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What I currently use for privacy (after almost 2 years of long investing into it)

First of all, my threat model: I'm just an average person that wants to AVOID the maximum I can to be monitored and tracked by the government and big corps, a lot of people out there REALLY hate me and I've gone through lots of harassment and other stuff, I also plan to take my activism and love for freedom more seriously and to do stuff that could potentially lead me to very high danger or even put my life on the line. That being said, my main focus is on something that is privacy-friendly but also something with decent security (no point having a lot of privacy if a script kiddie can just break into it an boom, everything is gone) anonymity is also desirable but I'm pretty aware that true 100% anonymity is simply not possible and to achieve the maximum you can of it currently you'd have to give up A LOT of stuff in which I don't think I really could. So basically, everything that I said + I don't want to give up some hobbies of mine (as playing games etc)
Here's what I use/have done so far, most of it is based on privacytools.io list and research I've done.
Mobile:
Google Pixel 3a XL running GrapheneOS
Apps: Stock apps (Vanadium, Gallery, Clock, Contacts etc) + F-DROID, NewPipe, OsmAnd+, Joplin, Tutanota, K-9 Mail, Aegis Authenticator, KeePassDX, Syncthing, Signal, Librera PRO, Vinyl, Open Camera and Wireguard.
I also use BlahDNS as my private DNS.
Other smartphone stuff/habits: I use a Supershieldz Anti Spy Tempered Glass Screen Protector on my phone and I also have a Faraday Sleeve from Silent Pocket which my phone is on most of the times (I don't have smartphone addiction and would likely advice you to break free from smartphone addiction if you have it). I NEVER use bluetooth (thank god Pixel 3a have a headphone jack so yeah, no bluetooth earphones here) and always keep my Wi-Fi off if I'm not using it.
Computer:
I have a desktop that I built (specs: Asus B450M Gaming, AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, Radeon RX 580 8GB, 16GB DDR4 2666Mhz, 3TB HDD, 480GB SSD) that is dualbooted with QubesOS and Arch Linux.
Qubes is my main OS that I use as daily driver and for my tasks, I use Arch for gaming.
I've installed linux-hardened and its headers packages on my Arch + further kernel hardening using systctl and boot parameters, AppArmor as my MAC system and bubblewrap for sandboxing programs. I also spoof my MAC address and have restricted root access, I've also protected my GRUB with password (and use encrypted boot) and have enabled Microcode updates and have NTP and IPV6 disabled.
Also on Arch, I use iptables as a firewall denying all incoming traffic, and since it's my gaming PC, I don't game on the OS, instead, I use a KVM/QEMU Windows VM for gaming (search "How I Built The "Poor-Shamed" Computer" video to see what I'm talking about) I also use full disk encryption.
Software/Providers:
E-Mails: I use ProtonMail (Plus Account paid with bitcoin) and Tutanota (free account as they don't accept crypto payment yet, come on Tutanota, I've been waiting for it for 2 years already) since I have plus account on ProtonMail it allows me to use ProtonMail Bridge and use it on Claws Mail (desktop) and K-9 Mail (mobile) as for Tutanota I use both desktop and mobile app.
Some other e-mails habits of mine: I use e-mail aliases (ProtonMail plus account provides you with 5) and each alias is used for different tasks (as one for shopping, one for banking, one for accounts etc) and none of my e-mails have my real name on it or something that could be used to identify me. I also highly avoid using stuff that require e-mail/e-mail verification for usage (e-mail is such a pain in the ass tbh) I also make use of Spamgourmet for stuff like temporary e-mail (best service I found for this doing my research, dunno if it's really the best tho, heard that AnonAddy does kinda the same stuff but dunno, recommendations are welcomed)
Browsers/Search Engine: As mentioned, I use Vanadium (Graphene's stock browser) on mobile as it is the recommended browser by Graphene and the one with the best security for Android, for desktop I use a Hardened Firefox (pretty aware of Firefox's security not being that good, but it's the best browser for PC for me as Ungoogled Chromium is still not there in A LOT of things + inherent problems of Chrome as not being able to disable WebRTC unless you use an extension etc) with ghacks-user.js and uBlock Origin (hard mode), uMatrix (globally blocking first party scripts), HTTPS Everywhere (EASE Mode), Decentraleyes (set the recommended rules for both uBlock Origin and uMatrix) and Temporary Containers as addons. I also use Tor Browser (Safest Mode) on a Whonix VM on Qubes sometimes. DuckDuckGo is my to-go search engine and I use DNS over HTTPS on Firefox (BlahDNS as my provider once again)
browsing habits: I avoid JavaScript the maximum I can, if it's really needed, I just allow the scripts temporarely on uBlock Origin/uMatrix and after I'm done I just disable it. I also generally go with old.reddit.com instead of reddit.com (as JavaScript is not required to browse the old client), nitter.net for checking twitter stuff (although I rarely have something peaking my interest on Twitter) and I use invidious.snopyta.org as youtube front-end (I do however use YouTube sometimes if a video I wanna see can't be played on invidious or if I wanna watch a livestream) and html.duckduckgo.com instead of duckduckgo.com other than avoiding JavaScript most of my browsing habits are just common sense at this point I'd say, I also use privatebin (snopyta's instance) instead of pastebin. I also have multiple firefox profiles for different tasks (personal usage, shopping, banking etc)
VPN: I use Mullvad (guess you can mention it here since it's PTIO's recommended) paid with bitcoin and honestly best service available tbh. I use Mullvad's multihop implementation on Wireguard which I manually set myself as I had the time and patience to learn how.
password manager: KeePassXC on desktop and KeePassDX on my smartphone, my password database for my desktop is stored on a USB flash driver I encrypted with VeraCrypt.
some other software on desktop: LibreOffice (as a Microsoft Office substitute), GIMP (Photshop substitute), Vim (I use it for multiple purposes, mainly coding IDE and as a text editor), VLC (media player), Bisq (bitcoin exchange), Wasabi (bitcoin wallet), OBS (screen recording), Syncthing (file sync), qBitTorrent (torrent client) and Element (federated real-time communication software). I sadly couldn't find a good open-source substitute to Sony Vegas (tested many, but none was in the same level of Vegas imo, KDENLive is okay tho) so I just use it on a VM if I need it (Windows VM solely for the purpose of video editing, not the same one I use for gaming)
Other:
router: I have an Asus RT-AC68U with OpenWRT as its firmware. I also set a VPN on it.
cryptocurrency hardware wallet: I store all of my cryptocurrency (Bitcoin and Monero) on a Ledger Nano S, about 97% of my money is on crypto so a hardware wallet is a must for me.
I have lots of USB flash drivers that I use for Live ISOs and for encrypted backups. I also have a USB Data Blocker from PortaPow that I generally use if I need to charge my cellphone in public or in a hotel while on a trip (rare occasion tbh).
I have a Logitech C920e as webcam and a Blue Yeti microphone in which I never let them plugged, I only plug them if it's necessary and after I'm done I just unplug them.
I also have a Nintendo Switch Lite as a gaming console that I most of the times just use offline, I just connect to the internet if needed for a software update and then just turn the Wi-Fi off from it.
Other Habits/Things I've done:
payments: I simply AVOID using credit card, I try to always pay on cash (I live in a third-world country so thank god most of people here still depend on cash only) physically and online I try my best to either by using cryptocurrency or using gift cards/cash by mail if crypto isn't available. I usually buy crypto on Bisq as I just don't trust any KYC exchange (and neither should you) and since there aren't many people here in my area to do face to face bitcoin trade (and I'm skeptical of face to face tbh), I use the Wasabi Wallet (desktop) to coinjoin bitcoin before buying anything as this allows a bit more of privacy, I also coinjoin on Wasabi before sending my bitcoins to my hardware wallet. I also don't have a high consumerism drive so I'm not constantly wanting to buy everything that I see (which helps a lot on this criteria)
social media/accounts: as noted, aside from Signal and Element (which I don't even use that often) I just don't REALLY use any social media (tried Mastodon for a while but I was honestly felt it kinda desert there and most of its userbase from what I've seen were some people I'd just... rather don't hang with tbh) and, althoug not something necessary is something that I really advise people to as social media is literally a poison to your mind.
I also don't own any streaming service like Netflix/Amazon Prime/Spotify etc, I basically pirate series/movies/songs and that's it.
I've also deleted ALL my old accounts from social media (like Twitter etc) and old e-mails. ALL of my important and main accounts have 2FA enabled and are protected by a strong password (I use KeePass to generate a 35 character lenght password with numbers, capital letters, special symbols etc, each account uses a unique password) I also NEVER use my real name on any account and NEVER post any pictures of myself (I rarely take pictures of stuff if anything)
iot/smart devices: aside from my smartphone, I don't have any IOT/smart device as I honestly see no need for them (and most of them are WAY too expensive on third-world countries)
files: I constatly backup all of my files (each two weeks) on encrypted flash drivers, I also use BleachBit for temporary data cleaning and data/file shredding. I also use Syncthing as a substitute to stuff like Google Drive.
Future plans:
learn to self-host and self-host an e-mail/NextCloud (and maybe even a VPN)
find something like BurneHushed but FOSS (if you know any please let me know)
So, how is it? anything that I should do that I'm probably not doing?
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Looking to see if anyone can help

