Investing

Bitcoin 101: What It Is, How It Works, and How to Invest

Bitcoin 101: What It Is, How It Works, and How to Invest

If you’re new to investing in the world of bitcoin, this page is your quick-start guide. We’ll explain what you need to know, using simple analogies, so you confidently explain bitcoin to your friends and colleagues: What is it? Why is bitcoin worth anything (the $100 million pizzas)? What is […]

Top 5 Most Successful Cryptocurrencies of 2017

Top 5 Most Successful Cryptocurrencies of 2017

For anyone who was paying attention, 2017 was a great year for digital currencies. In the space of 12 months, the total market value of these digital assets surged more than 3,000 percent, according to CoinMarketCap data. While the broader market’s performance was impressive, this article lists the five best-performing […]

Bitcoin is Global (Not American)

Bitcoin is Global (Not American)

During the 2016 NFL preseason, Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers American football team refused to stand during the National Anthem. It is difficult to explain to non-American readers why this is a big deal. It is a tradition to play The Star-Spangled Banner before sports games, standing at […]

Best Bitcoin Miners, Rated and Reviewed

Best Bitcoin Miners, Rated and Reviewed

The best bitcoin miners are hard to find because demand for them is so high. Manufacturers sell out quickly, and marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon often list popular bitcoin miners at double or triple the manufacturers’ price. Here is a look at two of the best bitcoin miners and a review […]

Should I Buy Bitcoin? The Pros and Cons

Should I Buy Bitcoin? The Pros and Cons

When asked whether a person should buy bitcoin, different experts offer different answers: Carl Richards, whose essays and sketches appear in the New York Times under the moniker “Sketch Guy,” urges would-be bitcoin investors to ask if buying bitcoin would be investing or speculating on a commodity bubble. JPMorgan Chase […]

Top 3 ICOs for 2018

Top 3 ICOs for 2018

ICOs were all the rage in 2017, generating major headlines by pulling in millions of dollars’ worth of investor funds. While this might be great for the founders, the more important matter may be what investors can learn from the top token sales. We did some research, investigating the most […]

ICOs vs. Venture Capital: Which is Better for Startups?

ICOs vs. Venture Capital: Which is Better for Startups?

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have exploded in popularity during the last few years, going from being relatively unknown to becoming a widespread method of securing funding. Venture Capital (VC) firms, which invest in startups with the potential to generate very high returns, have a much more established track record. While […]

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 […]

Bitcoin vs. the Top 10 Altcoins by Market Cap

Bitcoin vs. the Top 10 Altcoins by Market Cap

Bitcoin is the leading digital currency measured by market capitalization as well as value. At the time of writing, one bitcoin is worth over $15,000 and its market capitalization is over $260 billion. While bitcoin has managed to maintain its leadership position in the digital currency space, there are several […]

Bitcoin vs. Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Dash

Bitcoin vs. Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Dash

Bitcoin is the oldest and most popular digital currency in the market. However, there are over 1000 other digital currencies (known as “altcoins”) that can be also purchased and held as an investment. In this guide, we’ll compare four of the most popular altcoins with bitcoin, so you can become […]