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The Crypto Refresh July 8th 2018

Happy Sunday one and all. We are back with the Crypto Refresh, a concise analysis and reminder of the weeks cryptocurrency news, in the words of Crypto Daily. This week we have seen a very unsteady market. The surface has been uneven and overall, we closed this week feeling a little uneasy. July promises to be a better month but let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. The Crypto Refresh briefly touches upon some key news stories from the week, however, if you’ve missed it and want a full record of this weeks goings on, trawl through out breaking...

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Bitcoin Gift Cards - Coming Soon To A Retail Shop Near You?

Gift cards, popular in many western countries, allow users without a bank account, credit card, or ID instant access to a wide range of products and services both on and offline. Purchase with these cards allow users to spend without their purchases showing on any statements linked to any bank or credit accounts. Gift cards can be purchased and used by anyone, from privacy conscious consumers to children not old enough to apply for a credit card on their own, or migrant workers who may not be eligible for a bank account or credit card. Enter the world of cryptocurrency,...

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The Great Lesson Of Cryptocurrency

  One of the great lessons of cryptocurrencies is that we need to take better care of ourselves, whether we're talking about our finances or our personal information. In the US, considering that Congress is essentially selling out our internet privacy to corporations, it is incumbent upon us to take a greater role in protecting our own privacy. If you haven't already done so, consider using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to bolster your security procedures, especially considering your additional vulnerabilities as a cryptocurrency investor. To understand why you would need one, consider a simple, isolated Bitcoin transaction. Bitcoin is...

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The Secret To Crypto Investment, Is To Not Keep Secrets, Says Quartz

Media outlet Quartz have recently published an article in which they discuss the secret to Crypto investment. Quartz believe that the key and the true secret in becoming a successful investor, is to not keep secrets. The article by writer John Detrixhe can be found, here. The justifications behind this claim come from an idea that liquidity is the true key to success as a cryptocurrency investor, this comes from a number of external research pieces within academia that suggest liquidity really is the key. According to Quartz: “Another measure of a token’s success is liquidity (a ready market for...

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Monero Gets A Second Layer

There is always experimentation, development, and innovation going on in the crypto space. Even established coins must continually evolve to keep pace with a changing environment. But it's great to see development that adds significant value and capability to an existing coin rather than start a new ecosystem from scratch. In May, Monero (XMR) founder Ricardo 'FluffyPony' Spagni announced a new project. Tari will be a blockchain protocol for digital assets that will be built on Monero. The Tari Labs team initially consists of Spagni, Naveen Jain, and Dan Teree. Spagni is sensitive to the appearance of centralization in Monero...

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