David Floyd

David Floyd covers economic news, trends and peculiar money stories for Investopedia.com.  He began writing about business and investing shortly after graduating from Kenyon College, and his work also appears on Nasdaq.com, Fusion Money and Kapitall Wire.

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  1. Virtual Currency

    Venezuela's Petro Isn't Oil-Backed. It's Not Even a Cryptocurrency (Opinion)

    The petro, Venezuela's proposed cryptocurrency, is a farce.
  2. Markets & Economy

    'Inflation' Is Not Just One Thing

    Medical inflation, education inflation, housing inflation, apparel inflation: the headline number hides a lot.
  3. Virtual Currency

    Sites Are Using Your Browser to Mine Crypto. It Could Be a Good Thing

    Early on, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies promised to disrupt the web's ad-based monetization model. They failed. Is browser ...
  4. Virtual Currency

    Cryptojacking

    Cryptojacking is a form of cyber attack in which a hacker hijacks a target's processing power in order to mine cryptocurrency ...
  5. Virtual Currency

    How to Donate to Charity Using Bitcoin

    Charitable donations are not just a nobler use for your cryptocurrency than "lambo" – they're also tax-deductible.
  6. Markets & Economy

    Is Someone Manipulating the VIX?

    An anonymous whistleblower has alerted regulators to "rampant manipulation of the VIX index." They aren't the first.
  7. Stocks

    What Investors Fear Most

    The yuan! Trump! North Korea! Brexit! Inflation! We brought together two years of survey data to show how quickly investors' ...
  8. Markets & Economy

    9 Common Effects of Inflation

    Is inflation ever good? If you like your job it is.
  9. Stocks

    Chipotle: Rise and Fall of a Wall Street Darling

    Chipotle's stock price rocketed by after a new CEO was named on February 13, 2018.
  10. Virtual Currency

    How Bitcoin Works

    Miners, hashes, keys, cold storage, blocks - it's confusing. We can help you understand how bitcoin works.
  11. Virtual Currency

    Banks Claim They're Building Blockchains. They're Not

    Permissioned Blockchain Business Plan: 1. Adopt trustless, decentralized technology. 2. Add trust, re-centralize. 3. ???? ...
  12. Virtual Currency

    Blockchain Could Make You—Not Equifax—the Owner of Your Data

    All hype aside, blockchain technology is really good at one thing: taking out the middlemen. Leaky data brokers' days may ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    Infrastructure Spending: Watch the U.S. Fall Behind

    President Trump is calling for $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending. We need it.
  14. Virtual Currency

    Is Ethereum a Security? SEC Chair Sows Confusion

    Judging by earlier comments, Jay Clayton doesn't want to lump ethereum in with ICOs, but ethereum was an ICO. So if "every ...
  15. Financial Analysis

    The Market Is Crashing. Please Explain What All of These Words Mean

    What does it meant that the Dow fell 1600 points? What is the Dow? Is it the stock market? You know what, start over. What's ...
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