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John Jacques
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Mar 30, 2018
Australia Makes Buying Bitcoin Easy

Australia Makes Buying Bitcoin Easy

Earlier this month, Australian cryptocurrency exchange Bitcoin.com.au began selling bitcoin and ethereum at over 1,200 newsstands around the country. The company, which began operations 18 months ago and partnered with payments provider Blueshyft to provide the new service, bills itself as “one of the first independent Bitcoin exchange networks in Australia.”

The announcement comes at a time of increased mainstream recognition for cryptocurrency. Rupert Hackett, CEO of Bitcoin.com.au, touted the move as another example of increased institutional acceptance for bitcoin, marveling at “the fact that you can now buy bitcoin and ethereum from the same place you purchase soft drinks and stationary.”

Hackett sees the new sales model as a perfect fit for novice investors, simplifying a process that can seem intimidating and abstract to laypeople. With cryptocurrency being sold at newsstands across the continent, it moves from the cyber unknown into a familiar, comfortable environment. “When your product is totally digital it can be hard to gain trust from consumers because there’s no tangible product being handed over,” he told Australian financial publication 9Finance. “Using newsagents provides consumers with a convenient and trusted way for investors to buy cryptocurrency.” Selling ether holds further introductory potential for new investors, with its lower price point making for a “more digestible value proposition for buyers.”

Customers need a crypto wallet to begin; once they have created a wallet and registered with the service using their email and mobile phone number, they scan the wallet’s corresponding QR code on an iPad Mini at the newsstand. Customers are then charged a 5 percent transaction fee. There is a minimum purchase of 50 AUD (roughly $39 USD) for bitcoin and ethereum, and customers can expect to receive their cryptocurrency within 20 minutes of purchase.

Australia has a strong track record of early adoption with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in traditional spaces. The Australian Securities Exchange announced in December 2017 that they would begin utilizing blockchain to process equity transactions, while Brisbane National Airport announced an initiative to accept bitcoin, ethereum, and dash payments for consumer transactions in their airport terminals – the first airport in the world to do so.

While the impact of over-the-counter cryptocurrency sales remains to be seen, the approach potentially stands to benefit investors and business owners alike, providing new sources of income for newsstand operators and adding increased levels of accessibility and transparency for newcomers to cryptocurrency.

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
published in Blogs
Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.