The Veros Digital Hearts Is a Environmental Fundraising and Marketing Platform
VEROS DIGITAL HEARTS – a fundraising unique platform for noncommercial organizations, companies, events and commercial projects aimed at improving of life and the environment using blockchain technologies.
Veros Digital Hearts project was created by members of the Veros Coin Community on the wreckage of an old project that was abandoned by the creators. They left the community without support and hope for a revival. The creator and inspirer of the project is Nik Magnus(nickname), a member of the community. He designed a new project concept Veros Digital Hearts with the community members. The project team was inspired by the activities of charitable organizations and eco projects. It brings a great benefit to people and the planet. The team decided to create a platform which connect two worlds, the world of digital assets and the needing help world.
The Veros Digital Hearts project was appeared as a beautiful flower on the lifeless land of broken hopes. The purpose is to fill people’s hearts with the desire to sympathize and to help using blockchain technologies.
Veros Digital Hearts VRS Mission
Our mission is to empower people around the world. VerosDH dApp provides an opportunity to engage in fundraising, to buy products and services which do not pollute the planet and to give gifts to loved ones.
We offer a unique charity system VerosDH Charity where you can choose an organization or add it yourself. You can make a gift to close people having downloaded the generated certificate from the organization that you have helped.
VerosDH Wallet+ currency allows to direct transfers to the accounts of charitable organizations fast and efficient.
VerosDH MyVote allows you to manage the project by voting. DAO
In-app VerosDH integrated trading Platform of ecological and social orientation. Market VerosDH Organic offers environmentally friendly products and services, the production of which does not harm the environment.
Veros Digital Hearts – offers useful integrations and tools that makethe world a better place by using blockchain!
Price Prediction For this coin will be $50 in December 2018
Veros Digital Hearts brings true benefits. Our work and your donations make the world better.
There is the miner of Ethereum in Veros Digital Hearts app. You can always get coins and spend it on the charity or gifts to loved ones.
A revolutionary charity platform allows to help people and the planet from anywhere. The platform allows you to add or create your own donation account.
Veros Digital Hearts offers a decentralized cross-platform application. The revolutionary application brings together a variety of solutions: wallet, exchanger, charity market, social market, a platform for voting and miner.
Veros is built on the basis of smart contract Ethereum. You can exchange Ethereum and Bitcoin for our coins in the Veros Digital Hearts app and transfer coins to another wallet very quickly.
You will always be able to see how quickly your funds have been transferred to a charity account in the app. All decisions concerning the development of the project are made by voting. Voting happens using coins that are went to the support.
You can contact with our team and “Community Council” for supporting or creating new ideas about Veros Digital Hearts development. The development team is active and always in a close contact with the community.
The project is managed by the community thanks to “Community Council”. “Community Council” brings the community questions about the development and actions of the project to vote for. “Community Council ” consists of creators, major owners of a coin and project friends (Advisory Council).
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If you’re working 40 hours a week and feeling unfulfilled, you might need to step back and consider some other options.
God gives us each a unique set of gifts (Romans 12:6). Maybe your gifts include a knack for teaching, writing, or music. Maybe you’re great when it comes to showing empathy or compassion. Whatever your strengths, they came from God and He had a reason for giving them to you!
Is it any surprise, then, that we find ourselves drained when we aren’t using those gifts? If you’re working 40 hours a week and not using those strengths, you’re bound to feel discouraged.
That isn’t to say you should turn in your notice just because you don’t have the dream job you’ve always wanted. Life is full of bumps and detours. It’s normal to have a dry season here and there. But if you’re always running into a wall or feeling unfulfilled, you might need to step back and consider some other options.
It’s impossible to cover every single sign that points to quitting your job. But if you can relate to all five of these, it might be time to pack your bags and go elsewhere.
1. You aren’t passionate.
If God planted a passion in your heart, He did it for a reason. It isn’t just there to daydream about during soul-sapping meetings. Let’s be honest . . . when you love what you do, you have a greater chance of success. And you’re more likely to find peace and contentment in your work.
2. You dislike the people you work with.
Who wants to spend 40 hours a week (or more) with people they don’t like? There probably weren’t a lot of hands raised for that one. Even if you like what you do, who you’re doing it withis a big contributing factor.
3. You don’t believe in the mission.
It’s hard to be somewhere eight hours a day, five days a week if that company’s values don’t line up with your values. If you hate debt, you’re going to have a hard time working as a loan officer. You might be able to compartmentalize at first. But chances are, you’ll have to wrestle with that discomfort at some point.
