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Racers restricted to just one payment method during the race including: gold, cash and coins, chip and pin, contactless and Bitcoin

Point Roberts, WA - November 7, 2017 ( newswire), a global news source covering leading sectors including bitcoin and blockchain releases an exclusive podcast interview with Amelie Arras, who won the annual Money20/20 Payments Race using Bitcoin.

The Payments Race is an annual event that is put on by Money20/20 in partnership with Fintech Finance from Toronto to Las Vegas. Each of the five racers are restricted to just one payment method during the race including: gold, cash and coins, chip and pin, contactless and Bitcoin.

Amelie says she is excited about the future of the cryptocurrency.

Arras, the marketing director at Adastra Marketing, said she only really became interested in Bitcoin recently, but is now a convert thanks to witnessing the generosity and dedication of the community.

"I actually got into Bitcoin six or seven weeks before the race," she said. "I'm very enthusiastic about it now. I've met all these people and I've gotten into the community. They all help each other and they're all working towards a big vision of a new way of doing things."

Arras said that Chicago was the most difficult stop on the race, as very few businesses accept Bitcoin.

"Where I found it quite challenging was in Chicago," she said. "I tried to contact a lot of people like merchants that were supposed to use Bitcoin and most of them did not accept Bitcoin anymore or did not exist."

Las Vegas, Toronto and Denver were the easiest to use bitcoin and Las Vegas had a big bitcoin community she said.

Arras said that the freedom of making transactions without a mediator is an enduring reason for Bitcoin's success.

"I think the Bitcoin community is so enthusiastic," she said. "Being able to transact freely, I think that's what people are looking for and they really want to see that happening. It's a currency created by the people for the people."

Podcast interview by Samuel Mowers

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Interview with Winner Money20/20 Payments Race using Bitcoin; Podcast sponsored by Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ: MARA)

Podcast sponsored by Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ: MARA), a company that announced November 2, 2017 that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire 100% ownership of Global Bit Ventures Inc. ("GBV"), a digital asset technology company that mines cryptocurrencies.  GBV has robust infrastructure in place with significant capability for expansion. The closing of the transaction is subject to obtaining requisite approvals. 

Global Bit Ventures Inc. is a growth oriented, private Nevada incorporated company, with operations in Quebec where it is strategically positioned to accelerate growth.  GBV owns state-of-the-art GPU-based servers used to mine digital assets.

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