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Help! Binance is loading slow again :(

binance is slow and loading slowIf you are trading crypto currencies on the major exchange Binance, then you may have already run into a very common issue with the platform itself- slow loading of the website.

In fact, during times of extreme trading volume, you may find it difficult to pull up the market/exchange screen on a desktop computer to initiate buy/sell trades of your crypto currency. Imagine being stuck on the sidelines without the ability to take out a huge position on a hot new coin that is starting to go to the Moon. Conversely, imagine trying to get out of a position while it’s still super profitable, or worse- trying to dump a loser trade unsuccessfully on Binance when it’s super slow and cut your losses.

All of these scenarios have brought Binance users some frustration, especially in the last few months when crypto trading volume has shot through the roof. While Binance is upgrading their infrastructure to deal with the exponentially rising demand to buy and sell Bitcoin and other popular crypto coins on their platform, folks like us will have to find other ways to get our trades through, which is why I’m writing this post today.

So let’s get to it!

If Binance is Too Slow, Use their App Instead

binance app is good for when binance desktop website is slowI’m 37 years old as of this writing, so I’m not big on using apps as a part of my everyday life. Sure, I use apps on my phone but normally if I need to do any serious computing I just hop on my laptop computer. However, the Binance App on my Android phone is amazing.

Why is the Binance app amazing?
Mainly, because it is stupid simple to use effectively.

Because when the Binance website is slow, the Binance app still works fine for placing buy and sell orders.

I realize that is not going to fix the main Binance website from being slow. However, it is a solid work-around for when you absolutely need to place a buy/sell trade when it counts and time is of the essence. The interface is extremely easy to use and the design is very straightforward. Next time Binance is slow, just pick up your phone and use the app instead!

The Pros and Cons of Binance

*The main reasons I used Binance myself are the overall ease and convenience of both the website and app, coupled with the fact that they approved my user registration/application quickly during a time of high volume trading so I could get in the game and start buying and selling relatively fast.

*Binance also has affordable fees for transactions, they take a very small fee amount per transaction. As you’ll soon learn buying/selling Bitcoin and other crypto currencies, the price of transaction fees can quickly cut into your profits! Not so with Binance.

*In addition to this, Binance remains one of the largest exchanges that’s currently accepting new users.

Bittrex remains closed to new users trying to buy crypto

Bittrex is still attempting to upgrade its servers to handle the increased market demand for crypto.

bittrex crypto exchange still closed to new users

Bitfinex is not allowing anyone in with less than $10,000

Good luck if you want to invest less than $10,000 USD in crypto, which is most people by the way. But Bitfinex apparently has switched their no-new-user-registration policy into a only-rich-people-need-apply policy.

bittfinex minimum account deposit is way too high

Binance Re-Opens for New Users w/ Bittrex and Bitfinex Closed – Where to Buy Crypto Alt Coins

While Binance shut down for about a week in late December, they quickly opened their doors to new users and are presently accepting new users again. Here’s where you can sign up for Binance today.

Alternatives to Binance Include Cryptopia and Kucoin

cryptopia exchangeCryptopia is ok if you want to buy Electroneum, which is the only exchange that it’s currently traded on. I don’t really like the buy/sell operations on Cryptopia, because you have to manually enter the prices and wait for the system to ring in and execute your order. If the price goes up while you’re trying to buy, your order will wait in limbo for the price to come back down so you can buy, which you risk then not happening at all.

In addition to the manual price setting process for trades, many of the best crypto coins are not even available on this low-volume exchange.

kucoin exchangeKucoin is another exchange that is based in Japan. It has a fair amount of solid alt coins that you can invest in. The only problem with them for me has been getting my documents uploaded and verified.

You will first have to buy BitCoin somewhere, regardless

coinbase crypto and bitcoin exchangeWhatever exchange you choose, you will likely have to trade in your fiat currency of your home country into BitCoin first. For this necessity I recommend Coinbase, which is a very simple website that you can use to purchase Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, or Bitcoin Cash.

Sign up for Coinbase here and received $10 in free Bitcoin.

