Tag: year in review 2020

Jan 06 2021

Enterprise Blockchain Is at a Private-Public Crossroads

Jan 06 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  markets opinion year in review 2020

The big players in enterprise blockchain face a decision: stay with underwhelming consortia projects, or invest in public networks like Ethereum.

Jan 05 2021

The Pandemic Was Just the Catalyst

Jan 05 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  markets opinion year in review 2020

Harry Dent predicted 2020's economic upheaval several years in advance. The coronavirus pandemic was just a trigger to a long-term reckoning over public debt.

Jan 03 2021

Crypto Long & Short: Looking Back on a Monumental Year

Four crypto industry experts share their biggest insights from 2020 and what they mean for 2021.

This Is What Global Open-Source Money Seems Like

Jan 03 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  opinion tech year in review 2020

Some insist bitcoin simply can't be money because it has no basis in the material world. But the argument owes more to semantics than reality.

The Rise of Layer 2s Spells End for Altcoins

Jan 03 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  altcoins base layers layer 2 opinion people

Bitcoin is no longer limited to a single chain, meaning altcoins like ether are trending towards irrelevancy, says the neuroscientist and DeFi entrepreneur.

Jan 02 2021

More Aussies Back Bitcoin, the Underdog

Aussie resilience (and bitcoin) binds us together during times of fear, uncertainty and doubt, says the head of a local exchange.

Why Impact Investing and Crypto Are Mutually Beneficial

Jan 02 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  esg opinion people year in review 2020

Two of the fastest growing alternative investment classes – ESG and crypto – are mutually beneficial, says the CEO of Fasset.

Jan 01 2021

Stablecoins, ‘Unsung Heroes and Other Institutional Crypto Takeaways

Vision Hill's Dan Zuller runs through his 10 takeaways from institutional crypto investing, and looks ahead.

Lessons in Failing to Apply Blockchain and AI to Combat COVID

Jan 01 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  ai coronavirus opinion people singularitynet

Blockchain tech is well suited to manage aspects of the fight against the coronavirus. Why hasn't it been used more?

Dec 31 2020

Crypto Dollars and CBDCs: The Battle to Come

The future of money will be a tussle between algorythmic and fiat-pegged stablecoins and central bank digital currency experiments.

Why Crypto Crosses ‘The Chasm’ in a Post-Coronavirus World

2020 will be looked back on as the year that marks the present era from the past; the demarcation line separating the before and the after.

Governments Will Start to Hodl Bitcoin in 2021

Crypto assets not only are not going away. They will become integral to our financial and political lives.

Dec 30 2020

How DeFi ‘Degens’ Are Funding the Next Wave of Open-Source Development

Dec 30 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  defi gitcoin open source opinion people

Gitcoin's Kevin Owocki coins the phrase "regenerative finance" to describe the future of funding open-source development.

CBDCs: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Almost 50 monetary authorities and central banks are researching and developing wholesale or retail CBDCs. What does 2021 hold in store?

Blockchain Developers Are Focused on the Wrong Problem

If it's to reach its full potential, the decentralized economy needs to scale censorship resistance, say Solana's CEO and COO.

Dec 29 2020

16 Ethereum Predictions From a Crypto Oracle

Andrew Keys has 16 reasons why crypto will take center stage economically, politically and socially in 2021.

The Fight for Consumer Adoption Is Just Beginning

In the next phase, blockchain networks have to find use cases beyond censorship resistance and permissionless access, says TRON's founder.

The Year the Narrative Became the Truth

Dec 29 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  opinion tech year in review 2020

Bitcoin proved it could change how people think. But will the new system it enables be "better" or just "a system that better serves me?"

Dec 28 2020

Charting Asia’s Dominant FinTech Frontier

Dec 28 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  asia cbdcs fintech opinion people

Asia looks poised to continue its trajectory towards digital dominance, says the co-founder of Zilliqa.

That Decoupling Sound: China, the US and a Year of CBDCs

Dec 28 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cbdcs opinion people year in review 2020

This year China and the U.S. faced off over trade and technology bans. But the battler for monetary hegemony has only just begun.

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