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Bitcoin & Markets: 04 Oct 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (144)

Bitcoin & Markets: 04 Oct 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (144)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * TradingView: https://tradingview.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=2&aff_id=21361 "Bitcoin & Markets for 4 October, 2021. Bitcoin BTC highest close in 4 weeks & rallies in a risk off environment." Youtube: https://youtu.be/DThcYXNePmo…
Bitcoin & Markets: 27 Sep 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (143)

Bitcoin & Markets: 27 Sep 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (143)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * TradingView: https://tradingview.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=2&aff_id=21361 "Bitcoin & Markets for 27 September, 2021. Bitcoin BTC uptrend resuming? Why is the Bitcoin dominance index so low? We nailed the Uranium…
Bitcoin Q+A: Bitcoin privacy | Bitcoin Basics (142)

Bitcoin Q+A: Bitcoin privacy | Bitcoin Basics (142)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * Bitcoin-only hardware: https://store.coinkite.com/promo/B89B697164AB15168A0E "Bitcoin Q+A joins us to talk Bitcoin privacy, why it's important, practical advice, tools & techniques. We also discuss the best Bitcoin…
Bitcoin & Markets: 1 Sep 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (141)

Bitcoin & Markets: 1 Sep 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (141)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * Free TradingView account: https://tradingview.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=2&aff_id=21361 "Bitcoin BTC market update for 1 September, 2021. Where to next for Bitcoin and crypto markets?" Youtube: https://youtu.be/FXUc_ClgHFA Show page: https://coincompass.com/141…
Brian Harrington: Bitcoin IRAs | Bitcoin Basics (140)

Brian Harrington: Bitcoin IRAs | Bitcoin Basics (140)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * Bitcoin-only hardware: https://store.coinkite.com/promo/B89B697164AB15168A0E "Brian Harrington joins us again to talk Bitcoin IRAs, Bitcoin self-custody, Bitcoin adoption, buying KYC-free bitcoin & other bullish things." Youtube: https://youtu.be/e6Uh_0jqdhg…

The IMF does not understand Bitcoin

On 26 July, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ‘issued a warning’ to sovereign-states adopting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as legal tender; as was recently the case in El Salvador. The…
Bitcoin & Markets: 2 Aug 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (139)

Bitcoin & Markets: 2 Aug 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (139)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * Free charting account: https://tradingview.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=2&aff_id=21361 "Bitcoin BTC market update for 26 July, 2021. Buy signal in place for bitcoin, $30K held, potential break out & a…
Bitcoin & Markets: 26 Jul 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (138)

Bitcoin & Markets: 26 Jul 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (138)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * Free charting account: https://tradingview.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=2&aff_id=21361 "Bitcoin BTC market update for 26 July, 2021. Buy signal in place for bitcoin, $30K held, potential break out & a…
Different types of Bitcoin? | Bitcoin Basics (135)

Different types of Bitcoin? | Bitcoin Basics (135)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * Ask us a question for our next Q&A episode * Best hardware wallet: https://bitcoinbasics.help/coldcard "Why are there different types of bitcoin? KYC vs non-KYC bitcoin,…
How to buy bitcoin anonymously? | Bitcoin Basics (134)

How to buy bitcoin anonymously? | Bitcoin Basics (134)

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Bitcoin & Markets: 29 Jun 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (132)

Bitcoin & Markets: 29 Jun 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (132)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * Buy bitcoin? https://binance.com/en/register?ref=O0JHZD5I * Please like, subscribe & share to spread this educational content "Bitcoin market update for 29 June, 2021. BTC death cross? Where…
What is decentralization? (1 of 4) | Bitcoin Basics (131)

What is decentralization? (1 of 4) | Bitcoin Basics (131)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * Buy bitcoin? https://binance.com/en/register?ref=O0JHZD5I * Please like, subscribe & share to spread this educational content "Part 1 of 4. What exactly is decentralization? How about distributed…
Are there Bitcoin NFTs? | Bitcoin Basics (129)

