Profiles in Crypto-Awesome: Miss Bitcoin, Mai Fujimoto

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Recents efforts to address gender imbalance in the industry only really serve to highlight crypto still being rather a boys-club. So Miss Bitcoin is just an excuse for the ‘Bitcoin Bros’ to ogle ladies in swimwear, right? Wrong… Meet Mai Fujimoto, crypto-evangelist, guru, entrepreneur… and Miss Bitcoin.

O-Ver-seas Transactions

Our story starts with Mai working as PR consultant for an international kids modelling agency baed in Kyoto. The company wanted to develop a donations platform to support needy families in its global network. But cross-border fiat transactions incur high fees, and nobody wants a corporation to profit when making a donation.

This was back in 2011, and in November of that year, Mai met Roger Ver through a mutual acquaintance. Ver explained that bitcoin was the ideal solution for making international money transfers without paying through the nose for them. Mai was an instant acolyte and became very excited about bitcoin and blockchain.

But What the Funk is Bitcoin?

The problem then became raising awareness of bitcoin, which in 2011 wasn’t exactly filling column inches in the way it does today. In her bid to promote bitcoin and educate the masses she started to write a blog. Taking inspiration from Japanese baseball player Shigeo Nagashima (who is known as Mr Baseball) she called herself Miss Bitcoin.

Since then she has become something of a figurehead, speaking at conferences, advising crypto-entrepreneurs, increasing her network to become a respected expert and social media ambassador for crypto. As she explains it:

If I travel overseas and I say: ‘Hi, I’m Mai Fujimoto, a bitcoin evangelist,’ no one remembers me. But everyone remembers Miss Bitcoin.

Gravitational Pull

Mai created Kizuna, to facilitate donations through cryptocurrency to vulnerable teens, for education and music programs. But more than this, it also provides an intuitive, mystery-free, case of use for crypto, in a world which still doesn’t fully understand it.

Earlier this year, she founded Gracone, a portmanteau of Gravity and Connect. Mai claims to bring people together ‘as by gravity’, but humbly suggests that her mother is even more powerful in this respect. “I learned a lot from her,” she says.

“Nice to meet you”

Perhaps the most amazing part of this story, is that Mai didn’t know more than a simple greeting in English at the time it started. One can only imagine how that first meeting with Roger Ver might have gone.

Still, it’s a good job she met him when she did. ‘Miss Bitcoin Cash’ just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Slow and Steady Does It!

Bitcoin recently broke out of its long-term symmetrical triangle pattern, indicating that a rally is in the works. Zooming in to short-term charts shows that …

Bitcoin recently broke out of its long-term symmetrical triangle pattern, indicating that a rally is in the works. Zooming in to short-term charts shows that price is also inside an ascending channel and is currently testing the mid-channel area of interest.

Stronger bullish pressure could take price to the top of the channel around the $7,000 level, but it would need to clear this barrier around $6,750 first. A brief pullback to the broken triangle top or the channel bottom around $6,600 to $6,650 could still take place before more buyers join in.

Stochastic is heading lower to indicate that sellers are regaining control and may be eager to hop in as overbought conditions haven’t been shown yet. RSI is just turning south from this area, so bitcoin might follow suit. A break below the $6,600 level could signal that further consolidation could happen.

The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA to confirm that the path of least resistance is to the upside. This signals that the uptrend is more likely to resume then to reverse. Also, these moving averages are located close to the potential floor around the broken triangle top and the bottom of the channel, adding to its strength as a floor.

Bitcoin dipped after Coinfloor CEO Obi Nwosu warned that it would be cutting its staff, explaining:

“Coinfloor is currently undergoing a business restructure to focus on our competitive advantages in the marketplace and to best serve our clients. As part of this restructure, we are making some staff changes and redundancies.”

Coinfloor is one of the oldest bitcoin exchanges and is based in London. This business move could mean a dimmer outlook for the market and bitcoin in general, as Nwosu cited that they’ve seen a significant change in trade volume across the market.

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] proponent Bitcoin ABC speaks up against Nakamoto Consensus

The tension between the Bitcoin SV and Bitcoin ABC sub-communities has been spreading like wildfire. Recently, Calvin Ayre, who is the supporter of …

The tension between the Bitcoin SV and Bitcoin ABC sub-communities has been spreading like wildfire. Recently, Calvin Ayre, who is the supporter of Craig Wright’s nChain implementation, posted a tweet opposing the opinion held by the Bitcoin ABC developers against Nakamoto Consensus. He stated:

“this is just retarded. Nakamoto Consensus will be proven to work and Dev’s will be forced to just watch…which is why they are trying to fool miners now. I will show them”

In the post published by Yours.org, a question was asked by the Bitcoin ABC developers regarding their stance on the Nakamoto Consensus. The developers are believed to be against the Nakamoto consensus acting as the governance model for the BCH ecosystem after the upcoming fork. According to the team, the reason for this is that model can be used for a soft fork but not for a hard fork.

Conclusion by ABC developers | Source: Yours.org

Conclusion by ABC developers | Source: Yours.org

Many in the BCH community are expecting a hash war during the hard fork scheduled to take place in November. Regarding this, the developers stated that a hash war cannot be used to resolve an issue of such nature. Furthermore, a developer named Johnathan Toomim justified the statement and said that the hash rate distribution does not matter with hard forks with distinguished forking rule sets. This is because having separate forking rules leads to a persistent chain split, he mentioned.

