Share price based coins on Bitshares

A new user, nasdaq-wallet has issued assets on the blockchain that maintain their price based on the price of stocks of big and famous companies, such as Amazon, Facebook, Ali Baba, Apple, Microsoft and Tesla. Tokens like AMAZONCOM, FACEBOOKCOM etc have been created. Anyone can create tokens and bind them to a price feed, on the Bitshares… Read more »

Smartcoins in Bitshares – price stable coins

One of the most amazing features of Bitshares is Smartcoins. These are price-stable cryptocurrencies e.g. bitUSD, bitEUR, bitCNY, or even bitGold, bitSilver, bitBTC. The value of these cryptocurrencies can be tied to anything. For example bitUSD is tied to the US Dollar, and bitGold is tied to the price of 1 troy ounce .999 fine gold…. Read more »

Bitcoin and anonymity

There is a big misconception about Bitcoin which makes people think its transactions are anonymous. Since your account address contains gibberish numbers and letters like 1KqvSRNmxoGmGDHLLivZPfeDMxhneLEBKK, you may think its impossible to link that address to you. After all if you randomly create a wallet or generate a Bitcoin address, and get these random letters,… Read more »

How to buy Bitcoin – The Bare Basics

This post is for the absolute beginners who would like to buy Bitcoins or get into cryptocurrency but don’t want to mess anything up and lose their money. This Bare Basics post will use  to buy Bitcoin, and I’ve used an example to buy Bitcoins from Pakistan. However anyone in the world can use this… Read more »

Bitshares reduces its blockchain fees

So I just moved some of my wife’s Bitcoins an hour ago, and it set her wallet $13 lighter. Imagine that, $13 to move your money from one account to another. Insane! In other news, the Bitshares committee just voted to reduce fees on the Bitshares blockchain. Yes, its that simple. Miners don’t decide the… Read more »

What to do when your crypto investment goes south

Bitcoin fell about 30% in what seems to be a correction (or the end of times?). In such a case do you “hodl” on to Bitcoin or do you cash out your money to fiat? What if I told you it is possible to keep your investment in cryptocurrency while keeping it pegged to USD… Read more »

How to buy Bitshares

Bitshares being technologically awesome and everything is great, but how do I buy some? After all I can use BTS (the Bitshares symbol) and convert it to bitUSD, bitCNY, or even bitGold and then send it to my cousin Joe on the other side of the world. It just takes an average of 1.5 seconds,… Read more »

Bitshares to the moon – Are we there yet?

Bitshares is the topic of my first post on, and I did that to show how much this cryptocurrency / altcoin means to me. Some people even take offense to it being called an altcoin. Oh, let me first explain what an altcoin is. An Altcoin, also known as an alternate coin is any cryptocurrency that… Read more »

Intro to BareCrypto

Hi there! I am a cryptocurrency freak and follow these with a passion. I started blogging on Steemit but then decided to start my own blog, because this came with some ease like being able to categorize posts etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love Steemit. What is Steemit? That’s another article I’ll do one… Read more »