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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As Government Takes on the Tornado Mixer, It May Reap a Whirlwind
Tornado Cash isn’t a company, a service or a person – it’s a series of words, and likely protected by the U.S. First Amendment.
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Hash Headlines: Top Stories of the Week
A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.
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The Fake Team That Made Solana DeFi Look Huge
We already knew that crypto developers cannot always be trusted. But can we even trust the data?
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Coinbase Shares Soar Amid BlackRock Partnership News, and Robinhood CEO Shuts Down FTX Merger Chatter
The most valuable crypto stories for Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.
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Who Will Mine Ethereum After It's Gone?
Rumors of a continued proof-of-work version of Ethereum should be viewed with extreme caution. But by god, it’s fascinating.
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Hash Headlines: Top Stories of the Week
A roundup of the week’s most valuable crypto stories for Saturday, July 30, 2022.
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Where Traditional Public Financing Fails, Blockchain Steps in
Both private and government funding have weaknesses. Crypto networks offer a third way to coordinate big collective projects.
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Crypto.com and FTX Bet Big on Stadium Naming Rights Before the Crypto Crash. What Happens if They Can’t Afford to Pay?
The glamour of a stadium naming deal can turn sour - just ask Enron. Here’s how a deal might unwind if things go bad.
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Celsius and BitConnect: Not So Different?
The insolvent crypto lender may not have been as blatantly criminal as the infamous BitConnect pyramid scheme, but the parallels should have drawn more regulatory scrutiny.
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