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If Cryptocurrency Confuses you… Start Here

We were all new once, and anyone that tells you it wasn’t at least somewhat confusing at first, is probably lying. Contrary to what you may have heard, you do not need a background in technology to get involved. You also don’t need any money to get started...

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Cryptocurrency Education Week

As part of Financial Literacy Month in the United States, DNotesEDU will be hosting Cryptocurrency Education Week from April 8th - 14th, 2018.   The goal is to raise awareness of the need for free, accurate, and unbiased introductory educational material...

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DNotes Global, Inc. Announces Release of DNotes 2.0

Originally Published By DNotes DNotes Global, Inc. today announced the production release of its DNotes 2.0 digital currency. The launch comes in the wake of a pre-release on March 18, 2018, and a successful period of alpha testing. The upgraded coin is...

Establishing Goals and Priorities When Planning your Financial Future

It’s Your Money… It’s your money, and you can spend it on anything you want. You do however, need to decide if what you are spending it on is more important to you than other potential priorities, some you may not have even thought of. Think of financial...

Beware of Pyramids and Other Scams Masquerading as Legitimate Digital Currency Investments

Originally Published on DCEBrief Wherever there is money to be made, there will always be crafty scam artists with complex plans to bilk naive and unsuspecting investors out of their money. Since bitcoin and dozens of other digital currencies are proving...

Risk Reduction Strategies in Cryptocurrency Investing: Part 5 – Security Precautions

Moving to a world of mobile payments, digital currencies, and online storage of wealth, can put anyone on a path to financial ruin if they don't take adequate security measures. The rapid growth in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has resulted in an explosion...

10 Reasons to do Your Homework Before Investing in ICOs

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is a new method of raising capital for blockchain-based technology startups or projects. A new cryptocurrency is created and these ‘digital tokens’ are sold to interested investors, as well as speculators that are gambling on...

Princeton University & Coursera Offer Free Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies Course

Princeton University, one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, is once again offering a free online Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies course through their partnership with Coursera. The course may be best suited for those that have a...

Risk Reduction Strategies in Cryptocurrency Investing: Part 3 – Diversification

Not all investments perform exactly the same under certain market conditions. For example, an increase in inflation can cause the price of gold to rise, but the price of other investments to fall. That doesn't necessarily mean all gold companies will...

The Unbanked Lifestyle – Cryptocurrency and Cash Combo Increasing In Popularity

For decades various organizations around the world have been working diligently to bring banking services to the unbanked billions. The global spread of mobile phone access and advances in fintech innovation are laying the groundwork for great strides to be made in...

Investment Allocation by Risk Level

When most people think of investment risk, they may naturally think of the ones with a level of high risk only. All investments involve risk! The greatest risk of so called ‘safe’ investments, is their loss of value due to inflation. Let’s say you found a...

How to Recover a Deleted Cryptocurrency Wallet

Have you ever accidentally deleted your worthless cryptocurrency wallet, only to realize that years after you deleted it, the value soared? Well you aren't alone, and here is a guide that actually gives you a chance of recovering deleted wallet.dat files. If you...

‘Get Your Feet Wet’ With Cryptocurrency Faucets

A cryptocurrency faucet derives its name from the fact that it "drips" tiny amounts of a particular 'coin' into your wallet. Faucets aren't going to make you rich, and a lot of people within the industry say they are not worth the time and effort. What...

Key Points: How Normal People Get Involved in Cryptocurrency

  Although there are a variety of ways to get involved in cryptocurrency, there are just as many ways that new users get scammed. With the promise of big returns, it's easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and forego all common sense. This brief guide will show you...

Fraud Prevention – True Love or Romance Scam?

Warning - The new love of your life found online could be a creepy con artist, or part of organized criminal network. These masters of manipulation work quickly to gain your trust along with the keys to your heart and bank account. Online dating sites are...

Fraud Prevention – Phishing for Personal Information

Phishing is sending out fake emails or texts that look like they are from a legitimate company, with the sole purpose of 'fishing' for the personal information of the  recipient. These deceptive emails can so closely resemble a familiar company, they trick...

Your Financial Reputation

The terms credit score and credit rating are tossed around so much, they may be losing their effectiveness. Does the statement "You have a bad financial reputation" get the point across a little better? What does it all mean? Having a good financial reputation may not...

Life Doesn’t Come With A ‘Get Out Of Debt Free’ Card

If the board game "Monopoly" replicated real life more closely, the rules would have to be changed to include buying whatever you want even if you can't afford it, multiple credit cards and loans from the bank for each player, and a 'Get Out of Debt Free' card from...

