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What Is a Dapp?

What Is a Dapp?

In altcoin jargon, you may have heard or read about a “Dapp.” Short for “decentralized app,” it sounds more intimidating than it actually is. Decentralized apps are open-source, autonomous apps that live on blockchains. To understand decentralized apps, let’s start with the example of a “centralized” app. You’re using one, […]

What Is a Bitcoin Node and What Purpose Does It Serve?

What Is a Bitcoin Node and What Purpose Does It Serve?

A bitcoin node maintains the blockchain and helps ensure transactions are swift and coins are mined. To understand a bitcoin node, think of the difference between a car radio and a citizen’s band radio. With a car radio, you can only receive signals, hearing about accidents and traffic reports before […]

What Is a Multisignature (Multisig) Address?

What Is a Multisignature (Multisig) Address?

Multisignature addresses are basically permission slips to make digital currency transactions and they help protect against fraud. To understand multisignature addresses, the best analogy is the signatures needed for a business check. You know how, if a business plans to write a check for a large amount of money, the […]

What’s the Average Salary at Coinbase?

What’s the Average Salary at Coinbase?

The creation of digital currencies has led to a number of business opportunities cropping up in the job market, many of which were unheard of less than a decade ago. There are also a substantial number of new startups dedicated to the cryptocurrency space that have emerged in the last […]

Why is the Bitcoin Price Declining Amidst Bullish News?

Why is the Bitcoin Price Declining Amidst Bullish News?

A lot of bullish news came out for bitcoin this week, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the price. Although the past month has felt difficult for holders, the reality is we’re only down to where the price was around Thanksgiving. Judging by the meteoric rise in the […]

Two Common (And Wrong) Arguments Made by Bitcoin Skeptics

Two Common (And Wrong) Arguments Made by Bitcoin Skeptics

In this new column, I’ll be wrapping up the week’s bitcoin headlines, and explaining what they mean to you, the New Finance investor. First, some background on me: I first used bitcoin in 2011 and have been writing about bitcoin on a full-time basis since early 2014. Currently, I contribute […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]