“You might be hearing God calling you to take a chance.”
4. There’s no room to move up.
If you’ve already climbed to the top of the ladder but have more to offer . . . what do you do? Being content at the top is one thing—but what if you’re still miserable? If there’s no room to grow and develop your skills, you might start to feel stagnant. Your spirit will start to sink, and that’s no good for you or your employer.
5. God is calling you elsewhere.
Consider this the ultimate sign that it’s time to move on. If you have a feeling in your gut that you can’t quite put into words, it could be that God is calling you somewhere else. It might be a new company or a different career altogether. Maybe you need to take the plunge and follow your passion by starting your own business—who knows? But if God tells you it’s time to go, He has something better in store.
We’ve discussed how to take control of your future by setting goals that cover all seven areas of The Wheel of Life. Today, let’s talk details on one of those areas. Let’s talk about money.
This year, we’re bailing on our resolutions altogether and setting goals instead. We’ve discussed how to take control of your future by setting goals that are specific and measurable, have a time limit, are of personal interest to you, are written, and cover all seven areas of The Wheel of Life.
Today, let’s talk details on one of those areas. Let’s talk about money.
Depending on your situation, you’re either dreading or . . . well, dreading this conversation. That’s because money is often a source of stress and anxiety for many folks and a boring topic to others. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
In fact, if 2018 is the year you get a handle on your finances, it might also be the year that money becomes a tool used for fun.
Our best advice for getting started? Measure your progress by the Baby Steps.
Baby Step 1: $1,000 starter emergency fund in the bank
Baby Step 2: Pay off all debts (excluding the mortgage)
Baby Step 3: Full emergency fund of three to six months of expenses
Baby Step 4: Invest 15% of your income in retirement
Baby Step 5: Invest for your kids’ college
Baby Step 6: Pay off your home early
Baby Step 7: Build wealth and give
Where you’re at
First things first, you’ve got to spot your location on the map. Maybe you know right away—your family has no money saved and lots of money owed. You’re pre-Baby Step 1. Others of you, though, might need to do a little digging.
If your spouse knows the answer, start there. If not, gather all of your financial information—checking, savings, retirement, debt—and get it in front of you. Plot your point of progress today and decide with your spouse how you’ll both be in the know moving forward.
Where you’re going
Now that you know what things look like, it’s easier to determine where you’re going. Go ahead and mentally draw a big circle, in fat red marker, around the Baby Step you’re aiming to reach. This is your new money goal. Own it. Get excited about it. Be prepared to hurt a little for it and gain a lot from it.
How you’ll get there
Ah, the how. The how is what moves lofty, floaty goals to real and tangible ones. The only money-how we know is sticking to a zero-based budget. It doesn’t matter what your goal actually is—the zero-based budget will get you there.
Related: How to Make a Zero-Based Budget
And if you’re worried that budgeting is an even more boring topic than general money, hear us out. A budget frees you up to spend without guilt or fear. You decide on paper, on purpose, before the month begins exactly where your money will go.
And that decision can be made with great care and effectives because you know where you’re at and you know where you’re going.
When you hope to arrive
Every goal needs a deadline. An end date. A preplanned time of celebration, if you will. Take a look at all the facts: where you’re at today, where you’re going and how you’ll get there. Be honest with yourself—and your spouse—to decide on a reasonable deadline.
Make sure that it’s challenging without being discouraging. That means you may need to feel the burn of getting out debt or saving up an emergency fund. And that’s okay! As you continue measuring your progress by the Baby Steps, momentum will build. We promise!
Keep your eyes focused on your new money goal. Remember to implement the how every single month. And keep us posted on how you’re doing along the way by commenting below.
Yuan-backed oil futures can shatter the US dollar dominance on the crude market, according to experts polled by RT. However, the greenback will not give up the top spot easily.
“The question number one is whether China will be able to make the oil market its demand market, and not the oil supply market traded in dollars, which it is now,” Vladimir Rozhankovsky, Global FX Investment analyst, told RT. China has recently overtaken the US as the world’s number one oil buyer.
The question number two is trade wars. If the world trade enters into a death spiral of reciprocal economic sanctions, keeping oil trade in dollars will be a matter of strategic importance, or a matter of survival for the US,” the analyst added.
As a result, Washington can deliberately undermine the image of the petro-yuan by attacking Chinese stock, which could result in the devaluation of the yuan, making Chinese oil futures less attractive, Rozhankovsky said.
