Crypto Bad!

– December 5, 2022

“When people say crypto bad, we have first to ask: what specific aspect of the cryptocurrency industry are you talking about? Then the follow-up question must always be: compared to what?” ~ Max Borders


Crypto Needs Less Regulation, Not More

– December 5, 2022

“Pushing excessive regulations on the crypto industry is likely to make crypto more risky, not less. Decentralized protocols built on the blockchain are already safer and more transparent than most regulated financial companies.” ~ Thomas L. Hogan


Real Progressives Would Support Bitcoin and the Crypto Economy, Not Regulate It Away

– December 4, 2022

“Using the failures and crimes of politically connected crypto-exchanges like FTX to effectively chill innovation in this sector and regulate it away would deprive many Americans of new economic technology that could change lives for the better.” ~ Yaël Ossowski


Bank and Crypto Runs: F(ac)TX vs Fiction

– November 25, 2022

“Despite the historical record, ever since Diamond and Dybvig published their article, many if not most economists have tended to view every financial firm collapse as a ‘Diamond Dybvig Moment.'” ~ George Selgin


From a Shadow Constitution to a Network State

– November 19, 2022

“With The Network State, Balaji Srinivasan has written a startup manual. Those two different-but-overlapping domains (ought to and how to) might seem confusing at first. But together, they’re a one-two punch against legacy powers.” ~ Max Borders


The False Face of SBF, FTX, and ESG

– November 15, 2022

“For FTX and ESG, beneath a surface of virtue signaling and noblesse oblige are decidedly less-idealistic machinations: fraud, rent-seeking, influence-buying, and greenwash.” ~ Peter C. Earle


CBDCs: What Can We Learn From Dollarized Countries?

– November 13, 2022

“How much more could FDR have done had he had a CBDC? The risk of a CBDC goes beyond the serious issue of financial privacy.” ~ Nicolás Cachanosky


What Is an FTX?

– November 10, 2022

“The existence of the FTT token combined with the opacity of the relationship between Alameda and FTX is crucial to the story.” ~ Joshua R. Hendrickson


A Tale of Two Documents: How the Bitcoin White Paper Outperformed Dodd-Frank

– November 8, 2022

“As policymakers look to further regulate the crypto ecosystem itself, they should keep top of mind the capacity of private innovation to not only achieve broad policy goals but also to get there before regulations do.” ~ Jack Solowey


Flatcoins: A More “Stable” Stablecoin?

– November 1, 2022

“If successfully developed, flatcoins will join the ranks of other digital assets like Bitcoin, providing individuals and institutions with monetary solutions outside fiat currencies.” ~ Peter C. Earle & David Waugh


Treasury and DOJ Seek Greater Financial Surveillance Around Cryptocurrency

– October 27, 2022

“Instead of continuing down this path of ever-increasing financial surveillance, the US government should start listening to the public’s concerns. It’s time to end the 50-year erosion of financial privacy in the United States, not jumpstart it in the digital era.” ~ Nicholas Anthony


The CBDC Tradeoff

– October 9, 2022

“Rather than crowding out the private sector with a CBDC, the government should let a thousand payment mechanisms bloom.” ~ William J. Luther