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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

16 articles written by this author

Best crypto to buy now

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

James Edwards 8 September 2022
Best crypto to buy now

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

How to buy Cardano (ADA) in Singapore

Learn how to buy Cardano in Singapore 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 Singapore

How to buy Shiba Inu coin (SHIB) in Singapore

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

James Edwards 4 August 2021
How to buy Shiba Inu coin (SHIB) in Singapore

How to buy Solana (SOL) in Singapore

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

James Edwards 31 July 2021
How to buy Solana (SOL) in Singapore

How to invest in cryptocurrency

Learn how to get started investing in cryptocurrency, the methods available to you, and what to keep in mind before making your first purchase.

James Hendy & James Edwards 24 July 2021
How to invest in cryptocurrency

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)

How to stake Polkadot (DOT)

Learn how to stake DOT and start earning income immediately with this straightforward guide.

James Edwards 8 June 2021
How to stake Polkadot (DOT)

Aave guide: How to borrow and lend cryptocurrency

Learn how to get started using Aave for borrowing and lending with this straightforward guide.

James Edwards 18 May 2021
Aave guide: How to borrow and lend cryptocurrency

How to buy Dogecoin (DOGE) in Singapore

Learn how to buy Dogecoin in Singapore 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 Singapore
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