There’s no shortage of buzz and enthusiasm surrounding blockchain in the international development community, but ex-Treasury official Michael Pisa argues that less hype and more efforts to break down still-formidable barriers to adoption are needed.
Think you know cryptocurrency? You’re probably wrong. I used to wonder where these gross misconceptions were coming from. Who was spewing out these lies about crypto either being our savior or our tormentor? Then I turned on the TV.
AFTER Matthew Mellon, scion of the Mellon banking fortune, died on April 16 of a drug-related heart attack in Mexico, his family was unable to locate the pass code needed to retrieve his fortune — said to have been worth as much as $1 billion — in XRP cryptocurrency, according to the Daily Mail.
This entry is a lot more fascinating for David’s speculations on crypto as a day-to-day currency and questioning the efficacy of a consumer-facing crypto and the worth of decentralization vs. centralization in decision-making. Worth the read even if you haven’t been following this series.