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Shares are arguably the most popular and well-known form of investment among retail investors. Most people associate the “term” investing with the stock market. However, there are several asset classes...
Matt Gibson
General | Nov 5, 2019
Hey, I'm Nuwan!   I’m currently self employed working as a courier contractor in New Zealand. I used to be quite tech savvy, but when I heard about Bitcoin back...
Matt Gibson
General | Oct 21, 2019
More than half of the twenty-somethings in the UK have no savings. More specifically, 53 percent of 22 to 29-year old Brits do not possess a savings account or an...
Matt Gibson
General | Oct 13, 2019
At Vimba we like to keep our savers in-the-loop and educated with all things Bitcoin. If you're just getting into Bitcoin you might be wondering what in the world is...
Matt Gibson
General | Oct 5, 2019

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Cryptocurrencies went mainstream in 2017 when bitcoin hit its all-time high of $20,000. According to a YouGov study conducted in November 2018, over 90 percent of Brits have heard of...
Matt Gibson
General | Sep 10, 2019
A number of Bitcoin-related hashtags have recently started trending on Twitter as a result of excitement around new Bitcoin apps, the recent BTC price surge and the upcoming halving event....
Sam Blackmore
General | Aug 8, 2019
When people started using Bitcoin in the early 2010s, cryptocurrency was a niche interest. Many of the first Bitcoin miners and developers became wealthy in a short amount of time...
Sam Blackmore
General | Jul 8, 2019
While it is definitely exciting that Bitcoin recently surpassed the $10,000 mark again, we’re even more enthusiastic about Bitcoin’s long-term prospects.  After the recent price spike, some may feel tempted...
Sam Blackmore
General | Jul 1, 2019
Since our initial website launch in 2014, Vimba has largely kept the same look and feel, whilst in the background our product and service has been evolving. So after a...
Sam Blackmore
General | Jun 19, 2019
If you’re trying to learn how to buy Bitcoin with PayPal, you’re not alone. Roughly 3,000 people a month use Google to find out how to do just that, according...
Sam Blackmore
General | May 30, 2019
Most cryptocurrency news coverage focuses on price spikes and dips. But there’s more to cryptocurrency than investing. Blockchain the underlying technology that makes cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin possible has a vast...
Sam Blackmore
General | May 3, 2019
April’s been another busy month here at Vimba. We’ve been knees deep designing, developing and laying down the roadmap for the future of Vimba and we have some exciting things...
Sam Blackmore
General | Apr 30, 2019
How do Bitcoin transactions actually work? For example, when you send Bitcoins to a friend, how does that transaction get validated and sent to your friend’s Bitcoin wallet? What is...
Sam Blackmore
General | Apr 17, 2019
It’s been a busy month at Vimba, we’ve had our heads down building requested features. Instantly buy Bitcoin, Ether and XEM in the UK! Alistair our first UK user to...
Sam Blackmore
General | Mar 26, 2019
We have already explained what Bitcoin and Ethereum are and how they work in previous articles so if you haven’t read those yet I suggest you do so before reading...
Sam Blackmore
General | Feb 22, 2019
It can be a difficult task, finding the right place to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum in the UK. You want to find a service you trust, that can accept GBP...
Sam Blackmore
How To | Feb 22, 2019
NEM is the latest coin we are offering at Vimba. It is a very established coin that is one of the few cryptocurrencies built from the ground up and not...
Sam Blackmore
General | Feb 22, 2019
What is the Lightning Network?   Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency, it has a massive community of users and contributors that help the network stay robust, secure and active. But by...
Matt Gibson
General | Feb 7, 2019
Since 2009 when Bitcoin was first made public, some of the biggest companies in the world have implemented it into their platforms, formed partnerships with crypto companies and accepted it...
Matt Gibson
General | Jan 23, 2019
There are many Bitcoin misconceptions out there, generally reinforced by a lot of outspoken Bitcoin naysayers. So we thought we would take the 10 most common ones that we see...
Matt Gibson
General | Jan 14, 2019
At Vimba we provide the best way to buy, sell save Bitcoin and Ethereum in New Zealand. So we thought we would put together a complete list of where you can spend...
Matt Gibson
General | Jan 7, 2019
To coincide with our Vimba launch in the UK, we thought we would not only provide the best way to buy Bitcoin in the UK as well as Ethereum, but...
Matt Gibson
General | Jan 7, 2019
Bitcoin has gone through a much needed correction this year (2018). And while many people are proclaiming the death of Bitcoin, those of us that have been in the game...
Matt Gibson
General | Dec 18, 2018
When building and maintaining an investment portfolio there are a few golden rules for long-term success, one of them is dollar cost averaging. Dollar cost averaging has historically been associated...
