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Disney pulls the plug on its proposed luxury hotel in Anaheim, citing the loss of a tax break

October 11, 2018 |

The Walt Disney Co. has canceled plans to build a 700-room luxury hotel near its Anaheim resort, citing the city’s elimination of a tax rebate agreement that would have saved the media giant $ 267 million over 20 years.

The cancellation of the hotel — what would have been the fourth at the resort…


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‘Jersey Shore’ Star The Situation Planning For Life of Luxury After Prison

October 9, 2018 |

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is planning on a life of luxury when he gets home from prison … Exhibit A — his wedding registry.  The Situation is marrying college sweetheart Lauren Pesce, November 1 (he has 60 days to turn himself in)…

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Kylie Jenner Shows Off Curves in Spandex on Miami Luxury Yacht

October 1, 2018 |

Here’s Kylie Jenner covering up and staying modest in Miami and … JUST KIDDING, LOOK AT HER CURVES IN BLACK SPANDEX!!! There’s no doubt about it, MILFdom looks better than ever on KJ, who showed off all her assets while chilling on Miami mogul…

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Volvo’s Polestar plans subscriptions, stores to push its new electric luxury cars

September 21, 2018 |

To promote the sales of its new electric cars, Volvo’s performance luxury brand will let customers choose from an all-inclusive subscription model that combines automotive costs such as insurance and maintenance into a single monthly payment. No money will be required upfront.

It’s less like car…


L.A. Times – Business

The Daily: Luxury Car Dealership Accepts Bitcoin, Basketballers to Earn Crypto

September 6, 2018 |

The Daily: Luxury Car Dealership Accepts Bitcoin, Basketballers to Earn Crypto

In today’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about a famous American billionaire’s luxury car dealership accepting bitcoin payments, GBP trading pairs on Coinbase Pro, an additional avenue for basketball players to earn crypto, and new features added to Robinhood app.

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Luxury Car Dealership Accepts Bitcoin

The Daily: Luxury Car Dealership Accepts Bitcoin, Basketballers to Earn CryptoTilman Fertitta, the billionaire owner of the NBA’s Houston Rockets and star of Billion Dollar Buyer on CNBC, has announced his luxury automobile dealership Post Oak Motor Cars is to accept BCH and BTC for payments. Buyers from anywhere in the world are now able to purchase the retailer’s Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Bugatti cars via a partnership with Bitpay. “The rising of bitcoin sparked my interest,” said Fertitta. “Being a premier luxury car dealer, I always want to offer my customers the very best buying experience and this partnership will allow anyone around the world to purchase our vehicles faster and easier.”

“We’ve noticed people prefer to make larger purchases with bitcoin since it is a simple way to make payments,” said Sonny Singh, Chief Commercial Officer of Bitpay. “This partnership is timely with the increasing popularity of Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Bugatti vehicles. Post Oak Motors has a great reputation of selling the finest cars and we are thrilled to be partnering with Tilman.”

Coinbase Pro Adds GBP Trading Pairs

Coinbase, which announced support for British pounds (GBP) to UK-based customers earlier this month, is set to launch a number of new GBP trading pairs on Friday September 7 on Coinbase Pro. The new pairs that the exchange is launching are: ETH/GBP, ETC/GBP, LTC/GBP and BCH/GBP. (It already supports BTC/GBP). In advance of the launch of the new trading pairs, all UK customers now have access to send GBP to their Coinbase accounts via domestic bank transfer.

David Farmer, General Manager of Coinbase Pro, stated: “With support for UK domestic bank transfers in GBP via the Faster Payments Scheme, it is now significantly easier, faster and cheaper for UK customers to trade cryptocurrencies on the Coinbase platform. Coinbase Pro is the only major digital currency trading platform that supports UK Faster Payments and it’s our goal to be the trading platform of choice for UK crypto traders.”

Basketballers to Earn Crypto

The Daily: Luxury Car Dealership Accepts Bitcoin, Basketballers to Earn CryptoThe Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), which represents the professional female basketballers of the WNBA, has found a new way for players to earn some crypto. The organization has reached an agreement Sportscastr, a live-streaming platform, that all current players will be invited to provide live commentary across a range of professional and college sports. They will have a dedicated portal within the platform that aggregates all player content, highlights featured content and includes a dedicated leaderboard where fans can discover the most popular player streams.

