Jeff John Roberts, Fortune

Jeff John Roberts


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Past articles by Jeff:

Crypto loves socialism—when it’s convenient

The hypocrisy of crypto libertarian types like David Sacks when it comes to their friends is stunning. → Read More

Crypto’s rebel spirit is getting tamed by lawyers and accountants

Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto would likely be aghast at the rise of the crypto compliance industry. → Read More

Crypto payroll startup Toku raises $20 million as blockchain firms lean into compliance

A growing number of big firms are paying staff in tokens, which creates an opportunity for specialized compliance and payroll startup Toku. → Read More

Why Grayscale has a 40% chance of winning its court fight with the SEC to create a Bitcoin ETF

Here's an overview of the odds as Grayscale and the SEC square off in court this week. → Read More

Bitcoin is for Republicans, Ethereum is for Democrats

The colorful pageantry on display at ETHDenver highlights a cultural contrast between crypto's two main tribes. → Read More

Block launches Bitcoin Lightning business with eye to new revenue stream

Block is now using Bitcoins from its balance sheet to earn money by providing routing services on the Lightning network. → Read More

How new blockchain Base could make Coinbase cool again

After a long stretch of poor earnings and strategic blunders, Coinbase may be getting its mojo back. → Read More

NFTs are being underestimated—again

A series of developments in the world of NFTs suggest they're not only here to stay, but on the cusp of something big. → Read More

Announcing the Fortune Crypto 40: A ranking to recognize the best companies in crypto

The inaugural Crypto 40 list will recognize leading companies in traditional finance, DeFi, and NFTs. → Read More

The outrageous treatment of Roald Dahl—and a possible solution

The fate of Roald Dahl's books suggests it's time for authors to apply crypto technology to protect their work. → Read More

Binance in the balance: What a settlement would mean for the world’s biggest crypto exchange

A deal would have huge implications for Binance and the crypto industry—if it goes through. → Read More

Staking services like Lido offer 5% returns—and are very different than earlier high-yield crypto offerings

Lido and other staking services have little in common with Celsius and other failed lenders. → Read More

U.S. regulators just killed a major stablecoin. What that means for the crypto industry

The SEC and the state of New York just went after Binance's stablecoin and the firm that issues it. → Read More

Who controls crypto? Digital assets and Web3 test the boundaries of intellectual property

Crypto is barely a decade old, but already it has resulted in novel cases in the fields of copyright, patent, and trademark law. → Read More

Crypto’s corporate crisis is over but Silbert and the Winklevoss twins have ruined their reputations

The men made the crypto industry what it is today but now they are damaged goods. → Read More

Musk’s plan for an ‘everything app’ could save Twitter—if he doesn’t destroy it first

Elon Musk is moving forward with his plan to turn Twitter into a payment platform. He'd better hurry. → Read More

Crypto is now part of the culture wars and Biden’s new gambit won’t help

The White House rolled out an aggressive anti-crypto stance that could come to bite Democrats in the long term. → Read More

California DMV is now on the blockchain. Why that’s a bigger deal than you think

Californians will soon be able to carry their car titles as NFTs in a digital wallet. → Read More

Coinbase investors fume as CPO cuts out early after pocketing $105M in stock sales

Chatterjee's windfall, despite his short tenure and shaky performance, raises questions about the fairness of stock-based compensation. → Read More

3 reasons why this crypto rally will last—and 1 why it won’t

Brief crypto rallies over the last year fizzled quickly. This time it may be different. → Read More