Author: iCOINews

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 13, 2017 / CoinQx Exchange LIMITED, a wholly owned subsidiary of FIRST BITCOIN CAPITAL CORP (OTC PINK: BITCF ) or “Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) expanded its blockchain loyalty program to include 100 of the top airlines and 10 of the top Hotel Chains using their industry codes as token symbols on the Bitcoin Blockchain for each.

The company released its 3rd Initial Coin Offering as a master loyalty coin so that all of the above mentioned 110 tokens will be exchangeable to one central coin, naming it Loyalty with the symbol FLY. In order to acquire FLY coin, anyone that sends 1 President Trump (PRES) coin to the Company’s Omni Layer Bitcoin Wallet will receive 1 FLY coin into their Omni Wallet via sending PRES to: 1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrSIn order to insure receipt of the FLY coin upon transferring PRES to the company’s address, be sure to log into your own personal Omni Wallet address and not an exchange provided wallet as they may not be prepared to credit those FLY to the sender’s account. After 6 confirmations, the LOYALTY (FLY) coin will arrive in your personal Omni Wallet. This process is fully automated and requires no manual processing by the issuer of FLY coin. In order to save BTC fees when purchasing LOYALTY (FLY) it is best (when utilizing your personal wallet) to click on Explorer, then look for and click on Active Crowdsales, then look for and click on FLY, then look for and click on PARTICIPATAE and proceed to place the amount of PRES to send and for the fees type in .0001

The creation of FLY coin can be witnessed here: https://omniexplorer.info/lookupsp.aspx?sp=309

In order to track the maturity date of this ICO kindly see further details below, and note that the crowdsale cannot be accessed directly from the below URL rather follow the instructions above: https://www.omniwallet.org/assets/details/309

The early bird bonus of 25% reduces to 20% the second week, 15% the third week, 10% the fourth week and 5% the final, fifth week, when the ICO closes. A bonus of 10% of all coins sold will belong to The Company while the 90% will be held by the participants and the Company intends to participate as well. It is rare to find an ICO that doesn’t amass a greater percentage to the issuers and organizers.

Management expects to have FLY listed on several exchanges in the immediate future, including its subsidiary, COINQX.com so that those unable to send PRES to acquire FLY may also participate and so that secondary trading may ensue.

FLY coin utilizes the same Omni protocols as our recently launched WEED coin ICO, which yielded 79,959,942.0324852 from the Company’s participation including the 6,045,726 earned WEED coins adding this asset to the Company’s main wallet.

“We chose PRES as a medium of exchange for speculators to invest in FLY since it enjoys a growing popularity and trades on both C-cex.com, Livecoin.net as well as our CoinQX.com.”

The reward points business for the travel industry alone is so staggering in size that according to (Maritz)

$48 Billion worth of points and airline miles are classified as unredeemed.

Already trillions of reward points have been issued and redeemed worldwide for all industries.

In order to capitalize on this booming industry, our CEO, Dr. Greg Rubin, an inventor with several patents approved by the USPTO has filed on our behalf a provisional patent that is designed to grant protection from competitors placing rewards points on a blockchain.

We have now issued many more billions of rewards points on the bitcoin blockchain to be redeemed by the future clients of a new travel agency that First Bitcoin is in the process of rolling out soon via www.BitClassTravel.com having already posted a travel agency bond with the State of California.

What makes our reward points unique is that they can be bought and sold in cryptocurrency markets. We anticipate that our competitors will find their travel agencies accepting our rewards tokens in order to compete. A secondary market could emerge for this new form of reward points as digital currencies. Complete details of the usages and crypto miles issued will soon be found at http://AIRmilesQX.com

In addition to being the first publicly trading company in the blockchain space, First Bitcoin has distinguished itself as a crypto leader capable of moving ahead of its competitors to roll out new endeavors so much so that our crypto reward tokens are already tradeable as altcoins on the OMNIDEX against some of the leading cryptocurrencies such as Tether, MaidSafeCoin, Omni, including all altcoins our subsidiary has issued on the Bitcoin Blockchain, to date. Many of these new mileage coins will be tradeable on our subsidiary cryptocurrency exchange, CoinQX.com, against more than 100 crypto and fiat currencies, including Bitcoin.

A complete list and details of these reward tokens for airline miles and hotel chains covering 110 of the largest airlines and top hotel chains is listed below:

UAE=Emirates QTR=Qatar Airways SIA=Singapore Airlines

CPA=Cathay Pacific ANA=All Nippon ETD=Etihad Airways

THY=Turkish Airlines EVA=EVA Air QFA=Qantas Airways

DLH=Lufthansa GIA=Garuda Indonesia CHH=Hainan Airlines

AXM=AirAsia KLM=Royal Dutch Airlines VRD=Virgin America

BAW=British Airways FIN=Finnair VIR=Virgin Atlantic

CRK=Hong Kong Airlines NAX=Norwegian ACA=Air Canada

CSN=China Southern AEE=Aegean Airlines MAS=Malaysia Airlines

DAL=Delta AirLines KAL=Korean Air XEIN=Aer Lingus

CAL=China Airlines EZY=EasyJet SLK=SilkAir

AFL=Aeroflot SAA=South African Airways OMA=Oman Air

KZR=Air Astana HVN=Vietnam Airlines LAN=LAN Airlines

JST=Jetstar Airways POE=Porter Airlines XAX=AirAsia

WJA=WestJet IGO=Indigo IBE=Iberia

JBU=jetBlue Airways JSA=Jetstar Asia AZU=Azul Airlines

AVA=Avianca TAM=TAM Airlines AZA=Alitalia

DAT=Brussels Airlines ASA=Alaska Airlines SCO=Scoot

SAS=Scandinavian SEY=Air Seychelles

TAP=Air Portugal TOM=Thomson Airways ALK=SriLankan Airlines

CMP=Copa Airlines AHY=Azerbaijan Airlines JAI=Jet Airways

MAU=Air Mauritius BER=Air Berlin EWG=Eurowings

EYH=Ethiopian Airlines APJ=Peach CES=China Eastern

GFA=Gulf Air ICE=Icelandair SVA=Saudi Arabian Airlines

PAL=Philippine Airlines EGF=American Eagle KQA=Kenya Airways

DTA=TAAG Angola CCA=Air China TSC=Air Transat

ANE=Air Nostrum DKH=Juneyao Airlines FJI=Fiji Airways

LOTP=LOT Polish CAW=Kulula

AMX=Aeromexico RBA=Royal Brunei Airlines GCRC=Tianjin Airlines

TGW=Tiger Airways MNO=Mango RJA=Royal Jordanian

SEJ=SpiceJet WOWN=WOW Airlines

HOTEL CHAINS Coins

SW- Starwood Hotels FS- Four Seasons Hotels RT- Accor Hotels

BW- Best Western International JJ- Jing Jiang International MC- Marriott International

HH- Hilton Worldwide IC- Intercontinental Hotels Group

CH- Choice Hotels International WY- Wyndham Hotel Group

AIRmilesQX will change forever frequent travel loyalty programs.

Many airlines offer frequent-flyer loyalty programs to encourage customers to accumulate “miles” which airline customers can redeem to purchase air travel or other rewards. Points, or miles earned though those programs are based on complex rules, like class of fare, distance, season or the amount paid. There are also many other ways to earn points. For example, credit card issuers partner with airlines and award loyalty points or miles based on customer’s credit card usage. Points can be redeemed for air travel, ticket upgrades, booking hotels, car rentals, magazine subscriptions etc.

Frequent-flyer program points are in essence a type of virtual currency, but unfortunately, it was a one-way process – people could purchase points with national currencies, but were not able to exchange back into those currencies.

Airline miles programs go back to the early 70’s when United Airlines began to reward loyal customers with points that could be accumulated and later could be used to pay for air travel. Their programs have evolved over the last 20 years, but it is not easy to use those programs.

