Economics

After Trillions Printed Under QE, Politicians Now Say Deficits Don’t Matter

After Trillions Already Printed Under QE Politicians Now Say Deficits Don’t MatterWhen quantitative easing (QE) was introduced, it was likened to a drug, with central banks making an emergency injection of money to resuscitate the global economy. Now it seems that some politicians have gotten addicted to this drug, going as far as to claim that government deficits don’t matter and the money printing can just […]

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From Exxon to Crypto: the Story of Joey King on the Humans of Bitcoin Podcast

From Exxon to Crypto – the Story of Joey King on the Humans of Bitcoin PodcastJoey King, a developer at Bitcoin.com, is the latest character to have shared his story on the Humans of Bitcoin podcast with Matt Aaron. The interview covers how he went from working in the oil industry to being a crypto programmer to how he sees the propaganda efforts of Napoleon reflected in the market today. […]

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Our Value of Money Is Subjective – But Not Meaningless

Why People Value Money and How Ends Are Not Set ArbitrarilyIn my last op-ed, I discussed how the value we place on items and goods is subjective based on Carl Menger’s Subjective Theory of Value and how these concepts apply to people’s perception of value with things like fiat, gold, and bitcoin. The post outlined the idea that money cannot serve as a store of […]

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Why Cryptocurrency Investors Are Renouncing Their US Citizenship

Andrew Henderson is the founder of Nomad Capitalist, a company which helps people from around the world move to different countries while minimizing their tax obligations. In recent years the company has created plans for dozens of people who made their wealth from the cryptocurrency sector, including business owners, traders, investors and consultants. News.Bitcoin.com interviewed […]

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Putting an End to the Bitcoin Store of Value Fallacy

Over the last few years, many have claimed that bitcoin core (BTC) has turned into, or will soon become, a store of value (SoV). Proponents of the BTC-based SoV theory seem to think that money can somehow store value and if it’s held long enough, the price will be higher or predictably useful when spent […]

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Bitcoin Can’t Fix Venezuela: I Should Know

Diana Aguilar used bitcoin to survive in Venezuela, but cryptocurrency can’t fix the troubled nation's economy, she argues.

The Fed’s Low Interest Rates and QE Have Created a Dependent Generation

The Fed's Low Interest Rates and QE Bolstered a Dependent GenerationOn March 20, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) unanimously decided to keep federal interest rates unchanged. Critics believe that the central bank’s policy of near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing (QE) has corrupted the U.S. economy for nearly a decade and spawned a generation of socialists. Also read: Bitcoin and the Agora: Every […]

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US Sanctions Moscow’s Evrofinance Bank Over Involvement With Petro

US Sanctions Moscow-Based Bank Evrofinance Over Involvement With PetroThe U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on Moscow-based Evrofinance Mosnarbank. The Russian bank was allegedly involved in Venezuela’s attempts to bypass financial sanctions using the petro. Also Read: In the Daily: Exchange to List STOs, Crypto Tax Tool for Accountants, Coinbase Updates US Sanctions Evrofinance The […]

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Survey: 70% of Cryptocurrency Owners Rarely Use Crypto for Payments

A recent survey has found that the majority of cryptocurrency owners rarely use it for making payments. One somewhat unexpected reason postulated for this is that some people are still nervous about making cryptocurrency transactions. Also Read: Canaan Creative Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funding Only 30% Use Crypto as Currency The Foundation […]

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The Long Relationship Between In-Game Gold and Bitcoin Continues to Thrive

The Long Relationship Between In-Game Gold and Bitcoin Continues to ThriveMost people understand that cryptocurrencies like BTC can be traded for dollars, euros, yen, and a wide variety of nation-state issued currencies. However, they may not realize that virtual items like in-game gold from popular role-playing games (RPGs) like Runescape, Guild Wars, and World of Warcraft have been sold for bitcoins since 2012. Also read: […]

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