And some light summer reading.
Zack Voell from CoinDesk fights the good fight to destroy the crypto markets, and do Buttcoin — and North Korea — proud.
Coding the deckchairs on the Titanic.
And I’m doing another Intelligence Squared on Thursday 5 December — and this one’s free!
If you’re going to do crimes, don’t do them on a permanent immutable public ledger of all transactions.
“In a way it’s liberating” — David Marcus on almost all the payment companies leaving Libra.
“Hey everyone. Is it normal and safe to buy bitcoin by mailing envelopes full of cash to someone? Let me know.”
“Well, let me get this straight. A company you didn’t buy until 2014 is listed as a beneficiary of a trust document you claimed was formed in 2012?”
If you’re transmitting value that substitutes for currency, FinCEN’s Bank Secrecy Act will probably apply. This is about activities, not status or labels.
A roundup of the latest news in Tether’s New York legal troubles, and that inconvenient near-billion-dollar hole in their accounts.