Basic Attention Token (BAT): What It Is, How It Works, & Investing Today

The world of cryptocurrency is much wider than Bitcoin. While Bitcoin and its descendants and offshoots are focused on payments and transferring value, other coins and cryptos are based on the Ethereum blockchain, which is designed for software-based contracts and provides a platform for coding. One such crypto is the Basic Attention Token (BAT). Here … Read more

The Inside Scoop on What Crypto Returns Will be 12 Months From Now

The magic sauce for massive returns is something I’ve been hunting for in my adventure in cryptocurrency. I’m here to tell you that I’ve found the answer for any market, up or down. The world of crypto buyers, investors, or gamblers is not specific. The emails shown below are what landed in my inbox this … Read more

Ethereum Basics: What Is Ethereum?

Ethereum itself is not a cryptocurrency but rather a programmable platform built using blockchain technology. Its native token, used to fuel operations on the blockchain, is the ether (ETH). The Ethereum platform launched in 2015, and it’s now the second-largest form of crypto next to bitcoin (BTC), with a market capitalization of about $533 billion, … Read more

My Easy Guide to Getting Started Investing in Cryptocurrency With Low Risk

Recently I started to get into seriously investigating investing in cryptocurrencies. But, like many others, I steered clear from crypto while I figured it out. There is no doubt that digital currency not backed by any particular government is hard to wrap your head around. So, what value can it have? It is the same … Read more

FTC Data Shows Huge Spike in Cryptocurrency Investment Scams

Since October 2020, consumers have reported losing more than $80 million to cryptocurrency investment scams, an increase of more than ten-fold year-over-year, according to a new data analysis from the Federal Trade Commission. In a new consumer protection data spotlight, the FTC breaks down the contents of nearly 7,000 reports received from consumers about these … Read more

What Is Cryptojacking? How to Detect Mining Malware

Cryptojacking is a type of cybercrime that occurs when hackers hijack the processing power of unsuspecting internet users in order to generate new cryptocurrencies. Rising Bitcoin prices often lead people to get into “mining”–the process of using specialized computer hardware to create units of digital currencies. The energy-intensive nature of mining increases the number of … Read more

The new ‘Libra’ cryptocurrency: Here’s what Facebook stands to gain

When Facebook announced its grand cryptocurrency idea on Tuesday, the rebellious nature of crypto-coins — decentralized, anonymous, not backed by a government — was decidedly missing. Facebook has a highly sophisticated way of identifying users, said its currency would be backed by real money, and “Libra” seems anything but libertarian. The currency does, however, open … Read more

Using Bitcoin to Build an Emergency Fund – Update #2

This is the second update in my weekly series of my experience using cryptocurrency to get people excited about saving money. I will be the first person to admit there is little fundamental reasoning behind investing in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, or any one of the many other digital currencies out there. However, one … Read more

How to Use Bitcoin to Get Out of Debt or Build an Emergency Fund

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are going from a dull whisper to a louder conversation lately. The value of Bitcoin especially has shot way up. I remember when I first heard about Bitcoin in 2015 and it was trading for around $200 a Bitcoin. It’s now gone as high as $18,000 for that same Bitcoin. A … Read more