Crypto IRL: Belgian Burger Chain Embraces Digital Currency
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by Blockchain.com
9M ago
In a world where cryptocurrencies are gaining momentum, the mainstream adoption of digital currencies is no longer a distant dream. Businesses across industries are starting to recognize the potential of cryptocurrencies and are embracing them as a viable payment option. In this edition of Blockchain.com’s Crypto IRL series, we’re sharing an inspiring story of a Belgian burger chain that has taken a giant leap forward by accepting crypto payments. The Rise of Crypto Adoption in Belgium Belgium, a country known for its gastronomic delights, has witnessed a remarkable development ..read more
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Understanding Bitcoin Network Congestion: High Fees, and What to Do
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by Blockchain.com
9M ago
The Bitcoin network is currently experiencing significant congestion, leading to high transaction fees and delays in confirmation times. Why is the Bitcoin Network Congested? The growing popularity of Bitcoin has resulted in an increased number of transactions, straining the network’s capacity. Additionally, the limited block size of 1MB means that only a fixed number of transactions can be processed per block, creating a bottleneck. Finally, the surge in DApps, and NFTs/Ordinals has contributed to the heightened network activity. Higher Transactions Fees The congestion has led to a surge in ..read more
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Overheard at Bitcoin Miami 2023
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by Blockchain.com
9M ago
If you’re involved in the crypto space, you’ve likely heard of Bitcoin Miami. It’s one of the industry’s biggest crypto meetups that explores the latest developments and trends in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies through panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. This year, we went behind the scenes at Bitcoin Miami 2023 and spoke to enthusiasts, developers, investors, and industry experts to find out what’s top of mind for 2023. What was the first crypto you bought and why? Natalie Brunnell at Bitcoin Miami 2023: Overheard at Bitcoin Miami “Bitcoin ..read more
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Cryptocurrency: Changing the Future of Finance
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by Blockchain.com
9M ago
Cryptocurrency has been a topic of discussion for a while now, and with good reason. It has already started to change the way we think about finance. But what does the future hold for cryptocurrency? In this article, we will discuss where cryptocurrency is going in the next 10 years and how it will change the future of finance. Decentralization One of the main reasons cryptocurrency has the potential to change the future of finance is its decentralized nature. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are not controlled by any central authority, which means that they are not subject t ..read more
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Should You Buy Crypto in a Downmarket?
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by Blockchain.com
9M ago
Cryptocurrency can be a volatile investment. Prices can swing wildly in a matter of hours or days, making it difficult for individuals to know when to buy or sell. However, downturns in the market can be the perfect time to buy crypto. Here’s why: Lower Prices During a downmarket, crypto prices are generally lower than during a bullish market. This presents an opportunity for individuals to buy the same amount of cryptocurrency for a lower price. When the market eventually recovers, the value of the cryptocurrency will rise, and the investor will have made a profit. Long Ter ..read more
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Email Phishing: How to Spot a Scammer
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by Blockchain.com
9M ago
We’ve all received strange emails, an unexpected message from an unknown sender requesting funds or an unsolicited password reset from what appears to be Blockchain.com. These emails look genuine, but should we trust them? Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is an online attack that attempts to steal your money or identity, by getting you to reveal personal information. At Blockchain.com we’re committed to help keep you safe online, so in this article we dissect an actual phishing attempt email, highlighting the tactics used. Tactic 1: “From” address impersonation In this example, the ..read more
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Get 15% off 1Password plans
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by Blockchain.com
11M ago
At Blockchain.com, we take online security seriously. That’s why we’re excited to offer Blockchain.com users 15% off their first year of 1Password. Claim now For one year, friends of Blockchain.com can get: 15% off 1Password Families 15% off 1Password Individual Simply follow the link to claim your discount now https://1password.com/promo/security-and-convenience/ With a dedicated password manager like 1Password, you can create and safely store strong passwords as well as store your private keys with just a few clicks — without even leaving your web browser. All you have to remember is ..read more
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Earn up to 8% annually on Bitcoin with Active Rewards
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by Blockchain.com
11M ago
Today we’re introducing a new way to earn up to 8% annually on your Bitcoin (BTC): Active Rewards. For those who have a market view on where the price of Bitcoin will go, Active Rewards can be used to maximize your potential rewards at up to 10x the rate of Passive Rewards (formerly “Rewards”). What is Active Rewards? Active Rewards provides a way for you to earn on your Bitcoin in an otherwise down or flat market. Specifically, it lets you subscribe to a strategy to earn rewards if you believe the price of Bitcoin won’t go up significantly in the next week. It could offer a si ..read more
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The Ethereum Upgrade: Everything You Need to Know About Shanghai-Capella
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by Blockchain.com
11M ago
This month, Ethereum will undergo the “Shanghai-Capella” upgrade, the largest network upgrade since the “Ethereum Merge” in 2022. “Shanghai-Capella” will enable the withdrawal of staked ETH from the Ethereum blockchain, completing its transition from a proof of work to a proof of stake network. The upgrade promises to usher in a new era of scalability, sustainability and mainstream adoption for Ethereum, but what does it mean for everyday users of Ethereum? Find out below: When did Ethereum start its transition from a proof of work to proof of stake blockchain? In September 20 ..read more
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Crypto IRL: Crypto Remittance Sent via WhatsApp
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by Blockchain.com
1y ago
Crypto IRL series showcases individuals who are leading the charge in the crypto revolution by using cryptocurrency in real life to drive financial inclusivity, enterprise, and innovation. We’re excited to share a recent conversation we had with Bernardo Garcia, Co-Founder of Félix Pago, the world’s first chat-bot on WhatsApp that allows Latino immigrants in the US to send remittances abroad. Félix Pago leverages blockchain and AI to make remittances as simple and fast as sending a message. Hey Bernardo! Tell us a bit about Félix Pago Félix Pago serves hard working foreign born Lati ..read more
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