Microsoft Announces Availability of R3’s Corda Blockchain Platform on Azure
R3’s blockchain software Corda, developed by the Fintech startup alongside 70 of the world’s biggest banks forming the R3 consortium, is now available on Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Azure.
Announced quietly last week, the revelation comes soon after Corda’s code was contributed to the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger Project on November 30. R3 first announced its decision to go open-source with Corda, the product of its Concord blockchain product, in October this year.
Elaborating on R3’s year-long development, Richard Brown, technology chief at R3 claims:
Corda is a distributed ledger platform designed from the ground up to record, manage and synchronize financial agreements between regulated financial institutions. It is heavily inspired by and captures the benefits of blockchain systems, without the design choices that make blockchains inappropriate for many banking scenarios.
Corda’s availability is the latest offering and addition of Microsoft’s blockchain services toolkit called Project Bletchley. First announced in June 2016, Project Bletchley is Microsoft’s endeavor to push for “an open, modular blockchain fabric powered by Azure.” Fundamentally, Microsoft is looking to provide comprehensive solutions with blockchain technology for customers on various platforms, as Blockchain as a Service (BaaS).
R3’s Blockchain Demo Available
Microsoft’s announcement includes a demo offering of Corda via virtual machine image. While this author hasn’t tried the demo prior to publishing, Microsoft claims the demonstration will showcase Corda’s capabilities through real-world scenarios such as interest rate swap deals. Details reveal that deployment will take 3-5 minutes for the virtual machine to be created, one which will deploy a multi-member Corda demo network. The demo isn’t charged, but usage of Microsoft’s resources including storage, networking and computing will be billed.
R3’s blockchain software Corda is now available on Microsoft’s clould computing platform, Azure.
Brown’s comments above point to a marked difference in the ‘design choices’ made by Corda compared to a public blockchain, like bitcoin’s ledger. These choices include developing the Corda blockchain platform within the confines of legal and regulatory frameworks, a focus on privacy and the means to achieve a modular consensus.
R3’s CTO added:
By making simple Corda demos available on the Azure Marketplace, R3 and Microsoft are making it easy for newcomers to experience Corda for themselves before joining the community.
R3’s efforts to push its blockchain product for wider adoption (with its notable call to go open-source) comes during a time when the New York-based startup is losing some of its notable banking members. The likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Banco Santander have all decided to exit the consortium after a year’s membership.
Bitcoin’s Big Problem: Transaction Delays Renew Blockchain Debate
Bitcoin is facing a major problem as the time it takes transactions to be processed has increased dramatically leading businesses to stop accepting the cryptocurrency and others to issue warnings that the problems could be terminal.
The problem is not something that has come out of the blue with those within the bitcoin community as well as researchers pointing to this looming issue for some time. The problem relates to how transactions are processed on the blockchain, the decentralized, distributed ledger technology that underpins bitcoin.
The average time it takes for a bitcoin transaction to be verified is now 43 minutes, and some transactions remain unverified forever. Some of the problem stems from the fact that anyone can add a fee to every bitcoin transaction, which bumps that transaction up in the queue, meaning that those who didn’t pay such a fee — or didn’t pay a sufficiently big fee — may be waiting hours and sometimes even days for a transaction to complete.
This is how it works. When someone uses bitcoin to pay for an item in a shop, that transaction needs to be verified on the blockchain. This is done by what are known as miners, individuals or groups who use massive computing power to solve increasingly complex mathematical equations to mine new bitcoins, which come in “blocks” and are mined about every 10 minutes. These blocks are used to record all transactions made on the bitcoin network, and have a maximum size of 1 megabyte (MB), meaning they can record just seven transactions per second at most.
To put this in context, Visa says its payment system processes 2,000 transactions per second on average and can handle up to 56,000 transactions per second if needed.
The result of the slowdown in transaction clearance rates has led some businesses to give up on bitcoin completely while others are recommending users to switch from bitcoin to alternative cryptocurrencies like litecoin.
The problem grew so large this week that at one point there were 40,000 bitcoin transactions waiting to be cleared — though at the time of writing, that figure has dropped to under 10,000. This drop has mirrored a drop in bitcoin’s dollar value this week, going from over $917 on Friday to under $863 yesterday, according to Gemini's tracker.
