It’s Time for a Revolution in Financial Education, Feat. Tyrone Ross

To decrease wealth inequality, one passionate financial adviser argues why financial education needs different content, from different voices, delivered through different channels. Financial education and financial literacy are at crisis levels in this country. Financial advisers spend billions on advertising but a fraction of that on education. The resources that are available tend to be […]

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Why CoinDesk Respects Pseudonymity: A Stand Against Doxxing

Marc Hochstein is the executive editor of CoinDesk.  This week has brought what many would call the blogosphere’s equivalent of the torching of the Library of Alexandria as an unintended consequence of an outdated media practice. Scott Alexander, the perspicacious polymath behind the influential blog Slate Star Codex, deleted all his posts – seven years’ […]

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SEC Chair Clayton Nominated as US Attorney for New York

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton may be the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. According to a Department of Justice press release published late Friday, Clayton was nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump to helm the prosecutor’s office, three years after he first took on the role […]

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Ex-Bitcoin Dev Settles Defamation Suit Over Sex Assault Claims

Former Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd has settled his defamation lawsuit against fellow privacy-tech expert Isis Lovecruft, who tweeted in February 2019 that Todd was a “rapist.” Lovecruft, who uses nonbinary pronouns, claimed in 2019 that Todd sexually harassed them and grabbed their arm, which he denied. After he sued Lovecruft for defamation, two anonymous […]

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The Robinhood Chad Index Versus Doomer Internet Money

This week, the wildest, most nonsensical, volatile part of the market wasn’t bitcoin, it was the “Robinhood Rally” in equities. The stock market has long been disconnected from the underlying economy, but much of what happened this week – particularly the pumping of bankrupt company stocks – suggests that something new is afoot.  In this episode, […]

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The Breakdown Weekly: The Revolution Will Be Retweeted

A recap of one of the most significant weeks in recent American political history. The Breakdown Weekly Recap looks at the key themes that shaped the week. On this week’s episode, NLW discusses: Monday’s Breakdown | The Power and Peril of the ‘Bitcoin Fixes This’ Meme  Tuesday’s Breakdown | Bitcoin, Cellphones and the Citizen Tools of Anti-Authoritarianism, […]

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Bitcoin Is a Way to Repair Economic Injustice: Author Isaiah Jackson

Last week, Minneapolis police officers killed a 46-year-old black man accused of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Ongoing protests have erupted across the country, condemning police brutality and systemic racism.  Part of this conversation – taking place on the streets, over the airwaves and in people’s homes – is that economic inequality is […]

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We Need 30 Different Words for Censorship

‘The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Recently the hosts of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss state sponsored propaganda, corporate censorship and how cryptocurrency or decentralization changes the game. The rallying cry of the totalitarian is “He farted first”, but if both systems have produced similar outcomes, is there much […]

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Scams, Schemes and Crypto Privacy, Feat. Preston Byrne

CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by attorney Preston Byrne, a partner at the Washington, D.C., office of Anderson Kill, to talk about schemes, scams and constitutional rights. For daily insights and unique perspectives listen or subscribe to the CoinDesk Podcast Network with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, RadioPublica, IHeartRadio or RSS. […]

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Bitcoin in Emerging Markets: Latin America

In advance of her “Crypto Across Emerging Markets” panel at Consensus: Distributed on May 11, Leigh Cuen is writing a three-part column on how cryptocurrencies are used in the developing world. The first installment explored bitcoin adoption in the Middle East and the second covered Africa. Some believe the broader economic crisis might lead to “dollarization” in emerging […]

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