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Rosie Leizrowice

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The Benefits of Transparency: How Bitcoin & Blockchains Could Change The World

Like most people, you probably have a lot of unanswered (or unanswerable) questions about the financial system. How do we set the price of gold if we don’t know how big the supply is? What’s the point of saving money for the future when inflation will devalue it with each passing year? Why are we… View Article

Valentine Gift Ideas For Your Bitcoin Lover

Has Bitcoin interfered a little with your love life because they never stop talking about Bitcoin? As Bitcoin appreciators, we don’t think it is going anywhere. Perhaps it’s time to embrace it with a present to show that you support the cause. Here are 7 ideas for cryptocurrency related gifts perfect for Valentines or that upcoming birthday, anniversary or holiday. Bitcoin The simplest… View Article

A Beginner’s Look at Ripple: 7 Things You Should Know

Ripple isn’t your average altcoin. Controversial at times as many ‘love’ it, whilst others ‘hate it’, it has nonetheless climbed to the position of the third most valuable cryptocurrency. We covered the basics of Ripple in our 12 days of crypto series. Today, we’re sharing some key things you should know: Ripple is a cross-border payment system… View Article

Why Do Banks Exist? Do We Still Need Them?

Banks are one of the most polarising topics around. Like any business, banks exist to make money- and they’re good at it. The fact they do this using our hard earned money is a sore point. Most people view traditional banks as faintly villainous and we’re quick to blame them for economic issues. Despite this… View Article

What are the Tax Implications of Holding Crypto?

It has been a wild year for the cryptocurrency market, but as January rolls around the big question for many people is this; Do you have to pay tax on cryptocurrencies? The answer, for almost everyone, is a resounding yes. Although there are some exceptions, you should assume you’ll be paying some form of tax for cryptocurrency… View Article

Why Market Cap is More Important Than Price

The dollar price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies gets a lot of attention and scrutiny. But surprisingly, the price of a digital currency isn’t the best way to assess its value – the market cap is far more important. Here’s why you should focus on that. What does market cap mean? In its regular usage,… View Article

Bitcoin Vs The Dotcom Bubble

There has been a lot of debate lately about how Bitcoin compares to the dotcom bubble. Both involve new technology and rapidly increasing prices, so it’s no surprise comparisons are being drawn. Let’s take a look at exactly what bubbles are, and the similarities and differences between Bitcoin and the dotcom bubble. What is a… View Article

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Why Customer Verification Is Super Important

There’s a common misconception that Bitcoin is fully anonymous, so many people are surprised when they sign up for a Wirex account or crypto exchange and are asked to provide proof of their identity. There’s a good reason for that – it’s part of KYC. What is KYC? KYC (‘know your customer‘) verification is how businesses find… View Article

is bitcoin only for drug dealers?
Is Bitcoin Only For Drug Dealers?

If you’ve heard about Bitcoin, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the links between cryptocurrencies and illegal activities. The media loves to report stories of drug kingpins, and the damning criticisms of people in the financial industry. For those with nothing to hide, it may seem too risky to get involved. Let’s take a look at the… View Article