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Oct 31, 2019

11 years ago today, on Halloween 2008, Satoshi shared the bitcoin whitepaper for the first time. The question is: why choose that date? Satoshi was extremely intentional, so it seems unlikely to be random. In this, we explore multiple explanations, including historical analogy to the Protestant Reformation as well...

Oct 31, 2019

Today was a quick news briefing:

  • Bitmain power struggles as Jihan Wu pulls a coup to return
  • China bans anti-blockchain sentiment 
  • Russian crypto intrigue that could confirm the US' worst fears
  • Coinlist raises $10m from Jack Dorsey (among others)
  • The latest Fed action


Oct 30, 2019

Times, how they've changed. The surge in bitcoin price and the explosion of China into blockchain has heads spinning. Some argue that we should be celebrating mass adoption of any type. In this audio op-ed, however, I argue that there are two key questions. First is - adoption of what? What is the connection between...

Oct 28, 2019

China has had an ongoing role in the crypto narrative. For much of the history of the industry, it was about control of mining. Now, something new is happening. As the crypto industry gets caught up in the larger battles to shape the future of the economic order, digital currency is center spotlight and China is racing...

Oct 26, 2019

On Wednesday, Zuckerberg responded to the largely hostile US Congress by reminding them that, if the US didn't proactively assert leadership around digital currencies, then China would be more than willing to fill the gap. As if they coordinated it, China's President Xi then made his first formal comments ever...