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What is DeFi? A beginner’s guide to decentralized finance

An emerging field that lets participants make financial transactions directly with others–and it’s quickly gaining in popularity as an alternative to traditional financial services.

7 min read

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What is a blockchain?

Blockchain technology is at the heart of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Here’s how blockchain works to build a secure digital ledger of crypto transactions.

9 min read

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Is cryptocurrency safe? Things to be aware of

Cryptocurrencies may be more secure than other types of currency, and riskier in others. Before buying or selling crypto, you’ll want to be aware of potential scams and other pitfalls to look out for.

11 min read

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Bitcoin | How do private and public keys work?

Even if you’re familiar with Bitcoin, you might not know the difference between private and public keys. Discover everything you need to know to get started.

7 min read

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What is the digital euro and how does it work?

Here’s what you need to know about the virtual currency in the works at the European Central Bank.

6 min read

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What is an NFT?

GIFs worth €600,000? A tweet worth millions? For the Month of N, we're unpacking everything you need to know about NFTs.

8 min read

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What is Dogecoin (DOGE) and how does it work?

What is Dogecoin, anyway? From starting as a joke to getting Elon Musk’s support, this coin has quite the story.

6 min read

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Everything you need to know about the Baby and Child Bonuses in Italy

Find out how you can get extra support for your family in 2022.

6 min read

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The myth of starting early: Why it’s never too late to start investing

Are your finances doomed if you don’t start setting money aside early? We explain why investing early is more difficult than it seems, and what you can do to grow your money at any age or stage.

10 min read

Brendan Walsh - Portfolio manager, writer and investor.

Trading vs. Investing: Understanding the Key Differences

Trading and investing — what’s the difference? And what might be best for you? Brendan Walsh, a veteran investor, digs into the details and gives his expert opinion.

6 min read

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The how, where, and what of Bitcoin's upcoming 2024 halving event

How this pivotal moment could influence crypto market trends and inform investment decisions.

6 min read

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What is Bitcoin halving — and why should you care?

One of the most anticipated events in cryptocurrency is nearly here: the next Bitcoin halving. But what is it — and why should you care?

5 min read