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Articles by Peter Kent & CryptoOfCourse

If you’re thinking about investing in cryptocurrency, you’ve almost certainly had friends warning you to stay away… “it’s crazy…it’s a bubble!” you’ve probably heard. Really? Is cryptocurrency in a bubble? Yes! Of course cryptocurrency is in a bubble! But what does that mean? Four things: The Cryptocurrency Markets are Incredibly…

Technical Analysis for Crypto Trading I recently attended a beginner’s trading course presented live by the Denver Crypto Group in Englewood, Colorado. Thanks Mike, Matt and Pete! This was my first taste of technical analysis and analyzing price charts, and it was eye opening. Technical analysis is a well-known technique…

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It was my junior year of college when I had my formal introduction to Bitcoin. On that bright but brisk autumn day in 2015, my buddies and I ventured into the lone drug store in the parish-pump, truckstop town that accompanied my woodland-tucked university. Being one of the only convenience…

"It has been a year of success, but something not talked about enough in cryptocurrency is what it takes to build a business," said Philip Gradwell, the chief economist at blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis, on the latest episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast. "We provide software for compliance and investigations,…

"Blockchain, not Bitcoin."This rallying cry became a hallmark of the 2017 market boom and continued to reverberate in the subsequent cryptocurrency bear market. Entrepreneurs and institutions from every corner of every industry tried to shoehorn blockchains into use cases for everything from pharmaceuticals to bananas. "Just slap a blockchain on…

In the weeks following dramatic new restrictions regarding the acquisition of both bitcoin and USD in Argentina, the local crypto community has reacted in a number of interesting ways, showing both the possibilities of Bitcoin as a financial tool in the face of government constraints as well as the decentralized…

After five long years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the U.S. finally decided to release additional guidelines in October 2019 regarding crypto taxes. While the guidelines have brought some measure of relief by clearing up some important ambiguities, many say they've left more confusion behind. So what is the…

Over the past few decades, we have seen almost unimaginable progress in computation speed and power. A watch today is a more powerful computer than the first Macintosh that my parents bought me in 1984 (I was very lucky). The weakest and lightest laptop today is more powerful than the…

On December 9, 2019, Nayuta announced the launch of what it claims is the first application to enable a "Bitcoin full node and SPV [simplified payment verification] node" on mobile devices. The Japanese company, best known for releasing the fourth Lightning Network client which operates on the grounds of the…

Decentralized finance (DeFi), while still in its early days, promises to redevelop critical financial services in a way that is trustless, transparent and controlled by the consumer. This has major implications for people across the world with limited access to financial services but also to crypto traders and savvy investors…

Decentralized finance (DeFi), while still in its early days, promises to redevelop critical financial services in a way that is trustless, transparent and controlled by the consumer. This has major implications for people across the world with limited access to financial services but also to crypto traders and savvy investors…

In late November 2019, the Bitcoin-based DApp network Echo announced the launch of a Bitcoin sidechain on its blockchain testnet. It framed the release as a critical step in its mission to establish decentralized financial applications that leverage BTC as a native asset for lending, trading and more. "The launch…

According to data compiled by Coin Metrics, a crypto asset market analysis firm, the number of Bitcoin addresses that hold any amount of satoshis reached a new all-time high between October and November 2019. According to the data, more than 28,393,045 addresses held some balance of bitcoin in that period,…

Charles Schwab has released its Q3 investment indicator report, a quarterly report that breaks down investment allocation across the firm's brokerage accounts. It corroborates what most of us have known for a while now: Millennials are more attuned to the value of bitcoin than their Gen-X and Boomer counterparts.According to…

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