How to update your Firmware on Ledger Nano S

Recently the Ledger Nano S, my favourite device for safe, offline Bitcoin storage released an upgrade to their firmware which deals with a security issue that was noticed some time in late 2017. There are other fixes and improvements, so it is a must-do.

I received a lot of requests to make a tutorial about updating your firmware on Ledger Nano S and here it is:

If you don’t have the Ledger Nano S, check it out, it is my top choice for hardware storage for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Stratis, Neo, PIVX and a bunch of other alts.

 To order Ledger Nano S (from the original source) use the link below.

Ledger Nano S - The secure hardware wallet

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Why Is Bitcoin going down?

Recently I reported on the increasing market manipulation going on with the Bitcoin markets and it seems there’s even more to it.
In my latest Crypto Corner (my weekly news and market commentary) I pointed out a very good article that throws more light on the subject.

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Video 2 –

Catch my daily ePaper with selected news and articles on everything crypto :

https://paper.li/e-1517017825#/

ETC – Callisto airdrop notes

In this post I will provide some tips on how to claim the ETC hard forked Callisto (CLO) coins that you are eligible to receive if you hold Ethereum Classic (ETC) in the right wallets prior to block 5,500,000

What is Callisto and should you care?

Callisto introduces a Cold staking protocol that rewards coin holders for being network participants. “Cold staking is a smart-contract based process that allows CLO holders to earn interest in a total CLO emission when they hold CLO coins at their balances for long enough period of staking time (1 month by default). Cold stakers are not required to run a node to participate in cold staking process. Cold stakers are not validating transactions and the whole system can remain fully PoW (Proof of Work) which is important since ETC adheres to POW consensus.”  (quote from Callisto Networks)

For more details and clarity about this project and to get your hands on its whitepaper, refer to this post on Github.

When will the airdrop fork happen?

You can check https://gastracker.io/ for the current block height.  According to calculations, this airdrop will occur between the 2nd and the 5th of March 2018.

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Ethereum Classic (ETC) holders will receive a 1:1 ratio of CLO coins. 

Right now as I write this article, the Ethereum Classic Blockchain last block is 5476170.

In addition, the present price of $36.94 is relatively inexpensive due to the moderately bearish market. I am not giving you financial advice, definitely not suggesting that you go and buy ETC now. This is a guide mainly for those who are already hodlers of ETC and wish to benefit from this airdrop.

What exchanges will support the hard fork?

Currently only Yobit and Coinomi have indicated support. No other exchanges have announced an official stance on the Ethereum Classic / Callisto coinswap fork, so don’t take the chance, make sure you keep your ETC in Coinomi or in a wallet where you own the private key so you can use that private key later and claim your free coins from this airdrop.

Which wallets will support the hard fork?

These three wallets are guaranteed to issue the Callisto coins:

MyEtherWallet(MEW) – it is not yet sure if the MEW developers will support Callisto. Most recently there are rumours that they might not, so I would use ClassicEtherWallet and you can actually use it with your MEW address too so no worries.

Regarding ClassicEtherWallet it should be fairly simple and straightforward to receive your CLO tokens automatically (no need to do anything) and immediately after the hard fork coin swap has occurred.

It is claimed that every ETC account address that has ETC in its balance will receive the equivalent amount of CLO automatically when Callisto launches. You will just unlock your wallet and see your CLO are already here… or at least that’s how it should happen.

As usual, my top choice is Coinomi which supports tons of alt coins and although it’s only for Android at the moment, it is really a great wallet to have. It will make your life easier for future forks and airdrops too, so definitely worth getting that app. Time to move away from that iPhone I guess. Crypto and Apple isn’t exactly a great match. #justsayin’

Good luck with this airdrop everyone! Stay profitable.

Keeping safe online

It’s a serious challenge – cyber security.

The problem is, we aren’t very good at it. This is why I am sharing some of my personal experience and tips on how to make things a bit more secure. Watch my video post here:

Cyber Security is hard to achieve. We are ever more vulnerable to attacks online, especially when working with crypto, which is largely unregulated and there’s no refund policies.

While you can never be 100% hack-proof, here are some tips on how to make your password more secure and other tricks to avoid being an easy victim.

