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Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: PSA for you canadian Forex investors: you can trade USD to Bitcoin to CAD and get the 0.80:1 exchange rate practically feeless 🇨🇦 /r/canada

Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: PSA for you canadian Forex investors: you can trade USD to Bitcoin to CAD and get the 0.80:1 exchange rate practically feeless 🇨🇦 /canada submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Is using crypto a cheaper alternative to a bank wire transfer?

I don't know anything about crypto and I'm in Canada so I guess this is the right place to ask many questions. I want to be very transparent and legal.
A friend in US wants to send me some money. This is a donation/ gift. This is not something CRA collects taxes on. This is also a one time thing. The cost to send a wire transfer between his bank in US and my bank in Canada (BMO) is 40 US. My friend proposed researching to use crypto and see if the transfer fees were smaller.
I'm trying to compare the trade-off of using crypto instead of the traditional wire transfer.
I have the following questions :
  1. If I made the transfer US->crypto->CAD very fast. (trying to minimize crypto voltility) How much do you estimate I would loose in US dollars to cover the transfer?
  2. Where should I create an account? What platform? I'm not interested in trading crypto or holding it for long on a crypto wallet. I'm not concerned with giving out some personal information but I'm concerned with it being stored securely.
  3. What crypto should I use to perform the transfer quickly and safely? Is Bitcoin the best?
  4. What is the best way to transfer crypto to CAD? I have seen people here reporting problems with BMO blocking e-transfers from crypto companies since apparently there have been scams linked to e transfers before (I would like to understand how)
  5. How can I explain/demonstrate to the bank this is a donation?
  6. A bit out of topic for a possible business idea. Can a legal Canadian business regularly receive payment in crypto and deposit it in its bank account in CAD? Will banks refuse working with this business?

Thank you very much for your help!
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Putting $400M of Bitcoin on your company balance sheet

Also posted on my blog as usual. Read it there if you can, there are footnotes and inlined plots.
A couple of months ago, MicroStrategy (MSTR) had a spare $400M of cash which it decided to shift to Bitcoin (BTC).
Today we'll discuss in excrutiating detail why this is not a good idea.
When a company has a pile of spare money it doesn't know what to do with, it'll normally do buybacks or start paying dividends. That gives the money back to the shareholders, and from an economic perspective the money can get better invested in other more promising companies. If you have a huge pile of of cash, you probably should be doing other things than leave it in a bank account to gather dust.
However, this statement from MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor exists to make it clear he's buying into BTC for all the wrong reasons:
“This is not a speculation, nor is it a hedge. This was a deliberate corporate strategy to adopt a bitcoin standard.”
Let's unpack it and jump into the economics Bitcoin:

Is Bitcoin money?

No.
Or rather BTC doesn't act as money and there's no serious future path for BTC to become a form of money. Let's go back to basics. There are 3 main economic problems money solves:
1. Medium of Exchange. Before money we had to barter, which led to the double coincidence of wants problem. When everyone accepts the same money you can buy something from someone even if they don't like the stuff you own.
As a medium of exchange, BTC is not good. There are significant transaction fees and transaction waiting times built-in to BTC and these worsen the more popular BTC get.
You can test BTC's usefulness as a medium of exchange for yourself right now: try to order a pizza or to buy a random item with BTC. How many additional hurdles do you have to go through? How many fewer options do you have than if you used a regular currency? How much overhead (time, fees) is there?
2. Unit of Account. A unit of account is what you compare the value of objects against. We denominate BTC in terms of how many USD they're worth, so BTC is a unit of account presently. We can say it's because of lack of adoption, but really it's also because the market value of BTC is so volatile.
If I buy a $1000 table today or in 2017, it's roughly a $1000 table. We can't say that a 0.4BTC table was a 0.4BTC table in 2017. We'll expand on this in the next point:
3. Store of Value. When you create economic value, you don't want to be forced to use up the value you created right away.
For instance, if I fix your washing machine and you pay me in avocados, I'd be annoyed. I'd have to consume my payment before it becomes brown, squishy and disgusting. Avocado fruit is not good money because avocadoes loses value very fast.
On the other hand, well-run currencies like the USD, GBP, CAD, EUR, etc. all lose their value at a low and most importantly fairly predictible rate. Let's look at the chart of the USD against BTC
While the dollar loses value at a predictible rate, BTC is all over the place, which is bad.
One important use money is to write loan contracts. Loans are great. They let people spend now against their future potential earnings, so they can buy houses or start businesses without first saving up for a decade. Loans are good for the economy.
If you want to sign something that says "I owe you this much for that much time" then you need to be able to roughly predict the value of the debt in at the point in time where it's due.
Otherwise you'll have a hard time pricing the risk of the loan effectively. This means that you need to charge higher interests. The risk of making a loan in BTC needs to be priced into the interest of a BTC-denominated loan, which means much higher interest rates. High interests on loans are bad, because buying houses and starting businesses are good things.

BTC has a fixed supply, so these problems are built in

Some people think that going back to a standard where our money was denominated by a stock of gold (the Gold Standard) would solve economic problems. This is nonsense.
Having control over supply of your currency is a good thing, as long as it's well run.
See here
Remember that what is desirable is low variance in the value, not the value itself. When there are wild fluctuations in value, it's hard for money to do its job well.
Since the 1970s, the USD has been a fiat money with no intrinsic value. This means we control the supply of money.
Let's look at a classic poorly drawn econ101 graph
The market price for USD is where supply meets demand. The problem with a currency based on an item whose supply is fixed is that the price will necessarily fluctuate in response to changes in demand.
Imagine, if you will, that a pandemic strikes and that the demand for currency takes a sharp drop. The US imports less, people don't buy anything anymore, etc. If you can't print money, you get deflation, which is worsens everything. On the other hand, if you can make the money printers go brrrr you can stabilize the price
Having your currency be based on a fixed supply isn't just bad because in/deflation is hard to control.
It's also a national security risk...
The story of the guy who crashed gold prices in North Africa
In the 1200s, Mansa Munsa, the emperor of the Mali, was rich and a devout Muslim and wanted everyone to know it. So he embarked on a pilgrimage to make it rain all the way to Mecca.
He in fact made it rain so hard he increased the overall supply of gold and unintentionally crashed gold prices in Cairo by 20%, wreaking an economic havoc in North Africa that lasted a decade.
This story is fun, the larger point that having your inflation be at the mercy of foreign nations is an undesirable attribute in any currency. The US likes to call some countries currency manipulators, but this problem would be serious under a gold standard.

Currencies are based on trust

Since the USD is based on nothing except the US government's word, how can we trust USD not to be mismanaged?
The answer is that you can probably trust the fed until political stooges get put in place. Currently, the US's central bank managing the USD, the Federal Reserve (the Fed for friends & family), has administrative authority. The fed can say "no" to dumb requests from the president.
People who have no idea what the fed does like to chant "audit the fed", but the fed is already one of the best audited US federal entities. The transcripts of all their meetings are out in the open. As is their balance sheet, what they plan to do and why. If the US should audit anything it's the Department of Defense which operates without any accounting at all.
It's easy to see when a central bank will go rogue: it's when political yes-men are elected to the board.
For example, before printing themselves into hyperinflation, the Venezuelan president appointed a sociologist who publicly stated “Inflation does not exist in real life” and instead is a made up capitalist lie. Note what happened mere months after his gaining control over the Venezuelan currency
This is a key policy. One paper I really like, Sargent (1984) "The end of 4 big inflations" states:
The essential measures that ended hyperinflation in each of Germany,Austria, Hungary, and Poland were, first, the creation of an independentcentral bank that was legally committed to refuse the government'sdemand or additional unsecured credit and, second, a simultaneousalteration in the fiscal policy regime.
In english: *hyperinflation stops when the central bank can say "no" to the government."
The US Fed, like other well good central banks, is run by a bunch of nerds. When it prints money, even as aggressively as it has it does so for good reasons. You can see why they started printing on March 15th as the COVID lockdowns started:
The Federal Reserve is prepared to use its full range of tools to support the flow of credit to households and businesses and thereby promote its maximum employment and price stability goals.
In english: We're going to keep printing and lowering rates until jobs are back and inflation is under control. If we print until the sun is blotted out, we'll print in the shade.

BTC is not gold

Gold is a good asset for doomsday-preppers. If society crashes, gold will still have value.
How do we know that?
Gold has held value throughout multiple historic catastrophes over thousands of years. It had value before and after the Bronze Age Collapse, the Fall of the Western Roman Empire and Gengis Khan being Gengis Khan.
Even if you erased humanity and started over, the new humans would still find gold to be economically valuable. When Europeans d̶i̶s̶c̶o̶v̶e̶r̶e̶d̶ c̶o̶n̶q̶u̶e̶r̶e̶d̶ g̶e̶n̶o̶c̶i̶d̶e̶d̶ went to America, they found gold to be an important item over there too. This is about equivalent to finding humans on Alpha-Centauri and learning that they think gold is a good store of value as well.
Some people are puzzled at this: we don't even use gold for much! But it has great properties:
First, gold is hard to fake and impossible to manufacture. This makes it good to ascertain payment.
Second, gold doesnt react to oxygen, so it doesn't rust or tarnish. So it keeps value over time unlike most other materials.
Last, gold is pretty. This might sound frivolous, and you may not like it, but jewelry has actual value to humans.
It's no coincidence if you look at a list of the wealthiest families, a large number of them trade in luxury goods.
To paraphrase Veblen humans have a profound desire to signal social status, for the same reason peacocks have unwieldy tails. Gold is a great way to achieve that.
On the other hand, BTC lacks all these attributes. Its value is largely based on common perception of value. There are a few fundamental drivers of demand:
Apart from these, it's hard to argue that BTC will retain value throughout some sort of economic catastrophe.

