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The crypto hype has reached Lionel Messi’s pockets

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on August 28th, 2021. When Leo Messi closed the door on FC Barcelona, another one opened wide – and it shows that Silicon Valley is currently tearing down old structures in sport. One of the many ways he is compensated is through the club’s own cryptocurrency. “Bartomeu was plugging holes in the short term and mortgaging the club in the long term. That leaves us a […]

Crypto world shaken after million dollar theft

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on August 13th, 2021. This week’s million dollar theft of cryptocurrency has shaken the financial world. The theft comes in the middle of a major discussion about increased regulation of cryptocurrencies, writes SvD’s tech analyst Björn Jeffery, and clarifies the crossroads the industry is facing. Imagine the following scenario: A bank is robbed of 610 million dollars. The next day, the robbers decide to give back […]

Elon Musk – the Jerome Powell of crypto

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on May 24th, 2021. $1 trillion went up in smoke in last week’s cryptocurrency crash. Elon Musk and China got most of the blame, but the problem showed a deep contradiction among the proponents of cryptocurrencies. When Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk tweets about cryptocurrencies, the market moves. Mostly upwards, as in the case of dogecoin – the joke that became one of the world’s ten largest […]

Dogecoin – the world’s most expensive joke

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on April 26th, 2021. It started as a parody of cryptocurrencies – and recently became as valuable as Spotify. The cryptocurrency Dogecoin captures the present in a very clear way. Now the success risks undermining confidence in the entire market. Not many people thought that the cryptocurrency Dogecoin would be anything other than what it was intended to be – a joke. The new financial world […]

$69 million for something that is free

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This column was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on March 17th, 2021. 5,000 free Instagram photos – for $69 million. The auction price for “Everydays: The first 5000 days” turned the art world upside down. Signs of both a bubble and careless spending? Rather, a new type of investor has presented itself – those who prefer non-traditional asset classes such as cryptocurrencies and shares in collectibles. When the historic auction closed last week, it […]