voorhees, Vinny Lingham, Olivier Janssens, Jeremy Allaire, Peter Vessenes, Bruce Wagner, Brock Pierce, Aaron Voisine/Adam Traidman/Aaron Lasher (Breadwallet team), Glenn Hutchins, Bill Barhydt and Jiang Zhuoer.
I posted this 18 days ago:
Exposed: How Bankers are trying to centralize and highjack Bitcoin by buying "supporters" and promoters (like OpenBazaar team) for the B2X (S2X/NYA) attack on Bitcoin.
TL;DR: B2X (S2X/NYA) is nothing more than an open attack on Bitcoin, not an "upgrade" as they want to sell it. This attack has no 'consensus', at all. It was "agreed" by a bunch of miners and corporations behind closed doors, with no community nor developers support. Only miners and a few millionaires that stand to profit from the B2X attack support it. The vast majority of the Bitcoin community is totally against this attack on Bitcoin. Most of those companies are under DCG group:
Every bitcoiner should know about what DCG (Digital Currency Group) is, and call out publicly the people that are working for the Corporations/Bankers against Bitcoin.
Edit: Brian Armstrong back on the list for this flip-flop. And added Winklevoss Brothers for this, and Bobby Lee for this.
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Exposed: How Bankers are trying to centralize and highjack Bitcoin by buying "supporters" and promoters (like OpenBazaar team) for the B2X (S2X/NYA) attack on Bitcoin.

*Open Bazaar was crossed-out after their S2X support retraction, see edit at bottom.
These guys have deep pockets, but as you will see below, they are funded by even deeper pockets.
We can't leave this to chance or "the markets to decide" when there is such a malicious intent to manipulate the markets by those powerful players. So that's why all the people saying: "Don't worry, S2X won't happen" or "S2X is DOA" need to stop, we are at a 'make-or-break' moment for Bitcoin. It's very dumb to underestimate them. If you don't know yet who those malicious players are, read below:
We need to keep exposing them everywhere. Using Garzik as a pawn now, after they failed when they bought Hearn and Andresen (Here are the corrupted former 'good guys'), they are using the old and effective 'Problem-Reaction-Solution' combined with the 'Divide & Conquer' strategies to try to hijack Bitcoin. Well, effective before the current social media era, in which hidden motives can be brought to the light of day to be exposed.
Public pressure works when your profits depend on your reputation. The social media criticism worked for companies like Open Bazaar, which after weeks of calling them out on their S2X support, they finally withdrew it.
Please contact the companies on these lists if you have any type of relationship with them, we have just a few days left until the fork:
Regarding OpenBazaar:
* openbazaar (OB1) developer appears to be spreading pro s2x fud. someone needs to fork their project
* PSA : Open Bazaars latest investment round was for 200K from Barry Silberts DCG (Digital Currency Group)
(See edit at the bottom)
B2X (S2X/NYA) is nothing more than an open attack on Bitcoin, not an "upgrade" as they want to sell it. This attack has no 'consensus', at all. It was "agreed" by a bunch of miners and corporations behind closed doors, with no community nor developers support. Only miners and a few millionaires that stand to profit from the B2X attack support it. The vast majority of the Bitcoin community is totally against this attack on Bitcoin. Most of those companies are under DCG group:
Every bitcoiner should know about what DCG (Digital Currency Group) is, and call out publicly these crooks and the people they bribed that are working for the Corporations/Bankers against Bitcoin:
Brian Armstrong, Winklevoss brothers, Bobby Lee, Peter Smith, Nic Cary, Haipo Yang, Rick Falkvinge, Jon Matonis, Wences Casares, Tony Gallippi, Mike Belshe, Ryan X Charles, Brian Hoffman/Sam Patterson/Chris Pacia (and all OB1 team)(see edit at the bottom), Gavin Andresen, Jeff Garzik, Mike Hearn, Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, John Mcaffe, Craig Wright, Barry Silbert, Larry Summers, Blythe Masters, Stephen Pair, Erik Voorhees, Vinny Lingham, Olivier Janssens, Jeremy Allaire, Peter Vessenes, Bruce Wagner, Brock Pierce, Aaron Voisine/Adam Traidman/Aaron Lasher (Breadwallet team), Glenn Hutchins (Federal Reserve Board of Directors), Bill Barhydt and Jiang Zhuoer.
Once people are informed, they won't be fooled (like all the poor guys at btc) and will follow Bitcoin instead of the S2X or Bcash or any other centralized altcoin they come up with disguised as Bitcoin.
DCG (Digital Currency Group) is the company spearheading the Segwit2x movement. The CEO of DCG is Barry Silbert, a former investment banker, and Mastercard is an investor in DCG.
Let's have a look at the people that control DCG:
http://dcg.co/who-we-are/
Three board members are listed, and one Board "Advisor." Three of the four Members/advisors are particularly interesting:
Glenn Hutchins: Former Advisor to President Clinton. Hutchins sits on the board of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was reelected as a Class B director for a three-year term ending December 31, 2018. Yes, you read that correctly, currently sitting board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Barry Silbert: CEO of DCG (Digital Currency Group, funded by Mastercard) who is also an Ex investment Banker at (Houlihan Lokey)
And then there's the "Board Advisor,"
Lawrence H. Summers:
"Chief Economist at the World Bank from 1991 to 1993. In 1993, Summers was appointed Undersecretary for International Affairs of the United States Department of the Treasury under the Clinton Administration. In 1995, he was promoted to Deputy Secretary of the Treasury under his long-time political mentor Robert Rubin. In 1999, he succeeded Rubin as Secretary of the Treasury. While working for the Clinton administration Summers played a leading role in the American response to the 1994 economic crisis in Mexico, the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and the Russian financial crisis. He was also influential in the American advised privatization of the economies of the post-Soviet states, and in the deregulation of the U.S financial system, including the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Summers
Blythe Masters:
Former executive at JPMorgan Chase.[1] She is currently the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings,[2] a financial technology firm developing distributed ledger technology for wholesale financial services.[3] Masters is widely credited as the creator of the credit default swap as a financial instrument. She is also Chairman of the Governing Board of the Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Project, member of the International Advisory Board of Santander Group, and Advisory Board Member of the US Chamber of Digital Commerce.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blythe_Masters
Seriously....The segwit2x deal is being pushed through by a Company funded by Mastercard, Whose CEO Barry Silbert is ex investment banker, and the Board Members of DCG include a currently sitting member of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Ex chief Economist for the World Bank and a guy responsible for the removal of Glass Steagall.
It's fair to call these guys "bankers" right?
So that's the Board of DCG. They're spearheading the Segwit2x movement. As far as who is responsible for development, my research led me to "Bitgo". I checked the "Money Map" https://i.redd.it/15auzwkq3hiz.png And sure enough, DCG is an investor in Bitgo.
(BTW, make sure you take a good look take a look at the money map and bookmark it for reference later, ^ it is really helpful.)
"Currently, development is being overseen by bitcoin security startup BitGo, with help from other developers including Bloq co-founder Jeff Garzik."
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-segwit2x-scaling-proposal-miners-offer-optimistic-outlook/
So Bitgo is overseeing development of Segwit2x with Jeff Garzick. Bitgo has a product/service that basically facilitates transactions and supposedly prevents double spending. It seems like their main selling point is that they insert themselves as middlemen to ensure Double spending doesn't happen, and if it does, they take the hit, of course for a fee, so it sounds sort of like the buyer protection paypal gives you:
"Using the above multi-signature security model, BitGo can guarantee that transactions cannot be double spent. When BitGo co-signs a BitGo Instant transaction, BitGo takes on a financial obligation and issues a cryptographically signed guarantee on the transaction. The recipient of a BitGo Instant transaction can rest assured that in any event where the transaction is not ultimately confirmed in the blockchain, and loses money as a result, they can file a claim and will be compensated in full by BitGo."
Source: https://www.bitgo.com/solutions
So basically, they insert themselves as middlemen, guarantee your transaction gets confirmed and take a fee. What do we need this for though when we have a working blockchain that confirms payments in the next block already? 0-conf is safe when blocks aren't full and one confirmation should really be good enough for almost anyone on the most POW chain. So if we have a fully functional blockchain, there isn't much of a need for this service is there? They're selling protection against "The transaction not being confirmed in the Blockchain" but why wouldn't the transaction be getting confirmed in the blockchain? Every transaction should be getting confirmed, that's how Bitcoin works. So in what situation does "protection against the transaction not being confirmed in the blockchain" have value?
Is it possible that the Central Bankers that control development of Segwit2x plan to restrict block size to benefit their business model just like our good friends over at Blockstream attempted to do, although unsuccessfully as they were not able to deliver a working L2 in time?
It looks like Blockstream was an attempted corporate takeover to restrict block size and push people onto their L2, essentially stealing business away from miners. They seem to have failed, but now it almost seems like the Segwit2x might be a culmination of a very similar problem.
Also worth noting these two things, pointed out by Adrian-x:
  1. MasterCard made this statement before investing in DCG and Blockstream. (Very evident at 2:50 - enemy of digital cash watch the whole thing.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu2mofrhw58
  2. Blockstream is part of the DCG portfolio and the day after the the NYA Barry personal thanked Adam Back for his assistant in putting the agreement together. https://twitter.com/barrysilbert/status/867706595102388224
So segwit2x takes power away from core, but then gives it to guess who...Mastercard and central bankers.
So, to recap:
Did we just spend so much time fighting and bickering with core that we totally missed the REAL takeover of Bitcoin, happening right before our eyes, by the likes of currently serving Federal Reserve Bank of New York Board Members?
And before you dismiss all those hard and documented facts as just a 'conspiracy theory', think about this:
Of course, who thought that the ones holding the centralized financial power today (famous for back-door shady plots to consolidate even more power and control), would sit on their hands and let Bitcoin just stroll in and easily take that power away from them?
So, it is not a crazy conspiracy theory, but more like the logical and expected thing to happen. Don't let it happen.
Edit: Formatting.
Edit 2: Brian Armstrong taken out of the 'bad guys' list.
Edit 3: Welp, Brian Armstrong back on the blacklist for this flip-flop. And added Winklevoss Brothers for this, and Bobby Lee for this.
Edit 4: Due to Brian Hoffman just issuing this excellent and explicit S2X/NYA support retraction, I created this post to apologize for my previous posts (calling them out for the S2X support) and I will be editing my posts to reflect this positive change. I'm gladly back to being a supporter of the great and promising project that OpenBazaar has proven to be.
Edit 5: Added Blythe Masters (How could we leave her out?).
Edit 6: Added links to lists of companies supporting S2X/NYA.
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Globitex Official AMA - Ask Us Anything - February 5th - 15:00 UTC

