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Top 100 Blockchain Organisations: From CoinDesk to BitPay, These Are the Most Influential Organisations in the Distributed Ledger Space

DERIN CAG

 

Whether you’re a would-be Blockchain startup or have spent some years in the industry. You could be worse-off than to read the short profiles of Blockchain organisations who’ve been through the journey before.

So we’ve compiled a list from top Blockchain organisations. It’s a list of the most influential organisations in the Blockchain industry, particularly at being pro-active. If you’re a distributed ledger technology enthusiast, it is critical that you follow and connect with these Blockchain organisations and expand your professional network.

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 Cointelegraph, Our Blockchain list is an automatic algorithm based on social media influence, Klout scores and a secret recipe. We take into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, LinkedIn and Instagram. The list is determined by Artificial Intelligence using Machine Learning and gets updated each Monday. If you believe your organisations can arise a creative impulse in people (or you know a business that can), you can add organisations by clicking the ‘join’ button below. All entries are considered by our admins, and Richtopia reserves the right to accept or forbid organisations from the list as it deems fit.

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The 100 Most Influential Blockchain Companies
by Richtopia
1.  
(1)     CoinDesk Profile Image CoinDesk
The latest news, prices, charts, guides and analysis from the world leader in bitcoin and blockchain tech.    100
2.  
(2)     Pymnts Profile Image Pymnts
What's next in payments and commerce™    99
3.  
(3)     Bitcoin   News Profile Image Bitcoin News
Streaming News: Bitcoin, Blockchain & Beyond #FINTECH #bitcoin #blockchain #ethereum #venturecapital #startups #smartcontracts #dapps #cryptocurrencies    98
4.  
(5)     Bitcoin Magazine Profile Image Bitcoin Magazine
The original source of information, news and commentary about #Bitcoin, the #blockchain and digital currencies.    97
5.  
(4)     Coinbase Profile Image Coinbase
Our mission is to create an open financial system for the world. Founded by @brian_armstrong @fehrsam Help: @coinbasesupport Media: press@coinbase.com    96
6.  
(6)     CoinTelegraph Profile Image CoinTelegraph
High-tech finance, Bitcoin news, analysis and review. Our Facebook page: https://t.co/gC6s0iSIUc Live now: #BlockShow2017    95
7.  
(7)     Blockchain Profile Image Blockchain
Building an open, fair and accessible financial future, one piece of software at a time. Need help? @AskBlockchain for support.    94
8.  
(8)     Ethereum Profile Image Ethereum
Open source platform to write and distribute decentralized applications.    93
9.  
(9)     Ripple Profile Image Ripple
Global real-time settlement.    92
10.  
(new)     Humaniq Profile Image Humaniq
Humaniq is an #Ethereum #blockchain based #financial service that's going to connect over 2 billion unbanked people to the global economy.    91
11.  
(10)     21 Profile Image 21
Replace your public email address with an inbox that pays you.    90
12.  
(11)     Kraken Exchange Profile Image Kraken Exchange
Join traders from around the world benefiting from our intuitive platform. Tweet @krakensupport for help and email press@kraken.com for media inquiries.    89
13.  
(12)     Poloniex Exchange Profile Image Poloniex Exchange
Based in the United States, Poloniex is a leading cryptocurrency exchange offering over 100 Bitcoin (BTC) markets available for trading.    88
14.  
(20)     Blockstream Profile Image Blockstream
We believe in the potential of bitcoin and blockchain technology to have a significant, positive social impact.    87
15.  
(16)     Consensus   Systems Profile Image Consensus Systems
Blockchain production studio building decentralized applications on Ethereum. https://t.co/AxHwfy74e9 NL https://t.co/wDthQCJuj5 FB https://t.co/6Ptpdkhp6C    86
16.  
(14)     ShapeShift.io Profile Image ShapeShift.io
Exchange between digital assets instantly, no account required. https://t.co/unnJSrOxTO    85
17.  
(13)     DASH Profile Image DASH
Dash [DASH] is a secure, blockchain-based global financial network which offers private transactions. Quite simply, Dash is Digital Cash! See website for info.    84
18.  
(17)     Mesosphere Profile Image Mesosphere
Building the operating system for datacenters, providing AWS-like capabilities on any infrastructure/cloud without the lock-in, based on @ApacheMesos.    83
