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Venezuela is The Patient Zero Challenging The Western Financial System with Bitcoin

Venezuela's building a crypto-financial critical infrastructure to evade US sanctions

Global sovereign currencies are regulated and mediated by central banks, with significant tracking and infrastructure capabilities to allow for secure currency transactions, to enforce government policy, and to monitor criminal behavior. These safeguards do not exist with cryptocurrencies, which enable peer-to-peer instantaneous and immutable blockchain transactions. The result: participants can sidestep American controlled transaction mechanisms. Non-state actors can fund illegal operations,…

Should Regulators License Blockchain Oracles?

Licensing and endorsing professional oracles is key to improving the overall health of the blockchain ecosystem.

Blockchain oracles, or off-chain data providers, are key players in the blockchain ecosystem - wielding as much if not more power than miners and protocols developers. Often misunderstood and overlooked, they suffer from constant misuse and security vulnerabilities. Licensing and endorsing professional oracles is key to improving the overall health of the blockchain ecosystem.

Central Bank Digital Currencies And The U.S./China Great Power Competition

The “Great Power Competition” (GPC) is a termed now commonly used to describe the global affairs between the United States and China. A Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) being deployed by China could have immense implications for the role of the Dollar as the global reserve currency and the political stability of the US-Chinese relations.

Tensions heighten between the United States and China amid trade wars, COVID-19, a chaotic presidential election period, disputes over Tibet, and increasing pressure at the Taiwan Strait.

Can You Have Your Bitcoin And Eat It Too?

What if you could benefit from additional functionality without compromising on security?

Crypto Twitter, like many Twitter-spheres, is as full of self-affirmation and choir preaching as it is of internal holy-wars (not too unlike those described on this post). We can characterize two camps within the crypto/digital asset space. This is a gross oversimplification to be sure, but paints a picture of the space where there are a spectrum of competing ideas.