BTC is really risky

One last statement from Michael Saylor I take offense to is this:
“We feel pretty confident that Bitcoin is less risky than holding cash, less risky than holding gold,” MicroStrategy CEO said in an interview
"BTC is less risky than holding cash or gold long term" is nonsense. We saw before that BTC is more volatile on face value, and that as long as the Fed isn't run by spider monkeys stacked in a trench coat, the inflation is likely to be within reasonable bounds.
But on top of this, BTC has Abrupt downside risks that normal currencies don't. Let's imagine a few:

Blockchain solutions are fundamentally inefficient

Blockchain was a genius idea. I still marvel at the initial white paper which is a great mix of economics and computer science.
That said, blockchain solutions make large tradeoffs in design because they assume almost no trust between parties. This leads to intentionally wasteful designs on a massive scale.
The main problem is that all transactions have to be validated by expensive computational operations and double checked by multiple parties. This means waste:
Many design problems can be mitigated by various improvements over BTC, but it remains that a simple database always works better than a blockchain if you can trust the parties to the transaction.
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Wife needs to wire me 150k CAD, we live in USA and I am American. How should we proceed?

Wife has a cross border account with RBC and the money is in RBC. @ 150k, the fee is about 1800 USD which I think is just crazy. I am american and we both live in the USA. What is the best way to approach this? She is going back to Canada to visit in a couple of weeks and I want us to handle this during that trip.
edit: the fee = up charge during conversion. also - please stop telling me deposit it into USA bank account as there will be an up charge during conversion. finally: for those of you that are telling me to pay the 1800 because i have 150k, kiss my ass.
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Mavericks NBA team now accepts Bitcoin

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Bob The Magic Custodian



Summary: Everyone knows that when you give your assets to someone else, they always keep them safe. If this is true for individuals, it is certainly true for businesses.
Custodians always tell the truth and manage funds properly. They won't have any interest in taking the assets as an exchange operator would. Auditors tell the truth and can't be misled. That's because organizations that are regulated are incapable of lying and don't make mistakes.

First, some background. Here is a summary of how custodians make us more secure:

Previously, we might give Alice our crypto assets to hold. There were risks:

But "no worries", Alice has a custodian named Bob. Bob is dressed in a nice suit. He knows some politicians. And he drives a Porsche. "So you have nothing to worry about!". And look at all the benefits we get:
See - all problems are solved! All we have to worry about now is:
It's pretty simple. Before we had to trust Alice. Now we only have to trust Alice, Bob, and all the ways in which they communicate. Just think of how much more secure we are!

"On top of that", Bob assures us, "we're using a special wallet structure". Bob shows Alice a diagram. "We've broken the balance up and store it in lots of smaller wallets. That way", he assures her, "a thief can't take it all at once". And he points to a historic case where a large sum was taken "because it was stored in a single wallet... how stupid".
"Very early on, we used to have all the crypto in one wallet", he said, "and then one Christmas a hacker came and took it all. We call him the Grinch. Now we individually wrap each crypto and stick it under a binary search tree. The Grinch has never been back since."

"As well", Bob continues, "even if someone were to get in, we've got insurance. It covers all thefts and even coercion, collusion, and misplaced keys - only subject to the policy terms and conditions." And with that, he pulls out a phone-book sized contract and slams it on the desk with a thud. "Yep", he continues, "we're paying top dollar for one of the best policies in the country!"
"Can I read it?' Alice asks. "Sure," Bob says, "just as soon as our legal team is done with it. They're almost through the first chapter." He pauses, then continues. "And can you believe that sales guy Mike? He has the same year Porsche as me. I mean, what are the odds?"

"Do you use multi-sig?", Alice asks. "Absolutely!" Bob replies. "All our engineers are fully trained in multi-sig. Whenever we want to set up a new wallet, we generate 2 separate keys in an air-gapped process and store them in this proprietary system here. Look, it even requires the biometric signature from one of our team members to initiate any withdrawal." He demonstrates by pressing his thumb into the display. "We use a third-party cloud validation API to match the thumbprint and authorize each withdrawal. The keys are also backed up daily to an off-site third-party."
"Wow that's really impressive," Alice says, "but what if we need access for a withdrawal outside of office hours?" "Well that's no issue", Bob says, "just send us an email, call, or text message and we always have someone on staff to help out. Just another part of our strong commitment to all our customers!"

"What about Proof of Reserve?", Alice asks. "Of course", Bob replies, "though rather than publish any blockchain addresses or signed transaction, for privacy we just do a SHA256 refactoring of the inverse hash modulus for each UTXO nonce and combine the smart contract coefficient consensus in our hyperledger lightning node. But it's really simple to use." He pushes a button and a large green checkmark appears on a screen. "See - the algorithm ran through and reserves are proven."
"Wow", Alice says, "you really know your stuff! And that is easy to use! What about fiat balances?" "Yeah, we have an auditor too", Bob replies, "Been using him for a long time so we have quite a strong relationship going! We have special books we give him every year and he's very efficient! Checks the fiat, crypto, and everything all at once!"

"We used to have a nice offline multi-sig setup we've been using without issue for the past 5 years, but I think we'll move all our funds over to your facility," Alice says. "Awesome", Bob replies, "Thanks so much! This is perfect timing too - my Porsche got a dent on it this morning. We have the paperwork right over here." "Great!", Alice replies.
And with that, Alice gets out her pen and Bob gets the contract. "Don't worry", he says, "you can take your crypto-assets back anytime you like - just subject to our cancellation policy. Our annual management fees are also super low and we don't adjust them often".

How many holes have to exist for your funds to get stolen?
Just one.

Why are we taking a powerful offline multi-sig setup, widely used globally in hundreds of different/lacking regulatory environments with 0 breaches to date, and circumventing it by a demonstrably weak third party layer? And paying a great expense to do so?
If you go through the list of breaches in the past 2 years to highly credible organizations, you go through the list of major corporate frauds (only the ones we know about), you go through the list of all the times platforms have lost funds, you go through the list of times and ways that people have lost their crypto from identity theft, hot wallet exploits, extortion, etc... and then you go through this custodian with a fine-tooth comb and truly believe they have value to add far beyond what you could, sticking your funds in a wallet (or set of wallets) they control exclusively is the absolute worst possible way to take advantage of that security.

The best way to add security for crypto-assets is to make a stronger multi-sig. With one custodian, what you are doing is giving them your cryptocurrency and hoping they're honest, competent, and flawlessly secure. It's no different than storing it on a really secure exchange. Maybe the insurance will cover you. Didn't work for Bitpay in 2015. Didn't work for Yapizon in 2017. Insurance has never paid a claim in the entire history of cryptocurrency. But maybe you'll get lucky. Maybe your exact scenario will buck the trend and be what they're willing to cover. After the large deductible and hopefully without a long and expensive court battle.

And you want to advertise this increase in risk, the lapse of judgement, an accident waiting to happen, as though it's some kind of benefit to customers ("Free institutional-grade storage for your digital assets.")? And then some people are writing to the OSC that custodians should be mandatory for all funds on every exchange platform? That this somehow will make Canadians as a whole more secure or better protected compared with standard air-gapped multi-sig? On what planet?

Most of the problems in Canada stemmed from one thing - a lack of transparency. If Canadians had known what a joke Quadriga was - it wouldn't have grown to lose $400m from hard-working Canadians from coast to coast to coast. And Gerald Cotten would be in jail, not wherever he is now (at best, rotting peacefully). EZ-BTC and mister Dave Smilie would have been a tiny little scam to his friends, not a multi-million dollar fraud. Einstein would have got their act together or been shut down BEFORE losing millions and millions more in people's funds generously donated to criminals. MapleChange wouldn't have even been a thing. And maybe we'd know a little more about CoinTradeNewNote - like how much was lost in there. Almost all of the major losses with cryptocurrency exchanges involve deception with unbacked funds.
So it's great to see transparency reports from BitBuy and ShakePay where someone independently verified the backing. The only thing we don't have is:
It's not complicated to validate cryptocurrency assets. They need to exist, they need to be spendable, and they need to cover the total balances. There are plenty of credible people and firms across the country that have the capacity to reasonably perform this validation. Having more frequent checks by different, independent, parties who publish transparent reports is far more valuable than an annual check by a single "more credible/official" party who does the exact same basic checks and may or may not publish anything. Here's an example set of requirements that could be mandated:
There are ways to structure audits such that neither crypto assets nor customer information are ever put at risk, and both can still be properly validated and publicly verifiable. There are also ways to structure audits such that they are completely reasonable for small platforms and don't inhibit innovation in any way. By making the process as reasonable as possible, we can completely eliminate any reason/excuse that an honest platform would have for not being audited. That is arguable far more important than any incremental improvement we might get from mandating "the best of the best" accountants. Right now we have nothing mandated and tons of Canadians using offshore exchanges with no oversight whatsoever.

Transparency does not prove crypto assets are safe. CoinTradeNewNote, Flexcoin ($600k), and Canadian Bitcoins ($100k) are examples where crypto-assets were breached from platforms in Canada. All of them were online wallets and used no multi-sig as far as any records show. This is consistent with what we see globally - air-gapped multi-sig wallets have an impeccable record, while other schemes tend to suffer breach after breach. We don't actually know how much CoinTrader lost because there was no visibility. Rather than publishing details of what happened, the co-founder of CoinTrader silently moved on to found another platform - the "most trusted way to buy and sell crypto" - a site that has no information whatsoever (that I could find) on the storage practices and a FAQ advising that “[t]rading cryptocurrency is completely safe” and that having your own wallet is “entirely up to you! You can certainly keep cryptocurrency, or fiat, or both, on the app.” Doesn't sound like much was learned here, which is really sad to see.
It's not that complicated or unreasonable to set up a proper hardware wallet. Multi-sig can be learned in a single course. Something the equivalent complexity of a driver's license test could prevent all the cold storage exploits we've seen to date - even globally. Platform operators have a key advantage in detecting and preventing fraud - they know their customers far better than any custodian ever would. The best job that custodians can do is to find high integrity individuals and train them to form even better wallet signatories. Rather than mandating that all platforms expose themselves to arbitrary third party risks, regulations should center around ensuring that all signatories are background-checked, properly trained, and using proper procedures. We also need to make sure that signatories are empowered with rights and responsibilities to reject and report fraud. They need to know that they can safely challenge and delay a transaction - even if it turns out they made a mistake. We need to have an environment where mistakes are brought to the surface and dealt with. Not one where firms and people feel the need to hide what happened. In addition to a knowledge-based test, an auditor can privately interview each signatory to make sure they're not in coercive situations, and we should make sure they can freely and anonymously report any issues without threat of retaliation.
A proper multi-sig has each signature held by a separate person and is governed by policies and mutual decisions instead of a hierarchy. It includes at least one redundant signature. For best results, 3of4, 3of5, 3of6, 4of5, 4of6, 4of7, 5of6, or 5of7.

