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Weekly news review (August 17-23)

Weekly news review (August 17-23)
Hello, Community! It's been quite a week, don't you agree? Let's dive into the news!
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Venezuela’s largest department store will install blockchain-enabled cash registers in its 49 retail outlets.
The megastore operator Traki announced August 22, it will integrate Singapore-based Pundi X’s point-of-sale device, XPOS, to offer a cryptocurrency payment rail for shoppers.
Already available in 30 countries, Pundi aims to sell 100,000 XPOS devices by 2021. This is part of the firm’s plan to introduce cryptocurrencies for everyday use, through an ecosystem of financial products like its XPASS crypto debit cards and Xwallet.
The XPOS payments system supports payments in a range of cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, Binance’s BNB stablecoin, as well as Pundi X’s own NPXS and NPXSXEM tokens.

Top cryptocurrency exchange Binance is launching an open blockchain project “Venus” focused on developing localized stablecoins worldwide.
In an announcement published on Aug. 19, the exchange argues it is well-positioned to launch such a currency ecosystem in light of its existing public chain technology, Binance Chain, wide user base and already established global compliance measures.
The exchange says it is seeking partnerships with governments, corporations, technology firms, and other cryptocurrency and blockchain projects in order to develop a new currency ecosystem that will empower both developed and developing countries.
Binance’s ambitious new venture appears to compete directly with plans from social media titan Facebook to launch a fiat-pegged stablecoin, Libra, that would power a global crypto payments network embedded into the company’s three wholly-owned apps: WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram.

One of the largest mobile providers in Austria is planning to accept cryptocurrency for payment at certain store locations.
A1, which services some 5.1 million mobile and 2.1 million fixed lines across Austria, is testing cryptocurrency payments at store locations across Austria. Dash, ethereum, litecoin, stellar and XRP will be available for payment, according to a report by Austrian tech news site Futurezone.
The pilot program will also host payments for Alipay and WeChat Pay by the end of August. As of now, Futurezone listed seven initial locations accepting cryptocurrency payments across Austria.
Moreover, A1 told Futurezone that the payment option is not only for local Austrians but increasingly geared toward tourists.

Ukraine’s top law-enforcement and counterintelligence agency uncovered crypto mining equipment on site at a nuclear power plant.
According to local media reports, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) confiscated six Radeon RX 470 GPU video cards, a motherboard, power supplies and extension cords, a USB and hard drive, and cooling units installed in the South Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant on July 10.
All of the equipment was located in a single office, No. 104, in the administrative wing separate from the power facility, from the state-owned Energoatom enterprise.
The power plant is registered as a state secret and outside computer equipment is not authorized to enter the property.
The same day, a National Guard of Ukraine branch uncovered additional crypto mining equipment at same nuclear plant. In this search and seizure, 16 GPU video cards, 7 hard drives, 2 solid-state drives and router were uncovered.

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Rakuten Wallet has launched trading a year after acquiring Everybody’s Bitcoin.
Confirmed in a press release on Aug. 19, Rakuten Wallet, which is a subsidiary of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, said spot trading of three cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) — was now live.
In future, developers plan to release an app for iOS and Android, use of which will be mandatory for deposits and withdrawals.
The exchange joins a rapidly expanding ecosystem on the Japanese market, with multiple competitors vying for a slice of the domestic cryptocurrency trade.

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The best Tezos Wallets

The best Tezos Wallets
Tezos is a decentralized blockchain that simplifies formal verification, a method that mathematically proves the accuracy of the code controlling transactions. The Tezos blockchain has its own cryptocurrency called Tezos (XTZ), a cryptocurrency with two main functions – a self-administration system and the ability to form launch contracts using its own programming language – Michelson.
If you decide to convert your fiat savings into Tezos or exchange other cryptocurrencies for XTZ, you may have to make a choice among reliable wallets for this. In this article we will look into the best Tezos Wallets so that can help you understand them better.

Hardware Wallets

Hardware wallets are not liable to spam, viruses, phishing attacks, or malicious of the system. Moreover, they provide a high degree of protection to the private keys. Below is the list of hardware wallets that can be used for XTZ.
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  • Ledger Nano S
Nano S is a hard wallet from the product line of Ledger, a French manufacturer company. As all other Ledger products, Nano S traditionally looks like a USB flash drive. But this time, you will need to use the USB cable that comes with the wallet to connect to a computer. Ledger Nano S has a chip that is similar with chips on bank cards or biometric passports. Your private key is stored in an isolated environment and is effectively protected. Ledger Nano S also has a screen on it where you can see each transaction made. In case you lose your Nano S wallet, the account can be easily restored on any other Ledger device. Ledger Nano S supports over 20 cryptocurrencies including Tezos (XTZ).
  • Trezor Model T
Trezor T is the flagship model from the well-known Czech manufacturer SatoshiLabs. Model T has a color Touch-Screen display, an SD port and a quantity of supported coins – XTZ is among those coins. When Trezor T is not connected to the computer, it turns off and disconnects from the Internet. Thus, user funds are stored on the device beyond the reach of attackers. Trezor hardware case is ultrasonically soldered, making it difficult to be restored after being damaged.

Web Wallets

Web wallets can be a simple way to get started investing in cryptocurrency. All web wallets can be used right from a browser without the need of downloading software. Beyond that, many of web wallets offer free mobile apps.
  • TezBox Wallet
TezBox was the first GUI released for Tezos. The wallet was developed by the Tezos community and released during the ICO period. TezBox is available for web, desktop and mobile wallets with its user-friendly interface. Users may be assured that all private keys will be stored on their devices safely due to the secured wallet interface. TexBox is the first wallet integrated with hardware wallets Trezor and Ledger Nano S that gives it the increased security.

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  • Guarda Wallet
Guarda Wallet is available as a Web, Mobile and Desktop Wallet and a Chrome extension. It supports more than 40 coins and 10,000 tokens as well as XTZ. The web wallet enables to access cryptocurrency from any modern browser, the website itself looks presentable and made convenient to use. Using the mobile wallet, you can create a new wallet or import an existing one. Besides the common functions such as storage, deposit/withdrawal of cryptocurrency, users can instantly buy the exact amount of cryptocurrency using a bank card or exchange coins and tokens.
  • Magnum Wallet
While Magnum is a multi-asset wallet, one of the best known assets it supports is Tezos (XTZ). Being a light wallet, you do not need to download the full blockchain of any of the cryptocurrencies it works with. The wallet does not keep users’ personal information. As Magnum is a web wallet, it has the extra benefit of being available for nearly any platform, easy of access from any kind of device with an internet browser. Magnum wallet also supports Ledger devices so those can be easily linked to the app.

Mobile Wallets

Mobile wallets are used on your smartphone via an app. Similar to Apple or Google Pay, you can use mobile wallets when shopping in physical shops as cryptocurrencies become more popular and acceptable. Mobile wallets may be safer compared to online wallets and also be easy to use on the go.
  • Trust Wallet
Trust is a wallet for tokens of ERC20 standard, tooled for mobile devices. It offers simple installation and affordable feature set, that does not require additional user skills and abilities. Trust Wallet and Binance are working on new features, including market monitoring, user networks, test networks, and deep integration with the Binance infrastructure. Trust Wallet already supports Tezos as well as other digital currencies.
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  • AirGap Wallet
AirGap is a wallet, that allows you to keep your cryptocurrency securely on your mobile. AirGap is a system with two device access: you can use your old mobile device as a hardware wallet using the AirGap Vault app to keep the private key there; while your working smartphone will have the wallet itself. The connection occurs with QR codes, this ensures a genuine one-way communication between AirGap Wallet and AirGap Vault. This implies that no private information ever leaves the air-gapped old phone. Besides Tezos, AirGap supports diverse amount of cryptocurrencies.
  • Tezos.Blue Wallet
In spite of being a lightweight wallet, Tezos.Blue does not scant on security or its features. It is an original app and that is why it gets strong protection straight from the operating system. Using the Tezos.Blue you will have actual updates from the network for a truly live operational comfort. Tezos.Blue is also available in a desktop version. Tezos.Blue is also available in a desktop version.

Desktop Wallets

Desktop wallet can be downloaded and installed on a computer. Desktop wallets may be safer if your computer is not, or more preferably, has never used the Internet connection. Desktop Wallets are perfect for storing large amounts of crypto that you don’t want to use on an everyday basis.
  • Atomic Wallet
Atomic is a convenient, easy to use and safe cryptocurrency wallet, that receives the preferences of many users around the world. It is a decentralized multicurrency wallet that is known in the crypto community for supporting more than 500 cryptocurrencies including Tezos. The primary goal of Atomic Wallet is not just to store cryptocurrency, but also to create a strong ecosystem with many functions.