The bitcoin community has split into two distinct groups over the past years. The first group is known as Bitcoin Core, the network’s volunteer developers who want to change the way the signatures are stored on the blockchain rather than increase the size of the blocks. The other is known as Bitcoin Classic, a group comprised of developers and enthusiasts who propose the adoption of an alternative blockchain (incompatible with the original) that would increase the block size to 2 MB, a move it believes would increase user adoption.
Bitcoin’s architecture worked well when it was not widely used, but with over 200,000 bitcoin transactions processed every day and a market capitalization of over $14,588,828,445, the system is beginning to creak.
The problem was flagged up earlier this year by one of the main developers of bitcoin over the last five years, Gavin Andresen, who told MIT Technology Review at the time that the problem with bitcoin’s limited transaction rate "is urgent."
"Looking at the transaction volume on the bitcoin network, we need to address it within the next four or five months,” Andresen said.
Then last January, another core bitcoin developer Mike Hearn penned a widely read missive on Medium, which declared bitcoin a failure. “[Bitcoin] has failed because the community has failed,” Hearn said. “What was meant to be a new, decentralized form of money that lacked ‘systemically important institutions’ and ‘too big to fail’ has become something even worse: a system completely controlled by just a handful of people in China.”
These concerns were backed up last month with the release of a research paper from a large group of researchers mostly affiliated with Cornell University, titled “On Scaling Decentralized Blockchain.” The research suggests that bitcoin would need a complete redesign if it is to support a much larger network of users and transactions.
In a blog post this week, Andresen said that the block size limits are there to protect the network from attacks — and so far that method has been effective. He added that the current problems could be highlighting an underlying problem. “In my view, people are using the block size limit for something it was never meant to do — to influence how people use the bitcoin blockchain, forcing some users off the blockchain,” he said.
It is time for a new evolved enterprise solution.
Enter the impending launch of a new type blockchain that is a POS (Proof of Stake) in contrast to Bitcoins POW (Proof of Work). A truly exponentially expanded distribution that has no latency and gets even faster as it grows.
The technology is in the phone apps, not big cumbersome Mining Computer systems.
And this prevents the density of miners in one area or country as Bitcoin is mostly mined in China. And there are many reasons to have concerns in that regard.
A new type of Blockchain coin that delivers a wallet that transacts all fiat and crypto currency, comes with a VISA debit card and is part of the POS system, thereby earning you money on an ongoing basis.
MCC (My Crypto Coin)
Launches January 10th on to all the exchanges, it will be exciting to watch how this progresses. MCC is in the final days of a Crowd Funding where you could fund at any level and find yourself holding a fortune as a result. Do not delay. Come to our meetings. There are only a few days left.
Bitcoin has had quite a month, rising from $725 to a high of $911 today.
Part of what is driving bitcoin's price movement is the financial turmoil in China. A weakening yuan in combination with increasingly strict capital controls in the country have driven investor's capital out of mainland china and into bitcoin.
Likewise, since the Chinese government considers bitcoin to be a commodity rather than a currency, it is impervious to foreign exchange regulators – meaning that it is nearly impossible for them to limit its upside.
But, in my opinion, China is only one of numerous reasons bitcoin has been rising.
The Trump effect as well and his embracement of the Blockchain apparent in his cabinet appointments as Kim Dotcom has also predicted Bitcoin to hit $2000 next year giving Trump much of the credit.
But, with it breaking out to all-time highs now, it begs the question, how high can it go?
Let's look at the total market cap compared to other money and sectors.
Bitcoin is currently near $14 billion of total market cap. If you multiply the total amount of bitcoins available (currently just above 16 million) by its current price you get its market cap near $14 billion.
At $14 billion, bitcoin has nearly the same market cap as silver.
But, when compared to Bill Gates, with a worth of $75 billion, bitcoin is still worth much less than the world's richest man.
When comparing it to companies, like Apple, the world's highest market cap company at $620 billion, bitcoin is still only worth 2% of the value of Apple.
And, compared to the total value of all gold in the world of $7.8 trillion, bitcoin is only 0.17% of that value.
Gold is likely the most similar item to compare bitcoin to. Like bitcoin, it is a store of wealth and considered by many to be money.
