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If you're in Orange County/Los Angeles/San Diego area join our Bitcoin Cash meetup tomorrow, April 25th! Main topic of discussion is merchant adoption!

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Cryptocurrency Market - The Bitcoin Meister #10 - Bitcoin Meetup San Diego - By Adam Meister, Reegan Lessie & JB Trader

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Cryptocurrency Market - The Bitcoin Meister #11 - Bitcoin Meetup San Diego (2 of 2) - By Reegan Lessie & JB Trader

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LIVE NOW: Adella Toulon-Foerster of Cogent Law Group (Washington DC) presenting on the legal landscape for Bitcoin and Blockchain startups at San Diego Bitcoin Meetup

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OpenBazaar: The San Diego Connection [Full Video of San Diego Bitcoin Meetup Presentation]

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TOMORROW! - Trustless Marketplaces: A True P2P Exchange - San Diego Bitcoin Meetup

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Bitcoin San Diego Meetup - Thu 10/3 - Ebisu Sushi

For those of you in the San Diego area, please join us for a bitcoin meet up this coming October 3. Ebisu Sushi owners have an interest in understanding bitcoin and hopefully a strong presence of bitcoiners will push them to accepting it. Meetup.com and Facebook event links below
https://www.facebook.com/events/1386589724903434/?ref=2 Or http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-in-San-Diego/events/137893792/
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San Diego Bitcoin Meetup - Thu 3/6 6pm

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San Diego Bitcoin Meetup Thu 11/7 - Armory Wallet HOWTO

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San Diego Bitcoin Meetup. Thu Apr 2 at Downtown Johnny Brown's

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The Decentralized Library of Alexandria - San Diego Bitcoin Meetup 08/15

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TOMORROW! - Trustless Marketplaces: A True P2P Exchange - San Diego Bitcoin Meetup

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Bitcoin San Diego meetup @ Ebisu Sushi. Oct 10 7pm

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Evan Rose of Genesis Coin (bitcoinatm.com) speaking at San Diego Bitcoin meetup Wed 8/6 6pm

Evan Rose, CEO of Genesis Coin & creator of the Genesis One Bitcoin ATM, will be giving a rundown on the current state of the Bitcoin ATM industry, with a focus on the operational and legal aspects of running a successful business. He'll also touch upon future tech and some exciting things Genesis has in the pipeline, including our Bitcoin in Botswana (Bitswana) project. Afterwards we'll head around the corner and pay bitcoin for tacos at City Tacos (https://airbitz.co/biz/5932/) and some dessert at Swoon. Hope to see everyone there.
http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-in-San-Diego/events/197909712/
Schedule
6pm - Check-in and Networking 6:30 - Presentation 7pm - Chat 7:30 - Head out for some food
Come by for a great presentation
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Trace Mayer speaking at San Diego Bitcoin meetup Tue 3/18

Trace Mayer has graciously offered to speak at the next Bitcoin San Diego meetup tomorrow (Tue 3/18 6:30pm)
Trace Mayer is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist and ardent defender of the freedom of speech. He holds a degree in Accounting and a law degree. He has studied Austrian economics focusing on the work of Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises. He is a key investor in the Bitcoin Armory wallet and Bitpay.
Trace Mayer has appeared on Canada’s national financial network BNN, BBC, ABC, NBC, FOX (which even made it into The Colbert Report’s episode Bitcoin Plunge!) many radio shows, conferences, to many private groups and is syndicated through Seeking Alpha, Yahoo! Finance and MarketWatch.
He was among the first popular bloggers to publicly recommend Bitcoin in its infancy with a market cap under $2m and well before its massive rise over $11B in November 2013. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Bitcoin Magazine which receives millions of visitors per year and has presented on Bitcoin, both objectively and persuasively, to a wide variety of audiences including members of the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank, major financial institutions, the IRS, FBI, HNWIs, conferences and many others.
Please RSVP at the following meetup.com link:
http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-in-San-Diego/events/170079992/
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San Diego Bitcoin Meetup - Ebisu Sushi - Thu Oct 3 7pm

