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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…

Cryptocurrency News and Articles

A new German law requires every entity that holds private keys for others (e.g., bitcoin exchanges and/or bitcoin custodians) and that actively addresses the German market must become licensed as early as January 1, 2020. And to address the most common misconception right at the beginning: No, it absolutely not…

The first Lightning Network "torch relay" debuted on January 19, 2019, to spread adoption of second-layer Bitcoin payment protocol. When it concluded in April 2019, it boasted 278 participants and 56 countries visited. One year later, Hodlonaut, the person behind the torch inception started the relay again, on January 19,…

This is a sponsored article provided by Unchained Capital.Unchained Capital is building the archetype of the future financial institution, form fit for the world of bitcoin. It leverages the strengths of the Bitcoin protocol to offer bitcoin-native financial services, championing the importance of private keys, the benefits of multisignature security…

CoinJoin. Trustless mixing. Anonymity. Bitcoin Magazine's September 2013 cover -- all black with hints of golden fingerprints -- needed only four words to announce a powerful new privacy tool. At a time when industry representatives like the Bitcoin Foundation were downplaying Bitcoin's anonymity features, regulators in New York were developing…

Bitcoin has a media problem. Or, perhaps, the media has a Bitcoin problem. Mainstream media has often framed Bitcoin with the same scandalous curiosity that may publicize a troubled former child star or a controversial tech startup. Most journalists have viewed it as a sideshow, a distraction that warrants only…

There are some misconceptions about how frequently Bitcoin is being used in Venezuela and the problems it can solve there. In issue number 18 of Bitcoin Magazine, published in January 2014, Cathy Reisenwitz wrote one of, if not the, first accounts arguing why Venezuelans could benefit from Bitcoin -- an…

This article was originally published in Bitcoin Magazine's 2019 print issue. It is periodically updated as exchange compromises occur.This infographic visualizes some of the most significant bitcoin exchange compromises (occurring through hacks, mismanagement, etc.) as if they all happened with a standard bitcoin price, to provide a better understanding of…

This is a sponsored article provided by Bitrefill. Creating an e-commerce ramp for Bitcoin users, Bitrefill has set itself apart with a mission to revolutionize the way that bitcoin can function as a true everyday currency worldwide. Established in 2015, Bitrefill is the world's largest crypto-only e-commerce site. To explain…

Crypto likes to see itself as disruptive, just as Apple disrupted mobile phones (and the camera), Tesla disrupted automotive (and also sustainable energy), Twitter/Facebook/WhatsApp disrupted media and communications (and also digital community building). At OKCoin, we embrace this industry because we also believe that bitcoin and subsequent cryptocurrencies represent a…

Bitcoin Core and other open-source projects have, over the years, built a range of technologies to improve Bitcoin scaling and the general Bitcoin user experience. With examples including Segregated Witness (SegWit), Replace-By-Fee and the Lightning Network, Bitcoin users have a number of tools at their disposal to utilize the Bitcoin…

Open-source development has always enjoyed a little juice from the private sector.One of the most notable examples is Red Hat Software, a multibillion dollar corporation that has built open-source software for the international community. It was purchased by IBM in 2019 but still carries out its original function.Microsoft is another…

When Jack Dorsey founded Square in February 2009, Bitcoin was all of one month old. In fact, Satoshi Nakamoto and Dorsey were likely laying the groundwork for their respective creations concurrently in the year prior. Ten years later, the two would converge in what now seems like an inevitable collision.…

Cryptocurrency Podcasts

  • 25th February 2020
    by Peter Rujgev on February 25, 2020 at 9:54 am

    — Bitcoin drops by 1.4% to $9600 — Singapore’s appeals court finds Quoine in breach of contract — The US is to get its first regulated crypto bank in 2021 — FTX launches the sale of its equity token — Crypto wallet BT360 locks users’ funds — CoolBitX raises $16.7m — Seoul to launch own blockchain-based voting system

  • Talks — Jarred Winn, Senior VP Of Charity, Binance
    by Peter Rujgev on February 24, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    An interview with Jarred Winn, Senior Vice President of Charity at Binance.Tune in to find out more about the Binance Charity Foundation, how it uses blockchain technology to help end beneficiaries, some of the most successful projects, future strategy and more.To find our more about the Binance Charity Foundation and/or make a donation, you can visit — https://www.binance.charity/You can follow the Binance Charity FOundation on Twitter @BinanceBCF

  • 24th February 2020
    by Peter Rujgev on February 24, 2020 at 11:06 am

    — KuCoin launches KuCloud — Shopify joins the Libra Association — IOTA to reactivate network in March — Fidelity International invests in HK-based BC Group — New Jersey introduces a digital asset and blockchain technology bill — Bitcoin drops to $9700

  • 21st February 2020
    by Peter Rujgev on February 21, 2020 at 5:25 am

    — Morgan Stanley to acquire E*Trade — Paxos launches its blockchain-based settlement platform — Coinbase Pro to list Kyber Network — Decentraland launches on the Ethereum blockchain — Brazil’s central bank to launch a QR code-enabled payments system — Sweden has begun testing e-krona — Nexus Mutual makes first payouts to bZx accounts — Bitcoin consolidates at $9700

  • 20th February 2020
    by Peter Rujgev on February 20, 2020 at 8:49 am

    — Coinbase secures Visa membership — SEC settles with Enigma over $45m ICO — Fortress Investment Group raises offer to Mt. Gox creditors — Gemcoin founder faces 10 years in prison after admitting to fraud — Deribit completes its 10% sale of equity — Contents Protocol is to shut down and refund investors — HSBC reveals plans to invest in digital systems — Unstoppable Domains launches a blockchain-based browser — Tim Draper joins Aragon’s governance and advisory board — Celsius Network launches low fee BTC purchase on-ramp — Nomics launches free crypto market data CSV file delivery — Bitcoin experiences its 5th largest price drop in history

  • 19th February 2020
    by Peter Rujgev on February 19, 2020 at 10:42 am

    — Enjin Platform goes live on the Ethereum mainnet — BitGo acquires Harbor — Michael Bloomberg promises clearer regulation on crypto — IRS hosting a tax summit for crypto firms in March — Samsung’s Galaxy S20 to include crypto storage feature — Microsoft Azure integrates commercial blockchain Lition — European Space Agency co-funds blockchain project Hypervine — Nebulous launch content distribution and file-sharing network — Tokenomica launches OTC for large participants — Blocknox launches institutional crypto custody service — Citi joins blockchain-based finance network Contour — iCEIBA wins IBM-sponsored award — Bitcoin spiked by 4.2% to reach $10,100