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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

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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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What Can Cryptocurrency Technology Give Us?

Blockchain has become the word du jour – but if you think it relates to a marathon run of Tetris, think again. Blockchain is the tech that underpins cryptocurrencies, and very clever it is too – so clever in fact, that utilising it to its full potential could change the way we manage society in the future…. View Article

Finally, A Viable Bitcoin Hedging Option?

While the meteoric rise in Bitcoin prices takes a much-needed pause, there’s good news on the horizon for BTC holders looking for a viable way to hedge exposure. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is progressively becoming the first inversely-correlated asset (to my knowledge) to provide moderate protection against wildly fluctuating Bitcoin prices. Up until now, Bitcoin… View Article

The “Future” of Bitcoin Futures

Bitcoin’s stellar run continues with prices leaping one major psychological hurdle after another. It’s been painful for investors stuck on the sidelines. Last year alone, Bitcoin (BTC) is up more than 17-fold. The surge has been driven largely by demand from individuals, with technical obstacles keeping out most big money managers like mutual funds. However,… View Article

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