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Former PayPal Vice President Shares Why He Left The Company To Help Launch Facebook's Cryptocurrency, the 'Libra'...

Tomer Barel was vice president of business development at PayPal until he left the company last year.  Now, he's one of the major players behind Facebook's planned cryptocurrency, the 'Libra' - overseeing risk management and heading operations as COO.

He shares his insider perspective on Libra's challenges and goals in this in-depth interview from Ethereal Summit 2019.

Video Courtesy of Ethereal Summit.

Author: Adam Lee 
Asia News Desk

$30 Signup Bonus From New Exchange - INSTANT, No Deposit Needed, Just An E-Mail Address!

Well, this was hands down the fastest crypto i've ever earned!

New exchange and leveraged trading platform WCEX just launched an impressively aggressive marketing campaign - join free, get $30 literally instantly.

Trade it with 25X leverage to make it $875 - and everything you profit is yours! Plus a first - the ability to earn access to higher leverage options - up to 300X!

No need to ramble on - just do it! Go here, make your account, and place a trade!

Note: The site says no US citizens allowed, so if you're a non-US citizen currently visiting the United States, remember to use a VPN.

Author: Adam Lee 
Asia News Desk

Digital Wallet Group Launches 2nd IEO to Improve Remittance and e-Wallet Services for International Citizens...

Digital Wallet Corporation offers integrated financial solution for international citizens across remittance, FX, investment, and other consumer financial services.

Tokyo, Japan, October 15, 2019 – Digital Wallet Corporation, a Japanese fintech company, today announced its 2nd IEO to be launched on October 16, 2019. The funds will go towards technical improvements and expanding the mobile wallet technology to countries outside of Japan.|

Since it launched in 2016, Digital Wallet Corporation has built a platform for users to their mobile phone to remit money to other countries at any time, any day.  The mobile remittance service “Smiles” has earned the highest number of downloads ever in the Japan market and the business has been profitable.  Based on this platform, Digital Wallet Corporation is expanding the service to various Asian countries as part of a new investment service through DWC tokens issued by Digital Wallet.

The Digital Wallet IEO will conduct its first round from October 16, 2019 to October 22, 2019 and the second IEO round from October 25, 2019 to October 31, 2019. DWC tokens will be sold at US$0.20 apiece for Round I and US$0.25 apiece for Round II.

Eiji Miyakawa, Founder & CEO of Digital Wallet Corporation, said: “Digital Wallet Project allows international citizens using fiat to benefit from new investment opportunities in the Philippines through cryptocurrency, which would otherwise not have been accessible. We see the potential of cryptocurrency to be a universal financial platform and an alternative to traditional project financing.”

The IEO will be hosted by the ExMarkets IEO Launchpad.

This second IEO follows the initial DWC Token offering which was issued as the third Initial Exchange Offer (IEO) on DigiFinex’s platform on 28 August 2019.

About DWC Project
The DWC Project is a global money transfer and investment wallet developed by Digital Wallet Corporation. Leveraging on the success of mobile remittance service “Smiles”, DWC Project gives customers access to Asian investment projects through the DWC Token offered through DigiFinex and ExMarkets.

DWC Project Official Community and Information:
Twitter: @DWCProject
Official Website:

About Digital Wallet Corporation
Digital Wallet Corporation (DWC) is a Japan-based fintech company with businesses in global money transfer and payment services, digital wallet, cryptocurrency investments, and mobile marketing. DWC launched Smiles Mobile Remittance in 2016 as Japan’s first mobile remittance service. It also offers customers access to investment projects in Asia through the listing of the DWC Token on DigiFinex’s Initial Exchange Offer (IEO) platform Apollo 3.

Visit us at, follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Telegram or find out about the DWC Token on

Digital Wallet Corporation
PR Department

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Distributed by Global Crypto Press Association Press Release Distribution for industry.

Get Paid To Own A Crypto Visa Card - How To Get Yours Free, With a $50 Bonus...

After finally getting my card to go along with the Crypto App, after tweeting a photo I began getting flooded with people asking how to get theirs.

The card is free, no credit check is required, and you can earn crypto by using it - that answers the most common questions.

It's been about a year since I requested mine, I was on a waitlist and they just officially launched the Visa card service in the US a few weeks ago - but everyone who orders now will get theirs in about a week.

Unfortunately I ordered so early I missed my chance to do this, I only received a $25 XLM (Stellar) reward when I joined.   But here's how to get your card and their new $50 incentive.

Get paid to get your card, follow each step closely...

You must be a new user, and it needs to be done though an invite link.

- Their token is called MCO, and you need to be holding 50 before you can get your free card.

- Using bank account, debit, or credit card (will not work if you use crypto) buy 50 MCO tokens.

