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Who Owns The Most Bitcoin

Who Owns The Most Bitcoin?

While the recent market downturn may have dampened the spirits of new investors, many are still holding on to their BTC. So, who owns the most bitcoin? This list includes individual investors, Institutions, governments, and even government agencies.

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How To Mine Litecoin?

How To Mine Litecoin?

As one of the oldest cryptocurrencies in the market, Litecoin was originally designed as a low-cost alternative to Bitcoin, offering users lower transaction fees while consuming significantly lower resources. 

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What Can You Buy with Bitcoins

What Can You Buy with Bitcoins?

Since its inception in 2009, Bitcoin (BTC) has firmly established itself as the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency. During its ascendency, the cryptocurrency donned

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what is litecoin

What Is Litecoin And How Does It Work?

While certainly not the largest or most popular cryptocurrency, Litecoin offers users several advantages. This article will take a closer look at LTC, understand how it works, and the benefits it offers users.

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what are stablecoins

What Are Stablecoins And How Do They Work?

A stablecoin is a cryptocurrency pegged 1:1 to an external asset class, such as fiat or gold, to maintain a stable price. They were created as an alternative to popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin due to the latter’s extreme volatility, which limits its utility as a mode of payment.

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bitcoin vs dogecoin

Bitcoin vs Dogecoin: The King and The Meme

Despite their differences, both Bitcoin and Dogecoin have established themselves as two of the most popular assets in the crypto space. This article will look to compare both cryptocurrencies, understand how they work, their use cases, and why they have become so popular with crypto users.

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Why Does Bitcoin Have Value

Why Does Bitcoin Have Value?

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are often touted as an alternative to centralized fiat currencies such as the USD. However, many wonder, “why does bitcoin have value” in the first place?

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crypto as a payment

Can I use crypto as payment?

The main reason why Satoshi Nakamoto even created Bitcoin in the first place was to make “the internet’s money.” However, crypto has been so widely used as a trading asset and store-of-value that one tends to forget its utility as a transfer-of-value.

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Who started Bitcoin?

Who started Bitcoin?

Everyone loves a good hero’s journey. But what happens when the hero builds a global currency worth several billion dollars and completely vanishes into thin air?

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how long does it take to mine 1 bitcoin

How long does it take to mine 1 bitcoin?

When miners mine BTC, they essentially use their ASICs to solve cryptographically hard puzzles to add blocks to the Bitcoin blockchain. In return, they get a block reward, which is currently worth 6.25 BTC.

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OTW x CoinSmart Giveaway

Get $25 in BTC for free when you make a deposit of $500 or more on CoinSmart. Make multiple deposits of $500 or more to earn even more BTC. Offer ends July 31, 2022. Terms and conditions apply.

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ethereum merge

The Ethereum Merge: Myths Debunked

Since the Merge is such a big event, many scammers will spread FUD to take advantage of this situation. In cases like these, knowledge is power. So don’t be fooled by overtly flowery rhetoric or baseless rumours.

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bitcoin mining

How To Start Bitcoin Mining?

One of the core functions at the heart of Bitcoin is mining. Mining is responsible for everything that happens inside the Bitcoin network; it is also crucial from an overall security perspective

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Q2 2022 CRYPTO MARKET REVIEW

Q2 2022 Crypto Market Review

Welcome to CoinSmart’s Q2, 2022 crypto market review. The overall market cap has dropped by a staggering 57.25%, from $2.186T to $934B. Let’s look at how some of the biggest coins fared during the market.

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what is ethereum

What is Ethereum and how does it work?

Ethereum may just be the most important cryptocurrency protocol in the world, going by “network utility.“ As things stand, Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap and the OG smart contract platform.

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what is bitcoin

What is Bitcoin and how does it work?

Bitcoin is a digital asset that allows two parties to transact without going through an intermediary. Blockchain technology and a peer-to-peer network allow Bitcoin to easily confirm transactions while preventing double-spending.

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Ethereum Phases

Ethereum Phases Overview: What Happens After The Ethereum Merge?

