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Bitcoin’s history is the story of legends. From small beginnings in 2008, many ups and downs-the cryptocurrency is now known as the digital gold. So huge has bitcoin become that it is now more valuable than bitcoin by a distance. Learn all about it in this infographic by PlayCasinoOnline.

In spite of the currency’s growth rate, Satoshi Nakamoto created bitcoin to be a digital currency. Satoshi hoped the cryptocurrency would replace FIAT money and free people from the bondage of centralized monetary systems.

Over the years, coffee shops and e-retailers have embraced Bitcoin as a means of payment. Bitcoin users have been buying software, books, movies, and groceries using the crypto for a while now. This year, businesses that once distanced themselves from bitcoin are accepting it. We have compiled a list of things you can buy with bitcoin you probably didn’t know you could.

Ticket to Space

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has been hunting space tourists since 2013. Interested passengers pay using bitcoin for a trip through space any time from 2018. The air flight company has made several successful tests in the past four years. At least six people have booked for the trip, with the first customer booking the trip in 2013.

For all astronaut wannabes out there, $250,000 payable in bitcoin and three days of training is all Virgin Galactic asks to fly you into space. If you can afford it, the trip will consist of celebrities, astronauts and wealthy entrepreneurs.

Cruise Trip around the World

In February, the Royal Caribbean Mariner ferried hundreds of cruisers from Singapore to Thailand with a stop at Malaysia. The cruisers had one thing in common: they had all paid for the journey using bitcoin. Second, they had convened to host the biggest bitcoin themed cruise ship.

John McAfee of the McAfee antivirus was in attendance together with several other famous guests. Since that trip, the Ark Cruise, the Blockchain Cruise, and Princess Cruises have ferried thousands of bitcoin paying customers. Notably, ‘Roger Ver and Charlie Lee of Litecoin have also made speeches while on the Blockchain Cruise.

If you love cruises and own a few hundreds worth of bitcoin, you don’t have to take the flight. Cruise lines around the world are increasingly accepting crypto payments. The next time you feel like touring the world on cruise conveniently book your ticket using bitcoin.

Luxury Resorts

When your crypto investments rise high enough to buy you a resort, you have plenty of choices. In New York, the Trump hotel accepts bitcoin for condos. For a price of $1.9 million or 25,500 BTC a while back, you could get a piece of the Trump SoHo hotel. The sale is still going on.

Elsewhere in the Bahamas, beachfront resorts are going for as low as 5,000 bitcoins. The most expensive resorts cost well over $5 million. If you love resorts but lack the money to buy one, you can rent a place in California, Mexico, and Austria with bitcoin.

Tuition Fees

Ever since a Brazilian University began accepting crypto in 2015, a lot of colleges have followed suit. After all, college kids have fallen in love with bitcoin. Last year, hundreds of students made thousands of dollars trading bitcoin. A few dropped out of college to pursue bitcoin trading fulltime, with some becoming millionaires.

The most prominent colleges that accept crypto are US-based King’s College, ESMT Berlin and UL-based University of Cumbria. Swiss-based school of applied sciences and Arts, Lucerne, has also been accepting BTC payments since last September.

A Ferrari, Lambo, Benz or Rolls Royce

So, you love luxury cars? Japanese cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer and several luxury car sellers have partnered to enable bitcoin payments for high-end cars. The company bitcoin payments for a price of $1 million. But that’s already enough money to buy three Porsches, a few Teslas and a Lamborghini or two.

If you have plans to buy a fleet of luxury cars, American car dealer Post Oak Motor Cars accept crypto for any number of vehicles. Fancy a Bugatti Veyron? The Houston-based dealer will accept your crypto. Another thing, you don’t need to travel to Houston to get the cars. Post Oak has partnered with BitPay, one of the largest bitcoin processors.

Art Work Licenses

In December last year, Artnome launched as a digital marketplace for artwork. The cryptocurrency startup launched with the idea of legitimizing digital artwork. Seeing The Company’s recent success, traditional art galleries have joined the bandwagon.

Ato Gallery, a New York-based businesses earlier in the year sold an artwork estimated to be worth no more than $100,000 for a staggering 150 bitcoins. At the time of the sale, the bitcoins were valued at over $1.5 million. The whole buying process was made after an Instagram post and the buyer chose to remain anonymous.