Are there Bitcoin NFTs? | Bitcoin Basics (129)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * https://bitcoinbasics.help/ask us any Bitcoin question * Please like, subscribe & share to spread this educational content "What is a non-fungible token (NFT)? Why all the…
Bitcoin & Markets: 14 Jun 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (128)

Bitcoin & Markets: 14 Jun 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (128)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * Create a free https://bitcoinbasics.help/tradingview charting account * Please like, subscribe & share "A look at bitcoin BTC price for mid June, 2021. Are we still…
Why use a hardware wallet? | Bitcoin Basics (127)

Why use a hardware wallet? | Bitcoin Basics (127)

* Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help * https://bitcoinbasics.help/coldcard is the only wallet we recommend * Please like, subscribe & share "What is a Bitcoin hardware wallet? Why use them? How do they…
How to make changes to Bitcoin? | Bitcoin Basics (126)

How to make changes to Bitcoin? | Bitcoin Basics (126)

Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help "We answer another fantastic audience question: how are changes to Bitcoin BTC made? Who does them? https://bitcoinbasics.help/ask your question." Youtube: https://youtu.be/UVdoU5Ibtpk Show page: https://coincompass.com/126 Proof of Recording:…
Will Hashgraph supersede Bitcoin? | Bitcoin Basics (125)

Will Hashgraph supersede Bitcoin? | Bitcoin Basics (125)

Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help "We answer another audience question: will Hedera's Hashgrah HBAR ever supersede Bitcoin? What about other shitcoins (altcoins)?" Youtube: https://youtu.be/MjdIJljsr4M Show page: https://coincompass.com/125 Proof of Recording: N/A |…
What if my wallet provider disappears? | Bitcoin Basics (123)

What if my wallet provider disappears? | Bitcoin Basics (123)

Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help "Q) How can you recover bitcoin if you lose your bitcoin wallet & the manufacturer or developer disappears?" Youtube: https://youtu.be/MhIDbhz6-_s Show page: https://coincompass.com/123 Proof of Recording: N/A…
Can Bitcoin be fractionalised indefinitely? | Bitcoin Basics (122)

Can Bitcoin be fractionalised indefinitely? | Bitcoin Basics (122)

Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help "Can Bitcoin be fractionalised indefinitely? Does it need to? What are some of the alternative solutions available?" Youtube: https://youtu.be/axEKrUqtm48 Show page: https://coincompass.com/122 Proof of Recording: 682,679 |…
Is gold a shitcoin? | Bitcoin Basics (121)

Is gold a shitcoin? | Bitcoin Basics (121)

Need help? https://bitcoinbasics.help "Is gold a shitcoin when compared to bitcoin btc? Is this traditional safe haven asset still relevant in 2021 especially as we enter a new credit cycle?"…
Bitcoin: trading vs holding | Bitcoin Basics (119)

Bitcoin: trading vs holding | Bitcoin Basics (119)

Our new website: https://bitcoinbasics.help "A look at the bitcoin btc, ethereum eth, gold, silver, commodities, USD & macro market trends for 26 April, 2021." Youtube: https://youtu.be/a-fp53Dn8hY Show page: https://coincompass.com/119 Proof…
Can bitcoin be hacked? | Bitcoin Basics (118)

Can bitcoin be hacked? | Bitcoin Basics (118)

Our new website: https://bitcoinbasics.help "Can Bitcoin be hacked? What about exchanges, wallets, quantum computing, 51% attacks, government backdoors, software bugs, encyrption vulnerabilities and a nuclear holocaust?" Youtube: https://youtu.be/gjI9LBrKWwc Show page:…
Bitcoin & Markets: Entering Q2 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (114)

Bitcoin & Markets: Entering Q2 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (114)

Sponsored by https://coincompass.com | Bitcoin custody solutions "Bitcoin closes at a weekly all-time high. Where to from here for BTC? Are altcoins about to tumble?" Youtube: https://youtu.be/aQQw93KRdD8 Show page: https://coincompass.com/114…
Lightning Network vs Liquid Network | Bitcoin Basics (113)

Lightning Network vs Liquid Network | Bitcoin Basics (113)

