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My 2-month experience with bitport.io (recommended provider)

(Edit- check comments. It seems there are far better options out there)
Howdy all. I didn't find much in the way of reviews for bitport when I was looking at seedboxes. I wanted to share the experience I've had with them in the last 2 months. I started off on their free plan (1GB cloud storage) and slowly progressed up to the highest paid tier (250GB cloud storage). I do not work for bitport and am in no way affiliated with them, it's just an honest review on what I received for my money.
Available Plans:
Free - 1GB cloud storage, 1 download slot, 1 torrent/day, non-guaranteed speed, no AV, only HTTP downloads
$5/mo - 5GB cloud storage, 5 download slots, unlimited torrents/day, unlimited download speed, https downloads, antivirus check, rss downloader
$10/month - 100GB cloud storage, 10 download slots, unlimited torrents/day, unlimited download speed, https downloads, antivirus check, rss downloader, google drive sync (can download directly to your google drive storage)
$15/month - same as above, except 20 download slots instead of 10 and 250GB cloud storage instead of 100GB
They also support FTP/SFTP access, which I have found extremely handy for grabbing my files. I use filezilla to create an SFTP connection and sync what I need. Once I have it locally I can remove it from my cloud storage and add more torrents. I get email alerts when a download is finished. I've found the speeds to be great. The seeding is worded weirdly on the website, but it appears that seeding is set to stop once the ratio hits 1.0 by default, or after 24 hours, whichever comes first. If you are a premium user you can contact the technical support team and request the ratio to be increased. I asked for the days seeded to be increased to 2 weeks, but the most they could/would do is 5 days.
Downloads can also be handled by a sync client they've developed. This is a windows only application which I haven't used, so I cannot comment on it. You can also use a variety of third party download clients to automatically download files when done.
Adding torrents can be done by uploading a torrent file or by pasting a torrent or magnet file link in the homepage. This has been very handy. You can also queue more downloads than you have slots for, again, pretty handy. It will automatically check torrent health and persistently try to download the files. There is a time limit on how long it will try to download (72 hours I think) and if it hasn't downloaded by then the site assumes the torrent health is bad and will abort trying to download it. You can always try again, but it won't sit in the queue indefinitely.
Payment can be via card, paypal, bitcoin, or other payment methods. I was pleased to be able to use bitcoin.
All in all my experience was good. The one thing I would like to change is have seeding set to seed until my ratio hits 1.0, instead it will time out if 1.0 isn't hit within 24 hours, and I can only extend that to 5 days. Bitport's site was easy to use, synced directly to my google drive, SFTP worked great, and isn't real expensive. The customer service is pretty decent, you can submit tickets and get responses within a day or so. They have a lot of documentation in the help center if you into issues or aren't sure how to do something.
I don't have much experience with other boxes, so I can't comment if they are a better value or preferrable to other providers, but I can vouch for them being a quality product and I feel like I have gotten pretty good bang for my buck.
If you have any questions I can try to answer. Again - not affiliated with them in any way, just trying to give back some to the community especially since I couldn't find much info on them before using them.
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Fall of cryptocurrencies, rise of e-fiat currency?

Cryptocurrencies have been riding on some pretty rocky terrain lately and it remains to be seen what will happen should the first central bank-issued digital currency be launched. In fact, Sweden has voiced its desire to release a national digital currency in the next couple of years. Given the country’s gradual decline in cash usage, the Riksbank – Sweden’s central bank – is exploring this scenario. The e-krona, as they are expecting to call it, is being imagined as a tool that will play the same role as the tangible krona today: a currency that is independent of intermediaries, accessible to every citizen and usable for any type of payment regardless of its value.
Sweden is not the only country that has been looking into the possibility of launching a digital version of the national currency. The Bank of England, the Bank of Canada and the Bank of Israel have all set up working groups to better understand the implications of such a project and to evaluate the utility and need. Although they are all still at an exploratory stage, this could eventually come as a blow to cryptocurrencies around the globe in an age where ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) seem to be the hottest product on the market.
Bitcoin has certainly been facing some difficulties in the past week after South Korea announced the possibility of shutting down all cryptocurrency exchanges – news that caused Bitcoin’s value to plummet by 25%. A final decision is expected to be released today on their fate in the country that is to host this year’s winter Olympics. But regardless of the outcome, these drastic fluctuations are proving how volatile and unstable cryptocurrencies are, pushing many experts to wonder if they will ever become a substitute to regulated, legal tender currencies – fiat or digital.
Even one of the world’s most admired investors, Warren Buffet, has made it clear that he and his investment firm have no intention of going in that direction as they [cryptocurrencies] “will come to a bad ending”. Software giant Microsoft and digital distribution platform Steam have also ceased to accept Bitcoin as a payment tool because of its “high fees and volatility”.
So although there is now a lot of hype around the messaging app Telegram’s announcement of a soon-to-be-launched ICO – expected to be one of the biggest ever – it might be time to start wondering why a growing number of countries are counting on (or have already) imposing a number of restrictions and regulations on these anonymous and virtual “coins”. From China to Russia and now maybe even Korea, governments are cautious – and rightly so – about these “cryptos” who are looking less and less like a “currency” and more and more like a simple product of speculation.
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Weekly FIREUK Blog posts

UK FI blogger posts from the last 7 days
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Financing Freedom Fri, 10 Jul 2020 Bitcoin value ‘increasingly understood’ by Millennials 1
Money By Choice Fri, 10 Jul 2020 Why are my investment returns lower than expected? 1
Monevator Fri, 10 Jul 2020 Weekend reading: Corona-crisis, round two 3
Tuppennys Fireplace Fri, 10 Jul 2020 Investing Habits for the Financially Frugal 2
Simple Living In Somerset Fri, 10 Jul 2020 fancy fintech’s fishy fun 1
MedFI Fri, 10 Jul 2020 Emergency Fund 2.0 1
Life after the daily grind Fri, 10 Jul 2020 Brainwashed 1
averagemoneyman Fri, 10 Jul 2020 The Basics You Need to Know to Start Investing 2
Gentleman's Family Finances Fri, 10 Jul 2020 Do you include your home in your net worth? 4
{ in·deed·a·bly } Thu, 09 Jul 2020 Instinct 1
7 Circles Thu, 09 Jul 2020 The DIY Financial Advisor 5 – Practicalities 4
MoneyGrower Thu, 09 Jul 2020 Honey – referral and sign up codes 2
The Young Money Blog Thu, 09 Jul 2020 Why I’m taking some time out 1
Banker on FIRE Thu, 09 Jul 2020 The Really Boring (And Highly Effective) Way To Get Rich 2
Money Bulldog Wed, 08 Jul 2020 Is It Worth Booking a Holiday in 2020? Or Even 2021? 2
Mouthy Money Wed, 08 Jul 2020 Eat-out vouchers and a VAT cut for hospitality to get Brits out and about, and the economy moving 3
Plan On F.I.R.E Wed, 08 Jul 2020 The Magic of Mortgage Refinancing 3
The FIRE Shrink Wed, 08 Jul 2020 The Financial Dashboard – June 2020 2
Fire And Wide Wed, 08 Jul 2020 Optimisation – Playing The FIRE Triangle: Part IV 1
The Humble Penny Tue, 07 Jul 2020 SIDE HUSTLE IDEAS UK: Selling on Amazon vs eBay? 1
Sparkle Bee's Journey to FI Tue, 07 Jul 2020 The Virus 2
Disease called Debt Tue, 07 Jul 2020 Easy and Simple Ways to Make your Company Way More Profitable in 2020 1
Sassenach Saving Sun, 05 Jul 2020 Lockdown Easing 1
The FI Fox Sun, 05 Jul 2020 Why everyone should start a blog 1
Hustle Escape Sun, 05 Jul 2020 The Psychology of Anchoring and Adjustment 2
One Million Journey Sun, 05 Jul 2020 Portfolio Update #19 June 2020 – 100,347€ 1
theFIREstarter Sun, 05 Jul 2020 don’t faint it’s a blog post 1
Money-Side-Up Sun, 05 Jul 2020 How To Negotiate A Salary During A Recession: Simple Strategies To Help You Succeed 1
Money Mage Sun, 05 Jul 2020 June 2020 Savings Report 1
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Playing with Fire Sat, 04 Jul 2020 ‘Hi, I’m the new girl!’ Expat financial mistakes learnt the hard way. 1
FIRE v London Sat, 04 Jul 2020 June 2020: Disadvantage month 1
Saving Ninja Sat, 04 Jul 2020 Savings Report #24 – Moving Country is Hard! 1
A Way to Less Sat, 04 Jul 2020 Monthly Spending – June 2020 1
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List of Kava Partnership Announcements (Constantly Updated)

