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How The German Tax System Works

In this post I explain how the German tax system works and how to handle your tax affairs when you move to Berlin. Interested in moving to Berlin? You’re not the only one. Some 50,000 people a year are now making the move to Berlin, from other regions of Germany – as well as from […]

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How To Arrange Health Insurance in Germany

Moving To Germany Series – How To Arrange Health Insurance in Germany In this post I look at how to arrange health insurance when you m,ove to Germany to liarrive Berlin. Interested in moving to Berlin? You’re not the only one. Some 50,000 people a year are now making the move to Berlin, from othve […]

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Using a VPN for Remote Access

When non-IT people hear the term “VPN” they tend to think of a commercial service where for a monthly subscription you can connect your computer internet connection and surf the Web anonymously by passing your Internet traffic through a “VPN server” run by the VPN service provider. This is one usage for a VPN – […]

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Why You Should Never Use A VPN For Security

The following is a copyright-free (creative-commons) released post by someone explaining why you should never use a VPN if you want security. Most average computer and internet users are unaware of the facts mentioned in this post.  I thought this post expresses the realities about VPNs succintly and clearly, and so I decided to reproduce […]

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How To Move To Berlin – Also Now Available As Paperback

Want To Move To Berlin To Live, Work or Study? Here’s The Best Insider Know-How on Moving To Berlin! Save Yourself Time, Hassle – And Money. Interested in moving to Berlin to live, work, or study? You’re not the only one. It’s estimated over 50,000 people are currently moving to Berlin every year. It’s easy […]

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The Risks of Bitcoin Investing

The Risks of Bitcoin Investing

Ever since their invention, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general have been characterized by very sharp and amplified price movements. Both in the upward and the downward direction. This makes them extremely volatile assets. In this article I take a look at the downsides to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investing. Let me say first of all that […]

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How to Get Started Investing in Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a form of digital money. You can use Bitcoin for transactions. You can use it as a store of value. And you can use it for investing and trading for profit. Bitcoin has been in existence now for over 10 years and the number of users is increasing. The price development of Bitcoin […]

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Can You Really Make $5 Million in Five Years?

Can You Really Make $5 Million in Five Years?

In my last article about Bitcoin I talked about how a $5000 cryptocurrency investment fund could increase in value over a period of 5 years to a sum of $5 million given a year-on-year fund compound value appreciation rate of 300% per annum. Such a rate of growth sounds incredible – and I made some […]

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How To Make $5 Million Dollars In 5 Years

How To Make $5 Million Dollars In 5 Years

Can you turn an initial investment of $5,000 into $5 Million in just five years? Impossible, you might say. And I might have thought the same. But I’m going to explain why it’s not necessarily impossible. Let’s look at this idea in detail. How To Make $5 Million Dollars In 5 Years First of all, […]

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Top 10 Cryptocurrencies - Monero (XMR)

Top 10 Cryptocurrencies – Monero (XMR)

Monero is a so-called “privacy coin”, inspired by the libertarian movement. Privacy and anonymity for users and transactions forms the basis for the design of Monero. Monero (XMR) is the tenth largest cryptocurrency by total market capitalization and the leading privacy coin. Monero XMR Market Data Current Monero Price: $103.71 Current Total Market Cap: $1.7bn […]

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How To Create The Ideal Cryptocurrency

How To Create The Ideal Cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is now 10 years old. Since the appearance of Bitcoin many other cryptocurrencies have emerged and the sector is an extremely lively one with a great deal of innovation and development going on. Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, meanwhile continues to trundle on in much the same old way. Some modifications have been […]

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Top Ten Cryptocurrencies - Cardano (ADA)

Top Ten Cryptocurrencies – Cardano (ADA)

Cardano (ADA) is a distributed blockchain network launched in 2017 by Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) led by Charles Hoskinson, a former co-founder of BitShares, Ethereum and Ethereum Classic. The Cardano project has ambitious goals of building a robust high-specification blockchain system to smart contracts, decentralized applications and side chains. as well communicating with other […]

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Top Ten Cryptocurrencies - Stellar (XLM)

Top Ten Cryptocurrencies – Stellar (XLM)

Stellar is a payment transfer protocol which facilitates cross-border payments for multiple currencies through the use of its own cryptocurrency known as Lumens or XLM. Stellar also serves as a development platform for distributed applications through the use of blockchain-based smart contracts. Current XLM Price: $0.24 Current Total Market Cap: $4.6bn (Data as at 23 […]

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Top Ten Cryptocurrencies - EOS

Top Ten Cryptocurrencies – EOS

EOS is a cryptocurrency token for a smart contract and distributed application blockchain system designed to compete with Ethereum. EOS aims to provide a distributed virtual cloud computer known as EOSIO. Current EOS Price: $5.47 Total Market Cap: $4.9bn (Data as at 21 October 2018) Top Ten Cryptocurrencies – EOS Like Ethereum, EOS is a […]

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Top Ten Cryptocurrencies - Ripple (XRP)

Top Ten Cryptocurrencies – Ripple (XRP)

XRP or Ripple as it’s also known was created with a different idea in mind to most cryptocurrencies. The aim of Ripple is to provide a service to the traditional banking sector by making global payment transfers much faster, easier and cheaper.   XRP Ripple XRP Price: $0.46 Current Market Cap: $18.6bn (Data as at […]

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Top Ten Cryptocurrencies - Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

Top Ten Cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

  Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is a competitor cryptocurrency to Bitcoin which emerged in 2017 from a fork of the original Bitcoin. BCH  the fourth largest cryptocurrency by total market cap with a current valuation of around $7.5 billion US Dollars.   Bitcoin Cash BCH Current Price: $437 Total Market Cap: $7.6 bn (Data as at […]

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Top Ten Cryptocurrencies - Ethereum (ETH)

Top Ten Cryptocurrencies – Ethereum (ETH)

The blockchain cryptocurrency Ethereum is now three years old. Since it’s inception in 2015, the Ethereum network has now grown to become the second largest blockchain platform after Bitcoin in terms of total market capitalization. Ethererum was the brainchild of Vitalik Buterin, Gavin Wood, and several other developers, who conceived of a new kind of […]

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Top Ten Cryptocurrencies - Litecoin (LTC)

Top Ten Cryptocurrencies – Litecoin (LTC)

  Litecoin is currently the world’s seventh biggest cryptocurrency by total market capitalization.   Litecoin LTC Market Data Current Price: $54.16 Market Cap: $3.1 bn (Data as at 16 October 2018) Litecoin was created in 2011 and was the first major altcoin to appear after Bitcoin. Litecoin is sometimes referred to as “the silver to […]

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Top Ten Cryptocurrencies - Bitcoin (BTC)

Top Ten Cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin (BTC)

Practically everyone has now heard of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency of all and the one that first comes to mind for the vast majority of people. But there now many other digital currencies besides Bitcoin which are gaining in popularity among users, traders and investors. Some of these are currencies for conducting […]

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