Blockchain for Everyone with Sir John Hargrave

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Blockchain for Everyone with Sir John Hargrave

In this episode, I chat with Sir John Hargrave. Publisher, investor, comedian, and author of the bestselling book Blockchain For Everyone. You can purchase Blockchain For Everyone at www.blockchainforeveryone.com

Sir John can be found on Twitter at @sirjohnhargrave

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Accointing – The Crypto Portfolio Tracking & Tax Solution

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Accointing – The Crypto Portfolio Tracking & Tax Solution

To skip ahead to the Accointing demo, please go to the 12-minute mark of the video.

In this episode, I chat with Alex Lidenmeyer, Co-Founder of Accointing.com. Accointing is a portfolio management and tax tool for cryptocurrencies. With Accointing you can track, manage your crypto portfolio and create tax reports for tax season.

For more information on Accointing:

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Twitter: @accointing


Accointing’s mobile app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

PayPal blocks funds to Pornhub.com opening the door for Crypto

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The payment service on Wednesday, November 13th 2019, removed access to receive payments to the adult website Pornhub.com. In a replay of the 2010 incident, when PayPal blocked users from sending funds to WikiLeaks. 

There is the question of “why now?” Pornhub has used PayPal services for the better part of a decade. This may be PayPal’s attempt to get in front of the FTC’s COPPA rule if the conversation turns to payments.

PayPal’s terms of services do include a section on sexually-oriented content: 

Prohibited Activities

2. (i)You may not use the PayPal service for activities that contain certain sexually oriented materials or services.  

As reported by Vice.com: “A PayPal spokesperson told Motherboard: “Following a review, we have discovered that Pornhub has made certain business payments through PayPal without seeking our permission. We have taken action to stop these transactions from occurring.”

“Without seeking our permission” is the exact reason Bitcoin and many cryptocurrencies exist today. When a third party can cut access to funds, it puts livelihoods and lives at risk. 

There continues to be a stigma towards sex workers, and this action by PayPal does nothing to fix that. 

“Decisions like that of PayPal and other major companies do nothing but harm efforts to end discrimination and stigma towards sex workers. While we still have several payment methods for our models available, we will continue to add more sex worker friendly ones and explore cryptocurrency options in the near future.” a Pornhub.com spokesperson told Motherboard.

In 2018, Pornhub began accepting Verge (XVG) cryptocurrency payments. At the time, seen as a marketing scheme but now may turn into a lifeline for performers. 

But, that does not mean it’s a lifeline for Pornhub itself. Performers can receive crypto directly from their fans and do not need Pornhub to facilitate the transaction. The silver lining in this, crypto usage among the adult industry potentially will grow and provide more use cases for crypto. 

Stay Tuned…

About:

Jason Nelson is a Technology Reporter and Journalist and has been in the cryptocurrency space since 2016, his official website is CryptoInsightsJournal.com and can be found on Twitter @dragonwolftech

Emerging Countries Provide Use Cases For Cryptocurrency

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The last decade has seen one challenge after another — financial crises, political turmoil, to name a few. There are several use cases for Bitcoin. One use case in helping journalists, activists, and people under sanctions and hyperinflation.

Human Rights activists and journalists have used Bitcoin for funding, to buy resources, or to stay under the radar. They can do this because of the pseudo-anonymous nature of Bitcoin.

Recently, I attended Las Vegas Blockchain Week and San Francisco Blockchain Week. The conversation was primarily this currency over that currency. Or regulation or what innovations were coming.

Since Bitcoin began its meteoric rise in 2016, there has been the hope that crypto would make HODLers and investors rich. But, should that be our focus? Or should we be focusing on how can we get crypto to the people who need it?

If we want to live up to what Satoshi wrote, we need to find more ways to get crypto to people that need it. People in the United States and similar countries may use crypto, but some countries NEED crypto.

There are over five billion people in the world with smartphones, five billion who can potentially use crypto. 

Sure, there are use cases that we in the 1st world know and can understand. Edward Snowden has said that he used Bitcoin to purchase the tools he used to get the word out on government surveillance. Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has been a long supporter of Bitcoin. In 2010 Wikileaks supporters, blocked from sending funds through PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard, began using Bitcoin.