19.  
(15)     BitPay Profile Image BitPay
The world leader in bitcoin payments. Accept bitcoin payments, spend & store bitcoin securely, build with bitcoin technology. media@bitpay.com | @BitPaySupport    82
20.  
(18)     Bitfinex.com Profile Image Bitfinex.com
Bitfinex is the world's leading bitcoin exchange. We offer platforms for trading and for providing and receiving financing. Try us!    81
21.  
(19)     Bittrex Profile Image Bittrex
Bittrex is a US based crypto-currency exchange designed with security and scalability in mind. http://t.co/pAav6Ult7c.    80
22.  
(21)     Geber Profile Image Geber
Legendary full-service #branding #marketing #creative #tech agency | 中文 @GeberAsia | https://t.co/NKPqZBZXyh    79
23.  
(22)     Augur Profile Image Augur
An open-source, decentralized, peer-to-peer prediction market platform built on Ethereum.    78
24.  
(23)     BitFlyer Profile Image BitFlyer
ビットコイン取引量国内No.1    77
25.  
(25)     Bitstamp Profile Image Bitstamp
Bitstamp is online exchange for virtual currency called bitcoin.    76
26.  
(33)     BitGo Profile Image BitGo
Making digital currencies usable for business.    75
27.  
(24)     Storj Profile Image Storj
Storj is an open-source distributed cloud storage platform based on Bitcoin's blockchain technology where anyone can sell their extra hard drive space.    74
28.  
(26)     Syscoin Profile Image Syscoin
Business on the #Blockchain. The first #cryptocurrency to offer truly #decentralized markets. Slack:https://t.co/UzPA20zQI1 Telegram: https://t.co/WBbVnvFEFj    73
29.  
(29)     Coinfirm Profile Image Coinfirm
The #Blockchain AML risk & compliance platform #Regtech    72
30.  
(36)     R3   CEV Profile Image R3 CEV
R3 is a financial technology company. It represents the biggest shared effort of bringing blockchain inspired technology to the financial markets.    71
31.  
(28)     Cashaa Profile Image Cashaa
Send money with zero fee and higher FX. Peer to peer cash transfer marketplace powered by the Blockchain.    70
32.  
(30)     Lisk Profile Image Lisk
Blockchain Applications & Services Support: https://t.co/tpQkNHwL67 Retweets/likes are no endorsement!    69
33.  
(31)     Gemini Profile Image Gemini
Gemini Is Now the World’s First Licensed Bitcoin and Ether Exchange. https://t.co/u9H1C9hK9d    68
34.  
(27)     CardifLab Profile Image CardifLab
Innovation Lab of @BNPP_Cardif. We showcase digital innovations around #Insurance #IoT #Robotics #VR #3DPrinting #SmartHome #SmartCity #Drones #Blockchain    67
35.  
(32)     MaidSafe Profile Image MaidSafe
Privacy. Security. Freedom    66
36.  
(35)     Boost VC Profile Image Boost VC
We are a Family of Founders making Sci-Fi a Reality! #VR #blockchain #bots #space #AI #drones 165 companies funded – https://t.co/77BJJmCs8s    65
37.  
(34)     Bitcoin   Foundation Profile Image Bitcoin Foundation
The oldest and largest Bitcoin advocacy organization. We provide co-ordination & raise awareness of the benefits, uses & technology requirements of Bitcoin.    64
38.  
(37)     Huobi Profile Image Huobi
We use Bitcoin to empower anyone anywhere to invest in anything. Huobi is one of the world's leading bitcoin technology and financial services companies.    63
39.  
(38)     Slock.it Profile Image Slock.it
Home of the Ethereum Computer – Leader in IoT + Blockchain solutions    62
40.  
(40)     CryptoCompare Profile Image CryptoCompare
We are your entry point into the digital currency space. Live charts & prices, guides, mining, exchanges, wallets, portfolios and much more. #BTC #ETH #Crypto    61
41.  
(41)     Blockchain Age Profile Image Blockchain Age
The Global Leader in #Blockchain #Research and #Consultancy. Powered by @Richtopia & @IntelligentHQ. Founded by @DerinCag & @DinisGuarda.    60
42.  
(47)     Purse Profile Image Purse
Bitcoin Wallet with the Earth's Largest Selection. Best Price Guaranteed. Developer of @bcoin Support: support@purse.io Media: media@purse.io    59
43.  
(39)     Circle Profile Image Circle
Pay friends (& get paid) with a text or email. Free! Download Circle Pay to split the tab, chip in for a gift, ask mom for rent, etc. Tweet @AskCircle for help.    58
44.  
(54)     BTC-E Profile Image BTC-E
Bitcoin/Litecoin exchange    57
45.  
(42)     Pantera Capital Profile Image Pantera Capital
The investment firm focused exclusively on #blockchain tech & digital currency. Subscribe to our research/digests: http://t.co/Vxq2aRrqbT #Bitcoin #FinTech #VC    56
46.  
(44)     Factom Profile Image Factom
Factom is a system for securing millions of realtime records using blockchain technology.    55
47.  