At this point we are out of ideas, so I decided to come to the smartest bunch of people the world has to offer... Redditors.
The problem is that I recently just became aware and realized that one of the Minecraft servers that I was obsessed with back in about 6th grade (around 2010 I believe) used Bitcoin as a way to make purchases on the server. This was my favorite server, so for my birthday, my mom gave me $200 dollars to spend however I wanted, and I spent it all on bitcoin so I could get armor, costumes, and stuff like that in the game. A few weeks went by, and just like every other 6th grader on the planet, my interests and hobbies would change quite rapidly, and I stopped playing Minecraft. I believe that I spent about $50 worth of bitcoin and the rest is sitting in a virtual wallet waiting for me to access it.
Now me and my brother have researched everything we could about this in the last few weeks, but as of now, we are not pros and simply know the basics of what we can possibly do. I know I need a 6 digit code to access my wallet, and I specifically remember having the number written on a paper stuck in my room, but I have no clue what that number is and have moved several times since then so there is zero chance of finding that paper.
There is a lot of money on the line and if any of you guys have information that could help me get access to my digital wallet I will probably tattoo your reddit name on my body I’d be so happy.
Any help you guys could give me I would love but I understand that things like this are highly complex. I appreciate any suggestions or anyone that takes time to help me out.
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I'm playing this game since patch 0.2 (yeah, one decimal ) and the game came a very long way (Appreciation Thread)

Recently I'm playing at Star Citizen, it's the second game that I'm opting in at Alpha status (yeah, when I joined in 0.2, Game was Alpha, not for much tough) and considering they had the same length of development, and you can sorta say they are SORTA similar in scope, I have to say the devs in EFT put way more effort into bug squashing to make the game enjoyable for everybody at any point. And this is a post to Thank them and Nikita, but also to go a bit down memory lane and remember how the game was

I was there 2000 years ago, here are a few things that I remember made the game miserable, so you can put it in perspective for any means and purporses :D


-When you bought the game in Alpha, you had 50% to being selected to play, otherwise, you had to wait for the beta (I was lucky to get selected)
- Only 3 armors: Paca, 6B43 Zabralo-Sh 6A Armor, back then called Fort by everybody and the rarest Gzhel
- Basically 9 weapons: M4, Ak74 (and u variant), AKM, Kedr, MP5, Sv-98, Saiga, Mp 133 and 155, maybe AsVal but I don't remember and variant
and 4 Pistols Makarov, TT, Mp-443 and P226R
-Ammo? 1 or 2 types of ammo for weapon at best. Shotguns had bucketshots and slugs, that's it
-Blunt Damage inserted in, SLUGS were THE BEST ammo you could use, at any range.
-You were forced into door opening animation for all doors, even not locked ones
-Bug of doors opening without animation and suddenly, giving the opener a big advantage
- No Jager, No ragman, No Mechanic
-No FleaMarket (Fence was "the fleamarket")
-One NVG
-Only 3 rigs, Scav vest, AVS, Blackrock, the latter 2 basically being a commando Vest in dimensions, neither of them being armored
-No hideout
-Instaheals, spamming meds while in combat
-Insta bullet drill, basically you could go in raid with just a scav vest and 2 magazines
-Trash net code, like 2 seconds of advantage peak, trade killing was very often
-Desyinc, the game was BASICALLY unplayable at points, too many disconnections, too many servers going haywire (like 2 out of 3 games)
-Flying cheaters (YES, NOCLIP)
-Factory, Woods and Customs only maps
-Then came Shoreline, first new map, only half of it, the extract was at tunnel and the military bunker just before the sanitarium, people fought basically in the swamp and in town -NO SCAVS in the first Iteration (also happened for Interchange, no scavs)
-Scavs changing from: loot pignatas, to terminator, to loot pignatas a lot of times
-Scopes? you mean PSO
-most coveted item being: Physical bitcoin, and roler watch
-At around 0.5 you could stack armored rig on top of your armor, imagine a 6B43 with a TacTec on top, armor stacking :), and of course no weight limits
most recently: Head going through wall and noclipping the area around bug

If you too are a player of long date, you can expand this list if I missed something.

