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Why is Citi embracing Crypto?

Crypto
28/06/2021

It was only recently that we covered a story about Citi’s ‘At the Tipping Point’ report on bitcoin. Financial institutions like BNY Mellon were already getting involved in cryptocurrencies back then. However, today we w...

From CypherPunks to DeFi

Crypto
10/06/2021

Last week, Nick Szabo spoke at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on ‘The History of Money’. In his speech, Szabo identified the fundamental problems that he sees with the ‘fiat regime’ which he claims Bitcoin can fix...

The Crypto Diary of a Hodler

Crypto
10/06/2021

The #DisruptionBanking Editorial team submit an entirely fictional account of Jon, the #Bitcoin Hodler. January 2021 Jon had been watching CryptosRUs on YouTube again. He had spent hours following what users had b...

Bank of England publishes Discussion Paper on New Forms of Digital Money

Crypto
07/06/2021

Since April 2020, when the Chinese central bank announced the introduction of the digital yuan, there has been much debate surrounding the concept of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). In the United Kingdom, there...

Full Fat, High Caffeine, Maximum Strength – Britcoin

Crypto
28/04/2021

Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister and anti-capitalist pundit, has found a new avenue for his playful economics. In his novel Another Now, a financial techie opens a wormhole into an alternate universe wher...

The dismal debut IPO of Coinbase

Crypto
20/04/2021

It was touted as the biggest IPO of all time. It SHOULD have been the biggest IPO of all time. And if #bitcoin had shot up, then it may well have been the biggest IPO of all time. Interestingly though, Airbnb IPO’d duri...

Hey Citi, your bitcoin report is NOT embarrassingly bad

Crypto
07/04/2021

It’s not often you get to see the FT openly bashing a global(ly) systematically important bank like Citi. But in March that is what we saw when Citi published it’s bitcoin ‘At the Tipping Point’ report. Whether or not i...

Coinbase’s Listing on Nasdaq signals Crypto adoption

Crypto
22/03/2021

Coinbase recently hit a pre-IPO valuation of $90 billion at a Nasdaq Private Market auction earlier this month, according to a report by Bloomberg. Shares were reported to have traded for $350 each. Although initiall...

Crypto – popular in the US, Russia, Nigeria and a few other countries

Crypto
02/03/2021

In late 2020 we covered a story with TradingView about some of the most popular assets investors were looking at in 2020. Bitcoin trended highest in California for instance, while Tesla won in Texas. https://twitter...

As Bitcoin nears $1 trillion market cap, can comparing Crypto to Forex trading help understand what next?

Crypto
18/02/2021

While many observers have been looking on with astonishment as Bitcoin hit $50,000 this week, others are looking at a different story related to the Currency – how it will imminently have a market cap of $1 trillion....

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