Toomim also called the Nakamoto Consensus as ‘technically impossible’. He stated:

“whether or not we are willing to use Nakamoto consensus to resolve issues is not the issue right here. what the issue is, is that it is technically impossible.”

Amaury Sachet, a fellow developer also joined in and concluded that a set of incompatible forking rule sets will result in a permanent chain split. He added that the Nakamoto Consensus is misunderstood and requires to be re-read by the community.

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Litecoin Price Grows After BitMEX Reports Failures on its Trading Platform

After a long period of stability, Litecoin (LTC) price has moved upwards 2.3% in the last 24 hours. This price behavior seems related to the fact that …

After a long period of stability, Litecoin (LTC) price has moved upwards 2.3% in the last 24 hours. This price behavior seems related to the fact that BitMEX is experiencing some issues with its trading platform. BitMEX is one of the most popular exchanges in the market. Additionally, the exchange allows users to operate with margin; allowing for something akin to “short selling” on its platform.

Litecoin Registers 2.3% Increase

The markets are smiling on Litecoin. One of the most known and valuable virtual currencies, Litecoin, is growing after some days of stability. This virtual currency started this month close to $61 dollars but fell to $57 dollars on October 4. On October 8, it has registered the biggest gain during October after growing more than 3%. Some analysts are pointing to the lack of “shorting” as a reason why LTC price saw its gain.

Litecoin moved from $57.1 up to $59.33 dollars in just a few hours. Its market capitalization has also grown after each LTC appreciated 3%. Now, Litecoin is being traded close to $59 dollars and has a market capitalization of $3.46 billion dollars.

During the last week, Charlie Lee, Litecoin’s creator, debated with Roger Ver about virtual currencies. During this conversation, Lee talked about Liteceoin and how payments on the Lightning Network differentiate from on chain transactions.

On the matter, he commented on Twitter:

“On-chain Bitcoin and Litecoin payments are not peer-to-peer. Payments are sent from sender to miners, who record it on a distributed ledger. The recipient receives the payment when it’s recorded. But, this is facilitated by a p2p network where transactions are broadcasted.”

Apparently, Litecoin has registered this sudden price increase because BitMEX is experiencing some problems. On Twitter, the company wrote that they have experienced WebSocket issues.

We have been experiencing WebSocket issues. We have since resolved this issue and continue to monitor on our side. Please note that a disconnected WebSocket can potentially display a zero account balance and we ask users to be patient while their WebSocket reconnects.

— BitMEX (@BitMEXdotcom) October 8, 2018

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are also operating positively in the last hours. In the top 10, Cardano (ADA), EOS and XRP are registering the most important gains during the last day. ADA is increasing 5.65%, EOS 4.22%, and XRP 3.2%. At the same time, Bitcoin is trading 1.06% up and is being traded for $6.651 dollars.

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Litecoin Cash 24 Hour Volume Reaches $97787.00 (LCC)

Litecoin Cash (CURRENCY:LCC) traded 0.5% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on October 8th.

Litecoin Cash logoLitecoin Cash (CURRENCY:LCC) traded 0.5% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on October 8th. One Litecoin Cash coin can currently be bought for $0.0261 or 0.00000392 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit, CryptoBridge, Braziliex and Mercatox. During the last week, Litecoin Cash has traded 2.8% higher against the U.S. dollar. Litecoin Cash has a market cap of $15.40 million and $97,787.00 worth of Litecoin Cash was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Here is how other cryptocurrencies have performed during the last 24 hours:

  • Mixin (XIN) traded 1.8% lower against the dollar and now trades at $134.98 or 0.02027118 BTC.
  • Fusion (FSN) traded 0.5% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.98 or 0.00014745 BTC.
  • Sakura Bloom (SKB) traded 10.8% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0045 or 0.00000068 BTC.
  • Distributed Credit Chain (DCC) traded down 0.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0076 or 0.00000115 BTC.
  • Bean Cash (BITB) traded up 0.6% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0033 or 0.00000049 BTC.
  • DAO.Casino (BET) traded 5.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0407 or 0.00000611 BTC.
  • XinFin Network (XDCE) traded 7.9% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0015 or 0.00000022 BTC.
  • Bitcoin Atom (BCA) traded 4.1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.28 or 0.00004190 BTC.
  • Measurable Data Token (MDT) traded up 6.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0078 or 0.00000117 BTC.
  • Qbao (QBT) traded 8.1% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0433 or 0.00000650 BTC.

Litecoin Cash Profile

Litecoin Cash (LCC) is a coin. Its launch date was February 3rd, 2018. Litecoin Cash’s total supply is 589,773,957 coins. Litecoin Cash’s official website is litecoinca.sh. Litecoin Cash’s official Twitter account is @LitecoinFork. The Reddit community for Litecoin Cash is /r/LCCofficial and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

Buying and Selling Litecoin Cash

Litecoin Cash can be purchased on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: Braziliex, SouthXchange, Trade Satoshi, HitBTC, Mercatox, Exrates, YoBit, CryptoBridge and Stocks.Exchange. It is usually not possible to purchase alternative cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin Cash directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to acquire Litecoin Cash should first purchase Ethereum or Bitcoin using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as Coinbase, Gemini or Changelly. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Ethereum or Bitcoin to purchase Litecoin Cash using one of the exchanges listed above.

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