All posts by William M. Peaster

William M. Peaster is a cryptocurrency journalist and copy-editor based out of El Paso, Texas. He's an avid fan of Ethereum, ERC-20 tokens, and smart contracts in general.

Lightning Network: the 2nd Layer, Off-Chain Scaling Proposal for Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the first-mover, it's the OG, it's the king. But in 2017, the "king" of cryptocurrencies was not without its struggles. Congestion flared up on the network like never before toward the end of the year, causing confirmation times...

/ January 4, 2018 / 0 Comments
Tether Guide

Beginner’s Guide to Tether

If you got into cryptocurrencies in 2017, there's virtually no way you didn't hear about Tether (USDT): the good, the bad, and the ugly. Indeed, the "stablecoin," so called because a single tether token is designed to maintain the same...

/ January 3, 2018 / 0 Comments
Best Exchanges for Trading Cryptocurrency

The Best Exchanges for Trading Cryptocurrency

So you've just picked up your first bitcoins and ether, and now you're looking to start diversifying your cryptocurrency portfolio by trading into some promising altcoins. Welcome to the new wave of crypto traders. The good news? There's lots of...

/ December 29, 2017 / 8 Comments
Bitcoin Ban

Could Governments Ban or Destroy Bitcoin? What You Need to Know

Perhaps the most legitimate short- and mid-term threats to Bitcoin (BTC) are governmental regulations. Is a true Bitcoin ban even possible? The anxiety around the rapidly-formulating regulatory environment have many people wondering if some international regulators are going to try...

/ December 27, 2017 / 1 Comment

Top Cryptocurrency News Sites: The Best Resources to Stay Informed

I came to the cryptocurrency space with a brief background in political journalism, so once I started diving into crypto, I looked around for critical news resources that could guide me on my fledgling journey into this astonishing "brave new...

/ December 23, 2017 / 11 Comments
Bitcoin Cash Guide

Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Cash

Newcomers to Bitcoin (BTC) have arrived during what is, more or less, an extraordinarily complex time for the Bitcoin community proper. That's because over the past few years, a bitter technical and political debate has intensified in the space over...

/ December 19, 2017 / 0 Comments
Bitcoin Futures

Bitcoin Futures: Traditional Investment Instrument Meets the Bitcoin Boom

Bitcoin futures contracts: they're what we're all talking about right now, both in the cryptocurrency ecosystem and in traditional investment circles alike. Why? Because these futures contracts have the potential to be a game changer for both communities. Bear with...

/ December 18, 2017 / 1 Comment
Investing In Cryptocurrency

Investing In Cryptocurrency: Complete Beginner’s Guide

You've finally made up your mind: you're ready to give investing in cryptocurrencies a chance. Well, you've chosen a good time to sate your interest. The top cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) have seen explosive growth in 2017,...

/ December 11, 2017 / 1 Comment
Proof of Stake

Top Proof of Stake (PoS) Cryptocurrencies: Hold, Validate, And Earn

Relatively new to the crypto space and doing your homework? Good for you. You've come to the right place to learn a little more. Today, we'll be talking about interesting crypto currencies you can stake with. Undoubtedly, one of the...

/ December 11, 2017 / 11 Comments
Ethereum vs. Ethereum Classic

Beginner’s Guide to Ethereum vs. Ethereum Classic: What’s The Difference?

There has been a titanic explosion of new investors, and thus new money, into the cryptocurrency space over the past few days alone. The fact that the bitcoin price just surged up to $19,000 USD for a split moment before...

/ December 8, 2017 / 1 Comment