This is the Official Globitex AMA -- Globitex is a European Bitcoin exchange platform serving a global customer base providing commission free trading, currently operating in BETA release.
The purpose of this AMA is to answer questions about the GBX token, and the Globitex Exchange. Any comments pushing other ICOs or tokens will be removed. Please remember to keep your questions respectful and on-topic.
We recently hit our $3M(EUR) Private Pre-Sale cap and will be opening our Public Sale on February 10th, 2018 running until March 19th, 2018 or until the $10M(EUR) ICO goal is reached.
Team Members answering questions on Monday (beginning at 15:00 UTC):
Liza Aizupiete, Managing Director - Globitex_Liza
Jon Matonis, Chairman - Globitex_Jon
Mr Arvis Ermins, Director and Head of Compliance - Globitex_Arvis
Maris Kaneps, Director and Head of IT - Globitex_Maris
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*Proof: https://twitter.com/globitex_/status/960498276616359936
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Feel free to comment your questions below and the team will begin answering them on Monday, February 5th at 15:00 UTC
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/r/CryptoCurrency - Invest Smart - Guide, Resources, Links, and More!

Hello everyone!
Thought I'd make a post of quick startup content and compilation to get you started into smart investing. I hope you all like it! Here it goes:
Google and twitter is your best friend. (To a certain limit)
Google:
Click "News" tab, and search the cryptocurrency you are researching. Go for something reputable like CNBC, Forbes, and so on for better accuracy but also use your wise judgement. For example there are some very good cryptocurrency and blockchain focused websites. The key is to find the few that get news out fast and non-bias. If you not a certain website constantly bashing a specific cryptocurrency that has held a high marketcap for longer than 6 months, clearly there is favoritism going on. Lets continue.
Click "All" tab, and search the keywords in the following format:
I find many people don't know about this but if you scroll the tabs (webs, news and images) to the left; you will see search tools. Sometimes it helps to sort it by dates and play around between one hour and 24 hours.
Twitter:
If you want the news first, many organizations that operate in the crypto field use twitter. Using the same keyword formats above in twtter is very beneficial. Alot more useless info but sometimes it pays off to take the time to go through it. Personally, after searching I like to use the "latest" tab.
Here are some twitter accounts worth following, and would be beneficial to your investment solutions:
I did not post any twitter accounts that might be reputable but have had major negative controversy or viral issues in the past. You might also notice some twitter accounts are missing such as contributors and founders. I have nothing against those accounts. Some are very reputable accounts (that I think are amazing individuals), however the OP requested specific requirements in the post. I cannot guarantee that all the twitter accounts above are not bias, but I did my best to list the least bias twitter accounts. Outside of this post, I do recommend following some founders, contributors, and exchanges! You can easily find them by participating in there community.
Please remember that quality research and due diligence go beyond just twitter. Be patient and spend quality time researching. Less time planning equals less profit or less chances of profiting. It takes one minute to place a buy or sell order. It also takes one minute to lose 99% of your holdings. It should not take you one minute. Patience.
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Bitcoin Exchange Globitex Granted European Electronic Money License

Globitex, a new bitcoin exchange co-founded by former Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Jon Matonis, is announcing that its parent Globitex Holding (Latvia) group company NexPay UAB has been granted an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license by the Bank of Lithuania, a regulatory authority in the European Union, to carry out payment services and e-money issuance in the EU.
Read more: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-exchange-globitex-granted-european-electronic-money-license/
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Q&A 26.09.2018

