OnlyFans Stops Sex Acts and Politicizes Payments

OnlyFans has abandoned the sex workers that made it huge, largely thanks to pressure from banks and payment providers. That's a terrifying precedent, says our columnist.

Opinion  ·  20 August 2021

Money Reimagined: Afghan Activist Roya Mahboob on Crypto

Bitcoin surely doesn't "fix" Afghanistan, but it "could play a very important role” as an alternative financial system.

Opinion  ·  20 August 2021

Valid Points: Ethereum’s Proof-of-Stake May Happen Sooner Than You Think

A "quick merge" outline ostensibly serves as a notice against any further agitation from Ethereum miners.

Tech  ·  17 March 2021

Money Reimagined: COVID Economy Shows Monetary Failure

The growing divide between financial and real worlds points to the need for a new form of money. Plus: a special podcast about NFTs.

Policy & regulation  ·  26 February 2021

The ‘Unique Opportunity’ to Upgrade Ethereum’s Virtual Stack

A few functions may be removed from Ethereum during its merge from Eth 1.x to Eth 2.0.

Tech  ·  24 February 2021

Valid Points: The Four Keys to Unlocking Ethereum 2.0, Explained

Staking services on Ethereum 2.0 come in two flavors: custodial and noncustodial. Their difference comes down to who's holding what keys.

Tech  ·  16 December 2020

First Mover: Reminiscing on Pre-Pandemic Bitcoin as Rally Stalls

Back in January, few analysts could foresee the investment theme that would ultimately cause bitcoin prices to triple over the course of 2020.

Markets  ·  15 December 2020

First Mover: Why Bitcoin Isn’t a Replacement for Gold Just Yet

Bitcoin's price is approaching a new all-time high, but bitcoin is not yet the replacement for gold many think.

Markets  ·  25 November 2020
First Mover

First Mover: Why Is Bitcoin’s Price Rising? Here Are a Few Possible Answers

Bitcoin's price is approaching a new all-time high and there are a few reasons why it has been performing so well.

Markets  ·  24 November 2020

First Mover: Bitcoin Acts Like a Tech Stock and Ethereum Classic Traders Shrug Off 51% Attacks

Market onlookers are scrabbling for a new narrative as some argue last week's tech rout might explain bitcoin's latest price drop.

Markets  ·  9 September 2020

Crypto Long & Short: What Changes at the Fed and the SEC Mean for Crypto

Chairman Powell’s speech on Thursday highlighted how much the Fed’s role is changing, and that's an opportunity for the crypto industry.

Policy & regulation  ·  30 August 2020

First Mover: Wacky Bitcoin-to-DeFi Crypto Markets Might Be New Home of Capitalism

Cryptocurrency markets from bitcoin to DeFi might be full of rampant speculation, but they also might be keeping the fires of capitalism lit.

Markets  ·  21 August 2020

First Mover: As Wall Street Goes Topsy-Turvy, Crypto Traders Are Bullish as Ever

Crypto traders are enjoying their own version of the market’s madness, from bitcoin’s bull run to the collapse of YAM to Dave Portnoy.

Markets  ·  14 August 2020
News Roundup

Blockchain Bites: MicroStrategy’s $250M Bitcoin Bet, India Booms, Banks Open to Custody

MicroStrategy bets $250 million on Bitcoin's safe haven thesis. Indian crypto is booming. And David Marcus has a new role at Facebook.

Markets  ·  11 August 2020
News Roundup

Blockchain Bites: Inside Cosmos, Bitcoin at $200B, DeFi Surges

Traders are expecting bitcoin to go higher. DeFi is surging in web traffic. And Cosmos is alive and well, despite internal feuding.

News  ·  10 August 2020