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  • Atomix HD Tezos Wallet
HD wallets (hierarchical deterministic wallet) are the wallets that use a single 12 or 18-word mnemonic phrase that is used to identify following addresses and private keys in a wallet software. Atomix is HD wallet that supports Tezos, it merges benefits of decentralized and centralized exchanges. With Atomix, all private keys are kept encoded on the computer. No identity verification or registration is required to use the wallet.
  • Simplestaking
Simplestaking is Tezos focused wallet being a web app and desktop app with support for hardware wallet Trezor Model T. The wallet is developed using NgRx state management and Angular framework.
  • Galleon Tezos Wallet (Tezori)
Galleon is a smart open source wallet for XTZ that supports both hardware and software wallets on Windows, Linux and Mac. It was developed by Cryptonomic and funded by the Tezos Foundation.
  • Tezos CLI Wallet
The Tezos CLI wallet can be used by those users who have some coding understanding while it requires the use of command lines. Tezos has mentioned the wallet on its website and has been audited by an independent external security inspector. As the Tezos CLI needs some level of command line knowledge, it can be quite difficult to use.

How to keep your wallet safe

A cryptocurrency wallet can be regarded as a regular wallet with money, but it has advanced features, which increases the level of risk. Simple rules will help prevent the loss of your own savings:
  1. Do not store large amounts for long periods on wallets that do not provide full control. It is better to store large amounts for a long time only in wallets that provide full control over the private key and, accordingly, over digital assets. This will help protect your coins against fraud and cyber attacks.
  2. Encrypt information and back up private keys. In case of reinstalling the PC or the occurrence of force majeure situations, this will help to restore access to the wallet quickly.
  3. Store secret keys on an offline device. It is preferable to use a platform that is not accessible for hacking via the Internet.
  4. Use reliable antivirus software and update it regularly. This will prevent the leakage of personal data that hackers can use to crack passwords.
  5. Register several types of wallets. It will allow you to distribute your funds and use the most suitable wallet depending on the situation.
If you use your Tezos wallet wisely and do not neglect the precautions, the risk of funds loss will be minimized.

Feel free to follow our updates and news on Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and BitcoinTalk. Read what the customers say about SimpleSwap on Trustpilot. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have via [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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The best Tezos Wallets

The best Tezos Wallets
Tezos is a decentralized blockchain that simplifies formal verification, a method that mathematically proves the accuracy of the code controlling transactions. The Tezos blockchain has its own cryptocurrency called Tezos (XTZ), a cryptocurrency with two main functions – a self-administration system and the ability to form launch contracts using its own programming language – Michelson.
If you decide to convert your fiat savings into Tezos or exchange other cryptocurrencies for XTZ, you may have to make a choice among reliable wallets for this. In this article we will look into the best Tezos Wallets so that can help you understand them better.

Hardware Wallets

Hardware wallets are not liable to spam, viruses, phishing attacks, or malicious of the system. Moreover, they provide a high degree of protection to the private keys. Below is the list of hardware wallets that can be used for XTZ.
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  • Ledger Nano S
Nano S is a hard wallet from the product line of Ledger, a French manufacturer company. As all other Ledger products, Nano S traditionally looks like a USB flash drive. But this time, you will need to use the USB cable that comes with the wallet to connect to a computer. Ledger Nano S has a chip that is similar with chips on bank cards or biometric passports. Your private key is stored in an isolated environment and is effectively protected. Ledger Nano S also has a screen on it where you can see each transaction made. In case you lose your Nano S wallet, the account can be easily restored on any other Ledger device. Ledger Nano S supports over 20 cryptocurrencies including Tezos (XTZ).
  • Trezor Model T
Trezor T is the flagship model from the well-known Czech manufacturer SatoshiLabs. Model T has a color Touch-Screen display, an SD port and a quantity of supported coins – XTZ is among those coins. When Trezor T is not connected to the computer, it turns off and disconnects from the Internet. Thus, user funds are stored on the device beyond the reach of attackers. Trezor hardware case is ultrasonically soldered, making it difficult to be restored after being damaged.

Web Wallets

Web wallets can be a simple way to get started investing in cryptocurrency. All web wallets can be used right from a browser without the need of downloading software. Beyond that, many of web wallets offer free mobile apps.
  • TezBox Wallet
TezBox was the first GUI released for Tezos. The wallet was developed by the Tezos community and released during the ICO period. TezBox is available for web, desktop and mobile wallets with its user-friendly interface. Users may be assured that all private keys will be stored on their devices safely due to the secured wallet interface. TexBox is the first wallet integrated with hardware wallets Trezor and Ledger Nano S that gives it the increased security.
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  • Guarda Wallet
Guarda Wallet is available as a Web, Mobile and Desktop Wallet and a Chrome extension. It supports more than 40 coins and 10,000 tokens as well as XTZ. The web wallet enables to access cryptocurrency from any modern browser, the website itself looks presentable and made convenient to use. Using the mobile wallet, you can create a new wallet or import an existing one. Besides the common functions such as storage, deposit/withdrawal of cryptocurrency, users can instantly buy the exact amount of cryptocurrency using a bank card or exchange coins and tokens.
  • Magnum Wallet
While Magnum is a multi-asset wallet, one of the best known assets it supports is Tezos (XTZ). Being a light wallet, you do not need to download the full blockchain of any of the cryptocurrencies it works with. The wallet does not keep users’ personal information. As Magnum is a web wallet, it has the extra benefit of being available for nearly any platform, easy of access from any kind of device with an internet browser. Magnum wallet also supports Ledger devices so those can be easily linked to the app.

Mobile Wallets

Mobile wallets are used on your smartphone via an app. Similar to Apple or Google Pay, you can use mobile wallets when shopping in physical shops as cryptocurrencies become more popular and acceptable. Mobile wallets may be safer compared to online wallets and also be easy to use on the go.
  • Trust Wallet
Trust is a wallet for tokens of ERC20 standard, tooled for mobile devices. It offers simple installation and affordable feature set, that does not require additional user skills and abilities. Trust Wallet and Binance are working on new features, including market monitoring, user networks, test networks, and deep integration with the Binance infrastructure. Trust Wallet already supports Tezos as well as other digital currencies.
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  • AirGap Wallet
AirGap is a wallet, that allows you to keep your cryptocurrency securely on your mobile. AirGap is a system with two device access: you can use your old mobile device as a hardware wallet using the AirGap Vault app to keep the private key there; while your working smartphone will have the wallet itself. The connection occurs with QR codes, this ensures a genuine one-way communication between AirGap Wallet and AirGap Vault. This implies that no private information ever leaves the air-gapped old phone. Besides Tezos, AirGap supports diverse amount of cryptocurrencies.
  • Tezos.Blue Wallet
In spite of being a lightweight wallet, Tezos.Blue does not scant on security or its features. It is an original app and that is why it gets strong protection straight from the operating system. Using the Tezos.Blue you will have actual updates from the network for a truly live operational comfort. Tezos.Blue is also available in a desktop version. Tezos.Blue is also available in a desktop version.

Desktop Wallets

Desktop wallet can be downloaded and installed on a computer. Desktop wallets may be safer if your computer is not, or more preferably, has never used the Internet connection. Desktop Wallets are perfect for storing large amounts of crypto that you don’t want to use on an everyday basis.
  • Atomic Wallet
Atomic is a convenient, easy to use and safe cryptocurrency wallet, that receives the preferences of many users around the world. It is a decentralized multicurrency wallet that is known in the crypto community for supporting more than 500 cryptocurrencies including Tezos. The primary goal of Atomic Wallet is not just to store cryptocurrency, but also to create a strong ecosystem with many functions.
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  • Atomix HD Tezos Wallet
HD wallets (hierarchical deterministic wallet) are the wallets that use a single 12 or 18-word mnemonic phrase that is used to identify following addresses and private keys in a wallet software. Atomix is HD wallet that supports Tezos, it merges benefits of decentralized and centralized exchanges. With Atomix, all private keys are kept encoded on the computer. No identity verification or registration is required to use the wallet.
  • Simplestaking
Simplestaking is Tezos focused wallet being a web app and desktop app with support for hardware wallet Trezor Model T. The wallet is developed using NgRx state management and Angular framework.
  • Galleon Tezos Wallet (Tezori)
Galleon is a smart open source wallet for XTZ that supports both hardware and software wallets on Windows, Linux and Mac. It was developed by Cryptonomic and funded by the Tezos Foundation.
  • Tezos CLI Wallet
The Tezos CLI wallet can be used by those users who have some coding understanding while it requires the use of command lines. Tezos has mentioned the wallet on its website and has been audited by an independent external security inspector. As the Tezos CLI needs some level of command line knowledge, it can be quite difficult to use.

How to keep your wallet safe

A cryptocurrency wallet can be regarded as a regular wallet with money, but it has advanced features, which increases the level of risk. Simple rules will help prevent the loss of your own savings:
  1. Do not store large amounts for long periods on wallets that do not provide full control. It is better to store large amounts for a long time only in wallets that provide full control over the private key and, accordingly, over digital assets. This will help protect your coins against fraud and cyber attacks.
  2. Encrypt information and back up private keys. In case of reinstalling the PC or the occurrence of force majeure situations, this will help to restore access to the wallet quickly.
  3. Store secret keys on an offline device. It is preferable to use a platform that is not accessible for hacking via the Internet.
  4. Use reliable antivirus software and update it regularly. This will prevent the leakage of personal data that hackers can use to crack passwords.
  5. Register several types of wallets. It will allow you to distribute your funds and use the most suitable wallet depending on the situation.
If you use your Tezos wallet wisely and do not neglect the precautions, the risk of funds loss will be minimized.


