Bitcoin Halving 2020: Miners in China Brace For Impact

Hosted by CoinDesk Research Analyst Christine Kim, the first episode of the Bitcoin Halving 2020 podcast series is about the impact of bitcoin’s third halving on the concentration of miners in China. In about 40 days, the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, bitcoin (BTC), will undergo a pre-programmed block reward reduction known […]

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Disruption, Money and a World of Change, Feat. Niall Ferguson- CoinDesk

“I think the right lesson to draw from all of this is that a global order needs to be based on a distributed operating system, not on a centralized architecture…” – Niall Ferguson In this wide ranging conversation CoinDesk’s Michael Casey speaks with author, historian and Hoover Institution senior fellow Niall Ferguson about our disrupted […]

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The Coronavirus API Delivers Vital Statistics Unmediated by Government Hands

The COVID-19 pandemic arrives as Americans’ trust in institutions is faltering. According to a January 2019 Pew Research Center survey, only 35 percent of adults have a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in elected officials to act in the public’s best interest, while fewer than half trust corporate or media leaders.  Further, […]

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Cyperpunk Myths and Bitcoin in Real Life with Udi Wetheimer

CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by VR meetup organizer Udi Wertheimer to talk about how bitcoin (BTC) fits into the broader cypherpunk movement. The cypherpunk movement has expanded far beyond the 2,000 people who subscribed to mailing lists in the 1990s. In 2018, Entrepreneur reported there are more than 8,000 posts on Bitcointalk every […]

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As NY Fed Promises More Cash, What Will Christine Lagarde Do?

Bitcoin (BTC) prices slid for a fifth straight day, but the decline paled in comparison with the steep sell-off seen in traditional financial markets. New warnings from authorities over the growing risks from the spreading coronavirus sent stocks reeling, leading to fresh promises of cash injections from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  The […]

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How Blockchain Can Be Used to Promote Gender Equality

Denelle Dixon is the CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source blockchain network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure. Previously, she was the COO of Mozilla, and served as general counsel and legal advisor in private equity and technology. Blockchain […]

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Leader to Watch: Elena Giralt Talks Zcash and Feminism

CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by Elena Giralt, the Electric Coin Company’s product marketing associate known for her research on cryptocurrency usage in Latin America, to talk about how digital assets can subvert power dynamics. According to the Brookings Institute, roughly 4.6 million Venezuelans have fled the country so far, which the United Nations High Commissioner […]

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Isaiah Jackson on Bitcoin’s Impact

CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by Isaiah Jackson, author of “Bitcoin and Black America” and co-founder of KRBE Digital Assets Group, to talk about financial discrimination in the United States and the unique value bitcoin can offer minority communities. According to a survey of 5,126 Americans conducted by Coinbase and Qriously, “Twice as many […]

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We Think 10-Minute Settlement in Crypto Markets Is Slow but That’s Crazy

CoinDesk Head of Research Noelle Acheson joins the Amun State of Crypto crew to discuss the advantages, disadvantages and eccentricities of crypto markets, exchanges, settlement and more. In this deep-dive conversation, the group discusses the differences in the market microstructure between the crypto asset industry and traditional capital markets. The guests drew from their experience […]

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