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Top 5 potential warning signs of a rugpull

Top 5 potential warning signs of a rugpull

23 September 2021

AltCoinTrader is South Africa’s most secure cryptocurrency trading platform. Whilst traders can trade with peace of mind on AltCoinTrader, it is important that they are safe on other platforms as well. When trading in the DeFi space, be sure to lookout for certain signs that a project may rugpull its users. Here are the top 5 potential warning signs of a rugpull.

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How to identify trendlines on AltCoinTrader

How to identify trendlines on AltCoinTrader

15 September 2021

A trend is defined as the direction the market is going in. The market can either be in an uptrend, downtrend or sideways trend. Did you know you can identify trendlines on AltCoinTrader to help increase profits?

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How to create and sell your own NFTs

How to create and sell your own NFTs

8 September 2021

As word spreads about Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), more artists have come on board to sell their digital art on the blockchain. Today we discuss how to create and sell your own NFTs with the help of AltCoinTrader.

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Ripple proposes Smart Contracts for XRPL

Ripple proposes Smart Contracts for XRPL

1 September 2021

Whilst Ripple is battling the SEC in court, there is a lot going on behind the scenes. XRP Ledger (XRPL) is planning to enable smart contracts on the Ledger. XRP is currently trading at R17 on AltCoinTrader and analysts expect the token to moon with the introduction of smart contracts on XRPL.

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How to arbitrage on the Polygon network

How to arbitrage on the Polygon network

25 August 2021

Arbitrage is a simple way to make money with cryptocurrencies. All you have to do is transfer, buy and sell cryptocurrencies on different exchanges. Now you can make money with arbitrage on AltCoinTrader and the Polygon network. Let us show you how easy it is.

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Get ready for Cardano Alonzo Mainnet launch

Get ready for Cardano Alonzo Mainnet launch

18 August 2021

The countdown to the Cardano Alonzo Mainnet launch has started. Cardano is one of the hottest crypto projects at the moment and expectations are high for the upcoming mainnet launch. Alonzo which is set for 12 September, will bring smart contracts to the network.

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What the Ethereum London hard fork means for Ether

What the Ethereum London hard fork means for Ether

12 August 2021

Ethereum’s London hard fork, that took place on 5 August 2021 introduced a less volatile and more predictable transaction fee calculation. This is a major improvement for the Ethereum network as it implements coin burning and makes Ethereum a deflationary asset.

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Social Tokens: The Next Big Thing

Social Tokens: The Next Big Thing

4 August 2021

Investors are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing in the crypto industry. In comes Social Tokens, the currency of the NFT communities. Today, we take a closer look at what Social Tokens are and why they could be the next big thing.

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Flare’s Songbird promises another airdrop to XRP holders

Flare’s Songbird promises another airdrop to XRP holders

28 July 2021

XRP holders who participated in the Flare Network snapshot in December 2020, will be eligible to receive a second airdrop soon. Flare Networks recently announced the Songbird (SGB) airdrop that goes hand-in-hand with the release of the Songbird network.

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Will Facebook partner with Polkadot?

Will Facebook partner with Polkadot?

23 July 2021

The crypto community has been buzzing this week with news that Facebook could be partnering with Polkadot on Facebook Diem. To be specific, Pontem partnered with Polkadot node provider to finalize experimental test network for Diem. We break the news down to get a better understanding of how this experimental test network will be constructed and what it means for the crypto industry.

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Shiba Inu launches DEX

Shiba Inu launches DEX

15 July 2021

Shiba Inu Coin is enjoying the spotlight once again as the project launched its very own decentralized exchange (DEX). Shiba Inu Coin has been hot news since Elon Musk tweeted about his very own Shiba Inu dog. Thanks to Twitter and the tech behind the coin, Shiba Inu Coin has been dubbed as the “Dogecoin-killer”. With the launch of its own DEX, Shiba Inu Coin is going places.

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Is Polygon (MATIC) the best DeFi project?

Is Polygon (MATIC) the best DeFi project?

7 July 2021

Many DeFi users are looking for an escape route from high gas fees. This is where Polygon comes in. The layer 2 project is aimed at solving Ethereum’s scalability problem. It seems that the project is succeeding in its mission as Polygon’s token MATIC has rocketed by more than 5776% in the last year. Today we discuss if Polygon (MATIC) is the best DeFi project currently on the market.

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Is the 2021 Bitcoin Bull Run over?

Is the 2021 Bitcoin Bull Run over?

1 July 2021

Recent plunges in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been frightening to say the least. Bitcoin is down 41% from its all-time high of $63 000 and Ether is down by half from its all-time high of $4 220. Many traders are asking: “Is the 2021 Bitcoin Bull Run over? Should I sell my Bitcoin?”

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Bitcoin death cross explained

Bitcoin death cross explained

23 June 2021

The Bitcoin price has shown volatility in 2021. After hitting a new all-time high of $65 000, the price came tumbling down to below $30 000. Whilst some are patiently waiting for the market to recover, others are fearing a “death cross” price formation. Today we take a look at what is a death cross and what it means for Bitcoin.

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How to make money when the crypto market is correcting

How to make money when the crypto market is correcting

9 June 2021

2021 has been a rollercoaster for the cryptocurrency market. Price explosions were followed by sudden dips that caused panic selling. The truth is that volatility is a common aspect of the crypto market. This makes it harder for traders to make money. However, clever traders know there are a few ways to make money when the crypto market is correcting.

