Bitcoin Magazine: How Bitcoin Unlocks Social Good with Paxful’s Ray Youssef

Bitcoin Magazine: How Bitcoin Unlocks Social Good with Paxful’s Ray Youssef

‚œI’ve come to believe charity depends on finding those people who can truly execute on the ground, those real-life angels. Bitcoin is one of the best things for these people because they can work with it. They are completely transparent, they don’t have to go through any of the financial hoops. Most of all, they can convert it to anything, anywhere. It’s beautiful.‘ ‚“Ray Youssef, CEO of Paxful

While speculation and „hodling“ are store-of-value qualities mainly used for bitcoin in North America and Europe, it’s also being used as a tool for unlocking the world’s unrealized capital by serving the unbanked. Paxful is one company leading this charge by offering bitcoin as a medium of exchange for people in developing countries.

In this episode, Dave Hollerith interviews the CEO of Paxful, Ray Youssef, about how his peer-to-peer exchange has enabled a new economy of currency exchange and payments all through the use of Bitcoin. Additionally, Dave asks Ray about his philosophy and experience in social good and how it directly ties into Paxful’s initiative for building schools across the world.

Topics discussed:

  • How Paxful enables Bitcoin as a medium of exchange
  • Why Bitcoin’s potential to bring real change is occurring in developing places like Africa and Central America
  • How Paxful navigates both regulation and scams as a peer-to-peer exchange
  • A growing commercial corridor for Bitcoin and iTunes gift cards between Africa and China
  • A new class of entrepreneurs who build businesses off of Paxful
  • Paxful’s #BuildingwithBitcoin philanthropy initiative
  • Bitcoin 2020 Conference in SF

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The Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Part 10: Buying, Spending and Earning Bitcoin with Matt Odell – WBD191

The Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Part 10: Buying, Spending and Earning Bitcoin with Matt Odell – WBD191

Location: Skype

Date: Monday, 3rd February

Project: Tales from the Crypt & Rabbit Hole Recap

Role: Co-host

Welcome to the Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin:

Bitcoin can be intimidating for beginners. The protocol is complicated, the community can be aggressive and unforgiving, silly mistakes can lose you money, and it is easy to succumb to altcoin marketing.

Bitcoin does though, offer you the opportunity to hold a new type of monetary asset, one which can’t be seized by the government and is censorship resistance and It has the potential to change the way the world.

The goal of What Bitcoin Did has always been about making things simple; there are no stupid questions, and the show is here to help beginners navigate this new world. To kick off 2020, we are launching a special series to help beginners understand Bitcoin. We will be looking at the basics from breaking down the protocol to explaining the economics and discussing the potential societal shift.

Beginners Guide Part 10 – Buying, Spending and Earning Bitcoin with Matt Odell

Most people looking to buy Bitcoin for the first time will use an exchange such as Kraken or Coinbase because they offer a simple way to buy and sell Bitcoin. Using your debit card or bank transfer, you can quickly swap your fiat currency into Bitcoin.

Once you have bought Bitcoin, you will receive it in your wallet on the exchange. While some exchanges such as Kraken pride themselves on their security, these custodians, who look after hundreds of millions of dollars in Bitcoin are a prime target for hackers. Exchanges are continually fighting off attackers, and many exchange hacks have led to significant losses for those holding their Bitcoin with them.

In Bitcoin, if you don’t control your private keys, you don’t own your Bitcoin. That means the first thing you should do once you have bought your first Bitcoin is to move it to a wallet you are in control of.

Buying on an exchange isn’t the only way to get your hands on Bitcoin. While many buy their Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos encourages people to, instead, earn Bitcoin.

While countries like New Zealand have taken steps to make paying employees in Bitcoin easier, it is still not an option that’s available to everyone. So, if your employer won’t pay you in Bitcoin, how else can you earn it?

Bitcoin cashback is one way of increasing your holdings. Services like Lolli and Fold, offer cashback from retailers, including Amazon, Starbucks, Expedia and hundreds more. With sats back credit cards coming, there are now many ways to stack sats without buying Bitcoin.

In Part 10 of the Bitcoin Beginner’s Guide, I talk to Matt Odell, co-host of Tales from the Crypt and Rabbit Hole Recap. We discuss the best way to buy Bitcoin, privacy as well as how to spend and earn Bitcoin.



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4 Minute Crypto – Bitcoin Tweets Reach A 2 Year High

4 Minute Crypto – Bitcoin Tweets Reach A 2 Year High

Bitcoin hitting $10,000 catapulted it back into mainstream consciousness, but data shows that internet consumers were paying attention already. Statistics from monitoring resource Bit info charts reveal that in early February, mentions of Bitcoin on Twitter alone spiked to 2 year highs.

DISCLAIMER: This article should not be taken as is, and is not intended to provide, investment advice.



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Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #427 Mainstream Moments and the CompuServe of Crypto

Let’s Talk Bitcoin! #427 Mainstream Moments and the CompuServe of Crypto

On Today’s Show…

With the price of bitcoin headed up again, the idea of blockchains and digital currencies has never been more palatable to the mainstream. We’ve seen this cycle before, but could this time be different?


Episode Credits:

This episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! is sponsored by Brave.com, eToro.com and Purse.io

This episode featured discussion by Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy, and Andreas M. Antonopoulos.