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SQ. I compiled information, with sources, so you don't have to.

SQ. I compiled information, with sources, so you don't have to.

Financials

Q1 2019 Shareholder Letter
Q1 2019 Highlights
  • Total net revenue $959 million, +43% YoY.
  • Adjusted revenue $489 million, +59% YoY.
  • Adjusted EBITDA $62 million, +72% YoY.
  • Net income (loss) per share ($0.09), -50% YoY. (Due to investment in Eventbrite, not including Eventbrite net income (loss) per share was ($0.06), 0% YoY)
  • Adjusted net income per share $0.11, +83% improvement YoY.
Q2 2019 Guidance
  • Total net revenue $1.09B to $1.11B
  • Adjusted Revenue $545M to $555M
  • Adjusted EBITDA $90M to $94M
  • Net income (loss) per share $(0.07) to $(0.05)
  • Adjusted EPS (diluted) $0.14 to $0.16
Q4 2018 Shareholder Letter
Q4 2018 Highlights
  • Total net revenue $933 million, +51% YoY.
  • Adjusted revenue $464 million, +64% YoY.
  • Adjusted EBITDA $81 million, +97% YoY.
  • Net loss per share ($0.07), -75% YoY. (Due to investment in Eventbrite, excluding Eventbrite net loss per share was ($0.03), +33% YoY.)
  • Adjusted EPS $0.14, +75% YoY.
Q1 2019 Guidance
  • Total net revenue $918M to $938M
  • Adjusted Revenue $472M to $482M
  • Adjusted EBITDA $47M to $51M
  • Net income (loss) per share $(0.12) to $(0.10)
  • Adjusted EPS (diluted) $0.06 to $0.08

News

Square Quietly Launches Program For CBD Cannabis Company Credit Card Processing | May 22 2019
Companies that sell cannabis products—even those consisting of CBD derived from hemp, which was legalized in the U.S. through the Farm Bill late last year—are continuing to have trouble accessing basic financial services that are available to businesses in other sectors. That includes being able to maintain bank accounts and process their customers' credit cards. “Square is currently conducting an invite-only beta for some CBD products,” a spokesperson for the company said in an email. When asked about the reasons for the launching the new program, which comes after years of refusing to work with CBD companies, the spokesperson said that the company closely watches evolving public policies and strives to create new opportunities for clients.
Square Spends $20 to Acquire Each New Cash App User | May 16, 2019
Square's (NYSE: SQ) Cash App has grown to become a meaningful contributor to the company's top-line growth. The peer-to-peer payments app turned financial multitool is the No. 1 driver of its subscription and services segment, management said at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference. During that conference, CFO Amrita Ahuja noted the company's per-customer acquisition cost for Cash App is about $20. That's actually quite low relative to other financial services, and even compared to other apps.
Square’s AI Platform Could Transform SQ Stock | May 13, 2019
Eloquent Labs is the developer of Elle, which can converse intelligently with a customer through a conventional online-chat platform without any human input from the service provider. While resolving complex customer-service needs remain currently out of reach, Elle can easily handle simpler-but-distracting tasks like returns and product-tracking.
Square teams up with Postmates for delivery partnership | May 9, 2019
Through the arrangement, Square SQ, sellers will be able to use Postmates couriers to get goods to customers who call up to place orders or visit a store. Merchants will be able to integrate Postmates with their existing Square point-of-sale systems.
Square's Bitcoin Platform Remains Surprisingly Profitable | May 7, 2019
Square's bitcoin revenue accounted for 6.8% of its net revenue during the first quarter, compared to 5.1% in the prior year quarter. However, Square's bitcoin profits only accounted for about 0.2% of its gross profit during the quarter, versus less than 0.1% a year earlier. Square's bitcoin business won't move the needle anytime soon, but its top and bottom line growth is impressive, especially since bitcoin shed roughly 40% of its value over the past 12 months. If bitcoin's price rises again and it attracts more buyers, Square's bitcoin revenue and gross profits could surge much higher.
Instead of viewing Square's bitcoin platform as a separate business, investors should see it as part of the company's long-term plan to lock users into its Cash App. Cash is one of the top peer-to-peer payment apps in the U.S. alongside PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) Venmo and the bank-based Zelle, and it's still growing rapidly. Last quarter Square stated that its Cash App payment volume rose nearly 2.5 times annually. For comparison, PayPal stated that Venmo's payment volume rose 73% annually in its most recent quarter.
How Square's Cash App Makes Money (SQ) | May 6, 2019
Square makes money from Cash App by charging businesses transaction fees for using its software. For a 1.5% transaction fee, individual users can expedite deposits to have them transferred immediately into their bank accounts instead of waiting the standard deposit time. They can also send personal payments from credit cards for a 3% transaction fee.
Village Financial Cooperative partners with Square to bring tech and education to the North Side | Apr 18, 2019
Minnesota’s first black-led credit union is partnering with Square to bring financial education and technology to North Minneapolis. Village Financial Cooperative announced the partnership with the San Francisco-based financial technology company on Thursday. In a statement, the credit union made the case that its mission to empower the black community required it to be at the forefront of financial technology, shaping products and practices. Me’lea Connelly, the credit union’s vision and strategy lead, said the partnership, which includes the city of Minneapolis, was a year in the making. It will officially launch April 27 during “Village Squared: A Black Economic Empowerment Symposium,” one of the events closing out Minneapolis Tech Month.
Square (SQ) to Open New Office, Expand Presence in Seattle | April 11, 2019
Square Inc. SQ recently signed a lease to buy a property in Seattle, in view of opening a new office therein. The office is expected to accommodate approximately 100 workers. We believe that the developments will enable it to carry on with new growth initiatives.
Why Square Is Hiring Cryptocurrency Experts | April 3, 2019
Square (SQ) has announced a plan to hire several cryptocurrency experts. Square’s crypto team will work on an open-source initiative as part of the company’s contribution to the development of a cryptocurrency ecosystem. Although Square says the crypto team it’s planning to create won’t focus on its commercial interests, the company still stands to benefit if the team’s efforts lead to the broader uptake of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Square operates a cryptocurrency exchange that allows users of its Cash App to buy and sell Bitcoin. In the fourth quarter, Square’s Bitcoin business generated $52.4 million in revenue, up from $43 million in the third quarter. Square is already making a small profit from its Bitcoin business even though the overall business is still seeing losses.
Where Does Square Rank in the Food Ordering Market? | April 3, 2019
Caviar is among America’s top five food ordering services. Square (SQ) runs an online food ordering and delivery business called Caviar. Through the Caviar app, people can order food from more than 3,000 restaurants across the United States and have food delivered to their doorsteps. According to the latest rankings of on-demand food delivery services, Square’s Caviar is one of America’s top online food ordering and delivery providers, but it’s currently holding on to a tiny share of the market.
Square Partners with Washington Nationals to Enable Order-Ahead and In-Seat Card Payments at D.C.’s Nationals Park | March 27, 2019
Square has partnered with the Nationals to create a concession stand that offers the only skip-the-line, order-ahead experience in the ballpark, powered by Caviar Pickup. Fans who open the Caviar app from their seats will be able to order their concessions in advance – including beer and wine for fans 21 and over – and receive an alert when their food is ready to be picked up. The stand will feature food from exclusive Caviar restaurant partners, featured in a rotating series of pop-ups throughout the season. On Opening Day, fans will be able to enjoy Hong Kong-style Chinese food from Tiger Fork, with future food options including biscuits from Mason Dixie and ramen from Toki Underground. Square Terminal, the handheld, all-in-one payment processing hardware device, will also be piloted by roving concessions hawkers at Nationals Park. Square Terminal will allow fans to pay using credit cards or contactless payments like Apple Pay or Google Pay as they purchase food and beverage items from the comfort of their seats. With Square’s point of sale and employee management software built right into Square Terminal, it’s easy for hawkers to quickly accept payments. Square Terminal will help fans who don’t carry cash, and will speed transaction times as hawkers spend less time counting change and more time making sales.
Square introduces invoice app; brings Stand to Japan | Mar. 26, 2019
App allows sellers to create, manage, and send invoices using mobile devices. “With the Square Invoices app, small business owners are able to get paid remotely and access their funds quickly and securely," says Alyssa Henry, seller lead at Square. Separately, in Japan, Square introduces Stand for iPad and its reader for contactless and chip.
Square Expands Omnichannel Offerings with New Square Online Store and a Revamped Square for Retail | March 20, 2019
The new Square Online Store allows sellers to grow their business in person and online, with a professional eCommerce website and integrated tools including Instagram selling, shipping, in-store pickup, and more. The new product also brings the Square Online Store experience to restaurants, allowing sellers to offer seamless online ordering from their website, customized pickup times across multiple locations, and the option to easily pay ahead for online orders. Square for Retail, the point-of-sale app optimized specifically for retailers, has also been completely redesigned with expanded product features. For the first time, business owners who also want to sell online can easily create a professional website and automatically connect their Square for Retail catalog to their Square Online Store, allowing them to sync their items, inventory, prices, and data instantly across online and offline channels. Sellers that use Square for Retail and Square Online Store can also enable their customers to easily shop online and pick up their purchases in store, a feature typically only available to larger retailers. Finally, the Retail point-of-sale app has been redesigned to make managing online orders alongside a brick-and-mortar store quick and intuitive.