- Now you will see you've been credited an additional $50!

Order your card for free, and wait.

In about a week the card arrives...

Now the funds you put in to get the card, along with the $50 bonus, can be spent with the card! 

You'll even earn cash back (in crypto) when you do.

That's it - you just got paid to get a Crypto Visa card, click here and do it yourself!

Author: Adam Lee 
Asia News Desk

1000 Tokens FREE For EVERYONE - The Blockchain Powered App That Pays Users To Explore The World...

Get paid to explore the world!

The Coin App has launched, and this is one project you want to keep an eye on.

That's because they've pulled off something new, blurring the lines between the digital and real world with the creation of "Geo Mining" - earning tokens by going to a location in the real world.

Staying true to the ideology of blockchain, users also control where those locations are. For example a business can turn their address into a geo-mining location and attract people to their location by rewarding them with tokens.

But that's not the only way to earn tokens, you'll be mining through the app as long as you have it running throughout the day.

Where they've really gone all out - their hardware.  Want to put your coin earning power into overdrive, they have an entire geomining kit that includes their pocket-sized mining sentinels and their hardware bridge.

Rather than ranting here, you can learn all about on their platform after you hurry up and claim 1000 tokens just to download the free app, there's iPhone and Android versions!


Author: Adam Lee 
Asia News Desk

Bitcoin Loans, And The Shocking Number Of Crypto Traders Who Don't Know How To Take Advantage Of Them...

It honestly surprises me at this point when I hear someone who's generally deeply involved and invested in the crypto world, and they've sold their coins instead of kept them by using them to get loans when they needed money.

For some perspective, on a 6 month loan you would have taken it out with Bitcoin in the $5000's.  Depending on how much cash you took out and spent, Bitcoin trading in the mid $8500's today means if you took out $3000 USD, your loan could already be fully paid off just by the increase in bitcoin's value - now your loan is paid back, AND you get all your crypto back.
Oh, and I should probably mention - it's all tax free!  A loan is not considered income in the vast majority of countries.

Someone please explain to me - why isn't everyone doing this?

Curious, I browsed several crypto themed online communities trying to gather what some misconceptions may be.  I spotted many people seeking a bitcoin loan shark, or try to get a bitcoin loan without collateral.   Well, that won't happen, there's no anonymous bitcoin loan or way to get an instant bitcoin loan from someone offering one when you have no collateral.

There is instant bitcoin loan verification however - moving into 2020 the number lenders to choose from is growing fast. 

Also growing in popularity - people getting a loan to buy bitcoin, with bitcoin!  It's a trick those who use generally keep quiet about.

While you'll never find crypto loans without collateral, there's so many quality crypto lending platforms you don't need to worry about putting the collateral up.   Because of smart contracts and blockchain, there's no such thing as an 'unsecured crypto loan'.

However, the thing that shocks people who have taken out loans, or earned interest on funds they lent out - the flexibility in the crypto loan world.

No penalties for paying a loan off early, and in most cases if you're doing an interest earning program - the profits become available every month!  No waiting for an investment to 'mature' - you get paid as you go.

As for where to start, we currently recommend:

If you're outside the US: YouHodler.

Inside the US: BlockFi.

Both have solid reputations, and enough past/present users that we've heard a lot of feedback 

Author: Matt Miller
London News Desk - A Partner Site of The Global Crypto Press

Chaos Still Surrounds The Bitconnect Aftermath - Missing Millions, Missing Wives, and Murder Accusations...

Bitconnect update

John Biggaton was the public face of Bitconnect in Australia. 

But, like everyone who gave their name, and showed their face publicly pretending to be a major player in the company, John was just another participant recruiting new members to sign up underneath him.

Who were the real people behind Bitconnect? We still don't know. Not their names, or even what country they operated out of.

 The real leaders made off with nearly $1 billion in Bitcoin - leaving posers like John to take the fall.  When the crypto ponzi scheme collapsed, chaos followed.

However, money isn't the only thing John lost - shortly after Bitconnect's collapse, his wife disappeared as well.

Video Courtesy Of Seven Network Australia

Ripple's XRP Quietly Preparing For a Comeback? Raw Data Gives Us A Glimpse Of Surprising, Large Growth...

There's been a huge spike in activity - a whopping 80% rise just throughout September, of transfers originating in the US or Europe, with destinations in Mexico and the Philippines, using Ripple's On Demand Liquidity service, ODL, formerly known as xRapid.

Who are these new users? Immigrant workers, sending funds home.

An independent analyst monitored the flow of XRP and recorded movement in exchanges who installed ODL. Among them are the Mexican exchange house Bitso, based in the Philippines, the American Bittrex, and Bitstamp based in Europe.

