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What Does the New ECB Appointment Mean for Crypto Regulation?

The European Central Bank (ECB) recently approved the appointment of its new President, Christine Lagarde. While the approval itself is not binding, it acts as a recommendation to the European Council who will vote on the appointment ...

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What is Ethereum Gas?

Simply put, “Gas” is the fee for performing an operation (such as a transaction or smart contract execution) on the Ethereum network. While gas is the unit by which transaction costs are measured, it only exists as a unit of measurement and the actual cost must be...

Bitcoin and Burning Man

Last week (August 28th 2019) saw Bitcoin ($BTC) fall below $10,000 USD for the first time since July 2019. While Bitcoin's price dip can likely be attributed to several factors, one explanation has gained traction given the timing: Burning Man. Jeff Dorman, chief...

Bitcoin Market Share at Highest Since March 2017

Following last weeks price drop - which saw prices fall as low as $9,320 USD - Bitcoin ($BTC) has seen a return this week with a market share of over 70%, it’s highest in 30 months according to CoinMarketCap. At the time of writing (September 3rd), $BTC is trading at...

How to Create a Paper Wallet for Your Crypto

A paper wallet is a physical print out of the public and private keys to a wallet address. They are known as a ‘cold storage’ solution as the information exists offline and therefore out of reach of hackers. Using a paper wallet to store cryptocurrency is often...

Trade Cryptocurrency with MetaTrader 5

MetaTrader 5 is a trading platform - used by over 50 million traders worldwide - for trading Forex, stocks and futures. But that’s not all, it’s also become a key tool for cryptocurrency traders and is increasingly becoming the platform of choice for crypto exchanges,...

DRIVE Markets is Giving Away Free BTC to New Sign-ups

Institutional crypto exchange, DRIVE Markets, is currently giving away free Bitcoin ($BTC) to the new sign-ups on their exchange. In order to be eligible for the 100k SAT (0.001 BTC), you'll need to first make a deposit (there's no minimum amount!) to your DRIVE...

Choosing a Cryptocurrency Exchange

There are literally hundreds of crypto exchanges available to trade on. Just trying to understand what they do, what they offer and which is the best for you can be enough to dissuade you from trading at all. So we’ve put together a handy guide to the types of crypto...

Crypto 101: Basic Trading Terms

The first thing you’ll notice when you decide to dip your toe into cryptocurrency trading is just how many different - and often confusing - words get thrown around. Some originate from traditional trading, some have have appeared in the wake of the crypto boom. With...

Understanding Cryptocurrency Wallets

If you’re considering purchasing cryptocurrency, you’re going to need somewhere to keep it. That’s where wallets come in. A wallet is a program that stores the ‘keys’ required for you to send or receive digital currencies. Every wallet has two keys, a private and...

What is a Node?

A node is essentially a copy of a blockchain stored on an electronic device that’s connected to the internet. Nodes are responsible for maintaining a copy of a blockchain, and in some cases processing transactions on said blockchain. As blockchains exist across a...

What is a Fork?

In simple terms, a fork occurs when a change is made to a cryptocurrency’s underlying code that causes it to split into two versions. Forks occur most often when a new feature, update or protocol change is implemented (commonly known as a “planned fork”), or because...

What is a Smart Contract?

Unlike a traditional contract, smart contracts help you exchange assets (money, property, shares, etc) or anything of value without the need of an intermediary, such as a notary or solicitor. Rather than existing on paper, a smart contract has its terms written into...

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