Leadership

Jack Dorsey - CEO - $2.75
Jack is CEO and Chairman of Square, CEO of Twitter, and cofounder of both.
Amrita Ahuja - CFO -
Amrita is Square’s Chief Financial Officer. She was previously CFO of Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Activision Blizzard, and held various leadership positions at Fox Networks Group, the Walt Disney Company, and Morgan Stanley.
Kevin Burke - Marketing and Sales Lead
Kevin oversees Square marketing, sales, and partnerships, as well as international markets. Prior to joining Square, Kevin was CMO at Visa Inc.
Jesse Dorogusker - Hardware Lead
Jesse leads hardware product development at Square, including design, cross-functional engineering, manufacturing, and operations. Prior to Square, Jesse was the Director of Engineering for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Accessories business.
Brian Grassadonia - Cash App Lead
Brian leads Cash App, the fastest and easiest way to pay individuals or businesses. Brian has held a number of leadership positions at Square including helping to launch the company’s flagship credit card reader.
Alyssa Henry - Seller Lead - $3,870,481
Alyssa leads product management, design, and engineering for Square’s seller facing products including payments, point of sale, Customer Engagement, and Payroll. She previously served as VP of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Services and Product Unit Manager for Microsoft SQL Server Data Access.
Sam Quigley - Risk and Security Lead
Sam leads engineering, product management, and data science for risk and information security. As an early engineering leader at Square, Sam helped to build and scale many of Square’s products.
Gokul Rajaram - Caviar Lead
Gokul oversees Caviar, Square’s growing food ordering service. Prior to Square, he served as Product Director of Ads at Facebook and Product Management Director for Google AdSense.
Jacqueline Reses - Square Capital Lead - $3,972,968
Jackie leads Square Capital, overseeing credit products that provide sellers with access to the funding they need to grow and consumers with the ability to pay for purchases over time. She previously served as Yahoo’s Chief Development Officer and was on the Board of Directors at Alibaba Group. She also serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Advisory Council.
Sivan Whiteley - General Counsel - $2,796,591
Sivan oversees Square’s legal, regulatory, compliance, and security operations. A longtime leader of Square’s legal team, she previously held positions at Better Place, eBay, and Bingham McCutchen.
Aaron Zamost - Communications, Policy and People Lead
Aaron leads Square’s communications, government relations, and community affairs efforts, as well as human resources and talent. Prior to joining Square, Aaron led business communications at YouTube and managed corporate communications at Google.

Technical analysis

Descending triangle
Daily Chart
Weekly chart

Institutions

May 16 2019 Buckingham reiterated a buy rating with a $100 price target.
May 2 2019 Needham reiterated a buy rating and lowered their price target from $95 to $90.
May 2 2019 Guggenheim reiterated a buy rating and raised their price target from $92 to $94.
April 9 2019 KeyBanc Capital reiterated an outperform rating with a $100 price target.
April 3 2019 Bernstein initiated a market perform rating with an $80 price target.
March 28 2019 Instinet reiterated a buy rating with a $105 price target.
March 27 2019 Macquarie initiated an outperform rating with a $94 price target.
March 25 2019 RBC Capital reiterated an outperform rating with an $88 price target.
February 27 2019 Canaccord Genuity reiterated a buy rating with an $88 price target.
Vanguard, Blackrock, Jennison, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, State Street, Allianz, and Goldman Sachs are the largest institutional holders of SQ respectively, collectively making up over 25% of ownership.
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SQ. I compiled information, with sources, so you don't have to!

SQ. I compiled information, with sources, so you don't have to!

