Crypto News and Updates

October 23, 2018

Crypto-to-Crypto Exchange: 4 Factors to Consider

There are two ways to swap cryptocurrencies for each other. You can swap the old fashioned way by selling out your position in Crypto A and buying an equivalent amount of Crypto B. This is the way traders have done business

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October 23, 2018

How Many People Own Cryptocurrency?

Let’s be honest. We love Bitcoin around here. We’re excited, if not positively giddy, about what cryptocurrency means for the future of money. Still, this one is a kind of hard number for even us to swallow. According to a 2017

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October 11, 2018

How Many Countries Does Xcoins Service?

Which countries make it legal to trade Bitcoins with Xcoins.com? Almost all of them! Xcoins.com does business with enthusiast clients in 167 countries! Who wouldn’t want to know where they can log into the exciting world of XCoins.com? After all, it’s pretty much

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October 04, 2018

Is Bitcoin Really Legal?

First thing’s first, the good news: If you’re on XCoins.com, you’ve got nothing to worry about. We’ve mentioned before how bright and good looking our lawyers are, and when it comes to making sure that your trades are safe and

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October 03, 2018

Bitcoin Regulations by Country for 2018

When it comes to cryptocurrency, the rules of the road can change pretty widely from country to country. This should come as no surprise. Blockchain projects sit on the intersection of two fields that governments have always controlled pretty tightly:

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October 02, 2018

What Can You Buy with Bitcoin?

Welcome to the wild world of cryptocurrency!  After all, you’ve gone to all the (very little) trouble of (quickly and easily) registering an account, and you’ve spent (an affordable amount of) money. Now you own your first few bitcoins. What can you

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September 17, 2018

3 Things You Should Know about In-Person Bitcoin Trading

Readers of this blog will know that we’ve mentioned in-person Bitcoin trading once or twice. Or three times. It comes up. So we thought it was about time to dedicate an entire blog post just to the topic of swapping tokens for

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September 17, 2018

Pros and Cons of Buying and Selling at Bitcoin ATMs

You may have seen them floating around. Often they’re bright yellow and look like the machine that monitors a parking garage. Others might resemble an oddly out-of-date cash machine, sort of as if one merged Bank of America with a

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September 04, 2018

Should You Buy More than One Type of Cryptocurrency?

Should you buy more than one type of cryptocurrency? The answer is, it depends entirely on what you want to do. Broadly speaking, there are two reasons to purchase cryptocurrency: as spending money, or as an investment product. How many currencies you

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September 04, 2018

Are All Cryptocurrency Prices Tied to Bitcoin's Price?

Is every altcoin just drafting the price of Bitcoin? Is there any point to buying a cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin if they all just play follow the leader? Heck, why even have other cryptocurrencies when Satoshi Nakamoto gave us the

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August 18, 2018

How to Sell Bitcoin Instantly

When you decide to sell your Bitcoins, it’s time to sell. Not next week, not tomorrow, not even after lunch. You’ve settled on the price that’s right and it’s time to make some money. So, how can you move those coins

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August 17, 2018

What is Bitcoin?

Simply put, Bitcoin is a form of digital currency. Come again? What Is Bitcoin? To completely understand Bitcoin, think really quickly about what money is. Money is what’s called a “medium for storage of value.” It’s any tradeable commodity that allows you to give

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August 09, 2018

Xcoins to Launch New Cryptocurrency Exchange at Consensus Singapore 2018

Xcoins has chosen Consensus Singapore as the venue to announce the launch of our new, highly-anticipated exchange product that will make buying, selling, or exchanging cryptocurrencies easier than ever! Despite the difficult market for cryptocurrencies in 2018, Xcoins has continued to grow

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July 08, 2018

Fraud Protection: Three Common Bitcoin Scams and How to Avoid Them

Before we get started, know this: Airbnb does not accept bitcoins.  Nor do most hotels, landlords or sharing services. A scam has been making the rounds lately claiming to rent home shares in exchange for cryptocurrency payments. Typically, this scam focuses on

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August 06, 2018

Can You Really Buy Bitcoin Instantly?

How long should it take to buy Bitcoin? The answer is, it depends. It depends on how much security you’d like. It depends on how you want to conduct the transaction. It even depends on whether you’d like to be absolutely

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July 27, 2018

Bitcoin and Taxes: What US Citizens Should Know

Owning bitcoins will affect your taxes. A lot of traders don’t seem to know that. According to reporting by CNBC, on one tax platform alone less than 1 in 2,500 people reported their cryptocurrency gains this year. They’re hardly alone, but

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July 25, 2018

What Is the Difference between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash?

Bitcoin is the near-eponymous online currency. It is cash, digital money that’s spendable and swappable like any dollar in your pocket. So what the heck is Bitcoin Cash? Bitcoin Cash is an independent cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin’s code. Don’t get confused.

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July 17, 2018

What Is the Difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum?

They’re the two biggest cryptocurrencies on the block. Together, they have a combined market cap of over $160 Billion at time of writing. They’re Bitcoin and Ethereum, the two blockchain projects you’ve almost certainly heard of even if you just

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July 13, 2018

Can You Buy Bitcoin Anonymously Without Verification?

There are really two questions in this one subject: Can you buy Bitcoin anonymously, and should you? Let’s take them in order. First, yes, you can buy Bitcoins anonymously. There are a few different ways to do this, some of which are

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July 09, 2018

Blockchain for Dummies: A Beginner's Guide

Welcome to the blockchain. Now, what the heck is it? First-time investors in cryptocurrency often want to know exactly what they’re buying into. Purchasing a single token is simple enough. Pay the price and get your bitcoin. What’s less simple is figuring out

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June 26, 2018

Top 75 Crypto Terms For Newbies

You’ve begun to invest in cryptocurrencies. As any smart investor should, you’re probably spinning up your research on just what a bitcoin is and how, why, and where to buy one. We’re certainly not going to stop you. In fact, we

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June 25, 2018

How to Buy Bitcoin with a Debit Card

So you’d like to buy some bitcoin with a debit card. Good thinking. Credit vs. Debit The first thing to know about buying bitcoins with plastic is that many credit card companies won't allow this transaction. U.S.-based banking giants such as Wells Fargo,

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June 14, 2018

Hack-Proof Ways to Secure Your Crypto Assets

Whether you are new to cryptocurrencies or are an early adopter who is sitting on a mountain of “digital cash”, ensuring that your investments are secured in a hack-proof manner is vital.  This guide reveals how to securely store your crypto

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October 01, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Crypto Wallets

If you want to invest in cryptocurrencies, it is important to be aware of your crypto wallet options. A cryptocurrency wallet acts as your digital bank account. It enables you to store, send, and receive digital currencies like bitcoin. This guide

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June 01, 2018

Top 5 Cryptocurrencies of 2018

Are you currently contemplating making a foray into cryptocurrency trading and investment? If so, here is a look at the five best cryptocurrencies of 2018 and what makes them stand out among all the other virtual coins on the market. #1

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