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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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3 Cryptocurrencies Most Likely to Follow Bitcoin’s Performance

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For more than a year, the cryptocurrency market has been dominated by bearish influence, with most coins seeing constant drops, or stagnation, at best. This all changed in the past few months, starting with Bitcoin which once again started leading the market up, bringing one minor rally after another.

BTC itself experienced massive losses in 2018, with its price going down by around 84%. Most other coins among the top 10 mirrored its performance, and some of them experienced even greater losses. However, now that Bitcoin sees gains again, these cryptocurrencies are still following its example, and many of them have seen massive breakouts. Some of the more notable altcoins that followed Bitcoin’s recent example are Ethereum (ETH), Stellar (XLM), and Cardano (ADA).

Ethereum performance mirroring Bitcoin’s price

As mentioned, Bitcoin led every rally so far, but before it did, its price first went through what is known as an ascending triangle pattern. The pattern held for around five months, which is exceptionally long for the crypto world. However, once the pattern was finally broken — the coin’s price skyrocketed, more than doubling itself within only two months.

One thing to note is that Ethereum performed in pretty much the same fashion. After five months of struggle and confusion for investors, the second largest cryptocurrency also managed to break the pattern and skyrocket as well. It…

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4 Reasons Why the New Bitcoin Rally Is Unlikely to Stop Now

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After more than a year of declining prices, the crypto market is finally seeing a period of serious recovery — one that has already brought digital currencies to heights not seen in over half a year now.

Only days ago, Bitcoin surged past several major resistance levels and managed to exceed its yearly high of over $8,000. Already, many skeptics are predicting the soon end of the bull run, and the possibility of yet another sharp decline. However, there are signs that suggest otherwise — that this bull run is only getting started, and that it will not end anytime soon.

There are four reasons why this is the case, and they are as follows:

1) Bakkt

There is the long-awaited Bitcoin futures exchange, Bakkt, which recently announced that the July test date for Bitcoin futures is soon to be set. Bakkt’s launch was delayed multiple times already, so the announcement came as quite a surprise. However, it appears that it will happen quite soon, after all.

As soon as its arrival becomes a certainty, Bitcoin will likely skyrocket even further, just like gold did when gold ETF appeared in 2013.

2) Bitcoin completely ignored the hacking of Binance

Binance has been the largest crypto exchange by trading volume for a while now, and as such, many expected that, if anything were to happen to it, Bitcoin…

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The New Rally Has Arrived: Crypto Market Cap Goes up by $24 Billion Within a Day

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The crypto market’s recovery progresses further, and at a rapid pace, at that. Bitcoin has just surpassed the $8,000 mark, which is the first time its price has been that high since July of last year. In addition, the entire crypto market is making billions within hours.

Bitcoin (BTC) sees another serious surge

In the past 24 hours, the total crypto market cap has gone up by around $24 billion. Meanwhile, BTC price has grown by $1,000 within the same period, as the largest coin traded barely above $7,000 on early Monday. At the time of writing, the coin’s price sits at $8.014.31, with a 14% growth in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the BTC market cap has gone up to $141.85 billion, and even the coin’s trading volume surged to over $31 billion.

While many are wondering whether this is a return to the massive heights seen back in 2017 or only a temporary surge which will soon see a correction — no signs of an upcoming decline have been noticed as of yet. In fact, new heights were made and then exceeded multiple times in the past week, with a massive 33% gain during that time. And, with Bitcoin’s dominance at 60%, many are expecting that massive altcoin surges are to be expected as well.

The growth of altcoins can already be seen, as Bitcoin

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