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DeFi aims to bridge the gap between blockchains and financial services

If you’ve been following cryptocurrency news for the past few months, there’s one word that keeps coming back — DeFi, also known as decentralized finance. As the name suggests, DeFi aims to bridge the
My 1985 Nike Air Jordan Investment

My 1985 Nike Air Jordan Investment

Earlier this week I purchased 1% of a collection of five 1985 Nike Air Jordan sneakers using our portfolio company Otis’ mobile app. I paid $330 for ten shares (out of a total of 1000 shares) implying

Recommended Reading: The CIA-owned company that helped it spy on the world

The intelligence coup of the century Greg Miller, The Washington PostThis in-depth report tells the story of Crypto AG, a Switzerland-based company that achieved success for its code-making machines
CIA Spied Using Sabotaged Encryption Equipment It Sold to Foreign Governments Since the 1970s

CIA Spied Using Sabotaged Encryption Equipment It Sold to Foreign Governments Since the 1970s

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA) spied on allies and enemies alike through a company they owned that made cryptography equipment, according to an explosive new
CIA secretly owned world's top encryption supplier, read enemy and ally messages for decades

CIA secretly owned world's top encryption supplier, read enemy and ally messages for decades

For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. That company was secretly run by the

USDC

I just bought some US Dollars today. I do that many days. But the dollars I bought today are crypto assets, like Bitcoin and Ethereum. These US Dollar assets are called USDC and they are issued by an

A SEC Safe Harbor For Crypto

SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce proposed a “safe harbor” for crypto projects that raise money before they are sufficiently decentralized. I am a big fan of “safe harbors”and wrote a bit a few years ago

Zoom’s CIO Sees a Rise in the Decentralized Workforce

The future of work is decentralized. Zoom, with its centralized app, is leading the charge, says CIO Harry Moseley.
Crypto Ponzi scheme took Major League Baseball players and their families for millions

Crypto Ponzi scheme took Major League Baseball players and their families for millions

The self-declared "Michael Jordan of crypto trading" allegedly stole at least $7.5 million in the elaborate scam.
The SEC is warning against a new twist on an old crypto scheme

The SEC is warning against a new twist on an old crypto scheme

The US stock market regulator worries that investors may fall prey to initial exchange offerings, a reimagination of ICOs.
Top 25 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Speakers

Top 25 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Speakers

Cryptocurrencies, the blockchains, smart contracts, and proof of work. The new world of finance is filled with strange terms and unique concepts. If you want to know what the blockchain can do and

This Blue-Chip Crypto Insurance Consortium Lacks One Thing – a Sizable Loss

In a rare interview, insurance company Arch talks about its $150 million crypto storage policy.

Bitcoin Hits New 2020 High Above $8,400 After Iranian Missile Attack

Bitcoin’s price has hit a new record for 2020, reaching as high as $8,438 before retracing slightly.
What about digital currency? Our 2020 predictions for bitcoin, Libra, and the digital yuan

What about digital currency? Our 2020 predictions for bitcoin, Libra, and the digital yuan

In the new decade, the fight for financial control is destined to ramp up. From bitcoin and ether to Facebook's Libra and China's digital yuan, 2020 will help define the monetary future.

What Will Happen In The 2020s

It’s 2020. Time to look forward to the decade that is upon us. One of my favorite quotes, attributed to Bill Gates, is that people overestimate what will happen in a year and underestimate what will

What Happened In The 2010s

My friend Steve Kane suggested I take a longer view in my pair of year end posts this year: What, no decade end/decade ahead posts?
If you have a time machine, go back and tell yourself to buy these stocks

If you have a time machine, go back and tell yourself to buy these stocks

You’d be wise to convince your past self to pick up these top-performing shares.
What we got right (and wrong) about crypto in 2019

What we got right (and wrong) about crypto in 2019

From the nonexistent bitcoin ETF to ethereum's shaky upgrades, we gave ourselves a passing grade. However, on Libra and decentralized social media, we could've done better.

The Filecoin Testnet Is Live

Our portfolio company Protocol Labs is the creator of the IPFS protocol and the Filecoin protocol. The idea behind both of these open source projects is to decentralize the storage of information on

How Blockchain Will Shake Up the Financial World: 5 Questions for Author Alex Tapscott

The next blockchain revolution will be in the finance world, says Tapscott.