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  1. Common Crypto Questions

    Here is a list of questions that come up frequently in regards to crypto currencies. If you have a suggestion for a question to add to this list, please reply below. Whats the safest cryptocurrency? All cryptocurrencies are vulnerable to being stolen or hacked. Its only the precautions that you take, like having a hardware wallet, or 2FA, that help keep them safe. Will I be charged a fee every time I move cryptocurrency from a wallet to an exchange, exchange to wallet, and wallet to wallet? Should I try to consolidate my transfers to as few as possible? Each transaction has a cost. The amount depends on the currency. The ones with poor scalability like BTC charge a lot for a transaction. Can I store BitCoin, LiteCoin, etc. on the same wallet? No. And you'll lose coins when sending them to incorrect wallets. Be sure to not mistake BTC for BCH for example. I read that each coin gets its own address. If I own 100 LiteCoins, does that mean I need 100 addresses, and 100 keys? No. Bitcoin has one type of address different than lets say Litecoin which has its own type off address. One address may contain many of the same type of coins. Is the total value of BitCoin (or any other coin) equal to the total amount of fiat paid in to buy in? Or are there other factors at play? Not really. It is the total supply times the last deal price. If I paid $100USD, and you then paid $200USD, my portfolio will double in paper value, but I still have paid $100USD only. What's the advantage of buying Bitcoin over LiteCoin, or LiteCoin over Ethereum etc? Do your own research, ask questions on this forum and try to come to a conclusion on your own.
  2. Buying / Trading crypto through Revolut

    I wouldn't use any online service / wallet for storing crypto, you're literally entrusting you're entire account to them. Think Mt. Gox, it's happened before, it'll happen again. Go cold storage for your bought crypto. There are other sites you can use, Coinbase being the easiest, albeit not the cheapest. That and Binance are the easiest solutions to buying whatever you want. What coins interest you?
  3. Buying / Trading crypto through Revolut

    Depends on what you want to buy though, crypto wise. As far as I know, it only covers BTC, LTC and ETH?
  4. Saw this on xrpchat.com, worth a read. Bear with me...this will be a long, but I think very interesting, post. I read the article that came out today from Google talking about Google Pay and how it's already available on Airbnb, so I went down a rabbit hole for about 8 hours and dug a hole to China. Literally. And it basically was facts that I've read before, but never connected them all together. Take a look: The craziest thing to me is how everything is connected in terms of companies, investors, you name it. And I should start by saying that I'm assuming the investors I mention (big name investors) probably have some power behind them and obviously they want a great return on their investment. So we start with Founder's Fund. Founder's Fund (owned by Peter Thiel) is an early investor in Ripple, and also Airbnb. Founder's Fund and CapitalG (Google) are early investors in Lyft. Lyft uses Cross River Bank to pay their driver's, and Cross River Bank has implemented Ripple's software. Lyft uses Stripe as their payment processor, and CapitalG and Founder's Fund are early investors in Stripe, which also had an early investment from American Express Business Travel - this was acquired by Standard Chartered Bank who also invested in Ripple. So right there you can see how using Ripple links a ton of people, and has the potential to save companies money, which makes the big investors in those companies happy. Then we go a little deeper. A vc firm, 500 Startups, founded by ex Google and PayPal employees invested in WePay, which is considered a market leader among payment providers for crowdfunding site and small business tools. WePay already partnered with Apple Pay and Android Pay (now Google Play), and they were acquired by JP Morgan at the end of 2017. At the end of 2017 there were also 15 JP Morgan executives in Ripple's office one day. Google Ventures is an early investor in Ripple and Uber. dLocal is a payment provider who integrated Ripple's software in the second half of 2017, and its customers include Uber, AliPay, WeChat Pay, and Union Pay, which are China's 3 major digital payment providers and they're ******* huge. AliPay is part of Alibaba, Union Pay has a partnership with PayPal, and WeChat is part of Tencent Holdings, which is the world's biggest investment corporation. Tencent also has Tenpay, a payment system similar to PayPal. It was reported that Tencent was working closely with China's Central Bank in 2017 to develop a central payments clearing platform for online payments. In August 2017, key leaders from China's Central Bank met with Ripple at their HQ. AliPay and WeChat are the payment providers for DiDi Chuxing, which is bigger than Uber in China - in fact Uber sold their China operations to Didi for a minority stake in Didi. AliPay is also accepted by Uber and Airbnb. Remember - Alipay uses dLocal which integrated Ripple's software in 2017. Alibaba and Union Pay also invested in Ucar, a rival to Didi. Tencent invested in Uber and Lyft, Alibaba and Didi invested in Lyft, and Softbank Group invested in Uber. Softbank Group also has a 30% stake in Alibaba. So again, because of the savings, if Ripple is saving these companies money, I would imagine everybody wants Ripple to be used in the companies they've invested in, especially if they are already linked to Ripple in some way. And now onto India. Alibaba and Ant Financial (affiliate of Alibaba, most valuable fintech company in the world, and operates AliPay) have a 62% holding in Paytm. They also have a majority share in the parent company, One97 Communications. Paytm is trying to become the Alibaba of India. They have Paytm Mall, which is a clone of TMall, online retail operated in China by Alibaba. They also have Paytm wallets - could they follow in the footsteps of Alipay? Alibaba and Ant Financial are literally copying what they did with Alibaba but in India. Softbank also has a 20% stake in Paytm...remember they have a 30% stake in Alibaba. You can also use Paytm to pay for Uber...It's all connected. Patym is becoming Alibaba's vehicle for their ecommerce play in India. Alibaba has a laser focus on payments because it sees payments as a key strategic battle to winning ecommerce. Up until a couple of days ago they were going to acquire MoneyGram, a top 5 global money transfer firms, but that was blocked by the US government. Remember, Ripple stated 3 of the top 5 global money transfer firms are on board with Ripple, so this move would have made a lot of sense seeing as Alibaba is already connected with Ripple. Alibaba said they're still going to work with MoneyGram even though they can't acquire them. Also in India - Flipkart has big investments from Tencen/Softbank/Axis Bank. Axis Bank started using Ripple's software in 2017, Tencen's WeChat Pay runs on dLocal which uses Ripple's software, and Softbank obviously has a huge stake in Alibaba, which has AliPay running on dLocal as well. And then for ***** and gigs, Bezos has personally invested in Uber and Airbnb. Amazon has Instacart through their acquisition of Whole Foods, and Andreessen Horowitz is an investor in Instacart...and Ripple. If we want to dig a little deeper, Sequoia Capital, which may just be invested in every company ever, has invested in Airbnb, Google, Instacart, PayPal, Stripe, and Yahoo. If we really want to stretch it, the President of Sequoia Capital's wife worked at Yahoo at the same time Brad was an SVP at Yahoo...which happened to be the same time Yahoo invested in Alibaba. And this honestly might just be the tip of the iceberg, I'm sure there are so many more dots to be connected and a ton that I missed. But, it makes you wonder. If the companies are saving a lot of money through using Ripple's software, and eventually XRP, I can only imagine that the big name investors behind these companies using Ripple could potentially be encouraging their other investments to start using Ripple as well, if they aren't already. Is Alibaba, with their majority ownership, steering Paytm in the Ripple direction? Welp, my brain hurts. This was a fun project though. Crossing my fingers for an announcement that Alibaba is completely using XRP, and somehow all of these actually are connected because I can't wrap my head around just how massive that would be.
