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Amber Rose Dating Tyga’s Best Friend ‘AE,’ Tyga and Blac Chyna Approve

October 9, 2018 |

Amber Rose was spotted smooching Tyga’s best friend at her 4th annual SlutWalk this weekend — and the new couple could mean more run-ins for Tyga and Blac Chyna. Sources tell us Amber is dating Def Jam Records’ Vice…

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Opera’s ‘Best Soprano’ Dead at 85

October 6, 2018 |

Montserrat Caballe, a Spanish opera singer renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti, has died, the AP reports. She was 85. Hospital Sant Pau spokesman Abraham del Moral confirmed her death early Saturday. Del Moral says that Caballe’s family requested…
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Six of the Best Cryptocurrency Calendars

October 4, 2018 |

Six of the Best Cryptocurrency Calendars

The world of cryptocurrency is a hectic and jam-packed one, with nary a day passing when there isn’t a major event of some kind going down. From conferences to seminars and coin burns to airdrops, crypto events large and small must be factored into the investment strategy and travel itinerary of cryptocurrency traders. We’ve rounded up six of the best event trackers so you don’t have to miss a thing.

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Coinmarketcal

Coinmarketcal sprung up a year ago and is probably the best known site of its kind. It’s gradually refined its listing criteria to the extent where its community-supplied data is reasonably accurate and thus reasonably useful. In addition to listing general cryptocurrency events, Coinmarketcal enables visitors to filter by coin, category, exchange, and date. With Twitter and Telegram bots plus an email newsletter, Coinmarketcal has all bases and all events covered.

Six of the Best Cryptocurrency Calendars

Coinmarketcap

Perhaps in revenge for Coinmarketcal ripping off its name, Coinmarketcap recently decided to borrow its near-namesake’s entire business model. While Coinmarketcap’s events page is rudimentary, it’s perfect for keeping track of upcoming blockchain conferences of note. A lack of curation, however, means viewers are forced to rely on the soundbites provided by conference organizers, which ensures that every event is dubbed as the event of the year.

Kryptocal

Kryptocal combines ICO listings with general news events and allows users to filter by categories such as airdrops, bounty programs, conferences, forks, and meetings. If you want to find out what’s coming up in the land of Bitcoin Cash, for example, there’s a page for that. Kryptocal can’t rival the number of listings offered by Coinmarketcal, but remains a well designed site that’s a pleasure to browse.

Six of the Best Cryptocurrency Calendars
Kryptocal

Cryptocalendar

Cryptocalendar isn’t as easy on the eye as some of the sites featured here, but is good at providing a snapshot of the number and scope of events taking place globally on any given day. Its search feature also works well, taking you to a dedicated events page for your preferred cryptocurrency.

Six of the Best Cryptocurrency Calendars
Cryptocalendar

Coinscalendar

With so many similarly named sites, it’s tough trying to distinguish the entries in this list from one another. Coinscalendar looks generic, but it does have several strings to its bow. For one thing, the number of coins and categories enables visitors to get extremely granular. If you’ve ever wanted a crypto calendar that allows you to search for upcoming whitepaper-related events, Coinscalendar is the one for you.

Six of the Best Cryptocurrency Calendars
Coinscalendar

Crypto Dates

Crypto Dates is a user-generated calendar that will overlay a selection of annual cryptocurrency dates into your Google Calendar. Segwit Activation Day, Free Ross Day, and Bitcoin Whitepaper Anniversary are all included. It’s also available for iCal.

What’s your favorite cryptocurrency calendar and event listing site? Let us know in the comments section below.


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Stocks close out best quarter in nearly 5 years on a quiet note

September 29, 2018 |

U.S. stock indexes barely budged Friday as the stock market wrapped up its best quarter in almost five years. Tesla plunged after federal regulators moved to oust Chief Executive Elon Musk following his tweets last month about taking the electric-car maker private.

Healthcare companies did better…


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Markets Wrap Up Best Quarter in 5 Years

September 28, 2018 |

Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on Wall Street as the market closed out its best quarter in nearly five years, per the AP . Gains by technology and health care companies were offset by losses in other sectors Friday, including banks and materials companies. The S&P 500 index was little…
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Best and worst celebrity beach bodies (okay mostly best)

September 26, 2018 |

It is very hard to find stars with bad bodies who frequent beaches. But we still try. Kind of.
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Tim Tebow Praises David Wright, ‘One of the Best Mets Ever!’