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Why cryptocurrency volatility is not a bad thing

Why cryptocurrency volatility is not a bad thing

3 June 2021

The crypto market is known for its volatility. For those who are unfamiliar with the market’s extreme volatility, it can be a rough ride. In order to understand why cryptocurrencies are volatile, we have to take a look at the factors surrounding the market. What causes market volatility and is it really such a bad thing?

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AltCoinTrader lists Binance Coin

AltCoinTrader lists Binance Coin

26 May 2021

Binance Coin (BNB) has been one of the best performing cryptocurrencies of the year. BNB started the year at a mere $37 and recently set a new record of $620. That is a massive increase of 1 545%! Today we take a closer look at BNB and why AltCoinTrader, South Africa’s favourite cryptocurrency exchange, will be listing BNB shortly.

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Make way Dogecoin, Shiba Inu Coin is here

Make way Dogecoin, Shiba Inu Coin is here

20 May 2021

Make way Dogecoin, there’s a new dog in town. Shiba Inu Coin, the relatively new cryptocurrency has seen rapid growth over the past weeks. AltCoinTrader will be listing the Shiba Inu Coin on the exchange this month and give 40 000 free Shiba Inu Tokens to every active client. First, let’s take a closer look at Shiba Inu Coin and why it is called the “Dogecoin-killer”.

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Anticipating the Polkadot parachain slot auctions

Anticipating the Polkadot parachain slot auctions

12 May 2021

The alt market is booming! The price of Polkadot has gone up by 12.3% over the past 14 days and industry experts are expecting a lot more from the coin. The next big milestone that is due on the Polkadot roadmap, is the parachain slot auctions. Today we look at the latest developments and how it can affect the price of Polkadot.

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Can DOGE reach $1?

Can DOGE reach $1?

5 May 2021

In 2021, the price of Doge Coin has grown more than 72 times and continues to set new all-time highs. With Elon Musk punting the coin on social media and mass adoption, this is definitely the year for Doge! But is there more to Doge than Elon Musk and will it be enough to see Doge reach $1?

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Buy a Ferrari in South Africa with Bitcoin

Buy a Ferrari in South Africa with Bitcoin

21 April 2021

For the first time in history, South African crypto investors can buy a Ferrari with cryptocurrencies. Thanks to a partnership with Sandton-based luxury car dealership, Ferris Cars and AltCoinTrader, you can now buy a Ferrari with Bitcoin, USDT and xZAR.

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What does the future hold for Ripple?

What does the future hold for Ripple?

15 April 2021

Ripple didn’t have a great start to the year. Regardless, the price of XRP is climbing every day amidst a lawsuit by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). The cryptocurrency market is on fire and it seems that investors are not letting go of XRP yet. Today we take a look at the SEC lawsuit and what the future holds for Ripple.

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How to trade with Altcoin Hype Cycles

How to trade with Altcoin Hype Cycles

7 April 2021

Do you wish there was a way of knowing when to trade with Bitcoin and when to trade with altcoins? The crypto market moves in cycles. When Bitcoin is up, typically the alts would go down and vice versa. The best way to benefit from a Bitcoin and altcoin price surge is to trade with Altcoin Hype Cycles.

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Cardano coming to Africa

Cardano coming to Africa

1 April 2021

Across Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa, there is an increased interest in blockchain technology. Blockchain technology has become a key component in improving the state of many industries and government functions in Africa. Cardano is concentrating on Africa to run decentralized applications (dApps) on its blockchain, “to turn the tide for Africa”.

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Building bridges with Polkadot

Building bridges with Polkadot

24 March 2021

Many blockchains exist in isolation which can cause bottlenecks and increased transaction fees. Polkadot is a blockchain protocol that connects various blockchains to streamline communication, transactions and network upgrades. This week we take a closer look at Polkadot and why it is looking to be one of the top coins for 2021.

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How NFTs and Digital Art are fuelling Ethereum

How NFTs and Digital Art are fuelling Ethereum

17 March 2021

An NFT of a piece of art by digital artist Beeple recently sold for $69 million at Christie’s. Beeple was immediately positioned “among the top three most valuable living artists” as the artwork was sold at a record amount for a new art form involving NFTs. Needless to say, this is big news for the crypto space and in particular Ethereum. Today we discuss how NFTs and Digital Art are fuelling Ethereum.

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Signs that Bitcoin is turning bearish

Signs that Bitcoin is turning bearish

10 March 2021

Getting caught in a trade where you may have bought Bitcoin a bit high, only to see the price go down, can be nerve wrecking. Today we discuss various ways you can protect your funds from a major Bitcoin correction and FOMO. Here are a few signs that Bitcoin is turning bearish.

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All eyes on Litecoin

All eyes on Litecoin

3 March 2021

All eyes are on Litecoin in March as it is gearing up for the launch of the MimbleWimble privacy upgrade. Today we look at Litecoin and why March is said to be explosive for the top 10 cryptocurrency.

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A guide to Liquidity Pooling

A guide to Liquidity Pooling

24 February 2021

A driving force behind the success of the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) sector is liquidity pooling. To date the DeFi sector continues to disrupt the financial sector by offering decentralized financing. Daily trading volume on DeFi markets is well over $15 billion and boasts with a market cap of more than $60 billion. However, none of this would have been possible if it was not for liquidity pooling. So, what is liquidity pooling and why is it important?

