Month: February 2019

Kenya, Uganda and South Africa crypto markets

As more eyes turn to Africa, countries in the region are stepping up to meet everyone’s expectation. Since last year, even with the recent prediction, countries in Africa had opened up their doors to embrace blockchain and its technology. Interestingly, even without governmental approval, there has been continuous support and use of cryptocurrencies all around Africa.

Crypto boom in Kenya despite restraints

Kenya is a perfect example of a booming crypto community despite holdbacks and lack of support from the authorities. The country is among the leading cryptocurrency market spaces in Africa. According to a recent report by the Blockchain Association of Kenya (BAK), the number of crypto transactions in the country is estimated to be worth more than $1.5 million.

People have continued to trade in cryptocurrencies despite warnings from the Central Bank of Kenya and other authorities. Following the increased use of cryptocurrencies, some businesses have started accepting Bitcoin Core (BTC) as payment for goods and services.

Reportedly, BAK is working to educate communities around the country, what is cryptocurrency and its benefits. Through this education, people have learnt that they can send and receive money to any place around the world without having to rely on the bank.

Additionally, people can quickly get cryptocurrencies through WhatsApp. David Gitonga, a crypto writer in Nairobi, explained that people had been drawn to this practice as it is an easy and fast means of doing it. He stated:

“The peer-to-peer market in Kenya is pretty huge. WhatsApp is mostly the preferred form of trading due to ease of communication and speed. The community already has a recognized list of traders that offer the services. Anyone looking to buy or sell crypto is likely going to go through these traders. For large transactions, most sellers and buyers meet face-to-face once they’ve been introduced to each other on WhatsApp.”

Uganda’s crypto community quickly…

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Bitcoin Trader Attacked in His Home

A Bitcoin (BTC) trader has been attacked in his home in the Netherlands by a group of robbers disguised as the police, local news outlet De Telegraaf reported on Feb. 23.

A 38-year Tjeerd H. was reportedly the victim of a violent raid in his home in Drouwenerveen on Feb. 10, wherein a group of criminals wearing balaclavas and bulletproof vests with a police coat threatened him with firearms.

While the motive of the raid is not clearly established, De Telegraaf conducted their own investigation…

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Bitcoin Trader Attacked in His Home

A Bitcoin (BTC) trader has been attacked in his home in the Netherlands by a group of robbers disguised as the police, local news outlet De Telegraaf reported on Feb. 23.

A 38-year Tjeerd H. was reportedly the victim of a violent raid in his home in Drouwenerveen on Feb. 10, wherein a group of criminals wearing balaclavas and bulletproof vests with a police coat threatened him with firearms.

While the motive of the raid is not clearly established, De Telegraaf conducted their own investigation…

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Bitcoin Trader Attacked in His Home

A Bitcoin (BTC) trader has been attacked in his home in the Netherlands by a group of robbers disguised as the police, local news outlet De Telegraaf reported on Feb. 23.

A 38-year Tjeerd H. was reportedly the victim of a violent raid in his home in Drouwenerveen on Feb. 10, wherein a group of criminals wearing balaclavas and bulletproof vests with a police coat threatened him with firearms.

While the motive of the raid is not clearly established, De Telegraaf conducted their own investigation…

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Bitcoin Trader Attacked in His Home

A Bitcoin (BTC) trader has been attacked in his home in the Netherlands by a group of robbers disguised as the police, local news outlet De Telegraaf reported on Feb. 23.

A 38-year Tjeerd H. was reportedly the victim of a violent raid in his home in Drouwenerveen on Feb. 10, wherein a group of criminals wearing balaclavas and bulletproof vests with a police coat threatened him with firearms.

While the motive of the raid is not clearly established, De Telegraaf conducted their own investigation…

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Bitcoin Trader Attacked in His Home

A Bitcoin (BTC) trader has been attacked in his home in the Netherlands by a group of robbers disguised as the police, local news outlet De Telegraaf reported on Feb. 23.

A 38-year Tjeerd H. was reportedly the victim of a violent raid in his home in Drouwenerveen on Feb. 10, wherein a group of criminals wearing balaclavas and bulletproof vests with a police coat threatened him with firearms.