When travelers actually try to book a flight, they encounter major hurdles, like blackout dates (days when award seats are limited or unavailable). Every airline program has its own policies, procedures, restrictions, etc. Also, airlines and credit card issuers are constantly changing the rules and policies. Several Airlines, for example, recently increased the minimum number of miles needed to book some of their flights.

Research published by COLLOQUY, a leading provider of loyalty marketing research in 2015 indicates that U.S. consumers hold 3.3 billion memberships in customer loyalty programs, a 26% increase over the number of memberships reported in COLLOQUY’s prior census study in 2013. The 2015 Census shows that specialty store loyalty memberships now total 434 million, exceeding airline frequent flyer memberships (356 million) for the first time, placing second only to credit card reward programs, which account for 578 million memberships.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, year over year air travel increased by 5.5% from 2015 to 2016. COLLOQUY survey found that a little more than half of Americans – 55% – have taken a flight for business or leisure purposes in the past two years. And three-fourths of respondents, 75%, said their most recent flight was within the past six months.

Another noteworthy statistic is that 60% of frequent traveler miles issued today are not earned but instead purchased.

Points accumulating in loyalty programs globally are considered by some as real currencies with increasing value that has attracted the attention of criminals, according to Barry Kirk, vice president of Loyalty Solutions for Maritz Motivation Solutions. In the US alone, 3.3 billion loyalty program memberships have stored points and miles worth an estimated $48 billion, according to the Gartner Group.

BLOCKCHAIN will CHANGE customer loyalty programs forever by giving more control to rewards owners and reducing fraud through the transparency of blockchain technologies.

First Bitcoin Capital Corp trading on the OTC Markets as BITCF has developed a unique Blockchain-based airline miles platform, allowing people to buy/exchange/trade/transfer miles without any restrictions, blackout days or other cumbersome rules that airlines impose on their programs.

The following statistics may be of interest to our loyal shareholders:

2016 Travel Loyalty Statistics

  • $48 billion worth of points and airline miles are unredeemed (Maritz)
  • 75% of travelers are willing to share personal information, such as gender, age and email address, in exchange for tailored promotions, coupons, priority service or loyalty points (Zebra Technologies)
  • 46% of loyalty program members said they like the ability to earn points on everyday spending with their airline loyalty program (Collinson Latitude)
  • 47% of loyalty program members said they like the ability to earn points on everyday spending with their hotel loyalty program (Collinson Latitude)
  • 29% of men have used an airline rewards program in the last three months vs. 20% of women (Vantiv)
  • 75% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it allowed easy itinerary adjustments (Colloquy)
  • 83% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it were easy to use (Colloquy)
  • 69% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it allows for paying all travel expenses with loyalty points (Colloquy)
  • 59% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it had a mobile app (Colloquy)
  • Nearly 40% of “digital native” Millennials rely on mobile apps to track and redeem their rewards, while across all age groups, the use of plastic membership cards dropped by 4% during 2016 (Excentus)
  • 69% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it provides info about planned travel destinations (Colloquy)
  • 64% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it kept track of travel preferences (Colloquy)
  • 56% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it provided personalized travel recommendations (Colloquy)
  • 53% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it offered customization of in-flight amenities (Colloquy)
  • 76% of business travelers said they would extend their business trips for leisure if their hotels offered discounts for additional nights or the chance to have a friend or family member join at a discounted rate (Colloquy)
  • 92% of business travelers cited that ease of redemption would get their attention, 84% cited convenience of schedule holding appeal and 73% cited ability to personalize in-flight services (Colloquy)
  • 81% of business travelers cited a higher level of service as having an impact on their evaluation of a loyalty program (Colloquy)
  • 19% of consumers would skip their plans if they were to encounter added charges when booking with loyalty points (Colloquy)
  • 40% of passengers picked their airport based on the airport loyalty program (ICLP)
  • When choosing an airport, Generation X (44%) and Millennials (41%) are much more influenced by airport loyalty programs than Baby Boomers (31%) (ICLP)
  • 80% of U.S. airline loyalty program members are inactive (Skift)
  • 61% of travelers look for loyalty programs with a broad spectrum of rewards (Collinson Latitude)
  • Major hotel chains increased loyalty program members in 2015 by 13.1% compared with 2014 (Skift)
  • 71% of travelers think the value of a loyalty program decreases if it offers a limited range of rewards (Collinson Latitude)
  • 77% of travel loyalty program members continued to spend with a brand and earn further points following a redemption on non-core inventory, compared to just 71% who redeemed on flights and hotels alone (Collinson Latitude)
  • 42% of travelers believe that loyalty programs offering only core inventory rewards are “dated and old-fashioned” (Collinson Latitude)
  • 40% of travel loyalty program members would tell friends and family about a program following a positive redemption experience (Collinson Latitude)
  • 33% of travel loyalty program members would actively encourage family & friends to join the program following a positive redemption experience (Collinson Latitude)
  • 48% of Millennials report loyalty programs are important when booking flights and 51% say they use them when booking hotels (Diamond Resorts)
  • 39% of Millennials agree: “I don’t think it’s worthwhile to sign up for loyalty programs” (ADARA)
  • 68% of Millennials will remain loyal to a program that offers them the most rewards (Internet Marketing)
  • 75% of Millennials will remain loyal to a hotel brand even if they lost all reward points (Internet Marketing)
  • 41% of Millennials joined a travel loyalty program because it was easy to use (Internet Marketing)
  • Top hotels in terms of customer satisfaction: Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt (ACSI)
  • Top hotel loyalty programs based on customer satisfaction: Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards, IHG Rewards Club (JD Power)
  • 83% of highly satisfied hotel loyalty program members say they “definitely will” recommend the brand (JD Power)
  • 77% of hotel loyalty program members say their program is equally as valuable as it was in 2015; 11% say their program is less valuable than the year before (JD Power)
  • 40% of customers choose hotel loyalty programs based on convenience of locations (JD Power)
  • 55% of the affluent middle class hold frequent flyer memberships, down from 65% in 2014 (Collinson Group)
  • InterContinental Hotels Group’s IHG Rewards Club is the world’s largest hotel loyalty program with more than 92 million members as of December 31, 2015 (Skift)

About The Company

First Bitcoin Capital Corp is engaged in developing digital currencies, proprietary Blockchain technologies, and the digital currency exchange- www.CoinQX.com. We see this step as a tremendous opportunity to create further shareholder value by leveraging management’s experience in developing and managing complex Blockchain technologies, developing new types of digital assets. Being the first publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain-centered company (with shares both traded in the US OTC Markets as [BITCF] and as [BIT] in crypto exchanges) we want to provide our shareholders with diversified exposure to digital cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. At this time the Company owns and operates more than the following digital assets under development:

www.CoinQX.com cryptocurrency exchange, registered with FINCEN.

www.altcoinmarketcap.com market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies with up and down voting by altcoin communities.

www.Alphabitcoinfund.com world’s first crypto ETF.

www.strain.ID cannabis strains genetic information depository on decentralized Blockchain.

www.iCoiNEWS.com real time cryptocurrency and bitcoin news site.

www.BITminer.cc providing mining pool management services.

www.2016coin.org online daily election coverage and home page for $PRES, $HILL, $GARY& $BURN -commemorative presidential election coins.

www.bitcannpay.com Open Loop merchant services for dispensaries.

List of most Omni protocol coins issued on the Bitcoin Blockchain and owned by the Company: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrS

Second Omni wallet owned by CoinQX reflecting our airline mileage tokens issued: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1VuF26AgLyQ4tBoGzYTWRqtDG9zCB7QXe

Third (managed) Omni wallet owned by COINQX: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1M18oycUdsXv4pKyLLiASREcRGzPu22MxK

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as may be disclosed in company’s filings. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, and governmental and public policy changes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release. Such forward-looking statements are risks that are detailed in the Company’s filings, which are on file at www.OTCMarkets.com.

Contact us via: info@bitcoincapitalcorp.com or visit http://www.bitcoincapitalcorp.com

SOURCE: First Bitcoin Capital Corp.

