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  • Free money tree Altcoins, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Education, News, News teaser

    Got Bitcoin? Then These Altcoins Will Literally Give you Free Money

    Money doesn’t grow on trees, but apparently it does on blockchains. Here’s how you can grab some extra crypto tokens for free by simply proving that you hold bitcoin. Money Grows on Blockchains You know the saying: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. But some cryptocurrencies such as Stellar Lumens and Byteball are attempting to gain traction by taking a new approach to distributing their virtual tokens in an effort to

    · July 24, 2017 · 10:00 am
  • Macau Bitcoin, Companies, News, News teaser

    China Balks at Whack-a-Mole Capital Controls on Macau

    Chinese gamblers and stock traders are nursing their wounds after Macau authorities reversed a decision to limit their daily withdrawals to 5,000 patacas ($626). Macau Investors Easily Spooked The original announcement sent shares in casinos tumbling, Reuters reports, with seasoned gamers also looking at their incomes being strangled. Macau, which generates around 40% of GDP from the gambling industry, will nonetheless keep a new ATM transaction limit of 5,000 patacas. The proposed limits would affect

    · December 9, 2016 · 8:05 am
  • Ripple Gateways Can Freeze User Funds - Bitcoinist.net Altcoin News, Altcoins, Companies, News, News teaser, Ripple, Trending

    “Not-So-Decentralized” Ripple Freezes $1m in User Funds

    The Ripple payment network is facing criticism this week over revelations about the liquidity of some of its assets. It’s come to light that Ripple gateways — the onramps and offramps of the network — have the ability to “freeze” user funds at will. Furthermore, Ripple Labs has already used its influence to convince Bitstamp, a prominent gateway and exchange, to freeze $1 million worth of funds belonging to Ripple’s departed founder Jed McCaleb. Also

    · April 21, 2015 · 8:00 am
  • Altcoin News, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Emerging Markets, News, News teaser

    Stellar Plans To Improve MicroFinance Industry

    MicroFinance Institutions (MFI), businesses and charities providing small loans to some of the world’s poorest people, have slowly but steadily been going digital. Antonio Separovic has been at the forefront of this with his company, Oradian, which provides database and accounting software for MFIs. Last year, Separovic went to Stellar’s San Francisco offices with a problem: all the MFIs he was working with had no way to send money quickly and easily between each other. “It takes

    · March 12, 2015 · 8:00 am
  • Altcoins, Bitcoin, Markets and Prices, News, News teaser

    Market Summary 1-18/1-25

    Bitcoin Analysis Bitcoin has been increasing consistently over the last seven days, to a currency price of $244.58. The last time we saw this price was before the crash where Bitcoin took a 40% dive in two days, which is discussed in the previous Market Summary. We started this week with Bitcoin under $200, and has increased by approximately 25% over the duration of this week which I believe is due to one critical information

    · January 27, 2015 · 9:00 am
  • Altcoin News, Bitcoin, Companies, News, News teaser

    Stellar Forks and Decides to Create a New Consensus System.

    On December 5, Stellar Executive Director Joyce Kim disclosed news of a ledger fork related to a failure of their consensus system. The consensus system used by both Stellar and Ripple have never been used at the scale Stellar is implementing, and the system failed to reach consensus causing a fork in the ledger. Stellar has about 140,000 active accounts per week, and over 3 million total accounts. The maximum number of total accounts the

    · December 12, 2014 · 4:00 pm
  • Conferences, News, News teaser

    Stellar Executive Director Joyce Kim Explains Stellar at The Future of Money and Technology Summit.

    San Francisco, California — On December 2, Stellar Executive Director Joyce Kim sat on a Stellar panel and gave an overview of the Stellar project to the audience at The Future of Money and Technology Summit, a yearly fintech conference that meets to discuss the evolution of money. The panel was called “Stellar: Building a Common Financial Platform”, and also included Stripe CTO Greg Brockman and Ripple Founder Jed McCaleb. The entire panel session was

    · December 9, 2014 · 2:00 pm
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    Stellar and Stripe Speak at The Future of Money and Technology Summit 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO, California — December 2, Stellar Executive Director Joyce Kim, Stripe CTO Greg Brockman, and Stellar Lead Developer Jed McCaleb sat on a panel and gave an overview of the Stellar project to the audience at The Future of Money and Technology Summit, a yearly fintech conference that meets to discuss the evolution of money. The panel was called “Stellar: Building a Common Financial Platform”, and the entire session was streamed live and published

    · December 9, 2014 · 1:45 am