All posts by Andrew Norry

BitMEX Review

Beginner’s Guide to BitMEX: Complete Review

Founded by HDR Global Trading Limited (which in turn was founded by former bankers Arthur Hayes, Samuel Reed and Ben Delo) in 2014, BitMEX is a trading platform operating in Hong Kong and registered in the Seychelles. Meaning Bitcoin Mercantile...

/ January 4, 2018 / 1 Comment
Bitcoin Laws & Regulations

An In-depth Look at Bitcoin Laws & Future Regulation

Bitcoin was founded on the principles of decentralization, meaning that the cryptocurrency was not regulated by the central authority in the way that a traditional (or fiat) currency would be. As Bitcoin, and the blockchain technology behind it, remains quite...

/ December 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

Changelly vs Shapeshift Review: Which is the Best Instant Exchange?

Changelly and Shapeshift are two of the most popular instant exchanges that currently offer users the opportunity to purchase and trade in various cryptocurrencies, or ‘altcoins’. These services both offer a relatively simple service that combines user-friendliness, speed and low...

/ December 12, 2017 / 5 Comments
Coinmama Review

Beginner’s Guide to Coinmama: Complete Review

Coinmama is a cryptocurrency exchange that was formed in 2013. Coinmama is registered in Slovakia but is owned by New Bit Ventures Limited that is headquartered in Israel. It operates in 217 countries worldwide, and is available in 24 US...

/ November 28, 2017 / 1 Comment
CEX Review

Beginner’s Guide to CEX.IO: Complete Review

CEX.IO was launched in 2013 in London and initially operated both as a Bitcoin exchange and cloud mining service. At one stage its mining pool, known as Ghash.io, was one of the largest on the Bitcoin network, holding 42% of...

/ November 28, 2017 / 4 Comments
The History of Silk Road

The History of Silk Road: A Tale of Drugs, Extortion & Bitcoin

Silk Road was a marketplace like no other.  Described as the internet’s Wild West and the eBay of vice, it was a haven for drug dealers, gun runners and document forgers. Founded in February 2011 by a young libertarian called...

/ October 11, 2017 / 0 Comments
The History of the Mt Gox Hack

The History of the Mt Gox Hack: Bitcoin’s Biggest Heist

At the beginning of 2014, Mt Gox, a bitcoin exchange based in Japan, was the largest bitcoin exchange in the world, handling over 70% of all bitcoin transactions worldwide. By the end of February of that year, it was bankrupt....

/ October 4, 2017 / 0 Comments