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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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In September 2019, the interest rate for the overnight money market -- a short-term lending market where banks borrow cash from each other to meet reserve requirements at the end of a business day -- surged to 10 percent.Banks weren't willing to lend out capital for the Federal Reserve's target…

Bitcoin Magazine reviewed the Billfodl Multishard, a two-of-three stainless steel recovery seed storage device that allows you to split your seed into three shards, ensuring that, even if someone finds one part of your phrase, they won't be able to steal your funds.Each shard allows you to store up to…

When it launched during The Lightning Conference in October 2019, HTC's Exodus 1s smartphone took on the ambitious mission of endowing Bitcoiners with a device that delivers the security of a hardware wallet and the privacy and sovereignty of a full Bitcoin node. At a retail price of 219 euro…

In May of 2020, bitcoin will see its next halving: the reduction of the reward for successfully mining a block. The Nakamoto white paper specifies that every 210,000 blocks, the reward for successfully mining a block is cut by half. But while these occur roughly every four years (with the…

Tamas Blummer, a Bitcoin developer since 2012 and founder of several groundbreaking Bitcoin-focused projects, reportedly passed away on January 12, 2019, after a long fight with cancer.Among Blummer's contributions to the Bitcoin ecosystem were Rust Bitcoin, a project focused on creating a Bitcoin network library written in the Rust programming…

In November 2019, Gleb Naumenko, co-author of the Erlay protocol and Bitcoin researcher at Chaincode Labs, came to London to present at the ACM conference 2019. The ACM conference is one of the premier conferences on computer and communications security. It brings together "security researchers, practitioners, developers and users from…

Although Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper suggests that privacy was a design goal of the Bitcoin protocol, blockchain analysis can often break users' privacy. This is a problem. Bitcoin users might not necessarily want the world to know where they spend their money, what they earn or how much they own,…

Recently, Wasabi Wallet users have reported multiple instances in which antivirus programs identify both Wasabi and the newly integrated Bitcoin Core as "system infections." More specifically, the computer security algorithms for Avira, Bitdefender, Kaspersky and F-Secure (and many other antivirus softwares) confuse full Bitcoin nodes with unwanted cryptocurrency mining programs…

When Michael Peterson made a semi-permanent move to El Salvador, the California native's motive was simple and, well, fittingly expected: He wanted a place to surf in the wintertime. "I came to El Salvador on a surf trip and I just kind of fell in love," he explained. "The water's…

Continuing our series on how to learn about Bitcoin and its more technical aspects, in this article, we will focus on presenting at conferences and meetups as a means to this end.On the Ladybug podcast, Ali Spittel coined the term "conference-driven development." Aspiring Bitcoin savants can pursue this sort of…

Bitcoin is a movement founded on individual monetary sovereignty, transparency and peer-to-peer auditability enabled by a breakthrough in technology. It launched at a time when trust in the world's financial institutions was at an all-time low and struck a chord. Bitcoin's success has led to profits, which has, in turn,…

I probably don't need to tell you that bitcoin's price is up in the new year. But did you know that the bitcoin mining hash rate and difficulty are climbing too?On January 5, 2020, Bitcoin's hash rate struck a new all-time high of 117 exahashes per second (EH/s) (that is,…

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