Jacob Oliver

Jacob Oliver
Bentonville, AR

Jacob Oliver

U.S. Editor
Bentonville, AR
Jacob is a former college English instructor who first encountered the radical potential of blockchain technology in 2017. Since then, he has worked as a consultant for multiple startups in the space while simultaneously pursuing his Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington. He is the University of Chicago’s foremost authority on Elvis.
  • Decadence and Denial: Reflections on Consensus 2022

    Analysis

    Last week, CoinDesk hosted its flagship Consensus conference in Austin, Texas, the self-styled live music capital of the world, which drew thousands from around the globe to bake under the...

  • Terra Goes Live With New Blockchain and LUNA Airdrop

    Analysis

    The blockchain went live with an airdrop of new LUNA tokens earlier this morning.  Terra Attempts Revival  The new Terra blockchain is live.  Terraform Labs took to Twitter today to...

  • Ray Dalio Likens Bitcoin to “Digital Gold”

    People

    Ray Dalio has softened his views on crypto in recent years. “A Digital Gold” Famed investor and bestselling author Ray Dalio has likened Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to “a digital...

  • Arthur Hayes Sentenced to Two Years Probation, Six Months House Arrest

    News

    Hayes had pleaded guilty earlier this year. Hayes Sentenced A U.S. court in New York has sentenced BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes for violating the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act by failing...

  • CFTC Chair Considers Bitcoin and Ethereum to Be Commodities

    News

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chair Rostin Behnam has expressed his belief that Bitcoin and Ethereum are commodities, though the digital asset market contains commodities and securities alike. He therefore...

  • Uniswap Community Voting on Moonbeam, Gnosis Chain Deployment

    News

    Community voting is underway to decide if Uniswap, Ethereum’s most popular decentralized exchange, will deploy on Moonbeam, Polkadot’s first parachain, and on Gnosis Chain. Uniswap has deployed on several Layer...

  • a16z Invests $600M in Metaverse Gaming Fund

    Business

    Andreessen Horowitz has announced $600 million in funding for its new Games Fund One, an “inaugural fund dedicated to building the future of the games industry.” a16z Looks to the...

  • ApeCoin DAO Reportedly in Talks With Avalanche, Flow

    News

    ApeCoin DAO and Yuga Labs are reportedly in talks with both Ava Labs and Flow Foundation as they explore a possible move away from Ethereum. ApeCoin Weighs Scaling Options In...