How the Bitcoin Blockchain Works

The blockchain is the foundation technology upon which all cryptocurrencies are built. The first implementation of a blockchain was in 2009 when the Bitcoin protocol was launched by Satoshi Nakamoto. While blockchain technology is relatively young, it is the basis for all digital currencies that exist today.

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What is Litecoin?

Litecoin was the first cryptocurrency to be forked off of Bitcoin, with its own features to make it unique. To truly understand Litecoin, you must have a decent understanding of Bitcoin and blockchain technology.

What is Ripple?

Ripple is a payment platform designed to provide solutions for cross-border payments. It’s also one of the only cryptocurrencies designed to assist fiat currency rather than replace it. Because of this, and the fact that it is not truly decentralised, it’s one of the more controversial digital currencies around. Read on for more about how Ripple works and what it’s used for.

What is Ethereum?

The Ethereum network, which runs the cryptocurrency ether, is becoming increasingly popular. Where Bitcoin uses blockchain technology for financial transactions, Ethereum uses it for decentralised software applications.

Read on to learn more about it, why it’s worthwhile paying attention to and how to show your support.

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is known for being the first ever cryptocurrency in existence. It’s also the most popular and well supported out of all the digital currencies. In this section of the guide, you’ll learn more about Bitcoin, where it came from, what it’s used for and how to buy it.

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Cryptocurrency: the next megatrend for superannuation?

This is a guest blog post by Jessica Ellerm, CEO and Co-Founder of Zuper, a superannuation fund helping Australians see and better understand their super and to invest part of their money in industries they care about. Previous to Zuper, Jessica spent 6+ years working for Australia’s newest bank, Tyro.

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An investment adviser’s take on trading bitcoin

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Understanding the risks of digital currency

Understanding the risks of any practice in which we trade, invest or spend money in is crucial for financial protection and preservation. This is fundamental to trading responsibly, and applies to any investments you make, not just with cryptocurrency.

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Keeping your coins secure

There are many ways you can keep your coins safe and secure. As always, we recommend that you research thoroughly before spending, sending, trading and storing your money (in all its forms – fiat and cryptocurrency) anywhere.