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August 28, 2019

I don't know about you but I think the best love letters come from Uncle Sam. And by "best," I really mean "worst." 

Last month, Uncle Sam's favorite agency, the IRS, began to send lovely letters to more than 10,000 taxpayers that transacted cryptocurrency between 2013 and 2017 and either did not rep...

August 5, 2019

Sometimes you have to revisit the basics. So, let's do it!

What is blockchain?

This answer varies based on who you ask (which is never a good sign) but the simplest explanation is that it is a type of distributed database. Instead of data being stored in a central server (with centralized control), th...

July 30, 2019

So I'm not a techie. I know about how technological things work insofar as they serve to create efficiencies. But I don't know the nuts and bolts (or the 1s and 0s) of how technological things actually work. Fortunately, I didn't need to know these things to predict that blockchain would be a big de...

July 23, 2019

While I've been under a rock, my handy push app notifications have kept me somewhat informed about this Facebook Libra business. And from what I've gathered, Libra has generated more than a little discussion in the #cryptocommunity.

Libra has also naturally become a focal point for federal legis...

July 23, 2019

I did not think that I'd go seven whole months without a single blog post. My mind is baffled. But it's not. But it is. #LifeHappens

Anyways, I'm back (again). I'm not exactly up on the latest and greatest in blockchainland but the plan is to get up on it. Stay tuned!

December 29, 2018

I only have one link to share but that one link is more like a treasure chest filled with blockchain jewels. An internet friend shared a link to 101 Blockchains recently. That particular link takes you to a page with information on DOZENS of real world blockchain uses (with links to those projects)....

December 12, 2018

I'm back (again)! If you are as annoyed with me as I am, know that I've officially committed to more consistent posting in 2019. Now on to the news...

One of our favorite regulators decided to give us an early Christmas gift this year. On November 27, the Commodities Future Trading Commissi...

December 11, 2018

I'm still learning the lingo of markets and finance so I don't know if there is a better word to characterize the current state of the cryptocurrency market ("bear" just doesn't feel strong enough). However, the current bear market has been absolutely brutal. Brutal. So it's not surprising that many...

November 1, 2018

I had a few "technical difficulties" but I'm back!

I had to take an expectedly unexpected hiatus for a few months to travel, close out FY18 (insanity!) and recover. But I'm back--and just in time for next week's DC Fintech Week hosted by Georgetown Law. My attendance at this conference last year is a...

August 24, 2018

Bytes of the week:

-As if we needed another reason to move to Canada

-Are fake diamonds a girl's new best friend?

-Another feather in the cap of the CFTC

-Fractional fine art ownership? Yup--it's a thing

-From Boom to Bust: Crypto Caution

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