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Nowadays, there is no secret that cryptocurrencies are already actively recognized by society and used for the purchase of services and goods. At the moment, the scope of crypto assets applications is expanding. Commercial and even some government entities have begun to use both blockchain technology and cryptocurrency donations. On donation platforms, people may often notice that along with the usual methods of collecting money (a request to provide details of credit cards), they can find details of crypto wallets.

Charity organizations are often unable to accept endowments from other countries. The cryptocurrency allows receiving donations from all over the world without high fees, delays, and account blocking risks. In this article, we will tell you about some organizations and charities that accept cryptocurrency and support blockchain projects helping others. …


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The Crypto World is full of surprises. Each day brings new ideas. Some of them become reality and stay, others disappear. In 2020 the phenomenon that is being mentioned more and more often is non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Let’s take a closer look at them.

What are non-fungible tokens?

A non-fungible token is a kind of digital asset that has a number of special features. The main difference between familiar cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens is that crypto tokens are the same, while each NFT is unique. “Non-fungible” means that these tokens cannot be substituted by one another, they are not interchangeable. …


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Even though we usually assume that crypto has started with Bitcoin, there were other predecessors that helped BTC to appear. The history of cryptocurrency says that the first attempts to create crypto were made 20 years before Bitcoin, let’s find it out!

Gas stations in the Netherlands

The first alternative means of payment appeared as an attempt to solve the problem of nighttime thefts on gas stations in the Netherlands. Developers offered to avoid paying with cash by linking money to smartcards that were created especially for these stations and their customers. …


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Dear readers, you have probably heard about such a thing as an ERC-20 token. What is this? A unique kind of cryptocurrency? A type of token or something else? Let’s get this over!

ERC-20 tokens explained

Tokens are digital assets or blockchain-based programs. Mostly they are so-called “smart contracts”, which in the case of ERC-20 tokens are executed on the Ethereum blockchain.


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The word “Blockchain” is very popular nowadays, especially among those who actively use the Internet. Blockchain is a way to store and transfer data without intermediaries and without problems that arise when handling money, documents, and information. In this case, the information is not stored somewhere in one place but is distributed across all computers connected to the network. Let’s say that the blockchain in its scale, innovation, and technology can be compared with the advent of the Internet or mobile devices. So many people believe that this is the technology of the future. Nowadays the blockchain is used not only in the field of cryptocurrencies and finance. …


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Blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies are used in a wide range of applications: in finance, banking industry, to verify the identity of data and documents. In addition, it should be mentioned that these technologies have the potential to completely change the way we are used to gaming:

  • Now it is possible to use the same skins and items in different games, which turns digital assets into real value.
  • A specialized marketplace for selling, buying, and exchanging such digital assets on blockchain appears.
  • The cryptographic data protection technology used in cryptoensures the integrity and security of gaming objects, while at the same time confirming ownership. …


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Tezos is a network, which has its own XTZ crypto. Let’s have a look at the history of this coin and Tezos price prediction 2020–2030.

The idea of Tezos appeared in 2014. Originally it was intended as an alternative to the Ethereum network. Although just like Ethereum Tezos is based on smart contracts, it was an attempt to make it more secure. Kathleen and Arthur Breitman, who established Tezos, were not new to this field. Both of them were involved in programming. This platform uses absolutely new language, it is called the Michelson language. XTZ cannot be mined. Nonetheless, users still can get a reward for being a part of the proof-of-stake consensus. All the stakeholders have an opportunity to propose a system upgrade, which may happen in case other participants approve it. …


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What are unicorns?

Before appearing in the Crypto World, the term “unicorn” was used in the business area to describe a successful startup company with a value of over $1 billion. The choice of an animal for the word which describes this concept was not made by accident. It was supposed to emphasize the rarity of this phenomenon. From the stock market this notion came to crypto.

Cryptocurrency has changed the finance world and the process of becoming a “unicorn” as well. Even though the general idea remained the same, new technologies have brought some changes. Earlier it took a lot of time to bring on board new investors. …


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If you have ever read any price predictions or history of market changes, undoubtedly you came across the concept of trends and therefore the idea of bull and bear markets. The terms “bull market” and “bear market” came to crypto from a stock market. Nowadays they can be applied to everything that is trading. Let’s take a closer look at these terms to understand better what is going on in the markets.

What is the bull market?

When you hear something about a bull market, it means that prices are rising or are expected to go higher. Usually bull markets happen when investors and traders feel confident and optimistic. This phenomenon can be witnessed in times of stable economy growth, for example. However, it is almost impossible to predict when the bull market can happen. Usually experts talk about it looking back.
The crypto market is a little more volatile than the stock market. Therefore the term “bull market” in cryptocurrency usually refers to any upcoming trends and people’s expectations. However, there are some signs of the potential bull run.
Let’s use Bitcoin as an example. Everyone who is holding BTC is expecting the bull market. What should they look for? Bitcoin should overcome two levels: first of all, it should break the sell wall, the next step is the resistance level. …


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If you have decided to buy cryptocurrency or need a secure place to store your Bitcoins, you need to set up a crypto wallet. Here you will find detailed instructions on how to build it up.

Private and public keys

Crypto wallets help the user to connect with others and monitor personal savings. Probably the most important thing to understand about crypto wallets is that they are a type of software. They do not physically store cryptocurrency. What they do store is public and private keys, as well as information about the availability of user’s coins. Private and public keys are actually sequences of numbers and letters. They are used to create code and afterward to decrypt the code. The owner of the crypto wallet needs them to conduct the transactions.
Public keys are shared within the crypto community when transactions are happening, they identify wallet addresses.
Private keys are used to confirm transactions. Thus private keys open access directly to funds. This is the reason why they must be kept securely. …

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