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Tokens vs. Coins: The Quick Guide for Investors

Tokens vs. Coins: The Quick Guide for Investors

What is the difference between a digital coin and a digital token? The simplest way to think of this difference is that digital coins have their own unique blockchains. Digital tokens, on the other hand, reside on preexisting blockchains. If that answer leaves you scratching your head, there is no […]

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How to Buy Bitcoin on Coinbase, Step by Step (With Photos)

There are multiple ways to buy bitcoin, but perhaps the easiest and safest way to buy bitcoin is through an exchange like Coinbase. This article will show you how to buy bitcoin on this popular exchange. Coinbase is a popular site because it is fairly easy to use. New users […]

Best Sites to Buy Bitcoin, Rated and Reviewed for 2018

Best Sites to Buy Bitcoin, Rated and Reviewed for 2018

There are many ways to buy bitcoin, which can make it challenging for newcomers to decide which one to pick. In this guide, you will find the five best sites to buy bitcoin to help you with that decision. Coinbase Coinbase is one of the most popular bitcoin wallet providers […]

Best Bitcoin Trading Platforms

Best Bitcoin Trading Platforms

There are many bitcoin trading platforms that you can use to trade bitcoin. With this in mind, it can be somewhat challenging for those new to bitcoin to ascertain which exchanges will most likely meet their bitcoin trading needs. To help you find the digital currency exchange that will best […]

What the Heck is Bitcoin Used for, Anyway?

What the Heck is Bitcoin Used for, Anyway?

For nearly ten years, the media has been preoccupied with news about bitcoin. Having been declared dead 144 times to date and counting, bitcoin remains a mystery that even self-described experts have found difficult to unravel. This, however, has not stopped investors from engaging in what is emerging to be […]

Should You Borrow Money to Buy Bitcoin?

Should You Borrow Money to Buy Bitcoin?

Borrowing money to buy bitcoin is a perilous undertaking with tremendous risks. What if you borrow $19,000 to buy one bitcoin, but BTC suddenly drops to $10,000? You still have to pay back the $19,000 with interest and your asset has lost nearly half its value. These kinds of declines, […]

Bitcoin Explained: 3 Easy Analogies for Understanding Bitcoin

Bitcoin Explained: 3 Easy Analogies for Understanding Bitcoin

I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee lately with a lot of financial advisors and wealth managers who want to know about bitcoin. The first question they ask me is, “Why are your teeth vibrating?” (Answer: I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee lately.) After that, here are the top […]

How Do Bitcoin Futures Work?

How Do Bitcoin Futures Work?

In December 2017, bitcoin futures were introduced on two leading derivatives exchanges in the US, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). The approval of bitcoin futures by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has given the digital currency bitcoin the final stamp of […]

Top 7 Borrowing and Lending Platforms for Bitcoin

Top 7 Borrowing and Lending Platforms for Bitcoin

Though economists report that the Great Recession is over, consumer lending has been slow to recover. According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, demand for consumer lending in the years following the Great Recession was higher in relation to lending demand at the beginning of the […]

Why Do I Need Photo ID to Purchase Bitcoin?

Why Do I Need Photo ID to Purchase Bitcoin?

Imagine this. A novice bitcoin buyer decides to dip his toes in the bitcoin pool, impressed by $10,000-plus coin prices and a bizarrely turbulent but still growing bull market. Eager to get in before the most improbable of commodity bubbles finally bursts, the would-be investor sets up a wallet account […]