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Recent articles by Jeff:

Genesis expands crypto footprint with custody acquisition

The deal is more evidence of consolidation in the cryptocurrency industry. → Read More

Paying during a pandemic: use of money transfer apps like Venmo and PalPal are surging

The use of payment apps like Venmo is surging even during a massive economic slowdown. → Read More

The boss in your bedroom: As workplace surveillance spreads, what are your rights?

Use of software that monitors employees' activities has tripled, raising privacy issues. → Read More

This 23-year old wants to automate your company’s legal work—and his company Brainbase just raised $8 million

The legal startup wants to expand into copyright and patent services. → Read More

J. K. Rowling tweet on bitcoin: Harry Potter author asked Twitter while drinking Old Fashioneds, Elon Musk replied

By Saturday, the Old Fashioneds had worn off and Rowling was back on Twitter—and her view of Bitcoin was even dimmer than before. → Read More

Reddit debuts Moon and Brick cryptocurrencies: What that means

Reddit's new "Moon" and "Brick" currencies are a novel experiment, but unlikely to carry broad significance. → Read More

This fintech needed workers so badly it started hiring employees' roommates and spouses

In March, the company send out a Google Survey to all of its 800 staff members, asking them if someone in their household wanted a job with Kraken. → Read More

Who pays for the pandemic when insurance companies refuse?

Hundreds of businesses have sued insurers for refusing to cover losses stemming from the pandemic. More than a trillion dollars may be at stake. → Read More

JPMorgan's new friendship with Coinbase opens the way for a new kind of IPO

The new relationship between Coinbase and JPMorgan is a breakthrough for crypto acceptance, and opens a path for an IPO by the biggest U.S. exchange. → Read More

Bitcoin memes: Federal Reserve meme strikes chord with Bitcoin believers

Cryptocurrency types see truth in a popular Federal Reserve meme. → Read More

Affirm's Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal, predicts how payments will change in the pandemic

Levchin is bearish on cash, credit cards and medium-sized banks. → Read More

Exclusive: Alphabet vets raise $400 million to remake America’s infrastructure

A spinoff from Google's Sidewalk Labs has big plans to transform four pillars of American infrastructure. → Read More

Robinhood funding: $280 million Series F values the company at $8.3 billion

The popular mobile trading app appears to have moved passed recent missteps. → Read More

Whole Foods is restricting cash payments in some stores

Amazon-owned Whole Foods is limiting the ability of customers to pay with cash in light of the coronavirus. → Read More

What the law says about forcing employees back to the office

Employees are beginning to return to work, but many are nervous about their safety. → Read More

Digital art during coronavirus: Can blockchain-based art thrive?

Blockchain-based digital art is getting new attention during the pandemic, with the help of the Winklevoss twins. → Read More

Ripple sues YouTube over videos that used CEO Brad Garlinghouse's image in crypto XRP scams

The lawsuit could provide more grist for lawmakers from both parties who have called for Congress to place more legal obligations on big tech companies. → Read More

Crypto site The Block names new CEO

The Block named Mike McCaffrey to its top job as it seeks to be an authority for the growing cryptocurrency industry. → Read More

When will U.S. reopen? Can Trump reopen economy? Constitution gives little authority over states, stores, schools

The President says he will reopen the economy, but he has little direct power to order the states and stores to open. → Read More

BitGo buys Lumina in bid to bulk up crypto offerings

BitGo has acquired Lumina, Hedge and Harbor in recent months as it seeks to be a full-service crypto firm. → Read More