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