The Search for our next Ventures Team Member

August 4th, 2020

The Search for Our Next Ventures Team Member We’re now 2 years into Ventures, and ~15 investments later, we’re excited to expand the investment team. Our future team member will source, diligence, and lead deals into the best new crypto companies and projects that are at the earliest possible stage. Passion for crypto is…

Free your money, free your identity

July 30th, 2020

Can the technology that gave us bitcoin also free us from the control of internet giants? This month, a sophisticated Twitter hack targeted and compromised the accounts of many high profile public figures such as Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk, using the opportunity to solicit people to deposit money into the scammers’ bitcoin addresses….

Stablecoin on the Run

July 29th, 2020

Research Primer on Tether (USDT) HIGHLIGHTS Created in 2014, Tether (USDT) has remained the dominant and most widely used stablecoin and can be credited with kickstarting the stablecoin boom we analyzed in our 2018 and 2019 State of Stablecoins reports Since early 2019 Tether has consistently ranked as a top-5 cryptocurrency in terms of market value…

A Review of Blockchain in 2020

July 28th, 2020

The road to 1B wallets will fight tirelessly to help build a financial system for the internet that empowers anyone in the world to control their money. 2020 has been a year for the history books. A global pandemic, economic crisis, and record-setting quantitative easing (money printing!) has reminded us that the need for an independent…

Security Is Our Top Priority

July 16th, 2020

Security Is Our Top Priority: A Note on Yesterday’s Social Media Scam Social media can be a useful way to connect with others, stay informed, and express yourself. However, there are those who will try to exploit social media security holes to their advantage. We want to make sure our community is as safe and informed…

Crypto-Wall Street Convergence

July 14th, 2020

Traditional finance emerges from its crypto trough of disillusionment There have been few true constants in the evolution of cryptocurrencies over the last five years, but speculation around the arrival of institutions and institutional investors has been one of the most consistently heralded themes. For years, “Wall Street is coming” to crypto has been prematurely declared,…

July Market Outlook

July 7th, 2020

The Cryptocurrency Endgame What is the endgame for cryptocurrency? More specifically, how should we interpret forecasts like the one made by famed investor Jim Rogers last week that if cryptocurrencies like bitcoin ever become too successful that governments will “eliminate” them. And what does the growing likelihood of a programmable US digital dollar mean for…

7 Things to know before buying your first Bitcoin or other Crypto

June 29th, 2020

Did you know that “stacking sats” refers to accumulating little bits of bitcoin? Last week a reporter asked me what one piece of advice would I give to someone thinking of investing in crypto. These types of questions drive me crazy because I don’t provide investment advice and crypto isn’t about making a quick buck. If…

The Coming US Digital Dollar (Part 1) — What it is, and Why it Matters

June 25th, 2020

The Coming US Digital Dollar (Part 1) — What it is, and Why it Matters A new US digital dollar, seemingly imminent, will transform the financial world and digital currency landscape The introduction of a “US digital dollar” — the creation of which just last year seemed far away, but now under serious consideration — represents nothing short of a tectonic reconfiguration…

China’s National Blockchain Services Network (BSN) Is Integrating Chainlink

June 23rd, 2020

In a move that further cements the importance of vetted, real-world data, China’s Blockchain Services Network (BSN) will integrate Chainlink and its vast network of decentralized oracle systems to governments, enterprise and individual decentralized applications (dApps) running on the BSN via the IRITA interchain service hub, as per a press release on June 23, 2020. SNZ Pool,…