Opinion

The DeFi ‘Flash Loan’ Attack That Changed Everything

Haseeb Qureshi is a managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, a cross-border crypto venture fund. A longer version of the article…

Holding XRP Turns Riskier as Ripple Fails to Escape Class-Action Lawsuit

A technical correction lately drove the XRP price lower by circa 36 percent. And there is a strong likelihood that…

Cut the Consensus: You Can’t Run a Business Like a Blockchain

William Mougayar, a CoinDesk columnist, is the author of “The Business Blockchain,” producer of the Token Summit and a venture…

With New Members Libra Still Isn’t a Threat to Bitcoin, Here’s Why

Recent new members to the Libra Association look set to contribute capital, potential user bases, and technical expertise to help…

Software Ate the World, Here’s How It Eats Finance

Lex Sokolin, a CoinDesk columnist, is Global Fintech Co-Head at ConsenSys, a Brooklyn-based blockchain software company. He also writes the…

Securities Law Helped Build Modern Capitalism. Crypto Should Embrace It

Bruce Fenton is CEO of Chainstone Labs which owns Atlantic Financial, the Satoshi Roundtable and Watchdog Capital, an SEC registered…

Economist Nouriel Roubini is Right About Bitcoin’s Biggest Security Flaw

An Irish drug dealer makes $60 million selling weed. He uses the money to buy bitcoin and spreads the holding…

Lightning Solves Bitcoin’s Speed Problem, But Watch Out for Fraudsters

J.P. Koning, a CoinDesk columnist, worked as an equity researcher at a Canadian brokerage firm and a financial writer at…

Crypto Exchanges Need Common Messaging to Comply With Travel Rule

Leah Callon-Butler, a CoinDesk columnist, is the director of Emfarsis, a consulting firm focused on the role of technology in…

China Has Many Strategic Reasons To Invest in Blockchain

Byrne Hobart, a CoinDesk columnist, is an investor, consultant and writer in New York. His newsletter, The Diff (diff.substack.com) covers…

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