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The North American Bitcoin Conference Is A Platform From Which CLOUT Could Take Off

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Thousands of companies applied to sponsor and subsequently set up a booth and what will almost certainly prove to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, bitcoin and blockchain events of the year – the North American Bitcoin Conference Miami Beach, set to take place January 18 & 19, 2018.

Against a backdrop of all-time high interest in the potential of blockchain technology to change the way the world works, attendance is expected to reach similarly all-time high levels and – likely for the first time – the crowd of attendees won’t just be crypto enthusiasts.

This is a mainstream space now.

It’s no surprise, then, that the above mentioned large number of companies wanted to set up and have the opportunity to show the world what they are each working on and where their respective offerings fit into the global economy. For those with strong offerings, the upcoming Bitcoin Conference could be a game changer.

One company that managed to beat out the competition and now has a chance to use the conference a platform from which to take off is CLOUT.

Some readers might already be familiar with the guy who founded CLOUT – Sean Kirtz. For anyone that’s not, he’s the guy behind Bitcoin Day Traders, a leading social cryptocurrency enthusiast community, and it was his experience as part of this community that led him to found CLOUT. Basically, members wanted reliable, regular and usable knowledge relating to the blockchain and cryptocurrency spaces – but they couldn’t find it.

From a media perspective, the space was so fragmented, or certain outlets had conflicts of interest that led to bias, that any information that was available couldn’t be relied upon to (at that time) make solid trading decisions.

For Kirtz and his community, CLOUT was the answer.

The platform is currently being developed having just sold out an ICO presale and it’s designed as a network across which users can create, share and publish content relating to the cryptocurrency and blockchain spaces.

And here’s the smart bit – the platform is set up to incentivize and reward quality and reliability using a proprietary token called CLC. Users can reward others in CLC if they think that a bit of content is good and also receive CLC for sharing quality content.

This means that, without the input of a third party (which might have a vested interest in a particular piece of content, for example), the quality information rises to the top of the pile organically, based on the wisdom of the crowd.

It’s a great idea and it’s one that some of the industry’s biggest names are putting their weight behind – Toni Lane Casserly of Cointelegraph fame and Henry Wang, Founder and President of International Blockchain Application Federation (IBAF), to name just two of many instantly recognizable pioneers in this space.

So the event takes place mid-January and things will move pretty fast once Miami shuts its doors and the CLOUT booth packs away. The company’s tokens will list on big-hitter exchange HitBTC on February 1, followed closely by Coinbene, a leading Asian exchange, on February 15.

If all runs smoothly and, with a team like the one behind CLOUT, there’s no reason to suggest anything otherwise, especially given the recent successful funding, the company will launch a public Beta of the CLOUT platform on March 31, 2018.

Bottom line is this: The Miami conference is going to be an inflection point for many of the companies in attendance and that’s why the demand to have a presence there was so strong. CLOUT is one of a handful of companies that made the cut and there’s a good chance that this is just the beginning of an extended period of growth for both the company and its platform.

We’re going to be watching this one closely.

For a sneak-peak of what to expect, and a platform demo, take a look at CLOUT’s website here.

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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.  

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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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