Changelly Exchange Now Available On Android

Changelly Exchange Now Available On Android

The Changelly exchange is one of our favorite crypto exchanges, especially when you need to swap crypto assets fast.

In recent news, they have finally created an Android app for their platform! Many of the writers here at Bitcoin Shirtz use Android over IOS, so this is great news for us. The Changelly exchange is a go-to for us with almost all cryptocurrencies, with the exception of BitShares and STEEM, which in that case we use Blocktrades.us.

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From Changelly’s Steemit Page:

Changelly team is happy to announce the launch of the mobile app for all the Android users. The first official version of Changelly mobile app is now launched on Google Play.

The leading instant swap service finally is in your pocket wherever you go. Changelly users no longer have to open the browser on their gadgets every time they want to instantly swap one crypto asset for another. The mobile app represents an adaptive instrument for all the fans of smartphone usability, and offers exactly the same options as the full web version of the service, namely:

  • exchange one crypto for another in a few minutes via the Changelly
  • mobile app;
  • buy any of cryptos listed with a credit card directly from the Changelly mobile app;
  • explore cryptos listed and real-time rates.

 

The Benefits

Importantly, Changelly users no longer have to go through the authorization procedure while doing the exchange through the mobile app. The Changelly app users can either undergo verification by choosing the Google account to sign in, or skip the verification step and go straight to the exchange.

 

The Mobile App Description

In addition to the exchange section, Changelly mobile app includes History section, where the user’s transaction history is placed and Support section, from where the user can send a request to Changelly support team and find the answers to the FAQ.

Changelly mobile app is quite compact and simple in use. It takes up only 8 Mb of the gadget memory and supports the Android versions starting with the version 4.4.

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Changelly Exchange Video:

Square Cash Has A Beautiful Landing Page But Fails To Provide Real Bitcoin Services

Square Cash Has A Beautiful Landing Page But Fails To Provide Real Bitcoin Services

Square Cash, also known as “Cash” or Square, Inc. has recently added Bitcoin investing to their list of services.  Square Cash allows users to transfer money using a phone app. The platform now boasts over 7 million users, as of 2018.

Why Square Cash Fails To Provide Real Bitcoin Services

With their new found interest in Bitcoin and blockchain technology, Square, Inc. is now allowing users to purchase and hold Bitcoin in their app. The catch is, they hold the blockchain asset, not you. We explored their new service offering and were completely let down. It turns out you can’t send or receive Bitcoin from the Square app. There are no bitcoin addresses to be seen. Bitcoin and blockchain are all about transparency and the Square Cash app gives users the opposite. They tell you that you now hold Bitcoin in the app but how do you know? You simply can’t verify the information. We doubt they are lying about any of the info displayed, but how would you know otherwise?

If Square Cash wants acceptance from Bitcoin investors, they will have to update their app and make it more transparent. There needs to be proof of purchase on the Bitcoin blockchain. Verifiability is paramount in the blockchain space.

What we liked was their beautiful landing page and informative information about Bitcoin and it’s anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.

Check out some screenshots from https://cash.me/bitcoin :

 

New US Congress Report Praises Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

New US Congress Report Praises Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

The report is generally positive on the matter of cryptocurrency, which is surprising. They want “policymakers” to be more educated about blockchain and its potential.

It seems the US government is warming up to crypto and accepting the fact that blockchains are not going away.

Excerpts From The Cryptocurrency Report:

Blockchain Looks Like the New Internet

“The buzz surrounding digital currencies resembles the internet excitement in the late 1990s when people recognized technology companies could change the world. Many internet companies launched and their valuations took off in short order. Many failed, but a few succeeded spectacularly and challenged the conventional ways of doing business.”

 

Cryptocurrencies Could Outshine Government Fiat

“Some critics of currencies controlled by government fiat welcome cryptocurrencies because their supply is preprogrammed and perceived as unchangeable. For example, only 21 million bitcoins will ever be issued and the last fraction of a bitcoin will be issued in approximately 2140. Additionally, the creator of Ethereum designed its mining reward to decline exponentially as more miners create blocks, and according to his calculations the supply will be just over 100 million ether.”

 

Blockchain Is Secure and Efficient

“Cryptocurrencies and ICOs create headlines, and the pace of financial innovation in the blockchain space amazes skeptics. Yet, with all the headlines focusing on the financial applications, people may miss the digital revolution now happening with other blockchain applications. Even worse, people could be frightened about new developments with the technology as they associate blockchains with the negative headlines. Blockchain technology offers a decentralized, secure, and efficient way to store almost any form of data across multiple platforms.”

 

The Conclusion

“Technology presents evolving challenges and generates new solutions. Blockchain technology essentially stores and transmits data securely, in large volume, and at high speeds. So far, the technology has proved largely resistant to hacking, and given this feature, developers first applied it to digital currencies. Yet blockchain has many more potential applications, such as portable medical records and securing the critical financial and energy infrastructure that the Report identified.”

Source

John Oliver Covers Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies On Last Week Tonight

John Oliver Covers Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies On Last Week Tonight

John Oliver is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and television host. He is most known for is work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and now he is making a name for himself on his very own show on HBO called Last Week Tonight.

