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Non-custodial wallets: pros and cons

25 Jun 2020 3 minute read 7 comments NOWPayments

What is the first thing you need to think about once you’ve made up your mind, decided to join the blockchain scene, and to trade some of your savings for cryptocurrency? You have to figure out where you’re going to store your crypto funds. It’s been...

Top 5 Universities Offering Courses in Blockchain in 2020

22 Jun 2020 4 minute read 4 comments NOWPayments

The blockchain industry has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception. It has proved itself to be a worthy contender for being considered as the next-gen technology that has the potential to solve most of the problems of the tech industry. Govern...

Top 5 Biggest Companies Accepting Cryptocurrency as A Form of Payment

18 Jun 2020 4 minute read 13 comments NOWPayments

With new revolutionary technologies like Bitcoin coming our way, we see money around several industries. We first saw Bitcoin being crowned as the new gold, it is the best returning asset with a limited supply. However, as a form of payment, Bitcoin...

Using Cryptocurrency in Loyalty Programs

17 Jun 2020 4 minute read 3 comments NOWPayments

Anyone that is familiar with marketing has probably heard of loyalty programs. Nowadays every single supermarket, shopping mall, football club or whatever kind of commercial outlet you’d find has a program to create a bond with their customers. These...

XMR: Explained

16 Jun 2020 2 minute read 2 comments NOWPayments

Bitcoin has been the most powerful and popular cryptocurrency since launch, setting a high bar for all other digital currencies to come. However, there’s one common misbelief about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general — people tend to think all of...

Top 10 Crypto-friendly Countries

11 Jun 2020 7 minute read 15 comments NOWPayments

That’s one thing to look at when observing whether a country is welcoming cryptocurrency. The other aspect is the acceptance of businesses in the cryptocurrency space, how crypto-friendly are these countries. Today, we look at the top 10 countries wh...

What Are Stablecoins and How Do They Work?

10 Jun 2020 5 minute read 0 comments NOWPayments

One of the big reasons people use cryptocurrencies, and why other people hate cryptocurrencies, is the volatility. Ten years ago, a bitcoin was worth just a couple cents. Nowadays, one bitcoin is sold for more than 7,000 dollars, that’s a really big...

Crypto In 2020: What Has Already Happened?

9 Jun 2020 2 minute read 1 comment NOWPayments

2020’s been an interesting year. From lockdowns across the world due to the coronavirus, general political uncertainty, and financial markets strained by a never-ending cycle of seemingly once-in-a-lifetime events,’ cryptocurrency has enjoyed renewed...

Weird Coins Vol.3

8 Jun 2020 1 minute read 2 comments NOWPayments

Cryptocurrencies are incredibly variable, being crafted to fit the needs and the interests of all and everyone. Some of them are so catchy, that they steal your attention, shock or amuse you in a weir way. Here, we have gathered such coins for your e...

ZCash Halving

4 Jun 2020 3 minute read 4 comments NOWPayments

  ZCash halving is one of the most discussed crypto topics: though we already know the ropes of how it happens with bitcoin, this event is still intriguing. So, let’s point out how it works and what to expect. Halving is a process repeated every few...