Sunday, July 12, 2020



Humility Before a Fall: Your Crypto Startup Hasn’t Done Anything Yet

Scams and fraud won't break crypto. But hubris might.

Why Bitcoin Will Take a Long Time to Dethrone the Dollar

If history is a guide, the dollar's reserve currency status can withstand a lot of bad policymaking. Bitcoin may rise, but it could take...

Is the Travel Rule Good or Bad for Crypto? Both

A new international rule requiring digital asset operators to report transactions could spilt the crypto industry in two, argue two researchers.

Where the NY Fed ‘Bitcoin Is Not New’ Blog Goes Wrong

A recent post categorizing Bitcoin as just another fiat currency uses some strange definitions of money, our columnist writes.

DeFi Protocols Should Be Fiduciaries, Not Structured Product Dealers

Open protocols can help reform the financial system, says our columnist. But they need to come with safeguards consumers understand.

The Tokenization Revolution Starts With Gold

Gold is a traditional safe harbor in a crisis and the blockchain-based version is a good way to start taking advantage of tokenization.

How Public Key Infrastructure Will Revolutionize Custody and Fund Management

The widespread use of public / private key pairs will change how assets are held and funds are managed.

Tearing Down Monuments Isn’t Censorship – It’s Speech

Removing monuments to fit the values of the day is not censorship. It is an act of speech in and of itself, says our...

The New York Times Proves Why Civil’s Vision Is Still Vital

News media incentivized to tell the truth in a non-sensational manner is essential for beating racism and other injustice, says our columnist.

Blockchain Code Can Fill in When Antitrust Law Fails

Technology and the law have traditionally been at odds, but with blockchain and antitrust policy there's potential for cooperation.

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Does COVID-19 Have the World Rethinking Dollar Supremacy?

A reading of a piece by a Yale professor and former head of Morgan Stanley Asia arguing the dollar’s status is changing rapidly.

Listen: What a Bitcoin Researcher Says About Lightning

Chaincode Labs researcher Clara Shikhelman has been studying mathematics in university since she was 14 years old. Now, as the bitcoin company’s newest post-doctoral...

Hyper-Stablecoinization: From Eurodollars to Crypto-Dollars

Crypto-dollarization is the world's next best hope to meet its insatiable demand for U.S. dollars.

The Mixed Signals Economy: The Breakdown Weekly Recap

Jobless claims are down, coronavirus cases are up and the markets simply don’t know what to do.

Sale of the Century: The Inside Story of Ethereum’s 2014 Premine

"Now anyone could be an investor in one of the most cutting-edge technology companies out there. All they needed was an internet connection and...