History has demonstrated over and over again the risk of hot wallets even to highly credible organizations. Nonetheless, many platforms have hot wallets for convenience. While such losses are generally compensated by platforms without issue (for example Poloniex, Bitstamp, Bitfinex, Gatecoin, Coincheck, Bithumb, Zaif, CoinBene, Binance, Bitrue, Bitpoint, Upbit, VinDAX, and now KuCoin), the public tends to focus more on cases that didn't end well. Regardless of what systems are employed, there is always some level of risk. For that reason, most members of the public would prefer to see third party insurance.
Rather than trying to convince third party profit-seekers to provide comprehensive insurance and then relying on an expensive and slow legal system to enforce against whatever legal loopholes they manage to find each and every time something goes wrong, insurance could be run through multiple exchange operators and regulators, with the shared interest of having a reputable industry, keeping costs down, and taking care of Canadians. For example, a 4 of 7 multi-sig insurance fund held between 5 independent exchange operators and 2 regulatory bodies. All Canadian exchanges could pay premiums at a set rate based on their needed coverage, with a higher price paid for hot wallet coverage (anything not an air-gapped multi-sig cold wallet). Such a model would be much cheaper to manage, offer better coverage, and be much more reliable to payout when needed. The kind of coverage you could have under this model is unheard of. You could even create something like the CDIC to protect Canadians who get their trading accounts hacked if they can sufficiently prove the loss is legitimate. In cases of fraud, gross negligence, or insolvency, the fund can be used to pay affected users directly (utilizing the last transparent balance report in the worst case), something which private insurance would never touch. While it's recommended to have official policies for coverage, a model where members vote would fully cover edge cases. (Could be similar to the Supreme Court where justices vote based on case law.)
Such a model could fully protect all Canadians across all platforms. You can have a fiat coverage governed by legal agreements, and crypto-asset coverage governed by both multi-sig and legal agreements. It could be practical, affordable, and inclusive.

Now, we are at a crossroads. We can happily give up our freedom, our innovation, and our money. We can pay hefty expenses to auditors, lawyers, and regulators year after year (and make no mistake - this cost will grow to many millions or even billions as the industry grows - and it will be borne by all Canadians on every platform because platforms are not going to eat up these costs at a loss). We can make it nearly impossible for any new platform to enter the marketplace, forcing Canadians to use the same stagnant platforms year after year. We can centralize and consolidate the entire industry into 2 or 3 big players and have everyone else fail (possibly to heavy losses of users of those platforms). And when a flawed security model doesn't work and gets breached, we can make it even more complicated with even more people in suits making big money doing the job that blockchain was supposed to do in the first place. We can build a system which is so intertwined and dependent on big government, traditional finance, and central bankers that it's future depends entirely on that of the fiat system, of fractional banking, and of government bail-outs. If we choose this path, as history has shown us over and over again, we can not go back, save for revolution. Our children and grandchildren will still be paying the consequences of what we decided today.
Or, we can find solutions that work. We can maintain an open and innovative environment while making the adjustments we need to make to fully protect Canadian investors and cryptocurrency users, giving easy and affordable access to cryptocurrency for all Canadians on the platform of their choice, and creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and problem solvers can bring those solutions forward easily. None of the above precludes innovation in any way, or adds any unreasonable cost - and these three policies would demonstrably eliminate or resolve all 109 historic cases as studied here - that's every single case researched so far going back to 2011. It includes every loss that was studied so far not just in Canada but globally as well.
Unfortunately, finding answers is the least challenging part. Far more challenging is to get platform operators and regulators to agree on anything. My last post got no response whatsoever, and while the OSC has told me they're happy for industry feedback, I believe my opinion alone is fairly meaningless. This takes the whole community working together to solve. So please let me know your thoughts. Please take the time to upvote and share this with people. Please - let's get this solved and not leave it up to other people to do.

Facts/background/sources (skip if you like):



Thoughts?
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CAD-USD: Newton USDC to Coinbase?

Hey all.
Not technically Bitcoin related, but rather I'm curious if anyone is using blockchain based services to get as close to exchange rate as possible. I'm a US person up Canada so I hadn't really bothered in looking for ways to get CAD into crypto since I usually pull from my USD accounts. I have my eyes on the Stellar project, but until it's fully fleshed out, I'm looking for ways to get CAD to USD via a stablecoin for a cheaply as possible and compare it to services like TransferWise, in addition to my routine crypto purchases. the only hangups I can see is the banks (I'm on EQ, Tangerine and RBC up here and Ally and Chase in the US) getting steamed if I push a ton through. Any thoughts?
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How To Use The Bitcoin Calculator App

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How To End The Cryptocurrency Exchange "Wild West" Without Crippling Innovation


In case you haven't noticed the consultation paper, staff notice, and report on Quadriga, regulators are now clamping down on Canadian cryptocurrency exchanges. The OSC and other regulatory bodies are still interested in industry feedback. They have not put forward any official regulation yet. Below are some ideas/insights and a proposed framework.



Many of you have limited time to read the full proposal, so here are the highlights:

Offline Multi-Signature

Effective standards to prevent both internal and external theft. Exchange operators are trained and certified, and have a legal responsibility to users.

Regular Transparent Audits

Provides visibility to Canadians that their funds are fully backed on the exchange, while protecting privacy and sensitive platform information.

Insurance Requirements

Establishment of basic insurance standards/strategy, to expand over time. Removing risk to exchange users of any hot wallet theft.


Background and Justifications


Cold Storage Custody/Management
After reviewing close to 100 cases, all thefts tend to break down into more or less the same set of problems:
• Funds stored online or in a smart contract,
• Access controlled by one person or one system,
• 51% attacks (rare),
• Funds sent to the wrong address (also rare), or
• Some combination of the above.
For the first two cases, practical solutions exist and are widely implemented on exchanges already. Offline multi-signature solutions are already industry standard. No cases studied found an external theft or exit scam involving an offline multi-signature wallet implementation. Security can be further improved through minimum numbers of signatories, background checks, providing autonomy and legal protections to each signatory, establishing best practices, and a training/certification program.
The last two transaction risks occur more rarely, and have never resulted in a loss affecting the actual users of the exchange. In all cases to date where operators made the mistake, they've been fully covered by the exchange platforms.
• 51% attacks generally only occur on blockchains with less security. The most prominent cases have been Bitcoin Gold and Ethereum Classic. The simple solution is to enforce deposit limits and block delays such that a 51% attack is not cost-effective.
• The risk of transactions to incorrect addresses can be eliminated by a simple test transaction policy on large transactions. By sending a small amount of funds prior to any large withdrawals/transfers as a standard practice, the accuracy of the wallet address can be validated.
The proposal covers all loss cases and goes beyond, while avoiding significant additional costs, risks, and limitations which may be associated with other frameworks like SOC II.

On The Subject of Third Party Custodians
Many Canadian platforms are currently experimenting with third party custody. From the standpoint of the exchange operator, they can liberate themselves from some responsibility of custody, passing that off to someone else. For regulators, it puts crypto in similar categorization to oil, gold, and other commodities, with some common standards. Platform users would likely feel greater confidence if the custodian was a brand they recognized. If the custodian was knowledgeable and had a decent team that employed multi-sig, they could keep assets safe from internal theft. With the right protections in place, this could be a great solution for many exchanges, particularly those that lack the relevant experience or human resources for their own custody systems.
However, this system is vulnerable to anyone able to impersonate the exchange operators. You may have a situation where different employees who don't know each other that well are interacting between different companies (both the custodian and all their customers which presumably isn't just one exchange). A case study of what can go wrong in this type of environment might be Bitpay, where the CEO was tricked out of 5000 bitcoins over 3 separate payments by a series of emails sent legitimately from a breached computer of another company CEO. It's also still vulnerable to the platform being compromised, as in the really large $70M Bitfinex hack, where the third party Bitgo held one key in a multi-sig wallet. The hacker simply authorized the withdrawal using the same credentials as Bitfinex (requesting Bitgo to sign multiple withdrawal transactions). This succeeded even with the use of multi-sig and two heavily security-focused companies, due to the lack of human oversight (basically, hot wallet). Of course, you can learn from these cases and improve the security, but so can hackers improve their deception and at the end of the day, both of these would have been stopped by the much simpler solution of a qualified team who knew each other and employed multi-sig with properly protected keys. It's pretty hard to beat a human being who knows the business and the typical customer behaviour (or even knows their customers personally) at spotting fraud, and the proposed multi-sig means any hacker has to get through the scrutiny of 3 (or more) separate people, all of whom would have proper training including historical case studies.
There are strong arguments both for and against using use of third party custodians. The proposal sets mandatory minimum custody standards would apply regardless if the cold wallet signatories are exchange operators, independent custodians, or a mix of both.

