Crypto This Week: Streaming Bitcoin Blockchain From Space, Bitcoin Predictions And More


Direct Crypto Conversions On Coinbase

Good news for Coinbase users as the company announced new crypto-to-crypto trading, on the Coinbase exchange.

Initially, customers will be able to convert between Bitcoin and some of the most popular coins like Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash instantly and at a lower cost.

The exchange will gradually roll out the ability to convert cryptocurrencies to customers in all 34 countries in which Coinbase offers native payment access. The team also plans to gather customer feedback along the way in other to continue to iterate on the feature over time.

The Coinbase team continues to think of new ways to democratize the best of cryptocurrency, and the ability to easily convert one asset to another seems an important step on this path.

More Bitcoin Predictions?

As the values of cryptos continue to see a steady decline throughout the year, crypto investors and enthusiasts are looking to get comfort in these troubling times. During a recent interview Jeremy Allaire, CEO of the Boston-based fintech upstart Circle, did not fail to address the current state of market affairs.

Allaire, started out by claiming that from a fundamental perspective, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are both largely oversold. The Circle chief claimed that the “amount of usage” on the two networks justify higher short-term valuations for their respective assets.

When asked about his thoughts on the future of cryptos, Jeremy noted that he isn’t too keen on “significant price predictions,” however, he believes that it is certainly going to be worth more than it is today” in three year’s time.

He also stated that he is “long” on the Bitcoin price, because of the uniqueness in its security and scale, calling Bitcoin attractive all around the world.

“The key thing with bitcoin is [that] it’s unique in its security and scale. And as an idea that we need a scarce [and] non-sovereign store of value that individuals can hold, and hold in a protected fashion, [Bitcoin] is attractive all around the world.”

Streaming Bitcoin Blockchain From Space

Next level for the blockchain industry as a Blockchain development firm Blockstream has expanded its satellite service and is now broadcasting the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain to all of the world’s major land masses.

The addition of a fifth leased satellite brings a wider coverage and should bring potential internet-free Bitcoin transactions and information sharing to crypto users in the Asia Pacific region. The satellite service, still in a beta version, had already been available across Africa, Europe, South and North America.

Blockstream has also reportedly launched a new application programming interface (API), which allows the satellites to be used to exchange encrypted messages and pay for them using micropayments on the Lightning Network.

Blockstream’s ultimate aim is to create uncensorable communications modeling after Bitcoin being uncensorable money.

And this week’s airdrops, Aidus and Kibis.

Aidus (AID)

Aidus Global D-Fund Platform is a decentralized fund market established on the Ethereum network to serve as a professional asset management platform in which global investors and asset management companies are able to use Blockchain technologies and Smart Contracts to safely and transparently create and settle into Peer-to-Peer fund agreements. Aidus is airdropping 100 AID tokens the equivalence of $6 to airdrop participants. 1 AID token equals 0.06USD and the airdrop is until January 12, 2019.

How to join Aidus Airdrop?

  1. Go to the Aidus Airdrop page
  2. Submit email and Ethereum wallet address
  3. Take a screenshot of the submission
  4. Upload image to the Facebook Airdrop event page.

Kibis (KIBIS)

KIBIS is an innovative kiosk supplier and operator that plans to become the principal payments provider for millions of people around the world. Using kiosks and offering a wide variety of services KIBIS will become a secure, fast and efficient option for people to easily access financial services whenever and wherever they want. Kibis has airdropped 25 KIBIS tokens the equivalence of $15 to airdrop participants and 1 KIBIS equals 0.60 USD.

How to join Kibis Airdrop?

  1. Go to the Kibis Airdrop form.
  2. Register on the Kibis portal.
  3. Follow Kibis on Twitter / Retweet
  4. Join Kibis Channel on Telegram
  5. Like Kibis on Facebook
  6. Submit your Ethereum address