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How blockchain is reshaping our economic, environmental and social orders Pt III

To conclude the Blockchain Beyond 2020 series, we look at how digital currencies and token-economics are being used to reorganize human behavior and ideals around money and how the wealth gap may be addressed with alternative digital currencies that provide...

How cryptocurrency will reshape our economic, environmental and social orders

In this series we look past 2020 to what the future holds for crypto beyond fiat-pegged stable coins and speculative prices to the original ethos of crypto and the cypherpunk movement – to redesign our economic, social, political and environmental...

How blockchain is reshaping our economic, environmental and social orders Pt I

In this series we look past 2020 to what the future holds for crypto beyond fiat-pegged stable coins and speculative prices to the original ethos of crypto and the cypherpunk movement – to redesign our economic, social, political and environmental...

Commodity coins could prove a better long-term hedge than fiat stablecoins

While fiat-backed stablecoins are the antithesis of crypto’s original tenet to be immune to the inflationary and political forces that debase fiat, commodity-backed crypto could be a genuine innovation as a hedge against inflation and, indeed, fiat.

How Bakkt could reveal the natural demand in bitcoin market

The launch of NYSE’s bitcoin futures contract, pushed back to January next year, will be the first deliverable – opposed to cash-settled – bitcoin contract with the settlement of each contract delivering one “physical” bitcoin to the customer’s account. Bakkt...

How digital currencies will shape the future of geopolitics

The US dollar’s global reserve status is becoming precarious as competing superpowers China, Russia and Europe seek alternatives to the SWIFT system and trade settlement. China has harnessed blockchain and is close to a digital national currency that will integrate...