September 25, 2018 |

David Wright is finally back … and he’s getting some serious praise from Tim Tebow!  “I think he’s one of the best players to ever play for the Mets,” Tebow told us while battling the rain in New York City.  35-year-old Wright was just…

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Best and worst celebrity beach bodies (okay mostly best)

September 21, 2018 |

It is very hard to find stars with bad bodies who frequent beaches. But we still try. Kind of.
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Custodial vs Non-Custodial Crypto Swap: Which Offers the Best Exchange Rate?

September 17, 2018 |

Custodial vs Non-Custodial Crypto Swap: Which Offers the Best Exchange Rate?

If you’re planning to swap between cryptocurrencies, there is no shortage of options. Many people will use a centralized exchange such as Binance, but there are also non-custodial solutions such as Flyp.me. There are pros and cons to both models in terms of privacy, speed, and value for the money. The following review will focus solely on the latter, with a view to determining which exchange mechanism offers the best value for money.

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If You’re Regularly Swapping Between Cryptos, Know Your Options

When you’re cashing out into fiat, or swapping between cryptos, every satoshi counts. This is particularly true for freelancers who are paid monthly in cryptocurrency and then obliged to cash out a lump sum to cover living expenses. Some professionals who are paid in ETH, for instance, will immediately switch to BTC, before selling what they need to through Localbitcoins.com. For the purposes of this review, we’ll consider the exchange rate when swapping a small amount of ETH to BCH ($ 100) and a larger amount of ETH to BTC ($ 2,000).

The Small Swap

Custodial vs Non-Custodial Crypto Swap: Which Offers the Best Exchange Rate?
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Our first fictional freelancer has been paid $ 100 in ETH, which equates to 0.49 ETH at the time of writing. They wish to swap to BCH so they can spend it on swag in the Bitcoin.com store. We’ll ignore the cost of sending ETH to a custodial or non-custodial exchange in each instance, as at around 4 cents, it’s negligible.

  • Performing the swap using Changelly will give you 0.23482 BCH.
  • Performing the swap using Binance will give you 0.236 BCH (including Binance’s withdrawal fee).

In this example, the custodial exchange option will give you 0.00118 more BCH, which is a not inconsiderable $ 7.40. Pretty significant when you consider that you’re only swapping $ 100 of crypto.

The Large Swap

Our second fictional freelancer gets paid $ 4,000 in ETH a month and immediately transfers it into BTC, with a view to selling some P2P to cover living expenses. At the time of this review, $ 4,000 works out at 19.4 ETH. As before, we’ll ignore the negligible cost of sending ETH to a custodial or non-custodial exchange.

Custodial vs Non-Custodial Crypto Swap: Which Offers the Best Exchange Rate?
Flyp.me
  • Performing the swap using Flyp.me will give you 0.62216883 BTC.
  • Performing the swap using Binance will give you 0.630679 BTC (once the Binance withdrawal fee has been taken into account).
Custodial vs Non-Custodial Crypto Swap: Which Offers the Best Exchange Rate?
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The Binance method gives 0.00851017 BTC, or $ 53.35 at current prices, more than Flyp.me. Over the course of a year, swapping $ 4,000 of ETH for BTC a month through a custodial exchange would save you $ 640.20. That’s not to say it’s the preferred option of course: many cryptocurrency owners would rather pay a little extra for the added privacy that comes from using a non-custodial service. (While Binance is one of the few centralized exchanges that doesn’t require KYC, it remains to be seen how long it is able to retain that model.)

Custodial or Non-Custodial?

The examples used in this review cannot be compared side by side, as they involve different non-custodial exchanges (Changelly and Flyp.me) and different destination currencies (BCH and BTC). Nevertheless, they demonstrate the sort of exchange rate to expect when agonizing over a custodial or non-custodial option. Binance clearly offers better value for money, but as a centralized exchange it comes with its own drawbacks. Given the additional wait incurred with custodial exchanges, which tend to process withdrawals in batches, there are clearly times when a non-custodial model will be superior. Know your options and always check the exchange rate being offered before you pull the trigger.

What’s your preferred option for swapping between cryptos? Let us know in the comments section below.


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