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Bitcoin’s True Stress Test Is Yet to Come

| Michael J Casey

What happens if there's another 2008-scale financial market crisis? Will diehard HODLers still resist liquidating their bitcoin assets?

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The Double-Spend (What Bitcoin’s White Paper Solved Forever)

| Bill Barhydt

Bitcoin's white paper solving the double-spend problem in the digital world makes near real-time commerce possible across the entire planet.

IMF Advises Against Crypto as Legal Tender in Marshall Islands Report

| Wolfie Zhao

The IMF says the Republic of the Marshall Islands should reconsider introducing a cryptocurrency as a second legal tender over perceived risks.

Crypto Research Firm Adds Nobel Prize Winners as Advisors

| Daniel Palmer

Blockchain research firm and accelerator Cryptic Labs has just taken on two Nobel-winning economists as advisers.

What Would Happen to Crypto in a Global Market Meltdown?

| Michael J Casey

CoinDesk advisory board director Michael Casey takes a look at the state of investor psychology as it relates to the crypto markets today.

Lightning Network May Not Solve Bitcoin’s Scaling ‘Trilemma’

| Frances Coppola

It isn’t possible to have decentralization, a fixed money supply and sufficient liquidity for an efficient payments system, says Frances Coppola.

Why Bitcoin Needs Fiat (And This Won’t Change in 2018)

| Tim Swanson

Cryptocurrency ecosystems are still dependent on the very financial system they vilify for daily support and stability, says Tim Swanson.

‘Wealth Effect’ From Bitcoin Trading Could Boost Japan’s GDP, Say Analysts

| Sujha Sundararajan

Analysts from Japanese financial holdings company Nomura have estimated that the rise bitcoin prices could boost Japan's economic growth.

Bitcoin No Threat to Financial Stability, Say European Economists

| Wolfie Zhao

A group of university economists believe bitcoin is no threat to the financial stability, though regulatory oversight needs to be increased.

Nobel Winner Robert Shiller: Bitcoin Is Too ‘Ambiguous’ to Value

| Wolfie Zhao

Nobel prize winning economist Robert Shiller believes there's no clear way to put a price on bitcoin, according to recent statements.