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FaucetHUB Review - First Impressions

FaucetHUB Review - First Impressions

FaucetHUB has been officially launched a few days ago and count already more than 50 faucet listed.

FaucetHUB is a micro payment system, ideal for faucet owner and users, and support Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin. 

The features are quite similar to the one present on FaucetBox:

  • Faucet list
  • Faucet management
  • IP block
  • Threshold time limit

The most important difference is that if you want to claim from FH faucet, you need to register a profile, indicating your email address and your coin addresses. This is a big difference from FaucetBox, but it's an important measure against bot and malicious users.

Another nice feature is the turbo lottery: every 5 min a ticket is chosen between the ticket purchased by the users and the winner is rewarded with satoshis. There are 10 winners for each game, it means the rewards are from the first place to the tenth place. You can buy ticket at the current price of 10 satoshi.

FaucetHUB has a live chat for english, spanish and russians users. It's active during all the day and active users can win free satoshi!

There is a game "Rock paper scissors" where you can challenge other users and try your luck. I played 22 games, 20 lost and 2 tie..

Finally, I suggest you to subscribe to FH to be able to claim from faucet and earn satoshi from the offer wall and the games provided by FaucetHUB.

Congrats to the owner Mex!

FaucetHUB Review - First Impressions

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Best Bitcoin faucet list & rotator December 2016 - 68212 Satoshi

Best Bitcoin faucet list & rotator December 2016 - 68212 Satoshi

Today we reached a total of 642 Bitcoin Faucet listed:
By browsing all faucet you can get minimum 68212 Satoshi, an awesome amount of Satoshi!
This week, our top-ten Bitcoin faucet selection is:

  1. Moon bitcoin
  2. Fautsy
  3. Freebitcoin
  4. Btcfaucet
  5. Bitcoinker
  6. Elenafaucets 1
  7. Elenafaucets 2
  8. Elenafaucets 3
  9. Elenafaucets 4
  10. Extrabitcoin

New micro payment system supported:

Our list is updated daily, new faucet are added and removed. Try it now!

Best Bitcoin faucet list & rotator December 2016 - 68212 Satoshi

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Live Bitcoin Segregated Witness Charts Adoption

Live Bitcoin Segregated Witness Charts Adoption

Segregated Witness is the solution proposed and developed by the Bitcoin Core developers team. The source code for SegWit feature entered in the latest Bitcoin code client and SegWit activation is started! But this is only the first step of the activation process that need 95% of network consensus before it will fully activate on the Bitcoin network. Since all mining pool can decide to adopt one client or another, it will be very difficult to have a majority network consensus in few weeks. For example ViaBTC, a Chinese mining pool representing over 5% of the network hashrate, does not support SegWit and if the hashrate keep increasing, it will be difficult to achieve the 95% of the network consensus.

You can see the live bitcoin SegWit charts adoption here:

 

Today, 15h00 2016/11/16 the adoption is 3.075%

 

 

 

Live Bitcoin Segregated Witness Charts Adoption

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Smart Blockchain Insurance Gambling - Smart contract is the way

Smart Blockchain Insurance Gambling - Smart contract is the way

The blockchain, Bitcoin's underlying technology, is going to change the insurance world. By combining the blockchain and Ethereum, a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts on VM, it is possible to sign a digital and smart contract without the need of a third party and without the need to waste a lot of money. Transparency and decentralization are the key factor for the years 2016 and 2017 about insurances. 

Blockchain is a distributed ledger with enormous innovation potential in all areas of financial services. Bank and financial institutions are investing in studying and developing blockchain use cases, they are brainstorming on how to use blockchain technology to take advantages of revenues and costs. The blockchain technology offers potential use cases for insurers by reducing costs and preventing frauds.

By combining the blockchain with Ethereum, we can develop a smart contract, store it forever inside the blockchain and let the nodes evaluate the contract. It is possible to reduce drastically the maintenance costs, the storage costs and the verification costs as all is done by the blockchain technology and Ethereum platform.

The real 2017 challenge is figuring out how the smart contract can automate the subscribing of policies, the validation of claims, and the verification of the contract. A big help is provided by the so-called Oracle, for example by Oraclize, one of the automated tool for oracles.

A simple use case for travel insurances concerns the holidays and weather conditions. The consumer purchase an all-inclusive 7-days holiday's to the moon with the following condition:

  • If it rains for 3 or more days, the insurance will pay back half of the holiday's price
  • If it rains for the whole holyday's, the insurance will pay back the full price
  • If it does not rain, nothing happen

The smart contract includes all the above conditions and inside the "software code" there'are different API calls to free weather services or to Oracles. The smart contract is propagated in the Ethereum network and inside the blockchain. The day after the end of the holidays, the nodes will process the smart contract and refund totally or partially the consumer if it has rained some days.

