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Free Keene Activists Launch Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire

November 17, 2018 |

Keene, New Hampshire is well known city for libertarian philosophies and more recently as a hotbed for cryptocurrencies. On Monday, Nov. 12, crypto advocates from the region have announced the launch of a new educational center called the Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire.

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New Hampshire Bitcoin Embassy Offers Free Bitcoin 101 Classes

Free Keene Activists Launch Bitcoin Embassy New HampshireCryptocurrency and libertarian activists from Keene New Hampshire have been steadily pushing digital currency adoption for a while now. This past Monday the group of advocates from the region, who also run the city’s active cryptocurrency Meetup group, revealed the launch of the Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire. The embassy will be an educational center dedicated to teaching people all about digital assets, explained the creators. Further, the organization now joins the other state embassies located in the U.S. like the Atlanta Bitcoin Embassy operated by the Austrian economist Jeffrey Tucker.

Additionally, the group from Keene have explained the new embassy will offer free “Bitcoin 101” classes for visitors. “With the goals of education, networking, and inspiration, head ambassador and instructor Chris Rietmann opened the doors to the Bitcoin Embassy NH in October and has already created a “Bitcoin 101” class that is free to take,” explained the Free Keene blog. “Donations are certainly welcomed if you find the class valuable and classes are also available for those looking to learn how to accept crypto at their businesses.”

Free Keene Activists Launch Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire
Chris Rietmann Gives “Bitcoin 101” Class at Bitcoin Embassy NH.

Spreading Cryptocurrency Adoption Across the Free State

The crew from the Free Keene blog and members of the community have been spreading cryptocurrency adoption relentlessly lately on all fronts. Recently, the group got a number of merchants to accept digital assets in the city such as a dentist, Indian restaurant, hair salon, and vape shop. Then, this past August, reported on the group creating, a platform that allows users to create simple paper tips funded with bitcoin cash.

The Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire has received positive media coverage within the region as well. The embassy’s members have explained that the story has been covered by NH Public Radio, the Keene Sentinel, and a front-page story in the Monadnock Shopper News. Additionally, the embassy had a discussion and presentation concerning Bitcoin’s first hash war that started on Nov. 15. 

The creators of the embassy state that the organization has more development plans for the future and people can discuss the embassy using Telegram. For people who want to visit the new Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire, the center is open Tuesday through Sunday and is located inside Route 101 Local Goods in Keene, NH. Check out the video below at the Bitcoin Embassy NH in which members discuss the recent BCH hash war. 

What do you think about the Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Images via Shutterstock, Pixabay, and the Free Keene blog.

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Amazon just upped the ante in the race for free holiday shipping

November 5, 2018 |

The battle for the hottest prices this holiday season is spilling into a new arena: the fight over free shipping.

As Walmart, Target and Amazon launch a price war for merchandise in the weeks before Thanksgiving, they are now wooing customers with the promise of fast, efficient, no-cost shipping….

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Southwest Airlines joins its rivals in offering free onboard movies. What’s the catch?

November 1, 2018 |

Southwest Airlines, the nation’s most popular domestic carrier, is providing its passengers with free movies to match the onboard entertainment already offered by most of the carrier’s biggest rivals.

The Dallas-based carrier has already begun rolling out the free movies on some planes, with plans…

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He Was Afraid Foreigners Would Yell at Him. So He Let 160K in for Free

October 30, 2018 |

The Shinjuku Gyoen national garden in Tokyo lost more than $ 220,000 in revenue due to a scared employee. The attendant, a man in his early 70s, recently admitted to investigators that because he was “too frightened” to ask foreign visitors to pay for their tickets, he just let them…

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Police officers in Ohio took time from fighting crime to assist a helpless deer trapped in a fence. 
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‘Free Willy’ Star Jason James Richter Arrested and Charged with Domestic Violence

October 19, 2018 |

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Guilty Doctor Walks Free in ‘Stolen Baby’ Case

October 9, 2018 |

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Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma

September 28, 2018 |

Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma

“Alaska, thanks for bearing with us,” popular smartphone trading app Robinhood tweeted. “Trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, commission free.” Mere days after, it announced the same for Oklahoma. Residents of the two states can now trade bitcoin cash, dogecoin, ethereum, ethereum classic, and litecoin on its platform.

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Robinhood Brings Free Crypto Trading App to Alaska and Oklahoma

This week Robinhood, the booming smartphone stock and crypto commission-free trading app, announced it had extended its services to the US states of Alaska and Oklahoma. Effectively, the company is gaining on being available in nearly half of the United States.

Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma

Including Alaska and Oklahoma, the 19 other states where users can try the app are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The app features half a dozen cryptocurrencies, but users are also privy to legacy and institutional stock markets, charts, options, as well as up-to-the-minute data from altcoins such as Bitcoin Gold, Dash, Lisk, Monero, NEO, Omisego, Qtum, Ripple, Stellar, and Zcash.

A Year of Growing Into Crypto

The company began 2018 with a blockbuster announcement, suggesting they were moving into crypto. “Trading functionality for BTC and ETH will be released gradually in waves,” they blogged, “to Robinhood residents in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire. Robinhood Crypto will be available in more states soon.”

Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma

By February, users could begin trading bitcoin core (BTC) and ether. Not too long after, the company began to inch their way into California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire. It has seemed all downhill from then on for the app, as it continued to gain clusters of states.

It also wasn’t too much long ago the company was valued at over $ 5 billion following over a quarter billion dollars in venture capital funding. Some analysts insisted at least part of that eye-popping valuation was due to Robinhood embracing cryptocurrency.  

Do you think Robinhood will eventually expand into all 50 US states? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Credit freezes are now free nationwide

September 23, 2018 |

Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law.

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