Financials

Q1 2019 Shareholder Letter
Q1 2019 Highlights - Total net revenue $959 million, +43% YoY. - Adjusted revenue $489 million, +59% YoY. - Adjusted EBITDA $62 million, +72% YoY. - Net income (loss) per share ($0.09), -50% YoY. (Due to investment in Eventbrite, not including Eventbrite net income (loss) per share was ($0.06), 0% YoY) - Adjusted net income per share $0.11, +83% improvement YoY.
Q2 2019 Guidance - Total net revenue $1.09B to $1.11B - Adjusted Revenue $545M to $555M - Adjusted EBITDA $90M to $94M - Net income (loss) per share $(0.07) to $(0.05) - Adjusted EPS (diluted) $0.14 to $0.16
Q4 2018 Shareholder Letter
Q4 2018 Highlights - Total net revenue $933 million, +51% YoY. - Adjusted revenue $464 million, +64% YoY. - Adjusted EBITDA $81 million, +97% YoY. - Net loss per share ($0.07), -75% YoY. (Due to investment in Eventbrite, excluding Eventbrite net loss per share was ($0.03), +33% YoY.) - Adjusted EPS $0.14, +75% YoY.
Q1 2019 Guidance - Total net revenue $918M to $938M - Adjusted Revenue $472M to $482M - Adjusted EBITDA $47M to $51M - Net income (loss) per share $(0.12) to $(0.10) - Adjusted EPS (diluted) $0.06 to $0.08

News

Square Spends $20 to Acquire Each New Cash App User | May 16, 2019
Square's (NYSE: SQ) Cash App has grown to become a meaningful contributor to the company's top-line growth. The peer-to-peer payments app turned financial multitool is the No. 1 driver of its subscription and services segment, management said at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference. During that conference, CFO Amrita Ahuja noted the company's per-customer acquisition cost for Cash App is about $20. That's actually quite low relative to other financial services, and even compared to other apps.
Square’s AI Platform Could Transform SQ Stock | May 13, 2019
Eloquent Labs is the developer of Elle, which can converse intelligently with a customer through a conventional online-chat platform without any human input from the service provider. While resolving complex customer-service needs remain currently out of reach, Elle can easily handle simpler-but-distracting tasks like returns and product-tracking.
Square teams up with Postmates for delivery partnership | May 9, 2019
Through the arrangement, Square SQ, sellers will be able to use Postmates couriers to get goods to customers who call up to place orders or visit a store. Merchants will be able to integrate Postmates with their existing Square point-of-sale systems.
Square's Bitcoin Platform Remains Surprisingly Profitable | May 7, 2019
Square's bitcoin revenue accounted for 6.8% of its net revenue during the first quarter, compared to 5.1% in the prior year quarter. However, Square's bitcoin profits only accounted for about 0.2% of its gross profit during the quarter, versus less than 0.1% a year earlier. Square's bitcoin business won't move the needle anytime soon, but its top and bottom line growth is impressive, especially since bitcoin shed roughly 40% of its value over the past 12 months. If bitcoin's price rises again and it attracts more buyers, Square's bitcoin revenue and gross profits could surge much higher.
Instead of viewing Square's bitcoin platform as a separate business, investors should see it as part of the company's long-term plan to lock users into its Cash App. Cash is one of the top peer-to-peer payment apps in the U.S. alongside PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) Venmo and the bank-based Zelle, and it's still growing rapidly. Last quarter Square stated that its Cash App payment volume rose nearly 2.5 times annually. For comparison, PayPal stated that Venmo's payment volume rose 73% annually in its most recent quarter.
How Square's Cash App Makes Money (SQ) | May 6, 2019
Square makes money from Cash App by charging businesses transaction fees for using its software. For a 1.5% transaction fee, individual users can expedite deposits to have them transferred immediately into their bank accounts instead of waiting the standard deposit time. They can also send personal payments from credit cards for a 3% transaction fee.
Village Financial Cooperative partners with Square to bring tech and education to the North Side | Apr 18, 2019
Minnesota’s first black-led credit union is partnering with Square to bring financial education and technology to North Minneapolis. Village Financial Cooperative announced the partnership with the San Francisco-based financial technology company on Thursday. In a statement, the credit union made the case that its mission to empower the black community required it to be at the forefront of financial technology, shaping products and practices. Me’lea Connelly, the credit union’s vision and strategy lead, said the partnership, which includes the city of Minneapolis, was a year in the making. It will officially launch April 27 during “Village Squared: A Black Economic Empowerment Symposium,” one of the events closing out Minneapolis Tech Month.
Square (SQ) to Open New Office, Expand Presence in Seattle | April 11, 2019
Square Inc. SQ recently signed a lease to buy a property in Seattle, in view of opening a new office therein. The office is expected to accommodate approximately 100 workers. We believe that the developments will enable it to carry on with new growth initiatives.
Why Square Is Hiring Cryptocurrency Experts | April 3, 2019
Square (SQ) has announced a plan to hire several cryptocurrency experts. Square’s crypto team will work on an open-source initiative as part of the company’s contribution to the development of a cryptocurrency ecosystem. Although Square says the crypto team it’s planning to create won’t focus on its commercial interests, the company still stands to benefit if the team’s efforts lead to the broader uptake of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Square operates a cryptocurrency exchange that allows users of its Cash App to buy and sell Bitcoin. In the fourth quarter, Square’s Bitcoin business generated $52.4 million in revenue, up from $43 million in the third quarter. Square is already making a small profit from its Bitcoin business even though the overall business is still seeing losses.
Where Does Square Rank in the Food Ordering Market? | April 3, 2019
Caviar is among America’s top five food ordering services. Square (SQ) runs an online food ordering and delivery business called Caviar. Through the Caviar app, people can order food from more than 3,000 restaurants across the United States and have food delivered to their doorsteps. According to the latest rankings of on-demand food delivery services, Square’s Caviar is one of America’s top online food ordering and delivery providers, but it’s currently holding on to a tiny share of the market.
Square Partners with Washington Nationals to Enable Order-Ahead and In-Seat Card Payments at D.C.’s Nationals Park | March 27, 2019
Square has partnered with the Nationals to create a concession stand that offers the only skip-the-line, order-ahead experience in the ballpark, powered by Caviar Pickup. Fans who open the Caviar app from their seats will be able to order their concessions in advance – including beer and wine for fans 21 and over – and receive an alert when their food is ready to be picked up. The stand will feature food from exclusive Caviar restaurant partners, featured in a rotating series of pop-ups throughout the season. On Opening Day, fans will be able to enjoy Hong Kong-style Chinese food from Tiger Fork, with future food options including biscuits from Mason Dixie and ramen from Toki Underground. Square Terminal, the handheld, all-in-one payment processing hardware device, will also be piloted by roving concessions hawkers at Nationals Park. Square Terminal will allow fans to pay using credit cards or contactless payments like Apple Pay or Google Pay as they purchase food and beverage items from the comfort of their seats. With Square’s point of sale and employee management software built right into Square Terminal, it’s easy for hawkers to quickly accept payments. Square Terminal will help fans who don’t carry cash, and will speed transaction times as hawkers spend less time counting change and more time making sales.
Square introduces invoice app; brings Stand to Japan | Mar. 26, 2019
App allows sellers to create, manage, and send invoices using mobile devices. “With the Square Invoices app, small business owners are able to get paid remotely and access their funds quickly and securely," says Alyssa Henry, seller lead at Square. Separately, in Japan, Square introduces Stand for iPad and its reader for contactless and chip.
Square Expands Omnichannel Offerings with New Square Online Store and a Revamped Square for Retail | March 20, 2019
The new Square Online Store allows sellers to grow their business in person and online, with a professional eCommerce website and integrated tools including Instagram selling, shipping, in-store pickup, and more. The new product also brings the Square Online Store experience to restaurants, allowing sellers to offer seamless online ordering from their website, customized pickup times across multiple locations, and the option to easily pay ahead for online orders. Square for Retail, the point-of-sale app optimized specifically for retailers, has also been completely redesigned with expanded product features. For the first time, business owners who also want to sell online can easily create a professional website and automatically connect their Square for Retail catalog to their Square Online Store, allowing them to sync their items, inventory, prices, and data instantly across online and offline channels. Sellers that use Square for Retail and Square Online Store can also enable their customers to easily shop online and pick up their purchases in store, a feature typically only available to larger retailers. Finally, the Retail point-of-sale app has been redesigned to make managing online orders alongside a brick-and-mortar store quick and intuitive.

