Bitshares: Blockchain Token – What is it?

This episode of Blockchain Token – Which is it? covers Bitshares! In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now.  We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.

Bitshares is a decentralized autonomous organization, or a DAO for short, that serves as a decentralized exchange and fintech solution. They have some different system components and features, and offers a solution to the scalability problems of other blockchain networks.

How to Buy Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies: Where to Start

How to Buy Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies: Where to Start

One of the most commonly asked questions when we start discussing cryptocurrency and blockchains with people is:

Well, how do I buy it???

To alleviate one of the most challenging steps of getting into the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies, we have compiled a guide that overviews your different options for attaining some cryptocurrency, whether it is bitcoin, ethereum, or other altcoins.

Whether you want to use cash, connect a bank account, use PayPal, or something else, there is likely an easy option for you to buy crypto, and our guide will likely have the answer for you.

So, with that said, please take a look at our How to Buy Guide, and start educating yourself on how to get started!

And hey, you may not even have to leave your couch!!!

If you are still unsure about what a blockchain is, what cryptocurrency is, or what the difference between the two is, see our guides below first, and start exploring the incredible realm of the internet that is blockchain technology.

Moving the Chain Spotlight #6: Nas

Moving the Chain Spotlight #6: Nas

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Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.  


Hip-hop recording artist Nas has sold over 25 million records worldwide over the course of his career thus far.  Songs like “If I Ruled the World” and “N.Y. State of Mind” have helped him become a legend in the music industry.

Nas, whose given name is Nasir Jones, was first introduced to Bitcoin by his associates, venture capitalists Ben Horowitz and Chris Dixon. Since that time, Jones has opted to invest in the website Coinbase, a popular site where folks can purchase cryptocurrency. Moreover, the chart-topping musician also began purchasing bitcoin back in 2013.

While Jones is best known for his musical talents, he is also the founder of Queensbridge Venture Partners, a company which “invests in technology that transforms the way we live.” Queensbridge has invested in popular projects like the ride-share company Lyft.

Receiving an endorsement from a celebrity and businessman the caliber of Nasir Jones certainly helps boost cryptocurrency’s profile.


“I was really inspired by the boundaries people were pushing. [Bitcoin] seemed like something people bet against because the government doesn’t welcome with open arms what they don’t control. But it is such a big idea that it could never be controlled.”

Fun Fact:

The Source, a popular hip-hop magazine, ranked Nas at number 2 on their list of “Top 50 Lyricists of All Time” in 2012.

For more people helping progress adoption and application of blockchain technologies, check out other installments of our series Moving the Chain!