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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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December 1, 2017: "Bitcoin breaks $10k" rolls through your newsfeed. You mined bitcoin back in 2010-2011 but forgot about it, opting to focus on your career. As you read the news article, you finally comprehend the surreal notion that you are now a multimillionaire.It sounds like a fantasy but it…

At first glance, bitcoin and skateboarding might have as little in common as those rare Buffalo nickels your one unmarried uncle collects and any other extreme sport, like snowboarding. But the two have more in kind than you might think. Both highly stigmatized during their formative years (and even still),…

Microsoft accepts bitcoin. Nobody cares. Why? Because if you want people to give up their bitcoin, you'd better have a damn good reason. Microsoft and other companies that accept BTC don't currently have that. When you currently spend BTC on something from Microsoft, you aren't getting any additional financial benefit…

On November 22, 2011, a post appeared on bitcointalk.org with the following proposition:What followed was a five-year experiment in community fundraising, with the goal of educating charities about the benefits of accepting bitcoin as donation payments. The brainchild of Phinnaeus Gage, Bitcoin100's original concept was fairly simple: Get 100 supporters…

Bitcoiners have a giving streak.It's true. No matter what narrative the mainstream media may hammer home about drugs, greed or wanton hedonism, Bitcoin's community has a long-standing tradition of charitable action.Perhaps the earliest example of this is the Bitcoin100 charity drive. Bootstrapped in 2011 on the Bitcointalk forum, the organization…

The best nonprofits and charities are efficient, effective and engaging. They channel donations to where they're most needed, they make significant improvements to people's lives, and they inspire donors and supporters to continue giving. Achieving all of these goals is a challenge for even the largest organization, and that's why…

Over the last five years, through the peaks and throes of bitcoin's price volatility, Paxful has grown steadily. The global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace's main success has been in fueling a million dollar remittance and payment market for under and unbanked Africans in countries like Nigeria and Kenya. Added to that…

This is a sponsored article provided by World Markets.Looking for the next best thing to invest in is difficult -- sometimes you get in too late and miss the opportunity of a lifetime. Trading in the cryptocurrency market can be extremely profitable if done correctly, but it requires a deep…

The Lightning Network is best known for its fast and cheap payments. But the Layer 2 protocol could also offer more privacy than on-chain payments, since transactions are not published on Bitcoin's blockchain, blockchain analysis is largely impossible.The Lightning Network does present its own privacy risks, however. Payments are routed…

Lightning Labs, the startup spearheading development of the lnd Lightning Network client, today announced a $10 million Series A funding round, led by Craft Ventures. Accompanying the announcement, Lightning Labs also released its Lightning Loop service in beta, marking the company's first commercial service to help resolve Lightning liquidity bottlenecks."I…

When considering how to keep your bitcoin safe, most users think about the hard stuff like buying a hardware wallet, using complicated passphrases, buying bulletproof safes and backing up seed words on steel ... but most users ignore the easy stuff because it doesn't seem to be linked to your…

Using a phone number for identity authentication is a bad operational security practice. Handing over bitcoin to a third party like a cryptocurrency exchange or lending service also reduces security -- "not your keys, not your coins" is a security recommendation often shared over Twitter and the Bitcoin podosphere. Case…

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