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:

Binance
Kucoin 
Bittrex
Bitfinex
HitBtc 

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Where I buy crypto:

BitPanda (Europe)
Cex (Global)
Coinmama (Global)
Changelly (good for instant coins swaps)(Global)
Payeer (Europe, Asia, alternative to paypal)
Bitfinex 
Coinbase (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:

►BitPanda (Europe) http://bit.do/bit-panda
►Cex (Global) http://bit.do/c-io
►Coinmama (Global) http://bit.do/coinma
►Changelly (good for instant coins swaps)(Global) http://bit.do/changelli
►Payeer (Europe, Asia, alternative to paypal) http://bit.do/payeer-join
►Kraken (Global) https://www.kraken.com/
►Coinbase (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:
📄https://news.bitcoin.com/tether-created-largest-bubble-in-human-history-claims-lawsuit-against-bitfinex/
📄https://www.cryptoknowmics.com/news/bitcoins-block-size-too-big-says-blockstreams-samson-mow
📄https://www.cryptonewsz.com/unicef-announces-cryptocurrency-fund-to-support-children-and-young-people/45555/
📄https://www.coindesk.com/bitfinex-says-it-shouldnt-have-to-collect-documents-for-nyag-during-appeal
📄https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/libra-association-loses-interim-managing-director.html
📄https://tether.to/tether-anticipates-meritless-and-mercenary-lawsuit-based-on-bogus-study/

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Grab your copy today: http://www.ojjordan.com/cryptojargon

💻Connect with me on social media:

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►Twitter: https://twitter.com/busyjordy
►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/busyjordy
►Linked In: https://linkedin.com/in/ojjordan

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Where I buy crypto:

►BitPanda (Europe) http://bit.do/bit-panda
►Cex (Global) http://bit.do/c-io
►Coinmama (Global) http://bit.do/coinma
►Changelly (good for instant coins swaps)(Global) http://bit.do/changelli
►Payeer (Europe, Asia, alternative to paypal) http://bit.do/payeer-join
►Kraken (Global) https://www.kraken.com/
►Coinbase (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
►Kucoin http://bit.do/ku-coin
►Bittrex bittrex.com
►Bitfinex bitfinex.com
►HitBtc 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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💎Best Wallets with instant-exchange features:
►Coinomi : https://coinomi.com
►Coinpayments : http://bit.do/coinpaymentss
►Exodus : 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:

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Grab your copy today: http://www.ojjordan.com/cryptojargon

💻Connect with me on social media:

►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/busyjordy
►Twitter: https://twitter.com/busyjordy
►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/busyjordy
►Linked In: https://linkedin.com/in/ojjordan

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Where I buy crypto:

►BitPanda (Europe) http://bit.do/bit-panda
►Cex (Global) http://bit.do/c-io
►Coinmama (Global) http://bit.do/coinma
►Changelly (good for instant coins swaps)(Global) http://bit.do/changelli
►Payeer (Europe, Asia, alternative to paypal) http://bit.do/payeer-join
►Kraken (Global) https://www.kraken.com/
►Coinbase (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
►Kucoin http://bit.do/ku-coin
►Bittrex bittrex.com
►Bitfinex bitfinex.com
►HitBtc 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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💎Best Wallets with instant-exchange features:
►Coinomi : https://coinomi.com
►Coinpayments : http://bit.do/coinpaymentss
►Exodus : 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

20 Facts about Bitcoin you need to know

Here are 20 things about Bitcoin that every investor and crypto enthusiast should know.

This is a video I published some time ago on my Youtube channel where you will find tons of great crypto content so make sure you check out the other videos there. I also run a regular video show called Crypto Corner and you can get up to date news and my analysis if you subscribe (and don’t forget to notification bell so you get alerts when I post new episodes.)

Other posts you might like:

Bitcoin Pizza Day  – what you should know about it.

What do these mean? HODL, FOLD, BUIDL, TLT, BTD, BTFD, BTDSTP & BTRSTN explained

To keep up to date with the latest crypto news check out my “Crypto Corner Daily” (ePaper) – http://bit.ly/2HaC1c7

If you are new to Bitcoin, Ethereum or crypto in general, you might find it hard to get your hands on some at first so here is a list of the most popular websites to buy crypto:

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

►BitPanda (Europe) http://bit.do/bit-panda

►Cex (Global) http://bit.do/c-io

►Coinmama (Global) http://bit.do/coinma

►Changelly (good for instant coins swaps)(Global) http://bit.do/changelli

►Payeer (Europe, Asia, alternative to paypal) http://bit.do/payeer-join

►Kraken (Global) https://www.kraken.com/

🏆 Popular Exchanges for trading

►Binance http://bit.do/B1NANCE

►Kucoin http://bit.do/ku-coin

►Bittrex bittrex.com

►Bitfinex bitfinex.com

►HitBtc http://bit.do/hit-btc

💎Best Wallets with instant-exchange features:

►Coinomi : https://coinomi.com (android mobile app)

►Coinpayments : http://bit.do/coinpaymentss (website)

►Exodus : https://www.exodus.io/ (desktop app)

🔑My Top hardware Wallet for Crypto Ledger Nano S supports all the crypto assets that represent 90% of the total market cap? (hardware, offline wallet) : http://bit.do/ledgerNano
also, check out my tutorial on How to set it up: https://youtu.be/c8e63ZNqdLQ

Ledger Nano X - The secure hardware wallet

 

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AML KYC 2FA FAQ and QRcode Explained.

Welcome to Crypto Jargon – these are a series of 30 videos I launched recently on my YouTube channel and I am now adding them to my blog. 

