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How Casinos Are Embracing Cryptocurrency

How Casinos Are Embracing Cryptocurrency

Digital currencies and blockchain technology have had an immense impact on kasinot across the globe.

One of the areas where this impact has been very profound is in the gambling sector – which has also been known for embracing the latest technologies. Gaming operators have always been at the frontlines when it comes to trying out new and innovative technologies all in a bid to keep their customers happy and interested. That said, it was only a matter of time before cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin among many others made their mark in the gambling industry. All of the features that these digital currencies promise are, without a doubt, very desirable features for gamblers across the world. The result is a mutually beneficial arrangement where digital currencies get the necessary boost to go mainstream while the gaming operators get a front-row seat as the world ushers in the new age of next-generation digital payments. Naturally, there has to be a framework for this and thankfully its already being implemented in both land-based casinos and in online gambling platforms. 

Crypto in Land-Based Casinos

Cryptocurrencies, since their conception, have always been digitized forms of payment. However, nearly everything is digitized nowadays. Still, brick-and-mortar casinos rely greatly on existing systems all of which are based on traditional payment options and fiat currency. Thankfully, there is a solution to this. Lots of land-based casinos have embraced digital currencies. It is quite common to be able to pay with Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum or any other digital currency at several dozen land-based gaming facilities. However, this does not mean that these casinos shove them down people’s throats.

Instead, the cryptocurrencies are used alongside other traditional forms of payments. As such, in most of these casinos, your digital currency will be converted to fiat currency which you will then use to play your favorite casino games. It is that easy! Now, this might not necessarily be the future that most die-hard digital currency enthusiasts envisioned. However, the integration will certainly be a great way for the industry to market itself. Eventually, we might finally get to see mainstream crypto-online retail gambling space being made available but the existing solution is certainly acceptable. The wait might be rather long but thankfully the gears are already in motion which means that we certainly need to get ready for that future.

Crypto in Online Casinos

Online casinos are among the biggest beneficiaries of the digital currency revolution that is currently underway. In fact, it extends beyond just the digital currencies themselves to several other aspects including blockchain applications like smart contracts. The potential of these technologies can be said to be exponential especially because new use cases come up very often. Initially, online casino sites that accepted digital currencies were considered to be underground gambling sites. This is true to some extent.

However, things have since changed and legitimate Bitcoin casinos in the USA especially, have grasped all of the benefits that cryptocurrencies come with. Today, there are tons of crypto-only casinos that give players a whole new online gambling experience. On the same note, online gaming destinations that existed long before crypto took off have also joined the bandwagon. These ones allow you to convert your cryptocurrencies into fiat which you can then use to bet on the platforms. Just like in the case of most land-based casinos, while there is indeed a growing number of digital currency users, the number of people who still use good old fiat is still pretty hard to downplay.

What the Future Holds

One thing is for sure – the future looks very bright for the world of crypto and payments as a whole. A good number of people and businesses including casinos are quite happy with waiting. Still, it is very impressive that we have gotten to a point where you can participate in this development. Now, if you have any type of digital currency you are assured of finding a gambling facility or platform that will allow you to use it. There are a few things that, of course, need to be ironed out along the way which is expected of any nascent technology. Its rapid growth should, however, make up for this.

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Better Mobile Trading with vTrader’s New Cryptocurrency App

Better Mobile Trading with vTrader’s New Cryptocurrency App

The crypto trading company, vTrader, introduces its new mobile app to bring the smartphone crypto trading to a new level.

Traders can now buy bitcoin with euro, transfer their assets between them free of charge, in a safe and instant environment, and make use of the reliable wallets offered within the app. Just as Revolut innovated online banking, vTrader brings to cryptocurrency the concept of transferring crypto assets to the users’ phone contact list. The app works on both Android and iOS and can be used to buy Bitcoin and other cryptos. Unlike exchange platforms, where you to create an order then wait for someone to fill in, vTrader allows you to trade directly with any of your contacts in a matter of seconds.

