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Europe Bitcoin report published by the EU Parliament. Read it here.

Below you can read the full Europe Bitcoin research published by the European Parliament a few days ago.

It is related to the blockchain technology and digital currencies, exploring distributed ledger use cases including digital payments, patent protection, smart contracts and online voting.

This research provides an educational point of view for EU’s legislative members, so probably we will experience a new Bitcoin regulation in the next future.

Researchers who works at the EU Parliament have studied several aspects of the distributed ledger in the past.

For example, a working group sponsored by the Parliament studied how the blockchain’s power to secure data could provide transparency during elections.

“Although blockchains are not the solution for every problem, and even if they will not revolutionize every aspect of our lives, they could have a substantial impact in many areas, and it is necessary to be prepared for the challenges and opportunities they present.”

“Europe Bitcoin” paper

The research suggests a few possible approaches for the European lawmakers, who recently approved the creation for a new task force focused on blockchain and digital currencies.

Also, the paper suggests more future explorations by saying that regulators could regulate and yield legal legitimacy to digital currencies transactions. More and more countries are regulating bitcoin and other virtual currencies during the last few monts, as you can read by clicking here.

The document’s authors explained also that this revolutionary techbology could provide many benefits to European citizens, even if it seems to be applicable only in a few cases.

“While the most idealistic and revolutionary visions of blockchain development will probably remain no more than visions, even moderate implementation of blockchain may still promote some degree of redistribution and transparency,” explained the authors in the document.

Click here to read the full Europe Bitcoin document for free.

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Amelia Tomasicchio

Gamecredits wallet: the ultimate guide about Gamecredits

A few days ago we at HolyTransaction decided to allow you to store a new digital currency on our platform, by creating a Gamecredits wallet. 

Gamecredit is a new payment gateway for the gaming industry that aims at avoid limitations and challenges linked to the traditional payment solutions.

This digital currency is backed by its blockchain (proof of work), providing gamers and gaming companies with a variety of unique benefits such as:

  • Variable coin value;
  • Security;
  • Large deposit limits;
  • Pseudononymity;
  • Possibility to transfer currency from game to game.

With a genesis block created back in 2014, Gamecredits was developed by a team of developers and game lovers that launched their innovative payment solution in the popular game called Fragoria, a 8 million player RPG (Role-Playing Game) designed by Datcroft Games.

The VP of Development at GameCredits and owner of Datcroft Games, Sergey Sholom explained:

“As a Game developer I experience many problems with traditional payment methods. These problems include chargebacks/fraud, payment processing periods, and consumer deposit limits”.

In fact, traditional payment methods often take a few days to process transactions and your deposit limits can be very low.

GameCredits allow you to process payments in minutes and give players higher purchasing power, so you can enjoy transferability and control over cash flows.

Also, according to the recent article published by Forbes you can read here, Gamecredits could be able to popularize cryptocurrencies all around the world.

In the next future, Gamecredits will also launch a new mobile store, or a blockchain based mobile game platform where you will find over 300 games from 150 different game developers. This app will be available in early second quarter 2017, as revealed in a press release.

Gamecredits Wallet

As I said, HolyTransaction is very proud to include this new digital currency among its multicurrency wallet.

From now on, in fact, you can store your Gamecredits on our platform.

Just like Bitcoin and our other digital currencies, you can now:

  • Send Gamecredits to any address, even to addresses of other cryptocurrencies with instant conversion on the fly;
  • Receive transactions;
  • Exchange Gamecredits with any supported coins;
  • Make instant transactions between HT users;
  • Get real time exchange rates on the website;
  • Set OTP for additional protection.

So, HolyTransaction multicurrency wallet can now support: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, Dash, Tether, Blackcoin and the recent added Gamecredits and Faircoin.

Open your Gamecredits wallet by clicking here.

Once you successfully enter, if you can’t see the newest Gamecredits wallet, you just need to click on the “wheel” button you find at the top right of the main page. You can find the “wheel” button to select the wallets you want to see in the main page.

 

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Amelia Tomasicchio
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Fair Coin Wallet: everything you need to know about this cryptocurrency

 

HolyTransaction recently added a Fair Coin wallet system on its multicurrency wallet, so we want to make sure you know everything you need about this digital currency.

