UPS is making a accept bitcoin locker

UPS is making a accept bitcoin locker

   

The latest patent documents show that the global shipping giant UPS is considering trading items to accept bitcoin teller service.

According to the U.S. patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an application released Thursday, UPS is focused on a can use digital payment locker system. In addition to the traditional payment system, patent documents will bitcoin as may be used to pay money.

The document outlines a cabinet system, where a transaction or the sale of goods people can put it in the cupboard, let buyers pick up at a convenient time. If the two sides have rented lockers, some of these lockers may be configured to accept payment.

Overview of documents submitted by the different methods of payment for the tenants can lockers, specifically as follows:

In an exemplary embodiment, lockers may include a point of sale (POS) system for receiving the user’s payment: (1) cash transactions; (2) credit card or debit card transactions; (3) certificate; (4) electronic payment, such as the GooglePay, ApplePay, PayPal, bitcoin payment (5); and / or any other appropriate payment.”

This patent application later mentioned bitcoin, which is a way of offering refunds for customers, including credit cards and other traditional methods of payment.

The application is bitcoin for payment may be listed in the latest patent case. Although this does not mean that the company is fully accept the encryption currency, but as an option, highlighting it as a medium of exchange of digital image.

In 2017, more than 20 patent documents mentioned in the United States Patent and Trademark Office released in bitcoin is a possible payment system. Although this figure is a slight decline in 2016, but it reflects the ideas published in the past two years the number of patent applications 50.

Senior German economists: the reason of regulatory bitcoin sufficient

Senior German economists: the reason of regulatory bitcoin sufficient

When reached an all-time high of $18000 and encryption currency market value of nearly $300 billion mark in bitcoin, and seems to be a very popular way to deal with the existence of the government. German economist ClemensFuest CNBC recently revealed that management such as bitcoin encryption currency “strong case”.

The chairman of Economic Research Institute of Ifo Fuest believes that the market should not be allowed to fly alone, because according to him, due to the financial stability and monetary policy, regulatory agencies need to study bitcoin, as its purpose.

The German economist on the phone that, by encrypting the currency, payment can be little or no supervision “, which means that the encryption money can be used to provide funds for tax avoidance or illegal activities.

Considering this point, Fuest concluded:

In addition to monetary policy, I think there are more reasons more closely to management. “

At the same time economists words to exchange operators, the German Stock Exchange reported, considering whether to let the first European countries Germany listed bitcoin regulated futures trading platform, and the regulatory agencies around the world warned investors about the potential risk of contract investment currency and raise the encryption.

As covered by CCN, the European Central Bank Director EwaldNowotny said recently, central bankers and lawmakers are concerned about encryption currency provisions. Nowotny’s comments are formed to reach the highest point in the history of $8100 bitcoin transactions, and added that investors must be understood as the product “is like buying the stock (stock market) on the stock investment in this product…… people may suffer losses, if this happens, they can only accept it. “

Fuest is not the only bitcoin views of economists. Last month, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz (JosephStiglitz) announced that bitcoin “should be banned, because according to economists say it” society without any useful function”. Earlier this month, Nobel laureate Robert Hiller predicted the collapse of bitcoin, “it is not zero, only comes down”.

However, not everyone was pessimistic about encryption currency. The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (BenjaminNetanyahu) is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former economic adviser, he recently questioned whether bitcoin can destroy the bank. Network security pioneer John MaiKeFei (JohnMcAfee) put forward their bitcoin price target, which reached $1 million in 2020.

Economics commentator: virtual currency deposit fraud risk bitcoin or become a collection of encryption currency

Economics commentator: virtual currency deposit fraud risk bitcoin or become a collection of encryption currency

Economics commentator Pan said: many of the market’s virtual currency universal shortcomings can be faked, and that the virtual currency has the disadvantage, even speculators are reluctant to sought after.

He said: virtual currency is a common currency in the virtual space, such as the game currency is one of them. Without encryption processing of virtual currency fraud is difficult to counterfeit “millionaire” game money more easily.

Pan Lectra further pointed out: although it is a kind of encryption currency of the virtual currency, but because the encrypted, the security is relatively good, but we have to see the encryption technology, or otherwise will face various risks.

He also talked about the pan National Bank World bitcoin bitcoin, said in terms of encryption has its originality, because the currency block chain technology, the data has not been tampered with, and all mining output or exchange to bitcoin, bitcoin users need to pass all the verification to take effect.

Rick pan also said that on the one hand, bitcoin in the underlying technology to ensure the safety at the same time, also restricted the widespread use of the currency in terms of technology. Because when the user verification, will cause the transaction time is too long, if bitcoin can solve this problem, it will be a large number of real circulation, then countries will also launch its own encryption currency. However, affected by this, bitcoin is likely to become a collection of encryption currency, but the value of the collection is difficult to judge.