It's been a few years, and the game is greater than ever and is only going to get better, keep up the good work boys

EDIT by Community ;):
-Woods map was in at the time
-Everybody spawning at the same side of the map
-Quests had a time limit, and you could lose your progress (and items) in the quest
-Quest were very few, like 4 or 5
-No partial turnover of items, you need to give all the items togheter, unless they are separated. i.e: delivery 2 fort armor and 2 ghzel, you needed to have 2 fort armor in your inventory if you wanted to give them
-At one point, If you had a map equipped you could choose which side of the map to spawn
-If you had one black limb, touching barbed wire meant death
-Beign shoot at one blackd out limb would mean sure death
-Roubles used to stack at 50k, you had no money case and no doc case, the only way to store them was with wallets
-You could level up vendors by selling them rigs of backpacks full of stuff, skier was the most exploited since he doesn't buy guns, you can just put stuff inside you backpack and sell everything to him
-Similar to the precedent point, you could sell bag full of stuff when fleamarket was first introduced, a lot of scams and mistakes were made in that time
-(recent)You had to wait an entire 1 minute to revoke a flemarket posting, if you did a mistake it was basically gone
-(recent) you could sell your gamma container on fleamarket, after wipe people usually sold them
-Backpacks? T-Bag, DuffleBag, Scav Backpack, MBSS, Trizip and Pilgrim
-Customs had only one choke point, the wall at checkpoint that goes on until gas station and dormitory was the outermost part of the map, no derailed train, no power pole maintenance area
-Scavs position were much more predicable overall, you could always found them in specific places if you were the first to get there
-No scav bosses at all
-(Very Early) No Peacekeeper
-(Very Early) no group spawn
-(Very Early) sticky grenades
-(Very early) No time selection
-The only way to finish "what's on the flashdrive" quest, was with USB flashes spawning on the tent in woods
-Only one head hitbox, an helmet would cover the whole face
-There was a brief period where some helmets were completely broken (after face hitboxes), skull facemask
-(recent)No possibility to restore blacked out limbs, a black stomach would most likely mean death in a few minutes if you didn't bring any water in

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And so I remember...

Hi, my name is Jacob and I have been in EFT for a long time. In this times when people talk, cry and get there ideas out I want do something else and that is bring you back in time. I have been in game for about three years playing every wipe, reaching regulary lvl 40 with milions roubles so I could buy what ever I wanted. But, it was not always easy. I want take you way back to the days, when Tarkov was simple and diferent game. Times, when game was maybe 1/3 what it´s now but you know what? Me and others enjoyed game more then today in some ways.

And so, I remember...


when fort and kiver was normal armor combination

we had no face hitbox

dogtags sold for tons of money

people who dcd was immortal and stuck on place

every fully geared player was running fort as best body armor

healing and ammonution reloading was instant

we didnt had mosins in game (specificly mosin)

safes had bitcoins, rollers and goldchains as regular stuff (as only expensive rare items at the time)

scavs was so dumb you could melee them with just sprinting to them and one shoting them in face

there was quests you have to finish in time or repeat whole quest

half shorline map was closed and there was no resort to go only green hills and gas station with shore

you could melee swing without endurence

scavs was so easy you could farm when you could walk to scav from back and one shot him with hatchet

you could sell backpack full of stuff after raid for almost full trader price as you would split stuff among traders (I miss that alot)

when hatchet was always one shot hs

mk 255 was best M4 ammo (it was litle bit buged)

pso didnt had red and black colors

food and drink was not your concern

you regulary spawn as scav with makarov pistol

desync was so bad it was normal die 3 sec after beeing behind cover or running away

MT helmet with mendables was the best choice to protect your head

if you had ingame map you could chose side where you want spawn (neat!)

kiba was still closed and you could see Rsases and fully kited guns on walls

scopes (from inside) was much biger and clear with no black rings inside them

stack of money was 50.000k only

flea market doesent existed

factory was main place for pvp making actual pvp arena for those who wanted pvp

when fence was usefull and was actual avaiable choice

spawn on custom boilers ment 1vs6 in 3...2...

there was no scav bosses or surgical kits

wallets was best way how to store your money

Hammer scope and Elcan scope was your bf


and more.


I hope you like this litle look back of all the things you might not even know about. Some of it was more simple or just felt better, diferent. Are you missing some of this things even after all this time beeing gone and what do you miss the most ? Sorry for my bad english, its not my native language.

As always wish you all nice day and stay safe comrades !
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What I currently use for privacy

So this is what software I currently use for privacy, would like some opinions if possible:
Starting with my cellphone, my device is a Google Pixel 3A XL with GrapheneOS flashed, I have the following apps installed:
F-Droid and AuroraOSS (as my app stores), NewPipe (youtube client), Vanadium (web browser), Tutanota and K-9 Mail (for e-mails), OsmAnd+ (for maps), Joplin (notes), Open Camera (camera), OpenBoard and Mozc for Android (Keyboard and Japanese Keyboard), Aegis Authenticator, KeePassDX (password manager), LibreTorrent (torrent client), Librera PRO (pdf/epub/mobi reader, I don't own a Kindle nor want to own one so I use my cellphone to read), Tachiyomi (manga reader), Signal (for messaging), Vinyl Music Player, VLC, Simple Gallery Pro and Simple Calendar Pro (I prefer them over stock Graphene options) and I also use Electrum and Samourai (Bitcoin Wallet) and Monerujo (Monero Wallet)
I also have OpenVPN (for VPN) and use a private DNS for ad and tracking blocking (provided by my VPN provider)
I have 3-4 PCs, will go over every single one of them:
my main PC is a desktop PC (that I built myself) that I mainly use for working and other tasks.
It runs Artix Linux (basically Arch Linux without systemd), I use UFW as my firewall (denying all incoming and also denying all outgoing only allowing what is useful) and I also use AppArmor Profiles, I disabled IPV6 and SWAP, configured my VPN connection as well on network settings and I currently run OpenVPN on my computer (my VPN provider allows for multi-hop cascade through OpenVPN in which I can create a custom VPN cascade up to four servers, each consecutive hop re-encrypts my traffic and assigns me a new IP address) and I've also set disk encryption on installation (have set in all of my computers)
As for software: I use Mozilla Firefox as my web browser (I set it to always be in private mode, unchecked suggestions for browsing history, bookmarks, and open tabs, I've also disabled the Firefox data collection in settings and block dangerous and deceptive content, I use DuckDuckGo as my search engine, I use Firefox Home as my default as my homepage. The rest of my tweaks were done in about:config (using privacytools.io site tweaks + geo.enabled = false, network.cookie.lifetimePolicy = 2 and dom.security.https_only_mode as true which are not listed on the site) and the only addons I use are uBlock Origin on Hard Mode and Decentraleyes), KeePassXC (password manager), VIM (use it as a Text Editor and as an IDE for coding), LibreOffice (for working stuff), GIMP (image editor), VLC, qBitTorrent and Tutanota's Desktop Client and Thunderbird (for e-mails)
I also use KVM/QEMU for virtual machines (usually in case I wanna test some distro or use Tails/Whonix)
For my gaming PC (also a desktop I've built myself) I run Manjaro KDE on it, the only apps I have in the system are Firefox (same settings as above), OBS and KVM/QEMU (which I use a Win10 virtual machine for games, there are tutorials on YouTube on how to do so if you're interested). I have the same firewall settings as above, using AppArmor as well and I've also disabled IPV6 and SWAP, I run OpenVPN on it as well as my VPN DNS settings on network settings. I also use different mouse and keyboard on both my PCs and never mix them together.
My other 2 PCs are both laptops, one is a Acer Aspire Nitro I've bought for work (in case I need to work while in a trip or if I wanna work outside etc), it has the same settings and programs as my main PC but I run Gentoo on it. The other laptop is an old ThinkPad that runs Slackware on it, but I rarely use it and this laptop is most of the times not with me for safety reasons.
For some other devices and stuff: I have an Asus RT-AC86U router with OpenWRT flashed on it that I also run OpenVPN config files (this one coming from another provider, I use two VPN providers, on in my PCs and the other in my router), I have a Ledger Nano S as a hardware wallet for both Bitcoin and Monero (most of my cryptocurrency is there, I use hardware wallet for hodling purposes and as my emergency funding) and I have LOTS of USB flash drivers (all of them for Linux Live ISOs purposes), I also have a Nintendo Switch Lite (only gaming console I have, although have not been playing that much on it recently) that I only connect to the internet in case I need to download some updates or play online and after I'm done I immediately disconnect it from the internet.
Some other privacy habits I have are:
I don't own any smart device like Smart TVs (I've been more than 10 years now without watching TV, doesn't even bother me), Smart Fridges or Dishwashers that connect to your internet, ROOMBAS, Smart Home etc, I keep all my money on crypto (and I have a small amount in gold as well, but I rarely invest on it, all my gold is stored in a manual safe here in my apartment) and I only have like, 10 bucks or so in my back account (as soon as I receive any money I just left the necessary in my account to pay bills and put all the rest on crypto, I try to pay everything on crypto or cash), I RARELY use cloud storage, but if I need to, I go with NextCloud and encrypt all my files with VeraCrypt before uploading it, all my VPN services were paid with Bitcoin (I try to pay everything with crypto as previously said) and I never write directly into any website, I usually write my text on a text editor, copy it and paste it on the website (needless to say that I don't use mainstream social media as well)
So, what do you guys think? anything that you would add your recommend me? (before anyone mentions about self-hosting a DNS server using Pi-hole on a Raspberry Pi, I'm actually thinking on doing it in a near future)
EDIT: forgot to mention that I don't watch YouTube on PC on youtube site, I mostly watch youtube's videos on invidio.us and only use the youtube site for watching live streams honestly. And I also barely go outside with my smartphone (only if I really need to) and I usually keep it away from my computers etc.
EDIT 2: also another thing: I covered all my laptop's webcams with black electrical tape, I have a Logitech C922 Pro webcam for my desktop PCs but rarely use it, and when I need to use it, I unplug it as soon as I'm done with it.
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Influx of new players means its time for a guide again!

