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How I overcame my Bitcoin investing fears and just created a goddamn wallet. Inspiration, tools and tips to help you get started with Bitcoin.

10 months ago I took a trip to Bali and spent a couple weeks living in a boutique hotel turned coliving apartment at a place called Roam Ubud. During my stay I met all kinds of interesting people including serial entrepreneurs, digital nomads, lifestyle bloggers, iOS developers and even a feng shui author.

Of all the chance encounters I had during my trip to Bali one individual stood out. His name was Robin. And I’ll never forget Robin because he sold me my first bitcoin.

Quickly understand what an ICO is and what they're good for.

An Initial Coin Offering is a new way for startups and entrepreneurs to bring products and services to life without going through the painstaking process of wooing VCs in traditional capital markets, who will at best immediately own a double-digit stake of your company.

Rather than relying on traditional methods for raising capital the ICO, or Initial Coin Offering, enables individuals and teams to generate funds in the form of cryptocurrency, helping provide the means necessary to move forward with their product or idea.

To get a feel for just how rapidly ICOs are disrupting traditional capital markets watch token sales history unfold over time.

The next Bitcoin fork is inevitable. As the value of Bitcoin continues to fluctuate there are opportunities to make extra money. Here's how to take advantage.

Anyone who invested in bitcoin just before the August hard fork and simply held it for three months has already more than tripled their original investment.

As the next bitcoin hard fork approaches the value of Bitcoin is lifting. Here’s how you can take advantage of Bitcoin volatility as it moves up and down with very little risk as the price fluctuates before the next fork.

Note: This tutorial assumes you have a Coinbase account. If you don’t sign-up for one and receive $10 of free Bitcoin before continuing.

Did you know mining Bitcoin isn't nearly as lucrative as altcoins? True story. Learn how to mine altcoins using nothing but spare computer resources.

I’m no Pliny the Elder but I’m here to tell you there’s a gold rush occurring in the cryptocurrency mining space. Whether you’ve just overcome your Bitcoin investing fears or already hold tokens from some wild new ICO you too can mine cryptocurrencies like ETH ETC XMR and more. It’s easy! Here’s how…

Dimon trash-talks cryptos again. Only this time he's in for a big surprise…

Now I don’t know about you, but when Jamie Dimon came out earlier this month and said “[Bitcoin] is worse than tulip bulbs”—an unequivocal reference to Tulpenwindhandel of the seventeenth century—I didn’t think much of it. Why? Because he also validated Chris Dixon’s belief bitcoin will lift to as much as US$100,000 during the interview.

When Jamie doubled down on trashing bitcoin the very next day with the same rhetoric I gleefully submitted him to the Bitcoin Obituaries with the rest of the naysayers. And let’s be honest, there are plenty of people smarter than Jamie that’ve been wrong about the world’s first successful private currency. So why would anyone listen to a dotard like Dimon?