App Features

Although simple to use, vTrader’s cryptocurrency app comes with well-rounded features like:

  • Sending, receiving, trading, and requesting cryptos from your friends in the contact list;
  • Supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin, Cardano Monero, and Dash;
  • Consulting and managing wallets for every supported cryptocurrency;
  • Depositing and withdrawing fiat in Euro;
  • Cryptocurrency funding in Bitcoin and Ethereum;
  • Mobile app and desktop fully synchronized.

Are there any Fees?

Sending, receiving, trading, and requesting cryptos from your phone contacts is completely free of charge. The only fees are for the buy or sell orders (0.85%) on the desktop platform, and withdrawals or deposits (1.8% fee plus a 0.99 EUR).

Where Can I Find the App?

vTrader mobile app is developed for both Android and iOS devices. You can download the app for free from Google Play and App Store. As all legitimate financial services must ensure that all transactions are legally executed, vTrader’s requires its users to complete a KYC, before using its platform and trading services. This procedure can be completed from both desktop and mobile app.

Customer Support

vTrader’s support team is available 24/7 to answer and solve all platform and trading-related issues for all their users.

About vTrader

The liquidity problem is an issue most crypto exchanges are faced with. Therefore, three experienced Romanian programmers – Vlad Sas, Alex Gherghe, and Codrin Rareș – developed vTrader platform. With a system in which the orders are filled automatically close to market prices, placing the orders on Bittrex, the liquidity is always ensured. Furthermore, the co-founders created vTrader as a particularly safe and secure exchange by implementing strong security measures such as storing all the assets in cold wallets. Also, the fiat transfer services are enabled through a collaboration with the Globitex (NexPay UAB) company.

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Best Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms With Leverage Trading 2020

Best Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms With Leverage Trading 2020

Best Crypto Margin Trading Exchanges

Margin trading is a type of investing which gives individuals a chance to increase their investment by adding leverage to it.

This practice lets you borrow someone else’s cryptocurrency and invest it as you see fit. Margin trades are usually made by investors who are certain that the market will move in one or the other direction in the near future. You’re basically accepting the added risk of betting loaned money because you feel that the odds are that your bet will pay out.

So, for example, you have $100 worth of Bitcoin and you are certain the market price will go up through the upcoming days. Let’s say that you are so certain that this rise in price will happen that you want to invest more than you are currently holding. You can borrow additional $100 percent from the market to invest a total of $200 in your “long” position (also known as the buy position, a market position investors take when they expect the price to go up). With this, you have now made a leverage trade of 2:1. Your loan of $100 worth of BTC will eventually have to be repaid; once the loan amortization period expires, the person who loaned you the money will have received its $100 along with a pre-arranged interest.

In order to make sure that the loaning party receives his money back, the platform can margin call your trade if its total value falls beneath a certain threshold (one that would lead to you losing borrowed money). In this case, if your investment’s value were to fall beneath $100, you’d end up margin called and your trade would be liquidated. To avoid going into too much detail (check out this link for a more in-depth look into the practice), margin trading has been a mainstay of traditional investing for quite some time and has successfully made the transition into crypto markets as well.

Leveraging someone else’s capital against a highly likely market outcome can be an extremely efficient way of multiplying your own holdings, especially when you go for higher margins like 4x, 5x, 8x or even 100x (the highest margin currently allowed on existing trading platforms). Modern crypto landscape is definitely a good place to learn about and master margin trading. Constant crypto volatility requires savvy market observers to predict future price movements and margin trading exchanges are a perfect playground for them to cash in on their skills. As a significant portion of these savants will want to test out their skills on the mentioned playground, we’ll give them a solid and list out some of the top margin trading exchanges in the market.

Top Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin Margin Trading Exchanges

BitMEX

BitMEX is one of the best margin trading platforms for bitcoin allowing its traders to leverage their positions. Co-founded and ran by the charismatic Arthur Hayes who achieved somewhat of a meme-like status in the community due to his unrelenting smile which beamed at us even as Bitcoin tumbled down from its 2017 all-time-highs, the exchange has offered margin trading services since 2014. This platform is not a beginner-friendly exchange – some knowledge of traditional futures and options will be required before you can start safely using the trading environment.