Join my channel and keep up to date with latest crypto news, airdrops, forks and other crypto commentary.

I’m on Twitter : https://twitter.com/busyjordy
and Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/busyjordy

Check out my Crypto Corner Daily ePaper – https://paper.li/e-1517017825#/

Useful links:

brave browser: https://brave.com/
epic browser: https://www.epicbrowser.com/
proton email: https://mail.protonmail.com/
chrome ad blocker: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb?hl=en
chrome MetaCert: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cryptonite-by-metacert/keghdcpemohlojlglbiegihkljkgnige?hl=en

Why your Bitcoin wallet address changes?

It is very simple.

For your own protection.

Don’t worry, all addresses will be active and will work.
Use each and any of the generated addresses as you please.

 

If you are new to Bitcoin, you will find it hard to get your hands on some at first so here is a list of the most popular websites to buy Bitcoin.

🚩 Get $10 worth of Bitcoin on your first $100 purchase from Coinbase with this link:
http://bit.ly/2meNAEf

🚩 Mining Bitcoin : I use the services of Genesis Mining since 2016. Use the code 28Xwzx and get a discount every time you purchase hashpower to mine Bitcoin or Ethereum, Monero, Lite, Dash and more at:
https://www.genesis-mining.com/
🚩🚩Discount Code – 28Xwzx (apply at the point of purchase)

🏆 Popular Bitcoin Exchanges :

•Binance http://bit.ly/2AMfkXA

•Kucoin http://bit.ly/2Fq9FKc

•Changely http://bit.ly/2wB4g1D

•Poloniex https://poloniex.com

💎Popular websites to buy Bitcoin (and other) in Europe/US:
•BitPanda (BTC, ETH, DASH) http://bit.ly/2qIwK2N
•Coinbase (BTC, ETH, LITE) http://bit.ly/2meNAEf
•Luno (BTC) https://www.luno.com
•Local Bitcoins – localbitcoins.com
•Payza : http://bit.ly/2uHQl7Q
•Payeer : http://bit.ly/2gcFD2H
•Kraken – https://www.kraken.com/

…other regions
•Asia: https://www.coinhako.com/
•Argentina – https://www.ripio.com/es/comprar-bitcoins-argentina/
•UAE (Dubai) – https://bitoasis.net/en/
•India – https://www.unocoin.com/ or https://www.zebpay.com/
•Indonesia – bitcoin.co.id
•Philippines – coins.ph
•Singapore – coinhako.com
•Thailand – coins.th
•Italy http://www.coinbravo.com/

 

💎Useful wallets with internal exchange features:

►Coinomi : https://coinomi.com (android mobile app)
►Exodus : https://www.exodus.io/ (desktop app)
►Jaxx : https://jaxx.io/ (chrome ext; desktop app; mobile app)
►Coinpayments : http://bit.ly/2gkpJ3Z

💻Find me on social media:

►Facebook : https://goo.gl/7fRuDH
►Twitter: https://twitter.com/busyjordy

🔑__A MUST HAVE__Cold Storage – Safest Wallet solution
Ledger Nano S (multi-coins secure) : http://bit.ly/2i5T2Nh
also, check out :
How to set up Ledger Nano S Wallet : https://youtu.be/c8e63ZNqdLQ

 

4 Airdrops are due in the beginning of March.

 

4 Airdrops (free money) are coming in the next few weeks and here are the links you need to check for these:

EOS : IQ
https://steemit.com/eos/@eos-helpguide/so-you-purchased-eos-on-an-exchange-why-you-need-to-register-your-ethereum-wallet-address-at-eos-io-prior-to-the-1-june-2018

https://eos.io/faq.html
https://eosauthority.com/

https://everipedia.org/

NEO – Ontology
https://neonewstoday.com/general/neo-council-airdropping-ontology-tokens-community/
https://neo.org/blog/details/3061
https://ont.io/application/page0

ETC : Callisto

MONERO : MoneroV
https://monerov.org/faq/#when
https://mymonero.com

💎Popular websites to buy Crypto in Europe/US:
•BitPanda (BTC, ETH, DASH) http://bit.ly/2qIwK2N
•Coinbase (BTC, ETH, LITE) http://bit.ly/2meNAEf
•Luno (BTC) https://www.luno.com
•Local Bitcoins – localbitcoins.com
•Payza : http://bit.ly/2uHQl7Q
•Payeer : http://bit.ly/2gcFD2H
•Kraken – https://www.kraken.com/

