Education

Ethereum

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.

Bitcoin

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.

Understanding the risks of cryptocurrency

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.

Actual keys

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.

Cryptocurrency Coins

Introduction to Altcoins

Alternative Coins (aka altcoins) are now becoming more common on the cryptocurrency scene. If you’re new to altcoins, then giving this your full attention will clarify more than a few things for your future trading.

Five commandments for those new to Bitcoin

Given the year Bitcoin has had, it’s no surprise there’s been a whole lot more interest since it first started. Eight years ago, no one even really knew what cryptocurrency was. You can’t avoid someone mentioning Bitcoin at the pub or dare we say it, your family’s annual Christmas BBQ.

A guide to investing in bitcoin

A lot of people ask about investing in bitcoin, or if they should. This piece goes through the pros and cons, and various options. It will cover what bitcoin is,

Save time and money by getting paid in bitcoin

This walk-through covers how you can use bitcoin, as a contractor, to get paid faster and lower fees on both ends. The intended audience is contractors and service providers who have clients

Using cryptocurrency as a cash backup when travelling

Even the smartest traveller can lose their cards or have them blocked or stolen. Traveller’s cheques are an option but they are hard to get and use, and the fees are massive.

John’s work experience rundown

John joined us for work experience in one of CoinJar’s most hectic weeks for 2014. Here’s what he had to say about it… My name is John Strentz, a 17