Category: Education

What Are Smart Contracts?

Cryptocurrency Guide Part 4: What Are Smart Contracts?

Blockchain technology has been around for a while, and more recently, numerous financial institutions, companies and governments have begun exploring the potential use cases, along with the benefits associated with distributed ledger technology. Part 1: What Are Cryptocurrencies Part2: How...

/ November 7, 2017 / 0 Comments
What Is a Blockchain

Cryptocurrency Guide Part 3: What Is a Blockchain?

In 2008, an anonymous figure going by the alias of Satoshi Nakamoto introduced a white paper detailing a specific software protocol that would soon come to be known as Bitcoin. Bitcoin is essentially a cryptocurrency that can be used as...

/ November 4, 2017 / 0 Comments
Beginner’s Guide to Ethereum Casper

Beginner’s Guide to Ethereum Casper Hardfork: What You Need to Know

If you’ve been on any of the popular Ethereum web forums lately, you’ve surely seen Casper this and Casper that. But what is Casper, and what’s it mean for everyday Ethereum users like yourself? Today’s guide aims to bring you...

/ November 3, 2017 / 17 Comments
Bitcoin Tax

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Taxes: What You Need to Know

Unless you live in Italy or another similar country where cryptocurrency gains aren’t taxed at the moment, you’ll soon be trying to figure out how to properly account for your bitcoin or other cryptocurrency holdings ahead of the upcoming tax...

/ November 3, 2017 / 9 Comments
How To Keep Your Wallet Recovery Seed Safe

How To Keep Your Wallet Recovery Seed Safe & Cryptocurrency Secure

Losing your bitcoin investment is horrible, no matter how many you have. These feelings get even worse when they are stolen, scammed, or lost because of some silly, goofy mistake. If you don’t want to lose your coins, then this...

/ October 30, 2017 / 3 Comments
Bitcoin Hard Fork

Bitcoin Hard Forks Bitcoin Gold & Segwit2x: What You Need to Know

On 25 October2017 a new cryptocurrency called Bitcoin Gold split off from the Bitcoin blockchain. In mid-November, another new coin is expected to be released, known as Segwit2x. These coins are the result of what is known as a ‘hard...

/ October 28, 2017 / 8 Comments

How to Make a Paper Ethereum Wallet

It is highly recommended to create an Ethereum paper wallet as one of the safest methods of securing your cryptocurrency. Essentially, an Ether paper wallet is a record of your Ethereum Wallet's Private and Public keys which you need to...

/ October 26, 2017 / 1 Comment
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 / 3 Comments
Cryptocurrency Guide

Cryptocurrency Guide Part 2: How Cryptocurrencies Work

In part two of our cryptocurrency guide, we explain how they work, why the decentralized system and blockchain technology is so appealing to users, and introduce terms which are common within the cryptocurrency world. Part 1: What Are Cryptocurrencies Consensus:...

/ September 26, 2017 / 0 Comments
Cryptocurrency Guide

Cryptocurrency Guide Part 1: What are Cryptocurrencies?

Estimates have stated that around 90% of the worlds money is digital, meaning that most of our money isn’t printed cash but is merely ones and zeros on a bank server. How long will it be before those digital numbers...

/ September 25, 2017 / 2 Comments