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Why Chainlink is ready to explode in 2021

Why Chainlink is ready to explode in 2021

17 February 2021

A great number of coins have already surpassed previous all-time highs. This is an exciting time to be in the crypto space. Now it’s time to do your own research and invest in projects that are most likely to give you a 10x return on your investment. One of the top picks for 2021 is Chainlink. Today we discuss why Chainlink is ready to explode in 2021.

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Watch out for the latest crypto scams

Watch out for the latest crypto scams

12 February 2021

As the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies rise, so too do the number of scams doing the round. It is unfortunate when new traders end up losing valuable coins to shady ventures. At AltCoinTrader, we take scams that could negatively affect our clients very seriously. It has recently come to our attention that scammers are using the AltCoinTrader platform to profit from their scheme. Traders are urged to watch out for the latest crypto scams.

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How much BTC do you need to buy a Tesla?

How much BTC do you need to buy a Tesla?

10 February 2021

News that Tesla bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin this week, sent prices soaring. What’s more is you can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin. So how much BTC do you need to buy a Tesla?

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Cardano gunning for Ethereum in March

Cardano gunning for Ethereum in March

4 February 2021

Following the successful rollout of Shelley on the Cardano network, many are looking to the much-anticipated release of the Goguen mainnet launch in March 2021. Goguen is regarded as the final hurdle before Cardano can challenge Ethereum’s decentralized applications. Another reason to get excited about Cardano is that they will also be issuing a stablecoin soon. Today we look at how Cardano is gunning for Ethereum in March.

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Expensive cryptocurrencies and cheap cryptocurrencies: Which is best?

Expensive cryptocurrencies and cheap cryptocurrencies: Which is best?

20 January 2021

To pay R500 000 for one Bitcoin is not in budget for a lot of people. Fortunately, the crypto industry is accessible to everyone and offers several affordable coins to suit any budget. The bottom line is profit; be it fiat, BTC or ETH. Today we weigh up expensive cryptocurrencies and cheap cryptocurrencies: Which is best to buy?

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Top 5 ‘golden oldie’ altcoins to buy in 2021

Top 5 ‘golden oldie’ altcoins to buy in 2021

13 January 2021

The crypto market changes rapidly. The one minute DeFi is the hottest topic and the very next day everyone seem to have moved on to Yield Farming. With the recent epic rise of the Bitcoin price, analysts are speculating as to which alt coins could go 1000x and surpass their previous all-time highs. With the launch of so many new projects, one cannot help but wonder if some of the older coins will once again deliver jaw-dropping profits? Today we discuss the top 5 ‘golden oldie’ altcoins to buy in 2021.

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What are CME gaps?

Top DeFi Tokens for 2021

6 January 2021

DeFi tokens have taken the crypto market by storm. Worth well over $14 billion, DeFi tokens are even listed separately on CoinMarketCap and CoinGecko. Today we take a look at the top DeFi Tokens for 2021. Which are the most promising and which are most likely to further revolutionise the industry.

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Bitcoin emerges as a ‘flight to safety’ in 2020

Bitcoin emerges as a ‘flight to safety’ in 2020

31 December 2020

2020 saw Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies emerge as a ‘flight to safety’. With investors looking for alternatives to falling fiat currencies, numerous billion-dollar investment firms are flocking to Bitcoin. Today we discuss how Bitcoin emerged as a ‘flight to safety’ in 2020.

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What are CME gaps?

What are CME gaps?

30 December 2020

Have you heard traders talk about CME gaps? “There is a CME gap at $10 500” or “the CME gap has been filled”. Traders take great care with CME gaps as they know it is a handy price indicator to predict future movements. Today we discuss what CME gaps are and where you can find them.

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Why millennials prefer Bitcoin to Gold

Why millennials prefer Bitcoin to Gold

9 December 2020

A new global survey revealed that millennials prefer Bitcoin as a safe-haven asset instead of gold. With the biggest generational transfer of wealth currently taking place, it is important to take note of millennial investment patterns. Today we discuss why millennials prefer Bitcoin to gold.

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What’s next for Ethereum after ETH 2.0 launch?

What’s next for Ethereum after ETH 2.0 launch?

3 December 2020

The launch of ETH 2.0’s genesis block that occurred on 1 December 2020, is by far the biggest upgrade to the Ethereum network since its inception. The migration to ETH 2.0 means that the Ethereum network will no longer rely on miners to provide computing power to operate the network. Instead validators staking coins on the network will be the new driving force. Today we discuss what’s next for Ethereum after ETH 2.0 launch.

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Top 5 reasons for a strong Bitcoin bull market

Top 5 reasons for a strong Bitcoin bull market

26 November 2020

What an exciting time to be in cryptos! Whilst Bitcoin is toiling with $18 000, various alts have already made unbelievable gains. However, one can’t help but to wonder when a major correction is due. Bitcoin has almost reached its previous all-time high which has led mainstream media to speculate how much the new all-time high can be. What’s interesting about this bull run is the type of thinking that is driving the movement. Today we look at the top 5 reasons for a strong Bitcoin bull market.

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Chainlink links cryptocurrency to the real world

Chainlink links cryptocurrency to the real world

18 November 2020

Chainlink (LINK) was recently named by the World Economic Forum as a 2020 Technology Partner. Besides being recognized by the World Economic Forum, the price of LINK Token has gained over 1 700% since its low in 2018. Whilst the crypto community is awestruck by the price increase, it is well worth it to take a closer look at what the project entails. In a nutshell, Chainlink links cryptocurrency to the real world.

