The Congressional Blockchain Caucus is growing and its new co-chair is taking steps to make life easier for cryptocurrency developers and users
Meltem DemirorsUS consumers and businesses would benefit greatly from the creation of “safe harbor” rules. the current scattershot approach by agencies and states is messy, confusing, and anti-competitive to all but the largest startups who raised the most money.
A new paper by Vitalik Buterin and other researchers proposes a novel way to finance the public goods a decentralized ecosystem needs.
Meltem Demirorspublic finance has existed for decades. there are a lot of people who are deeply experienced in public finance who are bringing their expertise to crypto and the blockchain "commons." this isn't an engineering problem. it's a political problem.
Host Anthony Pompliano talks to some of the most respected names in crypto and Wall Street to find out how intelligent investors from the new and old financial system are thinking about digital assets.
Syrian refugees could regain legal identities that were lost when they fled their homes.
Meltem Demirorswhile this headline is cringe-worthy, this use case is a fascinating one with so much surface area for attack. self-sovereign identity *sounds* good but the implementation will likely be the battle of our lifetime.
Indiegogo and partner MicroVentures will issue refunds for the platform's very first initial coin offering (ICO), despite meeting funding goals.
Meltem Demirorstoken sales often create more problems than they solve.
exhibit a: when issuer (@FCFLio) and issuance platform (@Indiegogo) are at odds, and the issuance platform decides to refund everyone in an ICO to reduce regulatory / enforcement risk (aka CYA)
The cryptocurrency uses as much CO2 a year as 1m transatlantic flights. We need to take it seriously as a climate threat
Meltem Demirorsaccording to this article "bitcoin uses as much CO2 a year as 1m transatlantic flights." well, ICO ppl flying to blockchain conferences is probably 2m transatlantic flights per year. should we cancel all ICOs as a threat to the environment?
In this hilarious skeptics' episode, Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer of CoinShares, and Jill Carlson, an independent consultant, explain why they think crypto needs fewer moral arguments and more empirical evidence, and how there's too much...
Meltem Demirors4/ on a recent episode of unchained with @laurashin, my friend and fellow absurdist @_jillruth spoke at length about the need for more specificity and analytical rigor in the crypto "narrative." decentralization exists on a spectrum, not as an absolute.
Meltem Demirorscontinuing the commentary around "narrative" that we started on @CNBCFastMoney earlier this week, my colleague @RyanRadloff expands on the "Total Addressable Market" or TAM for #bitcoin - highly recommend