Leadership

Jack Dorsey - CEO
Jack is CEO and Chairman of Square, CEO of Twitter, and cofounder of both.
Amrita Ahuja - CFO
Amrita is Square’s Chief Financial Officer. She was previously CFO of Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Activision Blizzard, and held various leadership positions at Fox Networks Group, the Walt Disney Company, and Morgan Stanley.
Kevin Burke - Marketing and Sales Lead
Kevin oversees Square marketing, sales, and partnerships, as well as international markets. Prior to joining Square, Kevin was CMO at Visa Inc.
Jesse Dorogusker - Hardware Lead
Jesse leads hardware product development at Square, including design, cross-functional engineering, manufacturing, and operations. Prior to Square, Jesse was the Director of Engineering for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Accessories business.
Brian Grassadonia - Cash App Lead
Brian leads Cash App, the fastest and easiest way to pay individuals or businesses. Brian has held a number of leadership positions at Square including helping to launch the company’s flagship credit card reader.
Alyssa Henry - Seller Lead
Alyssa leads product management, design, and engineering for Square’s seller facing products including payments, point of sale, Customer Engagement, and Payroll. She previously served as VP of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Services and Product Unit Manager for Microsoft SQL Server Data Access.
Sam Quigley - Risk and Security Lead
Sam leads engineering, product management, and data science for risk and information security. As an early engineering leader at Square, Sam helped to build and scale many of Square’s products.
Gokul Rajaram - Caviar Lead
Gokul oversees Caviar, Square’s growing food ordering service. Prior to Square, he served as Product Director of Ads at Facebook and Product Management Director for Google AdSense.
Jacqueline Reses - Square Capital Lead
Jackie leads Square Capital, overseeing credit products that provide sellers with access to the funding they need to grow and consumers with the ability to pay for purchases over time. She previously served as Yahoo’s Chief Development Officer and was on the Board of Directors at Alibaba Group. She also serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Advisory Council.
Sivan Whiteley - General Counsel
Sivan oversees Square’s legal, regulatory, compliance, and security operations. A longtime leader of Square’s legal team, she previously held positions at Better Place, eBay, and Bingham McCutchen.
Aaron Zamost - Communications, Policy and People Lead
Aaron leads Square’s communications, government relations, and community affairs efforts, as well as human resources and talent. Prior to joining Square, Aaron led business communications at YouTube and managed corporate communications at Google.

Technical analysis

Descending triangle
Daily chart
Weekly chart

Institutions

May 16 2019 Buckingham reiterated a buy rating with a $100 price target.
May 2 2019 Needham reiterated a buy rating and lowered their price target from $95 to $90.
May 2 2019 Guggenheim reiterated a buy rating and raised their price target from $92 to $94.
April 9 2019 KeyBanc Capital reiterated an outperform rating with a $100 price target.
April 3 2019 Bernstein initiated a market perform rating with an $80 price target.
March 28 2019 Instinet reiterated a buy rating with a $105 price target.
March 27 2019 Macquarie initiated an outperform rating with a $94 price target.
March 25 2019 RBC Capital reiterated an outperform rating with an $88 price target.
February 27 2019 Canaccord Genuity reiterated a buy rating with an $88 price target.
Vanguard, Blackrock, Jennison, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, State Street, Allianz, and Goldman Sachs are the largest institutional holders of SQ respectively, collectively making up over 25% of ownership.
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I created a website where Bitcoin traders and investors could go to get easy access to datasets and trading tools. This platform would be tailored to folks who prefer to do analysis within spreadsheets such as Excel and Google Sheets.

https://spreadstreet.io
My name is John, and back in February of this year I started working on a website where Bitcoin traders and investors could go to get easy access to datasets and trading tools (such as technical analysis templates). This platform would require no coding knowledge, and would be tailored to folks who prefer to do analysis within spreadsheets such as Excel and Google Sheets.
Quick About Me
I am a former Fortune 500 financial analyst, where I managed two $3 billion portfolios. I've been investing/trading since 2002/2003. If you take a look at my kindle cloud reader, you will see over 100 books dedicated to trading and investing of all sorts - technical analysis, fundamental analysis, daily options trading strategies, value investing, volatility trading, quantitative trading, algorithmic trading, and bullshit trading.
I think Bitcoin and crypto is the future, and I believe that it is on an unstoppable path. My ultimate goal is to become a cost-leader in the field, and be tailored towards the individual investor. You shouldn't have to pay hundreds to thousands of dollars for top-notch tools.
Features at a Glance
Databases currently included (updated daily)
All datasets are available as a tab-delimited, CSV file. The datasets are a mix between raw tick data, OHLCV, spreads, mining and economic statistics. They can be used for backtesting, analysis, and charting.
Investing/Trading Templates
On The Horizon
Potential Ideas
I'm open to answer questions or talk more about the project if there's interest. Hope it helps the traders and investors out there.
John
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Open Letter to Glenn Greenwald and James Risen of theIntercept, on the VERY DISHONEST ARTICLE about the church committee

