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#HashBased for week 17/2020

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Worth reading How to Resist Censorship with Bitcoin Giving cryptocurrency users more bang for their buck Academe Harald Kinateder, Vassilios G. Papavassiliou, Calendar effects in Bitcoin returns and volatility, Finance Research Letters, 2019, 101420, in press Raúl Zambrano, Taming the Beast: Harnessing Blockchains in Developing Country Governments, Front. Blockchain, 08 January 2020 Kuang-Chieh Yen, Hui-Pei Cheng, Economic policy uncertainty and cryptocurrency volatility, Finance Research Letters, 2020, 101428, in press Charles Perez, Karina Sokolova, Malick Konate, […]

#HashBased for week 1/2020

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand Worth reading Bitcoin 2019 Annual Review by Jameson Lopp The Political Philosophy Of RadicalxChange by E. Glen Weyl The Great Race to Crypto Banking Secretary-General Says United Nations Must Embrace Blockchain Central Bank Digital Currencies: 4 Questions and Answers Lightning Network Traffic Analysis Raises Questions Over Fees and Privacy Bitcoin’s 2019 in Lightning: What This Year Brought Us The 1.x Files: The […]

#HashBased for week 51

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand Worth reading Sorry, but cryptocurrency will likely make you uncomfortable in 2020 by Mike Orcutt Crypto’s Valachi Papers by Michael del Castillo BDoS: Blockchain Denial of Service by Ittay Eyal Perpetual Swaps: Comparisons and Findings by Su Zhu and Hasu Ranking Crypto Assets by Auditability  In support of the proof of work [un]fair launch by Nic Carter (Have seen interesting articles? Send me your […]

#hashbased for week 48

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand Worth reading Hard Problems in Cryptocurrency: Five Years Later by Vitalik Buterin Manhattan U.S. Attorney arrests someone working at the Ethereum Foundation for assisting North Korea in evading sanctions Freedom Is Meaningless Under Insurmountable Debt Measuring Blockchain Decentralization by ConsenSys Research Academe (Have seen interesting papers? Send me your suggestions) Tetsuya Takaishi, Rough volatility of Bitccoin, Finance Research Letters, 2019, 101379, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2019.101379 […]

#hashbased for week 46

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#hashbased is a blockchain innovation newsletter provided by HashBased.com, an OKA innovation brand Here they come: Peter Rudegeair and Liz Hoffman report in WSJ on Google’s ambitions to move into fintech and banking. The company is launching “Cache”, a service that will allow users opening checking accounts. This follows a similar announcement from Amazon, while Apple is already offering financial services in collaboration with Goldman Sachs. At the same time Facebook is launching Libra, its own […]

China’s digital currency

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Well, that’s an interesting turn of events. China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), revealed that its central bank digital currency (CBDC) “can now be said to be ready“. The new CBDC will not be available to the public and will not compete with commercial bank deposits. It will be used by the PBoC and commercial banks for settlement of transactions. This may increase transparency of the Chinese banking system and create some […]

Bitcoin non-dilemmas

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Two recent papers published in Finance Research Letters on the effect of Bitcoin’s popularity on Bitcoin price and value: in the media and as a method of trade. Media attention and Bitcoin prices, Dionisis Philippas, Hatem Rjiba, Khaled Guesmi, Stephane Goutte, Finance Research Letters, 30, 37 (2019). AbstractWe present a dual process diffusion model to examine whether Bitcoin prices behave with jumps attributed to informative signals derived from Twitter and Google Trends. The empirical results […]

Drawing in and keeping journal subscribers

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There is a business to be had selling digital subscriptions to newspapers by Joshua Benton. Quite amazing numbers for the NYT and WaPo digital subscriptions – I thought it is much less, even though I have a New York Times subscription. It is indeed puzzling why the same model wouldn’t work on the West Coast for LA Times. Newspaper 2002 print circ 2019 digital subs The New York Times 1,113,000 2.7 million Los Angeles Times […]