Bitcoin is accepted by Japanese Luxury Car Dealer

L’Operaio (Japanese luxury car dealer) is now accepting Bitcoin as a payment manner from customers which use bitFlyer cryptocurrency wallet
09 April 2018   551

According to bitFlyer`press report by, bitFlyer customers can spend above to 100 million yen, approximately $940,000 in order to purchase cars at L’Operaio. The users need to fulfil the only condition - to perform the transaction with the help of the wallet that is suggested by the firm.

As bitFlyer has claimed, the transaction arrangement will only take a “few seconds”. Three (3) Tokyo trades in Setagaya, Nerima and Aoyama have already begun accepting Bitcoin with prospects to develop the feature to all dealership stores in the future.

bitFlyer is one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan. The partnership will be begun with 26 dealerships, but the two enterprizes are aimed on expanding it to include in the future 550 more locations.

The exchange was granted a European Union payment institution license in January of this year, making it the most  acquiescent virtual currency exchange in the world. It has also cooperated with Bic Camera, the domestic electronic retail giant, to accept Bitcoin payments following a successful path of the last year. The tendency is certainly being adopted, with one of Japan’s largest electronics retail chains Yamada Denki also accepting Bitcoin payments using bitFlyer’s point-of-sale (PoS) payments foundation.

The customers of L’Operaio will have to download and use bitFlyer’s mobile wallet application, which is available in iOS and Android to make acquisition up to 100 million yen, or just under $1 million, using Bitcoin.

HashFlare Users to Face Withdrawal Issues

Looks like Bitcoin cloud mining is not super profitable
18 July 2018   108

Users of HashFlare mining pool can't withdraw their funds, while their contracts are threatened with a temporary ban. Even lower restrictions on withdrawal of funds in the amount of 0.03 BTC caused problems for users, but the service raised the threshold to 0.05 BTC and 0.1 ETH . This is reported by Cryptovest.

In addition, financial pyramids are often promoted under the guise of mining contracts for cloud mining. For last few months, there was a big jump in mining difficulty of many cryptocurrencies, so, old contacts had become unprofitable.

As reported, the reason for the locked funds dates back further - at the beginning of June, so much hashing power was flowing into the Bitcoin network that contracts saw all the mined coins go toward their maintenance fee.

Currently, more and more users who have purchased contracts at earlier stages are facing the fact that they can not withdraw their funds. One of them managed to return the money spent through the bank card operator after filing a corresponding complaint.

To anybody that purchased a Hashflare cloud mining contract with a credit card, it might be possible to get a refund with that credit card as one of my followers tipped me. He bought his contracts at the end of 2017.
 

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The hash rate of bitcoin increased from 13 EHash / s at the beginning of the year to more than 40 EHash / s in recent months. The difficulty of mining in the present conditions depends on the circumstances of the specific miner. The cost of bitcoin mining for some of them is $ 4,400, while others spend about $ 5,800. However, in 2018, cloudy mining is called an even more dubious occupation than before, especially when it comes to mining bitcoin.