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Bitcoin Meetup in San Diego, Thu 8/29 7pm

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Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191013(Market index 38 — Fear state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191013(Market index 38 — Fear state)

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US Dollar Dominates 62.38% Of The Fiat-To-BTC Trading Market As of 04:12 (UTC) on October 13, Coinhills statistics show that the US Dollar remains the most traded national currency for Bitcoin with a significant market share of 62.38%, followed by the Japanese Yen (19.24%), the Korean Won (11.90%), the Euro (4.46%) and the British Pound (0.98%).
Litecoin Foundation Partners With Film Festival Amid ‘Depleted Funds’ Allegations The Litecoin Foundation recently revealed its partnership with the San Diego International Film Festival. Through this collaboration, the foundation will provide audience with LTCs which is expected to be used to vote for the films nominated in the forthcoming film festival. A Litecoin Foundation award along with a $1,000 worth LTC will be given to the film or filmmaker with the most number of LTC donations.
Whale Alert: 1000 BTC Transferred From Bitstamp To Unknown Wallet “1,000 #BTC (8,380,470 USD) transferred from #Bitstamp to unknown wallet,” Whale Alert tweeted. The transaction hash is 1397f8e570ec545ea558cf21e8007936bea4ea895a65def750df4ed2ffecf866.
IRS Gets Serious About Crypto With Amendments To Form 1040 Regulators are taking cryptocurrencies more and more seriously, and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seems to be leading the way with a plan to obtain more accurate information from taxpayers regarding their financial activities with cryptocurrencies. A new checkbox on Form 1040 now asks taxpayers whether “at anytime during 2019 did [they] received, sell, send, exchanged or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual currency.” The IRS put this new checkbox at the top of Schedule 1, so it does not appear directly as a declarable income on the front page of Form 1040. However, taxpayers are not exempt from declaring this information even though they are not obligated to file Schedule 1.

Encrypted project calendar(October 13, 2019)

LINK/ChainLink: ChainLink (LINK) will be held in Tokyo on October 13th by a collaboration between QuarkChain, bitgrit, Chainlink and Vechain.

Encrypted project calendar(October 14, 2019)

BCH/Bitcoin Cash: The ChainPoint 19 conference will be held in Armenia from October 14th to 15th. Veros (VRS): 14 October 2019 Launch of News Service “Launch of the VEROS NEWS service.” Skycoin (SKY): 14 October 2019 Hardware Release “New hardware product launch.”

Encrypted project calendar(October 15, 2019)

RUFF/RUFF Token: Ruff will end the three-month early bird program on October 15th KAT/Kambria: Kambria (KAT) exchanges ERC20 KAT for a 10% bonus on BEP2 KAT-7BB, and the token exchange reward will end on October 15. BTC/Bitcoin: The Blockchain Technology Investment Summit (CIS) will be held in Los Angeles from October 15th to 16th. OTOCASH (OTO): 15 October 2019 Escodex Shutdown “ All OTO HOLDERs who have assets on ESCODEX EXCHANGE to immediately withdraw your assets before October 15th, 2019 4:00 PM” (CRYPTO): 15 October 2019 Hard Fork Summit Hard Fork Summit 2019 by TNW . “Where finance and business meets tech.” Amsterdam, October 15–17. Cardano (ADA): 15 October 2019 NYC Meetup “Next week on October 15th Nathan Kaiser, Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation, will be in attendance to meet community members in NYC FunFair (FUN): 15 October 2019 Marketing AMA “The FunFair Marketing AMA… will be held on Tuesday the 15th of October at 2pm in the Live team chat channel on Discord Ark (ARK): 15 October 2019 ARK Core v2.6 on Devnet “We are very excited to announce #ARK Core v2.6 will be launching on #Devnet, October 15th, 2019! “ DigiByte (DGB): 15 October 2019 BitMart Listing DigiByte (DGB) will be listed on BitMart Exchange on October 15, 2019. The following trading pair will be available: DGB/BTC. ThoreNext (THX): 15 October 2019 Staking Goes Live “Staking live from 15 OCT 2019.”

