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Category: Commentary

Is Binance’s DEX Really Decentralized?

Many prominent figures in the crypto space have criticized the big exchanges in the space as centralized institutions. Mt. Gox and QuadrigaCX are only the most infamous examples of the negative consequences of centralized exchanges. But also a relatively well-functioning exchange like Binance received or still receives criticism. Vitalik Buterin e.g. criticized Binance several times […]

Novem – Another Gold Token Set To Fail?

The crypto project Novem has received a lot of praise recently. NewsBTC wrote that “[i]f you hold these digital tokens you can redeem them for physical gold at a rate of 1/100th gm per NNN token, shipped to your location.” A statement that makes it sound like Novem is already a finished product. However, it […]

Bitcoin SV Unneccesarily Re-Invented Bitcoin Maximalism

Bitcoin SV integrates its own ‘internet’ into the blockchain. The so-called Metanet is designed to reinvent not only money but the internet itself. The leading developers behind the project are Steven Shadders and _unwriter. The latter developer famously slandered Bitcoin Cash (BCH) publicly in a blog in favor of Bitcoin SV. Ever since he is […]

No, Agustin Carstens, Competition Is Good For Our Monetary System

Agustin Carstens, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) stated that he is an adversary of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Carstens is also known as a strong opponent to the issuance and adoption of cryptocurrencies. However, against the latter, he argues that cryptocurrencies should not be issued by private entities. Creating […]

Who is the Winner of Ledger’s and Trezor’s Recent Dispute?

Ledger attacked Trezor this week in one of their blog post and Trezor promptly responded to the allegations. Both companies mentioned facts and explained their viewpoint. However, to the average reader, the matter might not be very insightful. So who had the better arguments in the end? Ledger’s and Trezor’s “Shared Security” Ledger tried to […]