Money Reimagined: What CoinDesk’s Style Debate Says About Crypto as Public Tech
Blockchains are flexible new forms of public infrastructure, says Michael Casey. Plus: with China rushing in, Africa is a prime battleground for the future of money.
With interest rates for government debt near zero, or negative, the fixed income asset class has disappeared. The investment case for Bitcoin just gets stronger.
While institutional capital remains on the digital assets sidelines, family offices have shown willingness to diversify into crypto, says Constantin Kogan of BitBull Capital.
While Bitcoin created an alternative financial system independent of government, Libra’s architecture depends on the existing fiat currency system – and on the whims of the governments that control it.
Stablecoins can mediate between central bank digital currencies and the consumer payments universe, says Sila's Alex Lipton.
Blockchains aim to democratize influence and control, broadening access to capital and data. But we lack metrics to whether projects achieve decentralization.