archive-title Yearly Archives: 2020

Yearly Archives: 2020

Bailouts Don’t Save the Economy. They Prop Up Companies That Should Be Allowed to Fail

CoinDesk columnist Nic Carter is partner at Castle Island Ventures, a public blockchain-focused venture fund based in Cambridge, Mass. He is also the cofounder of Coin Metrics, a blockchain analytics startup. The moral case for bailouts often sounds a bit like this: Unlike prior crises, like the mortgage-fueled crash of 2008–09, there is no villain in 2020; instead, […]

COVID-19 Also Impacts Online Sellers on Shutterstock, Amazon

The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten supply chains and how businesses operate, all of which add to the COVID-19 impact on ecommerce. Across industries, storefronts have been shuttered and sales have declined. Businesses have tried to weather the storm by pursuing models that could help them mitigate possible damages by the […]

First Mover: Gold Is Crushing Bitcoin, but Inflation May Bring the Cryptocurrency a Boost – CoinDesk

Is physical gold leaving digital gold behind? It’s a question worth asking, with the yellow metal having rallied over the past four trading sessions to reach a new eight-year high, around $1,725 an ounce. Gold spot price since 2012.Source: TradingView Gold is up 14 percent in 2020, a superlative performance in what has been an annus horribilis for […]