Your Guide to Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

CryptoGuide is an online web guide written specifically for your learning needs on everything related to cryptocurrency and blockchain:

1. What is cryptocurrency?

2. What is blockchain? What is smart contract?

3. Is it safe to invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain?

4. Best practices for cryptocurrency investment

5. Common concerns of cryptocurrency investors

6. Cryptocurrency exchange, wallet and mining guide

7. How to start trading cryptocurrencies?

8. Types of blockchain consensus protocols

9. Cryptocurrency news

10. Top 12 cryptocurrencies

11. Decentralized applications, social media and games guide

1. What is Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a secure digital virtual coin/cash that can be owned and used as an online asset by individuals, private groups or even the global community to trade for services or goods. Cryptocurrency uses encryption technology and blockchain as ledger to secure, validate transactions, and regulate new creation of units. This virtual currency is reported to be very difficult or near impossible to be reproduced as counterfeits. [ Read Complete Cryptocurrency Guide ]


2. What are Blockchain and Smart Contracts?

A blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all digital transactions, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Newest transactions are recorded and added in chronological order, it allows market participants to keep track of digital transactions including cryptocurrency transfer securely without central record keeping and interference.
[ Read Complete Blockchain & Smart Contract Guide ]


3. How do Cryptocurrencies work with Blockchain?

Cryptocurrencies are assets that can be traded, but in order for participants to trade these assets, they need a blockchain which is a public ledger to eusure every cryptocurrency transaction will be transparent and permanent to prevent frauds eg. double spending. This means cryptocurrency transactions can be done securely on the blockchain without involving and paying a middle man or a centralized institution.


4. Types of Cryptocurrencies:

 Centralized cryptocurrency is managed and controlled by a government or a company. These central authorities have the power to increase the value of the cryptocurrency or remove it. The centralized cryptocurrency has value only in the specific area under company or government boundaries. Example is when a shopper goes to a digital portal to buy stuff, he is rewarded with points for every items he bought at the digital mart. Those points are technically centralized cryptocurriencies. Ripple is an example of centralized cryptocurrency.

 Decentralized cryptocurrency is not issued by any central authority, it exists on a blockchain and network that ensure peer to peer transaction records are transparent and permanent, hence rendering it theoretically immune to government interference or manipulation. Bitcoin Cash is an example of decentralized cryptocurrency.

5. Is it safe to invest in Cryptocurrency?

Understand if cryptocurrency is secure, know the pros and cons of cryptocurrency investment.
[ Read Cryptocurrency Security Guide ]

6. Cryptocurrency Investment Concerns of Investors:

Understand the key concerns of investors on cryptocurrency investments, learn the recommendations on how to manage these concerns.
[ Read Cryptocurrency Investment Concerns ]

7. How can a beginner start trading Cryptocurrency?

Learn how to purchase cryptocurrency with fiat money and begin trading with other cryptocurrency traders.
[ Read Cryptocurrency Trading Beginner Guide ]

8. What is a Cryptocurrency wallet?

Understand what is a cryptocurrency wallet, why do you need it, how to select a cryptocurrency wallet, how to use it and types of cryptocurrency wallets available for the global blockchain users.
[ Read Cryptocurrency Wallet Guide ]

9. Cryptocurrency Exchange Guide

Read recommendations of trading cryptocurrency on a cryptocurrency exchange.
[ Read Cryptocurrency Exchange Guide ]

10. How to Trade on a Cryptocurrency Exchange?

Learn the steps on how to trade on a cryptocurrency exchange with instructions and screenshots to guide you.
[ Read Cryptocurrency Exchange Trading Guide ]

11. Binance Cryptocurrency Exchange Guide

Learn about the history of Binance cryptocurrency exchange, along with its goals and available blockchain services.
[ Read Binance Cryptocurrency Exchange Guide ]

12. What are Decentralized Applications (DApps)?

Understand what are Decentralized Applications (DApps) and how they function.
[ Read Decentralized Applications Guide ]



13. Top 12 Cryptocurrency Coins Guide

Top 12 Cryptocurrency coins guide - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Tron, EOS, etc.
[ Read Top 12 Cryptocurrency Coins Guide ]



14. Cryptocurrency Mining Guide

Learn what is Cryptocurrency mining and if you can make a living with it.
[ Read Cryptocurrency Mining Guide ]


Blockchain Consensus Protocols Guide

1. Proof of Work (PoW)

Prominent PoW cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

[ Read Proof of Work (PoW) Guide ]



