FINANCE & CRYPTO

Is the Coinbase IPO Game Over For Bitcoin and DeFi Naysayers?

Cryptocurrency chats on Telegram were ablaze with rocket emojis ahead of the Coinbase IPO on Wednesday. Although longtime players in crypto often approach the centralized exchange with caution—citing concerns over astronomical fees and reporting...

Mark Cuban Calls Ethereum ‘Closest to a True Currency’

Billionaire Mark Cuban is DeFi's most high-profile hype man. With a cryptocurrency portfolio consisting of "60% Bitcoin, 30% Ethereum, and 10%" miscellaneous alt-coin projects, Cuban has compared the current blockchain wave to the early days...

Cathie Wood’s New Space ETF ARKX Bets Big on 3D Printing

Investor Cathie Wood's long-awaited space ETF, ARKX, is betting the future of space exploration hinges on 3D Printing. Wood launched the new ETF on Tuesday. While several of the holdings are engineering and industrial giants...

Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, and ARK’s Cathie Wood Bid Six Figures for Beeple Climate...

A Beeple NFT just sold for $6 million. Music producer Calvin Harris, DJ Steve Aoki, and ARK Investment Fund's Cathie Wood bid six-figure sums for a non-fungible token (NFT) from Beeple—the artist Mike Winkelmann whose...

Bitcoin Was Supposed to Free Us from Big Finance. Is It Leading to More...

Problem Centralizalized tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple have mainstreamed mass surveillance techniques that have created a reality wherein every behavioral pattern is monetized. Solution Decentralization. Usher in a new tech revolution governed by Bitcoin, algorithms,...

Andrew Yang Proposes ‘People’s Bank’ Built On Fintech

The "unbanked" are everywhere—even in a financial mecca like New York City.

Is Deutsche Bank Eying DeFi With its Secretive Digital Custody?

Deutsche Bank is joining the ranks of Fidelity and BNY Mellon to offer institutional investors exposure to cryptocurrency, and may be eyeing Decentralized Finance (DeFi). In an overlooked December report from the World Economic Forum...

Jerome Powell Says Evolving Technology Doesn’t Have to Cause Inequality

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell took a nuanced stance toward technology's relationship to income inequality

Palantir Stock Soars Over Artificial Intelligence Partnership With IBM

Big data meets artificial intelligence, meets quantum computing.

Will Fidelity’s Bitcoin Frenzy Lead to an Ethereum & Alt-Coin FOMO?

Institutional investors have discovered crypto. BlackRock announced last week the creation of two funds to give investors exposure to Bitcoin, following Fidelity's decision last summer to launch the "Fidelity Digital Funds" index. JP Morgan last month...