Sponsored by https://coincompass.com | Bitcoin custody solutions "What's the difference between the Bitcoin Lightning Network & Blockstream's Liquid Network? If you have bitcoin why should you care?" Youtube: https://youtu.be/cvtvbnjx9xA Show…
Ask us any question | Bitcoin Basics

Ask us any question | Bitcoin Basics

"Do you have a Bitcoin-related question? https://coincompass.com/ask us and we will answer it on our next Q&A episode. #Bitcoin #BitcoinBasics #CoinCompass
Is your bitcoin safe? Maybe! | Bitcoin Basics (110)

Is your bitcoin safe? Maybe! | Bitcoin Basics (110)

Sponsored by https://coincompass.com | Bitcoin custody solutions "Is your bitcoin safe on an exchange, desktop/mobile, hardware, steel/paper wallet? Maybe not! Do a threat & risk assessment then create a personalised…
Is bitcoin private? Part 2 | Bitcoin Basics (109)

Is bitcoin private? Part 2 | Bitcoin Basics (109)

Sponsored by https://coincompass.com | Bitcoin custody solutions "Is Bitcoin private? Once you've bought KYC bitcoin (satoshis) what can you do to anonymize yourself? Coin mixers vs coinjoins & other OpSec…
Is bitcoin private? Part 1 | Bitcoin Basics (108)

Is bitcoin private? Part 1 | Bitcoin Basics (108)

Sponsored by https://coincompass.com | Bitcoin custody solutions "Is Bitcoin private? How can you best remain anonymous? Physical security risks, reducing digital footprints, future-proofing all bitcoin purchases & privacy using the…
Bitcoin & Markets: 15-MAR-2021 | Bitcoin Basics (107)

Bitcoin & Markets: 15-MAR-2021 | Bitcoin Basics (107)

Sponsored by https://coincompass.com​ | Bitcoin custody solutions "Bitcoin has & should experience several large corrections to maintain this secular bull market.." Show page: https://coincompass.com/107​ Proof of Recording: 674,628 | 15-MAR-2021…
How to buy bitcoin (#2 secure it) | Bitcoin Basics (105)

How to buy bitcoin (#2 secure it) | Bitcoin Basics (105)

Sponsored by https://coincompass.com | Bitcoin custody solutions "Stop renting bitcoin, start owning bitcoin, use non-custodial bitcoin wallets & create a personalised bitcoin custody solution for your investment." Youtube: https://youtu.be/mnr3bdfeLpk Show…
How to buy bitcoin (#1 buy it) | Bitcoin Basics (104)

How to buy bitcoin (#1 buy it) | Bitcoin Basics (104)

Sponsored by https://coincompass.com | Bitcoin custody solutions "How to buy bitcoin conveniently (KYC) & privately (non-KYC)? However, we discuss the best solution for most people!" Youtube: https://youtu.be/RR9WTPkQ1aM Show page: https://coincompass.com/104…
Bitcoin risk mitigation w/ Anthony Park | Bitcoin Basics (103)

Bitcoin risk mitigation w/ Anthony Park | Bitcoin Basics (103)

Sponsored by https://coincompass.com | Bitcoin custody solutions "Anthony Park (US Attorney) joins us again to discuss losing your bitcoin vs having it stolen." Youtube: https://youtu.be/dxhpHCs0BuE Show page: https://coincompass.com/103 Proof of…
Raoul Pal: irresponsibly long bitcoin | Bitcoin Basics (102)

Raoul Pal: irresponsibly long bitcoin | Bitcoin Basics (102)

https://bitcoinbasicspodcast.com sponsored by: https://coincompass.com | Bitcoin custody solutions "Raoul Pal explains why he's sold all his gold & is irresponsibly long bitcoin." Youtube: https://youtu.be/HCERc26EmfI Show page: https://coincompass.com/102 Proof of Recording:…
Bitcoin ETFs w/ Steven McClurg | Bitcoin Basics (100)

