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TIMING –

TIMING –

Overview  Is Bitcoin Technology ahead of its time? Three years ago, there was an article written about Bitcoin technology and how it was most likely "ahead of its time". Tech-savvy people don't often relate to such a concept, since all new tech is exciting and...

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HALVING –

HALVING –

Overview  What is the 2020 bitcoin halving? A 50% reduction in block rewards on the Bitcoin network is what is referred to as the bitcoin "halving" event, and it is less than a year away. Of course an abnormal change in hashrate could affect the target timeframe....

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IMPACT –

IMPACT –

Overview  Will bitcoin impact your future? If it is hard to imagine a bitcoin impact on your future, then this post is for you! Understanding what bitcoin is might be the first step to determining whether it will influence your future, and how. If you've read up, you...

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BLUE OCEAN –

BLUE OCEAN –

OverviewBitcoin Blue Ocean StrategyThis bitcoin blue ocean post is inspired by an interesting book titled Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne that explores a marketing theory and principles of a strategy called "blue oceans" – meaning unexplored new...

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PROFITS –

PROFITS –

Market Movement StrategyBitcoin ProfitWhen to take bitcoin profit depends on your individual investment strategy – just as with any other investment. However, the crypto space is one often driven by emotion and news. When the market starts moving upward after a bear...

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DIRECTION –

DIRECTION –

Market Movement StrategyBitcoin ProfitWhen to take bitcoin profit depends on your individual investment strategy – just as with any other investment. However, the crypto space is one often driven by emotion and news. When the market starts moving upward after a bear...

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USING BITCOIN –

USING BITCOIN –

Overview It seems like everyone is speculating about the next Bitcoin bull run and predictions are many in the crypto space. The big questions on the minds of investors and those considering investment are the same. Is the bottom in? Has accumulation phase begun? When...

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IN A NUTSHELL –

IN A NUTSHELL –

Overview Using Bitcoin is easier than most people think. There are basically four steps involved, and all can be quickly executed using various online services and apps. Bitcoin is different than what you may use to make payments or receive funds via...

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TX FEES –

TX FEES –

Bitcoin Beginner Basics Explain Bitcoin in a Nutshell To explain Bitcoin simply is something those familiar with the technology are often asked and many of us know the agony of trying to give a short, understandable, yet concise explanation. One of the very things...

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START HERE –

START HERE –

Bitcoin Beginner BasicsPart #2 OverviewBitcoin transaction fees is one of the beginner basics series of articles offering as non-technical an explanation as possible to those new to cryptocurrency. While it isn't necessary to learn every aspect of the underlying...

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TAXES –

TAXES –

Bitcoin Beginner Basics Part #1 Overview There has been a lot of buzz and news around the globe to prompt the need for a bitcoin beginner basics guide. While there are several resources on this site that provide basic information, this particular guide is designed to...

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EXCHANGES –

EXCHANGES –

Bitcoin Taxes Overview Understanding Bitcoin taxes and your obligations for reporting gains and losses can be a bit daunting. The important thing to realize is that the IRS takes cryptocurrency taxation seriously, and it is wise that you do so too. Reputable...

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WALLETS –

WALLETS –

Bitcoin Exchanges Overview Bitcoin exchanges are websites where users can buy, sell, or trade cryptocurrencies. While some offer the ability to exchange crypto for fiat currency, like US dollars or Euro, most only permit trading crypto-for-crypto. One should expect to...

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PREDICTIONS –

PREDICTIONS –

Bitcoin Beginner BasicsPart #2 OverviewBitcoin transaction fees is one of the beginner basics series of articles offering as non-technical an explanation as possible to those new to cryptocurrency. While it isn't necessary to learn every aspect of the underlying...

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DECISIONS –

DECISIONS –

Bitcoin PredictionsBitcoin Prediction:  PriceSo far, despite Bitcoin predictions, 2018 has not seen price levels as expected by many. Of course, what is to be expected when it comes to the price of Bitcoin, or altcoins?  Many entering the crypto space in late 2017...

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TRIGGERS –

TRIGGERS –

Buying Bitcoin in 2019? Decision Analysis As an investor in Bitcoin for some time now, making the argument for buying bitcoin is an easy one. While the price is currently well below its all-time high of $20K, bitcoin has been an incredible investment with excellent...

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TRENDS –

TRENDS –

Bitcoin Bull Market in 2019?TriggersIn order for prices to rise kicking off another Bitcoin bull market, investor confidence has to rise. This begs the question, "have investors lost confidence in Bitcoin?" While this may be the case on some level, it makes more sense...

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LIGHTNING –

LIGHTNING –

Market Movement StrategyBitcoin ProfitWhen to take bitcoin profit depends on your individual investment strategy – just as with any other investment. However, the crypto space is one often driven by emotion and news. When the market starts moving upward after a bear...

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KYC –

KYC –

Overview It seems like everyone is speculating about the next Bitcoin bull run and predictions are many in the crypto space. The big questions on the minds of investors and those considering investment are the same. Is the bottom in? Has accumulation phase begun? When...

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TRANSFER –

TRANSFER –

OverviewBitcoin Blue Ocean StrategyThis bitcoin blue ocean post is inspired by an interesting book titled Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne that explores a marketing theory and principles of a strategy called "blue oceans" – meaning unexplored new...

