Bits and stuff: media, labels and awe – August 6, 2017

I’m so looking forward to getting back to my old routine of researching and writing… Soon, very soon. Meanwhile, I still have a lot of figurative desk-clearing to do. But making progress.

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My CoinDesk article this week, on how last week’s statement from the US Securities and Exchange Commission says more about the future of securities than the future of digital tokens (and yes, there is some convergence).

More Welcome Than Warning? The DAO Ruling Could Transform Securities

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The explosion of coverage of cryptocurrencies in the mainstream media is startling. Even the Daily Mail of the UK, one of the leading “tabloid” newspapers, has frequent columns about bitcoin (I confess that I’ve seen them but not read them, so I don’t know how accurate they are).

I used to summarize the mainstream coverage for the CoinDesk Weekly newsletter, and I remember that there were weeks in which it was a struggle to find a handful to report on.

These days there are so many that I get to pick and choose which to mention!

Fad or trend? I suspect the latter…

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I’ll be changing the name of this column (which, in spite of the name, is not Daily), since my friend and ex-colleague Ryan Selkis has relaunched his weekly newsletter called The Daily Bit. Given his tenure, he deserves the name much more than I do. For original thoughts entertainingly expressed, give his newsletter a look.

So far I like Bits and Stuff – what do you think?

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This stunning photo was picked from the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Award, featured in My Modern Met. Take a look at all of them, if you want to feel total awe at the beauty of this world we know so little about.

via My Modern Met
via My Modern Met

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