year in-review-2019

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Why China Is Banning Crypto but Is Bullish on Blockchain
"The bandit needs to be wiped out before the regular army gets in," says Flex Yang, co-founder and CEO of Babel Finance, speaking of China's uncertain crypto regulations.
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Store of Value Remains Crypto’s Best Use Case
Store of value was the most viable and desirable use case across crypto in 2019 and offers a basis to increase adoption in the second decade of crypto, says Ryan Zurrer of Dialectic.
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Gemini's Head of Risk on How Crypto Beats Traditional Finance
The arc of crypto bends toward regulation, so we might as well be prepared, says Gemini's risk chief and the president of the Virtual Commodities Association, Yusuf Hussain.
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How Libra Failed, and How It Could Succeed in 2020
Libra was the seminal crypto event of 2019, says management consultant Richie Hecker. But, in its current form, it is doomed to fail.
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Professor Ben Noys: What Crypto Sees in Accelerationism
Benjamin Noys found a link between fringe, online philosophies and digital-native currencies. Here, he explains "accelerationism."
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While We Wait for Laws, We Need Better Interpretations of Existing Regulation
Congress isn't likely to pass crypto-favorable legislation in 2020. In the meantime, we have to hope for action from the SEC.
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Even If Blockchain Can't Secure Land Rights, It Got Us Talking About Them
Anand Aanchal of the World Bank thinks blockchain spurred an interest in securing land rights but often falls short of expectations.
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When DeFi Meets Neo Banking, This Thing Gets Interesting
When you combine DeFi with wider trends in fintech, you get an existential threat to banks.
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Stanford Prof Darrell Duffie on Our Big Stablecoin Future
A distinguished Stanford professor breaks down the year in stablecoins: Libra, Tether and Central Bank Digital Currencies, like China's.
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Pantera Partner Paul Veradittakit's Crypto Predictions for 2020
And a look-back at how his 2019 predictions fared.
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