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Recent Updates

In the ever-changing landscapes of privacy and cryptocurrency, it’s vital that all information is kept up-to-date. We keep our content updated in line with the latest developments in the space, so you don’t have to worry about stale information and outdated advice. See our most recent updates below:

Five Eyes, Nine Eyes, & 14 Eyes Alliances – Are They...

Many people in the West have heard of intelligence agencies like Israel’s Mossad, Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), or China’s Ministry of State Security...

How to Make & Setup A VPN Server – 2020 DIY...

The Internet is no longer a safe place. Sometimes it seems that the Internet was designed to make it easy for governments, businesses, and...

Ivacy VPN Review [2020] – Good, But Not Great!

When choosing a VPN, you have endless options available. The most popular ones meet the majority of computer user’s needs but perhaps not everyone. You...

Essential Privacy Guides

Our privacy guides cover everything from facial recognition to VPNs. Get started reading our essential guides below, or scroll down to view our extensive list of informative privacy content.

The Best VPN Services for 2020 – Safe & Tested for...

The world is coming to recognize that a VPN is a necessity. It seems every big company is trying to get your personal data (with or without permission),...

The Best Secure Browsers – [2020 Guide] Brave, Firefox or TOR

More and more, the free and open Internet that we remember is becoming the ultimate surveillance network. Between governments spying on us and online...

Best Ad Blocker for 2020 – Chrome, Firefox, Brave & More

Online ads pay for the majority of the content on the Internet. That’s why we get access to virtually limitless information and entertainment without...

Essential Crypto Guides

Discover how cryptocurrencies work, how to use them safely and securely, how to use an exchange, and much more in our cryptocurrency guides. View the essentials below or scroll down for our comprehensive collection of crypto-based guides.

How to Store & Secure Crypto on a Ledger Nano S...

DISCLAIMER: This article is written to guide you through the process of storing your crypto securely. However, you should thoroughly research the areas outlined in...

12 Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges [2020] – Buy Bitcoin & Altcoins

When trying to decide on the best cryptocurrency exchanges, it is not simply a matter of ranking by volume or performing a broad comparison...

What is Ethereum? The ULTIMATE Research-Backed ETH Guide

Ethereum is the leading blockchain app platform that was proposed in 2013 by Vitalik Buterin and went live on July 30, 2015. There are many...

Blokt Guides, Reviews & Resources

Here, you can find a selection of our guides from every category, hand-picked by the editors. To explore any privacy or cryptocurrency subtopic further, simply use the site navigation at the top of the page.

Privacy Guides & Reviews

Find our top picks from the privacy section below, with a number guides covering privacy tools, threats, VPN reviews, private browsing and private messaging.

Privacy Threats

  1. Browser Fingerprinting – Learn how you can evade this sneaky tactic, employed by the big tech firms.
  2. What are DNS Leaks? – How to test, check and fix this common VPN malfunction.
  3. Spyware – What is it and how can you remove it if you get infected?
  4. Internet Safety for Kids – For you worrying parents wondering how to keep your precious little ones safe online.
  5. Biometrics – A new potential privacy risk. The author investigates the various types of biometrics and the privacy implications they carry.
  6. How Does Facial Recognition Work? – Could this technology be used to violate our privacy? Find out here.
  7. Five Eyes, Nine Eyes & 14 Eyes – Many countries are involved in these surveillance alliances. Are they spying on us?

More on privacy threats…

Privacy Tools

  1. Which is the Best Ad Blocker – A list of the top ad blockers with options for Chrome, Firefox, iOS, Android, and more.
  2. Two-Factor Authentication – Now you can stop re-using the same password. A guide to securing your online accounts with the help of 2FA.
  3. Tor – What is this privacy-centric browser and how can it be used?
  4. Tor vs VPN – A showdown between these two popular privacy tools. Learn the pros and cons and find out which is best for you.
  5. Best VPN Protocol – Find out how the various VPN protocols compare.

More on privacy tools…

Private Browsing

  1. Best Secure Browsers – Which is the best and how can it be configured for maximum privacy?
  2. Private Browsing & Incognito Mode – Does this common method actually protect our privacy or is it pointless?
  3. Gab’s Dissenter Review – A detailed review of this controversial “free speech” browser.

More on private browsing…

Private Messenging

  1. Most Secure Messaging Apps – Keep your messages away from prying eyes, find out which messaging app is best.
  2. Loki Messenger – A first look at this secure private messaging system that has huge privacy potential

More on private messaging…

VPN Reviews

  1. Best VPN – An extensive guide looking at various VPNs for multi use-cases. Find out which is best for you.
  2. NordVPN Review – Our expert looks at every aspect of this popular VPN to find out how fast, private and secure it really is.
  3. ExpressVPN Review – Does this VPN service live up to the hype and is it worth the price? Our expert investigates.
  4. Which is Best? ExpressVPN vs NordVPN – Which of these leading VPN services wins, based on 7 key metrics?
  5. Cyberghost VPN Review – Is it fast, safe and secure? Find out here.
  6. Surfshark VPN Review – Fairly priced and robust security. Is this VPN a no-brainer?
  7. ProtonVPN Review – From the team that brought us ProtonMail. How does their VPN service fair?
  8. Which is the Best VPN for iPhone – iOS users can find the best VPN options for iPhone here.
  9. Best VPN for Android – If your handset is running Google Android and you’re looking for a reliable VPN, you’ll want to start here.
  10. Find the Best Mac VPN – A comparison of Mac-compatible VPN services.
  11. Best VPN for Torrenting – Find the best option for users with a soft spot for torrenting.
  12. Which is the Best VPN for Gaming – Our expert picks 3 top services for gamers.
  13. Find the Best Chome VPN – Find the best service for those using the Chrome web browser.
  14. Netflix VPN – Not all VPNs are compatible with Netflix. Find the ones that are here.
  15. The Best VPN for Windows – Take a look at the available options and find one that works best for you.

