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The Mother and Father of All Crypto Skeptics

The Mother and Father of All Crypto Skeptics ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Admit it – you already hate that this article exists. That itself is no small testament to the man it’s about, Dr. Nouriel Roubini, the outspoken economist and professor whose tweets, interviews and public testimonies this year have seemed to treat …

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Inside the SEC, Hester Peirce is Fighting for a Blockchain Future

Inside the SEC, Hester Peirce is Fighting for a Blockchain Future ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– “It’s always time for a change.” Unexpected words from a regulator, but then again, Hester Peirce, one of the five commissioners at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), isn’t an average regulator. When she speaks of the …

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Can Tom Jessop Bring Crypto to Wall Street for Good?

Can Tom Jessop Bring Crypto to Wall Street for Good? ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Everyone in cryptocurrency has a story about the time they went down the proverbial rabbit hole. Tom Jessop’s takes place in his kitchen. It was around 2013 or 2014 when Jessop, then a managing director at Goldman Sachs with …

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2018: A Record-Breaking Year for Crypto Exchange Hacks

2018: A Record-Breaking Year for Crypto Exchange Hacks Eric Larcheveque is the CEO of Ledger, a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications since 2014. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  2018 was a record-breaking year. From the number of cryptocurrency …

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Where the Future of Crypto Payments Is Being Built

Where the Future of Crypto Payments Is Being Built Leah Callon-Butler is the co-founder of Intimate.io, a token project aiming to bring payments, privacy and reputation to the adult industry. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  “The stars have aligned,” he said, the room hanging …

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Security Researchers Break Ledger Wallets With Simple Antennae

Security Researchers Break Ledger Wallets With Simple Antennae Radio antennae are the original networking technology, and researchers presenting in Berlin Thursday showed how useful they are as hacking tools. The hardware researchers set out to find different kinds of vulnerabilities in the most popular hardware wallets used by cryptocurrency holders, …

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