24Jan/21

Crypto Long & Short: No, Bitcoin Was Not a Response to the Financial Crisis

Maybe it’s just that winter is dragging on, but I find myself getting increasingly irritated with mainstream reports about Bitcoin that say it was a result of the financial crisis.  It wasn’t,Read More…

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13Dec/20

Crypto Long & Short: Bitcoin’s Relationship With Gold Is More Complicated Than It Looks

Earlier this week, JPMorgan published a global markets strategy note that points out that money has flowed out of gold and into bitcoin since October, and predicts that this trend will continueRead More…

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04Oct/20

Crypto Long & Short: Coinbase’s ‘Apolitical’ Stance Isn’t Nearly as Simple as It Sounds

As if the ructions of the year aren’t giving us enough cause to re-examine things we thought we understood, now we find ourselves questioning what a company is for, and what roleRead More…

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20Sep/20

Meet in the Middle: Crypto Companies and Banks Are Evolving Together

Some say that meaningful change happens gradually. Others insist it erupts unexpectedly. This week, we saw that both are true.  Earlier this week, the Wyoming Banking Board voted to approve the applicationRead More…

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06Sep/20

Crypto Long & Short: What Investors Get Wrong About Volatility (and Not Just for Crypto)

In a week in which we are yet again reminded how sharply sentiment can shift in crypto asset markets, it’s appropriate to look at the role volatility plays in our narratives, our portfoliosRead More…

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05Jun/20

First Mover: Bloomberg’s Pie-in-the-Sky Bitcoin Call Looks Directionally Defensible

Based on a slew of recent predictions, bitcoin prices could more than double this year to $20,000. Or go to $250,000 by early 2023. Or $300,000 within five years. What’s confounding cryptocurrency traders now isRead More…

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15May/20

Blockchain Bites: Last Day of Consensus, Will Crypto Save the Internet?

Top Shelf Consensus: Distributed ended on a high note with a keynote address from Juan Benet, founder of Protocol Labs, who granted a rare interview as he closed out the week-long virtual conference. Read More…

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07May/20

Blockchain Bites: Introducing the CoinDesk 50 and a Roadmap to Consensus: Distributed

Credit: Cavendish Design The CoinDesk 50Congratulations to the inaugural CoinDesk 50. This new list features the most important, innovative and viable projects in the crypto and blockchain industry. In just 11 years, cryptocurrencyRead More…

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