While the motive of the raid is not clearly established, De Telegraaf conducted their own investigation…

Read more…

Bitcoin Trader Attacked in His Home

A Bitcoin (BTC) trader has been attacked in his home in the Netherlands by a group of robbers disguised as the police, local news outlet De Telegraaf reported on Feb. 23.

A 38-year Tjeerd H. was reportedly the victim of a violent raid in his home in Drouwenerveen on Feb. 10, wherein a group of criminals wearing balaclavas and bulletproof vests with a police coat threatened him with firearms.

While the motive of the raid is not clearly established, De Telegraaf conducted their own investigation…

Read more…

Bitcoin Trader Attacked in His Home

A Bitcoin (BTC) trader has been attacked in his home in the Netherlands by a group of robbers disguised as the police, local news outlet De Telegraaf reported on Feb. 23.

A 38-year Tjeerd H. was reportedly the victim of a violent raid in his home in Drouwenerveen on Feb. 10, wherein a group of criminals wearing balaclavas and bulletproof vests with a police coat threatened him with firearms.

While the motive of the raid is not clearly established, De Telegraaf conducted their own investigation…

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Slaters smother Thunderbirds, 60-21 | Local

FAIR HAVEN — Some sound parental advice can go a long way. It helped take Fair Haven’s Ryleigh Coloutti all the way to 25 points and seven 3-point field goals in her team’s 60-21 Division II first-round playoff victory over Missisquoi on Tuesday night.

“I was feeling good before the game. I was making them in warm-ups,” Coloutti said. “My parents told me not to aim the ball, just shoot it.”

Courtney Brewster has been fashioning double-doubles on a regular basis for the Slaters and she had another with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

The Slaters hit both the offensive and defensive glass hard. Helping Brewster on the boards were Kaleigh Brown and Kyleigh Grenier with 10 rebounds apiece. Brown also added seven points.

The Thunderbirds actually had a couple of early leads. Macayla Langlois got the game’s first bucket before Coloutti put the Slaters in front with a trey. Langlois answered with an 8-footer and the T-Birds were ahead again.

Fair Haven fans might have had flashbacks at that moment. A few games ago, the Slaters were upset on the road by a struggling Hartford team and a slow start cost them that night.

Minutes later, the concerns were gone. The Slaters won the opening quarter 17-6 and stretched the lead to 26-7 by halftime.

Building that sizeable lead by the end of the first quarter was a good sign, Coloutti said.

“We usually don’t start out very fast. We have been a second-half team,” the sophomore said.

Langlois led the No. 14 Thunderbirds with nine points. They finish with a 5-16 mark.

The No. 3 Slaters take a 16-5 record and a five-game winning streak into its home quarterfinal game against Harwood.

Coloutti exited the game with 3:54 to play and the Slater reserves played down the stretch.

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Indeed, Glassdoor owner makes blockchain investment in Beam – Ledger Insights

Last week Recruit, the Japanese company that owns the Indeed and Glassdoor recruitment websites, announced an investment in Israeli blockchain privacy company Beam. In November in Singapore, Recruit set up a special purpose RSP Blockchain Fund of $25 million for investing in tokens as opposed to shares.

Recruit with a turnover of Yen 2.173 trillion ($19.76 billion) has an existing venture capital subsidiary, Recruit Strategic Partners (RSP). It has invested in high profile companies like trade finance unicorn TradeShift. RSP’s blockchain investments include payments company Veem, identity company ShoCard, and cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer. Three weeks ago RSP funded blockchain rewards company Loyyal.

Beam is the first investment for the specialist RSP Blockchain Fund. According to a Collider Ventures tweet the figure was $5 million.

About Beam

Beam is a confidential cryptocurrency, with some similarities to ZCash and Monero, though the founders doubtless resist such categorization. Beam’s protocol is an implementation of “Mimblewimble” based on a paper written under a pseudonym “Tom Elvis Jedusor” and released to the public in 2016. There was no ICO.

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