Alex Lielacher

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Nov 20 2020

[Updated] Crypto assets you can mine from a home computer

Nov 20 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

With Bitcoin surging, alt-coin prices are also trending up. While mining bitcoin on an individual computer is no longer viable, there are other cryptocurrencies that you can still mine at home if you’re prepared to put in the effort.

[Updated] Best Crypto Bot Trading Platforms in 2020

Nov 20 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

Automated trading platforms powered by configurable crypto trading bots are on the rise. What are the pros and cons of these platforms, who are the market leaders - and should you use one?

Nov 19 2020

[Updated] 5 Reasons to invest in Bitcoin in 2020

Nov 19 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

Bitcoin is up 300% from its March lows - hitting prices not seen since December 2017. With Bitcoin closing in on a new all-time high are there still good reasons to buy Bitcoin? Is the bull run just getting started?

Nov 16 2020

[Updated] 5 Reasons to invest in Bitcoin in 2020

Nov 16 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

Bitcoin is up 300% from its March lows - hitting prices not seen since December 2017. With Bitcoin closing in on a new all-time high are there still good reasons to buy Bitcoin? Is the bull run just getting started?

Crypto assets you can mine from a home computer

Nov 16 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

With Bitcoin surging, alt-coin prices are also trending up. While mining bitcoin on an individual computer is no longer viable, there are other cryptocurrencies that you can still mine at home if you’re prepared to put in the effort.

Oct 30 2020

Swipe right to lose crypto on Tinder + other scams to avoid

Oct 30 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

While crypto assets are maturing into a viable alternative asset class, much of the crypto market is still the wild west - with a wide variety of scams remaining commonplace in the sector. In this article, we examine a selection of the new entrants and usual suspects users should be aware of.

Oct 29 2020

Does hash rate follow price or does price follow hash rate?

Oct 29 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

Experts have differed on the correlation between the price of BTC and the Bitcoin network’s hash rate. With the hash rate touching all-time highs in the last two weeks and subsequently slumping can we expect the BTC price rally to continue?

Sep 22 2020

Fake views: How social media bots distort the crypto narrative

Sep 22 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

Social media is back in the spotlight following the release of the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma. It further confirms what many have long understood - that social media is inundated with fake news, inorganic engagement, blatant misinformation, and manipulation. Unfortunately, the crypto sector is uniquely exposed to this phenomenon.

Sep 21 2020

How ‘Whales’ influence the price of Bitcoin

Sep 21 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

The term 'whale' refers to an investor with deep pockets who can move the market by buying or selling in large volumes. Given the relatively modest market caps of crypto assets compared to other sectors, the movements of crypto whales can provide important price signals to alert investors

Sep 17 2020

Will Hydra’s darknet market tentacles reach the West?

Sep 17 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

Hydra, Russia’s largest darknet marketplace generated more than $1.2 billion in crypto revenue between June 2019 and July 2020 and now plans to launch a new darknet market targeting Western users.

Sep 14 2020

Smart Contract platforms continue to evolve in 2020

Sep 14 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

Smart contract platforms have evolved at pace in 2020. Ethereum's DeFi ecosystem is thriving, Tezos has settled its legal troubles, Binance Chain has seen several projects switch to or launch on its platform, and Tron has announced several new partnerships.

Sep 13 2020

2020: The year of DeFi

Sep 13 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

The decentralized finance or ‘DeFi’ sector has exploded in popularity in 2020, as new Defi coins like UMA, COMP, and BAL introduce the concept of an 'Initial DeFi Offering' - and move traders onto booming decentralized exchanges.

Sep 09 2020

Gods Unchained updates aim to win back blockchain gamers

Sep 09 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

The Ethereum-based crypto collectible card game, Gods Unchained, was one of the most popular first-generation blockchain games. After slipping from popularity, its founders, Immutable, hope a new expansion and a planned decentralized exchange will win back gamers

Sep 04 2020

How your smartphone can be used to spy on you

Sep 04 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

In today’s connected world, everyone uses their phone to manage their life. While most know that everything we do online can be tracked, how worried should we be about smartphone spying, and what can we do to stop it?

Sep 02 2020

Don’t believe in Bitcoin? Here are 5 ways to short it

Sep 02 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

Even in a bull run, Bitcoin price volatility remains high, with the Bitcoin price passing through $12,000 and then falling sharply three times in just the last month. In this article, you will be introduced to the five easiest ways to short bitcoin if you want to bet on an upcoming price decline.

Aug 31 2020

Decentralized social media - the good, the bad - and the potentially ugly

Aug 31 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

With growing concerns about the potential for abuse, misinformation, loss of privacy, and data misuse on social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, the demand for decentralized social networks is on the rise. A number of blockchain startups are working on this problem. But can a fully decentralized social media platform work?

The Top 10 cryptocurrencies, now and then

Aug 31 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

The names of the projects that make it onto the list of top 10 cryptocurrencies are always subject to change. So who is in and out so far in 2020’s bull run - and what happened to the star performers of yesteryear?

Aug 25 2020

5 Reasons to invest in Bitcoin in 2020

Aug 25 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

Bitcoin is up 64% from the start of the year but it is the gravity-defying performance of the stock market that is hogging investor attention. However, there are still good reasons to invest in Bitcoin in 2020. Is the bull run just getting started?

Aug 22 2020

Buying ‘Ripple’? Here’s what you’re actually investing in

Aug 22 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

Ripple Inc has just released its Q2 2020 Market report. While many still refer to the cryptocurrency XRP as ‘Ripple’ — the two are most definitely not the same thing. With XRP routinely the number 3 crypto by market cap, buyer interest is constant — but the differences between the XRP token and the Ripple company remain poorly understood.

Aug 21 2020

How to identify a crypto Pump and Dump scheme

Aug 21 2020 Published at BNC insights feed

As cryptocurrency markets enter another bull phase, investors should be aware of the prevalence of crypto 'pump and dump' schemes, which coins are the most likely to be targeted, and how to recognize a pump and dump when you see one.

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