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How to Come Up With a Good Bitcoin Investment Strategy

Surprisingly, many people just buy Bitcoin and fumble with the investment until they make some profit. Investing in Bitcoin is actually a serious venture, and contrary to widespread practice, it needs a strategy! But what is an investment strategy anyway? What constitutes a good strategy? And, does it apply to all forms of Bitcoin investment?

Now You can Earn Interest on Your Idle Crypto Assets with...

Apart from HODLing and spending, many crypto users have no idea what to do with their crypto assets. Nexo, a leading financial institution for digital assets, provides crypto users with the opportunity to earn interest on their idle crypto assets. Overall, the concept is simple - you entrust your assets with Nexo, they invest them primarily through lending, and you share the returns. It works almost like a traditional investment bank; only that crypto is the main asset here.

Earn Passively with VeriBlock’s Latest Tech: Proof of Proof

Innovations in the cryptosphere are fast and wild. Recently, VeriBlock released the novel proof-of-proof protocol, which allows blockchains to inherit Bitcoin’s security. The organization’s unique technology solves two problems simultaneously. First, a diverse ecosystem of blockchains - each focused on addressing a unique need - is secured. Secondly, gains made from the increased adoption of these alternate blockchains will drive more transactions out of the Bitcoin network, thereby increasing Bitcoin’s scalability, and by extension, solving the pioneer blockchain’s major headache.

What Is It Like Investing in Tezos (XTZ)?

Smart contract safety, long-term upgradability, and open participation: these are the problems Tezos promised to solve when it was created in 2018. So, the developers built the network to facilitate peer-to-peer transactions and launch smart contracts. Behind the network sits the Tez (also called Tezzie) digital token, which is the focus of this article. 

How to Take Advantage of Ethereum 2.0

Ethereum, the decentralized blockchain that features smart contracts, will be getting a series of upgrades that will see improved scalability, security, and sustainability. This massive upgrade will create new opportunities for investors. Apart from allowing Ethereum users to earn passively from staking, smart investors can take advantage of price changes during the launch of Ethereum 2.0 and multiply their investments. 

9 Signs Your Crypto Investment Is About To Go Down

Crypto investments are inherently risky. At some point in the course of your journey, you will undoubtedly lose (part) of your investment. You could be contemplating investing, or you might actually be deep into the game. Whichever the case, losing your investment can be traumatic to the extent that you might want to avoid crypto altogether. 

Overview of PoW and PoS Consensus Algorithms

One of Ethereum’s most anticipated updates in 2018-2019 is the final part called Serenity, which will lead to the shift of the consensus algorithm...

The Lightning Network and Its Functions

Solving the Bitcoin scalability problem is no easy task. This problem has taken a long time of research and development, but the solution could...

Everything You Need to Know About Litecoin

In this article, we will try to develop the essence of the project and the main differences with Bitcoin. Where to buy, save, and how to mine Litecoin, and prospects for cryptocurrency quotes.

Bitcoin: 10 Things I Wish I’d Known Earlier

Bitcoin is a crazy beast! It's had some huge ups and downs over the past few years for those that are trading it as...

How Does Ripple (XRP) Fare against the Rising Stablecoins?

Ripple Labs was poised to overtake the bitcoin network because of its fast speeds and cost-effective transaction framework. Ripple's XRP promised to convert crypto assets from mere investment options to viable, widespread means of digitized, global payments.

The Major Risks of Investing in DeFi and How to Mitigate...

For a crypto enthusiast, there could never be a better time to be alive. First, there's their growing acceptance as a store of value. Additionally, developers keep churning out exciting products promising to revolutionize our financial lives. One such product is Defi, and 2020 has seen its popularity grow in leaps and bounds.

The Best  Crypto Trading Bots Going into 2021

The increased acceptance of Cryptocurrencies is a boon for the financial sector. It promises to improve the inefficiencies of the mainstream financial systems. Again, their adoption expands access to services. Furthermore, it creates a unique investment opportunity. 

