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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong
How Coinbase Is Worth $100B
Poised for a public offering, Coinbase has built an incredibly profitable business. But Binance is probably worth a lot more.
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The Robinhood app in 2018
Robinhood Can't Democratize Finance Using Old Tools
Robinhood saw the ire of traders last week because it promised to be different. It turned out to be fancy app on top of an antiquated system.
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What DeFi Has in Common With Cubism
DeFi's innovation system is reminiscent of an art movement that passes ideas back and forth until lasting breakthroughs emerge.
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How the OCC Is Building Crypto America (and Saving Banks From Extinction)
Three interpretative letters from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency lay the groundwork for banks to become crypto custodians, payment companies and miners in block...
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Valuing Open Source: Principles for Acquiring DeFi Projects
As DeFi sees its first M&A, we’re left with a big question: How do you value an open-source project in a very new industry?
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Workers from Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com
The Smart Money Economy
Digital money in a crypto wallet is only the first step. The bigger shift is a new software economy anchored in programmable blockchains.
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‘It’s This Really Precious Thing.’ Lex Sokolin on DeFi’s Next Chapter, and Frances Coppola on the End of Banks.
‘It’s This Really Precious Thing.’ Lex Sokolin on DeFi’s Next Chapter, and Frances Coppola on the End of Banks
The latest Opinionated podcast features Lex Sokolin, of ConsenSys, on the future of DeFi, and Frances Coppola on the end of banks as we know them. Your host is Ben Schiller, C...
‘It’s This Really Precious Thing.’ Lex Sokolin on DeFi’s Next Chapter, and Frances Coppola on the End of Banks.
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How DeFi Can Avoid the Irrelevance of P2P Lending and Crowdfunding
To avoid the fate of other p2p projects, DeFi protocols need incentives and feedback loops so users choose open-source over closed systems.
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The Revolution You've Been Awaiting: Fintech + DeFi
Fintech and DeFi are showing new ways forward for finance. When they combine, outdated intermediaries will really be in trouble.
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China's Open Source Development Has Lessons for the US
While the U.S. complains about TikTok and Chinese IP theft, China is forging a new form of development based on open source networks.
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