“Fans crave authentic interaction, and through the Sportscastr live-streaming platform, our players have another exciting way to engage fans in real-time,” said Terri Jackson, Director of Operations for the WNBPA. “This innovative technology also fits our objective to build unique group licensing opportunities through REP Worldwide that bring fans and players closer.”

Robinhood App Gets New Features

Robinhood Financial, the Palo Alto-headquartered US brokerage app, has announced a number of new additions to its mobile trading platform. These include commentary and ratings from Wall Street analysts, the ability to discover what other investors bought on the app, the addition of over 250 global stocks, and apparently the most popular new feature – candlestick charts.

The team wrote: “We’ve received daily requests to add candlestick charts to Robinhood, and over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing them to the stock, options, and cryptocurrency pages on mobile. Candlestick charts help investors better understand how prices move. While a line chart shows you only the close price, each candlestick shows you four pieces of information: the open, high, low, and close price during a certain time period.”

What do you think about today’s news tidbits? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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Disney puts luxury hotel plan on hold in feud with Anaheim over $267 million in subsidies

August 16, 2018 |

Walt Disney Co. has put a hold on plans to build a luxury hotel in the Disneyland Resort’s shopping district, citing a feud with Anaheim officials over tax subsidies that the Burbank media giant was expecting to get from operating the hotel.

The dispute centers on a $ 267-million tax break that…


L.A. Times – Business

PR: Bringing the Blockchain Conference and Luxury Cruising Together – Coinsbank’s 3rd Blockchain Cruise

July 27, 2018 |

Bringing the Blockchain Conference and Luxury Cruising Together - Coinsbank’s 3rd Blockchain Cruise

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

If you thought blockchain events were all skinny men in dark, dusty rooms, think again. Coinsbanks is once more bringing luxury travel and blockchain together on Coinsbank’s third Blockchain Cruise from September 7-11th, 2018. The cruise, which has previously sailed the crystal waters of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, this time takes passengers to the ultimate Old World summer destinations – the vessel departs exciting Barcelona, makes stops in glamorous Monte Carlo and of course, tops it off with a beach party in the destination to end all beach parties, Ibiza, before making its way back to Monte Carlo. Passengers can also rest easy at the height of glamour knowing that Coinsbank has spared no expense and the entire vessel is reserved for the cruise.

There will, however, be more than champagne and sunbathing aboard. A much more valuable opportunity presents itself – a direct chance to engage and make connections with leading influencers in blockchain. Over 100 speakers will attend, along with hundreds of industry professionals, renowned thinkers, and blockchain enthusiasts from all over the world. Some of the most notable speakers include a return appearance from John Mcafee, security software tycoon turned crypto hustler, Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com, and Bobby Lee, co-founder of BTCC and board member of Bitcoin Foundation. Appearances will also be made by:

Travis Wright, co-host of the Bad Crypto Podcast
Tone Vays, Blockchain Consultant/Researcher/Derivatives trader
Taavi Roivas, former Prime Minister of Estonia
Olga Feldmeier, CEO of Smart Valor
Naeem Aslam, FX Columnist at Forbes
Maria Jones, VP at Cointelegraph
Giacomo Zucco, Director at BHB.Network
Bruce Porter, Chairman and CEO of GlobalBoost

Aside from providing luxurious sun and fun for its crypto-minded guests, CoinsBank aims to accelerate the growth of the blockchain community by facilitating the formation of meaningful relationships between industry members. Passengers will have plenty of opportunities to bond and make connection both onboard and on land through activities and shore excursions, and listen to speakers discuss relevant and useful topics such as emerging cryptocurrencies and their effect on current leading cryptocurrencies, expert predictions about the future of blockchain, and tools and techniques for trading digital assets. This is an excellent networking opportunity as well as a chance to gain new and exciting knowledge and strategies in blockchain.

