Game of Coins: Inside the Paxos-Gemini Stablecoin Discount War

Game of Coins: Inside the Paxos-Gemini Stablecoin Discount War

The rise of new stablecoins was a defining story in the second half of 2018, but the reality is that exclusive discounts partly fueled their growth.... Details
Bitcoin Futures Now Trading At Discount to Exchange Prices

Bitcoin Futures Now Trading At Discount to Exchange Prices

Signs are emerging that the futures market may not be impressed by bitcoin’s recovery from 15-months lows in December – at press time, the cryptocurrency’s spot price... Details
This Scaling Tech Could Let You Sync Bitcoin Straight From Your Phone

This Scaling Tech Could Let You Sync Bitcoin Straight From Your Phone

“Maybe we don’t have to store everything ourselves.” That’s Tadge Dryja, cryptocurrency research scientist at the MIT Digital Currency Initiative, explaining the concept behind his bitcoin... Details
The Time Is Now: We Need an Active Approach to Blockchain Inclusion

The Time Is Now: We Need an Active Approach to Blockchain Inclusion

Blockchain technology has been challenging norms and pushing boundaries since its inception, and 2018 was no different. We saw a selection of projects on bleeding-edge... Details
What to Expect When Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Happens

What to Expect When Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Happens

“Cautious optimism.” That’s how Hudson Jameson, developer relations for the Ethereum Foundation, described the mood in the run-up to ethereum’s fifth planned system-wide upgrade, Constantinople. Expected to... Details
Bitcoin Will Still Bite the Dust

Bitcoin Will Still Bite the Dust

Back in August 2014, I discovered that the bitcoin mining industry had the industrial structure of a natural monopoly. A natural monopoly is a market... Details
Grayscale Assures Investors: Ethereum Classic Trust Funds Not at ‘Direct Risk’

Grayscale Assures Investors: Ethereum Classic Trust Funds Not at ‘Direct Risk’

In the wake of a 51 percent attack on ethereum classic (ETC), the manager of an investment vehicle that holds the cryptocurrency has been fielding... Details
Tokenized Securities: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Tokenized Securities: Curb Your Enthusiasm

With so much buzz around tokenized securities, compounded by strong progress from platforms and issuers, it’s worth looking at the hurdles still ahead, and what... Details
Web 3.0’s Crypto Winter Mission: Keep Our Heads Above the Hype

Web 3.0’s Crypto Winter Mission: Keep Our Heads Above the Hype

The past year has seen an onslaught of doom-and-gloom narratives shower down on our fledgling movement, in stark contrast to the inflated hype cycle we... Details
‘0% Success’: Why Blockchain Apps Just Aren’t Taking Off

‘0% Success’: Why Blockchain Apps Just Aren’t Taking Off

In 2018, the promise of a decentralized future fell apart. The most widely used dapps have a few thousand daily users and a study of... Details