cryptocurrency

Fintech in 2022: CBDCs, Superapps, and Regulation

Regulation is coming, the West's superapp quest will continue, CBDCs are coming soon, and more fintech predictions for the year.

Can Democracies Truly Ban Crypto?

A lot of countries would like to bury Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But can it realistically be done?

We Need Digital Money For the Global Economy to Thrive

I’m a payments innovator who has worked for a large global bank for nearly 20 years. Here's why I believe in stablecoins.

Art Basel Meets the NFT Cool Kids

NFTs continue their invasion of the art world, most recently at Art Basel. The rich, newly-rich, and JPEG-rich converged in proximity to Basquiat et al.

The Future of Crypto Politics

45 percent of Democrats and 58 percent of Republicans don’t know or have no opinion on cryptocurrency regulation. But that picture may change as crypto companies with important policy issues at stake become bigger players...

Elizabeth Warren’s Bitcoin Climate Crusade

The crypto industry has been on a global lobbying offensive this year, successfully circulating the message that blockchain technology could help boost growth in renewable energy. Senator Elizabeth Warren is not having it. Plus, Wise storms...

Fintech and the Giving Season (Year 2)

Cryptocurrency investors are more generous givers than average investors. American megafoundations have enabled crypto donation and NFTs are increasingly powering the world of charity. Plus, what the hell happened to PayPal's stock?

Why Andreessen Horowitz’s DAO Idea is DOA

This is a hell of a week for news about venture capital. A report in the Times detailed a high-octane lobbying effort by Andreessen Horowitz to shape the way that cryptocurrency—in which it is heavily...

The Would-Be Banking Regulator Who Wants to Eliminate Banks

This week, Biden surprised a lot of people by nominating Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  Could her proposal for a “people’s ledger” eliminate banking as we’ve historically understood it?

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