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2020 Democrats’ ‘Medicare-for-all’ plan would cause a massive doctor shortage

March 23, 2019 |

If Democrats seize control of the Senate and White House in the next election, “Medicare-for-all” will likely be the centerpiece of their 2021 agenda. Here’s why that would be a big problem for Americans.
FOX News

Dockworkers battle plan to bring driverless trucks to the Port of Los Angeles

March 22, 2019 |

A fierce struggle over automation has erupted at the Port of Los Angeles, as local union officials representing some 12,000 dockworkers demand that one of the world’s largest shipping firms abandon a plan to introduce driverless electric cargo trucks.

Shouting, whistling and jeering, more than…


L.A. Times – Business

Trudeau plan will kick in money to help first-time Canadian home buyers

March 20, 2019 |

Canada’s housing agency will spend up to $ 941.1 million over three years to take equity positions in homes bought by first-time buyers, part of a plan by Justin Trudeau’s government to make housing more affordable for the youngest voters.

According to federal budget documents released Tuesday in…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Kids around the world plan to skip school Friday to demand action on climate change

March 15, 2019 |

Young people around the world are not interested in excuses when it comes to dealing with climate change.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

4 of Tokyo’s Hottest Nightclubs Plan to Accept Bitcoin Cash

March 6, 2019 |

Four of Tokyo's Hottest Nightclubs Plan to Accept Bitcoin Cash

Japan is currently the third densest region of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) accepting merchants. In order to keep the adoption ball rolling, this week an avid BCH supporter talked the owners of Tokyo-based luxury lounge Mezzo into accepting BCH at three more popular nightclubs in the Tokyo district. The owners revealed that the Japanese clubs V2, Ele, Villa, and Mezzo’s food and beverage cafe Ruby will be accepting BCH for drinks and services this April.

Also read: How to Create Your Own SLP Token Using the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain

Bitcoin Cash Joins Tokyo’s Nightlife

Thanks to a passionate BCH enthusiast, four of the hottest nightclubs in Tokyo will be accepting bitcoin cash for drinks and amenities. Since Japan legalized cryptocurrency payments in April 2017, the country has become a hotbed for digital currency accepting merchants and businesses setting up exchange operations. Japan is also known for being the third most popular region for BCH-accepting retailers. At the time of writing, there are 57 different merchants in Japan who welcome BCH for payments. Now, one of the organizers of the Tokyo BCH meetup, Akane Yokoo, has gotten the owners of Mezzo to extend their BCH acceptance to four other establishments (three nightclubs and one cafe). Mezzo is a luxury lounge in Tokyo which already accepted BCH for meals, drinks, and services.

4 of Tokyo's Hottest Nightclubs Plan to Accept Bitcoin Cash
The luxury lounge Mezzo already accepted BCH and starting this April, the nightclubs Villa Tokyo, V2, Ele, and Mezzo’s Ruby cafe will accept the decentralized cryptocurrency.

Yokoo explained that the BCH meetups in Tokyo are sometimes held at the Mezzo luxury lounge in Roppongi and the club is considered one of the hottest bars in Gaien Higashi-Dori. Additionally, the club uses a Bitcoin.com wallet to accept BCH, which means the owners are accepting the cryptocurrency directly, rather than immediately selling it for yen with a payment processor. Yokoo told our newsdesk that the Mezzo owners will now accept BCH at four other establishments they own: V2, Ele, Villa, and Mezzo’s cafe called Ruby.

“We are really excited to see some of the biggest clubs in Tokyo accepting bitcoin cash payments,” Yokoo detailed during our discussion. “It would be good for foreign tourists who would like to use bitcoin cash when they come to Tokyo and want to go to nightclubs as well.”

4 of Tokyo's Hottest Nightclubs Plan to Accept Bitcoin Cash

BCH Supporters Push Merchant Adoption Relentlessly

V2 Tokyo is a well-known nightclub located in the center of Roppongi that sits atop a very large building. According to reviews, the club has “killer views” and hosts some of the most popular DJs in the industry. Ele Tokyo is another connected club which was created to provide the “world’s highest quality entertainment.”

4 of Tokyo's Hottest Nightclubs Plan to Accept Bitcoin Cash

The Ele nightclub is considered a “high-class sophisticated” establishment for adults. Last April, Villa Tokyo became the latest addition to Roppongi’s nightlife scene, a block away from the main Gaien Higashi-Dori drag. The club was formerly known as Feria but since the new owners took over, the place has become regarded as an “exciting new option for a night out in Roppongi” according to reviews. Mezzo’s Ruby cafe will also accept BCH for food and drinks, the owners explained to Yokoo.

