Security should always be top of your agenda when dealing with any currency, but if you’re new to the crypto community, it’s possible that you’re unaware of some of the security risks. Many of these risks already exist when dealing with traditional currency, but since we’ve been taking precautions against these risks for so long it has become second nature to most of us - it’s … [Read more...] about Wallets: How to Keep Your Funds Safe
Archives for February 2018
Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs are a popular, and somewhat new way of raising finances for an up and coming business. Most ICOs start by only being sold on their respective website but eventually end up on exchanges. They often do not have any working product other than the coin itself, making it frustrating to decide whether they are worth your money. Some ICOs are even so new … [Read more...] about How to Evaluate an ICO
For many people, Bitcoin was the most amazing technology… ever! Not only did it allow the P2P (peer-to-peer) transfer of value without needing to go through a bank or other ‘trusted’ third party, it allowed for cross-border transfers at speeds of minutes rather than days. There was a problem though – that’s all it did. It’s pretty much all it does still to this day.However, … [Read more...] about What’s so Important About Ethereum
MPs in the UK have launched an inquiry into cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin and other Altcoins are gaining more widespread attention.Last year saw Bitcoin surge and then rapidly fall in value, and this fluctuation has drawn a great deal of attention to cryptocurrencies. Some see the innovation as a waste of time, a scam even, others remain undeterred and continue to trust the … [Read more...] about UK Launches Inquiry Into Cryptocurrencies
Exchanges are complex systems. Even after learning the basics, such as how to buy and sell coins, there is still much to explore. Those who wish to make a living from cryptocurrency should be mindful of all the financial instruments that exchanges offer, especially if you plan on day-trading. They can make the difference between a small profit and a small fortune.This guide … [Read more...] about Getting the Hang of Exchanges: An Intermediate Guide
Depending on who you ask, Bitcoin is either the greatest innovation of our time or a massive bubble, ready to burst at any moment. The champions of both sides (investors and entrepreneurs on one, bankers and authorities on the other) have one thing in common – they have a horse in the race. Neither side can be wholly trusted, and as usual, the truth is more than likely … [Read more...] about Cryptophobia: A Discussion
Sooner or later, every cryptocurrency enthusiast wants to move onto a professional exchange. At first sight, they can look intimidating, but once you get used to them they become as easy as riding a bike. Nevertheless, for anybody who has never traded stocks before there is still a learning curve. Hopefully, after this, you will have the confidence to check one out and maybe … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide to Exchanges
By now, we’ve all heard of cryptocurrencies, but relatively few people own them, and even fewer understand them. This article tries to demystify cryptocurrencies.The idea of cryptocurrency is tough to grasp because the idea is new on many levels. It’s this fairy cake mix of novel computer science, cutting-edge social engineering technologies, novel tradeable instruments, … [Read more...] about What is a Cryptocurrency?
Yes, Callisto is actually a moon – Jupiter’s second largest as a matter of fact. But that’s not why you’re here. For those of you who haven’t heard, the Callisto blockchain is essentially a hard fork of the Ethereum Classic blockchain. The whitepaper was only recently published - Jan. 16, 2018, to be precise.Before I carry on and tell you how to receive these free tokens, … [Read more...] about Callisto is a MOON – And the Airdrop is Imminent!
Everyone knows that airdrops are the biggest trend in crypto, so we thought we’d give you the lowdown on three that we think are legit. Lexit Lexit is a new blockchain-based marketplace that offers entrepreneurs the ability to trade intellectual property, copyrights, and technology from discontinued projects, and even sell whole startups.Lexit is solving the problem that … [Read more...] about The 3 HOTTEST Airdrops in Crypto Right Now
Edge (formerly known as Airbitz) launched their new multicurrency wallet in February. We take a closer look and ask if the right wallet could lead to widespread crypto adoption. Crypto is Flying In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper. Fast forward 10 years and a plethora of cryptocurrencies have followed in its wake. Blockchain technology has certainly got … [Read more...] about Can the Right Wallet Lead to Widespread Adoption of Crypto?
People love great stories and blockchain puts on a great show with the Satoshi Nakamoto mystery, dramas surrounding Silk Road, and cryptocurrencies shaking the foundations of traditional global banking. Entertaining stories aside, blockchain is one of the most intriguing and widely misunderstood technologies available. Here's our blockchain 101 guide.Before I demystify … [Read more...] about Blockchain 101
Blockchain technology is causing a stir around the world because it has the potential to fundamentally change the way we perceive and interact with our money. You may think that this is a bold claim, but when you consider that most of economics is centered around trust and minimizing uncertainty, and that blockchain technology grants the individual autonomy over their funds, … [Read more...] about What’s so Important About Blockchain?
Typically, a startup is a small organization looking for a stable and scalable business model. Though small in scale, these blossoming businesses have a big impact on the economy. In fact, research published by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation states that startups alone account for as many as 50% of new jobs created in the U.S.However, without the vital funds to seed … [Read more...] about ICOs Explained
About the Edge Wallet Edge (formerly known as Airbitz) launched their new multi-asset wallet earlier this month. It supports Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Augur REP and Wings tokens. Furthermore, is also the only multi-asset mobile wallet that allows users to add ERC-20 tokens that Edge doesn’t natively support.The Edge wallet, available for download on … [Read more...] about How to Set Up the Edge Wallet
Most people mine or trade cryptocurrencies as a digital asset. While a responsible investment after doing your research makes great sense, many fail to understand the basics of cryptocurrencies before jumping in. One of the basics of cryptocurrencies is their consensus mechanisms. Let’s have a closer look.Sure, buddy!Proof-of-Work (PoW) PoW is a protocol (or system) … [Read more...] about Consensus Mechanisms Explained: Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake
A Quora blog entry, "How to Buy Ether?" went viral for a unique reason. Erin Chang's answer reads: "Don't (buy ether)! […] Diethyl-Ether is incredibly flammable, very dangerous to have in residential structures. Furthermore, it forms organic peroxides over time, which are shock-sensitive explosives."She should have won the sarcasm-of-the-year award and should maybe consider … [Read more...] about A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Cryptocurrencies
In the wonderful world of cryptocurrencies, you won’t get very far without finding you need a wallet. Even if you're just collecting airdrops, you'll still need to have one. Now, there’s plenty of them out there to choose from, but you need to know a little bit more before you can choose which one is right for you.Before I break it all down for you, don’t forget to sign up … [Read more...] about Wallets Explained
You’d have to be living under a rock to have not heard of cryptocurrency, or at least bitcoin, even though recently, some social media providers, like Facebook, have blocked advertisements and other related media.Airdrops are the newest, hottest thing in the cryptocommunity and, once you know what an airdrop is, it’ll be easy for you to see why.An airdrop is not an … [Read more...] about Airdrops Explained