  5. Pretty exciting news if you hold FUN. Price currently going up!
  6. The price today (7th Jan 18) of a FUN token is 14p. Thought you may like to know some thoughts on price projections this year taking into account the FunFairTech platform goes live in four weeks.
  7. If you've been following Ripple and XRP you'll know that this is one of the most highly anticipated crypto currencies of 2018. No-one yet knows the true ceiling of what the price of a ripple coin end up. What are your thoughts / hopes? Anything over £100 would be great for me!
  8. So, you've heard all about the advantages of this amazing new financial technology called bitcoin, but how do you go about buying it in the British Isles? While bitcoin makes sending payments between countries – or even continents – quick, cheap and easy, traditional banking systems have yet catch up. As a result, users buying bitcoin through a bank account report frustration with complex procedures, delays while funds arrive and high fees for international transfers. Credit and debit cards will often incur charges too, and not all companies will accept them due to the risk of fraudulent chargebacks. As a result, if you're not paying with cash at a bitcoin ATM or from an individual at a meetup, buying bitcoin is best done by fast and free domestic bank transfer – if you can find a bitcoin business offering that option, that is. The banking issue The problem is, British banks are reluctant to service bitcoin companies so many exchanges are having to bank elsewhere in the EU. In these cases, you'll have to put up with charges on international transfers like SEPA and often wait 2–5 days for your funds to arrive. The British government has made some noises about turning the country into a cryptocurrency-friendly environment. However, as it stands, a UK exchange providing SEPA bank transfers offers few advantages over any exchange in the EU – apart from being able to deposit in GBP, perhaps. However, new banking partnerships are being forged that allow bitcoin exchanges add local deposit options for UK customers. A note on price Bitcoin is notoriously volatile – that is, the value can climb and drop significantly over short timeframes. As a result, bitcoin buyers would do well to keep an eye on the price charts in order to make, hopefully, a timely purchase when the value is low. Indeed, many people earn money trading bitcoin, making the most of its volatility. CoinDesk's guide to understanding price charts can be found here. All that aside, for would-be owners of the digital currency, where can you buy bitcoin in the UK? Bitcoin exchanges Cryptocurrency exchanges offer a way to buy (and sell) bitcoin – and sometimes other digital currencies such as litecoin and dogecoin. First things first, you'll need to register and provide proof of residency (a copy of recent utility bill) and identity (a photo ID scan) for anti-money laundering (AML)/know-your-customer (KYC) compliance procedures before you can use the platform's services. Once that's done, you'll need to set up a bank payment using the details provided by the exchange, at which point you can fund your account and buy some bitcoin. Note that it's worth avoiding using the word 'bitcoin' in the payment reference too. While this may sound odd, jittery banks have been known to balk at anything to do with the digital currency, even closing some accounts in the past. Bitcoin exchanges serving the British Isles: Bitstamp A Slovenia-based exchange that allows cash deposits via SEPA and eCheck. It announced that it will also accept Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards for UK customers in January 2016. Coinfloor A London-based bitcoin exchange with an emphasis on security, claiming 100% multi-signature cold (offline) storage for all its bitcoin holdings. Notably, Coinfloor is an HMRC-approved bureau de change. Currently, sterling deposits can be made only via SEPA bank transfer. Charges £5 to deposit GBP and £10 to withdraw. Fees for other currencies can be found here. CoinCorner An Isle of Man-based exchange that is something between a full exchange and a peer-to-peer (p2p) marketplace. Users deposit funds in a CoinCorner account and then buy and sell bitcoin, litecoin and dogecoin with other users. The exchange started accepting 3D Secure-enabled Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards on 23rd October. Otherwise, fiat currency deposits are made via SEPA bank transfer. No fees are charged on deposits, but there is a £10 fee for GBP withdrawals. The exchange recently introduced a mobile wallet app for iOS and Android devices. Coinbase Popular exchange and wallet provider Coinbase, now has a facility for UK users to purchase bitcoin using 3D secure-enabled credit and debit cards. Other exchanges to consider: Although based in the US, Kraken recently partnered with a bank in Luxembourg to bring customers the option to deposit in pounds sterling, while dollars and euros are also accepted. Deposits are made via SEPA or wire transfer. Safello is a European bitcoin exchange that offers multiple payment options in a variety of currencies including GBP. Circle is also US-based and currently only offers bank transfers from that country. However, the company caters to the global bitcoin market by allowing users to pay with debit or credit cards. Another option is the Australian based Coinjar, which allows UK customers to buy bitcoin with a credit or debit card. For other options, see our general guide to buying bitcoin. Bitcoin brokerages Quickbitcoin A London-based bitcoin brokerage enabling you to buy or sell bitcoins in any amount. Deposits can be made by UK Faster Payments or cash deposit at a bank. Also provides a bitcoin ATM at The Vape Lab, 232 Shoreditch High Street. For larger volumes (£2,000+), Quickbitcoin also runs an OTC marketplace. Accepts EUR and USD, as well as GBP, for larger amounts. P2P marketplaces These are peer-to-peer platforms that match individuals who wish to buy, sell or trade bitcoin and altcoins. They do not buy, sell or necessarily even hold cryptocurrencies themselves, unless as part of an escrow service. Bittylicious Provides a peer-to-peer platform for individuals to buy, sell or trade bitcoin and 11 altcoins, such as dogecoin, litecoin and feathercoin. Payments can be made via instant UK bank transfer, mobile payments such as PayM, PingIt and PYC, Visa/Mastercard, cash at UK corner stores or SEPA bank transfers. BitBargain Facilitates purchases of bitcoin and litecoin between individuals. A number of domestic banking transfer options are available, including: standard UK bank transfers, Barclays Pingit mobile payments, RBS Pay Your Contact, and Paym mobile payments (this is possible because transactions are between individuals and do not involve a bitcoin company). Fees are only charged on 'extras' like SMS messages. LocalBitcoins Matches bitcoin buyers and sellers to facilitate over-the-counter deals, offering an escrow service to protect the buyer. Users are charged small fees for wallet use and bitcoin transfers only. Coinfloor Market UK bitcoin exchange Coinfloor released a P2P marketplace in July 2015, which only features pre-approved bitcoin brokers. If you have an approved Coinfloor account, it can be fairly quick to get the coins you need, as the market utilises the UK Faster Payments system. CryptoMate Cyptomate allows users in the UK to buy