BTC Payments accepted in 74 Beauty Clinics in Japan

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange and payment processor Bitflyer announced partnership with SBC Medical Group what will let patients to pay in cryptocurrency
13 April 2018   581

The Shonan Beauty Clinic chain in Japan which is operated by SBC now confesses BTC for services by utilizing Bitflyer’s bitcoin payment platform. Shonan clinics suggest a huge variety of services like eyelid surgery, liposuction, dermatology, acupuncture, cosmetic dental, breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. There are 74 Shonan branches across Japan and some of their surgeons and doctors are very well known. All Shonan clinics will now accept bitcoin for services but there is a cap on how much you can spend.

At present, the maximum quantity per transaction for bitcoin purchases is 2 million yen ($18,700 USD). Bitflyer states during the partnership that it has introduced BTC to thousands of merchants from different industries and “the number of introduction cases is increasing.”

With our partnership with SBC Medical Group and more domestic and overseas businesses — we will contribute to improving convenience for our customers.
Bitflyer, crypto exchange and payment processor, Japan

 

Bitflyer has been collaborating with a lot of traders and Japan now has a lot of stores that accept BTC payments. The company has signed firm’s like Marui Group’s department stores, the retail chain BIC Camera, the points website Hapitas, and Samantha Thavasa Japan Co. Ltd. Bitflyer also supplies insurance for customers that cover failed transactions involving the BTC network.

Shonan Beauty Clinic in Japan is not the only firm based on cosmetic surgery that accepts BTC as there are a few others worldwide. Other practices that accept bitcoin include Vanity Cosmetic Surgery in Miami, Elite Body Sculpture in Beverly Hills, Artisan Cosmetic Surgery in Ohio, Houston Cosmetic Surgery, and Artful Awakenings Cosmetic Surgery in Melbourne Florida.

HashFlare Users to Face Withdrawal Issues

Looks like Bitcoin cloud mining is not super profitable
18 July 2018   86

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.