Feel free to follow our updates and news on Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and BitcoinTalk. Read what the customers say about SimpleSwap on Trustpilot. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have via [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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The best Tezos Wallets

The best Tezos Wallets
Tezos is a decentralized blockchain that simplifies formal verification, a method that mathematically proves the accuracy of the code controlling transactions. The Tezos blockchain has its own cryptocurrency called Tezos (XTZ), a cryptocurrency with two main functions – a self-administration system and the ability to form launch contracts using its own programming language – Michelson.
If you decide to convert your fiat savings into Tezos or exchange other cryptocurrencies for XTZ, you may have to make a choice among reliable wallets for this. In this article we will look into the best Tezos Wallets so that can help you understand them better.

Hardware Wallets

Hardware wallets are not liable to spam, viruses, phishing attacks, or malicious of the system. Moreover, they provide a high degree of protection to the private keys. Below is the list of hardware wallets that can be used for XTZ.
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  • Ledger Nano S
Nano S is a hard wallet from the product line of Ledger, a French manufacturer company. As all other Ledger products, Nano S traditionally looks like a USB flash drive. But this time, you will need to use the USB cable that comes with the wallet to connect to a computer. Ledger Nano S has a chip that is similar with chips on bank cards or biometric passports. Your private key is stored in an isolated environment and is effectively protected. Ledger Nano S also has a screen on it where you can see each transaction made. In case you lose your Nano S wallet, the account can be easily restored on any other Ledger device. Ledger Nano S supports over 20 cryptocurrencies including Tezos (XTZ).
  • Trezor Model T
Trezor T is the flagship model from the well-known Czech manufacturer SatoshiLabs. Model T has a color Touch-Screen display, an SD port and a quantity of supported coins – XTZ is among those coins. When Trezor T is not connected to the computer, it turns off and disconnects from the Internet. Thus, user funds are stored on the device beyond the reach of attackers. Trezor hardware case is ultrasonically soldered, making it difficult to be restored after being damaged.

Web Wallets

Web wallets can be a simple way to get started investing in cryptocurrency. All web wallets can be used right from a browser without the need of downloading software. Beyond that, many of web wallets offer free mobile apps.
  • TezBox Wallet
TezBox was the first GUI released for Tezos. The wallet was developed by the Tezos community and released during the ICO period. TezBox is available for web, desktop and mobile wallets with its user-friendly interface. Users may be assured that all private keys will be stored on their devices safely due to the secured wallet interface. TexBox is the first wallet integrated with hardware wallets Trezor and Ledger Nano S that gives it the increased security.

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  • Guarda Wallet
Guarda Wallet is available as a Web, Mobile and Desktop Wallet and a Chrome extension. It supports more than 40 coins and 10,000 tokens as well as XTZ. The web wallet enables to access cryptocurrency from any modern browser, the website itself looks presentable and made convenient to use. Using the mobile wallet, you can create a new wallet or import an existing one. Besides the common functions such as storage, deposit/withdrawal of cryptocurrency, users can instantly buy the exact amount of cryptocurrency using a bank card or exchange coins and tokens.
  • Magnum Wallet
While Magnum is a multi-asset wallet, one of the best known assets it supports is Tezos (XTZ). Being a light wallet, you do not need to download the full blockchain of any of the cryptocurrencies it works with. The wallet does not keep users’ personal information. As Magnum is a web wallet, it has the extra benefit of being available for nearly any platform, easy of access from any kind of device with an internet browser. Magnum wallet also supports Ledger devices so those can be easily linked to the app.

Mobile Wallets

Mobile wallets are used on your smartphone via an app. Similar to Apple or Google Pay, you can use mobile wallets when shopping in physical shops as cryptocurrencies become more popular and acceptable. Mobile wallets may be safer compared to online wallets and also be easy to use on the go.
  • Trust Wallet
Trust is a wallet for tokens of ERC20 standard, tooled for mobile devices. It offers simple installation and affordable feature set, that does not require additional user skills and abilities. Trust Wallet and Binance are working on new features, including market monitoring, user networks, test networks, and deep integration with the Binance infrastructure. Trust Wallet already supports Tezos as well as other digital currencies.

https://preview.redd.it/kqm6i1onm7i31.png?width=1400&format=png&auto=webp&s=487a0bdf73fed77f875d5126435f4693bc382974

  • AirGap Wallet
AirGap is a wallet, that allows you to keep your cryptocurrency securely on your mobile. AirGap is a system with two device access: you can use your old mobile device as a hardware wallet using the AirGap Vault app to keep the private key there; while your working smartphone will have the wallet itself. The connection occurs with QR codes, this ensures a genuine one-way communication between AirGap Wallet and AirGap Vault. This implies that no private information ever leaves the air-gapped old phone. Besides Tezos, AirGap supports diverse amount of cryptocurrencies.
  • Tezos.Blue Wallet
In spite of being a lightweight wallet, Tezos.Blue does not scant on security or its features. It is an original app and that is why it gets strong protection straight from the operating system. Using the Tezos.Blue you will have actual updates from the network for a truly live operational comfort. Tezos.Blue is also available in a desktop version. Tezos.Blue is also available in a desktop version.

Desktop Wallets

Desktop wallet can be downloaded and installed on a computer. Desktop wallets may be safer if your computer is not, or more preferably, has never used the Internet connection. Desktop Wallets are perfect for storing large amounts of crypto that you don’t want to use on an everyday basis.
  • Atomic Wallet
Atomic is a convenient, easy to use and safe cryptocurrency wallet, that receives the preferences of many users around the world. It is a decentralized multicurrency wallet that is known in the crypto community for supporting more than 500 cryptocurrencies including Tezos. The primary goal of Atomic Wallet is not just to store cryptocurrency, but also to create a strong ecosystem with many functions.

https://preview.redd.it/m41b7viqm7i31.png?width=1686&format=png&auto=webp&s=c69cb497b09e2fe92f163308f9fb2e54faf59c8f

  • Atomix HD Tezos Wallet
HD wallets (hierarchical deterministic wallet) are the wallets that use a single 12 or 18-word mnemonic phrase that is used to identify following addresses and private keys in a wallet software. Atomix is HD wallet that supports Tezos, it merges benefits of decentralized and centralized exchanges. With Atomix, all private keys are kept encoded on the computer. No identity verification or registration is required to use the wallet.
  • Simplestaking
Simplestaking is Tezos focused wallet being a web app and desktop app with support for hardware wallet Trezor Model T. The wallet is developed using NgRx state management and Angular framework.
  • Galleon Tezos Wallet (Tezori)
Galleon is a smart open source wallet for XTZ that supports both hardware and software wallets on Windows, Linux and Mac. It was developed by Cryptonomic and funded by the Tezos Foundation.
  • Tezos CLI Wallet
The Tezos CLI wallet can be used by those users who have some coding understanding while it requires the use of command lines. Tezos has mentioned the wallet on its website and has been audited by an independent external security inspector. As the Tezos CLI needs some level of command line knowledge, it can be quite difficult to use.

How to keep your wallet safe

A cryptocurrency wallet can be regarded as a regular wallet with money, but it has advanced features, which increases the level of risk. Simple rules will help prevent the loss of your own savings:
  1. Do not store large amounts for long periods on wallets that do not provide full control. It is better to store large amounts for a long time only in wallets that provide full control over the private key and, accordingly, over digital assets. This will help protect your coins against fraud and cyber attacks.
  2. Encrypt information and back up private keys. In case of reinstalling the PC or the occurrence of force majeure situations, this will help to restore access to the wallet quickly.
  3. Store secret keys on an offline device. It is preferable to use a platform that is not accessible for hacking via the Internet.
  4. Use reliable antivirus software and update it regularly. This will prevent the leakage of personal data that hackers can use to crack passwords.
  5. Register several types of wallets. It will allow you to distribute your funds and use the most suitable wallet depending on the situation.
If you use your Tezos wallet wisely and do not neglect the precautions, the risk of funds loss will be minimized.

Feel free to follow our updates and news on Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and BitcoinTalk. Read what the customers say about SimpleSwap on Trustpilot. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have via [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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5 unique hardware wallets of 2019

5 unique hardware wallets of 2019

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Currently, Ledger and Trezor dominate among all hardware wallets, and they have no equal. However, there are others who are also trying to occupy their niche and attract as many users as possible. Let’s consider 5 unique wallets that experts have reviewed.
YubiKey. This is not quite a cryptocurrency wallet. Although it doesn’t store cryptocurrency, it makes it possible to provide an additional step for entering online accounts and is associated with cryptocurrency exchanges. The largest exchanges work is with this wallet. Despite the fact that it has been working for 12 years, only this year it has become more noticeable in the market. After the hacking on the Binance exchange, the site management began to recommend it as a good security module.
SafePal. This hardware wallet belongs to a new generation. It combines security and mobility with accessibility. It is much easier using it than leading wallets. Now the wallet has added a number of altcoins, in adition to Bitcoin. Analysts believe that it has a very good chance of becoming one of the leaders.
Cobo Vault. This wallet doesn’t transfer data via Wi-Fi, USB, NFC networks. All data is erased if there is a violation in the security system. It can be only activated. It also offers another line of defense. All keys are stored on equipment that military structures use for their own purposes.
Ballet. This standalone wallet doesn’t have electronic components. This is a simple metal card. The private key is stored by printing. This wallet is used by many exchanges in China, and now it can go global.
Kastelo. This hardware wallet has open source code. It is developed by the Monero community. It doesn’t have a wireless transmitter. It is open and transparent. The project is independent and is being developed by several people. Now the wallet is trying to break into leading platforms. Each of the wallets has its advantages and disadvantages. Developers are trying to eliminate vulnerabilities by providing users with additional security features.
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Bitcoin: understand, buy and sell crypto currencies.