On The Subject Of Insurance
ShakePay has taken the first steps into this new realm (congratulations). There is no question that crypto users could be better protected by the right insurance policies, and it certainly feels better to transact with insured platforms. The steps required to obtain insurance generally place attention in valuable security areas, and in this case included a review from CipherTrace. One of the key solutions in traditional finance comes from insurance from entities such as the CDIC.
However, historically, there wasn't found any actual insurance payout to any cryptocurrency exchange, and there are notable cases where insurance has not paid. With Bitpay, for example, the insurance agent refused because the issue happened to the third party CEO's computer instead of anything to do with Bitpay itself. With the Youbit exchange in South Korea, their insurance claim was denied, and the exchange ultimately ended up instead going bankrupt with all user's funds lost. To quote Matt Johnson in the original Lloyd's article: “You can create an insurance policy that protects no one – you know there are so many caveats to the policy that it’s not super protective.”
ShakePay's insurance was only reported to cover their cold storage, and “physical theft of the media where the private keys are held”. Physical theft has never, in the history of cryptocurrency exchange cases reviewed, been reported as the cause of loss. From the limited information of the article, ShakePay made it clear their funds are in the hands of a single US custodian, and at least part of their security strategy is to "decline[] to confirm the custodian’s name on the record". While this prevents scrutiny of the custodian, it's pretty silly to speculate that a reasonably competent hacking group couldn't determine who the custodian is. A far more common infiltration strategy historically would be social engineering, which has succeeded repeatedly. A hacker could trick their way into ShakePay's systems and request a fraudulent withdrawal, impersonate ShakePay and request the custodian to move funds, or socially engineer their way into the custodian to initiate the withdrawal of multiple accounts (a payout much larger than ShakePay) exploiting the standard procedures (for example, fraudulently initiating or override the wallet addresses of a real transfer). In each case, nothing was physically stolen and the loss is therefore not covered by insurance.
In order for any insurance to be effective, clear policies have to be established about what needs to be covered. Anything short of that gives Canadians false confidence that they are protected when they aren't in any meaningful way. At this time, the third party insurance market does not appear to provide adequate options or coverage, and effort is necessary to standardize custody standards, which is a likely first step in ultimately setting up an insurance framework.
A better solution compared to third party insurance providers might be for Canadian exchange operators to create their own collective insurance fund, or a specific federal organization similar to the CDIC. Such an organization would have a greater interest or obligation in paying out actual cases, and that would be it's purpose rather than maximizing it's own profit. This would be similar to the SAFU which Binance has launched, except it would cover multiple exchanges. There is little question whether the SAFU would pay out given a breach of Binance, and a similar argument could be made for a insurance fund managed by a collective of exchange operators or a government organization. While a third party insurance provider has the strong market incentive to provide the absolute minimum coverage and no market incentive to payout, an entity managed by exchange operators would have incentive to protect the reputation of exchange operators/the industry, and the government should have the interest of protecting Canadians.

On The Subject of Fractional Reserve
There is a long history of fractional reserve failures, from the first banks in ancient times, through the great depression (where hundreds of fractional reserve banks failed), right through to the 2008 banking collapse referenced in the first bitcoin block. The fractional reserve system allows banks to multiply the money supply far beyond the actual cash (or other assets) in existence, backed only by a system of debt obligations of others. Safely supporting a fractional reserve system is a topic of far greater complexity than can be addressed by a simple policy, and when it comes to cryptocurrency, there is presently no entity reasonably able to bail anyone out in the event of failure. Therefore, this framework is addressed around entities that aim to maintain 100% backing of funds.
There may be some firms that desire but have failed to maintain 100% backing. In this case, there are multiple solutions, including outside investment, merging with other exchanges, or enforcing a gradual restoration plan. All of these solutions are typically far better than shutting down the exchange, and there are multiple cases where they've been used successfully in the past.

Proof of Reserves/Transparency/Accountability
Canadians need to have visibility into the backing on an ongoing basis.
The best solution for crypto-assets is a Proof of Reserve. Such ideas go back all the way to 2013, before even Mt. Gox. However, no Canadian exchange has yet implemented such a system, and only a few international exchanges (CoinFloor in the UK being an example) have. Many firms like Kraken, BitBuy, and now ShakePay use the Proof of Reserve term to refer to lesser proofs which do not actually cryptographically prove the full backing of all user assets on the blockchain. In order for a Proof of Reserve to be effective, it must actually be a complete proof, and it needs to be understood by the public that is expected to use it. Many firms have expressed reservations about the level of transparency required in a complete Proof of Reserve (for example Kraken here). While a complete Proof of Reserves should be encouraged, and there are some solutions in the works (ie TxQuick), this is unlikely to be suitable universally for all exchange operators and users.
Given the limitations, and that firms also manage fiat assets, a more traditional audit process makes more sense. Some Canadian exchanges (CoinSquare, CoinBerry) have already subjected themselves to annual audits. However, these results are not presently shared publicly, and there is no guarantee over the process including all user assets or the integrity and independence of the auditor. The auditor has been typically not known, and in some cases, the identity of the auditor is protected by a NDA. Only in one case (BitBuy) was an actual report generated and publicly shared. There has been no attempt made to validate that user accounts provided during these audits have been complete or accurate. A fraudulent fractional exchange, or one which had suffered a breach they were unwilling to publicly accept (see CoinBene), could easily maintain a second set of books for auditors or simply exclude key accounts to pass an individual audit.
The proposed solution would see a reporting standard which includes at a minimum - percentage of backing for each asset relative to account balances and the nature of how those assets are stored, with ownership proven by the auditor. The auditor would also publicly provide a "hash list", which they independently generate from the accounts provided by the exchange. Every exchange user can then check their information against this public "hash list". A hash is a one-way form of encryption, which fully protects the private information, yet allows anyone who knows that information already to validate that it was included. Less experienced users can take advantage of public tools to calculate the hash from their information (provided by the exchange), and thus have certainty that the auditor received their full balance information. Easy instructions can be provided.
Auditors should be impartial, their identities and process public, and they should be rotated so that the same auditor is never used twice in a row. Balancing the cost of auditing against the needs for regular updates, a 6 month cycle likely makes the most sense.

Hot Wallet Management
The best solution for hot wallets is not to use them. CoinBerry reportedly uses multi-sig on all withdrawals, and Bitmex is an international example known for their structure devoid of hot wallets.
However, many platforms and customers desire fast withdrawal processes, and human validation has a cost of time and delay in this process.
A model of self-insurance or separate funds for hot wallets may be used in these cases. Under this model, a platform still has 100% of their client balance in cold storage and holds additional funds in hot wallets for quick withdrawal. Thus, the risk of those hot wallets is 100% on exchange operators and not affecting the exchange users. Since most platforms typically only have 1%-5% in hot wallets at any given time, it shouldn't be unreasonable to build/maintain these additional reserves over time using exchange fees or additional investment. Larger withdrawals would still be handled at regular intervals from the cold storage.
Hot wallet risks have historically posed a large risk and there is no established standard to guarantee secure hot wallets. When the government of South Korea dispatched security inspections to multiple exchanges, the results were still that 3 of them got hacked after the inspections. If standards develop such that an organization in the market is willing to insure the hot wallets, this could provide an acceptable alternative. Another option may be for multiple exchange operators to pool funds aside for a hot wallet insurance fund. Comprehensive coverage standards must be established and maintained for all hot wallet balances to make sure Canadians are adequately protected.

Current Draft Proposal

(1) Proper multi-signature cold wallet storage.
(a) Each private key is the personal and legal responsibility of one person - the “signatory”. Signatories have special rights and responsibilities to protect user assets. Signatories are trained and certified through a course covering (1) past hacking and fraud cases, (2) proper and secure key generation, and (3) proper safekeeping of private keys. All private keys must be generated and stored 100% offline by the signatory. If even one private keys is ever breached or suspected to be breached, the wallet must be regenerated and all funds relocated to a new wallet.
(b) All signatories must be separate background-checked individuals free of past criminal conviction. Canadians should have a right to know who holds their funds. All signing of transactions must take place with all signatories on Canadian soil or on the soil of a country with a solid legal system which agrees to uphold and support these rules (from an established white-list of countries which expands over time).
(c) 3-5 independent signatures are required for any withdrawal. There must be 1-3 spare signatories, and a maximum of 7 total signatories. The following are all valid combinations: 3of4, 3of5, 3of6, 4of5, 4of6, 4of7, 5of6, or 5of7.
(d) A security audit should be conducted to validate the cold wallet is set up correctly and provide any additional pertinent information. The primary purpose is to ensure that all signatories are acting independently and using best practices for private key storage. A report summarizing all steps taken and who did the audit will be made public. Canadians must be able to validate the right measures are in place to protect their funds.
(e) There is a simple approval process if signatories wish to visit any country outside Canada, with a potential whitelist of exempt countries. At most 2 signatories can be outside of aligned jurisdiction at any given time. All exchanges would be required to keep a compliant cold wallet for Canadian funds and have a Canadian office if they wish to serve Canadian customers.
(2) Regular and transparent solvency audits.
(a) An audit must be conducted at founding, after 3 months of operation, and at least once every 6 months to compare customer balances against all stored cryptocurrency and fiat balances. The auditor must be known, independent, and never the same twice in a row.
(b) An audit report will be published featuring the steps conducted in a readable format. This should be made available to all Canadians on the exchange website and on a government website. The report must include what percentage of each customer asset is backed on the exchange, and how those funds are stored.
(c) The auditor will independently produce a hash of each customer's identifying information and balance as they perform the audit. This will be made publicly available on the exchange and government website, along with simplified instructions that each customer can use to verify that their balance was included in the audit process.
(d) The audit needs to include a proof of ownership for any cryptocurrency wallets included. A satoshi test (spending a small amount) or partially signed transaction both qualify.
(e) Any platform without 100% reserves should be assessed on a regular basis by a government or industry watchdog. This entity should work to prevent any further drop, support any private investor to come in, or facilitate a merger so that 100% backing can be obtained as soon as possible.
(3) Protections for hot wallets and transactions.
(a) A standardized list of approved coins and procedures will be established to constitute valid cold storage wallets. Where a multi-sig process is not natively available, efforts will be undertaken to establish a suitable and stable smart contract standard. This list will be expanded and improved over time. Coins and procedures not on the list are considered hot wallets.
(b) Hot wallets can be backed by additional funds in cold storage or an acceptable third-party insurance provider with a comprehensive coverage policy.
(c) Exchanges are required to cover the full balance of all user funds as denominated in the same currency, or double the balance as denominated in bitcoin or CAD using an established trading rate. If the balance is ever insufficient due to market movements, the firm must rectify this within 24 hours by moving assets to cold storage or increasing insurance coverage.
(d) Any large transactions (above a set threshold) from cold storage to any new wallet addresses (not previously transacted with) must be tested with a smaller transaction first. Deposits of cryptocurrency must be limited to prevent economic 51% attacks. Any issues are to be covered by the exchange.
(e) Exchange platforms must provide suitable authentication for users, including making available approved forms of two-factor authentication. SMS-based authentication is not to be supported. Withdrawals must be blocked for 48 hours in the event of any account password change. Disputes on the negligence of exchanges should be governed by case law.

