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Dear Bitcoin (BTC), I’m Breaking Up With You

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Dear Bitcoin,

I remember when I first met you. How could I forget?

I spent hours, days, reveling in your unlikely story, digitally printed so delicately on your white paper skin. I knew so little then. But I believed in you with all my heart.

We all did.

It seems like forever now since we ran through the hills and valleys of your volatile landscape, dipping our toes like children in your shallow seas and running from the incoming tides that chased us further and further onto the safety of your sandy shore.

It wasn’t always perfect, but you were always there for us. Rising above it all. Breaking through every barrier and key resistance level on the way to Heaven. Nirvana. Enlightenment.

And I see you trying, Bitcoin. I see the desperation in your attempts at recovery. But something is wrong.

You seem guarded. Thinner. Stagnate in the face of our futures together. And I’m not sure how to help you. I can’t help you.

You’ve changed.

Do you even remember the promises you made us? You used to go on and on about the virtues of self-sovereignty. For God’s sake, we were going to destroy the very system that you now seem so eager to please!

And as I look out at the laser-leveled hills on your horizon, and swat at the mosquitos that breed at the edges of your newly calmed waters, I feel like I need to make a decision for myself.

I am breaking up with you, Bitcoin. There are plenty of coins in the crypto sea. You aren’t the only one.

It’s been great. Really. But the world changes. Crypto-coins change. And people change too. I’m sorry to let you down. I just thought that before I opened my cold storage and let you go, I should say something. Something meaningful and real like you used to be. I will always love you, Bitcoin. But I’m moving on.

Micah C. Miracle

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

Karatbars International and GSB Gold Standard Banking Corporation…

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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The rise of the crypto casinos

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In the hyper-competitive world of online casinos, operators are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. The most usual methods include using distinctive branding, offering generous bonuses and making sure that they are on all of the major so-called affiliate sites where players can compare and contrast casinos’ different offerings.

But now a whole new generation of casinos are starting to emerge – ones whose key difference isn’t what and how you play, but more in how you pay.

The rise and rise of the cryptocurrency casino is seen by many as the next logical step in a world that is slowly but surely starting to accept that Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, et al. are certainly here to stay.

Of course, it’s the first of these cryptocurrencies that has really grabbed the headlines and led the way with its meteoric performance in 2017 when it seemed like its $20,000 value was just the start of the story. Admittedly, this was short-lived and the value quickly fell back to a more sustainable level but, if it achieved one thing, it was to cement this exciting new kind of currency in the consciousness of the general public.

Why Bitcoin and online casinos are the perfect partners

In many ways, it’s the perfect partnership between Bitcoin and online casinos with multiple benefits for both.

The first of…

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