BuzzFeed finally pulls the plug on news; fortunately I already wrote a mea culpa. Then, a little-known tax change is a big problem for tech startups in particular.
Silicon Valley Bank bears responsibility for its demise, but it symbolizes a Silicon Valley reality that is very different from the myth — and the ultimate cause is tech itself.
An interview with Coinbase founder and CEO Brian Armstrong about FTX, the value (or not) of crypto, and whether or not this current downturn is different.
An interview with Ramp founder Eric Glyman about Ramp and the historic underpinnings of the fintech industry.
Quick notes on Apple’s MacBook Pro event, then a discussion of why there is a Bitcoin Futures ETF but not one for Bitcoin itself.
More on tech epochs, including why Coinbase’s regulatory battles — which it will likely lose — are evidence it is an app-platform, the opposite of crypto’s decentralization promise.
Stripe launched two new products: one makes perfect sense, while the other feels like a bit of a missed opportunity.
While Facebook, Libra, and the Long Game was about analysis, this Daily Update is about opinion: I don’t think Libra is a good idea.