The Tyee: Feds compiled 110 pages on my moves as I filed info requests

I write in The Tyee that the words of a long-dead European thinker can apply well to the Canadian government’s approach to transparency: “When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” So said the 19th century German philosopher Nietzsche. Let me update that a bit. When you keep tabs on the government, you soon learn that, in some way, the government also keeps tabs on you.

The Tyee: In the fight for Bitcoin’s soul, the pirates are losing

In The Tyee, I write an essay based on Ben Mezrich’s Bitcoin Billionaires (Flatiron, 2019), laying out the push to make a scared public embrace cryptocurrencies. There is a changing of the guard in crypto-blockchain. The idealistic, outsider mentality of the early adopters is being squeezed by the pragmatic, rule-abiding and regulator-pleasing ambitions of a new breed of entrants.