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Why use Bitcoin?
2018-05-22 13:28:49
Why use Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a revolutionary form of digital cash that has provided the world with a new vision about money and the decentralization of power. The feeling of being one's own bank, of being in control over the currency, has spread like wildfire around the globe. People suddenly understand the basics of finance again, what it was like on the early days of capitalism when money was something you actually stored and controlled. The feeling that the present day financial system is all too virtual has made inves...

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How can I buy Bitcoin?
2018-05-22 12:06:33
How can I buy Bitcoin?
There are many options when it comes to buying Bitcoin. You can buy it directly from friends, on what's generally known as over the counter (OTC) trade. Or you can buy BTC from exchanges. For US customers, the most popular option seems to be Coinbase. This is America's largest Bitcon broker and perhaps the largest cryptocurrency company in the USA. Millions of investors trust Coinbase and perhaps it's a nice first choice to get your feet wet with cryptocurrencies. Another great option is LocalBitcoins...

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Understand how Tether cryptocurrency works
2018-05-22 11:48:46
Understand how Tether cryptocurrency works
How does the Tether cryptocurrency work? How come its value is pegged to U$ 1? In this article we talk briefly about the curious case of a cryptocurrency that was created, from the start, to be pegged to the US Dollar fiat currency. Many cryptocurrencies had the purpose of representing some real world value. There was a crypto for gold, silver and bronze for example. But these currencies seemed to miss the point, at least according to cryptocurrency purists: gold isn't decentralized, it's a physical good...

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What is Bitcoin?
2018-05-21 20:54:11
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that is based on work published by Satoshi Nakamoto. The first Bitcoin transactions happened on January 3 2009. Today Bitcoin Core, as the original Bitcoin source code is called, is maintained by a tightly knit group of developers referred to as the "core team". With input from the community, these folks maintain and evolve the Bitcoin surce code. Bitcoin is unique in the fact that all its business rules are contained within the source code. There is...

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Techno-babble.....what is it all about anyway???
2018-05-21 15:25:53
Techno-babble.....what is it all about anyway???
As with any new revolutionary discovery, breakthrough innovation or new era of technological development, also the recently started Age of Crypto brings with it a vast array of new words and expressions. Just one or two years ago, who would have ever heard of "wallet download", "altcoins", "icos", or of companies like Ripple or Golem? And finding out the meaning of it all can take the newbie days or even weeks, which in the worst case scenario can lead to a substantial loss of money. For example ...

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Understand the Lightning Network
2018-05-21 15:05:56
Understand the Lightning Network
What is the Lightning Network? Why is it being talked about so much? Here's a brief intro to this new development in the Bitcoin ecosystem and how you can use it to your advantage. Bitcoin's blockchain and the tokens exchanged via this chain, Bitcoins themselves, are what we call the first layer of this cryptocurrency. The blockchain and the mining guarantee the integrity of the Bitcoin network. What if we could go beyond the simple exchange of coins using the Bitcoin blockchain? What if second layer ...

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How do ICOs work?
2018-05-21 14:07:26
How do ICOs work?
ICO's are the cryptocurrency world's equivalent of stock market IPO's. The crowdfunding concept, made popular in the late 1990's by rock bands seeking support for independent album releases and touring, is taken a step further by ICO's which leverage the decentralization and worldwide reach of cryptocufrencies. You've got a great idea, you've filed a patent and you control the tech behind something truly great that has lots of market potential. How do you realize such a project? How can you go from idea ...

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What is the difference between digital money and cryptocurrencies?
2018-05-21 12:09:49
What is the difference between digital money and cryptocurrencies?
Cryptocurrencies are a form of digital money, but what we normally understand as digital money is represented in fiat currency. For instance, prepaid cards, virtual credit cards and other forms of digital money are simply fiat money deposited into some account under a traditional banking institution. Parents, for instance, can load up their children's cards with some amount which is withdrawn directly from their checking account. This is all traditional money with some digital convenience. Cryptocurrenci...


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2018-05-21 00:11:01
How to buy Bitcoin near me?
If you feel insecure about purchasing Bitcoin through virtual channels, a personal contact can go a long way in helping you break through the toughest barrier for new crypto investors: making the first Bitcoin purchase. The main issue faced by newbies is to wrap their heads around the fact that Bitcoin is 100% virtual, you are the bank, there is nobody guarding your money but you. When coins are lost, there is no 1800 number to call, no bank manager to complain to, they're gone. You are the bank and your Bi...