Investing in Bitcoin and Co. – Investment strategies for beginners part 2

What risk does Bitcoin entail?  In the first part of the mini-series, we looked at some of the reasons why Bitcoin has been able to record such strong growth in recent years. Originally conceived as a currency, even well-known organisations such as Black Rock or J. P. Morgan have now included the cryptocurrency in their […]

Coin, Token, Security & Utility Tokens… What exactly is the difference?

Anyone who wants to invest in the market around Bitcoin, Ethereum and Co. should know the basic terms of the crypto scene in detail. What is the difference between a coin and a token? What exactly is a utility token? How do I secure my investment in stable tokens? And what kind of security do […]

Investing in Bitcoin and Co. – Investment strategies for beginners part 1

Bitcoin as an investment – currency with strong price increase Even if it can be assumed in view of the strongly positive price developments: Bitcoin was not developed as a classic investment product, but as a virtual currency based on blockchain.  This so-called cryptocurrency is characterised by its comparatively uncomplicated administration, its high transaction speed […]

Investing in Bitcoin and Co. – Investment strategies for beginners

Not only Bitcoin, but also Ethereum were able to reach new highs at the turn of the year. While one Bitcoin was still traded for around $7300 on 31.12.2019, exactly one year later the digital currency could only be obtained from an amount of $28,800. The same applies to Ethereum: the price of the cryptocurrency […]

Simply explained: Advantages of paying via Bitcoin and Co. – Part 3

Are you suspicious of cryptocurrencies? You don’t see any real advantage in using Bitcoin and Co? In this mini-series, we will open your eyes and introduce you to the fundamental advantages of the revolutionary technology from three very different aspects: Part 1: Paying via Bitcoin and Co. in crisis areas and developing countries Part 2: […]

Simply explained: Advantages of paying via Bitcoin and Co – Part 2

Bitcoin and the block chain technology behind it do not offer any advantages for you and the society? Not at all!  In the first part of the mini-series, we have already explained what you need to get started in the crypto world and what advantages the abandonment of a bank offers, especially for developing countries […]

Simply explained: Advantages of paying via Bitcoin and Co. – Part 1

You are sceptical about Bitcoin and Co.? After all, we have a functioning banking system – so why should we change anything? We will change your mind! In this mini-series we try to open your eyes and convince you of the advantages of the Blockchain technology in terms of paying. Part 1: Paying via Bitcoin […]

Consensus mechanisms – There can only be one version

“A consensus mechanism is an algorithm that provides for agreement on a specific status within a network.” Behind this technical-looking definition is basically a very simple idea. As we have already described in the article “Transparent, secure, anonymous – How does the blockchain work?”, transactions are processed via a central account book. This does not […]

Transparent, secure, anonymous – How does the blockchain work?

Blockchain networks are characterized by their decentralization and thus their independence from a central institution. But how exactly is decentralization to be understood and how are the numerous “account movements” within a blockchain network processed? How can account balances and transactions be transparent and anonymous at the same time? In this blog post we provide […]

Whales – The giants of the crypto scene

They are spotted from time to time and their appearance is always an impressive spectacle – at least for those who know their way around the market. We are talking about so-called “Crypto Whales”. These are persons or organizations that hold a very large amount of a specific crypto currency. Concentration of power instead of […]