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Bitcoin’s 10th Birthday: 10 Bitcoin Predictions with CoinCorner

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On October 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published his world-changing whitepaper ‘Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System’, and with it launched Bitcoin to the world, changing the course of history forever.

To celebrate Bitcoin’s 10th birthday, the CoinCorner team has shared its 10 predictions for Bitcoin over the next 10 years:

  1. Bitcoin will be the dominant cryptocurrency with a 90% market share
  2. Bitcoin will be used for streaming money – Instead of paying per month for streaming services like Netflix, you could pay per second for each film you actually watch.
  3. 1 Bitcoin will be worth $100,000+
  4. Bitcoin will become a commonly used store of value for people in developing countries – Bitcoin has the potential to be used by countries with struggling and unstable currencies. For example, Venezuela’s economy is currently suffering from hyperinflation and would benefit from the introduction of cryptocurrencies as they offer a more stable alternative to their fiat currency. It makes sense for both retailers and consumers to deal in decentralised cryptocurrencies in order to protect the value of the country’s money.
  5. John McAfee won’t eat his… you know what on national television! – Mr McAfee has previously stated that Bitcoin will reach $1 million by the end of 2020 and if he’s wrong, he will eat his… you know what… on national television. As much as we would all love this prediction to come true, it’s unlikely that Bitcoin will hit $1 million so soon.
  6. A 51% attack will be attempted… but Bitcoin will continue as normal and survive! – Bitcoin is currently one of, if not the longest running system to maintain a 100% uptime – a claim that not even Google can boast. It is always under attack from people trying to break or hack it, but these are only making it stronger and stronger.
  7. The creator of Bitcoin will still be unknown – Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, has never been identified and over the past 10 years this has definitely worked in the favour of Bitcoin. With no one person as “the face” of Bitcoin, this makes it truly decentralised, unlike other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, which have a founder.
  8. Bitcoin will be a reserve currency for the world – Much like the USD is a reserve currency in parts of the world, we believe Bitcoin will slowly progress to become a world currency in some form or another.
  9. Bitcoin will be used to manipulate and control human behaviour in previously unforeseen ways – An example may be that people may receive automatic payments from the government every time they exercise in order to keep NHS costs down by keeping society fit and healthy.
  10. Bitcoin will become part of the education system – Similar in the way that IT was not taught in schools 30 years ago, we think Bitcoin will become part of the education system in schools around the globe. It may sit across a multitude of subjects rather than one area, so for example, children may be taught about Bitcoin in Economics, IT, Computer Science, Maths and even History.

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Danny Scott, co-founder of CoinCorner commented: “Having been involved in the Bitcoin space since 2013, I believe that Bitcoin is the most ground-breaking technological innovation since the internet. Just like the internet, it will take time for Bitcoin to mature and become “mainstream”. 30 years ago the internet was only used by the techies and geeks – now it affects our lives every single day, having changed the way we communicate, work and live.”

“The CoinCorner team predicts that Bitcoin will one day be as influential in everyday life for people around the world, not only from a financial aspect but through the products that will be built on top and around the technology.”

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Ripa – A Secure Cryptocurrency Trading Ally

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Ripa is a crypto asset marketplace developed on ARK-blockchain technology with an aim to facilitate easy entry into cryptocurrency exchange landscape. It is basically a hybrid-decentralised exchange with a strong focus on lowering the cost involved in opening a new exchange and furnishing crypto-traders with a safe and secure trading ecosystem.

Features of Ripa

Following are some important features of Ripa:

  • Open Source

It is a personalised cryptocurrency exchange solution architecture that allows easy connection to KYC/AML, authentication, ETL/reporting, etc.

  • Transparent and Configurable

Being an open source technology enables Ripa to be more secure, transparent, flexible and highly configurable.

  • KYC Verification

Peatio’s KYC system efficiently submits and exchanges KYC data that is necessary to comply with banking supervisory standards and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) requirements.

  • Multilingual 

The platform supports a myriad of languages, thereby enhancing its usability for users across the globe.

  • Multiple Accounts

Ripa allows users to create multiple accounts, thereby making it easier for them to trade in multiple currencies.

  • Proof of Solvency

Peatio’s Proof of Solvency (PoS) enables users to authenticate solvency of the Peatio-based cryptocurrency exchange without impacting their privacy.

  • Strong User Interface

Ripa has a straightforward and user-friendly registration and login interface which ensures easy usability. Moreover, it also offers personalised deposit and withdrawal methods to its users.

The Dedicated Ripa Blockchain

Ripa Exchange will have its dedicated blockchain denoted as Ripa Blockchain, and will operate on the DPOS protocol. It will be serving five primary purposes:

  • List new cryptocurrencies on Ripa Exchanges
  • Promote new projects on the platform
  • Purchase of RipaEx gadget on the RipaEx store
  • Payment of transactions on authorised reseller platforms with RipaEx POS
  • Share liquidity between Ripa Exchanges within the same network

Delegated Proof of Stake Technology

Ripa Blockchain has integrated a delegated Proof of Stake Technology (PoS) consensus system. This algorithm was fundamentally designed to eliminate the challenges associated with Proof of Work (PoW) including centralisation of computing power and the high wastage of energy.