The Final Word on Buying and Selling Crypto on an Exchange

Regardless of which exchange you use, just remember that no one exchange is perfect and has everything you want. The most important thing is finding something that works well enough for you. I am pretty satisfied with Binance and Coinbase myself, and will continue to use them primarily for now.

Good luck and here’s to your wealth in 2018!

-Patrick

The Idiot’s Guide to Crypto Investing for BitCoin Newbies

In this article we’re going to show you step-by-step how to easily and quickly buy Bitcoin, as well as other hot up-and-coming crypto coins that could see massive gains in 2018! But first, a little background on this whole Bitcoin thing…

how to buy bitcoinUnless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve probably heard of this thing called Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency based on the blockchain technology invented by an anonymous person or group of people under the pseudonym known as Satoshi Nakamoto.

Bitcoin has been a controversial topic for many. Governments have shown a lot of fury in attempting to shut it down, just as China did in mid 2017. On the other hand, many governments have seen the potential in getting into Bitcoin while it’s still relatively young to make it a viable currency and store of value, like Japan and Belarus.

how to become a bitcoin millionaireMany “Bitcoin millionaires” have been minted from teens living in their parents’ basement to the Winklevoss twins, the 2 Manhattan socialites who were on the ground floor with Mark Zuckerberg when Facebook was barely a real website with less than a million users, before the 2 were outed from Facebook and before they won almost 100 million dollars in a lawsuit against Facebook years later.

So regardless of what you think about BitCoin, there is indeed money to be made, and today, we’re going to show you exactly how to buy Bitcoin yourself and also some other cool crypto currency coins that, along with you, could see massive gains in the near future if they play their cards right.

Today we show you step by step how to use the Top 2 Crypto Coin Exchanges in the World which are super safe, fast and reliable to get into the Bitcoin game right now.

How to Buy Bitcoin

When I bought my first Bitcoin, I was surprised but not shocked to see just how easy it was.

Step #1 : Open a Coinbase Account

how to buy bitcoin with coinbase

After verifying your identify with your ID/Passport, then you’ll be ready to start buying Bitcoin!

After signing up, you’ll eventually be required to enter a 2-factor identification code. This can either be sent to you by text message/SMS via your phone or you can also setup the “Google Authenticator” App so that you don’t have to spend extra on text messages depending on your phone’s plan.

coinbase 2 factor identification security how to buy bitcoin

Enter your credit card/debit card info and choose which crypto currency you’d like to purchase. You can buy Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, or Bitcoin Cash as of this writing.

how to use a credit or debit card to buy bitcoin

Congratulations, you just bought Bitcoin!

But the true magic of cryptocurrency does not simply stop at Bitcoin. If anything, Bitcoin, while some would say is still a risky investment, does not necessarily open the door to quicker gains along the order of 10x, 50x or even 100x gains in a single year, though it still might.

Which leads me to the next step in buying cryptocurrency!

Key to Making Money with Cryptocurrency: Investing your BitCoin into Alt Coins (brand new crypto currency coins)

how to buy ripple xrpThe real money to be made will often be made in smaller, unknown coins on the many cryptocurrency exchanges out there. Don’t worry, this is not a complicated process, and we’re going to show you how to send your Bitcoin and exchange it into smaller coins to increase your gains today!

When you buy any crypto currency, you should probably do some research first on that coin to see if it has a real use case and utility in the world. Does it innovate or improve an industry? Does it have a low market cap at the present moment and large circulating supply compared to its total supply? If it has a low market cap (market capitalization), then that means it could have a lot of room to grow.

how to buy electroneum on binanceFor example, and this is just an example:

Imaginary coin FUDcoin has a current market cap of $150,000,000, meaning its total value is currently around 150 Million Dollars. You discovered it recently after watching a YouTube video explaining how it could be the next big thing to change the luxury yacht business (just making things up here).

Compared to a coin like BitCoin, which already has a market cap of 250 billion dollars, FUDcoin has a lot of room to grow, so for FUDcoin to reach a market cap of only 10 Billion dollars (realistic and possible for any crypto coin in a year’s time), it would have to rise only 9.85 Billion dollars.

But this would mean a gain of 66x for you. So if you invested $1,000 into this coin and it reached that market cap in 1 year, your position would then be worth $66,000!

