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About CryptoVantage

Is money ready for an overhaul? If you’ve followed the rise of cryptocurrency over the last decade then the answer is obvious. Cryptocurrency represents a digital-only solution to problems that have plagued the world for years. It’s inherently deflationary, easy-to-transfer and censorship resistant. It can also be an amazing investment. And that’s not even getting into more advanced concepts like blockchain or decentralized apps.

CryptoVantage was created to cut away the unnecessary complexity and give normal people a simple way to get started with cryptocurrency.

Learning with CryptoVantage

Our team at CryptoVantage lives and breathes cryptocurrency. We’re always looking for more ways to incorporate crypto into our daily lives.

We’ve harnessed that passion for cryptocurrency into creating a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to learn more about cryptocurrency. It helps that we’ve used pretty much every cryptocurrency-related product on the market (and a few that aren’t).

You’ll find a variety of content on CryptoVantage thats written for crypto users of all experience levels. On the most basic side of things you’ll find simple guides to setting up your very first cryptocurrency wallet or actually buying your first Bitcoin.

We try to keep our reviews brief and give our readers the straight goods on the best cryptocurrency exchanges, wallets, crypto credit cards, fintech tools and more. In other words: we give high scores to cryptocurrency tools that work for you, instead of against you.

We’ll explain all the terms you need to get started in the crypto scene without having to read a dissertation on blockchain and the real identify of Satoshi Nakamoto.

Once you’ve got your footing in cryptocurrency you can move on to some of the more advanced guides on CryptoVantage or our 24/7 news section that gives you everything you need to know about the rapidly changing world of cryptocurrency.

Meet the CryptoVantage Writers

Arthur Crowson

Arthur Crowson

Arthur Crowson is an award-winning writer and editor who hails from the Pacific Northwest. His career began in traditional news media but he transitioned to online media in the mid-2000s and has written extensively about the online poker boom and the rise of cryptocurrency.

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Keegan Francis

Keegan Francis is a cryptocurrency knowledge expert and consultant. He recognized the opportunity in cryptocurrency early in his career and has been invested in it since 2014. His passion led him to start the Go Full Crypto, a project that documents his journey of totally opting out of traditional financial services. Keegan has been living entirely off of cryptocurrencies since 2019.

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Mrugakshee Palwe

Mrugakshee Palwe is a cryptocurrency investor and consultant. Her experience in knowledge delivery allows her to curate information in the most comprehensible way. Her passion for education led to start Go Full Crypto, a project that documens her journey of totally opting out of traditional financial services. Additionally, Mrugakshee consults with businesses and individuals on strategic investing in cryptocurrencies.

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Evan Jones

Evan Jones was introduced to cryptocurrency by fellow CryptoVantage contributor Keegan Francis in 2017 and was immediately intrigued by the use cases of many Ethereum-based cryptos. He bought his first hardware wallet shortly thereafter. He has a keen and vested interest in cryptos involving decentralized backend exchanges, payment processing, and power-sharing.

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CryptoVantage Author Billy Garrison

Billy Garrison

Billy Garrison focuses his research and writing on Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. He is interested in the technical details that allow these technologies to survive and grow without the need for a central authority. Billy also loves helping people learn about Bitcoin which led him to start the Halifax Bitcoin Meetup.

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CryptoVantage Author Simon Chandler

Simon Chandler

Simon Chandler is a journalist based in London. He writes about technology, markets and politics, and has bylines for Forbes, Digital Trends, CCN, Wired, TechCrunch, the Verge,, the Sun, the New Internationalist, and TruthOut, among many others. His Twitter handle is @_simonchandler_

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Julia Gerstein

Julia Gerstein

Julia Gerstein graduated from The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia as a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She had been working as a reporter at a major news agency RIA Novosti and for The Rolling Stone Magazine before she got interested in Blockchain & Crypto. For the past three years, she has been covering news, creating analytical & educational blog posts and writing about fellow cryptonians. Julia’s mission is to help readers find what they need, understand what they find and use what they understand appropriately.

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CryptoVantage Author Jack Spade

Jack Spade

Jack Spade has been investing in Bitcoin since 2015. He has developed a keen sense of where the industry is going, and is continuing his research into blockchain applications. His interests lie in private capital, startups, and financial technology.

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Ankur Dynanmote

Ankur Dnyanmote

Ankur Dnyanmote Ph.D. does research involving computational biology and bioinformatics. He is deeply interested in systems thinking and interdisciplinary work focused on a wide spectrum of issues related to science, philosophy, innovation, and technology. His curiosity about blockchain and cryptocurrency is largely driven by these interests.

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