Money Reimagined: COVID-19’s Crash Course in Exponential Math

Money requires a network effect, helped by the self-reinforcing idea that “everyone’s using it because everyone’s using it.”

Bitcoin Wallet Electrum Now Supports Lightning, Watchtowers and Submarine Swaps

In its latest major release, Electrum now supports a number of innovations that could make using Lightning more secure and less bumpy for users.

Blockchain Bites: Coinbase’s Untraditional Investor Day and the Ethereum-EOS Arms Race in Latin America

Coinbase will host its first investor day while a protocol arms race unfolds in Latin America.

Bitcoin News Roundup for July 10, 2020

With the price of BTC headed down and the Fed's largest balance sheet decline in 11 years, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back for your bitcoin news roundup!

Cardano Creator Compares Criticism of Project to ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

Infighting is hurting crypto, IOHK's Charles Hoskinson says, but he won't "apologize for kicking people in the teeth" on Twitt if someone is attacking Cardano or its community.

First Mover: Kyber Token’s Eightfold Increase Reveals Bet on Future Market-Share Growth

Prices for decentralized exchange Kyber's KNC token have jumped eightfold in 2020, outshining the performance of Binance's BNB coin.

Blockchain Tech Can Verify Credentials, But Beware Credentialism

Blockchain-based credentials can make getting back to work and school easier post-COVID. But we must resist the urge to put every life achievement on a blockchain.

The Federal Reserve’s Declining Balance Sheet Is Bearish for Bitcoin. Or Is It?

The Fed’s balance sheet just dropped the most in 11 years, but despite popular opinion, that is not necessarily bad news for bitcoin.

Crypto ‘Giveaway’ Scams Continue to Flourish on YouTube

Cryptocurrency scams continue to appear on YouTube, misusing content from influential people in the space and stealing from the gullible.

A Rare Glimpse Into How Crypto Is Really Used in Venezuela

After airdropping cryptocurrency to 60,000 users in Venezuela, AirTM survey results suggest how crypto is really used in the economically troubled nation.