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 10, 2017 / First Bitcoin Capital Corp (OTC PINK: BITCF) today invested its primary wallet (1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrS) owning dozens of cryptocurrencies into AlphaBIT in exchange for controlling interest, e.g. 200,000,000 ABCs. AlphaBIT is a closed-end crypto-exchange traded fund (CETF).

This is BITCF’s first venture into the Ethereum ecosystem, as ABC runs on the Ethereum blockchain.

Management considers this acquisition significant for many reasons, including providing a vehicle for shareholders to transparently monitor some of the Company’s assets. For example, at www.alphabitcoinfund.com, each wallet address of each asset owned that has been included in coinmarketcap.com can be seen, along with its value and the total current illiquid values of all assets owned in this manner. Also found on this site is the current Net Asset Value (NAV) of each share of the 200,000,000 ABC that BITCF owns in ABC, as well as the market value of each crypto-share of AlphaBIT.

In order to capitalize on the pent-up demand for ETFs in this space, the Company has made this acquisition, the first of its kind ETF and the only vehicle that provides such an opportunity to speculators.

With a total of 210,000,000 ABC current and ever to be in outstanding, AlphaBIT utilizes the newest ERC20 Standard Token Ethereum protocols, which is the same as some of the world’s most popular cryptocurrencies – as a smart contract – which was generated by a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).

This hybrid fund is in the process of utilizing proprietary AI robots to buy and sell many cryptocurrencies as a small part of its business model, which it hopes to increase as proven successful and greater funding allows.

The Company intends to register AlphaBIT with the SEC and subsequently cause its shares to trade on a non-crypto, more traditional stock market, such as NASDAQ, NYSE, or the London Stock Exchange.

About the Company

First Bitcoin Capital Corp is engaged in developing digital currencies, proprietary Blockchain technologies, and the digital currency exchange – www.CoinQX.com. We see this step as a tremendous opportunity to create further shareholder value by leveraging management’s experience in developing and managing complex Blockchain technologies, developing new types of digital assets. Being the first publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain-centered company (with shares both traded in the US OTC Markets as [BITCF] and as [BIT] in crypto exchanges), we want to provide our shareholders with diversified exposure to digital cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. At this time, the Company owns and operates more than the following digital assets under development:

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as may be disclosed in company’s filings. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, and governmental and public policy changes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release. Such forward-looking statements are risks that are detailed in the Company’s filings, which are on file at www.OTCMarkets.com.

Contact us via: info@bitcoincapitalcorp.com or visit http://www.bitcoincapitalcorp.com.

SOURCE: First Bitcoin Capital Corp.

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 3, 2017 / CoinQX Exchange LIMITED, a wholly owned subsidiary of FIRST BITCOIN CAPITAL CORP (OTC PINK: BITCF or “Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) acquired the “Internet of Money” tokens which should eventually trade under the cryptocurrency symbol “XOM” from an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) which continues to run on the Omni Layer Protocol.

Not unlike many of the cryptocurrencies that First Bitcoin Capital Corp
has generated, including its first ICO -Altcoin (ALT), the Internet of Money
(XOM) coins ride on the rails of the Bitcoin Blockchain utilizing the Omni
Layer Protocol.

As a result of this crowd-sale acquisition we will allow BITCF
shareholders to exchange their shares for XOM. While XOM is not yet traded
against any other digital or fiat currency, the buyback will be executed at a
rate of 2 BITCF shares for 1 XOM token.

This offer is open to shareholders so long as our supply of XOM tokens is sufficient to accommodate those shareholders wishing to make the exchange. The shareholders that elect to make this exchange will be granted a 5 years option to exchange back to shares at the rate of 1 XOT token to 1.9 BITCF shares during the first year, 1.8 BITCF shares the second year, 1.7 shares BITCF the third year, 1.6 BITCF shares the fourth year and 1.5 BITCF shares the final and fifth year.

In order to participate, shareholders will receive further details by notifying us of the amount of shares they would like to exchange via email: info@bitcoincapitalcorp.com

The company reserves the right to close out this buyback offer on or before July 18 2017.

REVENUES anticipated in the second quarter.

The Company is pleased to announce that its first ICO, Altcoin (ALT) has generated substantial revenues. First Bitcoin earned 13,406.27953322 ALT tokens which is currently valued at approximately $300,000 today according to Coinmarketcap.com and should this value hold up at day’s end it will substantially increase the company’s digital cash reserves as well as contribute to net earnings.

NEW BLOCKCHAIN FOR COMMON SHARES

The Company also completed moving trading of its cryptoshares onto a new blockchain using a managed protocol. This is a significant move because it not only ends mining which resulted in unnecessary dilution but adds BIT as an independent cryptocurrency to the company’s coffers and potentially of tremendous value as an added asset. See: https://c-cex.com/?p=bitcf-btc

About The Company

First Bitcoin Capital Corp is engaged in developing digital currencies, proprietary Blockchain technologies, and the digital currency exchange- www.CoinQX.com. We see this step as a tremendous opportunity to create further shareholder value by leveraging management’s experience in developing and managing complex Blockchain technologies, developing new types of digital assets. Being the first publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain-centered company (with shares both traded in the US OTC Markets as [BITCF] and as [BIT] in crypto exchanges) we want to provide our shareholders with diversified exposure to digital cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. At this time the Company owns and operates more than the following digital assets under development:

www.CoinQX.com cryptocurrency exchange, registered with FINCEN.

www.altcoinmarketcap.com market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies with up and down voting by altcoin communities.

www.strain.ID cannabis strains genetic information depository on decentralized Blockchain.

www.iCoiNEWS.com real time cryptocurrency and bitcoin news site.

www.BITminer.cc providing mining pool management services.

www.2016coin.org online daily election coverage and home page for $PRES, $HILL, $GARY& $BURN -commemorative presidential election coins.

www.bitcannpay.com Open Loop merchant services for dispensaries.

List of most Omni protocol coins issued on the Bitcoin Blockchain and owned by the Company: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrS

Second OMNI wallet owned by CoinQX reflecting our airline mileage tokens issued: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1VuF26AgLyQ4tBoGzYTWRqtDG9zCB7QXe

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as may be disclosed in company’s filings. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, and governmental and public policy changes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release .Such forward-looking statements are risks that are detailed in the Company’s filings, which are on file at www.OTCMarkets.com.

Contact us via: info@bitcoincapitalcorp.com or

visit http://www.bitcoincapitalcorp.com

Follow us on Twitter.com for updates: https://twitter.com/First_Bitcoin

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SOURCE: First Bitcoin Capital Corp.

VANCOUVER,
BC / ACCESSWIRE / June 19, 2017 /
First Bitcoin Capital Corp (OTC: BITCF) and Simple Automated Money, Inc. (SAMCO) announced today that SAMCO will provide automated check-cashing kiosks through BITCF locations in Northern California. SAMCO’s Web-enabled automated check-cashing kiosks merge unique and exclusive check cashing capabilities to provide unbanked consumers with a fast and confidential check-cashing experience.

In a pilot test program, BITCF has ordered S.A.M. Kiosks to integrate Bitcoin ATM into self-service check cashing kiosks nationwide. BITCF is conducting the pilot test and studying customer acceptance of the check cashing kiosks with 3 units in Northern California. Company anticipates beginning a national rollout later in 2017. During the pilot, BITCF will offer discounted check-cashing services and will promote the new service through online advertising, in-store signs and special events … all aimed at consumers who use alternative check-cashing services.

Additionally, BITCF announced that development will begin to integrate Bitcoin buy/sell capabilities throughout a nationwide network of 85 SAMCO kiosks now in place and growing. Services the company plans to integrate will include BITCOIN ATM transactions, money orders and transfers as well as check cashing through touchscreen, bio-metric secure access.

BITCF is an exclusive distributor of SAMCO check-cashing kiosks in California for the medical cannabis dispensaries and is expanding to include other high traffic retail locations, such as C-Stores and supermarkets. It will offer competitive products and services allowing consumers to cash any type of check: government-issued, payroll, business and others. Studies have shown that offering check-cashing services on premises to be an effective method to increase store product sales.

