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How to Choose the right Cryptocurrency to Trade or Invest in

You want to invest in the crypto markets, but don’t know which coins to choose? That’s understandable. With over 90,000 altcoins out there listed on various crypto exchanges, it is easy to get lost. There are many categories of coins from payment tokens, smart contract platforms, metaverse and gaming – you name it.  Before heading …

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How to Protect Your Crypto Assets During an Economic Crisis 

The world is unsafe and volatile. Unfortunately. Every now and then, times of economic crisis and turmoil hit. In such phases, it is essential that your crypto-assets are safe and protected.   Safe and protected from being accessed my malicious actors and/or entities who might want to freeze or even steal your assets. So how can …

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Exploring virtual worlds: What is the Metaverse?

“The Metaverse” may be the hottest crypto trend right now. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months, you certainly learnt that Facebook has rebranded itself to “Meta” in order to underline its vision to build an all-encompassing, VR-enabled digital experience.   Decentralized crypto-projects like Decentraland (MANA), Sandbox (SAND) and crypto-gaming …

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How risk averse are you?

Financial investments always bring a certain level of risk. How much risk can you comfortably take? This is described by your risk appetite, which is different and individual for everyone. How much financial risk we can comfortably take depends on a variety of factors such as our financial situation, personal income, investment experience, market insight …

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KYC, KYB and AML – A necessity protecting you and your funds

When it comes to money and finances, security and transparency are of the highest importance. Therefore, the financial industry is one of the most tightly regulated industries in the world.   In the European Union, all registered financial institutions and financial service providers, brokers and exchanges – hence, also Blocktrade – must comply with strict guidelines among which EU directives. The two central obligations are to conduct Know-Your-Customer (KYC), Know-Your-Business …

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5 Psychological Trading Traps: An Investor’s Guide

“Buy low, sell high” – the goal of investing seems so easy. But getting there is very hard. Before investors can become successful, they have to master themselves and their own psychology. Otherwise, they will be their own worst enemy.  Academics have researched investor psychology for decades. The discipline of behavioral finance has identified a number of psychological trading traps that keep investors from becoming profitable. Here are the five biggest psychological traps …

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Personal Finance: Managing Money

We are faced with financial decisions every single day – from buying groceries, buying cryptocurrencies, investing our savings or taking out a mortgage. To get these decisions right, we need to have clear financial goals and an overview of our budget. This is where personal finance comes into play.  What is personal finance?  Personal finance is an essential discipline for a happy and self-governed life. In …

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The Keys to Crypto Kingdom: Wallet Address, Public and Private Keys Explained

If you want to send or receive crypto currencies and create a crypto wallet, you will be confronted with the concepts public key, private key, secret phrase and wallet address. You need to have a clear understanding of these terms to safely trade with and manage your crypto assets.   Don’t worry, however, these concepts are not as complicated …

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