Bitcoin: understand, buy and sell crypto currencies.

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Coinbase Tutorial. A Definitive Guide for Newcomers.

Coinbase Tutorial. A Definitive Guide for Newcomers.

As cryptocurrencies become more abundant throughout our society, more information must be prevalent to educate the newcomers into the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. If you’re new to cryptocurrencies, then you’ve come to the right place as Coinbase is one of the simplest cryptocurrency trading platforms to get started on. Once you understand Coinbase, more advanced trading platforms such as Binance won’t seem as intimidating.

What is Coinbase?

Coinbase is a cryptocurrency trading platform which allows you to buy and sell five different cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and Litecoin. Note that there are over thousands of different cryptocurrencies but these four are what Coinbase specializes in.

Making a Coinbase account

Creating a Coinbase account is very simple but there’s much more to it compared to something like creating a Reddit account. Be sure to have either your driver’s license, passport, or identification card at hand as you’ll be asked to provide this information via upload.
Coinbase currently has a sign-up promotion going on. If you haven't signed up yet, sign up using this link and you'll receive $10 free in bitcoin (after you spend $100).

Why does Coinbase need to see my ID?

Coinbase needs to be able to verify your identify because they are a regulated financial service company operating in the US. As they state on their website:
As a regulated financial service company operating in the US we are periodically required to identify users on our platform. This ensures we remain in compliance with KYC/AML laws in the jurisdictions in which we operate, something that is necessary for us to be able to continue to offer digital currency exchange services to our customers.
Once you’ve created your account, you’ll have to wait until you get approved before you’re allowed to start buying and trading on the platform. This can take upwards of 7 days till approval. Coinbase will also make two distinct small charges towards your bank account. You will need to find these charges and register them into Coinbase as a part of the approval process.
The time in which it’ll take to get approved will vary person to person, just be patient and you eventually will get approved. In the mean-time I highly recommend taking some extra steps done to ensure the security, and longevity of your account.

Securing Your Coinbase Account

Two Factor Authentication

Upon signing into your Coinbase account, you’ll be sent a text message containing a code in which you will have to input allowing you to access your account. This is a security measure done to ensure it is specifically you trying to access your account, it’s important to note that a hacker could still compromise your account through a social engineering attack with what is known as a phone porting attack. This attack is done after obtaining your phone number and various other personal information, the hacker will then call up your phone carrier impersonating you, and then attempt to port your number over to a new device. Once a hacker has access to your text messages, they can then access your account with your SMS two-factor authentication code. If you’d like to see a real example of how this can play out, Cody Brown shares his example of how he lost $8k worth of bitcoin to this attack.
Anyways, the best way to prevent this is through the use of an authenticator. The most common being Google Authenticator. I don’t want to get into too much technical details as to how authenticators work. Think of it as a digital key, stored on a device that changes every 30 seconds.
In order to enable authenticator for Coinbase, go to Settings > Security and Enable Authenticator as shown here. After that a prompt will appear along with a QR code and a secret code (comprised of a random string of 16 letters & numbers). You will need to open up your Google Authenticator app and scan in your QR code. You will also need to write down your secret code and keep it in a safe place such as a safe and/or security deposit box.
Once enabled, any time you wish to access your Coinbase account or make trades/transfers, you will need access to the 6-digit code provided by your authenticator.
IMPORTANT: If you lose access to the device you’ve enacted authenticator on, you ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT be able to recover your account UNLESS you have that 16 digit secret code. This is a serious matter that should be taken with serious caution. It is important you take preventative security measures to ensure the security of your cryptocurrency. I highly recommend calling your bank and opening a security deposit box. This will mostly likely cost a yearly fee but the peace of mind alone is worth it IMO.

Phishing Schemes

I’d like to briefly touch on phishing schemes. Phishing is the act of attempting to obtain personal information through the use of social engineering. Common phishing schemes/methods include: fraudulent e-mails in which the sender tries to impersonate an entity of authority (we’ve all received these sketchy e-mails before) and websites registered under the misspelling of a popular domain. In the world of crypto, it is essential to be attentive to schemes like these as it is much easier to fall victim than you may think. The anonymity of crypto alone makes it very appealing to hackers & scammers. You should always be on the lookout for fraudulent schemes.
Some preventative actions you may want to consider taking:
  • Creating a bookmarks folder of all the popular crypto-related sites you visit
  • Creating email inbox rules to distinguish trusted entities.
  • As a safety precaution, ensure you have authenticator enabled throughout all your crypto-related accounts with the security keys kept in a safety deposit box.
  • Use a hardware wallet to store your cryptocurrency instead of keeping them on exchanges (I’ll touch more on this later)

Funding Your Coinbase Account

Congratulations, your Coinbase account got approved! You can now start funding your account… or so you thought.
Upon your first cryptocurrency purchase with Coinbase, it is very likely your bank will automatically flag the purchase as fraudulent. If this happens to you (which it most likely will), you will need to call up your bank and let them know to let the purchase go through.
Once you’ve taken care of that, buying and selling cryptocurrency is relatively self-explanatory. Just go to Buy/Sell in the menu and choose which currency you’d like to buy/sell as shown below.
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Funding Limits

Coinbase has weekly limits as to how much cryptocurrency you may purchase. Your limits will not start out this high but increase with proper verification and the longer you have an account.
Weekly Buy Limits
  • Cash: $100,000
  • Bank Account: $25,000
  • Credit/Debit Card: $7,500
Weekly Sell Limits
  • $100,000
Credit/Debit Card and bank account purchases are both instantaneous, however, for bank account purchases, it'll take 5-7 business days for you to see the charge in your account.
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Fees

There’s three distinct fee’s you will encounter with Coinbase.
  • Conversion & Exchange Fees: These are fees you’ll encounter through the buying, selling or exchanging of crypto. A fee is charged when you convert fiat to crypto.
  • Transfer Fees: A fee is charged if you’re transferring crypto to a different wallet (IE: Crypto Binance). Note that if this wallet happens to be another Coinbase wallet, there is no fee.
  • Mining Fees: These's are inherent fee's you'll encounter with any sort of crypto transaction. Mining fee's will also change depending on which cryptocurrency you are purchasing. I don't want to delve to much into the technical aspects as to why this is (as it can get very technical). I'll have to save this for a later post.
Note that the Bitcoin network is notorious for insanely high fee's. Purchase and transaction fee's upwards of $50+ are not uncommon during periods of high network congestion. Using Bitcoin to purchase something like a cup of coffee is completely trivial, and as we advance forward into the space, it's becoming more apparent that Bitcoin's main use case will be that of a digital gold rather than a global payment network.

Lowest Possible Fee With Coinbase

If you're going to be making large crypto purchases through Coinbase, ideally you'd want to get the lowest fee possible. I have found that the best way to do this is by your linking a bank account rather then by purchasing through debit/credit card. See photo.
  • Funding via bank account: 1.46% fee
  • Funding via debit/credit card: 3.83% fee
See photo.
As you can see, both allow instantaneous availability of funds. However, it'll take 5-7 business days for the bank account transfer charge to appear in your account.
Note: The fee you receive will also depend on how large of an amount you are purchasing. Expect fees to be a bit higher for smaller purchasing amounts and lower for larger amounts.

Fees Continued

It's important to know that fees will change depending on what country you're from and what cryptocurrency you happen to be purchasing. For more information on Coinbase fees I highly recommend visiting their fee disclosure page.

Avoiding Coinbase Transfer Fees Using GDAX

There is a bit of loophole to avoid Coinbase transfer fees. This is done through Coinbase’s advanced trading platform known as GDAX. It looks intimidating, but it’s a lot easier to use than they make it seem. Luckily, as Coinbase user, you technically already have a GDAX account. Simply follow the sign-up steps for GDAX, and you’ll find your information pre-populated. No need for long wait-times for verification etc.
To mitigate Coinbase transfer fees, send your money: Coinbase - GDAX - wallet of your choice

Sending & Receiving Cryptocurrency

Sending and receiving crypto with Coinbase is super easy…

Sending

Go to Accounts in the menu, look for the currency you’d like to send, then click Send. A prompt will come up instructing you to put in the recipients address and the amount you’d like to send. Ethereum example.

Receiving

Go to Accounts in the menu, look for the currency you’d like to receive, then click Receive. A QR code and random string of numbers will appear. That random string of letters & numbers is your wallet address. This string is what you’d give to someone if you were looking to receive crypto. Your wallet address is also crypto specific. This means that if you try to send Litecoin to your Bitcoin wallet address, the transaction will fail.
Random LPT: If you’re ever needing to transfer a large amount of crypto to another wallet, I recommend sending a test amount which is basically just a small amount of crypto. If said small amount appears in the wallet, you know you have the correct address. If not… you may need to just wait a bit longer and hopefully it will appear, or you’ve sent it to the wrong wallet address.

