What is the Bitcoin ETF and what does it mean?

The Bitcoin ETFs are exchange-traded funds that track and mimic the value of Bitcoin. These are traded on traditional market exchanges and allow individuals and more importantly, institutions to indirectly invest in Bitcoin, without having to own or custody it themselves. In other words, the Bitcoin ETF will allow investors to seek return via the Bitcoin price, without actually owning the asset themselves. 

Bitcoin Self-custody Essentials

A basic guide for Bitcoin self-custody. The do’s and don’ts of managing your private keys to ensure that you always remain in control of your Bitcoin. It is a vital step in the direction of self-sovereignty. Bitcoin was designed exactly for this method of ownership. Self-custody brings the promise of freedom, but requires that you take extreme ownership of the assets under your control.

Bitcoin is sovereignly accepted

This week we want to focus on one thing that happened yesterday, the 7th of September. A day that might be remembered in the history books of the future.

Bitcoin was officially adopted in El Salvador as legal tender and the country became the first to officially buy Bitcoin in its sovereign capacity!

Bitvice’s Bitcoin Basics – Blockchain

Introducing a new instalment to our newsletters: Bitvice’s Bitcoin Basics.
For those that are new to Bitcoin we will be covering the basics in a simple, bite-sized way to help you learn more about this complex subject and to give you the tools to explain the topic to friends and family in a concise manner. This week’s topic: Bitcoin’s Blockchain.

The real reasons why you shouldn’t keep your Bitcoin on exchanges

You may have heard about the famous exchange hack on Mt. Gox where hundreds of thousands of Bitcoin were stolen from users. Bitcoiners learnt a very valuable lesson from that, and since then around 75-78% of Bitcoin is kept in cold storage, and off exchanges. 

This wasn’t the last hack. There was one 2 months ago, on the Japanese exchange, Liquid, where around $80m in Crypto was stolen.