Faircoin is a digital currency that strives to have low fees for its users, by implementing the Proof-of-Cooperation system by the end of 2017, Faircoin aims of becoming the most ecological and resilient cryptocurrency, providing a safe and fast method of payment all around the world.

Faircoin History

Faircoin history started back in 2014 when an anonymous developer created it. A few weeks later he/she abandoned the project, but Enric Duran retrieved the digital currecny with the help of Thomas König. 

50 million faircoins were created and during the 6th and 8th of March they were distributed through an ‘airdrop’, or a massive gift of 1000 FAIR per hour to all those who registered.

In this way, Faircoin was distributed to promote equality over financial possibilities.

Faircoin as a social tool

By using Faircoin, Enric Duran built a new project called FairCoop, a free worldwide cooperative that organizes itself through the web, outside the limits and controls of the State, as the group aims at create an alternative global economy based on ethic and solidarity, reducing financial and social differences among people. 

What really makes Faircoin different from other currencies is its specific use as a tool for FairCoop: this cryptocurrency acts as a FairCoop value’s reserve and redistribution of capital in socially and environmentally coherent projects.

Faircoin aims at overcoming the limitations of social currencies that are designed for local use and not interconnected as they are still related to fiduciary money and can suffer the same ups and downs.

Faircoin is one of the most ecological cryptocurrency because it doesn’t need big computational resources to generate new currencies.

Technical features

On a security level, Faircoin uses the blockchain: every 5 minutes there is a POW block and every 10 minutes a POS block. Thus, the two systems are combined together to provide the best result in each method and to avoid the complete control of the cryptocurrency from the Proof-of-Work.

In the next upgrade Faircoin 2: with Proof of Cooperation (POC), will go further, and the energy efficiency will be big, as no more coins will be created.

The first block contains 50 million coins mined, distributed initially to all the registered people, avoiding that only people with capital or mining resources could access them.

Fair Coin Wallet

For these reasons, we at HolyTransaction decided to include a Fair Coin wallet among our services.

We think that it is a digital currency with important goals and objectives, so we wanted to let you use FairCoin on our platform.

Just like Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies we already have, you can now:

  • Send Faircoin to any address, even to addresses of other cryptocurrencies with instant conversion;
  • Receive transactions;
  • Exchange Faircoin with any supported coins;
  • Make instant transactions between HT users;
  • Get real time exchange rates on the website;
  • Set OTP for an additional protection.

To know more about the new functions of our wallet and to manage your FairCoin Wallet,  click here.

FairCoin and a fair economic system from Radi.ms on Vimeo.

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Amelia Tomasicchio
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Faircoin and Gamecredits join HolyTransaction

HolyTransaction add Faircoin and GamecreditsWe’ve been working to provide you with two new Cryptocurrency portfolio options.

As of today, you can instantly purchase Faircoin and Gamecredits through your Holytransaction wallet, transfer them to
any HolyTransaction’s user for free, and make crypto-to-crypto transfers between Faircoin, Gamecredits, and seven more cryptocurrency’s networks.

Today Faircoin and Gamecredits join HolyTransaction.

All HolyTransaction customers can create new addresses for FAIR (Faircoin) and GAME (Gamecredits) balances and use the simple HolyTransaction Web Wallet to send and receive transactions or to instantly convert them to any other cryptocurrency.

Just like Bitcoin, you can now:

  • Send Faircoin or Gamecredits to any address, even to addresses of other cryptocurrencies with instant conversion on the fly;
  • Receive transactions;
  • Exchange Faircoin and Gamecredits with any supported coins;
  • Make instant transactions between HT users;
  • Get real time exchange rates on the website;
  • Set OTP for additional protection.

If you can’t see one or both the newest digital currency wallets, you just need to click on the “wheel” button you find at the top right of the main page, once you successfully enter into your wallet.

You can find the “wheel” button to select the wallets you want to see in the main page like shown in the picture below. Click on the image to enlarge it:

Add new cryptocurrency

We’re really excited to be part of these two new communities!

Track your transaction on the Blockchain

We’ve added email notification to track your cryptocurrency’s transactions on the blockchain.

When your transaction is confirmed you will receive an email with your tx id.

 

 

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

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Glasgow digital currency: hope or reality?

Soon many cities around the world will issue their own digital currency.

According to Pavel Bains, in fact, within the next 10 years we’ll see the first city that have its own digital money and that is separates from the national fiat currency.

The Blockchain Role

This could be the right time for cities to exploit the blockchain and adop their own currency.

But for a new digital currency to be adopted quickly it needs the following characteristics, according to Bains (and we tent to agree with him):

  1. Cheap: fiat currencies are very expensive to produce, manage and distribute. Conversely, a digital currency deletes all those costs and can easily be distributed;
  2. Secure: as it is digital, cryptographic and based on pure algorithms, the chance of forgery or distrust is removed;
  3. Safe: a digital currency can be backed by other assets like gold, treasury bills, foreign exchange or equities, just like fiat money;
  4. Usable: cities such as Stockholm are going purely digital, so a digital city currency could be massively adopted quickly.

The newest Glasgow digital currency

Bains is pretty sure that the first city to adopt a digital currency will be Glasgow.

This because the Scottish city failed to benefit from the England pound and it came close to a recession back in 2015.

Also, Brexit opened a real issue for Scotland’s future with the potential loss of trades. Demand for Scotland’s products is already declining: in that year there was an 11% drop in exports compared to 2.7% for the UK and with Brexit the situation can only get worse.

But Glasgow has the right tools to adopt its own digital currency. These the major reasons according to Bains:

  1. It has the regional size and population: this could make the difference compared to smaller cities such as Dundee;
  2. It has a high record of academia, government and business working together. This unity could be great to manage a new-born digital currency
  3. Glasgow has a thriving financial base, moving to 74th in the world for financial centers and this demonstrates the city has a good base and an educated population to operationalize the new digital currency system.

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Amelia Tomasicchio
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Halcash Bitcoin: buy and sell with ATMs in Spain

Holytransaction Trade is a new virtual exchange to convert your Bitcoin into fiat currencies and vice versa, offered by the HolyTransaction wallet company.

You would think that Holytransaction Trade is a service that can be found anywhere on the web to sell and buy bitcoins. But it is not true, as HolyTransaction Trade allows you to do much more.

HalCash Bitcoin ATM in Spain

On HolyTransaction Trade you can convert bitcoin into fiat currencies and pick them up physically in a banking ATM.

Thanks to a partnership with HalCash, in fact, you can convert your Bitcoin into Euro and withdraw cash in every banking ATM (only banks that are members of HalCash’s network) based both in Spain and Poland with a total of more than 10,000 ATMs in Europe.

HalCash Bitcoin withdrawal process is very simple and you can do it in a few steps following the official guide provided by HolyTransaction.

Instead of typical platform, Holytransaction Trade will provide you an instant exchange as soon as the deposit is confirmed on the Bitcoin network.

Also, the newest HolyTransaction platform allows you to buy Bitcoin in Spain with Teleingreso, a fast, easy and secure payment option that allows you to buy Bitcoin through its network of more than 3000 ATM machines, 2000 post offices and 300 retail outlets.

When you select Teleingreso as online payment method, the system automatically generates a unique 9-digit transaction code. The transaction is pending until you visit any of the locations to make a payment, and then the information is instantly provided to us.

To use HolyTransaction Trade, you don’t need a wallet on HolyTransaction.com.

In fact, to use HolyTransaction Trade there is no need of registering on the platform and you can also use our exchange platform if you have a different wallet provider.

Also, the newest HolyTransaction platform allows you to create a prepaid virtual visa card with Bitcoin to buy everything you want online, as almost every e-commerce accepts VISA payments.

HolyTransaction Trade for mobile

Each service is available and works in less than 24h, and can also be done on your smartphone, using the HolyTransaction Trade app you can download on Google Play for free.

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Amelia Tomasicchio

How to Store Bitcoin: free multicurrency wallet

If you are a newbie, maybe you are asking yourself the following question: how to store Bitcoin? Which is the safer and cheapest wallet on the web? Why should I open a multicurrency wallet?

Well, today I want to answer people who are trying to start using Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general.

First of all, wallet stores a private key that you need to access a bitcoin address for storing and spending your digital currencies.

Bitcoin is a distributed and revolutionary method of payment also defined as Internet of Money as it is a virtual currency without any physical attribution.

So, how to store Bitcoin? We store fiat cash in a physical wallet and Bitcoin works in a similar way, as you will need a virtual wallet.

As well as Euro or Dollar are physical and should be stored in a physical wallet, so bitcoin are virtual and shall be kept in an equally virtual wallet.

If I have to be more specific, you don’t technically store bitcoin anywhere. What you store is the secure digital key you need to have in order to access your public bitcoin addresses and execute transactions.

How to store Bitcoin in a Web wallet

HolyTransaction is a web wallet where you can store your private keys online, on a computer, and connected to the Internet, of course.

One of the main advantages of a web wallet is that you can access them from anywhere and on any device you are using.

Security and Privacy

To create your web wallet you just have to enter your email address. You don’t need to have a bank account or send your ID card, so you can set up it in just one minute.

One way to protect your wallet is encryptit it with a strong password. This will make it difficult to access to your funds.

Another method is doing a back up. To do so, you need to copy your private keys.

Also, you can use a two factor authentication code. In this case you should download a free app called “Google Authenticator” on your mobile phone and scan the QR code obtained. Then everytime you need to execute a transaction you’ll have to enter the two-factor authentication code. And, of course, this will make your wallet safer.

Multicurrency Wallet

A Multicurrency wallet is a virtual wallet where you can store different kinds of digital currencies within the same place.

If you have multiple cryptocurrencies, you typically have to manage multiple wallets for each one. This could be a time consuming task. With HolyTransaction, since it supports several digital currencies, you don’t have to manage a few wallets and you can just log into one wallet and toggle between them in one user interface, making the task much easier.

So, with just one registration and only one password to remember, you can store not only Bitcoin but also the other major cryptocurrencies such as Blackcoin, Dogecoin, Dash, TetherUS, Ethereum and Peercoin.

 

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Amelia Tomasicchio

Cryptocurrencies 2016: Bitcoin Alternative charts

Today we want to talk about Cryptocurrencies 2016, as the just ended year has been very exciting for several digital currencies and not only for Bitcoin.

A lot of major open-source currencies, in fact, showed a good growth during 2016 and we hope to see significant expansion in 2017.

Below you’ll read charts of the excited cryptocurrencies 2016, during a period between December 27, 2015 to December 26, 2016.

Source: Coindesk.com

Bitcoin

Market Capitalization (Beginning of Year): $6,161,215,794
Market Capitalization (End of Year): $14,590,356,108
Price (Beginning of Year): $411.99
Price (End of Year): $908.17
Price (Annual High): $909.94

For sure Bitcoin is the king of cryptocurrencies 2016, if we talk about value.

It is the oldest blockchain-based asset as today (January 3rd) it celebrates its 8th anniversary: the genesis block was generated on January 3rd 2009.

While I’m writing of this article, Bitcoin price is still growing, surpassing the value of $1,000 for 1 BTC.

Bitcoin price and trading volume were supported by several global circumstances, including the Chinese yuan devaluation, the UK’s Brexit, and the election of a Donald Trump.

 

 

Ethereum

Market Capitalization (Beginning of Year): $80,339,474
Market Capitalization (End of Year): $638,041,577
Price (Beginning of Year): $2.83
Price (End of Year): $7.31
Price (Annual High): $19.59

2016 saw Ether, or  the digital currencies that powers the Ethereum blockchain – become the best-performing currencies, with a more than 2,000% increase over the first six months of 2016.

The major reason for its instability was the DAO hack, the subsequent failure of the decentralized project, and the creation of ethereum classic. These factors led to a fall of nearly 50% of this altcoin value.

 

Anyway, Ethereum is the favorite network for possible FinTech permissioned distributed ledgers, enterprise software and Internet of Things applications, so 2017 could will probably show a capitalization increase for ether.

Litecoin

Market Capitalization (Beginning of Year): $149,142,004
Market Capitalization (End of Year): $212,469,870
Price (Beginning of Year): $3.41
Price (End of Year): $4.34
Price (Annual High): $5.55

One of the oldest bitcoin alternative, litecoin showed a stable valuation during 2016, closing $2 above its starting price for the year.

Dash

Market Capitalization (Beginning of Year): $16,081.586
Market Capitalization (End of Year): $70,675,107
Price (Beginning of Year): $2.64
Price (End of Year): $9.67
Price (Annual High): $14.42

In 2015, darkcoin decided to end its association with shadow businesses and the DarkNet by changing its name to Dash.

 

This re-branding seemed to work and Dash ended 2016 with pricing nearly three times, and a market capitalization close to four times.

Cryptocurrencies 2016 and their future

As we enter 2017, the future for cryptocurrencies seems bright, as the digital currency market will continue to progress and prove its worth as one of the top-performing commodities available today.

We at HolyTransaction are very happy to work with this top-rated cryptocurrencies, as our wallet can store Litecoin, Dash, Ethereum and Bitcoin within a unique login.

Needless to say, we are proud to have chosen the best and the most profitable cryptocurrencies for our multicurrency wallet you can open here for free.

 

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Amelia Tomasicchio

BNP Paribas Blockchain used for live transactions

A well-known worldwide seller and another important firm partecipated to the first live transactions using the BNP Paribas Blockchain service, as revealed today by the bank itself.

According to BNP Paribas, in fact, payments were processed between the Italian sports collectible firms Panini Group and the Australian packaging firm called Amcor.

The payment transactions were managed in a few minutes – the bank explained in the official press release – using different currencies to make transactions easier between bank accounts located in Germany, Netherlands and England.

Panini Group treasurer Fabrizio Masinelli commented in a statement:

“This proof-of-concept shows how powerful such technology can be and how it can be utilised as an effective and efficient response to the main issues that treasurers face on a daily basis.”

BNP Paribas Blockchain Proof of Concept

The transactions were managed by using the proof of concept called Cash Without Borders launched earlier this year after its incubation during a blockchain hackathon.

More Details about the size of the transactions will be revealed in the next future.

Also, the BNP Paribas blockchain service tested the so-called “mini-bonds” for small investments, as well as blockchain crowdfunding prototypes that might see the light next year.

According to the Panini Group’s official website, the company earned 751m euros in 2014 and employs 1,000 people worldwide.

Also, during the same year, Amcor earned  $10b in sales and employs 29,000 employees.

To read more about the BNP Paribas Blockchain service click here.

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Amelia Tomasicchio

Denmark Bitcoin: Digitalizing National Currency

Today I want to talk about the Denmark Bitcoin position and regulation.

Denmark is a place where its citizens relie on cash less than most other European countries, so it is thinking about digitalizing its national currency.

To do so, the Danish central bank wants to release its own digital currency based on a blockchain and it will be called e-krone.

Governor of the Danish central bank, Lars Rohde. commented that the government doesn’t want to print its own fiat currency in the future.

So Rohde is looking for outsourcing the production of Danish krone and wants to replace it with its independent financial system based on the distributed ledger technology: the e-krone.

In an interview conducted by Bloomberg, Rohde explained that the Danish central bank effort is not related to the blockchain technology or alternative fintech technologies:

“We’re not preoccupied with the technology because we know that issue well. Cash and notes are not an alternative to electronic payments. We went beyond that many years ago.”

Also, the most important problem the central bank is worried about is the anonymity of the e-krone.

At the moment, the Danish bank believes that the e-krone will have a serial number embedded onto its Blockchain, so the government will be able to track the currency thanks to a transparent ledger.

However, another issue about the anonymity of a currency are the predictable complaints by the Danish citizens who expect to be provided with financial freedom and privacy.

“All money held by Danes will eventually end up in the central bank in the event of a financial crisis, and we will indirectly end up doing a bailout because we become a creditor to all the banks.”

But the distributed ledger tech is not applicable to the concept of the Danish central bank, as structurally it cannot be established for the central bank as network moderator.

To read more news about Denmark Bitcoin position, click here.

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Amelia Tomasicchio