Bitcoin is a creative payment network and a new kind of money. Peer-to-peer technology is used by Bitcoin to run. There is no central authority or banks. Doing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is supported collectively by the network exclusively. Bitcoin is open-source. The design of Bitcoin is public; nobody possesses or regulates Bitcoin, and anyone can take part. Through most of its unique properties, Bitcoin allows fascinating uses that could not be covered by any previous payment system. If you’re going to start with Bitcoin, there are some essential things you should know. Bitcoin allows you to exchange money and transact in a separate way than you usually do. Due to these reasons, you must take time to gather information about various aspects of Bitcoin before using Bitcoin for any serious transaction. Bitcoin should be handled with the same care as your regular wallet, and they need even more responsibility in some cases. The main points you have to keep at the back of your mind every time you do a transaction are:
- Bitcoin price is volatile
- Bitcoin payments are irreversible
- Bitcoin is not anonymous
- Unconfirmed transactions aren’t secure
- Bitcoin is still experimental
With those being said now we will be focussing on the top platforms where you can buy or sell Bitcoins.
Binance: Binance is a swiftly growing exchange that finished its ICO a few months back. It is based in China, but you can access it from almost all over the world, making it one of the most loved Bitcoin exchange platforms. To get registered in Binance, you need your email ID, and the process is straightforward and fast. Also, you will get 1 QTUM coin as a kind gesture for registering which is for the first 10,000 QTUM coins buyers.
Bittrex: The clean design and its easy usability make it a personal favorite for many. The exchange is based in the USA and offers you the opportunity to trade more than 190 cryptocurrencies at a time. The security of this platform is also very high. The registration process is straightforward, but you will need KYC and phone numbers to withdraw funds. But the good thing about Bittrex is that the process does not take long to get approved.
Poloniex: If you need the trust trading volume and supported cryptocurrencies, you are on the right track with Poloniex. The easiest of all the platforms as you can deposit with any cryptocurrency and even with tether dollars and start your trading thing right away. The best cryptocurrency exchange in this platform, in my opinion, is Altcoins.
HADAX: Hadax is an exchange launched by Huobi pro. Huobi Pro is one of the ruling global digital asset exchanges serving global traders since 2013. Named as the world’s first autonomous token listing exchange, they have introduced HT tokens to make themselves a decentralized governed platform. HADAX stands for ‘Huobi Autonomous Digital Asset Exchange.’
Kraken: One of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in the USA based in San Francisco. With the help of Kraken, you can trade other cryptocurrencies like Etherium & Zcash. Getting started is very easy and typically takes about 1-2 days for verification. The first wire transfer will take many days which can be strenuous for new users. But once the first deposit is made successfully, things will become a lot smoother.
Bitstamp: Another popular Bitcoin exchange that assures to be the first fully licensed exchange. Users can buy bitcoins using their credit or debit card on this platform. They also have a pretty interface with iOS and Android apps that help users to maintain their accounts from phones. Bitstamp is greatest for traders who are looking for an advanced exchange for buying/selling bitcoins to make a profit. Some other features of Bitstamp are Sub-accounts, SMS price alerts, High security, 8% fees for credit card purchasing.
Gemini: Gemini is a New York City-based exchange that also operates in Europe, North America, and Asia. They offer two types of accounts, individual accounts, and institutional accounts. Their price is pretty competitive, and their interface is easy for beginners’ use. If you are looking to open a corporate account for Bitcoin trading in the USA, Gemini is a great option.
OKCoin: OKCoin is another China-based Bitcoin exchange platform. They allow you to use USD for trading purpose. They also have an easy interface and great support. It will take not more than two days to verify your details and get you started. Once you get all set, you can start trading your money. The transfer fees they charge are 0% that makes it a great platform to work. They also offer a dedicated account manager.
Coinbase (GDAX): The most popular platform to exchange Bitcoins in America. They provide you with iOS and Android apps to handle the exchanges from your phone. They also have the neatest interface. Coinbase lets you buy and sell Bitcoins, but for trading purposes, you have to get GDAX for their official exchange. They also offer you a USD 10 for the first transaction of USD 100.
Here I have mentioned the top Bitcoin exchange platforms, but as I have mentioned earlier Bitcoin market is volatile, and so are the exchange platforms. That means soon some other will overtake this or some new will come in the race. But a warning for all the Bitcoin users that is fine to use these platforms for trading but to use as wallets you need to switch to something like LedgerWallet, Coinomi or Trezor.
All Eyes on Ethereum
One Ether now costs more than US$3000. Did you ever think you’d see the day?
You gotta hand it to the crypto markets: in some ways they’re comically predictable. A month ago, Ethereum was everyone’s favourite whipping boy, a bloated, expensive under-achiever that couldn’t even double its 2017 all-time high. Lol what a weakling.
And with competitors like Cosmos, Solana, Polygon and Polkadot nipping at its heels, perhaps this was the beginning of the end for the network that gave us smart contracts, ICOs, ERC-20 tokens, DeFi, yield farming, NFTs and, to be honest, the entire idea that blockchain was a multi-functional and era-shaping technological breakthrough that you ignored at your peril.