Bitcoin ETFs w/ Steven McClurg | Bitcoin Basics (100)

https://bitcoinbasicspodcast.com sponsored by: https://coincompass.com | Bitcoin custody solutions "Steven McClurg joins us again to talk about the Valkyrie Bitcoin ETF, GameStop, inflation, gold, USD, macro markets & everything bitcoin (not…
Review: Buy bitcoin on Binance or Coinbase

Review: Buy bitcoin on Binance or Coinbase

Want to buy bitcoin on Binance or Coinbase? We compare and review the two largest Bitcoin exchanges for the Bitcoin beginner. Our Youtube review: Please subscribe to the Bitcoin Basics…
#27 Investing in only Bitcoin? | Bitcoin Basics (77)

#27 Investing in only Bitcoin? | Bitcoin Basics (77)

Proof of Recording: Block 643,035 | 26-JUL-2020 | BTC/USD $11,998 | Ep 77 "Why should I invest in only Bitcoin? What about other coins (cryptocurrencies)?" Youtube: https://youtu.be/rAwmjMbcWek Show page: https://coincompass.com/77…
#20 Are trading platforms secure? | Bitcoin Basics (53)

#20 Are trading platforms secure? | Bitcoin Basics (53)

Proof of Recording: Block 626,195 | 16-APR-2020 | BTC/USD $6,638 | Ep 53 "Are trading platforms & bitcoin exchanges now more secure?" Youtube: https://youtu.be/mFrLX98btZE Show page: https://coincompass.com/65 #bitcoin #exchanges #trading…
A Bitcoin interest account at a bank?

A Bitcoin interest account at a bank?

A German bank is offering Bitcoin accounts with up to 4.3% interest: "At this time, more and more people trust in Bitcoin. Bitwala is the everyday bridge to it. We…
Embedded Bitcoin halving message

Embedded Bitcoin halving message

The Bitcoin block halving came and went as expected and was overall anticlimactic except perhaps for the message embedded into the 1st block after the halving: "NYTimes 09/Apr/2020 With $2.3T…
Bitcoin Bits & Bytes: 03-10 May, 2020

Bitcoin Bits & Bytes: 03-10 May, 2020

03 - 10 may | issue #1 | subscribe | disclaimer | Welcome to the very first issue of the 'Bitcoin Bits & Bytes' weekly email to keep you up-to-date…
Money printer go BRRR!

Money printer go BRRR!

Money printer go BRRR is probably one of the most best memes right now because there's a disconnect between stock markets and real economies in many countries right now but…
Bitcoin price hits outlined resistance

Bitcoin price hits outlined resistance

In recent interviews we had with with Steven McClurg and Mark Yusko, both advocated the long term use for Bitcoin and expressed concerns over the short term price action. On…
Bitcoin to $288K by 2024?

Bitcoin to $288K by 2024?

Analyst Plan B has updated his stock-to-flow model, for the third time now and also incorporates gold and silver, stating the average bitcoin price of USD$288,000 by the year 2024.…
Has the Commute Economy Peaked?

Has the Commute Economy Peaked?

At the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway AGM when asked what the biggest economic threat to his company and holdings were, CEO Warren Buffett’s response was a surprise, automated vehicles. Warren Buffett…
Bitcoin Basics: #11 Bitcoin 51% attack (43)

Bitcoin Basics: #11 Bitcoin 51% attack (43)

Proof of Recording: Block 624,174 | 3-APR-2020 | BTC/USD $6,789 | Ep 47 What is a 51 percent attack on Bitcoin? Why it's possible but improbable? Bitcoin's incentives & game…
Bitcoin Basics: #2 Bitcoin vs other coins (33)

Bitcoin Basics: #2 Bitcoin vs other coins (33)

Block #622871 | 25-MAR-2020 | BTCUSD:$6,651 | Ep 33 Where does Bitcoin get its value? Are there other faster, cheaper & better coins / altcoins? Yes and no. Youtube: https://youtu.be/tx0nWfcB8MU…
Bitcoin vs altcoins (31)

Bitcoin vs altcoins (31)

