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Why do so many frauds appear in the crypto world?


The truth is that in no field of investment are there as many wrong opinions as there are about cryptocurrencies.

And in the online environment there are not only erroneous ideas, but also numerous misinformation and outright frauds.

There are several reasons why this happens:

1. The cryptocurrency field is very, very young

Blockchain technology and the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, were born in 2009, so only 13 years ago.

On the scale of history, this literally means YESTERDAY!

It is no exaggeration, if you consider the fact that classic instruments such as shares or bonds have been traded for several hundred years.

Not to mention real estate or precious metals, which have been known for several thousand years…

Therefore, being a field that is JUST at the beginning, it is normal that it is very little known.

Not only is the number of specialists reduced, but also the ideas that reach ordinary people are often distorted, because they come from people who really don’t know what they are talking about.

2. The field of cryptocurrencies is very innovative

Here we are dealing with some ideas that have the ability to change completely, to revolutionize many other fields.


  • the way we transfer money from one to another and the way we make payments;
  • the way we store the value;
  • the way we lend money, or make other types of contracts between us;
  • the decentralized way of approach, in which the center is no longer the “system” or any authority, but even the consumer, i.e. the common man.

Being such an innovative field, cryptocurrency technology will bring many changes.

That’s why the old financial institutions (including banks) are scared by these changes and are doing everything possible to “put rust on the blade” of these innovations.

Including through intentional misinformation.

3. The field of cryptocurrencies brings a lot of money

There is a real connection between the field of cryptocurrencies and the idea of making money. Sometimes a lot of money.

Because this was possible in the past, under certain conditions, and it is likely to be possible in the future (also, under certain conditions).

And every time the idea of a lot of money comes up – as it happened in the past with every “gold rush” – 2 things happen:

  • on the one hand, many ordinary people let their imagination run wild and end up making extremely wrong decisions, which bring them great losses;
  • on the other hand, there are fraudsters and thieves, who push people to make extremely wrong decisions.

Coinbase International – Buy and sell cryptocurrency. Send money internationally for free

Coinbase International

Coinbase started in 2012 with the radical idea that anyone, anywhere, should be able to easily and securely send and receive Bitcoin. Today, they offer a trusted and easy-to-use platform for accessing the broader cryptoeconomy.

Coinbase have approximately 43 million verified users, 7,000 institutions, and 115,000 ecosystem partners in over 100 countries that easily and securely invest, spend, save, earn, and use crypto.

You can now send money to any user with a Coinbase account around the world using XRP or USDC. By using cryptocurrencies that are optimized for cross-border transmission, you can send and receive money virtually instantly by sending those cryptocurrencies and having the recipient convert them into local currency. There’s zero fee for sending to other Coinbase users and a nominal on-chain network fee for sending outside of Coinbase.

In fact, you can send any cryptocurrency supported by Coinbase to another Coinbase user or to an account outside of Coinbase. XRP and USDC may be better suited for smaller international money transfers due to their faster processing and lower transaction fees. USDC also has the added advantage of being exchangeable for one US dollar, rather than being volatile in price like other cryptocurrencies.

What you’ll need to open a Coinbase account:

– be at least 18 years old
– a government-issued photo ID (they don’t accept passport cards)
– a computer or smartphone connected to the internet
– a phone number connected to your smartphone (they will send SMS text messages)
– the latest version of your browser, or the latest Coinbase App version. If you’re using the Coinbase app, make sure your phone’s operating system is up-to-date.
Coinbase doesn’t charge a fee to create or maintain your Coinbase account.

How to send money internationally with Coinbase?

1. Sign in to your Coinbase account, or create one.
2. Confirm your recipient can convert XRP or USDC into local currency.
3. Convert your desired funds into XRP or USDC. 6
4. Access your XRP or USDC wallet and select send.
5. Enter the amount you’d like to send and the target wallet or email address.

With Coinbase you can create your cryptocurrency portfolio

Coinbase has a variety of features that make it one of the best place to start trading:

– Manage your portfolio: Buy and sell popular digital currencies, keep track of them in the one place.
– Recurring buys: Invest in cryptocurrency slowly over time by scheduling buys daily, weekly, or monthly.
– Vault protection: For added security, store your funds in a vault with time delayed withdrawals.
– Mobile apps: Stay on top of the markets with the Coinbase app for Android or iOS.

New Envestio project – Crypto-mining Container Phi200

Envestio logo

Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

By launching the project “Crypto-mining Container Phi200” (Project ID EN018025), Envestio continues to expand the successful cooperation with the representatives of crypto-mining industry.

This loan is fully secured by mixed collateral and personal guarantee of the main beneficiary of Ostbin Group Ltd.

As usual, you can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment in crypto-mining sector, financing of a crypto-mining hardware assembling process.
  • Secured debt, 20,5% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

Ostbin Group is a company, established by IT professionals in order to conduct different operations on the crypto-mining market, such as assembling and selling crypto-mining hardware, direct crypto-mining using own hardware as well as management of crypto-mining facilities, owned by external parties.

The company is already known to Envestio participants by its fully-financed project “Crypto-mining Farm 130GTX1080ti”. Ostbin Group is constantly developing new approaches and works only with the newest hardware on the market in order to make mining process more efficient and achieve high and stable profitability even in volatile environment, which is observed on the crypto-mining market in 2018.

This time Ostbin Group is offering a “secured debt” type investment project.

Ostbin Group has recently received a new order and signed a contract with the end customer for assembling a modern crypto-mining unit of a larger scale. Now the company is looking forward to attract co-financing with help of Envestio participants in order to complete this project. The target amount is EUR 800,000 and investment horizon constitutes 9 months – term that is necessary for purchasing and delivering the hardware, assembling the mining unit, and receiving the final payment from the customer.

