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A Guide to Cryptocurrencies for Newcomers

Keeping your coins safe can be tricky for newcomers to the world of cryptocurrencies. There are various risk at every step of the process. You have to be cautious when buying, selling and especially w...

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What is Bitcoin Mining?

The first time I heard about the idea that you could "mine" something on the internet which you could then exchange for real cash, I was completely blown away by the idea. A million questions popped i...

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What is social engineering?

"Social engineering is the manipulation or the taking advantage of human qualities to serve an attacker’s purpose."  - MalwareByes.com This definition includes a wide range of scams such ...

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5 Ways to Secure Your Computer from Crypto Criminals

77% of all desktop users still use Windows. While Linux can offer many advantages, there are many users that still prefer Windows. I am one of them despite the fact that most of my code ends up on Lin...

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How to install Bitcoin Core on Centos 7?

I need to run my Bitcoin Core node so that I can run my own Electrum Server that is not dependant on 3rd parties. I am using Centos 7 and need an UNPRUNED copy. That means I will need: About 450 G...

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How to download Bitcoin Core and make sure it is not tampered with?

This is a summary of what I learnt from here. To get the latest bitcoin code: wget https://bitcoin.org/bin/bitcoin-core-0.19.0.1/bitcoin-0.19.0.1-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz Before typing in this c...

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