Welcome to Tarkov!

This game is going to kick your ass. Hopefully I can make your ass-pounding a little less raw. Take these tips with a grain of salt as they are from personal experience from a veteran.

Starting Out

Questing

Traders

Prison Wallet

Let's talk about your pouch slot. Starting out you will either have an Alpha (2x2) or a Gamma (3x3) case depending on what edition of the game you bought. Simply put, more space in your pouch is more money in your butt. You can't put guns or anything in them, but you can stuff any valuables in there. Most important thing is to most valuable single slot items you find in raid in your butt to help recoup your losses if you die.
Also, keep the keys you need in your butt. Take them out when you don't. Getting a Keybar helps but it can take time. You might have more luck buying an early Docs Case on the flea market.

Gear

Armor - this is my 5 second armor explanation, be gentle
Helmets - ayy lmao
Ammo - also quick and dirty. ALWAYS REFER TO THE CHART. ALL HAIL THE CHART.

Save These Things

These items are immediate prison wallet candidates. I'll separate them by quest progression and then by value. Keep quest progression items you'll need them to complete quests!
Quest Items
Valuables
This list used to be short... now almost everything has SOME value. I would say go into your Hideout and look at what it costs to build stuff. When in doubt, put it in your butt and figure out what it is worth later. Here are some highlights though.

Hideout

I'm not going to go into too much detail here but we can start with a few tips.

Raiding

Scav

Recommendations for Low Levels

Ammo
Armor
Helmet
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Some Suggestions about Fence and the Hideout

Greetings Reddit
I´m a german Tarkov player and i started playing in February. Since then i´ve been thinking about Fence and what he´s most likely used for. In my case i only use him for buying cheap armor that i use for Quests (Gzhel 0-50% and Zabralo) or give him totally destroyed armors that none of the other Traders wanna have. Tbh i think there could be more Potential for this mysterious Underground Guy that you´ll most likely never see.
My first Suggestion is giving him some specific Items for us to buy. He is a smuggler, so why not Stuff like VPX, Virtex, COFDM etc. which we can then use for crafting. In my Opinion he should sell these specific items for BTC (not physical) because as i said as the Underground Smuggler guy that he is supposed to be u will very rarely meet him personally. This brings us to my second Suggestion.
Change the Bitcoin farm to pay us virtual Bitcoins to a new Bitcoin wallet. Physical Bitcoins should stay in the Game but only as lootable Objects which u can then barter at Fence into virtual currency.
So how will we get Money out of our Hideout u may ask?
Well here is another Suggestion.
Give us something like a Drug laboratory where we can craft or harvest Drugs. To get Money for these Drugs we need to place them on specific random places in the World of Tarkov. Let´s say u finished crafting a Package of Drugs. U will then get a message from Fence where he is telling u where u have to place this specific Package of Drugs. I.E. something like "Bring it to the Shoreline Gas Station and i will make sure u will get paid good for it"
I think something like 15 different places for a map like shoreline should be enough to avoid people camping a spot and waiting for a guy trying to place his Drugs.
I hope u like my Suggestions :)
Give me your thoughts about this!
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Bitfinex will roll Segwit support next week.

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So these Mandalorian Tracking FOBs, do they use an Imperial Blockchain? Im not trying to inject cryptocurrency talk, but they are literally talking about private keys and such. Its so cool to include that in Starwars. I imagine the trade guilds having massive exchanges that trade stars and planets.

So I watched episode one, and then I saw the second episode on Disney Plus and I just paused it after seeing a Tracking Fob and I just had to ask, what blockchain are using, a centralized Imperial blockchain? or a decentralized bounty hunter network? ;) In the first episode's meeting between the Protagonist and the guy who gives out the "Pucks" ..... Im not trying to inject cryptocurrency talk, but he literally is talking about private keys and such. Its so cool to include that in Starwars. Reminds me of the Ferengi in Starwars, intergalactic exchanges where people sell planets, people, trop moons like Lando in Solo, where he mentions winning a moon, but in a poker game BUT im sure they use credits that have to be checked somehow....

Also people obviously had bounties which was a form of a wallet in a way, I mean a person could be identified maybe genetically with the bio scanner, and then, frozen in carbonite and a private key matched, however, im sure there will be episodes where people swap FOBs and capture the wrong people etc, hacking tracking FOBs etc. Proof of Work wont work in Star Wars universe when people have death star loads of power to generate hash power to essentially break ur encryption with probably just one Star Destroyers onboard computers lol. I imagine the time AFTER the empire however, is still full of finance and fintech galore, with trade guilds filling the void, but I havent read the Canon of what comes next, I mean I know the new Order and the whatever happens but i just cant accept that new star wars stuff it makes me sad i dunno, its like a zoomer got to the star wars we all know and loved, and tried way too hard, i dunno, maybe episode 9 will be better? Ill go see it soon. Anyway I have some plans to inject Keylontic Science UFO lore into Star Wars and connect it to earth in an interesting way, but first id like to do this with Star Trek. I think we have to ramp up all sci fi for our up coming Mars and Moon missions thanks to Space X and Nasa etc, its essential to make Sci Fi and space travel and engineering as interesting to young people as possible. ANyway sorry for rambling I just had some ideas wanted tow rite about anyway BACK to my question about what MONEY system they use in the mandalorean.....

