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The case against Bitcoin

“Peter Thiel’s former portfolio manager says that the crypto narrative is built on half-truths and a nonchalance about the security provided by the nation-state.” | learn more

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Crypto Sci-Hub and the decentralization of science

“Open and publicly accessible research graphs can also have their own network-native crypto incentives. This might create novel funding models for curation, and shift the world of scientific research from a US-government-centered, dollar-funded, institutional model to a decentralized network of […]

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Bitcoin is not an inflation hedge

This critical analysis of a common belief among Bitcoin supporters has merit. “The inflation-hedge viewpoint is an article of faith in the crypto community. The logic goes that bitcoin will become the asset of last resort when inflation finally makes […]

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Not your keys, not your Bitcoin

Another $2 billion example of counterparty risk, this one from Turkish exchange Thodex. “Turkey launched an international manhunt for the founder of one of its major cryptocurrency exchanges after he stopped paying clients and fled the country.” | learn more

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Crypto exchange unbundling

“This year’s primary crypto infrastructure question is simple: do you believe exchanges will continue to aggregate all of these critical functions under one umbrella? Or are they at risk of being replaced or unbundled?” | learn more