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Senate Ag Committee Wants CFTC to Be Prime Crypto Regulator

4 August 2022

There’s really no way this goes well — the Senate Agricultural Committee wants the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to have “exclusive...

‘Complexity’ Is a Problem That Can Be Overcome — Solving the Trilemma

4 August 2022

Once you get past the headline, Jameson Lopp published a compelling op-ed at Coindesk, arguing that crypto is its own worst enemy because...

What we know about the Solana attacks

3 August 2022

Nearly 8,000 Solana wallets [have been drained by attackers](https://medium.com/silvermint-news/solana-wallet-hacks-a-timeline-a3a76c6570e8). Here’s what we know about the attacks. 1. Private keys...

Solana Hack Shows the Weakness of Solidity

3 August 2022

A day after the $190 million Nomad bridge hack, hackers targeted the Solana ecosystem, draining finds from several thousand connected hot wallets — those always connected to the internet. We have real-time...

Solana Hack Shows the Weakness of Solidity

3 August 2022

A day after the $190 million Nomad bridge hack, hackers targeted the Solana ecosystem, draining finds from several thousand connected hot wallets — those always connected to the internet. We have real-time...

Solana Wallet Hacks — A Timeline

3 August 2022

At around 7:30pm EST on Tuesday night, reports began flooding in that somehow, Solana wallets were being completely drained: “Some sort of HUGE ecosystem hack going on across #Solana $sol right now! Shit ton...

Here’s How the $190M Nomad Bridge Hack Happened

2 August 2022

The story dominating crypto news today is the devastating $190 million Nomad bridge hack. Nomad is one of a number of cross-chain bridges in crypto, which let users exchange ERC-20 tokens. “While most crypto...

CBDCs Bring Even More Centralization and Danger than TradFi

2 August 2022

We’ve written before about how central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are the answer to a question that no one outside of government asks...

The Merge Won’t Bring Ethereum Up to Speed

1 August 2022

Ethereum’s so-called Merge generates headlines but it’s not the game-changer it’s touted as. Even with the Merge, Ethereum won’t be running smart contracts other than tokens on proof-of-stake. They have no idea...

Crypto Market Optimism Rising After July Performance

1 August 2022

Despite the ever-present threat of arbitrary regulatory interference in the crypto markets, an increasing number of voices are getting optimistic about crypto in general and Bitcoin in particular after three quarters of...

Lawmakers Push for More Regulation, Caution About Crypto

29 July 2022

Crypto may be rallying on Wednesday’s Fed rate hike but lawmakers are turning a wary eye towards the industry. “Democrat politicians have...

SEC’s Arbitrary Assault on Coinbase Will Have Chilling Effect

28 July 2022

The SEC’s enforcement probe of Coinbase alleging the platform allowed users to trade tokens that the regulator says should be registered as...

US Senator Demands Clarity and Sanity from the SEC Over Crypto Enforcement

27 July 2022

It’s a shame that US Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) is retiring because he seems the rare type in Washington who gets not only what is happening...

SEC Crackdown on Coinbase Draws Broad-Based Criticism

26 July 2022

The crypto regulatory fool’s crusade continued in Washington this week with the SEC bringing Coinbase under fire with an enforcement probe...

A Quick Dive into the Digital Asset Reg Bill in the House

26 July 2022

Sabo on Twitter breaks down the 68-page Loomis-Gillibrand digital asset bill into a quick read that hits all the high points of a push that, if passed...

Mass Bitcoin Adoption as an Investment? Sure. As P2P Payment? No.

26 July 2022

A new article in Forbes argues that Bitcoin will reach 80% adoption by 2050 based on a study by blockchain infrastructure company Blockware Solutions...

Potential Fed Hike and Big 5 Tech Earnings Turn Crypto Market Volatile

25 July 2022

Crypto investors are showing signs of uncertainty despite recent gains for Bitcoin and Ethereum ahead of Wednesday’s Federal Open Market...

Disgraced 3AC Duo Tell Bloomberg They Regret the Losses, Now Off to Dubai

23 July 2022

They’ve been on the run like fugitives for five weeks but now the disgraced duo behind Three Arrows Capital have come out of the...

Ethereum’s Merge Could Bring Optimism Back to Market and Underscore the Need to Move to Proof-of-Stake

22 July 2022

The second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Ether, jumped 45% this week as traders are getting bullish on the coming Ethereum Merge...

Bitcoin is Rallying, but is it Sustainable?

21 July 2022

Bitcoin is rallying this week, breaching its highest level in a month, but whether its sustainable and a full bull market remains in question.

Chip Stocks Rally on Semiconducter Funding Bill News Despite Ominous Forecast

20 July 2022

Chip stocks rallied on Wednesday on news that the Senate is moving closer to passing a $50 billion subsidy for U.S. chip manufacturers...

SEC Wants More Money, Staff for Crypto as Congress Pushes for Comprehensive Regs

20 July 2022

The head of the SEC’s enforcement unit is asking Congress today for more resources and people to spin up the agency’s crypto regulation unit. “During a hearing Tuesday, SEC Director of...

Bitcoin Lacks Speed, Transaction Throughput for Daily Remittances, Experts Say

20 July 2022

While everyone sees Bitcoin as an asset, people are increasingly doubting its utility as a daily P2P payment medium and whether it can make the transition. “It is no secret that a vast majority of...

Bitcoin Beat Record Rise in Inflation — So What Now?

19 July 2022

The consumer price index for the 12 months ending June 2022 hit a grim but predictable milestone last week, rising at an annualized rate of 9.1% as CBS reports...

Silvermint and the Slope of Enlightenment

20 June 2022

If you tune into the financial news, you’re seeing a lot of hair on fire reporting about the economy and crypto right now. The easy mistake to make would be to conflate the two, but that’s way off. The challenges for...

Re-Introducing-Silvermint

9 June 2022

We aspire to onboard the next one billion Open Web users with Silvermint. Silvermint is a groundbreaking new layer 1 platform in the blockchain space that addresses the blockchain trifecta of scalability, security and decentralization.

CBDCs v Crypto — The World is Getting Away from Centralization

12 May 2022

The unfortunate, bloody and lingering conflict between Russia and Ukraine has revealed a lot of things in the political and financial world, not the least of which is the role and benefits of actual cryptocurrency versus...

Calls from All the Strangest Places

22 April 2022

We rightfully look at efforts to regulate cryptocurrency with deserved skepticism, but thats not to say all government action regarding cryptocurrency is, perforce, negative. Governments can...

Utah Moves Into Pole Position

19 April 2022

We rightfully look at efforts to regulate cryptocurrency with deserved skepticism, but thats not to say all government action regarding cryptocurrency is, perforce, negative. Governments can...

Twitter, Musk and the Censorship Game

6 April 2022

In a remarkable show of self-reflection, Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey had a moment of clarity online just a week ago...

In the Mail: Questions about Silvermint

31 March 2022

Questions from Jeff Joltes (@DevItBetter on Twitter)

Church and Curry Types

31 March 2022

Alonzo Church was an American logician. He invented the lambda calculus and used it in 1934 to answer negatively Hilbert and Ackermann’s Entscheidungsproblem...

The EVM — Scale or Fail?

21 March 2022

The Ethereum foundation has written quite a bit about how they’re going to make the EVM scale and they’ve started building. They’ve deployed the Beacon chain and The Merge is planned...

Introducing: Silvermint

9 March 2022

Some of you may be familiar with Pyrofex or with me from projects we’ve worked on in the past. If you are, you might have noticed that we were awfully quiet for the last few years...