Securing Your Cryptocurrency

There are many ways you could go about securing your cryptocurrency. I’m going to discuss two.

The Vault

The Vault is a feature Coinbase offers free of charge to safeguard your funds by adding multiple layers of security. With the vault, there is a designated time frame for withdrawals. This helps to safeguard against hackers getting into and emptying your account. Additionally, you can have other people (or email addresses) needed to confirm these withdrawals for an added layer of security.
Warning: The vault is a feature you should use if you are planning on holding your cryptocurrency for a longer period of time. It is not recommended if you are looking to turn quick profits through buying and selling often due to the 3 day waiting period for withdrawals.

Ledger Nano S

The Ledger Nano S is a cryptocurrency hardware wallet. It allows you to store your cryptocurrency in physical device akin to that of a USB drive. You would then ideally keep this in a safe at home. This is my personal preferred method of storing cryptocurrency because I don’t have to worry about hackers potentially gaining access to my cryptocurrency online, rather, that security falls into my own hand. I just have to make sure I don’t lose or damage my Ledger, and even if I managed to do that, there is a 16 word recovery phrase provided by the Ledger in the event of a lost, damaged, or stolen Ledger. As long as you have the recovery phrase, you can recover all your cryptocurrency.
So after purchasing crypto through Coinbase, instead of leaving my digital goods on the exchange, I transfer it to cold storage (which is another word for hardware wallet IE: Ledger Nano S).

My Primary use of Coinbase

I primarily use Coinbase as an easy access point into the crypto world. Coinbase makes it very easy to purchase the largest of cryptocurrencys and once you have access to these, you can start purchasing more niche cryptocurrencies such as Ripple, EOS, IOTA, NEO, etc... You would do this through the use of much larger exchange such as Binance.
You cannot directly convert fiat to crypto with Binance yet. So in order to fund a Binance account, you need to convert your fiat to crypto through an exchange that allows you to do so, (this is where Coinbase comes into play) send that crypto to your Binance account, then make a purchase.
The way I go about doing this is:
  • 1st I purchase Ethereum through Coinbase. I purchase Ethereum instead of Bitcoin, because as I mentioned before, Bitcoin is notorious for insanely mining and transaction fees. Ethereum has much lower fees.
  • 2nd I send said Ethereum to my Binance account
  • 3rd Once I receive that Ethereum on my Binance account, I make my niche cryptocurrency purchase through the Binance exchange.
I have a step-by-step guide that details out this process. You can view it here.
PHEWWWW. That was a lot of words... Anyways, I hope this was beneficial to you crypto newbies out there. I plan on making more tutorials like this in the future :) If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments sections down below. I’m sure either myself or the community would be able to respond.

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A detailed simple guide for Pundi X in Spanish language.

Website; https://www.bitcobie.com/pundix/
Extracted from site below;
¿Qué es Pundi X?
Comprar criptomonedas debería de ser tan fácil como comprar una botella de agua. Esta frase es el eslogan oficial de Pundi X y no hay una frase que defina mejor al proyecto ni el camino que deben coger las criptomonedas para llegar a una adopción masiva.
A principios de 2018, justo cuando se empezó a desinflar el mercado tras el espectacular rally del 2017, Pundi X cumplía con las expectativas y consigue recaudar en su ICO 35 millones de dólares en apenas 90 minutos.
No era para menos ya que Pundi X puede convertirse en una pieza clave para el éxito de todo el ecosistema blockchain. Lo interesante de este proyecto es que se puede convertir en el puente perfecto para que el resto de las criptomonedas lleguen a billones de personas que de otra manera tardarían mucho más en conocerles.
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Las aspiraciones de esta ambiciosa empresa son el desplegar una gigantesca red de puntos de venta con la que facilitarían el acceso a la criptoeconomía a entusiastas, comerciantes y cada vez a más usuarios para así llegar lo antes posible a una plena adopción de las criptomonedas.
Este proyecto de origen indonesio nace también con un gran propósito, que es el de dar acceso a servicios financieros a la población desbancarizada de indonesia que es una inmensa mayoría. Ese mismo modelo lo podrán replicar en zonas de África y Sudamérica, sin duda es un nicho de mercado prácticamente infinito.
Pundi X ofrecerá también a los usuarios un monedero simplificado y es que la fortaleza de este proyecto es la debilidad de muchos otros, la larga y costosa curva de aprendizaje del usuario medio es lo que pone más barreras a la entrada de nuevas personas al criptomundo, con Pundi X esta curva se hace mucho más pequeña y llevadera.
¿Quién es quien en el equipo de Pundi X?
Para mucha gente el equipo de Pundi X es de los más activos que existen y el trabajo en el proyecto es constante, además de eso es un equipo muy abierto a la comunidad y lo han demostrado con numerosos ejemplos en los que se han atendido peticiones de los usuarios en beneficio del proyecto.
Su CEO y cabeza visible es Zac Cheah, formado en diversas universidades tecnológicas y con una amplia experiencia en el ámbito de los videojuegos, ha trabajado en Google y en Opera. No duda en moverse por todo el mundo para mostrar las posibilidades de Pundi X a curiosos e inversores.
Pitt Huang es su CTO/COO, emprendedor desde muy temprana edad vendió su primera empresa a los 25 años, es un apasionado de los gadgets y una figura muy importante para PundiX, igual que su presidente Constantin Papadimiriou, que cuenta con una dilatada experiencia en el ámbito del Fintech.
El CFO de PundiX, Danny Lim, es un experto financiero con experiencia laboral en Lenovo o Baidu. El equipo lo cierra David Ben Kay, que es el encargado de que todos los ámbitos legales y normativos se cumplan. David estuvo dentro de la Ethereum Foundation, en Microsoft China y se graduó en la universidad de UCLA.
Este equipo se complementa con una infinidad de embajadoresrepartidos por todo el mundo que hace una labor diaria de acercamiento a la comunidad, recientemente se ha nombrado a Joao Victor representante de PundiX en Latinoamérica, a Liko Yosafat como una de las personas más activas dentro de Pundi X o a Gerhard Drobits, responsable de PundiX en Europa.
¿Cuales son las alianzas de Pundi X?
La naturaleza del proyecto de PundiX permite que para los grandes actores del criptomundo les sea muy atractivo remar al costado de este gran proyecto. Ahora mismo entre las filas de asociaciones con PundiX se encuentran empresas como Binance, Nem, Verge, Qtum, Stellar, Achain, ZCash, Utrust o Fintech Indonesia entre muchos otros.
Se rumorea también por internet que Pundi X pudiese tener entre parte de sus advisors a gente de McDonalds Indonesia o Nike, de eso no hemos podido confirmarlo así que lo dejaremos como un simple rumor, pero sin duda es cuestión de tiempo que grandes empresas se sumen a la revolución de las criptomonedas.
¿Qué es NPXS?
NPXS es el actual token de Pundi X, un token ERC20, funciona en la blockchain de Ethereum y es el gas de la plataforma PundiX y el que garantiza su funcionamiento.
En un principio el token de Pundi X era PXS, pero tras recibir innumerables peticiones por parte de la comunidad de realizar una fracción mayor del mismo la comunidad decidió realizar un swap, en el que el usuario que enviaba un PXS recibiía 1.000 NPXS. De esa manera las métricas de Pundi X se convirtieron en algo más coherente para el correcto funcionamiento del XPOS, la joya de la corona.
Es muy importante que conozcas la naturaleza real del token NPXS, ya que no fue ideado para convertirse en un medio de pago, si lo fue Pundi X, el token NPXS es la gasolina del XPOS y el elemento con el que se podrá interactuar tanto con la empresa como con las funciones del punto de venta.
Podrás observar que el número total de tokens de Pundi X es bastante mayor que el de la mayoría de criptomonedas, algunos eso lo ven como un freno a una subida considerable de su precio, pero la realidad es que si el supply fuera más bajo quizás se quedaría corto una vez desplegada toda la rede de puntos de venta, que es el propósito por el que trabaja el equipo de Pundi X.
¿Cómo funciona el airdrop de Pundi X?
Mucha gente llega a este proyecto por su airdrop y es que parte de la distribución planteada por Pundi X en su Whitepaper es la de desbloquear los tokens en beneficio de sus holders progresivamente todos los meses, así quedó fijado que durante el 2018 se daría cada mes un 7,316% sobre los tokens que hubiese en cada wallet de Pundi X, incluso estando en la mayoría de exchanges, aunque no en todos en los que se pueden negociar.
Este porcentaje se reducirá en 2019 al 2,11637% y al 0,88187% a partir de enero del 2020, dando por finalizada la distribución del token de Pundi X el 31 de enero de 2021.
Este sistema que a priori es muy atractivo para el poseedor de Pundi X a largo plazo se convirtió a mediados de 2018, en pleno mercado bajista, en un arma de doble filo para el holder ya que la sencillez de obtener los tokens atrajo a más especuladores de los que podría soportar el proyecto.
El sistema de distribución antiguo solo requería tener tokens de Pundi X tres horas antes del snapshoot y tres horas después. Esa cantidad es la que determina cuantos tokens tenía tu wallet y acto seguido al cabo de unos días recibías tu recompensa por aguantarlos.
Este sistema provocó que un gran número de personas compraran masivamente NPXS antes de la foto y vendieran inmediatamente después ya que una vez hecha esta, recibirían igualmente los tokens que les corresponde, esos tokens por supuesto se vendían nada más llegar para arañar BTC o ETH, convirtiendo a Pundi X en un “proyecto escalón” vapuleado por grandes especuladores que perjudicaban al fiel holder de Pundi X.

