Paddy Baker

Paddy Baker
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Associate Editor Paddy Baker is based in London. His interests in global finance and cryptocurrency may seem at odds with his background as a lover of history - but he asserts that understanding the past is the key to understanding the future. Paddy lives a short bike-ride away from ten million other people, and has yet to be seen in public without his laptop.
Crypto's Biggest Challenge Permissioned Digital Currencies

Crypto’s Biggest Challenge: Permissioned Digital Currencies

In a pattern similar to the five stages of grief, cryptocurrencies appear to be going through the 'five stages of acceptance' in mainstream society....
Bring It On! Deribit Ready As Bakkt Unveils Bitcoin Options

Bring It On! Deribit Ready As Bakkt Unveils Bitcoin Options

There was a time in crypto... long, long ago... before last week, even...  that if you wanted a Bitcoin option, the place to go...
Anchorage Weighs In On Maker Voting

Anchorage’s Maker Voting System To Give Institutions Say On Stability Fees

Decentralized governance has faced a series of teething problems: hackers can exploit loopholes in the codebase; community agendas can be hijacked by a vocal...

Chainlink Price: Did One Incorrect Word Create The Billion Dollar Surge?

It's no secret that the decentralized oracle network Chainlink (LINK) has been one of the best performing digital assets of 2019, despite crypto winter...
Facebook Will Leave Libra Unless US Regulators Approve, Zuckerberg Tells Congress

Approve Or I’m Outta Here: Even Zuckerberg Is Sick Of US Legislators’ Crypto Reticence

It was perhaps the last thing anyone expected of today's testimony: Mark Zuckerberg telling the House Financial Services Committee that if they don't approve...
Crypto market collapses

Crypto Market Tanks $10bn Ahead Of Libra Testimony

The crypto market has plunged down by more than ten billion dollars today as traders begin to sell in anticipation of a bearish outcome...
Chinese And Thai Traders Stockpile Bitcoin As Asian Fears Of Recession Grow

Chinese And Thai Traders Stockpile Bitcoin As Asian Fears Of Recession Grow

Economic uncertainty in the world's second-largest economy may explain a sudden surge in the amount of Bitcoin (BTC) purchased with Chinese Yuan (CNY) as...
Tether Plans Algorithmic Stablecoin Codename USDTX

Tether Considers Algorithmic Stablecoin: Codename USDTX

Stablecoin provider Tether is considering creating an algorithmic alternative to its popular USDT token - possibly allowing traders to use cryptocurrency as collateral -...