Category: Cryptocurrency

An Introduction to Crypto

Andressen Horowitz, Linda Xie | May 4, 2018
At Andressen Horowitz’s Intro to Crypto event, Linda Xie provides an introduction to cryptocurrencies. Xie, co-founder and managing director of Scalar Capital, previously product manager at Coinbase, and author of a popular series of beginner’s guides on cryptoassets, argues that the world of cryptos is so much more than money.

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Who Is Going to Regulate Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain?

Recode 2018 Code Conference, Brad Garlinghouse, Bridget van Kralingen, and Kathryn Haun | May 30, 2018
At Code 2018, Recode’s Peter Kafka interviews Brad Garlinghouse, CEO, Ripple and Bridget van Kralingen, SVP, IBM Global Industries, Platforms and Blockchain and Kathryn Haun, Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business onstage at the 2018 Code Conference to discuss the cryptocurrency technology’s impact and future.

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Central Bank Digital Currencies

Norges Bank | May 18, 2018
On May 18, Norway’s central bank, Norges Bank, released a white paper on central bank digital currencies (CBDC). CBDC, defined as a digital form of central bank money denominated in the official unit of account for general purpose users, can take several forms with different properties, depending on its purpose. Norges Bank’s provides an overview of the issues that it regards as relevant in an assessment of whether to introduce a CBDC in Norway.

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The Old Allure of New Money

Project Syndicate, Robert J. Schiller | May 21, 2018
No one, outside of computer science departments, can explain how cryptocurrencies work. That mystery creates an aura of exclusivity, giving cryptocurrencies glamour, and filling devotees with revolutionary zeal. None of this is new. As with past monetary innovations, will a seemingly compelling story be enough?

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