Dear Mr. Glenn Greenwald,
I don't see how you could still be a contributor to theIntercept, alongside deepstate establishmentarian defenders such as Scahill and James Risen. Their work has infuriated me 100% of the time in the last 2 yrs because I know it's fake news. It's gaslighting. I'm CC-ing him so he knows the mistake he made also. https://theintercept.com/2018/12/08/george-hw-bush-cia-directo
and the intelligence community collaborated to gin up outrage over a fake national security scandal that ultimately helped pull Bush across the finish line
Risen's latest article, which I read to be calling the Church Committee to be "a fake intelligence scandal" used by George HW Bush to gain power in DC to be one of THE most dishonest things a so-called "journalist" has ever said in any publication, anywhere. And I believe--if I know you, Mr. Greenwald--you will likely agree this is a completely unfair and even injurious characterization of the committee and an attempt to "reimagine history" in such a way as to defend against what is coming down the pike, legally. Spygate
These things are dishonest because they rely on the ignorance your readers have of the law and the powers of Congress: congress does not have law enforcement capabilities. They cannot prosecute. They only have discovery ability. Learn how the government works, Risen. Assassinations aren't fake. Illegal spying on citizens isn't fake. Human experimentation and MKULTRA isn't fake (present tense because it is on ongoing, and you're possibly a victim, Risen)
Also, anyone who tries to pain Nunes (or Gowdy, Goodlatte) as a bad guy because you don't like his politics, is in my opinion, a very bad guy. Nunes was doing his job in informing the President of important national security information; for this he's accused of being a traitor, because the assumption-before-the-fact that Trump is a traitor implies anyone who assists him is also.
That said, in my opinion, anyone who tries to defend the anti-rights / authoritarian actions of the intelligence community--especially TODAY--is a very bad guy. My bitcoin mining rig was destroyed by the NSA. My routers have been hacked by the deepstate several times and I am sick of it. I know it's because I'm on the 'wrong side of the intelligence community'--I oppose them as an influencer online and for that I am constantly harassed. I'm just one person, this is happening to millions via AI software--and that is against my rights of free speech.
The intelligence community has made enormous mistakes, and the average person and their rights to privacy, security and liberty have been greviously harmed. There are laws against this--deprivation of rights under color of law--but this law, is strangely ignored
Many of the illegalities of the CIA and intelligence community generally are ignored. You dig into why these aren't 4th amendment violations, you inevitably end up at Continuity of Government being STILL active (since 9/11) and you can go no further. Because that is your answer.
Not acknowledging the role of Congress versus the role of the Executive, and not acknowledging COG is dihonest. Being a digital rights related news organization, ostensibly, I don't get where the INtercept is coming from, defending these goons.
It's very transparent that your coworker James Risen is taking yellow journalistic swipes as a dead guy any honest person could agree was a gaslighting globalist fascist demon (possibly even an actual nazi when you dig into family history) and entirely not the saint painted by a nominally leftist MSM, in order to "manage public opinion in the process of diffusing the forthcoming revelations of spygate"
I have to wonder if we the so-called populists (or as I like to say ex bernie sanders supporter) have to do a deep dive of research on James Risen himself and look into HIS entanglements, because this isn't journalism: This is malicious history reimagineering: and it is greatly harming Americans by harming their understanding of reality itself. Painting people who take away your rights (we used to call them 'nazis') as somehow 'good', because you know "F Trump"--we're desperate to get rid of him because if we don't.....50 yrs of protecting these guys will be revealed and Uh Oh! We were complicit in covering up 9/11. Eep!
So. I want you to know that I stopped HIllary Clinton from becoming president, along with many others. Reddit has been credited for that. You're welcome. That's what you get for stealing the primary from Sanders, stealing my campaign contributions, oh and running a global child trafficking ring out of clinton foundtation. Truth be told, in our choices, we were dealt a bad hand in 2016. I still think we came out ahead. And if you do your research and your'e honest, you WILL TOO.
Clinton Foundation is about to be indicted not just for charity fraud. Not just for racketeering. Not just for extortion. But for child sex trafficking. A rogue faction of the CIA that coordinates with rogue factions of NATO--which we call 'the deepstate' generallly, has been doing all the things we find repugnant and that have undermined america: trafficking of contraband, including but not limited to drugs, arms, people and organs....and childen.
They left--including TheINTERCEPT apparently--can screech "conspiracy theorist' all they want, but you and I know the truth because your'e a journalist and I am also, though in my case, as a ghost contributor to 2 less popular but apparently very influential blogs. You and I also know the Church committee was not a fake scandal
It's wildly dishonest to 'reimagine' the "church committee" by painting as "fake" because this committee didn't result in legislation or criminal indictments--that just means the bad guys won
Just like Iran Contra, just like Hillary and Bill being able to get away with enormous crimes, just like 9/11's unpunished crimes (that is changing as of this month--911 lawyers have received US fed court approval for a fed grand jury (re) investigation of explosives used in wtc 1, 2, 7); just like SO many other egregious violations. It's similarly dishonest to call Trey Gowdy a fake for not indicting Hillary or anyone related to Benghazi despite his revelating.
These things are dishonest because they rely on the ignorance your readers have of the law and the powers of Congress
I can tell you this: there is not an RSS link for ONLY GREENWALD articles that I know of. If you could send me one, I'd be very thankful. Because Glenn Greenwald articles seem to be the last remaining ones at theIntercept that haven't been infected by the mainstream media's drive to gaslight the public into consenting to unlawfully ignore the other side in the process of deposing president Trump. Whether or not you like Trump is irrelevant. What they are doing is immoral. Period.
Your co-contributors are destroying journalism. I guess I could have just said that instead of this long screed
If you read it, thank you. I want you to know that I've valued your opinion and I'm very grateful that there's still some good journalists out there.
M Chris cccc > landline e: [email protected]
I have to take these out because reddit likes to say I'm doxxing...even if I myself posted my own information
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Bitcoin and Rationality, Part 2: Why Bitcoin is not like the lottery, and when to sell

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Bitcoin and Rationality, Part 2: Why Bitcoin is not like the lottery, and when to sell

April 15
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Eliezer Yudkowsky disagrees with Scott’s Crypto Autopsy post, writing:
The idea of “rationality” is that we can talk about general, abstract algorithms of cognition which tend to produce better or worse results. If there’s no general thinking pattern that produces a systematically better result, you were perfectly rational. If there’s no thinking pattern a human can realistically adopt that produces a better result, you were about as sane as a human gets. We don’t say, “Gosh, I sure do wish I’d bought the Mega Millions ticket for 01-04-14-17-40-04* yesterday.” We don’t say, “Rationalists should win the lottery.”
People who obtained Bitcoin early on and are sitting on a large windfall are often compared to lottery winners, suggesting that the role of luck far overpowers any possible skill. One should not beat themselves up over missing out on Bitcoin, because it’s not any different than winning the lottery.
I agree one should not beat themselves up, because dwelling on the past is a poor use of one’s time, but that is not because Bitcoin is like the lottery, which it isn’t. The most obvious evidence such a comparison is wrong is the fact there is so much Bitcoin regret but no lotto regret. Surely if they were the same thing, we would not see so much discussion about Bitcoin regret, just as we don’t see discussion about lotto regret. No one says “drat…I wish I picked 5,45,20,99 instead of 1,7,33,23.”
Scott is right. There was an opportunity to make effortless riches–that in theory anyone could have done, as easily as mining them when it was easy or buying them cheap. Getting rich with bitcoin merely required two actions that anyone could have done easily: become aware of the existence of Bitcoin, and then buy & hold it. There were pitfalls along the way: hacking of exchanges, lost keys, selling too soon, spending bitcoin instead of saving, etc.
Why are there so many posts and articles about Bitcoin regret but not lotto regret? Eli falsely equates the two when they are not the same. Acquiring Bitcoin early, unlike guessing numbers out of hundreds of millions of possibilities, as explained above, is something anyone could have conceivably done.Unlike the lotto, it didn’t require pure luck but rather a combination of awareness and action. Right there, in front of you, are the coins at $.1-$10 waiting to be bought. All you had to do was buy them. Same for Ethereum…$1 ether tokens…right there. Nowadays, unlike before 2016, there are too many coins and picking the next Ethereum or Bitcoin requires much more luck.
A 50% gain in an individual stock over a 1-year period is considered exceptional. Bitcoin blew this away by a magnitude of thousands. No individual stock (or any sort of investment opportunity) even remotely comes close to Bitcoin and other coins. Maybe Apple in 2004 or Netflix in 2004 is the closest.
But what about the objection that buying Bitcoin in 2009-2011 is like playing the lottery or donating to charity? There are two key distinctions: The odds of choosing a profitable investment are magnitudes higher than correct lotto numbers. Although the lotto pays more, the expected value is negative due the infinitesimal odds. With charity, your money is gone for good. You hope your donation is being allocated wisely, but you have no control over that. But by buying Bitcoin early on, one was able to both support Bitcoin while also having the option to sell the coins on an exchange or other market at any time for an agreed upon market price.
What would have been the harm though of throwing a few hundred dollars at Bitcoin out of curiosity. Unlike a used lotto ticket, the value does not just go away. Someone in 2011 or so could have observed the intellectually vibrant Bitcoin community and thought, “hmm…these people seem to have an interesting idea..I’ll throw a few hundred bucks their way and see what happens, and unlike donating to charity , it’s not like the money is gone. There is a market if I want to sell, and I’m supporting the cause, and some vendors actually accept Bitcoin too.”
Yes there a luck factor in terms of choosing winning investments, but the odds are not as bleak and random as lotto tickets though. In conclusions, the key distinction is that while choosing winning investments involves luck, unlike guessing correct numbers, Bitcoin in 2009-2011 was something that was much more feasible and did not require pure guesswork, but rather a combination of awareness (knowing that Bitcoin exists) and action (buying them or mining them).
The next question is, when to sell? ‘HODL’ is not rationally-optimal and is based on the belief that past price performance can predict the future, but obviously there is no such guarantee. The optimal time to sell is based on many variables: estimated remaining life expectancy, predicted annual returns assuming the after-tax proceeds from the Bitcoin sale are reinvested in index funds and or bonds, monthly draw-downs for living expenses, etc. If one has enough Bitcoin to never have to work again, given the above variables, then selling would probably be the most rational choice even if this means selling (in retrospect) too soon. Or if you have enough Bitcoin to buy real estate, which has smoother returns than Bitcoin and means not having to piss away money on rent. Although Bitcoin may have higher returns then real estate, real estate prices are much more stable and real estate has the added utility that is derived from either living in it or renting it out. However, it’s possible that one could derive income by selling calls option against a Bitcoin position.
In other instances, HODL may be rational. Let’s say, for example, you owe the IRS $200,000 but you also have $200,000 in Bitcoin (which you bought long time ago that the govt. is oblivious to). The ability of the IRS to deduct wages is limited, but they can easily seize windfalls. Because back taxes expire in 10 years, the rational choice may be to just hold until either the taxes expire or Bitcoin rises enough to pay the taxes and leave enough left over. Selling at $200,000 means having the IRS take it. Trying sell the Bitcoin but not report the income incurs the criminal risk of tax evasion, which is made worse if one already owes taxes.
But, again, despite all the media hype over Bitcoin riches, most people have less than a single Bitcoin, which they likely purchased between October-January near the top. In this case, given how much Bitcoin has already fallen, but also given Bitcoin’s historical tendency to recover, holding may be the best choice, but it requires a lot of patience.
But what if you really believe in Bitcoin, and that the U.S. dollar is doomed, etc.–why would you sell? Here’s a solution: Let’s assume you have enough profit to never have to work again. You can sell your Bitcoin, quit your job, and then use your newfound free time advance pro-Bitcoin causes.
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The intelligent investors guide to Particl (PART): Part 1 - What is Particl and what is the purpose of the PART token?