1. How many market makers now? Can we get any projections on exchange growth over next 6 to 9 months?
The number of market makers is variable as anyone can be a market maker and offer their quotes. We have 2 to 4 market makers quoting larger amounts plus a variable number of smaller traders. Exchange growth projection is a very speculative measure as it also depends on overall crypto market activity. We expect to grow 10-15% per month at current market conditions and double to triple that pace once we have launched payment products with our E-money company.
2. Do we have TRON, KIN or WAN in the next future on Globitex? Uldis, are there any plans to list new coins in the near future? Maybe like some huge platforms like tron, kin etc. I think KIN would be cool, it’s ether based and will be a huge success.
Our positioning is in the mainstream monetary crypto to fiat space. We are constantly evaluating adding additional coins and will announce new listings shortly before launching.
3. Is there an exact date for nexpay integration yet?
We will not give exact dates for new product/feature launches up to shortly before the launch. The integration completion is still scheduled for Q4.
4. Is Globitex attending any partnerships in the future?
If I understand the question correctly, Globitex is already working with and will make new partnerships in the future. Partnerships will also be announced at launch due to commercial reasons.
5. So what events have Globitex actually presented at since the new ownership of Globitex? I haven’t seen one. You guys have been on twitter saying your attending events but have you presented Gobitex?
Our Co-Founder Jon Matonis is regularly presenting at various conferences on different topics. If you mean events where Globitex would have paid promotion, we are in the selection process of such events.
6. Any plans changing your ticker symbol to avoid those irritations?
No. We are very content with the GBX symbol as it is a perfect reflection of our brand.
7. Which is the next pair to be listed?
Same answer as a couple of questions before. Our positioning is in the mainstream monetary crypto to fiat space. We are constantly evaluating adding additional coins and will announce new listings shortly before launching.
8. Didn’t you guys raise millions? Why are you guys talking like your making an exchange out of a garage? You guys have the funds to make it happen, well you should still have the funds. Do we have the eth wallet address to confirm this?
Globitex retained a significant portion of assets in ETH since the ICO which has made us more vulnerable to market vagaries. We have been responsible with the ICO proceeds and have consistently maintained at least a 12-24 month runway for ongoing operational expenses. It will continue to be the policy of the company to retain a certain percentage of corporate assets in cryptocurrency.
We have been consistent in our communication that we will not be disclosing details about our assets due to security and commercial reasons. Our asset structure is significantly more diversified than one ETH address.
9. 1. Can you buy banner on coinmarketcap ( may be only 1 day ) and plus listing on CMC ?
9. 2. What about google context PR ? Yandex context ? (word “buy bitcoin”.....and other )
9. 3. What about articles on reddit, trutnodes, cointelegraf..?
9. 4. What about Pr in YouTube , twitch ?
9. 5. What next legs in PR Globitex ?
9. 6. Has GBX converted eth into fiat? Can you provide an evidence?
We will not comment on specific marketing activities as there are tons of things we can and plan to do. Your suggestions are always welcome and will be evaluated. As a general principle, we invest marketing budget in positive ROI activities, which would rule out some of the suggestions listed in the question.
Regarding the ETH conversion into fiat – I will repeat the answer from the question before. We have been consistent in our communication that we will not be disclosing details about our assets due to security and commercial reasons.
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General info and list of exchanges for Digital Asset Exchange Token (DAXT)

About DAXT The Digital Asset Exchange Token (symbol: DAXT) is BlockEx’s ICO. It is a utility token in which allows holders access to buy ICO tokens on BlockEx Markets ICO Market on a pre-sale basis before the public at large.
In order for you to buy ICOs on a pre-sale basis, you must pay 2.5 percent of the notional purchase amount in terms of DAXTs. For example, if you wanted to buy €100 worth of ABC tokens you must pay 2.5 DAXTs in conjunction with the funds. The Pot Allocation System automatically calculates and adjusts each individual’s token allocation proportionate to the total funds received relative to the token supply available. Therefore, the DAXT guarantees token allocation tokens listed on the ICO Market.
Interested? Here is How to Buy
DAXT is now available on secondary market at
Our Team Adam Leonard
CEO
Aleks Nowak
CIO
Ronald Martin
COO
Alex Kotenko
CTO
Dan Starr
CMO
James Godfrey
MD Capital Markets
Edd Carlton
Head of OTC Trading
Dotun Rominiyi
Head of Product
Andrew Perkins
Director of Finance and Structured Products
Biser Dimitrov
Brokerage Technical Director
Advisors Eric Benz | Linkedin
Eric has over 10 years of experience working in and around Financial Technology. He has delivered innovative SaaS systems for some of today’s biggest institutions around payments, identity, and banking infrastructure. Eric has been in the Blockchain space for the past few years and has been responsible for helping build some of today’s most exciting Blockchain businesses. He is currently Managing Director for Cryptopay, which has been one of the longest running bitcoin exchanges, merchant processors, and pre-paid bitcoin card issuers.
Paul Kim | Linkedin
Paul Kim is a 15 year gaming executive having served companies such as GoPets, ZAM Network, and Gazillion Entertainment. He was the CEO of Xfire, the world’s largest gaming community site with over 24 Million registered users and then COO of Oomba, a cutting edge SaaS based Tournament platform. He has taken his extensive background in game based virtual currencies and ecosystems into the world of Blockchain. Having advised on a number of successful ICO's such as Paragon, Blockex and Academy, which collectively raised over $120M in total token sales. He was a Senior Advisor at DNA and currently the Managing Director of ICO’s at Blockchain Industries, a publicly listed company focused on Blockchain businesses (BCII) Trent McConaghy | Linkedin
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Co-creator of the BigchainDB scalable blockchain database, its public network IPDB, and ascribe.io for IP on blockchains. Previously, he spent 15 years designing distributed AI systems to help drive Moore’s Law.
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Founding Director of Bitcoin Foundation. Chief Forex Dealer; Director of Interchange VISA, CEO Hushmail, Senior Derivatives and Money Market Trader Sumitomo Bank, Director of Financial Services VeriSign. Roger Ohan | Linkedin
30+ years of experience in Financial Services. CFO at Wilberfoss Inc. Non-exec director of multi $Bn hedge fund. Former MD, Citco Fund Services (UK) Ltd. Former MD, Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase).
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Serial Entrepreneur, Early Internet CEO, 2012 Invested in BTC, ETH, EOS, and many others. One of the most knowledgeable crypto investors in the sector. Jean Louis Jamin | Linkedin
30 years of private banking experience in Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta & London. Previously Managing Director BNP Paribas Fortis, CEO Banca Intermobiliare di Investimenti e Gestioni, Managing Director Bank Degroof
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Binance
Huobi
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Bibox
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Ledgerwallet
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Flash Informativo: Manipulación del mercado y exceso de FUD en Bitcoin – Episodio 51


