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Quantum Supremacy Doesn’t Mean Blockchain Is Doomed

– October 1, 2019

Quantum computing, far from destroying blockchain, will spur competitive development.

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Does Libra Threaten Monetary Sovereignty?

– September 29, 2019

There is no inherent reason that a global payments system run by technology companies must elide national regulations. If PayPal manages to serve a global community while complying with the rules of all the countries in which it operates, can’t Libra do the same?

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Bitcoin, Like Gold, is a Product of Spontaneous Order

– September 16, 2019

Bitcoin is as much a product of spontaneous order as gold; it arose of unrelated innovations in several fields, each coming from different minds and institutions with wholly unrelated objectives.

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Stablecoins Might Be a Bridge to Fiat 2.0

– September 12, 2019

As stablecoins develop, mature, and have increased adoption, they might not be driving continued innovation in the crypto space so much as simply rehashing current ideas in a new package.

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What Martin Luther Can Teach Us About Bitcoin

– September 5, 2019

Bitcoin maximalists who think the first application of blockchain technology will always be the best do not have history on their side.

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Who Should Provide Central Bank Digital Currency?

– September 1, 2019

I can think of just one reason why a central bank might want to get into the business of issuing digital currency: to provide privacy. Regulations prevent that. 

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Bitcoin’s Fixed Money Supply Is a Weakness

– August 28, 2019

Contrary to what maximalists believe, Bitcoin’s fixed supply is its major drawback to becoming the world’s preferred money, especially so if it is not accompanied by fractional-reserve Bitcoin banks.

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Will Money and Finance Keep Decentralizing or Not?

– July 24, 2019

What decentralized finance really needs is something entirely new. Something that regular finance can’t replicate. Something so useful that regular consumers will desert their bank to use it. This killer tool hasn’t been created.

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The Dollar, Not Crypto, Is a National Security Issue

– July 17, 2019

If the current path is maintained (and quite possibly even if it isn’t), the future belongs to truly “dependable and reliable” monetary media: cryptocurrencies and precious metals

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Competition Among Cryptocurrencies Is Likely Here to Stay

– July 10, 2019

The idea of inevitability does not mix well with the logic of markets. We need markets and competition precisely because as human beings we have nowhere near the information or capacity necessary to make deterministic statements about the future.

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