Tag: Bitcoin (Currency)

It’s Hard to Tell When the Crypto Bubble Will Burst, or If There Is One

Despite their volatile and occasionally inscrutable nature, cryptocurrencies are becoming more widely traded, used and held — El Salvador recently started accepting Bitcoin as legal tender, the Federal Reserve is studying whether to issue its own digital coin, and wealth managers are encouraging clients to explore crypto assets. So how does a new investor make […]

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The Rise of the Crypto Mayors

For now, most crypto-enthused officials are focused on comparatively modest projects. Mark Wheeler, chief information officer for Philadelphia, became fascinated with crypto in 2018 after hearing about an effort in Cook County, Ill., to list property records on a decentralized database. “Improving the quality of property-data management inside city government is like the white whale […]

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The Strange Allure of the Blockchain

For my part, the discussion over Thanksgiving leftovers brought home a data point about women’s and people of color’s interest in cryptocurrency. A 2021 survey found that the people who trade crypto are a far cry from the young, white, male image of a techbro: The average cryptocurrency trader is under 40 (mean age is […]

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