Electronics

Shortly after bitcoin payment processors started cropping up, Microsoft, NewEgg, and Overstock.com started accepting crypto payments. Electronics like laptops and smartphones were the first items listed for BTC payments. Today, you can still purchase your favorite PC using bitcoin. And like any other items, you can get coupons or gift cards for bitcoins.

And while bitcoin payments are irreversible, most of the retailers that accept BTC offer warranties for their products. Don’t expect to get bitcoins in return but you can get a new laptop or the equivalent of your BTC in cash.

Funeral Services

Wedding event planners are accepting bitcoins these days. So, why not funeral service providers? If you have some BTC and a loved to one to eulogize, find a service provider that accepts bitcoin. At least one such company in Minnesota accepts crypto. But any modern business, including funeral homes, are also accepting the digital currency.

To Conclude

More than 100,000 retailers around the world accept bitcoins. You can buy everyday items like coffee and pizza with the cryptocurrency. But if you have taste for luxury, there is a wealth of products you can buy using BTC as well. From Ferraris to cruising with bitcoin celebrities, don’t hesitate to spend your crypto for the right services.

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Why Bitcoin Price Remains Stable Before the Expected Hike

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The cryptocurrency rallied a few days back, but now, it has moved closer to 38.2% Fib level. Investors are enthusiastic that as it remains at this level for some time, and stabilize. The next move in Bitcoin price will take it to the 61.8% Fib level. This is when the hike in the price of the cryptocurrency will occur towards $4,200. However, after the surge in price, the upcoming weeks will see the Bitcoin falling swiftly to $3,000.

The truth is that if this move fails to occur, there may not be an improvement in the value of the digital currency. Also, this movement will enable the “bullish gartly pattern” we saw on the BTC/USD 4H chart to become a reality. Also, we are expecting that the Bitcoin price will decline the same way it has been recovering since early February.

Why this week’s closing price matters

Presently, Bitcoin price is still trading above what the intrinsic value is showing on larger time frames. However, we can see adequate room to accommodate short-term rallies. The price at which Bitcoin closes this week is very critical. It will be a clear indication as to how the digital currency will move in the coming weeks.

If Bitcoin closes at a price above $4,000, we are hopeful that the correction may come from early next week. On the other hand, any…

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Stanford Lecturer praises XRP over Bitcoin

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The world of cryptocurrencies continues to cause controversies even now, particularly when it comes to matters such as the superiority of one coin over others. According to recent reports, one student from Stanford University has stated that one of Stanford’s guest lecturers — Dr. Susan Athey — bashed the first and largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, while praising XRP.

Does guest lecturer go anti-Bitcoin?

In late February, Stanford’s student called Conner Brown came out publicly with a claim that Athey described Bitcoin’s network and protocol inaccurately, and that she also used the opportunity to make unfounded criticism. Athey, who also sits on Board of Directors at Ripple Labs — XRP’s parent company — supposedly also stated that XRP provides solutions to all issues mentioned in regards to Bitcoin.

According to Brown’s comments on the matter, the lecture in question took place over a month ago, and after attending it, he wrote an open letter to Standford, explaining the incident. In the letter, Brown claims that Athey inaccurately presented Bitcoin’s consensus protocol and overstated several issues, such as the threat of a 51% attack on the coins network, as well as Bitcoin’s mining centralization.

However, the main problem with the lecture, as Brown sees it, is the professor’s claims that XRP presents a solution to these problems.

The claims caused Dr. Athey to respond publicly via Twitter, stating…

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Bitcoin Chasing Green — First Positive Month Since July In Sight

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The crypto market has started seeing gains in mid-February, with Bitcoin (BTC) following the bullish trend as well. In fact, the largest coin was on its way of seeing the first positive month since July of the last year. Even though its price was struggling to permanently overcome the major resistance at $4,000, the coin kept trying, and as long as its price doesn’t drop below $3,414, this goal can still be achieved

The return of the bearish trend which briefly overtook the market on February 24th caused a lot of damage, although Bitcoin managed to remain above $3,800. Following the crash, BTC started seeing minor gains once again, indicating that the bears have withdrawn for now.

What does the future hold for BTC?

As mentioned, Bitcoin can only complete a positive month if its price remains above $3,500 until the end of February. At the time of writing, the price sits at $3,807 according to TradingView, with an increase of 0.58% in the last 24 hours. As things are right now, it is likely that BTC might succeed in doing this, as its price performed relatively well ever since January 11th, even though it remained between $3,300 and $3,700.

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The recently-emerging bullish trend took it beyond this, and while the price…

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