Crypto 101

Our Crypto 101 section is devoted to the basic principles of buying and selling tokens – although the information is often quite advanced.

If you want to know how to choose a crypto wallet, or buy safely on an exchange, or what leveraged trading is… you’ll find plenty of answers in our introductions to cryptocurrency right here.

Cryptocurrency market shows signs of recovery

Bitcoin Moving Average Show Bull Markets In The Making

Bitcoin's (BTC) 200-day moving average (DMA) continues to slide in the longest downward trend since the summer of 2014. Price data collected over the last 200-days...
All Good Dogecoins Go To Heaven - Crypto After Death

All Dogecoins Go to Heaven: Crypto After You Kick It

Ripple just lost half a billion dollars in market cap, at least until someone finds Matthew Mellon’s key. The unexpected death left hundreds of...
Crypto slang - Lambos to the Moon and other cryptocurrency terms

Crypto Slang – Lambos On The Moon

Crypto slang is colorful, unusual, occasionally indecipherable, and - to more experienced cryptocurrency enthusiasts and traders - often the sign of a wide-eyed newbie....
How to Short Bitcoin Without Losing Your Hair, Your Shirt, And Your Savings

How to Short Bitcoin Without Losing Your Shirt And Your Savings

You can short bitcoin by borrowing BTC on Bitmex, Bitfinex or Poloniex with the intention of paying it back at a later date. Investors...
How Bitcoin And Crypto Traders Can Turn Losses Into Tax Savings

How Bitcoin And Crypto Traders Can Turn Losses Into Tax Savings

Bitcoin and other cryptos have seen a dramatic fallout in value throughout 2018.  While this is bad news for a lot of traders, it...
Blockchain technology explained by writing an article entirely in blockchain format

What A Blockchain Actually Is, Written In Blockchain

Every few weeks I have an experience like the following. I’m sitting at at a bar or a barbecue somewhere, quietly sipping on a...
Cryptocurrency Capital Gains And How To Calculate Them

Cryptocurrency Capital Gains And How To Calculate Them

Cryptocurrency capital gains taxes are becoming a point of interest for governments.  In 2017, which will likely come to be known as the year...
Why Bitcoin Dominance Is A Big Deal

Why Bitcoin Dominance Is A Big Deal

What does Bitcoin Dominance Mean? Bitcoin dominance is used to measure the percentage of the cryptocurrency market that can be attributed to Bitcoin, BTC. During...
What Is A Token In Cryptocurrency

What Is A Token In Cryptocurrency?

  Blockchains typically use tokenized transactions, and those tokens are known as cryptocurrencies. A cryptocurrency token is a store of asset value, and what asset...

Tax Time: How To Report Earnings From DeFi Protocols

Tax season is here again, and if you're lucky, you might have some gains to report. Most people are becoming more familiar with the...
Crypto Media Trustworthy Cryptocurrency News Sources Selected By Crypto Briefing

Crypto Media: What We’re Reading This Week

Mainstream media, financial bigwigs, and Congressman Brad Sherman never tire of eye-popping displays of moral sanctitude as they proclaim Bitcoin to be a digital pyramid...
Bitcoin Explained In Under 1000 Words - Satoshi Nakamoto's whitepaper and four key concepts

The Bitcoin Whitepaper In Under 1000 Words

Ten years ago, on October 31, 2008 an unknown person or entity called Satoshi Nakamoto published the revolutionary whitepaper "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash...
What Are Masternodes - Guide To Nodes And Master Nodes

What are Masternodes In Cryptocurrency?

The two most dangerous words in the cryptocurrency world are: passive income. Whenever someone tells you it’s possible to make real money—without burning your...
How to spot a pump and dump group - and avoid their scam

How To Spot A Pump And Dump (And Avoid It)

The cryptocurrency market is home to many different scams, but few are as insidious and as frustrating as “pump and dump” groups. Drawing from...
Crypto Wallets 101 - How to store your cryptocurrency safely

Crypto Wallets 101: How To Store Cryptocurrency

Crypto wallets are necessary for getting into Bitcoin, or any other digital asset. Before you consider trading cryptocurrency on an exchange or buying cryptocurrency...
Crypto influencers on Twitter - who to follow right now

Crypto Influencers On Twitter – Who To Follow Now

Whether you love crypto influencers or hate them, the fast-moving cryptocurrency market is closely linked to the Twittersphere, with thousands of industry players and...
What does the Byzantium Hard Fork mean to the Ethereum Network?

Byzantium – Ethereum’s Hard Fork Explained

At 5:22 UTC on October 16, block 4,370,000 was mined and added to the Ethereum blockchain, officially activating the Byzantium hard fork, an upgrade...
Crypto and cannabis - best buds forever?

Crypto And Cannabis: Best Buds Forever?

Crypto and cannabis have captured the public imagination over the last year or two. Both are new, both are often profitable, and both pit...
Airdrops Mean It's Raining Free Money In Crypto

Airdrops Mean It’s Raining Free Money In Crypto

Airdrops are one of 2018's biggest crypto trends. For some, they can quickly add up to be worth thousands of dollars - and as...
How Is A Bitcoin Born - Bitcoin Mining Explained

How Is A Bitcoin Born? Crypto Mining Explained.

What exactly is cryptocurrency mining? The Proof-of-Work (PoW) protocol, or mining, was developed by Bitcoin's founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, as a process which had two purposes:...
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