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The Bitcoin Lightning Network explained

Bitcoin transaction fees have gotten ridiculously high but luckily a better solution is on its way. The Lightning Network is a system that would be built on top of the existing Bitcoin network and allow people to perform transactions instantly and at much lower fees, freeing up the main...

Crypto 101: What is Monero (XMR)?

Monero was launched back in April 2014 and is an open-source, private, secure, and untraceable cryptocurrency. This digital coin relies on a distributed peer-to-peer consensus network to cryptographically secure each transaction. This way, your transaction will remain private on the blockchain and account files are encrypted using a passphrase...

Crypto 101: What is Ripple (XRP)?

Ripple is one of the established cryptocurrencies as this network has been created back in 2012 by the same-named FinTech company. The Ripple network is focused on providing a faster and cheaper way to perform financial transactions between banks and has already attracted some prominent financial institutions, such as...

Crypto 101: What is NEO cryptocurrency?

NEO (formerly known as Antshares) is one of the trending cryptocurrencies at the moment as last year it had a rapid growth that drew everyone's attention. To sum it up, NEO is a smart economy platform that relies on smart contracts. We've already discussed smart contracts in our Ethereum guide,...

The Best Bitcoin Wallets: Keep your coins safe

There's no doubt, Bitcoin is part of our daily lives now and it's currently the cryptocurrency king. With more and more people getting into the cryptocurrency space and buying Bitcoin every day, it's time to answer one of the most important questions any Bitcoin holder has, what is the best Bitcoin wallet? It's...

How can I buy Bitcoin?

As Bitcoin rises in popularity and gets more mainstream coverage, people get more and more interested in the crypto space. We've learned the basics of Bitcoin, now it's time to see how can we buy some BTC and start riding the crypto train. Financial note: The cryptocurrency market is very volatile...

Crypto 101: What is Bitcoin Cash?

It's no secret, Bitcoin is the first widely adopted cryptocurrency and the most valuable one by market cap and trade volume. However, any new technology that's widely adopted in a short period of time, comes with a series of problems. Bitcoin's Achilles heel is its scalability, specifically, the block size. Bitcoin's...

Crypto 101: What is Litecoin?

As the cryptocurrency market gets bigger and bigger every month, people are looking for additional currencies for diversifying their portfolio besides buying Bitcoin or Ethereum, which are the 2 most popular currencies with the biggest trading volume as of writing this article. Litecoin is another very popular choice among many investors, from...

Crypto 101: What is Ethereum?

Even as a beginner in the cryptocurrency world, you've probably heard about Ethereum already. Bitcoin might be the most popular digital coin but Ethereum is right behind it, having the second largest market cap at the moment. When trying to familiarize yourself with Ethereum, it might be useful to have...

Crypto 101: What is Blockchain technology?

Since the massive rise of Bitcoin last December, more and more people have entered the crypto space either to learn more about it or invest (or both). To understand the basics of cryptocurrencies and the tech behind them, we must understand the blockchain technology first. Bitcoin is the first...

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What is cryptocurrency margin trading?

Cryptocurrency offers more than one way to make money and trading is one of the most popular methods. Nevertheless, even with trading, there are...

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The Best Bitcoin Wallets: Keep your coins safe

There's no doubt, Bitcoin is part of our daily lives now and it's currently the cryptocurrency king. With more and more people getting into the cryptocurrency...