Ripa Liquidity Service Provider (RLSP)

Ripa Exchange

By incorporating SmartBridge technology, RipaEX aims to build a mechanism to offer liquidity among all exchanges on the network. The platform enables this by writing the single exchange orderbook in the Ripa Blockchain and by implementing order matching between all exchanges on the network.

Token Distribution

The platform aims to offer 115,000,000 XPX tokens and distribute these tokens in the following manner:

  • 65% – PreSale and RIPA TEC
  • 15% – RIPA founders team
  • 6% – Marketing
  • 5% – Bounties
  • 5% – RCF
  • 4% – Ark.io SCIC

The fund collected from the token distribution will be allocated in the following way:

  • 60% – Project Development
  • 20% – Marketing
  • 20% – Legal Support

Ripa – A User-Friendly Approach to the Crypto Domain

Creating a new exchange while advantageous, can be a complicated and expensive ordeal. Ripa is an hybrid-decentralised exchange that aims to make a foray in the crypto exchange world, easier and affordable for users across the globe. Moreover, by leveraging blockchain technology, Ripa has ensured that investors have a secure, profitable, and efficient cryptocurrency trading experience. 

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Website: www.ripaex.io
Telegram: t.me/ripaex
BitcointalkANN: bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3759172
Whitepaper: github.com/RipaEx/whitepaper/raw/master/eng/RipaEx_WP_EN.pdf
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ripaex
Twitter: twitter.com/ripaex
Gitter: gitter.im/RipaEx/RipaEx
GitHub: github.com/RipaEx/
Blog: steemit.com/ripaex

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Bitcoin Nonprofit BitGive Launches GiveTrack 1.0

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Santiago, Chile — December 5, 2018 — BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has announced the launch of GiveTrack 1.0, the latest version of the flagship Bitcoin donation platform designed to enhance transparency in the donation process and empower donors to give more through direct, evidence-based reporting. Launched at the Latin American Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference in Santiago, Chile, GiveTrack 1.0 offers numerous technical upgrades from the beta product, including a brand new technology stack and easy onboarding for donors and nonprofits. In tandem with the launch, BitGive is announcing a Global Bitcoin Fundraiser in support of the four new nonprofits available on the GiveTrack platform.

The participating nonprofits include:

  • Code to Inspire — Code to Inspire (CTI) is the first coding academy for girls in Herat, Afghanistan. CTI has given more than 150 female students the skills and confidence to code, build apps, and generate work opportunities for themselves. Code to Inspire is fundraising to provide their 2019 class of students with updated computers, faster and more modern equipment, as well as upgrading the Internet connection and speed to maximize productivity and enhance the learning process.

  • Desafio Levantemos Chile — Desafio Levantemos Chile funds projects throughout Chile through microfinance, in which beneficiaries are empowered to play a lead role in managing and sustaining their own solutions. Desafio plans to provide more than 390 low-income children with sports equipment, providing an alternative sporting outlet so they will have a higher likelihood of staying away from crime and drugs and will also have a greater chance of being successful.

  • America Solidaria — America Solidaria works directly on social projects with the poorest and most underprivileged communities in the Americas, dedicated to improving quality of life.  Specifically, America Solidaria is raising funds to develop leadership skills among youth between ages 10-24 to become agents of social change and rebels with a cause (Concausa) that address the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

  • Run for Water — Run for Water addresses the clean water crisis in Africa by providing access to clean water in local communities of Ethiopia.  The nonprofit is raising funds to bring the community of Waraba, Ethiopia, an underground fresh water spring for clean water. The local community of 2,175 people currently uses the local river as a source of water for both humans and animals, causing serious water borne illnesses, particularly in children.

Connie Gallippi, Founder and Executive Director of BitGive, said: “One of BitGive’s core missions has always been to leverage the potential of Bitcoin and blockchain technology for more than just simple transactions and to build products that can actually make a real difference. With GiveTrack 1.0, we’re providing a legitimate use case for the technology — utilizing the unique benefits of Bitcoin and blockchain, such as speed, transparency and security, to revolutionize the donation process. We’re hoping that the launch of GiveTrack 1.0 and the initiation of our Global Bitcoin Fundraiser will empower the global Bitcoin community to unite and give back to worthy causes this holiday season.”

As part of the campaign’s goal to encourage corporate donors to give $5K or 1 bitcoin (#Give1BTC) this holiday season, RSK, the creator of the first Bitcoin smart contract, has announced it will kickstart the campaign with a generous donation in the amount of $5,000. In addition, Bloq, a leading blockchain innovation company, has also announced a $5,000 campaign donation. These donations will be spread evenly across all of the participating nonprofits, and will help jumpstart each on meeting their fundraising goals.

