Top Ten Things You Can Buy with Bitcoin: Ways and Places to Spend Your Crypto

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Q: What can you buy with Bitcoin?

A: Everything

The race towards stress-free, productive and efficient everyday life is reaching an all-time high. Individuals are not the only ones digging around for methods to reduce the hassles involved in work and play; multinational corporations are also doing so. The Blockchain revolution came at just the right time with its many prospects, including the promise that ordinary people would be able to access services that are continents away without having to pay trolls and gatekeepers. Moreover, the currency of exchange would be finite, never bending to inflationary pressure, exchange rates, and every other factor that currently limits the traditional fiat system. But is this revolution relevant? Are the currencies that are emerging at every turn usable for everyday transactions? In other words, what can you buy with cryptocurrency?

Since the first recorded transaction of Bitcoin by pioneer Laszlo Hanyecz in 2010, the use of cryptocurrency to buy and sell has skyrocketed. In the same way, visionary individuals and organizations have set up trading platforms to keep the ball rolling. What this means is that the use of Bitcoin and its sister cryptocurrencies is doubling, tripling, quadrupling every day. The smartest companies, knowing this, are setting up online and offline platforms where you can use Bitcoin to buy almost anything, from groceries to online games, from computer parts to you-name-it.

So here are ten things you might be interested in buying with your bitcoin:

1. Food and drinks

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When Satoshi Nakamoto launched bitcoin, its detractors dismissed it as a gimmick with a short shelf life. One of the concerns centered around what you can buy with Bitcoin. As it turned out, you can buy food with it. Laszlo Hanyecz is the very first person who used Bitcoin to do something other than making predictions on colourful line graphs and regression blueprints. He spent 10,000 BTC to buy two pizzas from a Papa Johns in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 20th, 2010. Ever since then, pizzas have become a kind of symbol for the everyday stuff that can be purchased or retailed using Bitcoins.

Bitcoins are about as precious as gold at the moment, if not more. However, the advantage of Bitcoin is its borderless nature. This means that as long as a grocer accepts cryptocurrencies as payment, you would be able to eat and drink at any private or luxury restaurant anywhere in the world without having to change your money into the national currency. Let’s not forget that the coin is digitally transferrable, which means that a tap on your phone screen could easily get you the most exotic meal ever. Of course, if the nearest restaurant to you accepts them, this is just as well. Today, Papa Johns in Jacksonville is not the only store accepting Bitcoins; Lightning Network has a platform that receives your Bitcoin and 1agets your food to you.

If you happen to be in the right KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut or Subway branch and somehow left your wallet at home, you can use the wallet in your phone to pay for your meal with Bitcoin. Whole Foods and one or two other supermarket chains also let you buy groceries with Bitcoin.

2. Fashion (clothes and shoes)

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If Bitcoin cannot be used to purchase the oldest needs of human society, it might be pretty useless to a lot of people. But this is not the case. With a bit of Bitcoin and network connectivity, you could browse through rows and rows of clothes from the comfort of your bedroom, select your choices and pay for them. There are no limits to the kind of clothes you can buy, costly or budget, or the clothing brand. The biggest designers, from Chanel to Clavin Klein, and several others on that grade are investing in and accepting Bitcoins. Even thrift shops are not left out.

Again, the trick is to get clothing stores that accept cryptocurrencies. More and more business organisations are creating online platforms to facilitate the process. However, getting a gift card from the store you want to patronise is one of the easier methods to know whether it accepts Bitcoins or not.

Tip #1 How to Buy on Amazon with Bitcoin

No, Amazon does not directly accept Bitcoin but there is a convenient workaround—there's always a workaround.

All you have to do is find a crypto site like Purse.io or Fold that offers middleman services on Amazon. In a nutshell, they can order a product on your behalf while you reimburse them with the equivalent value, in Bitcoin. Some of them can sell you Amazon gift cards which you can then use to buy whatever you want on the eCommerce service.