Territorio Bitcoin ha lanzado un nuevo episodio de su Poscast semanal conducido por Fernando Molina desde España, de donde se repasará la actualidad del mercado Bitcoin, las expectativas para la próxima semana con la aprobación de los ETF del CBOE, los meetups que están en el calendario y los datos del concurso para ganar unas camisetas exclusivas.
Cada semana Territorio Bitcoin publica un nuevo Podcast con información de primera mano, que todo trader debe conocer a fin de tomar las decisiones acertadas durante sus próximas operaciones dentro del mercado de las criptomonedas.
En este Podcast número 51, Fernando nos habla principalmente del estado del mercado de las criptomonedas y la manipulación importante que bajo la que se encuentran sometidos los criptoactivos. También Fernando comenta que la manipulación del mercado al ser globalizada, proviene de diferentes países y actores, que al ser un pequeño mercado es fácilmente manipulable. Según CoinMarketCap, el mercado de los criptoactivos es de $200 mil millones de dólares y aunque parece una cifra alta, hay más de 100 fondos de inversión que superarían ampliamente ese capital y que hasta ahora invierten en el mercado Forex, Oro Petróleo y diferentes fuentes de financiación, hasta ahora porque para Fernando todo este movimiento y fluctuaciones que lleva sufriendo cada semana el mercado, son movimientos de estas grandes ballenas colocándose en su posición. Pero también Fernando llama la atención a que como llevan diciendo muchísimos expertos en Wall Street y diferentes medios de comunicación de tipo económico en Europa y Asia, sobre la expectativa de que viene una fuerte crisis monetaria y que va afectar al Dólar principalmente y aunque sin duda esta crisis en su camino destructivo se va a llevar a varias economías emergentes que apostaron en su día por endeudarse en dólares precisamente como el caso de Turquía. Pero lo importante a tomar en cuenta, es que históricamente con cada crisis monetaria global, el Bitcoin ha dado un salto como inversión Refugio o de soporte frente a las pérdidas en los mercados tradicionales. Si bien es cierto que el Bitcoin ha bajado desde los $20000 dólares de su máximo en diciembre, actualmente su valor se encuentra entre los $5500 y los $6500 dólares durante varias semanas o meses. No No obstante Fernado señala que se ha visto que hay un fuerte valor de resistencia sobre los casi $6000 dólares que es donde se han ido posicionando las ballenas y dónde los meses de marzo y de abril pasados varios fondos soberanos y fondos de inversión muy potentes hicieron compras fuera del mercado en cantidades de cientos de miles de Bitcoin. Esta operación que se situó entre los $5000 y $5500 dólares, hace prever que cualquier precio que baje de esa posición es automáticamente comprado nuevamente, algo que evidentemente estos fondos no van a querer ni permitir que se baje el valor de Bitcoin por debajo de su precio de compra. De hecho, éstos fondos tienen capacidad más que de sobra para mantener el precio a su antojo, por lo que ahora mismo no debe preocupar para nada que el Bitcoin esté en esta horquilla de los $6000 dólares. Obviamente, Fernando afirmó de nuevo que se está manipulando el mercado, pero mantiene que el ETF del CBOE de Bitcoin que se aprobará el próximo 30 de septiembre llevará al mercado a reventar literalmente porque se verá acompañada de grandes noticias relacionadas con proyectos de empresas multinacionales que crearán un FOMO “Fear Of Missing Out”​ brutal para fin de año


Esta semana Fernando, tampoco olvida a Facebook como uno de esos creadores de FOMO con la compra encubierta de Coinbase y además de la gestión de licencias bancarias para operar. Pero hay que estar atentos a Google o Apple o proyectos la sombra como los que maneja Elon Musk y Tesla, su sueño de Hyperloop al que se sumó Richard Branson dueño de Virgin. De hecho, Richard Branson además es uno de los grandes inversores del Bitcoin desde el comienzo, cuando Virgin empezó a aceptar Bitcoin en sus tiendas desde 2013. De esta forma, Fernando infiere que tanto Virgin Airlines como Virgin Galactic que por ejemplo permiten desde 2013 pagar vuelos intercontinentales o visitas al espacio con Bitcoin, puede que motivado a esta asociación indirecta o directa con el Elon Musk y la adhesión del proyecto que ahora se llama Virgin Hyperloop One, pueda traer en un futuro muy cercano algo que ver con Blockchain.

En otras ideas Fernando también se ocupa de resaltar en el Podcast que Bitcoin es la única inversión que está resultando estable con respecto el resto de las Altcoin que han sufrido una masacre brutal con caídas de más de 60 al 80% de su valor no sólo máximo sino valor medio. Eso si, también informa expresamente “_que que invertir en Bitcoin es de alto riesgo_“. En ese sentido Fernando aclara que de nuevo están corriendo en los medios versiones que señalan que las criptomonedas deben ser tributadas y en consecuencia el expresa su clara posición al respecto, pues a su parecer quienes tienen a su cargo la creación de normas tributarias no comprenden la mecánica de las criptomonedas y no tienen asesoría técnica especializada. Luego Fernando en ese mismo orden de ideas, criticó un par de notas publicadas en medios dedicados a la economía que claramente tampoco poseen asesoramiento técnico ni conocen el funcionamiento del mercado de criptoactivos, por lo que en este Podcast podrás escuchar la respuesta de Fernando a sendos artículos relacionados con el Bitcoin publicados por medios de algo nivel económico que cometen errores al elaborar las noticias y que pareciera que buscan generar FUD “Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt” en los mercados.

En cuanto a Meetups y Conferencias, Fernando Molina ya comentaba la semana pasada, que esta semana se celebraba en la ciudad de Las Vegas, EE.UU., en el Mandalay Bay el evento Blockchain ChainXChange, que para hoy miércoles 15 después de 3 días de grandes ponencias se cierra con la intervención de Steve Wozniak el fundador de Apple junto a Steve Jobs. Pero como éste evento ya no se puede asistir, Fernando trae varios eventos de primer nivel para agregar a la agenda. Empezando, el próximo 05 y 06 de octubre en la ciudad de Andorra se celebrará el primer Congreso Internacional sobre Tecnología Blockchain CIBTC el Principado de Andorra con una capacidad reducida cuatrocientas (400) personas y con grandes proyectos de toda Europa e incluso alguno americano y asiático, así que en pocas semanas ya tendremos los acuerdos definitivos y podremos ir avanzando más información de uno de los eventos más grandes realizados en el norte de la Península ibérica sobre tecnología Blockchain.
Luego, en el mes de noviembre, atención porque se llevará a cabo el mayor evento de Europa y tal vez del mundo relacionado con la tecnología se trata del Web Summit de Lisboa los días 5 al 11 de noviembre con más de 70.000 entradas vendidas ya y más de 1200 ponencias de más de 170 países, con unos números de auténtico vértigo que avalan uno de los eventos más interesante del año, que se celebrará en el Altice Arena de Lisboa y en donde simultáneamente se van a celebrar 25 conferencias de distintos tipos de tecnología por lo que respecta a Blockchain de Bitcoin la más importante sería la Money Conf dónde van a exponer grandes voces de la industria desde Max Levchin sin uno de los fundadores de PayPal a Robert (Bob) Greifeld ex-CEO del Nasdaq, el famoso inversor Timothy Cook Draper mejor conocido como Tim Draper, Francisco González Rodríguez Presidente de BBVA como banco español más representado en una conferencia sobre futuro del dinero. Todos ellos juntos a otros nombres como Jon Matonis director y fundador de la fundación Bitcoin o Joseph Lubin fundador de ConsenSys y co-fundador junto a Vitalik Buterin de Ethereum. El Web Summit es uno de los grandes eventos a nivel global, sin duda con un cartel impresionante en cuanto a ponencias de interés y una capacidad de atracción de visitantes de alto nivel mundial realmente espectacular con más de 70.000 entradas vendidas a un precio de unos 675 € cada una y con antelación, una auténtica locura.

Y en cuanto al sorteo de las camisetas, Fernando indica que ya hay casi 100 personas apuntadas al sorteo de las camisetas del capítulo 50 del podcast Territorio Bitcoin por lo que tomaron al decisión de sortear 20 camisetas, agregando otro en diseño especial para las damas que tengan la suerte de que les toque en el sorteo en color Rosa. Hoy miércoles si da tiempo, se mostrarán los diseños en la cuenta de Twitter, así que todavía están a tiempo de participar antes del próximo lunes por la mañana fecha en que se realizará el sorteo.
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Globitex is a European Bitcoin exchange platform serving a global customer base providing commission free trading, currently operating in BETA release.

