Security when purchasing crypto

There is a lack of information on crypto.  And for those who are disconnected from the traditional banking system, the information is sparse. Our focus on financial inclusion and making sure we’re putting information into the public domain that is accessible for populations that have been traditionally left out of the wealth management industry is very important for us. When we talk about wealth management, we are referencing stock and bond markets, and other forms of wealth creation vehicles that have been used in the industry. 

Q: So with that introduction, let’s delve into the first line of questioning–– how can one invest in crypto without getting hacked?

A: There are two possible ways to invest in quick crypto without getting hacked. One way is to go the custodial route. That means you keep the coins yourself, some other entity who is much more experienced keeps it on your behalf and you benefit from the price increase. These types of services offered by providers like GBTC, PayPal, and CashApp. It just means that you don’t keep the crypto. You create an account on those platforms, which are already used for digital money transfers,  and just get an account balance, telling you how much crypto you have and anytime. And maybe sell it in time. You tell the platform to sell the cryptocurrency for you and you get your money. And then the other option is self-custody. This case, for example, to have a secure way of storing the cryptocurrency once purchased. One very easy way is to use the Apple iPhone. Why the iPhone, why not Android? Well, it’s about security and Apple, tightly controls, everything that enters the iPhone.  When you have the iPhone, every app in there has been vetted and held to a high standard. They’re not going to steal crypto because unlike, for example, Android, where you have an app in there that says what, it’s a recorder, but it’s also recording your passwords and we’ll use that password to steal your crypto. Nobody’s going to catch it and you’re in trouble, but with Apple, they’ll catch it. Oh, you said your voice recorder, how come you’re recording passwords? You cannot do that. Try again. So the iPhone is safe in that sense for crypto storage is a very, it’s a much cheaper option for that. Most people have it already. So that works. The other option is to use cold storage. What is cold storage? Cold storage is basically any solution that is disconnected from the internet and is unable or designed to not be able to connect to the internet.

So typically it’s like a phone, but it doesn’t have wifi. It doesn’t have Bluetooth, no infrared, no USB, no connection whatsoever to a computer, which means nobody can hack you because to be hacked, you first need to be connected to the internet and it’s off the internet. So you can’t be hacked. So those are the possible options.  To review, the two options are the custodial route where you leverage established applications like Cashapp, PayPal, or GBTC to purchase and store your crypto. The other option is to go the self-custody route.  That means you download a virtual wallet onto your iPhone or store the cryptocurrency in a cold storage. Examples of cold storage would be devices like Ledger or the Kobo Vault.

Q: Okay. So that’s a really good sort of like intro to how to be thinking about security. I think what we’ll have to do is really take a deeper dive in another blog post about how to really think about security and the steps you need to take when you’re buying and selling on an exchange. So with that said here’s another question for you. I heard someone lost their password and lost half a billion dollars. How can I prevent that from happening to me?

A: Okay. In all those cases, it’s typically because the person doesn’t have a backup. One of the cool things about crypto is it allows you to, make a backup copy of your crypto keys and then store them somewhere. So, we have what we call paper wallets. You can print out your backup onto a piece of paper and put that into a bank vault or into a safe place, a diary somewhere where, you know, it’s safe or you can use the iPhone solution I talked about and lock it with your fingerprint that way, you know, you’re never going to forget your fingerprint. Never. You just need to put your finger on it or unlock it for you, and you’re good to go. So those are the two solutions. Of course, people do things like putting it on cold storage and then storing away the cold storage that also works. 

The information on this website and all associated literature are for educational and informational purposes. It does not constitute a fiduciary duty or obligation between Uncut Lab and you. Please consult your financial and investment professional for your specific situation.

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I am the Uncut Lab resident cloud computing junkie. I help curate the written content in our Education Corner, providing engaging articles on foundational concepts in cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning, and blockchain technology. Feel free to reach out to me with questions or topics that you would like us to cover. Thanks!