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BEAR WATCH –

BEAR WATCH –

Overview  What is the 2020 bitcoin halving? A 50% reduction in block rewards on the Bitcoin network is what is referred to as the bitcoin "halving" event, and it is less than a year away. Of course an abnormal change in hashrate could affect the target timeframe....

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ADOPTION –

ADOPTION –

Bitcoin Taxes Overview Understanding Bitcoin taxes and your obligations for reporting gains and losses can be a bit daunting. The important thing to realize is that the IRS takes cryptocurrency taxation seriously, and it is wise that you do so too. Reputable...

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BUNDLING –

BUNDLING –

Overview It seems like everyone is speculating about the next Bitcoin bull run and predictions are many in the crypto space. The big questions on the minds of investors and those considering investment are the same. Is the bottom in? Has accumulation phase begun? When...

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TOPICS –

TOPICS –

Cryptocurrency KYC There is much debate regarding cryptocurrency KYC (know-your-customer) requirements among digital currency enthusiasts. The stipulations for KYC have long been an issue for those who place importance on their anonymity, but many also see KYC as a...

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FUTURE –

FUTURE –

Bitcoin News: Millionaires Everybody loves to read Bitcoin news stories about ordinary people who made the right choices at the right time and became millionaires! It is uplifting and gratifying to feel that the same could happen to us. The link below gives details on...

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DOMINANCE –

DOMINANCE –

Bitcoin Future Looks Bright Many people do not seem to see the Bitcoin future as being very promising...yet. Some are paranoid that Bitcoin will be banned or that it is in a bubble, has no intrinsic value, is not secure and can be hacked – the reasons are many. Others...

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REVIEW –

REVIEW –

Bitcoin News: Millionaires Everybody loves to read Bitcoin news stories about ordinary people who made the right choices at the right time and became millionaires! It is uplifting and gratifying to feel that the same could happen to us. The link below gives details on...

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EMOTIONS –

EMOTIONS –

Bitcoin Future Looks Bright Many people do not seem to see the Bitcoin future as being very promising...yet. Some are paranoid that Bitcoin will be banned or that it is in a bubble, has no intrinsic value, is not secure and can be hacked – the reasons are many. Others...

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AT THE HEART –

AT THE HEART –

Crypto Trader Emotions There have been volumes written about trading psychology, and the crypto trader emotions follow a well-known cycle that most trading participants find difficult to avoid. Understanding that markets inevitably go through cycles is the first step...

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RISKY BIZ –

RISKY BIZ –

People just learning about digital currency often ask what is at the heart of bitcoin? What gives it value? The answer to that is really just “people.” There are many who question whether bitcoin is a currency or a commodity. Many things can serve as currency. If it...

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NEXT BITCOIN –

NEXT BITCOIN –

Crypto Trader Emotions There have been volumes written about trading psychology, and the crypto trader emotions follow a well-known cycle that most trading participants find difficult to avoid. Understanding that markets inevitably go through cycles is the first step...

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BTC FOMO –

BTC FOMO –

People just learning about digital currency often ask what is at the heart of bitcoin? What gives it value? The answer to that is really just “people.” There are many who question whether bitcoin is a currency or a commodity. Many things can serve as currency. If it...

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LONG HODL –

LONG HODL –

Buy Bitcoin?Everyone asks "should I buy bitcoin"? In December, Bitcoin was red hot and people were mortgaging their homes to jump onboard a rocket to the moon. Recently, cryptocurrency has cooled off and many have left the launch pad, no longer lining up to ride the...

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LOST BITCOIN –

LOST BITCOIN –

Bitcoin Long-term: Store of Value There are some who say that the biggest barrier to mass adoption of bitcoin long-term is price volatility because it limits use as a store of value. Does price volatility really affect bitcoin's use as a store of value? Let's look at...

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PRIVATE KEY –

PRIVATE KEY –

Buy Bitcoin?Everyone asks "should I buy bitcoin"? In December, Bitcoin was red hot and people were mortgaging their homes to jump onboard a rocket to the moon. Recently, cryptocurrency has cooled off and many have left the launch pad, no longer lining up to ride the...

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BITCOIN INVESTMENT –

BITCOIN INVESTMENT –

Bitcoin Long-term: Store of Value There are some who say that the biggest barrier to mass adoption of bitcoin long-term is price volatility because it limits use as a store of value. Does price volatility really affect bitcoin's use as a store of value? Let's look at...

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VALUE COMP –

VALUE COMP –

Bitcoin Investment You can ask people “what makes a Bitcoin investment a good one” and likely get different answers depending on the individual, their beliefs, goals, and age. A recent survey conducted by Blockchain Capital indicates that 30% of 18-to-34-year-olds...

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PRICELESS –

PRICELESS –

Bitcoin Value Knowledge It is often puzzling that society has such confidence in the value of central bank fiat currencies, yet so little belief in bitcoin value. Granted, there are several factors that play into this line of thought, but a general lack of "financial...

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MINER TALK –

MINER TALK –

Bitcoin Investment You can ask people “what makes a Bitcoin investment a good one” and likely get different answers depending on the individual, their beliefs, goals, and age. A recent survey conducted by Blockchain Capital indicates that 30% of 18-to-34-year-olds...

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BTC LOL MEMES –

BTC LOL MEMES –

Bitcoin Value Knowledge It is often puzzling that society has such confidence in the value of central bank fiat currencies, yet so little belief in bitcoin value. Granted, there are several factors that play into this line of thought, but a general lack of "financial...

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