BitMEX offers a whole host of different contracts, including traditional futures (for Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, EOS, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, and Tron), perpetual contracts (Bitcoin and Ethereum), and BitMEX upside/downside contracts for Bitcoin. It accepts only Bitcoin deposits and offers a maximum leverage of 100x. While never hacked so far, the exchange has somewhat of a negative history of going down “for maintenance” just before/after strong Bitcoin movements. The exchange also seems to have a real problem with bugs and trading interface freezes that can cost you money. Is that Arthur nicking your money with a characteristic maniacal smile on his face or just a coincidence? We’ll probably never find out. Overall BitMEX remains by far the market’s leading margin trading platform in terms of volume that will satisfy the needs of most advanced users looking to trade crypto with leverage. That is if they manage to avoid the infamous “order submission error”.

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Rene Peters

Rene Peters is editor-in-chief of CaptainAltcoin and is responsible for editorial planning and business development. After his training as an accountant, he studied diplomacy and economics and held various positions in one of the management consultancies and in couple of digital marketing agencies. He is particularly interested in the long-term implications of blockchain technology for politics, society and the economy.

https://captainaltcoin.com/margin-trading-crypto-exchanges/

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5 reasons why you should use a brokerage exchange service to buy and convert cryptocurrencies

5 reasons why you should use a brokerage exchange service to buy and convert cryptocurrencies

It is considered that the best place to buy cryptocurrencies exchanges.

But this is a mistake. Let’s think about why we don’t buy fiat currencies on stock and currency exchanges or on the interbank market. Because it takes a lot of time, you need to have quite large amounts, and trading licenses are also a problem. The situation is similar in the cryptocurrency market. Exchanges require a lengthy KYC verification process. the process of withdrawing funds through a merchant can take up to 5 banking days. It should also be remembered that before withdrawing funds, you must conduct trading operations.

What are the advantages of the brokerage service 365Cash.co?

1. You don’t need to go through a lengthy KYC verification process. This is a crucial aspect for those who worry about their anonymity.

2. Low limits and fast execution of the exchange order. If you need a small amount quickly – 365Cash.co is the best choice.

3. The ability to use payment systems like Perfect Money, Payeer, AdvCash to buy cryptocurrencies at the market rate. Exchanges do not provide this opportunity.

4. Low commission. They do not charge customers a fixed fee for the exchange. They work at the market rate and are completely dependent on the spread.

5. Quick support service. Their operators will solve any issue within 2 minutes, while on the big exchange, you will need to create a ticket to the support service and wait for hours for a response.

Briefly about 365Cash.co

Exchange service 365Cash.co appeared in 2015. For 5 years of existence, they have become not only the largest exchange service in the CIS countries but also conducted more than 1,500,000 exchange operations. The service has more than 20,000 positive reviews from customers and more than 45,000 customers who trust them. They have a profitable referral program where partners can earn up to 30% of their profits. There is also a wide loyalty program.

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https://bitcoingarden.org/5-reasons-why-you-should-use-a-brokerage-exchange-service-to-buy-and-convert-cryptocurrencies/

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Markethive: Bringing Universal Income For Entrepreneurs.

Markethive: Bringing Universal Income For Entrepreneurs

 

The Marketive path and journey is what I believe in and support, and as such has become my driving force pertaining to everything I do at this point in time. It is a mission I support 100% that's based upon a lifelong vision of CEO and Founder, Thomas Prendergast … having been in beta testing now for the past 4 years, Markethive is now on the verge of rising up, with their primary mission being to build a UNIVERSAL INCOME which will support the efforts of entrepreneurs in building their business(es) and their dreams.

