The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Bitcoin-related companies thriving in China

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2013-12-16

A bitcoin symbol. (Photo/CFP)

Businesses dealing with the virtual currency bitcoin have sprouted across China, the most popular being the currency's trading platforms. Some have secured major investments, according to the Beijing-based Economic Observer.

China now has close to 10 bitcoin trading platforms, the more influential of which are BTC China, BTC Trade, Huobi and OKcoin.

BTC China secured a loan in the middle of this year for US$5 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners; OKcoin has secured funds from angel investors including Mai Gang, founder of Ventures Lab; and Huobi in November secured an investment from an unspecified investor in the internet business.

Li Lin, founder of Huobi, said his trading platform now has more than 200,000 registered users trading bitcoins through the site. His company will specialise in such transactions for the time being, which will remain free of charge, Li said.

His company is planning to launch a membership system and will look to create other sources of revenues by charging for services other than basic transactions, such as expedited processing.

OKcoin, on the other hand, is considering other business models beyond basic transactions, such as a payment system using bitcoins. Payment using bitcoins is not allowed under the current regulations in China.

In response, Xu Mingxing, founder of OKcoin, pointed out that his company is considering experimenting with the plan through a company registered overseas.

Xu said his company is also considering an electronic wallet for bitcoins, banks that handle bitcoin deposits and going public on bitcoin exchanges.

In China, bitcoin-related businesses are spreading like a virus as Chinese businesspeople seek to profit from speculation in the digital currency, according to Ron Cao, managing director of Lightspeed Venture Partners.

However, in the United States, where the bitcoin's popularity is lower among the general public than in China, there is greater variety in the types of businesses being created around bitcoins, Cao said.

For instance, US-based Coinbase — which offers a trading platform for bitcoins and an electronic wallet service — recently secured investments from companies including US research and venture capital organization International Data Group in the middle of the year.

Another US company, bitcoin payment processor BitPay, has announced receiving an unspecified investment following receipt of an earlier US$2 million sum in the middle of the year.

Hong Kong-based investment and venture capital firm Horizons Ventures, owned by Hong Kong business magnate Li Ka-shing, has reportedly also made an investment in BitPay.

Payment using bitcoins has become relatively more mature in the United States, with BitPay and Coinbase now boasting 100,000 commercial users, according to Cao.

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