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Bitcoin Price Will Reach $500,000 Realistically: Snapchat’s First Investor

Jeremy Liew, the first investor in Snap Inc., the $24.5 bln parent company of popular social media platform Snapchat, said in an interview with Business Insider that Bitcoin price can realistically reach $500,000 by 2030.

Since its introduction in 2009, with the exception of one year, Bitcoin has consistently been the world’s best-performing currency and asset.

Contrary to the perception of Bitcoin by the general consumer base, Bitcoin’s volatility rate has significantly decreased over the past few years and has transformed into a stable store of value, digital gold and settlement network.

Bitcoin as remittance and settlement network
Bitcoin is currently being utilized globally as a means of payment and efficient remittance method. In fact, as reported by Cointelegraph in February, the Philippines officially recognized Bitcoin as a legitimate remittance and payment method.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the country’s central bank, stated in its Circular No.944:

“Rather, the BSP aims to regulate VCs when used for delivery of financial services, particularly, for payments and remittances, which have a material impact on anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT), consumer protection and financial stability.”

According to Liew and Blockchain CEO Peter Smith, the transportability and high liquidity of Bitcoin allow the digital currency to operate as a practical remittance method for the general consumer base. In that regard, Liew explained that Bitcoin is appealing to mainstream investors and users as a strong investment and reliable digital currency.

Liew and Smith noted:

"Expats sending money home have found in Bitcoin an inexpensive alternative, and we assume that the percentage of Bitcoin-based remittances will sharply increase with greater Bitcoin awareness. We believe Bitcoin awareness, high liquidity, ease of transport and continued market outperformance as geopolitical risks mount, will make Bitcoin a strong contender for investment at a consumer and investor level.”

Bitcoin’s distinctive applications are enabling the currency to grow at an explosive rate. Some are utilizing Bitcoin as a wealth management tool, while others are relying on Bitcoin to send and receive payments, to profit in the long run, and settle transactions with low fees and shorter confirmation periods in contrast to bank transfers.

In consideration of Bitcoin’s exponential growth, its limited supply, scarcity and rarity, Liew explained that it is highly likely for Bitcoin price to reach $500,000 as its user base reaches 400 mln. Currently, there exist approximately 20 mln Bitcoin wallets provided by service providers such as Blockchain and Coinbase. Liew expects the user base of Bitcoin to grow by 20 times in the next 13 years.

“Bitcoin's 2030 price and user count total $500,000 and 400 million, respectively. The price is found by taking the $10 trillion market cap and dividing it by the fixed supply of 20 million bitcoin,” a section of the presentation provided by Liew and Smith read.

Why the SEC ruling wasn’t surprising for Liew and Smith
For Liew and Smith, the denial of the Winklevoss twins’ Bitcoin ETF COIN was somewhat expected, primarily due to the inefficiency of the SEC when it comes to the approval of new markets and assets. However, Liew also noted that Bitcoin does not need a strictly regulated channel in order to appeal to a large group of investors.

The Bitcoin exchange market itself provides a high level of liquidity for traders. Thus, it is relatively easy for an average trader to purchase and sell Bitcoin on regulated platforms.

He told Business Insider:

"The SEC’s ruling wasn't a surprise to us. We know that getting this sort of approval is going to take (a potentially long) time. In the meantime, bitcoin is already simple to buy and hold and, as the asset continues to mature, we'll continue to see an increase in the development and deployment of surrounding products."

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Google’s New Free Software To Speed Up The Internet

Paul Monckton ,   CONTRIBUTOR
I write about photography and related subjects.  

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors 
The common JPEG could be about to get a lot smaller thanks to Google’s new software. This could lead not only to a faster Web, but also to direct savings on storage costs for everyone from hosting services to hobbyist photographers and especially smartphone users on metered connections.