How things have changed. On Monday Ethereum blasted through the US$3000 mark like it was barely there, throwing on an extra 15% while it was at it. The network is now worth a shade under US$400 billion, putting it on par with Mastercard and Walmart, and officially making Vitalik Buterin, the 27-year-old prodigy who created Ethereum, a bona fide billionaire. So, is this how the Flippening begins?
Network to net worth
Due to the speed with which things move in crypto, we tend to underestimate some of the metrics that actually speak to a technology’s success. The new shiny thing is almost always more exciting than some dusty old contraption built in the positively prehistoric year of 2015. Did they even have electricity back then?
But Ethereum stands out from almost all other blockchains in that it’s already being used, at scale, by millions of people and companies. While that may seem like Business 101 – get more customers, be more successful – when it comes to blockchain usage is a particularly powerful factor because of the way it harnesses network effects to improve the value of the system itself. Use it more and the whole system becomes more valuable, both financially and practically, for the network’s users, miners, stakers, investors and developers. Oh, and Vitalik, of course.
How far we’ve come
Ethereum’s issue has always been its inability to scale. If you can’t handle hundreds or even thousands of transactions a second, then you’re not really fit for purpose as a global computer. The result for Ethereum has been a year of increasing network congestion and brutally high transaction fees. Yet the fact that so much continues to be built and transacted on Ethereum tells you exactly how strong these network effects already are.
There’s also an increasing focus on three major changes to the Ethereum network due to arrive before the end of the year:
- EIP-1559: Lifts one of DeFi’s major innovations in the field of ‘tokenomics’ by implementing a token burn system on every transaction. You use the Ethereum network, you burn some ETH, never to be seen again.
- Optimism: due for a full launch in July, the Optimism sidechain should significantly improve the speed of Ethereum by leveraging largely incomprehensible processes such as ZK-Rollups and Sharding. It’s already being used by the Synthetix protocol, where it has saved users over $10 million dollars in transaction fees.
- Ethereum 2.0: This is the big one, Ethereum’s transition from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake. It’s been coming for years, but the importance of the change cannot be overstated. Already more than 4 million Ethereum are being staked on the Ethereum 2.0 contract, offering an insight into how much ETH might fall out of circulation once the entire thing goes live (potentially in November).
In short, Ethereum is just getting started. The price might seem gaspingly high right now, but remember that Ethereum isn’t trying to be Walmart or Mastercard. It wants to be the thing that Walmart and Mastercard are built on – and that’s a prospect worth having a stake in.
CARBON: A perfect avenue for showcasing talent
Creative professionals sometimes find themselves figuring out where to showcase their creations and profit from them.
It’s a tough situation to be in. But with CARBON, the dilemma is lessened.
CARBON creates an avenue that gives creators both a place to show off their talents and a chance to earn money.
CARBON features an ecosystem of a global scale that integrates open finance, fashion, art, music, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
One of its objectives is to enable a community that can inspire, support, and reward professionals.
What the CARBON marketplace looks like
As what an ideal marketplace should be, CARBON has a lot to offer, helping emerging brands and artists have a shot even at the highest levels of competition they have to deal with.
Items related to fashion, art pieces, music, and digital assets such as NFTs are offered in the CARBON marketplace. A dedicated team will carefully select these products.
The market will also see exclusive collaborations featuring various artists and brands for physical commodities and digital items that will be dropped on a weekly basis.
As for its audience, they should prepare for a diverse experience brought by a market evolving into a global ecosystem.
CARBON was founded by Chad Pickard who also acts as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). It is an open finance wallet and super ecosystem that is built for the whole world of fashion, art, music, and culture while also integrating digital assets through NFT offerings.
It has its native token, the $GEMS, and its wallet integrates Neobank functions like the financial technology company Revolut and a non-custodial smart wallet for decentralized finance (DeFi) and cryptocurrencies.
This integration allows users to hold fiat (government-backed) and digital currencies as well as NFTs in a single platform.
The wallet is linked to the market, giving users the ability to directly select items that they desire.
CARBON doesn’t just work as a marketplace where purchases can be made, but also as an avenue where professional creators get to showcase their talents and inspire others to promote their own. It provides them with a winning environment.
How Tokenplace can help crypto traders get the best buy and sell prices
Any seasoned crypto trader knows that the price of a digital currency can vary across different exchanges worldwide.
Thus, one of the basic strategies for investing in digital currencies is to scout for the best buy or sell price and that’s where Tokenplace comes in.
Access to different crypto exchanges via one platform
To take full advantage of the price variance across exchanges, some traders often resort to opening accounts on different platforms. But Tokenplace eliminates this need because the platform allows one to access different exchanges worldwide.
This means that a user will only need his Tokenplace account and password to gain access to the entire crypto market. This is a lot simpler compared to having to main multiple accounts and passwords for other exchanges for different trading pairs.
Tokenplace is basically an online trading platform and exchange aggregator. With its automated order-splitting, orders are automatically broken up to ensure that traders get the best price for every coin they want to trade.
Easy to use and features-packed trading terminal
Tokenplace is also very appealing to newer investors because it is very easy to use. For instance, users will only need to access a single window for their deposits, withdrawals, trading, and exchanging.
The platform can be accessed from both desktop and mobile devices. Tokenplace’s onboarding and one-time registration process are also one of the quickest in the industry.
Tokenplace uses advanced algorithms for its multi-exchange order splitting feature. With this high-tech tool, users can get the best buy and sell price every time they trade.
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