The US Can Make Bitcoin Mining Greener

The incoming administration of Joe Biden has an opportunity to take the global lead in green mining for digital assets. It is no secret that there is a geopolitical struggle brewing over new forms of cryptocurrencies – both state-backed and private – and the best location for new capital formation and technological advancements. To win […]

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Fixing Crypto’s Silos

It’s an established truth the cryptocurrency sector is more fragmented than shattered glass. Industry devotees have long made the most of working piecemeal, accepting ever-increasing fragmentation as the price of a decentralized financial system. But what advancements might we achieve if we could stop paying it?  At first glance, interoperability seems like a near-impossible goal. […]

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Money Reimagined: Bitcoin’s Warning for Central Banks

Another week, another lifetime lived:   The U.S. President impeached, again. Worldwide COVID-19 deaths close in on 2 million. Bitcoin surges to a record high above $42,000, promptly plunges to almost below $30,000 and then begins a late-week rally above $36,000. Meanwhile, the crypto community has been grappling with some contentious regulatory proposals that would strengthen […]

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What Crypto Can Expect From Gary Gensler at the SEC

This week, reports emerged that Gary Gensler, the former chairman of the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) is set to be President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to take over the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is good news for the digital assets industry. From my experience with Gensler, whether the subject is digital assets, swaps […]

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The Downside of Crypto Donations

Cryptocurrency donations are providing a much-needed lifeline to hard-up charities right now. In many countries, the coronavirus pandemic has triggered massive government support packages for businesses disrupted by national lockdowns. Charities have not been so lucky. In the U.K. one in 10 nonprofits face bankruptcy. In the U.S., one in five donors have said they […]

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Money Reimagined: Bitcoin’s Road to Gold

I won’t do that again. Money Reimagined goes on break for three weeks, and what happens?  Bitcoin soars 82%. More than 54,000 Americans die of COVID-19. And, oh yeah, an insurrection happens in Washington, D.C. On the second, the numbers speak for themselves: a heartbreaking failure of human organization. On the third, I’m too gobsmacked […]

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