Risk Reduction Strategies in Cryptocurrency Investing: Part 2 – Research

In order to reduce risk when investing, doing your own research is a must. Unfortunately most people don't know how, especially when it comes to cryptocurrency and ICOs. Judging from what is going on in the market, most people are simply following the path...

How The Easter Bunny Found Bitcoin

On March 23, 2008, Edward Bunny, a.k.a. the Easter Bunny, made a delivery that would change his life forever. A staunch traditionalist and dedicated professional, he was going to do something that morning that was so out of character, it was unbelievable...

If Cryptocurrency Confuses you… Start Here

We were all new once, and anyone that tells you it wasn’t at least somewhat confusing at first, is probably lying. Contrary to what you may have heard, you do not need a background in technology to get involved. You also don’t need any money to get started...

Bitcoin is Not a Ponzi, Tulip Bulb, or Beanie Baby

Bitcoin is not a ponzi scheme, pyramid, tulip bulb, or beanie baby, and despite over a hundred front page headlines claiming otherwise, it is also not dead. When we don't understand a new concept, our minds try to connect it to something we are even slightly more...

Why Coin Age Matters in Cryptocurrency

When most people hear about the 1600 cryptocurrencies and ICO tokens listed on CoinMarketCap, they assume that number includes every one ever launched. This assumption may come after they scroll down to the end and notice hundreds that have no marketcap...

How The Easter Bunny Found Bitcoin

On March 23, 2008, Edward Bunny, a.k.a. the Easter Bunny, made a delivery that would change his life forever. A staunch traditionalist and dedicated professional, he was going to do something that morning that was so out of character, it was unbelievable...

Fraud Prevention – Falling for the Big Win

A phone call or email arrives with the news you have won the lottery, a trip, a contest, or some other prize - wow! The problem is, if you never bought a ticket or entered a draw for this windfall, it is likely a scam. The fraud is confirmed as soon as...

Online Security and Fraud Protection

Digital currencies, sometimes explained as "internet money", has brought an urgency for network security that few may be prepared for. Since everything done today that involves money, is at some point online and at risk, DNotesEDU has included a security...

Investment Fraud & Schemes

It may seem like the obvious target of investment scams would be seniors and those without investment knowledge. The truth is however, that no one is immune to investment fraud, as witnessed by the number of wealthy and educated investors that believed in...

Fraud Prevention – Scamming the Sick

Targeting those that are already suffering with various health issues is absolutely shameful, even for a criminal. A desperation to feel better or look better can lure people into falling for so-called miracle cures, effortless weight loss, and all sorts...

Your Financial Reputation

The terms credit score and credit rating are tossed around so much, they may be losing their effectiveness. Does the statement "You have a bad financial reputation" get the point across a little better? What does it all mean? Having a good financial reputation may not...

Introduction to Retirement Plans

Employer Sponsored Pension Plans A lot of people are counting on their workplace pensions to make up the majority of their retirement funding. The most common employer sponsored pensions will fall into one of the following two categories. ⦁ A defined benefit means you...

The Hunt for Your Data

For many of us our job or business requires us to be online, whereas for others it is simply a social ‘fix’, but we all have one thing in common. Our personal and financial data is online and at risk if we don’t follow strict security practises. Even the...

How to Choose a Cryptocurrency Exchange?

Not all exchanges are created equal. Some only list bitcoin and possibly a few other cryptocurrencies, while others may have over a hundred listings. There are exchanges that allow you to fund your account (often meaning to buy bitcoin first) using one or...

Free Cryptocurrency Trading Simulator

There is a lot to learn just covering the basics of cryptocurrency and how to buy your first bitcoin. Even though you may have told yourself you can handle the risk and volatility, when you finally attempt trading cryptocurrency on an exchange, your...

What are Bitcoin Futures?

In case you thought the whole concept of bitcoin was already too difficult to grasp for the average person, it is about to make friends with traditional financial products that very few people understand. Cboe Global Markets will be launching bitcoin futures trading...

Is The Bank Of Canada Holding Your Bank Account?

If you have a bank account that has seen no activity in the last ten years, it may be in the possession of the Bank of Canada (BoC). This also applies to other Canadian dollar financial instruments issued by a regulated bank or trust company, including term deposits,...

Programmed to Spend

April is Financial Literacy Month in the United States, and since its inception in 2004, it has raised public awareness and focused attention on the need for, and current lack of, financial education. While most of this is directed at students, there is a dire need...

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