Coinbase S-1, a historic moment

I had a very different version of Thursday Threads ready to go when I woke up this morning, but what do you do when Coinbase drops its S-1? This is a historic moment for crypto. The document provides unique insights into what is one of crypto’s oldest, most prominent...

Like a snowball

Like a snowball

Lots of snow and related inconveniences in the US this week so I hope those affected are staying well. Crypto seemed undisturbed by it all with both bitcoin and ether breaking fresh records. With that, the crypto market cap broke $1.5B, another milestone. All against...

Rookie of the year

Rookie of the year

Concurrent with the NFL’s announcement, Mike Novogratz pronounced Michael Saylor crypto’s Rookie of the Year during MicroStrategy’s bitcoin summit last week. If you are interested in what crypto firms had to say to corporate treasuries, I summarized my key...

Information overload

Information overload

Ryan Selkis noted this week how Clubhouse, the latest social media sensation, is “a big time suck.” It made me think how hard it has become to keep up with everything crypto. Between podcasts, webinars, video channels, news articles, blogs, newsletters, and...

GameStop: Stealing bitcoin’s thunder

GameStop: Stealing bitcoin’s thunder

GameStop stole bitcoin's Thunder: mainstream media headlines, social media buzz, calls for regulatory action, a commotion on Wall Street, and outages everywhere. Luckily it didn't take long, because...it's Doge Time!  Never a dull moment. In this week’s...

Thursday Threads: A New Chapter

Thursday Threads: A New Chapter

A new chapter. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States yesterday. With the change of power, there will be a number of new regulators key to crypto’s future too. Notably Gary Gensler as Chair of the SEC and Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary....

Thursday Threads: The Return of The Rollercoaster

Thursday Threads: The Return of The Rollercoaster

So far for my new year’s resolution to write briefer Thursday Threads posts. I’m sorry folks, there are just too many dots to connect for you this week. Bitcoin went rogue, generating lots of headlines including some “told you so.” Then there was more M&A,...

Thursday Threads: Everybody Loves Bitcoin

Thursday Threads: Everybody Loves Bitcoin

2020 went down into history as the year where crypto gained the institutional momentum it had been waiting for. And now, everybody LOVES bitcoin 💖. Well, almost everyone, anyway. Although many skeptics remain, it is fascinating how the times have changed....

Thursday Threads: Fooled by Randomness

Thursday Threads: Fooled by Randomness

As the sun is soon to set on 2020 for the last time (if it hasn’t already for you), a few reflections. There are a lot of things that I am not good at, but my brain is pretty decent at making connections between things. I like comparing it to a radar that continuously...

Thursday Threads: The Christmas Edition 🎄🎄🎄

Thursday Threads: The Christmas Edition 🎄🎄🎄

Merry Christmas everyone, and thanks for your readership! You are all legends 🦸🏽‍♀️ 🦸🏻‍♂️ I hope you get to take a break over the holidays. A slightly different format this week because of an end-of-year feature that turned out a bit longer than intended 🤦🏽‍♀️ New...

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