Other News

ICO vs. IPO: What’s the Difference?

ICO vs. IPO: What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between an initial coin offering (ICO) and an initial public offering (IPO)? Quite a lot, it turns out. While both ICOs and IPOs are public sales, they involve different assets, and holding them involves completely distinct processes. (See our current list of Upcoming ICOs here.) What […]

How to Manage Risk in Bitcoin Investing

How to Manage Risk in Bitcoin Investing

In the YouTube video “Crypto Investing #59 – How to Take Risk in Cryptocurrency Investing”, Tai Zen, CEO and senior technical analyst for Cryptocurrency Market, explains how to manage risks in the altcoin market. Zen points out that the principles he discusses apply to any commodity market and not just […]

Is It Safe to Invest in ICOs?

Is It Safe to Invest in ICOs?

Scott Kupor of Andreessen Horowitz once said about tech companies obtaining venture capital: “It’s very hard today to be a small-cap company in the US public markets … You could, in theory, go public but you would essentially be orphaned.” The ability of a small company with unproven tech to […]

How to Use Stop Losses in Bitcoin Investing

How to Use Stop Losses in Bitcoin Investing

Stop orders, which are orders to buy or sell a security once it reaches a certain price, can help bitcoin investors lock in gains or limit losses. These orders can make it easier for you to meet your investment objectives by automating trades and can be thought of as insurance […]

How to Manage Flash Crashes

How to Manage Flash Crashes

Want to protect your portfolio? Be sure to manage the risk of so-called “flash crashes.” These events, which coincide with sharp price declines, could wipe out your bitcoin holdings very quickly. GDAX and Kraken, which are both well-established cryptocurrency exchanges, have suffered flash crashes. Fortunately, there are specific strategies you […]

How to Trade Bitcoin Using Margin

How to Trade Bitcoin Using Margin

Would you like to increase your return on investment? With margin trading, you can potentially get more with less. By borrowing funds through exchanges, you can generate stronger returns through bitcoin trading. To get a better sense of how this works, imagine that you are playing poker with some friends. […]

What Is a Bitcoin Sidechain and How Does It Work?

What Is a Bitcoin Sidechain and How Does It Work?

Sidechains are some of the most highly-anticipated technological improvements to bitcoin, due to the practically limitless functionality that can be enabled once they are deployed. Originally announced as a concept in 2014, sidechains are now perhaps only months away from being available on the bitcoin network. If successful, sidechains could […]

Is Bitcoin a Safe Investment?

Is Bitcoin a Safe Investment?

For many investors, capital preservation is equally as important as capital appreciation. If you are one of these more risk-averse investors and are considering making an investment in bitcoin, you should read this guide on the risks of investing in bitcoin first. Is Bitcoin a Safe Investment?  The answer to […]

Bitcoin Brokers: What You Need to Know

Bitcoin Brokers: What You Need to Know

If you’ve decided that you want to make a substantial investment in bitcoin, you will most likely be better off using a bitcoin broker to execute your trade, as opposed to placing several buy orders at various digital currency exchanges yourself. In this guide, you will be introduced to the […]

How to Calculate Taxes on Bitcoin

How to Calculate Taxes on Bitcoin

Are you thinking of investing in bitcoin? If so, you need to be aware of the potential tax implications, particularly if you live in the United States. While bitcoin can provide some very promising returns, you will incur tax liability for any capital gains produced. In 2014, the Internal Revenue […]