David Z.

Morris

David Z. Morris

David Z. Morris is CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist. He has written about crypto since 2013 for outlets including Fortune, Slate, and Aeon. He is the author of "Bitcoin is Magic," an introduction to Bitcoin's social dynamics. He is a former academic sociologist of technology with a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Iowa. He holds Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, and small amounts of other crypto assets.

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Why Is the Dollar Crushing Global Currencies if Inflation Is so Bad?
The continued dominance of USD in global markets may come as a surprise to those who learned economics from crypto.
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Is Peter Thiel’s Pro-Dropout Fellowship Mostly an Advertisement for Himself?
The $100,000 Thiel Fellowships garner big headlines for successes like Figma and Ethereum. But a deeper look shows a program that’s more about hype than reform. This article is part of CoinDesk's Education Week
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Estamos en el mercado bajista más importante en la historia de las criptomonedas
Este ciclo de caídas plantea una pregunta que algunos de los veteranos en criptomonedas nunca han considerado seriamente: ¿qué hay que hacer para asegurar que realmente haya otro mercado alcista?
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The Most Important Bear Market in Crypto History
This down cycle poses a question some crypto longtimers have never seriously considered before: What must be done to ensure there actually is another bull market?
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Amazon and Wanda Sykes Think Spying on You Is Hilarious
“Ring Nation” wants to normalize surveillance. But more than 40 civil rights groups and a U.S. senator call it dystopian corporate propaganda.
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Craig Wright’s Abnormal Psychology
In the Hodlonaut trial, Wright’s claims about his own state of mind are as bizarre as his claims about blockchain technology. But there’s an all-too-rational explanation.
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1 Year of Bitcoin in El Salvador: The Bad, the Good and the Ugly
Despite many real stumbles and skeptical mainstream coverage of Nayib Bukele’s bitcoin initiative, both tourism numbers and remittance usage are already showing meaningful payoffs.
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3 Big Things the Merge Will Change About Ethereum
The network's shift to proof-of-stake has implications for the environment, fees and Ethereum as a "network state." But it won't change everything.
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Bitcoin Soars Above $21K as Investors Await US CPI Report; FTX Ventures to Take 30% Stake in SkyBridge Capital
The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.
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Brian Armstrong's Finest Hour: Backing Tornado Cash Suit Against Treasury
Coinbase could be putting itself at risk by suing the federal government over its sanction of the privacy-preserving Tornado Cash protocol.
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