Revisando el sistema de distribución de tokens
Una vez más el equipo decidió escuchar las numerosas peticiones de revisar el sistema de distribución de los tokens de PundiX y propuso a votación en agosto del 2018 un nuevo sistema, que, aunque no es totalmente perfecto, es inifinitamente más justo con el holder de Pundi X que el anterior.
El nuevo sistema hace una media de los tokens que tienes durante todo el mes en tu monedero, de tal manera que para recibir el 7,316% total de 1 NPXS este tiene que estar 30 días en tu poder, de no ser así te corresponde la parte proporcional a los días que lo hayas guardado. La nueva formula es la siguiente:
(La cantidad más baja de tokens NPXS del mes X 10%) + (la cantidad promedio diaria de NPXS X el resto de los días de retención X 90%)
Para que lo entiendas mejor, te planteamos tres ejemplos:
Ejemplo 1:
Imagina que a principio de mes tienes 2.000 NPXS, decides vender 1.000 NPXS el 15 de agosto y vuelves a comprar 1.000 el 30 de agosto. Realmente solo hay dos transacciones en tu monedero ese mes y el número de tokens es el mismo al final de mes, pero durante 14 días sólo has tenido 1.000 NPXS, por lo tanto:
(1000 x 10%) + {[(2000 x 14 días) + (1000 x 14 días) + (2000 x 2 días)] / 30 días} X 90% = 1480
Los tokens desbloqueados que recibirás serán alrededor de 108 NPXS (1480 X 7.316% = 108)
Ejemplo 2:
Si no tenías ningún NPXS a principio de mes y decides comprar 2.000 NPXS el 30 de agosto, sólo has tenido tokens de Pundi X 2 días, por lo que entiende la comunidad que no es justo que recibas lo mismo que alguien que los ha tenido todo el mes, por lo tanto con el nuevo sistema el calculo sería:
(0 x 10%) + {[(2000 x 2 días + 0 x 28 días) / 30 días] X 90%} = 120
120 X 7.316% = 8
Los tokens desbloqueados que recibirá serán aproximadamente 8 NPXS.
Ejemplo 3:
Si el número de tokens de tu monedero no varía en todo el mes, es decir tienes 2.000 NPXS y no haces ningún movimiento lo que recibirás es lo siguiente:
(2000x 10%) + [(2000 x 30 días) / 30 días] X 90% = 2000
2000 X 7.316% = 146
Recibirá alrededor de 146 NPXS
Reparto equitativo de tokens
Como puedes observar este sistema reparte de una manera equitativalos tokens en función a los días que los mantienes en la cartera, por lo tanto si tu idea es acumular y recibir el total del airdrop mensual es importante que compres los tokens antes de las 23:59:59 SGT (GMT+8) del último día de mes, para recibir el mes siguiente el porcentaje total de la distribución de tokens de Pundi X.
Este reparto entrará en funcionamiento a partir de septiembre del 2018, el equipo aún no sabe si por dificultades técnicas las casas de cambio harán correctamente ese reparto por lo tanto recomiendan fervientemente mantener los tokens de Pundi X en una wallet ERC20 en la que tengas el control de tus claves privadas.
En un nuevo comunicado el equipo ha anunciado el día 28 de agosto del 2018 que los exchange Binance y OkCoin Korea soportarán el nuevo sistema de airdrop.
(Nosotros en Bitcobie te lo recomendamos inclusive si los exchanges hiciesen el reparto correctamente ya que, sin control de tu clave privada, no tienes realmente nada)
Cómo invertir en PundiX sin morir en el intento
PundiX actualmente es un token ERC20, por lo tanto, funciona en la blockchain de Ethereum y como todos los tokens ERC20 se puede almacenar en una wallet compatible con esa tipología de tokens. Por lo cual, el primer paso que tienes que realizar es el de elegir bien donde vas a almacenar tus NPXS.
El equipo de Pundi X (y Bitcobie) te recomienda fervientemente que almacenes tus tokens NPXS en una wallet en la cual controles las claves privadas, bien puede ser en MyEtherWallet, usando la interfaz de Metamask o en tu Ledger Nano, siempre en función a la seguridad con la que quieras trabajar.
Lo que no es recomendable y no sólo por no recibir correctamente el airdrop con el nuevo sistema, es almacenarlas en un Exchange. No olvides que si lo haces de esa manera no tendrás el control de tu clave privada por lo tanto serás vulnerable a los hackeos de estas páginas pudiendo perder todos tus fondos.
Una vez elegido el recipiente es importante que te hagas con Bitcoin o Ethereum para intercambiarlo por Pundi X, actualmente no hay ninguna casa de cambio que acepte el cambio directo entre Pundi X y dinero FIAT. Para eso las opciones recomendadas suelen ser Coinbase, Localbitcoins o si resides en España, Bit2me, una página que realmente pone muy fácil al usuario el acceder a sus primeras criptomonedas.
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Cuando tengas la cantidad deseada de Ether o Bitcoin, deberás mandarlos a la casa de cambio de tu elección que permita el intercambio de esas criptomonedas por Pundi X, actualmente puedes hacerlo en: Binance, Latoken, Hotbit, Coinnest, Bitbns, CoinBene, Coinrail, Gate.io, Tidex, Tokenomy, Bit-Z y Radar Relay (por orden de volumen diario)
Una vez hecha tu compra llega el momento de decidir enviarlos o no a la wallet que has escogido previamente, nuestra recomendación es que te fijes siempre en las comisiones que te vayan a cobrar las casas de cambio, hay ocasiones en que, si la cantidad adquirida es muy pequeña, la comisión se come demasiada parte del lote.
Si tu idea es tradear con Pundi X, lo mejor es que lo mantengas en el Exchange de tu elección para poder disponer de ello cuando sea necesario, aunque si ese va a ser tu camino, a partir de septiembre podemos decir que el airdrop para ti será totalmente testimonial ya que buscarás beneficios por otra vía que no es la del holder.
¿Qué es NPXSEM y en qué se diferencia de NPXS?
Este punto es delicado para algunos de los inversores de Pundi X, pero nada más lejos de la realidad. Pundi X llegó un acuerdo con NEM para desarrollar también sus XPOS en la blockchain de NEM, este acuerdo implica la distribución de 20.000 dispositivos en tres años (las previsiones para Pundi X son de distribuir al menos 100.000 dispositivos en tres años)
Esta versión del token no divide al proyecto ya que el proyecto siempre ha sido NPXS, en el caso de NEM es simplemente un cliente del proyecto, ya que toda la investigación y desarrollo del equipo de Pundi X se centra en NPXS. Además, todas las funciones del XPOS se realizarán con NPXS y el uso del XPOS basado en NEM también quemará tokens NPX.
Si has llegado aquí para saber de uno y de otro proyecto, lo que tienes que tener claro es que el que actualmente tiene más volumen, más equipo, más distribución y mayor proyección es NPXS, el otro token es independiente de los logros del primero.
La blockchain de Pundi X, f(x)
Uno de los anuncios más importantes de Pundi X desde su lanzamiento ha sido el de su futura blockchain. Una vez lanzada Pundi X dejaría de depender de la red de Ethereum o Nem, y pasaría a ser un agente muy poderoso en el criptomundo y teniendo en cuenta las aspiraciones de convertirse en el puente entre el mundo real y el criptomundo, era necesario dar un paso así.
Internet cambió por completo todas las capas del mundo. El TCP/IP se convirtió en el estándar de comunicación y empresas como Cisco o IBM fueron las encargadas de colocar las tuberías y engrasar la maquinaria que ejecutaría esos protocolos. Internet propició un mecanismo de información tan rápido que han permitido a Google, Facebook o Amazon terminar prácticamente con la industria tradicional de comunicación e información. ¿Puede blockchain convertirse en el próximo internet?
Zac Cheah, CEO de Pundi X Labs, ve la revolución de blockchain en tres fases. Bitcoin fue la carta de presentación al mundo de lo que eran las criptomonedas. Ethereum nos enseñó como construir activos descentralizados, los miles de altcoins que conocemos. La tercera fase de la revolución es lo que tantas compañías Blockchain anhelan, llevar el rendimiento de la cadena de bloques a un nivel completamente superior al de la industria tradicional e internet.
Para llegar a ese punto, es necesario que blockchain mejore al menos 10 veces lo que tenemos hasta ahora. En otros momentos revolucionarios, Disquetes, VHS, fibra óptica, han demostrado que esa mejora es esencial en la ecuación si se pretende cambiar un estándar.
Velocidad x10
Actualmente Visa puede ejecutar entre 7.000 y 20.000 transacciones por segundo, TPS. Cualquier cadena de bloques que ofrezca pequeños múltiplos de mejora no desplazará un sistema tan robusto como el de Visa o MasterCard. Una mejora de 10x significa que tendríamos que conseguir 200.000 TPS. Hay varias compañías que pretenden conseguir ese punto, incluso algunas dicen haberlo conseguido, al menos sobre el papel.
PundiX pretende conseguir esa mejora no sobre su whitepaper, sino en aplicaciones reales, ya que de otra forma el resto sería palabrería. La pregunta entonces es si Pundi X puede llegar a esos números o superarlos de manera realista.
Habría que analizar por puntos. El sharding es el proceso de dividir una red global en partes de una red local. Cada red local se hace cargo de un consenso de dos tercios para que una transacción en particular se verifique en la red local para luego transmitirse a la red global.
Esto es uno de los métodos en el que las compañías de blockchain están trabajando muy fuertemente, Pundi X es una de ellas ya que uno de los problemas actuales es que si una blockchain actualmente tiene 21 nodos (por ejemplo) y tarda un segundo para confirmar una transacción, en el momento en el que tenga 210 nodos, tardará 10 segundos en verificar por consenso esa transacción.
Por lo tanto, Pundi X pretende convertir en un nodo cada XPOS que distribuya, de esa forma con el Sharding, conseguiría tener una blockchain con 100.000 nodos, que mediante el sharding conseguiría una velocidad de TPS envidiable.
Escalabilidad x10
Cuanto mayor escalabilidad, más negocios se pueden tener. En blockchain eso está más patente que nunca, en este caso dependemos del código y de los nodos. Actualmente Ethereum es la blockchain con mayor número de nodos, pero quizás no por mucho tiempo. PundiX tiene como objetivo implementar 100.000 XPOS en todo el mundo que actuarían como nodos de la red de PundiX, eso en tres años.
Consenso x10
Muchas veces llegar a un consenso es un gran problema, como en la vida, cuanto más grande es la población más lento es llegar al consenso. Si un pequeño grupo puede decidir por el grupo mayor en un parlamento, el consenso se puede acelerar, ¿pero de qué manera sabemos que hemos elegido bien al grupo que nos gobierna?
PundiX propone que de sus 100.000 XPOS se elijan aleatoriamente el 1% de los nodos para tomar una decisión, pero señala la necesidad de que los nodos no sean de una misma región, ya que eso haría que el consenso no fuese del todo efectivo. Si cumple con su objetivo de distribuir sus XPOS por todo el mundo conseguirá aumentar la velocidad del consenso a la vez que garantiza su descentralización.
Apertura x10
La Blockchain de Pundi X se está construyendo para que todas las blockchains públicas puedan trabajar en ella. Pretenden que desarrolladores puedan crear dAps que se incluirían en la blockchain de Pundi X, los minoristas de XPOS podrán descargar actualizaciones y expandir su oferta a los consumidores, o incluso se podrán desarrollar Smart contracts que permitan una conexión total entre usuarios de Pundi X y emisarios.
F(dApps)
Los desarrolladores especializados en Android podrán desarrollar aplicaciones en f (x) y por ende en el XPOS, de la misma manera que lo hacen con las apps para Android. Habrá una DApp store que permitirá cargar aplicaciones desarrolladas para el XPOS e instalarla en el dispositivo del comerciante, como si de un Smartphone se tratara. El XPOS además servirá de nodo neutral para que otras blockchains puedan desplegar aplicaciones propias.
¿Qué es el XPOS?
El XPOS es la joya de la corona de Pundi X, sin duda es la pieza con la que pretenden revolucionar la revolución que supone para el mundo la tecnología Blockchain. Este aparato, que recuerda por su forma a un datafono permite que la interacción con las criptomonedas sea algo sencillo para el usuario ya que podrá pagar con tarjeta de crédito, con XPASS, con Apps para adquirir criptomonedas o incluso usar estas últimas para intercambiarlas por bienes y servicios.
La implementación de este dispositivo no es meramente comercial, ya que cada uno representará un nodo en la futura blockchain de Pundi X, por lo tanto, son una pieza clave para el éxito de este ambicioso proyecto.
El Pundi X XPOS soporta pagos desde monederos de criptomonedas o de métodos tradicionales como pueden ser Visa, ApplePay etc… De esa manera el comerciante puede tener en un sólo dispositivo todos los métodos de pago que acepte en su tienda. El comerciante también puede recibir beneficios de los anuncios que se pongan en la pantalla del XPOS, estos anuncios se pagarán con NPXS.De una manera sencilla el XPOS ayuda a los comerciantes a facilitar las operaciones de compra venta de Bitcoin, ETH, XEM, QTUM, ACT, NEM, VERGE, BNB y muchos más, ya que incluso se permite el listado de monedas locales siempre que tengan al menos 5.000 usuarios.
Además de esto, el XPOS permite comprobar las transacciones con criptomonedas, las membresías Premium de la tienda, controlar el inventario, controlar los pedidos etc…
Cuando el empleado va a hacer una transacción, como por ejemplo comprar Bitcoin, el usuario ve en la pantalla el precio en moneda local, entonces escanean el código QR con sus monederos y completan la transacción de manera inmediata.Una vez hecha la transacción de manera satisfactoria, el XPOS imprime un recibo para el cliente y el comerciante, como los datafonos tradicionales. En este recibo también se podrían emplazar anuncios, por los que el comerciante recibiría también una comisión.
Hay que destacar que los puntos de ventas convencionales suelen cubrir una gama de funcionalidades, como puede ser una caja registradora, un datafono de tarjetas de crédito o un software para gestionar el inventario. El XPOS de PundiX es capaz de hacer todo eso y aceptar y procesar criptomonedas, de esa manera enriquece la experiencia minorista tanto para comerciantes como para clientes.

