Category: Economics

Bitcoin Isn’t Volatile – the World Is

It’s been a horrible year for cryptocurrency. Assets down an average of 90 percent, constant despair and each new day…

Major Venezuelan Department Store Chain Accepts Cryptocurrency

The people of Venezuela have been forced to cope with an increasingly difficult economic situation in recent years. This has…

Bitcoin’s True Stress Test Is Yet to Come

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT's Digital…

Morgan Stanley Is Still Struggling to Understand Bitcoin

Like many late arrivals to cryptocurrency, Morgan Stanley doesn’t quite know what to make of bitcoin. The investment bank understands…

The Double-Spend (What Bitcoin’s White Paper Solved Forever)

Bill Barhydt is the founder and CEO of Abra. This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk's "Bitcoin at 10:…

Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible Intervention

Visa chief executive officer Alfred Kelly has said that cryptocurrencies are not a significant threat to his company’s electronic payments…

The Death of Hype, Amara’s Law and the Crypto-Anarchist Dream

The hype surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrency has simmered to a dull roar. Last December, the markets spiked as traders drooled…

Former Russian Economics Minister Sees Huge Potential for Cryptocurrency

Herman Gref, the former Russian minister of economics and trade and the current CEO of Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, recently…

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