Is Investing In Cryptocurrencies Really Investing

From a personal finance perspective, cryptocurrency trading and investing is not for the slight of heart.  Daily gains and losses can exceed 50% at times.

Although much of the alt coin market has “calmed down” towards the end of 2015, it is still possible to see an alt coin rise (or fall) as much as 25% in just a few hours.

Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin (the three standard bearers) in this realm seem to have bottomed and begun a slow climb upwards again.

Bitcoin is the leader in this regard, but if one looks at a chart of Dogecoin or Litecoin it may appear that they are going sideways at best, but one has to remember that even though the Satoshi price in different alt coins may look to be flat the price is actually rising if Bitcoin itself is rising as most people look at prices (and price charts) in “Satoshis”.

There’s no doubt in many people’s minds that cryptocurrencies are here to stay – for a beginner’s look at how to buy Bitcoin with a credit card so you can start making money with cryprocurrencies see this Cryptolix article.

Alt Coins Boom In the Making?

In May 2015, alt coins (think Bitcoin etc) pretty much across the board have started to rise once again with many gaining 50 – 100% (and more) in a matter of days.  See for more information.

Bitcoin and Alt Coin Trading

It’s been some time since I wrote that article about Bitcoin gaming on this site – I’ve been busy learning how to buy and sell alt coins these past days and it’s been quite an experience.

I have discovered that there is more consistent money to be made in the trading of cryptocurrencies (one for another) rather than just using one kind – whether it is Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, or others, at the seemingly rigged online casino game sites.

Cryptocurrency Trading

I found some real nice beginner trader how-to video put out by a company by the aptly named Cryptolix.  I guess since I am a guitar guy I am drawn to anything with “lix” (as in guitar licks – lol) in it.

Here’s a good How To Trade On A Cryptocurrency Exchange Video

How To Fund An Account

The following video is about and exchange called Bleutrade, but I imagine that most exchanges are very similar.

I have been having fun following Cryptolix on Twitter and what they talk about. Lots of easy to understand stuff – and some that I have no clue what it’s all about – lol.

If you have a trader’s mindset – or even if you get the gambling bug every now and then like I do you might want to check out what this Bitcoin and cryptocurrency stuff is all about.

A (Bad) Beat Experience – Is Online Poker Back?

I’ve been doing research lately on crypto currencies (Bitcoin, etc) and have come across many interesting facts.

Online Poker and Gambling

bitcoin, litecoin, dogecoin poker pictureMy research (somehow) took me into the realm of online gambling – I used to play online poker back in the day – and up until the recent past (after online poker’s black friday) in order to “get my poker fix” I had to travel over an hour to the nearest casino to play.

The Bad Beat

The thing about this is – I am lucky enough to have a casino that close to me unlike many other poker players in the world, but this particular casino only has their poker table open one night a week.  If I want to play poker then I can only go on a Friday night and the guys that play there are sharks – if I don’t get taken for all I have (because I don’t play very often) then I always seem to lose my money to a “bad beat”.

Not that I mind.  Every time I play any sort of casino game I figure my money as entertainment only money, but still, the local casino stakes are high and I am more of a $1 – $2 blinds kind of guy.

Play Anytime You Want (once again)

Now that anyone can anonymously obtain and use cryptocurrencies online and anywhere in the world (for the most part – for now – until the Government stamps them out – competition you know) there are getting to be all kinds of online poker rooms (and other casino games) that one can play in.  Just not that many good ones you can trust.

The Hard Part

There are still a couple of things that make this amazing development not all that amazing.

  1. You have to figure out how to obtain cryptocurrency. (not that hard – takes a bit of time)
  2. You have to learn what “crypto” these casinos and online poker rooms accept.
  3. You have to learn how to move your newly acquired crypto around on the internet.
  4. If you don’t have the proper type of crypto you have to learn how to exchange it for the right kind.

Because It’s Hard

Because of the four above mentioned points you won’t find too many of these online poker rooms that accept bitcoin, litecoin, dogecoin, etc. have very many players in them.  There are a couple seemingly good ones that had a few tables open and a couple of dozen players, but I did find one that had over 300 poker players playing in a bitcoin and litecoin casino.

More Info

The numbers of players is sure to grow over time as more people figure out how all of this “Crypto” stuff works.

I did find a good article about online casinos and gambling that talks a little bit more in regards to cryptocurrency gambling, online and mobile phone casinos, etc.  Click Here to check it out.

Online Cryptocurrency Poker Video

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Using The Proper Guitar Accessories To Lay Down The Beat

Guitar Accessories You Should Have

A music enthusiast knows the importance of each and every accessory that goes into making the instrument and their role in giving the sound that the instrument produces. Here we shall acquaint you with some accessories of an instrument that is famous with the young and the old alike, the Guitar.

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A guitar case will protect your cherished equipment.

A Guitar Case

One of the most important accessories for any guitar is the case. Cases are a great tool to protect the guitar from damage and help in keeping the instrument in good condition.

A cover is needed for storing and transporting the instrument since humidity can harm a guitar and a case helps to create optimal storage humidity.

Cases can be soft rag cases, semi rigid cases or hard cases and some of the most popular are made to hold Gibson Guitars. The choice of case varies individually and depends on personal needs of the owner and the price of the guitar.


Strings are made of metal or nylon, which once stretched, produce sounds from the guitar. There are many kinds of strings especially for electric guitars.

You can choose the strings depending on the sound that you are looking for and the style of music that you want to play.

The strings are available in different materials, different colors, different thicknesses and it is advisable to try several to find the one that you are most comfortable with.

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Guitar Amplifier

Guitar Amp

Often the concept of a guitar amplifier is confused with the concept of an audio amplifier, which aims to strengthen the sound without giving it any color.

It must be clearly understood that the final sound of an electric guitar is the result of many factors of which the main ones are the properties of the electric guitar and features of the guitar amplifier.

Guitar Straps

A strap for a musician, especially a guitarist is important for holding and playing comfortably whether he is sitting upright or standing. It helps maintain the instrument in place.

The Pick (Plectrum)

Usually called “pick”, the plectrum is a piece of plastic or nylon triangle of a size of about 3 cm. It is used mainly by electric guitarists and is held between the index finger and thumb. The sound generated from contact between the pick and the string is very different from the usual friction of the finger.

Picks are available in different materials, shapes, colors and thicknesses and costs almost nothing. Buy a number of them
and find one that suits you best depending on the song you are playing.

The Bottleneck (slider)

The bottleneck is steel or glass tube that is slipped over a finger of the left hand to slide down the strings and generates the effect of “sliding” from one note to another.

There are a variety of bottlenecks varying in shape, length, diameter and material. Each one can produce a different sound. The bottleneck made of glass gives a clearer sound than the one of metal which produces a whistle like sound.

Digital Electric Tuners

As the name suggests it is a device that allows you to tune your guitar. A digital one determines the pitch and tunes the guitar more accurately than a manual one. It is an essential for the confirmed player who wants the perfect sound and a more stable operation.

Each of these accessories is as important as the other and goes hand in glove to make your guitar as charming and elegant as you possibly can to lay down the beats that you want.

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