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Frances Coppola

Frances Coppola is a financial writer. Coppola has contributed to Forbes and the Financial Times, and blogs at Coppola Comment.

Reviews by Frances Coppola

All coin and product reviews by expert Frances Coppola.

  • Frances Coppola on Bitcoin Financial Writer and Commentator

    Until the Bitcoin community ditches the cranks and adopts a sensible monetary policy that properly recognises both the need for savings to be intermediated into productive investment and the need for money to flow, Bitcoin cannot possibly operate as the anchor of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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  • Frances Coppola on Ethereum Financial Writer and Commentator

    Nice to see that Ethereum devs are taking the social costs of blockchain seriously. I would like to see Bitcoin devs do so, too.

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  • Frances Coppola on Dai Financial Writer and Commentator

    DAI is interesting but I don't think they are quite there yet. I had a chat with one of their devs over coffee a couple of weeks ago. I said that as CDPs are essentially banks, they need to think a bit more about what makes banks stable (or unstable).

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  • Frances Coppola on XRP Financial Writer and Commentator

    There is no reason for XRP to exist other than to enrich the founders of Ripple.

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  • Frances Coppola on Bittorrent Token Financial Writer and Commentator

    The BitTorrent token won't be on a public blockchain like Bitcoin. It's a permissioned token (you need to be a BitTorrent user) on a private network owned by Justin Sun. The "decentralized net" stuff is pure marketing hype.

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  • Frances Coppola on Tether Financial Writer and Commentator

    Tether has lent at least the $850m and possibly more to Bitfinex out of its reserves. This means it no longer has one dollar for each USDT. It says it now only has cash equivalent to about 70% of the USDT in circulation.

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