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Take The 30 Day Headline Challenge

30 Days To Becoming A Headline Ninja

Who wants to become a Headline Ninja?

If that's you then I'm inviting you to join my 30 Day Headline Ninja Challenge.

Here's the way it works:

Do to this site and download a free PDF called "Headline Hacks – A Cheatsheet For Writing Blog Posts That Go Viral" by Jon Morrow.

If you want to become a better blogger (a specialized type of writing) you really need to know Jon Morrow because he is one of the best bloggers and blog writing trainers on the internet.

Before he started his own site several years ago he was Associate Editor of CopyBlogger.com, one of the top copywriting training blogs on the net, for several years.

What we are going to do (a group of 10 of us) is to 'start at the top' and become Headline Ninjas by using Jon's free PDF guide on writing killer headlines. You know, of course, that the headline is the single most important part of your articles…or even your emails.

Jon's guide has 50 different headline formulas. All with examples and discussions of why they work. We will write an article every day for 30 days (it doesn't have to be too long) and use a different headline formula each day.

Write about anything you want, attach the title to it, and we will meet in my online conference room every day, read our articles with their titles, and get everybody else's response. I'm thinking the whole process shouldn't take more than 30 minutes per meeting.

Again, here is where you can get Jon's free guide. It really is free. You will love it!

I'm not an affiliate of any kind with Jon so don't panic about that. But I have downloaded this guide before at least twice. It's recently been updated (for 2016) and I always get something new every time I go through it.

I promise you'll love it. And if you're in Markethive you know that we've got a powerful blogging system, right?

But that's just the "launcher". We still have to load it up with the right ammunition…starting with a dynamite title.

So, that's it. It'll be sorta like a 'lab' high school or college chemistry (without the bad smells). We'll be getting real experience and feedback in a supportive environment. We might be expressing some opinions but the object will be constructive suggestions or appreciation.

I don't want to have more than 10 people in this group… knowing that some people will bail out or miss a few meetings. But that's OK because it isn't a job. It's an opportunity to get better at something we all know we need to be good at if we want to make money on the internet.

Let me know via email or via Skype ("atwill4") if you want 'in'. Remember. ONLY 10 people. e might even develop some collaborative partnerships too. You never what can happen when great minds meet.

P.S. Probably what I'll do is use the "How To Write" group that I've already set up in Markethive. If you want to join but you're not in that group, I think it would make sense to go ahead and join. I do put soe ideas in there that I do not put outside of it.

If you're not in Markethive but would like to be in this group, go ahead and join Markethive…here. It's free.

"30 Days from now, Rodney…we'll all be Headline Ninjas!"

Cryptocoin and Blockchain Article Roundup – Feb 21, 2017

Cryptocoin and Blockchain Article Roundup – Feb 21, 2017

Here's an article that ties one idea, the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) in with the more recently popular topic of Blockchain. It really does make sense. The idea of the autonomous business entity won't die. Read some of the latest discussion about it in this article:

Rebranding The DAO: The Contentious Blockchain Concept is Back

Monero, the fifth largest digital currency by market capitalization, still struggles to build a 'white hat' reputation simply because of its advanced privacy feature which hi-brows think attracts 'the wrong crowd'. Read the latest discussion on the issue here:

Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero's Long Road to Blockchain Respect

Oh goody-goody. California lawmakers want to protect charity raffles from the evils of bitcoin. It's a good thing they're not wasting time repairing dams. Read about it here:

California Lawmakers Consider Barring Bitcoin from Charity Raffles

New algorithm promises to make slow the trend toward centralization of Z-cash miners, thus democratizing the process. Read about it here:

How the Equihash Algorithm Could Democratize Zcash Mining

British Parliamentarians will discuss (or is it "debate"?) key issues about the status of bitcoin, digital currency, and the blockchain as it relates to money creation in English society. The UK government generally is pro-bitcoin but the banking establishment has been rather reticent to embrace it. Read about it here:

Money creation may well be the biggest economic issue of our times.