🏆 Popular Bitcoin Exchanges :

•Binance http://bit.ly/2AMfkXA
•Kucoin http://bit.ly/2Fq9FKc
•Changely http://bit.ly/2wB4g1D
•Poloniex https://poloniex.com

💎Useful wallets with internal exchange features:

►Coinomi : https://coinomi.com (android mobile app)
►Exodus : https://www.exodus.io/ (desktop app)
►Jaxx : https://jaxx.io/ (chrome ext; desktop app; mobile app)
►Coinpayments : http://bit.ly/2gkpJ3Z

💻Find me on social media:

►Facebook : https://goo.gl/7fRuDH
►Twitter: https://twitter.com/busyjordy

🔑_RECOMMENDED Cold Storage – Safest Wallet solution
Ledger Nano S (multi-coins secure) : http://bit.ly/2i5T2Nh
also, check out :
How to set up Ledger Nano S Wallet : https://youtu.be/c8e63ZNqdLQ

Callisto Airdrop coming to ETC holders

As you may have noticed, the price of Ethereum Classic has been on the rise and there’s one good reason for it.

Take a look at my last Crypto Corner webisode to find out why…

 

Check out the news from my “Crypto Corner Daily” http://bit.ly/2HaC1c7

Further reading and references:

📄Callisto reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/EthereumClassic/comments/7pp7dp/ethereum_commonwealth_development_update_11_jan
📄https://www.reddit.com/r/EthereumClassic/comments/7qs9ui/callisto_network_announcement/
📄Callisto article https://cryptovest.com/news/etc-callisto-airdrop-announcement-leads-to-price-surge-and-stability/
📄https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2018/02/04/where-will-bitcoin-ethereum-ripple-and-other-cryptocurrencies-be-twenty-years-from-now/2/#34e0bc132d58
📄U-cash https://u.cash/about
📄If you have questions about Callisto please post them here only.

 

If you are new to Bitcoin, you will find it hard to get your hands on some at first so here is a list of the most popular websites to buy Bitcoin.

🚩 Get $10 worth of Bitcoin on your first $100 purchase from Coinbase with this link:
http://bit.ly/2meNAEf

🚩 Mining Bitcoin : I use the services of Genesis Mining since 2016. Use the code 28Xwzx and get a discount every time you purchase hashpower to mine Bitcoin or Ethereum, Monero, Lite, Dash and more at:
https://www.genesis-mining.com/
🚩🚩Discount Code – 28Xwzx (apply at the point of purchase)

💎Popular websites to buy Bitcoin (and other) in Europe/US:
•BitPanda (BTC, ETH, DASH) http://bit.ly/2qIwK2N
•Coinbase (BTC, ETH, LITE) http://bit.ly/2meNAEf
•Luno (BTC) https://www.luno.com
•Local Bitcoins – localbitcoins.com
•Payza : http://bit.ly/2uHQl7Q
•Payeer : http://bit.ly/2gcFD2H
•Kraken – https://www.kraken.com/

🏆 Popular Bitcoin Exchanges :

•Binance http://bit.ly/2AMfkXA
•Kucoin http://bit.ly/2Fq9FKc
•Changely http://bit.ly/2wB4g1D
•Poloniex https://poloniex.com

💎Useful wallets with internal exchange features:

►Coinomi : https://coinomi.com (android mobile app)
►Exodus : https://www.exodus.io/ (desktop app)
►Jaxx : https://jaxx.io/ (chrome ext; desktop app; mobile app)
►Coinpayments : http://bit.ly/2gkpJ3Z

💻Find me on social media:

►Facebook : https://goo.gl/7fRuDH
►Twitter: https://twitter.com/busyjordy

🔑__A MUST HAVE__Cold Storage – Safest Wallet solution
Ledger Nano S (multi-coins secure) : http://bit.ly/2i5T2Nh
also, check out :
How to set up Ledger Nano S Wallet : https://youtu.be/c8e63ZNqdLQ