Opinion

CBDCs Can Stop Aid Falling Into Terrorist Hands

Central bank digital currencies, like the digital shekel, can be programmed to stop money reaching the wrong people, says Orbs' co-founder.

Opinion  ·  4 August 2021

‘Cautiously Optimistic’: Crypto Brings Lobbying Muscle to Infrastructure Debate

Bitcoin does not have a CEO but it does have lawyers.

Opinion  ·  3 August 2021
Opinion

‘Preying on Human Weakness’: Why Investors Are Nervous About Robinhood

Regulatory fears have been a major headwind for Robinhood's IPO. Here's why authorities might crack down.

Opinion  ·  2 August 2021
Newsletters

The Node: The First Step to Making Sense of the Token Economy

Founders can build open-source platforms without fees and still get rich. Here's how.

Opinion  ·  2 August 2021
Newsletters

Fundamentally Incompatible: How the Proposed Crypto Tax Rules Miss the Mark

A late addition to the infrastructure bill moving through Congress would impose impossible reporting requirements on miners and wallets.

Opinion  ·  30 July 2021
Opinion

Money Reimagined: Can DeFi Stay Decentralized?

Uniswap’s move to restrict investor access to certain tokens, apparently from regulatory pressure, raises questions about DeFi's decentralization.

Opinion  ·  30 July 2021
Decentralization

Did Laozi Dream of Blockchain?

The ancient Daoist philosopher has lessons for the crypto age, in the latest essay for Crypto Questioned.

Opinion  ·  30 July 2021
Stablecoins

US Stablecoin Regulation Could Lead to Geopolitical Competition

Recent regulatory developments could push stablecoins closer to the existing fiat system, unleashing competition for control over a lifeblood of the crypto industry, says our columnist.

Opinion  ·  30 July 2021
Gaming

A Play-to-Earn Account Beats a Bank Account

NFT games are doing more to deliver financial inclusion than a bank account ever has or will, says the co-founder of Yield Guild Games.

Opinion  ·  29 July 2021
Opinion

The Metaverse’s Emerging Economics

The coming media-internet – aka the metaverse – will change how economic value is created and distributed, says our columnist.

Opinion  ·  29 July 2021
Ethereum

Cats Clog Ethereum, the Sequel

Demand was high for Stoner Cats NFTs.

Opinion  ·  29 July 2021
Opinion

The IMF’s Self-Serving Case Against Bitcoin

The International Monetary Fund has finally expanded on its "issues" with El Salvador's adoption of bitcoin. There's not much behind the curtain.

Opinion  ·  28 July 2021
Bitcoin

Love Bitcoin? Mine Your Values

Mining bitcoin can guide the network to sustainability, protect it from being commandeered and maintain decentralization.

Opinion  ·  28 July 2021
DeFi

The Node: Goldman’s ‘DeFi’ ETF Is a Nothingburger

Goldman Sachs filed for a "DeFi" ETF that would track stocks mostly associated with enterprise blockchain.

Opinion  ·  27 July 2021
Ethereum

How to Fix Ethereum’s MEV Problem and Give Traders the Best Price

MEV is a growing problem for Ethereum, but it can be mitigated through careful protocol design and economic theory.

Opinion  ·  27 July 2021