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These two stocks are beating Bitcoin

These two stocks are beating Bitcoin
There is little doubt that the cryptocurrency Bitcoin has enjoyed a stellar 2017 to date. With experts expecting this upward trend to continue, you would think Bitcoin would be THE success story of the year in financial circles. While you can not take away the superb success Bitcoin has seen, there are two stocks that have actually enjoyed greater rises. Prices see a 1,000% jump! Certain stocks in Japan and India have experienced a year that is simply staggering in terms of their share price. First among them is Japanese firm Pepper Food Service Co who are a restaurant chain operating in the country. Specialising in the finest quality steaks and pork cutlets, this company has seen its share price jump from around $100 million to $1 billion in 2017. The other company that has given Bitcoin the slip is Indiabulls Ventures Ltd. As the name suggests, they are trading on the Indian stock exchange and mainly deal in online securities trading. Expansions on developing its consumer lending business this year have seen their stock rise by a huge 1,162% to date. Figures like this are stunning and really give Bitcoin a run for its money as the big financial story of the year. Other stocks have had a fantastic year too There are also another couple of firms who have enjoyed 2017 too. First is the China Investment Bank which trades from the wonderful city of Hong Kong. Holding stakes in gold mines and auto parts companies in mainland China, they have also witnessed prices rise by 1,000% plus this year. India's HEG Ltd have also seen similar big gains in their market value this year. Trading in the graphite electrode market that allows electric arc furnaces to work, they have seen massive gains and their business grow as a result. Bitcoin stands tall still Although the above companies have all made bigger gains than Bitcoin so far in 2017, it is debatable as to if they make the better story. It must be remembered that Bitcoin is not only making big news with its market value but also for being a truly ground-breaking digital currency. These two factors combined surely still mean that the cryptocurrency dominates the end of year news for 2017.

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“PayString” trademark filed by Ripple in the United States - what could it be?

“PayString” trademark filed by Ripple in the United States - what could it be?

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  • Another new trademark has been filed with the United States patent and trademark office by the San Francisco blockchain company Ripple.
  • Filed earlier this month, the filing for the trademark doesn’t give much away in regards to what kind of business or product will be marketed under its name. 

Another new trademark has been filed with the United States patent and trademark office by the San Francisco blockchain company Ripple.

Filed earlier this month on the 6th of November, the filing for the trademark doesn’t give much away in regards to what kind of business or product will be marketed under its name. Known as PayString, this trademark registration is very similar to that of the Ripplenet filing earlier in 2020.

The description indicates that PayString would cover a variety of different categories of electronic financial services.

Furthermore, this could be used for Fiat currency and digital currencies for omittance and gifts.

Earlier this year in August, the company failed to more trademark applications with the patent and trademark office in the US. This included the same application descriptions of PayString and Ripplenet.

You can see the filing here.

This year has been somewhat lacklustre for the XRP token. The price action for the currency has been slow to say the least but some believe that it could be getting ready for some further excitement before the end of the year.

It will also be interesting to see where the PayString trademark goes and what kind of product it will end up becoming.

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How Ethereum 2.0 good see strong recovery for ETH

How Ethereum 2.0 good see strong recovery for ETH

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  • As we come to the end of the year, there are numerous things occurring in the crypto space that no one could have predicted. 
  • With bitcoin jumping in value over the past few weeks/month, the alternative crypto market is quietly making gains simultaneously.

As we come to the end of the year, there are numerous things occurring in the crypto space that no one could have predicted. With bitcoin jumping in value over the past few weeks/month, the alternative crypto market is quietly making gains simultaneously.

Joseph Young, an analyst on Twitter has said that the second biggest cryptocurrency in the space, Ethereum has been performing extremely well over the past two months.

The upcoming Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract announced that the network upgrade would go live on the 1st of December. This has more than likely had a big impact on that open and how it has flourished in value over the past few months.

With the release of Ethereum 2.0, it would remove minors as the proof of work model is substituted for the proof of stake protocol. From here, users will be able to collectively verify transactions on the network without any need for a third-party to get involved.

You can see the tweet here from Joseph below:

Experience for users on the platform is more than likely going to change following the increase of the transaction capacity across the overall network.

The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin has confirmed that what was once a 15 transaction per second on chain processing speed could be increased to somewhere up to 5000 transactions per second on the blockchain upgrade.