#619932 3-MAR-2020 (Ep: 31) Technical, fundamental & economical differences, scalability strategies, value proposition, use cases & key properties. Youtube: https://youtu.be/JyDEBYKrZHY Show notes: https://coincompass.com/31 #bitcoin #altcoins #crypto EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://coincompass.com/binance…
How to trade bitcoin in 2020 #2? (30)

How to trade bitcoin in 2020 #2? (30)

#618163 20-FEB-2020 (Ep: 30) Technical vs fundamental analysis, market movers vs trend traders, bitcoin trading best practices & how to get started. Youtube: https://youtu.be/--p6e4znELc Show notes: https://coincompass.com/30 #bitcoin #trading #btc…
Bitcoin Wallets: #5 Multisig (29)

Bitcoin Wallets: #5 Multisig (29)

#622633 23-MAR-2020 (Ep: 29) Why use multisig wallets? Is seedless multisig the holy grail? Improve your security hygiene, now! Youtube: https://youtu.be/oRT520nc38U Show notes: https://coincompass.com/29 #bitcoin #wallets #multisig EPISODE SHOW NOTES:…
Bitcoin’s Corona Correction: When to buy Bitcoin? (27)

Bitcoin’s Corona Correction: When to buy Bitcoin? (27)

Block: #622151 (Ep: 27) When should I buy bitcoin? Bear flag forming? Key price levels of support & resistance. Overall trading strategies. Youtube: https://youtu.be/GRpiRVX-VFg Show notes: https://coincompass.com/27 #bitcoin #corona #price…
Bitcoin’s Corona Correction: March Price Analysis (26)

Bitcoin’s Corona Correction: March Price Analysis (26)

Block: #621585 (Ep: 26) Bitcoin price analysis mid March 2020 during the Corona COVID-19 correction. Key price targets, levels & predictions. Youtube: https://youtu.be/MiYMYNtnqE4 Show notes: https://coincompass.com/26 #bitcoin #coronavirus #price #trading…
How to trade bitcoin in 2020 #1? (25)

How to trade bitcoin in 2020 #1? (25)

Block: #618,163 (Ep: 025) How to trade bitcoin againt the wall street whales & market movers. Spoiler alert: don't trade just HODL $btc & chill Youtube: https://youtu.be/A6Z-ExlOEt8 Show notes: https://coincompass.com/25…
Bitcoin Wallets: #4 Choosing a Bitcoin wallet (24)

Bitcoin Wallets: #4 Choosing a Bitcoin wallet (24)

Block: #620137 (Ep: 024) Can a Bitcoin wallet be both secure & convenient? What are the tradeoffs & compromises? Youtube: https://youtube.com/watch?v=W4tDw7dJbdo Show notes: https://coincompass.com/24 #BitcoinBasics #Bitcoin #wallet #ledger #trezor #coldcard…
Who will win the 2020 currency wars? (23)

Who will win the 2020 currency wars? (23)

Block: 619639 Digital currencies, sovereign currencies, corporate currencies, Bitcoin, fiat, fed coins & Zuck bucks all enter the arena. Youtube: https://youtube.com/watch?v=YiWhKrrilu8 Show notes: https://coincompass.com/23 #BitcoinBasics #Bitcoin #Libra ----- EPISODE SHOW…
Bitcoin Wallets #3 What are non-custodial wallets? (22)

Bitcoin Wallets #3 What are non-custodial wallets? (22)

Block: 619501 Non-custodial wallets, cold storage solutions, convenience vs security, OpSec, InfoSec, privacy & everything in-between Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuhfBi7q4O8 Show notes: https://coincompass.com/22 #BitcoinBasics #Bitcoin #wallets #custody #exchanges ----- EPISODE SHOW NOTES…
Bitcoin Wallets #2 What are custodial wallets? (20)

Bitcoin Wallets #2 What are custodial wallets? (20)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon contemplate boating accidents, death as the ultimate exit scam & why less than 1% of us should use custodial wallets. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/20 #BitcoinBasics #Bitcoin…
Bitcoin Wallets #1 What is a Bitcoin wallet? (19)

Bitcoin Wallets #1 What is a Bitcoin wallet? (19)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon explain: what is a Bitcoin wallet; how it's not really a wallet; different types of wallets; & the compromises between security, convenience & privacy. Show…
Is Bitcoin private or anonymous? (18)

