David Z. Morris, CoinDesk

David Z. Morris


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Past articles by David:

Be Patient: Sam Bankman-Fried Could Go to Prison for a Very, Very Long Time

The former wonder boy could be behind bars for life, according to U.S. federal sentencing guidelines. → Read More

FTX’s Collapse Was a Crime, Not an Accident

Sam Bankman-Fried is a con man and fraudster of historic proportions. But you might not learn that from the New York Times, CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist David Z. Morris writes. → Read More

Even Giants Started Out Small: Cooperation and the Early Days of Bitcoin

What the new Baylor Bitcoin study really says (and what it really doesn’t) about Satoshi & Co. → Read More

'How Can Information Be Free but Expensive?': Holly Herndon on Web 3, Art and the Future of IP

Artists Herndon, Mat Dryhurst and Dan Keller discuss where they see Web 3 taking culture, why weirdos thrive in a Web 3 world, and what makes Berlin a nexus for art and tech. → Read More

Trudeau Proved Bitcoin's Value, so Why Is It Trading Sideways?

Financial censorship in Canada is creating new crypto converts. But BTC's price isn't following - yet. → Read More

ETHDenver Agenda: 3 Big Themes in 2022

What you need to know about Ethereum’s big event this winter. → Read More

A Bridge Too Far: Does the Wormhole Hack Mean the Multi-Blockchain Dream Is Dead?

Bridges and other connections between blockchains present inherent security challenges. Whether those can be solved will determine the future of the entire ecosystem. → Read More

21 Predictions for Crypto and Beyond in 2022

What comes after crypto’s biggest year ever? → Read More

What Jack Dorsey’s Beef With ‘Web 3′ Is Really About

The Bitcoin-loving CEO’s feud with VCs is just the latest round of a fight that has been raging for nearly a decade: Bitcoiners vs. “crypto.” → Read More

There Was No ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Lawsuit

Depending on what you read, you might get the real story, or ... not. → Read More

Why Are We Still Debating Whether Craig Wright Is Satoshi?

A bold claim and a little financial backing can get you a lot of media mileage – even when nearly nobody believes you. → Read More

He Saw Iceland’s Banking Fraud From Inside. Now He’s Worried About Crypto

“I think we’re living on a sand castle financial system,” says former banker and fraud investigator Jared Bibler. → Read More

Do You Need to Go to College to Work in Crypto?

College dropouts sometimes become world-changing legends, including in crypto. But the big picture is a lot more complicated. → Read More

Tether's Collapse Would Be Chaotic, Not Cataclysmic

Possible criminal charges against Tether executives will put even more pressure on a product that the market is already cooling on. → Read More

David Z. Morris: The Iron Price of Fractional Reserve Banking

Algorithmic stablecoins are recreating traditional banking. And Iron Finance is learning old lessons all over again. → Read More

Biden's New Trade Chief Is a Web 3.0 Ally – David Z. Morris

Lina Khan made her name fighting data-hoarding platform monopolies. She could help clear the ground for a better model. → Read More

David Z. Morris: Soulja Boy Tells 'Em He Got Paid to Tweet

The rapper accidentally revealed he would be paid to tweet about SaferMars. As DJ Khaled, T.I. and others have found out, that's a no-no. → Read More

David Z. Morris: Banning Crypto Won't Stop Hackers

A Wall Street Journal op-ed argues that banning crypto can stop ransomware attacks. The notion is ridiculous, says our columnist. → Read More

David Morris - Musk Moves Dogecoin and Bitcoin. Is It Manipulation?

Whatever his intent, to make money or to play games, Musk is putting DOGE holders in a uniquely vulnerable position. → Read More

The last mile of the immunization campaign approaches

How can we prop up nations without the infrastructure and influence to COVID vaccine shots into arms? → Read More