George Kaloudis

George Kaloudis

George Kaloudis is a senior research analyst and columnist for CoinDesk. He focuses on producing insights about Bitcoin. Previously, George spent five years in investment banking with Truist Securities in asset-based lending, mergers and acquisitions and healthcare technology coverage. George studied mathematics at Davidson College. He holds GBTC in a retirement account above CoinDesk's disclosure threshold of $1,000 and has made investments in Bitcoin startups (Scarce.City, Voltage, Revault, Impervious, Swan Bitcoin).

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Historic photograph of a German bank during a period of hyperinflation during the Weimar Republic. (Bain News Service/Wikimedia Commons, modified by CoinDesk)
A Sudden Onset of Hyperinflation: What Will Happen to Bitcoin?
If the world is thrust into hyperbitcoinization – as Balaji Srinivasan predicts – before the ecosystem is ready, then even bitcoiners might not be in a position to use bitcoin.
Historic photograph of a German bank during a period of hyperinflation during the Weimar Republic. (Bain News Service/Wikimedia Commons, modified by CoinDesk)
New York headquarters of Credit Suisse on March 15, 2023. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Credit Suisse’s Buyout Shows Banks Still Have a Banking Problem
Bitcoin and crypto aren't unraveling the banks.
New York headquarters of Credit Suisse on March 15, 2023. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Bitcoin Is a Clear Winner of the U.S. Banking Crisis
The narratives around bank failures, stablecoins and interest rate hikes seem strong enough to propel the price of bitcoin, says CoinDesk's George Kaloudis.
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CDCROP: Silvergate Bank HQ (CoinDesk)
The Banking Crisis Is Not Crypto’s Fault
Crypto might have a banking problem, but banks don’t have a crypto problem.
CDCROP: Silvergate Bank HQ (CoinDesk)
James Stewart In 'It's A Wonderful Life' (RKO Radio Picture/Getty Images)
Who Failed Silicon Valley Bank Depositors?
Should we point fingers at Silicon Valley Bank, the Federal Reserve, the banking system, crypto or the depositors themselves?
James Stewart In 'It's A Wonderful Life' (RKO Radio Picture/Getty Images)
Crystal ball, descending line graph and share prices (Getty Images)
A Closer Look at FTX’s Most Recent Bankruptcy Documents
The exchange owes customers $1.6 billion in bitcoin, and only has $6 million of it on hand.
Crystal ball, descending line graph and share prices (Getty Images)
CGI concept of decentralized finance piggy bank for bitcoin (Getty Images)
Crypto’s Banking Problem Is Not Ironic
Call it Choke Point 2.0, debanking or whatever, the crypto industry’s problems with the banking industry show why the banking industry needs reform.
CGI concept of decentralized finance piggy bank for bitcoin (Getty Images)
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Tensions Go Public Between Aptos and Sui Blockchains; Coinbase CEO on US Crypto Regulations
The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
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CDCROP: The HASH Podcast Graphic
Metaverse Token Gamium Surges; Robinhood Received Crypto-Related Subpoena Request From SEC
The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023.
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SEC Chair Gary Gensler (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
Gary Gensler’s Take on Crypto Doesn’t Matter
Labeling an asset a security changes nothing fundamental about the asset. We should stop pretending it does.
SEC Chair Gary Gensler (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)