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.

FUD This Shit I'm Buying Some Bitcoin

FUD This Shit, I’m Buying Some Bitcoin

Here in the cryptocurrency world, we all love to complain about FUD. (For the uninitiated, that's Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt). We complain about it even...
Crypto Doesn't Get Much Wilder And Wester Than Wyoming - Host to Wyohackathon 2018

Crypto Doesn’t Get Much Wilder And Wester Than Wyoming

You know a town has real Western cred when a pickup truck is named after it. Yarp, Laramie is a cowboy town, through and...

Extremist Groups Benefit from Bitcoin Use

Yes, Bitcoin Does Benefit Some Extremist Groups If you're here, you may have heard the recent surge in Bitcoin's price is benefiting extremist groups like Islamic...
How blockchain, AI, and the cloud will combine in the future

How Blockchain Will Work With The Cloud And AI

Big tech can be hard to visualize at times, and we're now talking about the blockchain, AI and even the Cloud as separate and...
juggling crypto.com concept

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...
gold vs bitcoin

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...
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...
Crypto Needs Good Regulation To Avoid The Tyranny Of Crooked Bankers

Crypto Regulation Must Not Enable The Tyranny Of The Elite

Imagine working at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt yesterday. Perhaps you’re a mid-level HR executive. Hans, maybe. Halfway through your second game of Solitaire, police and government...
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...

Crypto’s Free Market Obeys Nobody, Not Even Roger Ver

Say what you like about Roger Ver, but he certainly doesn't suffer from false modesty. The founder of Bitcoin.com recently took to YouTube with...
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...
roger ver won bitcoin cash debate

Roger Ver Won The Debate, But Bitcoin Cash Lost The Argument

At the recent Malta 2019 A.I and Blockchain Summit, Bitcoin Cash advocate Roger Ver argued confidently with Bitcoin-maximalist Tone Vays, espousing the advantages of...
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...
Could cryptocurrency spell doom for fiat money.

Is Cryptocurrency A Genuine Threat To Fiat Money?

Is fiat doomed? There are plenty in the crypto community who think so. One of the reasons crypto came to be was dissatisfaction with...
Capitalism Is A Failure Says New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

The Free Market Sucks, Capitalism Is A Failure, And I’m A…

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently demonstrated her ignorance of economic theory by publicly stating that capitalism is a failure, and the entire...
Coinbase Neutrino Outrage We Need To Quit Bitching Now

Coinbase Neutrino Outrage: We Need To Quit Bitching Now

#DeleteCoinbase!!!! Quick! Delete it now! Coinbase has gone rogue, it's hiring crypto-fascistic neo-Nazi  hacktivists to sift through our data and, I dunno, DO things...
Crypto Briefing Interview With Yassin Hankir of Savedroid on exit scams and ICO compliance

Yassin Hankir of Savedroid on Exit Scams And ICO Sustainability

Yassin Hankir does not pause when he talks. The founder of Savedroid, a German payments startup, doesn't punctuate his sentences with umms, or aahs:...
Willful ignorance of economists

The Willful Ignorance Of Media Economists

If you’re the editor of a mainstream newspaper – say, Britain’s Guardian – who do you turn to for expert commentary on cryptocurrencies? An...
Women In Blockchain What Are We Really Missing

Blockchain Minus Women Equals Fail: Celebrating A Diversity Of Ideas

Distributed ledger technology sits at the intersection of two stereotypes. Tech is a playground for nerdy college boys. And finance is a game for old...
Is there an ethereum killer on the loose

Is The “Ethereum Killer” On The Loose?

Binance has launched its own blockchain, raising speculation that yet another another Ethereum killer could be on the loose. Ethereum's imminent death has already...
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