Especificaciones técnicas
El XPOS combina lectores de tarjetas múltiples, estándares de encriptación y funciones de casa de cambio de criptomonedas. Todo ello lo consigue además con un dispositivo ligero que se adapta fácilmente a la mano del usuario.
El XPOS tiene una pantalla de 5,5” de alta resolución y un teclado táctil, con la batería puesta el dispositivo pesa 450g, con unas medidas de 210 x 75 61 mm, consiguiendo reducir muy notoriamente el espacio que ocupan los cajeros de bitcoin habituales, facilitando así su distribución en cualquier tipo de proyecto.
Batería: el dispositivo XPOS es alimentado por una batería desmontablede polímero de iones de litio con una capacidad de 4000mAh (salida de 3.8V), equipada con un cable de carga microUSB y una fuente de alimentación externa, así como una batería de celda de botón de respaldo. La batería y el estado de carga están convenientemente indicados por luces LED.
El software que usa el XPOS de Pundi X está basado en Androidañadiendo una capa extra de seguridad, diseñada para admitir tanto apps sobre blockchain como para admitir monederos de criptomonedas o realizar conexiones continuas con casas de cambio seguras.
El hardware del dispositivo incluye un procesador ARM COrtex MTK8735 de cuatro núcleos (1,3GHz), 1 Gb de RAM, ROM 8G y un módulo dedicado de CPU de seguridad, (Megahunt Micro 1901C). El XPOS viene con una variante de ROM2Gb (RAM) + 16Gb. La capacidad de almacenamiento del dispositivo es de 4,11GB
Lectores de tarjeta, bandas magnéticas y lectores Contact-Less
Pundi X ofrece una gran variedad de hardware compatible que incluye un lector de bandas magnéticas, lectores IC de contacto y sin contacto, lector PSAM, Lector SIM/UID y un lector TF.
Además de esos lectores está equipado con una cámara trasera AF de 5MP con flash que permite escanear códigos de barras o QR, tomar fotos para el registro KYC al activar la tarjeta criptográfica, una impresora térmica para imprimir los recibos, puertos de E/S y micrófono y altavoz integrados.
Gestión segura de claves y protocolos de encriptación
La compatibilidad del XPOS es global, se puede usar por todo el globo terráqueo. Las bandas anchas que pueden usarse incluyen FDD-LTE (B1 \ B2 \ B3 \ B5 \ B7 \ B8 \ B20 \ B28), b (B40 \ B41), WCDMA (B1 \ B2 \ B5 \ B8) y GSM (cuadrante banda). También viene con Wi-Fi de doble banda, Bluetooth y GPS incorporado.
La CPU y su área circundante se diseñaron minuciosamente y se han ubicado en un segmento protegido. Cualquier intento de abrir el componente protegido activará la alerta de seguridad y eliminará los datos confidenciales.
El XPOS tiene un diseño de CPU especial para almacenar la clave pública encriptada y proporciona la seguridad física. Tanto el número de identificación único de la CPU como una clave cifrada generada al azar protegen los datos FLASH y la clave pública encriptada, asegurando que los datos subyacentes de XPOS y BOOT, KERNEL sean seguros.
Desde los niveles BOOT, KERNEL, SYSTEM y APK, la verificación de la firma se realiza capa por capa. Solo APK legítimos se pueden instalar en el sistema. Para actualizar la capa subyacente hasta la capa superior, el sistema debe verificar y validar la firma, de lo contrario, las aplicaciones no se pueden instalar en el XPOS.
El lector de banda magnética está diseñado para evitar la extracción o colocación de detectores. Si se detecta dicha acción, activará una alerta de seguridad y eliminará los datos confidenciales.
Precio y distribución del dispositivo
El precio del dispositivo ronda los 300$ si se compran franjas de 1 a 10 dispositivos, en caso de pedidos mayores va descendiendo su precio. El pago de los 300$ se debe hacer en NPXS, tomando el valor del momento de la compra, parte de esos fondos son la garantía de funcionamiento del XPOS ya que es Pundi X siempre la propietaria del dispositivo y la encargada de repararlo o sustituirlo en caso de avería.

