Philosophy

Many Turkish citizens are using stablecoins to protect their wealth amid inflation, Burak Tamaç writes. (Stefan Kostoski/Unsplashed, modified by CoinDesk)
In Search of Financial Freedom: The Answer Lies With Bitcoin, Not Stablecoins
"It is not enough to swap one master for another, be it a government or a corporation," Montclair State University adjunct professor Burak Tamaç writes.
Many Turkish citizens are using stablecoins to protect their wealth amid inflation, Burak Tamaç writes. (Stefan Kostoski/Unsplashed, modified by CoinDesk)

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Everyone Needs a Manifesto
Vitalik Buterin's thoughtful musings on techno-optimism contrast with VC Marc Andreessen’s recent writings.
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Mining Bitcoin Is an Act of Freedom
Because it is an act an of service, CryptoQuant researcher Burak Tamaç writes in a Mining Week essay.
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3 Giga-Brained Ideas From Consensus Day 2
Crypto shows that ideas can be valuable, even if they’re not useful … yet.
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How Effective Altruism Power Brokers Helped Make Sam Bankman-Fried
Academic philosophers covered for Sam Bankman-Fried’s moral failings as long ago as 2018 – and reaped the rewards.
Sam Bankman-Fried leaving court on Feb. 16, 2023 (Liz Napolitano/CoinDesk)

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Retraction: BAYC Founder Opinion Piece
The content of the previously published piece did not meet CoinDesk's editorial standards.
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Understanding the FTX Fallout From the Eyes of a Bitcoiner
The financialization, tokenization and the chase of short-term profits seen across Sam Bankman-Fried's trading empire is peak Wall Street.
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Sam Bankman-Fried garnered immense praise and influence based on his purported philanthropy. In reality, he stole billions from customers. (Nas Daily/YouTube)
How Sam Bankman-Fried’s ‘Effective’ Altruism Blew Up FTX
The Alameda Research and FTX founder believed he had singular insight into how to fix the world's problems. Instead, he wound up exemplifying them.
Sam Bankman-Fried garnered immense praise and influence based on his purported philanthropy. In reality, he stole billions from customers. (Nas Daily/YouTube)

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The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin Culture
Crypto's first token created a culture and then a monster.
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