Opinion

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
Tether

Tether’s Collapse Would Be Chaotic, Not Cataclysmic

Possible criminal charges against Tether executives will put even more pressure on a product that the market is already cooling on.

Opinion  ·  26 July 2021
Enterprise Blockchain

Choosing Who We Trust

Oracles, algorithms and blockchains provide an alternative to a system where you have to form all-or-nothing business relationships.

Opinion  ·  26 July 2021
Money Laundering

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
India

NFTs Are Coming to India’s Flourishing Art Market

Auction houses are struggling to cater to India’s growing appetite for art, and with 624 million internet users in India, NFTs could be the perfect disruptor.

Opinion  ·  24 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
DeFi

Washington Should Let DeFi Succeed

Regulators should prosecute fraud, but also acknowledge the limits of their effectiveness and allow DeFi to mature.

Opinion  ·  23 July 2021
Bitcoin

What Is Bitcoin Freedom?

Bitcoin is not just for libertarians or progressives. It's a system firmly rooted in the republican notion of non-dominance.

Opinion  ·  23 July 2021
DeFi

BlockFi Is in Regulators’ Crosshairs. DeFi Is Next

The DeFi industry should watch closely the regulatory actions taken against BlockFi and the securities questions being raised, CoinDesk columnist Preston Byrne writes.

Opinion  ·  22 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
Security

Blockchain Is Secure, but You Are Not

For institutions to move into crypto, they need systems that protect against irreversible mistakes.

Opinion  ·  22 July 2021