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The Ledger: “Pay me in Bitcoin!”

The Ledger: “Pay me in Bitcoin!”

One of the strongest arguments for the adoption of cryptocurrencies is its endorsement by leading athletes, from Cristiano Ronaldo to Tom Brady, and now Lionel Messi. Digital assets are being endorsed by some of the world's top-performing athletes, and this naturally...

The Ledger: How crypto is making its way into esports

The Ledger: How crypto is making its way into esports

Cryptocurrency investment has made its way into esports. Once dismissed as a no-good calling, esports today is a multi-billion-dollar industry that generates significant revenue for investors. Franchised competitive formats such as the Overwatch and Call of Duty...

The Ledger: Is CBDC Privacy a Myth or an End Goal?

The Ledger: Is CBDC Privacy a Myth or an End Goal?

This week we have heard a lot about central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). And contrary to recent US criticism of China's digital yuan, news in the last few days has mostly centered on how CBDCs can be implemented in our societies. One story came from Bank of...

The Ledger: Are Betting Operators Falling Behind in the NFT Race?

The Ledger: Are Betting Operators Falling Behind in the NFT Race?

Yesterday's news that DraftKings will launch a dedicated non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace raises the question whether the move is coming a little too late? DraftKings, one of the US’ biggest sportsbooks and possibly the largest in terms of market share, took...

The Ledger: Is Cryptocurrency Capitalism 2.0?

The Ledger: Is Cryptocurrency Capitalism 2.0?

When criticism is publicly directed at cryptocurrencies, a fierce debate begins. The conflict comes down to the old guard of financiers who have grown fat with their riches over the years and the smart savants who have invested industriously into cryptocurrencies and...

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WHAT IS BITCOIN?

Bitcoin (₿) is a cryptocurrency, a form of electronic cash. It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user-to-user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. Read more here.

IS IT LEGAL?

Because of bitcoin's decentralized nature and its trading on online exchanges located in many countries, regulation of bitcoin has been difficult. The legal status of bitcoin varies substantially from country to country and is still undefined or changing in many of them. Regulations and bans that apply to bitcoin probably extend to similar cryptocurrency systems. Read more here.

IS IT SAFE?

Bitcoin uses the digital signature concept along with Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm based on blockchain technology which is used to verify the transactions using digital signatures. Each investor or trader in the Bitcoin network has one or more search addresses with a respective pair of a public and private key based on their wallets. No transaction is ever deleted and will ever be deleted. Some things you need to know.

HOW DO I GET IT?

Free bitcoin wallets are available for all major operating systems and devices to serve a variety of your needs. For example, you can install an app on your mobile device for everyday use or you can have a wallet only for online payments on your computer. In any case, choosing a wallet is easy and can be done in minutes. Further reading.