In the Toronto Star, I write about how I’m no big fan of Bitcoin ATMs, which profit in part from the unbanked, but that Vancouver’s potential ban on those machines is the wrong approach. The city is trying to curb alleged money laundering, but the punishment is too broad, and its effectiveness questionable. It’s like shooting mosquitoes with a shotgun.
I write in Business Traveller Asia-Pacific that cryptocurrency solves the problem of why credit card acceptance is not as ubiquitous as travellers would like it to be.
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.
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.”