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.

Jess Ellerm

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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Bitcoin Boom or Bust with Boost Juice

We’ve teamed up with Boost Juice Australia and oranged to bring you something fruity. 4 bitcoins and 4 winners in 4 weeks. Every week, there’s a grand prize of 1 Bitcoin up for grabs.

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An investment adviser’s take on trading bitcoin

This is a guest blog post by Chris Brycki, Founder and CEO of Stockspot, an Australian online investment adviser and fund manager. Previous to this, Chris was a Portfolio Manager at UBS and BlueLake Partners. Here’s his take on trading bitcoin.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.