According to FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) recent 2015 National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households, indicates that more than 7 percent of households in the United States were unbanked in 2015. This proportion represents approximately 9 million households. An additional 19.9 percent of U.S. households (24.5 million) were underbanked, meaning that the household had a checking or savings account but also obtained financial products and services outside of the banking system. By offering check cashing, BITCF’s ATM Division expects that Kiosk location owners will increase their customer base significantly.

Kiosk use is simple and fast: customers insert an ID card and check, validate their identity through on-board fingerprint technology. The S.A.M. Kiosk validates the information, verifies customer identity, performs an online check authorization and issues an approval or decline back to the consumer before dispensing cash.

“Self-service check cashing kiosks with integrated Bitcoin ATM capability is another innovation in the company’s history of defining convenience for customers,” said, Bitcoin president.

According to CoinRadar.com, as of 2017 there are only a total of 571 bitcoin ATMs in the entire US. Due to the low number of bitcoin ATM locations nationwide there is a huge demand from customers seeking to buy or sell bitcoins for cash. People seeking to use a bitcoin ATM are willing to drive across entire cities just to use one, so combining a check cashing self-service kiosk with a bitcoin ATM and placing kiosks in strategic high traffic retail locations is win-win for the vendors and consumers.

About SAMCO:

Simple Automated Money, Inc. is the leading provider of automated check-cashing kiosks in the United States. Actively involved in check-cashing since 1995, SAMCO has merged related but independent transaction processing systems into a simplified kiosk allowing customers fast and convenience access to their cash.

About First Bitcoin Capital Corp.

First Bitcoin Capital Corp is engaged in developing digital currencies, proprietary Blockchain technologies, and the digital currency exchange- www.CoinQX.com. We see this step as a tremendous opportunity to create further shareholder value by leveraging management’s experience in developing and managing complex Blockchain technologies, developing new types of digital assets. Being the first publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain-centered company (with shares both traded in the US OTC Markets as [BITCF] and as [BIT] in crypto exchanges) we want to provide our shareholders with diversified exposure to digital cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. At the current time, the Company owns and operates more than the following digital assets:

http://coinqx.com/ cryptocurrency exchange, registered with FINCEN.

http://strain.id/ cannabis strains genetic information depository on decentralized Blockchain

http://www.icoinews.com/ real time cryptocurrency and bitcoin news site.

http://bitminer.cc/ providing mining pool management services.

http://www.2016coin.org/ online daily election coverage and home page for $PRES, $HILL, $GARY& $BURN -commemorative presidential election coins.

http://bitcannpay.com/ Open Loop merchant services for dispensaries.

List of most Omni protocol coins issued on the Bitcoin Blockchain and owned by the Company:

http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrS

Second Omni wallet owned by CoinQX reflecting our airline mileage tokens issued:

http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1VuF26AgLyQ4tBoGzYTWRqtDG9zCB7QXe

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as may be disclosed in company’s filings. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, and governmental and public policy changes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release .Such forward-looking statements are risks that are detailed in the Company’s filings, which are on file at www.OTCMarkets.com.

Contact us via: info@bitcoincapitalcorp.com or visit http://www.bitcoincapitalcorp.com

SOURCE: First Bitcoin Capital Corp.

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / June 15, 2017 / FIRST BITCOIN CAPITAL CORP. (OTC PINK: BITCF) (“Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) would like to announce that the most prolific cryptographic creator of tokens on the Bitcoin Blockchain has resolved to move the ownership of its common shares now trading in the cryptocurrency markets onto the Bitcoin Blockchain and simultaneously reduce authorized shares from 21 billion back to 500,000,000. The reduction in authorized capital of First Bitcoin Capital Corp. does not reduce the number of shares currently issued and outstanding.

Crypto shareholders will be given two options; either to keep their mined shares or convert those shares to the new blockchain.

Those that convert to the new blockchain will own shares of BITCF, however, those that do not elect to move to the new blockchain will continue to hold BIT, which will then become a simple cryptocurrency with no relationship to the shares of company other than sharing the first portion of its name, “First Bitcoin.”

The transference of shares from BIT, on its unique, existing blockchain, to BITCF on the Bitcoin Blockchain will be conducted through BIT’s primary crypto-exchange, C-CEX.com, and will be automatic for all those who are holding their BIT at C-CEX. The new BITCF Crypto shares will then trade as BITCF so that it will be easier for the markets to understand that the crypto and traditional shares include the same rights, title, and interest.

Those who wish to continue to trade BIT as a mere cryptocurrency will be allowed to do so via BIT’s secondary exchange, Livecoin, but must remove their BIT from C-CEX on the deadline to be set soon. Deposits and withdraws will be allowed at C-CEX until the movement to the new blockchain has been implemented. The company plans to implement this blockchain move within two weeks.

The company has determined that moving to the Bitcoin Blockchain makes the management of issuing shares more efficient and less expensive so that there is no mining cost to the company or its shareholders in the form of dilution. It is a safer system and allows for issuing new shares in the future instead of pre-mining to reserve shares in the treasury, as was done mining BIT.

This move also creates a new asset for the coffers of BITCF so that all pre-mined 20 billion BIT will soon be available for liquidity, dividends, mergers, and acquisitions without any further dilution to BITCF, which heretofore was caused by daily mining of BIT. BITCF riding on the rails of Bitcoin using the Omni Layer Protocol will allow BITCF to easily pay dividends in the form of its other Omni layered coins such as ALT, XBU, XB, GARY, HILL, BURN, WEED, PRES, TESLA, etc., as well as the more popular MAID, OMNI, Tether (USTD), should we accumulate or acquire more of same.

Reduction in Authorized Capital

In preparing to move the small percentage of company shares held by miners from our own blockchain to the Bitcoin Blockchain the company resolved today to reduce authorized capital from 21,000,000,000 to 500,000,000 shares which will become effective upon completing this move within the next two weeks.

OTC Market’s Skull and Bones Designation

After the company’s SEC counsel provided and opined on the required disclosures to OTC Markets, the caveat emptor was removed so that the company has returned to its former status of a current alternative reporting company.

About the Company

First Bitcoin Capital Corp is engaged in developing digital currencies, proprietary Blockchain technologies, and the digital currency exchange – www.CoinQX.com. We see this step as a tremendous opportunity to create further shareholder value by leveraging management’s experience in developing and managing complex Blockchain technologies, developing new types of digital assets. Being the first publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain-centered company (with shares both traded in the US OTC Markets as [BITCF] and as [BIT] in crypto exchanges), we want to provide our shareholders with diversified exposure to digital cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. At this time, the Company owns and operates more than the following digital assets under development:

www.CoinQX.com cryptocurrency exchange, registered with FINCEN.
www.altcoinmarketcap.com market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies with up and down voting by altcoin communities.
www.strain.ID cannabis strains genetic information depository on decentralized Blockchain.
www.iCoiNEWS.com real time cryptocurrency and Bitcoin news site.
www.BITminer.cc providing mining pool management services.
www.2016coin.org online daily election coverage and home page for $PRES, $HILL, $GARY& $BURN – commemorative presidential election coins.
www.bitcannpay.com Open Loop merchant services for dispensaries.

List of most Omni protocol coins issued on the Bitcoin Blockchain and owned by the Company: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrS

Second Omni wallet owned by CoinQX reflecting our airline mileage tokens issued: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1VuF26AgLyQ4tBoGzYTWRqtDG9zCB7QXe

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as may be disclosed in company’s filings. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, and governmental and public policy changes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release. Such forward-looking statements are risks that are detailed in the Company’s filings, which are on file at www.OTCMarkets.com.

Contact us via: info@bitcoincapitalcorp.com or visit http://www.bitcoincapitalcorp.com.

SOURCE: First Bitcoin Capital Corp.


VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / June 9, 2017 /
FIRST BITCOIN CAPITAL CORP. (OTC PINK: BITCF) (“Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) launched its second Initial Coin Offering (ICO).

The Company foresaw and announced a major shift coming that would overnight witness the emergences of altcoins surpassing Bitcoin in overall market cap which prediction quickly came to pass.

