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 »

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 »