David Z

Morris

David Z Morris

David Z. Morris is CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist. He has written about crypto since 2013 for outlets including Fortune, Slate, and Aeon. He is the author of "Bitcoin is Magic," an introduction to Bitcoin's social dynamics. He is a former academic sociologist of technology with a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Iowa. He holds Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, and small amounts of other crypto assets.

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Why DeFi Might Be Safer Than Traditional Finance
Transparency, overcollateralization and automation all make decentralized finance dramatically different from traditional services. That might mean there are fewer systemic risks – or just that there are entirely new risks.
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Does Crypto Still Care About Elon Musk?
Tesla’s initial BTC purchase contributed to a wild, two-year price climb. But markets were unphased after the car company offloaded most of its bitcoin.
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Circle's Cautious USDC Approach Has Paid Off, Despite Missteps
For years, Circle seemed like an unfocused mess. But making the USDC stablecoin more transparent and regulated than the competition is paying off in a massive way.
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Report Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Concerns at Crypto Lender Celsius and Dubai Unveils Metaverse Strategy
The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
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A DAO for Diseases: How Vibe Bio Plans to Retool Biotech Funding
Vibe Bio’s founder wasn’t passionate about creating a DAO – but decentralizing drug research could fix a thorny, tragic problem.
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The Fed Can't Whip Inflation Alone
The source of high U.S. inflation is pretty clear, and it doesn't have much to do with the money supply.
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Three Arrows Creditors Get Emergency Hearing and GameStop's NFT Marketplace Goes Live
The most valuable crypto stories for Tuesday, July 12, 2022.
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Behind Voyager’s Fall: Crypto Broker Acted Like a Bank, Went Bankrupt
In an industry where counterparties are tightly bound together by a weave of debt and leverage, dominoes can fall fast and hard.
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Satoshi Wept: How Crypto Replayed the 2008 Financial Crisis
It only took 13 years for crypto to recreate the same kind of financial crisis it was designed to prevent. Here’s how it (almost) all went down.
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