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  • How to Use a Bitcoin Blockchain Explorer

    How to Use a Bitcoin Blockchain Explorer

    Community Submission – Author: John Ma




    TL;DR

    Public transparency is a key concept in cryptocurrencies. One of the great promises of blockchain is that it levels the playing field by not restricting information to a handful of people who are in a privileged position of control.

    But what does that mean exactly? Can you find out how much bitcoins your neighbor owns? How can you take a look and verify public data yourself? That’s exactly...
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  • An Overview of Bitcoin's Price History

    An Overview of Bitcoin's Price History

    Bitcoin has experienced five significant peaks in price since its creation in 2009. So far, the cryptocurrency has had an all-time high of roughly 64,000 US dollars and increased mainstream adoption. The journey has been volatile, often reacting to political, economic, and regulatory happenings.

    Bitcoin has experienced, on average, 200% growth per year. As of August 2021, Bitcoin’s market cap is roughly $710,000,000,000 and its crypto market dominance is just under 50%.
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  • How to Trade Bitcoin Futures Contracts

    How to Trade Bitcoin Futures Contracts

    Bitcoin futures contracts are a derivative product similar to traditional futures contracts. Two parties agree to buy or sell fixed amounts of bitcoin for a specific price on a certain date. Traders use them speculatively, but you can also use them to hedge. Hedging is especially popular with miners who need to cover their operating costs.

    Futures are a great way to diversify your portfolio, trade on leverage, and bring some stability to your future income. If you want to explore more...
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  • Difference Between Blockchain and Bitcoin

    Difference Between Blockchain and Bitcoin

    For newcomers to cryptocurrency, the terminology can be quite confusing and even misleading. Some people refer to Bitcoin when talking about blockchain technology, while others will mention blockchain when talking about cryptocurrencies in general. However, these terms are not really interchangeable: they refer to distinct but connected concepts. Thus, it is important to understand the differences between them. Hereby we introduce you the basics of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and Bitcoin....
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  • An Introduction to Bitcoin Script

    An Introduction to Bitcoin Script

    Bitcoin is sometimes referred to as programmable money. Because of its digital nature, it allows users a great degree of flexibility when it comes to setting conditions for how funds can be spent.
    We speak of wallets and coins when discussing Bitcoin. But we could also think of wallets as keys, coins as cheques, and the blockchain as row after row of locked safes. Each safe has a thin slot in it, such that anyone can deposit cheques or look in to see how much value the safe holds. However,...
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  • Tokenized Bitcoin on Ethereum Explained

    Tokenized Bitcoin on Ethereum Explained

    Tokenized Bitcoin is a way to use bitcoin on other blockchains.

    But wait, isn’t Bitcoin great already? Indeed it is! It has a solid use case, and it already acts as a kind of public good. At the same time, its purposely limited features leave little room for further innovation.

    What else could we do with Bitcoin? Some Bitcoiners say we shouldn’t do anything in particular, and that’s reasonable. Then again, others believe we should find ways to use Bitcoin on other...
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  • Difference Between Blockchain and Bitcoin

    Difference Between Blockchain and Bitcoin

    For newcomers to cryptocurrency, the terminology can be quite confusing and even misleading. Some people refer to Bitcoin when talking about blockchain technology, while others will mention blockchain when talking about cryptocurrencies in general. However, these terms are not really interchangeable: they refer to distinct but connected concepts. Thus, it is important to understand the differences between them. Hereby we introduce you the basics of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and Bitcoin....
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  • What Is Bitcoin?

    What Is Bitcoin?

    What is Bitcoin?

    Bitcoin is a digital form of cash. But unlike the fiat currencies you’re used to, there is no central bank controlling it. Instead, the financial system in Bitcoin is run by thousands of computers distributed around the world. Anyone can participate in the ecosystem by downloading open-source software.
    Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, announced in 2008 (and launched in 2009). It provides users with the ability to send and receive digital money (bitcoins,...
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  • Is Bitcoin a Store of Value?

    Is Bitcoin a Store of Value?

    When you think of a safe-haven asset, precious metals like gold or silver probably come to mind. They’re investments that individuals flock to as hedges against turmoil in traditional markets.

    The debate over whether Bitcoin follows in the footsteps of these assets rages on. In this article, we’ll look at some of the main arguments for and against Bitcoin being a store of value.



    What is a store of value?


    A store of value is an asset that’s...
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  • How to Invest in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

    How to Invest in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

    Bitcoin may be one of the most popular coins to invest in, but it’s not the only one. Altcoins provide a great alternative when buying crypto that can increase the diversity of your portfolio.

    Your choice of crypto should also take into account whether you are investing or trading, as well as your risk profile and the type of analysis you want to make. You could choose fundamental or technical analysis or even a mixture of both. With all this in mind, you’ll be ready to start investing...
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  • Why Does Bitcoin Have Value?

    Why Does Bitcoin Have Value?

    Bitcoin derives its value from a variety of different attributes. Ultimately, both crypto and fiat currencies have value because of trust. As long as society believes in the fiat system, money will continue to have value. We can say the same for Bitcoin: it has value because users believe it does, but there is more to consider.

    Unlike fiat, Bitcoin has no central bank, and its decentralized structure allowed for the creation of a unique financial system. Blockchain technology offers...
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