Globitex Official AMA - Ask Us Anything - February 5th - 15:00 UTC
This is the Official Globitex AMA -- Globitex is a European Bitcoin exchange platform serving a global customer base providing commission free trading, currently operating in BETA release.
The purpose of this AMA is to answer questions about the GBX token, and the Globitex Exchange. Any comments pushing other ICOs or tokens will be removed. Please remember to keep your questions respectful and on-topic.
We recently hit our $3M(EUR) Private Pre-Sale cap and will be opening our Public Sale on February 10th, 2018 running until March 19th, 2018 or until the $10M(EUR) ICO goal is reached.
Team Members answering questions on Monday (beginning at 15:00 UTC):
Liza Aizupiete, Managing Director - Globitex_Liza
Jon Matonis, Chairman - Globitex_Jon
Mr Arvis Ermins, Director and Head of Compliance - Globitex_Arvis
Maris Kaneps, Director and Head of IT - Globitex_Maris
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*Proof: https://twitter.com/globitex_/status/960498276616359936
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Feel free to comment your questions below and the team will begin answering them on Monday, February 5th at 15:00 UTC
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Globitex Launch Token Sale for Spot and Derivatives Exchange in Bitcoin

The project, which is co-founded by former Executive Director and Founding Board Member of the Bitcoin Foundation Jon Matonis, aims to scale Bitcoin economically in order to become a truly useful currency of global trade and settlement.
Institutional Bitcoin exchange Globitex, which is currently in limited beta, is holding a token sale to scale up operations with the aim of making Bitcoin a truly global currency. The exchange already offers institutional level FIX API for direct market access for algorithmic traders, paving the way for the virtual currency to become a universal medium of exchange across the full breadth of the international financial and commodity markets.
Bitcoin’s biggest problem: liquidity Whilst the Bitcoin protocol has been undergoing concrete steps for Bitcoin’s technical scaling, Globitex’s founders recognise the chief issue holding back its wider use is liquidity. Bitcoin is still relatively thinly traded, with low volumes by conventional market standards. Despite being the ideal currency for international settlement across the spectrum of the financial and commodities markets, it cannot serve this purpose without a step-change in market depth and trading volumes
If Bitcoin is to become mainstream, it must be used both as a unit of account and medium of exchange for large international trades - goods and services that make up our reality.
Liza Aizupiete, Managing Director of Globitex
By scaling up the exchange’s capacity and developing new markets, Globitex aims to increase Bitcoin’s liquidity by orders of magnitude. The purpose of Globitex is to facilitate Bitcoin price stability by enabling its use as a direct currency of settlement for commodities, money markets and other financial instruments. Ultimately this would allow traders to price goods in Bitcoin, using it as the reference currency.
Interest rates are the price of money and they are the lifeblood of a modern economy. As capital markets for Bitcoin mature around the world, Globitex will be providing a common reference rate similar to LIBOR.
Jon Matonis, Chairman of Globitex and former Executive Director and Founding Board Member of the Bitcoin Foundation
Globitex token (GBX) Globitex’s token sale will fund the scaling of its existing exchange infrastructure. The cryptocurrency funds collected will allow the team to access new markets for Bitcoin, including commodities, global money markets and derivatives – all with Bitcoin as the unit of account.
The GBX utility token will take the form of an EIP-20 (previously known as ERC-20) compliant smart contract on the Ethereum platform. GBX will be used to pay fees for settling trades on the Globitex exchange, feature in loyalty programmes, and participate in future success of the company, helping to align interests between the exchange, its users and contributors.
GBX token sale Globitex will open its token sale on 8 November 2017 and run it until 7 December 2017, or until 72 hours after the soft cap of 500 million tokens sold is reached. The standard token price will be EUR 0.10 equivalent, with discounts up to 15% for early investors. GBX will be offered in exchange for Bitcoin (XBT), Ether (ETH) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
Our Website
Token Sale Site
White Paper
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Vessenes, Matonis to resign from Bitcoin Foundation Board of Directors

I have learned that leadership changes are now imminent at the Bitcoin Foundation. Chairman Peter Vessenes and Executive Director Jon Matonis will be stepping down from their board seats prior to the scheduled end of their terms. Although an exact timetable for their resignations remains unclear, I believe these two seats will be filled during the already-planned special elections to replace founding board members Charlie Shrem and Mark Karpeles this April.
It does not appear that Vessenes or Matonis are accused or suspected of any improprieties related to their relationship with Mark Karpeles and Mt. Gox. Instead, they seem to have both recognized the need for the Foundation to clean house in order to revitalize its image in the coming months. If this is the case, Vessenes and Matonis should be applauded for their services to Bitcoin to date and for their humble decision to help the industry overcome the serious damage that has been done with the failure of Mt. Gox. New professional leadership is needed to rebuild confidence and focus on the future.
At this time, it remains unclear whether Matonis will also step down as the Foundation’s Executive Director, or remain committed to that role for the time being.
This marks a watershed moment for the industry. Gox is dead. BTC-e remains a black hole. Four of the Bitcoin Foundation’s seven directors have or will soon resign their positions. Merchants and consumers are (and should be) skeptical of the consumer protections and financial and technical safeguards currently in place at cloud wallet companies, currency exchanges and other Bitcoin services providers.
There are enormously talented individuals who will be vetted and nominated for the new board of directors in the weeks to come. I for one look forward to electing the next crop. After a horrific week, Bitcoin’s future is finally looking a little bit brighter.
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An Interview with Globitex Advisor Mark O'Byrne, Bullion Dealer and Gold Market Analyst

Globitex, the institutional Bitcoin exchange co-founded by Jon Matonis, aims to drive deep liquidity into the Bitcoin ecosystem, facilitated by the GBX token. Globitex team’s vision is of an exchange suitable for spot and derivatives trading using Bitcoin as the unit of account - expanding the utility of the cryptocurrency and fulfilling its potential to be the currency for global trade and settlement.
Mark O'Byrne serves as advisor to Globitex in areas concering physical gold trading and delivery. Mark is the research director of GoldCore which he founded in 2003. He is a leading international gold expert and a respected speaker on precious metals, investments, markets, geo-politics, finance, fintech and money
In which segment of the financial industry do you work and what do you specialise in?
I am the founder of GoldCore who are international gold brokers and we specialise in bullion coin and bar trading and secure bullion storage services. Founded in October 2003, just this week, we celebrated our 14th birthday and last month we reached the milestone of $1 billion in sales.
What is your view on the ICO industry at large?
I am concerned about it and think it is becoming very speculative with a lot of high risk ventures that will fail. In the long term, I am positive on ICOs and see them as potentially replacing the traditional IPO model. However, I see challenges in the near term and believe there will be a lot of 'creative destruction' in the ICO space. The better ventures and companies with the best people will come through this and thrive as they always do.
Going forward, what do you see as the most important issues to overcome for a project of scale such as Globitex?
Bitcoin is relatively untested in terms of a sharp U.S. or global recession or a major global financial crisis. Therefore, while it is showing store of value characteristics, since it only around since 2009, it has not been tested in this regard. A bear market in bitcoin or a sharp fall in the value of bitcoin and other crypto currencies might make some question the value of the Globitex model.
As a gold bullion dealer, do you see added value for precious metals to be tradable and deliverable against Bitcoin?
Yes I do. Bitcoin is increasingly trust by millions of people around the world and the adoption rate is very high. Some of the brightest tech and indeed monetary minds in the world have endorsed bitcoin and believe in its long term potential as a medium of exchange and a store of value. Therefore, it makes sense and will be of value to precious metals if they can be tradable and deliverable against Bitcoin and not just against fiat currencies which are dependent on the current global payments system (SWIFT) and indeed the current US dollar based monetary system. Also fiat currencies and deposits are vulnerable to exchange controls, capital controls and bail-ins or deposit confiscation.
One of the benefits is that it may make it harder for governments and regimes engaged in financial repression to ban gold and silver ownership as happened in the past. This was the case as recently as 2003 in China and is the case in North Korea today.
Why allow our economies to be vulnerable due to a complete dependence on a payments mono-system as is the SWIFT payments system and the current dollar based monetary system? Much better and safer to opt for abundant societies with a healthy market and vibrant ecosystem with a variety of means of exchange and stores of value including bitcoin, gold, silver etc. Do we want to live in a repressed society like say North Korea or an abundant free market society and economy like say Switzerland? People should be allowed to choose what they do with the fruits of their hard work and endeavors.
In your view, would the trading community and society at large benefit from tokenised issue of warehouse receipts, verifiable on public ledgers by anyone?
Yes the trading community, investors and society at large would benefit from tokenised issue of warehouse receipts which are verifiable on public ledgers. Transparency would help market participants and investors make more rational and prudent decisions and should help prevent market manipulation at the expense of producers and investors.
What is your view about a society in future, where nation states allocate national budgets on an open an publicly verifiable ledger for everyone to see, evaluate and even vote for or against public spending allocation?
It would be very good to see that. While it sounds somewhat utopian given the financial and economic state of the world today, it is something that we as citizens and nations should aspire to. Transparency in this regard and the knowledge that comes from that will benefit our economies. It will help prevent the very real and disastrous misallocation of capital we see today where banks and corporations enjoy the bounty of central bank largesse and government corporate welfare at the expense of citizens, small and medium size enterprises and the wider society.
For more information, visit their website or visit the token sale website
Read the whitepaper on their project from here
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[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] Jeff Garzik: “Today, bitcoin faces existential threats from forks, developer drama and so on. Kno...

