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What is a Digital Asset in the Cryptocurrency World?

What is a Digital Asset in the Cryptocurrency World?

“Digital assets” and “altcoins” are often conflated by investors, and it is easy to see why. They are both stored and traded entirely digitally, they offer a right to use, and they both use blockchain to track transactions. However, there is one very big difference between the two.  Bitcoin or […]

What Is a Distributed Ledger?

What Is a Distributed Ledger?

Everyone does the book, whether at work checking invoices or balancing the checkbook at home. If you are old enough to remember the paper books and the transition to using a computer, then you know the convenience of punching in data in one place and having it pop up everywhere […]

What Are Public and Private Keys for Bitcoin Wallets?

What Are Public and Private Keys for Bitcoin Wallets?

It is a scene you know intimately from Hollywood thrillers. The klaxon blares as two soldiers grimly march toward the box that will launch nuclear weapons. They receive the order to prime the weapon. Each takes out a key and slots it into the lock. And then… well usually the […]

What Is a Decentralized Currency?

What Is a Decentralized Currency?

An incredible amount of resources is dedicated to money in the modern world. Money has a physical and virtual infrastructure. Governments regulate banks, and in return, banks get the protection of law enforcement and economic investment. Central banks control the borrowing rates, keeping a hand on the throttle and brake […]

How to Buy Ripple, a Step-by-Step Guide

How to Buy Ripple, a Step-by-Step Guide

Ripple is a fascinating altcoin, designed to serve as an intermediary between fiat currencies around the world and altcoins. The idea is simple. If you need to turn one currency into another, a process that is laborious, expensive, and time-consuming using traditional methods, you buy some Ripple with one currency, […]

How to Use Renko Charts to Dial Down Bitcoin Market Noise

How to Use Renko Charts to Dial Down Bitcoin Market Noise

The price of bitcoin is very volatile compared to established asset classes such as blue-chip stocks, government bonds, and gold. A great way to dial down this “market noise” is to look at a Japanese Renko price chart as opposed to the popular candlestick or line charts to which you […]

Best Ways to Short Bitcoin

Best Ways to Short Bitcoin

The most popular way to invest in bitcoin is to buy and hold the digital currency. However, if you prefer a more active approach to your bitcoin investment and also want to profit when the market goes down, then this guide is for you as it details the best ways […]