Also in that first table sit down exchange they have a talk about "Imperial credits" being just as spendable lol... seems like they need more volume. I noticed some interesting historical political stuff with the whole money exchange in the second meeting between the protagonist and the vestigial Imperial Boss (like an old Nazi left over after ww2) he gives him what is basically Nazi Gold lol, but its Mandalorian metal thats been looted, and he repays him in his own peoples looted metal, maybe the Mandalorians are like in a Diaspora, like Israelis hunting down the nazis after ww2?

I wonder if the Empire had a fiat currency or had to rely on a decentralized math backed currency due to the same problems we see in Warhammer 40k where the empire of a galaxy is so vast its hard to communicate monetary policy and things just sort of collapse into medieval shit in some places while other places look like coruscant.... theres a disparity between worlds and I guess thats the whole point , we must be Planetary Chauvanists and think about our planet first unless we had some sort of portal system, only then could I see people caring enough between planets

Anyway the idea of a inter planetary galactic stock market or crypto currency exchange is so interesting, Ive seen it in Star Wars Enterprise with the orisons slave market, and DS9 with the ferrengi markets visible to Quark maybe over sub space

Im not sure if Starwars has Subspace tech to have faster than light internet for communication and finance?

If we humans already have Bitcoin and smart contracts like eosio then I imagine Star Wars bounty hunters had some sort of BLOCKCHAIN for tracking Bounties using oh i dunno..quantum kyber crystals that have to be matched and can never be faked, like tally sticks but using the force, maybe thats how the FOB's can get activated, its like the challengedac or something, GPS smart contracts but for the whole galaxy, tracking FObs are interesting so i looked it up wondering what "FOB" stood for as i knew it couldnt just mean a keyless entry keychain thing.,...

FOB stands for “free on board” or “freight on board” and is a designation that is used to indicate when liability and ownership of goods is transferred from a seller to a buyer.

That blew me away... that this mandaloran show is using the lingo of the industry and I had no idea FOB stood for Freight on Board.

Ok anyway guys i was just recovering from the flu and wanted to have some fun talking about star wars and Bounty Hunter Blockchain crypto currency for validation of bounties captured.... just so fun to talk about tracking FOBs and space X and if we can have real M. Falcon and tie fighter shaped space hotels on the ISS and private spaceX space hotels VERY soon in the next few years, obviously Disney will have to be involved so they can sell the rooms directly from Disney Land and have a space port AT Disney land for real....... and tesla will have star wars looking speeders and star wars themed boring tunnel "rides" that will just be normal boring tunnel tunnels from LAX to Disney land but will be fitted out with projectors, lasers, in tunnel screens and extra stuff to make the boring tunnel rude more of a disney land ride in itself :D We could have a Disney mandalorian hired actor for every train, with LED weapons and armor accessories that light up in the dark when the whole tunnel goes dark when the train appears to be hijacked by raiders or other bounty hunters, and youll have a WHOLE experience in a boring tunnel ride for DIsney Star Wars Space X Space Port ride, lol, on your way to Disney MARS or disney MOON park, because who else is going to make us feel at home on the moon but Disney?

Galaxies Edge could be so incredibly REAL with a SPaceX Deal for a real space port out in the desert using same boring tunnels that would take you from DIsney to Las Vegas anyway, so halfway there youd get out to a Disney Space Port to take you to a SpaceX launched Space Hotel just like the International Space Station. Im sure Disney and SPaceX working together could raise the funds to launch a Millenium Falcon shaped Space Hotel.

Anyway I know thats different from my title but now I just wanna write a proposal for SPaceX DIsney Star Wars Space Hotel, and Disney SpaceX Space Port in desert outside Galaxies Edge using Boring Tunnel to get there, use the money from the space hotel to build the Disney Moon and Mars bases.
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Weekly Update: Launch of BOMBX, Parachute + BOMBX partnership, Crypto Lifestyle Interview, AXPR on Binance Dex... – 12 Jul - 18 Jul'19

Weekly Update: Launch of BOMBX, Parachute + BOMBX partnership, Crypto Lifestyle Interview, AXPR on Binance Dex... – 12 Jul - 18 Jul'19
Hiya folks! This was one of the most eventful weeks in recent Parachute history. Strap onto your seatbelts. Here we go!

