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Jeff John Roberts


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Recent articles by Jeff:

Big Tech regulation: Would a new agency to oversee Google and Facbook be better than antitrust cases?

A new regulator could act faster than antitrust law, but critics warn a new agency could be captured. → Read More

Bitcoin surges to a 2020 high on PayPal’s embrace

The cryptocurrency broke the $13,000 mark for the first time since June of 2019. → Read More

Digital banks: Feature, product or business?

Digital upstarts won customers with better tech and interest rates, but that strategy may be running out of steam. → Read More

Blockchain industry faces moment of truth as high profile projects go live

Projects like Polkadot, Dfinity and Filecoin raised oodles of money to pursue grand blockchain-based businesses. Will they ever deliver? → Read More

How the secretive CFIUS became a powerful weapon in the trade wars

The TikTok saga is putting a new spotlight on one of the Trump administration's favorite tools. → Read More

Facebook's new viral content review system to stop fake news is a gamechanger—if the company would only use it

Experts view circuit breakers as critical to stop viral misinformation. Facebook is using them, but only cautiously. → Read More

What happens if Trump or Biden dies before the election?

Now that it's too late to change the ballot, here's how this scenario would play out. → Read More

Coinbase received 1,914 requests in 6 months from FBI, ICE and other agencies

Coinbase published its first Transparency Report, a notable step for the cryptocurrency industry. → Read More

'Quarantine jeans' and athleisure: how clothing retailers are adapting to pandemic life

Retailers have encountered major challenges—but also a few unexpected upsides—during the COVID era. → Read More

Facebook moves to limit spread of dubious Hunter Biden laptop story

Facebook's decision to restrict a thinly reported tabloid story amid a U.S. election comes as the company steps up action against misinformation. → Read More

G7 bankers set to block Facebook's Libra currency

Opposition to Libra from G7 finance ministers is the latest setback for Facebook's project. → Read More

Coinbase sees 5% of employees depart in wake of politics controversy

The latest missive comes as Coinbase's CEO tries to promote an apolitical workplace culture. → Read More

Why Square went on a $50 million Bitcoin buying spree

A closer look at Square's announcement shows the purchase amounted to a longterm investment. → Read More

Ripple threatens to leave U.S. over crypto regulation

Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen warned the U.S. risks ceding crypto innovation to China. → Read More

If Joe Biden wins 2020 election in blue wave, U.S. economy would see a bost, says Goldman chief economist

The economic benefits of a Democratic stimulus package would outweigh higher corporate taxes, says the investment bank. → Read More

‘There is no shortage of Black talent’—CEO of Black leadership organization says

Crystal Ashby, CEO of the Executive Leadership Council, says Black talent is everywhere. → Read More

Is Hong Kong still a bridge between East and West? HKEX chair Cha describes ‘a ‘difficult situation’

Laura Cha, chair of the major stock exchange consortium, addressed questions about the future of Hong Kong's role as a center of finance. → Read More

Fewer waiters, no menus: Is Square's new service the future of dining?

A new QR-based service from Square means fewer interactions—and a different dining experience. → Read More

Former Amazon manager and her family charged with insider trading

The employee tipped off family members before 11 separate earnings announcements, the SEC said Monday. → Read More

The IRS is adding a cryptocurrency question to Form 1040 for 2020

The new IRS form will make it hard for Bitcoin owners to plead ignornace. → Read More