Who Will Wag Its Finger at Crypto Business?

    The prospect of creating a single global regulator for the cryptocurrency market is currently being discussed at various levels. We tried to collect all the available information and surmise: How real is such a possibility, what a structure like that could do, and how the regulatory process could work. The “stablecoin crisis” that began with…

    Major Stablecoin Debacle. Part 2

    This past week will surely go down in the history of cryptocurrencies as the point that marked a major shift in attitudes towards stablecoins. On the one hand, it became clear that algorithmic stablecoins did not live up to expectations. On the other, authorities all across the world got a reason to regulate this segment…

    Major Stablecoin Debacle. Part 1

    This past week will surely go down in the history of cryptocurrencies as the point that marked a major shift in attitudes towards stablecoins. On the one hand, it became clear that algorithmic stablecoins did not live up to expectations. On the other, authorities all across the world got a reason to regulate this segment…

    Cryptocurrencies and DeFi as seen by “traditional” finance. Part 1

    Sometimes I catch myself thinking that for a long time, I have been analyzing the cryptocurrency industry from the “inside”. Yes, it is very convenient: you know and understand everything; you are immersed in the processes and see their internal dynamics. But it also leads to certain distortions of perception. We shouldn’t forget that people…

    Volatility + Instability = Hope. Part 2

    Cryptocurrencies are known for their volatility, while developing countries have infamously unstable economies. But when the former is combined with the latter, it surprisingly leads to both stability and economic growth. Among the reasons for the popularity of cryptocurrencies in developing countries is the chance they give to raise your standard of living (and maybe…

    Volatility + Instability = Hope. Part 1

    Cryptocurrencies are known for their volatility, while developing countries have infamously unstable economies. But when the former is combined with the latter, it surprisingly leads to both stability and economic growth. People in the EU or North America, citizens of countries that set the global agenda, for the most part, still look at cryptocurrencies with…