Bitcoin Wallet Samourai Ditches All Fiat Value of Bitcoin Balances 1592

In what could be construed as calling the casual enthusiast’s bluff, BTC maximalists at the Samourai project announced. Privacy-focused bitcoin wallet Samourai is dropping fiat balances from its platform, the company announced Friday:

“0.98.87 – Welcome new international users, and saying adieu to fiat currency. We are very pleased to roll out Samourai Wallet update 0.98.87 available to update via Google Play for existing testers, install from Google Play for new testers, or build from source on Github.

We believe it is fundamental that our existing and future users understand that when they transact within the Bitcoin network, when they participate in the Bitcoin economy, they are transacting with the token native to that network, BTC, and nothing else.

In 2015 when we first launched Samourai Wallet, we reasoned that a fiat based conversion rate would be a convenient feature for users who wished to have a rough idea of what their BTC stash was worth in fiat currency at any given time. We said “users aren’t ready” to give up fiat in the wallet, and we ended up including what we called the “Street Price” – the fiat conversion rate as provided by exchanges and services without KYC/AML requirements – and left it at that.

In 2017 we noticed a disturbing trend within the wider community. Many news outlets, data providers, prominent persons, and innocent users started to refer to bitcoin transactions in USD terms instead of BTC terms. Prominent altcoin proponent Roger Ver noted to his 500k Twitter followers that “TX fees SKYROCKET to $55/TX”, he of course knows better and was maliciously spreading propaganda to further his agenda, but the damage was done. Since then we have noticed many bitcoin users innocently noting their wallet balance, amounts sent, and miner fees in fiat currency instead of BTC. We spent many hours a week in our support channels explaining to confused and concerned users why they had 8 USD yesterday and 7 USD today. We reasoned that “Users aren’t ready” to give up thinking in fiat terms, and with education they would eventually change.

We are now nearing the end of 2018 and realize that users will never be ready. Thinking in fiat currency terms is familiar, you likely interact with it all the time. This is precisely the reason that within the context of a Bitcoin wallet it is a crutch. We have made the decision that as of version 0.98.87 to remove that crutch. All fiat currency conversions have been removed from Samourai Wallet. We understand this may inconvenience some, it may even be enough to cause us to lose some users, but we believe it is fundamental that our existing and future users understand that when they transact within the Bitcoin network, when they participate in the Bitcoin economy, they are transacting with the token native to the Bitcoin network, BTC, and nothing else.

We have decided to keep fiat currency conversion within the Sentinel Watch Only app, as independent merchants who frequently use the app and other use cases require the use of a currency conversion function.”

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Will Bitcoin continue to fall? 6152

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It’s no secret that the cryptocurrency market is quite volatile. Almost any piece of global news can affect the price of digital assets in one way or another. Take billionaire Elon Musk, for example, who was able to influence the price of Dogecoin simply by tweeting. However, this does not always happen because of a particular case and with a particular coin. In 2020, for example, the world went into lockdown for the first time in a long time. Countries’ borders were closed and the logistics of many goods began to be disrupted. People had to stay at home, fearing for their health. The Covid-19 pandemic was to blame. You would think that a virus could have an impact on digital assets. As it turns out, it was able to reach cryptocurrency as well. Because of problems in the economy, cryptocurrency has begun to lose value.

This did not last long, and a year later Bitcoin set a new historical high. The price of the first cryptocurrency was above $63,000. Those enthusiasts, who during the chaos and lockdown did not stop believing that cryptocurrency was the future and continued to invest in digital gold, were able to make good money in just one year. Bitcoin began to be prophesied to reach $100,000 in the near future. There were many explanations from analysts and financial experts that Bitcoin could do this. Today, however, the picture for the crypto industry does not look so rosy.

Since the beginning of 2022, the first cryptocurrency began to lose heavily in price, for various reasons. Today, we can observe that Bitcoin is in prolonged drawdown, just like all other digital assets. Some call it a “crypto-winter”. This has already happened to the crypto market more than once. But why is the fall so noticeable?

Experts attribute the prolonged decline in quotations to the fact that the Federal Reserve System is tightening policy in the US, which raises rates to contain inflation in the country.

As cryptocurrency is a risky asset, investors and traders are trying to get rid of it or keep it to a minimum.

Also, the recent news that one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, FTX, has filed for bankruptcy has not had a positive impact on the value of digital assets either. The first cryptocurrency still remains in a kind of sideways position. At the time of writing, it stands at $16,993, according to CoinGecko.

What if Bitcoin keeps falling?

If the cryptocurrency drawdown continues, nothing good can come of it. As analysts say, this will entail quite serious and large changes in the global crypto market. A similar scenario was discussed this summer, in the online edition of CNews. The publication’s experts believe that continued drawdown will mean that many tokens that are not widely known will simply disappear, until there are only the top and in-demand coins that are able to survive in today’s realities.

Of course it is too early to talk about it now, things may change tomorrow if there is any positive news. But we can only wait and see what happens.

And to start trading cryptocurrencies today, you can use the RevenueBot cryptocurrency bot service.

