Over the years, Bitcoin has increasingly gained attention being the first form of its kind; a cryptocurrency. Owing to its decentralized state, there have been massive fluctuations in its prices which leads to its uncertainty in the market. Currently, there are slightly above 16.5 million Bitcoins in circulation. As at December 2017, the rate of exchange was at 1 BTC=16,000$. This is one of the biggest fluctuations in the price movement considering that as at February 2017, the price of 1 bitcoin was less than $1050.
As mentioned above, bitcoin is decentralized. What this means is that it is not regulated by any government through its central bank. This means that its prices can soar up to unbelievably high prices and in the same way can fall thus leading to crazy profits or crazy losses.
Unlike other physical currencies that are owned by the governments of the countries that they belong, no government can lay a claim on bitcoin. This means that how bitcoin plays in the market is left purely to the market and laws of demand and supply. Again, owing to its limited supply, there is an ever-growing need for it. A high demand leads to its prices continuing to rise even though there are various shorter fluctuations. Its trend is upwards.
There are majorly two ways through which you can earn Bitcoins; you can either mine them through solving complex mathematical problems or you can buy them with actual money.
The mining process is quite complex but explained; it involves solving the complex mathematical puzzles and then getting rewarded with Bitcoins. Those that solve the puzzles first get rewarded with Bitcoins. The cracking of the puzzles is usually done through mining software.
Initially, people were able to mine Bitcoins using the CPUs of their personal computers. However as more and more people turned to bitcoin mining, it became harder and harder to mine Bitcoins through the use of PCs. Today, to mine Bitcoins you need to have special bitcoin mining hardware. Some of the best know hardware include; Antminer S7, Antminer S9, and Avalon6.
Together with the software, you will need to download a special bitcoin mining software. You will also need to join a bitcoin pool to capitalize on the earnings. What a pool does is they work together to solve the mathematical puzzles, and the earned Bitcoins are divided amongst the members of the team. Lastly, you will need to set up a bitcoin wallet where you will store your earned Bitcoins. The Bitcoins you earn will be sent directly to your wallet through a unique address that belongs specifically to you.
Buying Bitcoins in Singapore
There are usually three ways that through which one may buy Bitcoins in Singapore; Bitcoin exchange, Bitcoin ATM or through third-party brokers.
Bitcoin exchanges are just like the normal currency exchange institutions that exist today. They bring together bitcoin buyers and sellers and earn commissions from the transactions. The major ones are itBit, FYB-SG, and CoinHako.
Bitcoin ATMs work like the normal ATMs where one can deposit cash then convert it into Bitcoins or withdraw Bitcoins then get them in the SGD.
Third-party brokers are people who link interested parties to Bitcoin Exchanges. They are however on a decline as people are able o …
Are you wondering about the best way to get a home loan? Well, applying for a home loan can be a stressful affair particularly if you are a first time home buyer. For this reason, you must prepare well before going for a home loan. The hints presented below will help you to secure financing for your home without much struggle.
Research about Lender
Before taking a home loan, you should know more about the lender. You can do that on your own, or you can seek the assistance of a home loan representative to walk you through an assortment of lenders. If you pick any lender that you come across you might get nasty surprises along the way as you continue repaying your home loan.
Know What You Can Afford
Review your monthly spending budget to approximate what you can afford to pay for a home. Besides, you must also factor in issues like property taxes, monthly maintenance, insurance, utilities to mention a few. Planning is the best way to ensure that you will afford your monthly repayments for the specified period. Go through your credit report to ensure that it contains accurate information. A higher credit score will lower the rates on your mortgage.
Shopping for a loan is not a simple task. It takes a huge fraction of your time as well as energy. On the flipside not shopping around can cost you a fortune. Don’t depend on lenders or brokers when shopping because they will give an option that will favor them and not your needs.
Know Risks and Gains
Mortgages come with numerous features. For instance, some of them come with adjustable or fixed rates, payment adjustments, penalties for paying off the early and more. Make sure that you consider all the features of the loan, annual percentage rate as well as the settlement costs to get the best deal. Find out from the lender how much you will have to part with to repay the loan five or ten years from now.
A home loan is among the most complex and expensive financial commitment that you might ever assume. For this reason, you should get all the assistance that you need. You can chat with a real estate attorney before signing any document to avoid making mistakes.
Get Written Disclosure
Before signing for refinancing you should ask for a written disclosure. It should contain information like the closing costs and other fees that you might have to cover. While most lenders will tell you upfront what you owe them some have hidden extra charges that come up when least expected. Without a written disclosure it might be hard to argue your case if an issue pops up.
Most people would like to master more about the different types of mortgage available, but they don’t know where to start. Luckily this post contains exceptional tips to help you to move ahead. You have to keeps these hints in mind if you wish to get the most out of your mortgage.…
My Monthly Income Stream Report – Septemeber 2011
It’s time for another monthly income stream report here at My Multiple Incomes. Thank you to everyone who has supported me this far, and I really appreciate all of your comments and questions each month!
Important Happenings in September
I started my first Newsletter here at My Multiple Incomes, and I hope it gains some traction. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up on the sidebar to your right! I promise I won’t spam you, but I will send out some great stuff that can’t be found on this site.
At The College Investor, I also started a weekly recap newsletter that has all of my current happenings, as well as some extras thrown in. If you’re like me and don’t have time to visit every site you may want to, it is a great way to keep up and get some special content.
For traffic, The College Investor remained pretty flat compared to August, while My Multiple Incomes continued great steady growth. I had some nice pillar articles posted at the site, and I incorporated a “New Here” sidebar widget to highlight my best posts. It seems to be paying off as a lot of new visitors are finding the widget useful.
Multiple Income Sources
The College Investor
Private Advertising: $833.00
CPC Ads: $59.03
Affiliate Networks: $60.00
My Multiple Incomes
Private Advertising: $80.00
CPC Ads: $7.56
Niche Site #1
CPC Ads: $17.82
Freelance Writing: $315
Gross Total: $1,535.30
Difference from August: +$222.06
What I Learned
I was really happy to see my income improve over last month, although it was partially due to some freelance writing I did. I want to highlight the power of networking in finding that freelance writing gig, because it was actually another blogger who referred the customer to me, as they were overwhelmed with other work! I appreciate this, and this person knows who she is. As a side note, this gig is ongoing, and so I hope to continue to post renewed amounts in this column going forward.
Another fun thing happened last month – My Multiple Incomes became profitable! It is always a fun time when a website you’ve developed goes from red to black, and that happened with the income earned here last month. I couldn’t have done it without continued readership, so thank you.
If you didn’t see it on Twitter, you missed out! California Amazon Associate Affiliates are able to create new accounts and begin making affiliate income again! I’m excited to get this income stream back, and I hope it continues to earn me some revenue going forward.
Readers, I love to hear your thoughts and questions!
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