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Bitcoin Beginner Series – Part 1: What is Bitcoin?

Note: This article was originally published on Zonotho, a financial education start-up, in March 2021Original post here In this series we’ll build up an understanding of Bitcoin, starting with the absolute basics. In Part 1 we’ll answer the questions: “What is Bitcoin?” and “Where did it come from?” What is Bitcoin and what makes it …

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Bitcoin: guidance from an actuary on how to channel your fear of missing out

Note: This media release was originally published by the Actuarial Society of South Africa, in conjunction with independent journalist Lucienne Fild, in Feb 2021. It was subsequently republished by several other media outlets.Original article hereIOL Article hereMoney Marketing Article hereBusiness Tech Article here As the price of Bitcoin breached $50,000 (R740,000), the fear of missing …

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Grandmas on Lightning: is Bitcoin Too Hard To Understand?

Note: This article was originally published in Bitcoin Magazine in August 2020. I’ve spent a huge part of the last three years explaining Bitcoin to general audiences and the most common form of resistance I encounter is: “Bitcoin is too complicated. The masses will never understand it.” It’s a fair argument. Bitcoin is complicated and …

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How to secure bitcoin in your own wallet

Bitcoin is designed so that any user can safely secure their funds, without the need for a bank, exchange, or third party. In the previous article we discussed why keeping your Bitcoin on an exchange is a bad idea. In this article we’ll look at how you can fix that by setting up your own digital wallet.

Why you shouldn’t keep your Bitcoin on an exchange

One of Bitcoin’s biggest advantages over traditional finance is that you can safely store your Bitcoin in a digital Wallet, without the need for a bank. However, many new users choose to store their Bitcoin on exchanges, without being aware of the risks. In this article, we’ll unpack what those risks are. And in the next article, we’ll look at how you can keep your Bitcoin safe by setting up your own digital Wallet.