Burger King Launches Cryptocurrency in Russia

“Now Whopper is not only burger that people in 90 different countries love – it’s an investment tool as well,” Ivan Shestov; the head of external communications at Burger King Russia, said.
“According to the forecasts, cryptocurrency will increase exponentially in value,” Shestov claimed. “Eating Whoppers now is a strategy for financial prosperity tomorrow.”

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Estonia Considering National Cryptocurrency

Korjus proposed that Estonia stage the first national ICO in a recent blog post.

“‘Estcoins’ could be managed by the Republic of Estonia, but accessed by anyone in the world through its e-Residency program and launched through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO),” Korjus wrote.

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Litecoin Visa is planned

The Uquid Visa might be a real game changer because its plastic cards will be shipped free all over the world, and allow unlimited ATM withdrawals.

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New Digital Wallet is designed to let you Spend Ethereum in the Real World

What is more interesting is that OmiseGo plans to offer Ethereum based loyalty and reward points. Its website indicates that shoppers will be able to convert the points to cash, trade and redeem the points, or convert them into gift cards or cash.

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Alipay Teams up with Yelp

Yelp then would be a great investment for Ant Financial; or Walmart, but a lousy investment for you because it is overpriced and makes little money. Although working with Yelp proves claims that Ant Financial is the world’s most value unicorn (pre-IPO company) and justifies the $70 million valuations for it. Smart investors should forget about Yelp and wait for Ant’s initial public offering (IPO) because Ant will be a value investment.

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Beijing Transit says no to Apple Pay

It looks as if both the future of Apple Pay; and American-Chinese relations, are becoming far more complicated. One wonders if U.S. nationalists; like President Donald J. Trump (R-New York), will retaliate against Ant Financial’s Alipay digital wallet which is now widely available in the United States.

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Is Bitcoin Driving Overstock.com’s Success?

These numbers raise an important question: what is driving Overstock’s sudden rally? My guess is that it is bitcoin, and it might indicate that cryptocurrencies have passed an important milestone.

The milestone is this: more conservative investors; including value investors, have taken notice of altcoins. These people would not invest in cryptocurrencies directly but they are looking for stocks that might from them. Overstock is one of those because it takes direct bitcoin payments; unlike most online retailers including Amazon.

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New App and Visa lets users use Bitcoin, Ethereum and DASH at stores and ATMs

Shakepay offers users chip and pin plastic Visa debit cards and a virtual Visa card for online payments. The card and app will convert Bitcoin, Ether and DASH (formerly Darkcoin) into US dollars or Euros, Shake’s website indicates.

The Shakepay App is available for Android right now but not for Apple. Obviously it should be possible to use Shakepay Visas via Android Pay and Apple Pay, which take Visa credit cards.

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Should we buy NEO or be Afraid of it?

NEO might be far more than just a cryptocurrency. Smart investors would be well advised to buy it now, because the team behind NEO might have some important backers in high places – in Beijing.

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Five Things Investors Must Always Remember about Bubbles

The moral of the story is to stay away from bubbles but never read too much into them. Always remember that at the end of the day, a bubble is nothing but a bunch of fools wasting their money on an overpriced asset. A bubble is simply normal human behavior not necessarily a sign of the apocalypse.

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