3. Video games and electronics

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For geeks and other lovers of video games, this is one of the biggest selling points of the Blockchain revolution. Video game distributors and other stakeholders in the gaming industry have been using this opportunity rather well since 2016. Steam became even more popular that year when it became possible to buy Steam games with Bitcoin via its partners. Several other game merchants followed Steam's lead and jumped on the crypto wagon.

Now that all kinds of new devices, mobile phones and PCs, especially, are being optimised to provide exciting features and fantastic displays, BTC has allowed vendors to reach out to every corner of the world. There are even more platforms in this regard that help you buy video games directly from developers and retailers. Joltfun, Bitrefill, Keeps4Coins, Green Man Gaming, and several others are there to help you buy from Steam, Xbox, Nintendo, Rockstar Social Club, and even Google Play. Of course, you can buy directly from the big boys, like Xbox and Playstation Network, and not have to rely on these middleman platforms.

Not only can you use crypto to purchase exciting new titles from game distributors, you can buy electronics with bitcoin, including the consoles and computers the games are played on. You don't have to take our word for it. Find your way to Newegg and some other retail stores and you'll be able to pay for pretty much anything you fancy with bitcoin.

If you're looking for where to buy computer parts with Bitcoin, Newegg has got you covered as well.

Tip #2 Buying Bitcoin on eBay

If you're swimming in eBay gift cards, you can use a service like Paxful to convert them to Bitcoin, Tether (USDT) or Ethereum (ETH).

However, the transaction will not take place on eBay since the site doesn't deal directly with crypto. Simply go to the site of the crypto service and trade in your verified eBay gift card for the desired virtual currency.

There will be several offers listed by different vendors and it's up to you to choose the one with the best rates.

This is exactly the same method you can use to buy Bitcoin with razer gold gift cards on supported websites.

4. VPN

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Identity and privacy are a big deal now. Many Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers have joined the crypto wagon long ago, which means that you can protect your identity with a bit of Bitcoin. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that drove most people indoors last year, more VPN providers have joined the train and now accept Bitcoins. These include ExpressVPN, ProtonVPN, NordVPN, SurfShark, CyberGhost VPN, IPVanish, PIA, and many others.

One of the advantages of buying a VPN with Bitcoin is that you can easily evaluate the pricing and services available upon purchase. A single BTC, after all, is a single BTC when transacting with ExpressVPN or ProtonVPN.

5. Websites and web services

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For a currency that is digital in its entirety, it would be a bit odd if it could not be used to buy websites and cloud-based services. Whether you are interested in a temporary cloud membership, or just want to build some features on your own website and require add-ons that are on sale, finding web hosting that accepts bitcoin is an easy task. MEGA, one of the biggest cloud-storage services, accepts Bitcoin, and so do others like the Wikimedia Foundation (the establishment behind Wikipedia). So you can buy several gigabytes of cloud-based storage or a domain name, a private server or anything along those lines with BTC.

You can evaluate the terms and pricing of each web hosting or cloud service provider and reward the one that offers you the best value with some of your satoshis (Bitcoin fractions) in exchange for a monthly, weekly or annual plan.

6. Tickets

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Airline tickets, train tickets, tickets to go out on the sea, tickets for a show in the neighbourhood or the other end of the world, you name them. This is one of the areas where cryptocurrencies, as coins that do not recognise any kind of barriers and borders, come into their own. As more airline companies are finding out, some people prefer to have their wealth with them as they go, and so they have started to create online exchange platforms that not only accept your Bitcoin but also give you some in exchange for fiat currency.

Some of the airlines that accept Bitcoin are Virgin Galactic, CheapAir, Destinia, aitBaltic, Peach Aviation, Abitsky, LOT Polish Airlines, and several others. On their websites are options to pay in BTC, so the entire process is smooth and stress-free.

7. Cars

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We have to thank Elon Musk for popularizing the idea of buying cars with BTC. Tesla made a big deal of selling out its cars in exchange for Bitcoins. That is, before Musk pulled out with an excuse.

