Announced today: I’m the 2019 visiting journalist in forestry at the University of British Columbia. I’ll be there March 4 to March 15.
I write in the Toronto Star about the fall of QuadrigaCX. I first met Gerald Cotten in the summer of 2014. At the time, even he was unaware his nine-month-old startup, QuadrigaCX, would become Canada’s biggest platform for buying and selling cryptocurrency. Now Cotten is dead, and his empire is crumbling. And the guy owes me $2,000.
I gave commentary on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.’s (CBC) Alberta@Noon radio show on the dramatic fall of QuadrigaCX, once Canada’s largest exchange platform, now on the verge of collapse after the death of its founder. It was my longest media appearance ever. I fielded calls from listeners and held court for a whole hour. If you’re not a listening kind of person, CBC also has a write-up of my appearance. My written commentary on the matter will appear soon in the Toronto Star.
I get interviewed in Coin Rivet, in which I talk about my views on the cryptocurrency community, regulation and the future of the space. “There is, sadly, no true decentralisation. We can have it on small scales for specific applications and organisations. But society as a whole is hard to function in that mould.”
I write in the Toronto Star how it’s all Donald Trump’s fault. Somehow, all sorts of things these days can be traced back to the U.S. president — Canada’s recent troubles with China included.