Quite recently he released an entire episode covering Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Oliver does a great job aggregating information to explain Bitcoin:

“I’m a virtual currency, worldwide, that you can send for little to no fees, open source, not controlled by any government, corporation or individual. It’s financial freedom BRO!”

He even brought on Don Tapscott, author of Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World, who spoke on the security of blockchain technology:

“A blockchain is a very highly processed thing like a chicken mcnugget and if you wanted to hack it it would be like turning a chicken mcnugget back into a chicken. Now someday someone will be able to do that but for now it’s going to be tough.”

We commend John Oliver for covering Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, which we believe are the future of finance and data recording.

For much of the episode Oliver focuses on responsibility when investing in cryptocurrencies telling viewers to not invest any more than they could afford to lose, which is a pretty standard phrase in any financial market. But still good advice.

John Oliver also hones in on the EOS project, which he clearly does not understand. He reads off the initial coin offering numbers scoffing at how much value the EOS team has raised. Oliver also doesn’t understand Block.one’s obscure mission statement and relationship to the EOS blockchain. Launching a cryptocurrency that competes against state created fiat currencies is highly illegal according to governments. Block.one does not want to be held directly responsible for the launch of the decentralized network. If governments could find out who Satoshi Nakamoto is, you had better believe they would kill him.

Watch the episode below:

Dear John Oliver – By eosio On Medium

Block.one’s CTO Daniel Larimer has previously built and deployed two of the most used (and “usable”) decentralized applications to date. Having originally worked on the development of Bitcoin and feeling it would not adequately perform, Dan developed a scalable high performance Blockchain architecture, now widely known as Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS); today DPOS processes the majority of all blockchain transactions globally.

EOSIO is designed to leverage DPOS and familiar scripting languages to enable developers and businesses to more easily take advantage of high performance blockchain capabilities, and deploy open source community driven business models.

Block.one believes Blockchain technologies have the potential to become the next mainstream infrastructure for communication and commerce, and can introduce new freedoms while streamlining compliance and universal interoperability. The company is committed to the technological and regulatory innovation required to push forward on common ground for developers, users, businesses, and regulatory agencies around the world.

Block.one and community contributors make continual progress on the development of the EOSIO platform that can be viewed on the EOSIO Github, a fully transparent hub where the real time progress of feature creation through to completion can be viewed and contributed to.

They then discussed Brock Pierce, who is now moving on to independent community building and investment activities. In short the Block.one crew has no hard feelings and is thankful for his contributions.

They went on to say:

As a growing company building value through an open source community as opposed to traditional avenues of proprietary software ownership, we are conscious of the importance of robust corporate communications. We take professional standards seriously and are always focused on raising the bar as our company transitions from startup to aggressive growth. We value acknowledgment of room for continued improvement and remain confident in our mission to further the impact of Blockchain as a foundational technology.

Thanks again for the entertaining reminder to stay informed when it comes to new industries, concepts, and people.

Your fans at Block.one

P.S. If you’re interested in blockchain based Beanie Babies, we recommend exploring #Cryptokitties

Coinbase Will Add More Altcoins In 2018

Coinbase Will Add More Altcoins In 2018

Coinbase is one of the most popular websites to buy cryptocurrency. We are now hearing that Coinbase will add more Altcoins in 2018.

from ethereumworldnews.com

“In an interview with CNBC, Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong discusses how bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are becoming Stock Market 2.0. Armstrong also notes that Coinbase will be adding several new cryptocurrencies in 2018 to go along with the three they currently offer — Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin.”

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong:

“The ones that are the most exciting to us that we have on the platform today are bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin, but there’s many more that are going to be added to the platform in 2018 and I think this is going to be a really exciting space for all kinds of institutional investors to make money.”

Which Altcoins Will Coinbase Add?

We are not certain, but if we had to guess we would say that the best contenders are Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Iota, Dash, and Monero. (in that order).

We are huge fans and supporters of all these altcoins except Ripple. Ripple (XRP) is a token on a centralized blockchain and for supporters of central banks.

Here are their prices as of 12/27/17

 

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Buy Gift Cards With Bitcoin For Your Favorite Store Or Restaurant

Buy Gift Cards With Bitcoin For Your Favorite Store Or Restaurant

Did you know that you can buy Gift Cards with Bitcoin for a plethora of stores and eateries? eGifter.com sells eGift Cards from over 250 national brands in the US.

“eGifter is a web and mobile app that lets you buy eGift cards for yourself or give them to your friends via email or your favorite social network. You can add an animated eGreeting card, personal message and video. You can even invite others to chip in, making it a group gift!”

You can always “cash out” of your Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies on exchanges like Coinbase or get a Bitcoin debit card. But sometimes it is just as convenient to get a gift card for your favorite store.

Did we mention they have a rewards program for customers? 100 eGifter points is equal to $1. You can get 1 eGifter Point for every $1 spent with a credit card or PayPal. BUT for every $1 spent with Bitcoin you get 2 eGifter Points!

 

Card Options:

“eGifter uses BitPay to process bitcoin transactions. All bitcoin transactions are secure. Transactions may take up to 30 minutes to process*.”

We purchased some eGift cards from eGifter to see how easy it would be to pay with Bitcoin. We were very pleased with our results.