Another use case is about gambling or betting. I can sign a smart contract that my train will be in late about 10 minutes. The smart contract (through Oracle) will call some free API to check the train delay and eventually unlock the refund.

With blockchain technology, we have a public ledger where we can track everything! For example, we can keep track of: 

  1. Ownership of Paintings
  2. Ownership of artwork
  3. Car production line
  4. Music copyright
  5. Patents

The blockchain will change the world!

Smart Blockchain Insurance Gambling - Smart contract is the way

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Best Black Friday 2016 Deals - Amazon Walmart Bestbuy

Best Black Friday 2016 Deals - Amazon Walmart Bestbuy

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday 2016 will be on Friday November 25, 2016.

During this crazy weekend, lot of shop stores open at midnight and offer crazy deals, while the people behave as zombies.

Here a list of shop and the best black friday deals:

  • Amazon: typically Amazon release new deals every hour starting the week of Black Friday and includes every categories.
  • Samsung: they offer TV (led, plasma, smart) or camera at half price. Check theyr website during the Black friday.
  • Walmart: Walmart is preparing its biggest Black Friday 2016 sales event ever! You can find smartphone, toys, electronic components ... at a really low price. Check theyr AD for example: Philips 55" 4K UHDTV - $298.00, iPhone 5s 16GB (Straight Talk) - $99.00
  • Bitcoin: Bitcoin black friday is the day where hundreds of merchants meet thousands of users for the good of Bitcoin. Check the website http://bitcoinblackfriday.com/ 
  • Gamestop: the AD show the Uncharted 4 500GB PlayStation 4 Slim Bundle for $249.99!
  • Bestbuy: thousand of deals, including the Apple MacBook Air!

Let the Zombie apocalypse begin!!!

Best Black Friday 2016 Deals - Amazon Walmart Bestbuy

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What is Host Card Emulation HCE? Credit card emulation with NFC

What is Host Card Emulation HCE? Credit card emulation with NFC

Host Card Emulation (HCE) is the term describing the virtual representation of an electonic card using software algorithm and NFC. 

Prior to the HCE architecture, financial transactions were mainly carried out using the secure element. In the mobile payment world, the secure element is represented by the SIM card (network carrier card) owned by telecom operators that asked an high fee for the digital space usage. 

With the new electronic component and operating system (for example Android), it's possible to use software algorithm to store credit card token, a virtualization of the credit card, and allow sers to pay by tapping with the smartphone in a POS dongle (Ingenico, PAX, etc.). It's possible to perform card emulation on an NFC-enabled device, transforming your smartphone in a virtual credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Diners, JCB, etc.).

Software companies that manage the tokenization process are called Token Service Provider, for example:

  1. Bell ID
  2. Seglan

The responsibilities of a Token Service Provider are:

  1. Tokenization: Replaces the Credit Card PAN with a payment token.
  2. De-tokenization: Converts the token back to the Credit Card PAN using the token vault.
  3. Token vault: Establishes and maintains the payment token to PAN mapping. Must be a really high secure place.
  4. Fraud management: Adds additional security and fraud rules by restricting tokens to be used within specific (retail) channels or under certain threshold limit.
  5. KYC Identification and verification: Ensures that the payment token is replacing a Credit Card PAN that was legitimately used by the token requestor.
  6. Clearing and settlement: Ad-hoc de-tokenization during clearing and settlement process.

Are you gonna use the "Tap & Pay"?

 

What is Host Card Emulation HCE? Credit card emulation with NFC

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Faucebox is closing!!!

Faucebox is closing!!!

Bad news for everyone who loves claiming faucet. FaucetBOX today announced they will close the service:

We have a sad news to announce: FaucetBOX.com is closing. We disabled creating new accounts today. On 19 December 2016 we will disable our API, which means that faucets using FaucetBOX.com will stop working. We will continue to handle withdrawals for owners and users until 16 January 2017. You have 6 weeks to update your faucets and migrate to other micropayments services. Remember that you have to reach the payout threshold to receive a withdrawal. Faucet owners will have to manually withdraw their coins in Dashboard before 16 January 2017.

FaucetBOX.com never operated with a fractional reserve. We have enough funds to withdraw coins to all users and owners with balance above the payout threshold.

To ease the transition and give alternative to faucet owners, we released Faucet in a BOX update which adds Paytoshi.org and ePay.info support. We will continue releasing updates of our faucet script in the future.

Despite many efforts and great growth FaucetBOX.com didn’t turn into a profitable business and we’re not able to sustain it anymore.

We would like to thank all of our users, faucet owners and our whole community. You were great and supportive. We are very glad we could deliver you fast, easy to use and secure service. For many faucets are the first contact with cryptocurrencies and we believe that FaucetBOX.com left a positive mark on this industry.