bitcoin, litecoin, ripple, dogecoin and many other cryptocurrencies. The service works using UK bank transfers (Faster Payments) and coins are sent once the order has been processed. The service aims to send currencies within 1 hour of purchase. Non-verified users are limited to £250 in purchases per day and once verified this is increased to a £1,000 daily limit. Price Comparison BittyBot A price comparison website that is updated every five minutes to show online traders from UK bitcoin merchants and marketplaces. Displays information such as the rating of the buyers and sellers, and the payment types accepted. Bitcoin ATMs Over the last year a number of bitcoin ATMs have appeared in the UK, mostly in London, with others popping up in Bristol, Brighton, Glasgow and the Isle of Man. Bitcoin ATMs in London. See the interactive map here All these machines allow you to insert cash and receive bitcoin in your digital wallet (buying BTC). Some models also let you send bitcoin and take out cash (selling BTC). Visit CoinDesk's up-to-date map of the world's bitcoin ATMs here to find the installation nearest you. Vouchers Azteco If you're in London, New Goulston Street to be precise, Azteco offers a unique service selling bitcoin vouchers over the counter. The customer decides how much bitcoin they want to buy and hand the attendant cash. The attendant then prints out a voucher containing a code that can be redeemed at the Azteco website. A 3% commission is charged on each transaction.
  9. What is Ethereum?

    Before you can understand ethereum, it helps to first understand the internet. Today, our personal data, passwords and financial information are all largely stored on other people's computers – in clouds and servers owned by companies like Amazon, Facebook or Google. Even this CoinDesk article is stored on a server controlled by a company that charges to hold this data should it be called upon. This setup has a number of conveniences, as these companies deploy teams of specialists to help store and secure this data, and remove the costs that come with hosting and uptime. But with this convenience, there is also vulnerability. As we've learned, a hacker or a government can gain unwelcome access to your files without your knowledge, by influencing or attacking a third-party service – meaning they can steal, leak or change important information. Brian Behlendorf, creator of the Apache Web Server, has gone so far as to label this centralized design the "original sin" of the Internet. Some like Behlendorf argue the Internet was always meant to be decentralized, and a splintered movement has sprung up around using new tools, including blockchain technology, to help achieve this goal. Ethereum is one of the newest technologies to join this movement. While bitcoin aims to disrupt PayPal and online banking, ethereum has the goal of using a blockchain to replace internet third parties — those that store data, transfer mortgages and keep track of complex financial instruments. The 'World Computer' In short, ethereum wants to be a 'World Computer' that would decentralize – and some would argue, democratize – the existing client-server model. With ethereum, servers and clouds are replaced by thousands of so-called "nodes" run by volunteers from across the globe (thus forming a "world computer"). The vision is that ethereum would enable this same functionality to people anywhere around the world, enabling them to compete to offer services on top of this infrastructure. Scrolling through a typical app store, for example, you’ll see a variety of colorful squares representing everything from banking to fitness to messaging apps. These apps rely on the company (or another third-party service) to store your credit card information, purchasing history and other personal data – somewhere, generally in servers controlled by third-parties. Your choice of apps is of course also governed by third parties, as Apple and Google maintain and curate (or in some cases, censor) the specific apps you’re able to download. Take the example of an online document service like Evernote or Google Docs. Ethereum, if all goes according to plan, would return control of the data in these types of services to its owner and the creative rights to its author. The idea is that one entity will no longer have control over your notes and that no one could suddenly ban the app itself, temporarily taking all of your notebooks offline. Only the user can make changes, not any other entity. In theory, it combines the control that people had over their information in the past with the easy-to-access information that we’re used to in the digital age. Each time you save edits, or add or delete notes, every node on the network makes the change. It's worth noting that the idea has been met with skepticism. Although the apps appear to be possible, it’s unclear which blockchain applications will actually prove useful, secure, or scalable, and if they will ever be as convenient to use as the apps we use today. Authored by Alyssa Hertig; Images by Maria Kuznetsov
  10. Thoughts? Do you agree? I've got both, so hoping both rise
  11. I'm a mixture of XRP, XVG, XLM and FUN for the main share, with a dip in a number of smaller ones. I believe in diversifying rather than all in.
  12. This is the English version of it: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0004161229
  13. There are different types of wallets. Hardware wallets like the Ledger Nano S Exchange wallets that you can find on places like Coinbase, Poloniex, Kraken, or Bittrex. Smartphone apps/wallets for Android or Apple. A PC based wallet where you operate the wallet from your computer. Paper wallets - A temporary offline wallet printed on paper. A web based online wallet where you log on from any web browser. Every exchange has an online wallet for each type of coin. If you are going to buy, sell, or trade cryptocurrency you can use the exchange's online wallet until you decide to withdraw. Don't leave your coins too long on an exchange. They may get hacked, they may shut down etc. You can download a wallet for each coin on to your computer. I would suggest a clean cheap laptop that you only boot up to send and receive your coins. Also, always make sure you have enabled 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) on any online account. If not then a hardware wallet. The Ledger Nano S & Blue wallet can hold the following coins: Bitcoin Ethereum Ethereum Classic Dogecoin Litecoin Zcash Dash Ripple Stratis Komodo Some other Ethereum tokens can be managed using Ledger Nano S and Ledger Blue with MyEtherWallet only: All the ERC20 tokens, 1ST, ANT, ARC, BAT, BeerCoin, BCDN, BNT, CFI, CRB, CryptoCarbon, DAO, DAO_extraBalance, DGD, DGX 1.0, EDG, EMV, GNO, GNT, GUP, GT, HKG, HMQ, ICN, JET, LUN, MCAP, MCO, MGO, MDA, MIT, MKR, MLN, MNE, MYST, NxC, PAY, PTOY, PLU, QAU, QRL, REP, RLC, RLT, DICE, ROUND, SGT, SNGLS, SRC, SWT, TaaS, TIME, TKN, TRST, Unicorn, VSL, VERI, WINGS & XAUR. The Trezor Wallet can hold the following coins: Bitcoin Ethereum (+ all ERC-20 tokens) Ethereum Classic ZCash Litecoin Namecoin Dogecoin Dash and Bitcoin Testnet. There are other hardware wallets out there as well but I can only talk from experience and in my opinion the safest wallet to have is a hardware wallet like the Ledger Nano S or Trezor wallet where you can keep your coins off the internet and away from harm.
