Playboy Enterprises launches its cryptocurrency wallet

One of the first corporate platforms to allow digital currency payments later this year is set to be Playboy.TV
14 March 2018   1285

Adult industry is catching up to the world crypto fever: today Playboy Enterprises Inc. announced its cryptocurrency wallet is under active development. The wallet is to support multiple digital currencies and serve as a payment method for the family of its online media, digital and casual gaming businesses. And the first product to implement the feature is going to be Playboy.TV: along with the wallet there will be Vice Industry Token (VIT) as well as other leading cryptocurrencies that will be accepted within the wallet.

With the introduction of VIT, viewers will be able to pay and earn tokens view, comment and vote for the original content of Playboy.TV service. Before the year's end the wallet is set to be released with corporate plans to implement the product into forthcoming AR and VR gaming initiatives.

As the popularity of alternative payment methods continues to grow around the world, along with the reach of Playboy's digital platforms, we felt it was important to give our 100 million monthly consumers increased payment flexibility. This innovation gives the millions of people who enjoy our content, as well as those in the future who participate in our casual gaming, AR and VR platforms, more choices with regard to payment and in the case of VIT, an opportunity to be rewarded for engaging with Playboy offerings.

 

Reena Patel

CCO & Head of Operations, Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

Vice Industry Token is a curious service, as users are incentivized to just binge watch the content for which they are rewarded with tokens. This decentralized blockchain platform was launched earlier this year and is in the process of a crowdsale that ends on March, 20.

Bitcoin May Pass Gold Market Cap, - Novogratz

Mike Novogratz continues to be Bitcoin and cryptocurrency optimist 
25 March 2019   106

The founder of Galaxy Digital, Mike Novogratz, expressed the opinion that over the next 20 years, Bitcoin’s capitalization would “easily” surpass the gold market, currently estimated at $ 7.5 trillion. It is reported by The Daily HODL.

In a conversation with the founder of Morgan Creek Digital, Anthony Pompiano, Novogratz stressed that the inflow of institutional money to the cryptocurrency market is only a matter of time, and major players like Goldman Sachs and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) are already mastering a new industry.

I know Goldman for instance is gearing up around securities tokens. They’re not doing anything yet, but they’re getting really ready and looking at all the questions on – where would you store them? Do you have to build your own custody, or can you use someone else’s custody? How to get them to work.
 

Mike Novogratz

Founder, Galaxy Digital

According to him, the growth potential of Bitcoin is strong and therefore it is advisable for investors to include the first cryptocurrency in their portfolios:

I think the macro case for [Bitcoin] is pretty strong. And so, if you can put a couple percent of your portfolio in, there’s a decent chance it catches wind. Fidelity is just getting set up. Bakkt continues to get delayed a little bit, but it’s not going to be delayed forever. They’re going to be in the game. And there’s lots of other players coming.
 

Mike Novogratz

Founder, Galaxy Digital

According to him, the volume of the gold market is $ 7.5-8 trillion and in order to outperform this market, the first cryptocurrency needs to grow in price at least 100 times.

Gold’s got an $8 trillion market cap, or a $7.5 trillion market cap. And so, we’re 100x off on that. We’re not going to get there in Bitcoin in the next year or two. But over a 20-year period, could that happen? Easily. Easily. And that’s giving zero optionality to all the other stuff. And so I think it seems like a pretty smart portfolio bet.
 

Mike Novogratz

Founder, Galaxy Digital

The founder of Galaxy Digital also touched on the topic of bitcoin futures.

The reality is, the CME kicked their butts. And these guys have limited resources on what they’re going to spend their focus, and they decided to spend it elsewhere. Finding leverage in Bitcoin is going to get easier as the architecture in the space gets better. You’re already seeing the lending market around Bitcoin went from 10% to like 3%. So once you can borrow you can short. And so now it’s not so hard to short Bitcoin. It used to be almost impossible to short Bitcoin in 2016… It wasn’t great, but it’s not critical. 
 

Mike Novogratz

Founder, Galaxy Digital

In February Mike expressed the opinion that, thanks to institutional money, Bitcoin will reach $ 8,000.