4 of Tokyo's Hottest Nightclubs Plan to Accept Bitcoin Cash

Mezzo’s owners have detailed to Yokoo that the four businesses will begin accepting BCH this April. Yokoo is super pleased to onboard another four establishments, having already convinced numerous Tokyo-based businesses to accept the digital currency. The story follows in the wake of another persistent BCH supporter who convinced the popular website Chess.com to accept bitcoin cash for membership services. BCH proponents are convinced that real world adoption begins by getting lots of merchants onboard with decentralized currencies. So far in regions such as Japan, Slovenia, and North Queensland, the idea seems to be working.

What do you think about the three nightclubs owned by Mezzo accepting BCH for drinks and services this April? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.


Image credits: V2 Tokyo, Ele, Villa, and the Mezzo.


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In the Daily: Binance Trading Competition, Bitdeer BCH Mining Plan, Voyager Merges Ethos

March 3, 2019 |

In the Daily: Binance Trading Competition, Bitdeer BCH Mining Plan, Voyager Buys Ethos

In this edition of The Daily we cover a trading competition and giveaway promoting Binance’s new platform, new mining plans from Bitdeer and the merger of cryptocurrency wallet startup Ethos by the digital assets brokerage Voyager.

Also Read: Top Business School in India to Offer Advanced Blockchain Program

Binance DEX Trading Competition

Popular crypto trading platform Binance has announced that to increase awareness of its upcoming decentralized exchange (DEX) within the community, it will sponsor a simulated trading competition on its DEX testnet.

All users who hold at least 1 BNB token in their Binance account will be eligible to participate in this simulated trading competition. Each account is able to register a maximum of 20 addresses and will receive 200 virtual testnet BNB tokens to each address to use as their starting funds before the trading competition begins. It will officially start on March 7 and last until the 21st, with rewards promised to be issued within two weeks after the competition ends.

In the Daily: Binance Trading Competition, Bitdeer BCH Mining Plan, Voyager Merges Ethos

Bitdeer Launches BCH Mining Plan

Computing power-sharing platform Bitdeer has announced it is now supporting mining for bitcoin cash (BCH) as well as litecoin (LTC) and ethereum (ETH) in response to client demands, giving its users a variety of options to utilize their rented hashing power. The company explained that it added support for these cryptocurrencies as they have remained relatively stable among the leading coins, showing their popularity with the crypto community.

In the Daily: Binance Trading Competition, Bitdeer BCH Mining Plan, Voyager Merges Ethos

The platform claims to have secured partnerships with some of the largest mining pools in the world including BTC.com, Ant Pool, Dpool, and Viabtc. Users of Bitdeer can choose to be connected to one of the supported pools while switching between different duration plans (short, mid, and long-term), miner hardware models, and coins (BTC, BCH, LTC, and ETH).

Voyager Merges Ethos

Digital assets brokerage Voyager has revealed it will be merging with Ethos, a cryptocurrency universal wallet and service provider. The wallet software will be integrated into Voyager’s retail and institutional businesses, allowing its customers to self-custody their crypto assets with a brokerage solution for efficient trading.

Shingo Lavine, founder and current CEO of Ethos, will be joining Voyager as chief blockchain officer and will also maintain a seat on Voyager’s board of directors. The deal will reportedly cost the brokerage 7 million of its common shares, worth about US$ 4 million. The company started trading its shares on the Toronto Ventures Exchange through a reverse takeover earlier this year.

What do you think about today’s news tidbits? 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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Bitcoin News

Trump Alters Syria Troop-Withdrawal Plan

February 23, 2019 |

Under pressure from the Senate , President Trump is leaving behind about 10% of America’s 2,000-troop fighting force in Syria—and will leave them there indefinitely, the Military Times reports. “A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time,” says Sarah Huckabee Sanders….
Newser

Even if Manafort Is Pardoned, New York Has a Plan

February 23, 2019 |

Even if Paul Manafort receives a presidential pardon for his federal crimes , he could face state charges that would send him to prison. Manhattan prosecutors have assembled a criminal case against Manafort, President Trump’s onetime campaign manager, the New York Times reports. Presidents have no pardon power in state cases….
Newser

Lyft is said to plan to file for IPO as soon as next week

February 21, 2019 |

Lyft Inc. could file as soon as next week for an initial public offering and plans to target a valuation of $ 20 billion to $ 25 billion, a person familiar with the matter said.

The ride-hailing industry’s No. 2 plans to begin marketing shares in a roadshow the week of March 18, said the person,…


L.A. Times – Business

Plan to Sell Nuclear Plants to Saudis Under New Scrutiny

February 19, 2019 |

Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the administration. Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if…
Newser