  14. 2FA (two factor authentication) is a vital and needed security option that everyone in today's day and age need in order to avoid being hacked and having your cryptocurrency stolen. The most common 2FA program is Google Authenticator. You download the app onto your phone or tablet and run the app when a website asks your for your authentication code. When setting up your 2FA on a device it is recommended to have two different phones. It could be any old phone you may have lying around that you don't use anymore. That way in case you lose your phone, you have a backup. When you scan the QR code into your phone, use the other phone as well and scan it in there too. You will also be given backup codes in case you lose your phone(s). Write the backup code if you can or print it out if you have no choice and put them away in a safe place. All online exchanges have the option for you to use it. If you join an exchange or website that does not have 2FA, RUN! On most websites you can set up your 2FA under the security settings.
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  16. Verge FAQ

    What is Verge? Verge is a cryptocurrency designed for people and for everyday use. It improves upon the original Bitcoin blockchain and aims to fulfill its initial purpose of providing individuals and businesses with a fast, efficient and decentralized way of making direct transactions while maintaining your privacy. What is the Verge Currency Mission? Our mission is to empower people around the world by bringing blockchain transactions into everyday life. Verge Currency makes it possible to engage in direct transactions quickly, efficiently and privately. With Verge Currency, businesses and individuals have flexible options for sending and receiving payments. With the flip of a switch, we offer helpful integrations and tools that enable them to handle large scale transactions between merchants and small scale private payments. When was Verge Currency created? Verge Currency was created in 2014 under the name DogeCoinDark. in 2016, it was rebranded to Verge Currency. Is Verge Currency a private company and how is it funded? No, Verge Currency is 100% open source project and not a private company funded through an ICO or premining. Development and marketing effort is supported by thousands of community members. How Can I Get Verge Currency? There are a few different ways to get Verge (XVG) coins. The most common option is buying them on a supported exchange. Users can also tip each other on integrated social platforms (using official Verge bots). If you have an Android device, you can also take Verge on the go and send/receive coins with your mobile Verge wallet app. Where can i find technical documentation of Verge Currency? In the "Blackpaper". The code can be found on "github". Did Verge Currency have a premine? No, Verge Currency was not premined. The development team and contributors purchase the coins on the open market like anyone else. A premine is a funding mechanism, whereby the developers of a currency allocate a certain amount to go to a particular address before releasing it to the public. What is the total supply of Verge Currency? The maximum supply is capped at 16.5 billion XVG Why is the total supply so high? Verge Currency is designed this way on purpose to allow for convenient payment amounts in everyday use. As opposed to Bitcoin, you would not have pay with 0.00004 BTC, for example. Another reason is to reduce the risk of market manipulation by making it harder to control a big portion of the total supply. Is the Verge Currency team planning to burn coins? No. Since there was no premine or ICO, the team does not hold a significant amount of coins to affect the coin distribution or total circulation. This is yet another reason for high total supply. However, if you feel like burning some of your own coins, please feel free to do so or donate to the team Is it a inflationary coin? No, the total circulation is capped How much is the transaction fee? 0.1 XVG How fast are transactions? Depending on the load of the network, it varies between 5 and 10 seconds. What’s the transaction capacity per second? 100 transactions per second. With RSK technology implemented that number is projected to reach 2000 transactions per second. When will the maximum supply be reached? It is projected to be reached in 8 to 10 years at the time of writing (2017). When will RSK be activated? RKS platform is projected to be launched in December. After that Verge Currency will implement its smart contracts functionality. How can i use atomic swaps? Atomic Swaps Capability is utilized when trading on decentralized exchanges (DEX) How can i accept Verge in my business? You can integrate XVG in your business by using Coinpayments or using existing APIs that can be found on github. How can I support Verge Currency project? The simplest way of support is by donating to fund the development. XVG and BTC addresses can be found here. If you would like to contribute to the project in the area of software development, digital marketing, video and graphic design or any other, please fill out this form or reach out to us directly via email contact@vergecurrency.com. How Is Verge Development Funded? Verge is an open-source project, so all of the development work is funded by the developers and community donations. We are currently exploring other methods to fund development including opening an official Verge Merchandise Store and Multi-Algorithm Mining Pool. Why Does Verge Have a Public Ledger? We believe a blockchain should be public if it is a currency, for a wide array of reasons; most of them to protect the users of the currency. With a public blockchain, you are able to see coin distribution and how many people are using the currency. You are able to see all transactions on the blockchain, but you won't know who the transactions are going to or where the senders/receivers physically are located. Where Can I View the Verge Rich List? You can view the rich list here or here. If first site is down, please let us know since it is hosted on a community donated server. Where Can I Go to Learn More About Verge? We are on a ton of different social platforms and are very active on Twitter, Telegram, Slack, and Discord. Where Can I Find the Verge Roadmap? We have a roadmap listed on our site that usually lists items we are working on for the next month or two. We don't like to put long-term items (greater than 3 months) on our roadmap, because things change too fast in crypto to anticipate that far ahead. What is Wraith Protocol? Wraith Protocol is a technology that allows the user to choose between public and private ledgers on the same blockchain. More details can be found on the blog and in the Blackpaper. Why use Verge for anonymity and not any other crypto over Tor? Verge Currency wallets feature Tor and I2P networks already integrated, so that there is no additional setup required. Just download the wallet and start transacting with your IP-address obfuscated. Why TOR and not simply VPN? Both Tor and I2P encrypt all network traffic so that a user's IP address and data cannot be accessed. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) also encrypts network traffic, but you must trust the VPN provider to not log any of your activity (which they can and often do). Read this gist for more information about the pitfalls of VPN services. Will Verge Currency have Masternodes? No, we believe Masternodes are a weakness and centralize the network. A hacker could very easily perform a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on the Masternodes, causing the network to be brought down. Why am I Seeing No Connection on my Verge Tor Android app? If you see "no connection" on your main balance screen, please open the Orbot app and select "apps VPN mode" in the top left menu. A more detailed guide on how to use the Verge Tor Android Wallet can be found here. Which Verge Wallet Should I Use? Fundamentally, there are two types of Verge wallets you can use; QT and/or Electrum. For everyday users, we recommend you download an Electrum wallet. What Is Electrum? Electrum is an open-source Bitcoin lite wallet solution. Verge has forked the Electrum wallet codebase and updated to have it work with the Verge blockchain. What Is an Electrum Wallet? A Verge Electrum wallet is a wallet that is focused on speed and low resource usage. Electrum wallets use a technology called, Simple Payment Verification (SPV), that verifies transactions on the Verge blockchain without needing to download the entire blockchain. The SPV technology allows average transaction confirmation times to drop to ~5 seconds (instead of ~30 seconds for non-Electrum). For more general questions about Electrum, please go to their FAQ page. What Is QT? QT is a cross-platform application and UI framework for developers using the C++ programming language. It allows developers to write code in C++ and then release their software to various software and hardware platforms. Per Wikipedia, the toolkit was named QT because "the letter Q looked appealing in Haavard's Emacs typeface, and 't' was inspired by Xt, the X toolkit". What is a QT Wallet? QT wallets require that you download the entire Verge blockchain to your computer. In other words, your computer must download a record of every single Verge transaction that has ever occurred. Currently, the Verge blockchain is ~1GB and will continue to climb as more users make transactions. If you are using a QT wallet, make sure your device has enough extra storage to handle it. Every time you open your QT wallet, the wallet will synchronize and download the latest blockchain data to your computer. If you decide to use a QT wallet, you will most likely want to use it on a regular basis; or it could take an hour or more (depending on how long it has been since you opened your wallet last) to download the latest blockchain updates. How Do I Create a Backup of My Wallet? If you are using an Electrum wallet, all you have to do is keep your 9 word seedphrase secure. You are provided your seedphrase when you first create your Verge wallet and can access it by looking in your app settings (it is password protected). We recommend that you do not store your seedphrase electronically, since that would make it possible for it to be stolen. If someone steals your seedphrase, then they could steal all of your coins. As long as you have your seedphrase, you will always be able to recover your wallet. For example, if Bob is using the Verge TOR Android wallet and accidentally drops his phone in water (breaking it), he can easily recover his Verge wallet on his new phone by re-downloading the Verge app and entering the seedphrase that was provided to him originally on his previous phone. Same applied for Desktop Electrum wallets. If you do not remember your seedphrase, all of the coins you had in your wallet will be lost. If you would like to encrypt your QT wallet, you can create a passphrase by going to Settings -> Encrypt Wallet. Once you have created a passphrase, you can create an encrypted backup of your wallet by going to File -> Backup Wallet. The private keys of the QT wallet are saved in a wallet.dat file. Whenever you send Verge coins, it will use the private key from the wallet.dat file. Keep in mind that every time you create a new Verge wallet address, you MUST create a new backup. As long as you have your up-to-date wallet.dat file, you can recover and import your coins into a Verge wallet. If you lose your wallet.dat file, all of the coins you had in your wallet will be lost. My Wallet Is Taking A Long Time To Sync. Is There Anything I Can Do To Speed It Up? Yes, you can download the latest Verge blockchain. After you download the latest blockchain, please read the provided instructions. After you complete the instructions and re-open your wallet, please allow the wallet to finish syncing the remaining blocks. This final sync can take up to an hour. Please keep in mind that we also have alternate Electrum wallets that are significantly faster (they don't require you to store the entire blockchain locally). Why am I Seeing No Connection on my Verge Tor Android app? If you see "no connection" on your main balance screen, please open the Orbot app and select "apps VPN mode" in the top left menu. Is Verge POW or POS? Verge is 100% POW (Proof of Work). We believe POS (Proof of Stake) systems unfairly benefit the users who have the most coins; making it so the rich get richer. This is also currently an issue with traditional fiat currencies (eg. USD). What Algorithms Does Verge Support? Verge uses multi-algorithm mining support. That means that individuals with different types of mining equipment are able to mine verge, which means more security through decentralization and a more fair distribution of coins among Verge’s mining community. Verge is one of the few cryptocurrencies that support five different hashing algorithms; Namely, Scrypt, X17, Lyra2rev2, myr-groestl and blake2s.
  17. Tron TRX FAQ

    What is TRON? From the white paper: TRON is a world-leading blockchain-based decentralized protocol that aims to construct a worldwide free content entertainment system with the blockchain and distributed storage technology. The protocol allows each user to freely publish, store and own data, and in the decentralized autonomous form, decides the distribution, subscription, and push of contents and enables content creators by releasing, circulating and dealing with digital assets, thus forming a decentralized content entertainment ecosystem. What does that mean? The root issue of the internet is that everything is hosted on central data centers of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google plus some other "small" companies like Dropbox and such. This is a huge issue, because when you use these services that are "free" you are really paying by selling all the information you provide them in which they sell to other people extending from anything you type to pictures and videos you upload. Additionally, especially with net neutrality being repealed, large companies will be able to prioritize themselves over competition, forcing you to pay a premium for your entertainment. TRON is a solution to that because it is aiming to be the foundation of a entirely new internet protocol. Data will be stored in fragments around the network that is provided by miners, truly decentralizing the internet. Its a self sustaining economy in which everyone provides a bit of storage to the network in reward for TRX and in turn that TRX is used by you consuming entertainment. In this way entertainment providers can realistically generate reliable income based off the popularity of their content. Why is development taking so long? The web right now is built with whats called HTTP protocol and pre-made commands and functions already exist for developers to use. Because TRON's goal is to completely revolutionize the outdated HTTP protocol, much of the coding has to be done from scratch. Where can I buy TRON? Currently there are very limited places to directly buy TRON directly with FIAT money (government issued money). It can however be exchanged in a number of websites for bitcoin. Here are the steps you need to take: 1) Create an account at Coinbase.com and buy some ethereum. You will have to transfer your in ethereum in step 4) 2) Create an account at an exchange that will exchange bitcoin/ethereum to TRX. Any of the exchanges listed in the right info bar or bottom of this post will work. The exchange with the highest volume of TRON is Binance.com and will be used in this example. 3) In Binance, locate your online wallet by dropping down the funds tab in the top right and select deposit withdraw. Copy this address as it will give you the address you will send your ethereum to. 4) Using the Coinbase.com account you created in step 1 to originally buy your ethereum, locate your wallet there, and select the withdraw button to send your ethereum to binance using the address you copied. 