Money Reimagined: Crypto-Informed Ideas for the Future of Government
The latest column from CoinDesk's chief content officer features big ideas for rethinking government in the internet age.
As Wall Street buys bitcoin, crypto faces a fight for its soul. On the one side is mainstream acceptance. On the other: its cypherpunk roots.
The success of a store-of-value asset, like bitcoin or gold, isn't just a matter of durability, fungibility or scarcity. It's about whether people believe in it.
At stake as we debate the data-monopolizing power of the internet’s biggest companies: the future of what it means to be human.
Short-sellers help identify weaknesses in capital markets. Bitcoin helps us see what's wrong with the financial system.
China's moves on digital currency have potential to rock the global economy. The U.S. risks getting left behind, like Kodak.
Laws like the Bank Secrecy Act, which turns 50 this week, have helped stop money laundering and terrorism. But KYC and AML requirements have served to harm the world's neediest through higher costs and reduced services.