DeFi Protocols Should Act More Like Fiduciaries

Laveta Brigham

Lex Sokolin, a CoinDesk columnist, is Global Fintech co-head at ConsenSys, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based blockchain software company. The following is adapted from his Fintech Blueprint newsletter. This week, I grapple with the concepts of financial centralization and decentralization, anchoring around custody, staking and DeFi.  On the centralized side, we look […]

35 Ways to Save Money

Laveta Brigham

Small steps can make a big difference over time. A well-stocked savings account is the cornerstone of a healthy financial life. After all, a robust emergency fund allows you to weather financial setbacks, health emergencies and income disruptions. A well-stocked retirement fund permits you to quit work sooner or pursue […]

Wauwatosa To Approve Local Business Plans In 72 Hours

Laveta Brigham

WAUWATOSA, WI — Businesses looking to make on-the-fly adjustments to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic received a boost this week after city officials found a way to cut down the time needed to get city approval for local businesses. “COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the Wauwatosa small business […]

Coronavirus devastates Koreatown family, one by one

Laveta Brigham

Joseph and Hannah with their father, Timothy, and grandmother Soon Sun in Washington in 2005. (Kim family) It had been five years since the Kim family had lived together in their Koreatown apartment, but the coronavirus brought them all back home. First, grandmother Soon Sun came home in mid-April after […]

Lyra Pramuk’s Surreal Songs of the Self

Laveta Brigham

When Lyra Pramuk sits down at her computer to make music, it feels like she’s having a cosmic conversation with herself. On her astounding debut album, Fountain, composed entirely of her own vocals, the 29-year-old artist expands the limits of the human voice through vocal processing software, a method she […]

21 Too-Real Tweets About The Reopening Process

Laveta Brigham

Over the past couple of months, many states and cities have outlined their plans for reopening businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout that process, the funny folks on Twitter have shared how they really feel about these seemingly premature moves.  The coronavirus crisis is far from over, and public health experts […]

4 Money Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Laveta Brigham

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented levels of economic anxiety threatening to imperil their company’s financial stability. Numerous businesses around the world have shut down due to social distancing measures, with many likely to close permanently. Entrepreneurs and prospective startup owners seeking to avoid this fate need to manage their money carefully, […]