David Z

Morris

David Z Morris

David Z. Morris is CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist. He has written about crypto since 2013 for outlets including Fortune, Slate, and Aeon. He is the author of "Bitcoin is Magic," an introduction to Bitcoin's social dynamics. He is a former academic sociologist of technology with a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Iowa. He holds Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, and small amounts of other crypto assets.

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Let Terra Die

Do Kwon's proposal to fork the failed stablecoin network isn't what LUNA holders want, nor will it help them.

Do Kwon's proposal to fork the failed stablecoin network isn't what LUNA holders want, nor will it help them.

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Will Elon Musk Still Buy Twitter? And Robinhood Gets a Big New Crypto Shareholder

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, May 13, 2022.

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, May 13, 2022.

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The Human Cost of Lunatic Hubris

Terraform Labs' Do Kwon and his collaborators sold a bad bet to thousands of everyday folks. We're beginning to see how immense the harm was.

Terraform Labs' Do Kwon and his collaborators sold a bad bet to thousands of everyday folks. We're beginning to see how immense the harm was.

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Do Kwon Is the Elizabeth Holmes of Crypto

If you promise investors something impossible, is it a crime?

If you promise investors something impossible, is it a crime?

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Michael Saylor’s Bitcoin Bet Under Pressure and the Ripple Effects of UST Stablecoin Collapse

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

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How a Typo Cost $36M in JUNO Tokens, US Adds More North Korea-Linked Wallets Addresses to Sanction List

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, May 6, 2022.

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, May 6, 2022.

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Why on Earth Would Land Be Scarce in the Metaverse?

With their “skeuomorphic” approach to real estate, Web 3 metaverse projects may have fallen into a trap of their own making.

With their “skeuomorphic” approach to real estate, Web 3 metaverse projects may have fallen into a trap of their own making.

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An Ape Ain’t Free: In Defense of Ethereum’s Fees

Pick your poison: low fees on a chain that could collapse when transaction demand outstrips blockspace (Solana), or unpredictable, sometimes very high fees on a stable chain (Ethereum).

Pick your poison: low fees on a chain that could collapse when transaction demand outstrips blockspace (Solana), or unpredictable, sometimes very high fees on a stable chain (Ethereum).

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Wall Street’s Latest ‘Market Manipulation’ Scandal Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Crypto

Archegos levered a small basket of equities to the moon before it imploded - and took big stocks down with it. Similarly overlooked risks in crypto could leave traders holding the bag.

Archegos levered a small basket of equities to the moon before it imploded - and took big stocks down with it. Similarly overlooked risks in crypto could leave traders holding the bag.

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