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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

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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

HODL
Why You Should HODL Through the Dips

HODL is a key term on the growing list of cryptocurrency related slang. It originated in 2013 when a tipsy forum member made a thread entitled ‘I AM HODLING’ (a misspelling of ‘holding’) to declare his decision to hold Bitcoin no matter what. Other forum members immediately latched onto the term. HODL has stuck around… View Article

Do you need to buy a whole bitcoin?
Do You Need to Buy a Whole Bitcoin?

If you didn’t get into Bitcoin in the early stages, it might seem like it’s too late now. Prices are soaring to intimidating levels and few of us have thousands of pounds sitting around to spend on a whole Bitcoin. But the truth is, it doesn’t matter if you can’t afford a whole Bitcoin or… View Article

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The Pros and Cons of Modern Banks

If you’re like most of us, your bank is just a part of your everyday life. It’s where you keep your savings, receive your salary, or go for a mortgage or loan. Whether you ever go to a physical branch or not, you probably open your online banking app at least every few days. Even… View Article

Do We Need Blockchain Banking?

In 2017, Harvard Business Review predicted blockchains will have the same effect on the financial industry as the internet had on the media. That’s a bold statement and one which is proving more probable each day. Twenty years ago, most major media companies ignored the internet. Later, they scoffed at it, seeing it as a passing fad…. View Article

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

Funny Crypto Videos To Get You Through the Dip

If you’ve found yourself feeling a little glum after checking the prices of bitcoin this past month – YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Don’t worry, HODL tight – we hope the storm will be over soon and we can have a real laugh about the time ‘we nearly fell off the chair’, following the market volatlity…. 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

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

Dear Opportunists, Everyone is Looking into Crypto & Why You Should Too

As a self-proclaimed opportunist and avid investor – I love risk. As long as the reward is appropriate; it just needs to be managed. So when I found out that bitcoin was trading at $900 earlier this year, and is now upwards of $10,000, I nearly fell off my chair. Those kinds of returns are… View Article