20×24 pixel zoomed areas from a picture of a cat’s eye. Uncompressed original on the left. Guetzli (on the right) shows less ringing artefacts than libjpeg (middle) without requiring a larger file size. Google Research Blog
20×24 pixel zoomed areas from a picture of a cat’s eye. Uncompressed original on the left. Guetzli (on the right)
shows less ringing artefacts than libjpeg (middle) without requiring a larger file size.

Back in 2014, I wrote about BGP, a new file format purported to deliver equivalent quality to JPEG but with much smaller file sizes. The purposes of BPG is ‘to replace the JPEG image format when quality or file size is an issue’.

Fast forward to 2017 and BGP has obviously failed to achieve its stated purpose, with the humble JPEG still firmly entrenched as the file format of choice for the vast majority of users.

However a new, and free to use, compression technology from Google now hopes to revolutionise the JPEG where BGP has failed. Announced earlier this month, Guetzli is a new open source algorithm which creates JPEG files 35% smaller than typical current methods.

What sets Guetzli apart

The crucial difference between Guetzli and BGP is that the latter requires new code to be written before it can be read. Standard browsers and image software would simply fail to read the files without specific support for the format.

Guetzli, on the other hand, continues to use the established JPEG format. So, all software which can currently read standard JPEGs will also be able to read Guetzli JPEGs without modification.

There’s some crossover, in terms of the final outcome at least, with Google’s RAISR technology, announced at the end of last year, which can blow up small images into much larger versions with significantly higher quality than was previously possible.

Both Geutzli and RAISR can cut down significantly on the required size of image files, albeit in rather different ways. There’s also no reason why the two technologies can’t be used together.

How does it work?

The Guetzli encoder works by increasing the level of compression while creating the JPEGs, leaving the standard decompression algorithms for reading and displaying the images unchanged. The increase in compression comes from a new and more sophisticated model of human colour perception than is used by current JPEG encoders.

This results in higher quality images at a reduced file size, but also comes with a tradeoff in speed. Google’s engineers say that Guetzli is currently significantly slower than a standard JPEG encoder. Users of the current Windows version are reporting conversion times of several minutes for a single large JPEG.

Guetzli is potentially great news for anyone who stores or displays JPEG images as the time taken to download and the space needed to store them is significantly reduced. However, there are other options for those who want to create smaller JPEGs.

One such option is JPEGmini which claims even bigger file size reductions than Guetzli, up to 80%, with no loss in perceived quality. The big difference here though is that JPEGmini is a commercial product with prices ranging from $29 for the basic Home User option, up to $199 per month for those wishing to use it on Web servers and large photo repositories.

At the moment, JPEGmini is still a good option for everyday use as it is a polished end-user product, complete with plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. However, a free algorithm such as Guetzli, once the speed issues are addressed, will most definitely pose threat to paid-for products like JPEGmini which hope to charge for exactly the same final result.

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Why Old Media Still Matters in Digital Age

How do YOU consume news today? 

Do you prefer traditional media (newspapers, TV and radio) to new media (digital and social), or perhaps a mix of both?

With perpetual hype surrounding the proliferation of social media, traditional media appears cast aside as the shunned stepchild in today’s fast evolving high-tech world of news consumption. 

Yet despite a conspicuous shift in the media landscape caused by the 21st century Information Age, tens of millions of Americans still consume news that is originally reported and produced by traditional media — especially leading news outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Fox and the national news networks (ABC, CBS, NBC).

Thus, while it remains important to focus on maximizing social media, today's public relations (PR) practitioners and professional communicators should also not forget about traditional news media (old media or legacy media) — which still plays a vital and influential role in modern journalism, albeit on a diminished scale.

Digital News Transformation
Traditional media continues to transition and transform by leveraging digital, mobile and social media platforms to compete. Interestingly, many leading national newspapers, such as the New York Times, now have higher digital readership compared to hard copy editions. This is fast becoming the norm.

