Thanks to CoinJabber for rating BTCjam 4.4 Stars, placing BTCjam at the top of the Investment category. Did you know, you can rate and review bitcoin companies on CoinJabber? You could even write a review for BTCjam! 🙂
Quisiéramos agradecer a BitcoinBCN para su
buen tutorial sobre como pedir prestado con BTCjam
Estamos esperando su tutorial para nuestros inversores,
que estará disponible en breve!
Buenos Días Jammers and Happy Earth Day to you!
Did you know? Earth Day was created in 1970 and is now celebrated by more than 192 countries each year! Earth Day promotes the concept of peace on earth, although recently it has been adapted to focus on environmentalism, recycling and renewable energy.
At BTCjam we celebrate Earth Day by offering Green Loans. What’s a Green Loan? A Green Loan is a loan that is used to improve the environment. A Green Loan could be as simple as buying solar panels for your house, a down payment on a fuel-efficient hybrid car or maybe just new tires and a helmet for your bike, to get you back out on the road.
BTCjam is also contributing to Earth Day by creating all of our loans online, without any paperwork. At BTCjam we did more than 12,000 loans last year, and that’s a lot of paper! It takes more than 24 trees to create a ton of paper and over 500,000 trees per week are killed for the Sunday Newspaper. That’s a lotta trees!
I celebrated Earth Day by walking to work and using mass transit. How did you celebrate Earth Day? Leave your answer in the comments below.
Hola Jammers! We’ve got great news this morning… BTCjam is partnering with the leading Mexican Bitcoin exchange Volabit to bring our users from Mexico a superior Bitcoin experience. Volabit users can now transfer funds and activate automatic payments all from BTCjam.com! Lending bitcoin and gaining returns has never been easier, and Volabit users can now transfer their bitcoins to BTCjam without ever leaving the site. Together Volabit and BTCjam make borrowing and investing bitcoin in Mexico simple!
- You can withdraw bitcoin seamlessly from Volabit without leaving BTCjam
- Your automatic payments can withdraw from your Volabit wallet to make a payment
BTCjam CEO Celso Pitta said, “I’m thrilled about our Volabit partnership. Volabit integration will make BTCjam much easier to use for our customers in Mexico.” Hannah Kim, Co-Founder of Volabit agrees, saying “BTCjam is one of the most exciting companies in Bitcoin and we’re delighted for how our new partnership makes bitcoin borrowing and lending easier for our customers.”
“Volabit integration will make BTCjam much easier to use for our customers in Mexico.” – BTCjam CEO, Celso Pitta
Get detailed instructions on how to connect your Volabit Wallet to BTCjam on the BTCjam Blog! Once you have connected your Volabit wallet, you can easily transfer bitcoin to BTCjam and make automatic payments on your loan. It’s just that easy.
Attention Bitcoin Wallet providers, we are looking to integrate additional wallets! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to partner with BTCjam.
About BTCjam BTCjam is the global leader in peer-to-peer lending using Bitcoin, and the first to offer a proprietary credit score to its users. BTCjam’s disruptive credit model is changing the way borrowers and investors connect, providing a new path to financial freedom for users from more than 200 countries around the world. BTCjam promotes lending without borders, where people can borrow and lend bitcoins, without having to worry about banks and other intermediaries. Transactions are instantaneous, hassle free, and supported by an engaged, trusting global community.
About Volabit Volabit is the fastest and safest way to buy and sell Bitcoin in Mexico. Founded in 2014, Volabit has more than 4,000 users and they have converted more than 24,000,000 pesos into Bitcoin. Volabit received venture funding from the Bitcoin Opportunity Corp and has been described as the “Coinbase of Mexico”. Check out Volabit at https://www.volabit.com
At BTCjam, we are very excited about our new partnership with Mexican bitcoin exchange, Volabit. Here are some simple instructions on how to link your BTCjam account to your Volabit wallet:
Log in to the BTCjam website at https://btcjam.com/
SandHill — Bitcoin is about the birth of a new monetary ecosystem. Like any ecosystem, it will have its share of winners and losers. The Bitcoin “Innovative Disrupters” are those that have the best odds at being winners.
Today, venture capitalists have created the foundation for innovative disruption with an investment of $667 million in Bitcoin-related companies to date. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs from all over the world will create the new Bitcoin monetary ecosystem.
As a follow on to our article, “Bitcoin: Mad, Bad but not a Fad,” here are 25 companies we’ve dubbed the Sand Hill Bitcoin Innovative Disrupters. They represent the first wave of companies leveraging blockchain-related technologies that we believe will play a pivotal role in the future:
BTCJam – Peer-to-peer lending network using Bitcoin targeted at cross-border loans to individuals in third-world countries. Uses a reputation system to build credit profiles for borrowers.
Buenos días Jammers!
Thanks to the eagle-eyed Guido P. on Facebook, BTCjam was alerted to a phishing attack. Now we can warn you about Phishing and how to avoid it. Phishing is an attempt to trick you into entering your account information into a fake website so they can steal your account. For example, in this current phishing attack they have created a fake version of the BTCjam website to trick you. Remember that the real BTCjam website will always have a URL that starts with https://btcjam.com and will have the security lock icon next to it.
As you can see, there is almost no difference between the phishing site:
and BTCjam.com, except the URL at the top.
If you see a suspicious link, always check the URL before you login. Phishing can also be stopped by using Two Factor Authentication (2FA), as 2FA requires a unique token that is generated by your cell phone that helps prove your identity (in addition to your password).
Be aware of phishing (check that URL!) and always use Two Factor Authentication!
If you find a site that you think is a phishing site, you can report it to Google on their Report Phishing Page.
Until Next Time… Keep on Jamming!
Since its creation, BTCJam lent $12 million in bitcoins, $10 million of which between January 2014 and January 2015. The expectation is to end this year with a 20% increase over the total already granted. Currently, the average rate on loans is around 40% per year, but the cost varies depending on the credit history of each customer.