In order to capitalize on the pending shift, the Company wasted no time in launching its first ICO choosing a name to capture the maximum exposure to this emerging trend calling it “Altcoin” bearing the symbol “ALT.” In conjunction with its first ICO (also sometimes known as ITO for Initial Token Offering), the company launched in beta www.AltCoinMarketCap.com as a new, potential income source that allows up and down voting on all cryptocurrencies and has already launched www.AltCoinMarketCap.info as a secondary website where quotes can be compared against hundreds of crypto and fiat currency combinations.

Many of the Crypto Coin speculators that acquired ALT using Tether (USDT) as the medium of exchange in that ICO have already banked substantial profits when selling in the secondary market. Early participants that automatically received approximately 1.25 ALT for each USDT sent to the company’s Omni wallet either already resold for profits as much as 1000% or are enjoying paper profits of similar magnitude.

The purpose of our second ICO, the coin named WEED, is to provide a new cryptocurrency as a tool for the bourgeoning cannabis industries to have an alternative payment option to offer their clients. While several similarly named currencies have emerged, such as POTCOIN, we believe that WEED will soon supersede its competition in popularity.

In order to purchase and support WEED anyone that sends 1 President Johnson coin ($GARY) to the Company’s Omni Layer Bitcoin Wallet will receive 1 WEED coin into their Omni Wallet via 1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrS

In order to insure receipt of the WEED coin upon transferring GARY to the company’s address, be sure to use your own personal Omni Wallet address and not an exchange provided wallet as they may not be prepared to credit those WEED tokens to the sender’s account. Upon 6 confirmations, the WEED coins will safely arrive in your personal Omni Wallet. This process is fully automated and requires no manual processing by the issuer of WEED.

In order to participate, kindly see further details at: https://www.omniwallet.org/assets/details/191

There is an early bird bonus of 20% which reduces to 15% the second week, 10% the third week, 5% the fourth and final week, when the ICO closes. A bonus of 5% of all coins sold will belong to The Company while the 95% will be held by the public. It is rare to find an ICO that doesn’t amass a greater percentage to the issuers and organizers.

Management expects to have WEED coin listed on several exchanges in the immediate future, including its subsidiary, COINQX.com so that those unable to send GARY to acquire WEED may also participate and so that secondary trading may ensue.

WEED coin utilizes the same Bitcoin Blockchain, Omni protocols as our recently launched ALTCOIN (ALT), which is now trading on 4 exchanges under the symbol ALT on OmniDEX, CoinQX , Cryptopia, and C-CEX exchange.

We chose President (GARY) Johnson coin as a medium of exchange for speculators to acquire WEED since it is named after the highest government official to first call for legalization and enjoys a large market cap, trades on 3 exchanges, OMNIDEX, COINQX and C-CEX which also temporarily gives GARY (another coin that we issued) an additional new usage value.

“WEED commemorates the global legalization of marijuana and is the next paradigm of money for all things cannabis” and additional information about it will be made available in the future via http://weedcurrency.com

About the Company

First Bitcoin Capital Corp is engaged in developing digital currencies, proprietary Blockchain technologies, and the digital currency exchange- www.CoinQX.com. We see this step as a tremendous opportunity to create further shareholder value by leveraging management’s experience in developing and managing complex Blockchain technologies, developing new types of digital assets. Being the first publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain-centered company (with shares both traded in the US OTC Markets as [BITCF] and as [BIT] in crypto exchanges) we want to provide our shareholders with diversified exposure to digital cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. At this time the Company owns and operates more than the following digital assets under development:

www.CoinQX.com cryptocurrency exchange, registered with FINCEN.

www.strain.ID cannabis strains genetic information depository on decentralized Blockchain

www.iCoiNEWS.com real time cryptocurrency and bitcoin news site.

www.BITminer.cc providing mining pool management services.

www.2016coin.org online daily election coverage and home page for $PRES, $HILL, $GARY& $BURN -commemorative presidential election coins.

www.bitcannpay.com Open Loop merchant services for dispensaries.

List of most Omni protocol coins issued on the Bitcoin Blockchain and owned by the Company: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrS

Second Omni wallet owned by CoinQX reflecting our airline mileage tokens issued: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1VuF26AgLyQ4tBoGzYTWRqtDG9zCB7QXe

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as may be disclosed in company’s filings. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, and governmental and public policy changes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release. Such forward-looking statements are risks that are detailed in the Company’s filings, which are on file at www.OTCMarkets.com.

Contact us via: info@bitcoincapitalcorp.com or visit http://www.bitcoincapitalcorp.com

SOURCE: First Bitcoin Capital Corp.

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / May 5, 2017 / First Bitcoin Capital Corp. (OTC PINK: BITCF):

Hon. Michael S. Piwowar, Acting Chairman
Hon. Kara M. Stein, Commissioner
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549

May 4. 2017

Re: File No. SR-BatsBZX-2016-30

Dear Commissioners Piwowar and Stein,

We, First Bitcoin Capital Corp respectfully submit this letter in support of the Proposed Rule Change to Bats-BZX Rule 14.11(e)(4), and more generally, in support of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s consideration of the underlying request to create a publicly traded Exchange Traded Fund for the commodity of Bitcoin.

As the leading public company in the Bitcoin space, we would like to present our conclusive research for your kind consideration.

Based on this research, the primary way that the SEC protects the public is through requiring adequate and accurate disclosures. In this regard, it appears that COIN has overwhelmingly met those requirements and the SEC has not raised the adequacy and/or accuracy of the COIN disclosures as an issue. On the other hand, the concern about the lack of regulation is covered thereby giving potential speculators and investors this knowledge to fulfill the logic behind the SEC’s adequate and accurate disclosure requirements.

The SEC revealed that it fears the ability (presumably of some billionaire) to manipulate Bitcoin as a commodity, yet that would likely be more difficult to accomplish than the Hunt Brothers achieved in their attempt to monopolize silver.

The significant supply and demand and diversity of market factors driving BTC would easily make such a feat nearly, if not, impossible.

Imagine trying to move in and out of 300 markets worldwide needing to wield hundreds of millions of dollars to have any influence and to what avail? So, say some currency manipulator like Soros tried this, he could just as easily lose his shirt and how long could he sustain such an operation? Apparently, it would be in an effort to buy and sell shares of the EFT named COIN for a profit. If the manipulator were successful in controlling BTC in the markets, there would be no need to utilize the EFT to achieve that goal.

Recent history has already given us a clear view of how COIN would look and trade in a similar entity trading as Global Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) on the OTCQX found at http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/GBTC/quote where today’s price movements on a smaller scale reflected the substantial increases in BTC’s rising price and volume.

Consider for example that $959,301,000 worth of BTC has traded in the past 24 hours (at the time of writing this) according to http://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/bitcoin/ and this covers dozens of exchanges around the world trading in at least 300 fiat and cryptocurrencies that charge fees. It does not include those exchanges that are commission free, nor those that have not provided their API to coinmarketcap.com.

Another aspect that makes Bitcoin less susceptible to manipulation is the fact that each transference from wallet to wallet of Bitcoin can be seen on an open public ledger known as a blockchain.

The example of the Hunt Brothers is relevant because worldwide silver daily trading volume is similar in size to Bitcoin, and was mostly an unregulated commodity decades ago- similar to Bitcoin today.

Governments around the world are beginning to regulate trading of Bitcoin, for example, Japan began regulating BTC last month. The New York banking authority began regulating bitcoin exchanges and FINCEN requires registration for Bitcoin exchanges in the USA.

Gemini, a regulated exchange affiliated with COIN through their founders, the Winklevoss Twins, accounts for a very small amount of Bitcoin trading and would not be a good vehicle for manipulation as inexplicably envisioned by the SEC.

Imagine if the conclusion were made that due to the Hunt Brothers attempt to corner the silver market that silver could not be the basis of a commodity based Exchange Traded Fund?