5) After a while your ethereum will show up in binance in which you can exchange it for TRX. Where do I store my TRON? It is not recommended to store your funds long term on an exchange as exchanges can be hacked, be shut down, or do wallet maintenance. If you do, it is recommended you use 2 factor authentication. Currently there is not an official TRON wallet, save keeping it on their website, but hardware wallets are usually the best way to store your crypto long term. TRON is an ERC20 token until the release of the main net so it may be stored on Etherum wallets. Here are a few you can use and links to step by step instructions on how to set them up. Metamask: https://myetherwallet.github.io/knowledge-base/migration/moving-from-private-key-to-metamask.html TRON website: https://www.reddit.com/r/Tronix/wiki/walletsetup MEW: https://myetherwallet.github.io/knowledge-base/getting-started/creating-a-new-wallet-on-myetherwallet.html Ledger: https://ledger.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005200009-How-to-use-MyEtherWallet-with-Ledger Trezor: https://doc.satoshilabs.com/trezor-apps/mew.html Digital Bitbox: https://digitalbitbox.com/ethereum Social Links: Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/GW8P8EK7dhkzOwFmxnuwqA Discord: https://discord.gg/ur9nKTe Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tronfoundation/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tronfoundation Exchanges: Coinnest, Binance, Liqui, Gatecoin, Coinegg, HitBTC, Mercatox, Gate.io, CoolCoin, EtherDelta, Bit-Z, Qryptos
  18. FunFairTech [FUN] FAQ

    Intro. FunFair is a decentralised gaming technology platform which uses the Ethereum blockchain, smart contracts, and proprietary state channels to deliver casino solutions with games that are fun, fast and fair. FunFair is not a casino. Instead, FunFair will license its technology out to casino operators. This differentiates FunFair from the competition in the blockchain gambling sphere – being a casino carries with it risks and burdens stemming from statutory and regulatory hurdles. Being a licensing entity instead, provides legal safeguards and will enable a more widely used platform. I’d like to touch on the many aspects of FunFair that makes it an extremely promising and undervalued project. However, I won’t be making any price projections. As always, do your own research. In this case, I’ve done a lot of it for you. The market. Online gambling is a large market: currently over 47.1 billion dollars, and projected to continue increasing. https://www.statista.com/statistics/270728/market-volume-of-online-gaming-worldwide/. However, this is not to say that the price of the FUN token should be compared to the market cap of internet gambling. FUN is not a measure of casino capital/wealth, it's an entirely new animal. The problem and the solution. Trust. Traditional online casinos rely on you trusting them to be fair. The chance of red coming up on roulette is 48.65%. How do you know your traditional online casino is giving you those odds? You don’t – you need to trust them. Most online casinos are incorporated in island microstates. Do those nations have online casino regulators? Do they possess the willingness, manpower, and expertise to audit online casinos? FunFair puts the gambling on the blockchain so it’s trustless – you know you have a 48.65% chance of having red come up. It’s fair. The team. FunFair has their ground covered and bases loaded. With their team of 30+ professionals they are way ahead of the competition. You may know CEO Jez San, OBE, from his career track: Argonaut Games (founder), Star Fox (programmer), and PKR Poker (founder). He has been in the gaming industry for more than two decades, and has built valuable relationships along the way. Constantly engaging with the FunFair community through Telegram, Discord, and Reddit, it seems as though he leaves no engaging question unanswered. Alongside Jez as COO is David Greyling (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidgreyling/), former International Director of William Hill, one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies and one of the most trusted brands in the industry. (https://www.williamhillplc.com/about/). Recently, Stefan Kovach joined the team - Stef is an industry executive with a wealth of experience, having headed up the marketing functions of both PokerStars and bwin.party – two of the biggest brands in online gambling. Further, FunFair is looking to expand – and fast. They expect to have a team of 50+ people in the not-so-distant future, as they are currently hiring business and marketing professionals. So, if you’re looking for an opportunity to showcase your expertise in these fields, try your shot at securing a position within the company! (https://www.funfair.io/careers) The FunFair team’s base of operations is in London, UK. The platform. FunFair presents its casino operators and players with a gaming opportunity never seen before: Decentralized, serverless Provably fair, blockchain-based Trust-less outcomes that can be witnessed on verifiable smart contracts Instant cashouts – FunFair does not hold your funds Accessible through web browser on desktop or mobile Fun games with an exciting user interface Casinos feel safer, with no risk of fraudulent charge-backs from player credit cards. Fast gameplay conducted through Fate Channels – the team’s custom version of State Channels. The Fate Channels developed by the FunFair team are superior technology. In very basic terms, Fate Channels are what supports the communication during a game session between the player and the casino. They provide a fast, low cost method for random number generation, starting gaming sessions, ending them and settling with smart contracts on the blockchain. This allows for secure, deterministic, fair gameplay. There is only one gas fee needed to start the game session. For an in-depth explanation that you won’t be disappointed in reading, please refer the the technical white paper here: https://funfair.io/wp-content/uploads/FunFair-Technical-White-Paper.pdf FunFair is preparing for mass adoption and has a working solution for Ethereum network congestion. Fate Channels. For more discussion both technical and company related, have a look at both whitepapers: https://funfair.io/explore/whitepapers/ The games. FunFair is pursuing a full suite of traditional casino games: Blackjack Baccarat Craps Roulette Slot machines (various types) Let It Ride Caribbean Stud 5-card Poker 3-card Poker And more to come You can test all of these games right now at https://showcase.funfair.io/. Some are currently testable on the Ethereum testnet. FunFair is one of the only projects in the cryptocurrency space that has a working product. They are set to launch in the beginning of Q2 of 2018. What have they been up to? Are they on track? Consistently ahead of schedule and on top of their roadmap in many ways, FunFair was a sponsor of DevCon 3 and had one of the most engaged-with booth setups. They connected and networked positively with many developers at the event. https://twitter.com/FunFairTech/status/926113230677856256 They’ve recently received the Malta iGaming award for “Best ICO of 2017” which was determined by a nomination panel of 5 industry experts, and a panel of 32 judges with many years of combined experience in gaming. The awards were hosted during Malta Gaming Week; a very large event attended by many business executives, authorities, and even local government: http://maltagamingweek.com/ They’ve been constantly updating their product showcase, and adhere to all feedback received by community members. Their new showcase was designed to “be able to cope with adding more games easily by the team + third parties, and also to be configurable by casino operators.” Some of their product update can be found here: https://funfair.io/awards-latest-product-update/ How does the token (FUN) derive value? FunFair does not issue dividends or offer profit sharing – FunFair doesn't have much to share. The technology will be licensed to casino operators for almost nothing – itself a major draw