Blockchain Adoption: Lessons From Innovations Past

– November 5, 2019

The continued blockchain scrutiny and backlash highlights the need for a new approach.

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The Early Years of the Crypto Revolution (Podcast with Jeffrey Tucker and Charlie Shrem)

– November 5, 2019

Charlie Shrem was the inadvertent genius you hope to meet in the early years of a technological revolution. We became fast friends, based on this odd combination of naivete and curiosity. We shared everything we knew, and it was beautiful. The hard tim …

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Banking Unbanked Bitcoiners

– October 31, 2019

For now, volatility and lack of user-friendliness have limited the ability of cryptocurrencies to reach the populations of unbanked and debanked.

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For Practical Reasons, Blockchain Must Be Privately Innovated (Video)

– October 31, 2019

Governments are the world, at least those that are not trying to suppress the latest and greatest innovations, are making the error of subsidizing blockchain projects, under the mistaken impression that this causes them to be wonderful.

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Why the Moral Panic Over the Libra? (Video)

– October 24, 2019

When Facebook proposed the Libra, however, moral panic swept Washington.

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Why Your Crypto Forecast of Demise or Supremacy Will Be Wrong

– October 23, 2019

Innovation does not, despite appearances, conform to narratives — fortunately for all of us.

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How Are 5G and Libra Connected?

– October 16, 2019

Spectrum and fiat currency alternatives are technologies of the future; governments seek to control both.

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Crypto’s Loss Is Blockchain’s Gain

– October 11, 2019

The first wave of inefficient, fake, & fraudulent blockchain apps have been washed out; the survivors are delivering real innovation.

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The Market Doesn’t Care About Your Technological Superiority

– October 3, 2019

The greatest contribution that bitcoin might be that it spurred incumbent actors to improve and an entire new industry to develop, not that it swept away the entire monetary and financial system as we know it.

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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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