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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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No Sandbox for Libra

– July 2, 2019

Libra could become successful, but there are acknowledged technical issues that must be resolved for that success to happen, and they will take time.

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Listen to Your Crypto Update

– July 1, 2019

There is so much going on right now in cryptoland. Here are two audio interviews. 

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Bitcoin Remains Vastly More Volatile Than Traditional Currencies

– June 28, 2019

While reading tea leaves based on Bitcoin’s price to predict the cryptocurrency’s ultimate success is tempting, its day-to-day volatility is perhaps more important in determining its practicality as a store of value.

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Back the Libra with Gold, Says Steve Forbes

– June 26, 2019

The Libra could be to money and finance what Henry Ford was to automobiles.

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A Currency Upheaval Is Coming

– June 25, 2019

If the managers of the dollar instead seek isolation, protection, sanctions, blacklisting, and devaluation, powerful market forces will continue to seek alternatives.

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Cryptocurrencies, Meet the Financial Action Task Force

– June 18, 2019

Cryptocurrencies are a different sort of financial technology from bank deposits, yet they are being shoehorned into the same category for regulatory purposes.

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Is Facebook’s Libra the Dollar’s Killer App?

– June 15, 2019

Facebook’s Libra is easily and probably rightly criticized by crypto purists as a halfway house that makes too many concessions to legacy systems and plays too nicely with the existing regulatory system. All true. But that’s not where the story ends.

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Why did Bitcoin’s Price Increase by 24% in 90 minutes?

– May 12, 2019

Volatility is to be expected for new media of exchange. But one should also be able to trace a lot of that volatility to news.

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Did You Write Your Bitcoin Obituary in Time?

– May 11, 2019

Because so many lack the patience to understand, and perhaps because so few can explain it coherently, there is a strange lust in the land to debunk the whole thing. Every single time the market drops, people get busy writing obituaries for crypto. I’ve been seeing these appear since the market price was $14.

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Smart Contracts Are All Around You

– May 7, 2019

You should be able to take advantage of smart contracts in many ways, and in many situations, if you just understand smart contracts are a way of managing contingencies.

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