Venezuelans Use Cryptocurrency to Deal with Inflation

Valiu [a cryptocurrency app] uses pesos to buy cryptocurrency that it then sells on LocalBitcoins, a global peer-to-peer site for trading tokens in local currencies.
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“When the power is out in Venezuela, when internet service is down,… [a cryptocurrency app]… has a huge impact on how long it takes to send a remittance to one’s family,” said Toro, who quit working as a university security guard because his monthly salary could not even pay for a day’s groceries.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/22/with-venezuelas-economy-in-crisis-cryptocurrency-fills-the-gaps

Cryptocurrency is Used at Retailers in Africa

Brick-and-mortar stores in Africa can accept cryptocurrency.

The introduction of bitcoin to Pick n Pay's stores is likely to have a significant impact on the broader bitcoin payments landscape in South Africa.

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/south-african-retail-giant-pick-n-pay-now-accepts-bitcoin-payments-at-all-locations

Cryptocurrency is Helping Lebanon Deal with Inflation

Lebanese buy groceries with USDT and mine crypto, as their country’s financial system has collapsed.

https://www.binance.com/en/square/post/44938

…stablecoins are used as an interim measure, offering easy access to dollar, serving as a stepping stone amid the crisis.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/digital-assets/2024/02/02/lebanons-economic-rebirth-through-bitcoin/?sh=6b62e50a73fa

Why Does Clicking on a Norton Link for Power Eraser Take You to a Bootable Recovery Option?

Problem scenario
You got an error message about needing Norton Power Eraser (and that a common reason for installation failure of Norton is an infected computer). You clicked on the link and got a message about a boot recovery application with an .iso file. What should you do as it does not seem to match?

Solution
Ignore the link in the Norton app. To get Norton Power Eraser, you can go to Norton's site.

Once you have the application open on your desktop, you may want to go to "Settings" to include the Rootkit scan before you start the scanning process.

Is There a Non-custodial Exchange That Supports Trezor Holding Arbitrum?

Problem scenario
Is there a non-custodial exchange that allows you to exchange Arbitrum coins with a Trezor wallet?

Solution
Yes. There are at least three: stealthex.io, Exchang.io and changenow.io.

Warning: Trezor does not natively support Arbitrum. Therefore you would have to import your wallet to something like MetaMask. You would have to give another party your recovery seed. You may not want to use Arbitrum with Trezor if you do not want to give your recovery seed to someone else (e.g., a software wallet application).

Is There a Non-custodial Exchange That Supports Trezor?

Problem scenario
Uniswap, Sushiswap, DyDX do not support Trezor. Is there a non-custodial exchange that integrates with Trezor?

Solution
Yes, Changelly, Exchang.io, stealthex.io and changenow.io.
Non-custodial exchanges require you to send the cryptocurrency to an exchange (as a deposit). The new coins will then be deposited.

What Do You Do if Norton 360 Does Not Open?

Problem scenario
You double click on Norton 360, and it does not launch. What should you do?

Possible solution #1
Update Norton 360 by downloading it and using the download manager to upgrade your installation.

Possible solution #2
Remove Norton 360 with Norton Remove and Uninstall Tool:
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v60392881
The uninstallation process can take 20 to 25 minutes.

Will You Ever Be Able to Get ARB Sent to Your Wallet’s Ethereum Address?

One of the following apply to you:

Problem scenario #1
You sent ARB to an Ethereum address of you wallet. You cannot find it on the wallet. What should you do?

Problem scenario #2 (a more generic problem)
If you sent coins to an ethereum-based address of a Trezor wallet, but you are not using Metamask for those coins, can you create a new MetaMask wallet or do you need to import an existing wallet to get those coins?

Problem scenario #3
You want to know if you sent coins to a Trezor wallet that are not natively supported, are the coins lost? The wallet supported the blockchain type (e.g., ethereum).

Solution
You may need to import your wallet into MetaMask or a third party wallet (e.g., with the recovery seed). For ethereum-based cryptocurrencies, Trezor can give you an [ethereum] address. To view your balance of Arbitrum, you would need to import your wallet into MetaMask or a third party wallet. It is not the end of the world if you already sent ARB to an ethereum-based address without registering it with an ARB balance, but you would have to input your recovery key into a software wallet. After that you need to send a new amount of Arbitrum (regardless of how much as long as it is more than zero coins) to the wallet to trigger the original transaction's balance to appear. The first balance may be invisible until the second transaction happens after you use a wallet that supports ARB. Your total balance should be viewable after you do this. Recovery word seeds can be reset if you can put all your cold storage coins onto hot exchanges, then do a factory reset of the physical device.

How Do You Compare Investing in Precious Metals, and Gold with the U.S. Stock Market?

Problem scenario
Given that platinum and palladium are relatively cheap compared to previous years, you want to compare investing in precious metals with the stock market and other asset classes. What should you do to see historical trends?

Solution
Use https://www.portfoliovisualizer.com/backtest-asset-class-allocation

How Do You Handle the Prompt “Are you sure that this transaction doesn’t require a MEMO to be successful?” when You are Trying to Send XRP or XLM to a Trezor or Ledger wallet?

Problem scenario
You are trying to send Ripple coins to a Trezor wallet. You get a prompt like "Are you sure that this transaction doesn’t require a MEMO to be successful?" or "This transaction has no destination tag, are you sure it is not required to be successful?

Do you need to include a memo or "destination tag" when the Ripple coins or Stellar Lumens are going to a Trezor wallet or Ledger wallet?

Answer
No.

Destination tags are not required for receiving XRP tokens in Trezor Suite.

https://trezor.io/learn/a/ripple-xrp-on-trezor-model-t-and-trezor-safe-3

For the Ledger wallet, the answer is also "no."

When you are sending XRP/XLM from an exchange to your address obtained in Ledger Live, you are not required to put a specific tag. Since the address is controlled by you, the funds in Ledger Live will appear on your address automatically.

https://support.ledger.com/hc/en-us/articles/8334221527581-Do-I-need-a-memo-tag-to-send-or-receive-XRP-and-XLM

Be careful because if you were not using a Trezor wallet or Ledger wallet, you could lose your funds (e.g., on an exchange) if you do not provide a destination tag (numeric) with XRP or a memo (an alphanumeric string) with XLM.

Destination tag/Memo is an additional address feature necessary for identifying your recipient beyond the XRP/XLM wallet address on a centralized exchange or wallet.

https://help.crypto.com/en/articles/3957426-how-to-send-and-receive-xrp-and-xlm

This article is only for information. Please do not transact funds unless you know what you are doing. We are not responsible for lost XRP/XLM.