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Cryptocurrency Finance

Crypto’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

A watershed moment for Bitcoin and its brethren.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Maybe We Need a New Definition of “Bank”

Who Is a Bank? Who Is NOT a Bank? Does It Matter?   More

Cities Cryptocurrency Finance

Andrew Yang Says He’ll Make NYC a Crypto Hub. Does That Make Sense ?

No doubt some New York voters find his pledge appealing, but pronouncements like this make people who follow the issue scratch their heads in bewilderment.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Mobile

One Fintech Superapp to Rule Them All

Fintech companies are not the only players here: Facebook and Google are also attempting to expand their role in payments/currency. And keep an eye on Amazon, Uber and Walmart, too.   More

Arts & Culture Cryptocurrency Media & Marketing

Can Tech Help Creatives Earn a Decent Living

The creative industry – art, music, the theatre – was hit hard by the pandemic. Can new tech help them finally get recognized for what they're worth?   More

Arts & Culture Cryptocurrency Techonomy Events

NFTs: Valuable New Art Form or Financial Ploy?

On April 2, Techonomy hosted a lively, informative discussion about the fast-rising world of nonfungible tokens (NFT). An edited version of the debate is here.   More

Cryptocurrency Tech & Society

Techonomy Auctions Video of Zuckerberg “Fake News” Denial as NFT

We’ve met the rise of NFTs with a mixture of astonishment, skepticism and curiosity. But we also realized that we can make meaningful contributions to the NFT conversation.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Why a US-Backed Bitcoin ETF Feels Inevitable

March 2021 was the month when a US-sanctioned exchange traded fund (ETF) focused on Bitcoin and/or other cryptocurrencies turned the corner from prohibited to inevitable.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

The Would-Be Robinhood Killer You’ve Never Heard Of

This week the Israeli company eToro announced that it will go public in a $10.4 billion deal, being acquired by a SPAC created by veteran banker Betsy Cohen. eToro may provide the biggest competition Robinhood will face in the next couple of years.   More

Arts & Culture Cryptocurrency

The Next Land Grab Is Digital (An NFT Tutorial)

Where do you go when the things you want in real life are already spoken for? The latest For Sale sign is for all things digital.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

A Dialogue on Cryptocurrency

FIN's James Ledbetter sat down with Jalak Jobanputra, the founder and managing partner of FuturePerfect Venture, to discuss Bitcoin's trajectory, what to expect from NFTs, and the future of crypto.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Inside the Coinbase Direct Listing

An exclusive interview with Jeff John Roberts, author of the recently published history of Coinbase, The Kings of Crypto. What can Coinbase's S-1 filing tell us about the state of the crypto industry?   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Five FINtech Predictions for 2021

Technology continues to overhaul how money changes hands around the world, and in many ways the COVID pandemic accelerated that development in 2020. What can the fintech world expect in 2021?   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Net Giants

Facebook’s Currency Dream Shrivels On

Libra, or, um, Diem is a dim shadow of its original idea.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance The Pandemic

PayPal Now Pals With Bitcoin

Earlier this month PayPal announced that in the U.S. it would begin accepting Bitcoin. This marriage further legitimizes the crypto evolution.   More

Cryptocurrency Education Healthcare Innovation

Early Childhood Intervention and the Capacity for Joy: Day One Takeaways from the Health+Wealth of America

Day one of the Health+Wealth of America conference opened with Dr. Zeke Emanuel, a medical ethicist and longtime advocate for reform of American healthcare. He got right down to talking about the things that would really make a difference in America.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance The Pandemic

Crypto will Rise from the Pandemic

People often say the greatest tech innovations emerge from crises. Crypto may be the place to watch this time.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance

Don’t You Wish You Understood Crypto?

The value of one bitcoin has more than doubled to $11,200 since its low in mid-March. That is just one of many signs the blockchain economy (aka “crypto”) continues to evolve and roil finance and tech.   More

Cryptocurrency Tech & Society

Tech+Blockchain Economy: The Internet of Value & Money – A Status Report

A Bitcoin is worth $12,000, blockchain-native assets are growing, Etherium creates its own opportunities, and even Facebook wants in. Two articulate experts explain what’s going on.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Policy

What if the Stimulus Package Went Digital?

There’s no better time for the U.S. to embrace digital currencies. It could instantly get funds into the hands of American consumers. Speaker Pelosi’s first stimulus bill even discussed it. A crisis is often when great technologies take off.   More