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James Edwards

James Edwards

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James Edwards is the cryptocurrency editor at Finder. He has been using Bitcoin since 2013 and began working in the space in 2017. He takes pride in boiling down complex topics into language his mum 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.

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

10 articles written by this author

How to buy Ethereum (ETH) in Indonesia

Learn how to buy Ethereum in Indonesia with our simple step-by-step guide and tips on what to know before you get started.

James Edwards 27 March 2022
How to buy Ethereum (ETH) in Indonesia

How to buy Cardano (ADA) in Indonesia

Learn how to buy Cardano in Indonesia with our simple step-by-step guide and tips on what to know before you get started.

James Edwards 20 August 2021
How to buy Cardano (ADA) in Indonesia

How to buy Shiba Inu coin (SHIB) in Indonesia

Learn how to buy Shiba Inu in Indonesia with our simple step-by-step guide and tips on what to know before you get started.

James Edwards 21 May 2021
How to buy Shiba Inu coin (SHIB) in Indonesia

How to buy Dogecoin (DOGE) in Indonesia

Learn how to buy Dogecoin in Indonesia with our simple step-by-step guide and tips on what to know before you get started.

James Edwards 7 May 2021
How to buy Dogecoin (DOGE) in Indonesia

Binance Futures guide: How to trade BTC, ETH and more

Learn how to trade futures contracts on Binance with this visual step-by-step guide.

James Edwards 20 April 2021
Binance Futures guide: How to trade BTC, ETH and more

How to buy Solana (SOL) in Indonesia

Learn how to buy Solana in Indonesia with our simple step-by-step guide and tips on what to know before you get started.

James Edwards 9 March 2021
How to buy Solana (SOL) in Indonesia

How to buy Binance Coin (BNB) in Indonesia

Learn how to buy Binance Coin in Indonesia with our simple step-by-step guide and tips on what to know before you get started.

James Edwards 20 January 2021
How to buy Binance Coin (BNB) in Indonesia

How to buy Bitcoin (BTC) in Indonesia

Learn how to buy Bitcoin in Indonesia with our simple step-by-step guide and tips on what to know before you get started.

James Edwards 11 January 2021
How to buy Bitcoin (BTC) in Indonesia

What is blockchain technology?

Discover blockchain: what it is, how it works and who is exploring it in Indonesia.

James Edwards 1 April 2019
What is blockchain technology?

How to buy Ripple (XRP) in Indonesia

Learn how to buy Ripple in Indonesia with our simple step-by-step guide and tips on what to know before you get started.

James Edwards 21 February 2018
How to buy Ripple (XRP) in Indonesia
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