Posts Tagged ‘Finance’

The World’s first Electronic Cryptocurrency Robot

October 21st, 2022

There are a few things to learn: getting and using a software wallet,Guest Posting learning how to send and receive money, learning how to buy bitcoin from a person or an exchange.
Preparation
Before getting started, you will need to get yourself a wallet. You can do this easily enough by registering with one of the exchanges which will host wallet for you. And, although I think you are going to want to have one or more exchange wallets eventually, you should start with one on your own computer both to get a better feel for bitcoin and because the exchanges are still experimental themselves. When we get to that stage of the discussion, I will be advising that you get in the habit of moving your money and coins off the exchanges or diversifying across exchanges to keep your money safe.
What is a wallet?
It is a way to store your bitcoins. Specifically, it is software that has been designed to store bitcoin. It can be run on your desktop computer, laptop, mobile device (except, as yet, Apple) and can also be made to store bitcoins on things like thumb drives. If you are concerned about being hacked, then that is a good option. Even the Winklevoss* twins, who have millions invested in bitcoin, put their investment on hard drives which they then put into a safety deposit box.
*The Winklevoss twins are the ones who originally had the idea for a social networking site that became Facebook. They hired Mark Zuckerberg who took their idea as his own and became immensely rich.
What do you need to know about having a bitcoin wallet on your computer?Below you can download the original bitcoin wallet, or client, in Windows or Mac format. These are not just wallets, but are in fact part of the bitcoin network. They will receive, store, and send your bitcoins. You can create one or more addresses with a click (an address is a number that looks like this: 1LyFcQatbg4BvT9gGTz6VdqqHKpPn5QBuk). You will see a field where you can copy and paste a number like this from a person you want to send money to and off it will go directly into that person’s wallet. You can even create a QR code which will let someone take a picture with an app on their phone and send you somebitcoin. It is perfectly safe to give these out – the address and QR code are both for my donations page. Feel free to donate!
NOTE: This type of wallet acts both as a wallet for you and as part of the bitcoin system. The reason bitcoin works is that every transaction is broadcast and recorded as a number across the entire system (meaning that every transaction is confirmed and made irreversible by the network itself). Any computer with the right software can be part of that system, checking and supporting the network. This wallet serves as your personal wallet and also as a support for that system. Therefore, be aware that it will take up 8-9 gigabytes of your computer’s memory. After you install the wallet, it will take as much as a day for the wallet to sync with the network. This is normal, does not harm your computer, and makes the system as a whole more secure,so it’s a good idea.

Arkansas Homeowners Insurance

March 21st, 2022

Arkansas homeowners insurance is critical to protecting your largest investment. If your home is severely damaged or destroyed, how would you deal with that financial loss without insurance? Not only do you need protection, but you need quality protection. By taking a few moments to read through articles such as this one, you can learn how to be a smart shopper and get a good deal on the right coverage.

Arkansas Homeowners Insurance Statistics

There are some vital statistics that will help you better understand homeowners insurance in Arkansas. First of all, a major factor affecting insurance for homes is the prevalence of natural disasters in Arkansas. On a consistent basis, the state is among the leaders in the number of tornadoes per year-usually in the top 3. Arkansas also ranks 4thin the nation in the frequency of flooding and also has to deal with the remnants of Gulf Coast hurricanes. Also, the southern end of the state is susceptible to earthquakes due to the fact that it sits on one of the largest seismic faults in the nation.

Because of these high risks of specific natural disasters, policies that guard against flooding, wind/hail and earthquakes may need to be purchased in addition to a standard insurance policy for your home.

Cost of Arkansas Homeowners Insurance

The average cost of homeowners insurance in Arkansas for 2010 was $985. This is nearly $300 above the national average. The lower cost of living in most of Arkansas helps to keep rates from getting out of control, however the high risk of natural disasters increases the cost of coverage throughout most of the state. Fortunately, you can still save money securing your home as much as possible, reducing other risk factors and shopping around for the best deal.

Arkansas Homeowners Insurance Companies

One great thing for you as a consumer is that there are plenty of options when it comes to Arkansas insurance companies. The more options, the more competition: the more competition the better your chances of getting a top quality policy at an affordable price.

While not an exhaustive list, here are a few of the most prominent companies in Arkansas.

Allstate
Buffalo Insurance Inc.
Childress Insurance Agency
Farmers
Herndon Insurance Agency
Insurance Mart
Nationwide
Smith & Company
USAA

Shopping for Arkansas Homeowners Insurance

While shopping for insurance for your home, you are not on your own. There are plenty of resources to help you find the right policy from the right company and possibly save some money as well. As you shop, take advantage of these resources.

Arkansas Insurance Department
Local Arkansas Better Business Bureau
JD Power & Associates
Moody’s
Standard & Poor’s