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Considering Coinbase's COIN? You Might Be Better Buying Bitcoin Instead

Source: Adobe/Denis. W Andrew Urquhart, Associate Professor of Finance, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading._____ Coinbase, the San Francisco-based crypto exchange, is going public on April 14. The company will trade under…

A Closer Look at the Environmental Impact of Bitcoin Mining

Source: Adobe/Photocreo Bednarek Christopher Bendiksen, Head of Research at CoinShares, major European major digital asset manager.____ Bitcoin (BTC) is a settlement system like FedWire, not a payments aggregator like VisaIt uses energy to deliver…

Volatility Is Crypto’s Best Friend

Source: Adobe/andov Stephen Ehrlich, Co-Founder and CEO at Voyager Digital, a crypto-asset broker. _____ Volatility is good for crypto. It serves multiple purposes as the whole crypto ecosystem matures, which we have to remember is an industry…

An Asynchronous and Divergent Recovery May Put Financial Stability at Risk

Source: Adobe/adrian_ilie825 Tobias Adrian is the Financial Counsellor and Director of the International Monetary Fund’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department._____ After enduring a tumultuous 2020, the global economy is finally emerging…

5 Ways DeFi Can Revolutionize the Healthcare Industry

Source: iStock/Savushkin Pradeep Goel, CEO of Solve.Care, a blockchain-powered platform for healthcare benefits administration and payments.______ Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent growth of the decentralized finance…

The Dark Side Of Coinbase Listing

Brian Armstrong, CEO and Founder of Coinbase. Source: A screenshot, Coinbase Jerry Davis, Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and Professor of Management and Sociology, University of Michigan.________…

Joe Biden's USD 1.9T Stimulus Won't Reignite World Economy

Source: Adobe/Ольга Копьёва Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, Cambridge Judge Business School._______ The economic orthodoxy has long been that governments should try to balance their books…

The Case Of a Plunging Fiat Currency: Turkey's Struggling Lira

Source: iStock/Joel Carillet Emre Tarim, Lecturer in Behavioural Sciences, Lancaster University. ____ The Turkish lira has once again made global headlines, with a steep drop of 15% on March 22, running from below 7.20 to the US dollar to over…

Why Would Anyone Buy NFT – A Link To A JPEG File?

Unlimited Possibilities by Buddyart00. Last sold for USD 3,707. Source: async.art Aaron Hertzmann, Affiliate Faculty of Computer Science, University of Washington._______ As an academic researcher, developer of artistic technology and amateur…

Dysfunctional Financial Markets Are Making Inequality Worse

Source: Adobe/Hyejin Kang Arman Hassanniakalager, Lecturer in Finance, University of Bath.________ The global market in government bonds has been bleeding red lately. “Bond market screams for help but no one answers”, says Bloomberg. It…