Many small to mid-sized print media outlets have been forced to close shop due to plummeting readership and revenue. Even influential national weekly magazines with once large print circulations have made the leap to digital only, including Time, Newsweek and National Journal (to name just a few). However, according to a recent Pew Research Center study on The Modern News Consumer:

"News remains an important part of public life." 
"More than seven-in-ten U.S. adults follow national and local news somewhat or very closely – 65% follow international news with the same regularity." 
"Fully 81% of Americans get at least some of this news through websites, apps or social networking sites…"
 "And, this digital news intake is increasingly mobile. Among those who get news both on desktop computers and mobile devices, more than half prefer mobile."
This trend toward digital media (new media) is not just happening in the professional world, but also on major college campuses nationwide. This is due to the ubiquitous digital presence of Millennials and Generation Z who are driven by mobile news consumption. 

For example, the 106 year-old independent student newspaper at the University of Maryland recently switched from a daily print circulation to online news only — actually, I think the print version is still published once a week. I worked at The Diamondback newspaper as a writer and editor as an undergrad some time ago. I also founded an online alumni group.

The Pew Research Center highlighted this trend in a 2014 report, State of the News Media: 

“News is a part of the explosion of social media and mobile devices, and in a way that could offer opportunity to reach more people with news than ever before.”

Despite the "Wild West" environment of online news, it's important to note that traditional journalism still supplies the bulk of legitimate and trusted news content, regardless of whether it's consumed through old media or new media.

Another recent Pew Study points out some interesting habits of today's so-called "very loyal news consumers" which appear to buck the digital trend:

"Americans are split on whether they feel loyal to their news sources – but behaviorally, they tend to stick to the same sources anyway."
"The very loyal follow news at much higher rates than others: 67% follow it all or most of the time, compared with 45% of the somewhat loyal and 32% of the non-loyal."
"The very loyal are also more likely to trust national and local news organizations and think they do a good job informing people…"
"And they are also heavily reliant on TV; 54% of very loyal news consumers prefer to get news from TV. No other platform comes close. Among the non-loyal, however, there is a much wider mix of preferred platforms including more weight towards digital sources when compared with the very loyal."

New vs. Old Media
As the Pew reports point out, citizens are increasingly consuming traditional media via popular social, mobile and digital platforms. For example, while I still receive a hard copy edition of the Washington Post delivered each morning — yes I'm a proud Gen Xer — I consume most of my news via Twitter and other social platforms that link to traditional media outlets.

Moreover, many social media platforms have partnered with leading traditional media to offer legitimate news content — as opposed to so-called "infotainment." A good example of this trend is Facebook Instant Articles, not to mention LinkedIn, Snapchat and other platforms that are republishing everything from Business Insider to Bloomberg News. 

According to Pew, more Americans today are getting their news through social platforms:

"A majority of U.S. adults – 62% – get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation."
"In 2012, based on a slightly different question, 49% of U.S. adults reported seeing news on social media."
"Facebook is by far the largest social networking site, reaching 67% of U.S. adults."
"The two-thirds of Facebook users who get news there, then, amount to 44% of the general population."

Meanwhile, old media, such as the once venerable New Orleans Times-Picayune, have transitioned to a 24/7 online presence only. The same news staff which once provided around the clock coverage of historic Hurricane Katrina has been slashed. The brick-and-mortar newsroom of the Pulitzer Prize winning print edition was shuttered in favor of a more nimble and streamlined virtual news environment.

Nevertheless, even as small and mid-sized newspapers die off, traditional media still accounts for a significant amount of news consumption by older Americans (Baby Boomers) and global audiences. This is especially true in less developed parts of the world that haven't come full circle into the Digital Age. 

Those obtaining news on social platforms are still consuming some or most of that news from traditional media on those platforms.

The Takeaway
How people consume news today is a fluid and evolving process. That's why it's important for corporate communicators and PR pros to be mindful of the similarities and differences in news consumption on traditional media and new media, especially social media. These tectonic plates continue to overlap and shift, disrupting the core meaning of journalism as we know it. Meanwhile, those like me who work in strategic communications must adjust accordingly and try to stay ahead of the curve.

