Friday, July 10, 2020



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.

In Fintech, Fiat and Crypto Worlds Are Converging

Crypto firms and banks are partnering at scale, part of the broader democratization of payments systems around the world.

In the Wildcat Era of Stablecoins, Commercial Banks Have New Rails to Ride

Today's stablecoin market mirrors the “wildcat banking” era of the mid-1800s, when banks printed their own dollars. Like then, federal intervention is likely. Read the...

Venezuela Is a Testing Ground for Digital Dollarization (and Zelle Doesn’t Like It)

With their economy crumbling from hyperinflation, Venezuelans are finding new workarounds to get hold of digital dollars. Read the full story on Coindesk

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The Federal Reserve’s Declining Balance Sheet Is Bearish for Bitcoin. Or Is It?

The Fed’s balance sheet just dropped the most in 11 years, but despite popular opinion, that is not necessarily bad news for bitcoin.

Crypto ‘Giveaway’ Scams Continue to Flourish on YouTube

Cryptocurrency scams continue to appear on YouTube, misusing content from influential people in the space and stealing from the gullible.

A Rare Glimpse Into How Crypto Is Really Used in Venezuela

After airdropping cryptocurrency to 60,000 users in Venezuela, AirTM survey results suggest how crypto is really used in the economically troubled nation.

Ethereum and EOSIO Square Up Over Enterprise Blockchain Business in Latin America

With ConsenSys in one corner and LatamLink in the other, a project backed by the Inter-American Development Bank is weighing Ethereum vs. EOS tech.

Brave Browser Partners With bitFlyer to Expand BAT’s Reach in Japan

The crypto exchange will build a BAT wallet for Brave as it helps the cryptocurrency grow in Japan.