Joe Biden’s pick to become the new U.S. Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, has clarified her stance on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. This follows her remarks during a Senate hearing when she said that cryptocurrencies are mostly…

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” …

Without any doubt, the year 2020 was unlike any other year in the 21st century: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, global governments unstoppably printing money, “lockdowns” and “social distancing” becoming the new normal, protests against racial…

Bitcoin is inherently apolitical, in the sense that no third party or government can influence the critical aspects of how the network functions. But politicians can influence Bitcoin tangentially, by introducing regulations that make it…

Short-sellers, who make money when the price of a targeted financial instrument declines, aren’t always popular with corporate or government leaders. Those on the receiving end of contrarian bets against stocks or currencies tend to…

While regulators are trying to restrict privacy in crypto, their efforts may be futile, according to privacy-centric protocol Monero’s maintainer, Riccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni.  “The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants the same level of insight…

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…

Aave co-founder and CEO Stani Kulechov really wants Tesla to join the decentralized finance (DeFi) craze. Kulechov tweeted at Tesla CEO Elon Musk offering to tokenize Teslas as collateral in Aave (LEND) to borrow assets…

There are some decentralized finance projects that make flash loans; Yam Finance (YAM) was a DeFi project that made a flash appearance. YAM, which initially described itself as a “minimally viable monetary experiment,” launched on…

Every year has a handful of days that you’ll never forget. Sometimes for great reasons, sometimes for awful ones, and sometimes because a level of noise and action coalesces into an awareness that something big…

Several large-scale software exploitations and consequential thefts on DeFi platforms over the last several months have shown us that ‘trustless’ systems aren’t as ‘trustless’ the may seem.   The Most Diverse Audience to Date at…

80% of US and European Institutional Investors Find Cryptocurrency Appealing: Survey A new survey of about 800 institutional investors in the U.S. and Europe shows strong cryptocurrency adoption, particularly bitcoin. About 80% of institutions said…

River Financial, a Bitcoin-based financial institution, has reported average monthly volume increases of 80 percent, a doubling of clients each month since January 2020 and has recently closed a $5.7 million seed round to continue…

Leaked Pentagon War Game Shows Gen Z Using Bitcoin to Battle the Corrupt State The United States has been creating military simulations, otherwise known as ‘war games,’ for years now. In fact, the Pentagon and…