A quick glance at CoinMarketCap's data shows $1.5 million XRP had been traded paired with the Mexican Peso just in the last 24hrs before publishing this article.

That means October is currently on-pace to beat out September, which had $18.9 million in remittances to Mexico and the Philippines, which as mentioned, was 80% more than in August.

So how are these immigrant workers discovering XRP, and why are they choosing it over alternative cryptocurrences?


The deal made back in June has been put into effect - Ripple agreed to taking a $50 million stake in MoneyGram, and MoneyGram agreed to begin using XRP for cross-border payments, which is what's happening now.

Another important factor to consider - many feared working wth Ripple, worried the SEC would classify XRP as an unlicenced security.

But between Coinbase listing it, and Moneygram implementing it - these fears seem to have largely vanished.

With these obstacles removed - another big rally for XRP may be imminent. As long as there isn't any new, negative surprises around the corner - I can't imagine a scenario where these recent developments don't lead to some strong gains.

Author: Adam Lee 
Asia News Desk

CEO Of TNC Group Bruce Jeong, Meets With Susan Zook From Facebook's Libra Project...

TNC Group CEO Bruce Jeong recently met with Susan Zook, one of Facebook Libra’s lobbyists. Jeong took the opportunity to discuss TNC Group’s plans and propositions to the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Zook has shown a positive impression of TNC as a blockchain- focused company, discussing how Facebook Libra can collaborate with TNC Group.

According to Jeong, Zook responded positively to the presentation of TNC’s projects and services. He also added that among all of TNC’s project, Zook was mainly interested in the establishment of Blockchain Academy. An investment in blockchain education that aims to drive economic progress in developing countries through the construction of Smart Crypto Cities.

Zook was a former aide to the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, which executed the hearing for Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra in Washington last July. She owns her own consulting firm Mason Street Consulting. Zook had confirmed in an email that she was hired by Zuckerburg to focus on lobbying Senate Republicans. In its aggressive pursuit to launch Libra, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has met with various government officials and gathered a team to help him start Libra.

Malloy McDanniel of West Front Strategies was also present in the meeting. He is also a principal for Blank Rome, an AM Law 100 firm providing legal services. During the discussion, Zook has recognized some gaps in crypto regulations, which business strategist McDanniel suggests TNC consultancy services can adequately fill.

“We have discussed blockchain technology as an emerging industry and the challenging situation for crypto regulations in the USA,” said Jeong. “As a blockchain consultancy company, it’s going to be a pleasure for TNC to render our services for Susan and Libra.”

Jeong also revealed that meeting Zook opened new horizons and possibilities for TNC. He is optimistic about sharing that this meeting is exactly what TNC needs and is well-aligned to the company’s goals. As part of their company road map, TNC aims to start business operations in the country well-aligned with its plan to relocate the company headquarters in New York, USA.

TNC Group has a long-term goal of bringing together the best projects with innovative blockchains and create a bigger ecosystem for the blockchain and crypto industry. TNC believes that this will enable more people to be aware and choose to use cryptocurrencies.

At the end of the meeting with Zook, Jeong wrapped things up by expressing his interest to meet Facebook’s Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Jeong mentioned, “I told Susan that I really want to meet Mark Zuckerberg. I believe that it is very beneficial for both TNC Group and Facebook Libra to have friendly relations.” Jeong also said that this can pave the way for possible future business collaborations between Facebook and TNC.

Author: Ezra Reguerra
Guest Contributor

An Official US National Cryptocurrency? Federal Reserve President Says - It's Coming...

Patrick Harker, president of the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia, believes that sooner or later the US will develop its own national cryptocurrency. The representative considers it "inevitable" in the future, saying central banks around the world will eventually begin to issue digital currencies.

Speaking this week at the Community Banking Conference in St. Louis, Harker pointed out that the United States shouldn't rush to issue a national cryptocurrency, but stressed that it's time to begin learning how it works, saying "It is inevitable ... I think it is better for us to start getting our hands around it."

Quite a leap from less than a year ago, where researchers at the Fed quickly brushed off the entire concept, at the time saying “Cryptocurrency is still a very young technology and there are large operational risks. Overall, we believe that the call for a ‘Fedcoin’ or any other central bank cryptocurrency is somewhat naive.”

But don't expect breaking news on this front soon, Harker believes a national cryptocurrency is still at least 5 years away.

Author: Mark Pippen
London News Desk

Switzerland Passes New Regulations For Stablecoins, as they Prepare To Become Headquarters for Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency...

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) just passed additional regulations specifically for stable-coins, as the nation prepares to become home to the Libra Association headquarters.

This isn't a hostile move - Facebook requested clarity on any vaguely-worded regulations, and clear answers for any remaining grey areas.

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