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Bitcoin surely doesn't "fix" Afghanistan, but it "could play a very important role” as an alternative financial system.
Even as crypto lost a battle over taxes in Congress this week, it felt like a victory, says CoinDesk's chief content officer.
The SEC chief's speech this week on crypto regulation proved that hopes for a change of policy at the regulator may have been wishful thinking.
Uniswap’s move to restrict investor access to certain tokens, apparently from regulatory pressure, raises questions about DeFi's decentralization.
Haste is not conducive to the kind of nuanced regulatory approach needed for this fast-growing class of cryptos. Nor is scaremongering about “bank runs.”
As commerce moves online, transactions are increasingly subject to vetoes by middlemen who impose their values. Innocent people need alternatives.
The Consumer Price Index has given Americans a falsely comforting perception of reality. When even this metric jumps 5%, we’d better hope it’s a glitch.
To maintain the dollar's position in the world, the U.S. should follow Randal Quarles’ advice and foster an open, stablecoin-driven money system.
The popping of bubbles does not indicate the failure of crypto technology itself, which continues to see massive long-term venture interest.
As Washington faces up to the implications of digital currency, it has to decide what it prizes more: surveillance or soft power.
El Salvador's move to make bitcoin legal tender offers an opportunity to prove that cryptocurrency can power renewable energy development, says CoinDesk's chief content officer.
Bitcoin's big Florida meetup and CoinDesk's own $DESK project demonstrate a crypto truth: Community precedes technology when creating money.