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Speculators like Stanley Druckenmiller and Paul Tudor Jones love to play the game. Just don't pin them down to a side, says our columnist.
The Defiant is required reading about DeFi these days. How did "one more Bloomberg journalist" become a successful media entrepreneur and influencer?
Think of #BTC as one generation's protest against another's irresponsibility, says Pondering Durian, a Singapore-based writer and investor.
Some insist bitcoin simply can't be money because it has no basis in the material world. But the argument owes more to semantics than reality.
Bitcoin proved it could change how people think. But will the new system it enables be "better" or just "a system that better serves me"?
Blockchain tech is well suited to manage aspects of the fight against the coronavirus. Why hasn't it been used more?
Crypto assets not only are not going away. They will become integral to our financial and political lives, says Blockchain.com's head of research.
How a VC working in China finally convinced her Dad to buy into Bitcoin. The winning argument: Protection against government seizure.
An Ethereum insider reveals what it's like to work on ETH 2.0 and offers a peek at next year's development roadmap.
Harry Dent predicted 2020's economic upheaval several years in advance. The coronavirus pandemic was just a trigger to a long-term reckoning over public debt, he says.
Governance is one of the least appreciated fields of innovation in crypto and this year we saw exciting new ideas emerge.
2020 will be looked back on as the year that marks the present era from the past, says Bitwise Asset Management's CEO.
Peter McCormack built a podcast empire by being curious about what he doesn't know and combative about what he does.
Andrew Keys has 16 reasons why crypto will take center stage economically, politically and socially in 2021.
Gitcoin's Kevin Owocki coins the phrase "regenerative finance" to describe the future of funding open-source development.
In the next phase, blockchain networks have to find use cases beyond censorship resistance and permissionless access, says TRON's founder.
Two of the fastest growing alternative investment classes – ESG and crypto – are mutually beneficial, says the CEO of Fasset.
Open lending grew from a fringe use-case to a burgeoning engine powering the next phase of the digital economy, says the CIO of Bicameral Ventures.
The big players in enterprise blockchain face a decision: stay with underwhelming consortia projects, or invest in public networks like Ethereum.
Vision Hill's Dan Zuller runs through his 10 takeaways from institutional crypto investing, and looks ahead.
Four of the top nine crypto assets by market cap are on a path to proof-of-stake, says the CEO of Staked.
If it's to reach its full potential, the decentralized economy needs to scale censorship resistance, say Solana's CEO and COO.
Asia looks poised to continue its trajectory towards digital dominance, says the co-founder of Zilliqa.
Culture nuance defines a business climate. Multicoin investment principal Mable Jiang breaks down the divisions between East and West.
This year China and the U.S. faced off over trade and technology bans. But the battle for monetary hegemony has just begun.
"Too many champions of crypto want to be the epicenter of decentralization," says our columnist.
Mezrich, who wrote the book that became "The Social Network," says that movie failed to present the real Winklevoss twins.
Staking on Ethereum 2.0 is a business opportunity for early adopters in 2021, says Bison Trails' head of business operations.
Building an internet we can trust requires trustless protocols, says Filecoin's ecosystem lead.
NFTs could become a trillion-dollar industry, but not before its scalability issues are adequately addressed, says the co-founder of Immutable.
Hedera Hashgraph's CEO says integrating novel technologies with existing enterprise systems will drive adoption in the years ahead.
The crypto industry faces a momentous choice. Does it integrate with the existing financial system's rules? Or does it choose to fight for its anti-status quo principles?
Crypto is about to split in two. On the one side: KYC-compliant digital currencies. On the other: money "Legos" self-organized in DAO structures.
What is bringing us closer to a decentralized financial future?
Almost 50 monetary authorities and central banks are researching and developing wholesale or retail CBDCs. What does 2021 hold in store?
Look beyond the casino-like financial experiments that currently offer only speculation and “get rich quick” schemes, says Cosmos' cofounder.
EY's blockchain leader says blockchain technology's biggest impact will be in lowering transaction costs in the global economy.
Paxful's Ray Youssef says Nigeria, China, India, the U.S. and Vietnam were leading markets for peer-to-peer finance.
Founder of DAO Leadership Grace Rachmany gives a rundown on the current state of the DAO landscape.
Aussie resilience (and bitcoin) binds us together during times of fear, uncertainty and doubt, says the head of a local exchange.
Faced by the rise of stablecoins and other blockchain experiments, central banks had to rethink their roles in the world this year.
Moving through the high-level confusion of an emergent field of digital assets during a pandemic presented unique challenges, says the CEO of CoolBitX.
Before this year, social tokens were an intriguing but mostly hypothetical way to build a creator community, says the founder of Rally.
Arca's CIO on DeFi's big year, bitcoin's ascent to “mainstream global investment” and the promise of digitizing the live sports experience.
The future of money will be a tussle between algorithmic and fiat-pegged stablecoins and central bank digital currency experiments.
The revolutionary power of blockchain will play a significant role in the golden age of African development.
The way the Beatles revolution was corporatized has lessons for Bitcoin's future. It needs to remain true to its roots.
The bitcoin mining industry needs to find answers to its environmental and geographical threats, says Canaan's CEO.
Betting your career on crypto is not so dangerous now that billion-dollar businesses and people like Paul Tudor Jones have endorsed bitcoin.
Moving into 2021, smart devices may be the most important battleground for data ownership and personal privacy, says IoTeX's co-founder.
Socioeconomic forces have tipped in crypto's favor this year, says Arca Fund's principal.
2020 was an awful year for the world but a breakthrough one for crypto writ large. Here are 10 trends to watch for next year, says PwC's Global Crypto Leader.
In 2021, battles over the future of online privacy – and therefore the nature of the internet itself – will come to head, says Orchid's CEO.