During the ETHCC Paris conference, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin said that after the much-anticipated merge (wherein the protocol will transition from PoW to PoS), Ethereum would be 55% complete. Following that, people started speculating about Ethereum’s development and product roadmap timelines

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Ethereum soulbound NFT

Is Ethereum’s Future Soulbound?

Soulbinding is a mechanism by which an item gets tied to a player “for life.” You can’t trade or send this item to another player. As such, it has been designed to reduce twinking. You can no longer hand down your leveled-up equipment to your friends and guildmates.

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crypto trilemma

The Trilemmas of Crypto

If you have been around crypto for a while, you would be pretty familiar with the word “trilemma.” It seems like every single concept in crypto has a “trilemma” behind it, namely the “scalability” and “stablecoin” trilemmas. Today let’s look at what we mean by both these concepts.

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Supply and Demand

Supply and Demand in Cryptocurrencies

With inflation growing out of control, it is crucial to understand the basics. An old saying goes — inflation happens when too many dollars are chasing too few goods. At its core, inflation/deflation occurs due to a combination of supply and demand factors.

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What is a DAO? Decentralizing organizations

A DAO is essentially an organization that isn’t controlled by a centralized governance body or a board of directors. Instead, all the decisions within the protocol are made by token holders that use their voting power to vote on various proposals.

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is bitcoin dead

Is Bitcoin dead in 2022? Let’s take a look

Bitcoin has had a rocky few months, to say the least. In 2 months between April 22, 2022, and June 22, 2022, the overall crypto market had lost $1 trillion of its overall valuation. As such, people are frantically searching “Bitcoin dead” on Google. Well, the short answer is – no. Let us tell you why.

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A side of crypto with your Glenlivet?

The Glenlivet – an iconic single-malt Scotch whisky from the renowned distillery in Scotland – collaborated with CoinSmart in a unique initiative to support the release of Glenlivet’s 14-year-old whiskey.

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bitcoin myths

Debunking the biggest Bitcoin myths

Bitcoin is one of the most exciting asset classes in the world. However, it remains misunderstood and shrouded in mystery despite all the mainstream coverage. Today, let’s debunk some of the most prominent Bitcoin myths.

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what is web 3.0

What is Web 3.0? The Internet Of The Future

Multi-billion dollar companies dominate the internet as we know it today. These companies have an incredible amount of power over the kind of data that goes on their platform. Web 3.0 breaks this monopoly and gives its users the power of privacy and content ownership.

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crypto market review

Q1 2022 Crypto Market Review

Let’s go through our crypto market review for Q1, 2022. The report will focus on Bitcoin, Ethereum Solana, and Cardano. Also includes on-chain and fundamental analysis.

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CHL Ticket Giveaway

Competition Period: 2022/04/06 08:00–2022/04/09 11:59AM EST CoinSmart is the official crypto trading partner of the Canadian Hockey League! For the 2021-2022 season, we are giving

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eth vs sol

Ethereum vs Solana: Battle For Layer-1 Supremacy

Ethereum and Solana have garnered significant attention in the crypto space. Ethereum is already the leading DeFi and smart contract platform and is transitioning into Ethereum 2.0, which is set to make the network more scalable, sustainable and secure once the transition Proof-of-Stake is complete.

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Facebook MATIC/AVAX Giveaway

Competition Period: 2022/02/11 04:00–2022/02/14 11:59PM EST CoinSmart has released Polygon and Avalanche on our platform! We want you to fill up your wallet with our

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what is chainlink

What Is Chainlink? The Oracle Of Crypto

Chainlink is a decentralized oracle provider and one of the most significant projects in the crypto space. Chainlink is rightfully known as the backbone of the DeFi ecosystem due to the dependence that many apps have on its network for accurate data.

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What Is An ADA Staking Pool?

What Is An ADA Staking Pool?

Cardano has one of the most interesting ecosystems, and staking allows you to participate in it both directly and indirectly. Delegating your stake in these ADA staking pools will enable you to earn very attractive rewards with minimal effort.