Aunque cada dispositivo vendrá con 10 tarjetas, es posible comprar lotes por separado incluso tu como usuario pedir tu propia tarjeta. Una de las características más interesantes es que si un comerciante hace un pedido medio tendrá la posibilidad de personalizar sus tarjetas con su logotipo e incluso el nombre de su cliente.

El plan de distribución de Pundi X es el de conseguir colocar 100.000 dispositivos como mínimo en tres años, viendo la gran demanda de soluciones como la suya, seguramente esa cifra se pueda quedar corta, en Julio del 2018 se inició la distribución de 5.000 dispositivos a los inversores de la ICO y socios estratégicos y en Agosto del 2017 se abrió la posibilidad de realizar un pedido de otros 5.000 dispositivos, en esta ocasión abiertos a todo el mundo.
Comisiones y beneficios para Pundi X y el comerciante
El comerciante que emplea el XPOS obtiene beneficios de diferentes fuentes:
Obtiene un 1% extra sobre el precio como comisión (Se puede configurar desde un 0% a un 3%, aunque Pundi X recomienda usar el 1%)
Puede vender Criptomonedas aplicando de nuevo esa tarifa del 1%
Puede vender las tarjetas XPASS
Puede configurar su inventario, programas de lealtad, anuncios o imprimir recibos inteligentes
Recibir ingresos por publicidad mostrada en sus recibos o dispositivos
Puede aceptar criptomonedas como medio de pago, recibiendo otra vez el 1% de comisión
Por supuesto, será un pionero en tender un puente entre el usuario medio y el criptomundo.
El 100% de los ingreses que genere Pundi X a través de las transacciones en el XPOS se quemarán automáticamente del circulante de NPXS, eso quiere decir que si en una transacción, Pundi X gana 1$ de comisión, se eliminará automáticamente y de forma permanente el equivalente a 1$ en NPXS de ese momento.
El plan de distribución de Pundi X es el de conseguir colocar 100.000 dispositivos como mínimo en tres años.CLIC PARA TUITEAR
Si la operación se ha realizado con tokens de Pundi X, la comisión se retirará automáticamente del circulante, en caso de que la transacción se haya hecho con otra criptomoneda o incluso con FIAT, se realizará una recompra de la comisión que acto seguido se quemará del circulante total. En el caso de que se haga un pago en FIAT incluyendo pagos con tarjetas Visa o Mastercard se quemarán de la misma forma tokens NPXS.
Imagina entonces que un usuario compra un valor de 1.000€ en criptomonedas a un comerciante, y lo hace además usando la tarjeta XPASS. El cargo total que pagará el usuario será de 1.010€, es decir, 1.000€ por el valor de las criptomonedas y 10€ de la comisión del servicio. De estos 10€ se pagan 3,5€ a Pundi X y 6,5€ al comerciante por proporcionar el servicio de XPOS y XPASS.
Si en un mismo caso el usuario no emplea una tarjeta XPASS de Pundi X y emplea una tarjeta de un Partner de Pundi X o del comerciante, la comisión se repartiría en un 65% para el comerciante, un 5% para Pundi X y un 30% para el Partner emisor de la tarjeta.

Conclusión
Cuando estábamos ideando Bitcobie no conocíamos un proyecto como PundiX, si lo hubiésemos hecho, seguramente la primera guía que hubiésemos escrito hubiese sido esta y no la de Bitcoin. No por desmerecer a la reina de las criptomonedas, ni mucho menos. Lo hubiésemos hecho porque PundiX puede convertirse en la pieza clave de la adopción mundial de la tecnología blockchain.
Su solución facilita la vida al usuario y facilita la vida al comerciante, de hecho, la posibilidad de concentrar en el XPOS todo lo que necesita un comercio para funcionar hace que su atractivo se multiplique por 10.
Por no decir que la relación de PundiX con su comunidad es de las más cercanas que hemos podido ver, cosa que se agradece. El equipo muestra una transparencia total y es de los equipos más activos que existen en el panorama cripto.
La noticia de su propia blockchain que a la vez dará servicio a otras blockchain es una muestra más de que PundiX se quiere convertir en una piedra angular para todo el mundo. El convertir los XPOS en nodos es una auténtica jugada maestra que dotará a PundiX de la posibilidad real de mejorar la velocidad de transacciones soportada por un gigante como VISA.
Como en todo en este mundo hay que ser prudentes y ver la blockchain de PundiX en funcionamiento, pero si funciona igual de ligera y eficaz que su XPOS sin duda estamos ante uno de los proyectos más prometedores que se pueden encontrar hoy en día en el criptomundo (Sin contar que es de los pocos que ya tienen un producto en la calle funcionando, no solamente un MVP o una idea).
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My opinion on the Verge announcement as a Payment system for Pornhub. All Cryptocurrency is very far from this.

Let me say first that I've been following the drama closely and even invested into Verge and Mining it. I heard it all from Exit scams, 50% attack, to bashing on the Devs, to crypto posts.
Now let's put that junk behind us and look into a few things. So verge has signed a partnership with Pornhub.com, that's great news for Verge and Crypto in general. However, Crypto, as it stands right now, including Verge it a total mess of a payment system.
Now think as a everyday Joe, who wants to buy a Pornhub subscription with Verge, are they going to do all the necessary steps in order to do so? let's go through this
Step 1: Download a Wallet
Step 2: Get Verge from an Exchange
Step 3: Send Verge from exchange to wallet
Step 4: Send Verge from wallet to Pornhub
Step 5: Wait for confirmation of payment from Pornhub.
Now, lets break down these steps. Getting a wallet. Getting a wallet from XVG website is easy enough, however, it comes to a ZIP file with two programs. For the everyday user, an executable going to be far more familiar. Additionally, It took me 6 Days to sync my XVG Windows wallet. that's insane. I can get a Visa card and start using it right away. Now getting into the wallet. jesus What the hell? how do you send or receive? Assuming an average user, they have to watch a tutorial on all this. The Homepage, send, receive, block explorer, back-up wallet(which only gives you a wallet.dat file). How does one back-up a wallet, where does it go, how come I can't just go Back-up and restore from USB or external like windows? So at step one we already lost 90% of people who would want to use Verge or Crypto in general as useful payment system. It's just too complicated.
Then let's say they figure all that out and want to buy Verge, what exchange to they go to? Binance? Bittrex? Next we get into how does on even actually buy Verge? There currently is no USD/XVG pair. So far we basically trade for Bitcoin. So if a user wants to use Verge to pay for Pornhub. They have to buy bitcoin at an exchange then trade it assuming for market value. Prices fluctuate so insanely from BTC to XVG was $.11 now its $.07. This is beyond a shadow of a doubt why the idea of "Cryptocurrency" is beyond insane. It's been like this since bitcoin 2009, We cannot have a currency that is treated like a stock or investment which then fluctuates every single second. I understand Fiat currencies do similar for anyone who is invested into an ETF, but my one dollar is worth one dollar today, tomorrow, 5 years from now, 60 years from now. It's stable (Not taking into account Inflationary values). Going into this would be another write-up.
Which then leads us to another problem yet to be addressed is TAXES. A person buys Bitcoin then exchanges for Verge. Well, guess what. That's a taxable event according to the newest IRS law.
Exchanges are by far the biggest problem. Cryptocurrency need to get away from Exchanges. XVG would have to create/intergrated a payment system in their wallet, where on can buy a certain amount of XVG with USD, similar to how Video games in-game currency works buying weapons/Skins/Characters.
Now once they gotten their Verge, trying to Move Verge from wallets/Exchange involves COPY/PASTA. What average joe, who may know very little about computers, wants to potentially lose $20 because they didn't COPY/PASTA correctly? And’s not like those HEX values are easy to remember. I'm no Dev nor hold a CS degree but if they could make a 6-8 Digit number and behind that have that encrypted in HEX values that would be an idea.
Now they magically did everything correct and waiting for confirmations. That solely depends on the XVG network what happens if it gets overloaded like Bitcoin did in early 2018? or ETH in 2017 with Cryptokitties? Is this person going to wait 2 days for their Pornhub subscription because it hasn't been confirmed yet? Instant trasaction is something RAIBLOCKs/NANO amoung others is working on, additionally there whole another debate because of PoW like Verge and POS like ETH(wants to become).
I'm not hating on Verge, I'm not spreading FUD, this is a problem that all "cryptocurrencies" face. XVG Dev's have work cut out for them to make a more user-friendly wallet and transactions. But there is very little they can do to uncouple from BTC, Taxes, and simplify all that for the everyday users who just wants to watch porn!
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