All posts by Steve Walters

Steve has been writing for the financial markets for the past 7 years and during that time has developed a growing passion for cryptocurrencies.

Bitshares (BTS) Review

Review of Bitshares (BTS): The Original Decentralised Exchange

Bitshares (BTS) was launched back in July 2014 as one of the first decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges. It also serves as an open source financial platform, as you’ll see later in this article. One of the primary problems being solved by...

/ May 17, 2018
ZCash Ceremony Overview

What is the ZCash Ceremony? The Complete Beginners Guide

Cryptocurrencies are already steeped in unfathomable depths for some. The idea of a cryptographic currency just too deep to comprehend for some, and seeming like “magic” to others. To create even more mystery, the privacy focused coin Zcash was born...

/ May 11, 2018
NXT Coin Review

NXT Coin Review: A Deep Dive into the Original Blockchain 2.0

Nxt is one of the oldest cryptocurrencies, and is more than just that, but is an entire platform that was developed with the aim of improving on modern blockchain technology. In fact, NXT was one of the first “developer” blockchains...

/ May 7, 2018
ICO Failures of 2017

Nearly 50% of ICOs from 2017 Are Failing. Here’s Why

While the ICO market can be exciting, and very profitable for those that get into the right project at the right time, no one has ever claimed that it’s a stable arena. And now we have statistics to back up...

/ May 4, 2018
MetaMask Beginners Guide

Complete Beginners Guide to Using Metamask

If you’ve been into cryptocurrencies for any length of time you’ve probably come across quite a few different ways to store your coins, including hardware wallets, desktop wallets, mobile wallets, and even paper wallets. Today I want to talk about...

/ May 2, 2018
Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Review

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Review: Should You Consider It?

Cryptocurrency forks are nothing new, in fact it seems we get a new one almost weekly these days. Even Bitcoin is expecting to see several forks in 2018, and these come after the several forks already completed last year. One...

/ April 30, 2018
What is Nem (XEM)

What is NEM (XEM)? Complete Guide to a Smart Asset Blockchain

NEM is an acronym for New Economy Movement, a blockchain platform that was build from the ground up. The actual cryptocurrency trades with the symbol XEM. It was designed as an enterprise solution for the upcoming blockchain revolution and global...

/ April 27, 2018
MyEtherWallet DNS Hack

MEW Hack: Time to look at Decentralized Solutions to DNS Servers

With the recent DNS hack of the MyEtherWallet service, which resulted in roughly $150,000 in Ethereum coins being stolen in a period of 15 minutes, it becomes increasingly important to take a look at the outdated centralized DNS system. Moreover,...

/ April 25, 2018
Bitcoin Private (BTCP)

Bitcoin Private (BTCP) Review: Everything You Need to Know

Bitcoin Private is a recently created “fork-merge” of ZClassic and Bitcoin that is decentralized, open-source, fast, community-driven, and private. Bitcoin private was created to give users the ability to spend their coin with complete privacy and all the benefits of...

/ April 23, 2018
Home Mining Cryptocurrency

The Economics of Home Mining: Is it Worth Your Time?

As cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin become increasingly popular many people have wondered if it’s worth their time to mine crypto at home. The real question though is whether it’s worth the investment to mine cryptocurrencies at home. Other than the time...

/ April 21, 2018