The mining hardware is going to be placed inside a standard 40-ft container, equipped with industrial-type automated cooling system, allowing it to operate within approximately 70 degrees wide temperature gap (-35oC to +35oC). The hardware filling of the mining unit is formed by 200 latest generation mining servers, built on basis of Intel Xeon Phi processors. This hardware is characterized by longer lifecycle, extraordinary operational flexibility, and higher effectiveness than most of the crypto-mining solutions that are available on the market in the second half of 2018. Consequently, this mobile mining unit is going to be one of the most powerful and efficient products of those offered on the global market.


Cryptocurrency market currently experiences exponential growth with total capitalization exceeding EUR 215 billion in August, 2018. This is a rapid increase from beginning of the 2017, when gross capitalization amounted more than 10 times lower number, i.e. EUR 20 billion. The market remains highly volatile, however, the technology behind it is constantly developing and the involved number of important players is growing.

Bitcoin remains the leading currency on the market with around 47% of total capitalization value. It is followed by Etherium with 16% and Ripple on the third place with 6%.

An increasing number of traditional institutions such as central banks, stock exchanges, and even some governments are demonstrating increasing interest to the blockchain industry market.

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00

  • 08.09.2018 – EUR 17.41
  • 08.10.2018 – EUR 16.85
  • 08.11.2018 – EUR 17.41
  • 08.12.2018 – EUR 16.85
  • 08.01.2019 – EUR 17.41
  • 08.02.2019 – EUR 17.41
  • 08.03.2019 – EUR 15.73
  • 08.04.2019 – EUR 17.41
  • 08.05.2019 – EUR 1 016.85

Total expected return: EUR 1 153.33

Credissimo, Award-winning loan originator from Bulgaria, has launched on Mintos p2p lending marketplace

Mintos logo

There are now even more investment opportunities on Mintos as the leader in the online lending market in Bulgaria, Credissimo has launched on the marketplace. The company offers you the chance to invest in its consumer loans with great net annual return rates of up to 12%.

Credissimo is a European fintech group founded in 2007 that utilises innovative proprietary technology to provide instant online consumer loans, e-commerce financing and bill payment services. The company is one of the fastest-growing non-bank finance providers in Central and Eastern Europe and it was the first loan originator in Bulgaria to offer full online credit and approval within minutes.

Since its inception, Credissimo has shown it is dedicated to innovation. It was the first company in the world to launch a fully-automated chat for crediting on Facebook Messenger. In May 2017, it was the first lending company to accept Bitcoin from customers to repay their loans. To date, Credissimo has processed over one million credit applications and has a current net loan portfolio of EUR 15 million.

“We are very excited to be part of the Mintos marketplace. Bulgaria’s online finance market is growing rapidly, but there is still a lot of room for further expansion in the country and abroad. Currently, we are rolling out products to new European and Latin American markets as part of our long-term expansionary goals. With our efficient business model and cutting-edge technology solutions, we are confident in our future international success. Our competitive advantage is encoded in our business know-how that we have developed from more than 10 years of experience. In addition, we will continue to foster innovation by expanding our presence in the cryptocurrency world with our new project – Nexo, the world’s first instant crypto overdrafts. ” says Sokol Iankov, CEO and Co-founder of Credissimo.

Bulgaria-issued loans from Credissimo on Mintos range from EUR 100 to 1 000. The repayment period ranges from 30 days to 24 months. You can expect a yearly net return of up to 12%.

To align its interest with those of investors the company will keep 5% of each loan placed on Mintos on its balance sheet. All Credissimo loans are secured with a buyback guarantee and will be repurchased if the loan is delinquent for more than 60 days.

Credissimo has operations in five European countries – Bulgaria, Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Spain – and is a market leader in the online consumer lending industry in two of them. The group has distributed more than EUR 100 million worth of loans since its inception. Credissimo adheres to the highest regulatory requirements and is strictly supervised by multiple European Banking and Financial Services Regulators including the National Bank of Bulgaria.

The socio-demographic profile of Credissimo’s customers is 55% male and 45% female. Its customers are aged between 21 to 45 years, and the highest percentage (35%) of borrowers are between 27 to 38 years old. The company’s customers are people who live in big cities, use the internet every day (mostly accessed from mobile devices), are well educated and the majority have a university degree.

At the 2018 annual business awards by Forbes magazine, Credissimo received the “Financial Sector Innovations” and “Quality of Services” awards. These acknowledgements are a result of Credissimo’s drive to be a leader in innovation whilst maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction.

A “new Bitcoin”


Bitcoin’s virtual currency code was split on Tuesday and generated a new clone called Bitcoin Cash, Reuters writes.

The initiative was headed by a small group of mostly China-based bitcoin miners – programmers who essentially operate the bitcoin network – who were not happy with scheduled improvements to the currency’s technology meant to increase its capacity to process transactions.

These miners, who get paid in the currency for contributing computing power to the bitcoin network, initiated what is known as a “fork” on Tuesday, where the underlying blockchain splits into two potential paths, creating a new digital currency.

The blockchain is a shared online ledger of all bitcoin transactions and has spawned a range of financial and business applications.

Bitcoin’s split has created a new competitor to the original digital currency, which remains the oldest and most valuable in circulation.

Bitcoin Cash on Tuesday traded on certain exchanges at a median price of $146.37, according to bitinfocharts.com, while bitcoin was at $2,729 BTC=BTSP on the BitStamp platform, down 4.6 percent.

The creation of new tokens may speed up as less computing power will be required to mine new blocks, said Jeff Garzik, co-founder of blockchain startup.

Source: reuters.com


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