If you’re a cryptocurrency user or someone who is thinking of making a crypto purchase for the first time, you’ve likely heard of Coinbase. Launched in October of 2012, they have the distinction of being one of the first United States-based platforms to allow for the quick and easy purchase of Bitcoin via a bank transfer. At that time it was a huge step forward for the industry because many people were still wiring money to offshore exchanges when they wanted to buy Bitcoins. Having a simple purchasing platform in the United States was a game-changer for a geographic market that is now home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of crypto users.
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If you’ve been involved in the cryptocurrency space for any bit of time at all, you’ve likely heard from more experienced users that you should keep your crypto in “cold storage”. This means storing your coins via a wallet address / private key combination that was generated and exists in an offline environment.
An Intro to Dogecoin
Dogecoin. It may be one of the most misunderstood and under-appreciated cryptocurrencies in existence. Commonly regarded as a joke, it has endured as a beloved and surprisingly popular altcoin for over 5 years.
For crypto users around the world, Coinbase is widely recognized as the go-to platform for buying and selling Bitcoin and Altcoins. However, as the industry has developed, more and more Coinbase alternatives have popped up as well. One of the more interesting competitors to hit the scene is Abra.
4 years ago Bitcoin was in the middle of a gigantic bear market and I was looking for interesting topics to write about. I’d successfully pitched an interview with a Dark Web drug dealer to Vice Motherboard and was looking for a similar “crossover” topic to write about that wasn’t strictly focused on crypto.
I’ve written this article to provide the most comprehensive comparison possible. Below, you’ll find a table that quickly explains the biggest differences. Further below, you’ll be able to find a case for each platform. You can also jump to those sections using the following links:
On-face most would agree that using someone’s hardware resources for personal gain without their knowledge or consent is unethical. In fact, that is the general definition of malware.
Crypto twitter is one of the most dynamic and engaging online communities you can find. It’s full of enlightening discussions of (possibly) the most important economic breakthrough of the 21st century. It’s also simultaneously filled with frauds, shills, and shitposters. Searching for signal in this noise can be tough, but if you’re willing to put in the time you can build a great list of the best crypto Twitter accounts to follow.
As the biggest e-commerce platform in the world, many people have speculated on when (or if) Amazon.com will accept cryptocurrencies for payment. This would likely be a huge boost for the retail ecosystem of the crypto space as a whole. Unfortunately though, there is no official timeline from the company on whether or not they are considering payment options.