Encrypted project calendar(October 16, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2019 Blockchain Life Summit will be held in Moscow, Russia from October 16th to 17th. MIOTA/IOTA: IOTA (MIOTA) IOTA will host a community event on the theme of “Technology Problem Solving and Testing IoT Devices” at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on October 16. ETH/Ethereum: Ethereum launches Istanbul (Istanbul) main network upgrade, this main network upgrade involves 6 code upgrades. QTUM/Qtum: Qtum (QTUM) Qtum main network hard fork is scheduled for October 16. (CRYPTO): and 1 other 16 October 2019 Supply Chains Unblocked Supply Chains Unblocked in London from 9:30 AM — 6 PM. Binance Coin (BNB): 16 October 2019 Singapore Meetup “Bring your friends to come along with, & it will be FUN! With snacks and drinks.” IoTeX (IOTX): 16 October 2019 Mainet Beta “The next evolution of IoTeX blockchain, secure IoT hardware, and decentralized identity is coming October 16 — mark your calendars.” Selfkey (KEY): 16 October 2019 Corporate Wallet Release “Soon, wallet users will be able to manage corporate profiles and identity attributes.” Cardano (ADA): 16 October 2019 Washington D.C. Meetup “Nathan Kaiser, Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation, will join the community in Washington DC on Oct 16, and talk about the recent

Encrypted project calendar(October 17, 2019)

Holo (HOT): 17 October 2019 Redgrid AMA “Join us for the AMA with RedGrid on October 17th. Submit your questions before the AMA on our Holochain Dev Forum.” IOST (IOST): 17 October 2019 Breeding Competition Ends “Join IOST 2nd Breeding Competition by @FishChainGame now! The competition only lasts till 17 Oct” Aragon (ANT): 17 October 2019 Seoul Meetup “You are invited to join @licuende for a meetup and presentation on ‘Aragon and DAOs: What’s next after ICOs and DeFi?’” Skycoin (SKY): 17 October 2019 NYC Skywire Meetup NYC Skywire Mainnet Meetup in NYC from 6–8 PM. Horizen (ZEN): 17 October 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.

Encrypted project calendar(October 18, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The SEC will give a pass on the VanEck/SolidX ETF on October 18th and make a final decision HB/HeartBout: HeartBout (HB) will officially release the Android version of the HeartBout app on October 18. OKB (OKB): 18 October 2019 Rotterdam Meetup “Meet us in Rotterdam on 18 Oct as we partner up with Crypto010 Meetup to bring you a talk on ‘Decentralized Finance’.” HeartBout (HB): 18 October 2019 Android Version “18th of October 2019 will be officially released Android version of HeartBout app.” BTU Protocol (BTU): and 2 others 18 October 2019 Paris Blockchain Summit The event will gather major international key players of the Blockchain ecosystem including well-known influencers, investors, government…

Encrypted project calendar(October 19, 2019)

PI/PCHAIN Network: The PCHAIN (PI) backbone (Phase 5, 82 nodes, 164, 023, 802 $ PI, 7 candidates) will begin on October 19. LINK/ChainLink: Diffusion 2019 will be held in Berlin, Germany from October 19th to 20th DeepBrain Chain (DBC): 19 October 2019 (or earlier) Deploy Main Chain “Deploy Main Chain,” during the third week of October. General Event (CRYPTO): and 1 other 19 October 2019 Free State Blockchain “This “unconference” style event brings together some of the top financial tech innovators, researchers, company leaders, and other…” PCHAIN (PI): 19 October 2019 Main Chain Voting “Main chain: Epoch 5, 82 nodes, 164,023,802 $PI, 7 Candidates, voting will start on Oct. 19th.” Nash Exchange (NEX): 19 October 2019 Nash Anniversary Nash will present their work from the third quarter of 2019. Team members will be present and to answer your questions in person.

Encrypted project calendar(October 20, 2019)

GameCredits (GAME): 20 October 2019 (or earlier) Mining Reward Drop GameCredits mining reward will be cut in half at block 2519999 (~October 20). This will be the 4th halvening of the GAME mining reward! Aeternity (AE): 20 October 2019 Starfleet 3 App Deadline #Starfleet3 is happening in Malta and you have by October 20th to apply!