Cap announced the start of a new journey with BOMB’s latest venture, BOMBX (more on that later). In short, new groups will get to explore ParJar, new tokens will be added and a ton of new communities will get to experience Parachute in all its glory. Plus, ParJar will add the Binance chain to its list of supported chains. BEP2 tokens, here we come! Cap’s interview with The Crypto Lifestyle was this week as well. Have a look! PAR got listed on MetaMorphPro through a Twitter vote. This week we added a new token to ParJar: SNTR (Silent Notary). Read more about the project here. Don’t forget Cap’s reminder: when you join a new partner project channel, read up on them, join to learn about the project, be a part of their community. We want ParJar to be used as a tool for that community. Hence, try not to tip other coins/tokens there (including PAR).
Derjenige is a master of woodwork. Check out how he makes PAR coasters
Ian hosted an art trivia in the Tiproom. 50k PAR given away. Noice! In the Big Chili Race, Jason is still ahead of the competition at 47 cm. Just 3 more centimeters to win 400k PAR. If you’ve been meaning to use the Parachute sticker set on Telegram but couldn’t find it, click here. Cryptonoob has been hard at work designing UX concepts for the Parachute app. This week, he interviewed Parachuters to gauge user sentiment. Chris announced the start of a British Open Pick ‘Em Tournament with a prize pot of 100k PAR. Say what! Jason’s flash game for 65k PAR to find the “weirdest product for sale on the internet” saw some super wacky items being posted. Evan, Alexis and CF picked the craziest ones. Pika, Nilzinho, Richi and Airdrop won honourable mentions. Lmao! Roberto was kind enough to translate the ParJar guide to Spanish.
Big Chili Race participants. L to R: Abhijoy (8th), Tony (2nd), Jason (1st), Richi (5th)
BOMB announced the launch of an exploratory incubator on the Binance Chain called BOMBX. As Zachary explained during the livestream of the launch, while BOMB signifies destruction, BOMBX signifies creation. All BOMB token holders will receive BOMBX tokens (XIO) in 1:25 ratio. Find out more from Dash’s article linked above. Check this tweet thread for the TLDR. If you plan to watch the full announcement video, check out the index to skip to the sections of your interest. This infographic should help explain the incubator ecosystem being planned. There was also a giveaway for the top lessons shared by entrepreneurs from the BOMB community. As announced in the last update, BOMB was listed on Hotbit this week. Benjamin’s latest report on tokenomics got published. And as promised, the token statistics dashboard went live this week. Opacity is also one of the partners of BOMBX. As the explained in their article, Opacity will be the preferred storage provider for startups incubated by BOMBX. Opacity’s whitepaper is also now available with an Opacity storage handle for downloading and reading.
BOMBX Partners
This week’s Parachute + Uptrennd brainstorm session focused on Technical Analysis. Uptrennd founder Jeff sat down with Enjin CTO Witek Radomski to talk about the Efinity scaling solution, ERC-1155 marketplace and other topics. Membership on Uptrennd has been growing steadily. This called for a celebratory giveaway with egamers.io. Plus, Idex listing of 1UP is expected next week. Another public voting for a free detailed review of a project by the Uptrennd team started this week. aXpire’s AXPR token was listed on Binance Dex. Woot woot! Like last week, the weekly aXpire burn event was for 20k AXPR. Reasons for the double burn to be released in next update. There’s also a new dashboard to track all the token burns now. Checked out Clinton’s cool aXpire mug yet? Do it! And finally, catch up on the weekly updates at aXpire and the crypto space from this video. 2gether won the second prize on Pitch Day at the Barcelona Trading Conference. Congratulations!
AXPR Burn dashboard (as on 28-Jul-19)
Fantom appointed their consultant Bariq Sekandari as Director of BD and Listings this week. Bariq has been the driving force behind the deluge of FTM listings on exchanges in the last few weeks. The project also entered into a partnership with The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum and SEED Group to join hands in the Dubai smart city project. This news was covered by The Merkle, Coin Spectator and The Daily Chain. In this week’s technical article, the Sfxdx team writes about ChainWitness consensus algorithm. If you’ve missed the July updates of Fantom, fret not. CMO Michael Chen has covered it all in this post. Fantom also joined the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) this week along with several key figures from Fantom being added to the GBA Consultant Directory. Core dev Andre Cronje will be speaking at CFN Network’s “Future of Blockchain and Bitcoin” event at London in September. Click here for deets. The infogif contest winner was declared. THORChain announced a partnership with Fantom to allow BEP2 token swaps at market rates. Benjamin Cowen’s first FTM deep dive was released. Neat! Plus, Chico Crypto, That Martini Guy, Crypto Zombie and Bloxlive featured the project in their videos this week.
Fantom sets up its footing in Dubai
Hydro and its molecule solution got featured in World Blockchain Forum’s latest Medium article. Hydro announced the start of its article contest and winner of the video contest. Click here and here for the latest updates on all the moving parts of Hydro. Switch and SwitchDex were covered by BitcoinNews, The Merkle, Coinspeaker, NullTx, Incrypts, Altcoin Sara and Cryptopedic. ESH got listed on AltMarkets with a BTC pairing. Ahead of the start to the SMS Beta Testing phase, Birdchain announced social media competition. 50k BIRD up for grabs! Marketeers, have a read of their article on the efficacy of Pay-per-click campaigns. The latest Bounty0x bi-weekly update is available here. We have covered most of the news items in past updates. Catch up on District0x news from the weekly update post. All the pending questions from last week’s ETHOS AMA were answered this week in another AMA with founder Shingo and Voyager CMO Steve Capone. Following a system maintenance, Update 2.0 for the Universal Wallet went out this week. Upgrades include faster transactions, fee improvement and listing of BCH. Remember Horizon State’s nomination to the Wellington Gold Awards? They have started introducing the nominees recently and featured Horizon State this week. The project also got nominated for a Blockies Award by Blockchain Australia. Woot! And last but definitely not the least, Horizon State is now conducting a vote for The Opportunities Party in New Zealand. Check it out here.
Cap’s beer haul from the Parachute Beer Exchange. Courtesy: Thane
And with that, it’s a wrap for this week at Parachute and partners. See you soon with another weekly update. Ciao!
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Bitcoins Everywhere Spiderman Ps4 Mk 1 Armor Turf Wars Dlc Z5724 Wallpaper
Bitcoins Everywhere Spiderman Ps4 Mk 1 Armor Turf Wars Dlc Z5724 Wallpaper
What Is A Bitcoin Mixer? Bitcoin tumbling (bitcoin mixing) involves the usage of a third party service to break the connection between a bitcoin wallet address sending coins and the address receiving coins. Once that connection is broken, the individual or party who owns the coins that were mixed become anonymous and transactions near impossible to track.
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Bitcoins Everywhere Ragnarok And Drift Full Armor Fortnite Battle Royale U235 Wallpaper
Bitcoins Everywhere Ragnarok And Drift Full Armor Fortnite Battle Royale U235 Wallpaper
What Is A Bitcoin Mixer? Bitcoin tumbling (bitcoin mixing) involves the usage of a third party service to break the connection between a bitcoin wallet address sending coins and the address receiving coins. Once that connection is broken, the individual or party who owns the coins that were mixed become anonymous and transactions near impossible to track.
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Bitcoins Everywhere Spiderman Ps4 Mk 1 Armor Turf Wars Dlc Z5743 Wallpaper
Bitcoins Everywhere Spiderman Ps4 Mk 1 Armor Turf Wars Dlc Z5743 Wallpaper
What Is A Bitcoin Mixer? Bitcoin tumbling (bitcoin mixing) involves the usage of a third party service to break the connection between a bitcoin wallet address sending coins and the address receiving coins. Once that connection is broken, the individual or party who owns the coins that were mixed become anonymous and transactions near impossible to track.
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Bitcoins Everywhere Ragnarok Full Armor Fortnite Battle Royale U237 Wallpaper
Bitcoins Everywhere Ragnarok Full Armor Fortnite Battle Royale U237 Wallpaper
What Is A Bitcoin Mixer? Bitcoin tumbling (bitcoin mixing) involves the usage of a third party service to break the connection between a bitcoin wallet address sending coins and the address receiving coins. Once that connection is broken, the individual or party who owns the coins that were mixed become anonymous and transactions near impossible to track.
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Bitcoins Everywhere Spiderman Spider Armor Mk 3 Ps4 S7024 Wallpaper
Bitcoins Everywhere Spiderman Spider Armor Mk 3 Ps4 S7024 Wallpaper
What Is A Bitcoin Mixer? Bitcoin tumbling (bitcoin mixing) involves the usage of a third party service to break the connection between a bitcoin wallet address sending coins and the address receiving coins. Once that connection is broken, the individual or party who owns the coins that were mixed become anonymous and transactions near impossible to track.
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Bitcoins Everywhere Ragnarok Max Full Armor Skydive Fortnite Battle Royale X7728 Wallpaper
Bitcoins Everywhere Ragnarok Max Full Armor Skydive Fortnite Battle Royale X7728 Wallpaper
What Is A Bitcoin Mixer? Bitcoin tumbling (bitcoin mixing) involves the usage of a third party service to break the connection between a bitcoin wallet address sending coins and the address receiving coins. Once that connection is broken, the individual or party who owns the coins that were mixed become anonymous and transactions near impossible to track.
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Bitcoins Everywhere Ragnarok Max Full Armor Skydive Fortnite Battle Royale X7730 Wallpaper
Bitcoins Everywhere Ragnarok Max Full Armor Skydive Fortnite Battle Royale X7730 Wallpaper
What Is A Bitcoin Mixer? Bitcoin tumbling (bitcoin mixing) involves the usage of a third party service to break the connection between a bitcoin wallet address sending coins and the address receiving coins. Once that connection is broken, the individual or party who owns the coins that were mixed become anonymous and transactions near impossible to track.
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Future Of Investing In Cryptocurrency

