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The Fastest, Easiest $50 Worth of Crypto You'll Ever Earn...

Recently I researched the Crypto App for a story on how they're paying interest on Binance's BNB token for people who store it with them.  That's when another offer caught my eye, and today I got around to giving it a shot.

Get $100 worth of Bitcoin or Ethereum ...for $50!

You must be a new user, and it needs to be done though an invite link (this is one).

Their token is called MCO, and when you buy $50 you get $50 - which you can immediately sell for $100 in Bitcoin, Ethereum.

Meaning they're basically selling $100 worth of Bitcoin for $50!

From there - you can transfer it all to any wallet you want.

But I actually do suggest checking out some of the other things they're up to...

I'm actually not here to encourage pulling a 'fast one' on them, this company has some pretty cool stuff going on. 

What I did is got my first $50 back, and left $50 there - this means i'm allowed to request their "crypto back" Visa Card. 

It's free, and when it gets here i'll be able to earn 1% back on any purchase I make with it, and that 1% comes in the form of more of their tokens!

Author: Adam Lee 
Asia News Desk

YouHodler Mobile App: “One-Stop-Shop” for Crypto HODLers...

FinTech platform YouHodler, known for their innovative crypto-backed lending features, just announced the release of their new mobile app. After a successful beta test, this mobile version of YouHodler includes a crypto-fiat wallet including all coins/tokens from the platform, deposit and withdrawal capabilities and a control panel for loan management. The app is downloadable for free on all devices supporting iOS and Android.

All crypto-related services in one simple app
Hailed as the “one-stop-shop for crypto HODLers” YouHodler’s new app includes a user-friendly interface with a multitude of services. Upon logging in, users will see the wallets page featuring all crypto/token options (BTC, ETH, XRP, XLM, LTC, BCH, BSV, DASH, EOS, BAT), fiat options (USD, EUR) and stablecoins (USDT). Users can now easily deposit and withdraw funds into these secure wallets.

Complete crypto control anywhere in the world

Aside from a mobile wallet that allows for quick deposits and withdrawals, YouHodler’s mobile app lets users control their loans, view their activity history and manage the account profile all from their phone. Previously, this was limited to the website only. However, the new mobile app opens up the opportunity for those in developing nations who do all their crypto activities exclusively on mobile devices. The clean and simple interface is designed for crypto novices to understand while simultaneously offering enough advanced features for trading professionals.

YouHodler: More crypto-fiat financial features coming soon

YouHodler states this mobile app is the first version of an evergrowing tool that will soon add more features such as full loan management and identity verification. As a community-driven platform, YouHodler keeps an open mind to all client comments and suggestions. To submit your personal feedback on this current app or to share ideas about future versions, contact YouHodler via Telegram and Twitter (@youhodler) or via email ( Representatives are available 24/7.

To download the free YouHodler mobile app, go to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store today.

Information provided via press release
Distributed by Global Crypto Press Association Press Release Distribution for industry.

$25 Bitcoin FREE For Everyone in The USA - New Crypto Trading App Giving All New Users 'Welcome Credit'...

Created by a team of finance and technology industry veterans with founders from organizations like E-Trade, Uber, TradeIt, Lightspeed and more, the Voyager app recently launched with limited availability in several US states.

Everyone who signs up here first, then downloads the app, gets $25 Bitcoin in their account.

That free bitcoin can be traded for 20+ other coins if you prefer something else.

But availability isn't limited any longer - as they just opened up to residents of 49 US states (all but New York).

What's different about Voyager?

A couple interesting new concepts.

First, the are not an exchange, they act as the middleman.  When you go to purchase a coin, it hunts for the lowest price among several exchanges.  But you won't notice it, because when they execute the buy it all ends up in your Voyager wallet, instantly. It feels no different than buying direct from the source.

Second, no fees!  Voyager is so confident their app will find you a price below the market average, their fee comes from splitting the savings with you!  If Voyager can't find a below-market price deal, they take the loss and still give it to you without fees!

They claim to successfully find customers a lower price on 90% of orders.

