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The crypto market has been tumultuous over the past few weeks. It's been a scary time for "hodlers," but it's also a confusing time for speculative investors. Not sure what Coinbase does? Not sure what a stablecoin is? Shelly Palmer talks with Raegan Medgie and Robert Moses about Metacademy: a free-to-use, risk-free, hands-on website that will teach you about blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs, smart contracts, Web3, and other associated technologies. Continue Reading →

Ouch!

With the stock market reacting to our tumultuous economic times, you may not have noticed that the crypto market has crashed. Not just Bitcoin and Ether, but the entire crypto market. Even for the most devout crypto hodlers, this past week (especially the last 24 hours) has tested their faith. Continue Reading →
Fidelity Investments, the largest retirement plan provider in the United States, plans to allow investors to allocate up to 20% of their 401(k) accounts to bitcoin. It's the first major retirement-plan provider to do so. Continue Reading →
The White House would like to get to the bottom of this whole "is cryptocurrency going to destroy the climate or not" thing. The Office of Science and Technology Policy announced it's putting together a report that assesses whether digital assets “impede or advance efforts to tackle climate change” and makes moves toward a “clean and reliable electricity grid.” Continue Reading →
President Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday calling on the government to examine the risks and benefits of cryptocurrencies including the potential for a U.S. central bank digital currency (CBDC). The measures focus on six key areas: consumer protection, financial stability, illicit activity, U.S. competitiveness, financial inclusion, and responsible innovation. Continue Reading →
Key Russian figures and financial institutions have been placed on a U.S. sanctions list, and key Russian banks have been removed from the SWIFT interbank system. As a result, the value of a Russian ruble has plunged, which raises the question: can crypto be used by Russia to avoid sanctions? Continue Reading →

Ukraine DeFi

First, my heart goes out to the people of the Ukraine and to the innocent victims of Russia's brutal attack. The people of Ukraine are fighting for their lives. Hopefully, the international community will figure out a way to get Russia to stand down. Continue Reading →

The War on Crypto Begins

U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced legislation requiring the State Department to write a report on El Salvador's Bitcoin Law and develop a plan to "mitigate potential risks to the U.S. financial system." Continue Reading →