Could blockchain-related opportunities in one industry result in a talent and brain-drain from one industry to another? Probably not to any significant degree because the technology is creating opportunity almost everywhere. But it is creating some notable movement of some high achievers. Read one such example here:

Blockchain Capital Lures Bitcoin Analyst Away from Wall Street Firm

Well Buckaroos…that's our Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Article 6 Pack for today. Thanks for dropping by. You're also invited to join us over on Markethive where you'll find a vibrant digital community on online entrepreneurs. Our community if free to join and if you're promoting a business, brand, service, or cause online…Markethive has a great blogging system that will give you massive 'Reach'.

Also, if you need a freelance copywriter to help you with your business, contact me…Art Williams. Email here.

 

 

 

 

 

We Should Be Scrutinizing The Banks With This Formula

We Should Be Scrutinizing The Banks With This Formula

This is a very short article but in this case 'size doesn't matter'.

I never realized how simple it is to check the 'strength' of a bank?

You'll probably be surprised how simple it is too. Just read this short article by Simon Black, founder of www.sovereignman.com.

As an aside, most people don't know it but Simon has some kind of accounting degree… as evidenced clearly by how much of that jargon and explanation he puts into his articles.

Simon has often written about the weak financial positions of not just US banks but the vast majority of banks worldwide. He often gives precise figures and explains why there are so bad.

But it wasn't until tonight that he got my attention by explaining the uber-simple formula of figuring it out one very important bank ration on my own. Yeah…the figures you need to plug into a quick computation are right there on the internet.

Read this article and take note of the simple formula (just two figures is all you need) .

I'm amazed it's so simple to see how shaky these banks are.

P.S. The carton in the article is hilarious too.

 

Art Williams
Freelance Copywriter

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Sponsored Content vs. Native Advertising

Sponsored Content vs. Native Advertising

 
Art says – I always get curious when I see apparently reputable companies using terms that I'm not familiar with. The terms all related to writing(i.e. content creation), advertising, and business building. In digging into the subject (via the links within the article), I found the following article which I thought might be of interest to the members of the Markethive community that I'm a member of.

 
Markethive, by virtue of its unique blogging platform, community, and membership demographic, has the potential be be a 'player' in the activities associated with these terms. For the average business person however, I don't think they need to worry about the finer distinctions between these terms… until their business reaches a certain where their advertising function becomes more critical and well-funded.

Sponsored Content vs. Native Content

 
Ask a Content Guy: What's the Difference Between Sponsored...
As Contently's editor-in-chief, my job is to immerse myself in every intricacy of the content marketing industry. It'd be a waste for other people in the company to spend all day…
 
 
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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News Roundup, Feb-17-17

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain News Roundup – Feb. 17, 2017

 

 
It's nice to get away from the promotional aspects of the cryptocurrency movement, step back, and take an objective looks. Here are three such views.
 
The Truth About Bitcoin----------------------------------------------------
Stefan Molyneux looks at the rise of Bitcoin and discusses its history, mining, fees, altcoins, regulatory hypocrisy, worldwide awareness, comparisons to gold, anonymous transactions,…
Bitcoin: What You're Not Being Told----------------------------------------------------
Bitcoin has a fatal design flaw that almost no one is talking about. The current bubble is just the tip of the iceberg. Script and sources:…
The Hidden Dangers of Bitcoin-------------------------------------------------
Bitcoin is a revolutionary decentralized architecture which can be used for an untold number of incredibly valuable services – including the transfer of financial value. As Bitcoin adoption…
 
The vast majority of people still know little or nothing about cryptocurrency (which includes bitcoin) but those that do know something about it often hear that it's possible to make money by trading it in the same manner as people who trace any other commodity… as if pulling money out of the sky. Here are three videos that explain how it is possible to make money trading cryptocurrency but it's also possible to lose your all your money.  
 
How I Started Trading Bitcoin & Altcoins - Was it Worth it?

How I Started Trading Bitcoin & Altcoins – Was it Worth it?

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Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by. I go into how began trading bitcoin & some of the opportunities I missed prior to the bitcoin bubble. Hope you enjoy – and as always – thanks for watching!
How to trade Bitcoin & Altcoins - Beginner Level

How to trade Bitcoin & Altcoins – Beginner Level

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Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by. In this video I go directly into how to make altcoin/bitcoin trades on Bittrex exchange. This video is designed for beginners only. I'm always encouraging…
Can You Make A Minimum Wage Trading Bitcoin?---------------------------------------------------
LAST WEEKS VIDEO: ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJcG_0vHC1Y Making a minimum wage trading bitcoin and altcoins isnt simple. SUBSCRIBE TO BTCKYLE (It's Free guys)…
 
It's almost impossible to deal in cryptocurrency without using an 'exchange'. The process is not extremely difficult but there are some 'hoops' to jump through. Here's a video that lays out the basic process. 
 
