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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.

Subscribe below to get my free monthly 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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We need to talk about FTX

First it happened to Big Tech, now it’s happening to crypto.

We need to talk about FTX
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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 month in crypto: hope returns?

As I write this, we’ve seen the first sustained rally in crypto for a very long time. Over the last 30 days, here’s how the top 10 non-stablecoins are doing: * Bitcoin is up 26.8% * Ethereum is up 32.8% * BNB is up 19.4% * Ripple is up

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Cosmos deep dive: no blockchain is an island

In the battle for blockchain's soul, which will win, the maximalists or the multi-chain world?

Cosmos deep dive: no blockchain is an island
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In defence of DeFi

In this issue, we’re going to look at what’s caused the wave of crypto company bankruptcies, and examine how using decentralised finance (DeFi) could have avoided all of them.

In defence of DeFi