Similar arguments could be made for the EtherIndex Ether Trust first filed in July 2016, seeking to launch an ETF backed by a cache of ethers on the NYSE Arca exchange as well as any other leading altcoins that would enter into an EFT.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Respectfully submitted,

Simon Rubin, Chairman of the Board
FIRST BITCOIN CAPITAL CORP.

SOURCE: First Bitcoin Capital Corp.

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / May 3, 2017 / CoinQx Exchange LIMITED, a wholly owned subsidiary of FIRST BITCOIN CAPITAL CORP (OTC:BITCF or “Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) through its CEO filed for patent protection this week in order to move trillions of travel points into the cryptocurrency world.

  • The reward points business for the travel industry alone is so staggering in size that according to (Maritz)

$48 Billion worth of points and airline miles are classified as unredeemed.

Already trillions of reward points have been issued and redeemed worldwide for all industries.

In order to capitalize on this booming industry, our CEO, Greg Rubin, an inventor with several patents approved by the USPTO has filed on our behalf a provisional patent that is designed to grant protection from competitors placing rewards points on a blockchain.

We have already issued billions of rewards points on the bitcoin blockchain to be redeemed by the future clients of a new travel agency that First Bitcoin is rolling out this month via www.BitClassTravel.com

What makes our reward points unique is that they can be bought and sold in cryptocurrency markets. We anticipate that our competitors will find their travel agencies accepting our rewards tokens to compete. A secondary market could emerge for this new form of reward points as digital currencies. Complete details of the usages and crypto miles issued will soon be found at http://AIRmilesQX.com

In addition to being the first public in the blockchain space, First Bitcoin has distinguished itself as a crypto leader capable of moving at lightning speed to roll out new endeavors so much so that our crypto reward tokens are already tradeable as altcoins on the OMNIDEX against some of the leading cryptocurrencies such as Tether, MaidSafeCoin, Omni, including all altcoins our subsidiary has issued on the Bitcoin Blockchain, to date. Many of these new mileage coins will be tradeable on our subsidiary cryptocurrency exchange, CoinQX.com, against more than 100 crypto and fiat currencies, including Bitcoin.

A complete list and details of these reward tokens for airline miles will be released in an upcoming news release covering 100 of the largest airlines and top hotel chains.

AIRmilesQX will change forever frequent travel loyalty programs.

Many airlines offer frequent-flyer loyalty programs to encourage customers to accumulate “miles” which airline customers can redeem to purchase air travel or other rewards. Points, or miles earned though those programs are based on complex rules, like class of fare, distance, season or the amount paid. There are also many other ways to earn points. For example, credit card issuers partner with airlines and award loyalty points or miles based on customer’s credit card usage. Points can be redeemed for air travel, ticket upgrades, booking hotels, car rentals, magazine subscriptions etc.

Frequent-flyer program points are in essence a type of virtual currency, but unfortunately it was a one way process –people could purchase points with national currencies, but were not able to exchange back into those currencies.

Airline miles programs go back to the early 70’s when United Airlines began to reward loyal customers with points that could be accumulated and later could be used to pay for air travel. Their programs have evolved over the last 20 years, but it is not easy to use those programs.When travelers actually try to book a flight, they encounter major hurdles, like-blackout dates (days when award seats are limited or unavailable). Every airline program has its own policies, procedures, restrictions, etc. Also airlines and credit card issuers are constantly changing the rules and policies. Several Airlines, for example, recently increased the minimum number of miles needed to book some of their flights.

Research published by COLLOQUY, a leading provider of loyalty marketing research in 2015 indicates that U.S. consumers hold 3.3 billion memberships in customer loyalty programs, a 26% increase over the number of memberships reported in COLLOQUY’s prior census study in 2013. The 2015 Census shows that specialty store loyalty memberships now total 434 million, exceeding airline frequent flyer memberships (356 million) for the first time, placing second only to credit card reward programs, which account for 578 million memberships.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, year over year air travel increased by 5.5% from 2015 to 2016. COLLOQUY survey found that a little more than half of Americans – 55% – have taken a flight for business or leisure purposes in the past two years. And three-fourths of respondents, 75%, said their most recent flight was within the past six months. Another noteworthy statistic is that 60% of frequent traveler miles issued today are not earned but instead purchased.

Points accumulating in loyalty programs globally are considered by some as real currencies with increasing value that have attracted the attention of criminals, per Barry Kirk, vice president of Loyalty Solutions for Maritz Motivation Solutions. In the US alone, 3.3 billion loyalty program memberships have stored points and miles worth an estimated $48 billion, according to the Gartner Group.

BLOCKCHAIN will CHANGE customer loyalty programs forever by giving more control to rewards owners and reducing fraud through the transparency of blockchain technologies. First Bitcoin Capital Corp trading on the OTC Markets as BITCF has developed a unique Blockchain based airline miles platform, allowing people to buy/exchange/trade/transfer miles without any restrictions, blackout days or other cumbersome rules that airlines impose on their programs.

The following statistics may be of interest to our loyal shareholders:

2016 Travel Loyalty Statistics

  • $48 billion worth of points and airline miles are unredeemed (Maritz)
  • 75% of travelers are willing to share personal information, such as gender, age and email address, in exchange for tailored promotions, coupons, priority service or loyalty points (Zebra
    Technologies
    )
  • 46% of loyalty program members said they like the ability to earn points on everyday spending with their airline loyalty program (Collinson
    Latitude
    )
  • 47% of loyalty program members said they like the ability to earn points on everyday spending with their hotel loyalty program (Collinson
    Latitude
    )
  • 29% of men have used an airline rewards program in the last three months vs. 20% of women (Vantiv)
  • 75% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it allowed easy itinerary adjustments (Colloquy)
  • 83% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it were easy to use (Colloquy)
  • 69% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it allows for paying all travel expenses with loyalty points (Colloquy)
  • 59% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it had a mobile app (Colloquy)
  • Nearly 40% of “digital native” Millennials rely on mobile apps to track and redeem their rewards, while across all age groups, the use of plastic membership cards dropped by 4% during 2016 (Excentus)
  • 69% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it provides info about planned travel destinations (Colloquy)
  • 64% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it kept track of travel preferences (Colloquy)
  • 56% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it provided personalized travel recommendations (Colloquy)
  • 53% of U.S. consumers would be open to using a site operated by a loyalty program if it offered customization of in-flight amenities (Colloquy)
  • 76% of business travelers said they would extend their business trips for leisure if their hotels offered discounts for additional nights or the chance to have a friend or family member join at a discounted rate (Colloquy)
  • 92% of business travelers cited that ease of redemption would get their attention, 84% cited convenience of schedule holding appeal and 73% cited ability to personalize in-flight services (Colloquy)
  • 81% of business travelers cited a higher level of service as having an impact on their evaluation of a loyalty program (Colloquy)
  • 19% of consumers would skip their plans if they were to encounter added charges when booking with loyalty points (Colloquy)
  • 40% of passengers picked their airport based on the airport loyalty program (ICLP)
  • When choosing an airport, Generation X (44%) and Millennials (41%) are much more influenced by airport loyalty programs than Baby Boomers (31%) (ICLP)
  • 80% of U.S. airline loyalty program members are inactive (Skift)
  • 61% of travelers look for loyalty programs with a broad spectrum of rewards (Collinson Latitude)
  • Major hotel chains increased loyalty program members in 2015 by 13.1% compared with 2014 (Skift)
  • 71% of travelers think the value of a loyalty program decreases if it offers a limited range of rewards (Collinson
    Latitude
    )
  • 77% of travel loyalty program members continued to spend with a brand and earn further points following a redemption on non-core inventory, compared to just 71% who redeemed on flights and hotels alone (Collinson Latitude)
  • 42% of travelers believe that loyalty programs offering only core inventory rewards are “dated and old-fashioned” (Collinson Latitude)
  • 40% of travel loyalty program members would tell friends and family about a program following a positive redemption experience (Collinson Latitude)
  • 33% of travel loyalty program members would actively encourage family & friends to join the program following a positive redemption experience (Collinson Latitude)
  • 48% of Millennials report loyalty programs are important when booking flights and 51% say they use them when booking hotels (Diamond Resorts)
  • 39% of Millennials agree: “I don’t think it’s worthwhile to sign up for loyalty programs” (ADARA)
  • 68% of Millennials will remain loyal to a program that offers them the most rewards (Internet
    Marketing
    )
  • 75% of Millennials will remain loyal to a hotel brand even if they lost all reward points (Internet
    Marketing
    )
  • 41% of Millennials joined a travel loyalty program because it was easy to use (Internet
    Marketing
    )
  • Top hotels in terms of customer satisfaction: Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt (ACSI)
  • Top hotel loyalty programs based on customer satisfaction: Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards, IHG Rewards Club (JD Power)
  • 83% of highly satisfied hotel loyalty program members say they “definitely will” recommend the brand (JD Power)
  • 77% of hotel loyalty program members say their program is equally as valuable as it was in 2015; 11% say their program is less valuable than the year before (JD Power)
  • 40% of customers choose hotel loyalty programs based on convenience of locations (JD Power)
  • 55% of the affluent middle class hold frequent flyer memberships, down from 65% in 2014 (Collinson Group)
  • InterContinental Hotels Group’s IHG Rewards Club is the world’s largest hotel loyalty program with more than 92 million members as of December 31, 2015 (Skift)

