Hard Forks vs. Soft Forks

The world of cryptocurrency is always changing and thanks to the public and transparent nature of the blockchain, it’s opensource for anyone to see. The strength of cryptocurrency is that it depends upon a blockchain, or the digital ledger upon which cryptocurrency transactions are recorded. Current blockchain transactions follow the same rules as all of […]

Accredited Investors and Initial Coin Offerings

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sets certain standards that individuals and entities must meet before they can become accredited investors. But what exactly is an accredited investor and how do they factor into the world of cryptocurrency? The SEC Defines Accredited Investors In Rule 501 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, […]

Overview of KYC/AML Laws

Criminals and terrorists have long sought out ways to legitimize their money so they can apply it toward their goals. Money laundering describes the process by which these groups hide the ownership of their money and pass it through several sources until it has the appearance of legitimacy. The criminals are looking to disguise the […]

Cryptocurrency: Commodity or Security?

Ever since cryptocurrencies became more mainstream, government agencies, investors and the projects themselves have debated whether they are commodities or securities. Because of the unique and evolving nature of cryptocurrency, it’s been a challenge to get real answers from any authorities on the classification. However, a series of recent statements and judicial rulings have helped […]

Beware of Crypto Market Manipulations

The opportunities for investing in cryptocurrency keep growing, but one thing that participants need to be aware of is the potential for market manipulation. Attempts to game the system and maximize profit are nothing new to investors, and the world of cryptocurrency markets are no different. While market manipulation in traditional financial markets is often […]

Video Tutorial: Buying and Selling on ForkDelta or EtherDelta

Check out our tutorial on buying and selling OCC tokens on ForkDelta or EtherDelta using a MetaMask wallet. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with our latest updates and tutorials. To find on OCC on ForkDelta visit: https://forkdelta.github.io/#!/trade/OCC-ETH If you don’t have MetaMask set up, our MetaMask video tutorial will help you get […]

Video Tutorial: Getting Started with MetaMask

Check out our video tutorial on how to install, set up, and use a MetaMask wallet for ETH and ERC20 tokens.  Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with our latest updates and tutorials. For more information on gas and Ethereum transactions visit our knowledge base article on Understanding Gas.

Comparison of the Three Main Hardware Wallets: Trezor, Ledger, and KeepKey

Just as a physical wallet holds traditional coins and bills, a hardware wallet is the physical device that keeps cryptocurrency safe. Its main function is to store the private keys that allow owners to gain access to their cryptocurrencies. Anyone new to cryptocurrency should learn about hardware wallets so they can protect their investment and […]

Blockchain Smart Contracts

Anyone that is interested in cryptocurrency needs to become better acquainted with how blockchain smart contracts work. Just as traditional contracts bind two parties in the exchange of assets like stocks or property, smart contracts perform a similar function for those who want to engage in transactions with cryptocurrency. Understanding blockchain smart contracts will help […]

Understanding the Difference Between Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake

In the world of cryptocurrency, there are a couple of different ways to verify and validate a block or transaction. Participants need to understand Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake as two different methods that achieve a similar result. There are many opinions regarding which system—Proof of Work or Proof of Stake—is better. Anyone […]