Youtube’s crackdown on crypto content

This Christmas many of the most avid YouTube content creators in the crypto space got an unexpected gift… a channel strike accompanied with the removal of hundreds, perhaps even thousands of their videos.

It’s a complete crypto mayhem in fact and many are having their most popular videos taken down in the eve of Christmas. What a way to celebrate ey?

I’m probably least affected since only a few of my videos received the strike but other creators such as Chris Dunn, Heidi, BTC Sessions, Ivan On Tech and Chico Crypto are reporting a much bigger scale of the attack coming from Youtube right now.

It’s no secret that YouTube has been suppressing some channels’ content for years, many of the creators I’m following have expressed concerns over the past couple of years and reported that their views have dropped by more than 50%, in some cases even worse. I myself have had similar situation with my own channel in the past year as well. The difference this time is, that right now we’re seeing people’s videos being taken down for “violating community guidelines” which is a very broad excuse and could include anything from having referral links or donation address in the description, to actually soliciting financial advice and a number of other finance-related activities that are deemed violation by Youtube. What makes no sense at all to me though, is the fact that many of the videos that are being removed, are in fact from a couple of years ago. I spoke to Ivan On Tech and he’s had a few videos removed that were from 2018. The videos I had removed, were even older – from early 2017… so what exactly has triggered this YouTube crackdown and why is it mainly affecting videos from times past… is yet to be revealed.

You can see, both of my videos are educational, one is about the Segwit upgrade and what it actually means, the other one is about a hard fork called Bitcoin Gold which occurred in 2017 and I reported about it – without any financial advice or other call to action to my viewers, which means there’s little room left for YouTube to justify this action and I do not expect them to get into the specifics on why and what did they deem as inappropriate. They rarely get into such details. I will keep you updated on this but the bottom line is, we are using a centralized platform and we are all at the mercy of those who control and run YouTube as a private company despite providing public service. It’s what centralized authorities do. They can decide whose content stays visible and as if it’s up to them, we will only watch make-up tutorials and nonsense-driven “LOL” type of content. This is always recommended by Youtube, even if you’re not into that kind of time-wasters. It’s non-political, non-threatening and most of all, makes people spend their time on un-important stuff – exactly what the ruling elite wants from their subordinates.
However, if their control spreads more and affects even more content creators, its popularity will be threatened and it opens the door for decentralized platofrms like LBRY to get in the game and win over the crypto community. Steemit unfortunately requires a video link, so it’s not really an alternative, but LBRY is offering the option to upload content directly and this is why many of the creators are now moving over there to avoid having their videos removed again. The only downside to this is that it’s still early days for LBRY and only a handful of users know about it, so it will be a long while before we get to use it on its own. YouTube is still having the highest discovery and that is unlikely to change any time soon.

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Today IBS Intelligence reported in an article that due to public outcry from the crypto community, Youtube has reinstated the videos that were removed. The excuse was rather vague and came as generic as one can expect from YouTube – they blame it on a rogue algorithm which was done as an error.
However, some argue that this was linked to the expanding regulatory issues surrounding the COPPA – the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which for the past few years has been applied to more and more services and recently involved YouTube changing their terms yet again, asking everyone to comply with even more restrictions.

Like it or not, the fact is that YouTube is essential to all vloggers today and is the most popular platform even after a decade. In my case, YouTube videos helped me tremendously in the early days when I was learning about crypto and this type of censoring of educational content (and not even the really risky, trading or ICO shilling content) is giving us some food for thought. Despite this being played out as an error, it raised the awareness of vloggers about the risks of their content being censored without even being issued a warning. The result is: more and more content creators will now diversify their platforms and we will see Bittubers, Dtube, LBRY and others gain more traction in the future but will they manage to provide the much-needed alternative with a reasonable traffic and greater discovery than what they currently offer is questionable still.

 

War on Privacy Coins – the future of Anonymous crypto transactions is bleak…

There have been a number of crypto exchanges that recently delisted privacy coins from their platforms. The likes of Zcash, Monero, ZEN, PIVX and many other privacy oriented coins have been taking a beating from the regulated exchanges due to compliance concerns raised after the FATF ruled them unfit to meet AML criteria and threatened to follow up with closures, and other compliance penalties to those who do not follow their “Travel Rule” about reporting all details on their customers transactions.

Is this a WAR on PRIVACY COINS? What is the future of anonymity in crypto?