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How to buy and sell BTC in 1 second

How to buy and sell BTC in 1 second

11 November 2020

Buy and sell Bitcoin (BTC) in 1 second with AltCoinTrader’s new Easy Buy & Sell option on South Africa’s favorite exchange. AltCoinTrader’s Easy Buy & Sell is ideal for beginner traders who want to buy BTC but lack technical knowledge. Today we show you how to buy and sell BTC in 1 second. Click, click, done!

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How to get cryptos if you don’t have money

How to get cryptos if you don’t have money

5 November 2020

Do you wish you could own some cryptos but don’t have the bucks to buy cryptos? Today we have a few suggestions how to get cryptos if you don’t have money.

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Top 5 reasons to use xZAR

Top 5 reasons to use xZAR

2 November 2020

There are numerous advantages to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology for both individuals and businesses. Cryptocurrencies allow holders to transact and save without any third-party interference. Due to the transparent blockchain technology, cryptocurrency payments have become the obvious choice for those who are seeking financial freedom. xZAR is a South African stable coin pegged 1:1 with the South African Rand (ZAR). Today, we discuss the top 5 reasons to use xZAR.

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How to get started with cryptocurrencies

How to get started with cryptocurrencies

30 October 2020

With the loss of value of many fiat currencies, more and more investors are considering cryptocurrencies in an effort to secure their money and their future. Investing in cryptocurrencies has already improved the lives of many investors. If you are looking to get started with cryptocurrencies but are unsure how to do so, this blog is for you.

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The battle of the Stable coins – USDC moving in on USDT

The battle of the Stable coins – USDC moving in on USDT

28 October 2020

The battle of the stable coins has commenced as USDC is moving in on the number one spot followed by DAI. Currently, Tether (USDT) is the reigning stable coin with a market cap surpassing $16 billion. However, with USDC and DAI also in the running, it is anyone’s guess who will come out on top.

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How to speak fluent crypto

How to speak fluent crypto

7 October 2020

Everyone is talking about cryptocurrencies. The general consensus is that the revolutionary blockchain industry is here to stay. Besides producing mind-blowing tech and financial systems, the crypto industry also comes with its own unique language. If you don’t know the words, you won’t be able to join the conversation. Today we will teach you the a, b, c of cryptocurrencies and how to speak fluent crypto.

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Cryptocurrency transfers in Africa have increased by 55%

Cryptocurrency transfers in Africa have increased by 55%

30 September 2020

Crypto transfers in Africa have increased by 55% from 2019 to 2020. This is according to a report by blockchain analytics firm, Chainanalysis. It is evident that Africa has turned to the crypto industry in an effort to avoid high transfer fees and fiat currency instability when transferring funds. Today we take a closer look at the challenges facing the African market and why cryptocurrency transfers have increased so drastically.

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NEO GAS vs ETH Gas: What is the difference?

NEO GAS vs ETH Gas: What is the difference?

25 September 2020

Have you noticed there are two types of gas that is frequently used in the crypto space? The first one is NEO GAS and the second is Ethereum gas. They are not the same and serves different purposes in their respective ecosystem. Today we take a look at NEO GAS vs ETH Gas: What is the difference?

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Why are Ethereum transaction fees so high?

Why are Ethereum transaction fees so high?

23 September 2020

There is growing concern amongst Ethereum users over the recent increase in network transaction fees. As a matter of fact, Ethereum network transaction fees recently reached an all-time high. This may be due to an increase in users of various decentralized finance protocols and other applications. Today, we ask the question: Why are Ethereum transaction fees so high?

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Get Ripple-Spark Airdrop on AltCoinTrader

Get Ripple-Spark Airdrop on AltCoinTrader

10 September 2020

Ripple is inviting all XRP token hodlers to participate in the upcoming Spark Token airdrop. Built on the Flare Network, the new project aims to serve as a bridge between Ripple’s XRP Ledger and Ethereum. What’s more is you can get the Ripple-Spark Airdrop on AltCoinTrader! South Africa’s favourite cryptocurrency exchange, AltCoinTrader will support the upcoming airdrop and list Spark on the exchange.

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How to earn passive income with Balancer

How to earn passive income with Balancer

9 September 2020

The DeFi (Decentralized Financing) space is exploding. New opportunities for traders to benefit from the DeFi space is popping up almost every week. The latest development in the DeFi space is adding liquidity and earning a passive income. Today we show you how to earn passive income with Balancer.

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Why the entertainment industry is adopting cryptocurrency payments

Why the entertainment industry is adopting cryptocurrency payments

3 September 2020

Various retail outlets have migrated to online resources in an effort to accommodate a market that longs for instant gratification. Today’s consumers use search engines like Google or Brave, to find products and services. A game changer for the internet is blockchain with its sophisticated payment platforms. The entertainment industry has been at the forefront of adopting cryptocurrency payment methods in an effort to extend its reach. Today we discuss why the industry is adopting cryptocurrency payments.

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Why TikTok and Elon Musk love Dogecoin

Why TikTok and Elon Musk love Dogecoin

26 August 2020

Dogecoin recently made headlines with Elon Musk and TikTok promoting the coin. If someone such as Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX mentions a cryptocurrency on Twitter, you should be paying attention. Today we take a closer look at why TikTok and Elon Musk love of Dogecoin.