Steps Forward

Continued review of existing OSC feedback is still underway. More feedback and opinions on the framework and ideas as presented here are extremely valuable. The above is a draft and not finalized.
The process of further developing and bringing a suitable framework to protect Canadians will require the support of exchange operators, legal experts, and many others in the community. The costs of not doing such are tremendous. A large and convoluted framework, one based on flawed ideas or implementation, or one which fails to properly safeguard Canadians is not just extremely expensive and risky for all Canadians, severely limiting to the credibility and reputation of the industry, but an existential risk to many exchanges.
The responsibility falls to all of us to provide our insight and make our opinions heard on this critical matter. Please take the time to give your thoughts.
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Hello Reddit! 200+(and counting) of you asked us to make Bitcoin a payment option. That's enough, we give!

Well it is last thing on a Friday and I am just getting through the last of my emails now. All in all there was over 200.
It will take a while to get through them all and get replies to everyone and to find and answer all the questions you guys asked on here and in your emails but I fully intend to. There is just a lot of you.
A big thank you to everyone who reached out to us. I spent a good chunk of today talking with programmers about APIs and wallets so we can decide exactly what we need to do with our site to add Bitcoin as a payment option.
Before I go back to the 100 unread emails I still have I thought I would make the official announcement and let you all know you that you have been heard.
GoCityHotels.com will be adding Bitcoin as a payment option this month.
Please feel free to ask your other questions and I will get to the people here once I get to the bottom of my emails. I am sorry.
I look forward to working with the Bitcoin community in the future and I hope in the future you will all continue to ask us for the things you want!
Thanks,
Nick,
GoCityHotels.com
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This is it! Never doing wire transfers again, ever.

Permit the rant. I walked into my local bank in the US to wire money to Canada, totaling 7000 CAD. Was not happy that I would pay 75 USD and the recipient would get 25 CAD less due to fees, for a total of about 1.4%, and they will not receive the wire until Oct 9th (though likely sooner per the bankster). But then I noticed they were debiting 423 USD more than I had calculated (5,686 instead of 5,263 USD). I had checked the exchange rate from some reputable sites and got an average of 1.33 CAD for 1 USD. Behold, they were using 1.23 CAD for 1 USD exchange rate. I confronted the bankster about this and he said they have their own internal rates to hedge for possible loses due to volatility. A total of almost 10% rip-off through fees plus rate differences is unacceptable. I hope these rent seekers' days are numbered. I was tempted to introduce the recipient to bitcoin at least as a payment method, but he was not an acquaintance, and the last time I had tried just last week with a friend, he could not immediately sell the coins for usd, and exposing him to the volatility was unfair. So this was not even an option in this case. Hgggg - so many huddles to overcome, but keeping the faith and hoping we'll get there sometime soon. I feel better taking this off my chest.
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Mycelium wallet - FIX YO $HIT!

Mycelium on Android.
Setting: Local Currency = CAD
Setting: Exchange Source = QuadrigaCX
Price on QuadrigaCX = $1350.00 CAD
Price on Myceium wallet = $1337.84 CAD
Refresh on wallet = no change.
Mycelium fix your API for Canadians.
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Best way to convert USD to CAD?

I have a ~1000 USD cheque that I want to convert to CAD.
The thing is the exchange rates at the bank are high. There is a company that offers a better rate than the bank since they specialize in exchanging currencies in bulk, but I'm wondering if anyone has an idea of a way to break even, or even to make money.
A couple of ideas I have in mind are 1) buying Bitcoin at a discounted rate on LocalBitcoins from people who want to sell theirs. I have an established profile already, so it's easy enough. 2) finding someone who wants USD and trading in person, but these days not many people are travelling, so that's unrealistic.
Any other ideas how to break even, or make money exchanging currency?
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Removed comments/submissions for /u/OverLeveraged14

Hi OverLeveraged14, you're not shadowbanned, but 97 of your most recent 105 comments/submissions were removed (either automatically or by human moderators).

Comments:

ft8ds4z in CryptoCurrency on 07 Jun 20 (1pts):
bitcoin relies 100% on confirmation bias. everyone yells ''its amazing'' because they're financially biased, but they dont actually believe it. they just hope someone will pump their bags. to me the...
frm76ad in Crypto_com on 24 May 20 (1pts):
simply put, they dont support canadian banking and canadian dollars. at least yet. might change when they add debit card for canada since i would assume that will be denominated in CAD but i could...
frkvb1u in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
eth has a 5x premium on greyscale, i just dont understand how anyone can accept that lol. https://i.imgur.com/eeXlo9H.png
frkloxd in Crypto_com on 23 May 20 (1pts):
keep calm and eat jellybeans.
frkiibm in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
bitcoin answer to this is ''but store of value bruhh''
frkfuy6 in Crypto_com on 23 May 20 (1pts):
you can use it to go 1.5x leverage. loan 5k, buy btc, btc goes up, sell 5k worth and keep the difference. free real estate bruh! just kidding, leverage is dangerous :)
frk8jee in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
Zcoin, its an establish coin that's been around for a while, has some interesting stuff happening this year but mainly just looking at the chart is enough for me to take the risk. bought a...
frk6eir in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
beware of POS coins in general. it doesnt matter if you make 100% if the coin goes down 90%, you still lose 80% of your money. its fine to prefer pos over pow if you dont care about the security as...
frk5z26 in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
im sure Kenyans love paying half their wealth in fees.
frk5mht in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
fwiw, there's a loser on each side of a trade.
frk5hn6 in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
here's a little tip, if a coin has a sub coin to pay fees, its garbage.
frk5cdn in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
haaa yes, the indicators that rewrite themselves to make it look like they called the shots
frk4pia in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
i like cryptowatch. has standard list but also has charts and a few other useful views like this. https://cryptowat.ch/cards/assets also has a bunch of other...
frk2zzv in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
i cant wait for 1000sat/byte as a standard when btc hits 100k$! its gon be great! i really dont care if 90% of my paycheck vanishes in a transaction fee cause ill hodl till i die! i already threw...
frjwzk9 in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
well, at least he's not shilling a scam this time i guess?
frjvori in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
people didnt expect that kind of bull run in 2016, at least no that i remember. there was some hype early on in 2017, specially because of ETH, i still cant tel wheter or not btc rode on eth's...
frjt8r7 in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
eth by far. bitcoin is racing towards a dead end and everyone knows it but choose to ignore it and scream moon all day long. its sad but true bitcoin cant sustain anymore growth and there's no plan...
frjr53k in technology on 23 May 20 (1pts):
how about let it fucking sink so it can be bought for a penny on the dollar? only thing this system is doing is promoting irresponsible business management because ''why take precautions or innovate...
frjq6q8 in technology on 23 May 20 (1pts):
the best way to make you gmail inbox safer is to use protonmail instead haha.
frjg2ez in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
i can attest to this. i did a piece that shows how 4mb block would HELP bitcoin adoption AND decentralization and was banned for promoting BCH, which i havent talked about once in all of my...
frjfwao in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
no, its means goldman needs a conference call to tel investors not to buy bitcoin.
frjfehq in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
proof of funds is the scummiest bullshit ever created. allows institutions to literally steal money from legitimate users who cant provide a proof. its easy for freshly earned money now that we know...
frjbtml in CryptoCurrency on 23 May 20 (1pts):
it doesnt really matter how much the fed prints, because it wont leave the fed without someone taking the loans, and nobody wants a loan right now. theses funds mainly exist in order to prevent the...
frgj543 in politics on 22 May 20 (1pts):
why? its not like he has issues routing a billion dollars of public funds over to Ukraine.
frggmty in CryptoCurrency on 22 May 20 (1pts):
''in a nutshell'' dont hang out in bitcoin or btc, bitcoin has gestapo mods and btc is salt all day long.
frfp692 in WhitePeopleTwitter on 22 May 20 (1pts):
just go gamble 100x till you make it, ez.
frfoe8c in LifeProTips on 22 May 20 (1pts):
Discord my friend, Discord.
free9l1 in CryptoCurrency on 22 May 20 (1pts):
hahaha, no.
fredual in CryptoCurrency on 22 May 20 (1pts):
dw bout it, everyone pays to learn in this space. some later than others. better take your loses early on rather than get your illusion of success shattered down the road.
frdpvm8 in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
all you had to do is claim you hex, for free. if you dont pay for something, how are you getting scammed? you have no clue who gave him that eth, for what purpose, and if they're okay with him...
frdo9tl in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
lets be honest, sending them to an exchange that has ''Fren with justin sun'' written all over it was not exactly his most genius moment.
frde4ag in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
folding is great but it honestly pisses me off at the same time. there is so much spare computing power owned by american companies and almost all of it is never put to use for folding, it should be...
frddkuy in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
''investing'' in crypto is honestly the wrong way to think about it. gambling is a much better term. at best you're all in on btc and you're hedging against fiat inflation, at worst you buy any...
frdcffn in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
that explains why you know nothing about it.
frdaz60 in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
doubtful. negative interest rates in a deflationary environment wont be a big deal. yall really seem to misunderstand how good the USD is at fucking you over. keep believing hyperinflation is gonna...
frdantd in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
you havent seen nothing yet my man. 2017 had fees up to 100$. its gonna happen again.
frcveyn in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
considering he thinks bitmex sells trader's fund on spot after they place a trade, its fair to say this guy doesnt know anything about anything.
frcn75e in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
this is the dumbest article ever made on crypto.
frcmmkz in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
you're an idiot.
frcgfqm in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
while i agree that bitcoin sucks as it is and needs a block size increase (4mb would be perfect for now and wouldnt change a damn thing about decentralization) bsv is garbage and bch too.
frcg7pc in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
those 3 pools are also made of thousands of individuals. its not the pools' hashrate. if they start messing with the network, that hashrate will leave fast as fuck.
frc3yb5 in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
yet only 5mil in liquidity. useless network.
frbyhp0 in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
btc blocks should be 4mb-8mb right now to keep in line with technological advancement since the 1mb block limit was implemented. prove me wrong. ill debate anyone. and before you ask, im a btc...
frbxj5j in CryptoCurrency on 21 May 20 (1pts):
opening the pandora's box for market manipulation is a bad thing for wallstreet. these's patterns are not exclusive to crypto, at all, and ''trapping'' and stop hunts has been done for decades. this...
fr8anz5 in CryptoCurrency on 20 May 20 (1pts):
honestly wouldnt be surprised. btc isnt going anywhere without scaling and ln is a cluster fuck for adoption.
fr64v2n in Bitcoin on 19 May 20 (1pts):
rofl.
fr64mko in Bitcoin on 19 May 20 (1pts):
this is software or 3rd parties trapping people into having to use those fees.
fr649wf in CryptoCurrency on 19 May 20 (1pts):
that company is a fucking leech regardless how you look at it. trying to make itself relevant by attacking others. they arent doing anyone but themselves a favor. you can hate on XRP just as much as...
fr62m0n in Bitcoin on 19 May 20 (1pts):
this is absolute garbage propaganda to assume that nodes would drop out rather than upgrade. im so fucking tired of people pretending like buying a 400$ computer to run a node is a problem but...
fr61jya in Bitcoin on 19 May 20 (1pts):
supply is 18million, not 900/day. there's plenty to buy from. also if you are talking about paul tudor jones, he didnt buy a single bitcoin and said so himself that he would only be playing futures...
fr60yqv in Bitcoin on 19 May 20 (1pts):
store of value is NOT a use case, and bitcoin is NOT widely adopted.
fr5yqcw in Bitcoin on 19 May 20 (1pts):
" not really looking for financial advice " maybe you should.
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13 April cryptocurrency offers with £150+ in bonuses

