Archive: Cryptocurrency

So you’ve heard that cryptocurrency is going to take over the world. Here we explore the “why” and “how” of this view.
So you’ve heard that cryptocurrency is going to take over the world. Here we explore the “why” and “how” of this view.

Survey of Bitcoin Owners Yields Interesting Results

By Allison Brickell on July 23, 2018

While various government agencies begin to tackle crypto regulation in different ways, investors are also taking varying approaches.
Crypto-friendly Congressional hearings helped shore up bitcoin's long-term outlook while Mastercard gave the popular digital currency a short-term boost.
After years of keeping bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at arm’s length, Congress looks like it’s getting serious about regulating digital assets.

Keep Hodling On

By Allison Brickell on July 9, 2018

Holding your crypto means taking the long view.
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Editor’s note: Vin Narayanan here, stepping in for a vacationing Andy Gordon. Over the next few weeks, you’re going to be hearing more from me as Andy and Adam Sharp take some well-deserved time off. But that doesn’t mean you have to do without them while they’re at the beach!…
Andy Gordon answers a question about arbitrage while Adam Sharp goes behind the Coinbase headlines.
The News Fix wonders why bitcoin and gold prices are falling at the same time before jumping to some more good bitcoin news, the rising interest in cannabis-related businesses and other news of the week.

Lessons From a16z’s New Crypto Fund

By Adam Sharp on June 29, 2018

One of the most powerful venture capital firms in the world launched a $300 million crypto fund this week. Here’s what we learned.

FRED Starts Publishing Crypto Data

By Vin Narayanan on June 27, 2018

The Federal Reserve's research division in St. Louis has begun tracking and publishing cryptocurrency prices.

F.A. Hayek Saw Bitcoin Coming 34 Years Ago

By Adam Sharp on June 22, 2018

In a pair of 1984 interviews, Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek predicted the rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
The SEC's current thinking about cryptocurrencies gives bitcoin, and other coins like it, a regulatory advantage.
The government crackdown on cryptocurrencies was fairly predictable - but not bad news. The resulting environment should allow bitcoin and other digital currencies to flourish.

Crypto Regulation (Finally)

By Adam Sharp on June 8, 2018

Bullish news: We’re finally going to get some clarity on the regulatory questions around bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
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EOS Launch Is in “Chaos Mode”

By Andy Gordon on June 7, 2018

If you haven’t heard of the altcoin – and blockchain – EOS, it’s about time we caught you up. EOS is different… in almost every way imaginable. It claims to have game-changing technology. That may be the only thing it has in common with other blockchains. EOS says its technology…