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    در ادامه به معرفی انواع اسکیت میپردازیم:

    1. اسکيت فيتنس، خياباني، فری استايل
    اين اسکيت از جمله رايج ترين و معمولي ترين اسکيت های موجود است و برای لاغری و تفريح و
    حتي به عنوان وسيله نقليه استفاده مي شود و اسم رشته تخصصي آن فری استايل است.

    برای خريد اين اسکيت بايد دقت کرد و از خريد مارک
    هايي که تقلب اسم مارک های معروف هستند جدا” خودداری کرد اسکيتي را که خريداری مي کنيد:

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    دارای چرخ و بلبرينگ های مناسبي باشد.

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    اسکيت های اين رشته به صورتي طراحي شده که:

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    در فريم انها طراحي هايي به
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    اسکيتي را خريداری کنيد بسيار محکم
    ساخته شده و کاملا” پای اسکيت باز
    را محافظت مي کند.
    سيستم چرخها به دو صورت است که يک سری از اسکيت ها،دوچرخ در اسکيت و ما بين تمام فريم وجود دارد که
    روی فريم حرکت مي کنديا چهار چرخ مي خورد که
    بعضي از اسکيت بازان بنابه تمايل به جای دو چرخ وسط از آنتي راکها استفاده مي کند.
    آنتي راکها مانند چرخ هستند ولي
    با جسني کاملا” شيبه فريم که ايجاد سرخوردن
    را داشته باشد.
    3. اسکيت سرعت Inline Speed
    اين اسکيت مخصوص رشته سرعت و استقامت طراحي شده به دو نوع : 5 چرخ و 4 چرخ در
    بازار موجود است. البته اسکيت 5
    چرخ اين رشته ديگر قديمي شده و کمتر استفاده مي شود.
    دراسکيت هاي 5 چرخ اين رشته اندازه هر چرخ از 80 تا 84 ميلي متر بوده، ولي
    اسکيت های 4 چرخ اين رشته 100 تا 110 ميلي متر است .
    فريم اين اسکيت ها از آلياژ بسيار سبک، کربن است.
    و بوت اين اسکيت نيم ساق( مانند کفش
    کتاني) و از جنس کربن است. در کل ورزشکاران
    در اين رشته بايد از قدرت و توانايي خاصي برخوردار باشند ولي نسبت به ديگر رشته
    ها ازتکنيک کمتری برخوردار است و دارای تکنيک و تاکتيک های محدودي
    است.

    4. اسکيت هاکي
    اين اسکيت از جهاتي شيبه اسکيت فينس است با اين تفاوت که تمام چرم و تمام پارچه موجود مي باشد
    و دو لبه بالايي بوت راحتي پای
    بازيکن را همراه دارد. اين اسکيت ها به
    سيستم راکر مجهز است و مانور بسيار بالايي دارد.

    5. اسکيت رولر يا رينگ يا کواد
    اين اسکيت به کلي با تمامي اسکيت های گفته شده تفاوت دارد.
    زيرا به صورت 2 چرخ موازی جلو و 2 چرخ موازی عقب است سيستم فريم
    اين اسکيت نيز تفاوت دارد دارای رشته های نمايشي و سرعت مي
    باشد.

    6. اسکيت نمايشي Inline Fiyore
    اين اسکيت از نظر طراحي و استقامت منحصر به فرد است.دارای سه چرخ و يک تو(toe) مي
    باشد. اين اسکيت قابليت راکر
    شدن دارد و تو(toe) آن حرکات Stopper و Pick طراحي شده است.

    بوت اين اسکيت بايد بسيار محکم بوده و بهتر
    است تمام ساق باشد و پای بازيکن را محکم بگيرد.فک اين بوت بايد آنقدر مقاوم بوده که با دست جمع نشود از خريدن بوت های نامناسب و
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    بوت اين اسکيت ها در دو نوع چرم و جير عرضه مي گردد که داخل انها از فمهای
    چوبي يا کربني استفاده شده است و بسيارسبک مي
    باشد.