Encrypted project calendar(October 21, 2019)

KNC/Kyber Network: The official online hackathon of the Kyber Network (KNC) project will end on October 21st, with more than $42,000 in prize money. Horizen (ZEN): 21 October 2019 Sidechains Alpha Release Horizen releasing the alpha version of industry first decentralized and unfederated sidechains.

Encrypted project calendar(October 22, 2019)

ZRX/0x: The 0x protocol (ZRX) Pantera blockchain summit will be held on October 22.

Encrypted project calendar(October 23, 2019)

MIOTA/IOTA: IOTA (MIOTA) IOTA will host a community event on October 23rd at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with the theme “Connecting the I3 Market and Experiencing Purchase and Sales Data.” BTC/Bitcoin: The WBS World Blockchain Summit (Middle East) will be held in Dubai from October 23rd to 24th.

Encrypted project calendar(October 24, 2019)

BCN/Bytecoin: Bytecoin (BCN) released the hidden amount of the Bytecoin block network on October 24.

Encrypted project calendar(October 25, 2019)

ADA/Cardano: Cardano (ADA) The Ada community will host a community gathering in the Dominican Republic for the first time on October 25.

Encrypted project calendar(October 26, 2019)

KAT/Kambria: Kambria (KAT) Kambria will host the 2019 Southern California Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Conference in Los Angeles on October 26th with IDEAS. BTC/Bitcoin: CoinAgenda Global Summit will be held in Las Vegas from October 26th to 28th

Encrypted project calendar(October 28, 2019)

LTC/Litecoin: Litecoin (LTC) 2019 Litecoin Summit will be held from October 28th to October 29th in Las Vegas, USA BTC/Bitcoin: Mt.Gox changes the debt compensation plan submission deadline to October 28 ZEC/Zcash: Zcash (ZEC) will activate the Blossom Agreement on October 28th

Encrypted project calendar(October 29, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd World Encryption Conference (WCC) will be held in Las Vegas from October 29th to 31st.

Encrypted project calendar(October 30, 2019)

MIOTA/IOTA: IOTA (MIOTA) IOTA will host a community event on October 30th at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on the topic “How to store data on IOTA Tangle.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 1, 2019)

INS/Insolar: The Insolar (INS) Insolar wallet and the redesigned Insolar Block Explorer will be operational on November 1, 2019.

Encrypted project calendar(November 6, 2019)

STEEM/Steem: The Steem (STEEM) SteemFest 4 conference will be held in Bangkok from November 6th to 10th.

Encrypted project calendar(November 8, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th.

Encrypted project calendar(November 9, 2019)

CENNZ/Centrality: Centrality (CENNZ) will meet in InsurTechNZ Connect — Insurance and Blockchain on October 9th in Auckland.

This past week, BTC gained strong bullish momentum above the $8,300 and $8,350 resistances against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair climbed more than 5% and broke the $8,500 and $8,700 resistance levels. Moreover, there was a close above $8,500 and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). A new monthly high was formed near the $8,934 level and later the price started a sharp downward move.
The price broke the $8,800 and $8,500 support levels. Additionally, there was a break below the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $7,763 low to $8,934 high. More importantly, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $8,420 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair even traded below the $8,350 support area.
At the moment, the price is consolidating losses above the $8,300 support area. It seems like there is a strong support forming near the $8,300 level and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). Moreover, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $7,763 low to $8,934 high is also near the $8,300. If there is a downside break below the $8,300 support area, bitcoin price could move back into a bearish zone.
The next key support area is near the $8,250 level, below which it could move towards the $8,000 level. On the upside, there is a major hurdle forming near the $8,500 and $8,550 levels. A convincing close above the $8,550 resistance area could set the tone for more upsides in the coming sessions.
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Bitcoin Not Accepted: Burger King’s Crypto Foray Short-Lived

Bitcoin Not Accepted: Burger King’s Crypto Foray Short-Lived

News by Cointelegraph: Julia Magas
The German branch of Burger King has begun accepting Bitcoin (BTC) on its website and mobile app, as reported by Cointelegraph on Sept. 3. But has the initiative increased consumer demand for the company’s fast food, and is it really possible to buy the popular Whopper burger with Bitcoin? What difficulties has the restaurant faced in its three years of cryptocurrency experience?