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Top 5 Best Cardano Wallets In 2022

Top 5 Best Cardano Wallets In 2022

Cardano is one of the most significant crypto protocols, and its native token ADA remains hugely popular among investors. Let’s take a look at the top 5 Cardano wallets in 2022 and what they bring to the table.

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blockchain scalability techniques

Blockchain Scalability Techniques: Layer 2

In the previous article, we talked about different layer-1 scalability techniques. If you haven’t already, you can check our article on Layer-1 scalability techniques here. So, today, let’s look at the other side of the equation – layer-2 scalability techniques.

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blockchain scalability techniques

Blockchain Scalability Techniques: Layer 1

The lack of scalability is the biggest obstacle that the blockchain space is facing right now. In this two-parter, we will be looking at the various scalability techniques developers are working on to fix this problem.

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scams

Beware Of These Crypto Scams!

Lately, many scammers have been targeting CoinSmart users and cheating them out of their hard-earned money. In this article, we will be looking at the different methods scammers could be using to dupe you.

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what is dogecoin

What Is Dogecoin (DOGE)? The King of Meme Coins

Dogecoin is a peer-to-peer, open, and public cryptocurrency that allows users to conduct digital transactions using a decentralized network. However, Dogecoin is truly unique because it’s the OG meme coin named after the Shiba Inu “doge” meme.

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usdc

What Is USDC? The Stablecoin That Did It Right

USDC offers detailed financial and operational transparency, operating within the regulated framework of US money transmission laws. In addition, CENTRE has initiated partnerships with established banking institutions and auditors.

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London Hard Fork Giveaway ($500 CAD)

CoinSmart is celebrating Ethereum’s London hard fork—and we want you to fill up your wallet with $ETH! We are hosting two giveaways. You have the chance to win $250 CAD of ETH on Instagram and Twitter, a total prize pool of $500 CAD.

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7-Years of Stellar Lumens (XLM)

CoinSmart is celebrating Stellar’s seven-year anniversary—and we want you to fill up your wallet with more $XLM! We have two giveaways, both are offering a prize of $100 CAD of $XLM with the potential of an extra $100 CAD on Twitter, totaling $200-300 CAD of prizes, to eligible individuals.

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What Is Tokenomics? Everything You Need To Know

Tokenomics is a fairly broad term that encompasses more than a couple of things. The word, as you can see, is made up of two words. “Token” and “Economics.” We have seen the word quite often during the launch of a new project when in the announcement, there is a segment titled “tokenomics.” 

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One-Year of Shelley (ADA Giveaway)

CoinSmart is celebrating Shelley’s one-year anniversary—and we want you to fill up your wallet with more $ADA! We have two contests going on both are offering a prize of 200 $ADA with the potential of an extra 100 $ADA on Twitter, totaling $400-500 $ADA of prizes, to eligible individuals.

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btc vs xrp

Bitcoin vs Ripple: A Comparison

At one point, Ripple was the third-largest cryptocurrency in the world, behind only Bitcoin and Ethereum. Today, let’s compare the project with Bitcoin and see how it shapes up to the market leader. Oh, and don’t forget to take the quiz at the end!

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ETH vs EOS

Ethereum vs EOS: Battle Of The Smart Contract Platforms

Ethereum has been around since 2015 and has become the biggest DeFi platform in the world. EOS entered the market with a lot of hype and was touted to be the “Ethereum Killer.” Let’s see how they fare face-to-face. Oh, and don’t forget to take the quiz at the end to win some free BTC.

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bitcoin vs cardano

Bitcoin vs Cardano: A Brief Comparison

Both Cardano and Bitcoin have become two of the most significant cryptocurrencies in the market today. Find out more about these two cryptocurrencies. Also, don’t forget to earn some free BTC by taking the quiz at the end!

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what are paper wallets

What Are Paper Wallets? The Complete Guide

Digital wallets form the backbone of the crypto ecosystem since they store your public address and private key. Depending on what you want to do with your crypto, there are many wallets that you can choose from. Today let’s look into paper wallets. Plus, don’t forget to take the quiz at the end and get free Bitcoin.

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hardware wallets

What Are Hardware Wallets?