To build upon this example, for Bitcoin to make 66x gains off its current price, it would have to reach a market cap of 250 Billion Dollars x 66 = 16.5 Trillion Dollars.

16.5 Trillion Dollars would be roughly equivalent to the ENTIRE US Economy. I think it’s safe to say BitCoin is not going to reach 16.5 trillion dollars in one year, or maybe even 5 years, though it might. So it will likely not make 66x gains in a single year, but an undiscovered crypto coin which is just getting started easily could!

Getting Started With Buying Hot New Crypto Coins

Step #1 : Open a Binance Account

how to buy cryptocurrency alt coins with binance

You’ll again have to verify your credentials.

Once you’re in, this is what the main market screen looks like where you’ll place your buy and sell orders. But before you buy or sell anything, you’ll need to send Bitcoin over to Binance to use as the purchasing currency for the smaller coins. Here’s how you do it.

how to buy bitcoin with binance

Alternatively, if you’re like me and appreciate fast transaction times, you’ll just send Litecoin from Coinbase to Binance, then convert it to Bitcoin, then buy the crypto Alt Coins that you wish to hold.

So head over to Coinbase again, and click on the “Accounts” tab.

how to send bitcoin from coinbase to binance

Then you’ll need to copy your Bitcoin/LiteCoin address (your address for either Bitcoin or LiteCoin on Binance will be found next to that asset on Binance) and paste it into the address from Coinbase where you want to send your Bitcoin/Litecoin to.

how to send litecoin from coinbase to binance

how to buy litecoin and crypto alt coinsYou’ll notice that I’m sending Litecoin instead of Bitcoin, because it’s usually faster and there are often fewer fees to send Litecoin. Now that I’ve sent Litecoin, I’ll need to first sell my Litecoin on Binance, which then gets me Bitcoin, which I will then use to buy whatever I choose on Binance.

So, I copy my Litecoin address from Binance and paste it into my screen on Coinbase where I’ll be sending my Litecoin to then convert to Bitcoin.

how to send bitcoin or litecoin from coinbase to binance

That’s it! Just wait a few minutes and keep checking to see when the Litecoin arrives in your Binance deposits, then sell your Litecoin to Binance on the main screen by selecting the “btc” tab and entering “ltc” into the field.

selecting litecoin to btc on binance

Now, to sell your litecoin and convert it to BitCoin…

converting your litecoin to bitcoin on binance

Now you have precious Bitcoin on Binance, which you will then use as the currency to buy the other smaller coins which can stand to make you massive gains!

Key to Making Money in Cryptocurrency: Buy Low, Sell High

Just like in any market, the price of assets (like crypto coins) fluctuates. There are massive spikes, massive dips, and in between- oscillations that resemble a wave. During these ups and downs, it’s important to know when to enter a position in the cryptocurrency market. Otherwise you could be buying into a lot of hype, and when the price eventually comes down, you’ll be left holding a large position in a cryptocurrency that may require a few months to beat its all time high price.

Key to Making Money in Crypto Currency: Be Prepared to HOLD

The Crypto currency market is extremely volatile, meaning swings in price and market capitalization (total market value) of 40% to even 75% in a single year’s time! You CANNOT sell your entire coin portfolio just because your holdings suddenly drop in value. You must be prepared to HOLD!

Key to Making Money in Cryptocurrency: Disregard All Disinformation!

You will need to be prepared to do your market research on any crypto coin without falling victim to the fan boys of each individual coin, you’ll find people like this on YouTube telling you “this coin is the hottest thing in 2018! It will go to the moon!!”. These folks often take up large positions and then try to get everyone else to buy, because it will obviously increase the value of their current holdings.

The problem is, once the price goes up enough, then they unload their positions and the price comes crashing down. This is also referred to as a “Pump and Dump”.

Then, you’ll need to disregard the mainstream media altogether. They really don’t know what the hell they’re talking about, as this video demonstrates.

I hope this article helps, thanks so much for reading!

-Patrick
Patrick W is an online entrepreneur and content producer on YouTube

Bed Bugs or Dust Mites? Either Way, the Solution is the Same

I’ve kind of become the underground online pest control expert on bed bugs by complete accident. I stumbled upon this subject matter 4 years ago looking for online affiliate products to promote and sell. I didn’t even know bed bugs were “a thing” to be honest.