And given the ease of use of bitcoin and how digital the world is becoming, it is fair to posit that at some point bitcoin may be worth as much as gold.
If that were to happen the price of each bitcoin would have to be valued at $487,500.
Another item that could be compared to bitcoin is the value of all fiat money in the world. It is estimated, by the CIA Fact book, that there is about $28.6 trillion of coins, bank notes and bank deposits in the world.
If bitcoin were to replace all fiat currencies, something in which we speculate is certainly a possibility, the value of each bitcoin would be worth $1,787,500.
Will that happen anytime soon? Of course not. Could it happen? Absolutely.
So, if you think you have missed the boat on bitcoin by not buying it earlier… there are plenty of reasons to think that it hasn't even begun yet.
Will Latency Slow Bitcoin Rise
Yes bitcoin has doubled in value over the past year, however as more people turn to bitcoin then more miners are required to ensure transactions are completed quickly. China has a large share in mining pools, however in the past months some of them have been shut down for stealing electricity to power the computers required to solve the mathematics which builds blocks in the blockchain. the longer it takes to produce blocks the slower the transaction becomes.
There has been talk of fork to update the blockchain but there is no consences for this. Implimentation might also prove challenging due to its widespread distribution which perversly adds to it security.
Waiting in the wings is a new coin Mycryptocoin (MCC), which brings together the best of bitcoin and ether, but using Proof Of Stake(POS) to replace mining as all coins will be allocated at launch.
Smart contract and application can be run on the blockchain. Owners walletscan hold MCC and these can be bought and sold within the wallets with links to all other ccyptocurrencies, bank accounts, cards and other payments systems such as paypal. Truly a one stop wallet complete with its own Visa card.
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The lessons learned in business. Paying attention and seeking knowledge. Pursuing wisdom and mentors with wisdom and experience
Case in point, Bitcoin 2009, where were you?
You see back in 2012 when Bitcoin was trading around a penny, I was aware of the new revolutionary tech called Blockchain. Aware, but very ignorant. I had $50,000 invested in bulk silver coin and gold 1 ounce Maple Leafs. I was totally focused on the wrong preparations for the immediate future
I am a smart, experienced, entrepreneur and have been my entire life. I created and built Veretekk with nothing more than my visions, and my bare hands. There was no one before me to teach me. I joined UCSD’s Super Computer center to learn how to build the tools I envisioned and with the help of George Kremeneck and the partnership I built with Jeff Balmeo, we, laid the foundations, for what is now Markethive, the first off, Market Network (evolving from the Social Networks). I invented Inbound Marketing in the mid 1990’s Way way to early.
Markethive is a new wave technology, born from 20+ years of endeavor, innovation and dedication. It’s time has come. Why? And why am I discussing the summary history of and birth of Markethive?
Because it needed the Blockchain to morph into the most powerful social network what the pundits have identified as the new Market Networks that will dwarf the “Social Networks” and we are the first to produce one.
But Markethive needs a Blockchain to produce a shopping platform that every single human could utilize to build wealth regardless of nationality or residency. That is our mission, and MCC’s blockchain has given us the foundation to do it.
So, how in the world did I miss it in 2009-2012? I was not “Paying Attention” If I had paid attention, I would have liquidated my small holding of silver and gold, and purchased $50,000 worth of Bitcoin at less than a penny per coin.
Segway to the near completion of Markethive, discovering that Markethive was actually a Market Network, a new market to supersede the Social Networks, as has begun recognition of this new burgeoning SAAS, Social Network, market platform predicted to eclipse the Social Networks and become the first Quadrillion dollar market.
Markethive (over 20 years in development) is ready to launch, as the new Market Network.
In that process we are seeking capital investors. And along came MCC, as this new emerging Blockchain company, they see the future and raw power potential in Markethive.
So James Wilfong and I talked about their investing into Markethive. We negotiated 5% of the Markethive stock for $5 million. This comes about in January after their ICO (Initial Coin Offer).
A few weeks after the negotiations I started really looking at the bitcoin market, educating myself, researching etc. As I did so, it started to form from the fog, that perhaps MCC (MyCryptoCoin) was more then I realized at first.
Now understand; as I did this research it dawned on me that back in 2008 when I started buying up Gold and Silver bulk coins (not collector coins) at around $800 per ounce. About $50,000 worth.