(43)     BitFury Profile Image BitFury
The Bitfury Group is the leading full service Blockchain technology company. We are a global team of experts in technology, business, communications & security.    54
48.  
(48)     Point Nine   Capital Profile Image Point Nine Capital
Berlin based early stage venture capital firm focused on SaaS and digital marketplaces.    53
49.  
(46)     Everledger Profile Image Everledger
Everledger is a permanent, digital, global ledger that tracks and protects diamonds and other valuable items over their life journey    52
50.  
(50)     Bitso Profile Image Bitso
Hola a todos! Porfa dale follow a nuestro nuevo feed de Twitter aqui: https://t.co/1cD68TpvQ2    51
51.  
(49)     Monax Profile Image Monax
The Ecosystem Application Platform    49
52.  
(45)     AlphaPoint Profile Image AlphaPoint
Helping Institutions Discover and Execute their Blockchain Strategies. #Blockchain #DigitalAssets #WhiteLabelExchange #Fintech #Software    48
53.  
(53)     Provenance Profile Image Provenance
The future of brand trust. We use tech to power transparent businesses and traceable products.    47
54.  
(56)     OpenLedger Profile Image OpenLedger
All-in-one decentralized exchange with 100K transactions per second, the speed of NASDAQ. Top secure vault style wallet with multisig accounts. COMING SOON    46
55.  
(52)     Genesis Mining Profile Image Genesis Mining
The world's leading and most transparent hosted hashpower provider for Bitcoin and Altcoins. Reliable & Customer Oriented.    45
56.  
(51)     Digix Profile Image Digix
The Smart Asset Company    44
57.  
(59)     LoyyalCorp Profile Image LoyyalCorp
The Internet of Loyalty    43
58.  
(60)     Stellar Profile Image Stellar
Money could move like email. Stellar is a free, open-source network that lets anyone build low-cost financial products for their community.    42
59.  
(61)     Synereo Profile Image Synereo
Developing Attention Economy Solutions for the Decentralized Future.    41
60.  
(58)     Coinscrum Profile Image Coinscrum
Educating, Debating, Connecting – bitcoin networking in the UK since 2012    40
61.  
(68)     Livecoin Profile Image Livecoin
http://t.co/TPvVMAZlcE is a modern stock exchange    39
62.  
(57)     Xapo Profile Image Xapo
The World's Secure Bitcoin Wallet    38
63.  
(65)     BitShares Profile Image BitShares
BitShares – The Decentralised Exchange    37
64.  
(64)     BigchainDB Profile Image BigchainDB
Meet BigchainDB – A scalable blockchain database for your decentralized applications.    36
65.  
(63)     Fintricity Profile Image Fintricity
We are consultants at the forefront of #innovation, taking an agile, business-first approach to digital transformation, #bigdata, #blockchain & disruptive #tech    35
66.  
(66)     B9   Lab Profile Image B9 Lab
B9lab is delivering Training, Advisory & Research on blockchain and decentralised applications.    34
67.  
(62)     SETL.io Profile Image SETL.io
33
68.  
(55)     Auxesis Group Profile Image Auxesis Group
Auxesis is India’s leading Blockchain development company with R&D centres in India and U.K. #Blockchain #Smartcontract    32
69.  
(69)     Bittylicious Profile Image Bittylicious
UK Bitcoin Trading – Fast and Secure    31
70.  
(67)     Uphold Profile Image Uphold
Digitizing money to provide instant and secure global #financial services.Serving 184 countries, 20 currencies, cross-border #remittance and Virtual #Mastercard    30
71.  
(71)     Filament Profile Image Filament
Building a foundation for the industrial internet.    29
72.  
(70)     TradeBlock Profile Image TradeBlock
Enterprise tools for blockchain assets    28
73.  
(72)     KeeeX Profile Image KeeeX
Blockchain Trust Solutions #ChatOps #PhotoProof #Blockchain #Data #Trust #Proof #Certification #Process #DataPrivacy #Cybersecurity #Legal    27
74.  
(81)     Coinify Profile Image Coinify
Buy and sell bitcoin or accept blockchain payments using Coinify. Follow @CoinifyStatus for customer updates. Need help? Visit https://t.co/FYt4LD6ILU    26
75.  
(75)     Tierion Profile Image Tierion
Blockchain proof engine. Create a universally verifiable proof of any data, file, or business process.    25
76.  
(73)     Netki Profile Image Netki
Netki's Digital Identity Certificates allow Financial Institutions to build compliant #blockchain platforms & applications    24
77.  
(78)     Blockchain Tech Corp Profile Image Blockchain Tech Corp
We're working to bring increased transparency and efficiency to the election process with our Blockchain voting technology.    23
78.  
(76)     FollowMyVote Profile Image FollowMyVote