    کلاس اسکیت در مشهد

    بهترین کلاس اسکیت مشهد کجاست؟
    در لیست زیر یکی از بهترین
    آکادمی های اسکیت مشهد را به شما معرفی می‌کنیم.
    آکادمی اسکیت آسا به صورت تخصصی به
    آموزش اسکیت کودکان می‌پردازد،
    اما برای بزرگسالان نیز دوره‌های آموزشی برگزار می‌کند.
    آموزش اسکیت در آکادمی اسکیت آسا محدودیت جنسیتی ندارد و دوره
    های آموزشی هم برای خانم‌ها و هم برای آقایان برگزار می‌شود.

    آکادمی اسکیت آسا
    مدیریت: آقای مهدی مرتاض
    توضیحات: آکادمی اسکیت آسا دارای
    دو شعبه در قاسم آباد و طلاب می‌باشد.
    در این باشگاه اسکیت، آموزش تضمینی
    اسکیت پایـه و تکمیلی زیر نظر مربیان رسمی فدراسیون
    ( خانم – آقا ) همراه با کادری مجرب
    انجام می‌شود. تمامی آموزش‌ها در آکادمی تخصصی اسکیت آسا مطابق با استانداردهای
    فدراسیون اسکیت صورت می‌گیرد و
    کارکنان اسکیت آسا بهترین تجربه یادگیری اسکیت را ارائه می‌دهند.

    مشاهده صفحه آموزشگاه

    خانه اسکیت خراسان رضوی
    مدیریت: آقای رشیدی
    توضیحات: خانه اسکیت خراسان رضوی که همان فدراسیون اسکیت
    خراسان رضوی است و با عنوان خانه اسکیت سجاد نیز شناخته می‌شود، در مجموعه ورزشی سجاد واقع
    در خیابان حامد قرار دارد. آموزش اسکیت از پایه
    تا پیشرفته، محیط مناسب و امن جهت تمرین اسکیت، آموزش
    تخصصی به کودکان و بزرگسالان تحت نظر
    مربیان برجسته و معتبر، آموزش مبتدی، نیمه حرفه ای و
    حرفه ای، و مشاوره خرید لوازم اسکیت از
    جمله خدماتی است که خانه اسکیت خراسان رضوی ارائه می‌دهد.

    مشاهده صفحه آموزشگاه

    آکادمی اسکیت بازان حرفه ای خراسان
    توضیحات: آکادمی اسکیت بازان
    حرفه ای خراسان در بلوار پیروزی مشهد واقع شده و عضو رسمی هیات اسکیت خراسان میباشد.
    در این مجموعه آموزش تخصصی اسکیت از مبتدی تا قهرمانی در رشته های مختلف اسکیت، زیر نظر مستقیم مربیان درجه
    1 فدراسیون اسکیت انجام می‌شود.
    آموزش از 3 سال به بالا برای پسران و دختران، آموزش بزرگسالان خانم و آقا و
    حتی برگزاری کلاس‌های خانوادگی (آموزش
    گروهی خانواده در کنار هم) ار جمله خدمات آکادمی اسکیت بازان حرفه ای خراسان است.
    فضای آموزشی کاملا روباز و شرایط مناسب از نظر پروتکل های بهداشتی، مشاوره و فروش انواع اسکیت از برندهای مطرح دنیا
    در آکادمی اسکیت بازان حرفه ای خراسان
    انجام می‌شود.
    مشاهده صفحه آموزشگاه

    ویژگی های آموزشگاه اسکیت خوب
    یک آموزشگاه اسکیت خوب در مشهد ویژگی‌های
    زیر را دارد:

    آموزش تضمینی اسکیت پایه و تکمیلی
    بهره‌گیری از کادر مجرب آموزشی
    آموزش اسکیت مطابق با تکنیک‌های روز دنیا

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