If I had paid attention to the Bitcoin revolution and bought the same amount I would have over $4.5 billion today. This caught my attention. I have seen a similar event with the Internet, but this is actually hundreds of times more intense. In fact, this trend (revolution) will likely be bigger than any other event in the history of mankind.
I started to realize that what MyCryptoCoin was doing was not just another coin, MyCryotoCoin’s DAO (Do you know what that is?), Their own Blockchain, their own proprietary Wallet, all developed with engineers that came from Bitcoin and Etherium, are about to launch the next level in this revolution. I call it bitcoin V2 and will address and solve the latency of Bitcoin, will give Markethive the ability to offer an Ebay type shopping platform that will allow all forms of live payment processing within 2nds.
Listen carefully, Markethive will be able to offer an Ebay type shopping platform that will accept all forms of payment. With MyCryptoCurrency over coming Bitcoins bottle neck of latency, transactions in crypto coin, fiat accounts (ACH), credit cards, 3rd party wallets like Payza, and Paypal will all be accepted with instantaneous transactions. Instant, no waiting (like) occurs with today’s crypto coins.
This is a substantial technical advancement that will both catapult Markethive becoming a trillion dollar Market Network, eclipsing LinkedIn (A social network) with monthly profits in the billions. Think I am kidding?
Fueled by MCC (mycrytocurrency) another huge disruptive company poised to launch, which I am convinced will eclipse Bitcoin, because they will be launching the “Latency” solution Blockchain, an advanced Wallet that solves the online Merchant Account issues and a series of other proprietary technology that will bring the CryptoCurrecy revolution into the main stream.
Did I mention? No I did not. Until the year end, we are offering you the option to purchase 3 million coins and $500,000 worth of Markethive stock for a ridicules low cost. We have other incredible packages that I can personally embrace as being one of those once in a lifetime events were you can leap from your financial level into wealth. Making literally millions even billions in dollars in profits.
I missed the first wave with Bitcoin in 2009 but I am firmly paying attention this time.
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Trump Picks Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
Advocate as Budget Chief
Bitcoin Caucus co-founder Mick Mulvaney is the US'
next Director of Office of Management and Budget.
It seems the election of Donald Trump could spell great news for American blockchain startups and cryptocurrency users. President-elect Trump has added to his cabinet an active and vocal supporter of cryptocurrencies and blockchain which means that there will be at least one powerful voice in the US government that will resist further efforts to legislate the technology into oblivion.
Trump picked Congressman Mick Mulvaney, Tea Party Republican, as his administration’s Director of Office of Management and Budget. He is considered a staunch fiscal conservative that wishes to drastically limit the federal government’s spending on social programs.
Just this September he was among the founders of the bipartisan Blockchain Caucus. Commonly called the Bitcoin Caucus by American media, it is meant to help congressmen stay up to speed on cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, and develop policies that advance them.
“Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize the financial services industry, the U.S. economy and the delivery of government services, and I am proud to be involved with this initiative,” Mulvaney said in a statement back then.
Mulvaney is also a supporter of Coin Center, a non-profit research and advocacy center focused on public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies, which raised over $1 million earlier this year.
“For the past two years we have worked with Representatives Mulvaney and Polis to educate their colleagues through briefings and other events, and the new Congressional Blockchain Caucus will be a wonderful new platform to continue these efforts,” Jerry Brito, executive director of Coin Center said at the time. “Their forward-thinking leadership on blockchain technology in Congress is unmatched.”
Trump’s ascendancy will be confirmed in January – a time in which Kim Dotcom hopes to launch his Megaupload 2.0.
Saxo’s projected three-fold increase in the current price of the digital currency – currently at $760 – is similar to Dotcom’s prediction that Megaupload and its potential Bitcoin wallet Bitcache system could take the price of Bitcoin to $2000, based on the claim that the file sharing product would overcome Bitcoin’s scaling problems.
The anonymous cloud sharing, anti-surveillance, video hosting, Bitcoin-caching online service, that will serve the equivalent to the population of the Philippines (approximately 103 mln), is slated for a release in late January. Let’s hope he can pull it off.
China to exceed growth expectations
On Dec. 1, China restricted the importation of gold in order to prevent capital leaving the country. The country still plans to regulate the importation of gold to avoid the Chinese yuan from leaving the country.
