Hello and welcome to coin confidential
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 back 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 deep dives, too.
So far, I've written ridiculously in-depth deep dives for many of today's top cryptos, including Solana, Polkadot, Algorand, Radix, Fantom, IOTA, Cosmos, Avalanche, Aleph Zero and Aptos. You can see my full list of deep dives here.
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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.
We need to talk about FTX
First it happened to Big Tech, now it’s happening to crypto.
The curse of Mt Gox: back from the dead
What caused the great crypto winter of 2018? Mt Gox going bankrupt in 2014. And now Mt Gox is back from the dead to take one final swipe at crypto in 2022
Why isn’t Bitcoin coming to the rescue?
Buffett, Bitcoin and the best investment strategy no one can actually use.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This month in crypto: Three banks collapse… then Bitcoin hits its highest price since June 2022
Until about a week ago, things were looking pretty quiet in crypto. Then a major crypto-friendly bank (Silvergate) collapsed, and things got a little crazy. Then the bank for Silicon Valley startups (Silicon Valley Bank) collapsed, and things got real crazy. Then another US bank (Signature bank) collapsed, and all
Polygon (Matic) deep dive: the Big Tech approach to scaling solutions
In December 2021, Ethereum’s Lord and Saviour, Vitalik Buterin, published a blog post called Endgame. In it, he imagined three possible futures for big blockchain projects, but for Ethereum in particular. The way Vitalik sees it, there are three paths to achieve scalability, while maintaining decentralisation and security… which
Bonus issue: why we need web3, how it works, and who’s building it
Well, this is unusual, isn’t it? You’re not due another issue from me for about three weeks. So what’s going on? I thought I’d send you a bonus issue about crypto’s biggest buzzword (other than “regulation” and “bear” and “collapse”) web3. In it, I cover
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