What If Gary Gensler Is Right?

Every now and then, it’s probably a good idea to go back and check yourself in terms of what you have said, written, built, or perhaps even supported in the past.  In the context of digital assets and investing, I recently read through my four most recent posts.  Thankfully, I

By John Schroder, ago

Words Have Meanings…So Do Acronyms

Not long ago, I was at a lunch where nearly everyone present was new to each other.  The central figure in the party introduced me as, “this is John, he’s part of a really cool crypto VC firm.”  Of course I politely corrected him, letting everyone know that while my

By John Schroder, ago

Bitcoin Becomes a Stablecoin?

Even if you are only marginally interested in crypto, you are likely aware of the events of the past few weeks in which the stablecoin “UST” lost its peg, resulting in a “death spiral” for both UST and the LUNA token, which is the centerpiece of the Terra ecosystem.  For

By John Schroder, ago

Joe Knows Crypto?

On March 9th, President Biden signed his “Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets.”  This order had been anticipated for several weeks, and while highly anticipated within the crypto community, the order itself is short on specifics, long on bureaucratic jargon, and therefore subject to speculation by almost

By John Schroder, ago

Stablecoins in an Unstable World

For those new to the cryptocurrency market, stablecoins represent one of the more difficult aspects to understand.  The reality of this point is further cemented when one has come into crypto because of Bitcoin or some other specific project or protocol that potentially serves as a universal ledger or universal

By John Schroder, ago

What is Crypto Really All About?

To the outsider, crypto enthusiasts largely look like a bunch of libertarian leaning, wanna be economists who appear to have a major axe to grind with the financial system as we’ve known it for the past 80 years or so.  While there is some truth to this broad brush approach

By David Veksler, ago

Pick Your Horse: Gift or Trojan

You are undoubtedly familiar with the idea of a “Trojan Horse,” an idiom derived from the Trojan War of Homer’s Iliad.  A large, hollow, wooden horse is left behind by the Greeks after their supposed failure to take the city of Troy.  The Trojans take the horse back inside their

By David Veksler, ago

Correction vs Crash

Even casual crypto observers are aware of the dramatic downward price action across the crypto space over the past few weeks.  This price action has market participants weighing in with opinions regarding where the crypto market stands:  on the cusp of a short consolidation and follow-on breakout, or has the

By John Schroder, ago

How Many Horses are in the Crypto Asset Race?

While Bitcoin is undoubtedly the most recognized crypto currency in the world, there are literally thousands of other cryptos in existence.  While we tend to call everything in the crypto space “cryptocurrencies”, this is misleading because the only thing these digital assets have in common is that they have issued

By John Schroder, ago

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