20 Coins And Growing...

With built-in profit tracking you can easily follow your progress with the math done for you.

Current list: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV), EOS (EOS), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Ontology (ONT), Zcash (ZEC), Tron (TRX), Cardano (ADA), Iota (IOT), Neo (NEO), VeChain (VET), Qtum (QTUM) and ICON (ICX).

...and that's just the beginning. They plan on continuing to grow their list of offered tokens.

Also note, you can exchange your $25 BTC credit for any of the coins on this list.


This is where they're still a bit behind.

If you're on an iPhone, and live anywhere in the USA besides New York - you're ready to go!

If you're on Android, it's coming very soon.  But still sign up for the $25 credit now, that way you'll still get it when the app is released.

If you're in New York, you cannot use it yet regardless of what phone you have.  The process of working with NY regulators to obtain a BitLicense takes a bit longer than the process in other states. They hope to add it soon.

To get the $25 welcome credit:

Follow these instructions in order or you won't get it!

Before installing the app, sign up at

Then download the app.

Then sign in to the app using the same e-mail address as you did on their website.

That's it!  It took me a couple days but you'll get an e-mail soon saying you've been credited.

Author: Oliver Redding
Seattle News Desk

Claim $25 FREE Bitcoin Now - If Voyager Wasn't Available in Your State Before, it Probably is NOW!

Voyager has expanded support to include *almost* every state in the US!  But even if you're not in one of these states but still in the US, we suggest signing up because soon it will be available where you live.

Throw in that they'll give you $25 to start off with (if you register here before downloading the app) and it's official, you have no excuses!

Note: You must sign up on the website before installing the app, then download the app and use the same e-mail address on both. 

That's because the app automatically does the price hunting for you.  You'd be surprised how much the price of the same coin can vary from exchange to exchange. The price we're generally seeing is really just the average number, taken from a variety of sources. So if BTC is around $3980 on some exchanges, and closer to $4020 on others, sites that give you the current price will simply say $4000.

Most traders have their exchange of choice, and don't even bother checking the price elsewhere.  If you decide to start, get ready to spend a lot of time signing up to all these exchanges, if you do it on the fly, by the time you've opened an account on the exchange with the lower price, you may have already missed your chance.

With Voyager, not only will it find the lowest price - but you don't even need an account anywhere else.  From 1 app you'll be buying from multiple exchanges seamlessly.

The next thing people assume is that a tool like this comes with some kind of membership fee, or high trading fee, but Voyager has neither.  Membership is free, no monthly or annual costs, and they only make money if they can find a coin for you below market prices - taking a cut of the savings.  No savings means they they make nothing - so they have an incentive to aggressively find the best deals.

“Our vision to bring the crypto brokerage experience in line with what investors have come to expect from equity markets is now a reality,” said Stephen Ehrlich, Voyager Co-Founder and CEO. “We knew there was a better way for investors to access a cost-efficient and transparent platform validated by our overwhelmingly positive feedback and demand from investors who are eager to start using our platform.”

The company as a whole has been making some pretty big moves, recently becoming publicly traded and buying out universal wallet creator Ethos.

You can sign up for the $25 credit and get the app here.

Author: Justin Derbek
New York News Desk

Cryptocurrency Investors Are Starting To Look Like The Only Winners In A Trade War...

Bitcoin’s prices have been linked to emerging markets, including the Yuan, and it is unlikely the Chinese currency will move enough to cause investors to flood into bitcoin, this according to Christopher Vecchio, senior currency strategist of DailyFX

“Now, over the past month, the currency with the highest correlation to bitcoin has been the Yuan. The fact that we’ve seen the Chinese Yuan weaken so significantly as these trade wars fears have increased has been that catalyst needed for bitcoin to rally,” Vecchio told Kitco News.

Video courtesy of Kitco News.

New Crypto Trading App From Uber Co-Founder Draws In Users With $25 Welcome Credit...

It's available now in the iTunes App Store - and exclusive to iOS, for now (but sign up below and you'll be notified when available on other platforms in the near future).

But don't head over to the app store yet! 

