Revolut launches cell phone insurance in the U.K. – TechCrunch

  • This time, the company is partnering with Simplesurance to launch a new insurance product.
  • But they tend to be more expensive than Revolut’s offering in the U.K. Revolut already talked about launching phone insurance, but today marks the debut of this new product.
  • Simplesurance usually works with other companies to provide B2B insurance products.
  • But you can also sign up to a similar phone insurance product on Simplesurance’s consumer website.
  • So Revolut users in other countries can expect to see today’s new insurance product in the future.

Fintech startup Revolut is trying so many things at once that it’s hard to keep track of everything. This time, the company is partnering with Simplesurance to launch a new insurance product. You can now insure your cell phone for £1 per week/£42 per year, which represents $1.35 per week/$56.50 per year.
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Why Blockchain Backed Social Network Steemit Could Be The Next Evolution In Social Networking

  • It’s called Steemit, and it doesn’t only reward users with social currency, it also rewards them in cryptocurrency.
  • Their user base is expanding by tens of thousands each week and the way users behave on the site is already eclipsing some of the established social networks.
  • In comparison to users of Pinterest, Reddit and Twitter, those on Steemit spend more time per day on the site and visit more pages.
  • I’ve been active on Steemit for about three weeks and I’ve found it to be very addictive—more so than any other social network—and as founder of an online startup, believe me, I’ve tried them all.
  • As far as user experience goes, Steemit feels more like playing a game (and gambling) than using a social network.

Up until July this year, every social network on the internet has presented fundamentally the same opportunity to users, albeit packaged in different and…
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Zcash, the virtual money making its mark

Zcash, the virtual money making its mark  #news #bitcoin

  • After debuting in October Zcash hit an exchange rate of $1,000 per unit, putting it in league with the much better established Bitcoin, the virtual currency pioneer

    Zcash, the latest virtual currency, has been a smash success since its launch seven months ago, drawing in new users with promises of unrivaled privacy protection.

  • After debuting on currency trading platforms in October, Zcash took off, hitting an exchange rate of $1,000 per unit, putting it in league with the much better established Bitcoin, the virtual currency pioneer created in 2009.
  • To make its mark in the world of virtual currencies, Zcash boasts that it protects user privacy.
  • Wilcox told AFP he hoped the expanded privacy protection could overcome businesses’ reluctance to adopt Zcash as a trustworthy alternative to traditional state-controlled currencies.
  • But Jonathan Levin, co-founder of Chainalysis, a start-up that helps banks and authorities trace the origins and destinations of virtual currency payments, doubts Zcash will find its place in the wider financial system.

Zcash, the latest virtual currency, has been a smash success since its launch seven months ago, drawing in new users with promises of unrivaled privacy protection.
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Status & Etherisc Named Winners of Blockchain Startup Contest

  • About Etherisc Etherisc builds smart insurance applications on the blockchain, with the goal to make insurance processes much more efficient and fully transparent.
  • Status & Etherisc Named Winners of Blockchain Startup Contest
  • “It is hard to overestimate the impact that blockchain will have on the insurance market,” says Stephan Karpischek, one of the Co-Founders of Etherisc.
  • GRAZ, Austria, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BlockchainHub has announced Status , a WeChat inspired Ethereum mobile client, and Etherisc , a decentralized insurance application as the two main winners of their Blockchain Startup Contest, and awarded EUR 15,000 in prizes.
  • Now the goal is to extend this model to other insurance verticals, and provide investors with a truly peer-to-peer and decentralized insurance market.

GRAZ, Austria, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BlockchainHub has announced Status, a WeChat inspired Ethereum mobile client, and Etherisc, a decentralized insurance application as the two main winners of their Blockchain Startup Contest, and awarded EUR15,000 in prizes. BlockchainHub Graz created the contest
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“People’s Bitcoin” Gulden Makes Significant Gains Without Hype

  • “People’s Bitcoin” Gulden Makes Significant Gains Without Hype
  • Gulden has taken the opposite approach of Bitcoin, instead gearing itself towards easy adoption by the public .
  • The other way around is just as simple, from Gulden to Eur can be done right from within the apps.
  • User to user is the only way I can think of.
  • RP: Gulden to Gulden is always cheaper but once you hook into the existing infrastructure, so Gulden to Eur for example, you’ll need payment providers.

Rijk Plasman, founder of Gulden, Netherlands-based cryptocurrency, tells Cointelegraph about its rise.
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Synereo Destroys $146,221,787 USD in AMPs

  • *** the AMPs should have been burnt after the last sale, but were sent to the Intermediary Bounty Wallet by mistake.
  • ** Rather than burning the entire half of the Bounty Wallet, we have sent 55,000,000 AMPs to a new, Project 11 wallet.
  • AMPs from the Founder Wallet have not been used.
  • With each new dApp in the ecosystem, new users will stream into the network, and more uses for AMPs will become available.
  • AMPs are bound in multi-sig wallets, with their use having to be authorized by an external trustee.

Up until an hour ago, Synereo LTD and its founders governed $300,000,000 worth of AMPs. But it was never our intention to be the central bank for our information flow currency. Such centralization goes against the very principles Synereo stands for.
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Why Blockchain Backed Social Network Steemit Could Be The Next Evolution In Social Networking

  • Users can also upvote your post if they think it should be more visible on the site.
  • You submit blog-style posts and other users can comment on your posts.
  • The post is hosted on the Huffington Post’s Contributor platform.
  • By leaving thoughtful comments on those posts, you can net $10 to $400 in whale upvotes.
  • Their user base is expanding by tens of thousands each week and the way users behave on the site is already eclipsing some of the established social networks.

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  • Users can also upvote your post if they think it should be more visible on the site.
  • You submit blog-style posts and other users can comment on your posts.
  • The post is hosted on the Huffington Post’s Contributor platform.
  • By leaving thoughtful comments on those posts, you can net $10 to $400 in whale upvotes.
  • Their user base is expanding by tens of thousands each week and the way users behave on the site is already eclipsing some of the established social networks.

Read the full article, click here.


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