Year in Review 2019

Leah Callon-Butler
Inside the Osaka Conference Where Crypto Got Serious About FATF's 'Travel Rule'
Held in June, the V20 Summit was a chance for the industry to respond to a highly controversial set of recommendations handed down by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Leah Callon-Butler

Gina Pieters
What Is a Cryptocurrency? We Need Clearer Definitions
In the wake of Libra and CBDCs, we need better definitions for what is and isn't a cryptocurrency.
Gina Pieters

Jason Goldberg
Thanks to Better UX, This Year Dapps Will Go Mainstream
While thinking big is admirable, new technologies must first identify real problems and offer solutions people can use.
Jason Goldberg

Ben Goertzel
AI for Everyone: Super-Smart Systems That Reward Data Creators
Combining AI and blockchain enables sophisticated data processing while respecting personal data privacy.
Ben Goertzel

Alex McDougall
Data Creators Should Share in the Profits From Big Data
If data is the new oil, we need new business models allowing creators to share in the profits.
Alex McDougall

David Nage
Blockchain Projects Are Just Entering the Netscape Phase
People who claim “nothing has happened yet,” or that digital assets and blockchains only have limited use cases, only see patches of the quilt.
David Nage

Ryan Zurrer
Sovereign Powers Could Be Key to Mass Crypto Adoption
A statist approach to blockchain development, like other industrial policies in the past, might yet prove successful in this market.
Ryan Zurrer

Ben Edgington
Ethereum's 'Bazaar' Development Model Will Pay Off in 2020
2020 is Ethereum 2.0’s year of delivery. We just have to trust in the community's unusual model of development, says ConsenSys's Eth2 adviser.
Ben Edgington

Ouriel Ohayon, CEO of ZenGo
The View From Tel Aviv: Ouriel Ohayon
Tel Aviv is a hotspot for crypto development. ZenGo CEO Ouriel Ohayon puts us on the ground there.
Ouriel Ohayon, CEO of ZenGo

Bob Summerwill
The Ethereum Community Is No Longer Fighting With Itself
Ethereum's infighting in 2016 and 2017 has been replaced by co-operation and alliance-building, says a veteran member of the community.
Bob Summerwill