He pointed out that may be related to human technology bitcoin monetary system are in fact, so that Malaysia central bank will launch encryption monetary policy, will focus on research and experiment, which may not have too many regulations.

Economics commentator: virtual currency deposit fraud risk bitcoin or become a collection of encryption currency

Economics commentator: virtual currency deposit fraud risk bitcoin or become a collection of encryption currency

Economics commentator Pan said: many of the market’s virtual currency universal shortcomings can be faked, and that the virtual currency has the disadvantage, even speculators are reluctant to sought after.

He said: virtual currency is a common currency in the virtual space, such as the game currency is one of them. Without encryption processing of virtual currency fraud is difficult to counterfeit “millionaire” game money more easily.

Pan Lectra further pointed out: although it is a kind of encryption currency of the virtual currency, but because the encrypted, the security is relatively good, but we have to see the encryption technology, or otherwise will face various risks.

He also talked about the pan National Bank World bitcoin bitcoin, said in terms of encryption has its originality, because the currency block chain technology, the data has not been tampered with, and all mining output or exchange to bitcoin, bitcoin users need to pass all the verification to take effect.

Rick pan also said that on the one hand, bitcoin in the underlying technology to ensure the safety at the same time, also restricted the widespread use of the currency in terms of technology. Because when the user verification, will cause the transaction time is too long, if bitcoin can solve this problem, it will be a large number of real circulation, then countries will also launch its own encryption currency. However, affected by this, bitcoin is likely to become a collection of encryption currency, but the value of the collection is difficult to judge.

He pointed out that may be related to human technology bitcoin monetary system are in fact, so that Malaysia central bank will launch encryption monetary policy, will focus on research and experiment, which may not have too many regulations.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security statement: bitcoin is more legitimate than believed

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security statement: bitcoin is more legitimate than believed

This week, the founder of the currency gained all encryption maintenance of the mainstream view. According to the Nbc National Broadcasting Company (CNBC) reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDepartmentofHomelandSecurity) will bitcoin described as “more legitimate than people think”.

Bitcoin is only to be used by criminals

And through the media release bitcoin illegal fraud news, will let those people who did not know that bitcoin is not legitimate. While bitcoin “untraceable” properties attract criminals, has become one of the most common arguments against bitcoin. Of course, investors don’t want to get in touch with the crowd.

But as we know, each bitcoin transactions are permanently present in the blockchain. From the law enforcement departments to my 14 year old nephew, who can see these, tracing the origin of each bitcoin. Want to transfer any money that you can get a lot of unnecessary attention.

You and I are concerned, this feature allows bitcoin to become criminals from crime to track things. Last month, Hansa and Alphabay by the government shut down. The mysterious btc-e exchange was forced to close, AlexanderVinnik was arrested.

All these showed the authorities become increasingly adept at tracking virtual data record. They know what you’re doing, they can find you. In addition, third party services, such as Chainalysis are willing to help.

A friend of mine recently received a letter from the British Crown Prosecution service. The statement said, they know he orders in the dark network market, but they will not continue to be held at this point. They are not my friend’s name, so will the statement sent to his home, but it also means that his wife can open, this may cause more trouble than law.

Obviously, it is very difficult, to provide encryption currency crime data however, the blockchain intelligence group co-founder and President ShoneAstley is ready to try. He estimates that the illegal trade has accounted for half of the total bitcoin transaction data, and last year was reduced to 20%.

According to ShoneAstley, the number of illegal trading today, has been far below this figure, and at this time, the total trading volume of bitcoin is still growing.

So, now the criminals in the use of what? Ethereum is a good choice. According to a report from Chainalysis, so far this year, criminals have received $225 million Ethernet fang. Perhaps there are more likely to be criminals of theft.

Monero due to a high degree of privacy features, making it in the dark network market is more and more popular. And Monero prices rose by nearly 1000% this year, may also be relevant.

No matter what you choose, it seems that many criminals have come to this conclusion: bitcoin trouble than it’s worth much more.

Another traditional investors confused to bitcoin

Another traditional investors confused to bitcoin

Bitcoin deep traditional investment field, the field of market leader also continued their stand, commercial wizards DennisGartman but stay away. Gartman still don’t understand the technology of currency, not so cold.

Gartman admits that appreciation block chain technology, bitcoin is quick money, but he will not touch.

The dream of gambling

Gartman said, let bitcoin price fluctuations become the hottest new product investment upset him.

“I believe it is the dream of gambling, but I’ll be far away from it, I have been away from it, never understand it, still do not understand”.

Gartman said, enjoy the bitcoin block chain technology brings, but the encryption currency volatility is too large, can not let him investment.

“I worry about that, one day, 10%, 15%, 5% wave 18% of what may be the price mechanism. Bitcoin price volatility is so big, how can you buy a house? How do you buy a car? How do you buy Starbucks with bitcoin?”

Alfa is no longer a soldier

The traditional asset investors continue to sound, become the new technology is no longer the experts have never met.

