2018 has been a very busy year at DNotes EDU. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their ongoing support and positive feedback. Thank you to everyone in the cryptocurrency, cyber-security, and financial industries that create amazing and easy to understand educational video content that can be shared with the world via Youtube. We are especially grateful to DNotes Global CEO Alan Yong, Chief Technology Officer Theodore Hauenstein, and Chief Communications Officer Ken Chase, for their unwavering support of this project.
After six sleep-deprived months of research and writing, we unveiled a total makeover of the DNotes EDU platform in February, 2018. One of the most important aspects that had to be dealt with, was to fill in the missing pieces between what a new user understood about cryptocurrency, and what the industry referred to as “beginner level” or “user friendly”. What we found to be missing was the first 20 floors of a high rise building, that was trying to support a penthouse perched on top. There is still a lot of work to do, and it would go much faster if we worked together to support trustworthy projects.
We have always believed that the need for a basic level of financial literacy is paramount in understanding how beneficial cryptocurrency can be to the everyday user. The new module format at DNotes EDU has twelve sections that cover the most common aspects of personal financial planning, and eleven that deal with digital currency.
Without addressing issues such as these, the ever elusive mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency may forever remain unattainable.
DNotes EDU Prioritizes Investor Protection in Cryptocurrency Education – February, 2018
Cryptocurrency education platform DNotesEDU has announced a massive upgrade, offering expanded content that provides entry level educational material focusing on cryptocurrency and personal finance. According to DNotesEDU education director Brandon Cheliak, the changes are an effort to address the cryptocurrency market’s current lack of sound information about investor protection and education.
The DNotesEDU platform is focused on empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to be able to make sound cryptocurrency investments. The additional educational material is designed to fill in the gap between what the average ‘mainstream’ investor finds easy to understand, and what the industry considers “beginner friendly”. Read More
March – Fraud Prevention Month in Canada
DNotesEDU helped to raise awareness of the very real threat of fraud that we are exposed to everyday, with the release of the following articles:
- The Hunt for Your Data
- Fraud Prevention – That Free Sample May be a Subscription Trap
- Fraud Prevention – Scamming the Sick
- Fraud Prevention – Identity Theft can Drain you Financially and Emotionally
- Fraud Prevention – True Love or Romance Scam
- Fraud Prevention – Phishing for Your Personal Information
- Investment Fraud & Schemes
- Online Security and Fraud Protection
- Fraud Prevention – Falling for the Big Win
April – Financial Literacy Month in the U.S.
The team behind DNotes EDU has long recognized the need for everyone to have a basic level of financial literacy. During the month of April, we released material covering both the cryptocurrency and financial knowledge needed to call oneself financially literate in 2018.
Financial Literacy Needs to Include Knowledge on Cryptocurrency
We are rapidly moving toward a digital world, and while it may be some time before artificial intelligence is cleaning your bathroom, digital money is already knocking on the door. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are starting to make the push into the current financial system, and without some basic ‘money education’, a lot of people will fall behind even further – not just financially, but also in terms of opportunity.
April is Financial Literacy Month in the United States, and a good time to bring awareness of the need for accurate, beginner-level educational material on cryptocurrency. The level of misinformation and deceptive, if not fraudulent promotion is more than just a little disturbing. Equally disturbing in the world of cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICO), is the number of people believing everything they hear or read because they lack subject knowledge. They believe the media, they believe the guy at work, and worst of all, they believe it’s possible to earn 30% per month because that’s what the ad said. Read More
- If Cryptocurrency Confuses you… Start Here
- Cryptocurrency & ICO Screening Guide for Investors
- Why Coin Age Matters in Cryptocurrency
The goal was is to raise awareness of the need for free, accurate, and unbiased introductory educational material on cryptocurrency. To achieve mainstream adoption there needs to be a strong focus on investor protection, and while cryptocurrency education is the key to accomplishing this, it is also a favorite bait of fraudsters and their schemes. Quality educational material is honest about the risks involved, and does not make specific coin or token recommendations. There is no reference to anything that sounds like guaranteed high returns, earn $millions, hot tips, secrets that you have to pay for, or any other too-good-to-be-true claims. Educational material should be inclusive and empowering – it should teach you how to make decisions for yourself. Read more
- How to Choose a Cryptocurrency Exchange
- Protecting Your Cryptocurrency – What is the best Bitcoin Wallet for You? (DCEBrief)
- The Changing Landscape of Cryptocurrency Education – July, 2018
Our Ongoing Focus on Investor Protection
- Risk Reduction Strategies in Cryptocurrency Investing: Part 1 – Education
- Risk Reduction Strategies in Cryptocurrency Investing: Part 2 – Reasearch
- Risk Reduction Strategies in Cryptocurrency Investing: Part 3 – Diversification
- Risk Reduction Strategies in Cryptocurrency Investing: Part 4 – Dollar Cost Averaging
- Risk Reduction Strategies in Cryptocurrency Investing: Part 5 – Security Precautions
- Investment Allocation by Risk Level
Educating Investors on The Red Flags of Crypto
- Crypt’faux’currencies: Is Your Cryptocurrency Legitimate Or An Imposter?
- Cryptocurrency & ICO Screening Guide for Investors
- The Great Digital Gold Capers: How Founders and Early Adopters Can Salt Cryptocurrency Mines for Self Enrichment
- Beware of Pyramids and Other Scams Masquerading as Legitimate Digital Currency Investments
- 10 Reasons to do Your Homework Before Investing in ICOs
DNotes EDU Joins Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud – November 7, 2018
International Fraud Awareness Week kicks off Nov. 12, 2018 worldwide
Fraud costs organizations worldwide an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE’s 2018 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse analyzed 2,690 occupational fraud cases that caused a total loss of more than $7.1 billion.
The seriousness of the global fraud problem is why DNotesEDU announced that it will be participating in International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17, 2018, as an official supporter to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. The movement, known commonly as Fraud Week, champions the need to proactively fight fraud and help safeguard business and investments from the growing fraud problem.
DNotesEDU joins hundreds of organizations who have partnered with the ACFE, the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education, for the yearly Fraud Week campaign. Read more
DNotesEDU Announces Release of Cryptocurrency Industry Insight Report
– November 23, 2018
DNotesEDU has announced the release of its Global Digital Currency Industry Insight Report, a 45-page examination of the cryptocurrency industry that covers a broad range of blockchain and crypto-related technologies, trends, and potential risks.DNotesEDU co-founder and report author Brandon Cheliak described the report in a press release:“Our industry insight report is the perfect jumping off point for investors, executives, and government officials who need a well-rounded perspective of the industry prior to increasing their involvement. “The Industry Insight Report addresses virtually every area of the emerging crypto industry, including development trends, product innovation and applications, exchange trends and areas of risk, and vulnerabilities in a variety of areas. The report also provides an overview of regulatory and law enforcement concerns related to everything from trading schemes to ICO fraud.
There are also sections devoted to crypto education, brand trust, and other mass adoption concerns, and chapters that focus on the FinTech revolution, supporting infrastructure, and issues related to corporate involvement with and integration of blockchain technology. Read more
“DNotesEDU is an amazing project and it is timeless. Education is a vital contributor to mass adoption of digital currency in global commerce. I am very proud that our team has done such a remarkable job. Every serious investor, regulator, and law maker should spend time on this site. Frankly, I am learning from it as well.”
– Alan Yong, CEO of DNotes Global Inc.
Digital Currency Modules
- How to Buy Cryptocurrency
- Smart Contracts
Financial Literacy & Planning Modules