Opinion

Peter McCormack on Silk Road and Bitcoin: as a Cocaine User—It Was Brilliant Peter McCormack on Silk Road and Bitcoin: as a Cocaine User—It Was Brilliant

As governments and law enforcement agencies love to remind us, Bitcoin, just like everyday paper cash, does have a darker side. Many people entered crypto through shady deals and darknet markets. Yet some managed to get their lives in order and realized that Bitcoin was just so much more than darknet cash.

Tone Vays: Whatever Governments Call Their Digital Currencies, It’s All About Getting Rid of Paper Money Tone Vays: Whatever Governments Call Their Digital Currencies, It’s All About Getting Rid of Paper Money

A lot is going on with the economy. The monetary authorities around the world leverage their powers to intervene by printing money and introducing unconditional payments for citizens, businesses change their model or struggle to keep afloat.

SEC vs Telegram: A Battle That Could Be Avoided SEC vs Telegram: A Battle That Could Be Avoided

In 2018, Telegram raised $1.7 billion through an ICO in exchange for the future delivery of 2.9 billion Gram tokens to 175 investors. While Grams could realistically be sold with a premium on the secondary market, Telegram argued that the agreement was in line with the definition of a private placement of securities that is […]

Trump vs Maduro: What Does Crypto Have to Do With It? Trump vs Maduro: What Does Crypto Have to Do With It?

U.S. authorities have indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for involvement in drug trafficking. Allegedly, the drug cartel led by Maduro used cryptocurrencies for money laundering purposes.

Blockstream’s Christian Decker: It's Really Hard to Inject Usefulness Into Proof-Of-Work Blockstream’s Christian Decker: It’s Really Hard to Inject Usefulness Into Proof-Of-Work

Lightning Network, a second layer payment protocol, can mean a lot to Bitcoin and other blockchain-based systems. It is hailed as a solution to scalability problems and a way to make crypto payments ubiquitous, but the tech isn’t quite mature enough to handle all that.

Will Global Crisis Kill Off DeFi? Stakeholders’ Perspective Will Global Crisis Kill Off DeFi? Stakeholders’ Perspective

The Black Thursday shook the entire DeFi sector along with the wider crypto-industry. This time, DeFi wasn’t the much-needed salvation, despite its relative successes over the past couple years. Yet, the crisis brought up the significant potential of decentralized finance, when compared to its traditional counterpart.

A Blow on Telegram: Is Court Prohibition Loss to SEC for Pavel Durov’s Project? A Blow on Telegram: Is Court Prohibition Loss to SEC for Pavel Durov’s Project?

March 24, the New York Southern District Court has preliminarily halted the transfer of Gram tokens to the primary investors of TON. Thus, the court ruled in favor of the U.S. SEC and recognized Gram non-registered security.

Stepan Gershuni: You Will Be Able to Buy Something With Bitcoin, Not so Sure About Other Currencies Stepan Gershuni: You Will Be Able to Buy Something With Bitcoin, Not so Sure About Other Currencies

When the quarantine is over and there are people in the streets and shops once again, we may see a world that isn’t the same as the one before. On the one hand, many people and organizations will learn new tools and ways to work remotely. On the other hand, the world economy will take […]

Bitcoin Needs Catastrophe to Succeed Bitcoin Needs Catastrophe to Succeed

The current shifts in politics and economics will affect everybody regardless of their involvement with Bitcoin. Moreover, the current crisis presents an opportunity for Bitcoin to achieve what it was made to achieve—become money.

Adam Back: The Question Was Whether Bitcoin Would Bootstrap Adam Back: The Question Was Whether Bitcoin Would Bootstrap

While waiting for the world to get back to normal, it may be useful to take a moment and turn away from all the turmoil and uncertainty. In this particular case, we offer you to look back at certain fundamental values and properties of Bitcoin.

Alex Mashinsky on DeFi: Just Circulating Everything Inside the System Is not Going to Make Bitcoin Go to 100,000 Alex Mashinsky on DeFi: Just Circulating Everything Inside the System Is not Going to Make Bitcoin Go to 100,000

How much more do banks earn from investments than their clients? Do they screw poor people over? Is DeFi a viable alternative system for banking? How can we entice more users to join DeFi systems? What business models allow private funds working with DeFi to become a bridge to the world of cryptocurrencies for the […]

Is Bitcoin Safe-Haven Asset? What Experts Think Is Bitcoin Safe-Haven Asset? What Experts Think

Bitcoin has long carried the informal title of digital gold. This title implies that Bitcoin was believed to share certain qualities with gold, namely being a protective asset during periods of market turmoil.

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