CME Group Announces Launch of Euro-denominated Bitcoin and Ether Futures 6706

CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives marketplace, today launched Bitcoin Euro and Ether Euro futures.

“The launch of these new futures contracts builds on the strong growth and deep liquidity we have seen in our existing U.S. dollar-denominated Bitcoin and Ether futures contracts,” said Tim McCourt, Global Head of Equity and FX Products, CME Group. “Our new Bitcoin Euro and Ether Euro futures will provide institutional clients, both within and outside the U.S., with more precise and regulated tools to trade and hedge exposure to the two largest cryptocurrencies by market cap.”

Bitcoin Euro and Ether Euro futures contracts will be sized at five bitcoin and 50 ether per contract. These new contracts will be cash-settled, based on the CME CF Bitcoin-Euro Reference Rate and CME CF Ether-Euro Reference Rate, which serve as once-a-day reference rates of the euro-denominated price of bitcoin and ether.

These new futures contracts will be listed on and subject to the rules of CME.

For more information on this product, please visit https://www.cmegroup.com/cryptocurrencies#explore-our-cryptocurrency-products.

As the world’s leading derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world’s leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing.

Popular BTM Operator: Bitcoin of America Welcomes Shiba Inu Coin to Its Bitcoin ATMs 7976

Bitcoin of America has officially announced the newest addition to their Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs). Shiba Inu coin is now available at Bitcoin of America ATM locations. Bitcoin of America has more than 1800 BTMs across 31 states. They recognized the growing popularity of Shiba Inu and decided it was time to include it in their BTMs. Bitcoin of America also offers Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum options. This news comes after their recent addition of Dogecoin in March of this year.

Bitcoin of America is a popular virtual currency exchange registered as a money services business with the United States Department of Treasury (FinCEN)(RegNum). They are known for their top-of-the-line customer support while also providing a fast and hassle-free transaction.

Bitcoin of America makes it easy for everyday businesses to get their hands on a Bitcoin ATM and for customers to buy Bitcoin. They take care of their host locations by providing passive income, increased foot traffic, and marketing. They even handle customer support and any maintenance/installation services.

The popular operator has made many updates to its BTMs and services over the past year. They launched their universal kiosks, which operate as a traditional ATM combined with BTM functions. Bitcoin of America has created a point-of-sale system for their tablet program, which has allowed businesses to accept cryptocurrency as a new form of payment. Bitcoin of America is constantly expanding and improving its services.

Data Mynt Payment Processing Platform Now Supports Bitcoin Payments 7840

Data Mynt, a leading provider of simple, stable cryptocurrency payment products, now enables payments over the Bitcoin network, which already supports roughly 225,000 transactions per day and $30 billion USD dollar equivalent volume per day worldwide (as of publishing).

Data Mynt merchants and partners join the 15,000 retailers that accept Bitcoin today, making it the world’s most widely used digital asset for payments. Retailers include Twitter, Whole Foods and Overstock.com.

Now the Data Mynt payment processing platform enables payments from any wallet and asset across the $2 trillion combined market cap (as of publishing) available to make a payment over the Bitcoin, Ethereum Mainnet and Polygon networks.

The Data Mynt payment processing solution enables merchants and enterprises to expand their payment options for their customers and partners. At the same time, it reduces payment processing costs and eliminates frictions such as chargebacks and crypto price volatility.

“As a payment processor, it only makes sense for us to enable our merchants and partners to accept what the world already accepts—the biggest cryptocurrency,” noted Data Mynt CEO Alex Christian. “Almost one-quarter of the US population owns Bitcoin. Many other countries such as Brazil, Indonesia, UAE, Singapore, Israel, India, Mexico, and South Africa have even higher adoption rates. Data Mynt merchants can feel good knowing they offer these Bitcoin owners another payment option.”

The dedicated Data Mynt global sales team began rolling out its payment platform in Q1 of 2022.

About Data Mynt

Data Mynt is a leading crypto payment processor. Its wallet, asset and blockchain-agnostic suite of solutions offer partners and merchants an omnichannel approach to accepting on-chain crypto payments free from volatility and the risks and costs of traditional payment methods. The Data Mynt payment platform is also designed to streamline implementation delivering a seamless customer experience. DataMynt.com

Popular BTM Operator Bitcoin of America Wins Silver in 11th Annual Best in Biz Awards 10046

Bitcoin of America has been named a silver winner in the Company of the Year – Midwest category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. Bitcoin of America is a popular virtual currency exchange, registered as a money services business with the United States Department of Treasury (FinCEN)(RegNum). Apart from ensuring a fast and hassle-free transaction, their customer support makes them the best in the industry.

Bitcoin of America has demonstrated rapid growth. In June of this year, Bitcoin of America’s Chief Financial Officer reported record company growth. In January, the company had a total of 630 Bitcoin ATMs. To date, they have seen a 138.095% increase in their number of locations. They even hit a major achievement of 1500 plus BTMs. Bitcoin of America has also seen enormous growth in their number of employees. In just one year their team grew over 32 percent.

