Articles by Kai Sedgwick

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Bitcoin for Beginners: How to Safeguard Your Cryptocurrency Holdings

Bitcoin for Beginners: How to Safeguard Your Cryptocurrency HoldingsThere was once a time when a bitcoin was worth about as much as the spare change down the back of your sofa. Now, one bitcoin is worth your sofa, your armchair, and every other item of furniture in your living room. Gone are the days when maintaining military grade opsec was the preserve of […]

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This Bitcoin Domain Can Be Yours for $2.75 million

This Bitcoin Domain Can Be Yours for $2.75 millionA rising tide floats all boats and a rising bitcoin inflates all domains. Stocks in graphics card manufacturers and crypto mining companies aren’t the only beneficiaries of the bitcoin bounce: BTC-themed web domains are also hot commodities. Sellers are asking hundreds of thousands of dollars for prime bitcoin domains, with some even priced into the […]

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How to Buy Bitcoin When You’re Underage

How to Buy Bitcoin When You’re UnderageThere’s no such thing as a legal age to buy bitcoin. If you’re old enough to appreciate it, you should be old enough to buy it. In practice though, most exchanges mandate a minimum age of 18, in keeping with KYC requirements. It doesn’t matter how clearly you’ve scanned your documents and signed your name: […]

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Bitflyer Launches Its New Cryptocurrency Exchange for US Customers

Bitflyer Launches Its New Cryptocurrency Exchange for US CustomersBitflyer, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is muscling in on U.S. territory after securing a highly coveted Bit License. Just three of the licenses have previously been awarded, which entitle a company to operate a bitcoin exchange within New York. The Japanese exchange will now roll its services out to customers in a total of […]

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As Bitcoin Goes Parabolic, Analysts Voice Their Concerns

As Bitcoin Goes Parabolic, Analysts Voice Their ConcernsIt takes a brave soul to bet it all on bitcoin. Yet six months ago, that’s exactly what one Redditor did, using $325,000 of equity to purchase 191 BTC. As one commenter put it: “Firstly, let me wish you good luck. Second, let me tell you how much of an idiot you are.” As bitcoin […]

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How to Calculate Bitcoin Transaction Fees When You’re in a Hurry

How to Calculate Bitcoin Transaction Fees When You’re in a HurryCalculating transaction fees is like riding a bike or rolling a cigarette: simple when you know how, but frustratingly complex otherwise. UX improvements over the last few years have made bitcoin easier than ever to send and receive, but fee calculation is still something of a dark art. The following resources make fee calculation a […]

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10 Things Bitcoin is Now Bigger Than

10 Things Bitcoin is Now Bigger ThanYou might have heard about this bitcoin thing; it’s been in the news a lot. Something to do with it passing $8,000…no $9,000…no, wait, where are we now? It’s hard to keep pace. No one knows where bitcoin will be a day, week, or year from now, but at this moment in time, bitcoin is […]

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Bittrex Issues a Warning About Cryptocurrency Pump and Dumps

Bittrex Issue a Warning About Cryptocurrency Pump and DumpsPump and dumps, which have long been synonymous with cryptocurrency markets, are facing a clampdown. Bittrex has emphasized its determination to combat the practice, which persists on several exchanges. In an update to its terms of service, Bittrex reiterated that it takes a dim view of pump and dump schemes, and will suspend accounts found […]

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The World’s Worst Named Cryptocurrencies

The World’s Worst Named CryptocurrenciesSome people call them cryptocurrencies. Others call them altcoins or alts. But to many they’re known as shitcoins: digital currencies that are like bitcoin but, well, crappier. Sure, they may boast faster transactions and lower fees, but they lack the brand recognition, network effects and catchy name. Without, they were destined to be doomed. Also […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Record Highs, Bankers Pile In, and a Wild Dragonmint Appears

This Week in Bitcoin: Record Highs, Bankers Pile In, and a Wild Dragonmint AppearsWelcome to the second installment of This Week in Bitcoin in which we round up the most enthralling stories from the past seven days and repackage them in bite-size chunks. It’s like having your own bitcoin Sunday paper, but without getting your hands smeared with newsprint. Put the kettle on and the tell the kids to […]

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