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James Edwards

James Edwards

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James Edwards is the global cryptocurrency editor at Finder. He coordinates a distributed team of journalists to help further Finder's mission of helping people make better financial decisions.

He has been using Bitcoin since 2013 and began working in the industry in 2017. He takes pride in boiling down complex topics into language his parents can understand.

His expertise has seen him called on to report at events such as TechCrunch Disrupt, CoinDesk Consensus and IBM Think and has coordinated a vast number of high-profile interviews with the industry's brightest minds.

He is a regular contributor to Nasdaq, The Street and is frequently called upon for market commentary in Australia and abroad.

Education

  • Bachelor of Psychology (University of Sydney)
  • User Experience Design (General Assembly)

Featured publications

  • Regular contributor to NASDAQ and The Street

Is it best to stick with just one exchange?

It's difficult to find one exchange with all the coins and features you want. I spread my trading around several exchanges to make sure I'm getting exactly what I need, while also diversifying my risk, should the exchange get hacked or shut down. To further minimise my risk I use one registered locally, so they are subject to local laws and regulations.

Crypto wallets are difficult – are they really necessary?

Learning to use a crypto wallet is an essential part of your journey, but many people find them difficult to use at first. Go slow, read plenty about how they work and remember that each blockchain is different. Test out transactions with small amounts to prevent big mistakes. If you've got a sizeable investment, then consider using a hardware wallet for the best security.

Who needs a hardware wallet?

A hardware wallet is essential for anyone serious about cryptocurrency. They offer the highest level of security for your long-term investments and can be paired with a Web3 wallet for use with DeFi. I never use crypto without one. After security, the main difference is the number of blockchains supported, so make sure to choose one that suits your portfolio.

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Latest articles by James Edwards

25 articles written by this author

How to buy Bitcoin tokens, BRC-20s and Ordinals Inscriptions

Bitcoin tokens are set to become one of the biggest cryptocurrency trends of 2024 – here's how to get started investing in them.

James Edwards 23 May 2023
How to buy Bitcoin tokens, BRC-20s and Ordinals Inscriptions

Buying Bitcoin? 4 things beginners always overlook

Financial literacy is important, and you can set yourself up for success when buying Bitcoin, even as a beginner. Here are 4 things to make sure you don't overlook when buying Bitcoin as a beginner.

James Edwards 28 April 2023
Buying Bitcoin? 4 things beginners always overlook

7 best crypto staking platforms

Find out which platforms made our list of the best places to stake crypto for rewards.

Billy Endres & James Edwards 11 March 2023
7 best crypto staking platforms

How to borrow Ethereum

You can borrow ETH through a number of exchanges and specialised lenders in the US, but make sure you understand the risks first.

James Edwards 9 September 2022
How to borrow Ethereum

How to invest in Ethereum (ETH)

Read our guide to explore 5 ways to get started investing in Ethereum.

James Edwards 23 June 2022
How to invest in Ethereum (ETH)

Best crypto to buy now

Our expert guide on how to choose the best crypto to buy right now.

James Edwards 28 April 2022
Best crypto to buy now

Bitstamp vs Coinbase

We compare two of the largest crypto exchanges in the world to see how they stack up.

James Edwards 16 January 2022
Bitstamp vs Coinbase

How to stake and earn AAVE

Find out how to leverage AAVE token holdings to earn rewards. Stake in the Aave safety module or provide liquidity to a DeFi protocol.

James Edwards 11 October 2021
How to stake and earn AAVE

A beginner’s guide to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ETFs

If you're looking for ways to gain exposure to Bitcoin and other digital currencies, cryptocurrency ETFs could be worth exploring. Find out what crypto ETFs are and how they work in this introductory guide.

James Edwards 21 September 2021
A beginner’s guide to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ETFs

Learn how to stake Binance Coin (BNB)

Learn how to stake BNB and start earning income with this straightforward step-by-step guide for both exchanges and wallets.

James Edwards 23 June 2021
Learn how to stake Binance Coin (BNB)
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