Newsletters

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

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

Opinion  ·  3 August 2021

State of Crypto: Infrastructure Bill Shows Congress Sees Crypto as Here to Stay

Congress's infrastructure bill may not be great for the U.S. crypto sector, but that there's a tax provision at all shows lawmakers recognize the industry's permanence.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 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

Crypto Long & Short: What’s Going On With Tether?

Since the end of May, tether's growth has gone completely flat.

Markets  ·  1 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
Ethereum

Cats Clog Ethereum, the Sequel

Demand was high for Stoner Cats NFTs.

Opinion  ·  29 July 2021
Ethereum

Ethereum Devs Grapple With Worst-Case Scenarios

Is Ethereum ready for the “London” hard fork?

Tech  ·  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
Newsletters

State of Crypto: Congress Is Holding 3 Hearings Today, Here’s What to Expect

Congress is holding three simultaneous hearings around cryptocurrencies today – and they're all on different types of use cases.

Policy & regulation  ·  27 July 2021
Ethereum

Crypto Long & Short: Why Ethereum’s ‘London’ Upgrade Matters

Plus: The risks and rewards of Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559.

Markets  ·  25 July 2021
Europe

The Node: Europe’s Hidden Agenda on Crypto Wallets

Although Europe isn't banning anonymous crypto wallets, proposed rule changes could hurt the crypto industry. It's time to fight back.

Opinion  ·  23 July 2021
Newsletters

Money Reimagined: Regulate Stablecoins, Don’t Smother Them

Haste is not conducive to the kind of nuanced regulatory approach needed for this fast-growing class of cryptos. Nor is scaremongering about “bank runs.”

Opinion  ·  23 July 2021
Bitcoin

Can This Network Theory Predict if Bitcoin Is Undervalued?

Analysts have looked at the predictive power of Metcalfe's Law to determine the value of the Bitcoin network.

Opinion  ·  22 July 2021
DeFi

DeFi Isn’t Better Than TradFi if People Can’t Use It

Geo-fencing and other user restrictions are like “no access” signs around platforms and protocols that were built for financial inclusion.

Opinion  ·  20 July 2021