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Namecoin – One of the most innovative altcoins of all time

Namecoin – One of the most innovative altcoins of all time

19 August 2020

Namecoin is known as the one of the most innovative altcoins of all time. Even though Namecoin may not be the hot crypto of the month, it is still one to take note of. Did you know Namecoin was the first fork of Bitcoin? Many newbies may think that Bitcoin Cash was the first but it is not the case. Today we take a look at why Namecoin is still relevant in today’s crypto space.

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Share large files fast and secure with BitTorrent

Share large files fast and secure with BitTorrent

12 August 2020

With an increase in the number of people who are working from home or remotely, sharing files fast and secure has become essential. BitTorrent Inc. is one of the first companies to facilitate file-sharing sites on the internet. Today BitTorrent Inc. is by far the largest file-sharing site and boasts with its own cryptocurrency, BitTorrent Token. If you are in the process of updating business systems and operations, take a look at how you can share large files fast and secure with BitTorrent.

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Cardano Shelley Hard Fork – new kid on the block

Cardano Shelley Hard Fork – new kid on the block

5 August 2020

In an effort to compete with Ethereum, Cardano’s Shelley Hard Fork recently went live. Not to be confused with Barbie’s younger sister, Shelley makes Cardano a worthy adversary to dethrone Ethereum in terms of assets and decentralized apps. Today, we discuss the significant impact of the Cardano Shelley Hard Fork.

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Top 3 reasons to buy Ethereum

Top 3 reasons to buy Ethereum

29 July 2020

Ethereum has been dominating the charts for the last week by printing one green candle after another. Despite technical indicators showing multiple bearish divergence on the 1-hour and 4-hour charts, the second-largest cryptocurrency is not slowing down. This has been a very exciting year for Ethereum with the implementation of DeFi smart contracts and more. Today we take a look at the top 3 reasons to buy Ethereum.

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How to avoid the latest Bitcoin scams

How to avoid the latest Bitcoin scams

22 July 2020

During the first quarter of 2020, more than $24 million worth of cryptocurrencies were stolen by Bitcoin scammers. The report that was published by Whale Alert, shows how persistent scammers can be despite a global economic crisis. Besides educating the community about exciting opportunities in the crypto industry, AltCoinTrader takes safety and security seriously. Here are a few tips on how to avoid the latest Bitcoin scams.

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Yield Farming: The new DeFi trend

Yield Farming: The new DeFi trend

8 July 2020

The crypto world is fast-paced. A year ago, staking was a popular method to earn passive income. But this year, DeFi is all the rage. Today, we will be discussing Yield Farming: The new DeFi trend. This follows news by the Compound DeFi platform that they introduced liquidity mining into the ecosystem. Liquidity mining allows for a new investment strategy called Yield Farming. FYI, Yield Farming does not require gum boots or a shovel.

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AltCoinTrader adds DeFi coin DAI to the platform

AltCoinTrader adds DeFi coin DAI to the platform

30 June 2020

The biggest challenge cryptocurrencies are facing with regards to adoption is price fluctuations. It sucks to have R10 000 worth of Bitcoin and the next day it’s worth R9 000. Price fluctuations make it difficult for businesses to accept cryptocurrencies as payment and for consumers to spend cryptocurrencies. The answer to the problem is using a stablecoin that maintains a stable value. One such is the Dai that is backed by collateral on the Maker platform. In an effort to expand services to traders, AltCoinTrader is adding DeFi coin Dai to the platform this week.

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AltCoinTrader lists Compound Token

AltCoinTrader lists Compound Token

29 June 2020

DeFi coins are the new money makers. Whilst Bitcoin is up 80% in the past three months, DeFi coins are up by more than 100%. So, what are these magical DeFi coins and how can you get them?

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Blockchain Apps track COVID-19 cases

Blockchain Apps track COVID-19 cases

24 June 2020

Following various gruelling lockdown phases, more South African businesses opened their doors this week. For a split second, one may think that the COVID-19 pandemic is not so bad as people go about their everyday lives. However, since the easing of lockdown, the infection rate in South Africa has increased drastically. One should still be vigilant when moving about. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an app that could warn you if someone in your immediate area is infected? Today we discuss blockchain apps that identify COVID-19 cases.

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How to save for retirement with cryptocurrencies

How to save for retirement with cryptocurrencies

17 June 2020

If history has taught us anything it’s that during a financial crisis, investment portfolios can take a nose dive. Long term investments such as retirement annuities are usually affected by these events (economic depression etc). The portfolios of those who are far from retirement may recover over time and they can retire as planned. Unfortunately, for those who have come to the end of their working careers, there may not be enough time to recover their losses. This has brought about the question of whether or not it is a good idea to diversify one’s long term investment portfolio into cryptocurrencies. Today we take a look at how to save for retirement with cryptocurrencies.

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Earn money from home with the AltCoinTrader app

Earn money from home with the AltCoinTrader app

10 June 2020

COVID-19 has had a negative impact on the global economy. In South Africa, many people have been retrenched, are potentially facing retrenchment or have been subjected to drastic salary cuts. Now more than ever, people are looking to earn money from home either to bridge the gap caused by salary cuts or simply to make a living. Now you can earn money from home with the AltCoinTrader app. Earning with cryptocurrencies is easy since you can work remotely and online.

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Cryptocurrencies are the next step in e-commerce

Cryptocurrencies are the next step in e-commerce

3 June 2020

Amidst the chaos of COVID-19, business owners across the globe are embracing a new virtual environment. As consumers are turning to online shopping and cashless payments, businesses have had to adapt to current circumstances. Circumstances such as lockdown and a growing fear of going to crowded places have directly contributed to the need for contactless transactions. Today we look at cryptocurrencies as the next step in e-commerce.