13 April cryptocurrency offers with £150+ in bonuses
Since it's the end of the month and a couple of these offers are ending soon, I thought it'd be a good idea to make a collection of all the cryptocurrency offers I'm aware of.
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Please let me know if there are any that I've missed or if you have any questions about any of the offers :)
Summary
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$50 free with Crypto.com for staking 50 MCO
The Crypto.com platform offers a debit card with up to 5% cashback, Spotify and Netflix rebates and more, as well as high rate (up to 18%) interest on cryptocurrency deposits, a full exchange and additional rewards.
They're currently offering $50 in MCO if you purchase and stake at least 50 MCO for their Ruby Red card or a higher tier.
You can withdraw, exchange or spend the bonus immediately.
Please read the terms of the offer.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($50 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Enter the code gqxrv2t3up in the Rewards section of the app.
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Purchase and stake at least 50 MCO for the card you've chosen.
  • You'll see $50 in MCO added to your wallet immediately after you've staked the MCO.
Links
£15/15 EUR free with Vimba for saving £100/100 EUR cryptocurrency
Vimba are a cryptocurrency investment platform, allowing automatic saving and purchase of BTC, ETH and NEM.
They're currently offering £15/15 EUR in BTC for making four automatic savings totalling £100/100 EUR or more.
You can withdraw the £100/100 EUR and £15/15 EUR immediately after the saving is processed, which occurs every Friday.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (£15/15 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your email address once you've created your account.
  • Deposit £25/25 EUR or more into your account.
  • On the Connected Wallets tab, either add or create a BTC wallet for your referral bonus to go to.
  • Click the Manage Auto Delivery button to choose how to distribute the saving to BTC/ETH/NEM.
  • The saving will be automatically processed on Friday, and the BTC/ETH/NEM will be sent to your chosen wallet.
  • This will have to be repeated for 4 weeks.
  • You'll see £15/15 EUR added to your chosen wallet immediately afterwards.
Links
15 EUR free with Luno for purchasing 250 EUR cryptocurrency
Luno are a cryptocurrency trading and investing platform, offering quick and easy purchases of Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP.
They're currently offering 15 EUR in BTC for your first purchase of 250 EUR or more with of Bitcoin.
You can withdraw or exchange the 15 EUR bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (15 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Enter 374T3V in the Rewards page online or in the app.
  • Purchase 250 EUR or more BTC, paying by card or bank transfer. Card is quickest but has more fees.
  • You'll see 15 EUR in BTC deposited in your wallet within a few minutes of completing the purchase.
  • You can use the Luno Exchange to sell, exchange or withdraw the BTC to save on fees.
Links
15 EUR free with Bitpanda for trading 25 EUR cryptocurrency and completing a quiz
Bitpanda offer a platform allowing you to buy, sell, exchange and invest in not only cryptocurrencies, but also previous metals such as gold. They have a full exchange available as well.
They're currently offering 10 EUR in cash for your first trade of 25 EUR, and an exta 5 EUR in BEST for completing a short quiz.
You can withdraw your deposit and the 15 EUR bonuses straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (10 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit 25 EUR or more into your account.
  • Exchange 25 EUR or more in any cryptocurrency or asset available.
  • You'll see 10 EUR added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
  • Complete the beginners' quiz in the Bitpanda academy.
  • You'll see 5 EUR in BEST added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
15 EUR free with Bitwala for opening an account
Bitwala offer a full German bank account with integrated cryptocurrency trading and a linked Mastercard debit card.
They're currently offering 15 EUR for opening an account and creating a bitcoin wallet. No deposits or transactions of any kind are required.
You can withdraw the 15 EUR bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (15 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Open a bitcoin wallet in your account.
  • You'll see 15 EUR added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
  • This can take up to 15 business days but it is usually a lot quicker.
Links
~$14 free with CoinList for exchanging $100 cryptocurrency
CoinList is a platform that allows you to invest and trade in several different cryptocurrencies.
They're currently offering ~$14 (0.0015 BTC) for exchanging a total of $100 worth of cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (~$14) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100/100 EUR to your account.
  • Use the Buy | Sell option to purchase $100/100 EUR+ of any cryptocurrency.
  • You'll see ~$14 added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
$10/10 EUR free with Mercury Cash for purchasing $100/100 EUR cryptocurrency
Mercury Cash are a financial institution that allow you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies directly for fiat.
They're currently offering $10/10 EUR for your first purchase of $100/100 EUR+ worth of cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10/10 EUR bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10/10 EUR) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100/100 EUR to your account.
  • Use the Buy | Sell option to purchase $100/100 EUR+ of any cryptocurrency.
  • You'll see $10/10 EUR added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
~$10 free with CoinField for depositing $100/£100/100 EUR
CoinField is a cryptocurrency exchange and digital wallet, allowing you to buy, sell and exchange over 20 different cryptocurrencies worldwide. They also offer SOLO, their own cryptocurrency, built on the XRP Ledger.
They're currently offering 40 SOLO which is around $10 for depositing $100 USD/$100 CAD/100 EU£100 GBP/10,000 JPY/300 AED.
I also got an extra 10 SOLO on signing up, but I can't see this mentioned anywhere so don't think it's guaranteed.
To minimise fees, I'd recommend making the deposit in EUR via SEPA and then exchanging to and withdrawing SOLO/XRP/DGB as they are all fee-free.
If you can only deposit by card, I'd do it via TransferWise in CAD as the amounts and fees will be reduced to the smallest possible value. But then please also take note of the following:
You can have access to your funds deposited via Credit or Debit Cards instantly and start trading immediately with no restriction however we may lock the withdrawal of any digital assets purchased for 30 days depending on your history to reduce the risk of fraud on our platform
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (~$10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Make sure the code IDA7182D8E19 is entered in the Have referral code? box.
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100 USD/$100 CAD/100 EU£100 GBP/10,000 JPY/300 AED into your account.
  • You'll see 40 SOLO (~$10) added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
$10 free with OKEx for purchasing $100 cryptocurrency
OKEx are one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, available in over 130 countries and with a large selection of cryptocurrencies available and great volume for each.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first purchase of $100+ worth of cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Use the Buy Crypto option to purchase $100+ or equivalent of any cryptocurrency.
  • Choose the cheapest payment provider (usually Banxa in UK/EU) and verify your identity with them.
  • You'll see $10 in BTC added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
$10 free with Gemini for exchanging $100 cryptocurrency
Gemini offer a digital asset exchange, allowing you to easily buy, sell and exchange BTC and other cryptocurrencies. They are both fully licensed and regulated.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first exchange of $100 cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away. The $100 exchange doesn't have to be a purchase, but can also be a sell of cryptocurrency you already have or an exchange to another.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Make an exchange of $100 or more cryptocurrency. This can be a buy, sell or exchange.
  • You'll see $10 in BTC added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
$10 free with Xapo for depositing $100
Xapo offer a digital multi-currency wallet, allowing you to exchange currencies and buy, sell or exchange BTC with ease.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first deposit of $100 or equivalent.
You don't need to spend or exchange the $100 deposit and can spend, exchange or withdraw the $10 bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100 or equivalent in your local currency to your account.
  • You'll see $10 in BTC added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
$10 free with Celsius Network for depositing $200 cryptocurrency
Celsius Network offer the ability to earn up to 12% APY interest on your deposited crypto across a range of coins, with no minimum amount.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first deposit of $200 worth of cryptocurrency if you keep it deposited for 30 days.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away after the 30 day period.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Enter the code 175366fe07 in the Have a referral code? section of the form.
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $200 to your account and keep it there for 30 days.
  • You'll see $10 added to your BTC wallet shortly afterwards.
  • The bonus will become unlocked after the 30 day peroid.
Links
$5 free with Crypterium for purchasing 50 EUR cryptocurrency
Crypterium offer a platform allowing you to buy, sell and exchange BTC and several other cryptocurrencies instantly and with minimal fees. They also offer a global UnionPay debit card and are currently beta testing a Visa card in Europe.
They're currently offering $5 in CRPT for your first purchase of 50 EUR cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw, exchange or spend the bonus and deposit immediately.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($5 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Purchase 50 EUR or more cryptocurrency.
  • You'll see $5 in CRPT added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
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13 April cryptocurrency offers with £150+ in bonuses