Follow My Vote is improving the integrity standards of voting systems used in elections worldwide by developing end-2-end verifiable blockchain voting software.    22
79.  
(77)     Digital Asset Profile Image Digital Asset
Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight through processing tools. Our technology improves efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.    21
80.  
(79)     Hijro Profile Image Hijro
(formerly Fluent) The financial operating network for global trade built on #blockchain technology. Visit our blog at https://t.co/VPpoNBGpfg    20
81.  
(80)     BlockCypher Profile Image BlockCypher
Powering blockchains in the cloud. Easily build reliable blockchain applications with our Blockchain Web Services: https://t.co/vFzn7ymJwd    19
82.  
(83)     Bitaccess Profile Image Bitaccess
We make bitcoin simple. Buy or sell bitcoin at one of our Bitcoin Teller Machines around the world. Buy bitcoin at 6,000 retail locations within Canada.    18
83.  
(82)     MONEYTIS Profile Image MONEYTIS
The best way to send money abroad. Compare, choose, transfer.    17
84.  
(87)     ItBit Profile Image ItBit
itBit offers powerful bitcoin trading services built for institutions and trading professionals including a global bitcoin exchange and OTC trading desk    16
85.  
(93)     Coincheck Exchange Profile Image Coincheck Exchange
The easiest way to buy, sell and trade Bitcoin, Ether and Lisk. Minimum exchange fee -0.05%!    15
86.  
(84)     GoCoin.com Profile Image GoCoin.com
http://t.co/qTySkzzzVQ digital currency payments platform for eCommerce, online gaming and charitable giving accepting Bitcoin and emerging alt. currencies.    14
87.  
(86)      Profile Image
Money Over IP – Paymium, the European exchange since 2010 (Bitcoin-Central) – Buy and sell #Bitcoins, Accept #Bitcoin payments. Sign-up: https://t.co/6hbOwvtktW    13
88.  
(88)     Peernova Profile Image Peernova
Setting the new standard for storing, securing, and validating data.    12
89.  
(74)     Exmo Profile Image Exmo
A Universal Cryptocurrency Platform. Low commissions, convenient API User-friendly interface. Secure Wallet 24/h support service. Since 2014.    11
90.  
(92)     Elliptic Profile Image Elliptic
We identify illicit activity on the Bitcoin blockchain, for financial institutions and law enforcement agencies.    10
91.  
(89)     SMART LΞDGER Profile Image SMART LΞDGER
Distributed Ledger stack for Intelligent Smart Contracts.    9
92.  
(90)     Tendermint Profile Image Tendermint
Bringing simplicity, security, and speed to the world's blockchains. Slack with us at: https://t.co/RAtenDV301    8
93.  
(91)     Tibit Profile Image Tibit
Tibit makes it possible for anyone to get paid for their creative work with just a URL link. Register for our private beta at https://t.co/A9wUreVxm7    7
94.  
(95)     ProTip Profile Image ProTip
We help people be rewarded for doing what they love. Open Source & tips gratefully received 1ProTip9x3uoqKDJeMQJdQUCQawDLauNiF — @MrChrisEllis Tweets    6
95.  
(94)     Mexbt Profile Image Mexbt
La primera casa de cambio profesional de monedas digitales en México. + de 130,000 puntos para pagar en efectivo tus BTC's http://t.co/iyCC5TKMqa    5
96.  
(96)     Bitt Profile Image Bitt
Use Bitt to send & receive money in the Caribbean faster, cheaper, and smarter than any other financial service.    4
97.  
(97)     Chain Profile Image Chain
We partner with leading organizations to build blockchain networks that transform markets.    3
98.  
(98)     The World Table Profile Image The World Table
A comment system on a mission to improve online engagement, build writer credibility, and stop trolls.    2
99.  
(99)     Veem Profile Image Veem
We're the next gen #fintech Payment Service Provider. Powered by #blockchain #tech, we help small businesses get international/domestic payment faster & cheaper    1
100.  
(new)     WePesa Profile Image WePesa
The Blockchain for Group buying | Full stack platform with Decentralised ID & Credit ratings engine thats leverages users trading history.    0
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The Richtopia Blockchain list is compiled using a number of metrics combined to produce rank order. Two of the main influencers on a persons ranking are their social media profiles and regular media coverage. Our sister company Marketing Runners specialises in increasing the profile of brands and personalities so if there are people you think should be higher on our list or someone who is not included on the list and wants greater exposure, then get them to contact the Marketing Runners team who may be able to help.

