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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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Why Bitcoin (BTC) Revival is Likely to Continue

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The cryptocurrency market has been doing rather well in 2019 — certainly much better than in 2018. More than a year ago, the market crashed from its all-time high, and in the months that followed, it lost over 80% of its market cap. Bitcoin (BTC), as the leading digital currency, also dropped from $20,000 per coin to barely $3,200 in 2018.

These days, however, the situation seems to be turning, with digital currencies seeing significant growth in prices ever since mid-February. While January stopped the drops, February is the month when the market once again started seeing gains, and this kind of behavior has continued to this day. But, what does this mean for the future? Is this a passing trend, or is the crypto winter truly over?

The revival of Bitcoin

Questions such as the short-term future of Bitcoin are on many traders’ and investors’ minds right now and have been ever since the prices started growing again. A well-known Futures Now trader, Jim Iuorio, recently stated that Bitcoin would start seeing massive profits if it surpasses the price of $4,045. That was, of course, before the coin surged by around $1000 in the last week.

However, Iuorio’s prediction was that BTC is unlikely to go below $3,820, while the growth beyond $4,045 would mean massive gains for those involved with the industry. Soon after this prediction…

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How to Become a Millionaire without Risking Everything with Bitcoin

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It’s been well over a year since the crypto market reached its peak and then crashed, dropping to such lows that most of the coins lost anywhere between 80% and 95% of their value. A few of them lost even more. Of course, this was not enough to eradicate the crypto market, and the bulls are still as optimistic as ever, especially these days, when Bitcoin price surges again, taking the rest of the market with it.

Some predictions claim that Bitcoin will reach its own glory days within a year or two, and there are even speculations that the largest cryptocurrency might spike up to $100,000 per coin. One claim from last week even sees BTC hitting $400,000, as the highest price which someone was brave enough to predict.

While it is certainly possible — at this point, pretty much anything is — not everyone is willing to take such a gamble and invest their hard-earned money into a risky asset such as digital currencies. With that in mind, here are three alternatives that are considerably safer than Bitcoin and the altcoins.

1. Investing and re-investing in stocks

A lot of people — especially younger generations — find stocks to be incredibly boring. Most of the time, all you do is invest, and use the returns for re-investing in high-yielding shares. However, while boring will not…

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The Best Time to Buy Bitcoin (BTC) Approaches

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Ever since 2019 started, the bear market of 2018 has been losing momentum, with the bulls emerging numerous times in short intervals. This was the beginning of a crypto recovery, which still has quite a long way to go.

However, last week, Bitcoin saw massive growth in transactions, reaching a 14-month high. These were the levels that were previously seen back in 2017, as BTC approached its highest point in terms of price. The growth also reflected strongly on BTC price, which spiked yesterday from around $4.100 to the current $4,672.

Meanwhile, Bitcoin market cap followed as well, currently sitting above $82.3 billion, while the trading volume exceeded $14.5 billion.

What caused the growth?

While this is an exceptional growth, and potentially a start of the bull run that everyone was waiting for, it did not come without a cause. One of the reasons why BTC surged was last week’s Weiss Ratings report of multiple different cryptocurrencies. The report’s authors even stated themselves that the best time to invest might be very near at this point.

Weiss Ratings has done reports about specific coins in the past as well, and this time, they noticed a significant improvement in coins’ performance. The report mentions growth in user transaction volume, network capacity, as well as network security, which the authors took as an improvement coming from the evolution of the…

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