The Cryptowriter — Cryptocurrency | Trading | Blockchain | FinTech | Compliance

There’s no question that passwords are an inconvenience; that’s why so many people reuse the same password variations across many accounts, while maybe adding or changing the number or exclamation mark to the end of it. Still, there’s no excuse for bad password hygiene.

There are billions of compromised passwords available to hackers on the Dark Web, and for free! These days, it’s crucial to take a tiny bit of extra precaution and use a unique, complex password for every account.

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The challenge here is that most of us are simply incapable of memorizing dozens, or even hundred, of unique passwords. This is why I think everyone should at least try a password manager, and see if it’s right for you. If it’s not, then the best password managers all offer “the super-power” to wipe your data clean, by storing data on the user’s device only.


If you invest in the stock market, you probably know there is a lot of common lingo between cryptocurrency and stock market trading.

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You can sell(SODL), bid(buy), and hold(HODL) cryptocurrencies, just like a stock. Another thing the stock and cryptocurrency markets have in common is that each has its own unique jargon.

However, unlike Wall St, the cryptocurrency community gets its slang from memes in social media and online forum discussions.

“HODL” is one of those expressions.

The First HODLer

HODL was first coined in the Bitcoin talk forum in 2013 as a misspelling of “HOLD” when a user named GameKyuubi posted “I AM HODLING,”

In his post, he ranted on that the best trading strategy was to hold and never sell. In his opinion,

“You only sell in a bear market if you are a good day trader or an illusioned noob. The people inbetween hold. In a zero-sum game such as this, traders can only take your money if you…


While Bitcoin is not yet a legal tender, it is growing in popularity and has triggered the launch of over 5000 cryptocurrencies, collectively referred to as Altcoins.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cryptocurrency

Advantages

Cryptocurrencies are designed to making it easier for two parties to transfer funds directly with no third-party middle-man, such as a bank or a credit card company. Instead, using public keys and private keys and different incentive schemes, such as Proof of Work or Proof of Stake, these transfers are secured.

The “wallet” or account address of the user has a public key for receiving funds, while the private key is known only to the owner and used to sign transactions. Minimal transactional processing fees enables users to avoid high charges for traditional wire transfers by banks and financial institutions.

Disadvantages

The semi-anonymous nature of cryptocurrency transactions makes them suitable for a host of illegal activities, such as money laundering and tax evasion. However, cryptocurrency advocates often appreciate their anonymity, citing privacy benefits such as protecting whistleblowers or activists living under repressive governments. …


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By David McNeal on ALTCOIN MAGAZINE

Remember the days when businessmen saw blockchain through hype-filled presentations and cryptocurrency whitepapers? Some saw it as an easy chance to get big bucks, while others were afraid of the “Wild West” impression put on crypto markets by the press. Eventually, most of the ideas have faded away.

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In 2019, almost nobody I know confuses blockchain with bitcoin, and that’s the beginning and the end of the recent achievements that we can begin with.

In less than two years, blockchain has risen from the very niche, little-known and widely misunderstood technology behind cryptocurrencies, to the top of the hype cycle, both among startups and businesses. …


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By David McNeal on ALTCOIN MAGAZINE

Despite the increased intervention of the government in the cryptocurrency industry in an attempt to regulate it, there are still numerous illegal activities that take place on a large scale. This is mostly because a majority of governments are still dealing with the crypto dilemma and have yet to devise a defining law for the industry. This creates many loopholes for ill actors and businesses on the lookout for easy ways to grow their company and platform.

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We have heard about the news channels talking about the relation between cryptocurrencies and criminal activities on the dark web, money laundering, and terror financing hundreds of times. …


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As many call it, 2017 was the year of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. But upon observing more closely, one would realize that it was blockchain technology that earned real fame through the bitcoin boom. By the end of 2017, bitcoin’s price had started depreciating, which eventually dropped from approximately $20,000 to $2,900. This resulted in massive criticism of cryptocurrencies from the masses and the government authorities. While the cryptocurrency community still kept believing in the potential of bitcoin and other crypto assets, the authorities have had their negative opinions already carved on stones.

Throughout this price appreciation and depreciation of cryptocurrencies between 2017 and 2018, the one thing that remained constant was everyone’s interest in blockchain — the technology that powers cryptocurrencies. …


What do web search, speech recognition, face recognition, machine translation, autonomous driving, and automatic scheduling have in common? These are all complex real-world problems, and the goal of artificial intelligence (AI) is to tackle these with rigorous mathematical tools.

If you're struggling to decide whether or not AI is right for your business or project, then you're in the right place. The purpose of this article is to help you decide and to give you a head start on understanding how to implement AI. Please, continue reading to learn more.

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Photo by Franki Chamaki on Unsplash

Before we begin, you may want to…

Start With a Comprehensive Introduction

If this is the first time considering implementing AI, take the time to become familiar with what modern AI can do. The AI Accelerator Summit offers a perfect opportunity to discover, learn, and interact along-side your potential future partners, investors. and AI-inspired start-ups. …


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The purpose of a bitcoin mining pool is for a group of miners to join together and form a pool. By combining resources from all clients in that pool, they increase the odds of discovering the solution to a given block. When a solution is found to the block, it rewards the newly issued coin to the pool owner. The pool owner then divides the coins between the miners based on their contribution.

• Pooled mining produces a constant revenue of smaller values, whereas solo mining tends to be more erratic and could take years to mine one block.

• Pooled mining can generate a 1–2% higher income (before fees, if any) due to long polling provided by the pools. Solo mining wastes time due to only supporting getwork pull. …


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Well, the internet is abuzz again with new research and advancements in AI (Artificial Intelligence), social media gossip and FUD. The acronym, FUD, is short for Fear of Uncertainty and Doubt and is used spreads false or exaggerated information intended to discourage people from adopting an opposing product or idea.

To be honest, each side of the AI debate is partially responsible for spreading so much conflicting information online that many spectators choose to avoid the topic without exploring it far enough to form an educated opinion. …


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There are many strategies for trading on cryptocurrency markets. Today we’ll talk about a combination of trading strategies in the following order:

  • Arbitrage
  • Grid
  • AI Trading bots

Arbitrage Trading

Arbitrage trading is the act of simultaneously placing bid and sell orders of the same digital pair, on two or more exchanges, to buy low from one exchange and sell higher to another.

The decentralization of Bitcoin’s Volatile markets often results in varying prices reported on different exchanges. Since each exchange shows values bitcoin differently, unlike traditional trading markets, arbitrary opportunities are very common.

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Source: Bitcoinity Arbitrage Chart

Unlike traditional markets, arbitrary opportunities are very common in bitcoin markets. Exchanges report very different bitcoin prices for the following two…

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