Can you really borrow money at negative rates, earn double-digit annual yields on savings deposits, and see 1000x token returns?

As excitement over DeFi continues it is useful to remember just how small a percentage of the population is currently participating in not just DeFi, but crypto as a whole.

Today, even as we approach this month the 12-year anniversary of the publication of the bitcoin white paper by Satoshi…

A look at the winners and losers of financial repression

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Quick Take:

  • Of the various mechanisms for addressing growing government debt, financial repression is compelling from the perspective of policymakers
  • Traditional savers and bondholders, such as banks and pension funds, are some of the biggest losers from financial repression
  • The crypto industry and its users stand…

A new US digital dollar, seemingly imminent, will transform the financial world and digital currency landscape

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The introduction of a “US digital dollar” — the creation of which just last year seemed far away, but now under serious consideration — represents nothing short of a tectonic reconfiguration of money and the global financial system.

The US dollar is the world’s…

Garrick Hileman

head of research at Blockchain.com and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics

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