Earning the $25 credit requires that you first sign up on first, then get the app and use the same e-mail address on both.

So what's the big deal? Why did the team behind Voyager think there's room for another cryptocurrency trading platform?

Their promise of no fees, and lower prices on the coins themselves. They're doing it by connecting to several exchanges at once, any time a user makes a purchase, Voyager does a lighting-fast search for which exchange has the lowest price that very second, and executes the trade.  Voyager will only profit by taking a bit of what they save you when they manage to find the coins at below market price.

The user won't even notice this all happening behind the scenes, the tokens appear in their wallet just seconds later, and it won't 'feel' any different than buying somewhere like Binance or Coinbase.

Another thing worth noting, while others have launched with support for 2-3 cryptocurrencies at their start, Voyager is launching with an impressive list (and you can take your $25 credit in any of these!)

Ethereum (ETH)
Ripple (XRP)
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV)
Stellar Lumens (XLM)
Litecoin (LTC)
Ethereum Classic (ETC)
Ontology (ONT)
Zcash (ZEC)
Tron (TRX)
Cardano (ADA)
Iota (IOT)
Neo (NEO)
VeChain (VET)
And just added today, DASH!

The team here agrees - this one is worth trying out! Visit:

Author: Mark Pippen
London News Desk

Ethereum Hits Wall Street - ETH Trust Will Open On OTC Markets, Making It Easier Than Ever For Stock Traders To Buy...

The Ethereum Trust created by Grayscale isn't new, it's been around since 2017 - what's new is how easy it will be for everyday investors to get into.

Previously, investors would need to be accredited clients of Grayscale (the company that offers it) and start with a minimum investment of $25,000.

Until today - when Wall Street’s self regulatory organization The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) approved the listing of the Ether based trust on OTC markets, meaning anyone who holds stocks can add this to their portfolio by buying shares of the trust, which will trade under symbol 'ETHE'.

Also gone is the minimum investment, opening up participation to 'mom and pop' traders. "The secondary market really opens up the opportunity for any and all investors” says Grayscale's managing director Michael Sonnenshein.

Important note for crypto traders who may not be familiar with traditional markets - unlike trading in futures, a trust actually holds the asset. Meaning Greyscale actually buys and holds Ethereum in order to operate the trust, in this case each share equaling about 0.10 ETH.

So why is this a big deal? Many investors are curious about crypto, but not enough to fully dive in and open an account on an exchange.  Now, they can shares of the trust to their existing stock portfolio.

Sentiment around Ethereum was already indicating high levels of positive speculation that Ethereum is next in line for a strong bull run. All eyes are on $250, a resistance level ETH hasn't been able to break through since Sept 2018. With the exception of a quick spike up, that came right back down, so quickly its was meaningless - but if it can hold above this level; next time the flood gates may open!

Author: Justin Derbek
New York News Desk

Crypto Takes A GIANT Leap Forward... in Near Total Silence...

Am I dreaming?  This can't be true.

If major retailers were REALLY accepting cryptocurrencies - there wouldn't be a crypto message board, subreddit, or telegram channel where you could avoid hearing about it, even if you wanted to. 
It would be the biggest story of the week! Probably of the month... actually, maybe so far this year.

I bet it's just another Visa or Mastercard debit card that just converts your crypto into USD.

...This is the mental roller coaster I took a ride on, until taking a closer look and arriving at the conclusion i'm still in shock over.


And I just bought my dinner from Whole Foods, in all crypto.

Let's rewind a bit -  technically, I first heard of this last week when a member of the team I sent to cover Consensus (for those unfamiliar, it's a big annual conference centered around blockchain/crypto in NYC) met someone from the company behind this, and going over the team notes afterwards, we all brushed it off.

For good reason - several times now, we've been contacted by marketing people from companies using verbiage like 'Now you can buy that coffee with crypto!' to grab attention, then it turns out to be a debit/credit card that automatically sells crypto to cover any transactions you use it for.