However, the US has obvious disadvantages which the petro-yuan can capitalize on. First, the US dollar is still too strong, making domestic oil production very expensive. Second, the United States does not have transatlantic pipelines, and tankers are costly and highly risky, the analyst added.
“The trade war between the US and China has already begun. China has plans to promote the renminbi as a reserve currency and there is no better move than to purchase raw materials in its national currency. It can save money on the currency conversion and become less dependent on the US dollar,” Stanislav Werner, head of the analytical department of Dominion, told RT.
The analyst notes that the oil market is worth $14 trillion at the moment, and is bigger than the Chinese economy. “The first trading sessions were volatile, but this is a typical story for new financial instruments. The US has a serious reason to get nervous, because in many ways the hegemony of the US dollar came from oil trading in dollars,” he said.
You’ve heard it over and over: Money doesn’t buy happiness. Even if people didn’t keep telling you that, you might guess from the large number of extremely wealthy people with drug or alcohol addiction, depression, or even suicidal tendencies. You may even have experienced it yourself, when that last raise or bonus didn’t increase your own happiness. Neither did the extra money in your bank account or the new gadget or nice piece of clothing you splurged on.
But before you give up on money as a source of pleasure, you should know that there are some times when scientific research shows money truly can buy happiness. Money really can make you happy whenever one or more of the following is true:
1. You spend it on extra time.
A fascinating study of 4,400 Americans showed pretty definitively that people who value time over money are happier than those who don’t. So go ahead and hire that housekeeper or virtual assistant, and splurge for that grocery delivery service. It’s highly likely that you’ll be glad you did.
2. You spend it on a great experience.
We tend to assume it’s wiser to spend money on things–especially things that might appreciate in value–rather than fun. After all, if you spend $300 on a really nice smartphone today, you’ll still have that smartphone the next day and the day after. If you spend that $300 on really great seats to see your favorite band, the next day, you’ll have nothing.
In fact, the opposite is true, researchers at San Francisco State University discovered. Although people tend to believe that buying physical things will make them happier for longer than spending money on experiences because physical things last longer, in fact as we get used to owning that great new gadget or necklace, the happiness it causes fades into the background. (I experienced this myself when after years of wanting one, I bought an electric car. For the first couple of months, just seeing it sitting out in the yard caused a definite jolt of joy. I still love it, but now I’m used to it and that intense reaction has gone away.)
On the other hand, a great experience such as going to the concert will stay in your memory for a long time, and is likely to cause you enjoyment every time you think back on it, and every time you tell someone else about it. Experiences may not last as long as things, but the pleasure they cause lasts longer.
3. You spend it with someone you care about.
Human being are social by nature and there’s plenty of evidence that both a healthy relationship with a significant other and feeling part of a community can help you live longer. (Conversely, loneliness can kill you.)
Some social psychologists believe that one reason experiences seem to make us happier than things is that we often share them with a friend, partner, or family member. So if you do decide to get those great concert tickets, make sure to bring someone along whose company you enjoy. And if you really must buy that new phone, bring someone along on your shopping trip.
4. You spend it on someone else.
When researchers gave college students some extra cash and instructed one group to spend it on themselves and another group to spend it on others, the second group reported much more happiness than the first.
It makes sense if you think about our social orientation–giving money away or spending it on someone else makes us feel more connected to others. (As well as proud of our own generosity.) The thanks and warm fuzzies we get from the recipient of our largesse is likely to make us feel good as well. So go ahead and buy that nice present or make that charitable donation. You’ll be making yourself happier, as well as others.
Spend within your means.
While wealth doesn’t necessarily bring happiness, worry over excessive debt and having trouble paying your bills will definitely make you unhappy. If you spend more than you can afford, even on experiences or gifts, the stress you’ll feel as a result will most likely outweigh any pleasure the money gave you. So don’t go there. Make sure you have enough money to cover your bills, plus unexpected expenses, before you spend it on experiences, gifts, or even objects. Whether or not money makes you happy, make sure it doesn’t make you miserable.
A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions as well as to control the creation of new units of a particular cryptocurrency. Essentially, cryptocurrencies are limited entries in a database that no one can change unless specific conditions are fulfilled.
History of cryptocurrency
There have been many attempts at creating a digital currency during the 90s tech boom, with systems like Flooz, Beenz and DigiCash emerging on the market but inevitably failing. There were many different reasons for their failures, such as fraud, financial problems and even frictions between companies’ employees and their bosses.