Particl is a PoS chain using the native PART token.
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The purpose of a dedicated chain is for the privacy centric and optional anonymity aspects of it.
 
The PART token can either be transferred as a public token or as a private token via use of CT and RingCT to obscure sender and amount.
 
The PART token also confers voting rights proportional to stake of network owned for the onchain governance and voting mechanisms.
 
There is also a MAD escrow service they are building in; a trustless escrow system which requires no third party. Using only the native PART token simplifies this mechanic.
 
It is for these reasons and the simple economics of incentivisation that all currencies fed into particl will be converted to native PART token via integrated shapeshift function prior to use on the particl network.
 
Particl is a modular framework and yes smart contracts mechanisms are involved on the bitcoin core codebase it uses. Their use of ringCT and focus on truly trustless privacy and anonymity is partly why they avoided ETH but also wish to sidestep any possible scalability issues present in ETH currently or bloat issues of launching a highly focused but intensive product. I'm sure there's a bit of ego to prove their coding chops too.
 
The first major module they plan to launch in Q1 2018 is the decentralised marketplace and communications platform.
 
This marketplace will allow for:
 
 
On minimum viable product release (Q1 2018) the marketplace should be essentially complete in the sense of publicly usable minus the reputation systems they plan to implement after.
 
Further reading:
 
I believe Particl if realised as designed will impact ecommerce massively on a paradigm shifting level. Simply put commerce without borders and a massive boon for sensitive transactions.
 
I am ignoring all price activity for now. The project will not use it's funds to needlessly hype and will likely deliver the marketplace minimum viable product in Q1 2018 to justify it and silence all critics.
 
This is because the team (which is now greatly expanded and actually funded) have been heavily criticised for not delivering in the past (as the much smaller, unfunded SDC prior to setting up their foundation) in spite of the history showing clear development (actually rapid for a project of this nature) and currently meeting all milestones given.
 
From a speculative point of view there are numerous reasons to preferentially invest in Particl:
 
 
In the following parts of this series I will demonstrate how if Particl is successful it is a literal juggernaut in the making as far as use cases, speculative returns and technology advances in crypto go.
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Further articles in this series:
 
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Full disclosure/Disclaimer: As of posting I am long Particl (PART), Ethereum (ETH), Wetrust (TRST), Augur (REP), OmiseGo (OMG) Factom (FCT) and Iconomi (ICN). All the opinions expressed are my own. I cannot guarantee gains; losses are sustainable; do your own financial research and make your decisions responsibly. All prices and values given are as of time of writing (November 2017).
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Bitcoin breaks $10k & we ponder its true value, big companies join the compliance-first approach to GPLv2, we spot some red flags in the latest Raspbian x86 release & Mozilla has a new open source project.
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Why a brand new cryptocurrency user(like me) fell in love with Dogecoins?

Hi everyone, let me introduce myself: I'm Fabrice from Belgium, I'm 34 and working IT in a transportation company. My mother language is french so please understand that I may make mistakes :)
I started to be interested in cryptocurrencies a few weeks ago... Or maybe it was last year, when I read an article about all the bad things bitcoin did to the world with the massive farming, ... and how I wanted something else for that kind of concept.
Having no knowledge at all about how cryptocurrencies worked, I started to think of something that seems so technically wrong now, I definitely wanted a currency which makes people better, the world better, accessible to anyone and still having cash value for those who are interested in that aspect.
To summarize my idea, it was something like this: - Everyone would start with ten coins of that virtual currency named Kharmacoin (don't laugh!) with no value and give them to other users for helpful forum posts, services and such. - If they want to get more than the 10 initial coins (10 other coins), they have to validate these initial coins by putting a cash value on them (paying what they think the help they had was worth). That cash value is added to a pool and shared between every activated coin. So if you take two people, one puts a 2 dollar value on each coin and someone else a 1 dollar value, the coin would be worth 1.5 dollar. - To keep the value increasing, everytime someone wants to buy another pack of 10 coins, he should pay a little more than the last time. - Transactions should be limited to 1 coin per service/post/... and the money should be put to good use. The only way to get a lot of it would be: To pay more and more and more to get them 10 by 10 or to earn them by being nice to others.
That idea relied a lot on my faith in humans and has certainly a lot of flaws in it (mathematically and technically speaking). I've put a lot of thoughts in it but I never could finish writing the file for a friend whose work is to help students getting their startups up and running.
But, let's come back to Dogecoins: That idea of mine was put aside for almost a year, I still wasn't interested in cryptocurrencies. In fact, less than one month ago, I knew there were Bitcoins and Litecoins, I wasn't aware of the existence of any other alt currencies. Clueless people like me are all around me, even IT colleagues who use computers everyday don't know anything about how it works, and people whose only computer use is to take a look on Facebook once in a while don't even know this exists. I asked around me what people knew about Bitcoins, a few of them said that they've heard about it on tv once, and the most interested people looked at it like it was a Microsoft share they didn't buy on time, that share having turned into something they simply can't afford today.
Right now, someone who has no knowledge or interest in cryptocurrencies will most likely not hear about them at all, except in rare cases.
So, how did I knew about Dogecoins myself then?
My RSS Reader is full of humor, PC and Xbox One games, VR, international news, developer and security news, nothing money related. But as greek economy is hugely important to anyone living in Europe, I read as many articles as I could during the crisis. One was about the use of cryptocurrencies by some people to avoid the damages done to the greek economy. It made me think of many things which seem to be correlated and shaping the future. The end of capitalism as we know it, the end of full time jobs(replaced by services on demand), a world where every people would have to please others instead of acting alone selfishly. That imperfect idea of mine could have a future after all.
And that's when I found The coin, Dogecoin.
As I read the articles depicting the community behind it, the Doge4water and the 2 other sport related successes, I began to realize that the money I imagined existed already and that all the efforts I could make to shape things like they should could be done with something already successful. I also read about the downs of the Dogecoin(such bad past events :( ) but with all the positive things (the actual ones and the future ones I expect), it doesn't really matter. I'm convinced that Dogecoins is the future of cryptocurrencies, I want it to be.
What can I do to help the Dogecoin?
That's the question I'm asking myself right now, as a brand new "recruit" coming from the real(old) world, I can't do a lot but I already started to promote the Dogecoins by writing some articles on my blog in French (one explaining how easily it is to open a wallet and get the first coins in it with the help of faucets that I just discovered myself). Not so many people were interested around me at first but those who were simply fell in love with the coins and everything around it. I then proposed my help to friends who don't know how to start even with my instructions, more of them came into the world of Dogecoins.
They still don't know what they're doing or why but they use faucets and find it simply fun (faucets are a great idea to get new people addicted).
Now if I could open a wallet online and print a paper + explain to whoever I give it what it's all about, I'd do it for my family and some friends (maybe it is possible, I didn't look into it yet, the idea just popped in my head).
What I want to do in the future...
I'm very excited by the Dogecoin Foundation and what it has accomplished so far, it's a pleasure to read that they want to evolve in a more open way, the Dogecoin success will rely on the things that are made with it, that's the things made with it which made me choose this coin among all available. I'm a mobile and html 5 developer in my free time, still looking for a reliable cryptocurrency payment API and an easier way to copy/paste a wallet ID on mobile :).
If I can be of any help to any one of you it would be a pleasure. I'm already working on ideas and projects which would promote the Dogecoin to new people, use it as a charity tool or encourage education by rewarding people wishing to learn new skills.
I'm happy to be a part of your community, I didn't feel so motivated in years!
To the moon!
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[Work Needed] Cryptocurrency Podcast Looking for Someone Good at YouTube Thumbnails. Paid. ~1-2 thumbnails per week.