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...oh, so that explains it.
The old and effective Problem-Reaction-Solution strategy. Well, effective before the current social media era, in which hidden motives can be brought to the light of day to be exposed.
I will keep posting this until the very day of the fork, with the hope that more bitcoiners learn the true nature of S2X/B2X/NYA open attack on Bitcoin disguised as an "upgrade". This is a 2X Trojan Horse, and do you know who is inside that horse? Top level banker's special-forces like Blythe Masters, Larry Summers, Glenn Hutchins (sits on the board of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and DCG (Digital Currency Group).
We need to keep our efforts to expose and inform people about what S2X/NYA/DCG really is. Don't trust and don't do business with these companies and individuals supporting the S2X attack on Bitcoin.
Companies:
https://coin.dance/poli
http://segwit.party/nya/
Individuals:
Those guys are pure greed, they don't care about the 7 billion of people on this planet. Expose them and don't give them your business. Starve the beast. They will regret sticking with the B2X altcoin that will go the BCH way (and all the other highjack attempts before them). Moneybadger don't care and only gets stronger and immunized after each snake-bite.
Actually >99% of the Bitcoin community supports the real Bitcoin. The centralized B2X-coin attack is only supported by a handful of rich crooks and the people they've managed to bribe with their deep pockets:
Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam (ex-Goldman Sacks), Bobby Lee, Winklevoss brothers, Peter Smith, Nic Cary, Haipo Yang, Rick Falkvinge, Jon Matonis, Wences Casares, Tony Gallippi, Mike Belshe, Ryan X Charles, Brian Hoffman/Sam Patterson/Chris Pacia (and all OB1 team), Gavin Andresen, Jeff Garzik, Mike Hearn, Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, John Mcaffe, Craig Wright, Barry Silbert, Larry Summers, Blythe Masters, Stephen Pair, Erik Voorhees, Vinny Lingham, Olivier Janssens, Jeremy Allaire, Peter Vessenes, Bruce Wagner, Brock Pierce, Aaron Voisine/Adam Traidman/Aaron Lasher (Breadwallet team), Glenn Hutchins, Bill Barhydt and Jiang Zhuoer.
I posted this 18 days ago:
Exposed: How Bankers are trying to centralize and highjack Bitcoin by buying "supporters" and promoters (like OpenBazaar team) for the B2X (S2X/NYA) attack on Bitcoin.
TL;DR: B2X (S2X/NYA) is nothing more than an open attack on Bitcoin, not an "upgrade" as they want to sell it. This attack has no 'consensus', at all. It was "agreed" by a bunch of miners and corporations behind closed doors, with no community nor developers support. Only miners and a few millionaires that stand to profit from the B2X attack support it. The vast majority of the Bitcoin community is totally against this attack on Bitcoin. Most of those companies are under DCG group:
Every bitcoiner should know about what DCG (Digital Currency Group) is, and call out publicly the people that are working for the Corporations/Bankers against Bitcoin.
Edit: Brian Armstrong back on the list for this flip-flop. And added Winklevoss Brothers for this, and Bobby Lee for this.
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Globitex looking for market makers

hey! heard about new Bitcoin exchange Globitex that is looking for market makers. Get your invitation by signing up at Globitex!
The team includes Jon Matonis so it looks quite promising to me.
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St. Moritz Joins Handful of Ski Resorts Accepting Bitcoin

The iconic Swiss ski resort of St. Moritz has become the first in the nation to accept Bitcoin. It's surely not a coincidence that a huge blockchain technology meetup is happening there next month.
Legendary Swiss ski resort St. Moritz has announced today that they will begin accepting Bitcoin payments for lift passes. The 2017/18 season that has just begun will be the first in which the payment method is trialled.
According to Swiss information port SwissInfo, the director of the ski lift company at the resort, Markus Meili claimed that he wasn’t concerned about Bitcoin’s volatile price. In a subtle jive against the European single currency which the resort also accepts, he explained their position to local newspaper Südostschweiz:
“We also have to accept the euro, regardless of the exchange rate… We have to keep up with the times, especially when it comes to digitilisation.”
The news that skiers and snowboarders will be able to use cryptocurrencies to buy their lift passes in St. Moritz is likely in response to the sudden influx of cryptocurrency investors that will be visiting the resort this January. Whilst it’s the Crypto Finance Conference that has drawn them to the mountain town rather than its world class alpine sports facilities, it’d be rude not to take in a few runs on some of the planet’s most famous slopes – particularly when the option to pay in cryptocurrency is presented.
The conference will draw investors from all corners of the globe for a three day meet up of talks and presentations. Topics on the agenda include regulation, societal implications of cryptocurrencies, and investment opportunities. Speakers have been selected from a vast spread of industry professionals and thought leaders. The likes of Jon Matonis of the Bitcoin Foundation, and Bobby Lee of BTCC will be amongst those presenting to the audience of investors interested in the field of Blockchain technology.
There will also be workshops dedicated to understanding more technical aspects of the cryptocurrency space. These will include topics on forks, ICOs, and general understanding of blockchain technology.
Despite being located in the global cryptocurrency hub that is Switzerland, St. Moritz isn’t the first ski resort on Earth to begin accepting payments using Bitcoin. In Bankso, Bulgaria, BTC can be used to pay for ski hire, ski lessons, and lift passes. Meanwhile, Spanish Highs in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, and legendary Canadian resort, Whistler Blackcomb, are also amongst the few cryptocurrency-friendly resorts. Of course, it’s likely that there will be many more in the future, as adoption of digital currencies increases.
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[uncensored-r/CryptoCurrency] /r/CryptoCurrency - Invest Smart - Guide, Resources, Links, and More!