As a huge determinant of the eventual quasi-synchronization in price between Bitcoin and the yuan, the Chinese trading volume will correlate with the price of Bitcoin in the coming weeks even as the Chinese central bank and authorities struggle to recover the value of the yuan which has fallen 5.8 percent against the dollar already this year.
Saxo Bank notes that China is expected to exceed growth expectations in the coming years, adding that the country’s current slowdown has been predictable due to elevated investment levels of around 50 percent of GDP while total debt has swollen to an unsustainable 237 percent of GDP.
Through massive stimulus from fiscal and monetary policies, and by opening up capital markets even more, the country successfully steers a transition to consumption-intensive growth surpassing current expectations and reaching eight percent growth in 2017.
India is ready for Bitcoin
Bitcoin’s price increased following the recent demonetization of the Indian rupee. Following this, there were suggestions that the government could be planning a ban on the importation of gold as the precious metal reached two-year highs in November. This, coupled with the growing awareness of Bitcoin in the world’s second most populated country and the Indian government's resolve to work on Bitcoin and the Blockchain framework before 2018, could push it to a tipping point.
In its Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision-2018, the Reserve Bank of India notes that it will be monitoring framework for new technologies/innovations in order to “ensure that regulations keep pace with the developments in technology impacting the payment space, the global level developments in technology such as distributed ledgers, Blockchain etc. will be monitored and regulatory framework, as required, will be put in place.”
This will improve the country’s payments ecosystem, it says, which has been evolving dynamically with the advancements and innovations taking place, particularly in the area of FinTech.
In a chat with Cointelegraph, a spokesperson for Zebpay agrees that there's been no talk of Bitcoin without the mention of India lately and this will continue for a little longer because Bitcoins are the new game changers in the era of cashless economy offering billions of Indians the ability to go cashless using digital currencies.
The spokesperson says: “We skipped the landline generation and have a modern mobile phone infrastructure. Similarly, India has the potential to skip the plastic money generation and build a modern financial infrastructure on this revolutionary technology.”
For Coinsecure CEO Mohit Kalra, India is rising to Bitcoin and 2017 seems promising for its adoption and usage.
These days, it’s hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for “decentralized autonomous organization”) is not your average startup.
The DAO, designed to serve as a kind of venture capital fund for the cryptocurrency community, is the first of a new breed of business. It has no CEO and no staff; indeed, it has no human management at all. The company itself is simply software that runs on a blockchain, the technology that powers digital currencies like bitcoin. Through its first three weeks, the DAO raised over $130 million from tens of thousands of global investors, and it’s not done yet. But regardless of how the company fares, its mere existence portends profound changes for business, government, and the roles that people play in our economy.
Analysts have questioned whether the DAO is legal or viable. Like any startup, it may fail. It may have attracted investors who don’t understand the risks. Some investors may be speculators in it for a quick buck, in turn, reducing the size of the fund. It may be attracting criminals or terrorists masquerading as entrepreneurs. To be sure, these are important concerns.
But the DAO’s debut is a watershed moment in the history of financial services. It demonstrates that autonomous entities can raise huge sums of money without traditional intermediaries. How will venture capitalists and investment banks respond to these blockchain IPOs that crowd-source hundreds of millions of dollars from a global invest
Even more significantly, the distributed autonomous enterprise raises the intriguing possibility that software could ameliorate, or even eliminate, some of the most vexing problems of management and mass collaboration.
Consider the impact of software that automates important aspects of governance and decision-making in a firm. Companies like this have no executive team, board of directors, or assets other than code. This could eliminate the possibility of managerial wrongdoing and incompetence. Such an organization will do what it’s coded to do, which is to act in the interests of those who hold its tokens. In the case of the DAO, the tokens are valued in Ether, the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain on which the DAO runs.
Meanwhile, stakeholders can review and vote on proposals for how the DAO will allocate its funds. Think about that for a moment. With such a company, there is no information asymmetry between management and stakeholders, because there are no managers. Nor is there room for moral hazard, where managers may behave contrary to the interests of their customers or clients, taking outsized risks for personal gain because they know they won’t suffer the consequences. There would be no way for the heads of an electronics conglomerate to overstate their earnings by $2 billion over seven years, as Toshiba’s did. Sports league officials couldn’t take bribes in exchange for hosting or broadcasting rights to big sporting events, as FIFA’s did. For regulators, there’s a lot to love here.