Matt Gibson
General | Dec 7, 2018
Vimba has been helping people in NZ and the UK effortlessly save Crypto since 2014. We specialise in helping people dollar cost average Bitcoin and Ethereum into their personal wallets.  ...
Matt Gibson
General | Nov 19, 2018
It’s been a busy few weeks with us here at Vimba, from going through our brand change, to receiving a Callaghan Grant and now launching in the UK.   If...
Matt Gibson
General | Nov 13, 2018
Recently we sent out a press release announcing we had secured a project grant from Callaghan Innovation. It stirred up a lot of controversy and opinion. We thought we would...
Matt Gibson
General | Nov 1, 2018
When we first launched MyCryptoSaver (then called MyBitcoinSaver) in 2014 we had very small aspirations, we were simply ‘scratching our own itch,’ building software that we could use, a platform...
Matt Gibson
General | Oct 31, 2018
Using Bitcoin in the real world is an important experience. Rather than just HODL it, we recommend spending some of it to get a feel of how seamless and easy...
Matt Gibson
General | Oct 15, 2018
With the addition of our Bitcoin and Ethereum Instant Buy and Instant Sell features, we have noticed our users employing different strategies when buying crypto in New Zealand with Vimba....
Matt Gibson
General | Sep 25, 2018
What types of Kiwis buy cryptocurrency? It’s deemed a ‘young person's’ game by some, a male-dominated industry by others, a fool’s errand by a few, so here we lift the...
Matt Gibson
General | Aug 2, 2018
Today we thrilled to announce that we have just released our new ‘Buy Now’ feature which enables our users to instantly buy up to $2000 worth of Bitcoin or Ethereum...
Matt Gibson
General | Jul 30, 2018
There are a few golden rules for long-term success when building an investment portfolio. One of them is diversification. So with the rise of Cryptocurrencies over the last few years...
Matt Gibson
General | Jul 6, 2018
We often have the best Bitcoin and Ethereum rates in New Zealand. It’s not hard to see why. Aside from us, there are generally two ways to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum...
Matt Gibson
General | Jun 5, 2018
Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency behind Bitcoin. It’s current market cap as of today is ~ 92 Billion NZD. It’s initial release was on the 30th of July 2015...
Matt Gibson
How To | May 25, 2018
The crypto world can be a dangerous place if you don’t take good care of where you store your personal information. Just recently at MyCryptoSaver we had an instance where...
Matt Gibson
General | May 23, 2018
You may have noticed something different… MyBitcoinSaver has now become MyCryptoSaver!   So what does this mean? As cryptocurrencies continue to rise in price and adoption we wanted to be...
Matt Gibson
General | May 8, 2018
The IRD recently announced new tax guidelines for Cryptocurrencies in New Zealand. They can be found here. There are two key points to keep in mind: Keep records of your...
Matt Gibson
General | Apr 26, 2018
In this series we talk with people from all over New Zealand about their very first Bitcoin purchase. We ask them about their journey from first hearing about Bitcoin to...
Matt Gibson
General | Mar 28, 2018
We've raised our limit!  What does that mean? As a MyBitcoinSaver user you can now see on your account dashboard the maximum that you can deposit each week. Rather than a...
Vyvienne Kyle
General | Mar 28, 2018
Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) is an investment technique where you buy a fixed dollar amount of an asset at regular intervals. It is particularly effective when dealing with more volatile...
Matt Gibson
General | Mar 22, 2018
When we first started MyBitcoinSaver in 2014, we built the platform initially for ourselves. It was us scratching our own itch, a platform to allow us to effortlessly buy Bitcoin...
Matt Gibson
General | Mar 20, 2018
The first step to owning some Bitcoin is to get a Bitcoin wallet. But there are many types to consider. There are online wallets that you access through a website,...
Matt Gibson
General | Mar 14, 2018
In this series we talk with people from all over New Zealand about their very first Bitcoin purchase. We ask them about their journey from first hearing about Bitcoin to...
Matt Gibson
Vimba Users | Mar 8, 2018
By now most people you ask will have heard of Bitcoin. It’s mentioned on the 6 o’clock news, debated about near every office coffee machine and is talked about all...
Matt Gibson
How To | Mar 5, 2018
When you set up a Bitcoin wallet you are told to write down either 12 or 24 words (depending on the wallet) and to keep them safe somewhere and never...
Matt Gibson
How To | Feb 27, 2018
In this series we talk with people from all over New Zealand about their very first Bitcoin purchase. We ask them about their journey from first hearing about Bitcoin to...
Matt Gibson
Vimba Users | Feb 21, 2018
In this series we talk with people from all over New Zealand about their very first Bitcoin purchase. We ask them about their journey from first hearing about Bitcoin to...
Matt Gibson
Vimba Users | Feb 14, 2018