The Richtopia Blockchain list is compiled using a number of metrics combined to produce rank order. Two of the main influencers on a persons ranking are their social media profiles and regular media coverage. Our sister company Marketing Runners specialises in increasing the profile of brands and personalities so if there are people you think should be higher on our list or someone who is not included on the list and wants greater exposure, then get them to contact the Marketing Runners team who may be able to help

The 100 Most Influential Blockchain Companies 
by Richtopia

Blockchain Company on the move this week

On the rise…

Rank chg    Blockchain Companies

Up 10    From 54 to 44     Profile Image    BTC-E 
Bitcoin/Litecoin exchange

Up 8    From 93 to 85     Profile Image    Coincheck Exchange 
The easiest way to buy, sell and trade Bitcoin, Ether and Lisk. Minimum exchange fee -0.05%!

Up 7    From 68 to 61     Profile Image    Livecoin 
http://t.co/TPvVMAZlcE is a modern stock exchange

Up 7    From 33 to 26     Profile Image    BitGo 
Making digital currencies usable for business.

Up 7    From 81 to 74     Profile Image    Coinify 
Buy and sell bitcoin or accept blockchain payments using Coinify. Follow @CoinifyStatus for customer updates. Need help? Visit https://t.co/FYt4LD6ILU

Up 6    From 20 to 14     Profile Image    Blockstream 
We believe in the potential of bitcoin and blockchain technology to have a significant, positive social impact.

Up 6    From 36 to 30     Profile Image    R3 CEV 
R3 is a financial technology company. It represents the biggest shared effort of bringing blockchain inspired technology to the financial markets.

Up 5    From 47 to 42     Profile Image    Purse 
Bitcoin Wallet with the Earth's Largest Selection. Best Price Guaranteed. Developer of @bcoin Support: support@purse.io Media: media@purse.io

Up 3    From 87 to 84     Profile Image    ItBit 
itBit offers powerful bitcoin trading services built for institutions and trading professionals including a global bitcoin exchange and OTC trading desk

Up 2    From 65 to 63     Profile Image    BitShares 
BitShares – The Decentralised Exchange
New arrivals…

Rank    Change    Blockchain Companies
10.    
New!     Humaniq Profile Image    Humaniq 
Humaniq is an #Ethereum #blockchain based #financial service that's going to connect over 2 billion unbanked people to the global economy.
100.    
New!     WePesa Profile Image    WePesa 
The Blockchain for Group buying | Full stack platform with Decentralised ID & Credit ratings engine thats leverages users trading history.
Slip sliding away…

Rank chg    Blockchain Companies

Down 15    From 74 to 89    Exmo Profile Image    Exmo 
A Universal Cryptocurrency Platform. Low commissions, convenient API User-friendly interface. Secure Wallet 24/h support service. Since 2014.

