Podcast: Getting rich from $200, my year in crypto (Week 6/52)

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Paypal gave me a 15% upswing in fortunes after announcing it will allow people to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.

I’m finally out of the red and into the black on the back of this news. Interested in crypto? My podcast below is an introduction to the cryptocurrency exchange I am using for my experiment.

Jeff Hancock from coinpass on cryptocurrency exchanges

I’m in for the long haul, but how am I doing? Read the latest here.

Getting rich from $200; my year in crypto (Week 1/52)

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I’m spending a year of my time and money to see what all the cryptocurrency fuss is all about.

Some crypto traders promise to make you $1,000 in a week, $5,000 or more, if only you send them your hard-earned cash right now.

Follow me as I try to make money and understand the volatile world of cryptocurrency. Here’s my introductory blog on why I’ve decided to take the plunge (link opens in new window).

Top 10 Cryptocurrency buzzwords for beginners

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Bitcoin has thrust cryptocurrencies into the mainstream conversation, alongside Blockchain, hackers and the dark web.

Cryptocurrencies like to sell themselves as the technological solution to financial and world ills, opening up the world to the unbanked. They offer people the chance to control their money, and not be in thrall to governments.

I’ve concentrated on my Top 10 Cryptocurrency buzzwords, based on how best to understand the concepts behind cryptocurrency.

Top 10 Blockchain buzzwords you need to know

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Blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are exploding into mainstream news and consciousness.

The industries have seemed happy to cloak themselves in jargon and technical terms for years. Something similar happened with the birth of the internet.

There is much hype about Blockchain and cryptocurrency; people want to know more about this so-called world changer.

I’ve concentrated on my Top 10 Blockchain buzzwords, based on how best to understand the concepts behind Blockchain. Read more here (link opens in new window)

Time of use tariffs: all you need to know

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There are an increasing range or options for people looking to use more renewable energy and more efficiently.

A fresh form of electricity billing could boost renewable energy use, reduce the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions, and save people money. Time of use tariffs, or TOUs, encourage customers to use energy at off-peak times.

Read more in my blog. (link opens in new window).

Good block, bad block: An Introduction to Blockchain

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I’ve developed an all-encompassing interest in Blockchain technology; its potential, its pitfalls and its power.

I will be writing regularly on Medium.com about my journey into this exciting world. My aim is to make Blockchain understood and accessible to everyone, covering everything from the basics to cryptocurrencies.

Read more in my introductory blog here. (link opens in new window).

The Ultimate Guide to Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses

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Short-term (tomorrow!), medium-term, and long-term: whichever way you frame it, small businesses can save energy – and money – by following some simple steps.

Our guide to energy efficiency for small businesses will banish any worries about time, potential outlays, and value as barriers to entry. Any investment is usually quickly repaid and then becomes savings, or more profit.

Learn how you can save on energy use and bills by picking up good habits, from lighting to installing solar panels to home working.

Read more here. (link opens in new window).