‘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

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

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

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

Cats Clog Ethereum, the Sequel

Demand was high for Stoner Cats NFTs.

Opinion  ·  29 July 2021

Ethereum Devs Grapple With Worst-Case Scenarios

Is Ethereum ready for the “London” hard fork?

Tech  ·  28 July 2021

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

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

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

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

Markets  ·  25 July 2021

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

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

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 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