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Cardano brings cryptos to unbanked society with microchip

Cardano brings cryptos to unbanked society with microchip

27 May 2020

It is said that 2019 and 2020 would be the timeframe for crypto adoption to occur. Thus far things are looking pretty good with cashless payment systems popping up just about everywhere. This is mainly due to the COVID-19 virus that is forcing retailers to beef up online shopping as customers are in lockdown. As such, Cardano (ADA) recently announced a new product – a crypto-focused chip to serve the unbanked. Today we look at how Cardano plans to bring cryptos to unbanked society with microchip technology.

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How to become a full-time cryptocurrency trader

How to become a full-time cryptocurrency trader

20 May 2020

Becoming a full-time cryptocurrency trader requires patience, strategizing in order to minimize behavioural mistakes and an endless amount of research and chart analysis. There are a number of full-time cryptocurrency traders who are very successful and make a lot of money. However, becoming a full-time cryptocurrency trader is not an easy job. Today we discuss the requirements for becoming a full- time cryptocurrency trader.

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Which stablecoins to use

Which stablecoins to use

13 May 2020

In an industry where traders make money from the market’s volatility, a coin that can hold a stable value is needed. Stablecoins are like the yin to Bitcoin’s jang. They are great tools for traders and hodlers who want to protect profits in the short term during a correction. How do you know which stablecoins to use? AltCoinTrader has two reputable and secure stablecoins available to traders. Let’s check out xZAR and Tether (USDT).

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How to make an instant EFT to your AltCoinTrader account

How to make an instant EFT to your AltCoinTrader account

6 May 2020

Until now, one would have to wait for up to two work days, depending on the bank you use, for ZAR to reflect in your AltCoinTrader account. By that time, you may have missed the perfect entry opportunity to buy your favourite cryptocurrency. This is about to change as AltCoinTrader introduces secure and instant EFT payments with Ozow. You can literally make an EFT to your AltCoinTrader account in less than 1 minute. Let’s show you how.

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What effect can the Bitcoin Halving 2020 have?

What effect can the Bitcoin Halving 2020 have?

6 May 2020

The highly anticipated Bitcoin Halving is mere days away. Every trader is keeping a close eye on the charts to see how the Bitcoin (BTC) price will react. For those who are new to the exciting world of cryptocurrencies, we explain why halving is such a big deal. We also discuss what possible effect the Bitcoin Halving 2020 can have.

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How blockchain technology can change the gold industry

How blockchain technology can change the gold industry

29 April 2020

South Africa has two of the world’s ten largest gold mines – South Deep Gold Mine and Mponeng Gold Mine. The South African economy is greatly dependent on the mining sector as it contributes 10% of the country’s annual GDP. With the current COVID-19 outbreak, many issues that negatively affect the gold mining industry have come to light. We take a look at current affairs and how blockchain technology can change the gold industry.

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Top 5 reasons why you should save in Gold

Top 5 reasons why you should save in Gold

22 April 2020

An historic event occurred yesterday as WTI Crude Futures for May fell more than 100% to -$37.63 for the fist time. Is this the end of the Petrodollar and the start of a gold backed dollar? Only time will tell. At this stage, there is no doubt that commodities like Gold and Silver are sought-after safe havens. After the collapse of the WTI Crude, it is now more important than ever to ensure you have Gold and Silver in your portfolio. We take a look at the top 5 reasons why you should save in Gold.

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Why smart investors should buy Silver

Why smart investors should buy Silver

14 April 2020

What defines a good investment? A good investment should be easy to buy and sell and provide security. It should be in demand and have a guaranteed return. When considering a specific investment, decide if the investment fits into the “big picture”. Whether it’s your personal “big picture” or that of the world economy, an investment will only be successful if it can yield profits on a constant basis. With that said, we discuss why smart investors should buy Silver to cater for every possible “big picture”.

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Top 5 reasons to buy Krugerrands now

Top 5 reasons to buy Krugerrands now

8 April 2020

Commodities like Gold and Silver have always been the last man standing during times of economic uncertainty and turmoil. This fact places South Africa in a unique position since the country is known for mining precious metals. It is easy for South Africans to get their hands on Gold and Silver. Krugerrands especially are a solid investment. Today we look at the top 5 reasons to buy Krugerrands now.

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How COVID-19 is impacting cryptocurrencies

How COVID-19 is impacting cryptocurrencies

1 April 2020

The COVID-19 virus has had a devastating effect on the global economy. Local businesses, the tourism and manufacturing industry has been hit the hardest. Everyone is feeling the effect of the dreaded pandemic, even in their personal lives. Warnings have been issued against the use of cash as it could transfer the virus to your hands. With that said, this immediately creates an opportunity for digital alternatives. Today we take a look at how COVID-19 is impacting cryptocurrencies and what the future implications can be.

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How to get financing with DeFi

How to get financing with DeFi

25 March 2020

Decentralised Finance or DeFi is changing the financial landscape as we know it. It is a faster and easier way to obtain financing and to save money. By eliminating the dependency on banks or middlemen to conduct financial services, DeFi is bringing peer-to-peer financing to the masses. Today we take a look at how easy it is to get financing with DeFi.

