Tag: opinion

Jan 22 2021

Money Reimagined: Letter to President Biden

President Biden needs to reform the global financial system and avoid a 1930s-style depression. Digital currencies can help.

Social Networks Are the Next Big Decentralization Opportunity

Jan 22 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  opinion privacy social media tech

We have the core tech to enable radically more ethical and beneficial social media networks. Here's what we'll need.

Jan 21 2021

How Cultural Differences Drive User Adoption in DeFi

Jan 21 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  defi opinion people

Despite being virtually identical products at launch, SushiSwap and Uniswap have taken divergent paths as they respond to users, says Multicoin's principal.

Jan 20 2021

Crime-Related Crypto Spending Fell in 2020, Despite Janet Yellen’s Concerns

Jan 20 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  crime opinion yellen

During her Senate confirmation yesterday, incoming U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen raised concerns around the use of cryptocurrencies in criminal financing and money laundering. The reality, however, is far from her assumptions. Despite widespread concerns about cryptocurrency's use in illegal activity, cryptocurrency is actually...

Dear Crypto Derivatives Industry, Let’s Not Repeat 2008

Jan 20 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  derivatives opinion policy & regulation

As the crypto derivatives industry begins to take off, it needs to avoid the lack of transparency that plagued the industry in the 2000s, when the financial system collapsed.

Jan 19 2021

Bitcoin Is Aiding the Ransomware Industry

We are living in a world where the second-order effects of permissionless money – like the greater use of ransomware – are already evident.

The US Can Make Bitcoin Mining Greener

Jan 19 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  mining opinion policy & regulation

With companies like Square announcing environment-focused mining initiatives, the U.S. can take the lead in reducing bitcoin's carbon impact.

Will Ripple Ever Issue a Stablecoin?

Jan 19 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  opinion

As Ripple faces a lawsuit from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and mass delistings from various exchanges, some may wonder if a complementary business plan is viable. One possibility is for the firm to shift its focus toward stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) as XRP faces scrutiny. Ripple Seems...

Jan 15 2021

Fixing Crypto’s Silos

Jan 15 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  fintech interoperability opinion people

Our fragmented status quo - thousands of tokens, hundreds of dapps - will not work indefinitely without interoperability.

Money Reimagined: Bitcoin’s Warning for Central Banks

Bitcoin's rising price reflects declining faith in the existing financial system. Will central bankers like Christine Lagarde take notice?

Jan 14 2021

What Crypto Can Expect From Gary Gensler at the SEC

Jan 14 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  gary gensler opinion policy & regulation sec

A ex-CFTC official on how Biden's putative pick for SEC head might approach the office and the crypto-related issues before it.

Twitter, Trump and the ‘Private Company’ Fallacy

Jan 14 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business opinion trump twitter

Defending deplatforming as the right of private companies assumes that truly private companies are possible. They may not be.

Jan 13 2021

The Downside of Crypto Donations

Jan 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  charity crypto donations opinion people

Nonprofits and their supporters are turning to crypto to avoid taxmen, middlemen and restrictive lawmakers. Unless they do their homework, nonprofits face restrictions of a different kind.

FinCEN’s Crypto Surveillance Rule Violates the US Constitution

Proposals requiring crypto companies to report transactions amount to "mass surveillance" and flout the Fourth Amendment.

Jan 12 2021

How the OCC Is Building Crypto America (and Saving Banks From Extinction)

Jan 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  occ opinion policy & regulation

Three interpretative letters from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency lay the groundwork for banks to become crypto custodians, payment companies and miners in blockchain networks.

FinCEN’s Crypto Rules Aren’t as Unfair as Jack Dorsey Says

Jan 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  fincen opinion policy & regulation

Crypto companies complain about FinCEN's new "unhosted wallets" proposal. But the rules aren't unreasonable, says our columnist.

Jan 11 2021

Now Is the Time to Advance the Decentralized Web

Jan 11 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  decentralized storage opinion people web 3.0

After the U.S. Capitol insurrection and Twitter's unilateral ban of President Trump, decentralizing the web has never been more necessary.

Jan 08 2021

Democrat Victory in Georgia Could Boost Bitcoin

Jan 08 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  opinion

U.S. Senate results have been announced, with Democrat candidates in Georgia winning both remaining seats. Democrat Candidates Win Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock won the race against Republican...

Money Reimagined: Bitcoin’s Road to Gold

Jan 08 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  markets money reimagined newsletters opinion

Bitcoin may not be "digital gold" just yet. But, with institutions accepting the business case and the price rising, it's well on the way.

Jan 07 2021

Bull Run Democracy, Revisited

Jan 07 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  charity democracy opinion people venezuela

In 2017, high-flying bitcoiners attempted to foment democracy in Venezuela by airdropping crypto and paper wallets. What did we learn from these experiments?

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