for existing casino operators to adopt the FunFair platform. With a fixed supply, the value in FUN is derived from scarcity of the token in the marketplace. Scarcity comes from four sources: Casinos holding FUN as part of their bankroll (described more below); Players holding FUN and not cashing it out immediately after they play; Speculators (investors) holding FUN anticipating it will increase in value; Token burn: a small amount of FUN will be slowly destroyed over time. The exact amount has not been announced, though it will likely be quite small. That first scarcity factor will be key, as casinos will need extremely large bankrolls of FUN to operate a large casino with multiple games, high max bets, and a large number of seats (allowing numerous people to play concurrently). Right now, price has been set purely by speculators. As casinos open down the road, scarcity will ramp up --- Casinos will need to buy FUN, which will lead to players buying FUN which will lead to greater popularity of the platform causing more speculators/investors to buy FUN. Scarcity and utility are what drives price. Plans for the future & the latest company update. FunFair will be attending the ICE Totally Gaming Conference on February 6-8 (https://www.icetotallygaming.com/exhibitors/funfair-casino). This is a major business-to-business conference for the online gambling industry. The team plans to have the developmental side of the FunFair project done in time for the conference. Tech completion in February will allow for the advancement in operations and partnerships, which will lead to live FunFair-licensed casinos going live in Q2 2018. FunFair is in the process of acquiring their Remote Gambling Software License from the UK, which will enable them to license their technology to existing and regulated casino operators. FunFair has steady operational costs covered for the entire year, as well as an 85,000 ETH reserve/storage for any and all upcoming costs. An Updated Roadmap (December 20th, 2017) (available here: https://funfair.io/company-update-december-2017/) TL;DR - FunFair is a licensor of provably fair blockchain casino technology. Professional team of 30+ employees, full transparency in company actions and initiatives, proprietary technology that is near-ready for mass adoption, consistently on-track with road map. They have tackled a problem head-on with the gambling industry, and are ready to provide their solution. Strong community of both members and developers.
  19. Stellar (Lumens) XLM FAQ

    The following are my OPINIONS ONLY, based on my understanding of various sources I have come across. This is NOT intended to serve as investment advice or any kind of advice, and I am not an expert of any kind. You must do your own research. The first place you should visit is the Stellar official website, and more specifically their Lumen FAQ. 1. How can I purchase Lumens (XLM) cryptocurrency? Lumens are available on these exchanges: exchange list There are two ways to purchase Lumens on the exchanges: buy directly using your country’s (fiat) currency, or buy another established cryptocurrency (such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin) and then use that cryptocurrency to purchase Lumens (on the same or different exchange). As of January 2018, there are not many exchanges where you can buy Lumens directly, but several promising projects are in the works and those exchanges could be up and running in the very near future (example: FairX.io, yicex.com, and peerex.co). 2. Why choose Lumens over other cryptocurrencies? A small group of cryptocurrencies, including Lumens, are built for a “higher purpose” than just replacing hard currency or as investments. This select group aims to solve certain problems in the world. In the case of Stellar Lumens, the Stellar organization’s mission is to connect people to low-cost financial services, which will help everyone and especially the billions of underbanked people in the developing world. What separates Stellar from the rest of this group is that Stellar has progressed very far toward its goal of global adoption and continues at a fast pace. It has formed major business partnerships, including IBM, Deloitte, and Stripe. Stellar is already running a blockchain banking network in a 12-currency region which includes Australia and New Zealand. Since the technology is open source, the Stellar organization seeks input from tech professionals all over the world to build and continuously improve the technology, the result of which is an explosion of new apps and use cases all operating on the Stellar network. Also, since Stellar.org is a non-profit organization, we don’t have to fear a corporate overlord. The Stellar team is top notch, including Jed McCaleb (founder of Stellar, Ripple, and the first major Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox). The team travels all over the world, showcasing what the technology has to offer and establishing new partnerships. In summary, Lumens are more than just a cryptocurrency or investment. As the underlying currency of the Stellar network, Lumens are a necessary part of what will likely be a globally-adopted technology that serves an unmet need. The more valued the technology becomes, the more valued Lumens become. All other cryptocurrencies that are not attached to impactful technologies or have slow adoption will likely lose value over time or even disappear. 3. What is a Lumen, and how Lumens are in circulation? A lumen is a unit of cryptocurrency that is the native (built-in) currency of the Stellar network. Its symbol is XLM (formerly STR). As of January 2018, approximately 18 billion are in circulation. It is planned that there will be a total of 100 billion Lumens distributed worldwide (it will take a few years for this to be completed). There is a built-in 1% annual inflation rate, which means that 1% is added to the total number of Lumens each year. By the way, Ripple’s cryptocurrency also has a planned total circulation 100 billion XRP’s. 4. What is the function of a Lumen cryptocurrency? Lumens are built into the Stellar network; they are required for any transactions performed on the Stellar network. Lumens serve two purposes: security (anti-spam), and bridge currency. One way lumens provide security is that each transaction on the Stellar network costs a small amount of lumen (about 0.00001 lumen), which prevents bad actors from flooding the network with small transactions (called a DoS attack). A second way Lumens provide security is the requirement that every account on the Stellar network must hold a minimum balance of Lumens (currently 20 Lumens, soon likely to be reduced to 10 Lumens), helping to ensure that all accounts are genuine. For transactions that involve two different currencies (or two different assets), the Lumen facilitates the transaction by acting as a bridge. For example: US Dollar to Lumen to Chinese Yuan. It is important to note that, as a universal bridge currency, the Lumen must have real value (purchasing power) anywhere in the world. That is why Lumens are traded on global exchanges; people and businesses will be actively converting their specific currencies to Lumens and vice versa every day, thereby establishing the Lumen’s value. 5. Why does the price of a Lumen rise? Since Lumens are openly traded on global exchanges, investors may see Lumens as a store of value. As more applications using the Stellar network become adopted, the volume of transactions performed on the network increases. Since Lumens are a necessary part of the system, Lumens become more “valuable” and the price of a Lumen may rise on the exchanges. As with any other cryptocurrency right now, there is also an element of speculation that can affect the price of a Lumen. 