Diego Gutierrez-Zaldivar, RSK/RIF Labs CEO, said: “We believe in BitGive’s value proposition to put Bitcoin and blockchain technologies to the service of charitable initiatives. Making the donation process easier, and more importantly transparent, is a great contribution to making the world better; and we are very excited that they have chosen the RSK Smart Contract Network to build this innovative technology.”

GiveTrack offers unprecedented transparency in the donation process, giving donors the ability to trace transactions on a public platform in real time. Donors can see exactly how their funds are spent and ensure they reach their final destination. In addition to an entirely new framework, GiveTrack 1.0 offers multi-signature bitcoin wallet security and smart contracts that leverage RSK technology. GiveTrack also provides donors with direct evidence-based reporting for their donations through milestones.

Peg Peters, Executive Director at Run for Water, said: “We are very honored to be working with Connie and the entire team at BitGive. We’re delighted to expand to a global and digital network that is excited to use technology and innovation as a force for social impact. We’re proud to be a member of this new launch for GiveTrack and are looking forward to being part of this revolution for philanthropy!”

Fereshteh Forough, Founder and CEO of Code to Inspire, added: “We look forward to working with BitGive, as we see Bitcoin and blockchain technologies having a bright future in philanthropy. By utilizing the GiveTrack platform, we’re able to target a network of charitable donors in the cryptocurrency space, which will give us greater opportunity to achieve our broader goals.”

GiveTrack 1.0 will go live today and is available for donations at https://www.givetrack.org/.

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Anti-Media Strikes Back Against Censorship With LBRY Blockchain Technology For Publishing

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(ANTIMEDIA) Chula Vista, CA — For those who have been following Anti-Media’s journey, the recent news of our censorship should come as no surprise. Following the 2016 election, we were falsely labeled Russian stooges by an anonymous group of supposed propaganda-spotters for not spreading pro-U.S. talking points, and these unsubstantiated claims were given credibility and widely circulated by Western corporate media. While these bogus claims were later walked back, Anti-Media remains on that McCarthyist blacklist to this day. To be clear, we were falsely accused of publishing fake or false news — but in reality, we were targeted for uncovering corruption and lies we’re apparently not supposed to.

Following this smear campaign, we saw our organic reach across social media drop dramatically, which put Anti-Media’s normal business operations in financial jeopardy. We’ve been adapting by building our presence on alternative social media sites, rebuilding theantimedia.com’s front page as an interactive “Homepage for Independent Media,” and setting up a daily newsletter. Anti-Media survived the algorithmic silencing campaign, and we even began to see our traffic climb over recent months. Then Facebook and Twitter decided to officially purge (see: censor) us from their platforms on the morning of October 11th, along with 800 other political pages and profiles. Anti-Media’s two million+ followers can no longer view our posts or content, and Anti-Media administrators can’t access the content we created and published on Facebook over the last six years.

Anti-Media Strikes Back

AntiMediaFortunately, before the October 11th purge, Anti-Media partnered with LBRY, a blockchain-based digital content marketplace. In August, we began working with LBRY to build a decentralized content delivery system for our website and an uncensorable hub to store all of our content from across our various social media platforms. As of today, all the content published on theantimedia.com will automatically be pressed onto the LBRY blockchain and hosted on our decentralized LBRY channel, which can be found on the LBRY app at lbry://@AntiMedia. Now our fans will be able to find all of our content — no matter which social media platform we post it on — and all of the articles published on our website in one place. With the help of LBRY and the LBRYPress WordPress plugin we’ve helped develop, Anti-Media’s content is now unstoppable. All of the video and image content we create can also be found on the web at our custom LBRY-powered spee.ch site lbry.theantimedia.com.

Nick Bernabe, founder of Anti-Media, commented on the new technology:

“These new tools from LBRY will insulate Anti-Media from the corporate censorship we’ve recently been dealing with from Facebook and Twitter. Now our fans can find all of our content on lbry.theantimedia.com, a decentralized hub for our publishing, and our team will never lose access to our work again. We are proud to be one of the first news websites to embrace blockchain technology in our publishing process.”

According to Paul Kirby, the developer behind the LBRYPress WordPress plugin:

Any publisher can now start getting their name out there on the LBRY Network, which, in my opinion, is what the future of publishing and content consumption looks like. It’s also a great way to create permanent copies of all your content and media and put them onto a decentralized network. The beauty of the LBRYPress plugin is that it doesn’t impede your current setup in any way. It is a plug and play system that steps out of the way of any CDN, caching, or other setup you may have and lets you focus on writing and creating content in one place.”

LBRY CEO Jeremy Kauffman said in a statement:

“This is a powerful technical achievement for independent media outlets. Instead of relying on Silicon Valley to keep their data available, journalists and outlets can safely store everything they’ve created on the decentralized, peer-to-peer LBRY network.”

LBRYPress is an open source WordPress plugin that will be available to any publisher who wants to integrate blockchain technology and the decentralized LBRY protocol into their website. Learn more at lbry.io/lbrypress.

Check out Anti-Media’s LBRY-powered content hub at lbry.theantimedia.com

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