The Money Reimagined Podcast After reading this newsletter, make sure you check out the latest edition of our podcast.  This week, Sheila Warren and I talk to Hyperledger Executive Director Brian Behlendorf about self-sovereign identity,…

Amy Webb, a quantitative futurist and founder of the strategic foresight firm Future Today Institute, thinks the world can, indeed, get worse. In her most recent book “2020 Tech Trend Report: Strategic Trends that Will…

Despite Alibaba filing more patents, the United States still takes the lead as the country with the most blockchain copyrights, a Sept. 17 report from intellectual property consultancy KISSPatent. The U.S. has 2,112 patents, followed…

For Australians of my generation, historian Geoffrey Blainey’s phrase the “tyranny of distance” was the defining descriptor of our place in the world, a place that seemed awfully far from everyone else.  In September of…

Lex Sokolin, a CoinDesk columnist, is Global Fintech co-head at ConsenSys, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based blockchain software company. The following is adapted from his Fintech Blueprint newsletter. Everything seems to be getting connected: finance, culture, art, technology, media,…

Once described by PGP creator Phil Zimmerman as “the Mister Rogers of cryptography,” Hal Finney (1956) was known for his relentlessly uplifting spirit. He carried a positive perspective on life with him even when amyotrophic…

Blockchain technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve some of the food industry’s most pressing challenges and save it $100 billion a year, according to a recent report by Cointelegraph Consulting and VeChain. The…

U.N. and Federal Reserve experts independently researched central bank digital currencies and found they could effectively compete with the commercial banking system. Meanwhile, New York State and France have entered into a regulatory agreement and…

Top Shelf Yesterday, some of the earliest mined bitcoin moved after more than a decade of dormancy. Whale Alert – a popular, mostly-automated Twitter account that tracks major crypto transactions – broadcast the message across…

Many of the impacts of COVID-19 are easy to grasp. Every day we see the gutting news: the rising body count, the millions of unemployed, the makeshift morgues in public parks. We grieve for those…

During the last two months, the global economy has shuddered and a great number of people still attribute the financial meltdown to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, during the last two weeks, the blame has shifted,…

A Chinese city is encouraging bitcoin mining, a payments processor joins Libra and the World Economic Forum is looking to blockchain to solve supply chain distortions. Situated amid the plateaus of the Szechuan province, Ya'an…