Bitcoin (BTC) reached a peak of over $52k per coin earlier this month. However, just after that, it decreased by over 17%. It hasn’t recovered the first mark yet. The bitcoin price seems now inside the neutral ground, doubting between $45k and $48k. Meanwhile, altcoins like Avalanche (AVAX) and Cosmos (ATOM) hit new all-time highs (ATH), and the dog-like coins are more and more trending.

We can remark that the last BTC crash occurred just after it officially adopted the status of legal tender in El Salvador (September 7). This is maybe because not all the citizens are satisfied with…


The tech-entrepreneur and Bitcoin advocate Andreas Antonopoulos has a famous sentence: “Your keys, your bitcoin. Not your keys, not your bitcoin”. He’s alluding to the importance to keep the private keys of your cryptocurrency wallets under your full control.

Now, you are probably wondering what are “keys”. If that’s your case, then you must know the information below.

Public and private keys

First, we must keep in mind that cryptocurrencies aren’t physical. They represent a digital value related to an unspent transaction (the thing we know as “coin”). All transactions are permanently recorded in a distributed ledger or blockchain. …


Smart contracts. We have smart contracts everywhere inside the cryptocurrency world. They work to build a lot of digital tools, so, this isn’t exactly weird. Different (and often numerous) blockchains have this offer for their users, but the leaders so far, per market capitalization, are Ethereum (ETH) and Cardano (ADA).

Cardano has been racing this year to catch up with Ethereum. The latter, on the other side, has been providing for years the infrastructure to make popular applications, such as Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Decentralized Finance (DeFi) platforms, and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). …


Alfacash is a non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange regulated in the European Union, where the users can safely buy and sell over 30 cryptocurrencies worldwide. This 2021 it’s been expanding and improving its services, including more payment options and best rates. Now, Alfacash partnered with the crypto-fiat processing platform Itez. This will allow new rates in the trading with credit cards.

Itez, founded in 2019, is operated by the company DataBridge OU, with a license in Estonia. It’s said that a key feature of this platform is its low transaction fees. …


Bullish Bitcoin, several price records for altcoins, a lot of NFTs and regulations, and a millionaire hack for fun; all this was included in the events of August inside the cryptocurrency world. Don’t miss them out!

On the markets

  • Bitcoin (BTC) surpassed again the $50,000 barrier. Big companies like Walmart and Amazon are looking to hire cryptocurrency experts, so, there’s a possibility that, eventually, they’d accept at least the first cryptocurrency. Bitcoin increased by over 19% in August [CoinMarketCap]. Meanwhile, firms like MicroStrategy keep on buying BTC. Their last addition was 3,907 BTC, for a total of 108,992 BTC (around $5.7 …

The cyber-crime never rests, so, it’s important to always be alert. This time, a new group of scammers is stealing Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and more crypto-funds from unaware OpenSea users through Discord. As you may know, OpenSea is a P2P marketplace where you can store, buy and sell NFTs.

Discord is a very popular chat inside the cryptocurrency world. Almost every blockchain company or crypto-project has its own community on this platform, and everyone can participate, talk and create their own servers for free. That’s why it’s been used lately by all sorts of scammers to lure their victims. …


Alfacash is a non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange that already offers the trading of over 30 cryptos against fiat (and vice versa). To make this possible, several payments methods in traditional currencies are available. They include SEPA transfers, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and, of course, credit and debit cards. Now, Alfacash is expanding these payments options thanks to a new partnership with Simplex.

Simplex is an EU-licensed financial institution that provides a fiat bridge for cryptocurrency companies and users. This firm processes crypto-to-credit card payments (Visa and Mastercard) with a 100% guarantee. …


Bitcoin (BTC) is going up again, but it’s not the only one. Cardano (ADA) managed to snatch third place by market capitalization from Binance Coin (BNB), with over 80 million. Of course, a new All-Time-High (ATH) comes along too: $2.58 per coin the last August 20. Like Cardano, Solana (SOL) and Terra (LUNA) reached new ATHs.

These three blockchain networks are popularly known as “Ethereum killers” since all of them offer functionalities that also can be found on Ethereum (ETH). Cardano is the oldest one, though. It was founded back in 2017, but its development has been very meticulous and…


Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies don’t have any specific regulations in numerous countries. They’re not banned either, so, we could say that they’re mostly in legal limbo. That’s quickly changing this year, though. Many countries are paying more legal attention to these assets. Crypto-regulations worldwide are imminent, and Turkey isn’t the exception anymore.

Before 2021, there were no specific crypto-regulations in Turkey. Despite that, according to a poll by Statista, Turkey had the world’s 4th highest cryptocurrency use rate in 2020. Probably, because its citizens wanted to save their money from the plummeting national currency and alarming inflation.

To sum it…


ALFAcoins is a modern, secure, and multifunctional payment system for cryptocurrencies. Available since 2013, now it’s launching a new version with an upgraded payment system and a personal wallet. By using them, merchants worldwide can accept and send cryptocurrency payments in an easier, faster, and cheaper way.

The advantages of accepting cryptocurrency payments are obvious. Everyone can exchange them in no time from one point of the planet to the other. Forget about high fees, technical issues, or fiat restrictions in most of the world. Additionally, over 100 million crypto-users are looking for places where to spend their coins.

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