finance

Financial Management of a Digital Nomad

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Pulling away from the legacy financial system and managing money in Life 2.0.
As a digital nomad, I want to cover my financial management now that I’ve been living abroad for over four years. Here’s some info on how I manage my finances so I can keep myself afloat. Bitcoin has been an enabler so some of this info will focus on using Bitcoin in addition to the legacy financial system tools. This is not intended to be an in-depth guide. But more of a smattering of knowledge from someone who’s been at this for a little while now.

Stripe Canceled My Account Today

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They accused me of using their service to sell a "controlled substance".

I received an email from Stripe today. In the letter I was told they are canceling my account:

While we hate to give you anything less than a great experience, it does seem that your business is in violation of the Stripe Services Agreement, section A.7.b (“Restricted Businesses and Activities”). Specifically we are unable to receive payments for controlled substances as mentioned here: https://stripe.com/restricted-businesses.

These regulations are firm, so we sadly have no flexibility with them. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to accept new charges on your acount, but we will continue making payouts to your bank account until you receive all of your funds.

We’re very sorry that we have to turn away your business, and wish you the best of luck moving forward. If you think you are receiving this message in error, please let us know and we will be happy to re-review your account.

Using Neon Wallet with Ledger Nano S

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How to store NEO on Ledger Nano S using Neon Wallet.

Neon Wallet is an open source cross-platform light wallet for the NEO blockchain available on Windows, macOS and Linux. Neon Wallet enables you to tap into the NEO smart economy directly from your Ledger Nano S. Follow along to find out how.

My First Bitcoin Wallet

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How I overcame my Bitcoin investing fears and just created a goddamn wallet. Inspiration, tools and tips to help you get started with Bitcoin.

10 months ago I took a trip to Bali and spent a couple weeks living in a boutique hotel turned coliving apartment at a place called Roam Ubud. During my stay I met all kinds of interesting people including serial entrepreneurs, digital nomads, lifestyle bloggers, iOS developers and even a feng shui author.

Of all the chance encounters I had during my trip to Bali one individual stood out. His name was Robin. And I’ll never forget Robin because he sold me my first bitcoin.

Make a Killing During the Bitcoin Hard Fork

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The next Bitcoin fork is inevitable. As the value of Bitcoin fluctuates there are opportunities to make money. Learn how with GDAX (now Coinbase Pro).

Anyone who invested in bitcoin just before the August hard fork and simply held it for three months has already more than tripled their original investment.

As the next bitcoin hard fork approaches the value of Bitcoin is lifting. Here’s how you can take advantage of Bitcoin’s volatility as it moves up and down with very little risk as the price fluctuates before and after the fork.

Don't Mine Bitcoin. Mine Altcoins fool!

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Did you know mining Bitcoin isn't nearly as lucrative as altcoins? True story. Learn how to mine altcoins using nothing but spare computer resources.

I’m no Pliny the Elder but I’m here to tell you there’s a gold rush occurring in the cryptocurrency mining space. Whether you’ve just overcome your Bitcoin investing fears or already hold tokens from some wild new ICO you too can mine cryptocurrencies like ETH ETC XMR and more. It’s easy! Here’s how…

Take Flight with the Monero CLI Wallet

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Be your own bank. Store your secure, private and untraceable cryptocurrency and keep it safe from prying eyes. Learn to take flight with the Monero CLI wallet.

Monero is a secure, private, and untraceable cryptocurrency. It is open-source and accessible to all. With Monero, you are your own bank. Only you control and are responsible for your funds. Your accounts and transactions are kept private from prying eyes. Learn how to install the Monero CLI wallet. There’s only one way…

Arise, you have nothing to lose but your barbed wire fences!

Timothy C. May, The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

Keep Calm and Own Your Private Keys

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How Coinbase walked off with millions of customer coins during the Bitcoin Gold hard fork. And how to make sure it never happens again.

If you’re one of 10 million plus Coinbase users and didn’t move your bitcoin to a wallet “under your control” prior to the Bitcoin Gold hard fork you may never see any of the Bitcoin Gold you were entitled to receive at the or, more precisely, at block 491407 when the snapshot was taken.

Transform Your Bitcoin into Cold, Hard Cash

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Instant transactions. Zero fees. Spend your coins anywhere VISA is accepted.

Bitcoin saw a 355% return during the first 8 months of 2017. And some believe it may be worth as much as 500,000 per coin by 2030. But hanging onto your bitcoin doesn’t do you much good if you HODL it forever.

So what’s the best way to convert bitcoin into cash? Well, you could transfer it between wallets in exchange for cash on the spot. Or you could spend time trying to find a bitcoin ATM. But why go through the hassle?

If you need an easy way to spend some of your bitcoin without paying any fees what are you going to do? Well, the answer is pretty easy—get yourself a BitPay VISA card and spend without paying fees.