Summarizing:
If you’re a faucet user, make sure you’ve reached the payout threshold before 16 January 2017.
If you’re a faucet owner, make sure you’ve migrated your faucet before 19 December 2016 and withdrawn all your coins before 16 January 2017.

What will happen now to 2000+ faucet? Do we move to ePay or Paytoshi? 

 

Faucebox is closing!!!

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Best Bitcoin faucet list & rotator November 2016 - 89820 Satoshi

Best Bitcoin faucet list & rotator November 2016 - 89820 Satoshi

Today we reached a total of 748 Bitcoin Faucet listed:

By browsing all faucet you can get minimum 89820 Satoshi, an awesome amount of Satoshi!

This week, our top-ten Bitcoin faucet selection is:

  1. Moonbit.co.in
  2. Earnfreecoco
  3. Freebitco.in
  4. Fautsy
  5. Welovefaucets
  6. Mybitco.net
  7. In-palmer
  8. Thefreesatoshi
  9. Allbtc.ru
  10. Nukemcoin

Welovefaucets network solved the server problem and now it's possible to withdraw all funds and claim again.

Our list is updated daily, new faucet are added and removed. Try it now!

Best Bitcoin faucet list & rotator November 2016 - 89820 Satoshi

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ZEC to BTC - Zcash to Bitcoin - Exchange list - Zec to USD / EUR

ZEC to BTC - Zcash to Bitcoin - Exchange list - Zec to USD / EUR

Here a list of Exchange where you can trade/exchange Zec to BTC:

  1. https://poloniex.com/exchange/btc_zec
  2. https://www.kraken.com/
  3. https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-ZEC
  4. https://www.bitfinex.com/
  5. https://bter.com/trade/zec_btc
  6. https://yobit.net/en/trade/ZEC/BTC

Here a list of Exchange where you can trade/exchange Zec to Eur:

  1. https://www.kraken.com/

Here a list of Exchange where you can trade/exchange Zec to USD:

  1. https://poloniex.com/exchange/usdt_zec
  2. https://www.kraken.com/
  3. https://www.bitfinex.com/

Zec is a brand new crypto currency project to provide high anonymity! 

 

ZEC to BTC - Zcash to Bitcoin - Exchange list - Zec to USD / EUR

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What is Zcash (ZEC) - untraceable - zk-snark (proof of contruction)

What is Zcash (ZEC) - untraceable - zk-snark (proof of contruction)

Zcash (ZEC) is a Crypto currency similar to Bitcoin, but with a few different features: like Bitcoin, Zcash uses the blockchain, the public ledger of all transactions, but is considered completely anonymous due to the new algorithm implemented, the “zk-snark” (proof of contruction). With Bitcoin, if you know the owner of an address, you can trace and follow all transactions, with Zcash all the information in encrypted.

In order to secure the network, Zcash use the zk-snark proof: the network is maintained secure, but the amounts of each address is encrypted. Only the user who want to propagate a transaction has the ability to control his balance and spend the ZEC. While in Bitcoin each full node keeps a record of all balances (UXTO unspent transactions) and verify the transaction to unlock the output.

Zcash has been launched on the 28th of October 2016 and supported by great persons like Roger Ver and Barry Seibert. Zcash is controled by a Company, run by the cryptographer Zooko Wilcox, but the code is open source. 10% of the coins are for funding costs and 1% for non profit organisations.

Specifications:

  • total coin supply 21 million like Bitcoin
  • coins issued over 131 years
  • 2.5 minute block
  • 4 times bigger block rewards
  • halve every 4 years

What is Zcash (ZEC) - untraceable - zk-snark (proof of contruction)

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Moon BitCoin 5000 5 7
fautsy.com 350 5 7
Freebitco.in 334 60 7
fastbtc.club 330 5 7
bitcoland 301 720 7
bitcoinker 300 5 7
mybitco.net 300 720 7
elenafaucets 250 5 7
Artbitcoin 250 5 7
Elenabitcoin 250 5 7
elenafaucets 250 5 7
in-palmer.ru 220 1440 7
sunbtc space 200 5 7
btcfaucet.io 200 60 7
bitcoinbar 200 720 7
hopcoins 200 7 7
profit-seeking.ru 200 1440 7
cryptonic 200 720 7
getyourbitco 200 60 7
crazysat.ru 150 15 7
bit-go 150 15 7
bitganancias 150 30 7
btc-surfmonitor.ir 130 50 7
u24.co 124 300 7
fr33bitco.in 122 50 7
satoshiterminator.com 120 60 7
faucetmega 120 150 7
btc.surfmonitor.ir 115 45 7
bitcoin-kran 111 180 7
pentafaucet 101 60 7
bitmania 100 120 7
captchas 100 30 7
bonusbitcoin 100 15 7
claimbtc 100 20 7
bitaler 100 180 7