Others have followed, naturally, which means that there is an entire industry of supercars waiting to be purchased with Bitcoins. Maybe you want something that is neither sleek nor likely to sink your entire savings in one transaction. No worries. There are brands and car dealerships that accept Bitcoin as payment, some of which sell only second-hand vehicles. So, if one of your crypto tokens has mooned enough to support your thirst for a Lambo, Bugatti, Porsche or a similar supercar brand to cruise around in, you can reach out to dealerships like BitCars, AutoCoinCars and others that wheel and deal in cryptocurrencies.

Note that the majority of car dealerships will only take Bitcoin if you are willing to make the transaction in the cryptocurrency. This means that you wouldn’t be able to buy the cars you want at such shops if you are not willing to pay only BTC for it.

8. Real estate

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One of the selling points of Bitcoin at the moment is the prospect of long-term investment. Because people are still getting onto the cryptocurrency train, there is a tendency for the value to jump sky-high and plunge to the ground. A good example is the May situation when the value of a single Bitcoin fell below $30,000. Considering that the coin was worth about $64,863 a few weeks prior, this was scary. However, it was also an avenue to invest in a sector that is difficult to enlist in: Real Estate.

As the most profitable aspect of Real Estate is in its long-term investment factor, it is a perfect fit for Bitcoins. This is why realtor agencies like Bithome, WeWork, SafeWire, Republic, etc. are becoming increasingly popular. You can take advantage of this and buy properties with Bitcoin especially considering the hassles required when you want to pay with fiat money.

9. Gold

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Gold has always been somewhat elusive. It is currently the most precious metal in the world as the gold market is worth about 11 trillion. This is one of the reasons some people take a binary approach to gold and bitcoins. For them, it is not to be or not to be. Why not just buy gold with Bitcoin and have both?

Almost anything can be purchased with Bitcoin today, and the world’s most precious metal is not exempted. If the fluctuation of Bitcoin prices scares you, you might as well buy gold which is considered by many to be stable and more secure. Platforms like European Mint and Bitgild are well-known for their interests in playing the merchant so you can exchange gold bars for Bitcoins and vice-versa at a reasonable rate.

10. Cryptocurrency

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Naturally, you can use Bitcoin to buy other cryptocurrencies. Without question, this is the most popular way for people to acquire other digital tokens. This exchange is currently a mine because different crypto coins have varying exchange rates relative to BTC. If you think that a new coin that is currently worth 0.00001 percent of a penny is likely to significantly appreciate over time, you could buy a bunch of units with your Bitcoin. This is how Ethereum came into the picture and it is currently on the top shelf of cryptocurrencies. So yes, other currencies are a go.

With the price of BTC so high and most analysts projecting even higher gains in the future, it might not look very appealing to hold only BTC if you're a retail investor. Using your BTC to pivot into altcoins with strong base fundamentals and real-world use cases might just be your ticket to financial freedom. And this is perhaps the easiest thing to do with bitcoin: simply go to an exchange or DEX and buy (or swap) your BTC with the equivalent value of an altcoin you fancy.

Tip #3 How to Exchange Crypto

Exchanging one digital currency for another is pretty easy as long as you're aware of a few ground rules.

You can exchange your crypto on a centralized or decentralized exchange for another one by buying its trading pair. For example, if you hold BTC and wish to buy some Doge, you can do so by going to the Doge/BTC pair on the exchange and selling or swapping some of your bitcoin to acquire the equivalent value in Dogecoin. 

BONUS: Pets

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Animal meme-rs know doge as a particularly cute breed of the Shiba Inu dog that reached iconic status in the meme community. Crypto lovers know it as the code for Dogecoin, which briefly reached a market cap north of $81 billion on the back of an Elon Musk-inspired pump.

