Frogs, Fevers and Fees: Bitcoin’s New Governance Challenge

The creation of Bitcoin-based meme coins using the new BRC-20 standard has driven up Bitcoin fees as they use more data than a basic Bitcoin transaction. But while some developers in the Bitcoin community are proposing a filter to block Bitcoin NFT projects, such censorship could run counter to Bitcoin’s open-source characteristics, CoinDesk’s chief content officer Michael Casey argues.

The Need for Clarity in Washington – Not Just on Crypto

The recent ambiguous messaging from the Federal Open Market Committee’s meeting, which left markets struggling to interpret signals from the FOMC statement and Chair Jerome Powell’s comments, is typical of the abstruse signals that can be found in central bank policy-setting. But new tools, such as blockchain’s cryptographic verification systems, could guide policymakers’ decisions.