This dilemma seems to make them afraid, the billionaire investor, Oaktree capital (OaktreeCapitalGroup) Co President HowardMarks also like Gartman, say they don’t understand bitcoin.

VanEck, even from bitcoin, but also apply for exchange traded funds, investment bitcoin derivatives.

Is not as good as expected

Gartman bitcoin seems to understand only based on its capacity as currency, he said bitcoin is intended to than the dollar and the euro, but now has become impossible to calculate the currency.

“One day we will go in, it will end, and the end is bad”.

British financial technology start-up companies began offering Revolut bitcoin transfer function

British financial technology start-up companies began offering Revolut bitcoin transfer function

    

British financial technology start-up company Revolut will join its accepted currency bitcoin group, due to customer demand. The company has been hailed as the world’s offbeat banking platform, can provide the card to the current exchange rate monetary and credit to buy products for customers in many countries.

British financial technology start-up company Revolut will join its accepted currency bitcoin group

The company has 700 thousand customers, of which 400 thousand people living in the uk. They provide the inter-bank exchange rate, international money transfer fees do not charge. Revolut allows customers to hold 16 in one-time account currency.

Revolut said that users can now use bitcoin to complete the transfer function, like other currencies. They mentioned that the future will add more encryption currency, will soon increase the etheric Fang and Wright currency.

Revolut’s official press release just mentioned, they finally accepted from some of Britain’s most major investors $66 million financing.

Press release said: “we are very excited to announce that we have made some of Europe’s most famous investors, including IndexVentures, BaldertonCapital and RibbitCapital, a $66 million investment in a new round of.”

Revolut allows customers to hold 16 in one-time account currency

The company said the plans for international expansion using these funds to establish itself as a leading platform for consumers and enterprise financial management. They plan to make progress in Asia and North america. They also plan to implement new functionality in their applications.

Finally, companies want to greatly expand their team. They plan to hire more team members, developers and support staff.

When asked about the Reuters founder and CEO Nicola Stolensky (NikolayStoronsky) why create such a company, he said he wanted a “act like banks without application much bureaucracy”. He continued:

“I just don’t love bank. They are too bureaucratic, so many managers do not do anything… If you dismiss 80% bankers, no change.”

The United States immigration authorities are considering accepting bitcoin for a US visa

The United States immigration authorities are considering accepting bitcoin for a US visa

In the first week of May, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the mechanism of the Bureau of citizenship and immigration services (USCIS, hereinafter referred to as the Immigration Department) bitcoin blockchain technology and showed a keen interest in. In May 2nd, the Department of Homeland Security grant three block chain startups $2 million 250 thousand. Second days later, the Department of Homeland Security immigration details they are considering to accept bitcoin payments and apply for a US visa.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security to distributed ledgers and block chain monitoring technology start-ups $2 million 250 thousand

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (hereinafter referred to as the national security department) to three companies and the blockchain technology related funding for $2 million 250 thousand to promote the development of the project. Accept the DHS funded projects include Blockcypher, bitcoin blockchain verification project supervision company DigitalBazzar, as well as a key management company Evernym. Science and Technology Bureau Secretary DHS long RobertGriffin said, in the long run, the money will help to improve national security.

Dr Griffin said: “small business innovation research program (SBIR) so that we can grasp some of the best scientific thinking, to find a solution for the current threat environment.”

The national security department in the past year have been promoting support blocks more chain projects, and as the case also funded a number of projects. Last year, the Ministry of state security to a project identification system block chain based on a $200 thousand reward.

The United States Bureau of citizenship and immigration services to consider using bitcoin visa application and submit service fee

In May 3rd EB-5 national stakeholders DHS funded rallies, investment immigration program office (IPO) director LoriMacKenzie said the group is considering to accept bitcoin payment service. Essentially, this will open the possibility of immigration with bitcoin to pay the visa application charge.

The immigration office is currently considering the problem of a kind of virtual currency bitcoin, MacKenzie explained in his national stakeholders meeting report said, “immigration can not on any particular form of transfer of funds to provide a full range of guarantee, but we will continue to evaluate applicants who provide evidence to decide whether to meet the requirements of relevant laws and regulations. For example, belong to the applicant’s investment funds are directly or indirectly through legal means to obtain evidence.”

Some supporters believe that the U.S. government agencies can be a new way to legalize bitcoin

In general, the government of the United States in the past year and a half has been very concerned about the scheme and block chain concept of digital currency settlement. The national security department released the latest announcement is about SBIR scheme and block cipher and subsequent, DigitalBazaar had already received several times the agency awarded a prize.

Transfer the United States Immigration Bureau released at the same time the statement bitcoin protocol has very positive information. Some encryption currency advocates argue that it can add some legitimacy for digital currency. After the launch of immigration heard news, bitcoin enthusiasts explained: “it in a new way and means to legalize bitcoin, regulators in the proposed regulatory advice, the government must be regarded as a legitimate bitcoin users”.