The success of Doge naturally gave rise to a plenty of coins with animal-inspired names and themes. With cats and dogs and their relatives in the animal kingdom playing such important roles in cryptocurrency's modern history, it's only fair to be able to spend some of the coins on animal supply. Stores like Bitshopping provide access to a whole host of pet supplies including but not limited to toys, food, and grooming tools. You just need to select your items, checkout, and then pay in crypto. Some sites out there even let you purchase pets with Bitcoin.

Tip #4 What Is the Smallest Amount of Bitcoin I Can Buy?

0.00000001 BTC or 100 million satoshis is the smallest unit of Bitcoin. In theory, this is the smallest amount of bitcoin that can be held.

In practice, the minimum amount of bitcoin you can buy depends on where you're buying it from. Each exchange has its own terms and conditions. Some can let you buy as low as 0.000001 BTC while others won't let you buy anything less than 0.0001 BTC.

BUY CRYPTO?

Are you a newbie to the Blockchain age and have no idea how to get bitcoin? It is relatively easy. There are estimated to be around 10,000 different crypto coins at the moment, some of which are raising money through initial coin offerings (ICOs). This is the easiest way to get crypto coins. Of course, it usually takes a while before a new coin gets you anywhere or anything. Therefore, if you are interested in cryptocurrencies enough to spend some money, you can directly buy established coins from many vendors and wallet providers. Not only can you buy bitcoin for long-term keeping, you can buy things with Bitcoin as well.

Knowing the different rates that these exchange companies charge per unit of Bitcoin is important. Google is your friend, so make sure to determine that you are getting the best rate from a reliable source. Of course, if you have a wallet, that resolves the issue, so you can buy airline tickets, video games, cars, or more crypto coins if you want. There is definitely a store accepting Bitcoin. You only need to search them out.

All in all, having Bitcoin is a gateway to endless possibilities. As more and more people and organizations get interested and involved with elements of the Blockchain revolution, especially crypto assets and currencies, the window of opportunity can only get wider and wider. Naturally, there are still a few limits to the wide usage of Bitcoins, especially since some companies are still hesitating. Nevertheless, the basics and luxuries of life are available for purchase by Bitcoin, you only need to know where these providers are.

So, if anyone were to ask you the question, "What can I buy with Bitcoin?", you can helpfully point them in the direction of this article.

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Kyrrex: Still Transparent, Still Trustworthy

We know that a global economy driven by better models of financial management is possible. We also know that harnessing the power of blockchain technology creates endless possibilities for individual investment, dynamic control of finances, and much more.

In light of recent events, trust in crypto and the limitless opportunities it offers might seem more distant than ever. As serious stakeholders, we want to use this opportunity to reach out to our loyal customers and the general public and assure them that Kyrrex remains unaffected while standing strong as ever.

The FTX Issue

To summarize the problem, FTX mishandled investor funds by using user deposits to make investments of their own. FTX did not inform users before proceeding on this course of action. The funds were used without client consent, meaning that FTX’s ‘side’ investments were unauthorized and therefore illegal.

Gaps and Leakages in the Crypto Industry

The recent spate of crypto setbacks reveal a number of gaps and leakages in decentralized finance. The biggest of these gaps is supervision: what guarantee can you, a crypto trader and investor, have that your preferred trading platform will not mishandle your funds?

In the decentralized market, you have a firmer grasp of your crypto assets and greater freedom to trade and invest without someone looking over your shoulder every time. But this comes with the risk of losing all your money if you entrust it to unsupervised third parties.

Solution with Kyrrex: Crypto-Fiat Banking

Crypto exchange platforms provide you a stage to trade and manage your crypto assets. But who/what keeps an eye on these platforms? Without strict oversight by a powerful body, you're essentially giving your money to an exchange do with as they wish.

Where there is no regulation, there is likely to be mismanagement and exploitation. Even if you can wager your life that an exchange platform is honest and will not mishandle your money, you have to admit that having the platform accountable to a higher authority increases your trust in it.