Markethive's Rising Up is Part of the New Revolution.
Our company's foundation is built upon 27 years of proven technology, merging with the blockchain. This will result in a fleet of money machines driving the basic platforms, creating a collaborative entrepreneurial ecosystem and community wherein the members and subscribers will have the ability to achieve substantial, sustainable, livable incomes, not just in the short term, but for generations to come. 

Because that is what Markethive is, a true revolution for those among the rank and file, those who aspire to create and be a part of something bigger than they are, mothers and fathers and even families who struggle to turn their dreams into realities.

We are not launching an ICO, but we could. You are invited to come to our weekend webinars to find out exactly what we are doing. As of now, we currently have a total of 4 webinars scheduled: 2 on Saturdays, and 2 on Sundays, all addressing different subjects. I highly encourage you to attend, because what we are about to launch could truly contribute to you becoming very wealthy.

We are Markethive, and we will be making huge waves in the not-too-distant future.


#1 Webinar:
Saturday: 
9am Pacific, 10am Mountain, 11am Central, noon Eastern, 1pm Atlantic

Description: BUILD MASSIVE MARKETING REACH
Join the CEO, Thomas Prendergast and Steven Cavan, Reach Engineer
An important workshop as we build out a reach into the millions worldwide.
Watch, listen, learn and ask in a real live production environment. 

https://www.ivocalize.net/#room/CryptoHive


We will also be revealing the details of our upcoming Airdrop and how that can accelerate your business and literally create a fortune for you, plus how this all ties into Markethive bringing “Universal Income” to entrepreneurs. You will be fascinated as to how hemp power plays into Markethive building a huge flotilla of internationally sovereign "money machines" (hives), along with how all this will drive Markethive into the top ten Crypto Currencies and the number one "Social" Market Network in the world … these may sound like somewhat impossible dreams, but we have in place what's needed to achieve these goals, and besides — there is nothing wrong with dreaming BIG and aiming as high as is possible.



#2 Webinar:
Saturday:
5pm Pacific, 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern, 9pm Atlantic

Description: CATCHING ASSOCIATES — "ENTREPRENEUR UPGRADE" REPORT
Join the CEO, Thomas Prendergast to learn how to guarantee associate signups via your Profile Page and using the Markethive Capture Page System.
https://www.ivocalize.net/#room/CryptoHive


#3 Webinar:
Sunday:
8am Pacific, 9am Mountain, 10am Central, 11am Eastern, noon Atlantic

Description: THE NEW MARKETHIVE ECONOMY — MILLIONAIRES WILL BE MADE
Join the Markethive CEO and Crypto Expert, Thomas Prendergast.
Free Bitcoin, join the revolution.

https://www.ivocalize.net/#room/CryptoHive


#4 Webinar:
Sunday:
3pm Pacific, 4pm Mountain, 5pm Central, 6pm Eastern, 7pm Atlantic

Description: MARKETHIVE LAUNCH UPDATES
Description: Join the CEO of Markethive, Thomas Prendergast, to discuss the current 
projects, projections and the coming revolution of the Hive.

https://www.ivocalize.net/#room/CryptoHive


Our new engineering organization with over 200 engineers is run by David Hickman, a long-time friend of one of our Markethive Founders, Douglas Yates, and this single factor is the tipping point for Markethive’s rise to prominence in the market. We have already addressed and updated many aspects of Markethive already, and as we speak, all the unfinished projects in Development are being completed and made ready to upgrade into Production. Buckle up brothers and sisters, because Markethive is about to take over the world, and predicted to truly be history in the making. I know, I am a big thinker and dreamer, always have been, always will be … but I can say with certainty that this is truly a mission and an ordained vision whose time is NOW, having personally known Thomas Prendergast and witnessing the progression and evolution that has taken place over the past 25+ years.



Thomas Prendergast, CEO and Douglas Yates, CTO will also be revealing, discussing and displaying progress on many important projects, such as our Markethive.io site and White Paper’s headway as it is being completed, our plans and projections, why we choose to fund via an ILP instead of an ICO, as well as our Infographics, videos and other presentation materials and resources focused upon the entire workings of Markethive, current systems, proposed as well as in-development systems. This is going to be a big event you should not want to miss.