A hardware wallet stores your private keys securely. Hardware wallets are offline wallets and are considered safer than desktop, mobile, or exchange wallets because they are not connected to the internet. Find out more in this article. Plus, don’t miss out on getting some free Bitcoin at the end!

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litecoin vs bch

Litecoin vs Bitcoin Cash: The Biggest Bitcoin Forks

Today, we will be looking at two of the most popular coins in the crypto space – Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. Both coins have been forked off from the original Bitcoin protocol, but for entirely different reasons. Do check out the quiz at the end to win free Bitcoin.

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eos vs cardano

EOS vs Cardano: The Battle Of The “Ethereum Killers”

Cardano and EOS are two projects that have built up significant momentum in the market. When it comes to market cap, EOS currently sits much lower than Cardano but shows enormous potential as an alternative for Ethereum in the decentralized applications (dApps) space. Don’t forget to take the quiz at the end to win free BTC!

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bitcoin energy consumption

Bitcoin Energy Consumption, Fact Or Fiction?

A lot of debate has been brewing around Bitcoin recently, with most of it centered around the cryptocurrency’s environmental impact and energy consumption. Let’s explore this topic today. Oh, and don’t forget to take the quiz at the end.

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bitcoin vs bitcoin cash

Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash: Battle Of The Forks

If you were active in crypto around 2016-2017, you would be aware of the whole block size drama that led to the split between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. Read up more about these two popular cryptos. Plus, don’t forget to take the quiz at the end and earn some free Bitcoins.

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bitcoin vs ethereum

Bitcoin vs Ethereum: Which is a Better Investment?

Yes, the ultimate crypto showdown is finally here! Can Bitcoin hold onto its throne? Or does Ethereum carry enough punch to knock BTC off? Find out how these two fare against each other. Oh, and don’t forget to take the quiz at the end and some free BTC.

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ripple vs stellar

Stellar Vs. Ripple – The Ultimate Showdown

Ripple and Stellar have one goal, to disrupt the financial and cross-border payments. However, both approach their goal in different ways. Read the blog and find out how. Also, make sure that you take the quiz in the end to earn 1,000 SATs.

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What is Stellar

What is Stellar (XLM)? A Comprehensive Guide

Stellar is a decentralized peer-to-peer network created by Jed McCaleb. It aims to create a global payment system from the ground up by keeping the masses in mind. Make sure that you take the quiz at the end to earn 1,000 SATs.

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profit off cryptocurrency

How Even Conservative Investors Can Profit off Cryptocurrency

As cryptocurrency is rapidly going mainstream, many conservative investors – who are passively buying and holding low-cost ETFs and dollar-cost averaging in an online brokerage account – are equal parts crypto curious and crypto cautious.  However, the versatility of crypto makes it ideal for almost any portfolio. Find out more.

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what is eos

What Is EOS? Everything You Need To Know

EOS finished its record-breaking ICO in 2018 and was poised as one of the biggest “Ethereum killers” in the market. Find out more about EOS.IO and the DPoS consensus algorithm. Do remember to take the quiz at the end!

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ethereum 2.0

What Is Ethereum 2.0? A Primer

Ethereum 2.0 is the next stage of Ethereum’s evolution and will be launched over four phases – Phase 0, Phase 1, Phase 1.5, and Phase 2. These phases will bring in exciting features like proof-of-stake and sharding. At the end of the article, take the quiz and earn 1000 SATs

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Streamer Affiliate Program

Streamer Affiliate Program

It’s great being a CoinSmart Affiliate! Find our how your stream can make your BIG commissions on crypto. Note: CoinSmart offers services to Europeans & Canadians who are above the age of 18. We are not available to Americans. 

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April 2021 Referral Promotion

Refer as many friends as you can to CoinSmart by April 30th, 2021. Make sure that you use your unique invite link from your CoinSmart profile.
For every successful registration, verification, and account funding – you will get $60 credited to your account.

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non-fungible tokens

NFT Blueprint: What is ERC-721?

The likes of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Rob Gronkowski have made NFTs a household term. NFTs stand for “non-fungible tokens,” i.e., they are unique and can be considered a “crypto-collectible.” The most popular token standard used for NFTs is “ERC-721.” Come, find out more.