Notably, all of those systems utilized a Trusted Third Party approach, meaning that the companies behind them verified and facilitated the transactions. Due to the failures of these companies, the creation of a digital cash system was seen as a lost cause for a long while.
Then, in early 2009, an anonymous programmer or a group of programmers under an alias Satoshi Nakamoto introduced Bitcoin. Satoshi described it as a ‘peer-to-peer electronic cash system.’ It is completely decentralized, meaning there are no servers involved and no central controlling authority. The concept closely resembles peer-to-peer networks for file sharing.
One of the most important problems that any payment network has to solve is double-spending. It is a fraudulent technique of spending the same amount twice. The traditional solution was a trusted third party – a central server – that kept records of the balances and transactions. However, this method always entailed an authority basically in control of your funds and with all your personal details on hand.
In a decentralized network like Bitcoin, every single participant needs to do this job. This is done via the Blockchain – a public ledger of all transaction that ever happened within the network, available to everyone. Therefore, everyone in the network can see every account’s balance.
Every transaction is a file that consists of the sender’s and recipient’s public keys (wallet addresses) and the amount of coins transferred. The transaction also needs to be signed off by the sender with their private key. All of this is just basic cryptography. Eventually, the transaction is broadcasted in the network, but it needs to be confirmed first.
Within a cryptocurrency network, only miners can confirm transactions by solving a cryptographic puzzle. They take transactions, mark them as legitimate and spread them across the network. Afterwards, every node of the network adds it to its database. Once the transaction is confirmed it becomes unforgeable and irreversible and a miner receives a reward, plus the transaction fees.
Essentially, any cryptocurrency network is based on the absolute consensus of all the participants regarding the legitimacy of balances and transactions. If nodes of the network disagree on a single balance, the system would basically break. However, there are a lot of rules pre-built and programmed into the network that prevents this from happening.
Cryptocurrencies are so called because the consensus-keeping process is ensured with strong cryptography. This, along with aforementioned factors, makes third parties and blind trust as a concept completely redundant.
What can you do with cryptocurrency
Buy goods With Cryptocurrency
In the past, trying to find a merchant that accepts cryptocurrency was extremely difficult, if not impossible. These days, however, the situation is completely different.
There are a lot of merchants – both online and offline – that accept Bitcoin as the form of payment. They range from massive online retailers like Overstock and Newegg to small local shops, bars and restaurants. Bitcoins can be used to pay for hotels, flights, jewelery, apps, computer parts and even a college degree.
Other digital currencies like Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum and so on aren’t accepted as widely just yet. Things are changing for the better though, with Apple having authorized at least 10 different cryptocurrencies as a viable form of payment on App Store.
Of course, users of cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin can always exchange their coins for BTCs. Moreover, there are Gift Card selling websites like Gift Off, which accepts around 20 different cryptocurrencies. Through gift cards, you can essentially buy anything with a cryptocurrency.
Finally, there are marketplaces like Bitify and OpenBazaar that only accept cryptocurrencies.
Investment In Cryptocurrency
Many people believe that cryptocurrencies are the hottest investment opportunity currently available. Indeed, there are many stories of people becoming millionaires through their Bitcoin investments. Bitcoin is the most recognizable digital currency to date, and just last year one BTC was valued at $800. In November 2017, the price of one Bitcoin exceeded $7,000.
Ethereum, perhaps the second most valued cryptocurrency, has recorded the fastest rise a digital currency ever demonstrated. Since May 2016, its value increased by at least 2,700 percent. When it comes to all cryptocurrencies combined, their market cap soared by more than 10,000 percent since mid-2013.
However, it is worth noting that cryptocurrencies are high-risk investments. Their market value fluctuates like no other asset’s. Moreover, it is partly unregulated, there is always a risk of them getting outlawed in certain jurisdictions and any cryptocurrency exchange can potentially get hacked.
If you decide to invest in cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin is obviously still the dominant one. However, in 2017 its share in the crypto-market has quite dramatically fallen from 90 percent to just 40 percent. There are many options currently available, with some coins being privacy-focused, others being less open and decentralized than Bitcoin and some just outright copying it.
While it’s very easy to buy Bitcoins – there are numerous exchanges in existence that trade in BTC – other cryptocurrencies aren’t as easy to acquire. Although, this situation is slowly improving with major exchanges like Kraken, BitFinex, BitStamp and many others starting to sell Litecoin, Ethereum, Monero, Ripple and so on. There are also a few other different ways of being coin, for instance, you can trade face-to-face with a seller or use a Bitcoin ATM.
