Altcoin Investing

ICO Regulations by Country

ICO Regulations by Country

One of the areas of most concern to ICO investors is the current regulatory environment. Here, Bitcoin Market Journal takes a look at the status of ICO regulation globally. (Be sure to bookmark this page, as our team of researchers regularly updates the status of ICO regulations!) Country Name Status […]

Why You Must Understand Blockchain Scalability Before Investing in Bitcoin or Altcoins

Why You Must Understand Blockchain Scalability Before Investing in Bitcoin or Altcoins

When bitcoin first gained notoriety as an alternative form of digital money, many advocates of the technology, especially those located in Silicon Valley, mostly talked about the relatively low-cost and instantaneous nature of the transactions; however, the blockchain technology behind bitcoin is actually much less efficient than traditional, centralized systems […]

How to Buy Stellar in the US

How to Buy Stellar in the US

Stellar is in the midst of a series of major changes. First, New York State has approved the exchange itBit to offer Stellar Lumens in the state. Stellar is thought to be preparing its own exchange, SDEX. Finally, Stellar is in talks to acquire blockchain developer startup Chain. With these […]

Reality Check: 9 Questions You Should Ask Before Investing in Crypto

Reality Check: 9 Questions You Should Ask Before Investing in Crypto

Thinking about investing in bitcoin or altcoins? For some, the decision is largely a knee-jerk reaction to stories of bitcoin millionaires. As you can probably surmise from reading our blog regularly, Bitcoin Market Journal recommends a more reasoned approach. This article takes a look at the nine questions a new […]

Bitcoin Basics: What Is a 51% Attack?

Bitcoin Basics: What Is a 51% Attack?

Imagine, for a moment, that somebody somehow got control of the New York Stock Exchange. Perhaps they seized control of the terminals and websites traders use. This criminal could block trade, could execute fake trades, and could make off with millions. Sound like a Hollywood movie? In the altcoin sphere, […]

Five Great Investment Opportunities in Crypto Mining

Five Great Investment Opportunities in Crypto Mining

Bitcoin does not grow on trees. Instead, it is mined. Without a healthy mining community, the entire bitcoin ecosystem (along with those surrounding altcoins) would fall apart. That is why understanding the state of the crypto mining industry is crucial for staying on top of the latest developments in cryptocurrency […]

How to Buy Cardano, Step-by-Step (With Pics!)

How to Buy Cardano, Step-by-Step (With Pics!)

Cardano (ADA) is in the midst of a reinvention. With the deployment of its Shelley update, the coin is moving toward true decentralization, allowing for long-term network stability. With this update in mind, some feel that ADA is becoming a must-buy. This article will discuss one way an investor could […]

How to Buy Litecoin, a Step-by-Step Guide (With Pics!)

How to Buy Litecoin, a Step-by-Step Guide (With Pics!)

Despite the realization that Litecoin has been dragged down by the current state of the bear market, the coin itself has been on a remarkable streak. To start, the Winklevoss twins’ Gemini Exchange has announced it will start trading Zcash as of May 19 and will extend to Litecoin and […]

Beyond Market Cap: 3 Alternative Ways to Value Altcoins

Beyond Market Cap: 3 Alternative Ways to Value Altcoins

Last week, we discussed some of the key issues with comparing bitcoin and various altcoins based solely on their respective market caps (read that post first if you missed it). Now that we’ve taken a look at the flaws of the market cap metric, it’s time to learn about some […]