Searching For The Roots Of Bitcoin’s Narrative If we are to understand bitcoin’s meteoric rise, we must return to 2008. After all, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is a child of the global…

A study by blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis finds that cryptocurrency-related crime has fallen significantly. The criminal share of all crypto activity fell to just 0.34% in 2020. This contradicts recent statements by U.S. Treasury Secretary…

Reserve currency is money held by central banks or treasuries usually for international transactions. Argentina is not going to be able to purchase a Boeing 737 MAX passenger jet, for example, with its highly inflationary…

  After Bitcoin hit its latest all-time high over $40K earlier in the year, the cryptocurrency has seen a few minor dips. At one point, analysts expressed concern that if BTC couldn’t solidly recapture the…

Responding to European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde’s recent remarks about bitcoin, the chief economist at investment firm Tressis said what Lagarde implied was “outrageous” and “dangerous” for cryptocurrency regulation. Economist Says Governments Would…

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a…

The surge in bitcoin’s price on Friday has propelled the cryptocurrency past Facebook’s market cap. Next, bitcoin stands to flip Tesla, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and then Apple. Bitcoin Surpasses Facebook in Market Cap Bitcoin’s frequent…

01/Nov/2008: A pseudonym of unknown nationality sent an email carrying word of Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer, electronic cash system with no trusted third party. The New York Times 02/Dec/2008: “U.S. Recession began last December, economists say” …

It is hard to imagine that just two years ago, the general discourse around central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, was mainly focused on the potential and possibility of issuing them. Even in 2019, the…

Bitcoin (BTC) was lower for a second day, slipping below $18,000 to the lowest in almost two weeks.  “The momentum that characterized bitcoin throughout October and November seems to have cooled down,” Matt Blom, head…

British politician and leader of the Brexit Party, Nigel Farage is lauding bitcoin branding it as the ultimate anti-lockdown investment. The controversial politician’s comments are drawn from one edition of his daily ‘Fortune & Freedom’…

Asset Manager Vaneck Launches Physically-Backed Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Note On November 25, the asset manager Vaneck announced the launch of an exchange-traded product (ETP) called the “Vaneck Vector Bitcoin ETN.” The exchange-traded note is physically-backed by…

ECB President Christine Lagarde downplays any risks bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could pose to financial stability and monetary sovereignty. In contrast, she sees stablecoins, such as Facebook-backed libra, as posing “serious risks.” Christine Lagarde, Bitcoin,…

In the lore of digital disruption, Eastman Kodak Co.’s downfall looms large. Kodak was once one of the world’s most powerful companies. But it failed to act on digital cameras and online photo sharing, despite…

Bitcoin was lower for a second day, even as traditional markets showed signs of stabilization following Wednesday’s sell-off.  Cryptocurrency analysts looked for solace in bitcoin‘s October-to-date return, still at an impressive 22%, during a month…

Before we get into this week’s column, an announcement, one I’m super excited about.  Today, we’re simultaneously launching a new podcast under the same name as this newsletter: CoinDesk’s Money Reimagined. Like the newsletter, it’s…

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Christine Lagarde said that the coronavirus pandemic has acted as a catalyst in boosting the adoption of digital payments in the European Union. Lagarde expects the majority…

As Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell steers U.S. monetary policymakers away from negative interest rates, he risks becoming increasingly isolated among the world’s top central bankers.  Officials in the U.K., Europe and New Zealand are reportedly considering…

Economic growth figures are starting to trickle in, and, as expected, they’re bad. Really bad. This past week the U.S. reported Q1 GDP growth as -4.8%. Italy’s GDP fell -4.5%, Spain came in at -5.2%, and France trumped that with a whopping -5.8%.…