Once you bought your cryptocurrency, you need a way to store it. All major exchanges offer wallet services. But, while it might seem convenient, it’s best if you store your assets in an offline wallet on your hard drive, or even invest in a hardware wallet. This is the most secure way of storing your coins and it gives you full control over your assets.
As with any other investment, you need to pay close attention to the cryptocurrencies’ market value and to any news related to them. Coinmarketcap is a one-stop solution for tracking the price, volume, circulation supply and market cap of most existing cryptocurrencies.
Depending on a jurisdiction you live in, once you’ve made a profit or a loss investing in cryptocurrencies, you might need to include it in your tax report. In terms of taxation, cryptocurrencies are treated very differently from country to country. In the US, the Internal Revenue Service ruled that Bitcoins and other digital currencies are to be taxed as property, not currency. For investors, this means that accrued long-term gains and losses from cryptocurrency trading are taxed at each investor’s applicable capital gains rate, which stands at a maximum of 15 percent.
How To Earn Cryptocurrency Through Mining
Miners are the single most important part of any cryptocurrency network, and much like trading, mining is an investment. Essentially, miners are providing a bookkeeping service for their respective communities. They contribute their computing power to solving complicated cryptographic puzzles, which is necessary to confirm a transaction and record it in a distributed public ledger called the Blockchain.
One of the interesting things about mining is that the difficulty of the puzzles is constantly increasing, correlating with the number of people trying to solve it. So, the more popular a certain cryptocurrency becomes, the more people try to mine it, the more difficult the process becomes.
A lot of people have made fortunes by mining Bitcoins. Back in the days, you could make substantial profits from mining using just your computer, or even a powerful enough laptop. These days, Bitcoin mining can only become profitable if you’re willing to invest in an industrial-grade mining hardware. This, of course, incurs huge electricity bills on top of the price of all the necessary equipment.
Currently, Litecoins, Dogecoins and Feathercoins are said to be the best cryptocurrencies in terms of being cost-effective for beginners. For instance, at the current value of Litecoins, you might earn anything from 50 cents to 10 dollars a day using only consumer-grade hardware.
But how do miners make profits? The more computing power they manage to accumulate, the more chances they have of solving the cryptographic puzzles. Once a miner manages to solve the puzzle, they receive a reward as well as a transaction fee.
As a cryptocurrency attracts more interest, mining becomes harder and the amount of coins received as a reward decreases. For example, when Bitcoin was first created, the reward for successful mining was 50 BTC. Now, the reward stands at 12.5 Bitcoins. This happened because the Bitcoin network is designed so that there can only be a total of 21 mln coins in circulation.
As of November 2017, almost 17 mln Bitcoins have been mined and distributed. However, as rewards are going to become smaller and smaller, every single Bitcoin mined will become exponentially more and more valuable.
All of those factors make mining cryptocurrencies an extremely competitive arms race that rewards early adopters. However, depending on where you live, profits made from mining can be subject to taxation and Money Transmitting regulations. In the US, the FinCEN has issued a guidance, according to which mining of cryptocurrencies and exchanging them for flat currencies may be considered money transmitting. This means that miners might need to comply with special laws and regulations dealing with this type of activities.
Accept Cryptocurrency as payment (for business)
If you happen to own a business and if you’re looking for potential new customers, accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment may be a solution for you. The interest in cryptocurrencies has never been higher and it’s only going to increase. Along with the growing interest, also grows the number of crypto-ATMs located around the world. Coin ATM Radar currently lists almost 1,800 ATMs in 58 countries.
First of all, you need to let your customers know that your business accepts crypto coins. Simply putting a sign by your cash register should do the trick. The payments can then be accepted using hardware terminals, touch screen apps or simple wallet addresses through QR codes.
There are many different services that you can use to be able to accept payments in cryptocurrencies. For example, CoinPayments currently accepts over 75 different digital currencies, charging just 0.5 percent commission per transaction. Other popular services include Cryptonator, CoinGate and BitPay, with the latter only accepting Bitcoins.
In the US, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been recognized as a convertible virtual currency, which means accepting them as a form of payment is exactly the same as accepting cash, gold or gift cards.
For tax purposes, US-based businesses accepting cryptocurrencies need to record a reference of sales, amount received in a particular currency and the date of transaction. If sales taxes are payable, the amount due is calculated based on the average exchange rate at the time of sale.
Legality of cryptocurrencies
As cryptocurrencies are becoming more and more mainstream, law enforcement agencies, tax authorities and legal regulators worldwide are trying to understand the very concept of crypto coins and where exactly do they fit in existing regulations and legal frameworks.