Not only would another one not be newsworthy, but these crypto-funded Visa/Mastercards are kind of awful. The big advantage of accepting and using crypto is freeing both customers and retailers of the hefty fees that feel small at the time, but seriously add up.

Let's use Starbucks, and the fees of a popular credit/debit card processor for example.  The Starbucks store could do 1000 transactions throughout the day, paying about 15 cents each time - that's $150 in fees in a day for 1 store - now imagine having 28,000+ stores just in the US.

Lowering those costs is an appealing idea, but these crypto debit cards typically double the fees, first the exchange of your crypto to USD, then the usual credit card processing fees, and that's why we've come to ignore someone telling us about using crypto in stores.


The stores involved actually oped-in, and the solution requires access to some of their internal resources.  That's worth noting - these retail giants are actively seeking, and are involved in finding a way to take crypto payments.

The company behind it is called Flexa, and how they're doing it is one of those 'I can't believe someone didn't think of this earlier' simple solutions.  Stores do not pay a processing fee when you purchase something using one of their own gift cards - and Flexa taps into this system.

No, you don't actually purchase a gift card - you're just piggybacking on the payment processing network that handles all of those transactions!

I'm guessing behind the scenes it works like this:  I first sent some Ether to my wallet address in the app, when it came time to pay I held up my phone where a QR code was on-screen, the store scanned it, the bill was a little over $20.

This must be where the QR code the app generated indicated that this is a transaction paying with crypto via Flexa, and the app already verified I have the funds - so the store then instantly generated a $20 gift card,  charged it, and that's it - transaction complete!

The user will have that amount worth of crypto deducted from their wallet, and at the end of the week (or month?) Flexa sends the funds in USD to the retailer in one lump sum. Before, there would have been thousands of those small fees for each transaction, now they're all just... well, gone.

An instant revenue boost for the retailers using it - a big one too!

Starbucks serves 8 million cups per day, if just half of those are on credit/debit card, and those cost them $0.15 per transaction - that represents a $600,000 per day or $18,000,000 per month loss that any company would love to lower.


Officially, all this is in beta testing. 

But from what I can see - it's built, it works, and the ability to handle the transactions is live and functional - the App is even in the Apple App Store. (Note: Flexa is the company behind it, but the App is called Spedn)

Unfortunately, while it'sin this beta testing phase you won't be able to get past the home screen without an invite code.

But I was able to get my hands on an invite, no one said I couldn't share these - so here's some screen shots!


Suspiciously missing from the list is Starbucks, but it is confirmed to be working at their stores.  This could either be because the announcement is being saved for marketing purposes, but others have speculated that they may be pursuing another solution through their own crypto venture Bakkt.

Current coins supported are Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Gemini's stable coin

So what's next?

I honestly have no idea, this seems ready to go - and that's why i'm predicting an official public launch is coming literally any day now! 

Looking a bit further into the future, i'm also predicting Square will be providing this same ability to smaller independent retailers, of which they have millions. They can update their point of sale hardware remotely, no new equipment needed.  Their mobile app 'Square Cash' already has the ability to buy and hold Bitcoin, and convert it between BTC and USD - it's practically ready to go already.

Author: Ross Davis
E-Mail: Twitter:@RossFM

San Francisco News Desk

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Truly A Crypto Miner's Paradise...

Iceland appeals to cryptocurrency miners for two major reasons - cheap electricity, and having to use less of it, because of Iceland's naturally cold climate.

Typically, the majority of the electricity costs involved in mining does not go towards powering the miners themselves, but rather keeping them cool and preventing the hardware from overheating.

Surprisingly however, the mining operation is facing some backlash from local environmentalists, and their concerns appear to be unfounded. Hydro-electric and natural geothermal energy serve as the miners power sources, and Geothermal energy is a natural resource abundant in Iceland, due to the countries high volcanic activity.

Both power forms are considered eco-friendly, sustainable and renewable.

Reasons This Bull Run Is Like None We've Seen Before - And Why A Dip/Correction Might NOT Be Coming...

The crypto bulls are BACK! And it's about time, god knows they've had plenty of rest.

