Erik Weijers, a year ago
In recent months, there almost no major event plays out without crypto playing a role in the news coverage. The war in Ukraine is the most recent example. It is notable that respectable, conservative media outlets have made positive judgments about the role of crypto. Examples are institutions such as the Financial Times and The Economist.
An overview of some key publications from the mainstream media.
Between all the stories about excessive energy consumption and ransomware, it's refreshing to see the media give crypto a big thumbs up. Especially the general public, which knows little about crypto, needs this kind of coverage to wake up from their ill-informed scepticism.
In the words of Forbes:
Crypto has long been viewed as speculative and has its fair share of detractors. Fewer can now challenge its efficacy.
Mar 09, 2023
Paul Krugman is an elderly economist who thinks Bitcoin and other cryptos are rubbish - and hasn't been shy to share that opinion. Yesterday he got a taste of his own medicine from the crypto community after his tweet that he was kicked out of payment service Venmo. "Did you try to buy drugs?" Was a mocking response.
Mar 08, 2023
Ripple still has to deal with the SEC in court. Despite the ongoing fight over the question of whether the company was selling a security with XRP or not, Ripple continues to strengthen its efforts to advocate for crypto. A few days ago, Ripple published the results of a survey that was conducted together with the US Faster Payments Council.
Mar 03, 2023
On Twitter, you can often hear American crypto companies complaining that the lack of clear regulation is driving businesses offshore. The reasoning is that the financial watchdog the SEC is filing lawsuits left and right, creating uncertainty and discouraging innovation. Now, numbers confirm that there is indeed an exodus ongoing from the US to other countries, albeit a slow exodus.
Feb 24, 2023
This week is exciting when it comes down to announcing new foundations and looking at their plans. First Bosch and Fetch.ai pledge $100 million to explore industrial applications of Web3 and AI. Yesterday, the Linux Foundation Europe announced to start of a new foundation for solely one purpose: Wallets.
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