Is Bitcoin private or anonymous? (18)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon explain how Bitcoin is private & public, anonymous & pseudonymous & other oxymorons to simplify nuances for beginners. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/18 #BitcoinBasics #Bitcoin #privacy #blockchain…
Gold vs Bitcoin (17)

Gold vs Bitcoin (17)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon compare gold & bitcoin as a medium of exchange, a unit of account, portable, durable, divisible, fungible & store of value. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/17 #BitcoinBasics…
Bananas, not Bitcoin, on the Blockchain? (16)

Bananas, not Bitcoin, on the Blockchain? (16)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon discover the best use case for the Bitcoin blockchain, besides money of course, bananas! Show notes: https://coincompass.com/16 #BitcoinBasics #Bitcoin #blockchain ~~~~~ TO LISTEN EACH WEEK:…
Will the real Bitcoin please stand up! (15)

Will the real Bitcoin please stand up! (15)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon rant about Bitcoin & Bitcoin copies (forks), bitcoin's value ($btc), Bitcoin's network effects, Bitcoin developers, Bitcoin community, Bitcoin miners & the speed & security of…
When is the Bitcoin halving/halvening? (14)

When is the Bitcoin halving/halvening? (14)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon speculate on the upcoming Bitcoin Halvening or Halving and how it's the "same same but different" to last time. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/14
Digital currencies vs sovereign currencies (12)

Digital currencies vs sovereign currencies (12)

BitcoinBasics hosts Faris & Gordon play buzzword bingo comparing digital currencies with Bitcoin. Show notes: https://coincompass.com/12 ~~~~~ TO LISTEN EACH WEEK: https://coincompass.com/subscribe to keep all our educational content ad free and…
What is a Stablecoin? (11)

What is a Stablecoin? (11)

BitcoinBasics Podcast hosts Faris and Gordon get into the weeds explaining stablecoins, potential use cases, limitations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the future of digital money and all without even…
Public vs private blockchains (10)

Public vs private blockchains (10)

BitcoinBasics Podcast hosts Faris and Gordon differentiate between public and private blockchains, open and closed blockchains, use cases, databases and the ultimate use case for the Bitcoin blockchain. Spoiler alert:…
What is the Bitcoin lightning network? (9)

What is the Bitcoin lightning network? (9)

Faris and Gordon discuss the Lightning Network and how this payment solution is being used on top of the ₿itcoin blockchain to enable cheaper, faster and more private transactions. ~~~~~…
5/5: Bitcoin Nodes & Decentralisation (8)

5/5: Bitcoin Nodes & Decentralisation (8)

Faris and Gordon finally dig themselves out the ₿itcoin White Paper rabbit hole by explaining nodes and decentralisation of the Bitcoin network (blockchain). ~~~~~ TO LISTEN EACH WEEK: https://CoinCompass.com/subscribe to…
4/5: Bitcoin’s Proof of Work (7)

4/5: Bitcoin’s Proof of Work (7)

Faris and Gordon are stuck in the rabbit hole of the ₿itcoin White Paper and explain Bitcoin's proof of work algorithm (PoW) and how this secures the Bitcoin blockchain. ~~~~~…
3/5: Double Spending Bitcoin (6)

3/5: Double Spending Bitcoin (6)

Faris and Gordon continue falling down the rabbit hole of the Bitcoin White Paper by discussing double spending and how the Bitcoin blockchain solves this without a 3rd party. ~~~~~…
2/5: Bitcoin as Electronic Cash (5)

2/5: Bitcoin as Electronic Cash (5)

#BitcoinBasics Podcast hosts Faris and Gordon continue explaining the #Bitcoin White Paper by discussing #electronic #cash and how it's different to other forms of money.
1/5: Bitcoin as Peer-To-Peer (4)

1/5: Bitcoin as Peer-To-Peer (4)