What about the protestor in Hong Kong, shop owner in Caracas, taxi driver in Nairobi, the migrant coming to the U.S.? Don’t think they have a better use case for cryptocurrency? DASH has become popular in Latin America, particularly Venezuela and Colombia.  Mexico has a growing tech sector and cryptocurrency & blockchain technology is front and center. 

Apps like DASH Text & CoinText removing the need for smartphones to be able to use crypto. With DASH Text and CoinText, users are able to send and receive crypto via SMS Text.

There is a long-standing tradition of demonizing Bitcoin and those who use it as nothing more than criminals. We continue to hear claims only criminals or those who want to avoid paying taxes using Bitcoin. 

It is easy for Americans and other “1st world countries” to disregard the potential of Bitcoin. We have the luxury of a stable financial system. That our credit cards will work, that the store on the corner will accept the local currency without question. 

Credit cards are easy to use but they require a third party to work. In cases like WikiLeaks or Pornhub, what happens when that third party decides not to let transactions go through?

Do we really want to live in a world where our money is controlled by someone else? We have for so long because we did not have an option. We have an option now, it’s called Bitcoin, it’s called cryptocurrency.

As the fear of recession grows in the United States. It is only a matter of time before the public’s attention will turn to Bitcoin.

While we may not need Bitcoin today, tomorrow we might.

Exploring LunarCrush.com The best site for Crypto Analysis in 2019

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In this episode I chat with Jon Farjo, Founder and Chief Product Officer for LunarCrush.com. Jon gives a guided tour of the Lunar Crush platform and shows us the various features available to investors and traders who can use the platform for a broader view of the cryptocurrency space and can then make better decisions on when to and how to trade. LunarCrush.com delivers community insights to crypto investors, funds and exchanges. Through research applications and APIs, get real-time insights that help make informed crypto investment decisions.

Let’s Talk Crypto and Journalism with 2x Emmy Winning Journalist Elsa Ramon

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In this episode, I chat with Elsa Ramon. Elsa has worked as a Journalist for the last two decades and has won two Emmy awards for her work at CBSLA. Elsa has recently transitioned to covering the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency space. In this interview, we discuss how Elsa discovered Cryptocurrency, how creating content for YouTube differs from Reporting on network television, Elsa’s interview with John McAfee and what it takes to be a Crypto Journalist. Elsa can be found on Twitter @ElsaRamonOnAir and via her website adventuresincrypto.tv

Bobby Lee Presents the Ballet Hardware Wallet at Litecoin Summit 2019

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In this episode, Bobby Lee Presents the Ballet Wallet at Litecoin Summit 2019.

For more on the Ballet REAL Hardware Wallet go to: https://www.balletcrypto.com/en

From the Ballet Website: “REAL is Ballet’s first product. It is a non-electronic physical cryptocurrency wallet, with multicurrency support, providing 100% offline cold storage. It comes in a variety of finishes, each with a different primary coin, allowing for direct deposits. We made Ballet easily accessible, and this accessibility is based on simplicity for everyone. For children to grandparents, from ages 9 to 99 years old, Ballet cryptocurrency wallet is designed for ALL users, and not just necessarily the technical savvy. Ballet does not require any additional hardware devices, nor have any complicated setup procedures.”

A History of Competing Currencies: Dr. Ron Paul Litecoin Summit 2019

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A History of Competing Currencies: Dr. Ron Paul Litecoin Summit 2019. In this speech from Litecoin Summit 2019 from Las Vegas Nevada. Dr. Ron Paul Former Texas Congressman & Presidential Candidate discusses government, freedom and a history of competing currencies.

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Ronald Ernest Paul is an American author, physician, and retired politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1985, and for Texas’s 14th congressional district from 1997 to 2013. On three occasions, he sought the presidency of the United States: as the Libertarian Party nominee in 1988 and as a candidate in the Republican primaries of 2008 and 2012.

Brock Pierce Opening Address at World Crypto Conference 2019

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In this episode from World Crypto & Blockchain Conference in Las Vegas, NV, Brock Pierce Co-Founder of the EOS Alliance gives his opening speech and welcome. Brock Pierce is an American entrepreneur known for his work in the cryptocurrency industry. In a February 2018 issue of Forbes magazine Pierce was named in the “top 20 wealthiest people in crypto” with an estimated net worth between 700 million and 1.1 Billion.