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Video: Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Has a Bigger Impact Than You Think

“Sorry, Benjamin Franklin, apparently “a penny saved” is now a penny spent on a soda tax” writes Daniel Kuhn for thestreet.com. Back in January, the city of Philadelphia instituted a soda tax that adds a tax of 1.5 cents per ounce to anything ranging from sugary sodas to even some plant-based milks.Naturally, the tax was immediately controversial with consumers, retailers and even some legislators immediately questioning the both the tax’s functionality and legality.The tax aims to fund pre-K education, community schools, parks, recreation centers and libraries. Source: thestreet.com Share This:

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Bitcoin Wallet Bread Leaves SegWit2x Support up to the Users

“The SPV Bitcoin wallet is available for both iOS and Android users as we speak” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. However, SPV wallet Bread wants to leave that choice in the users’ hands.A lot of Bitcoin wallets have not clarified their stance regarding SegWit2x.There are quite a few Bitcoin wallets which have a difficult decision to make Supporting SegWit2x is a very serious concept that needs to be thought through thoroughly. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Become a blockchain expert in 1,384 words

“The Bitcoin blockchain allows us to transfer the bitcoin currency person to person without any intermediary” writes Tama Churchouse for businessinsider.com. Think of the Bitcoin blockchain as a giant Excel spreadsheet that shows the complete transaction history and location of every bitcoin.Sally’s bitcoin wallet is now credited a bitcoin, and Jim’s is debited one.The new block then gets added to the blockchain (Step 5), and the winning miner gets awarded 12 bitcoin by the blockchain for his success.Sally’s bitcoin transaction is now recorded in the blockchain. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Blockchain Wallet Finally Wraps up Bitcoin Cash Integration

“More and more Bitcoin wallets are enabling support for Bitcoin Cash right now” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. As part of this renewed focus, the company is wrapping up Bitcoin Cash integration after an eight-week wait.This means there is another major wallet officially supporting Bitcoin Cash right now.As a result, users will now see their BCH balance in the Blockchain wallet. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Second teen charged in deadly home invasion

“A second teen has been busted for bludgeoning a 68-year-old woman to death during a home invasion in Brooklyn last year, police said Friday Nycoyan Mattocks, 17, was picked up on Thursday and charged with murder and burglary for the December 15, 2016 home invasion” reports nypost.com. Alexander survived, telling cops that the intruders fled after swiping his wallet, cellphone and a video game console, sources said at the time. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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Monero Android Wallet Monerujo is now in Public Beta

“Monerujo has been introduced as a functional Android wallet for XMR holders” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. Especially considering how this is the first “major” Android wallet for Monero available today.More specifically, we now have a functioning Android wallet, which goes by the name of Monerujo.An iOS version of a Monero wallet is also in development, according to our information. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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These Minimalist Wallets Are Perfect If You Only Carry Plastic

“If you’ve ditched paper for plastic, then these $50 Decadent Minimalist Wallets will help slim down your everyday cash carry” writes unknown author for popularmechanics.com. The times have changed, and credit cards have replaced cash as the payment method of choice.These sleek wallets are meant for the modern spender. The design eliminates any unnecessary parts, while securing and protecting your cards (and even a little bit of cash if you need to).Made from a single piece of DM1 aircraft aluminum, these little pocket companions are cut into the ideal shape…

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Changelly Partners with Coinomi wallet

“Changelly has already partnered with Jaxx, Coinpayments, Freewallet, Coinmarketcap, Coingecko, official NEM/XEM wallet, Jerulida NXT wallet, ShakePay virtual card, Uquid debit card and other integrations are ongoing” reports newsbtc.com. The whole exchange process algorithmically passes through Poloniex, Bittrex and other Changelly trading partners to instantly determine the most competitive rates at the moment of exchange.Coinomi has fully integrated Changelly’s API right into its wallet application, allowing users to easily swap between a wide range of listed cryptocurrencies. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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This Compact Coin wallet is for techies, not coins

“I love the feel and texture of the full-grain Compact Coin wallet, which is starting to age handsomely at the edges” writes Sep Edt for theverge.com. The Compact Coin wallet isn’t cheap at $80, and it certainly isn’t ideal for everyone.Case in point: this £59 ($80) Compact Coin wallet from a small English company named Nodus.Despite the “coin” in the name of this wallet, I would absolutely not recommend it as a coin pouch. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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