Coinbase Introduces Easy Addresses

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Coinbase announces user friendly wallet addresses. We have all had that moment when you wonder if you entered the Wallet address correctly as you transfer Bitcoin from one wallet to another. The sinking feeling as you realize you may have left off a few digits of a wallet address is not a pleasant experience.
Coinbase hopes to alleviate some of that anxiety by allowing dedicated user names to serve as a wallet address. Coinbase users will be able to transfer currency to other Coinbase users by sending to a user name instead of a full length wallet address.

The user name feature will be available for all currencies supported on the Coinbase platform. Some of those currencies include Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Ripple. Coinbase will also offer a security feature which will allow users to keep their username private and unsearchable which will help prevent fraud.

Lolli The Cash Back Bitcoin Extension

Lolli Co-Founder & CEO, Alex Adelman, explains the benefits of the new Lolli Bitcoin cashback program. You may easily add the Lolli Chrome extension to your browser and earn Bitcoin with any purchases made through Lolli.

The founder of Lolli tells the story of going to the bank as a boy with his father and enjoying the free lollipops the bank gave away to bank customers, hence the name Lolli for the cash back program.

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Get Bitcoin Back on All Purchases

The amount of the discount varies from store to store but most stores offer at least 3% back in Bitcoin. Some of the stores offer as much as 27% back in Bitcoin. Groupon is one of the stores mentioned which is all the more interesting because most Groupon offers are already offering savings and this enables you to get Bitcoin back as well.

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We are seeing more programs like this and I think that is a good thing. Anything that gets Bitcoin and altcoins into the hands of new users is a positive for the crypto community as a whole.

German Bank Uses Stellar Lumens Blockchain for Tokenization

German bank Von Der Heydt announces plan to tokenize securities using the Stellar Lumen blockchain. Von Der Heydt is one of the oldest banks in Germany. The XLM blockchain will reduce costs of trading by cutting out the middleman. The Munich based bank plans to limit the securities offer to institutional customers, but that may change in the future.

As of now, the price of XLM has not seemed to react to the news.

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Justin Sun Pays Millions for Lunch with Warren Buffet

Justin Sun paid millions of dollars for lunch with Warren Buffet. The lunch date allows him to bring seven guests. Sun talks about promoting blockchain technology to the outspoken crypto skeptic, Warren Buffet.

The possibility of converting Buffet to a Bitcoin enthusiast seems unlikely, but Sun’s appearance on CNBC is likely to reach potential investors who might otherwise never even consider investing in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. I like to see this kind of interaction with the traditional investment world. I think it will take some time, but as more companies discover and invest in blockchain, I think the interest in cryptocurrency will increase.

What Is Bitcoin “Golden Cross”

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Twitter and YouTube are suddenly full of Bitcoin investors excitedly talking about “The Golden Cross”. If you are wondering what all of the excitement is about, we will try to explain. In simple terms, the term “Golden Cross” when describing Bitcoin is when the Bitcoin/ US dollar 50 day moving average rises and crosses over the 200 day moving average of Bitcoin.

Investors are watching this closely because the last “Golden Cross” saw a jump of almost 200% in Bitcoin price over a period of just 2 months. The “Golden Cross”, however does not always result in price gains. You will also see reference to the “Death Cross” which is the opposite of the “Golden Cross”.

Virgin Galactic Takes Bitcoin

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Virgin Galactic is one of the leaders in Space Exploration and Travel. The brainchild of Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic has enjoyed increased media attention as the stock skyrockets.

Branson has announced that future space travel may be paid for with Bitcoin. The well known entrepreneur admits to investing in Bitcoin years ago. The Virgin Galactic Stock has increased in value almost 300% during the past 90 days. Perhaps space travel is the last frontier or maybe that better describes Bitcoin.

Google Trends For Steemit and Tron

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Google Trends For Steem and Tron

While the future path of Steemit remains somewhat uncertain, some facts are undeniable. The graph above shows Google Trends according to keyword during the past 90 days. This particular graph depicts the trends worldwide.

I entered the following keywords Steem, Tron, Steemit, and Justin Sun. As you can see both Steem and Steemit are almost flatlined. Tron, however is trending much higher. One could argue that Steemit is an active community and people do not need to Google it, but if growth is our goal we want to see Google Trends trending higher. I know many details need to be discussed, but I think we can all agree that Steemit and Steem will receive increased attention during the next few months due to the acquisition of Steemit by Justin Sun.

I hope this increased attention will include the many Steem projects such as Steemhunt, 3Speak, Steempress, Dtube, Splinterlands, Appics, Esteem, Busy and the communities that Steemit has spent years in developing. I also think it is a plus that many of the Tron dapps are gambling and gaming dapps much different from many of the Steemit projects. Steemit has many positives and now we have the spotlight to show the world. I’m sure I’ve left out many Steem projects. Please share your favorites in the comments.