How to Restore Your Faith in Government

Here’s the announcement of the new blockchain education program with the Massachusetts state government. It’s a big deal. We have a vision for where this kind of partnership can go, when governments begin educating themselves on the power of bitcoin and blockchain. That vision can be summed up in two words: Kendall Square. The KendallRead More…

The State of the States

In the U.S., the states are in trouble. I point you to the excellent research done by economist Bo Zhao at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He has put together a model that accurately predicts future state income tax revenue based on current unemployment levels. For example, here’s how his model predicts “low-unemployment” andRead More…

Investing in Libra: How to Buy Into Facebook’s Digital Currency in 2020

One year ago, Facebook announced its new cryptocurrency, called Libra. We gave them one year to decentralize it. One year later, we have an update – as well as some happy financial results, for those of you who invested. That Escalated Slowly The most surprising thing is how slowly the Libra project has moved forward.Read More…

The Times, They Are a-Changin’

It’s difficult to communicate in the midst of a crisis, but this time in history is giving us plenty of time to practice. As professional communicators — marketers, business leaders, and community organizers — the temptation is to lurch from crisis to crisis, continually rooting for the underdog. But during times of crisis, the changesRead More…

Introducing the Industry-Leading Digital Asset Rankings

I am proud to announce the biggest project we’ve undertaken at Bitcoin Market Journal: our new Digital Asset Rankings. Think of them like “stock ratings for tokens.” The project started last year, after we developed our industry-leading Blockchain Investor Scorecard. “What if we used this to create a list of top tokens, kind of likeRead More…

The Great Reset

“There is a change in mindset that’s taking place, a greater recognition that we can do better.” – President Barack Obama “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” – Economist Paul Romer In the midst of a boatload of bad news these few weeks, there was a huge sign of hope. The World EconomicRead More…

How We’ll Advertise and Promote Blockchain Bonds

Any great war must necessarily be a popular movement. It is a kind of crusade; and like all crusades, it sweeps along on a powerful stream of romanticism. – U.S. Senator William Gibbs McAdoo During World War I, U.S. Treasury Secretary William Gibbs McAdoo (by far the funniest-named Treasury Secretary) had a choice of threeRead More…

How to Be a Thought Leader

In the media and communications world, everyone wants to be a “thought leader.” But there are two requirements: you need original thoughts, and you need to be a leader. During the CoronaCrisis, it’s easy to see the true thought leaders. They’re putting out great stuff — from original research to blog posts — that helpsRead More…

The Ant and the Grasshopper (+ Free Downloadable Ebook)

In the classic fable The Ant and the Grasshopper, you’ll remember the ant worked hard all summer to prepare for the winter, while the grasshopper sat around playing jazz violin. “You gonna store away any food?” asked the ant. The grasshopper waved him away. “I’m practicing my arpeggios, man,” he said, folding his long legsRead More…

Introducing FastYes: The Blockchain-Based Immunity Passport

Amid all the talk about “opening up the economy,” there’s one big question. How? Imagine you’re the owner of a fitness club. The CoronaCrisis shutdown has nearly destroyed your business, with most of your customers canceling their gym memberships, but you’ve managed to stay afloat. Now you can finally, cautiously open up your club again.Read More…