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How to get into crypto in 15 minutes

How to get into crypto in 15 minutes

Crypto
A brief 101 Are you still just doing stocks and bonds? It might be a good time to finally take the plunge into crypto. Following is a super brief primer on how to start. You can do this in about 15 minutes once you’ve decided on which coins to buy: RESEARCH. Decide on a few coins and figure out how much you want to invest to start with. Coin Bureau has a good intro on YouTube here. HOW TO BUY. Open an account with a crypto exchange (or use a crypto ATM, in which case you’ll need a wallet first). Kraken is a good exchange. BUYING. Fund your account on the exchange with dollars or other fiat currency, and then purchase your coins from your balance. Three to five coins might be a good start. Experts say…
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Astronomy: M31 (NGC 224) Andromeda Galaxy

Astronomy: M31 (NGC 224) Andromeda Galaxy

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LOCATION: Andromeda ... DISTANCE: 2.5 Million LY ... SIZE: 1 Trillion stars ... How The Andromeda Galaxy Points to God "The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known." - Psalm 19:1-2 NLT Andromeda is not only visually beautiful (the word "stunning" is altogether appropriate), it is vast in distance and size. It also has some anomalies that astronomers are baffled about. They are so baffled, they are tempted to say that only a higher being could have created this galaxy and its satellite galaxies. The galaxy group could not even exist if it were dependent solely on random natural development. More below! About Apparent magnitude: 3.4. M31 is located approx. 2.5 million light…
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Review: Wasabi Wallet for Crypto

Review: Wasabi Wallet for Crypto

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Privacy and Anonymity When I first started buying and storing crypto, I thought that once the coin or token showed up* in my wallet it was as secure as the cash in my leather wallet. This turned out to be false for several reasons. * Of course we know that crypto is not actually stored in the wallet, the wallet simply manages the cryptographic keys that interact with the blockchain to access funds. The privacy failings of wallets out of the gate! There are many factors that can take away from one's assumptions of privacy: transactions on the blockchain are public and most wallet developers are unconcerned with your privacy. But shouldn't privacy be a given? Having control over who has access to your transactional details and other relevant data? Just as you…
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Explaining the basics of crypto to a COMPLETE novice.

Explaining the basics of crypto to a COMPLETE novice.

Crypto
80,000 Foot View Cryptocurrencies are a community of digital currency that have no central issuing authority such as a government or bank. Instead, they use a decentralized system to record holdings and transactions. You can trade, invest or make secure digital payments. All of this takes place outside the control of conventional financial institutions. In the world of cryptocurrencies, there are many more coins other than Bitcoin. In fact there are thousands. If this fact isn’t daunting enough, you may ask, “what is mining?” or “what is staking?” Don’t worry about those things. First of all, mining can be left to very technical people who want to get into the nuts and bolts. And staking? Well, that will be a good thing down the road a bit. But don’t worry about…
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