Bitcoin Blog a1

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Failed bitcoin reporter

I guess it's a good thing this blog isn't my primary source of income, otherwise I would be in trouble. Here are two stories of me attempting to do some reporting and things not going so well. I decided to try to find Hash Ocean’s old office in San Francisco. On Google, the address is 199 Leidesdorff St, San Francisco, CA 94111. But I went there and didn't find it.
This is where the 100 buildings should be. But there is only a sandwich shop. So I must've done something wrong.

About a year ago on empleopled I saw a picture of a bitcoin ATM. I thought it was cool so I wanted to take a picture of it. I moved to San Jose, where the mall is, and I decided to check it out. But I explored all over the mall and couldn't find it.  I'm moving away again for school, but I guess I will have to wait for another year until I come back to San Jose to try again. I also tried to contact the photographer, but wasn’t able to. Here is a link to the photo.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Once more into the exchange

Once more into the exchange
I decided to check out as an earthcoin exchange. WolfessStudios mentioned it before on /r/earthcoin. Signing up was quite simple; I simply logged in using my facebook. Finding the actual earthcoin exchange, however, took a minute. There isn’t a search function so you have to visually search for it.
First you need to click BTC list. Then, scroll to the bottom of the list and you will see EAC/BTC

Now I need to figure out what prices to trade at. The market looks busier than I remember it being when I traded EAC/BTC on cryptsy.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Earthcoin is out of this world

It looks like my favorite earthcoin faucet is now offline.
This wasn’t my favorite faucet in general by a long shot, but it was the only decent earthcoin one. I guess I might need to find a new one. But in my experience, it's actually better to just use a bitcoin or dogecoin faucet and just exchange them for whatever speculative alt coins you want. Before I do any of this, I probably need to find my earthcoin wallet. It's on my computer somewhere.

In fact, it looks like its 63th in terms of market cap( It was actually 57th when I first wrote this article)! Which is crazy.

Like always, check out the faucets I do use. In a future post I will write about exchanging your bitcoin for earthcoin!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Possible Price explanation

As you may know, bitcoin news has been in abundance the past weeks, from the halving event to a bitcoin ETF possibly getting sec approval.

In addition, Brexit has brought into question a once safe haven currency, and possibly affected the safe haven status of the euro. After all, what might happen to the euro if Francexit and all the other new -exits, happen?

All of these events seem to be playing a role in the price of bitcoin. In addition, many bitcoiners say that Chinese investors are another driving factor of price. The Chinese government manipulates the price of the Yuan to help maximize their exports. A cheaper Yuan means more demand for Chinese goods. At the same time, this means that everyday people in China have lost value as the currency they hold is worth less than it was before.

I have updated my faucets page and support me page! Check them out, they have some nice ways to help me make money and ways fr you to make some money as well.