Whoppers for Bitcoins

Burger King was one of the first international fast-food chains to accept Bitcoin as a means of payment. For the first time, visitors were reportedly able to buy burgers with crypto back in 2016 when the Netherlands branch of Burger King started accepting Bitcoin, with the first restaurant offering burgers to crypto holders located in Bitcoin-friendly Arnhem. The announcement was made by the first Bitcoin embassy on Feb. 18, 2016.
The Burger King Arnhem branch also announced that any customer who pays in Bitcoin will get a second Whopper for free and that the restaurant will host special meetups for those interested in digital currencies.
However, on May 31, the Arnhem Bitcoinstad representatives announced that local Burger King restaurants have stopped accepting Bitcoin and the digital currency payment initiative was just a temporary promotional campaign:
“Unfortunately, Burger King no longer accepts bitcoins after 31 May. So you only have a chance this month to take advantage of their offer! If you pay Whopper with bitcoins, you will receive a second Whopper for free!”

You can’t use or trade WhopperCoin

Since that time, crypto burgers have reached Russia. Burger King Russia announced a new payment method and even released a WhopperCoin loyalty bonus. But has anyone heard anything about Bitcoin and Burger King since then? Hardly.
On Aug. 25, 2017, 1 billion WhopperCoins (WHO) were issued using the Waves blockchain. The new cryptocurrency was intended for buying Whoppers or other burgers and sides. In particular, the company promised a free flagship Whopper to any customer who accumulates 1,700 coins.
At the same time, Burger King Russia actively promoted its cryptocurrency, and the translated statement claims that “eating Whoppers today makes for a financially prosperous tomorrow.” One can find out whether WHO holders have gained financial success by looking at the trading charts on the YoBit exchange. To date, YoBit is the only exchange on which WHO is listed, although WHO-BTC trading volumes stand at zero.
It’s not so easy to find a Russian Burger King restaurant where Bitcoin payments are accepted, nor is it possible to make an online order using crypto. This may be caused by the active interference of Russian authorities in the local franchise’s activities. Specifically, the Moscow prosecutor’s office repeatedly summoned representatives of Burger King Russia to explain the operation of WhopperCoins and confirm that the company hadn’t issued its tokens for general use, reminding them about the illegal nature of cryptocurrency operations in Russia.

“Wir akzeptieren Bitcoin”

After two years of silence, the Burger King-Bitcoin tandem reappeared in the media, with the German division’s announcement that it will now accept Bitcoin payments on its delivery site and mobile app. The news and subsequent user discussion quickly spread across the internet:
“BREAKING: Burger King in Germany now accepts Bitcoin in their app!\ “Every day more than 11 million guests visit Burger King restaurants around the world. It’s the second largest fast food burger place in the world. “BTC accepted here, BTC accepted there, BTC accepted everywhere!”
To increase the volume of its retail sales, Burger King has created a mobile application. It was reported that San Diego’s Tillster, which seeks to adapt to the ever-growing customer base of a restaurant chain and the requirements for a well-scalable payment system, has become a partner in its creation. Perse Faily, CEO of Tillster, said:
“For consumers, they are able to utilize a convenient easy way to pay for their goods and opt-in to additional services that brands are developing, […] such as loyalty programs, exclusive coupons and other engagement tools.”
Notably, Burger King chose to remain silent about the new payment method, while a more detailed study showed that its restaurants have nothing to do with Bitcoin, although its partner does.
So, can a burger be bought for BTC at a Burger King in Germany? Yes, but not in its brick-and-mortar restaurants. One can pay with Bitcoins and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) by ordering delivery online through the Lieferservice delivery service, which works with restaurants throughout the country. In other words, it’s akin to Apple announcing that AirPods have become available for purchasing online, but were actually sold on Amazon. As it appears, this is not Burger King’s own initiative.