Welcome to Crypto Jargon – these are a series of 30 videos I launched recently on my YouTube channel and I am now adding them to my blog.

In these series, I’m breaking down the complex terminology related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech, as well as trading slang – all of which you will inevitably come across in your research in the crypto universe, be it on Twitter, mainstream media articles, blogs, forums and all other social media as well.

There’s a lot of great content in these series and each episode is packed with value and I’m sure you will learn a lot, so let’s get started.

Below is my first episode with the following terms: AML KYC 2FA FAQ and QRcode.

Let’s first start with AML.

This is the acronym for Anti-Money Laundering, which is a process that all financial institutions are required to follow in order to prevent, detect and report suspected money laundering activities. Money Laundering is a broad term related to acquiring capital illegally or moving illicit funds. Some examples are tax evasion, public corruption, and market manipulation through methods such as inside trading or wash trading. Wash Trading is explained in another episode, so make sure you check out the rest of the Crypto Jargon series on this channel.

Another popular acronym you will see on many websites as you open new accounts is KYC.

This stands for “Know Your Customer”. There are a number of laws and regulations worldwide, which require businesses to know the identity of their customers, so it is a typical requirement for most exchanges, wallets, and ICOs these days. Usually, you will need to send your personal details like an ID scan, proof of address – which can be a bank statement or utility bill and in some cases even a selfie, to prove that you are the same person as the ID you provided.

Moving on to 2FA which means Two Factor Authentication.

This is an additional layer of security requiring a code to verify that the owner of an account is the one accessing it. This is a method of securing online accounts through multiple authentication rounds. This makes it difficult for hackers to breach your account. Even if they’re able to crack your password, they won’t be able to log in without access to your second factor. Most commonly the second factor is a code generated from your phone and the most popular apps for that are Authy, Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator. Email verification and text messages are also used for 2FA but they are considered too weak.

The next acronym is FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.

I know, you probably already knew that, but just in case you didn’t FAQ is the most useful section of a website to any new customer. You can find the most common questions answered there and most likely you will find it on the top or the bottom of any good company’s homepage.

Last in this post is QR CODE, which stands for Quick Response Code. This is similar to a barcode but it is square in shape and can hold more information than a regular barcode. It is widely used in crypto – associated with pretty much any crypto wallet addy and especially for mobile wallets. What is a wallet or addy? This is the topic of the next episode so make sure you follow the Crypto Jargon series on my channel. Subscribe and hit the notification bell so that you can get notified when the next episode is out.


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What is Revolut and how it will save you money on your travels

In case you are not aware about Revolut – this is an online bank that operates just like the any regular bank but without the high fees and unnecessary charges. I have mentioned Revolut in previous posts here on this blog but mainly in connection to their Bitcoin and Ethereum buy/sell option on their phone app.

This time I will focus just on their plastic card and the free currency exchange which is probably the most useful and important feature of Revolut and why so many of my friends and myself are already using it for pretty much everything. By everything, I mean I started using it not just on my travels but almost completely replaced my HSBC bank account with my Revolut account. In fact, I haven’t used my HSBC card since last year as I am travelling all the time and have not been back home in more than 8 months.

So why Revolut instead of HSBC (or any other bank for that matter)?
For starters, I like the fact that I can swap my GBP into EUR instantly and with zero fee every time I choose to. I travel a lot in Europe and having GBP or using my UK cards incurs extra fees in shops as well as ATMs. On top of that, when I’m booking flights or paying for anything online, if it’s not in GBP, I get charged a non-sterling fee which is extra 3-5% depending on the service. Which is nonsense if you ask me.

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With the Revolut card I am able to instantly swap any amount of my GBP into any of the 30+ currencies supported in their app and I can do that on the go, from my phone, just in the spur of the moment, when I decide to make a payment for something. The transaction is immediate and I see it in my balance straight away. How convenient. Did I mention there’s NO fee involved? Yes, that’s right. I might be repeating myself… but I have been living a digital nomad lifestyle for the past three years and I don’t stay in the same country for longer than 3 months so you can imagine the fees I was paying for currency conversions prior to getting this card. Stupid fees really, just not something I want to spend my money on.

You can find out more by going to their website here.

Anyway, these are some screenshots from my app so you can see how it looks and the different options.

I like the security settings where I am able to use fingerprint access to the app, I can also disable ATM withdrawals or online payments or even just freeze the card completely, in case I lose it.

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I can trace my expenditure, not just have a list of transactions but actually do my budgeting like, control how much I spend on travel, groceries, dining out, shopping or cash I spend. There are third party services that provide such apps but it’s really convenient having this inside my app rather than making these entries manually in another app.

 

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I can, of course, send money to friends or to my other bank accounts as seen on these screengrabs:

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And if you’re a crypto enthusiast like me, their exchange option is the best. They beat the rates of their competition (services like Xapo, Coinbase, Bitpanda and Circle, all of which I have used in the past and can confirm that Revolut’s rates are better).

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All in all, I am a fan and a loyal customer of Revolut, I have also put to test their customer service team and I must admit they were very helpful, one of my transactions had an ATM fee that I disputed and they helped me with getting my chargeback, something that was very much appreciated but that was a one-time incident and I did not have any other issues since. That was back in January 2019.

If you want to get a free Revolut card and give it a test run and see for yourself, all you have to do is use this link. Also you are welcome to ask me any questions about my experience with Revolut so add me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and send me a DM.

Lastly, here is my interview with Dimitris Litzikakis (regional manager) who was kind to spare some time with me for a quick Q&A about Revolut at the Malta Blockchain Conference a few months back: