Category: Academy

Crypto Essentials: Minimum Risk vs. Maximum Returns

Recent years have seen Bitcoin become dubbed "digital gold", and 2019 saw this become far more of a reality when U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) claimed Bitcoin could threaten the US Dollars dominance in the global economy.

Since its release in 2009, Bitcoin has experienced unpreceden...

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What is Fiat Money? Fiat Currency 101: Introduction

Fiat currencies are the hard cash in your wallet and the digits on your phone or computer screen when you logon to your bank account.

Fiat currencies have existed for 100’s of years and each country on earth has its own fiat currency issued by the government.

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What is Litecoin LTC? 101: Introduction

Litecoin is considered the digital silver to Bitcoin’s digital gold.

Litecoin was one of the first “altcoins” created by Charlie Lee from the original Bitcoin code, but with significantly different properties:

- Litecoin’s block time was reduced to 2.5 minutes, 4x faster than Bitco...

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What is Ripple XRP? 101: Introduction

Ripple is a company in the United States currently developing and deploying the Ripple Protocol to business and banks all over the world. 

Ripple’s base blockchain token XRP was first created and released in 2012. The centralised nature of the token doesn’t fit the existing decentralized cryp...

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Buying Crypto in the UK .. a brief history

At coinpass, we feel buying crypto needn’t be cryptic nor expensive. The founders of coinpass built the platform out of a need to deposit, buy, sell and trade with UK GBP Sterling without...

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Self-Sovereign Wealth Should be Everyone’s Goal

Through decades of financial change, regulation, inflation, war, political and economic changes we’ve been told that the hard “earned” money in our pocket is ours to spend as we please. However, the notion that we are in control of our own money and have the financial freedom to make our own fina...

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Trading vs Investing - What is the Difference Between a Trader and an Investor?

What is the difference between a trader and an investor? What are the key differences between them and what do you see yourself being, a trader? an investor? or both?

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How to Invest in Cryptocurrency in the UK — The coinpass way

In spite of its legendary volatility, the cryptocurrency market continues to grow in popularity across the globe. All this popularity means cryptocurrencies are no longer the inaccessible trading grounds of tech-insiders and early adopters, but they also offer real investment possibilities to rea...

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What is Bitcoin Cash BCH? 101: Introduction

Bitcoin Cash is a fork of Bitcoin. Some developers in the Bitcoin community a difference in opinion and the direction of Bitcoin’s development that a split of the blockchain would take place.

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork has some small differences to Bitcoin (BTC) in terms of the size of b...

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Pound Cost Averaging for Crypto Investments Explained

There’s no perfect strategy for trading bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This doesn’t mean that everyone should learn some form of investing strategy to get started and grow their long-term wealth. Big names in the investing world have always said “y...

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Bitcoin BTC Basics a Beginner's Guide

Stories of the risks and rewards of Bitcoin often hit the press, yet it's estimated that around 76 per cent of the population still don't understand Bitcoin or what it is. Sure, most know Bitcoin is a digital currency, but ask them how it works or if they would invest, and the majority shy away f...

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What are Stable Coins? 101: Introduction

Stable coins represent a digital value of an existing fiat currency that can be quickly moved between different wallets faster than traditional banking.

Stablecoins became popular in 2018 during Bitcoin’s rise from $1000 - $20,000 per coin. Stable coins usefulness and utility comes from be...

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What is Ethereum ETH? 101: Introduction

Ethereum is the first blockchain in the cryptocurrency space to do things differently. Ethereum was never designed to be a currency, but instead, become a “world computer” of smart con...

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What is Bitcoin BTC? 101: Introduction

Bitcoin is the worlds first decentralized cryptocurrency created in 2008 by the still unknown Satoshi Nakamoto.

Bitcoin is built on top of blockchain technology which is run by a large community of bitcoin miners who run and secure the network.

The decentralized nature of Bitcoin m...

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