Russian Drugs and The Most Illegal ICO Ever?

With bitcoin recovering after four straight days of decline we’re talking about what may be the most illegal ICO ever, tokens for Mongolian taxi fares, Bitmain’s Texas hedge and one “suicidal” startups surprising success… Tune in as CoinDesk podcasts editor Adam B. Levine and senior markets reporter Brad Keoun run down recent action, track interesting […]

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SEC Chair Clayton Nominated as US Attorney for New York

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton may be the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. According to a Department of Justice press release published late Friday, Clayton has been nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump to helm the prosecutor’s office, three years after he first took on the […]

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The Breakdown Weekly: The Revolution Will Be Retweeted

A recap of one of the most significant weeks in recent American political history. The Breakdown Weekly Recap looks at the key themes that shaped the week. On this week’s episode, NLW discusses: Monday’s Breakdown | The Power and Peril of the ‘Bitcoin Fixes This’ Meme  Tuesday’s Breakdown | Bitcoin, Cellphones and the Citizen Tools of Anti-Authoritarianism, […]

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The Biggest Realignment in the US-China Relationship Since Nixon

How one of the world’s most important geopolitical relationships came to be what it is in 2020. The U.S.-China relationship has an outsized impact on global economics and politics. As that relationship comes even more into focus in the wake of COVID-19, this episode provides a historical primer.  Graham Webster is editor-in-chief of the Stanford–New […]

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CoinDesk 50: Why Bitcoin Is Still King

With so many cryptocurrencies and “blockchain solutions” it’s remarkable, yet unavoidably clear, that Bitcoin is still the most exciting project to watch in this space. In the shadow of the coronavirus crisis, small groups of people use this censorship-resistant money to fundraise for emergency medical equipment, secure their savings and conduct international business. The godfather […]

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The Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie Makes the Bull Case for Tokenizing Entertainers

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie knows how to get to the point when he talks about using cryptocurrency to tokenize his basketball contract. “When you democratize ownership of a contract, or cash flows, there’s two ways that an entertainer really derives his value, you know, he maximizes talent but also the fan engagement is another […]

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