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Digital Tokens Today: ‘Its Time for Bitcoin to Grow Up’

Two significant developments have made headlines this month:

 

Binance will cover the losses from the heist because …

  • Of course they would in order to keep customers from abandoning them, and
  • The amount was only about 2% of their overall holdings.

Much of the blame for this hack lies within the Bitcoin format itself to the point that Binance had already delisted the original coin, now known as Bitcoin SV (for Satoshi Version).

Here’s Jimmy Nguyen, Founding President of the Bitcoin Association, on BSV fighting back to retain its relevance in both the crypto world and the real world:

 

This is the Holy Grail of any digital token.

Because of the blockchain’s core versatility, it’s totally inconceivable that there there will ever be one dominant token such as Bitcoin. However, there will be a few that rise above the rest, just like there’s a basket of major hard currencies today.

And that’s what the ultimate cryptocurrency race is all about, which is of immense interest to ecommerce store owners who are already generating serious revenues due to accepting them for payment.

Currently, Ripple is the one banks and other financial institutions not only favor, but are scaling up:

 

Following the money is rarely a bad idea, and if the banking system is shifting to digital tokens like Ripple, then the ecommerce entrepreneurs who likewise adapt will be well-positioned to benefit from a greater market share due to a greater variety of payment methods they’ll accept.

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The irony, of course, is that the cryptocurrency movement was inspired by the concept of decentralizing the financial system.

World peace is a cool concept, too, but it’s also foiled by those troublesome issues of human nature and coveted power getting in the way.

 

If the decentralization crowd can’t be trusted to police their own, then for the good of the movement, real policing must be part of the system. At least, for now.

As Nguyen himself said even before the Binance hack:

 

Somehow, this must also include putting more Bitcoin into circulation by customers as opposed to speculators.

From a practical standpoint, the thought of this happening when the share of actual commercial transactions via Bitcoin stands at only 11% of the total in circulation is absolutely ridiculous:

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It’s a major reason why Bitcoin is vulnerable as a dominant player.

With over half of its supply held by investors and speculators, Bitcoin’s gonna be subject to wild swings in value, which can be totally unappealing and impractical to those who would use it to pay for items in the real world.

 

Then there’s the point that most of Bitcoin’s commercial users tend to be millennials and younger, and those demographic groups are well attuned into the effects of climate change.

In contrast, Bitcoin mining is toxic:

  • It produces as much carbon dioxide a year as one million transatlantic flights, and
  • In November 2018, it consumed more power than the entire Republic of Ireland.

 

Blockchain, on the other hand, is eco-friendly.

Clearly, something’s gotta change for Bitcoin in that regard, too.

Weiss Ratings is attempting to establish itself as the Standard & Poor’s of the crypto world, and it lists today’s top tokens as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and EOS. All, however have Risk/Reward grades of D+ to D- as investment vehicles. Until the stability of more commercial transaction usage is present, these won’t be rising anytime soon.

Bitcoin was once the undisputed flagship of the digital token armada. It’s clearly waned in influence since its introduction.

 

If Bitcoin — or any other token — is to become more than a speculation widget and make an impact in the real world, it well and truly is time to grow up and accept more responsibility for its actions.

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How To Avoid Getting Fake Car Insurance

Ever since the dawn of civilization of civilization fake products have existed in the market. Fakers haven’t stopped. This time, it’s not only products that are being faked – services are being faked too.

Providers and regulators never stop informing the public about fake services. Yet there are still people who fall for these fakes over and over again. Some con artists are so adept at making their services look real.

The automobile industry is no exception. Sketchy car insurance websites are out there selling fake policies and deals. In this article, we will discuss how you can avoid falling for such counterfeit services.

Understanding mandatory car insurance

You need car insurance to avoid financial loss in case of a car accident. It saves you from shouldering the repair cost. The law mandates liability insurance to protect other people from you and your car. This will cover paying for damages and injuries done to others.

Understand the insurance policies

The two basic insurance types are liability insurance and comprehensive insurance. The liability insurance pays for damage you’ve done to others. Comprehensive insurance covers damage to your car due to natural causes, or in case of theft and accidents. You can learn more about this when you consult insurance providers.

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Agents

First-time car insurance buyers often talk to insurance agents suggested by car dealers. Or sometimes, the car dealers offer you insurance too. If you are dealing with an agent, be sure to run a background check. This will help you avoid con artists.

You need to check and read the documents the agent gives you. Sometimes you might find sketchy clauses in your contract. Clarify what these means first before signing. You can always ask to see their license.

Car insurance companies

Scam artists have adapted and started getting into new technology. If you want to make a purchase with your insurance company, it’s safer to go to their branch office instead of going online. However, the downside is that it can be quite an inconvenience.

If you can’t go to the physical office, there’s another way to make sure the website is not a scam. Look for the customer service contact number and call it. If there is none, it is probably fake. If they don’t answer or is answered by a suspicious-sounding person, be wary.