Down 13    From 55 to 68    Auxesis Group Profile Image    Auxesis Group 
Auxesis is India’s leading Blockchain development company with R&D centres in India and U.K. #Blockchain #Smartcontract

Down 7    From 27 to 34    CardifLab Profile Image    CardifLab 
Innovation Lab of @BNPP_Cardif. We showcase digital innovations around #Insurance #IoT #Robotics #VR #3DPrinting #SmartHome #SmartCity #Drones #Blockchain

Down 7    From 45 to 52    AlphaPoint Profile Image    AlphaPoint 
Helping Institutions Discover and Execute their Blockchain Strategies. #Blockchain #DigitalAssets #WhiteLabelExchange #Fintech #Software

Down 5    From 57 to 62    Xapo Profile Image    Xapo 
The World's Secure Bitcoin Wallet

Down 5    From 51 to 56    Digix Profile Image    Digix 
The Smart Asset Company

Down 5    From 62 to 67    SETL.io Profile Image    SETL.io 

Down 4    From 39 to 43    Circle Profile Image    Circle 
Pay friends (& get paid) with a text or email. Free! Download Circle Pay to split the tab, chip in for a gift, ask mom for rent, etc. Tweet @AskCircle for help.

Down 4    From 15 to 19    BitPay Profile Image    BitPay 
The world leader in bitcoin payments. Accept bitcoin payments, spend & store bitcoin securely, build with bitcoin technology. media@bitpay.com | @BitPaySupport

Down 4    From 43 to 47    BitFury Profile Image    BitFury 
The Bitfury Group is the leading full service Blockchain technology company. We are a global team of experts in technology, business, communications & security.
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United Airlines Passenger Is Dragged From an Overbooked Flight

 

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The disturbing scene captured on cellphone videos by United Airlines passengers on Sunday went beyond the typical nightmares of travelers on an overbooked flight.

An unidentified man who refused to be bumped from a plane screamed as a security officer wrestled him out of his seat and dragged him down the aisle by his arms. His glasses slid down his face, and his shirt rose above his midriff as uniformed officers followed.

At least two passengers documented the physical confrontation and the man’s anguished protests, and their videos spread rapidly online on Monday as people criticized the airline’s tactics. A security officer involved in the episode has been placed on leave, the authorities said, and the federal Transportation Department is investigating whether the airline complied with rules regarding overbooking.

Tyler Bridges, a passenger on Sunday’s flight who posted a video to Twitter, said in a telephone interview on Monday that “it felt like something the world needed to see.”

The shocking scene raised questions about the common practice of overbooking and how far airlines will go to sell all of their seats. Particularly annoying, Mr. Bridges said, was that the airline was looking for extra seats for some of its employees.

The videos show a security officer removing the unidentified man from his seat and dragging him off the plane as he screams. The flight was scheduled to depart O’Hare International Airport in Chicago for Louisville, Ky., at 5:40 p.m. but was delayed two hours.

Charlie Hobart, a United spokesman, said in a telephone interview on Monday that “we had asked several times, politely,” for the man to give up his seat before force was used.

“We had a customer who refused to leave the aircraft,” he said. “We have a number of customers on board that aircraft, and they want to get to their destination on time and safely, and we want to work to get them there.

“Since that customer refused to leave the aircraft, we had to call” the police, and they came on board, he said.

The Chicago Department of Aviation said in a statement on Monday that the incident “was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure” and that an officer had been placed on leave pending a review of the matter. The department declined to identify the officer.
Airlines routinely sell tickets to more people than the plane can seat, counting on several people not to arrive. When there are not enough no-shows, airlines first try to offer rewards to customers willing to reschedule their plans, usually in the form of travel vouchers, gift cards or cash. The arrangement — which is usually negotiated before passengers board the plane — can be lucrative to flexible travelers and is crucial for airlines to maximize profit.

“A bakery doesn’t want to have a lot of extra pastries at the end of the day they have to throw out,” said Seth Kaplan, managing partner at Airline Weekly, an industry publication. “To an airline, an empty seat is basically the same thing as stale bread. It’s something they can never sell again.”

But involuntarily bumping passengers is rare. In 2016, United involuntarily denied boarding to 3,765 of its more than 86 million passengers on oversold flights, according to the Transportation Department. An additional 62,895 people voluntarily gave up their seats. 