Ahoy there, I am the host of the "Captain Crypto Show" which is a cryptocurrency-related podcast / show that is distributed via RSS Feed, SoundCloud, and YouTube (among a few other outlets). We started off as just audio but have started boosting production value as we transition toward video. Our main types of episodes are either analytical where we take an in-depth look at specific projects, or weekly "Captain's Council" episodes where a few of us talk about current events within the industry (usually streamed live). I believe that we have pretty darned high production value and we are steadily increasing the quality of the content of our episodes BUT our thumbnail "art", or lack thereof, is very likely slowing down the number of clicks that our videos get.
Link to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU9uFwgkSaKMOylk58Ms3Cg
What I am looking for: An individual who is already experienced with creating quality YouTube thumbnails that have a track record of attracting clicks and views. You will usually have at least 24 hours to create the thumbnail, but since our weekly episodes are current events that means that relevant content matter may pop up the day of the episode. Luckily if you were to send me the PSD then I'd be able to make last-minute edits myself. For our analytical episodes you'll have the better part of a week to make the thumbnails. It would also be beneficial if you are familiar with how to remove green screen backgrounds (ie I will supply green screen images of myself, so it will be up to me to supply good images to work with)
The position will be paid and I am pretty flexible as to the method of payment but as "Captain Crypto", I would certainly prefer paying via Bitcoin or any other major cryptocurrency.
To apply either PM me or email me at [email protected] with your rate and a link to a portfolio or something similar where I can see your past work.
Bonus points if you are familiar with cryptocurrency at all. This could be a good opportunity for someone to learn about crypto if they are at all interested (not required).
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A list of people who haven't completely dismissed Bitcoin

This is not an attempt to convince anyone why Bitcoin will succeed, but merely to show that there exist reasonably intelligent people who believe there's a chance.
Paul Graham Co-founder of Y Combinator
I am very intrigued by Bitcoin. It has all the signs. Paradigm shift, hackers love it, yet it's derided as a toy. Just like microcomputers.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5402513
Peter Thiel Co-founder of PayPal His VC Founder's Fund led a $2m invesetment in BitPay
It is worth thinking about money as the bubble that never ends. There is this sort of potential that bitcoin could become this new phenomenon
Exclusive: Peter Thiel on Bitcoin
Eric Schmidt Google Chairman and former CEO
Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptographic achievement and the ability to create something which is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value. It’s very hard to do and it’s incredibly useful for many many computer applications. … The Bitcoin architecture, literally the ability to having these ledgers that can’t be replicated is an amazing advancement. A lot of businesses will be built on top of that... Eric Schmidt: The technology behind bitcoin has enormous value
Sir Richard Branson Founder of Virgin Group
I have invested in some bitcoins myself, and find it fascinating how a whole new global currency has been created. For people who can afford to invest a little in bitcoins, it’s worth looking into.
Bitcoins in space
Kevin Rose Founder of Digg
Those of us that understand that Bitcoin has the potential to change money forever. If you believe that a decentralized digital currency, free from government corruption and controlled by the masses is the future – then you’re in this camp. This is no easy road, there are going to be sell-offs, attempted regulation, and major unforeseen disasters. It’s not for the faint of heart. We could and probably will lose everything, but IF we pull this off, the results will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
Bitcoin is falling, again, here is why it really doesn't matter.
Ben Bernanke Former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve
In letter to Senate committee “to explore potential promises and risks related to virtual currency for the federal government and society at large”:
..while these types of innovations may pose risks related to law enforcement and supervisory matters, there are also areas in which they may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system
full letter to the Senate committee
Paul Buchheit Creator and lead developer of GMail
Bitcoin may be the TCP/IP of money.
https://twitter.com/paultoo/status/328969714283995136
Alexis Ohanian Co-founder of reddit, investor in Coinbase and Buttercoin
I am cautiously optimistic about it — but I am intrigued
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian: ‘I’m cautiously optimistic about Bitcoin’

Organizations

Union Square Ventures Select portfolio: Twitter, Twillio, Kickstarter, Meetups Investor in Coinbase
We believe that Bitcoin represents something fundamental and powerful, an open and distributed Internet peer to peer protocol for transferring purchasing power. It reminds us of SMTP, HTTP, RSS, and BitTorrent in its architecture and openness
Y Combinator Investor in Coinbase and Buttercoin Select portfolio: Airbnb, Dropbox, reddit
Google Ventures Investor in Buttercoin Select portfolio: Nest, Uber, 23andMe
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Kind of wish people could just edit it like a wiki as well
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Mass Surveillance News Collection from 2010

>>>>>>>>> Mass Surveillance
>>>>>>>>> Cognitive Infiltration and Mass Social Psychology Abuse
>>>>>>>> Smartphone Intrusion, Remote activation of Mics and Cameras
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ways and Means; Technology and Law
>>>>>>> AT&T
>>>>>>>>>> Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo
>>>>>>>> Goals
>>>>>>>>>>> Lies, Coverups, Resource Misuse, and Danger of Tacit Complicity
>>>>>> Global Deep State Cooperation and Imitation
>>>>>>>>> Hardware, Rootkit, FIrmware Spyware
>>>>>>>> Blowback
>>>>>> Exoteric, Stated Goals of the Security State Have Failed
....CONTINUED IN COMMENTS
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