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The technology is fine, but its speculative bias reveals something sad about our relationship with money

As those of us who were around will remember, Bitcoin emerged out of the same spirit as Occupy Wall Street. Those of us holding seminars about economic power in Zuccotti Park were thrilled by the possibility of a decentralized currency that could be authenticated in a peer-to-peer fashion instead of…

The new world of ‘shit coins’ is fertile ground for pump-and-dump schemes

Last Wednesday was a rough day for cryptocurrency investors. Cryptocurrencies fell across the board, losing more than $500 billion in value at one point, with Bitcoin plummeting more than 20%. And while the market stabilized near the end of the day and bounced back some over the next couple of…

Number Crunch

Crypto is still pretty cryptic

84%: That’s the total percentage of U.S. adults who are “not interested in” (66%) or have “never heard of” (18%) cryptocurrency, according to Axios, citing data firm CivicScience. This is a surprising finding if you gauge the presumed interest in a subject by the number of headlines it generates: Media…

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