What a Gory New Horror Film Teaches Us About Financial Censorship

Much like the deranged lead of "Censor," financial regulators are deluding themselves that centralized control will lead to a crime-free utopia.

Opinion  ·  25 July 2021

Stacking Fasts: Inside the Crypto Community’s New Diet Craze

The Bitcoin Fasting Group skips breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s not as bad as it sounds.

People  ·  1 February 2020

Why Bitcoin’s ‘Culture War’ Matters

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. Let’s talk about bitcoin, toxicity and inclusiveness. (Boy, my Twitter feed is going to have fun over the next few days.) To start with, let me take a position: I stand with those […]

Markets  ·  3 June 2019

University Researchers Turn to Blockchain to Preserve Cultural Heritage

A team from China's Tsinghua University is patenting a way to store and share digital versions of culturally important objects using a blockchain.

Markets  ·  13 July 2018

Crypto and Twitter: A Toxic Combination, A Troubling Future

Cryptocurrencies may offer solutions to a host of big problems, but for now, they're making issues with social media echo chambers worse.

Tech  ·  4 June 2018
Blockchain Technology

Warning: Blockchain Could Rot Your Brain

As we move toward trusting everything recorded in a blockchain, consider the societal impact, e.g. on our ability to think critically and skeptically.

Markets  ·  23 March 2018
Blockchain Industry

Time to Acknowledge – and Encourage – Women in Blockchain

Columnist Michael J. Casey on how men in the cryptocurrency and blockchain community can do more to advance the engagement of women in the space.

Markets  ·  9 March 2018

The Real Problem With Nocoiners

What makes a nocoiner a nocoiner is not simply the absence of cryptocurrency from his investment portfolio, but his sanctimonious attitude about it.

Tech  ·  19 February 2018

Welcome to Bitcoin Country: Silk Road and the Lost Threads of Agorism

Silk Road and black markets? University of Dublin's Paul Ennis takes a dive into the kinds of sub-cultures bitcoin and cryptocurrencies enable.

Markets  ·  23 September 2017