2. Proof of Stake (PoS)

Prominent PoS cryptocurrencies: Dash (DASH), NEO (NEO)

[ Read Proof of Stake (PoS) Guide ]



3. Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS)

Prominent DPoS cryptocurrencies: EOS (EOS),
Steem (STEEM)

[ Read Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) Guide ]



25 April 2019 - 1602

Binance Launched Decentralized Exchange Ahead of Schedule

Abraham Gates

23 April 2019 - 1812

Weiss Ratings: Possible New Bitcoin Cryptocurrency to Lead the Market

Richard Robinson

Cryptocurrency Exchange Guide
1. Binance Exchange 2. Bittrex International 3. Coinbase Exchange
4. Bitshares Decentralized Exchange 5. Newdex EOS Exchange 6. TRX Market Exchange
Cryptocurrency Founders Guide
1. Bitcoin Founder - Satoshi Nakamoto 2. Ethereum Founder - Vitalik Buterin 3. Ripple Founder - Jeb McCaleb
4. Bitcoin Cash Founders 5. EOS Founder - Daniel Larimer 6. Litecoin Founder - Charlie Lee
7. Cardano Founder - Charles Hoskinson 8. IOTA Founder - Dominik Schiener 9. Tron Founder - Justin Sun
Blockchain Related Applications Guide
1. Lore Free E-library 2. BitTorrent File Sharing 3. Top Bidder Auction DApp
4. Lumeos Polling DApp 5. Brave's Open Source Browser 6. HireVibes Recruitment DApp
7. Everipedia Encyclopedia Platform 8. Chintai Token Leasing DApp 9. Time Forest Focus DApp
10. Nebula Application Ecosystem 11. Auctionity NFTs Auction Application 12. Livepeer Video Streaming Application
13. MeeChat Instant Messaging Platform 14. Paytomat Payment Application 15. Candy More Box Advertising Application
16. Compound Market Protocol Platform 17. Blockchain Faith Polling Application 18. EOS REX Resource Rental Platform
EOS Blockchain Related Games Guide
1. EOS Knights Monster Battle Game 2. XPet Monster World Pet Battle Game 3. EOSDOTA Trading Card PVP Game
4. Unlimited Tower Strategy RPG Game 5. EOS Dynasty PVP RPG Game 6. Magnetic Predictive Game
7. CryptoThrone Strategy War Game 8. EOS Tower PVP Stacking Crypto Game 9. CrossWorlds Studios
Ethereum Blockchain Related Games Guide
1. My Crypto Heroes Multiplayer RPG Game 2. Crypto Flower Collectibles Game 3. 0xUniverse Space Strategy Game
4. HyperDragons Crypto Collectibles Game
Blockchain Related Social Media Guide
1. Steemit Forum and Blog 2. KARMA Social Network 3. EOS Discussion App Forum
4. Murmur Micro-Blog 5. Minds Forum 6. Memo Social Network

12 July 2018 - 1823

Cryptocurrency Exchange, Bancor Hacked for $13.5 million. No big deal?

Richard Robinson

17 July 2018 - 2234

Are criticisms of Elon Musk's submarine assistance fair?

Richard Robinson

22 July 2018 - 2310

Facebook reversed decision on cryptocurrency ban for Coinbase

Abraham Gates

24 July 2018 - 2353

3 Reasons why Bitcoin price crossed $8350 USD

Abraham Gates

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Cryptocurrency Guide Q&A

Question & Answer

Is CryptoGuide website a partner of any Cryptocurrency initiatives or projects in the market?

CryptoGuide is a neutral online knowledge guide for the cryptocurrency and blockchain community. We do not align to any particular cryptocurrency, including groups or organizations.

CryptoGuide website belongs to which country?            

CryptoGuide team does not align to any cryptocurrency groups or organizations, that includes all governments. The website and team welcome everyone that is interested to know more about cryptocurrency and blockchain regardless of the country they are located in.

Is it safe to invest in cryptocurrencies?

Some cryptocurrencies are indeed good for long term investments, many others are scams. Be vigilant in selecting the right cryptocurrency for investment and do lots of research. Some of the articles in this website will teach you how to invest in the right cryptocurrency.

What is the best Exchange for Cryptocurrency trading?

There are a few good cryptocurrency exchanges around. For now, Binance looks to be the largest cryptocurrency exchange globally due to the size of its trade volume and has the fastest transaction speed among all cryptocurrency exchanges. Regardless, users are advised to do their own research on the security and trustworthiness of the cryptocurrency exchange that they are interested before they start to trade cryptocurrency.