The stagnation for Ethereum has technically allowed for the network to consolidate above significant moving averages and will be good for the future of the project.

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How South Africa's scam history has made its investors stronger

How South Africa's scam history has made its investors stronger

South Africa is a country with great diversity and has a rich history which attracts about 2.5 million tourists into the country every year. But what’s more appealing about South Africa is its gold mining industry which is one of the aspects of the country that makes it very attractive to foreign investors. And it comes as no doubt that South Africa has the most industrialized economy in the continent as a whole. Besides natural endowments history and tourism, South Africa is one of the countries in Africa where the activities of the financial market are widespread. Due to its attractiveness, many individuals have fallen victim to scammers in the country in an attempt to make a decent investment. 

According to numerous reports, many investors and visitors have been scammed by South African citizens or even scammers who are established in South Africa because it is a hub for foreign investment. Scammers go a long way to defraud people and it is always almost genuine, which makes it difficult for the investors to notice. Some examples of these activities involve scammers posing as airport staff, engaging in unexpected chats, stealing from backpacks or carry-on bags, or even fake taxi drivers that take passengers to unknown destinations to defraud them. These scammers go as far as telling passengers to get a receipt for some kind of taxi voucher, bus card, or airport receipt, take them to the ATM to get that non-existent voucher, and then try to see you type your PIN before creating a distraction to snatch and run with your card. 

It does not only end at that the height of this was when several South African investors lost over $13 million to a bitcoin scammer. This is one of the most thought out scams in the history of forex scams in South Africa and there are several more of this magnitude or even worse. 

In this case, the mastermind of the bitcoin scam, Willi Breedt who was the CEO of Vaultage Solutions now defunct, allegedly scammed several investors of over 227 million rands ($13.35 million) and escaped to another country when things got messy. It all started when the scammer abruptly severed all connection and communication between his clients and going on vacation. After several reports from his investors to the authorities, he was under criminal investigation, during which he closed shop, it is alleged that he went into hiding as the investigations went on. Reports by local news outlets indicated that Breedt claims that his troubles started in 2019 when the crypto market slumped. However, the truth of the matter is that the markets immediately recovered sufficient enough for him to recover all his losses. Because the slump was short-lived as it occurred only between one day and recovered the next so all losses were recovered. But Breedt claims to have been bankrupt by the slump and went into hiding to avoid his clients. Investigations on his bank account uncovered fraud as some of his investors stated that they had about $3.15 million in their account and the next day there was nothing and Breedt was nowhere to be found.

The members of the crypto community in South Africa have not been amused by Breedt’s actions because it reflects back to them as untrustworthy. But what’s more, is that it has been so common in the country that investors are becoming more accustomed to it. Although scamming is still prevalent in the country, investors are becoming more cautious when investing in South Africa. They have been scammed so much so that they are now stronger and more aware of scamming activities in the country, making it an even harder task for scammers to cook up any story because they’ve seen all and heard all.

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Former Australian senator Cory Bernardi expresses his interest in BTC

Former Australian senator Cory Bernardi expresses his interest in BTC

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  • Former senator, Cory Bernardi, of the Australian Senate is getting ready to join bitcoin. 
  • During his time in office, Bernardi was a rather controversial figure and he is known for his views against any attempt to bring in anything that could bring the country even slightly to the left-wing.

Former senator, Cory Bernardi, of the Australian Senate is getting ready to join the bitcoin space. During his time in office, Bernardi was a rather controversial figure and he is known for his views against any attempt to bring in anything that could bring the country even slightly to the left wing.

Earlier this year in January, he stepped down from the Senate in order to form his own political party known as the Australian Conservatives.

Publishing a tweet earlier this week, the former member of the Australian Senate showed his interest in the bitcoin industry highlighting that he has been a fan of the asset for around two years now.

Bitcoin is one of those assets that you either love or hate. Many people from all over the world have given their views on the asset. Warren Buffett is one of the many people who has been one to criticise the leading cryptocurrency but he isn’t the only one. People like Buffett believe that bitcoin is an asset without value and that it is too risky to invest in but according to the former senator, the king coin is similar to any other asset, and the risks involved in it are just the same as the others.

Interestingly, he further added in the tweet that bitcoin is the millennial version of gold.

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