However, a DAO could act like a regular corporation in many other ways. It could invest in new businesses, support social causes, or back political candidates. It could hire lobbyists and a legal team to represent its interests and advocate on its behalf. Using smart contracts—agreements written in code that self-enforce—a DAO could do pretty much what any organization could do, with one important exception. On the blockchain, there is no way to override agreements, mission statements, corporate values, or operating principles without broad stakeholder discussion and consent.
A DAO also offers perfect financial transparency. This is a tantalizing prospect for engaged and frustrated investors alike. The company’s finances are visible on the blockchain to anyone, not just its accounting department. (Of course, there is no accounting department.) Its corporate charter is enshrined in code for all to see.
That’s only the beginning. The software could also be used as a platform for integrity, a trust protocol of sorts, within traditional corporations. Stakeholders could participate in organizational governance directly and regularly, rather than by proxy or once a year at shareholder meetings.
Such an entity could also hire any human being or group via a smart contract on the blockchain, not through an HR department or procurement. Contractors would know the rules and norms for acceptable behavior and achievement in the collaboration, because they would be encoded in work orders and performance metrics. When they completed the job as specified, they could get paid immediately, not weeks or months later.
Stakeholders could receive dividends immediately, too, since real-time transparent accounting on the blockchain would make year-end reports unnecessary. The organization would hum along according to the trust protocols that governed it.
Imagine a global IPO with 100 million shareholders, each contributing a few pennies and voting their shares. That’s governance on a massive scale. At last, investors at the bottom of the pyramid could participate and own shares of a wealth-creating venture anywhere in the world. Anyone could design a corporation without executives—just stakeholders, money, and software.
We are not predicting a future in which there is no need for people in business. Human stewardship will be critical for these new kinds of business to succeed. In fact, in the last few days, surprised (perhaps alarmed) by the staggering success of the crowd-sale, the founders and early investors in the DAO have called for a moratorium on investment proposals for funding by the DAO. Among other things, they worry that bad actors could exploit the DAO to fund undeserving or fraudulent projects, or manipulate the value of tokens at the expense of the DAO as a whole.
So while the DAO code may run itself flawlessly, it is unable (for now) to fix itself in real time. Human problem-solvers can. Time will tell if they will succeed.
We think it is no accident that the DAO’s stated values include democracy and non-exclusion. Time will tell whether it can reach those loftier goals. But if it can, we may finally be able to democratize opportunities for prosperity and wealth. For anyone who cares about the integrity of the organizations that fuel the economy, the DAO is worth a close look as an alternative model of governance, collaboration, and performance.
Bitcoin: The True Democracy
Stefan Molyneux and Jeffrey Tucker
Do you want the option to turn $50,000 into $3 million? Wait, and also received $100,000 in private stock in a rising emerging state of the art Market Network, and that $3 million potentially turning into billions within a few years even within one year?
Visionaries, Internet Geniuses, and Network Wizards will be hosting the next webinar where you will understand what the Brexit effect, the Trump effect represent in the economies of 2017 and how you could make a modest investment today and become a multi-millionaire next year.
If you had invested $50,000 into Bitcoin at its beginning you would be worth $4.8 billion today. That was the first wave of what is to become a series of waves each one a bigger wave than the last one.
We are now staring at the next wave. It is right in front of us.
The True Democracy how the Blockchain not only brings wealth to the common man and woman, it also prevents war. Because the blockchain ends usury and usury is needed to finance war. So the blockchain architecture ends the ability to wage war.
Stefan Molyneux (A brilliant and very nice guy) discusses why war becomes obsolete in the decentralized world of the blockchain.
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Intro Bitcoin Crypto Currency by James Wilfong
founder MCC dao
The crypto currency revolution is here. Bitcoin, the blockchain, ethereum, and the accelerating trend breakthroughs in new technology destined to change the world and empower the little guy and gals. Are you prepared for the future of decentralized global finance and blockchain governance? If not, well, it is advisable that you get that way quickly, because this global revolution will top anything we have ever seen, including the Internet itself.
