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Bitcoin and Taxes: What You May Not Know

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By Valerie Rind   You might be aware that your Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency transactions have a possible taxable impact. However, you might not know exactly how to report them.  Try our bitcoin tax calculator or read on for more guidance on cryptocurrency taxes.     What is Bitcoin?   Bitcoin is a worldwide payment system where users […]

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The 21 million Bitcoin story explained: Why is the number special?

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When Satoshi decided to use 21 million Bitcoins (BTC) as the finite number of Bitcoins, the global M1 money supply approximately stood at $21 Trillion USD. Every dollar can be divided into 100 cents, making the total number of the pieces of money to exist at around 2100 trillion. Why this number so crucial is […]

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WTF? Is a Blockchain

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In the first article for this education series we took a look at what a cryptocurrency is at its core. With this second article we’re looking to expand into the technical side of a cryptocurrency and take a look at the blockchain.   A Blockchain Definition Let’s start out with a definition: the blockchain is […]

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What is a Cryptocurrency

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Cryptocurrencies are a rapidly developing sector with thousands of competing projects (coins) and millions of people buying and selling them daily. Most of those coins you’ve probably never heard of but that’s okay since we’re going to be focusing on the most well known as our example Bitcoin. What’s most interesting about cryptocurrencies aside from […]

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How To Choose The Right Cryptoasset Exchange [Ultimate Guide]

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Rakiza

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It is great that you have decided to enter the new world of cryptocassets. Welcome to the club!   However, it is very important to plan this step wisely, so that you don’t rush yourself into what is better known in crypto community as Fear of Missing Out or FOMO. Cryptoassets are here to stay […]

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Introduction to Cryptography

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The importance of cryptography in blockchain An understanding of blockchain encryption methods is fundamental to understanding how blockchain works, how security is maintained, and how users interact with other users in a decentralized environment.   Encryption is a set of mathematical computations that secure information against third party interception. Cryptography isn’t a new concept. Long […]

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Exploring the Fat Protocol Thesis

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Avi F.

The exploration is adapted from the original USV thesis, which you can read here.     You know protocols. SMTP for email transfer, HTTP for hyperlinks, TCP/IP for data transfer. Every application you use is built on top of those protocols. Facebook, Google, Amazon, would not be able to exist without these protocols. Since the advent […]

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Cryptocurrency- An Emerging Asset Class

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Andrew Elliott

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So you’ve heard the hype, and are thinking about investing in cryptocurrencies. Before you decide to make an investment in the cryptocurrency space, do your homework. The cryptocurrency asset class is emergent. There are some similarities and distinct differences between this new asset class and the existing asset classes (stocks, bonds, and traditional venture capital) […]

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Cryptocurrency White Papers 101

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If you’re interested in the blockchain space, whether as an investor, businessperson, or developer, one thing you can’t avoid is white papers. Every week, there is a new blockchain or cryptocurrency white paper touting new technologies that will “revolutionize” the industry. In addition, many of the major projects in the industry, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, began with white […]

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How to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

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Andrew Elliott

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Due to popular demand, I’m taking a break from following the charts and researching the universe of crypto-assets (for about an hour) to post on how to invest in cryptocurrencies. By “how” I mean: The websites where you could open an account to buy and sell. Where to research assets you find interesting. The importance […]

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