How to Use a Cryptocurrency Exchange
How can you trade one cryptocurrency — like Bitcoin — for any other? It's not actually hard, and it's even a little (or a lot!) of fun. Whether you're looking to dabble, or you're…
 
Some people will find it encouraging that the UN is saying nice things about bitcoin.---------------------------------------------------------------The UN needs Blockchain to achieve its goals
I recently traveled to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, and was surprised to find blockchain on the minds of many of the leaders convened there. Even those who were not…
The dust has not settled on the ways that cryptocurrency will be related by the government...but it surely will.-------------------------------------------------------------The devil is in the detail: SEC regulation of blockchain...
Blockchain technology has captured the imagination of the financial services industry. Unfortunately, the adoption of the technology is impaired by a lack of clarity from regulators,…
 
It's possible that cryptocurrency may, directly or indirectly, bring more democracy to China. At the same time, the Indian government has not been acting very hospitable toward bitcoin but nevertheless at lest this one venture capitalist is putting a lot of his money into developing the potentially huge Indian cryptocurrency market.
 
Chinese Bitcoin Exchange BTCC Stops Withdrawals for a Month -...---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Major Chinese exchange BTCChina has announced the suspension of bitcoin and litecoin withdrawals. In effect, all of China's 'big 3' bitcoin exchanges have now enforced a month-long…
Bitcoin VC Investor Tim Draper Re-Enters Indian Market...

Bitcoin VC Investor Tim Draper Re-Enters Indian Market…

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Prominent venture capitalist and prolific tech and bitcoin industry investor Tim Draper is making a return to the Indian market for early stage investing in startups in one of the world's…
Aeady, bitcoin and cryptocurrency has a lot of people thinking. It will, undoubtedly, continue to evolve it is already making a lot of people some money (as an investment) and appears to have some social benefits.
 
Investment Analyst Pegs Bitcoin Price to Hit $3,678 If SEC...----------------------------------------------------
Emerita Capital, a provider of quantitative analysis for investment assets, believes bitcoin price could hit $3,678 if the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approves the Winklevoss…
How Blockchain Will Evolve In 2017---------------------------------------------------
In the past, blockchain — which is known as a distributed ledger technology for both financial and non-financial transactions — seemed like a mysterious concept that only technologists…
How the blockchain is helping stop the spread of conflict...---------------------------------------------------
Subscribe to WIRED A diamond's past is rarely crystal clear. Knowing a stone's origin can stop fencing and insurance frauds and winnow out synthetic diamonds or those sourced in war…
 
Asia is where the most activity with bitcoin and cryptocurrency is right now...especially in its mobile aspects.---------------------------------------------------------------Op-Ed: Why Blockchain and Asia are a perfect match
Sending money around the world is slow, expensive and sometimes even unreliable. I have lived out of India, my home country, for more than three decades. Like many expatriates, I…
If bitcoin is to serve the consumer, it will be in popular bitcoin and cryptocurrency apps like these popular ones.--------------------------------------------------------------
If you are a bitcoin enthusiast, there are a few bitcoin apps you need to know about, as they might come in handy. Whether you want to earn a few free satoshis playing games in your free…
 
The confusion, and debate, continues on the future of altcoins.----------------------------------------------Why altcoins are dying and how to make one in under an hour
When we refer to altcoins we mean alternative cryptocurrencies. Most of these altcoins (99%), utilize the blockchain and are a mere fork of the bitcoin code in one form or another. You do…
Yes, speculators love doing it. Especially when famous entrepreneurs are 'in the play'.----------------------------------------------Bitcoin Price Jumps 6% as Bitcoin ETF Decision Nears
The Bitcoin Exchange Trading Fund application filed by the Winkelvoss twins is nearing its decision date next month on March 11th. As traders are eagerly awaiting the SEC's decision on…
There actually is no real Santa Claus. That's OK, but there are misconceptions about bitcoin too.---------------------------------------------5 Common Misconceptions About Bitcoin
Satoshi Nakamoto's creation is often seen as something it is not, as there are a lot of misconceptions that simply don't want to go away. Sometimes, because some want to smear bitcoin,…
 