I don't want to get ahead of myself - so i'll begin by throwing in the usual warnings of 'anything can happen, nobody knows the future, market is volatile'- that's true, but what's also true is that this bull run is dramatically different from any we've seen before.

I'm not saying it'll be straight up from here, i'm saying after over a year stuck in a cycle of losing any gains shortly after getting them - this may be the bull run where we end up keeping most of it. Because this time, we're not wondering why it went up in the first place.

Last time crypto exploded in late 2017, the 'why and how?' were pretty easy to explain - a lot of people were buying cryptocurrencies. That's it.

Crypto didn't suddenly become easier to acquire, easier to use, or implemented into the world in some other new way. It was speculation-mania fueling people's motive to buy, those buyers were met with the laws of supply and demand. In one word, it was hype.

This time, there's so many legitimate developments, I wouldn't use the word 'hype' at all - what i'm feeling is excitement, legitimate excitement about real progress, that's actually happening.

Let's take a look at some of the largest developments happening right now, fueling this run.

If you're outside the US, you may be unaware at just how big this financial giant is.  They oversee over $7 trillion in customer assets, employ over 40,000 people, and have nearly 200 offices in the country.  Cryptocurrency will soon be among the assets they offer clients, beginning with Bitcoin.

We first learned of this months ago, thought it was months away from happening - but according to sources they're actually just 'weeks' away!

The venture involving the New York Stock Exchange, Starbucks, and Microsoft, has been going through the approval process with the CFTC.  Their business plan involves holding a lot of crypto-assets for their clients, thus requiring custodian licences.

Today we learned they may have just acquired a company that already has them! A surprise announcement that the launch has been fast-tracked could happen at any moment!

Controversial, I know, and I've had my fair share of criticism.  But the topic of this article is price movement, and in that regard, when the owner of the largest social network, Instagram, and Whatsapp announces they're launching a cryptocurrency, it gains some attention. It's all some investors from the traditional financial markets need to hear to become convinced that they should probably own some crypto.

Then, we recently learned of it's $1 billion budget, and partners like Visa and Mastercard. So any traditional investors on the fence just officially got shoved over it.


To be clear, once again - i'm not saying this means no downward price movement, but I am saying there's a chance we keep most of the recent gains. Looking back 1 month and considering that the starting point - Bitcoin around $5000, and for the first time in a long time we have a chance at not returning there.

Every time a climb like this has happened, I expect a fall almost just as big, and realistically my best  hope is that we keep 2%-5% of what we gained in the run up.

But look at what's different this time!

Let's use Fidelity as an example. Right now, the anticipation is contributing to the rise - but if that's followed by the actual launch of their entry into crypto - that means even MORE buying is coming, and prices going even higher -  not a correction/dip!

The price has to be incorrect before there can be a correction - and the price may be exactly what it should be.

Here's what it'll depend on - will the current excitement about what's to come, be immediately followed by those things actually coming?

Or will there be too many days/weeks between this excitement, and delivery? Allowing people to calm down in the meantime.

Either way - the long term has never looked this good. That's why ironically, a lot of people really want a dip - no surprise, it would be the most confident buying of the dip thus far.

It just seems perfect that the one time we want a dip, will be the time it doesn't happen. However, this is a disappointment most of us would be willing to accept.

Author: Ross Davis
E-Mail: Twitter:@RossFM

San Francisco News Desk

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The Dirty History of the Congressman Who Wants To Ban Crypto - And How YOU Can Help Shut Him Down...

When I hear someone claiming to 'work for the people' aiming to control what those people can do with their own money, it immediately sets off some red flags.

There's no way to give someone wanting to ban cryptocurrencies the 'benefit of the doubt' - because even if he really means what he's saying,  he doesn't stop there. Instead, he's willing to force everyone to follow laws based on his opinion.  Stripping away people's power to make their own decisions, in his mind, is justified when he thinks it's for the best.

If he simply shared his opinions, I would have no problem with him, he would just be wrong.  The problem is his desire to enforce his opinions with laws.
Unfortunately - it gets so much worse the deeper you look.