Turning to a centralized exchange like Kyrrex offers you the rewards of crypto without its major risk.

We believe that it is only when the crypto market is reasonably regulated that the crypto industry can flourish. Then, you will no longer have to deal with rugpull projects, fake developers selling you imaginary bridges in imaginary clouds, or situations like FTX that inevitably cause you to lose trust in every crypto exchange platform.

Kyrrex is Still Trustworthy

Kyrrex, as you know, is the first crypto-fiat bank. The same way we pride ourselves in being the first global bank, we pride ourselves in playing by the rules. There are several governmental and government-backed institutions that oversee our operations, and so we are licensed to operate in good faith. All of this is so that you can rest easy and continue to trust us.

We would like to place on record that Kyrrex Exchange has no dealing with FTX and its FTT token. Our exposure to FTX is zero. The exposure of our customers' funds to FTX is zero.

Here are a handful of reasons you should continue to trust Kyrrex as your crypto and fiat asset partner:

1- Kyrrex has the highest level of operational license in the crypto industry

Kyrrex operates under the Class 4 virtual Finance asset (VFA) License from the Malta Financial service authority (MFA). We obtained this license in November 2021, reinforcing our intentions to comply with every legal requirement and audit condition.

This class of license comes with implicit confidence by the regulatory authority in the licensee. It means that Kyrrex has been thoroughly scrutinized and found to comply with all regulatory rules regarding user deposits and operation models. It means that you can trust us to keep your money safe and secure because Big Brother is watching all our moves.

2- Kyrrex stores and backs your tokens with tangible assets like the dollar

As a crypto-fiat bank, Kyrrex allows you to use crypto tokens as easily as you use fiat currency. So, with Kyrrex you will be able exchange fiat currencies against digital assets and vice versa. This is because your tokens are safely stored and backed with valuable assets.

3- Kyrrex relies on its organic growth model for profitability rather than investors’ funds

At Kyrrex, we promote and use an organic growth model. This means that apart from the charges that our clients are aware of, we don’t touch their deposits or funds. This is another reason we have regulators overseeing our operations. They keep us on our toes and make sure our operations are always prudent and compliant with all legal provisions.

4- Kyrrex has a straightforward user withdrawal protocol

Kyrrex has always favored an uncomplicated and user-friendly operating protocol. Our withdrawal system is like this also. So, our clients do not need to read and sign thousands of pages of T&A before they can withdraw their funds from Kyrrex. Everything is clear and transparent. Your funds are your funds and you can withdraw them at anytime.

5- Kyrrex is not exposed to FTX, Alameda, or any institution implicated in the current FTX fiasco

Kyrrex is not exposed to FTX, Alameda Research, or any other crypto-related institution that has been implicated in the recent mess. So you can trust us unreservedly, we only build relationships with time-tested, reliable, and/or regulated exchanges.

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Ways to Protect Your Privacy in Crypto

The crypto-verse has moved from the first stage of foundation-building and establishment. Virtually every developed and developing nation in the world today has a share in the global crypto pie. As a result, the current crypto era is all about innovation and the adaptation of blockchain solutions to a variety of old and new problems. But, the crypto industry has to overcome some of the present hurdles first, including the rise in regulations and the relegation of user privacy.

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The crypto industry has an odd relationship with privacy issues. On the one hand, due to the public verifiability of transactions, the movement of money is easily traceable. On the other hand, privacy and confidentiality are core pillars of the crypto-verse. The system is thus balanced since it offers users a variety of ways to maintain their privacy. However, now that more governments are taking more active steps towards streamlining the crypto industry in a way that they can manage, the balance of security and privacy in the system is no longer reliable.

So, to ensure that your crypto assets, investments, and activities are private, here are 5 things you can do.

1- Use Multiple Addresses and Wallets to Receive Payments

The way blockchains operate, anyone who knows your address on the blockchain has automatic access to information that is supposed to be private. Say you want to pay a customer in crypto and exchange addresses. This customer can use any number of tools, including a block explorer, to check your transaction history and find out the size of your crypto pocket.

