The Future of Money with Henri Arslanian

By Henri Arslanian

Future of Finance and Money - PwC Global Crypto Leader, Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, University Professor, Host of Crypto Capsule™ - Views are my own

Future of Finance and Money - PwC Global Crypto Leader, Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, University Professor, Host of Crypto Capsule™ - Views are my own

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issues

#109・

Will Ethereum Be a Deflationary Currency Post-Merge? (#120 - 19 September 2022)

This week saw the completion of the Ethereum Merge, which as we covered in last week’s issue of the newsletter, was a historic moment in the history of crypto assets.

 
#108・

The Ethereum Merge: 10 Things You Need to Know (#119 - 12 September 2022)

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#107・

How the Spanish and Portuguese “Discoveries” of the Americas Impacted the History of Money (#118 - 29 August 2022)

In order to understand the latest iteration of money and commerce, it is very much worthwhile to gaze all the way back through human history and focus on some of the primitive forms of money that laid the foundation for everything to come.

 
#106・

What You Need to Know About the Recent Sanctions Against Tornado Cash (#117 - 22 August 2022)

In a landmark development, the U.S. Treasury Department last week imposed sanctions on Tornado Cash, accusing the platform of laundering billions of dollars in digital assets, including $455 million stolen by North Korean hackers.

 
#105・

Five Things You Need to Know About Ethereum’s Upcoming Merge (#116 - 15 August 2022)

The Ethereum network is currently undergoing a massive and exciting new revamp called the Merge (originally called Ethereum 2.0), which is officially scheduled to take place on September 19.

 
#104・

Why Aren’t We Seeing More Bitcoin Usage in El Salvador? (#115 - 08 August 2022)

In a recent newsletter, we examined the Central African Republic’s push to stimulate Bitcoin and digital asset adoption throughout the impoverished country via their Sango initiative.

 
#103・

What the Recent Insider Trading Charges Against a Former Coinbase Employee Mean for the Future of the Crypto Industry? (#114 - 1 August 2022)

On Thursday, July 21 the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York announced charges against former Coinbase product manager Ishan Wahi, his brother (Nikhil Wahi), and their friend (Sameer Ramani), alleging that the trio had committ…

 
#102・

Why the Crypto Community Is Cautious About the Central African Republic’s Crypto Initiatives? (#113 - 18 July 2022)

In late April, lawmakers in the Central African Republican parliament unanimously passed a bill that legalized Bitcoin as legal tender in the country.

 
#101・

How 90% of Central Banks Globally Are Exploring CBDCs (#112 - 11 July 2022)

A recent survey by the Bank For International Settlements (BIS) shows that 90% of central banks globally are seriously exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

 
#100・

How China Accelerated the Development of Paper Banknotes (#111 - 2 July 2022)

In order to understand the latest iteration of money and commerce, it is very much worthwhile to gaze all the way back through human history and focus on some of the primitive forms of money that laid the foundation for everything to come.

 
#99・

How the ECB Wants to Issue Its CBDC (#110 - 25 June 2022)

There have been many announcements and developments on a digital euro over the past three years that we have covered in this newsletter before.

 
#98・

Celsius Pauses All Withdrawals & What the First NFT Subpoena Means for Future Enforcement of Crypto Cases (#108 - 19 June 2022)

Crypto markets have had a brutal couple of days. Bitcoin fell below $22,000, Ethereum fell under $1,200, and crypto’s total market cap plunged beneath the $1 trillion mark.

 
#97・

How Big Is the Global Crypto Hedge Fund Ecosystem and Why 67% of Traditional Hedge Funds May Increase Their Crypto Allocation This Year? (#106 - 13 June 2022)

PwC, Elwood, and AIMA just published their 4th Annual Global Crypto Hedge Fund Report, which is packed with several interesting takeaways about the continued development and maturation of the crypto hedge fund industry.

 
#96・

Similarities Between UST & Early Banknotes and Insider Trading of NFTs at OpenSea (#104 - 6 June 2022)

Last month’s collapse of Luna and UST will go down in history as another failed and flawed experiment in trying to build the future of money.

 
#95・

What Is Bitcoin Pizza Day and Are Chinese Miners Mining Bitcoin Again? How the U.S. State of Georgia Overtook Texas as America’s Bitcoin Mining Hub. (#102 - 30 May 2022)

May 22nd is a very special day in the history of Bitcoin and money.

 
#94・

Special 100th Issue: Launch of My New Book "The Book of Crypto"​ and Merger with Leading Gaming, Esports and Metaverse Media Firm (#100 - 23 May 2022)

Special 100th Issue: Launch of My New Book "The Book of Crypto" and Merger of Arslanian Media to Create the Leading Crypto, Gaming, Esports and Metaverse Integrated Media Firm!

 
#93・

The Luna/Terra Collapse: Why and How It Happened? What Should We Expect Next? (#99 - 14 May 2022)

An important event took place beginning last weekend when the algorithmic stablecoin Terra, which is supposed to be pegged to $1, fell as low as $0.10 in what can only be described as a crypto “bank run.”

 
#92・

What Does Elon Musk’s Twitter Acquisition Mean for Crypto & How Italian Bankers & the Renaissance Accelerated the Development of Money (and Democratised Mathematics!) (#98 - 9 May 2022)

Twitter announced last week that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk in a transaction valued at approximately $44 billion.

 
#91・

Why Is the IMF Warning Against the Risks of “Cryptoisation”? (#96 - 2 May 2022)

The IMF recently released a report warning about the risk of cryptoisation in emerging markets where residents are opting to use crypto assets instead of their local currency.

 
#90・

How North Korean Hackers Emerged as One of the Biggest Threats to the Crypto Ecosystem? (#95 - 23 April 2022)

A major development in the crypto ecosystem took place last week when the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned a North Korean cybercriminal cartel known as Lazarus Group that was behind last month’s exploit of the Ronin Bridge.