These are two of the questions discussed in my recent chat with Rob Viglione – co-founder of ZEN (Horizen) – a privacy oriented coin and multi-facet crypto project that is working toward creating greater privacy to the end-user.

This is my Crypto Corner video podcast episode #80 and you can watch it here in its entirety:


đźš©Relevant links:

To get ZEN for free use this link: https://getzen.cash/auth/register?ref=126946

Find out more about Horizen: https://www.horizen.global/technology/
Academy : https://academy.horizen.global/
Bloomberg article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-19/privacy-coins-face-existential-threat-amid-regulatory-crackdown
Nodes count : https://medium.com/coinmonks/ranking-cryptos-by-number-of-nodes-57a12e4ae51a?

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Where I buy crypto:

â–şBitPanda (Europe) http://bit.do/bit-panda

â–şCex (Global) http://bit.do/c-io

â–şCoinmama (Global) http://bit.do/coinma

â–şChangelly (good for instant coins swaps)(Global) http://bit.do/changelli

â–şPayeer (Europe, Asia, alternative to paypal) http://bit.do/payeer-join

â–şBitfinex https://bitfinex.com/?refcode=Zh_5OPGD

â–şCoinbase (USA, EU, Africa) Get $10 worth of Bitcoin on your first $100 crypto purchase with this link: http://bit.do/coinbase_join

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🏆Exchanges I use for trading crypto: ►Binance http://bit.do/B1NANCE

â–şKucoin http://bit.do/ku-coin

â–şBittrex bittrex.com

â–şBitfinex https://bitfinex.com/?refcode=Zh_5OPGD

â–şHitBtc http://bit.do/hit-btc

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🔑My Top hardware Wallet for Crypto is Ledger Nano X (offline wallet/cold storage) – http://bit.do/ledgerNano
here’s my tutorial on How to set it up – https://youtu.be/lHzFY4ucTYQ

And lastly, here is my top choice for safe storage of my top cryptocurrencies, check out the Ledger Nano S, it can store a large selection of coins, it is a definite MUST HAVE.

Ledger Nano S - The secure hardware wallet

 

5 Reasons to use Kucoin exchange

Kucoin exchange is having a great choice of cryptocurrencies, all the most popular coins are listed as well as many lesser known ones and their bonus features are what really sets Kucoin exchange apart from its competition….

I’ve written about my preference to Kucoin exchange on a few occasions and I will point out here the top 5 things I consider to be the main points of advantage over other exchanges.

Now, I am not trying to say that Kucoinis the best exchange out there, I wouldn’t go as far as to claim it is better than Binance, Bitfinex, Bittrex or the other giants on the market, after all, we all know that liquidity is king and this is why Binanceis always coming on top of the list when comparing exchanges. However, there are a few things that Kucoin does differently and these make it one of my top exchanges to use, so here we go.

  1. Choice of coins.

    Kucoin exchange supports a great variety of small-cap altcoins that are often in their infancy which makes it ideal for those who prefer to trade the less-known coins for greater gains. It is not unusual to catch a winning trade with 10x or more gains on a low-cap cryptocurrency (experience needed*) and this is one of the main reasons why many traders prefer Kucoin over the more established competitors.

  2.  “Buy with Fiat” option.

    Kucoin exchange is one of a few that offers the option to buy crypto directly with a credit card on their platform which for many is an important feature when starting their online trading experience.

  3.  Lesser fees.

    Compared to many other exchanges, Kucoin exchange has trading fees starting at 0.1% which is below the industry standard (most commonly fees range between 0.15% to 0.25%), with the option to reduce your fees further by holding a certain amount of KSC which is the native Kucoin token.

  4.  Numerous competitions.

    The incentives run by Kucoin exchange are a great way to get some extra coins for free. Whether by taking part in competitions or completing tasks. These are happening pretty much every week.

  5.  Regular airdrops to token holders.

    If competitions are not your cup of tea, then you can just get lucky one day and find out that you’re being awarded an airdrop simply for holding a certain coin. This happened to me on a few occasions (see screenshots below), most recently for having some Tron in my account which was a nice bonus.
    They do airdrops quite often and they always make announcements about these on their telegram news channel so it’s good to keep an eye on these.

 

And here’s an EXTRA point to make: The Kucoin Bonus offers.
Members of this exchange can make additional profit from the KCS – the Kucoin native token that pays a daily bonus for holding the tokens and the second offering is the commission-based affiliate side of the business that will bring some extra coins to your wallet should you choose to promote them.

kucoin-referral bonus.jpgI am taking advantage of both of these bonus offerings and I am getting small rewards on a daily basis paid to me for holding some KCS coins and from the fees that Kucoin collects from the trading activity of my peeps so while this is by no means big money, it’s still something extra that comes passively and without any effort, so it’s worth considering it.