So recently when I could not for the life of me go to sleep at night because I was itching like crazy, and then seeing large groups of red spots and bites (so I thought they were bites anyway at the time), the irony was not lost on me that I, the online get-rid-of-bedbugs-expert-guy, was being eaten alive and I could not get the problem under control!

How could I help others get rid of bed bugs so many times before and yet be burdened with a massive bed bug infestation myself?!

dust mite bites and rash allergic reaction eczema

Taking a closer look at those bed bug(?) “bites”

I relied on all the information that I had on finding and getting rid of bed bugs which I have published in numerous blogs and websites online. I first checked between the mattress and the box spring. I examined the edges and crevices of the mattress itself, looking for little black specks (bed bug feces) and any signs of brown smudges and discolorations to indicate there were bedbugs taking naps under my bed.

Nothing.

I then looked for the characteristic shell casings of the bed bugs’ exoskeletons that they shed everywhere as they grow older and bigger. Surely I was bound to find something.

Nothing.

I know what bed bugs look like. They are little brown crawlers that are small and similar in size to ticks or ants, but usually not as small as fleas, though they can be when they are babies.

Content with the fact that I did a thorough inspection of my hotel room and found no bed bugs, I merely passed it off as being in my head, and that eventually this would all pass.

Except it didn’t!

Enough is enough of these nasty itchy red bites

One night, I just could not sleep at all for the life of me. I was itching like crazy, felt like I was being bitten, and was incredibly restless. So I started doing some more research online with my good pal Google. Google was very helpful with my problem.

Since there were no bedbugs crawling around anywhere, and in fact no bugs of any kind… my online quest for additional information led me to a new topic of great interest, one that in fact should interest anyone else experiencing “itchy bites” in the middle of the night as well.

Here’s the deal: if you are having a major problem falling asleep at night, itching like crazy, but don’t see any bed bugs- you could indeed be having a problem with dust mites. Dust mites are so tiny and microscopic that they are nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. Ok, this explained a lot in my case.

is it bed bugs or dust mites

Furthermore, bed bug bites and the “bites” (which are really just an allergic reaction to dust mite poop) look almost exactly the same!

Bingo. I had caught my culprit red handed. I had also thought during my search that that another suspect in my ills was poison ivy, or at least the Southeast Asian version of poison ivy, if it exists, whatever that might be. My dog and I had been out in the woods walking around brushing up against all kinds of lovely natural foliage and plants which my American body had never experienced, so I was not ruling out an allergic reaction to plant life or spores either.

Dust mites can ruin your ability to fall asleep at night, and are also hard to get rid of

Long story short, I eventually just had to leave that hotel room and find a new hotel, as well as wash my bed linens and clothes and just get to a clean room. Dust mites love a cluttered, dusty, dirty room. They live, walk and breed among the dust, and live in fabrics, especially bed sheets and mattresses.

Dust mites actually feed on your dead skin. They’re not biting you directly. They’re eating your dead flesh and pooping on you, where a protein in their poop causes the allergic reaction in your skin very similar to bedbugs! The only solution is to do a major cleaning and wash everything in super hot water, then if possible, put it in a laundromat high-heat dryer to get rid of the remaining dust mites and eggs.

An alternative is to sun-dry your laundry in direct sunlight.

facts about dust mites

The conclusion: I finally got rid of the dust mites

Simply be getting to a much cleaner hotel and washing my laundry well, the dust mite problem was solved within a week. Thank God, because getting sleep at night is so important! It is often the difference between going through life like a half-asleep zombie or feeling fresh the next day.

There are other solutions and preventive strategies for dealing with both dust mites and bed bugs.

Bed bugs and dust mites share similarities in how they can be killed also. They will both perish from the use of dessicants like amorphous freshwater silica like the kind they offer on this site here: https://www.defensive-end.com/. Using a product of this sort, one can successfully wipe out entire hordes of dust tmites and bed bugs, but again the most important concept is to clean your dwelling to the utmost to give them less of a reason to stick around!