I recently stumbled upon the "APPC", or "AppCoins" token on Binance while browsing new coin listings.
Like any half-decent cryptocurrency enthusiast, I was intrigued. "Aha! A new coin!"
I took a deep breath and prepared to take a deep dive into the bowels of the internet to figure out what APPC is all about. And by deep dive I mean I googled "AppCoins" and went to their website.
"Oh, they're trying to make a new app store. Good luck competing with Google Play and the iOS App Store!"
Given Google and Apple's combined gigantic market share of the space, I was inclined to move on to the next lucky contestant on the Wheel O' Coins. But on a whim I kept scrolling.
I thought "Wait, what? 200 million users? Over 4 billion downloads? What am I missing here?"
Apparently AppCoins isn't a token from a new startup - it's the token from Aptoide, the #1 ranked alternative to the Google Play store.
From the developer's side, the token is used as an incentive for users to download their apps. The end user is rewarded with tokens based on a unique system that determines if the user is actually trying out the app. The tokens are also used for in-app purchases. They can also be sent to and from one another.
But enough about the token value proposition. You can research it in depth yourself and buy some on Binance if you're so inclined. Whether or not you buy the coin for speculation purposes is not the purpose of this post.
So...what does this have to do with Coinbase?
Well, let's first take a quick look at the AppCoins roadmap:
By the end of this year over 200 million Aptoide users will have the ability to purchase, earn, and use AppCoins from right within the app.
- Q1 - Open Source Implementation: Release of the first beta version of Aptoide with AppCoins support
- Q2 - Pre Load Tier 1 OEMs: Rollout of AppCoins on Aptoide App Store, as well as on other app stores that joined
- Q3 - App Store Foundation: Production roll-out to all Aptoide clients (and other participant app stores)
To give some perspective, Coinbase has 13.3 million users as of October 26, 2017 according to an article from CNBC.
Aptoide has over 15 times the number of active users compared to Coinbase.
OK, you have my attention. Starting to sound like a shill post though. Get to the beef.
Buying cryptocurrency through Coinbase is expensive. Users are nickle-and-dimed at every opportunity:
Let's say you're not interested in buying Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, or Litecoin.
- Deposit fees: Free (ACH to receive funds in 3-5 days) through 3.99% for debit/credit card fees
- Transaction fees: from $0.99 to $2.99. It's a $2.99 + 1.49% variable fee for purchases over $200.
Instead you want to convert your hard-earned $2,000 US dollars into something else like Ripple. Here's how it plays out:
Your initial deposit: $2,000 Deposit fee: $0 (ACH to receive funds in 3-5 days) through $79.80 for debit/credit card fees
Now you have $1,920.20 - $2,000 in your Coinbase USD wallet
You decide to purchase ETH with the intention of transferring it to an exchange that sells Ripple:
ETH buy order: $1,920.20 - $2,000 Transaction fee: $29.80 for ACH. Fee included in credit/debit deposit (so $79.80).
Total purchase fees from deposit to ETH acquisition: $29.80 to 79.80
EDIT: Adjusted the fee rate schedule to make them accurate. Do these fees still seem reasonable to you, even after the decrease in fees? Search Reddit for complaints about Coinbase fees and see what you find. And if your unconcerned about the deposit transaction price, how about the speed of transaction to fee rate ratio? If we want cryptocurrency to be widely adopted then it should be friction-less.
Come on. Everyone knows that Coinbase is expensive. That's why I deposit my fiat into GDAX to buy crypto. The fees are significantly lower. Quit wasting my time.
Well, that's partially true. Anyone worth their weight in SHA256 hashes knows that GDAX is dramatically cheaper than Coinbase for depositing and purchasing BTC, BCH, LTC, and ETH.
The part that isn't true is that everyone knows that GDAX is cheaper. A more accurate statement is "every cryptocurrency enthusiast/trader knows that GDAX is cheaper". Coinbase does not advertise that GDAX has cheaper fees. There is no GDAX app for a reason - it would heavily cut into Coinbase's bottom line.
