Bitcoin News Roundup for June 30, 2020

As Zimbabwe embarks on its fifth bout of hyperinflation in modern history, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with another bitcoin news roundup. Today’s stories: Bitcoin is still outperforming the top traditional financial assets so far in 2020 – even after…

Is the Travel Rule Good or Bad for Crypto? Both

Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn is assistant professor of International Political Economy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is editor of the book Bitcoin and Beyond. Moritz Hütten is researcher on blockchains and the future of work at Darmstadt Business…

Welcome to the Groundhog Day Economy (PS, It Sucks)

As states shutter economic activity because of preventable COVID-19 outbreaks, it’s deja vu all over again.  This is a movie we’ve seen before: Rise in what could have been preventable COVID-19 cases A call for shutdowns (plus voluntary closures) Rampant…