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EIP-1559

What is EIP-1559? Will It Split The Ethereum Community?

EIP-1559 has become one of the hottest topics of discussion among Ethereum developers and miners. Some say this will be one of the most important upgrades that Ethereum will go through and make the DeFi ecosystem richer than it already is. While others believe the upgrade will rob Ethereum miners of their hard-earned money. Which side of the debate do you fall on?

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proof-of-stake

What is Proof-of-Stake? How is it better than Proof-of-Work?

With Ethereum 2.0 right around the corner, everyone is reading up on proof-of-stake (PoS) and its changes to the ecosystem. As things stand, the transition to PoS is already underway, with Ethereum successfully launching the beacon chain in December 2020. The beacon chain already has 108,544 active validators who have staked around 3.47M ETH tokens. So, as we stand at the cusp of an event that’s been nearly 5 years in the making, let’s take a look behind the scenes.

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Blockchains in Banking and Finance

Traditional financial institutions and financial applications of blockchain technology may seem diametrically opposed, but in actuality there is significant opportunity for mutual growth.

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How Do Hardware Wallets Work?

Hardware wallets allow you to store your key on a dedicated chip rather than a simple USB or on one’s PC. This allows you to securely transfer private keys, as they are never sent as plain text where it could be susceptible to theft.

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The Quadriga Debacle

On Feb 5, Judge Wood of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia granted QuadrigaCX 30 days of creditor protection. The law warrants that a 30-day protection is granted to companies when

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What Is Airdrop?

Airdrops can be defined as the process whereby a cryptocurrency company distributes cryptocurrency tokens to the wallets of some users free of charge.

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ICO’s (Initial Coin Offerings)

You’re probably familiar with Initial Public Offerings or IPOs, but since we’re in the crypto world let’s explore Initial Coin Offering or ICOs. ICOs are the offering of

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Mining For Crypto Gold

Cryptocurrency mining celebrates its 10th year of existence this year. What is mining though? It’s somewhat misunderstood as the process of “finding coins”, but it’s more complicated than that.

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Ripple Mining: An Urban Legend

If you’re just starting off on your crypto journey, you may have heard of the term “mining” being thrown around a lot. Mining in the crypto world doesn’t refer to hard-hatted laborers with coal smeared faces.

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What Are Utility Tokens?

You may have noticed a lot of cryptocurrencies popping up in the last year, but did you know the word cryptocurrency refers to both coins and tokens?

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Crypto Xmas With CoinSmart!

Smarties, we launched a contest (actually 2!) for all of you to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with a chance to win presents from the CoinSmart team! The winner will get

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What Is Ethereum?

No question about it, as far as technological advancement is concerned, we have left our ancestors in the dust. It’s almost comical to think about what someone from the 1800s might do if..

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Decentralized Applications (DApp’s)

DApps or decentralized applications are a revolutionary use of blockchain technology. Essentially, Dapps utilize a peer to peer (p2p) distributed ledger network to establish a decentralized exchange of

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What are Smart Contracts?

Smart Contracts are digitally binding contracts between two or more parties that do not require a central authority for enforcement. Simply put the clauses of any contract contain certain terms and..

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Intro To Crypto Exchanges

With the exception of cryptocurrency miners and those who have acquaintances involved in the crypto space, an exchange will likely be your first exposure to the crypto world…

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A Guide To Wallets

A cryptocurrency wallet is a secure digital wallet that is used to store, send or receive your digital currency. Click the article for a more in-depth understanding!

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What Is A Cold Wallet?

You can think of cold wallets as a safe and secure way to store your cryptocurrency similar to the way that your real-life wallet stores your Canadian dollars and coins..

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What Is A Cryptocurrency Anyway?

Cryptocurrency is sort of an alias – it doesn’t actually mean “a currency that is cryptographic.” Simply put, it is a digital currency. Not tied to any single country’s economy.

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Predict & Win!

  The correct guess will contain the number closest to the CAD value of Bitcoin as of 0:00 UTC on Sunday, February 28, 2021. The
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