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Understanding cryptocurrency market cap

Understanding cryptocurrency market cap

18 March 2020

Mirror, mirror on the wall. What is the most valuable cryptocurrency of them all? In order to answer this question, we need not look at the price of cryptocurrencies but at their market capitalization (market cap). Herewith all the relevant information so that you may have a better understanding of cryptocurrency market cap.

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Blockchain giant Tron is leading the way

Blockchain giant Tron is leading the way

13 March 2020

When one giant blockchain technology company is taking over another giant blockchain technology, you have to start paying attention to it. Blockchain-based decentralized platform, Tron recently acquired Steemit. There is no doubt that blockchain giant Tron is leading the way. Today we take a look at Tron and the waves it is making throughout the crypto industry.

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How to protect yourself from SIM Hijacking

How to protect yourself from SIM Hijacking

4 March 2020

You don’t think it will ever happen to you until it does. Protecting yourself from SIM Hijacking is not an issue that is only of concern to internet banking customers, but also to cryptocurrency hodlers and traders. As if wallet and exchange hacking was not enough. Never fear, AltCoinTrader is here to show you how to protect yourself against SIM Hijacking.

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How to get started with Ethereum Smart Contracts

How to get started with Ethereum Smart Contracts

26 February 2020

Ethereum was the first major cryptocurrency to introduce the world to Smart Contracts. It is Ethereum’s claim to fame and distinguishes it from King Bitcoin. Since then other crypto projects have followed suite and introduced their own Smart Contracts. Even though the concept of Smart Contracts is well known, there may be uncertainty about how they work and how you can make use of it. Today we take a look at how to get started with Ethereum Smart Contracts.

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NEO, a powerhouse cryptocurrency

NEO, a powerhouse cryptocurrency

19 February 2020

For early adopters, NEO is truly one for the books. Previously known as AntShares, NEO made millionaires of a lot of hodlers back in 2017. Upon the announcement of the rebranding, the price of NEO mooned from USD 0.23 to over USD 60 in a matter of days. Since the momentous occasion, there seems to be no stopping NEO as it is truly a powerhouse cryptocurrency. Today we take a look at NEO and its partner, GAS.

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Do I have to pay taxes on cryptocurrencies?

Do I have to pay taxes on cryptocurrencies?

12 February 2020

The annual tax season is upon us and some are already scrambling to gather slips and bank statements. With that said, we will be taking a look at cryptocurrencies and legislation in South Africa. It is important for South Africans to know what legislation applies when trading with cryptocurrencies. This begs the question: Do I have to pay taxes on cryptocurrencies?

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How to buy Bitcoin in South Africa

How to buy Bitcoin in South Africa

5 February 2020

Bitcoin has become a safe haven for many South African investors. Whilst some earn extra income, others invest in Bitcoin as part of their long-term savings such as retirement. This may be due to current political turmoil that has seen consumer confidence reaching a low point. Whilst the crypto market may be volatile, for those who do not have weak hands, it can be extremely profitable. Bitcoin has become part of a smart investor’s diverse portfolio. Today we take a look at how to buy Bitcoin in South Africa.

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How to use Technical Indicators to improve your trading

How to use Technical Indicators to improve your trading

29 January 2020

Every trader is always on the lookout for the perfect time to buy and/or sell their cryptos in order to maximise profits. Buying or selling cryptocurrencies at the perfect moment is an art and now you can do it too. Today we discuss how to use Technical Indicators to improve your trading on AltCoinTrader.

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Earn additional income with cryptocurrency arbitrage

Earn additional income with cryptocurrency arbitrage

22 January 2020

There are many ways to make money with cryptocurrencies. One can buy and sell cryptos, hodl and wait for the price to increase before pocketing profits and cryptocurrency arbitrage. We take a close look at exactly what cryptocurrency arbitrage is, how you can earn additional income with this and some pitfalls to watch out for.

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Protect yourself against cryptocurrency scams

Year in Review 2019

15 January 2020

2019 was an exciting year for cryptocurrencies not only on a global scale but also in South Africa. The year saw many price fluctuations, various announcements of mainstream adoptions and partnership and of course, tighter regulations. It is clear that the world is leaning towards a new financial system that includes cryptocurrencies. We take a look at what exciting developments took place on South Africa’s favourite cryptocurrency exchange, AltCoinTrader during 2019.

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Protect yourself against cryptocurrency scams

Protect yourself against cryptocurrency scams

8 January 2020

2019 was a very profitable year for hackers and scammers. It is said that during 2019, cybercriminals stole cryptocurrencies to the value of $4.26 billion from users, investors and exchanges. As we welcome the new year and set new year’s resolutions, protecting your crypto holdings against hackers and scammers should be on the top of the list. Today we take a look at popular scams and how to protect yourself against cryptocurrency scams.

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Top picks for cryptocurrency Christmas gifts

Top picks for cryptocurrency Christmas gifts

18 December 2019

Skip the busy shops this holiday season and opt for the best Christmas gift ever. A gift that truly keeps on giving. Oh yes, you guessed it! Cryptocurrencies.

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Is Litecoin better than Bitcoin?

Is Litecoin better than Bitcoin?

11 December 2019

Whilst many are calling for the worldwide adoption of Bitcoin, there may be faster and cheaper options than Bitcoin. One such is Litecoin. Litecoin is no newcomer to the cryptocurrency market and has a reputation for being a suitable alternative to Bitcoin. Today we discuss whether or not Litecoin is better than Bitcoin.

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Top 5 privacy coins: Which is best?

Top 5 privacy coins: Which is best?

