Category Archives: Education

Reaching Consensus: A way to share & protect our data

One of the greatest achievements of the Bitcoin blockchain has been its demonstration that distributed systems can be an effective way to share and protect your data, and right now when the cost of hacking is estimated to be £600bn per year it deserves more of our attention. With over 1500 cryptocurrencies, a total market […]

How to stay secure when trading and investing in cryptocurrencies – Part 2

In my last article, I covered the very basics in security to consider before investing in cryptocurrencies. It may feel like a chore, but it is absolutely vital. Unless you take your security seriously, you’re wide open to hacks and malware attacks. This article covers steps to ensure you are ‘layered’ up and create the […]

How to stay secure when trading and investing in cryptocurrencies – Part 1

If you’re serious when it comes to trading and investing in cryptocurrencies, keep security at the forefront of your mind, before you even think of starting to invest. Avoid falling into the trap that many do of buying your coins before ensuring your computer, network and physical security is as strong as it can be. […]

A Guide to Understanding Bitcoin’s Whitepaper | Download Now

A Guide to Understanding Bitcoin's Whitepaper

It has been a tumultuous few years for Bitcoin. Users of the currency have had to face a series of challenges ranging from government crackdowns to incompetent brokers. Yet despite this the underlying principle of Bitcoin, namely, that currency needn’t be dependent on centralised governments, has remained intact. In truth the Bitcoin story does not […]

Bitcoin’s Sharp Rises and Falls

Bitcoin price fall

As usual, the roller coaster ride of Bitcoin (BTC) continues. Unlike a roller coaster the big dips aren’t nearly as exciting for those who own some bitcoin, especially if you’ve chosen to buy in the last few weeks. Let’s take a look at some of the causes of Bitcoin’s rise and fall in value over […]

The End of the Tether?

Concept of Tether (or USDT) equals to1 US Dollar, Cryptocurrency

What is Tether? According to Tether’s website, “Tether converts cash in digital currency, to anchor or tether the value to the price of national currencies like the US dollar…” The primary manifestation of Tether is the “USDT”, the cryptocurrency coin which is pegged to the American dollar. In other words, in theory, for every USDT […]

Bitcoin Mining and Power Consumption Paper | Download Now

BitcoinBro has published a paper discussing the accuracy and utility of the publicly available power consumption estimates for Bitcoin miners. Bitcoin miners are owners of highly customised computers which attempt to solve complex cryptographic puzzles. This process groups together Bitcoin transactions which become validated once the group of transactions is added to a public ledger. […]

Sold some Bitcoin? Don’t forget the taxman

Young couple managing finances, reviewing their bank accounts using laptop computer and calculator at modern kitchen. Woman and man doing paperwork together, paying taxes online on notebook pc

If you are one of the lucky few individuals to have bought Bitcoin or another digital asset six months ago, 12 months ago or (and, if so, congratulations) 5 or more years ago, you are, in all likelihood, sitting on some very large paper profits when the value of your holdings are calculated in fiat […]

Market manipulation in an unregulated cryptocurrency environment

Freak news VS Fake news

Pump & Dump Schemes (P&D) There’s a delicate balance for regulators to put into place measures that don’t stifle innovation while at the same time ensuring consumer protection, and with cryptocurrency, that crosses multiple jurisdictions. I welcome regulators not rushing into the marketplace but taking a more considered approach, but it does mean investors need […]