Musings on the legal, ethical, and financial ramifications of interactions between crypto, government, and society.

Crypto is meant to be decentralized. FTX shows that it isn’t.

13 Nov 2022 1 minute read 1 comment Parlanchin

Not your keys, not your coins is a crypto truism. Fair enough. The underlying sentiment, the assumption that the cryptoverse makes is that if you keep you coins in cold storage, if they’re in your wallet you are insulated from the risk posed by centr...

WhatsApp Is Out

25 Oct 2022 1 minute read 1 comment Parlanchin

The Verge is reporting that WhatsApp messenger service is experiencing a major outage. Tens of thousands of users are experiencing problems with the communication service which serves as the defacto messaging service for much of the world.   This is...

Looking For Book Recommendations - What are your top reads?

22 Oct 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Parlanchin

I think we can all get stuck in a dynamic where we follow the grooves of our habits, of the YouTube and Spotify algorithms, of the grind of daily life. In an attempt to get out of the grooves of my routine I'm reaching out the the Publish0x community...

FDIC Chair’s Views on Crypto Regulation

31 Oct 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Parlanchin

On October 26, Jelena McWilliams, chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, a US government entity tasked with maintaining bank stability gave an interview to Reuters. In the interview she revealed some of her positions on regulation in the...

Americans Can No Longer Use SUEX, That’s a Good Thing

26 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Parlanchin

On September 21, the US Department of the Treasury sanctioned the crypto exchange SUEX. The sanctions are the first levied by the American government against a crypto exchange. Though the crypto space is notoriously anti-regulation, these sanctions s...

China’s Crackdown and Crypto’s Bounce-back

25 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Parlanchin

Friday the Chinese government redoubled its efforts to curtail the use and mining of cryptocurrencies. The move sent crypto prices tumbling but should not have come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention. Beijing has been playing foots...

SwapSpace, an explanatory poem

25 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Parlanchin

SwapSpace is a new crypto exchange They use a new model, a refreshing change They’re working hard to bring down fees Their streamlined process makes swapping a breeze SwapSpace helps keep you free It’s non-custodial, there’s no KYC They eliminate the...

Regulation seems inevitable. Should it be welcomed?

18 Jul 2021 1 minute read 4 comments Parlanchin

There is a pronounced libertarian streak running through the crypto community.  As such, the the community feels collectively queasy when the word regulation comes up. There are good reasons for this. The decentralization of power – not only as it re...