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  • Inverse
  • CoinDesk
  • Mic
  • Wareable
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Past articles by Leigh:

‘Borderless’ crypto networks wrestle with state sanction compliance –

Crypto companies may be choosing to avoid marginalized communities rather than devising strategic ways to include them. → Read More

Will DAOs revolutionize media or just create playgrounds for the rich? –

Over the past few weeks a virtual flash mob called the ConstitutionDAO, with thousands of cryptocurrency fans, crowdfunded almost $45 million to buy a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Although they lost the auction, they had already spun up a line of sweatshirts, emblazoned with emojis, distributed by the newsletter company MorningBrew. The plan? Purchase […] → Read More

How African refugees used bitcoin to build their own grassroots economy –

When hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fled their homes after the eruption of the Mount Nyiragongo volcano on May 22, a blogger and a fledgling restaurant worker teamed up in the city of Goma and used bitcoin to help displaced families. Chainglob crypto news founder Gloire Wanzavalere […] → Read More

Radical Ethereum entrepreneurs are redefining what ‘rape kit’ means –

Their investors call them disruptive innovators and detractors. Some call them “dirty scammers.” But the Leda Health co-founders think of themselves as advocates for sexual assault survivors. → Read More

Radical Ethereum entrepreneurs are redefining what ‘rape kit’ means –

Their investors call them disruptive innovators and detractors. Some call them “dirty scammers.” But the Leda Health co-founders think of themselves as advocates for sexual assault survivors. → Read More

The NFT craze will be a boon for lawyers –

The best way to know which aspects of the NFT craze will outlast this trendy boom is to look at the history of comparable assets; people have been making crypto collectibles for nearly seven years. → Read More

Pussy Riot shows the cypherpunk power of feminist NFTs –

It might seem like everyone and their mom is selling a non-fungible token (NFT) these days, but Pussy Riot co-founder Nadya Tolokonnikova is one of the few strategizing beyond the hype cycle. The NFT market is just getting started, but where is it headed? “I’ve been using cryptocurrency before this,” Tolokonnikova told TechCrunch, noting Pussy […] → Read More

NFTs could bridge video games and the fashion industry –

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offer new ways for consumers to collect, wear and trade fashion online. Now that most fashion shows have scaled back or gone virtual, they may become an important tool for the industry. → Read More

The debate about cryptocurrency and energy consumption –

Energy consumption has become the latest flashpoint for cryptocurrency. Critics decry it as an energy hog while proponents hail it for being less intensive than the current global economy. One such critic, DigiEconomist founder Alex de Vries, said he’s “never seen anything that is as inefficient as bitcoin.” On the other side of the debate, […] → Read More

A huge cryptocurrency stereotype is debunked by 1 group of investors

Cryptocurrency is “empowering” a new generation of investors in India, but government regulations could pour cold water on their ambitions. → Read More

The NFT market is just getting started, but where is it headed? –

Every once in a meme-ified blue moon, the wildly irrational cryptocurrency ecosystem gives birth to something that might outlive the hype. → Read More

Inverse Daily: The most French science story you'll read all week

While I contemplate the rise of the NFT after reading this very good column, let’s get you into a few stories to expand your mind on this Tuesday. I’m Nick Lucchesi, editor-in-chief at Inverse. Also in this daily digest, find the story of a scientific discovery from France confirming what you probably already thought about hamburgers and wine: they were made for each other. → Read More

How the Biden administration is approaching crypto regulations –

Given the chaos created by the Trump administration, bitcoin fans are anxiously optimistic about how regulators will approach the cryptocurrency space during President Joe Biden’s administration. → Read More

Meet the entrepreneurs bringing bitcoin to institutions –

There’s a popular misconception that the cryptocurrency industry is a realm of rogue tech-bro cowboys. But the reality is many of the most ambitious entrepreneurs in fintech are betting big on institutional bitcoin adoption. Such is the case with Lebanese-American venture capitalist Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, whom Forbes recently listed as one of the […] → Read More

How emerging markets are approaching crypto –

From Brazil to Nigeria, people turn to bitcoin because it’s the most advantageous way for them to conduct international transactions. → Read More

How Bitcoin is helping middle-class users survive the pandemic –

Regulators may still want to imply Bitcoin is merely a tool for criminals, but for many middle-class users, it’s proving to be a lifeline. → Read More

Bitcoin advocates revolt against the Trump administration’s frantic crypto regulations –

Leigh Cuen Contributor Share on Twitter Bitcoin fans across the country are rallying against a common enemy, the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, one of President Donald Trump’s closest associates, has been working overtime since Thanksgiving to push several crypto regulations through before the Biden administration takes over on […] → Read More

How Israeli VCs Are Doubling Down on DeFi Startups

The three co-founders of Collider Ventures agree Israel’s vibrant crypto industry waned, yet didn’t fizzle, throughout 2020. → Read More

How Normies Are Getting Crypto-Rich With DeFi

DeFi may be a whale's game, but plenty of small players are making life-changing amounts of money with these risky crypto experiments. → Read More

Why Kyber Network Tokens Tripled to $100M Despite the Coronavirus Recession

Here's why Kyber Network's KNC is this season's hottest token across decentralized cryptocurrency markets. → Read More