The event on Sunday was the second social media stir for United in two weeks. In March, two girls were barred from a flight because they were wearing leggings, which the company said violated its dress code for a benefit for United employees and their dependents. Critics called the policy sexist and overbearing.

On Sunday, Mr. Bridges said that when he arrived at the gate about 20 minutes before boarding, United had announced that the flight was overbooked; the airline was offering $400 vouchers to anyone who would give up their seat, Mr. Bridges said.

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As the passengers boarded the plane, “there was no indication anything was wrong,” Mr. Bridges said.

An airline employee came on board and said United needed four people to get off, Mr. Bridges said, adding that the airline had by then increased its incentive to an $800 voucher. The airline later said that it offered up to $1,000 in compensation.

Mr. Hobart, the United spokesman, confirmed that United sought passengers willing to give up their seats with compensation but that none stepped forward.

Another United employee told passengers that the plane would not leave until four people got off, Mr. Bridges said. The employee specified that the airline had four United employees who needed to get to Louisville, he said.

Four passengers were selected to be bumped, and three left without incident, Mr. Hobart said.

Mr. Hobart would not say whether the bumped passengers were chosen by a computer, an employee or some combination of the two. But factors can include how long a customer would have to stay at the airport before being rebooked, he said, and the airline looks to avoid separating families or leaving unaccompanied minors.

A United employee first approached a couple who appeared to be in their mid-20s, Mr. Bridges said, and the pair begrudgingly got off the plane. Then the United employee went to a man five rows behind Mr. Bridges and told him he needed to get off the plane. Mr. Bridges said the man told the employee: “I’m not getting off the plane. I’m a doctor; I have to see patients in the morning.”

Mr. Hobart said: “We explained the scenario to the customer. That customer chose not to get out of his seat.”

The United employee then told the man that if he did not get off the plane, she would call security. As she turned to leave, the man shouted after her, Mr. Bridges said. Specifically, he said, the passenger complained that he had been singled out because he was Chinese.

“It was really intense, really uncomfortable,” he said.

The situation also became uncomfortable for the United employees who then got on board and took the vacated seats, Mr. Bridges said. They were berated by passengers and told they should be ashamed, he said.

The man who had been removed returned to the flight briefly, Mr. Bridges said. Video shows him jogging through the aisle, repeatedly saying, “I have to go home.”

Jayse Anspach, a seminary student who was also on the flight, said that when the man returned to the plane, he ran toward the back. It was not clear how the man had managed to board again.

At one point, the authorities and medics surrounded the man and gave him tissues for his mouth, which was bleeding, Mr. Anspach said. Eventually the man moved to the front of the plane and collapsed sideways into a seat before being taken off the plane on a stretcher, Mr. Anspach said.

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@united @CNN @FoxNews @WHAS11 Man forcibly removed from plane somehow gets back on still bloody from being removed
In a statement, Oscar Munoz, the chief executive of United Airlines, called the episode “an upsetting event.”

He said the company apologized for having to “reaccommodate” the customers.

“Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened,” he said. “We are also reaching out to this passenger to talk directly to him and further address and resolve this situation.”

In a statement, United said, “We apologize for the overbook situation.”

Andrew D. Gilman, the chief executive of CommCore Consulting Group, a crisis communications firm, said the situation would probably make people reconsider whether they wanted to fly United. That could be particularly damaging with business passengers, a lucrative group that is “outraged as much as anybody,” he said.

“As somebody who flies hundreds of thousands of miles, I’m saying, ‘I thought once I was on the plane, it was my seat,’” Mr. Gilman said. “They unfortunately disrupted a number of certainties that people tend to rely upon, so I think it’s a big trust thing.”

Mr. Gilman said the episode was “also going to be really hard on their employees for a while.”

“It’s a hard enough job — high stress, tense people, delays — and now you have people who are suspicious of you,” he said. “How they can communicate that they were sincere and meant well is going to be very challenging.”

Correction: April 10, 2017 
An earlier version of this article misstated the percentage of United passengers who were involuntarily bumped off flights last year. It is 0.004 percent not 0.00004 percent

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10 KEYS – PROTECTING YOUR MIND FROM SATAN .

LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF PROVERB 3:5 (Amp)

" Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding."

10 KEYS – PROTECTING YOUR MIND FROM SATAN .

1.Faith – you cannot survive the enemies attacks on your mind outside the arena of faith as a believer . why? your faith is a shield against the fiery darts of the wicked . Eph 6:16(Amp)" Lift up over all the [covering] shield of  saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].