Bitcoin of America also added new products, services, and even updates to their BTMS. In May, they announced the launch of their new universal kiosk. The kiosk combines the capabilities of a traditional ATM with a Bitcoin ATM. The universal kiosk is known to offer 3 different functions. The first is the traditional ATM feature where customers can dispense cash from a debit card. The second function is being able to buy bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies with cash. The last is that customers can sell crypto in return for cash. This is huge for business owners. These universal kiosks are bringing stores additional revenue streams, while also saving floor space. They also announced that Ethereum would be available for customers to purchase from any of their locations.

Besides offering cryptocurrency services to customers, Bitcoin of America has helped hundreds of businesses across the United States. Bitcoin of America offers a host program for store owners who are interested in cryptocurrency or are just looking to earn extra income. They take care of their host locations by providing them with passive income, increased foot traffic, and marketing. They even handle customer support and any maintenance/installation services.

Submit Your News to 40 Crypto-related Websites 4272

Coin PR Kit

Coin PR Kit will publish your press release, news, guest post, article, interview, review on up to 40 Crypto and Bitcoin related websites, selected by you prior to publication. Your news will remain available in websites database as long as you wish. Let us describe the way we work. We are ready to offer you surprising options for cooperation!

We deal with 40 Crypto and Bitcoin related websites worldwide and we have possibility to publish on those websites the news, press releases, guest post, articles, interviews, reviews and etc. After receiving the text from you, we publish it within 2-8 hours, and then we send you the links to all publications (see an example of report).

Simple & Clean Work Process

The process of ordering and publishing of text on selected websites is very simple and consists of the several steps:

1. Go to our Store
2. Select websites to publish
3. Add websites to Cart
4. Attach an article on the Checkout page
5. Pay and receive invoice
6. Websites promote it in 2 – 8 hours
7. We will send you links after publications

Our Store

All 40 Crypto and Bitcoin related websites are available in our store, see the list of websites at the following link. You can choose any website at the very moment of purchasing of publication. Our standard price is €25 per one website, but when you select more than 10 websites the discount system will be activated automatically in the store.

The price for one publication may be €20 if you add at least 10 websites to your cart. When you add 20 websites to your cart, the publication on one website will cost €15. And if you add 30 or 40+ websites you will get the price of €10 for each.

What if you need a lot of publications and you want to do it during several months?

Then we are ready to give you even more discounts! If you add to your cart at least 100 websites (each website can be added many times), you will get the price of €8 per one publication. This option is designed especially for big advertising companies of for dealing with advertising agencies.

We have no time limits for publications. You can make a stock purchase in advance and add 100 or more websites to your cart at one time to get a price of €8 and then publish articles when the time is right. You can send us different texts for different time of publications or for different websites. The length of the text should not exceed 8000 words. Show up on the homepage and NO advertising labels. In the text you can use 5 links (dofollow or nofollow), 5 images and 2 videos from YouTube.

All your purchases in our store will be accumulated and when the total amount of your purchases gets up to €2000 you automatically receive your personal coupon for one discount of 10%. Thus the price for one website will be much more reduced. For example, you add to the cart 100 websites, the total price for publication is €800 (discount: €8 per website), then you use your 10% discount coupon and the total price becomes €720 (€7.20 per website).

But that is not all yet! If the total amount of all your purchases in our store exceeds €4000, you automatically receive the VIP status (lifetime) and get an additional lifetime 20% discount on any purchase in our store. For example, you add 100 websites to your cart, the cost of posting is €800 (discount: €8 per website), but since you are the VIP status, you automatically get additional a 20% discount and the total cost of your order becomes €640 (€6.40 per website).

At the same time, if you would like to sum up all your purchases you should register your account in our store in order to keep your buying story. The process of registration takes less than a minute – you just need to put your email and password. Please register at the following link. Your buying records will be available in your account as well as the invoice for each purchase. Also your invoice will be sent to your email automatically after payment.

Payment and Publication

After adding the websites to your cart you will be forwarding to Checkout page. At the Checkout page you can choose the way of payment. We accept for payment: BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, TRX, USDC, USDT (ERC-20 and TRC-20). Choose a cryptocurrency for payment, push the confirmation button and you will see the total sum of payment in the browser (it will be also sent to your email) and the address of wallet for transaction.

At this moment the status of your order will be “Hold”. After transaction of cryptocurrency to our wallet it takes 12 confirmations. After 12 confirmations your order status will be updated to “Completed”. Then you will receive an email confirming that we start working with your order. We need 2-8 hours to fulfil it. If your order comes at night (Helsinki UTC +2), we shall start work at 9 am. Please be attentive at planning.

80 Crypto and Bitcoin Related Websites

At present there are 40 Crypto websites worldwide cooperating with us. We are growing and enlarging our partnership network of publishers. Today we negotiate with 10 more crypto websites and we hope they will join our store within the nearest months. Then the total quantity of our partners will be 50. We are planning to conclude contracts with at least 100 crypto websites worldwide in half a year.

We choose our publishers very carefully and work only with well-established websites. Therefore, we offer a selection of websites in our store. You choose the websites for your publication yourself. Our cooperation with you will always be transparent and every time you will receive a report with a link to the publication of the text on the website chosen by you.