Your average crypto newbie buys their first coins through Coinbase because, let's face it, they have an app. Buying crypto on an app is something that your average person can comprehend. Apps are easy to use, trustworthy, and nearly everyone can do it regardless of their age and technical skill level.
Right, apps are easy to use. What a novel thought. You should tour the world giving Ted Talks about how easy apps are to use. Now could you PLEASE get to the point.
OK! I apologize for droning on. I'll cut right to the chase:
Instead of jumping through all the aforementioned hoops with Coinbase, you buy AppCoins from the Aptoide app store and send them directly to your favorite exchange. Then trade the AppCoins for the cryptocurrency of your choice. In theory it should be a faster and more cost-effective way to purchase cryptocurrency.
Hmmmm. OK, I'm starting to understand where you're going with this. But I'm still going to use GDAX. I'd rather buy ETH from GDAX.
Hey, to each their own. I'd rather buy coins in 30 seconds with a couple of taps on my phone and send them right to Binance.
Oh come on. Now you're just shilling. Your whole rant was just a ploy to shill this coin. I'm going to another thread.
Honestly, no. I didn't write this to shill. I guess I'm just tired of Coinbase. And I bet there are others that are less than pleased with their business model and customer service. Remember when they didn't distribute all that Bitcoin Cash?
Ugh, yes. Don't remind me about that.
Sorry! Didn't mean to upset you. I know its a sore subject.
If you read this far then congratulations, you have more patience than your average cryptocurrency trader. May your candles always be green.
Some interesting facts:
Needless to say, I think that Aptoide and AppCoins is a project to be excited about regardless of whether you're a cryptocurrency trader or completely uninvolved with the cryptocurrency space. Cryptocurrency is going mainstream this year!
- The number of Bitcoin users is forecasted to reach 200 million by 2024.
- There are approximately 15 million bitcoin wallets as of September 2017.
- As I mentioned before, AppCoins will be rolled out as a completed project to 200M users by the end of 2018 whether you want to believe it or not (barring a total catastrophe, of course). Aptoide store users may not even know that they're using a cryptocurrency.
- AppCoins may be the first real "mainstream" cryptocurrency (by definition of the high number of users with little to no technical knowledge or grasp of blockchain).
- There will be 200 million users' app transactions on the blockchain. This is a huge step in the right direction for blockchain and cryptocurrency regardless of which coin you support. Rising tides raise all ships.
To avoid confusion since Coinmarketcap has APPC listed incorrectly, here is the current accurate financial information. People are going to ask anyway so I would rather supply the correct information:
Circulating supply= 98M APPC Total supply= 246M APPC Coin Price = $2.53 ICO Price = $0.10 Market Cap (CS x P) = $247,940,000 Days on Exchange (Binance) = 7
Thank you for reading!