I'll be honest, because it's a bit amusing - last year I spent a lot of time digging for info on Congressman Sherman.

I was all riled up and angry the first time he expressed his ideas on a cryptocurrency ban, so I read a lot about his background, where his funding comes from, sent a few e-mails to sources, and gathered a good amount of notes in preparation to turn them into an article.

As some of you reading this know, prior roles in the media allowed me to build some contacts within Congress which I've used for several stories in the past.  Then I guess I just got distracted with something... I don't remember what, it happens easy in the crypto world, things move fast - but I never got around to writing that article.

So the amusing part is, today Mr. Sherman was kind enough to remind me about all of these notes, when he said it again.

For anyone who thinks he's speaking from the heart, and all this is simply out of concern.  Look into his associations, donations to his campaign specifically. Personally, i'm ruling out any good intentions.

Let's take a hard look at who we're dealing with, and below I will show what you can do to take action in 30 seconds or less!


Some of the top donors to his campaigns include:

Allied Wallet - Felons! A payment processing company that was participating in virtually all of the 'black market' illegal transaction concerns Sherman says he's now so concerned about with cryptocurrency.  Internal documents obtained by The Associated Press show executives created decoy websites and shell companies, the end goal was to disguise their involvement with online gambling, porn, and to bypass anti-money laundering detection systems.

Capital Group - Focuses on 'high net worth investors' and institutional clients, with $1.87 trillion in assets under management. Not accusing them of any shady activity, but these old, traditional financial firms tend to be anti-crypto, simply because they don't understand and/or are angry they didn't get in earlier.

Northrop Grumman - This one I mention because they don't seem to share his view. This aerospace and defense technology company has actually expressed some interest in blockchain technology, and even published articles on their blog about keeping your cryptocurrency safe.

UBS - Their current leadership has expressed 'bitcoin and its kin are not mediums of exchange and are not stores of value'.  While it's former executives left the company and have secured $100 million in investments to start a 'crypto bank'.


Assemblyman Matt Dababneh got his start in Sherman's office, and eventually became the congressman’s chief of staff. Then he was accused by Sacramento lobbyist Pamela Lopez of following her into a bathroom, and masturbating in front of her.

Sherman claims to have been unaware, but his staff, 8 of them in total, complained that Shernman made them "feel so uncomfortable" causing them to feel "afraid to raise concerns about harassment, or any other matter."

“I personally feel terrible that anyone was made to feel uncomfortable while working in my office." Sherman said in a statement.

Not everyone is convinced that concern is genuine, and one of my sources shared that UCLA's 'College Democrats' club believed it was necessary to advise women looking to work in government not to do their internship in Sherman's office.


So - what can we do about it?

I hate getting political here, but this man is representative of my state, California - and those outside of CA need to understand how someone like this manages to stay in office for so long.

You won't find people here saying 'I love that guy!' - most of his voters don't even know who he is.  People here vote for any name with a "D" (for Democrat) next to it.

The exact same thing happens with Republican's in some 'solid red states' - and in both cases, that won't change.

That leaves us with only 1 way to bring about change - apply internal pressure. 

That means if you have Democrat representatives, you tweet them, e-mail them, call them - say you're disturbed by how Sherman is behaving.  His party should be embarrassed about him, but that happens when voters in the party stand up and say "he's making ALL OF YOU look bad".  They need to know the association could hurt candidates in states with real competition.

We've made that easy to do!  Click the tweet button below! It tags every major official Twitter account for the Democratic party, change it to your own words if you wish, or leave ours and save time.

Let them know somebody better come give Sherman a tap on the shoulder, and explain that his outdated views on modern tech will cost them votes in the next election.
  Tweet: Hey @HouseDemocrats @CA_Dem @DNC @TheDemocrats - Rep @BradSherman of CA is making it hard for me to support the party.

His views on #bitcoin and #cryptocurrency are disturbing - he's entitled to his opinion, but not to decide what I do with my own money.   <--Do it!

Author: Ross Davis
E-Mail: Twitter:@RossFM

San Francisco News Desk

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