Faris and Gordon begin to explain the Bitcoin White Paper by discussing Peer-to-Peer networks. Please SUBSCRIBE to keep all our educational content ad free. Bitcoin White Paper: https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-paper ATTRIBUTION: Music:…
Bitcoin Begins #3 Q&A (003)

Bitcoin Begins #3 Q&A (003)

Faris finishes the 'Bitcoin Begins' presentation by answering questions at the "Beer & Bitcoin" night. Please SUBSCRIBE to keep all our educational content ad free. Slides: https://docs.google.com Bitcoin Explorer: https://blockstream.info…
Bitcoin Begins #2 The Blockchain (002)

Bitcoin Begins #2 The Blockchain (002)

Faris continues the 'Bitcoin Begins' presentation by explaining The Bitcoin Blockchain at the "Beer & Bitcoin" night. Please SUBSCRIBE to keep all our educational content ad free. Slides: https://docs.google.com Blockchain…
Bitcoin Begins #1 The Basics (001)

Bitcoin Begins #1 The Basics (001)

Faris starts the 'Bitcoin Begins' presentation by explaining the basics of money at the "Beer & Bitcoin" night. Please SUBSCRIBE to keep all our educational content ad free. Slides: https://docs.google.com…

Bitcoin Basics Podcast Begins

The first 4 episodes of our Bitcoin Basics podcast has just been dropped. SUBSCRIBE (for free) to invest in your own education.Please like the video and subscribe to our Youtube channel…
It’s OK to compare Bitcoin to gold

It’s OK to compare Bitcoin to gold

As human beings we are born to compare and contrast. According to Harvey Silver our survival depends on it; Comparative thinking is one of our first and most natural forms…
The ECB, Bitcoin and Gresham’s Law.

The ECB, Bitcoin and Gresham’s Law.

This week is key in macro-economics with the pending interest rate decision from the European Central Bank. The market is asking how much (not if) central bank liquidity (QE) will…
Buy & hold your bitcoins

Buy & hold your bitcoins

With the latest appreciation in the price of Bitcoin our social media feeds are once again filling up with posts reading 'to the moon' & 'new hyperbolic phase'. This may…
Understanding Bitcoin’s finite supply

Understanding Bitcoin’s finite supply

There are two key attributes that make Bitcoin the most financially secure asset ever created. The first is its settlement process (the blockchain), the second is that it is finite…
Why Bitcoin’s price is volatile

Why Bitcoin’s price is volatile

Of the many criticisms of Bitcoin a persistent one is the volatility in price. There are many key factors that have historically caused or have been correlated to the volatility…
The Investors Podcast

The Investors Podcast

The Investors Podcast this week spoke with Tuur Demeester, one of our favorite Bitcoin spokesperson. This is another excellent interview with Tuur where they address key misconceptions in Bitcoin that…
Understanding bitcoin hacks

Understanding bitcoin hacks

image courtesy of pixabay.com Today Binance announced that they lost over 7,000 bitcoins to a hack. Exchanges getting hacked is unfortunately not uncommon yet there is still a misconception to…
Exchange Bitfinex to be investigated

Exchange Bitfinex to be investigated

The New York State General Attorney's office is investigating exchange Bitfinex for fraud. The allegation being that the exchange used its stablecoin, Tether, to mask an $850million loss. Bitfinex and…
IMF runs crypto survey

IMF runs crypto survey

The International Monetary Fund, the world's lender of last resort, is running a survey on Twitter asking participants 'How they will pay for lunch in 5 years' with the four…
Will Bitcoin be the new safe haven asset?

Will Bitcoin be the new safe haven asset?

There are many skeptics of the international coordinated response to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. The shared criticism from these skeptics, that include respected economists, billionaire businesspersons and the world's…
How a bitcoin bull market could be detrimental.

How a bitcoin bull market could be detrimental.

Your first investment should not be in buying bitcoins but in time spent understanding how to buy, store and own bitcoins securely" (Saifedean Ammous, The Bitcoin Standard). Bitcoin bull markets…

Is Sentiment Turning?

