Author: Cointelegraph By Andrew Singer


“Blockchain technology is not as decentralized as we think,” Golden Gate University law professor Michele Benedetto Neitz wrote recently. Public blockchains are supposed to operate by consensus — democratically, if you will — but critical decisions are more often made by a very small group of ‘agents of influence’ — often core software developers. As […]


Is gold faltering as a safe haven? A Coinbase blog post from May 1 suggested that several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, gold’s market efficiency vis-à-vis Bitcoin (BTC) could be slipping. “Bitcoin and gold are fundamentally similar as scarce and globally accessible units of value,” the report noted, but recent “challenges” in the gold market […]


As the global economy trembles, investors continue to find sanctuary in stablecoins. In the most recent 12-month period (ending April 29, 2020), the three top stablecoins — Tether (USDT), Circle (USDC) and Paxos (PAX) — increased their market capitalization by 161%, 191% and 146%, respectively. Kim Grauer, head of research at Chainalysis, told Cointelegraph that […]

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