Alexander S. Blum is Chief Operating Officer of Two Prime. He has led blockchain projects and startups for more than seven years, including at Atomic Capital, crypto hedge funds, and consulting projects at Fortune 500s, the World Economic Forum and prominent blockchain start-ups. I recently had the good fortune...
The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Earlier this week the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss catalysts and CEOs in the world of blockchain projects, the organizational and organic structures of decentralization and to wonder whether crypto even needs Satoshi-like catalysts now that the fire...
Lending and borrowing cryptocurrencies is becoming an increasingly important sub-sector of crypto finance, one that may end up shaping how the underlying assets themselves are valued and priced in the markets. While still in its infancy, the growth of crypto lending platforms has given birth to a new type...
CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by Isaiah Jackson, author of “Bitcoin and Black America'' and co-founder of KRBE Digital Assets Group, to talk about financial discrimination in the United States and the unique value bitcoin can offer minority communities. According to a survey of 5,126 Americans conducted...
Sweden’s central bank will soon trial a blockchain-based digital currency – but it’s still in its very early stages, at best.Announced Thursday, Sveriges Riksbank’s e-krona pilot is the latest attempt at a central bank digital currency (CBDC) from an institution that for years fretted over basing any such...
As crypto traders ask why bitcoin prices shot downward, the power and influence of exchanges are at the center of the conversation. After settling in at the $10,000 price level, bitcoin (BTC) suddenly and rapidly fell more than 5 percent in an hour on Wednesday. As the market...
Insurance works in crypto so far, though it hasn't had many big tests yet.Not many people had insurance on assets locked up in bZx’s Fulcrum, but after a bug yielded an exploit of its smart contract, a couple of accounts that did were covered by Nexus Mutual, the...
Enterprise blockchains, central bank digital currencies, digital collectibles, DeFi and bitcoin. How much do they really have to do with one another? The "crypto" industry is having a hard time fitting everything that’s happening inside that one monolithic term. On this episode, @nlw looks at current news stories...
Dutch tax enforcers with the Netherlands’ Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Services (FIOD) arrested two men Monday for allegedly laundering millions of euros in cryptocurrency, according to a joint statement by the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5).FIOD arrested the Dutch nationals in separate crypto tax evasion investigations,...
The European Union is still trying to figure out what to do about Libra, according to a memo released Tuesday by European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis.The indecisiveness stems from a lack of actionable information. Specifically, Libra “lacks detail,” according to Dombrovskis. Despite repeatedly asking the Facebook-launched Libra...