Increased e-cigarette regulation increases barriers to health

This post was co-authored with Chelsea Boyd The Food and Drug Administration has spoken, and its words have, once again, ruffled many feathers. Coinciding with the deadline for companies to lay out their plans to prevent youth access to e-cigarettes, the agency has announced new regulatory strategies that are sure to not only make it … [Read more…]

Building beyond borders

By Harun Onder About half a decade ago, I visited Lahore, Pakistan to assess the fiscal sustainability of the State of Punjab. During my visit, I witnessed a rather curious phenomenon: electricity went off for exactly three seconds every half hour, every day, every week. This mysterious rhythm, which at first did not seem to … [Read more…]

Getting America out of Middle East purgatory

By Mara Karlin, Tamara Cofman Wittes Painful though it may be, the United States needs to begin the work of pulling back from its overwhelming involvements in the Middle East. This is the conclusion we draw in our new Foreign Affairs article, “America’s Middle East Purgatory: The Case for Doing Less.” At a time when … [Read more…]

Biggest Crypto Bull on Wall Street Says Bitcoin Will Become a ‘Legal Pyramid Scheme – Just Like Gold’

Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz says Bitcoin is revolutionary and he’s willing to sweat out the bumpy ride, despite his firm’s trading losses for the first three quarters of the year, which now stand at $136 million. A former Goldman Sachs partner, Novogratz, who says there’s “plenty of reason to be depressed,” tends to keep … [Read more…]

Ethereum and EOS DApps Hit $165 Million in Weekly Transaction Volume Despite Crypto Market Downturn

Ethereum and EOS are powering more than $165 million in weekly transaction volume on a variety of decentralized apps, as the push for real-world adoption of cryptocurrency and blockchain heats up. The new numbers come from State of the DApps, which tracks just how much decentralized apps on a variety of blockchains are actually used. The term … [Read more…]

Crypto Exchange Gemini Launches Mobile App, Support for Bitcoin Cash

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, founders of the New York-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, are launching the Gemini Mobile App. The new app will allow Gemini to target mobile-friendly Millennials and join other leading apps from Square, Coinbase and Robinhood for buying and selling crypto on the go. Key features View market prices and portfolio value Set price … [Read more…]

Square Overtakes Coinbase As Bitcoin Dominance Rises

The payment platform Square’s Cash App has recently overtaken Coinbase as the most widely used iOS app to buy Bitcoin (BTC). Square has also surpassed YouTube as the most popular iOS app in general. Chillin pic.twitter.com/HnW0ELzvDE — Cash App (@CashApp) December 9, 2018 Owned by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Square gained major popularity among retailers … [Read more…]