 
Researchers Claim New System Makes Bitcoin Transactions Harder...----------------------------------------------------
Researchers from North Carolina State University, Boston University, and George Mason University in the U.S. have created a new system that makes it harder to detect bitcoin transactions….
Canada's SecureKey to Build a Blockchain Digital Identity...---------------------------------------------------
Leading identity and authentication provider SecureKey and a Canadian non-profit coalition have been granted funding from a research center within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…
Germany's Largest Financial Platform Lists Bitcoin as Major...---------------------------------------------------
Finanzen.net, Germany's most popular and largest financial news network and platform, is listing bitcoin amongst other major reserve currencies such as US Dollar, Japanese Yen and Chinese…
 
 
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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News Roundup – Feb.02, 2017

 

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News Roundup Feb. 02, 2017

 
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Billionaire investor sold off investments in , and Mr. Soros, who…
The time will come when you won't be able to buy a cup of coffee without being traced, warns investment guru Jim Rogers. To control people, governments will increasingly seek to hunt down…
 
An Arizona legislator wants to amend state law to account for blockchain signatures and smart contracts, public records show. HB 2417, introduced on 6th February, would make a signature…
"When I looked at the dating industry, I saw it was expensive to reach a critical mass of users and open a niche dating site," says Yonatan Ben Shimon in a Skype call from Tel Aviv….
Microsoft (Thailand) has said that 2017 will see five digital technology trends – that includes blockchain tech – driving the country's digital transformation, pushing organization's…
 
Merely weeks after cautioning residents that bitcoin companies weren't authorized or licensed to operate in the country, India's central bank is reportedly not including bitcoin under the…
Banks in the United Kingdom are turning a deaf ear to bitcoin exchanges, despite the government's pro-blockchain position, according to financial writer Roger Aitken, writing in Forbes….
 
 
Thailand's largest bank by revenue, Kasikornbank Pcl, has unveiled that it is planning to introduce a new FinTech platform by the end of the year as it attempts to prevent fee income from…
 
After nearly two years of experimenting with blockchain, the National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia's central securities depository, believes it now knows what incumbents must do to…
 
Thanks very much for reading our news roundup. If you're a writer and would like a great platform for getting your content (attributed properly of course!) in front of lots of readers, please join us in Markethive.
 
 
Art Williams
Freelance Copywriter
email: xpatflipper@gmail.com
 
 
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Jeff Domansky – Always Great Content!

Jeff Domansky – Always Great Content

I've always believed it never hurts to say 'thanks' and give sincere recognition when it was deserved. 

Tonight I think Jeff Domansky deserves "Thanks".

I first saw Jeff Domanshy's content on Scoop.it many years ago. But over the intervening years, even though my site has been downgraded to 'Free' because I don't want to pay for their upgraded version, I still get his content and updates from Scoop.it, in my Inbox even though I no longer use the platform.

(Note: I still like Scoop.it. I just wish it wasn't so darn expensive.)

Look up Jeff on Google. He has several… even one on jazz…. mostly curated on Scoop.it which he has thoroughly mastered.

Jeff also has a site about social media and Public Relations (that's where these links tonight come from) and he constantly curates very interesting articles, guides, and tips there. Matter of fact…here's his site on Scoopit.

The following link is an example of the kind of content he puts out. I found several interesting things there and that's why I figure I owed him some recognition.

 http://sproutsocial.com/insights/social-media-image-sizes-guide/

Also be sure to click through on several of the interesting links on that SproutSocial page. I found some very cool tools.

 

Art Williams
Freelance Copywriter
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As Bitcoin ETF Nears, Analysts Warn of Trading Frenzy

As Bitcoin ETF Nears, Analysts Warn of Trading Frenzy

Some predict a speculative rush if SEC approves a new fund in March

If the Securities and Exchange Commission approves a bitcoin exchange-traded fund next month, it might set off a speculative rush into bitcoin.

