Like a lot of people these days, I have a PayPal account I use fairly often. The other night, my boyfriend and I wanted pizza. The problem was, that, while our PayPal balance was high, our checking account balance was not. PayPal funds take three to five days to withdraw and transfer to your bank account. We wanted pizza tonight, not a week from now!
In July of 2001, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) cut the credit rating of Argentina. S&P did the same thing to the U.S. rating 10 years later (2011). There was uproar in the halls of Congress about this even though arguably, the lower credit rating could have come much sooner. To make matters worse, U.S. credit agencies granted pristine ratings to mortgage-backed securities in their heyday. Fitch, another credit agency, is warning of further action against the U.S. this year.
It is perhaps inevitable that this type of digital, peer to peer, currency would rise, but it is the flaws in the current systems that are giving it a boost. As people lose faith in the government and banks, they are going to be looking for something that will provide more options. They will see the advantages of skipping the middleman of credit cards. International transactions will start to happen skipping the middlemen of banks and wire services. As national currencies destabilize, they will start to see an electronic, non-national, currency as a good reserve currency to hedge against inflation, runs, etc.
It is a way to store your bitcoin s. Specifically, it is software that has been designed to store bitcoin. It can be run on your desktop computer, laptop, mobile device (except, as yet, Apple) and can also be made to store bitcoins on things like thumb drives. If you are concerned about being hacked, then that is a good option. Even the Winklevoss* twins, who have millions invested in here, put their investment on hard drives which they then put into a safety deposit box.
Wright cashed in 130 of his Bitcoins at $127 each ($16,510) and was looking forward to using the profits to pay off outstanding medical bills. Mt. Gox has a policy of only allowing $1000 to be cashed out in a 24-hour period. Wright was slowly getting disbursements of his money and was hoping for the entire transaction to be finished within a few weeks. During that period, a hacker broke into his account and interrupted the process of cashing out. The thief converted all the proceeds back into Bitcoins then transferred them all out to himself, thus circumventing the $1000 a day policy.
Bit coin is nothing but it is a digital token currency. It is a method of online electronic payment system. Bit coins can be used as an alternative of credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal account. It also provides private way to pay for anything which you purchase online. Since these are also the private way of payment, many people also these coins for purchasing illegal services and things. With many advantages bit coins also a have a lot of disadvantages.
This may seem strange, but bank transfers are the most easily traceable form of sending funds. When a bank account is set up ID’s, company documents and personal documents have to be presented in order to obtain a bank account. Although this is not a 100% guarantee that the business is legitimate, it does go a long way to giving you peace of mind. It also means that you can request your funds back through your own bank should anything go wrong.