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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 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

The curse of Mt Gox: back from the dead
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Why isn’t Bitcoin coming to the rescue?

Buffett, Bitcoin and the best investment strategy no one can actually use.

Why isn’t Bitcoin coming to the rescue?
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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: circles of control

Honestly, there’s not a lot going on in crypto this week… or last week… or the week before. Like I wrote in last week’s article, we’re in a real liminal state right now. And a lot of the crypto forums, message boards, telegrams, discords, etc. that I

This week in crypto: circles of control
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This week in crypto: the liminal state

Do you know what liminality is? I certainly didn’t, when I first heard someone say it on a podcast a couple of years ago. It basically means being in-between two stages, phases, eras. Here’s how Chip Conley put it that podcast. Liminal is sort of right there and

This week in crypto: the liminal state
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This week in crypto: Ethereum on top

There have been some strange goings on in crypto this week. The biggest story is obviously the mini market rally. Here are the gains of the top 10 cryptos over the last seven days (at time of writing): * Bitcoin is up 14% * Ethereum is up 37% * BNB is up 13%