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Hello everyone!
Thought I'd make a post of quick startup content and compilation to get you started into smart investing. I hope you all like it! Here it goes:
Google and twitter is your best friend. (To a certain limit)
Google:
Click "News" tab, and search the cryptocurrency you are researching. Go for something reputable like CNBC, Forbes, and so on for better accuracy but also use your wise judgement. For example there are some very good cryptocurrency and blockchain focused websites. The key is to find the few that get news out fast and non-bias. If you not a certain website constantly bashing a specific cryptocurrency that has held a high marketcap for longer than 6 months, clearly there is favoritism going on. Lets continue.
Click "All" tab, and search the keywords in the following format:
  • Research cryptocurrency
  • XYZ integration
  • XYZ hedge funds
  • XYZ released
  • XYZ listed
  • XYZ added
  • Accept XYZ
I find many people don't know about this but if you scroll the tabs (webs, news and images) to the left; you will see search tools. Sometimes it helps to sort it by dates and play around between one hour and 24 hours.
Twitter:
If you want the news first, many organizations that operate in the crypto field use twitter. Using the same keyword formats above in twtter is very beneficial. Alot more useless info but sometimes it pays off to take the time to go through it. Personally, after searching I like to use the "latest" tab.
Here are some twitter accounts worth following, and would be beneficial to your investment solutions:
I did not post any twitter accounts that might be reputable but have had major negative controversy or viral issues in the past. You might also notice some twitter accounts are missing such as contributors and founders. I have nothing against those accounts. Some are very reputable accounts (that I think are amazing individuals), however the OP requested specific requirements in the post. I cannot guarantee that all the twitter accounts above are not bias, but I did my best to list the least bias twitter accounts. Outside of this post, I do recommend following some founders, contributors, and exchanges! You can easily find them by participating in there community.
  • Check the cryptocurrencies official Twitter account and sub-reddits. Also, I can proudly say that this sub-reddit (/CryptoCurrency) is full of information and great people ready to help. Keep in mind when you're using social media's don't just fall for FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt; in other words complete horse crap). Do some background research if the source is unreliable when using social media as a research tool.
  • Once again news websites that are generic such as Business Insider, Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, and so on. In terms of crypto generic news check out Cointelegraph, CryptoNinjas, CryptoCoinNews, CryptoInsider, and CoinDesk . If you're the type that likes news-feeds, you can try CryptoPress.
  • Follow all the main exchanges twitter accounts. Following them on twitter will keep you notified of any technical difficulties so you can avoid panic. Also they sometimes announce upcoming or newly integrated cryptocurrencies.
  • Cryptonaire is by far the most reliable source for cryptocurrency forecasts. Obviously always do your own due diligence and research; the site itself indicates that. Also if you do not feel confident about a new or low volume cryptocurrency target, be sure to check their verified section to avoid scams. In my experience they have not conducted any research on ICO's because they care about lowering their viewers risks more than anything. For the last year or so they have been working on their full web app launch, so its worth subscribing.
  • BitcoinTalk has a Altcoin Announcements section; it's worth looking for your target on their as well. However if the user is not reputable, than the source is unreliable.
  • CoinMarketCap should be bookmarked! It is a table of all the crypto default ranked by marketcap. If you care more about day to day, volume, and percent change then check out WorldCoinIndex
  • Read the whitepaper and determine which organizations and/or people will use it. Find out the population of the potential consumer. After that, do some reading into the consumer. Are they lenient on blockchains? Are they in need of a pivot that cryptocurrency / blockchain could be the wealthy game changer for the organization?
  • Check out the 'Community Info' section on this sub-reddit. They have a list of links to resources that can help you.
  • If you are the type that invests in ICO's, be sure to check for information about the foundation outside their site. Also find a real address, email, phone number, asset/secerities filing and so on. The more the better.
  • I cannot emphasis this enough, but get yourself a hardware wallet or even a secure computer to store all your assets! That is the only way you actually own your cryptocurrencies!
Please remember that quality research and due diligence go beyond just twitter. Be patient and spend quality time researching. Less time planning equals less profit or less chances of profiting. It takes one minute to place a buy or sell order. It also takes one minute to lose 99% of your holdings. It should not take you one minute. Patience.
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10-25 03:43 - 'Welp, Brian Armstrong back on the list and Winklevoss brothers just added.' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/readish removed from /r/Bitcoin within 50-60min

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References: Brian Armstrong back on the list for [this flip-flop]1 . And added Winklevoss Brothers for [this]2 .
Regarding the recent Jeff Garzik news, they are using old and effective 'Problem-Reaction-Solution' strategy. Well, effective before the current social media era, in which hidden motives can be brought to the light of day to be exposed.
I will keep posting this until the very day of the fork, with the hope that more bitcoiners learn the true nature of S2X/B2X/NYA open attack on Bitcoin disguised as an "upgrade". This is a 2X Trojan Horse, and do you know who is inside that horse? Top level banker's special-forces like Blythe Masters, Larry Summers, Glenn Hutchins (sits on the board of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and DCG [(Digital Currency Group)]3 .
We need to keep our efforts to expose and inform people about what S2X/NYA/DCG really is. Don't trust and don't do business with these companies and individuals supporting the S2X attack on Bitcoin.
Companies:
[link]8
[link]9
Individuals:
Those guys are pure greed, they don't care about the 7 billion of people on this planet. Expose them and don't give them your business. Starve the beast. They will regret sticking with the B2X altcoin that will go the BCH way (and all the other highjack attempts before them). Moneybadger don't care and only gets stronger and immunized after each snake-bite.
Actually >99% of the Bitcoin community supports the real Bitcoin. The centralized B2X-coin attack is only supported by a handful of [rich crooks]4 and the people they've managed to bribe with their deep pockets:
Brian Armstrong, Winklevoss brothers, Peter Smith, Nic Cary, Haipo Yang, Rick Falkvinge, Jon Matonis, Wences Casares, Tony Gallippi, Mike Belshe, Ryan X Charles, Brian Hoffman/Sam Patterson/Chris Pacia ([and all OB1 team]5 ), Gavin Andresen, Jeff Garzik, Mike Hearn, Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, John Mcaffe, Craig Wright, Barry Silbert, Larry Summers, Blythe Masters, Stephen Pair, Erik Voorhees, Vinny Lingham, Olivier Janssens, Jeremy Allaire, Peter Vessenes, Bruce Wagner, Brock Pierce, Aaron Voisine/Adam Traidman/Aaron Lasher (Breadwallet team), Glenn Hutchins, Bill Barhydt and Jiang Zhuoer.
I posted this 17 days ago:
[Exposed: How Bankers are trying to centralize and highjack Bitcoin by buying "supporters" and promoters (like OpenBazaar team) for the B2X (S2X/NYA) attack on Bitcoin.]6
TL;DR: B2X (S2X/NYA) is nothing more than an open attack on Bitcoin, not an "upgrade" as they want to sell it. This attack has no 'consensus', at all. It was "agreed" by a bunch of miners and corporations behind closed doors, with no community nor developers support. Only miners and a few millionaires that stand to profit from the B2X attack support it. The vast majority of the Bitcoin community is totally against this attack on Bitcoin. Most of those companies are under DCG group:
Every bitcoiner should know about what DCG [(Digital Currency Group)]3 is, and call out publicly the people that are working for the Corporations/Bankers against Bitcoin.
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Welp, Brian Armstrong back on the list and Winklevoss brothers just added.
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Author: readish
1: https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/78kd07/coinbase_will_refer_to_the_chain_with_most/ 2: https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/78isl3/gemini_exchange_offers_this_weak_segwit2x_strategy/ 3: https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/74wejs/exposed_how_bankers_are_trying_to_centralize_and/ 4: https://i.redd.it/t1z62pow09qz.jpg 5: https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/74dot9/psa_open_bazaars_latest_investment_round_was_fodnxjsrg/?context=3 6: https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/74wejs/exposed_how_bankers_are_trying_to_centralize_and/ 7: https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/74wejs/exposed_how_bankers_are_trying_to_centralize_and/ 8: https://coin.dance/poli 9: seg**t.par*y*nya/
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[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] Welp, Brian Armstrong back on the list and Winklevoss brothers just added.

