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The greatest crypto website on the internet… and a place completely free of hyperbole.

My name is Harry Hamburg and I created coin confidential when I left Southbank Investment Research in 2019.

At Southbank, I was Editor of two newsletters, with more than 85,000 subscribers:

Exponential Investor – which focused on tech. And Crypto Wire – which focused on, yes, you guessed it… crypto.

So if you found me through any of that, it’s great to have you back.

In coin confidential I try to balance the tech, finance and philosophy of crypto, without taking any of it too seriously. And yes, I write crypto reviews, too.

So far, I've written ridiculously in-depth deep dives for many of today's top cryptos, including Solana, Polkadot, Algorand, Radix, Fantom and IOTA.

Subscribe below to get my free bi-weekly newsletter and access to members-only crypto guides, features, explainers, and deep dives.

But please note. Nothing I write should be taken as financial advice. I'm a journalist, not an investment adviser. See the disclaimer for more.

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The one thing everyone is missing in all this NFT hype… will be “so obvious” in hindsight

The fact NFTs have gained so much popularity in such a short space of time really shows the potential for more killer crypto apps in the future.

The one thing everyone is missing in all this NFT hype… will be “so obvious” in hindsight
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Everything you need to know about crypto in one essay

If you want to know what crypto is, why it's important, and why you should care, this is the one essay you need to read.

Everything you need to know about crypto in one essay
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What does inflation have to do with Bitcoin anyway?

Inflation is making the poor poorer. Meanwhile, increasing asset prices are making the rich richer. Could Bitcoin level the playing field?

What does inflation have to do with Bitcoin anyway?
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How Security Token Offerings (STOs) will forever change global finance

Here’s a bold prediction: Security Token Offerings (STOs) will be the biggest disrupter of global financial markets in history. Those who fail to see this change coming will be left out in the cold, while those that do could reap untold fortunes.

How Security Token Offerings (STOs) will forever change global finance
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What is DeFi and why is it such a big deal?

Just as Bitcoin allows you to make payments without a bank, DeFi allows you to create an entire financial system without banks or central authorities.

What is DeFi and why is it such a big deal?
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Everything you need to know about Central Bank Digital Currencies

Here’s an abbreviation you’re going to see a lot of, starting this year: CBDC. It stands for Central Bank Digital Currency, and it’s going to cause the biggest shakeup of the global financial system since the 2008 financial crisis.

Everything you need to know about Central Bank Digital Currencies
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Why are crypto prices falling? The definitive guide

There is one simple reason why crypto prices are falling. And once you understand it, crypto investing – or any investing, for that matter – gets a whole lot easier.

Why are crypto prices falling? The definitive guide

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This week in crypto: bankruptcy bingo

Let me take you on a journey through one of the most insane weeks crypto has ever seen.

This week in crypto: bankruptcy bingo
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Avalanche deep dive: race winner or also-ran?

Right now, Avalanche is one of the most popular and powerful platform cryptos out there. It’s got a thriving DeFi ecosystem and a very strong team behind it. But just how futureproof is it? Let’s find out.

Avalanche deep dive: race winner or also-ran?
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This week in crypto: what crypto winter? There’s a “Tron” going on

After a week where basically nothing happened, there’s a ton going on this week. * Exchanges are in the spotlight, with Reuters going after Binance, the CFTC going after Gemini, Coinbase freezing hiring and PayPal finally allowing withdrawals. * Ethereum’s oldest testnet has successfully moved to Proof of Stake, meaning