Ollie Leech

Ollie Leech

Ollie is the Learn editor for the Crypto Explainer+ section. He holds some SOL, RAY, CHSB and BTC.

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US Crypto Tax Guide 2022
The tax rules for crypto investors aren't easy to understand, so we tried to simplify what we could. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Tax Week
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Bitcoin White Paper Celebrates 14th Birthday
A technical manifesto, the Bitcoin white paper was released 14 years ago today under an MIT public license for all to learn from, share and enjoy.
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Crypto Futures Trading, Explained
Crypto futures give investors the opportunity to bet on the future price of bitcoin without having to actually own or handle it.
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4 Things to Do in a Crypto Bear Market
It’s not easy to hold your nerve as crypto assets print double-digit losses. But don’t bury your head in the sand, follow these simple steps and make the most of this bear mar...
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What Are NFTs and How Do They Work?
NFTs are crypto assets that grant gamers and collectors ownership over their digital items.
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Quantum Computers vs. Crypto Mining: Separating Facts From Fiction
It has long been a concern that quantum computers could one day undermine Bitcoin and other crypto mining networks, but how realistic is that threat?
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How Authorities Track Criminal Crypto Transactions
While crypto-assets offer far greater anonymity than any other electronic payment option, there are still ways government and others can track illicit transactions.
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Is a Crypto Winter Coming? 3 Things to Consider
There’s a definite chill in the air as the crypto market tries to shake off another steep crash. But is a new crypto winter really upon us?
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What Is Zcash? The Privacy Coin Explained
Zcash has seen ZKP breakthroughs, its first halving and progress toward further scalability. This feature is part of CoinDesk's Privacy Week.
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Monero: The Privacy Coin Explained
Privacy coins built on their own blockchains have a firm hold within the larger cryptocurrency community, even as regulators and exchanges seek to limit their adoption. This p...
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