13 April cryptocurrency offers with £150+ in bonuses
Since it's the end of the month and a couple of these offers are ending soon, I thought it'd be a good idea to make a collection of all the cryptocurrency offers I'm aware of.
I've done a summary of all the offers and gone into more detail on each below. Completing them all will give you around $119 (£95.38), 55 EUR (£48) and £15 in bonuses, which works out to about £158.38 in all.
Please let me know if there are any that I've missed or if you have any questions about any of the offers :)
Summary
Offer Description Links
Crypto.com $50 in MCO for staking 50 MCO for 6 months Referral link / non-ref / terms
Vimba £15/15 EUR in BTC for saving £100/100 EUR Referral link / non-ref / terms
Luno 15 EUR in BTC for trading 250 EUR crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
Bitpanda 10 EUR + 5 EUR in BEST for trading 25 EUR crypto + completing quiz Referral link / non-ref / terms
Bitwala 15 EUR for opening an account and crypto wallet Referral link / non-ref / terms
CoinList ~$14 in BTC for trading $100 crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
Mercury Cash $10/10 EUR for purchasing $100/100 EUR crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
CoinField 40 SOLO for depositing £100/$100/100 EUR (~$10) Referral link / non-ref / terms
OKEx $10 in BTC for purchasing $100 crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
Gemini $10 in BTC for trading $100 crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
Xapo $10 in BTC for depositing $100 Referral link / non-ref / terms
Celsius Network $10 in BTC for depositing $200 crypto for 30 days Referral link / non-ref / terms
Crypterium $5 in CRPT for purchasing 50 EUR crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
$50 free with Crypto.com for staking 50 MCO
The Crypto.com platform offers a debit card with up to 5% cashback, Spotify and Netflix rebates and more, as well as high rate (up to 18%) interest on cryptocurrency deposits, a full exchange and additional rewards.
They're currently offering $50 in MCO if you purchase and stake at least 50 MCO for their Ruby Red card or a higher tier.
You can withdraw, exchange or spend the bonus immediately.
Please read the terms of the offer.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($50 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Enter the code gqxrv2t3up in the Rewards section of the app.
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Purchase and stake at least 50 MCO for the card you've chosen.
  • You'll see $50 in MCO added to your wallet immediately after you've staked the MCO.
Links
£15/15 EUR free with Vimba for saving £100/100 EUR cryptocurrency
Vimba are a cryptocurrency investment platform, allowing automatic saving and purchase of BTC, ETH and NEM.
They're currently offering £15/15 EUR in BTC for making four automatic savings totalling £100/100 EUR or more.
You can withdraw the £100/100 EUR and £15/15 EUR immediately after the saving is processed, which occurs every Friday.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (£15/15 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your email address once you've created your account.
  • Deposit £25/25 EUR or more into your account.
  • On the Connected Wallets tab, either add or create a BTC wallet for your referral bonus to go to.
  • Click the Manage Auto Delivery button to choose how to distribute the saving to BTC/ETH/NEM.
  • The saving will be automatically processed on Friday, and the BTC/ETH/NEM will be sent to your chosen wallet.
  • This will have to be repeated for 4 weeks.
  • You'll see £15/15 EUR added to your chosen wallet immediately afterwards.
Links
15 EUR free with Luno for purchasing 250 EUR cryptocurrency
Luno are a cryptocurrency trading and investing platform, offering quick and easy purchases of Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP.
They're currently offering 15 EUR in BTC for your first purchase of 250 EUR or more with of Bitcoin.
You can withdraw or exchange the 15 EUR bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (15 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Enter 374T3V in the Rewards page online or in the app.
  • Purchase 250 EUR or more BTC, paying by card or bank transfer. Card is quickest but has more fees.
  • You'll see 15 EUR in BTC deposited in your wallet within a few minutes of completing the purchase.
  • You can use the Luno Exchange to sell, exchange or withdraw the BTC to save on fees.
Links
15 EUR free with Bitpanda for trading 25 EUR cryptocurrency and completing a quiz
Bitpanda offer a platform allowing you to buy, sell, exchange and invest in not only cryptocurrencies, but also previous metals such as gold. They have a full exchange available as well.
They're currently offering 10 EUR in cash for your first trade of 25 EUR, and an exta 5 EUR in BEST for completing a short quiz.
You can withdraw your deposit and the 15 EUR bonuses straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (10 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit 25 EUR or more into your account.
  • Exchange 25 EUR or more in any cryptocurrency or asset available.
  • You'll see 10 EUR added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
  • Complete the beginners' quiz in the Bitpanda academy.
  • You'll see 5 EUR in BEST added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
15 EUR free with Bitwala for opening an account
Bitwala offer a full German bank account with integrated cryptocurrency trading and a linked Mastercard debit card.
They're currently offering 15 EUR for opening an account and creating a bitcoin wallet. No deposits or transactions of any kind are required.
You can withdraw the 15 EUR bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (15 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Open a bitcoin wallet in your account.
  • You'll see 15 EUR added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
  • This can take up to 15 business days but it is usually a lot quicker.
Links
~$14 free with CoinList for exchanging $100 cryptocurrency
CoinList is a platform that allows you to invest and trade in several different cryptocurrencies.
They're currently offering ~$14 (0.0015 BTC) for exchanging a total of $100 worth of cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (~$14) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100/100 EUR to your account.
  • Use the Buy | Sell option to purchase $100/100 EUR+ of any cryptocurrency.
  • You'll see ~$14 added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
$10/10 EUR free with Mercury Cash for purchasing $100/100 EUR cryptocurrency
Mercury Cash are a financial institution that allow you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies directly for fiat.
They're currently offering $10/10 EUR for your first purchase of $100/100 EUR+ worth of cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10/10 EUR bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10/10 EUR) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100/100 EUR to your account.
  • Use the Buy | Sell option to purchase $100/100 EUR+ of any cryptocurrency.
  • You'll see $10/10 EUR added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
~$10 free with CoinField for depositing $100/£100/100 EUR
CoinField is a cryptocurrency exchange and digital wallet, allowing you to buy, sell and exchange over 20 different cryptocurrencies worldwide. They also offer SOLO, their own cryptocurrency, built on the XRP Ledger.
They're currently offering 40 SOLO which is around $10 for depositing $100 USD/$100 CAD/100 EU£100 GBP/10,000 JPY/300 AED.
I also got an extra 10 SOLO on signing up, but I can't see this mentioned anywhere so don't think it's guaranteed.
To minimise fees, I'd recommend making the deposit in EUR via SEPA and then exchanging to and withdrawing SOLO/XRP/DGB as they are all fee-free.
If you can only deposit by card, I'd do it via TransferWise in CAD as the amounts and fees will be reduced to the smallest possible value. But then please also take note of the following:
You can have access to your funds deposited via Credit or Debit Cards instantly and start trading immediately with no restriction however we may lock the withdrawal of any digital assets purchased for 30 days depending on your history to reduce the risk of fraud on our platform
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (~$10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Make sure the code IDA7182D8E19 is entered in the Have referral code? box.
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100 USD/$100 CAD/100 EU£100 GBP/10,000 JPY/300 AED into your account.
  • You'll see 40 SOLO (~$10) added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
$10 free with OKEx for purchasing $100 cryptocurrency
OKEx are one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, available in over 130 countries and with a large selection of cryptocurrencies available and great volume for each.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first purchase of $100+ worth of cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Use the Buy Crypto option to purchase $100+ or equivalent of any cryptocurrency.
  • Choose the cheapest payment provider (usually Banxa in UK/EU) and verify your identity with them.
  • You'll see $10 in BTC added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
$10 free with Gemini for exchanging $100 cryptocurrency
Gemini offer a digital asset exchange, allowing you to easily buy, sell and exchange BTC and other cryptocurrencies. They are both fully licensed and regulated.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first exchange of $100 cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away. The $100 exchange doesn't have to be a purchase, but can also be a sell of cryptocurrency you already have or an exchange to another.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Make an exchange of $100 or more cryptocurrency. This can be a buy, sell or exchange.
  • You'll see $10 in BTC added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
$10 free with Xapo for depositing $100
Xapo offer a digital multi-currency wallet, allowing you to exchange currencies and buy, sell or exchange BTC with ease.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first deposit of $100 or equivalent.
You don't need to spend or exchange the $100 deposit and can spend, exchange or withdraw the $10 bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100 or equivalent in your local currency to your account.
  • You'll see $10 in BTC added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
$10 free with Celsius Network for depositing $200 cryptocurrency
Celsius Network offer the ability to earn up to 12% APY interest on your deposited crypto across a range of coins, with no minimum amount.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first deposit of $200 worth of cryptocurrency if you keep it deposited for 30 days.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away after the 30 day period.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Enter the code 175366fe07 in the Have a referral code? section of the form.
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $200 to your account and keep it there for 30 days.
  • You'll see $10 added to your BTC wallet shortly afterwards.
  • The bonus will become unlocked after the 30 day peroid.
Links
$5 free with Crypterium for purchasing 50 EUR cryptocurrency
Crypterium offer a platform allowing you to buy, sell and exchange BTC and several other cryptocurrencies instantly and with minimal fees. They also offer a global UnionPay debit card and are currently beta testing a Visa card in Europe.
They're currently offering $5 in CRPT for your first purchase of 50 EUR cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw, exchange or spend the bonus and deposit immediately.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($5 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Purchase 50 EUR or more cryptocurrency.
  • You'll see $5 in CRPT added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
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13 April cryptocurrency offers with £150+ in bonuses

