Welcome back, readers, from what I hope was a restful holiday season. In our always-on world, it’s worth remembering the value of truly unplugging for a while so you can come back stronger and more focused.
Of course, the world does keep turning, and fintech and crypto saw plenty of notable action while The Ledger was on hiatus. Of particular note was the launch of Nakamoto.com, a new journal exploring high-level concepts around cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.
The new journal is, notably, headed up by Balaji Srinivasan, an entrepreneur and executive who has been broadly critical of established media outlets. In this age of hot takes, it’s admirable when anyone puts their money where their mouth is and tries to build a better version of something they think is broken.
In this case, though, Srinivasan may have gained some perspective on how hard it is to build a trusted publication. Nakamoto.com was met with almost immediate, widespread outrage among its ostensible intended audience: bitcoin…