About the company:

First Bitcoin Capital is engaged in developing digital currencies, proprietary Blockchain technologies, and the digital currency exchange- www.CoinQX.com. We see this step as a tremendous opportunity to create further shareholder value by leveraging management’s experience in developing and managing complex Blockchain technologies, developing new types of digital assets. Being the first publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain-centered company (with shares both traded in the US OTC Markets as [BITCF] and as [BIT] in crypto exchanges) we want to provide our shareholders with diversified exposure to digital cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. At this time the Company owns and operates more than the following digital assets.

www.CoinQX.com cryptocurrency exchange, registered with FINCEN.

www.strain.ID cannabis strains genetic information depository on decentralized Blockchain

www.iCoiNEWS.com real time cryptocurrency and bitcoin news site.

www.BITminer.cc providing mining pool management services.

www.2016coin.org online daily election coverage and home page for $PRES, $HILL, $GARY& $BURN -commemorative presidential election coins.

www.bitcannpay.com Open Loop merchant services for dispensaries.

List of most Omni protocol coins issued on the Bitcoin Blockchain and owned by the Company: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrS

Second Omni wallet owned by CoinQX reflecting our airline mileage tokens issued: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1VuF26AgLyQ4tBoGzYTWRqtDG9zCB7QXe

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as may be disclosed in company’s filings. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, and governmental and public policy changes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release. Such forward-looking statements are risks that are detailed in the Company’s filings, which are on file at www.OTCMarkets.com.

Contact us via: info@bitcoincapitalcorp.com or visit http://www.bitcoincapitalcorp.com

SOURCE: First Bitcoin Capital Corp.

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / May 1, 2017 / First Bitcoin Capital Corp. (OTC PINK: BITCF) finalized its first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) yesterday at 8PM Eastern Standard Time.

Five weeks ago First Bitcoin Capital foretold that a major shift was forthcoming that will overnight witness the emergence of altcoins surpassing Bitcoin in overall market cap. Those prophetic words are fast approaching realization.

In order to capitalize on the pending shift, the Company wasted no time in launching its first ICO choosing a name to capture the maximum exposure to this emerging trend calling it “ALTcoin” bearing the symbol “ALT.” In conjunction with this now finalized ICO (also sometimes known as ITO for Initial Token Offering), the company is close to launching AltCoinMarketCap.com as a new, potential income source.

Crypto Coin speculators acquired 134,062.79533219 ALT (including the 10% earned by BITCF) using Tether (USDT) as the medium of exchange. During the first week early participants automatically received approximately 1.25 ALT for each USDT sent to the company’s Omni wallet, Bitcoin address: 1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrS

This process was fully automated and required no manual processing by the issuer of ALT. With the ICO completed, any USDT now sent to the above address will not result in ALT to the sender’s wallet. Please do not send USDT to the above address unless you wish to make it a donation to BITCF.

Historical details of the ALT ICO can be found at: https://www.omniwallet.org/assets/details/149

The early bird bonus of 25% was reduced to 20% the second week, 15% the third week, 10% the fourth week and 5% the final, fifth week, when the ICO closed yesterday. A bonus of approximately 10% of all coins created and purchased belong to The Company while approximately 90% are held by the public. It is rare to find an ICO that doesn’t amass a greater percentage to the issuers and organizers.

Before the Altcoin (ALT) ICO completed it was listed on several exchanges, including the Company’s subsidiary, COINQX.com so that those that were unable to send USDT to acquire ALT were able to participate in secondary trading. Some of those that bought through the USDT for ALT process already resold their ALT for a profit.

Amongst the vast majority of thousands of altcoins trading in the crypto markets, Altcoin (ALT) stands out as one of the scarcest in quantity of coins issued and issuable with a maximum of 134,062.79533219 ALT. One of the reasons that Bitcoin is so popular is due to its scarcity with a maximum mineable and outstanding to be 21,000,000 coins. The scarcity of ALT may or may not bode well for its future market cap valuations where it can already be found on www.coinmarketcap.com, the main competitor to the Company’s www.altcoinmarketcap.com where owners of ALT will be able to pay in ALTCOINs for advertising their goods and services.

The Company is developing AltcoinMarketCap.com information website to be the go to place for all thing crypto including breaking news as well as a venue for cryptocurrency critics to up and down vote thousands of altcoins.

ALT utilizes the same Omni protocols as our recently launched Bitcoin Unlimited Futures, which is now trading on 3 exchanges under the symbols XBU on OmniDEX and CoinQX and as XB on C-C ex.

“We chose USDT as a medium of exchange for speculators to acquire ALT since it is the most actively traded Omni asset with tens of millions of coins in daily volume, trading in 11 currencies on Poloniex, as well as many other major and minor exchanges such as our own CoinQX.com.”

The Company is considering utilizing MaidSafeCoin since it is amongst the top 10 altcoins and also is a part of the Omni Layer -for its next ICO – which it is in the process of launching.

The completion of the ALT ICO witnessed upward movement in price per coin and volume in trading on C-Cex.com were the most activity to date has occurred in the secondary markets. ALT also trades on the Cryptopia, OMNIDEX and CoinQX.com exchanges.

About the company:

First Bitcoin Capital is engaged in developing digital currencies, proprietary Blockchain technologies, and the digital currency exchange- www.CoinQX.com. We see this step as a tremendous opportunity to create further shareholder value by leveraging management’s experience in developing and managing complex Blockchain technologies, developing new types of digital assets. Being the first publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain-centered company (with shares both traded in the US OTC Markets as [BITCF] and as [BIT] in crypto exchanges) we want to provide our shareholders with diversified exposure to digital cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. At this time the Company owns and operates the following digital assets.

www.CoinQX.com cryptocurrency exchange, registered with FINCEN.
www.iCoiNEWS.com real time cryptocurrency and bitcoin news site.
www.BITminer.cc providing mining pool management services.
www.2016coin.org online daily election coverage and home page for $PRES, $HILL, $GARY& $BURN -commemorative presidential election coins.
www.bitcannpay.com Open Loop merchant services for dispensaries.
List of Omni protocol coins issued on the Bitcoin Blockchain owned by the Company: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrS

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as may be disclosed in company’s filings. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, and governmental and public policy changes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release. Such forward-looking statements are risks that are detailed in the Company’s filings, which are on file at www.OTCMarkets.com.

Contact us via: info@bitcoincapitalcorp.com or visit http://www.bitcoincapitalcorp.com

SOURCE: First Bitcoin Capital Corp.

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / April 26, 2017 / CoinQx Exchange LIMITED, a wholly owned subsidiary of FIRST BITCOIN CAPITAL CORP (OTC PINK: BITCF or “Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) is the world’s first underwriter of Initial Coin Offerings.