At the same time, Burger King Lieferservice redirects users to BitPay upon ordering products, which, in turn, generates a QR code for payment in Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash.

Where can I really pay with Bitcoin?

Judging by interactive Coinmap statistics, the number of offline venues accepting Bitcoin today exceeds 15,400. From time to time, information appears on the internet that visitors of one establishment or another can pay with cryptocurrency. In May, United States-based payment service Flexa enabled Starbucks and 14 other retailers to handle Bitcoin transactions. In July, Singapore’s food chain KOPItech installed special stall-specific kiosks for customers to order food using cryptocurrencies. But does any of this really work?
With Bitcoin, Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) or Dash, one can buy burgers, street food, coffee, pizza, or sushi in the U.S., Australia, the United Kingdom, Russia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia and even Kenya. In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, the convenience of cryptocurrencies was much appreciated by coffee houses — clientele can pay with crypto at 10 venues. A cryptocurrency wallet can be used to buy pastries at Dublin’s Krust Bakery and sweets at Rom’s Steccolecco. Meanwhile, cryptocurrency payments are accepted at 94 restaurants to date in the U.S., according to BitcoinRestaurants.net.
In most cases, small, private venues or local franchises of large chains are the ones taking the initiative. As for the latter, the idea of ​​using cryptocurrencies as payment has usually come from a local restaurant owner and is an advertisement in nature. A popular example is when the Canadian branch of another fast-food giant, KFC, announced a temporary promotional campaign on Jan. 11, 2018 that included BTC payments. The restaurant owners decided to support the popularity of cryptocurrencies by adding “Bitcoin Basket” to the menu — i.e., a bucket of chicken wings.
A competitor of KFC, Subway, has also been reportedly attempting to set up Bitcoin payments to attract customers. Emily Rossi from Ruder Finn, a PR agency claiming to work with Burger King, noted that, as a rule, such promotions are temporary:
“It seems that the one restaurant that was accepting bitcoin may no longer be accepting it. Again, though, it varies by restaurant since each is independently owned and operated, so it’s up to each franchisee, not headquarters.”

How to pay with Bitcoins?

In most cases, restaurants and cafes use a QR code to receive cryptocurrencies, and the role of processing is assigned to operators such as BitPay and Coincheck. Meanwhile, developing countries often resort to local mobile applications that are developed to order.
By scanning the QR code, customers are able to transfer money from their cryptocurrency wallets to the ones belonging to venues. Transaction records are permanently stored on the blockchain, while account information remains private.
Atila Ajdinovski, the owner of a Bitcoin-friendly restaurant in North Jersey, claimed that using cryptocurrency as a form of payment could be more secure than paying with a credit card:
“When they have your credit card, they have the expiration date. They have all the codes. They can turn around and rob your credit card without you knowing.”

Problems

Despite prohibitive cryptocurrency laws, many venues are forced to come up with backdoors. One of these is converting client funds into fiat money, while conducting internal accounting in the traditional currency. Many restaurants try to circumvent the law by calling their cryptocurrency “loyalty bonuses,” like Russia’s Burger King and Lavka-Lavka, a farm-to-table restaurant chain. The owners of both establishments have repeatedly attracted the attention of authorities and even dealt with lawsuits.
Another problem faced by cafes wishing to accept cryptocurrency is the lack of widespread use of digital money. This question is especially relevant in developing countries. The venues have found a solution by installing crypto machines that exchange fiat for BTC, allowing everyone who wants to try something new but lacks cryptocurrencies to use the machine. Such an initiative was introduced in Prague, a unique project of a cafe and coworking center where payment is made exclusively with digital currency.
That being said, when a restaurant doesn’t pay for the transaction fee, the client may encounter paying a rather high one in some cases. A customer of a Ukrainian restaurant paid around 21% for processing the payment, sharing his negative experience on the internet:

