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Why ‘Mainstream Adoption’ Is an Unfair Success Metric for Dapps

Why ‘Mainstream Adoption’ Is an Unfair Success Metric for Dapps Coleman Maher is the head of partnerships at Origin Protocol, a blockchain platform for peer-to-peer marketplaces. You can follow him on Twitter @colemansmaher. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. Two popular refrains by crypto commentators …

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The FUD Stompers: Like It or Not, XRP Army Is Winning Crypto’s Hashtag War

The FUD Stompers: Like It or Not, XRP Army Is Winning Crypto’s Hashtag War ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– When it comes to crypto, everyone loves to talk about “community.” Every cryptocurrency has one, we’re led to believe, but often as not the community is just a Telegram channel peppered with demands of “@admin …

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Stable Times at Circle: A Crypto Startup Counted Out Is Rebuilt and Riding High

Stable Times at Circle: A Crypto Startup Counted Out Is Rebuilt and Riding High ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– As I walked from my car to Circle’s offices in Boston on a Friday afternoon in early November, the sun appeared to have already set, even though it would be up a while longer – …

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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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Crypto Anarchists Are Building Tools to Resist the State in Eastern Europe

Crypto Anarchists Are Building Tools to Resist the State in Eastern Europe “Is this really what Satoshi expected 10 years ago?” That was the question asked by activist Pavol Luptak, at the opening of a new centre for crypto-anarchy – the Paralelni Polis – in Bratislava, Slovakia in October. Citing …

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WATCH: SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s Full Consensus: Invest Interview

WATCH: SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s Full Consensus: Invest Interview What do you get when you put the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in front of an audience of crypto insiders? An applause line, a word of warning and an analogy about theater tickets. Jay Clayton took the stage …

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