More VPN reviews…

Cryptocurrency Guides & Reviews

Editors’ picks from our cryptocurrency section. Looking to learn more about altcoins, how to buy Bitcoin or where to keep your cryptocurrency? We’ve got you covered.

Altcoin Guides

  1. Dogecoin – Learn the ins and out of this popular meme coin in our ultimate DOGE guide.
  2. What is Dash? – A comprehensive guide on this leading cryptocurrency that explains its key features such as PrivateSend and InstantSend.
  3. Stellar Lumens – Everything you need to know about Stellar and its native cryptocurrency Stellar Lumens.
  4. Tron – Info-packed guide on this controversial project and its native cryptocurrency, TRX.
  5. Ripple – A much-hyped coin on social media. Find out more about Ripple and XRP in our info-packed guide.
  6. Chainlink – The complete beginner’s guide to Chainlink, a popular project enabling smart contracts to connect to real world data.

More altcoin guides…

Bitcoin Gaming

  1. Which is the Best Bitcoin Casino? Find out in our extensive comparison of the best Bitcoin and cryptocurrency casino sites.
  2. Best Bitcoin Sports Betting Sites – The ultimate BTC sportsbook list (for US and international players).
  3. Best Bitcoin Gambling Sites – Whether you prefer sportsbook, esports, casino or table games, find the best sites here.
  4. Bitstarz Review – Find out what our expert thinks about this popular Bitcoin casino.

More on Bitcoin gaming…

Bitcoin Guides

  1. Bitcoin Price Charts – Learn how to read them like the pros.
  2. How to Buy Bitcoin – A guide explaining the best ways to buy BTC online.
  3. Buy Bitcoin With Credit Card – How to purchase Bitcoin using your credit card.

More Bitcoin guides…

Blockchain Guides

  1. What is Blockchain – A helpful guide to get your started with blockchain and its various applications.
  2. What is Proof of Stake? – Learn how to stake your coins on Proof of Stake (also known as PoS) consensus protocols.
  3. Atomic Swaps – Find out how they work and how they empower peer-to-peer trading.

More blockchain guides…

Ethereum Guides

  1. What is Ethereum? – A huge guide explaining the features and workings of this huge smart contract platform.
  2. How to Mine Ethereum – Everything you need to know about how to become an ETH miner.
  3. Ethereum Lending – A breadkdown of the various DeFi platforms including MakerDAO, ETHLend, BlockFi, Compound, SALT & Dharma.
  4. Which is the Best Ethereum Wallet? – A review of many wallets that support ETH, including hardware, paper, mobile & exchange wallets.

More Ethereum guides…

Exchange Reviews

  1. Find the Best Bitcoin Exchange – A thorough look into the best cryptocurrency and Bitcoin exchanges.
  2. Coinbase Review – Find out what our expert thinks about this dominant cryptocurrency exchange.
  3. Binance Review – A look into Binance, a hugely successful exchange offering trading of a huge variety of cryptocurrencies.
  4. Bitmex Review – This derivatives trading platform for crypto contracts is popular with traders who like to use leverage. Find out why.
  5. FTX Review – A beginner’s guide to this institutional-grade cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that’s taken the crypto world by storm.

More exchange reviews…

Security Guides

  1. How to Store & Secure Crypto – Our extensive guide on how to keep your coins safe and secure using a Ledger Nano.
  2. Crypto OPSEC – 5 crucial steps to keep yourself safe in the world of cryptocurrencies.
  3. Which is the Best Password Manager? A look through the best available options.

More security guides…

Trading Guides

  1. How to Short Bitcoin – Want to bet against the market? This guide is for you.
  2. What is an IEO? – Learn the ropes on a new way of fundraising: Initial Exchange Offerings.

More trading guides…

Wallet Guides

  1. Ledger Nano S Review – An analysis of this best-selling hardware wallet.
  2. Ledger Nano X Review – Find out what our expert thinks about this innovative hardware wallet with Bluetooth support.
  3. Best Hardware Wallet – Discover which wallet is the best for storing your Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

More wallet guides…

Popular News

Dogecoin Interview: Discussing Updates, Exchange Listings, and Future Plans With DOGE...

Dogecoin currently stands as the 28th largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of about $324 million. In 2019, this popular digital currency has enjoyed...

Monero Interview: Shedding Light on the Coming 0.15 Upgrade and RandomX

Monero, a leading privacy coin and top twenty cryptocurrency by market cap, is due to have one of its two scheduled upgrades this month....

V SYSTEMS and X-VPN Revamp TCP/IP to Launch Blockchain-Powered Internet Protocol

V SYSTEMS and X-VPN have co-launched Tachyon, a blockchain-powered internet protocol. X-VPN is a leading VPN service that boasts 50 million active users, with its...