Some things You Need To Know
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Some things You Need To Know

If you are about to explore Bitcoin, there are a few things you should know. Bitcoin is a decentralized currency which does not fall in the jurisdiction of any country and is controlled by all Bitcoin users around the world. Bitcoin lets you exchange money in a different way from that usually done through banks....

Posted by May 17, 2019May 17, 2019
Securing your wallet
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Securing your wallet

Like in real life, your wallet must be secured. Bitcoin makes it possible to transfer value anywhere in a very easy way and it allows you to be in control of your money. Such great features also come with great security concerns. At the same time, Bitcoin can provide very high levels of security if...

Posted by May 17, 2019May 17, 2019
Bitcoin price is volatile
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Bitcoin price is volatile

The price of a bitcoin can unpredictably increase or decrease over a short period of time due to its young economy, novel nature, and sometimes illiquid markets. Consequently, keeping your savings with Bitcoin is not recommended at this point. Bitcoin should be seen like a high risk asset, and you should never store money that...

Posted by May 17, 2019May 17, 2019
Bitcoin payments are irreversible
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Bitcoin payments are irreversible

Any transaction issued with Bitcoin cannot be reversed; they can only be refunded by the person receiving the funds. That means you should take care to do business with people and organizations you know and trust, or who have an established reputation. For their part, businesses need to keep control of the payment requests they...

Posted by May 17, 2019May 17, 2019
Bitcoin is not anonymous
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Bitcoin is not anonymous

Some effort is required to protect your privacy with Bitcoin. All Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on the network, which means anyone can see the balance and transactions of any Bitcoin address. However, the identity of the user behind an address remains unknown until information is revealed during a purchase or in other...

Posted by May 17, 2019May 17, 2019
Unconfirmed transactions aren’t secure
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Unconfirmed transactions aren’t secure

Transactions don’t start out as irreversible. Instead, they get a confirmation score that indicates how hard it is to reverse them (see table). Each confirmation takes between a few seconds and 90 minutes, with 10 minutes being the average. If the transaction pays too low a fee or is otherwise atypical, getting the first confirmation can take...

Posted by May 17, 2019May 17, 2019
Bitcoin is still experimental
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Bitcoin is still experimental

Bitcoin is an experimental new currency that is in active development. Each improvement makes Bitcoin more appealing but also reveals new challenges as Bitcoin adoption grows. During these growing pains you might encounter increased fees, slower confirmations, or even more severe issues. Be prepared for problems and consult a technical expert before making any major...

Posted by May 17, 2019May 17, 2019
Government Taxes and Regulation
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Government Taxes and Regulation

Bitcoin is not an official currency. That said, most jurisdictions still require you to pay income, sales, payroll, and capital gains taxes on anything that has value, including bitcoins. It is your responsibility to ensure that you adhere to tax and other legal or regulatory mandates issued by your government and/or local municipalities.

Posted by May 17, 2019May 17, 2019