5 Ways Investors Lost Cryptos in 2020

Without a doubt, 2020 is the year that the crypto community experienced significant growth. Cryptocurrencies regained much of their lost value and reached new heights, thanks to their growing adoption. 

Libra: The Official Cryptocurrency of Facebook

In this article, we will examine Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency, its essence, its special features, the advantages and disadvantages, and the problems and prospects of...

What is IDO? Is it the End of ICO and IEOs?

Cryptocurrency and blockchain aim to reduce dependence on regulated financial models and centralized platforms. Unfortunately, the majority of the exchanges are still running as centralized and in fully controlled models. 

Dash Is Known for Privacy, But Should You Invest In It?

Dash was developed with privacy in mind and to overcome the shortfalls that Bitcoin was facing. Originally introduced as Xcoin in 2014, the crypto has rebranded twice - first as Darkcoin then as Dash. Speculation that Xcoin was a pump-and-dump scheme were rife and likely contributed to the name change. As the altcoin was being renamed to Darkcoin, it received press, which pushed its adoption among darknet markets. Ever since, Dash has had a somewhat controversial reputation to the effect that even some governments pushed for their delisting. 

5 Best Websites to Buy Bitcoins Directly from Your Device, Anonymously

Blockchains are secure and imitable, but these publicly-circulated ledgers aren’t anonymous. In contrast, crypto assets are designed for transparency. If you make crypto investments, analysts can dedicate sufficient resources to track down your identity.

Harvest.io: The World’s First Cross-Chain Money Market

As cryptocurrency use gains more popularity, so do the innovations around this space. Crypto enthusiasts are set to enjoy increased convenience and ease of use after Kava unveiled Harvest.io. This cross-chain money market has a global reach, which makes it quite convenient for investors. 

 9 Best Blockchain Project Ideas for 2021

The blockchain market is estimated to exceed $39.7 billion by 2025, thanks to a growing need for smooth supplier management and simplified business operations. Blockchain promises secure data and easier recording of the transaction value. 

Bye Bye Libra, Hello Diem!

If you think Bitcoin had a controversial entry into the cryptocurrency scene, think Libra. Diem, previously Libra, hasn't even entered the market, and it is already getting unpopular nicknames like Global coin and Facebook Coin. 

5 Best Staking Coins in 2020: Checking Out Number 4

Investors stake their cryptocurrencies by locking their assets for the reward incentives. Staking is similar to saving in banks because users lock their money in preferred financial services, but crypto staking earns higher ROI than fiat savings in banks. 

DeFi Investing 101: A Complete Beginners Guide 

The crypto space is decorated with exciting projects. In the year 2020, however, none has caught the eye as much as DeFi has. DeFi is an acronym for decentralized finance, several protocols geared towards providing financial services while eliminating a central governing authority from transactions.

How Defi will Help To Bank The Unbanked

The statics couldn't paint a grimmer picture. According to the World Bank's findex report of 2017, up to 1.7 Billion people are either unbanked or underbanked. They, for the most part, cannot access financial services. Where they do, it is inadequate for their needs. As access to financial services impacts poverty reduction, this statistic makes for sad reading. We need urgent interventions to remedy the situation.

Who Is the True Creator of Bitcoin?

Satoshi Nakamoto is the known and recognized creator of Bitcoin. And even if we don’t know who Satoshi Nakamoto is or was, we do...

Top 5 Best DeFi Tokens for Smart Investors

2020 is undoubtedly one year that will go down in history books. Far from the global health and economic crisis resulting from the pandemic, this year has seen an explosive growth of decentralized finance. In fact, we can only compare it to the 2017 ICO boom. 

The Best Use Cases For Decentralized Finance Projects

There's hardly a facet of our lives left untouched by blockchain technology. From the most ubiquitous to the complex of our engagements, its effects are discernible. But perhaps the one sector where its effects are most discernible is in finance. The shortfalls of the legacy financial systems provide the right environment for innovation to sprout. Fintech firms are outdoing themselves in the production of products and technologies aimed at bettering users' experiences.