An easily accessed ETF that tracks the value of bitcoin could cause money to flood into the fledgling bitcoin market, analysts say. Indeed, what some see as a chance for average investors to participate in one of the great financial innovations of recent years could set off a trading frenzy in an already wild market.

“My concern is that the launch of an ETF could lead to irrational exuberance if the price of bitcoin appreciates dramatically,” says Christopher Burniske, blockchain-products lead at money manager and research firm ARK Investment Management. ARK invests in Bitcoin Investment Trust, an ETF-like fund that already trades over the counter but currently is only available to wealthy investors

After a nearly four-year wait, the SEC faces a deadline of March 11 to decide on a rule change that would allow the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF to trade on the Bats Global Market exchange.

Two other funds have filed similar applications that would offer ordinary investors broader access to bitcoin investing as well: Bitcoin Investment Trust, run by tech entrepreneur Barry Silbert, and SolidX Bitcoin Trust, run by SolidX Partners, are waiting for the SEC to rule on their applications to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

There’s no guarantee that any of these applications will succeed. But most bitcoin observers say that a bitcoin ETF is an inevitability eventually.

If Bitcoin Investment Trust obtains SEC approval, it would likely mark Mr. Silbert as a new style of Wall Street wunderkind. Similarly, if the Winklevoss twins, Tyler and Cameron, succeed with their ETF, they would see vindication after they were elbowed out of social-networking phenomenon Facebook.

Further, the Winklevosses stand to gain from any price increase caused by the ETF as they are among the largest individual holders of bitcoin—alongside Mr. Silbert’s fund.

The Winklevosses declined to comment, through a representative; Mr. Silbert said, in an email, that his lawyers had put him on “total lockdown” with the press since filing for his fund’s NYSE listing.

How bitcoin works

The novel nature of bitcoin—essentially a chain of numbers linked to another number on a public ledger stored in the internet cloud—intrigues investors but has given the SEC pause.

Andrew Odlyzko, a mathematician at the University of Minnesota, compares bitcoin to the Pacific island of Yap, where long ago the people carved giant stone currency and ferried it across the ocean in canoes. On one voyage, according to an anthropologist’s work, a boulder fell off the boat. The community decided to recognize the value of the stone at the bottom of the sea, making it a virtual currency.

“Everybody knew it was there; nobody could see it; nobody could touch it…but it was there,” Mr. Odlyzko says.

Once a bitcoin is created in a computer “mining” process, the community recognizes ownership of the invisible abstraction through two numbers produced in that process. One is the public key, which is like the owner’s PayPal address. Anyone can send bitcoin to this address. The other is the private key, a number that is mathematically linked to the public key but is revealed only to the owner of the bitcoin.

Bitcoin has proved useful as a low-cost way of moving money around the world. But its price is volatile. Last year alone, bitcoin closed in a daily trading range between $358 and $993, according to data provider CoinDesk.

SEC’s task

Since the Winklevosses applied for approval of their ETF in 2013, the SEC has teased out the many, often bizarre risks of a bitcoin ETF. Among the issues: Could robots hijack more than half of the mining capacity and bring the whole system down? Could the bitcoin universe split in two as a rival cryptocurrency did? Could the fund be hacked?

(Closely held SolidX, based in New York City, and the smaller entrant in the race, distinguishes itself from the other two by promising to insure its bitcoin.)

Spencer Bogart, an analyst who follows bitcoin for boutique brokerage Needham & Co., says the Winklevosses have addressed security concerns—planning, for example, to keep private keys locked inside offline computers, which would themselves be locked away in secure locations. Multiple individuals in multiple locations would have to grant access simultaneously to a bad actor wanting to see the keys, he says, for a theft to occur—an event he considers unlikely.

Still, Mr. Bogart figures the SEC could refuse approval on more pedestrian grounds: a perceived conflict of interest because the Winklevosses have kept so many important fund functions in-house.

‘It’s just really difficult to grab that amount of bitcoin quickly.’

—Bitcoin analyst Spencer Bogart on the $300 million he says would flood into the ETF in the first week

“I don’t believe there’s any ETF that trades in the U.S. where a single entity is the sponsor of the ETF, the provider of reference price for the underlying asset and the custodians of underlying asset, and that is what the Winklevosses are proposing,” says Mr. Bogart, adding that the Winklevosses likely used proprietary indexes and security for reasons of design rather than personal gain.

