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Bitcoin Valuation Metrics - Bitzuma

By Rich Apodaca | Updated

October 24th, 2017

Is Bitcoin's exchange rate overvalued or undervalued? Stock market investors have developed a variety of metrics to spot a good deal. Can we do the same with Bitcoin?

Stock Valuation with P/E Ratio

The most commonly-applied stock valuation metric is the price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio). It is computed by dividing a company's price per share by its...

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Date: 2017-12-19 17:18:45

Bitcoin Paper Wallets from Scratch - Bitzuma

Bitcoin paper wallets offer a useful solution to the problem of storing funds for later use. However, the ease with which paper wallets can be generated tends to obscure important technical and security considerations that may only become apparent at a later point. This article introduces paper wallets from the beginning, with an eye toward using them for secure, long-term, offline...

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Date: 2017-12-19 17:18:45

Five Ways to Lose Money with Bitcoin Change Addresses ...

A Bitcoin address as a digital "cash envelope".

Like a cash envelope, an address can hold zero or more units of electronic cash. Instead of paper bills, Bitcoin uses the electronic equivalent - "unspent outputs". The balance of any address can be found by summing the value of each unspent output it contains, just like the amount held in a cash envelope can be found by counting the values of all...

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Date: 2017-12-19 17:18:45

A Beginner's Guide to the Electrum Bitcoin Wallet - Bitzuma

A Beginner's Guide to the Electrum Bitcoin Wallet

By Rich Apodaca | Updated

November 28th, 2017

Electrum is one of Bitcoin's most popular wallets. It uniquely walks the fine line between beginner usability and expert functionality. This guide introduces Electrum with step-by-step examples highlighting the most important beginner features. No previous experience with either Bitcoin or Electrum is...

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Date: 2017-12-19 17:18:45

Who Needs Bitcoin Change Addresses Anyway? - Bitzuma

Who Needs Bitcoin Change Addresses Anyway?

By Rich Apodaca | Updated

September 28th, 2017

Few topics in Bitcoin cause more confusion, anxiety, and loss of money than change addresses. They seem counterintuitive and unnecessary. They're a major contributor to wallet software complexity. When used improperly, they can de-anonymize not just the payer but other parties as well.

Given the many...

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Date: 2017-12-19 17:18:45

A Complete Guide to the MultiBit Bitcoin Wallet - Bitzuma

MultiBit is a popular Bitcoin wallet program that aims to combine fast startup times, a simplified feature set, and support for multiple languages.

Note: MultiBit is no longer supported . This post was written in 2014 and only slightly modified since then. It remains for those who may need to use MultiBit Classic, but should not be used by beginners.

This guide documents MultiBit through...

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Date: 2017-12-19 17:18:45

Six Things Bitcoin Users Should Know about Private Keys ...

Private keys have been an integral component of Bitcoin since its first description in 2008. Wallet software often attempts to shield users from the need to understand what private keys are and how they work. Even so, most users eventually come face to face with private keys, too often with unpleasant results.

A basic understanding of private keys can help prevent loss of funds and other mishaps,...

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Date: 2017-12-19 17:18:45

How to Clear a Stuck Bitcoin Transaction - Bitzuma

A Bitcoin transaction can fail to confirm, or become "stuck," for many reasons. Stuck transactions may be confirmed after several days, but sometimes waiting isn't an option. Fortunately, many stuck transactions can be cleared using nothing more than a Web browser. This article shows how.

Overview

Conclusions

Caution!

The procedure described here should not be used by beginners trying to clear a...

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Date: 2017-12-19 17:18:45

Related topics : current bitcoin transaction fee calculator / current bitcoin transaction fee / bitcoin transactions fee / bitcoin wallet address private key / bitcoin wallet private key generator

Compile Bitcoin Core from Source on Ubuntu - Bitzuma

Compile Bitcoin Core from Source on Ubuntu

By Rich Apodaca | Updated

September 28th, 2017

Ubuntu is often recommended as an operating system on which to run Bitcoin Core . Although Bitcoin Core can be installed as a precompiled binary , this method won't work in every case. This guide shows how to compile Bitcoin Core from scratch on a clean Ubuntu 14.04.2 system.

Why Compile?

The main reason to...

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Date: 2017-12-19 17:18:45

Related topics : bitcoin source code c++ / bitcoin source code / bitcoin source / bitcoin latest version / bitcoin system requirements

Installing Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu - Bitzuma

Installing Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu

By Rich Apodaca | Updated

September 28th, 2017

Ubuntu is often recommended as an alternative to Windows for running Bitcoin Core. Recent reports of a false postive virus signature in the block chain and an inappropriate response by Microsoft antivirus software reinforce this point. This guide shows how to install and run Bitcoin Core on a clean Ubuntu 14.04...

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Date: 2017-12-19 17:18:45

Related topics : all about bitcoin / get free bitcoins