Is the Travel Rule Good or Bad for Crypto? Both

Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn is assistant professor of International Political Economy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is editor of the book Bitcoin and Beyond. Moritz Hütten is researcher on blockchains and the future of work at Darmstadt Business School, in Germany.  The Travel Rule officially extends to ‘virtual asset services providers’ (VASPs) this […]

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Lipton: Stablecoins Can Bridge Central Banks and Consumer Payments

Alexander Lipton is the CTO of Sila, a visiting professor and Dean’s Fellow at the Jerusalem Business School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Connection Science Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As many still wait to receive the check from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which is […]

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Smart Money Hasn’t Been This Bearish on the Stock Market Since Obama Was President

Institutional investors are taking up massive short positions in the S&P 500 Index, a sign that the latest relief rally is unsustainable, according to Bank of America. The S&P 500 Index closed above 3,000 on Wednesday for the first time since early March. Despite Bank of America’s bearish call, its CEO believes the U.S. economy […]

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Optimism Is Coming Back in the Stock Market – Will it Last?

Optimism is gaining the stock market, as COVID-19 cases and deaths are declining globally. While lockdown measures appear to be working, we shouldn’t be too optimistic as a second wave of infections might occur. Stocks are trading at attractive valuations, but we should stay prudent since more downsides are likely. Global stock markets surged on […]

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Joe Rogan Just Put the Final Nail in Biden’s Coffin

Joe Rogan confirmed Biden’s biggest fear: Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t going to back him. Rogan’s wide reach is a powerful platform for Trump. Joe Biden’s lackluster support means many people are likely to avoid voting all together. The most popular podcaster on the planet just endorsed Donald Trump. Joe Rogan, who previously backed Bernie Sanders, […]

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As This Crisis Worsens, Bitcoin Will Become a Safe Haven Again

Osho Jha is an investor, data scientist, and tech company executive who enjoys finding and analyzing unique data sets for investing in both public and private markets.  The week of March 9 was a ride regardless of what market you trade and invest in. Markets spiking up, markets spiking down, longs taking drawdowns, shorts getting […]

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The Dangerous Truth About India’s Cryptocurrency Verdict

Tanvi Ratna is the founder and CEO of Policy 4.0 and works actively with policymakers in India on blockchain initiatives. She was formerly blockchain lead at EY India and a fellow on cryptocurrency regulation at the New America Foundation. Industry watchers cheered on March 6 when the Supreme Court of India struck down the Reserve […]

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The States Can’t Blockchain – CoinDesk

Preston Byrne, a columnist for CoinDesk’s new opinion section, is a partner in Anderson Kill’s Technology, Media, and Distributed Systems Group. He advises software, internet and fintech companies. His biweekly column, “Not Legal Advice” is a roundup of pertinent legal topics in the crypto space. It is most definitely not legal advice.  I’ll let everyone […]

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The Dow Will Recover – But Not Before Trump Loses to Bernie Sanders

Jeremy Siegel says that the stock market will recover from its recent crash, but only after a “one-year shock.” That recovery may not come soon enough to save Donald Trump’s reelection chances. The next time the Dow sets an all-time high, will the credit go to Bernie Sanders? As the stock market recoils from its […]

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