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Aristotle says Bitcoin is good money

Bitcoin fits Aristotle’s definition for good money. Money must be Durable, Portable, Divisible, and Intrinsically Valuable. Does the U.S. dollar or other Fiat currencies fit this definition?

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Send Cryptocurrency with no Internet Access

Cointext allows you to send Bitcoin Cash with just a phone capable of text messaging. If you don’t have internet connection or a smartphone this allows any phone to text and become a part of the BCH network. Click the link below to check out Cointext’s website and learn more on how to use it.

Cointext.io

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City of Liverpool to use Blockchain to become carbon neutral

The city of Liverpool is now using blockchain to create carbon credits to help reduce carbon emissions and even make the city carbon positive. The link is provided below check out it.

https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-markets-see-solid-upswing-bitcoin-pushes-7-500

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Erik Voorhees and Peter Schiff Debate

ReasonTV just uploaded the July 2nd debate between well-known investor and economic commentator Peter Schiff and Erik Voorhees, the CEO of Shapeshift. The debate question was if Bitcoin or a similar cryptocurrency would replace government issued fiat currency. The link is provided below it’s definitely worth a listen. Peter Schiff has done great work in calling out the 2008 economic crisis and believes fiat currency is harmful, but doesn’t quite seem to get Bitcoin.

https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/19/bitcoin-future-money-debate

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Anypay Online Web Chat Support Now Live

Anypay, an easy business application to allow for easy cryptocurrency payments, now has an online chat support feature. Get help 12pm-8pm 7 days a week.

Go to anypay.global

 

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CNN Covers Free State Bitcoin Shoppe, DASH in Portsmouth New Hampshire aka Bitcoin Village

I still can’t believe it. I just watched this video by CNN about a New Hampshire man who is able to live his entire life on cryptocurrency. I’ve come close, but he’s got even me beat. Truly an impressive feat. To learn his secret, watch this video:

Amazing, Joël. Brilliantly done. You are welcome at the Free State Bitcoin Shoppe anytime! To level up your crypto game, attend the next Portsmouth Bitcoin Network meet up. Or if you’re super-serious, enroll in the Blockchain Institute of Technology.

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Boston Bitcoin Cash Meetup Crashes the Portsmouth Dash Party

Of course. Where else would Bostonians who love bitcoin meet up? There are only 15 retail shops and restaurants that accept the digital currency as payment. Welcome to the Free State. Bring your cryptocurrency, and keep your Federal Reserve Notes in the fireplace where they belong.

The event was organized by the Bitcoin Cash Meetup group of Boston. They usually meet in Boston, but after a recent visit to Portsmouth (aka “Bitcoin Village”) by one of their organizers, the group decided to take the trip north an hour to visit Liar’s Bench, a popular brewery that accepts Bitcoin Cash, Dash, and Bitcoin Core.

The thing is — they didn’t take bitcoin cash until the meetup was scheduled. Only once customers arranged an outing to spend BCH did the business owner feel any impetus to accept *another* cryptocurrency. They already take Dash and Bitcoin Core — what’s this new bitcoin?? Well, by the end of the evening, Liar’s Bench accepted Bitcoin Cash.

It was great. Most people used the Bitcoin.com wallet. At the end of the night, there was a line of 5 people paying their tab with their smartphones. It was a sight to behold. Fortunately, I grabbed some video so you can see for yourself here.

Oh and of course they use Anypay.

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Drag Show Sponsored by Bitcoin Cash, Really

Yep, you read that right. A drag show in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (aka “Bitcoin Village“) put on a performance that was paid for in part by a donation in Bitcoin Cash. This isn’t the first cross-dressing performance sponsored with the popular digital currency — that title belongs to the Mad Men of Oopsy Daisy of the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. But this DOES mark the first bitcoin performance at its competitor, 3S Artspace. The generous donation to the event inspired the 3S Artspace directors to accept the popular digital currencies for all performance tickets! You can now pay for your next show with Bitcoin Cash, Dash, or Bitcoin Core. (“Bunny and the Fox” will be presenting 3 more drag shows over the next 3 months, the first of which is on 4-20. Do the math.)

Like the other two-dozen places in Bitcoin Village that take cryptocurrency, 3S Artspace uses Anypay — Portsmouth’s own free point-of-sale app that works on every tablet, desktop, or mobile device. It allows any merchant to accept multiple cryptocurrencies from the same easy-to-use terminal, without any extra hardware. Here’s Steven Zeiler giving a demo on a standard iPad and Square stand:

 

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Beloved French Pastry Shop and Cafe in Downtown Portsmouth Starts Taking Dash, Bitcoin Cash

Good news everyone! If you love tasty crepes, creamy cappuccinos, or sweet pastries, our friends at La Maison Navarre will gladly accept payment in cryptocurrency as well as traditional money. The popular French pastry shop and cafe in downtown Bitcoin Village uses Anypay as their point-of-sale. It’s a free app developed by locals that helps you safely and easily take multiple cryptocurrencies on any device. They didn’t have to change out hardware or buy any special equipment.