Good for promotion, but premature for large-scale use

Most often, Bitcoin is accepted by small local cafes or family restaurants. Many representatives of large chains are testing this feature in individual venues, but are not introducing it at a large scale. Some news regarding BTC acceptance can simply be attributed to PR campaign and a desire to make the headlines of the media amid the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies.
In many respects, the reasons for the slow development of cryptocurrencies in the food and beverage industry are related to regulatory issues and ambiguity around the legal status of digital money, as well as consumer distrust in a new form of payment.
Meanwhile, the prevalence of progressive Bitcoin-friendly cities like Arnhem, where locals pay with cryptocurrency as often as with bank cards, are indicative of a future cashless society.
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LA Related Subs (31-Jul - 07-Aug Edition)

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List of Today's and Tomorrow's Upcoming Events

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General
ConnecTech Asia 2019 June 18, 2019
TradeFinex 2019 - ADGM June 18, 2019
Storj(STORJ) Xerocon San Diego 2019 June 18, 2019
SunContract(SNC) Investment Summit -Monaco June 18, 2019
Zilliqa(ZIL) Zilliqa Day 2019 June 18, 2019
Egretia(EGT) OKEx Trading Competition June 18, 2019
Techsauce Global Summit June 19, 2019
Expo-Bitcoin Intl 2019 June 19, 2019
Announcement June 19, 2019
 
Blockchains
White Night Hackathon June 18, 2019
Dragonchain(DRGN) DRGN Amsterdam Afterparty June 19, 2019
Achain(ACT) Blockchain Expo Europe June 19, 2019
 
Meetups
Nano(NANO) NANO UK Meetup June 18, 2019
Ravencoin(RVN) Ravencoin Meetup Europe June 19, 2019
 
Exchanges
Skycoin(SKY) Coinsuper Listing June 18, 2019
WaykiChain(WICC) Gate.io Listing June 18, 2019
 
Conferences
XinFin Network(XDCE) TradeFinex 2019-ADGM Roundtable Blockchain Conference June 18, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
 
 
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In San Diego, a judge will decide whether Bitcoin is Money on Tuesday August 21st, 2018.

On Tuesday, August 21st, 2018, a hearing in San Diego will take place where they will debate whether Bitcoin is Money.
The whole debate are lay in documents #25, #26 and #27.
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6316552/united-states-v-rockcoons/#entry-25
Document #25 is the argument pushed forward by Morgan Rockcoons team. Document #26 is the response from the Government and #27 is the rebuttal.
If you are close to San Diego, go check it out. https://www.meetup.com/AbolishTheBitlicense/events/253129230
I was with Adam Kokesh in Arizona for the Sentencing of Thomas Costanzo and Adam recorded this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztLBLLmyUPE&t=9s
I wish I could be in San Diego but I will be in France putting together a team to abolish the French Bitlicense but I will be following that case closely.
Regards,
Theo Chino
https://AbolishTheBitlicense.org/lawsuits (All the Bitcoin related lawsuits going on at the same time.)
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What is Bitcoin? (San Diego Bitcoin Meetup July 12th 2017) Millionaire Mindframe101 - YouTube More San Diego Businesses Accepting Bitcoin CoinStructive Inc. - YouTube

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What is Bitcoin? (San Diego Bitcoin Meetup July 12th 2017)

Bitcoiners talk discuss topics ranging from end user experience to implications for society. Panel includes Kevin from Airbitz, Marni Melrose and Steven Michaels Audio and Video courtesy of ... Blockade Games presents Neon District at the Bitcoin San Diego meetup. No views; 2 weeks ago; Cosmos at the Bitcoin San Diego Meetup. No views; 3 months ago; 7:25. You can now pay for lunch using Bitcoin in downtown San Diego. But with its volatile exchange rate and reputation, will Bitcoin go mainstream? ... What is Bitcoin? (San Diego Bitcoin Meetup July ... We have two amazing speakers for this months talk about methods and challenges for scaling up bitcoin! Ren Zhang will discuss the throughput limit of Bitcoin's nakamoto consensus, and go over a ... This is a presentation given by myself (Karcher Smith) on July 12th at the "Power of Bitcoin" meetup in San Diego at the Eve Encinitas restaurant. The majority of people in the audience were brand ...

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