In a November letter to the SEC, Kyle Murray, a lawyer for Bats, argued that the disclosure of the Winklevosses’ multiple roles and the involvement of independent auditors and administrators mitigated any potential conflicts.

The small size of the bitcoin market, however, could still be an impediment to orderly fund trading. Across all U.S. exchanges tracked by data provider CoinDesk, the average daily volume of bitcoin traded is about $30 million. Much more trading occurs in China, but those exchanges wouldn’t be used by a U.S. fund, Mr. Bogart says, because they function in an opaque manner.

Mr. Bogart estimates that at least $300 million would come into any approved ETF in the first week, as a convenient door to bitcoin opens up to investors. Institutional investors like pension funds haven’t been able to partake in bitcoin because many of their charters require that portfolio securities are registered with authorities.

Mr. Burniske says it’s impossible to buy $2 million of bitcoin on any given day on U.S. exchanges without moving the market.

Yet, for every share of the ETF sold, an “authorized participant”—the fund’s market maker—will have to buy an equivalent amount of bitcoin.

“The market will feel the effect of authorized participants going out there and looking to source [$300 million,] 10 times more than the daily volume that goes through any of the exchanges,” says Bobby Cho, who trades bitcoin in “institutional sizes” for proprietary trading firm Cumberland Mining, a bitcoin-focused unit of Chicago-based proprietary trading firm DRW.

“It’s just really difficult to grab that amount of bitcoin quickly,” says Mr. Bogart.

If the Winklevoss fund isn’t approved, the closest thing to an ETF will be Bitcoin Investment Trust, which uses a private-trust structure and is managed by Grayscale Investments LLC, a unit of Digital Currency Group Inc. Only accredited investors can buy the shares on the primary private market, where they are priced in line with bitcoin. The investors must keep holdings for a lockup period of a year. Then they can sell on a secondary market, the over-the-counter OTCQX, where they currently sell at a 15% premium to the value of the underlying bitcoin, a margin that has been even wider in the past.

Strong demand and perhaps a lack of sophistication are causing OTC traders to overpay for the shares, Mr. Bogart and others say. The private trust had $162 million in assets under management as of Dec. 31. This size makes its actions influential in bitcoin markets.

 

 

 

Cryptocurrency Reputation Alert

Cryptocurrency Reputation Alert

I realize that a tool is only as good or bad as the saint or criminal who uses it but the following article makes a good point: When too many of the wrong kind of characters start using something, it sooner than later leads to guilt by association.

The following article points out the dangers to the reputation of bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies in general, from the fact that there are so many gambling sites that use it. I don't gamble but I'm not anti-gambling. Nevertheless, for such a young and (in some ways) vulnerable technology, I think everybody would be wise.

Undoubtedly there are/will be some trickle-down advantages from the exponentially accelerating amount of bitcoin that is flowing into online gambling.

But when you combine the potentially shady and societally disruptive side of cryptocurrency gambling with the equally scary explosion of shady crypto-oriented MLMs popping up all over the place, it's not good for anybody…. except the crooks.

Just like aren't as easy to figure out as most people think they are….neither is something as new and complex as cryptocurrency.

Proceed with utmost caution. We must police ourselves. 

Here's the article I'm referring to (which came, btw, from www.themerkle.com).

Will Bitcoin’s Reputation Suffer due to Online Gambling?

 

Art Williams
Freelance Copywriter
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Do a Vanishing Act With Cryptocurrency

Do A "Vanishing Act" With Cryptocurrency

Maybe not 100% of the people interesting in cryptocurrency are primarily interested in its anonymity feature but a lot of them sure are.

In this video, the founder of HowToVanish.com, (his name might be "Lohengrin" but that sounds rather operatic to me) points out the danger of our data being manipulated, in the course of typical internet commerce and activity,  without our knowledge, against our will, and possibly even to our detriment.

Toward the end of the video, he recommends making all purchases possible with bitcoin (or another cryptocurrency).

I totally agree with him. I'm so sick and tired of seeing and reading about big business and governments treating normal people like databytes.