6. Does a rise in the price of Lumens defeat the “low-cost” advantage of the Stellar network? The mission of the Stellar network is to provide low-cost, high-speed transactions for anyone in the world, including the unbanked billions of people in developing countries. As Lumen prices rise, it would seem reasonable that Stellar will keep pace by reducing the minimum balance requirement and even the per-transaction lumen cost. In this way, the real cost to open a Stellar account and to transact on the Stellar network can continue to remain low. 7. Does the price of Lumens need to remain stable in order for Lumens to serve as bridge currency? Ideally, the two parties involved in a transaction would want the value of the bridge currency to remain stable until their transaction is completed. The value of Lumens is determined by the market and is therefore subject to fluctuation (as with any currency, whether digital or fiat). Fortunately, each transaction on the Stellar network only takes about 2 to 5 seconds to complete, so stability of Lumen price may not be a significant issue anyway. 8. Does the price of Lumens need to remain low in order for Lumens to serve as bridge currency? The two parties involved in a transaction only care that the transaction gets completed successfully. Assuming sufficient stability during the transaction (as mentioned above), the actual price of a Lumen should not matter. For example, if the two parties are exchanging 10 US Dollars into 65 Chinese Yuan, each of these is equally possible: (10 US Dollars = 10 Lumen = 65 Yuan) , or (10 US Dollars = 0.5 Lumens = 65 Yuan). 9. Why is inflation built into the Stellar network? Stellar adds 1% to the total Lumens each year, apparently to account for Lumens that are accidentally lost (for example, lost wallet info or errors during transfers). This 1%, as well as all Lumen fees paid for transactions on the Stellar network, are added to an “inflation pool” each year. Each holder of a Stellar account gets to vote for another account (or even their own account) that they want to receive the inflation pool, and any account holder that receives at least 0.05% of the votes will receive a pro-rated amount of the Lumens from the pool for that year (the pool Lumens are actually distributed weekly). The inflation pool is apparently an incentive for account holders to become good citizens of the Stellar ecosystem, making them popular enough to receive votes. 10. With a potentially large supply of Lumens, why would a Lumen be worth very much in the future? For the sake of argument, let’s assume the entire supply of 100 billion Lumens has already been distributed. As mentioned earlier, Lumens are used to pay for transactions on the Stellar network (currently 0.00001 Lumen per transaction), and Lumens act as a bridge currency. For the purposes of transaction fees, the supply of Lumens is probably more than enough to meet that need. For the purposes of bride currency, it’s a different story. One source estimated that the worldwide total number of non-cash transactions (checks, credit cards, etc.) in 2011 was over 400 trillion US dollars, or roughly 1.1 trillion US dollars per day. Even if Stellar were to handle only 25% of all those transactions, Stellar would need at minimum 275 billion US dollars of bridge currency available each day, which would set the price of a Lumen at $2.75 each. However, for things to run smoothly, there must be adequate reserves of bridge currency, especially in times of crisis. It has been suggested that banks have a 30 day supply of reserves, so we could expect the same of the bridge currency. Since the Lumen supply is fixed at 100 billion (not including 1% inflation), the Lumen price should be 30 times $2.75, or $82.50 for each Lumen. Throw in other factors that further restrict the circulating supply of Lumens, like people holding onto Lumens as investments instead of spending Lumens, and the price of each Lumen will increase further. And since Lumens are purchased on exchanges, market forces may drive up the price even more. You get the idea. This is just a hypothetical case to explain why I believe the value (price) of the Lumen will be much higher than it is today, even with the large supply. Whether you agree with that explanation or not, it is reasonable to expect that the inherent value of Lumens will increase as adoption and use of the Stellar network increases.
  20. There are a couple of established, trusted methods for purchasing Ripple XRP in the UK. The first option is to trade (or buy from Coinbase.com if you don't have any) Bitcoin (BTC) for Ripple on an exchange such as Binance.com – this option is especially useful if you wish to buy other crypto currencies as you can trade them for your Bitcoin. The second option is to use Gatehub.net, which allows you to buy XRP directly with Euros using a SEPA (fancy word for a bank) transfer. There are pros and cons to each method, it's up to you to choose which is the best. In this guide we'll be showing you how to buy XRP using Coinbase.com and Binance.com If you're starting from the very beginning in the crypto world, then you'll need to firstly purchase some ETH or BTC to enable you to exchange it for Ripple XRP. This is because it's currently not possible to simply purchase XRP directly with your credit / debit card. You can only exchange it from an existing crypto currency, hence having to purchase one of them. Firstly, do not buy BTC (Bitcoin!). I know, I know, this doesn't make sense as you need BTC to exchange it into XRP. Well, the reason for this is due to the time and costs involved with sending BTC from the place you are going to purchase it from (Coinbase.com) to the place you're going to exchange it for your Ripple XRP (Binance.com). The time can takes hours to days and the cost will be in the £10's, so that said, you'll be wanting to purchase ETH, send that to Binance.com and then exchange it for XRP. Got that? Good! We'll explain in more detail below if you haven't! STEP 1 So if you're starting from scratch, with no crypto currencies, then you'll need to buy one. Easiest and quickest way is to do this via Coinbase.com, it's the most popular site to do this with and for good reason, it's ridiculously easy to use. They are also an American business, so you don't need to worry about them robbing you blind. So go ahead, register on the site. You'll need to upload some verification ID as well (I used my UK drivers license) as it's required for anti money-laundering and other USA regulations. It's perfectly safe and a necessary hurdle you'll need to jump through. Once you've done this, and added a payment method (debit / credit card is recommended for speed) then you'll be wanting to make that purchase! Remember to select Ethereum!! STEP 2 The next step is to send your newly purchase Ethereum to the Binance.com exchange where you will, as the name suggests, exchange your Ethereum (ETH) into Ripple (XRP). Within Coinbase, click "Accounts" at the top, then you'll see ETH Wallet listed down on the left. Underneath that you'll see a Send button, click it. You'll then be presented with a screen that looks like this: In the image above you'll notice there is a long string of numbers and characters, this is what's known as the recipient address. As you'll be sending your freshly purchased ETH to your Binance.com account, you'll now need to login there to get your recipient address. STEP 3 So assuming you've created your account on Binance.com, login and click the "Funds -> Deposits / Withdrawls button" as shown below: STEP 4 Once you've done that then you'll need to enter the letters "eth" in the search box at the top left and you'll notice it brings up a list of crypto currencies which feature the letters eth in the name. You'll be wanting to look for the one called "Ethereum". Once you've spotted that (on the top row on the screenshot below) scroll to the right hand side and click the "deposit" button. STEP 5 You'll then be presented with your "recipient address" we spoke about in step 2! STEP 6 Copy and paste this into your Coinbase box in step 2, click "Send Fund" and that's it. Your funds will be sent across to your Binance.com account, this can take a short while depending on how busy the network is at the time.
  21. Welcome to Pages

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