Opinion

Our editorial section offers our writers, and occasional guest editors, the opportunity to share thoughts on the cryptocurrency world.

As you know, we are unsponsored and we have no advertisers. Our opinion page is where the full weight of our independence comes to the fore – allowing us to be completely honest about our own community, its strengths and challenges, and the way it is portrayed by others.

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Andreessen Horowitz Summit: Crypto Is Like The Internet In 1992

If Andreessen Horowitz has any say in the matter, crypto regulation could be just around the corner. As unsavory as it may sound, Washington tends...
US crypto taxes still hard to solve

US Crypto Taxes Are Still A Kafkaesque Nightmare

Taxes are never popular, but in the U.S., paying for crypto gains is like solving a Rubik's Cube without touching it. While blindfolded. You...
crypto isnt as safe as you think

How To Keep Your Crypto (Somewhat) Safe

There's good news, you’re not paranoid. They really are out to get you.  Earlier this month, leading cryptocurrency intelligence firm CipherTrace published its quarterly report,...
Ripple And Santander XRP Is Going Nowhere, But Fanboys Still Won't Listen

Ripple And Santander – XRP Is Going Nowhere, But Fanboys Still Won’t Listen

Ripple has been in the headlines today, as the Spanish bank Santander confirmed plans to extend the use of Ripple's xCurrent network. The banking...
Rejecting Libra A Postscript On The Importance Of Decentralization

Rejecting Libra: A Postscript On The Importance Of Decentralization

Following our open letter to non-crypto friends, the crucial topic of decentralization demanded further elaboration. Why is it at the heart of so many...
How Blockchain Projects Can Succeed (And Avoid Legal Hassles) in the USA

How Blockchain Projects Can Succeed (And Avoid Legal Hassles) in the USA

If you started your legal career more than 30 years ago in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Enforcement Division by suing a company...
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Stick To Sports, Mark Cuban: You Clearly Don’t Understand Bitcoin

Billionaires are always good for a spectacle. Elon Musk tweets a line about his favourite currency, and Dogecoin moons; when Mike Novogratz or Warren...
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Why Does Crypto.Com Have Two Tokens?

Crypto.com Chain is a mobile wallet, accompanied by a payments card. When the project launched in 2017, it seemed an ideal way to increase...
right wing extremists are headed to a blockchain platform near you.

Extremists Are Turning To Crypto, But Can We Do Anything About It?

The shooting in El Paso this weekend took the lives of 20 innocent people. After it emerged that the alleged shooter had been using...
Two years later bitcoin cash fulfilling its promises

Two Years Later, Is Bitcoin Cash Living Up To Its Promises?

Today marks the second anniversary of the User-Activated Hard Fork, which split the Bitcoin community into two competing currencies. While there have been many...
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Consolation Prize: No Cash For Equifax Victims, Accept Store Credit Instead

If your data were exposed by the Equifax breach, it may already be too late to claim your payout. Victims of the hack are...
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What’s The Point Of Diversity? Higher Profits, For One

Amid the ongoing debate about diversity and inclusion, one of the biggest questions we've heard repeated is, “WHY?”  Not “why isn’t there more diversity?” We’ve...
Fatuous Hypocrite Mnuchin Says Cash Isn’t Used For Money-Laundering

Fatuous Hypocrite: Mnuchin Says Cash Isn’t Used For Money-Laundering

Listening to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talk about money-laundering, cash, and Bitcoin, you come to one of two possible conclusions: Mnuchin does not know...
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Binding Arbitration: JPMorgan Discovers A New Way To Screw Customers

Banks are like a bad ex: just when you thought you were getting over them, they find a new way to get back in...
Racism Has No Place In Cryptocurrency Or America, Mr. Trump

Racism Has No Place In Cryptocurrency: Or America, Mr. Trump.

Cryptocurrency is an industry without borders. The very nature of decentralization and anonymity should preclude your geographical location, the color of your skin, your...
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Does Crypto Gravitate Towards “Economically Free” Countries?

History is full of cautionary tales, provided by inept governments attempting to limit economic activity. While limiting commerce seems to come instinctively to some...
No alt season this year

Time For An Altcoin Boom? Think Again

Remember when we said that the road to $15k BTC wouldn’t be smooth? Well, since then bitcoin prices hit $13,000 and then $14,000.... and...
Another TrustToken Stablecoin TrueHKD Muddies Crypto Waters

Op-ed: Another TrustToken Stablecoin Muddies Crypto Waters

With TrustToken releasing its Hong Kong dollar-backed stablecoin, TrueHKD, the cryptocurrency industry bears witness to yet another fiat-pegged digital asset. TrustToken’s own stable now includes...
Facebook Libra Coin - taking Zuckerberg's crypto at face value

A Straight-Up Hit Job On Facebook And Libra Crypto, With No Excuses Whatsoever

Crypto Briefing can reveal absolutely no more additional details regarding Facebook's highly-anticipated cryptocurrency, Libra. Based on what we hear on Twitter from other people who...
Reject Facebook Libra cryptocurrency - An Open Letter to Our Non-Crypto Friends

Reject Facebook And Libra: An Open Letter to Our Non-Crypto Friends

Dear Non-Crypto Friend, You may have heard of Bitcoin - you may even have considered using it as a means of payment, or investing some...
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