The main service Coinbase offers is a brokerage service for buying and selling cryptocurrencies. The platform is famous for being one of the easiest exchanges to use to purchase Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies with fiat via Bank Transfer, Credit Card, Debit Card & Even PayPal. Coinbase doesn’t require users to trade on a market, unlike ... Coinbase (CONbase) Debit Card Just received the coinbase Debit Card through the post (a debit card with credit card fees). Just one problem, Coinbase (CONbase) won’t let me make deposits. So can’t put money in my GBP wallet and can’t buy cryptocurrency. I will now reside this new unactivated card to the history books. Just as I predict ... Debit card purchases also have high fees at 4%. To link a debit card, select that option then fill out your debit card information. Unfortunately, if you only have a credit card, you cannot use it at this time. After filling out your card information, Coinbase will send 2 pending charges to your account. To verify your card, enter the the last ... Binance Trading Platform Binance Futures and Derivatives. Binance Futures, which was launched in 2019, enables traders to speculate on the price of (rather than to purchase and sell) Bitcoin and various popular altcoins, including Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and more.. The platform allows leveraged trading of up to 125x, which means that traders can multiply their profits (but ... Coinbase has a wide array of services but their main service allows users to buy and sell Bitcoins through a bank account, credit card and debit card. The rates you’ll get on Coinbase are fair in general, however the customer support is terrible. That’s Coinbase in a nutshell. If you want to get familiar with Coinbase in depth, keep on ... Binance offers a substantial number of coins, which are traded mostly against Bitcoin and Ethereum. On the other side the two major coins are also paird with USDT (US Dollar Tether a digital asset, backed by US dollars, which aims to keep a 1:1 price ratio). The list of coins available at Bitnancie includes, but is not limited to (especially since new ones are added frequently): BTC, ETH, LTC ... Coinbase is among the oldest and biggest names in cryptocurrency space alongside Binance and others. It started off as a broker exchange selling Bitcoin to its users but offers more services and supports more cryptocurrencies presently. So far, it has a customer base of more than 30 million and has exchanged about $150 billion cryptocurrencies to date. Today in this post, I will be taking you ... But coinbase isn’t available in every country, is there another way i can buy bitcoin with a debit card? I have an Binance account and would like to fund my account a,s,a,p. Jimmy 3 years ago Reply. I just deposited some litecoin from Coinbase to Binance. Question. If I want to buy another currency on Binance (for example, Po.et (POE), can I do that with my litecoin I just sent over to ... Coinbase Bitcoin Wallet Review. In 2019, Coinbase launched the proprietary mobile wallet services. The wallet allows users to send, receive and store cryptocurrency (BTC, ETH, LTC). It also stores the private keys on the user’s device, and 98% of user’s cryptocurrency is stored in cold wallets to prevent stealing. Hey, welcome to my Coinbase review!. With over 13.3M active users, there are few exchanges that are as trusted and reliable as Coinbase.. If you want to buy cryptocurrencies with your fiat money (USD, EUR, etc.), Coinbase may be the exchange for you.. In this Coinbase review, I will cover the basics of Coinbase including what it is, how it works, its advantages and disadvantages and whether it ...
[index]          
If you are looking to Buy Bitcoin Anonymously With Your Debit Card, Credit Card and even gift cards such as Amazon gift cards on paxful, itunes gift cards on... I am your host Ben and this week I want us to address an emerging trend in the Cryptocurrency payment world – Top 5 Crypto Debit Cards in 2020 Coinbase Card https://card.coinbase.com Bitpay ... 🎥: What's The Best Crypto Debit Card 2020? - Crypto.com, vs Coinbase vs Crypterium? 🚩: Crypto.com Card ($50 BONUS): 👉 https://platinum.crypto.com/r/gsfer7asr... Ledger Hardware Wallet https://www.ledgerwallet.com/r/ae80 Binance - http://bit.ly/2pZgONI Twitter - https://twitter.com/cryptotplusd Bitcoin Donations Addre... [ Sign Up to Binance for Free and Help Support the Channel ] https://www.binance.com/?ref=11093903 #Binance #Tutorial #Bitcoin How to Use Binance! https://ww... Step 1: Register on Coinbase.com. This is where we buy our coins with credit / debit card. https://www.coinbase.com/join/5a1ef52fe6d26200bf2e0bab Step 2: Reg... #Binance Reveals Visa Debit Card in Push to Bring #Bitcoin (BTC) and #Crypto Payments Worldwide Narrated by The Cryptocurrency Portal on Sat. March 28th, 2020 👌If you like this content, please ... Find out How To Buy Bitcoin On Binance With Debit Card Fast? 🔶 Binance: http://theappsworld.com/link/binance (5% discount on fees!) Subscribe: https://www.yo... Auf Binance habt ihr jetzt auch die Möglichkeit Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin und Bitcoin Cash per Kreditkarte zu kaufen. Binance: https://www.binance.com/de/r... Binance announces their crypto debit card had been succesfully tested after their acquisition of Swipe from the Phillipines. On the back of these huge news we take a look at the best ...