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The E-Commerce Tax Loophole

Posted March 31, 2023

I want to start by saying that my accountant is a saint.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Inflation

Posted March 30, 2023

You don’t have to be a victim to the wobbles, bubbles, trap doors, and trick flaps the monetarists inadvertently (or even intently) set.

RELAX! Banks Are Safe!

Posted March 29, 2023

All US Banks to collapse in 90 days? I will bet ANYONE ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY that this is false.

Jim vs. James: “Are Banks Safe?

Posted March 28, 2023

This is my tenth banking crisis. This one is just getting started, despite all the happy talk that the crisis is over.

“Tik-Tok Ban” is a Trojan Horse

Posted March 27, 2023

“The Patriot Act on steroids.”

ETHpocalypse Now

Posted March 24, 2023

Is Ethereum doomed?

The SEC’s War on Crypto Heats Up

Posted March 23, 2023

As the US tries to export and enforce its rules on the world, it increasingly feels like the world has stopped listening.

The Banking Crisis is a Distraction

Posted March 22, 2023

Escalation in Ukraine is getting dangerous.

The Craziest Bitcoin Bet I’ve Ever Seen

Posted March 21, 2023

Balaji bet $1 million US dollars that Bitcoin will be $1 million in 90 days. But that’s not even the craziest part.

The Bull is Back

Posted March 20, 2023

For short-term investors, I believe we are about to see a bull market in tech investments and crypto… at least until we see one thing happen.

3 Catalysts That Killed SVB

Posted March 17, 2023

Among other things, post-2008 regulators didn’t anticipate viral tweets, heightened anxiety, and super fast thumbs.

Financial Crises 101

Posted March 16, 2023

This won’t make you less confused. But it will help you understand how it all works.

This Isn’t 2008

Posted March 13, 2023

Here’s the scary part.

James: Why Banks Are Blowing Up

Posted March 10, 2023

SVB may be the shot heard ‘round Wall Street, but the odds of it being a one-off occurrence are between slim and none, and slim just left town.

How Silvergate Went Bust

Posted March 09, 2023

Silvergate had little to do with crypto and everything to do with Biblically bad risk management. Here’s how it went bust.

(CBDCs) Click. Click. Boom.

Posted March 08, 2023

CBDCs are coming and our colleague is preparing for the worst. Here’s why.

Crypto is Dead Forever (Again)

Posted March 07, 2023

It’s catastrophic. Crypto is dead. Everyone knows it.

ETHDenver: Chaos Meets Opportunity

Posted March 06, 2023

20,000 Ethereum holders converged upon a huge horse barn with terrible WiFi. Here’s why crypto is closing in on mass-adoption.

Crypto Blood: Silvergate, Binance, and Mt. Gox

Posted March 03, 2023

Once again, this underscores the importance of crypto’s most basic principles — transparency, openness, self-custody — which are all-too easy to dismiss in traditional finance. Until, that is, the next blowup.

The Crypto Unemployables

Posted March 02, 2023

ETHDenver’s first stop.

USDC: De Facto CBDC?

Posted March 01, 2023

Forget CBDCs. Stablecoin supremacy is the play.