4 December 2019

The demand for privacy coins is growing fast. This is mainly due to regulatory pressure from governments and central banks. Privacy coins make use of high- encryption techniques in order to help cryptocurrency users perform anonymous transactions. There are a number of privacy coins currently available on the market but we narrowed them down to the top 5 privacy coins for you to consider.

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The various Bitcoin forks explained

The various Bitcoin forks explained

27 November 2019

It is truly an understatement to say that Bitcoin and blockchain technology have revolutionised the way we sent and receive money. Thanks to Bitcoin and various altcoins it has become more cost-effective and quicker to send and receive funds to and from just about anywhere across the globe.

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Trading Basic Attention Token on AltCoinTrader

Trading Basic Attention Token on AltCoinTrader

20 November 2019

South Africa’s favourite cryptocurrency exchange, AltCoinTrader (ATC) will be listing Basic Attention Token (BAT) soon. This is great news for ATC traders who are looking to expand their crypto portfolios. ATC is constantly looking for the best cryptocurrencies to offer traders the most secure and easiest crypto trading experience. Herewith an introduction to Basic Attention Token on ATC.

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Exploring ‘Bitcoin rival’, Stellar Lumens

Exploring ‘Bitcoin rival’, Stellar Lumens

13 November 2019

Diversifying one’s investment portfolio is key to minimise risk and maximise returns. With that said, Stellar Lumens (XLM) has become a popular alternative to Bitcoin for crypto investors. It has also earned the nickname of ‘Bitcoin rival’. This should come as no surprise since during the 2017 bullrun, XLM gained well over 41 900%. Today we are exploring ‘Bitcoin rival’, Stellar Lumens.

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Happy Birthday Bitcoin

What China’s affair with blockchain tech means for the crypto industry

6 November 2019

Bitcoin’s price went through the roof when China recently announced their support for blockchain technology. The question now begs – What China’s affair with blockchain tech means for the crypto industry?

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Happy Birthday Bitcoin

Happy Birthday Bitcoin

30 October 2019

Eleven years ago, Bitcoin was launched. What started out as a digital payment for mostly dark web customers, has developed into a dynamic system that enjoys the spotlight. Today the crypto market has more than 2 000 cryptocurrency projects and continues to grow and develop. Happy birthday Bitcoin!

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Exploring the ins and outs of Ethereum

Exploring the ins and outs of Ethereum

23 October 2019

Bitcoin introduced the world to cryptocurrencies. Ethereum, on the other hand, showed the world the potential of cryptocurrencies. Four years after Ethereum’s launch it is still one of the most favourable cryptocurrencies. The price of Ethereum has grown by more than 1 000% since its inception in 2015. Today we take a look at the ins and outs of Ethereum.

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Top 5 ways to secure your account on an exchange

Top 5 ways to secure your account on an exchange

16 October 2019

Whilst many cryptocurrency exchanges have top notch security, the possibility of an exchange being hacked still exists. Therefore, it is important for traders to do their part in ensuring their cryptocurrency accounts are safe and secure. Here are the top 5 ways to secure your account on an exchange.

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Tether helps traders stay clear of crypto market’s extreme volatility

Tether helps traders stay clear of crypto market’s extreme volatility

9 October 2019

Everyone can agree that blockchain technology is truly innovative. Never before has it been so easy, fast and cheap to send and receive funds. One cryptocurrency is making headlines as the world’s most widely used cryptocurrency.

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Fear & Greed Index – Separating weak hands from hodlers

Fear & Greed Index – Separating weak hands from hodlers

2 October 2019

Technical tools can be a trader’s best friend when used correctly. One such is the Fear & Greed Index that shows traders how fearful or greedy the market is. We take a look at how you can use the Fear & Greed Index to buy low and sell high.

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Get ready for altcoin season

Get ready for altcoin season

25 September 2019

Many altcoins are currently down by up to 90% from their all-time highs. Every time king Bitcoin makes a significant upwards movement, the alts in their Bitcoin pairs go down even further. After hodling for so long, when will altcoin season start?

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Is Ripple better than Bitcoin?

Is Ripple better than Bitcoin?

18 September 2019

Investing in the right cryptocurrencies can be extremely profitable. It comes down to buying low, selling high and having the knowledge of which coin is most likely to be profitable. Ripple has a large community of followers who argue that Ripple is simply the best, better than Bitcoin. So, is Ripple better than Bitcoin?

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Bitcoin Halving 2020: What you need to know

Bitcoin Halving 2020: What you need to know

11 September 2019

If you have been following Bitcoin’s charts, you would have noticed a steady increase in the price over the last couple of months. The increase is in anticipation of Bitcoin Halving 2020. Today we take a look at what the hype is about and what one can expect from Bitcoin’s third halving event.

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Top 5 reasons to buy Gold now

Top 5 reasons to buy Gold now

4 September 2019

Gold is a unique investment. It is known as a safe haven during economic turmoil, it has the ability to make your portfolio stronger and holds the possibility of going up in value. AltcoinTrader recently enabled Gold and Silver trading on the world-renowned exchange. Today we look at the top 5 reasons to buy Gold now.

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Top 10 things every AltCoinTrader should know

Top 10 things every AltCoinTrader should know

28 August 2019

Since its inception in 2015, AltCoinTrader has become the most trusted cryptocurrency exchange in South Africa. Behind the name is a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about the crypto industry. We take a look at the top 10 things every AltCoinTrader should know.

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