Online aggregators

Some online aggregators can find insurance deals for you online. If you visit their website and avail of their services, they will do the comparing of premiums for you. Keep in mind that you should make sure their website is secured. To do this, look for the green padlock icon near the search bar where the website name is located. Keep in mind that you should check coverages too and not just prices.

You should make an informed choice

It doesn’t really matter where you choose to purchase your insurance. You have to make sure that you are making the right choice. Keep in mind the tips in this article and seek to further understand how getting an insurance works. If you master what each coverage does and how to get them, you won’t fall for fake auto insurance.

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How To Avoid Getting Fake Car Insurance

Ever since the dawn of civilization of civilization fake products have existed in the market. Fakers haven’t stopped. This time, it’s not only products that are being faked – services are being faked too.

Providers and regulators never stop informing the public about fake services. Yet there are still people who fall for these fakes over and over again. Some con artists are so adept at making their services look real.

The automobile industry is no exception. Sketchy car insurance websites are out there selling fake policies and deals. In this article, we will discuss how you can avoid falling for such counterfeit services.

Understanding mandatory car insurance

You need car insurance to avoid financial loss in case of a car accident. It saves you from shouldering the repair cost. The law mandates liability insurance to protect other people from you and your car. This will cover paying for damages and injuries done to others.

Understand the insurance policies

The two basic insurance types are liability insurance and comprehensive insurance. The liability insurance pays for damage you’ve done to others. Comprehensive insurance covers damage to your car due to natural causes, or in case of theft and accidents. You can learn more about this when you consult insurance providers.

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Agents

First-time car insurance buyers often talk to insurance agents suggested by car dealers. Or sometimes, the car dealers offer you insurance too. If you are dealing with an agent, be sure to run a background check. This will help you avoid con artists.

You need to check and read the documents the agent gives you. Sometimes you might find sketchy clauses in your contract. Clarify what these means first before signing. You can always ask to see their license.

Car insurance companies

Scam artists have adapted and started getting into new technology. If you want to make a purchase with your insurance company, it’s safer to go to their branch office instead of going online. However, the downside is that it can be quite an inconvenience.

If you can’t go to the physical office, there’s another way to make sure the website is not a scam. Look for the customer service contact number and call it. If there is none, it is probably fake. If they don’t answer or is answered by a suspicious-sounding person, be wary.

Online aggregators

Some online aggregators can find insurance deals for you online. If you visit their website and avail of their services, they will do the comparing of premiums for you. Keep in mind that you should make sure their website is secured. To do this, look for the green padlock icon near the search bar where the website name is located. Keep in mind that you should check coverages too and not just prices.

You should make an informed choice

It doesn’t really matter where you choose to purchase your insurance. You have to make sure that you are making the right choice. Keep in mind the tips in this article and seek to further understand how getting an insurance works. If you master what each coverage does and how to get them, you won’t fall for fake auto insurance.

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How To Avoid Getting Fake Car Insurance

Ever since the dawn of civilization of civilization fake products have existed in the market. Fakers haven’t stopped. This time, it’s not only products that are being faked – services are being faked too.

Providers and regulators never stop informing the public about fake services. Yet there are still people who fall for these fakes over and over again. Some con artists are so adept at making their services look real.

The automobile industry is no exception. Sketchy car insurance websites are out there selling fake policies and deals. In this article, we will discuss how you can avoid falling for such counterfeit services.

Understanding mandatory car insurance

You need car insurance to avoid financial loss in case of a car accident. It saves you from shouldering the repair cost. The law mandates liability insurance to protect other people from you and your car. This will cover paying for damages and injuries done to others.

Understand the insurance policies

The two basic insurance types are liability insurance and comprehensive insurance. The liability insurance pays for damage you’ve done to others. Comprehensive insurance covers damage to your car due to natural causes, or in case of theft and accidents. You can learn more about this when you consult insurance providers.

""

Agents

First-time car insurance buyers often talk to insurance agents suggested by car dealers. Or sometimes, the car dealers offer you insurance too. If you are dealing with an agent, be sure to run a background check. This will help you avoid con artists.

You need to check and read the documents the agent gives you. Sometimes you might find sketchy clauses in your contract. Clarify what these means first before signing. You can always ask to see their license.

Car insurance companies

Scam artists have adapted and started getting into new technology. If you want to make a purchase with your insurance company, it’s safer to go to their branch office instead of going online. However, the downside is that it can be quite an inconvenience.

If you can’t go to the physical office, there’s another way to make sure the website is not a scam. Look for the customer service contact number and call it. If there is none, it is probably fake. If they don’t answer or is answered by a suspicious-sounding person, be wary.

Online aggregators

Some online aggregators can find insurance deals for you online. If you visit their website and avail of their services, they will do the comparing of premiums for you. Keep in mind that you should make sure their website is secured. To do this, look for the green padlock icon near the search bar where the website name is located. Keep in mind that you should check coverages too and not just prices.

You should make an informed choice

It doesn’t really matter where you choose to purchase your insurance. You have to make sure that you are making the right choice. Keep in mind the tips in this article and seek to further understand how getting an insurance works. If you master what each coverage does and how to get them, you won’t fall for fake auto insurance.

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