But all work and no play makes even the technology of the future dull, and Coinsbank has packed the cruise with entertainment outside of the disembarkation ports. Onboard, guests will be delighted by scrumptious dinners, a nightly spectacular show, parties on the Pool Deck and 24 hour open bar reception. As if that weren’t enough, an unforgettable sunset BBQ party in the style of the legendary Cafe Del Mar, with celebrities and world-famous DJs, awaits guests in beautiful Ibiza. It’s guests’ last day together – so plan to party hard until you see the sun rise! The cruise then makes its way back to sunny Barcelona, where guests can disembark and go get some delicious tapas with all their newfound blockchain friends.

The Coinsbank Blockchain Cruise is a must-do for all blockchain leaders, forward thinkers, and enthusiasts who want to combine a luxury vacation with an unbelievable business opportunity.

Coinsbank is pleased to invite the public to the Coinsbank Blockchain Mediterranean Cruise, September 7-11th, 2018.

Learn more about the event, program, accommodations, and find tickets and pricing on the official
website: https://coinsbank.com/cruise-europe

Contact Email Address
cruise@coinsbank.com

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The Daily: Skrill Launches Crypto Trade, Luxury Market Reaches $100M Transactions

July 26, 2018 |

The Daily: Skrill Launches Crypto Trade, Luxury Market Reaches $  100M Transactions

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover stories about Skrill launching crypto buying and selling, luxury marketplace The White Company reaching $ 100 million in transactions, Bitmex setting a trading record, and weak mining-related sales hurting AMD.

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Skrill Launches Crypto Trading

The Daily: Skrill Launches Crypto Trade, Luxury Market Reaches $  100M TransactionsSkrill, the online payments service formerly known as Moneybookers, is now enabling its wallet users to instantly buy and sell cryptocurrencies, including BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC, using more than 40 supported fiat options. The company said it purchases and holds the cryptocurrency via “a recognised cryptocurrency exchange.”

Skrill’s new cryptocurrency capability is available at launch in over 30 countries including: Australia, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, and the UK. The company plans to roll it out to additional markets and extend the service to its mobile app and Paysafe’s Neteller digital wallet in the next few months.

Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Skrill, commented: “The world of cryptocurrency trading is exciting and dynamic, and our digital wallet service very much lends itself to this environment. I’m confident that the ability to trade in cryptocurrencies quickly and easily through Skrill will appeal to consumers both now and in the future. We know many people want to experiment with cryptocurrency trading but don’t know where to start and we’ve made the entire process very straightforward.”

The White Company Reaches $ 100M

The Daily: Skrill Launches Crypto Trade, Luxury Market Reaches $  100M Transactions
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The White Company, a cryptocurrency concierge and luxury marketplace, has announced it surpassed $ 100 million in cryptocurrency sales and transactions since launching in 2017. Over 25,000 deals have taken place for goods including Lamborghinis, pieces of rare art, global excursions and conversions to fiat. The platform also plans to launch a commercial processing solution by the end of Q3 2018.

“Usability of crypto is paramount for its mainstream adoption,” said CEO Elizabeth White. “A new asset class has been created through this digital currency boom, but holders have been largely unable to spend their new wealth. We’ve made it our mission to help consumers use crypto to purchase goods, experiences or simply cash out into fiat, and our recent stablecoin and wallet platform furthers that goal. This milestone is a testament to the demand for widespread usability, and we’re excited to continue serving the market and working with merchants in the near future.”

Recently, the company has decided to accept Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and says there has been a high demand by BCH holders. Gold Krugerrands and Beyonce/Jay-Z tour tickets being the most popular items. As a result, The White Company has begun offering exclusive items available for purchase only with BCH, starting with jewelry from Cartier.

Bitmex Sees Over 1 Million BTC Trades in 24 Hours

The Daily: Skrill Launches Crypto Trade, Luxury Market Reaches $  100M TransactionsBitmex, an exchange offering cryptocurrency trading with very high leverage, has reported more than 1 million BTC traded on the platform in the 24-hours period closing July 24. The 1,041,748 BTC traded shattered its previous record of 800,000 traded within 24 hours.