Future Of Investing In Cryptocurrency


Cryptocurrency
I've been saying some information about Bitcoin a great deal of late. I' haven't written anything about it since I end up in an awkward spot in concurring with the predominant press: It's an air pocket. Bitcoin began as what I'd call "millennial gold" – the youthful generation view at it as their gold substitute.
Bitcoin is two things: blockchain technology and a (perceived) currency. The blockchain element of Bitcoin may have enormous future applications: It may be used for electronic contracts, voting, money transfers – and the list goes on. But there is a critical misconception about Bitcoin: Ownership of Bitcoin doesn’t give you ownership of the technology. I, without owning a single bitcoin, own as much Bitcoin technology as someone who owns a million bitcoins; that is, exactly none. It’s just like when you have $1,000 on a Visa debit card: That $1,000 doesn’t give you part ownership of the Visa network unless you own some Visa stock.

Owning Bitcoin gives you a right to … what? Digital bits?

I can understand gold bugs and the original Bitconnect aficionados. The global economy is living beyond its means and financing its lifestyle by issuing a lot of debt. Usually, this behavior would cause higher interest rates and inflation. But not when you have central banks. Our local central bankers bought this newly issued debt and brought global interest rates down to near-zero levels (and in many cases to what would have been previously unthinkable harmful levels). If you think investing today is difficult, being a parent is even more difficult.
The logical inconsistencies and internal sickness of the global economy have manifested themselves into a digital creature: Bitcoin. The core argument for Bitcoin is not much different from the case for gold: Central banks cannot print it. However, the shininess of gold has less appeal to millennials than Bitcoin does. They are not into jewelry as much as previous generations; they don’t wear watches (unless they track your heartbeat and steps). Unlike with gold, where transporting a million dollars requires an armored track and a few bodybuilders, a nearly weightless thumb drive will store a dollar or a billion dollars of Bitcoin. Gold bugs would, of course, argue that gold has a tradition that goes back centuries. To which digital millennials would probably say, gold is analog, and Bitcoin is digital. And they’d add, in today’s world the past is not a predictor of the future – Sears was around for 125 years, and now it is almost dead.
A client jokingly told me that his biggest gripe with me in 2016 and 2017 was that I didn’t buy him any Ethereum Price. I told him not so jokingly that if I bought him Ethereum, he’d be right to fire me. Maybe I’m a dinosaur; but, like gold, Ethereum Price is impossible to value. What is it worth? It has no cash flows. Is a coin worth $2, $200, or $20,000? But Wall Street strategists have already figured out how to model and value this creature. Their models sound like this: “If only X percent of the global population buys Y amount of Ethereum Price, then due to its scarcity it will be worth Z.” On the surface, these types of models bring apparent rationality and an almost professional valuation to an asset that has no inherent value. You can let your imagination run wild with X’s and Y’s, but the simple truth is this: Ethereum Price is un-valuable.
In 1997, when Coke’s valuation started to rival some dotcoms, bulls used this math: “The average consumer of Coke in developed markets drinks 296 ounces of Coke a year. These markets represent only 20% of the global population.” And then the punchline: “Can you imagine what Coke’s sales would be if only X% of the rest of the world consumed 296 ounces of Coke a year?” Somehow, the rest of the world still doesn’t consume 296 ounces of Coke. Twenty years later, Coke’s stock price is not far from where it was then – but on the way, it declined 60% and stayed there for a decade. Coke, however, was a real company with an actual product, actual sales, an authentic brand, and real tangible, dividend-producing cash flows.
If you cannot value an asset, you cannot be rational. With litecoin price at $11,000 today, it is crystal clear to me, with the benefit of hindsight, that I should have bought litecoin at 28 cents. But you only get hindsight in hindsight. Let’s buy litecoin today at $11,000. If it goes up 5% a day like a clock and gets to $110,000 – you don’t need rationality. Just buy and gloat. But what do you do if the price goes down to $8,000? You’ll probably say, “No big deal, I believe in cryptocurrencies.” What if it then goes to $5,500? Half of your hard-earned money is gone. Do you buy more? Trust me, then, the celebratory articles you are reading today will have vanished. The remarkable stories of a plumber becoming an overnight millionaire with the help of litecoin will not be gracing the social media. The moral support – which is peer pressure – that drives you to own litecoin will be gone, too.
Then you’ll be reading stories about other suckers like you who bought it at what – in hindsight – turned out to be the all-time high and who got sucked into the potential for future riches. And then Bitcoin will tumble to $2,000 and then to $100. Since you have no idea what this crypto thing is worth, there is no center of gravity to guide you or anyone else to make rational decisions. With Coke or another real business that generates actual cash flows, we can at least have an intelligent conversation about what the company is worth. We can’t have one with Bitcoin. The X times Y = Z math will be reapplied by Wall Street as it moves on to something else.
People who are buying Bitcoin today are doing it for one simple reason: FOMO – fear of missing out. Yes, this behavior is so predominant in our society that we even have an acronym for it. Bitcoin is priced today at $11,000 because the fool who bought it for $11,000 is hoping that there is another, the greater fool who will pay $12,000 for it tomorrow. This game of greater fools is not new. The Dutch played it with tulips in the 1600s– it did not end well. Americans took the game to a new level with dotcoms in the late 1990s – that round ended in tears, too. And now millennials and millennial-wannabes are playing it with Bitcoin and few hundred other competing cryptocurrencies.
The counterargument to everything I have said so far is that those dollar bills you have in your wallet or that digitally reside in your bank account are as fictional as Bitcoin. True. Currencies, like most things in our lives, are stories that we all have (mostly) unconsciously bought into. (I highly encourage you to read my favorite book of 2015: Sapiens, by Yuval Harari.) Of course, society and, even more importantly, governments have agreed that these fiat currencies are going to be the means of exchange.
Also, taxation by the government turns the dollar bill “story” into a very physical reality: If you don’t pay taxes in dollars, you go to jail. (The US government will not accept Bitcoins, gold, chunks of granite, or even British pounds).
And finally, governments tend to look at Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a threat to their existence. First, governments are very particular about their monopolistic right to control and print currencies – this is how they can overpromise and underdeliver. No less important, the anonymity of cryptocurrencies makes them a heaven for tax avoiders – governments don’t like that.
The Chinese government outlawed cryptocurrencies in September 2017. Western governments are most likely not far behind. If you think banning a competitor can happen only in a dictatorial regime like China’s, think again. This can and did happen in a democracy like the US. With Executive Order 6102 in 1933, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt made it illegal for the US population to “hoard gold coin, gold bullion, or gold certificates.”
However, nothing I have written above will matter until it does.
Bitcoin may go up to $110,000 by the end of 2018 before it comes down to earth. That is how bubbles work. Just because I called it a bubble doesn’t mean it will automatically jump.
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Retailers Around The World That Accept Crypto, From Pizza to Travel