One of the easiest ways to get out of this situation is to use a new address every time you have to engage in crypto transactions with someone. This helps you spread your activity and asset tracks across a wide range of wallets and addresses. When people look up the address you gave them for a transaction, they will not be able to find out the size of your crypto assets or even the entirety of your transaction history.

You can also be a bit more systematic by using several different wallets at the same time. With each wallet holding a certain amount of your investments and transaction history, you will be able to hide the majority of your crypto activities. This is another reason prominent crypto enthusiasts have accounts with multiple crypto exchange platforms. Each of these platforms serves as a separate bank, so to say, where they can create multiple wallets and use crypto addresses that help them shield their assets and activities from scrutinizing minds.

2- Use Crypto Platforms that Value and Prioritize Privacy

It is a fact that all crypto platforms, decentralized or centralized, are supposed to prioritize user privacy and security. This is because privacy and security are core components of the crypto-verse, ensuring that blockchains are not perpetually vulnerable to malicious break-ins. However, even though crypto exchange platforms are supposed to be user-centric and therefore give precedence to user security and privacy, this is not often the case.

To be fair, crypto platforms cope with many challenges. They have to ensure efficient transactions, deal with verification problems, maintain liquidity pools, and monitor the flow of tokens per time. Even though automated systems are employed for these functions, these systems are not omnipotent. Therefore, the crypto-verse is made up of many crypto platforms that are biased towards one or two of the foundational components of blockchain technology.

So, very few crypto platforms can effectively handle multiple components at the same time and therefore promote all the advantages of using crypto instead of the old system. You should be on the lookout for these innovative platforms because they use novel methods to prioritize user security and privacy.

One such crypto platform is Kyrrex, the innovative digital bank for all things crypto. The platform prioritizes several core crypto components, including security and privacy, transaction speed, trading ease, wide-range online integration, and user access to support. It uses hybrid cryptographic encryption methods to ensure that user data is hidden behind multiple layers of database security.

So, instead of using platforms that promote anonymous crypto trade or those that say nothing about the privacy and confidentiality of user data, use platforms that value and promote the safety of user assets. This choice covers you from virtually every danger of privacy violation, leaving your crypto exchange platform to worry about privacy and security concerns.

3- Use Crypto Privacy Tools

From the way crypto critics talk about the porosity of blockchain ledgers and transactions, you would think that every exchange ends up with one side more vulnerable to the assault of hackers than before the transaction. In truth, security and privacy are fundamental components of the crypto-verse, so every platform regards these components highly. (Only that some platforms, as we have shown, are more particular about them than others.) Therefore, there are privacy tools specially designed to promote the confidentiality of crypto users. Examples of such tools are zero-knowledge proofs, mixers, and ring signatures.

Consider zero-knowledge proofs. These are handy privacy tools because they are straightforward in their function. These proofs enable a user to confirm that they validated a particular crypto transaction and do so without having to provide their public keys to be believed. Ordinarily, publishing your wallet address is the traditional method of verifying transaction claims. However, with zero-knowledge proofs, you don’t have to give away your public address.

Zero-knowledge proofs are a derivative of zero-knowledge encryption, a system that ensures that a user’s access codes are only known to the user and no one else. So far, this system has been adopted in crypto security with the proofs. However, efforts are being made to fully adapt them such that they can become core features on every crypto exchange platform and service. That way, blockchain ledgers can remain transparent at the same time that users can shield their crypto activities and assets from other users and platforms.

Mixers and ring signatures serve similar functions in using both simple and complex methods to hide details of user transactions. Mixers, especially, require a third party whose database becomes the exchange point between crypto users. Therefore, transactions will be traced to the third party instead of the engaging crypto user.

All these tools are useful for protecting user crypto assets, activity, and privacy. Many crypto exchange platforms use them in one way or another. Therefore, you can rely on them as well.

