Tuesday, July 14, 2020



Why the Stock-to-Flow Bitcoin Valuation Model Is Wrong

The popular stock-to-flow bitcoin valuation model has the air of academic rigor. Unfortunately, it's just math-laden marketing.

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.

Latest news

Low-Cap Index Hits All-Time High as Small Cryptocurrencies Rally

A novel index of 50 low-capitalization cryptocurrencies made new all-time highs as it continues to outperform bitcoin.

The Real Story Behind Tesla’s Crazy Rally

As Elon Musk settles into being richer than Warren Buffett, NLW looks at what is driving the Tesla stock rally.

Google Searches for Chainlink Hits Record High as Link Token Rallies

Have you googled Chainlink lately? You're far from the only one, according to new data.

Blockchain Bites: It’s Never Been Harder to Mine Bitcoin

Bitcoin's mining difficulty is at a record high, Singapore's CBDC may find commercial use and Chinese companies are going in on Filecoin.

Polkadot’s Inaugural Vote Could Expand DOT Supply by 1000x

The first vote on Polkadot will be to see whether the DOT supply should be redenominated by a "logical" 100x or even by 1000x.