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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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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