Millennials and Gen Z entering the fields of journalism, PR and media relations appear obsessed by social media alone, for better or worse. But regardless of this infatuation with social media, professional communicators of all generations should strike the appropriate balance of leveraging new media versus old media to maximize positive coverage and enhance their organization's brand image.

In essence, do YOU agree that traditional media still matters in today's mobile and digital world?  What do YOU think and why?

DBG

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I'm an independent writer and strategic communications advisor with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors — including work in the White House, Congress, national news media, federal government agencies, and elsewhere. I'm also a Brand Ambassador for beBee Affinity Social Network. You can also find me buzzing around on Twitter, Medium and LinkedIn. 

NOTE: All views and opinions are those of the author only and not official statements or endorsements of any public sector employer, private sector employer, organization or political entity.

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State of The World From A Coffee Drinkers Point of View

State of the World From a Coffee Drinkers Point of View

This article is admittedly not extremely focused. At least…not in the traditional sense. But I think it does make 'sense'. This morning after getting my cup of great tasting, weight-loss coffee I went to scan the news. First I noticed an interesting article from wnd.com basically saying that Patriots and Christians could lose the upcoming POTUS election if the sissy Christians and 'Never Trumpers' don't vote (which it seems that a lot are inclined to do). (Sorry I can't find the article in my digital trash).

Next, I read this article from one of the regular writers over on one of my other favorite sites, sovereignman.com. In that article, the writer described how history shows clearly that market-makers (i.e. the 'professional' money-managers) will indeed spread stupid advice, even though they actually know better.

They do it because (1) everybody else is doing it and (2) they don't want to miss out on the profits of a rising market (even though the fundamentals clearly point to the opposite decision).

So just step back and look at that situation for a moment. We've bad guys circling the camp, hungry for our blood, in front of us…AND we've got idiots on your own side hanging out sitting at home watching Archie Bunker re-runs instead of being out piling boxes on the barricades where they should be.

Is it any wonder that the number of people saying, "Hey…fuck this shit. I'm moving to Camincreasesincreses every year. NB: Fill in the name of your favorite expat destination…mine is Colombia right now but Cambodia would be a good option too from what I've read.

I'll tell you one thing is for sure. Most of 'the professionals' have gone totally bonkers. The peaceful, relatively rational society we used to know no longer exists. There isn't any such thing as just minding your own business and going to work and doing your job anymore. Traditional jobs don't exist and your neighbors are all illegal immigrants, or would be if our Great Deceiver or his protege Hillary had their way.

One of the anti-moron, anti-poverty strategies mentioned in the Soverignman.com article mentions investing in fundamentally sound business. But if Big Business is all nuts…where can a person find a fundamentally sound business?

The answer, in general terms is…become an entrepreneur and plant multiple flags for residential, taxation, and passport purposes. Don't get caught in a situation were a corrupt, tyrranical government has you by the short hairs.

In more specific terms, one excellent strategy (although admittedly somewhat contrarian) is to find a good MLM opportunity, something that can be done from anywhere in the world with only an internet connection, and get busy building it.

Key Point: It's got to be the combination of the Right Product and the Right Distribution Method.

I don't know if there is a lot of those kinds of situation but I do know of at least one ….. the one that I do. It can be summed up in this thought-provoking question:

"Who do you know who likes coffee and would like to lose some weight?"

If you had a product that would actually do that, do you think you could make some money?

You'll find the entrepreneurial answer to that question in the unique, once-in-a-lifetime alignment between two companies: (1) Valentus, an MLM company with a unique, affordable, weight-loss coffee product that even sells very well on eBay, and (2) Markethive, the world's first, fully combat-ready Market Network.

And don't think your situation is not going to get any better either. It ain't.

You've got two choices: Watch the world go up in flames and join the fleeing crowds in the street, or (2) watch it all in the news on your satellite TV from someplace peaceful, safe, and fun where you'd really like to be.

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