Security

Cryptocurrencies give you a lot of power but also require proper discipline in order to avoid losses and stay safe.

Here we cover information security from the perspective of cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

The complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks [Part 1] by Gal Crypto
Perhaps you'd be surprised to find out that Bitcoin has been hacked in the past? Millions of fake Bitcoins were minted out of thin air and injected into the blockchain. Even th...
ELI5 Is Coinbase safe? by @Gal
There's an old saying by cryptocurrency experts that goes a little like this: "if you don't control your private key, then you don't really own cryptocurrency." This is technic...
How do I safely store Bitcoin? by @Gal
Bitcoin security boils down to a few good practices which you should be aware of : Your private key is the single most important digital asset. With it all your addresses can b...
What is a “paper wallet”? Doesn’t sound very high tech! by @Gal
Printing secrets on paper doesn't sound high tech, but it's one of the most secure storage mediums available. Documents printed on paper hundreds of years ago can be found in p...
How decentralized is Bitcoin? How can Bitcoin be secure if nobody controls it? by @Gal
Bitcoin's decentralized consensus system is the key to understanding how it can be secure without anyone in particular having to verify every transaction. In the same article, we'...
Is it safe to use cryptocurrencies using WiFi? by Gal Crypto
Yes, it is perfectly fine to use cryptocurrencies using WiFi. But, as with everything related to cryptocurrencies, some precautions must be taken, especially when using public and...
2010 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 2] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2010. The Great Bitcoin Hack We'l...
2020 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 12] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2020. 2020 has been an unusual year ...
2018 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 10] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2018. Monacoin and Monappy In May...
2019 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 11] by @Gal
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2019. Binance Binance's impressiv...