2.Speaking in tongues – Edifies your spirit and soul (mind) with God's will and with time, your mind becomes aligned with the will of God . 1 Cor 14:4(Amp)" One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church [promotes growth in spiritual wisdom, devotion, holiness, and joy]."

3.Effective prayer – Is different from just praying . It means praying with such intensity from your heart , such prayers affects your mind because you desire it strongly. James 5:16b(Amp)" The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]."

4.The word of God – Is God Himself and what can possibly shield your mind from the wicked arrows of an enemy you cannot see .2 Cor 10:4(Amp)" The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses." strongholds in the mind .

5.Read good  christian books –  That will edify and develop your mindset .Your mind responds to whatever it perceives through you as true . key – keep junk stuffs out of your mind and look for good magazines , books that will edify your mind to read . Prov 4:23(Amp)" Watch over your heart with all diligence,For from it flow the springs of life."

6.Good communication – guard your mind with good talk . stay away from those with bad language /communication . it affects the mind , what you hear and say . 1 Cor 15:33(Amp)" Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

7.Encourage yourself always – why? the mind is very vulnerable to attacks from the wicked , when you are discouraged or depressed . Satan takes advantage of you at such moments to fire you with all kinds of negative thoughts . David knew this trick of the enemy so what did he do ? He encouraged Himself in the Lord .1 Sam 30 :6(Amp)" Further, David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all of them were embittered, each man for his sons and daughters. But David felt strengthened and encouraged in the Lord his God."

8. The truth  –  the word of God in your spirit is your shield and buckler .it will cut away any negative thought from your mind.Let your mind dwell on the truth always .(2 John 1:2) Heb 4:12(Amp)" For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged [a]sword, penetrating as far as the division of the [b]soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart."

9.Worship – your mind loves music . Is inspired by songs . Have you ever wondered , why Elisha called for the minstrel before he gave them the answer to the problem ? When your spirit is lifted , you are then able to respond positively to the challenge at hand .2 Kings 3:15,16" But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him. 16 And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches."

10.Confession – In God's Kingdom we don't keep silent when the enemy attacks our mind , we speak and hold fast to what God has said . Heb 10:23 (Amp)" Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word];"

Personal quote :

" Your mind will always respond to whatever it perceives as true " 

Prayer : In the name of Jesus , I shield my mind from every fiery darts of the wicked  in Jesus name.Amen.

God bless you .Have a great month!

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Move From Believing To Faith

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed (1 Peter 2:24)
Some Christians find themselves having a
conflict between what the Word says and
their actual experience. For example, they’ve read and
believed our opening verse, yet they’ve battled one
ailment after the other and now they’re asking, “What
am I supposed to do that I’m not doing?”
A dear lady asked me a similar question, drawing
attention to 2 Corinthians 8:9 that says Jesus was made
poor that we might be made rich. Then she asked,
“If this is true, how come so many Christians are still
poor?” She wanted to know what could be done to
make that scripture real in their lives.
Here’s what you need to know: When you were
born again, you were brought into a life of absolute
prosperity, absolute health, strength and victory; it’s
been done already. Whether or not you’re enjoying
it is your responsibility. The Bible says, “…work out
your own salvation…” (Philippians 2:12); meaning that
you must live the Word of salvation. Act according
to the Word. In Christianity, we do the Word; we’re
Word practitioners. You must personalise the Word
for yourself and act accordingly.  You’re the one to make the Word real in your life.
You’re the one to subdue the circumstances around you. You’re the one to subdue the forces that come against you and the symptoms that try to attack you.
You’re the one to use the Word to effect changes. Things won’t change by themselves; they won’t
change because you believe. Believing isn’t enough; to effect the change you need in any area of your
life, you must go from believing to faith! You must fight the good fight of faith. The fight of faith is when you consciously live according to the Word of God,
irrespective of the circumstances around you and what your senses tell you. It’s when you insist on the Word and hold on to it as the only reality.
Confession I experience the reality of the Word of God as I meditate on, and live in, the Word! I’m making progress, and circumstances are subdued to conform to the reality of God’s Word for my good. The Word of God has the pre-eminence in my life, and it continually produces in me what it talks about, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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