See you there, and if you wish to get a FREE hands-on, no cost sneak peek, and no obligation "test drive" of the Markethive platform, you can register here and see it all from the inside. See for yourself what all the "buzz" is about:

http://marketive.tv

Also, find out just how you can participate in the upcoming Airdrop and get FREE coins, and take part in our Universal Income project, where we pay generous financial incentives, bonuses and matching bonuses to those helping us to spread the news about Markethive, far and wide. Plus, as if that isn't enough, we pay people to "engage" within the system itself, literally paying participants to earn while they learn from some of the best mentors and coaches around. The education alone that is being offered is priceless, which will teach anyone determined to learn how to be an expert online marketer, with the ability to grow any type of business. Add to that the financial rewards we give to those who take advantage of the training and guidance, and it just doesn't get any better than this.

I do, however, suggest you stay closely tuned in for all the latest, as there is so much more on the horizon that is yet to be revealed. 

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Uphold: Major move toward becoming licensed securities trader.

Crypto Exchange Uphold is the latest to use M&A to trade securities …

… just 3 weeks after Coinbase did the same thing.

Uphold, a cryptocurrency and global currency exchange, just made a major move toward becoming a licensed securities trader. On Wednesday, Uphold announced its plans to acquire JNK Securities Corp., a registered broker-dealer that has the licenses necessary to trade any cryptocurrencies that may be regulated as securities by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. "We've been following what the SEC and other regulators have been saying very closely, and we're aware of their view that many tokens may be considered securities," Uphold's general counsel, Ben Sherwin, told Business Insider. 

For more, click here: http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-exchange-uphold-acquires-jnk-securities-2018-6

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Bitcoin Price Soars Toward $1,275 in 45-Day High

Bitcoin Price Soars Toward $1,275 in 45-Day High

Bitcoin price is pushing on with its bullish gains as the cryptocurrency continues to reach the dizzying heights scaled in early March during the lead-up the SEC decision of the Winklevoss bitcoin electronic traded fund (ETF).

It has been a month of continuing gains with a positive trend for the world’s most prominent cryptocurrency. Having started April at $1,068 on the Bitstamp Price Index (BPI), today’s trading shows price reach a high of $1,274. Bitcoin has now gained nearly 20% in value since the turn of April.

BPI data reveals trading on Monday begain at $1,241 and a sustained trading period has seen an upward climb for the value of the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin prices were hovering above $1,250 at the start of Tuesday (midnight UTC) into the early hours of the day. At 07:30, a surge spurred prices from $1,252 to $1,260 in a 2-hour period. A more notable spike followed in the next 2-hour period as price pushed upwards of $1,270 to peak at $1,274 at midday.

 

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At the time of publishing, bitcoin price has trailed off slightly with bitcoin trading to the dollar at $1,266 on the BPI.

Global average prices, according to data from BitcoinAverage shows prices at $1,271.97 at the time of publishing, with a day’s high of $1,275.

April has played host to a number of positive developments for the bitcoin adoption. The cryptocurrency saw acceptance as a legal method of payment in Japan on the very first day. It was soon revealed that large retailers were working alongside bitcoin companies to enable as many as 260,000 Japanese storefronts to begin accepting bitcoin by this summer.

Elsewhere, Russia and India have both begun acknowledging bitcoin at an early stage. Whispers from Russia, in particular, are pointing toward the possible recognition and regulation of bitcoin in 2018, in a country that previously debated imprisoning bitcoin adopters less than a year ago.

A committee put to task by the Indian government is rumored to recommend the approval of bitcoin as a legal instrument in the country, with proposed regulation and taxation.

Bitcoin’s total market capitalization is back above $20 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.

For a live BTC Price chart, click here.

All time references are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Featured image from Shutterstock. Chart from BitcoinWisdom.

Chris Corey CMO MarketHive Inc

Samburaj Das on 25/04/2017

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