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.

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Now supporting Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin

Over the past few weeks, we’ve progressively rolled out trading of Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin to CoinJar.

Adding alternative coins to our exchange has been our most requested feature to date. Thanks to your feedback, we decided not to just add Ripple (which won our Twitter and Facebook poll), but to add Ethereum and Litecoin too.

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.

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A new version of CoinJar Touch

We’re proud to bring you a new version of CoinJar Touch! We’ve taken the most requested app features to make using your CoinJar a more seamless digital currency experience. The update is available on the App Store for iOS users. Android users are not far behind and will be receiving the update in the near future.

Top 5 CoinJar FAQs for 2017

CoinJar receives a large number of questions everyday from new and seasoned users of digital currency. In this post, we break down the Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions which will hopefully save you some time looking up the answers on our Knowledge Base.

‘Double GST’ No More

Many in the Australian digital currency ecosystem were pleasantly surprised when in this year’s Budget the Australian Treasurer announced an effective date for the removal of ‘double GST’ on digital currency transactions. Effective 1 July 2017, the purchase of digital currency will no longer be subject to Australian GST. In effect, this will result in digital currency being given the same GST treatment as money.

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Bitcoin transaction confirmation time and fees

The landscape for Bitcoin continues to intrigue and be unpredictable. This is especially true when it comes to Bitcoin transaction confirmation time and fees. We’ve had a lot of feedback over these past months as transactions sometimes have not been as close to instant (~10 mins) as one may have hoped when sending payments over the Bitcoin network. Industry pioneer, Erik Voorhees sums up these points in his excellent blog post.

CoinJar and Santa are mates

How to receive a holiday season reward

There are some things that are part and parcel of the Australian holiday season: barbeques, hot weather (unless you’re in Melbourne), and bank delays. If you’re looking to make an instant CoinJar deposit over the festive period, you can visit one of over 1200 local newsagents to do this.

Brave Browser review

Brave Browser Review

Brave is an adventurous attempt at a new web browser, one which focuses on rethinking the overall advertising model of the internet. As of October 2016, Google’s Chrome browser continues to be the most popular choice with over half (63%) the usage share of all browsers. Although Chrome is freeware (as is Brave), it is developed by Google which derives the majority of its revenue from advertising. Some think this may lead to conflicts of interest when it comes to privacy and security.

Hardware Wallet – TREZOR Bitcoin Wallet Review

Released in 2014, the TREZOR marked the beginning of the Bitcoin hardware wallet. Produced by Satoshi Labs, the TREZOR could not only store Bitcoin independently of your computer, but could do so while maintaining the functionality of a traditional web wallet. Thus, the TREZOR was the precursor to the many different hardware wallets we now see on the market.