13 April cryptocurrency offers with £150+ in bonuses
Since it's the end of the month and a couple of these offers are ending soon, I thought it'd be a good idea to make a collection of all the cryptocurrency offers I'm aware of.
I've done a summary of all the offers and gone into more detail on each below. Completing them all will give you around $119 (£95.38), 55 EUR (£48) and £15 in bonuses, which works out to about £158.38 in all.
Please let me know if there are any that I've missed or if you have any questions about any of the offers :)
Summary
Offer Description Links
Crypto.com $50 in MCO for staking 50 MCO for 6 months Referral link / non-ref / terms
Vimba £15/15 EUR in BTC for saving £100/100 EUR Referral link / non-ref / terms
Luno 15 EUR in BTC for trading 250 EUR crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
Bitpanda 10 EUR + 5 EUR in BEST for trading 25 EUR crypto + completing quiz Referral link / non-ref / terms
Bitwala 15 EUR for opening an account and crypto wallet Referral link / non-ref / terms
CoinList ~$14 in BTC for trading $100 crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
Mercury Cash $10/10 EUR for purchasing $100/100 EUR crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
CoinField 40 SOLO for depositing £100/$100/100 EUR (~$10) Referral link / non-ref / terms
OKEx $10 in BTC for purchasing $100 crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
Gemini $10 in BTC for trading $100 crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
Xapo $10 in BTC for depositing $100 Referral link / non-ref / terms
Celsius Network $10 in BTC for depositing $200 crypto for 30 days Referral link / non-ref / terms
Crypterium $5 in CRPT for purchasing 50 EUR crypto Referral link / non-ref / terms
$50 free with Crypto.com for staking 50 MCO
The Crypto.com platform offers a debit card with up to 5% cashback, Spotify and Netflix rebates and more, as well as high rate (up to 18%) interest on cryptocurrency deposits, a full exchange and additional rewards.
They're currently offering $50 in MCO if you purchase and stake at least 50 MCO for their Ruby Red card or a higher tier.
You can withdraw, exchange or spend the bonus immediately.
Please read the terms of the offer.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($50 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Enter the code gqxrv2t3up in the Rewards section of the app.
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Purchase and stake at least 50 MCO for the card you've chosen.
  • You'll see $50 in MCO added to your wallet immediately after you've staked the MCO.
Links
£15/15 EUR free with Vimba for saving £100/100 EUR cryptocurrency
Vimba are a cryptocurrency investment platform, allowing automatic saving and purchase of BTC, ETH and NEM.
They're currently offering £15/15 EUR in BTC for making four automatic savings totalling £100/100 EUR or more.
You can withdraw the £100/100 EUR and £15/15 EUR immediately after the saving is processed, which occurs every Friday.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (£15/15 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your email address once you've created your account.
  • Deposit £25/25 EUR or more into your account.
  • On the Connected Wallets tab, either add or create a BTC wallet for your referral bonus to go to.
  • Click the Manage Auto Delivery button to choose how to distribute the saving to BTC/ETH/NEM.
  • The saving will be automatically processed on Friday, and the BTC/ETH/NEM will be sent to your chosen wallet.
  • This will have to be repeated for 4 weeks.
  • You'll see £15/15 EUR added to your chosen wallet immediately afterwards.
Links
15 EUR free with Luno for purchasing 250 EUR cryptocurrency
Luno are a cryptocurrency trading and investing platform, offering quick and easy purchases of Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP.
They're currently offering 15 EUR in BTC for your first purchase of 250 EUR or more with of Bitcoin.
You can withdraw or exchange the 15 EUR bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (15 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Enter 374T3V in the Rewards page online or in the app.
  • Purchase 250 EUR or more BTC, paying by card or bank transfer. Card is quickest but has more fees.
  • You'll see 15 EUR in BTC deposited in your wallet within a few minutes of completing the purchase.
  • You can use the Luno Exchange to sell, exchange or withdraw the BTC to save on fees.
Links
15 EUR free with Bitpanda for trading 25 EUR cryptocurrency and completing a quiz
Bitpanda offer a platform allowing you to buy, sell, exchange and invest in not only cryptocurrencies, but also previous metals such as gold. They have a full exchange available as well.
They're currently offering 10 EUR in cash for your first trade of 25 EUR, and an exta 5 EUR in BEST for completing a short quiz.
You can withdraw your deposit and the 15 EUR bonuses straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (10 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit 25 EUR or more into your account.
  • Exchange 25 EUR or more in any cryptocurrency or asset available.
  • You'll see 10 EUR added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
  • Complete the beginners' quiz in the Bitpanda academy.
  • You'll see 5 EUR in BEST added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
15 EUR free with Bitwala for opening an account
Bitwala offer a full German bank account with integrated cryptocurrency trading and a linked Mastercard debit card.
They're currently offering 15 EUR for opening an account and creating a bitcoin wallet. No deposits or transactions of any kind are required.
You can withdraw the 15 EUR bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (15 EUR bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Open a bitcoin wallet in your account.
  • You'll see 15 EUR added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
  • This can take up to 15 business days but it is usually a lot quicker.
Links
~$14 free with CoinList for exchanging $100 cryptocurrency
CoinList is a platform that allows you to invest and trade in several different cryptocurrencies.
They're currently offering ~$14 (0.0015 BTC) for exchanging a total of $100 worth of cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (~$14) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100/100 EUR to your account.
  • Use the Buy | Sell option to purchase $100/100 EUR+ of any cryptocurrency.
  • You'll see ~$14 added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
$10/10 EUR free with Mercury Cash for purchasing $100/100 EUR cryptocurrency
Mercury Cash are a financial institution that allow you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies directly for fiat.
They're currently offering $10/10 EUR for your first purchase of $100/100 EUR+ worth of cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10/10 EUR bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10/10 EUR) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100/100 EUR to your account.
  • Use the Buy | Sell option to purchase $100/100 EUR+ of any cryptocurrency.
  • You'll see $10/10 EUR added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
Links
~$10 free with CoinField for depositing $100/£100/100 EUR
CoinField is a cryptocurrency exchange and digital wallet, allowing you to buy, sell and exchange over 20 different cryptocurrencies worldwide. They also offer SOLO, their own cryptocurrency, built on the XRP Ledger.
They're currently offering 40 SOLO which is around $10 for depositing $100 USD/$100 CAD/100 EU£100 GBP/10,000 JPY/300 AED.
I also got an extra 10 SOLO on signing up, but I can't see this mentioned anywhere so don't think it's guaranteed.
To minimise fees, I'd recommend making the deposit in EUR via SEPA and then exchanging to and withdrawing SOLO/XRP/DGB as they are all fee-free.
If you can only deposit by card, I'd do it via TransferWise in CAD as the amounts and fees will be reduced to the smallest possible value. But then please also take note of the following:
You can have access to your funds deposited via Credit or Debit Cards instantly and start trading immediately with no restriction however we may lock the withdrawal of any digital assets purchased for 30 days depending on your history to reduce the risk of fraud on our platform
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link (~$10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Make sure the code IDA7182D8E19 is entered in the Have referral code? box.
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100 USD/$100 CAD/100 EU£100 GBP/10,000 JPY/300 AED into your account.
  • You'll see 40 SOLO (~$10) added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
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$10 free with OKEx for purchasing $100 cryptocurrency
OKEx are one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, available in over 130 countries and with a large selection of cryptocurrencies available and great volume for each.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first purchase of $100+ worth of cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Use the Buy Crypto option to purchase $100+ or equivalent of any cryptocurrency.
  • Choose the cheapest payment provider (usually Banxa in UK/EU) and verify your identity with them.
  • You'll see $10 in BTC added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
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$10 free with Gemini for exchanging $100 cryptocurrency
Gemini offer a digital asset exchange, allowing you to easily buy, sell and exchange BTC and other cryptocurrencies. They are both fully licensed and regulated.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first exchange of $100 cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away. The $100 exchange doesn't have to be a purchase, but can also be a sell of cryptocurrency you already have or an exchange to another.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Make an exchange of $100 or more cryptocurrency. This can be a buy, sell or exchange.
  • You'll see $10 in BTC added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
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$10 free with Xapo for depositing $100
Xapo offer a digital multi-currency wallet, allowing you to exchange currencies and buy, sell or exchange BTC with ease.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first deposit of $100 or equivalent.
You don't need to spend or exchange the $100 deposit and can spend, exchange or withdraw the $10 bonus straight away.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $100 or equivalent in your local currency to your account.
  • You'll see $10 in BTC added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
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$10 free with Celsius Network for depositing $200 cryptocurrency
Celsius Network offer the ability to earn up to 12% APY interest on your deposited crypto across a range of coins, with no minimum amount.
They're currently offering $10 in BTC for your first deposit of $200 worth of cryptocurrency if you keep it deposited for 30 days.
You can withdraw the $10 bonus straight away after the 30 day period.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($10 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Enter the code 175366fe07 in the Have a referral code? section of the form.
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Deposit $200 to your account and keep it there for 30 days.
  • You'll see $10 added to your BTC wallet shortly afterwards.
  • The bonus will become unlocked after the 30 day peroid.
Links
$5 free with Crypterium for purchasing 50 EUR cryptocurrency
Crypterium offer a platform allowing you to buy, sell and exchange BTC and several other cryptocurrencies instantly and with minimal fees. They also offer a global UnionPay debit card and are currently beta testing a Visa card in Europe.
They're currently offering $5 in CRPT for your first purchase of 50 EUR cryptocurrency.
You can withdraw, exchange or spend the bonus and deposit immediately.
Steps
  • Sign up with my referral link ($5 bonus) / non-ref (no bonus).
  • Verify your identity once you've created your account.
  • Purchase 50 EUR or more cryptocurrency.
  • You'll see $5 in CRPT added to your wallet shortly afterwards.
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