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Twitter Bitcoin Tipping Service Tippin.me Launches on Android, iOS Coming “soon”

Mobile phone users can now smile as Twitter’s service for Bitcoin (BTC) micropayments tippin.me is now available on mobile devices. The alpha version of the service will be tested this week for Android devices while alpha testing for iOS devices is underway, a report says. The service which will launch as an app will have a mobile Lightning Network-enabled wallet that will allow users to send tips in Bitcoin on the lightning network. A major push Lightning adoption Lightning network is a layer 2 solution intended to reduce the scalability issues with Bitcoin on-chain transactions. It allows users to carry...

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Venezuela Installs its First Bitcoin ATM - What about US Sanctions?

The biggest department store in Venezuela has just installed a Bitcoin ATM… This might not seem like a big deal due to there being more than 4,000 installed across the United States but for South America, this is a rare commodity.  The installation of this BATM though is a joint effort from the Traki store chain’s blockchain arm, CriptoTraki and local crypto exchange, Twenty which is allowing citizens of the nation to buy bitcoin through the US dollar. A local news source said that Traki is running a one-way pilot test, where people would be able to buy bitcoin but...

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Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 10 October 2019

Bitcoin Bitcoin (BTC/USD) was mostly flat early in today’s Asian session after the pair’s sharp climb higher during yesterday’s North American session tested the 8712.45 area, representing the 76.4% retracement of the move from 8995.00 to 7712.45.  Minor Stops were triggered above that level and the corresponding pullback saw Bids emerge around the 8516 area, right around the 50% retracement of the move from 3136.25 to 13868.44.  The move pushed BTC/USD above its 50-bar MA (hourly), 100-bar MA (hourly), and 200-bar MA (hourly). Bids emerged right around the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) during the pair’s rapid ascent yesterday and some additional...

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Should You Spend Your Bitcoin?

As a cryptocurrency investor, you probably wonder if it’s really worth spending your Bitcoin. Of course, in the future we all dream that Bitcoin will be a mainstream currency, one that is accepted in major stores across the world and one that allows us to carry out day to day transactions. But, you may ask yourself if at the moment, in the current economic climate, is it really worth spending your Bitcoin now? If you are an investor, and have Bitcoin stashed away, you might feel a sense of FOMO by just sitting on it. Even today, without a real...

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UFC Fighter Proving BTC is the Future - Dares Twitter to Prove Him Wrong

The professional UFC fighter and well-known bitcoin bull, Ben Askren took to Twitter this week to let everyone know about all the bitcoin he is buying thanks to the eToro platform. The tweet, published on Monday, was seen as quite confrontational as Askren dared all the ‘twitter geniuses’ to explain why crypto is a scam. As you can imagine, this caused a variety of responses. Just bought more BTC using @eToro was really easy, now all of you twitter geniuses can tell me Crypto is a scam while my assets go up! — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 7, 2019 One...

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