Retailers Around The World That Accept Crypto, From Pizza to Travel


News by Cointelegraph: Jinia Shawdagor
Earlier on, when Bitcoin (BTC) arrived on the scene, most cryptocurrency enthusiasts held on to their coins, as there were only so many places they could be spent. Nowadays, the list of marketplaces and retailers accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is significantly larger, providing crypto enthusiasts with more options for making real-world purchases.
After all, with recognizable organizations like Microsoft and Wikipedia now accepting Bitcoin as payment, conversations about Bitcoin and the power of cryptocurrencies are becoming more prominent.
Currently, several fast-food restaurants and coffee shops have started accepting Bitcoin as payment. This will likely provide traction for mass adoption as cryptocurrency payments become increasingly commonplace in day-to-day purchases.
Granted, there are some jurisdictions that do not consider Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency as legal tender. Despite this set back, even big tech companies like Facebook are coming up with payment systems that mimic cryptocurrencies.
Here are some of the leading retailers, merchants and companies that will let you book flights and hotels, buy coffee or pizza, or even go to space with crypto.

Pay for a burger in Germany with crypto

The German branch of fast-food restaurant chain Burger King now claims to accept Bitcoin as payment for its online orders and deliveries, but this is not the first time Burger King has warmed up to Bitcoin as a form of payment.
The company, headquartered in Florida in the United States, had its Russian branch announce in 2017 that it would start accepting Bitcoin payments, but it ultimately did not take off. The global fast-food retailer reports an annual revenue of about $20 billion and serves about 11 million customers around the world. If all its outlets move to accept Bitcoin as payment, cryptocurrency adoption would inevitably spread.

Spend crypto at Starbucks and other places

For crypto payments to gain traction, merchants need to implement systems that enable swift and easy cryptocurrency spending. Starbucks is one of the companies taking advantage of this concept through Flexa, a U.S.-based payment startup that is helping the cafe giant, as well as dozens of other companies, accept cryptocurrency payments.
The company developed an app called Spedn that enables crypto holders to make purchases with merchants like Starbucks. The company’s CEO believes that by making cryptocurrencies spendable in the mainstream, commerce will realize the full benefit of blockchain technology all over the world.
Crypto enthusiasts in Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto might already be familiar with Coupa Cafe for other reasons apart from its coffee and food. Through its partnership with a Facebook software developer, Coupa Cafe has been accepting Bitcoin as payment since 2013.
Reports show that the cafe received a steady stream of Bitcoin revenue as soon as they started implementing crypto payments — a clear sign of how eager its customers were to pay in Bitcoin. Coupa Cafe is among the few physical businesses in Palo Alto that accept Bitcoin at the moment. The cafe owners believe that their collaboration with the Facebook software engineer will create more traction in terms of Bitcoin adoption.

Buy food with crypto

With over 50,000 takeaway restaurants listed on its United Kingdom-based site, OrderTakeaways is one of the surest ways to get a pizza paid for with crypto delivered to your doorstep. The company has been accepting Bitcoin payments for online takeout orders since 2018. And other similar services include the Korean platform Shuttledelivery as well as German-based service Lieferando and its subsidiaries in several other countries.
Apart from online orders, crypto can also be spent at a regular Subway restaurants. As early as 2013, several Subway branches started accepting Bitcoin as payment. Now, for a fraction of a Bitcoin, a Subway sandwich can be purchased at select restaurants.

Pay with Bitcoin to tour space

Besides buying food and inexpensive, day-to-day items with crypto, a trip to space can now be bought with Bitcoin. That’s right. Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, started accepting Bitcoin as payment as far back as 2013. Although Branson’s predicted date for the first commercial flight has been pushed back several times, the company achieved its first suborbital space flight last year. Perhaps soon, people will be able to tour the moon on crypto’s dime.

Buy jewelry with Bitcoin

A brick-and-mortar American jewelry company called Reeds Jewelers accepts Bitcoin for both its physical and online stores. What’s more, if a purchase is worth more than $25,000, the company provides free armored delivery for safety. Other jewelry companies accepting Bitcoin include Blue Nile Jewelry, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry and Coaex Jewelry, to name a few.
A big advantage of purchasing large ticket items — like a diamond — with crypto is that it makes moving around large amounts of money cheap and effortless. Reports show that more Silicon Valley investors are buying jewelry with Bitcoin. Last year, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry reported a 20% growth in crypto transactions, leading to a boost in the company’s sales. The company has been accepting Bitcoin since 2014.

Send and redeem gift cards with Bitcoin

Gyft, a digital platform that allows users to buy, send and redeem gift cards, was one of the first merchants enabling cryptocurrency adoption to gain traction in the real world. The mobile gift card app allows Bitcoin to be used to purchase gift cards from several retailers, some of which include Burger King, Subway, Amazon and Starbucks. The company has also partnered with popular crypto exchange Coinbase to enable users to buy gift cards from their Coinbase wallets.

Travel and pay in Bitcoin

If a traveler only has Bitcoin at their disposal, the following merchants will gladly offer services in exchange for it. TravelbyBit, a flight and hotel booking service, accepts cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Binance Coin and Litecoin (LTC) as payment.
With a network of over 300 crypto-friendly merchants, the platform is one of the biggest supporters of crypto adoption. TravelbyBit can also alert you to upcoming blockchain events in order to interact with other crypto enthusiasts from around the globe. Other platforms to book flights with crypto include Destinia, CheapBizClass, CheapAir, AirBaltic, Bitcoin.Travel and ABitSky, among others.

Use crypto to book a five-star hotel in Zurich

If ever one finds themselves traveling to Zurich Switzerland, either BTC or Ether (ETH) can be used to pay for a stay in a five-star hotel in Zurich. In May 2019, five-star hotel and spa Dodler Grand announced that it will start accepting Bitcoin and Ether as payment.
The hotel has partnered with a fintech firm Inacta as well as Bity (a Swiss-based crypto exchange) to facilitate the payment and conversion of crypto to fiat money. The hotel boasts an amazing view of the Swiss landscape among other enticing amenities that come with a five-star hotel.

Pay for electronics and more with crypto

For all the gadget lovers, there are a bunch of platforms that allow electronic purchases with cryptocurrency. Newegg, for instance, is an electronic retail giant that uses BitPay to process payments made with digital currencies. Even though one cannot get refunds for Bitcoin purchases, Newegg has a good reputation for quality items.
Plus, the company boasts its being among the first merchants to support cryptocurrency adoption. Other platforms for gadget junkies include Eyeboot (a platform that sells crypto mining rigs in exchange for crypto), Microsoft, FastTech and Alza (a U.K.-based online store that sells phones and beauty products).

An ever-expanding list

It seems clear that more retailers are warming up to the idea of accepting cryptocurrencies. There is still a long way to go before full adoption can be achieved, but many companies have nevertheless benefited from being early adopters. Despite the volatile price movements of cryptocurrencies, all evidence points to a future cashless society that uses digital currencies, and crypto is leading the way.
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