Music for today’s episode was provided by Jared Rubens and Gurty Beats, with editing by Jonas.

Would you like to Sponsor a future episode of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! show? Do you have any questions or comments? Email adam@ltbshow.com

Have any questions or comments? Email me at adam@ltbshow.com.



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Chain Reaction – Celsius’s Founder Alex Mashinsky: Interest Income Is Crypto’s Killer App

Chain Reaction – Celsius’s Founder Alex Mashinsky: Interest Income Is Crypto’s Killer App

Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Alex Mashinsky, CEO of Celsius Network. Alex discusses the impetus for creating MOIP (Money over IP) and Celsius Network, what has prevented blockchain from becoming mainstream thus far, and his predictions for the future of MOIP technology.

Quotes

  • ‚œThe main thing that I think is the killer app is the idea that you can do something that you could not do any other way with any other platform.‘ ‚“Alex Mashinsky

  • ‚œWe need to grow the crypto community first before there’s enough demand for all of these products to start migrating from the traditional Wall Street and Main Street services to the crypto rails.‘ ‚“Alex Mashinsky

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Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Tom Shaughnessy owns tokens in ETH, BTC, XTZ, STX, SNX, RUNE, sUSD and HNT. Lets Talk Bitcoin is a distribution partner for the Chain Reaction Podcast, and our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product or service.



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CryptoQuikRead_352: Paying Yourself? Self-Payments Could Be a Key to Lightning Privacy“ (Aaron Van Wirdum)

CryptoQuikRead_352: Paying Yourself? Self-Payments Could Be a Key to Lightning Privacy“ (Aaron Van Wirdum)

„The Lightning Network is best known for its fast and cheap payments. But the Layer 2 protocol could also offer more privacy than on-chain payments […] the developer thinks that ‚œself-payment‘ could be an important part of the privacy puzzle.“ – Aaron Van Wirdum

Despite its focus on payments and scaling the Bitcoin system, Lightning may have incredible potential for privacy opportunities and improvements. Pseudonymous developer ZmnSCPxj has been detailing and expanding on these concepts in recent months, and who better to lay it all out for us than BitcoinMagazine, and Aaron Van Wirdum?

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A big thanks to Bitcoin Magazine and the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network for making this content available!



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Proof of Love Ep. 46 Ghosting, Couples Therapy & Self-Care

Proof of Love Ep. 46 Ghosting, Couples Therapy & Self-Care

On this Valentine’s Day and one-year anniversary episode of Proof of Love, Tatiana Moroz and co-hosts Lauren Kazovitz and Dr. Stephanie Murphy discuss several daunting parts of dating and relationships, including „ghosting“ and how to deal with it, the benefits of couples therapy and the difficulty in getting everyone on board with the idea, and the all important ritual of self-care.

Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us at tatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

More Info:

TatianaMoroz.com

CryptoMediaHub.com

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Let’s Talk Bitcoin
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Remember, this is a new show, so if you like it, please be sure to tell 3 friends! Leave a good review on Itunes, and be sure to follow us on our socials!

*You have been listening to Proof of Love. This show may contain adult content, language, and humor and is intended for mature audiences. If that’s not you, please stop listening. Nothing you hear on Proof of Love is intended as financial advice, legal advice, therapy or really, anything other than entertainment. Take everything you hear with a grain of salt. Oh, and if you’re hearing to us on an affiliate network, the ideas and views expressed on this show, are not necessarily of the those of the network you are listening on, or of any sponsors or any affiliate products you may hear about on the show.



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4 Minute Crypto – CNBC Is Head Over Heels for Bitcoin. Is It a Bad Sign for Bitcoin?

4 Minute Crypto – CNBC Is Head Over Heels for Bitcoin. Is It a Bad Sign for Bitcoin?

On a new episode of Fast Money, panelists took turns making the bullish case for Bitcoin. In less than 2 minutes, the crew gave 6 factors that are now in Bitcoin’s favor.

DISCLAIMER: This article should not be taken as is, and is not intended to provide, investment advice.



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Vorsicht: Kryptohype und Investmentgurus

Vorsicht: Kryptohype und Investmentgurus

Im Mai 2020 steht das nächste Bitcoin Halving an, die Kurse steigen und selbsternannte Investmentgurus melden sich haufenweise zu Wort.

Mehr denn je locken üppige Renditen und mit stetig steigenden Kursen, wird plötzlich jeder zum Finanzprofi. In einem aufstrebenden Markt können



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Citizen Bitcoin: Parker Lewis: Bitcoin Is Inevitable

Citizen Bitcoin: Parker Lewis: Bitcoin Is Inevitable

In this episode, Parker and I discuss much that ails our economic system: Keynesianism, quantitative easing and modern monetary theory. Then we get into the fix. We discuss Parker’s latest addition to the Gradually then Suddenly series titled ‚œBitcoin Obsoletes All Money‘. I steelman some FUD and precoiner questions and arguments and Parker expertly delivers the answers. In the end, we get bullish on the inevitable bitcoin future and the society it will create.

Links from the episode:

Citizen Bitcoin on Twitter

Citizen Bitcoin Podcast

Bitcoin Obsoletes Money

Unchain Capital Blog

Parker on Twitter

Music: Moon in the Sky by Hobotek



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