The bottom line is: Kucoin exchange is having a great choice of cryptocurrencies, all the most popular coins are listed as well as many lesser known ones and their bonus features are what really sets Kucoin exchange apart from its competition so go check it out here >>> kucoin-exchange <<<

 


Other posts you may like:

KuCoin Exchange – The Basics

Buy Bitcoin (and other crypto) in Kucoin exchange with a Credit Card.

 

How to prepare for the next Bull Run…

I discuss the crypto markets and this time I am talking about the coming bull market and how to diversify a little so that you can get full advantage of the price appreciation that will follow soon.

I just posted the latest episode of Crypto Corner – the video podcast where I discuss the crypto markets and this time I am talking about the coming bull market and how to diversify a little so that you can get full advantage of the price appreciation that will follow soon. Take a look.

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🏆Exchanges I use for trading crypto:

â–şBinance
►Kucoin 
â–şBittrex
â–şBitfinex
►HitBtc 

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Where I buy crypto:

â–şBitPanda (Europe)
â–şCex (Global)
â–şCoinmama (Global)
â–şChangelly (good for instant coins swaps)(Global)
â–şPayeer (Europe, Asia, alternative to paypal)
►Bitfinex 
â–şCoinbase (USA, EU, Africa) Get $10 worth of Bitcoin on your first $100 crypto purchase with this link: http://bit.do/coinbase_join

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Where I store my crypto

  • Ledger Nano – the best hardware wallet (offline storage)
  • Trezor – also one of the best wallets out there.
  • Exodus – desktop wallet
  • Coinomi – mobile phone wallet with instant coin swap feature
  • Crypto.com – mobile wallet and exchange

Ledger Nano X - The secure hardware wallet

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Regulators go HARD on Crypto, Another Exchange Liquidated, ‘Satoshi’ added to Oxford English Dictionary | CC#78

The Crypto Corner Video Podcast Ep:78
Hosted by OJ Jordan, serving you the latest news commentary, market analysis and interviews with industry professionals.

The Crypto Corner Video Podcast Ep:78

Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, eBay and Mercado Pago exit the Libra Association

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said backers of Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra dropped out of the project over concerns that the stablecoin project would not meet regulatory standards.

Speaking on CNBC, Mnuchin said that if Libra wouldn’t meet US money-laundering standards via the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, it could open them up to enforcement actions.

“I think they realized that they’re not ready, they’re not up to par,” Mnuchin said. “And I assume some of the partners got concerned and dropped out until they meet those standards.”

The withdrawals were followed by a draft report from the G7 working group on the global stablecoins, evaluating projects like Libra as a potential threat to the international financial stability due to regulatory challenges. These challenges are in fact the central banks manipulation to suppress competition and not really about protecting customers I must say. The Libra cryptocurrency payments project is shaking up central banking, according to the head of Sweden’s central bank which is also working on creating e-krona in the near future .
Speaking on CNBC Riksbank governor Stefan Ingves said the Facebook Libra project has been an “incredibly important catalytic event” forcing central bankers to reconsider their primary product: money.


SEC, CFTC, FinCEN Warn Crypto Industry to Follow US Banking Laws

The heads of three U.S. financial regulators warned the cryptocurrency industry to abide by banking laws in a joint statement published Friday.
The statement, signed by Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Heath Tarbert, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth Blanco and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, “reminds” actors in the crypto space that they must comply with various banking and financial services laws in the U.S., regardless of what they call their cryptocurrencies or tokens.
reported by Coindesk


Hacked Crypto Exchange Cryptopia, Gets Liquidated; Sold Assets Will Help In Repaying Traders

Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia suffered a business-ending hack earlier this year when cybercriminals looted the firm of more than $16 million worth of Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens.

The hack continued for several days after the breach was discovered as it appears Cryptopia lost access to wallets. Part of the stolen funds that were transferred to Binance, the world’s leading crypto exchange by volume, has been frozen. It is still unknown how the exploit was carried out, or by whom, as the investigation by New Zealand police and international authorities continues.