With the introduction of Bitcoin, the first ever cryptocurrency, a completely new paradigm was created. Decentralized, self-sustained digital currencies that don’t exist in any physical shape or form and are not controlled by any singular entity were always set to cause an uproar among the regulators.
A lot of concerns have been raised regarding cryptocurrencies’ decentralized nature and their ability to be used almost completely anonymously. The authorities all over the world are worried about the cryptocurrencies’ appeal to the traders of illegal goods and services. Moreover, they are worried about their use in money laundering and tax evasion schemes.
As of November 2017, Bitcoin and other digital currencies are outlawed only in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam, with China and Russia being on the verge of banning them as well. Other jurisdictions, however, do not make the usage of cryptocurrencies illegal as of yet, but the laws and regulations can vary drastically depending on the country.
Most Popular Cryptocurrencies On The Market
Bitcoin — The first ever cryptocurrency that started it all.
Ethereum — A Turing-complete programmable currency that lets developers build different distributed apps and technologies that wouldn’t work with Bitcoin.
Ripple — Unlike most cryptocurrencies, it doesn’t use a Blockchain in order to reach a network-wide consensus for transactions. Instead, an iterative consensus process is implemented, which makes it faster than Bitcoin but also makes it vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Bitcoin Cash — A fork of Bitcoin that is supported by the biggest Bitcoin mining company and a manufacturer of ASICs Bitcoin mining chips. It has only existed for a couple of months but has already soared to the top five cryptocurrencies in terms of market cap.
NEM — Unlike most other cryptocurrencies that utilize a Proof of Work algorithm, it uses Proof of Importance, which requires users to already possess certain amounts of coins in order to be able to get new ones. It encourages users to spend their funds and tracks the transactions to determine how important a particular user is to the overall NEM network.
Litecoin — A cryptocurrency that was created with an intention to be the ‘digital silver’ compared to Bitcoin’s ‘digital gold.’ It is also a fork of Bitcoin, but unlike its predecessor, it can generate blocks four times faster and have four times the maximum number of coins at 84 mln.
IOTA — This cryptocurrency’s breakthrough ledger technology is called ‘Tangle’ and it requires the sender in a transaction to do a Proof of Work that approves two transactions. Thus, IOTA has removed dedicated miners from the process.
NEO — It’s a smart contract network that allows for all kinds of financial contracts and third-party distributed apps to be developed on top of it. It has many of the same goals as Ethereum, but it’s developed in China, which can potentially give it some advantages due to improved relationship with Chinese regulators and local businesses.
Dash — It’s a two-tier network. The first tier is miners that secure the network and record transactions, while the second one consists of ‘masternodes’ that relay transactions and enable InstantSend and PrivateSend type of transaction. The former is significantly faster than Bitcoin, whereas the latter is completely anonymous.
Qtum — It’s a merger of Bitcoin’s and Ethereum’s technologies targeting business applications. The network boasts Bitcoin’s reliability, while allowing for the use of smart contracts and distributed applications, much how it works within the Ethereum network.
Monero — A cryptocurrency with private transactions capabilities and one of the most active communities, which is due to its open and privacy-focused ideals.
Ethereum Classic — An original version of Ethereum. The split happened after a decentralized autonomous organization built on top of the original Ethereum was hacked.
How to store Cryptocurrencies
Unlike most traditional currencies, cryptocurrencies are digital, which entails a completely different approach, particularly when it comes to storing it. Technically, you don’t store your units of cryptocurrency; instead it’s the private key that you use to sign for transactions that need to be securely stored.
There are several different types of cryptocurrency wallets that cater for different needs. If your priority is privacy, you might want to opt for a paper or a hardware wallet. Those are the most secure ways of storing your crypto funds. There are also ‘cold’ (offline) wallets that are stored on your hard drive and online wallets, which can either be affiliated with exchanges or with independent platforms.
How to buy Cryptocurrencies
There are a lot of different options when it comes to buying Bitcoins. For example, there are currently almost 1,800 Bitcoin ATMs in 58 countries. Moreover, you can buy BTC using gift cards, cryptocurrency exchanges, investment trusts and you can even trade face-to-face.
When it comes to other, less popular cryptocurrencies, the buying options aren’t as diverse. However, there are still numerous exchanges where you can acquire various crypto-coins for flat currencies or Bitcoins. Face-to-face trading is also a popular way of acquiring coins. Buying options depend on particular cryptocurrencies, their popularity as well as your location.