4- Use Reliable VPN

VPNs have become one of the most convenient and valuable features for digital privacy and security. The best selling point of these services is that they can hide your online footprints, especially your IP address, from web trackers, governments, and even some crypto platforms. Therefore, using VPNs whenever you trade in crypto is one of the surest ways to preserve your privacy.

Every knowledgeable crypto user knows that some crypto platforms log users’ IP addresses to increase the efficiency of their services. The problem with this is that whenever hackers gain access to these platforms, they can make away with this information. Once this happens, you can expect clever hackers to try to make as much profit from their theft, including tracing your crypto transactions and finding out ways to defraud you eventually. When you use a good VPN that prevents any platform from logging your IP address, you remove yourself from this narrative of hackers and possible fraud.

One thing to keep in mind is that all VPNs are not the same. To use George Orwell’s words, all VPNs offer privacy values, but some VPNs offer more privacy values than others. You can be sure that premium VPNs (those whose services you have to pay to use) are generally more secure and reliable than free VPNs. So, to be safe, never use a free VPN with your crypto transactions.

5- Use Social Media with Crypto Addresses and Engagements with Care

The easiest way to lose your privacy and be flushed out of your crypto anonymity bubble is to engage social media with your crypto activities. Social media space is virtual, yes, but it is also all-reaching. With many online platforms integrated, every internet user is a flashing point that can be identified on the web. So, when you publish aspects of your crypto activities on social media, you are essentially throwing out pieces of meat and waiting for wolves to trace them back to you.

Granted, there is no reason a rational crypto user would want to have their crypto activities and assets exposed to the world. We all value our privacy, especially as it has to do with financial assets. But it is also very easy to accidentally compromise this privacy on social media.

Say, a celebrity asks their followers to drop their wallet addresses online so they (said celebrity) can give them (the followers) crypto for free. Once these addresses are posted online, they are almost certainly forever ‘inscribed’ on the walls of that social media platform. Any Tom, Dick, and Harry can follow these crypto addresses back to the user, look into their history, and think up ways to take advantage of them.

So, pay extra attention to how you post your stuff on social media. Keep in mind that it is difficult to erase online posts and that there is no steel-solid guarantee that hackers will not break into your social media accounts, even if temporarily. Therefore, endeavor to keep from posting your public and private keys online, whether in private chats or public posts.

So, to conclude, user privacy is very important to the crypto-verse. The appeal of the blockchain revolution is that it grants users more freedom over their assets and financial choices. However, once user privacy is compromised, this freedom counts for nothing. Therefore, the suggestions submitted in this article are simple but effective in safeguarding your place and future in the crypto-verse.

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Crypto Bubbles and the Prospects of Cryptocurrency

Like any enterprise with brokers and actors, the crypto market goes through phases of highs and lows. Even though these phases are diametrically opposite, they each have their pros and perks. For the sensitive crypto trader, the best phase turns into a bubble inside which they can make a lot of money and secure assets that will bring even more money later.

So, what is a crypto bubble and what implications does it have on the prospects of crypto trading and investments in the years to come?

Crypto Bubbles at a Glance

Crypto bubbles are periods during which the prices of crypto tokens are at a radically different height than normal. Specifically, crypto tokens or assets sell for higher than they should, thereby allowing their holders to make money within a short while. Thus, the shorter the window of opportunity, the more profit crypto traders typically make, and vice versa.

Crypto bubbles develop from the interplay of numerous social and economic components, for example, the demand for a particular token or the projected prospects of a particular asset. Each of these components can be traced back to an expectation that develops as a response to a situation. The result is a crypto bubble where the price of a crypto asset usually quickly rises above its actual value and forms the basis for a crypto trader’s profiteering.

Generally speaking, crypto bubbles arise from a number of situations. These include:

  • The price of a crypto asset suddenly nearing all-time-high levels and resulting in high expectations regarding its prospects;
  • The high expectations of crypto actors and agents further stimulating the crypto asset, thereby causing even more rise in price.