Last week we posted that there were signs the bear market in the price of bitcoin could be nearing the bottom based on time and sentimental indicators (but not necessarily…

CBOE discontinues bitcoin futures

On March 20 the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) discontinued offering bitcoin futures products. As the CBOE was the first exchange to actually launch a bitcoin futures product (within one…

Australians can now purchase bitcoin at newsagents

Binance, the Matla based cryptocurrency exchange, reported that its new service 'Binance Lite' will be rolled out at newsagents across Australia. After completing an ID check customer can convert their…

CoinCompass is open for business

CoinCompass is an educator providing up-to-date industry best practices on bitcoin risk mitigation. We are not a broker nor money transmitter so cannot buy bitcoin on your behalf but provide…

Can you use Bitcoin without the Internet?

https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/apocalypse-1520x1024.png Ever wondered how you could use Bitcoin when the apocalypse or a global financial meltdown hits? There's no Internet or mobile (cell) data to facilitate transaction and even satellites…

Exchange loses access to 26,000 bitcoins

Candian crytocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX may not be able to access over CAD$250million worth of cryptocurrnecies including approximately 26,500 bitcoins that it was holding on behalf of its customers. The exchange's…

Bitcoin ETF gets refiled

The Chicago Board Options Exchange has filed a proposal to create an ETF (Exchange Trade Fund) that would allow institutional and individual investors to buy and sell bitcoin. The proposal…

World Bank issues bond on the blockchain.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia is managing the issuance of a World Bank bond exclusively using a blockchain platform. The World Bank, which issues around US$60 Billion annually for the purposes…

Bitcoin to be included in CFA curriculum.

The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute has added to its curriculum topics on Bitcoin and the Blockchain. Though currently in a cryptocurrency bear market the managing director of the CFAInstitute,…

The Accidental Bitcoiner

Through our daily research in the world of finance, geo-politics, and macro-economcis we come across interviews and research papers where the author either inadvertently, or despite themselves and their objections…

Florida County accepts Bitcoin as payment

Seminole County in Florida has become the United State's first government agency to accept bitcoin as a payment method. In a press release the office of Joel Greenberg, the Seminole…

Legal action against Bitcoin.com

A group of over 900 individuals and businesses is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Bitcoin.com. Bitcoin.com is a private enterprise and is often confused as being the official website…

Exchanges to be registered in Australia

Digital currency exchanges in Australia are now obligated to register with AUSTRAC, the country's financial intelligence unit that is mandated to observe and collect data on domestic businesses with the…

Passport Capital launches Bitcoin hedge fund.

Passport Capital manages $4 Billion in assets and CIO John Burbank has set up a specific fund devoted to investing in Bitcoin and Blockchain related companies. The fund is investing…

Australian Taxaton Office consults public…

In response to several queries the Australian Taxation Office has released a statement requesting '...community consultation to help us understand practical issues experienced when complying with cryptocurrency tax obligations.' The…

John Oliver on Bitcoin and Alt-coins.

In his usual style of comedy and editorial John Oliver provides a humorous account of Bitcoin and alt-coins (alternative coins) on his show LastWeekTonight. Oliver highlights both the dramatic fortunes…

Germany defines Bitcoin as legal tender.

The German Federal Ministry of Finance announced that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency are 'the equivalent to legal means of payment'; meaning that cryptocurrencies can be used in everyday transactions as…

Israel Supreme Court defends crypto transactions

The Israeli Supreme Court decreed that banks may not prohibit crypto related transactions. In June 2017 Leumi Bank in Israel bagan blocking customer payments to bitcoin exchanges, the February 26…

Goldman Sachs invests in Bitcoin exchange

Circle Internet Financial, a company of which Goldman Sachs is a key investor, has purchased Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex for US$400 million. Goldman Sachs-Funded Circle Purchases Poloniex For…

Bitmex on Tether

Bitmex Research has released a report on Tether speculating on the likelihood of it being backed by sufficient fiat reserves. However, nobody really knows as a full public audit has…

Paying taxes with Bitcoin?

If passed, according to Arizona Senate Bill 1091, you'll be able to pay your taxes with Bitcoin if you're an Arizona resident. This is significant as it would legitimise cryptocurrencies, such…