We explain how to give Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a gift (for example, how to give Bitcoin as a Christmas gift or Birthday gift).
Cryptocurrency is a general name referring to all encrypted decentralized digital currencies like Bitcoin.
Cryptocurrency uses cryptography to create coins and secure transactions. Typically cryptocurrencies are open source with pubic, but encrypted ledgers of all transactions.
There are a number of cryptocurrencies traded in markets, and the growing popularity means that despite volatile prices, market caps and values are growing every year.
Popular cryptocurrencies include the original Bitcoin, Ethereum’s Ether, and Litecoin.
Cryptocurrency is legal and taxable in the US, but it isn’t legal tender (you can’t pay your taxes in Bitcoin). With that said, due to its infancy and history so far, cryptocurrencies should be invested in and used with their historical volatility in mind.
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We explain “how cryptocurrency works.” The goal of this guide is to teach beginners about blockchain and digital currencies (like Bitcoin).
To add a custom cryptocurrency token (such as a token from an ICO) to your MyEtherWallet, follow the instructions below. The gist is the same for all Ethereum wallets.
Proof of Stake (PoS) is an alternative to Proof of Work (PoW) where mining power is based on how many coins a person holds. Essentially, new coins are created as interest paid on existing coins.
Here are some cryptocurrency resources for those getting started with cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin can cost upwards of $20k, but many cryptocurrencies cost only a fraction of a dollar (or a few satoshis). These are “penny cryptos” (like penny stocks).
To get Bitcoins you’ll need a Bitcoin wallet and a place to buy Bitcoins. One all-in-one solution is Coinbase, but there are many options to choose from.
SegWit, SegWit2x, and the Lightning Network (LN) are all terms that describe proposed changes to Bitcoin’s blockchain to allow for faster transactions.
We explain how to get or earn “free” cryptocurrency like Bitcoin (all of which take time, effort or an initial investment).
A hard fork is when a single cryptocurrency splits in two. It occurs when a cryptocurrency’s existing code is changed, resulting in both an old and new version.