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A famous New Jersey-based Italian eatery, Pompton Lakes, has opened its arms for Bitcoin and Litecoin payments.

When it comes to virtual currencies, many crypto pundits agree for these virtual assets to gain and appreciate, they need to be adopted and be put in use in the way they were designed to, and that is in transactions and exchange of coinage.

While this might not be the case for all digital currencies, some of the renowned virtual tokens like Bitcoin were originally considered as a means to transact between entities with the added advantage of convenience and privacy.

Sadly, even if virtual currency holders were willing to spend their digital assets on transfers and purchases, they would not find many appropriate occasions for doing so. That is why the latest news of an eatery starting to allow payments to be made in cryptocurrency is big news that is worth noting for investors.

Obviously, if more merchants and traders accept and adopt this mode of payment as an alternative to traditional modes of payment, the prices of Bitcoin, Litecoin, and virtual currencies in general, would be supported by real significant values.

Pompton Lakes Eatery Accepts Cryptocurrency Payments

Monica’s Restaurant is old but modern wine and dines eatery joint that is situated on Lakeside Avenue in Pompton Lakes in New Jersey. Recently, the Italian Restaurant came out to announce to the public that they now allow their clients to pay for their meals in virtual currencies as an alternative to fiat currencies.

Monica’s Restaurant sees this move as a marketing strategy that would entice a younger generation of customers to come and dine in their establishment. Patrons can now pay for their dishes in Bitcoin and Litecoin.

Irrespective of virtual currencies becoming far-reaching in the last few years, it is still the youthful tech-savvy generation who are mostly involved with these digital assets. An Italian eatery accepting payments in digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin could be too cool to miss checking it out for patrons who are into cryptocurrency.

Questions like, how will it work, is it for real? – are the type of questions that the restaurant is counting on to increase the flow of customers to their premises. Atila Ajdinovski, the owner and founder of the eatery mentioned:

“Right now, our clientele comprises of an older age group. We hope that by accepting cryptocurrency, it will bring in the younger crowd”

Are Cryptocurrency Payments the Future?

According to a high representative of payment processing firm Nationwide Merchant Solution, Jon Moore, Monica’s Restaurant is currently among the 20 New Jersey establishments that he has assisted in embracing virtual currency. Nationwide Merchant Solution is a payment processing company that helps customers in New Jersey to accept payments in virtual currencies.

At the moment, Jon has assisted more than 20 businesses in implementing cryptocurrency as a mode of payment in their businesses. According to Jon, many of these businesses that have adopted cryptocurrency operate in the e-commerce industry. He believes having an eatery accepting payments in Bitcoin and Litecoin is especially thrilling for crypto followers as it will bring attention to the virtual currencies from a new block of people.

Originally, e-commerce businesses offer cryptocurrency mode of payments to their customers who already know about cryptocurrency. However, restaurants, on the other hand, are displaying this information publicly for all visitors to see and get the news. This is helping in spreading cryptocurrency’s popularity and adoption process to the general public.

How to Pay for Food Using Bitcoin or Litecoin

The process of paying using virtual currencies in Monica’s restaurant is simple and easy to understand as it entails transferring digital money from one wallet to another. What happens is Monica’s restaurant displays a QR code to its patrons, who are given the option to scan the code and effect the payment. After completing the process, the restaurant is alerted of a Bitcoin or Litecoin payment that has been transferred into their respective wallet immediately, rendering the payment process complete.

The use of cryptocurrency is quickly gaining pace as a viable mode of payment in New Jersey and around the world. It is a mode of payment worth trying out (and sticking to).

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BTC Surged Again as A Safe Haven Asset During Global Tensions

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After weeks of squabbling and brawling along their long-disputed border, hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a deadly clash Monday in a river valley that’s part of the region of Ladakh last week. Troops had massed on both sides of the border in recent months in the northern India region of Ladakh and the southwestern Chinese region of Aksai Chin, causing global concerns of a potential escalation between the two.

  • North and South Korea Clash

Last Tuesday, North Korea destroyed the liaison office it jointly operates with South Korea in the city of Kaesong, just north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries. 

North Korea also said it would send troops to now-shuttered joint cooperation sites on its territory, reinstall guard posts and resume military drills at front-line areas in a violation of separate 2018 deals with South Korea. Jeong said South Korea will take “immediate, swift and corresponding” steps to any North Korean provocation.

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Although cryptocurrency has brought in a lot of traders seeking the dream of overnight wealth, cryptocurrency is a lot more than just striking it rich.  Cryptocurrency is about creating a new market with companies that are building cutting edge technology in an effort to continue elevating our way of life.  As the crypto market continues to expand, several companies are involved in creating ways for more people to participate.  One such company that appears to be making all the right moves is CoinFlip.

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In one of the more overlooked aspects of the crypto ecosystem, it appears that the bulk of illicit activities are shifting from hacks and thefts to cryptocurrency fraud and scams.

CipherTrace, the crypto-surveillance, and analysis firm released a report at the end of Q4 2019 that revealed hacks and thefts had decreased by 66 percent in 2019 while fraud and misappropriation of funds surged by 533 percent. And beneath the COVID-19 hysteria of 2020, hacks in the crypto sector have been eerily isolated. 

Outside of a few exploited flaws in P2P exchanges and DeFi flash loan vulnerabilities, the headline-grabbing hacks of exchanges for hundreds of millions of dollars have been absent so far this year. Is the industry due for another massive hack, or are stringent KYC/AML processes, regulatory crackdowns, better security practices, and blockchain surveillance working? 

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