CEO and Co-founder Arthur Hayes said: “The astronomical surge in trading volume, coupled with the steadily rising price of bitcoin, is reflective of the market’s increasingly sophisticated understanding of the potential of bitcoin to redefine global markets. The achievement was also largely thanks to ongoing capacity increases accomplished by scaling our engine architecture. The record that BitMEX has set marks a major milestone in the cryptocurrency industry’s overall path to maturation. I am delighted that BitMEX’s easy-to-use and highly secure trading application has helped to onboard yet another tidal wave of people from all around the world to the crypto market and given them the confidence to participate on the largest scale ever seen.”

Weak Mining-Related Sales Hurt AMD in Q2

The Daily: Skrill Launches Crypto Trade, Luxury Market Reaches $  100M TransactionsAdvanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD), whose mining-related sales accounted for 10% of its overall revenue in Q1, has reported its Q2 financial results. Despite a quarterly increase in overall revenue of 7%, the Computing and Graphics segment revenue was down 3%. The company explains that this decline “was primarily related to lower revenue from GPU products in the blockchain market.” For the third quarter of 2018, AMD expects revenue to be driven by the sales growth of Ryzen and EPYC products, “partially offset by lower sales of GPU products in the blockchain market.”

AMD CFO Devinder Kumar commented in an earnings call with analysts that: “Graphics revenue was down primarily driven by lower blockchain sales partially offset by stronger data center sales. We believe blockchain-related revenue declined from approximately 10% of our revenue in the first quarter to approximately 6% of our overall revenue in the second quarter.”

What do you think about today’s news tidbits? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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Luxury Shopping Marketplace Fancy Offers Discount for Bitcoin Purchases

July 2, 2018 |

Luxury Shopping Marketplace Fancy Offers Discount for Bitcoin Purchases

Bitcoin whales and long term holders are always looking for places they can spend their cryptocurrency without having to touch fiat. Fancy allows just that, with a huge catalog of luxury shoes, high-end gadgets and much more. The site now accepts both BTC and BCH, and offers a special discount for crypto shoppers.

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Crypto Discount on Luxury Goods

Luxury Shopping Marketplace Fancy Offers Discount for Bitcoin PurchasesFancy.com, a curated luxury goods marketplace featuring over 250,000 products, has announced that, since the company doesn’t pay credit card processing or fraud protection fees on orders placed with crypto, the site is going to pass those savings on to the consumer. So anyone who pays with BTC or BCH can just type in the discount code “crypto,” and their price will be reduced by 3%. The company explains that at an average $ 1,000 per Fancy order, crypto customers stand to save $ 30 on each of their orders.

Fancy CEO, Joe Einhorn, said “Maybe we can be a part of the start of an enduring effort where all eCommerce companies adopt crypto and share the cost efficiencies with consumers.”

Bitcoin Cash Adoption

Luxury Shopping Marketplace Fancy Offers Discount for Bitcoin PurchasesFancy started accepting crypto payments on the platform via Coinbase Merchant Tools back in 2013. However, earlier this year Coinbase discontinued the product in favor of its newer Coinbase Commerce service and suspended custodial solutions for merchants, which led to “making crypto payments difficult” so Fancy now switched to Bitpay. Along with this recent change, the marketplace has also started accepting BCH payments.

Accepting Bitcoin Cash on Fancy was not just about the switch to Bitpay, but also about the philosophical underpinnings of the BCH community, according to the site’s CEO. “When you read about their hope for Bitcoin Cash, it sounds pretty similar our hopes and other people’s hopes about frictionless commerce and a world empowering not only consumers but vendors to conduct transactions in the most efficient way possible. On the surface, we think there’s an alignment philosophically with Bitcoin Cash,” Einhorn explained to Modern Consensus.

What type of goods would you want to buy with your bitcoin? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 


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Verify and track bitcoin cash transactions on our BCH Block Explorer, the best of its kind anywhere in the world. Also, keep up with your holdings, BCH and other coins, on our market charts at Satoshi’s Pulse, another original and free service from Bitcoin.com.

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