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The 51% Attack Nightmare Scenario (Isn’t That Bad)

On this Speaking of Bitcoin episode, join hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy & Jonathan Mohan for an in-depth discussion about what’s really at risk when blockchains suffer the dreaded 51% attack. On today’s show we’re talking 51% attacks, the much discussed, infrequently seen and fairly misunderstood doomsday scenarios. It’s a topic of discussion …

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The Biggest Story in Crypto: The Stablecoin Surge and Power Politics

Welcome to Opinionated, a new podcast featuring CoinDesk’s leading columnists and contributors. I’m your host, Ben Schiller, CoinDesk’s opinion editor. On this week’s show, we’re joined by Nic Carter, cofounder of Coin Metrics and partner at Castle Island Ventures. Nic discusses this year’s $20 billion surge in USD-backed stablecoins (what he calls “crypto-dollars”) and the …

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Understanding the Coming Currency Cold War

Will the future of currency be led by the U.S., China, Bitcoin, or some combination we can barely imagine today? In it, Wilsner talks to experts about four scenarios: A multi-currency scenario, where exchange is abstracted away via digital wallets A China-led scenario A U.S.-led scenario A bitcoin/non-state currency-led scenario In addition to reading, NLW …

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The One-Way ETH ‘Burn’ That Will Kick-Start Ethereum 2.0

With final preparations for the launch of Ethereum 2.0 soon to be underway, CoinDesk’s Christine Kim spoke with developers Raul Jordan and Eduardo Antuña Díez about what’s left to do and what comes next. The final preparations for Ethereum 2.0 launch will soon be underway.  Lead developer at Prysmatic Labs Raul Jordan, who has been …

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Sven Henrich on the Ever-Weakening Economic Cycle

The founder and lead market strategist at NorthmanTrader explains how the Fed has boxed itself in and why our fundamental economic capacity fails to grow. Sven Henrich is the outspoken founder and lead market strategist at NorthmanTrader. Well known for his appearances on CNBC, CNN Business and MarketWatch, Sven is also the host of the …

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Violent Reflexivity: Why Market Movements Are More Aggressive Than Ever, Feat. Corey Hoffstein

How the Fed and the rise of passive investing and volatility strategies have combined to make market movements faster and more severe. Corey Hoffstein is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Newfound Research LLC, a quantitative research and investment fund. He is also the host of the “Flirting with Models” podcast.  In it, he …

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Marty Bent on Why Bitcoin and Big Energy Are Unlikely Allies

Bitcoin mining can help big energy companies produce more efficiently, increasing American energy independence in the process. Our main discussion features Marty Bent. Marty is the author of one of the best known daily bitcoin newsletters, as well as the host of “Tales From The Crypt” podcast. He also is one of the leaders of …

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Lyn Alden’s Latest: Why Currency Devaluation Is Inevitable

This week’s “Long Reads Sunday” reading is from macro analyst Lyn Alden and focuses on the inflation vs. deflation debate in historical context. The article looks at: When monetary policy is effective versus when fiscal policy needs to take over  How short-term debt cycles add up to long-term debt cycles that have very different remedies …

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Did Ethereum Learn Anything From the $55M DAO Attack?

Up until it collapsed, The DAO represented the highest technological achievement – and the coming wave of innovation – that the Ethereum blockchain has enabled.  The smart contract and blockchain were interlinked ideas. In Vitalik Buterin’s early writings detailing the network of computers that would become Ethereum, the world’s second largest by blockchain by market …

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