When the hack was discovered the Company closed the exchange for trading. The Company then decided to reopen the exchange for the trade of certain crypto-assets in March 2019 and continued to trade through to the date of Liquidation. However, trade volumes were insufficient for the Company to meet its debts as they fell due and it was decided the appointment of liquidators was in the best interests of customers, staff and other stakeholders.

A report by Cryptopia’s liquidator, Grant Thornton, Cryptopia still owes its creditors a total of $4.22 million.


Poloniex delists 6 coins

Trading for Pascal (PASC), Steem (STEEM), Navcoin (NAV), GameCredits (GAME), LBRY Credits (LBC), and Clams (CLAM) has permanently disabled on Poloniex. Please withdraw any balances in these assets prior to the dates below.

October 28th at 16:00 UTC: LBC withdrawals will be permanently disabled.
November 15th at 16:00 UTC: PASC, STEEM, NAV, GAME, and CLAM withdrawals will be permanently disabled.


Next Bitcoin Halving Is 211 Days Away; With Smaller Miners Pushed Out How Will BTC Price React?

Bitcoin is about to halve its rewards soon and the crypto community is speculating about what will happen. After the two first halvings, which occurred in 2012 and 2016, another one is being expected for 2020. Both times that the rewards were halved before marked the beginning of a bull run that took the network to new highs.

Last week, several miners reunited at the World Digital Mining Summit, which was organized by Bitmain in Frankfurt. During the event, the co-founder of Bitmain, Jihan Wu, seemed pessimistic about the halving.

Wu pointed to Litecoin, which had it’s rewards halved some weeks ago. The price of the asset went down, not up. Litecoin’s price went from $31 to $135 USD during the year and then fell again to $57 USD after the halving. Could something similar happen to Bitcoin?

He also affirmed that people didn’t know what to expect during the first and second halving, but now people are betting that the price will go up. If it does not, there is a big possibility that the market sentiment may turn sour.

Another reason why this might be bad news, is that several ASIC miners will not be profitable to use anymore. The Antminer S9, for instance, was a very popular model, but it is barely able to make a profit now, so after the halving, the situation might become worse.


Satoshi, bitcoin’s smallest unit, is now added to Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), published by the Oxford University Press, has officially added the word “Satoshi” to its database. The decision was made as part of a quarterly update this month.

The OED defines Satoshi as: “The smallest monetary unit in the Bitcoin digital payment system, equal to one hundred millionth of a bitcoin.”

The announcement follows the December 2014 update that saw “bitcoin” added to the respected resource. It defines bitcoin as “a digital currency in which transactions can be performed without the need for a central bank.”

In the latest quarterly update, the OED has also added the word “cryptocurrency” to its database, reports yahoo finance.

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Where I buy crypto:

â–şBitPanda (Europe) http://bit.do/bit-panda
â–şCex (Global) http://bit.do/c-io
â–şCoinmama (Global) http://bit.do/coinma
â–şChangelly (good for instant coins swaps)(Global) http://bit.do/changelli
â–şPayeer (Europe, Asia, alternative to paypal) http://bit.do/payeer-join
â–şKraken (Global) https://www.kraken.com/
â–şCoinbase (USA, EU, Africa) Get $10 worth of Bitcoin on your first $100 crypto purchase with this link: http://bit.do/coinbase_join

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New Tether Fraud Case |‘Libra’ Hard-Fork |UNICEF Crypto Fund & more |CRYPTO CORNER ep77

Crypto-related news and commentary with OJ Jordan

The Crypto Corner Video Podcast Ep77
Relevant Links from this episode:
đź“„https://news.bitcoin.com/tether-created-largest-bubble-in-human-history-claims-lawsuit-against-bitfinex/
đź“„https://www.cryptoknowmics.com/news/bitcoins-block-size-too-big-says-blockstreams-samson-mow
đź“„https://www.cryptonewsz.com/unicef-announces-cryptocurrency-fund-to-support-children-and-young-people/45555/
đź“„https://www.coindesk.com/bitfinex-says-it-shouldnt-have-to-collect-documents-for-nyag-during-appeal
đź“„https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/libra-association-loses-interim-managing-director.html
đź“„https://tether.to/tether-anticipates-meritless-and-mercenary-lawsuit-based-on-bogus-study/

r_5z9VFhAGXB4lkIiđźš©The book “Crypto Jargon A to Z” is the most comprehensive dictionary to date. Over 700 definitions of terms, acronyms and all the crypto slang people use in their market analysis, blogs and media articles related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
Grab your copy today: http://www.ojjordan.com/cryptojargon

đź’»Connect with me on social media:

â–şInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/busyjordy
â–şTwitter: https://twitter.com/busyjordy
â–şFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/busyjordy
â–şLinked In: https://linkedin.com/in/ojjordan

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Where I buy crypto:

â–şBitPanda (Europe) http://bit.do/bit-panda
â–şCex (Global) http://bit.do/c-io
â–şCoinmama (Global) http://bit.do/coinma
â–şChangelly (good for instant coins swaps)(Global) http://bit.do/changelli
â–şPayeer (Europe, Asia, alternative to paypal) http://bit.do/payeer-join
â–şKraken (Global) https://www.kraken.com/
â–şCoinbase (USA, EU, Africa) Get $10 worth of Bitcoin on your first $100 crypto purchase with this link: http://bit.do/coinbase_join

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🏆Exchanges I use for trading crypto:

â–şBinance http://bit.do/B1NANCE
â–şKucoin http://bit.do/ku-coin
â–şBittrex bittrex.com
â–şBitfinex bitfinex.com
â–şHitBtc http://bit.do/hit-btc

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🔑My Top hardware Wallet for Crypto is Ledger Nano X (offline wallet/cold storage) – http://bit.do/ledgerNano
here’s my tutorial on How to set it up – https://youtu.be/lHzFY4ucTYQ

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đź’ŽBest Wallets with instant-exchange features:
â–şCoinomi : https://coinomi.com
â–şCoinpayments : http://bit.do/coinpaymentss
â–şExodus : https://www.exodus.io

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The information contained in this video is for informational purposes only. Nothing herein shall be construed to be financial or legal advice. The content of this video reflect solely my own opinions. Purchasing cryptocurrencies poses considerable risk of losses.

This information is what was found publicly on the internet. This information could have been doctored or misrepresented by the internet. All information is meant for public awareness and contains what is already in the public domain. Please take this information and do your own research.

Make sure you leave a comment below (and a ‘like’) Thank you!
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McAfee DEX Launch|Paypal exits Libra| |CRYPTO CORNER ep76

Crypto-related news and commentary with OJ Jordan

The Crypto Corner Video Podcast Ep76
Links from this episode:

r_5z9VFhAGXB4lkIiđźš©The book “Crypto Jargon A to Z” is the most comprehensive dictionary to date. Over 700 definitions of terms, acronyms and all the crypto slang people use in their market analysis, blogs and media articles related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
Grab your copy today: http://www.ojjordan.com/cryptojargon

đź’»Connect with me on social media:

â–şInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/busyjordy
â–şTwitter: https://twitter.com/busyjordy
â–şFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/busyjordy
â–şLinked In: https://linkedin.com/in/ojjordan

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Where I buy crypto:

â–şBitPanda (Europe) http://bit.do/bit-panda
â–şCex (Global) http://bit.do/c-io
â–şCoinmama (Global) http://bit.do/coinma
â–şChangelly (good for instant coins swaps)(Global) http://bit.do/changelli
â–şPayeer (Europe, Asia, alternative to paypal) http://bit.do/payeer-join
â–şKraken (Global) https://www.kraken.com/
â–şCoinbase (USA, EU, Africa) Get $10 worth of Bitcoin on your first $100 crypto purchase with this link: http://bit.do/coinbase_join

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🏆Exchanges I use for trading crypto:

â–şBinance http://bit.do/B1NANCE
â–şKucoin http://bit.do/ku-coin
â–şBittrex bittrex.com
â–şBitfinex bitfinex.com
â–şHitBtc http://bit.do/hit-btc

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🔑My Top hardware Wallet for Crypto is Ledger Nano X (offline wallet/cold storage) – http://bit.do/ledgerNano
here’s my tutorial on How to set it up – https://youtu.be/lHzFY4ucTYQ

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đź’ŽBest Wallets with instant-exchange features:
â–şCoinomi : https://coinomi.com
â–şCoinpayments : http://bit.do/coinpaymentss
â–şExodus : https://www.exodus.io

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The information contained in this video is for informational purposes only. Nothing herein shall be construed to be financial or legal advice. The content of this video reflect solely my own opinions. Purchasing cryptocurrencies poses considerable risk of losses.

This information is what was found publicly on the internet. This information could have been doctored or misrepresented by the internet. All information is meant for public awareness and contains what is already in the public domain. Please take this information and do your own research.

Make sure you leave a comment below (and a ‘like’) Thank you!
All Rights Reserved ©️OJJordan2019