“It’s not useful for anything,” Krugman and his cohort claim. The problem of this blinkered mindset is that it fails to recognize the cost of trust.
If Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg really wants to experiment with decentralized systems, a publicly issued crypto-token would be hell of a way to do it.
Long-term, the incentives bitcoin creates may drive efficiency and green energy solutions in the crypto world and even spur them in the wider economy.
While we’re still a long way from mass adoption, this is a moment of global awareness and dialogue that is opening up a wide array of possibilities.
While there’s plenty of evidence that ICOs are alive and well, attitudes from investors and entrepreneurs appear to be hardening.
The immaturity of bitcoin’s investing culture constrains progress toward attaining the technology’s fundamental social value, Michael J. Casey writes.
Imagine saying “I’m interested in ledger.” Must we accept this increasingly ubiquitous usage of the word “blockchain” as an unavoidable fact of life?
The value blockchains offer to supply-chain management will come once other technologies, such as 3D printing, disrupt global manufacturing networks.
The digital behemoths – Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple – have too much power over our digital lives. Can blockchain help us take back control?
Multilateral organizations have more in common with the crypto community than you might think, Michael J. Casey argues.
Bitcoin’s appeal as an investment could diminish its effectiveness as a currency, and alternative models should be tested, writes Michael Casey.
Limiting ICOs to accredited investors almost feels like a retreat from the goal of democratizing capital markets, columnist Michael J. Casey writes.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has issued regulatory guidance for businesses considering launching an initial coin offering.
CoinDesk advisor Michael Casey explains China’s recent moves against bitcoin exchanges and ICOs in a wider geopolitical context.
A new white paper, co-authored by ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, seeks to tackle challenges in the fast-moving market for initial coin offerings.