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Commentary

Editorial and lively commentary on daily price action, news headlines, and other information on cryptocurrencies.

I will come right and tell you what I think: I have no clue. This is where it gets tempting to go read 15 other peoples' articles, take a straw poll, or ask a friend. [Read more]

Who benefits from crypto volatility? Will an influx of new derivatives help or hurt prices? I've had LI connections solicit my views on both topics. These are complex ideas; I'll do my best. Regulators decide [Read more]

My daughter Sophia with her "Starry Night" knockoff. Our 3rd grader is representing St. Clement of Chicago here at the Bloomington-Normal state-wide competition. Her work is an imitation of Vincent Van Gogh's original. Did you [Read more]

Jackson Palmer, creator of Dogecoin, in which he laments "re-centralization" or maturation of cryptos beyond youthful independence to mainstream adoption as evidenced by the entrance of Fidelity & Bakkt. "While many cryptocurrency enthusiasts express blind [Read more]

Wordsmithing puts me to sleep. But sometimes you have to dissect things literally. Like the US Fed, the Financial Stability Board tells us: "Based on the available information, crypto-assets do not pose a material risk [Read more]

What's more prevalent in the "fintech" of blockchain - the "finance" or the "technology"? According to a friend, it's finance - and it's not even close. "Last year, everyone was chasing the next Ethereum. Those [Read more]

It can be done poorly (see Mr. Trump begging you to buy stocks); foolishly (see Mr. Musk's "I'm buying Tesla back" - and the ensuing fine); or ingeniously, subtly and even spectacularly. Look at this [Read more]

Christmas is right around the corner, or at least online retailers will remind you it's coming. I chuckled when I saw an ambitious press release this morning. When reading press releases, I always find myself [Read more]

Just celebrated my first Diwali celebration with 4Rev sidekick Varun Sehgal and my (amped-up) kids. Naturally, we ended up at a Turkish restaurant. With all my new Indian friends this year in blockchain, surely this [Read more]

According to a report, one in three South Africans own cryptos while one in two intend to buy them. The South African rand, meantime, has slid 20% this year amid fears of land repatriation and [Read more]