If you position yourself ahead of this massive movement, you are in for the ride of your lifetime, and your finances could be where your dreams actually are, and then some. If you wait for the wave to pass, you could find yourself paddling harder than ever just to get to shore.
In the coming weeks, we will be educating you in everything you need to know about this coming wave in order to position yourself just right. As many of you already know, bitcoin began its rise to worldwide disruption in 2008 and rose from just a fraction of a penny to now around $750 each and steadily rising.
Of course, had you invested $5K to $10K in 2009, your investment would have made you worth hundreds of millions of dollars today. Do you think that would have changed your life some?
You may think you have already missed the boat, that the massive wave of higher than high earnings and the opportunity to invest at the forefront of this wave has already passed you by. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. You are exactly where you need to be.
As with the Internet, it has taken some time for the world to grasp the scope and power of cryptocurrency, and for the technology to develop to the point where mainstream use and practical applications are both imminent and far reaching.
Our global financial world is about to take a whole new look and exist on a completely different platform. User friendliness and blockchain apps are now in a position like never before. Cryptocurrency is ready to go mainstream. Are you ready for the ride?
To get you ready, we will begin with an overview of bitcoin, the blockchain, how this all got started and most importantly, for you, where it’s all going. So be diligent and take the time to get educated now so you will be ready for tomorrow. And not only ready conceptually, but ready also to reach your financial dreams on top of the financial tidal wave of your life.
We will begin with some enlightening education about bitcoin itself, which of course, has made many multi-millionaires during its dramatic and turbulent rise to global awareness.
For those who didn’t invest when the time was right, it is almost too painful to think about missing out on opportunities of this magnitude. But like I said at the beginning of this article, the first wave in the set is not the biggest, an even bigger wave is coming in fast.
So take the time and get yourself ready. You will be so happy when your wave comes in and you are on top of it, riding all the way to financial freedom while the worldwide transformation unfolds under your feet. The best wave in cryptocurrency is still yet to come.
Enjoy this first step video and we’ll see you tomorrow as we build up to the big event.
Digital Alchemy: The greatest opportunity is upon us.
I turned 39 when I entered the Internet with my Mosaic browser, Macintosh and experienced html 1.0 for the first time in 1992.
As it was with the Internet, (I was there at the birth) the pundits and critics claimed it was too complicated and would never succeed. It surged forward and changed the world, made many wealthy and laid the foundation for millions of new inventions. It certainly changed my life. I made a few million myself, but was quick to squander it in those early days.
It was at this frontier I built the first self-replicated website, the first online interactive application, the first self-replicating PDF and by 1996 had built the first automated marketing system, which had the first email auto responder, the first of what was called Traffic Portals and the first massive broadcaster (The Hammer) all of which was the foundation of what is known today as Inbound Marketing. I custom built (private labeled) these Automated Marketing “Social Networks” for over 70 MLM companies in the 90s.
Then came Google.
Like Search Engines and “nobody ever envisioned Google would crush Yahoo” and surge forward delivering more technologies and again changed the landscape of business.
I know I was there.
Next was the emerging Social Networks. Pundits claimed they would represent Web 2.0 and change the industry and become a trillion dollar industry and it did. First to claim notoriety was “MySpace” soon to be crushed by heavy weight Facebook. Imagine buying a piece of Facebook back then like Peter Theil did. He dropped $500k into FB and is now worth Billions. LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube all and mush more turned snot nosed visionaries into billionaires.
I know I was there.
My Bitcoin perspective goes way back to the beginning of the Internet. I remember folks saying the Internet was too complicated and would never really amount to anything. Perhaps many of you do as well.
Fast forward to 2009 and the birth of Bitcoin occurred. It had many ups and downs but it surge forward. If you or I had purchased $1000 worth of bitcoin in 2012 at.008 cents per coin, today that purchase would be worth $93 million today, cash, based on the USD.
It is now being projected Bitcoin will reach $1 million, PER COIN! Many experts agree: Raoul Pal (former GLG Global Macro Fund and Goldman Sachs funds manager) thinks Bitcoin could be worth $1,000,000 USD sooner than later.
The bitcoin future may be the greatest door to wealth ever.
Only education will direct us in the right direction.
So let us get educated!
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