So, the more crypto actors (traders and investors) are attracted by the upward price trend of the crypto asset, the higher the price will go. Eventually, the asset will be priced for much higher than it is worth, in which case its holders can enjoy significant profits trading it.

What Crypto Bubbles are Not

Crypto bubbles are not periods of fluctuating prices of crypto assets. As a rule, price volatility is a fundamental characteristic of cryptos. So, when the price of a crypto asset A rises to a new all-time-high and then falls to a new all-time-low within a short period, that is not a crypto bubble.

Also, crypto bubbles do not have a specific time limit. This often makes it difficult to recognize them immediately. So, if you notice that the price of a crypto token has been rising by 5 units every 10 minutes for 4 hours only to dip, you can be sure that that is not a crypto bubble.

Lastly, even though crypto bubbles are seemingly random, they can usually be explained. As noted earlier, these bubbles can be traced to actual (that is, real-life) social and economic conditions, factors, or dynamics. So, if nobody can make sense of why the price of a crypto asset is rising, it is highly possible that it is not a crypto bubble.

Uncertainty and Unpredictability as the Roots of Crypto Bubbles

The crypto industry has been experiencing a lot of downtime recently. Although some critics insist that this is proof that the industry is falling out of favor with market forces, we know that this is not the case. First, there is a global economic crisis and it is affecting crypto. Second, the ups and downs of the value of many popular cryptos could bring about positive trends in the long run.

From what we know of crypto bubbles, it is the scarcity of information regarding when it starts that makes it a profitable period for crypto traders. If every trader on the block has their eyes on an asset about to spark off a crypto bubble, the bubble will burst in no time. This is one of the reasons unpredictability can be a plus for smart crypto traders since it typically shrouds bubbles from public view until it can no longer do so.

So, if you want to take advantage of a crypto bubble, you could do the following:

  1. Observe a popular crypto asset that has noticeably dipped in value.
  2. Research the viability of its returning to the peak within a particular period.
  3. Watch out for social and economic events that could spark renewed investor interest in the asset.
  4. Plug in to the bubble and wait for it to form.

This is not the be-all and end-all of what it takes to seize the initiative and make early and long-lasting profit from crypto bubbles. But it works and helps you see beyond the shroud of uncertainty and unpredictability. An easier way is to keep track of assets with rising prices and wait for said prices to rise above the norm and stay there for a while.

The Prospects of Cryptocurrency

Prospects of Cryptocurrency

Crypto analysts will never get tired of speculating what great changes the crypto industry will introduce to the world of finance and business management. In reality, we know that the changes will certainly be multidimensional, so it will help you to know what crypto can and cannot do.

Crypto came to the rescue of Ukraine when it was invaded by Russia. That demonstrated that it could revolutionize national finance and tip international borders. Furthermore, it was one of the most convincing proofs that crypto was the future of decentralized finance, whether within the context of national sustainable growth and development or on an individual level.

There are great expectations for the crypto industry. The setups of business organizations will certainly be transformed with the global-scale implementation of smart contracts. New technologies and technological innovations will have to be developed to accommodate the rapidly growing system of blockchain operations and management. Retrieval systems will change, and so will the way the internet interacts with the flow of information. We are already seeing this with Web 3.0.

On an individual level, you will be able to better manage your resources, especially your finances. The extent to which big businesses can access and use your information will also change. So, the future of cryptocurrency is looking genuinely bright and beautiful.

Of course, there are dangers and risks to this future. In the absence of some regulatory standards, the system can be abused to take advantage of people and swindle them. So, while you can place your trust on the crypto system, some of its actors are bad news.

Thankfully, there are reliable centralized crypto platforms around. Some of these, like Kyrrex, are radically innovative as one-stop crypto-fiat banks. You can trust these ones while enjoying the occasional crypto bubble and anticipating the goodies of the imminent crypto future.