Top 5 DeFi Projects to Look Out for in 2021

The DeFi industry is still in its infancy stage but has already registered some impressive growth over the years. The industry's total value is currently locked at $14.92 billion and is expected to grow in the coming year. 

Should You Invest in Privacy Coins in 2021?

As cryptocurrency use cases increase by the day, several investment opportunities have cropped up, making it increasingly difficult for fintech investors to choose their portfolios' best options. 

How Bitcoin Has Transformed Crowdfunding

Before the world started seeing cryptocurrency as a valid way of sending and receiving money, global charities and fundraisers relied on slow, geographically-limited, censorship-prone, and expensive donation methods. Admittedly, raising funds to promote educational content for children with special needs wasn’t a particularly easy feat a decade ago - just, for example. Bitcoin came, and activities in the crowdfunding space started breathing a new life. Fundraising for charity causes moved from local to international audiences, and project champions shifted their reliance from donors to the general public. 

Ready to Trade Cryptocurrencies? Read This First…

In 2013 I started investing in cryptocurrencies, to be more exact on Bitcoin. It all started when one of the people I followed on...

What Exactly is Proof of Keys?

In crypto, there's a saying: "not your keys, not your coins." This means that if you do not have sole custody of your private keys, you cannot really claim to have ownership over your funds. If your keys are with a crypto exchange or any other third-party custodian, you may as well forget about being the true owner of your funds. 

Blockchain in Fashion  and Luxury Retail

Nearly every industry these days is discovering the potential and power of blockchain. Even fashion, which you may not expect, is slowly onboarding the tech. The fashion industry is one where fraud is all too common - at least when it comes to sourcing authentic materials. But putting aside the solving of problems, are there ways in which blockchain can make the fashion industry better?

What’s Ethereum 2.0 and Why Does it Matter? 

After a years-long wait, Ethereum 2.0 is finally here. Well, almost. The major upgrade will see the Ethereum network fix various scalability and security issues. The most notable shift will perhaps be moving from a proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism to a proof-of-stake (PoS) protocol. 

What’s Phishing and How Can You Protect Yourself?

Wherever there's money to be made, you'll always find people ready to do so using unscrupulous means. After crypto blew into the scene, scams, especially internet-based ones, have gotten even more lifeblood than ever before. And unsuspecting players continue to fall victim. 

What Exactly Are Dark Pools? 

The finance world has always been filled with curiosities. Money is a touchy subject, and people often go to extraordinary lengths to protect their positions. Out of this has emerged the concept of 'dark pools,' which are financial trading hubs taking place away from the public's eye. 

How to Buy Ethereum Using PayPal

For years now, Ethereum has been the most sought-after cryptocurrency right after Bitcoin. And in recent months, the coin seems to be on an unstoppable rally - which has only doubled down after the news that the long-awaited Eth2, an upgrade to the network, will be rolled out in December. At the time of writing, ETH is trading at over $500, according to Coinmarketcap. The currency has been oscillating within that range, which is a big deal considering the coin began the year with a tepid $130 in value. 

What’s a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal? 

Bitcoin was the world's first cryptocurrency. It has completely changed how the world views finance while at the same time rallying an entire industry of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin holds (and probably will always hold) a very special place in cryptoverse. However, just like any new tech, Bitcoin has its growing pains. For this reason, Bitcoin developers are always coming up with improvement proposals for the network to make it even better. 

Monero Reaches 2-Year High, Is It the Next-Best Alternative?

Recently (Oct 2020), Monero hit $139 - its 2-year high, and investors are expressing renewed confidence in this crypto. What’s even more inspiring is the fact that the cryptocurrency has maintained a consistent sideways or upward - but not downward - trend since then. Before the 2017 crypto bull run, Monero always shied from surpassing the $1 mark. But the boom seemed to have inspired this crypto to take on the major players. 

