Women in Crypto

Women in Crypto

Women in the Cryptocurrency Movement: 3 Female Celebrities Who Love Bitcoin!

The contributions women have made in terms of helping the cryptocurrency movement flourish cannot be understated.

Top female minds like Coin Center’s Andrea Castilo and Robin Weisman have been considered two of the most influential women in regards to helping develop and refine bitcoin policy.

Moreover, there have been several big name female celebrities who have helped introduce the bitcoin revolution to their millions of fans across the globe. By coming out endorsing bitcoin as a viable alternative to government issued currency, these stars have helped create awareness and a pop culture buzz for the cryptocurrency craze.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at 3 famous ladies who decided to hop aboard the bitcoin bandwagon.

Tales from a Trader: Part 2

Tales from a Trader: Part 2

A Personal Cryptocurrency Trading Story Part 2.

The Dao

To the best of my knowledge, The Decentralized Autonomous Organization (The DAO) was a decentralized app (dApp) built on top of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The DAO acted as a venture capitalist of sorts, essentially allowing investors who held The DAO tokens to vote on projects. There was no CEO, CTO, or other Chief-XXXXX-Officer. Instead, projects only required 30% of approval with a vote, and it would get rounds of funding.

So, of course, I limped into the EVM world. It was another chance for me to sink my claws into this community and have a say (vote) on what projects I thought we’re interesting and had future potential. Then one day, I was browsing my everyday subreddits and kept seeing posts that The DAO was being siphoned! The DAO had raised more than $140 Million, and been drained to around $50 Million. You can read about it here.

From what I’d read, if you invested in The DAO, you could have your Ethereum (ETH) split. Split? From what? And that’s when I caught wind of Ethereum Classic. Again, you can read about it here.

A Crypto Couplet

A Crypto Couplet

Cryptocurrency Trading: The How to Poetry Edition

Are you looking for currency that lacks centralization?
There are many great options throughout every nation.

So you’re ready to buy but aren’t sure what to do.
You can start by reading this rhyming walkthrough.

The first thing you’ll need is your own crypto wallet.
Chose an option like Jaxx and begin to install it.

Now get an account with a site like Coinbase.
It’s quite user-friendly, a great starting place.

Next, you’ll need to select the right token for you.
Go to Blockchain WTF for a nice overview.

There is Bitcoin, Ethereum, and even Dash.
You will soon start to see they’re much better than cash.

Invest in just one or do some combining.
When you’ve got it down pat, you can even try mining.

Never invest what you can’t live without.
Start out small if you have any doubt.

Invest what you can it won’t be in vain.
You’ll be glad you’re aboard the cryptocurrency train.

If you are feeling like investing, visit our “how to buy” page, but first, make sure you know about each token and which ones you want to invest in

Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet Review

Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet Review

Ledger Nano S Review

If you’ve considered a cryptocurrency hardware wallet, then you’ve probably already come across the Ledger Nano S. And for good reason! The Nano S is the result of success of the original Ledger Nano. A screen and pair of buttons helps the user enter information on the device directly. But perhaps the most sought-after aspect of the Ledger Nano S is its multiple token support and attractive price. It is only $69 USD (about 58 euros) to top competitor Trezor’s $117 USD (about 99 euros).

Multiple token support

Ledger app management softwareIn the beginning, hardware wallets were primarily designed solely for use with Bitcoin. Even as alternative cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin started popping up, no hardware wallets were made to support this. Part of the problem is differing cryptographic algorithms. Ledger decided to solve with this with Ledger Blue and Ledger Nano S devices, which support apps. That’s right, the app model is now prevalent on our security devices!

Tales from a Trader: Part 1

Tales from a Trader: Part 1

Cryptocurrency Trader/Holder

If you are reading this, then you have stumbled across a goldmine of information about blockchain tech and cryptocurrencies. (If you’re interested in more information, head over to our crypto page!) In this series, I will tell my personal story–my cryptocurrency trading adventure–of how I went down the crypto rabbit hole and have no plans to look back!  

***This is NOT meant to be financial advice, just my story***

I’m currently sitting here running an Ethereum node on my Mac. There is more than $8,000 accessible in one account, with another $8,000 locked away in an account to which I no longer have access (talk about scream-worthy!). Additionally, I have $4,000 in alt coins on my mobile light client–plus, an ounce of gold. After a year-and-a-half, I’ve come a long way and had a helluva time. Back in January 2016, I had a tablet and mobile, but no laptop. But, by the time February 2016 rolled around, I took $600 dollars, made a plan, and I got a new laptop. My crypto knowledge has truly allowed me to successfully play the (crypto) game!  

Where Can I Buy Cryptocurrency?

So you’re interested in purchasing cryptocurrency? Well, do you know how or where to buy cryptocurrency?

After watching this video consider thinking about what you can do with your crypto! Instead of letting it sit, grow and then saving it in a portfolio, you have the option of spending it too! Overstock.com and other large retailers accept Bitcoin, but many smaller ones you may not have heard of also accept it.

So, once you’ve purchase cryptocurrency, read our follow up article about where you can use it! It may also be a good idea to check out our video about securely storing your crypto! Without further ado, watch this amazing video about where to buy cryptocurrency!

 If you would like to read about purchasing cryptocurrency as well, feel free to explore more of Blockchain WTF’s site, and take a look at this page!

Store Your Cryptocurrency – Video

How to Store Cryptocurrency

In this video, we go over the how to store your cryptocurrency, as well as four different types of wallets. If you’re more of the reading type, feel free to read about hardware wallets. We are also aware you might need more info about crypto, so you can read WTF is Cryptocurrency too if you want! We take an in-depth look at all-things-crypto!

Blockchain on the Front Lines of Finance

Blockchain on the Front Lines of Finance

The Financial System & Blockchain Technology: Could It Be the Solution?

Our current financial system serves tons of people every day, and moves multiple-trillions of dollars. While it may be our current system, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best system. Not surprisingly, its wrought with issues. These issues include, but certainly aren’t limited to

  • Super-high transaction fees
  • Delays in transactions
  • Cumbersome paperwork