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References: Brian Armstrong back on the list for this flip-flop. And added Winklevoss Brothers for this.
Regarding the recent Jeff Garzik news, they are using old and effective 'Problem-Reaction-Solution' strategy. Well, effective before the current social media era, in which hidden motives can be brought to the light of day to be exposed.
I will keep posting this until the very day of the fork, with the hope that more bitcoiners learn the true nature of S2X/B2X/NYA open attack on Bitcoin disguised as an "upgrade". This is a 2X Trojan Horse, and do you know who is inside that horse? Top level banker's special-forces like Blythe Masters, Larry Summers, Glenn Hutchins (sits on the board of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and DCG (Digital Currency Group).
We need to keep our efforts to expose and inform people about what S2X/NYA/DCG really is. Don't trust and don't do business with these companies and individuals supporting the S2X attack on Bitcoin.
Companies:
https://coin.dance/poli
http://segwit.party/nya/
Individuals:
Those guys are pure greed, they don't care about the 7 billion of people on this planet. Expose them and don't give them your business. Starve the beast. They will regret sticking with the B2X altcoin that will go the BCH way (and all the other highjack attempts before them). Moneybadger don't care and only gets stronger and immunized after each snake-bite.
Actually >99% of the Bitcoin community supports the real Bitcoin. The centralized B2X-coin attack is only supported by a handful of rich crooks and the people they've managed to bribe with their deep pockets:
Brian Armstrong, Winklevoss brothers, Peter Smith, Nic Cary, Haipo Yang, Rick Falkvinge, Jon Matonis, Wences Casares, Tony Gallippi, Mike Belshe, Ryan X Charles, Brian Hoffman/Sam Patterson/Chris Pacia (and all OB1 team), Gavin Andresen, Jeff Garzik, Mike Hearn, Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, John Mcaffe, Craig Wright, Barry Silbert, Larry Summers, Blythe Masters, Stephen Pair, Erik Voorhees, Vinny Lingham, Olivier Janssens, Jeremy Allaire, Peter Vessenes, Bruce Wagner, Brock Pierce, Aaron Voisine/Adam Traidman/Aaron Lasher (Breadwallet team), Glenn Hutchins, Bill Barhydt and Jiang Zhuoer.
I posted this 17 days ago:
Exposed: How Bankers are trying to centralize and highjack Bitcoin by buying "supporters" and promoters (like OpenBazaar team) for the B2X (S2X/NYA) attack on Bitcoin.
TL;DR: B2X (S2X/NYA) is nothing more than an open attack on Bitcoin, not an "upgrade" as they want to sell it. This attack has no 'consensus', at all. It was "agreed" by a bunch of miners and corporations behind closed doors, with no community nor developers support. Only miners and a few millionaires that stand to profit from the B2X attack support it. The vast majority of the Bitcoin community is totally against this attack on Bitcoin. Most of those companies are under DCG group:
Every bitcoiner should know about what DCG (Digital Currency Group) is, and call out publicly the people that are working for the Corporations/Bankers against Bitcoin.
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[uncensored-r/BitcoinMarkets] Bitcoin Exchange Globitex Granted European Electronic Money License

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Globitex, a new bitcoin exchange co-founded by former Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Jon Matonis, is announcing that its parent Globitex Holding (Latvia) group company NexPay UAB has been granted an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license by the Bank of Lithuania, a regulatory authority in the European Union, to carry out payment services and e-money issuance in the EU.
Read more: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-exchange-globitex-granted-european-electronic-money-license/
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Does the Executive Director of the bitcoin foundation really believe 1 bitcoin will be worth $1,000,000 some day?

For the record, I do. So if (or actually when) this happens, won't it be intimidating for some willing buyers to see XBT listed at $1,000,000 on the exchanges? I don't know about you, but I have never seen a commodity, currency, stock, ... listing in 10s of thousands, let alone millions. Does this help of hurt adoption? There is a reason why the googles and apples split their stocks when their prices reach or near a thousand. There have been proposals by many for the code XBT to represent 100 satoshis, including myself, (irrespective of what people of groups want to call it), which he acknowledges, but thinks otherwise. He agrees a base unit of 100 satoshis is useful for accounting packages, but thinks there should be a second notation to accommodate “institutional trading”. He seems to suggest that the decimal places are encoded in the core protocol. I thought only satoshis were referenced in the core protocol, but I am not a techi at all. I am just a common bitcoin enthusiast like many of us, hoping that our voices can be heard. 1XBT = 1USD would likely happen faster (from today"s 2600XBT = 1USD), than 1XBT=1,000,000USD, (from today's 1XBT=384); but these are exactly the same changes, except for the strategic assignment of the code to the right unit. Dual or triple displays, changes over time, subunit names, ... these are all things that can be confusing and avoidable. Let's thus avoid them all and choose 1 XBT to represent 100 satoshis.
This is Jon Matonis' article: http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-needs-iso-certified-currency-code/
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Jon Matonis: Bitcoin - The future of commerce? Jon Matonis: Jon Matonis - YouTube Stuff That Interests Me with Jon Matonis - How big can bitcoin get? The Great Gold vs Bitcoin Debate: Casey vs Matonis

Jon Matonis, known most for his experience from being the executive direction of the Bitcoin Foundation, has also gained knowledge in both traditional and alternative financial industries due to his past positions at places like Sumitomo Bank, VeriSign, as well as being the CEO of Hushmail and the Chief Forex Trader at VISA. Julian Mautner, Founder of Cubits said: After a lot of consecutive days going down, Bitcoin’s price is really improving this Friday: it’s now around $97! So, good news in this area and, now, off to another type of news. Here’s your weekly round up, with the most important issues from the last seven days. Besides welcoming a lot of new merchantsRead More Jon Matonis – The Fincen Whistleblowers: . Bitcoin Foundation board member Jon Matonis (@JonMatonis) writes a post on how the financial surveillance also occurring is no secret.Excerpts: “T he Fincen bureau conducts all of its surveillance activity out in the open and in plain sight, probably for its effect as a deterrent. Fincen even recruits banks and other agent financial institutions ... Jon Matonis is the foremost authority on virtual currencies, private currencies, and burgeoning e-money instruments such as Bitcoin, Gridcoin, social game credits, and stored value. His expertise literally spans the ages -- not just at the global monetary present and future landscape but at the historical roots that give rise to future trends and opportunities still emerging. Jon has been a ... Jon Matonis is the Founding Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, and the CEO of Globitex, a Bitcoin exchange based in Luxembourg City. Matonis was one of a few people who vouched for Craig Wright as Satoshi in May 2016. He also worked at CoinDesk from September 2013 until January 2016.

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Speaker: Jon Matonis, Executive Director, Bitcoin Foundation From mobile payments to virtual currencies, the future of commerce is at a major crossroads. Bitcoin is currently the most talked about ... “When we finally see XBT given approval by the ISO, I think that will be a tremendous buy signal for bitcoin.” Jon Matonis, Founding Director, Bitcoin Foundation. You can view this video and ... The excerpt from the Kaiser Report talking to Jon Matonis talking about about the BitCoin system of a peer of peer decentralized electronic money system. www.bitcoin.org. My guest this week on Stuff That Interests Me is Jon Matonis, a central figures in the bitcoin and digital cash movement since the early 1990s, even before bitcoin existed. Episode 118: GoldMoney's Andy Duncan talks to Jon Matonis of the Bitcoin Foundation who is also a contributor to Forbes Magazine. They discuss Bitcoin's latest price spike and whether crypto ...

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