How to Buy Bitcoin with a Credit/Debit Card

Credit/debit cards have enabled us to make instant, convenient, and hassle-free payments since the founding of the Diners Club in the 1950s, and today, this possibility has been extended to the purchase of Bitcoin. Buying Bitcoin with a credit card is among the easiest ways to get yourself some crypto. 

Indicators DeFi Investors need To Know: Number 4 Is A must...

Decentralized finance (Defi) is one of the relatively new blockchain applications, and it can be confusing for newcomer investors. Be that as it may, the pace at which the space is growing leaves no time to 'wait and see.' DeFi is evolving crazy fast, and new metrics are being invented to help investors weigh their options. Given the novelty of the subject, there are no widely-accepted standards yet. Still, there are some common indicators that we can use to judge whether one DeFi protocol is better than the next.  

Buying Bitcoin with Skrill: Don’t Try Before Reading This!

Bitcoin is the world's most popular currency. So it's not a surprise that most payment platforms worth their salt support the currency. One of these platforms is Skrill, the London-headquartered money transfer company that's now one of the most popular globally. 

Arbitrage Trading in 2021? Here Is How I Make A Kill

Cryptocurrency provides so many avenues for people to make money. Whether it's trading, mining, staking, or lending, you can make money from crypto in any of several ways. However, one method that flies under the radar (and hence many people don't know about!) is arbitrage trading. Arbitrage trading is a way through which you can make extra cash in a (relatively) risk-free manner.

Just How Promising is the NFT Market?

The NFT market is the collection of all NFT trades. So, let's define NFTs first. An NFT (Non-Fungible Token) is a special kind of crypto token that just cannot be exchanged for another (possibly) equivalent token. 

How to Mine Litecoin: No One Will Ever Tell You This

Litecoin is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies today. The currency is a clone of Bitcoin and appears to ride on the popularity of the pioneer cryptocurrency. However, the crypto has its own merits - like being a 'lighter' version of Bitcoin and thus being used in day-to-day transactions. Litecoin is faster than Bitcoin - having a block time of 2.5 minutes compared to Bitcoin's 10 minutes, meaning it's quicker and easier for Litecoin miners to make money. 

Bitcoin or Ethereum in 2021, Where Should You Invest?

Bitcoin started the year (2020) on a rather low key, fetching only an average of $7,500 until July when things started looking up. Ethereum seemed to play the same tune for the first half of the year. Unsurprisingly, both cryptocurrencies showed steady growth against the dollar from July onwards. This trend can be confusing to investors - should you invest in Bitcoin or Ethereum in the coming year? In this article, we help clear the confusion by addressing each currency's nature, its performance in 2020, and its prospects in the coming year. 

How To Avoid the Bitcoin FOMO and Double Your Investment

‘The hardest thing to do in a bull market is to sit,’ says Mike Novogratz, a renowned Bitcoin evangelist. This is a feeling most investors can relate to. In a bull market, prices surge, and volumes skyrocket. And with the wave comes an irresistible urge to board the bandwagon - the fear of missing out (FOMO).

Top Crypto Cashback Apps 2020

Crypto cashbacks or crypto awards are programs that allow you to get small Bitcoin awards when you spend money in a store. When you make a purchase, you'll instantly be rewarded with a fraction of what you spent. The rewards will be in the smallest units of Bitcoin - satoshis.

Bitcoin is Booming, But Which are the Best Altcoins to Own?

In the midst of the current Bitcoin bull run, it is difficult just to look any other way. After all, it is this pioneer crypto that has been hitting the headlines for weeks now. Both speculators and analysts have said the rally will continue. Also, there's a likelihood that BTC will surpass the $20,000 mark, judging by recent performance and investor sentiment. In short, all our eyes have been glued to BTC, which has delivered a spectacular show hitherto. But, remember, investors must diversify. 

Top 5 Trends Driving the Crypto Market Right Now

2020 was an interesting year for crypto. From the market crash in March to Bitcoin rebounding past $15k for the first time in two years, to DeFi exploding than ever before, this was not your average year for the industry. But beneath these events were unseen undercurrents that were driving everything.