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Tips for Crypto-Travelers When Visiting Australia

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Published April 23rd 2018
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Australia has become one of the countries crypto-travelers can rely on and trust. This is especially true now that one of Australia's most popular airports announced that it will be accepting this type of currency. Still, crypto-travelers need a few tips to ensure that they travel well with those magical coins.

Download a Helpful App When You Land

There are a number of places where you can spend your cryptocurrency. For example, Habitat Lounge in Melbourne is now accepting this form of currency, making your cocktails taste that much better. Those looking for some great sandwiches might want to consider Hero Subs, which is a shop willing to accept this new form of currency.

There are a number of places opening up or finally accepting that cryptocurrency is worth something. Keeping up with them is a little hard, so downloading a map like Coinmap, which is updated constantly, should make it easier for you.

Look for Currency Deals

Knowing where you can spend your cryptocurrency is nice, but there are times when you will need to exchange your digital coins for the country's currency. Exchanging your coins in Australia is not too hard since there are a number of places you can use. There are even other coin hoarders in the country meeting up to exchange some cash using online platforms, but that is not the best way to go.

You want to get the most for your coins and that means looking for the best currency deals in the country. Sure, travelling should be care-free, but those who want to get the best currency exchange are going to have to do a little homework. This does mean you get to save money.

One thing you can take advantage of is the online currency reservation rate. This rate is locked in if you get it online before you arrive to your destination. Currency fluctuates, so it is better to lock in the exchange rate when the country's money is at its best, which means more money for you.

Granted, this helps if you have not yet arrived in Australia. Those who are already in the country may need to consider visiting independent exchange locations because they are known to be flexible, so do not be afraid to haggle. All you have to do is make sure that the location you are visiting accepts your coins.

Exchange Currencies Safely


Everyone knows how trustworthy cryptocurrencies are. Part of what makes these coins so attractive is their online security due to the blockchain technology that helps diversity its ledger. This makes the coins almost impossible to compromise but that does not mean it is impossible. Australia may be slowly becoming the cryptocurrency capital of the world, but you should not exchange without taking a few precautions.

One of the most important steps to take is to make sure your cryptocurrency data and passwords are digitally indecipherable. This means you need to download effective encryption tech. Remember that all of your data is vulnerable, and you have to keep it safe. No central government or bank is securing your cryptocurrency.

It is also important to backup all data in multiple locations, such as external drives and memory cards. These devices can fail, and all your data could be lost, which is a worry you do not want to have while travelling. All of these devices are travel-friendly and keeps your coins that much safer.

Be sure to keep your cryptocurrency out of your mobile wallets. Many travellers are guilty of this, but phones are not too secure, and a phone can get easily lost. Keep the bulk of your cryptocurrency out of those wallets.

Travelling with coins can be done as long as you take additional steps to stay safe. These suggestions will help your stay in Australia and ensure you get the most out of your crypto-travelling life. Continue to keep an eye on the development of real-world applications for your coins because they are coming and they are going to make life even easier.
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