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How To Use Bitcoin? A Helpful Guide For Newbies

Getting familiar or, even better, comfortable with bitcoin can take you a long way.

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How to accept bitcoin payments in your business?

Businesses from every industry began to reconsider whether it’s wise to, once again, pass up the opportunities that bitcoin, or any other crypto asset, presents.

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15 min read

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Why should a business accept crypto payments? 

Cryptocurrencies are changing how society engages in day-to-day financial activities.

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14 min read

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Crypto philanthropy: why you should consider donating your cryptos

How do you imagine a crypto owner: greedy or giving, young or old, someone who is self-centered or some sort of philanthropist?

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Bitcoin might be the best monetary system of our time

If money is just a made-up social construct of trust, why can’t Bitcoin be money?

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Your BTC transaction is stuck in the mempool? Here’s what you can do

Have you ever sent Bitcoin to someone just to see your transaction hang unconfirmed for hours and even days? Don’t worry – it is safe and as expected as it is avoidable.

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Why are ETH transaction fees so high? Reasons and solutions

At the beginning of September, the average ETH transaction fee reached as high as 0.031 ETH (or around 11,5 USD at the time of writing), causing a considerable fuss amongst Ethereum network participants.

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What is Blockchain Technology? Basics Explained

By now, it’s unlikely to find a person that did not hear of blockchain technology. Still, few have come to realize what makes it so unique, useful, and exciting.

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How to set up a wallet and fiat payouts for USDT stablecoin

Stablecoins are already proving to be a great alternative to traditional banking as some of our biggest merchants successfully implemented fiat-pegged USDT into daily habits, removing the necessity to always rely on banking providers.

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Do hosting providers have the most privacy-seeking customers?

Currently out of CoinGate’s top 40 best-performing merchants, 14 are hosting service providers. The question then arises – what is the reason for their customers to embrace cryptocurrencies so much?

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Here’s why every cryptocurrency is now a payment currency

With the rising adoption of blockchain technology, digital assets created for a particular use case also find utility elsewhere, and that’s payments.

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How can stablecoins help traders and companies in dire situations?

The vast majority of people that embrace cryptocurrencies, whether they are spenders, traders or crypto-friendly businesses, still have to heavily rely on banks to carry out day-to-day operations. But what can be done if a bank decides to seize your activities solely because you involve cryptocurrencies in your daily life?

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Tired of fighting chargebacks? Time to accept cryptocurrency payments

If you own a business, chances are you accept payments with credit and debit cards. Why wouldn’t you if it’s the most popular payment method in the world by far?

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Will XRP become the next go-to crypto for online shopping?

On February 1st, 2019, we launched XRP payment processing service for our merchants. And, after a few months, we noticed something we didn’t expect to witness.

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Stablecoins explained: what are they and how do they work?

It is no secret that cryptocurrencies aren’t perfect just yet. Major inconveniences that the most vocal sceptics tend to bring up are unpredictable volatility, high fees and long transaction confirmations, especially when the topic revolves around Bitcoin.

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What is the best cryptocurrency of them all?

Spoiler alert – there is no right answer. Although, some may argue that it could be Bitcoin solely because, at the moment, it is boasting of 70% dominance in the global crypto market.

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How well does the Ether perform as a currency for payments?

This might be surprising to some, but Ether has been standing strong as the second most popular payment currency on CoinGate for a long time now.

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How does the crypto-mining malware work and how to avoid it?

We live in an exciting world where technology advances at a pace never seen before. Unfortunately, as we get to experience the fascinating rise of innovations like blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general, we also face new challenges in digital security.

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Litecoin as payment currency: do people #PayWithLitecoin?

Litecoin is the second cryptocurrency after Bitcoin that we have started to process for our vendors.

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Freelancing for Bitcoin: is it worth it?

In a world where the internet exists, finding a job as a freelancer or a digital nomad is easier than ever before, no matter if you’re a writer, designer, programmer, or else. And now, thanks to digital assets, you have even more freedom and flexibility.

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Myths & Misconceptions of Bitcoin – what’s true and what’s not?

Even though Bitcoin has been a hot topic for over a decade now, people that didn’t get into the crypto game early are still confused about which facts are true, and which ones are blatantly false.

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Credit card vs. Bitcoin payments: what is better for merchants?

Nowadays, it is hard to find a vendor that wouldn’t accept credit or debit cards as currently, it is the most popular payment method in the world.

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10 signs blockchain tech is heading towards mass adoption

Even though the community’s level of interest is what often measures the success of cryptocurrencies, the real progress in the blockchain space is known to be made while the hype is down, and the silence is nigh.

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19 min read

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A year of Lightning Network: stats, progress and expectations

It’s been roughly a year now since the second-layer protocol known as the Lightning Network (LN) was implemented on top of Bitcoin’s blockchain.

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