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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BitConnect Episode 4: Fraud Is a Flat Circle
This week, in the last episode of the season, we look at the methodical, often slow progress of justice, and pull at one final thread: the ominous connections between BitConnect and India’s ruling party, the conservative BJP.
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Why Is Crypto Bouncing Back?
Global inflation is at a turning point. Here’s what that could mean for crypto’s nascent turnaround, CoinDesk Chief Insights Columnist David Z. Morris writes.
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BitConnect Episode 3: Technically, You Kind of Lost Your Money
This week, we meet the online influencers who enticed victims into the BitConnect farce, and the pyramid-scheme model that allowed them to make millions doing it.
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Coinbase Halting Operations in Japan; ConsenSys Confirms Job Cuts
The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023.
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BitConnect Episode 2: Where Is Madeline Bigatton?
This week, we explore the intricate interplay of events that led to BitConnect’s dramatic decline, and the case of the missing woman just left of center of the scheme.
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Is Sam Bankman-Fried Losing His Mind?
The alleged fraudster's latest blog post shows a man completely divorced from reality.
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What’s the Relationship Between Crypto and AI? Is There Any?
Distributed AI projects such as SingularityNET want composable artificial intelligence managed through public blockchains. That's far preferable to Silicon Valley's corporate authoritarianism.
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BitConnect Episode 1: The Gujarati Connection
This week, we dig into the rise of BitConnect, the strange kidnapping case that ultimately helped unravel the scheme and an important Texas Securities Commission cease and desist order.
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Why Did Sam Bankman-Fried Plead Not Guilty?
The disgraced FTX and Alameda Research founder may simply be so deluded he actually thinks he's innocent - despite a mountain of evidence.
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A Holiday Impression with David Z. Morris
A holiday short of the most valuable crypto stories for 2022.
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