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what is better than trezor

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Bitkey vs Trezor: Which One is Best for You?

Both Trezor and Bitkey are open-source hardware wallets designed to simplify Bitcoin security and securely store your Bitcoin. Both offer distinct features and functionalities. Here’s a breakdown to help you decide which one suits you best. What is Bitkey? Launched in December 2023, Bitkey is … Read further

How do I buy Bitcoin in South Africa?

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How to Buy Bitcoin in South Africa

Are you interested in buying Bitcoin in South Africa, but unsure where to start? You’re not alone. As the popularity of Bitcoin continues to grow, many South Africans are looking to purchase Bitcoin. Whether you’re a seasoned Bitcoin user or just starting out, we’ll show … Read further

what is coin control

Bitcoin Fees, Bitcoin Security, Privacy

What’s Coin Control?

As a seasoned Bitcoin enthusiast, I’ve come to appreciate the various tools and features that enhance the user experience and provide greater control over transactions. One such feature is Coin Control. I’m excited to share my personal knowledge and experience on the often-overlooked topic of … Read further

how child pays for parents works

Bitcoin, Bitcoin Wallet

What is Child-Pays-For-Parent (CPFP)?

As a seasoned user of Child-Pays-For-Parent (CPFP), I’m excited to share my knowledge and experience. In this article, I’ll delve into the world of CPFP, explaining what it is, how it works, its benefits, and more. I’ve encountered the occasional slow-moving transfer. Let’s face it, … Read further

can you mine bitcoin in africa

Bitcoin Fixes, Bitcoin Mining

Map of Bitcoin Mining in Africa

Bitcoin Miners in Africa The map below visualizes the landscape of Bitcoin mining across Africa. Click the marker icons to discover details about the companies involved. For a deeper dive, explore additional information about Bitcoin mining in Africa below the map.   What is Bitcoin … Read further

BlueWallet vs Electrum

Bitcoin Wallet

BlueWallet vs Electrum

Electrum and BlueWallet are Bitcoin-only wallets that are each made for distinct user preferences, experience, and requirements. While BlueWallet offers a desktop app for macOS and a mobile app for both iOS and Android, Electrum is available for desktops (Windows, Mac, Linux) but only for … Read further

Is xPub safe?

Bitcoin, Bitcoin Security

What is xPub?

Managing multiple addresses for a single Bitcoin wallet can be cumbersome. The Extended Public Key, or xPub for short, is a cryptographic key that simplifies this process while maintaining security. What is xPub used for? At its core, xPub acts as the master key for … Read further

Liquid network vs lightning network which is better

Bitcoin, Bitcoin Lightning

Liquid Network vs. Lightning Network

Bitcoin’s popularity has led to a challenge: slow transaction times and high fees. Two innovative solutions have emerged: Liquid Network and Lightning Network. Let’s break down their differences. What is Liquid Network? The Liquid Network, launched by Blockstream in 2018, serves as a sidechain for … Read further

Samourai vs wasabi review

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Samourai Wallet vs Wasabi Wallet

Wasabi Wallet and Samourai Wallet are both noncustodial, open-source Bitcoin wallets designed with a focus on privacy and security. They share common features such as CoinJoin, which anonymizes transactions, Tor integration, which masks users’ IP addresses, Taproot, and SegWit. Furthermore, both are Bitcoin only wallets. … Read further

best desktop crypto wallet

Bitcoin Wallet

Best Desktop Bitcoin Wallets

A desktop Bitcoin wallet is a software program installed on your computer that allows you to securely store, send, and receive Bitcoin. This means you can have a Bitcoin wallet on your computer and manage your digital assets directly from your desktop. How does a … Read further

best bitcoin only wallets

Bitcoin Wallet

Best Bitcoin Only Wallets

A Bitcoin wallet is a software program or hardware device that stores the private keys required to access and manage Bitcoin holdings securely. These private keys are used to sign transactions, allowing you to send and receive Bitcoin on the blockchain network. Wallets also typically … Read further

is taproot good for bitcoin

Bitcoin Wallet

What is a Taproot Address and Taproot Wallet?

What is a Taproot wallet? A Taproot wallet is a type of Bitcoin wallet that utilizes the Taproot protocol upgrade. Taproot represents a major upgrade to Bitcoin’s scripting capabilities, a significant step for Bitcoin since 2017’s SegWit. This upgrade brings several advantages, including enhanced privacy, … Read further

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