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Some Things to Be Thankful For, Even Though Everything in Crypto Is On Fire
This has been an overall bad year for crypto, but here are some positive things.
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CDCROP: Wildfires Return to Southern California (David McNew/Getty Images)
Crypto Markets Are Suffering – but Is It Really ‘Contagion’?
Sure, this crypto credit contagion is bad, but it’s unlikely to spread to other markets.
CDCROP: Wildfires Return to Southern California (David McNew/Getty Images)

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All Custodial Crypto Exchanges Should Adopt Proof-of-Reserve Programs, but Even That Isn’t Enough
After last week’s FTX debacle, customers who don’t wish to take custody into their own hands should demand far better from their service providers.
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CDCROP: AI Artwork Bitcoin Markets Indices (DALL-E, CoinDesk)
Bitcoin (Magic Internet Money!) Again Proves Less Volatile Than Stocks
The Federal Reserve stirred up markets last week, but bitcoin was less reactive than plain old stocks.
CDCROP: AI Artwork Bitcoin Markets Indices (DALL-E, CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Bitcoin Beanstalk Green Nature Cryptocurrency (DALL-E/CoinDesk)
Can You Believe It? Bitcoin Looks Stable – Green, Even – as Big Tech Stocks Fall Apart
While a repeat of the super-rally seen in the second half of 2021 might not be likely, that era did come to mind last week as bitcoin showed strength.
CDCROP: Bitcoin Beanstalk Green Nature Cryptocurrency (DALL-E/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: AI Artwork Crypto Censorship (DALL-E/CoinDesk)
Crypto Means Absolutely Nothing Without Censorship Resistance
The battle for how to regulate cryptocurrency might handicap the entire value proposition if we simply apply the same old rules to a new way of moving money around.
CDCROP: AI Artwork Crypto Censorship (DALL-E/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Kickoff event of TABConf 2022 at NCR Corporation Headquarters. (George Kaloudis)
Bitcoin and Stocks Took a Gut Punch; the Builders Hardly Noticed
Instead of waxing poetic about why the price of bitcoin “doesn’t matter,” TABConf attendees got down to the business of trying to break bitcoin’s commerce layer.
CDCROP: Kickoff event of TABConf 2022 at NCR Corporation Headquarters. (George Kaloudis)

Antminer bitcoin mining rigs displayed at Consensus 2021 (Christie Harkin/CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Mining Is Cool Again; We Can Thank Africa, Prudence and Growing Hashrate for That
It has been a tough year for crypto mining industry, but the industry is primed for a rebound soon.
Antminer bitcoin mining rigs displayed at Consensus 2021 (Christie Harkin/CoinDesk)

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Sorry, Ether: Sound Money Doesn’t Exist and Neither Does 'Ultra' Sound Money
Sound money should reliably store value over time. No currency – not bitcoin, not ether, not the U.S. dollar – seems to be doing that these days.
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