The emerging proliferation of altcoins is rife with unverifiable ICOs which some say could result in the next South Seas Company Bubble not unlike that of the 16
th Century that resulted in Great Britain enacting the Bubble Act. What makes cryptocurrencies unlike that bubble is that cryptocurrencies have a new type of value and usage unknown to the 1700s. Comparisons were early made of Bitcoin to the Tulip frenzy of 15th Century Holland which turned out to be unfounded as well. Undoubtedly there will be many bubbles popping in most altcoins along the path to weeding out the fly-by-nights and perhaps a final bubble like that of the Internet when the stock market boom peaked on March 10 2000.

This has presented First Bitcoin Capital with a unique opportunity to act as an underwriter of ICOs which will make us also a gatekeeper to weed out undesirable coin offerings.

We envision that by acting as underwriter it will help differentiate the fly-by-night operators so that many potential speculators will avoid those that do not pass through our due diligence gateway.

We believe that we are uniquely suited for this endeavor in as much as being a transparent public company; filing reports with OTC Markets; the trading of our shares regulated by FINRA; our CoinQx exchange registered with FINCEN; experienced in peer-to-peer cryptocurrency creation; having launched our own ICO; as well as the first pubco dedicated to this space.

We are currently negotiating several underwritings including “Bonanza” now being offered as symbol “XZA” which has undergone our due diligence process sufficient to have agreed to act as best efforts underwriter at this point.

As another way to ferret out the less credible coin offerings that are already trading on cryptocurrency exchanges our www.altcoinmarket.com web site (under development) will give the altcoin community access to up and down vote all altcoins covered therein.

There also lacks conformity in this new space, therefore, First Bitcoin Capital Corp is in the process of developing systems like FINRA and CUSIP developed for identifiers including numbering and symbols generation yet to be placed on an open source blockchain.

Another aspect of peer to peer coins that makes it unlike the South Seas Company Bubble is the emergence of Decentralized Autonomous States and Organizations (DAS or DAO) brining the world into a previously unknown legal structure opening new horizons. What makes this brave new world like the South Seas Bubble is the rampant speculation in new ICOs that may also similarly be seen as gambling.

Wikipedia defines a DAO as follows:

A decentralized autonomous
organization
(DAO), sometimes labeled a decentralized
autonomous corporation
(DAC), is an organization that is run through rules encoded as computer programs called smart contracts.A DAO’s financial transaction record and program rules are maintained on a
blockchain. There are several examples of this business model. The precise legal status of this type of business organization is unclear.

The best-known example was The DAO, a DAO for venture capital funding, which was launched with $150 million in crowdfunding in June 2016 and was immediately hacked and drained of US$50 million in cryptocurrency.

Background

Decentralized autonomous organizations have been seen by some as difficult to describe. Nevertheless, the conceptual essence of a decentralized autonomous organization has been typified as the ability of blockchain technology to provide a secure digital ledger that tracks financial interactions across the internet, hardened against forgery by trusted timestamping and by dissemination of a distributed database. This approach eliminates the need to involve a bilaterally accepted trusted third party in a financial transaction, thus simplifying the sequence.
[2]The costs of a blockchain enabled transaction and of making available the associated data may be substantially lessened by the elimination of both the trusted third party and of the need for repetitious recording of contract exchanges in different records: for example, the blockchain data could in principle, if regulatory structures permitted, replace public documents such as deeds and titles. In theory, a blockchain approach allows multiple cloud computing users to enter a loosely coupled peer-to-peer smart contract collaboration.

Buterin proposed that after a DAO was launched, it might be organized to run without human managerial interactivity, provided the smart contracts were supported by a Turing complete platform. Ethereum, built on a blockchain and launched in 2015, has been described as meeting that Turing threshold, thus enabling DAOs. Decentralized autonomous organizations aim to be open platforms where individuals control their identities and their personal data.

Examples

Examples of DAOs are Dash, The DAO and Digix.io.[12] A value token called DigixDAO finished its crowdfunding campaign and the token began trading on exchanges on 28 April 2016.

Issues

Social

Shareholder participation in DAOs can be problematic. For example, BitShares has seen a lack of voting participation, because it takes time and energy to consider proposals.

Legal liability

The precise legal status of this type of business organization is unclear;some similar approaches have been regarded by the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission
as illegal offers of unregistered securities.Although unclear, a DAO may functionally be a corporation without legal status as a corporation: a general partnership.This means potentially unlimited legal liability for participants, even if the smart contract code or the DAO’s promoters say otherwise.Known participants, or those at the interface between a DAO and regulated financial systems, may be targets for regulatory enforcement or civil actions.

Security

The code of a given DAO will be difficult to alter once the system is up and running, including bug fixes that would be trivial in centralised code. Corrections for a DAO would require writing new code and agreement to migrate all the funds. Although the code is visible to all, it is hard to repair, thus leaving known security holes open to exploitation unless a moratorium is called to enable bug fixing.

In 2016, a specific DAO, The DAO, set a record for the largest crowdfunding campaign to date. However, researchers pointed out multiple issues in the code of The DAO. The operational procedure for The DAO allows investors to withdraw at will any money that has not yet been committed to a project; the funds could thus deplete quickly. Although safeguards aim to prevent gaming the voting of shareholders to win investments, there were a “number of security vulnerabilities”. These enabled an attempted large withdrawal of funds from The DAO that was initiated in mid-June 2016. However, after much debate, on the 20th July 2016, the Ethereum community arrived at a consensus decision to hard fork the Ethereum blockchain to bailout the original contract and thus $ETC was a result.

First Bitcoin Capital Corp is planning to launch a series of DAOs in 2017.


The Company continues to actively offer AltCoin (ALT), its first ICO as it
approaches completion via
http://www.altcoinmarketcap.com

We are proud to report that ALT is now listed on 4 exchanges including CCEX.com, Cryptopia, OMNIDEX, and our own CoinQX.com. Altcoin (symbol ALT) was added to our competitor’s website today, coinmarketcap.com. We have also listed the recently launched 6 (see list below) indicative Bitcoin hard fork outcomes for speculators to predict the successful one(s) on www.CoinQX.com as well as adding “Bond.”

BITCOIN UNLIMITED FUTURES (XBU and XB)

BCOIN FUTURES (BCN)

BITCOIN PLASMA FUTURES (BPL)

BITCOIN PURSE FUTURES (BPU)

BITCOIN CLASSIC FUTURES (XBC)

BITCOIN XT FUTURES (BXT).

About the company:

First Bitcoin Capital is engaged in developing digital currencies, proprietary Blockchain technologies, and the digital currency exchange- www.CoinQX.com. We see this step as a tremendous opportunity to create further shareholder value by leveraging management’s experience in developing and managing complex Blockchain technologies, developing new types of digital assets. Being the first publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain-centered company (with shares both traded in the US OTC Markets as [BITCF] and as [BIT] in crypto exchanges) we want to provide our shareholders with diversified exposure to digital cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. At this time the Company owns and operates more than the following digital assets.

www.CoinQX.com cryptocurrency exchange, registered with FINCEN.

www.strain.ID cannabis strains genetic information depository on decentralized Blockchain

www.iCoiNEWS.com real time cryptocurrency and bitcoin news site.

www.BITminer.cc providing mining pool management services.

www.2016coin.org online daily election coverage and home page for $PRES, $HILL, $GARY& $BURN -commemorative presidential election coins.

www.bitcannpay.com Open Loop merchant services for dispensaries.

List of Omni protocol coins issued on the Bitcoin Blockchain owned by the Company: http://omnichest.info/lookupadd.aspx?address=1FwADyEvdvaLNxjN1v3q6tNJCgHEBuABrS

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as may be disclosed in company’s filings. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, and governmental and public policy changes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release .Such forward-looking statements are risks that are detailed in the Company’s filings, which are on file at www.OTCMarkets.com.

Contact us via: info@bitcoincapitalcorp.com or visit http://www.bitcoincapitalcorp.com

SOURCE: First Bitcoin Capital Corp.

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