Cathy Reisenwitz

Cathy Reisenwitz is a Young Voices Associate and a D.C.-based writer and political commentator. She is Editor-in-Chief of Sex and the State and her writing has appeared in Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, Reason magazine, Talking Points Memo and the Washington Examiner. She has spoken on topics of economic freedom, Bitcoin and feminism at Tea Party conferences, CryptoCurrency Conference, ISFLC, the Heritage Foundation and various other events. She has also appeared on Al Jazeera America.

The Uber of Venture Capital: An Interview with Swarm Founder Joel Dietz

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Jul 01, 2014

Swarm’s concept has been generally written about here, and announced here.Joel Dietz is the founder of Swarm, which Entrepreneur Magaz...

Sir Richard Branson Wants a Transparent Cryptocurrency, But Will Customers?

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Apr 22, 2014

The Endorsements Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, whose Virgin Galactic airlines was the first to accept bitcoins for space...

What Might Ulbricht’s Defense Mean for Charlie Shrem?

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Apr 05, 2014

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Really Gets Bitcoin

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Apr 02, 2014

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently held a “Dialog with the Fed” on bitcoin basics. The events are “designed to address...

Everyone Should Fetishize Innovation

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Mar 21, 2014

Writing for the New Republic, Evgeny Morozov has written a brief critique of what he dubs America’s “innovation fetish.” While not...

Bitcoin’s Actual Privilege Problems

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Mar 10, 2014

Do Cryptocurrencies Really Compete? Learning From VHS, Betamax, Netflix and Hulu

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Feb 24, 2014

Competing cryptocurrencies have been in the news lately. This VICE Motherboard roundup is a good list of some of bitcoin’s most promis...

Bay Area’s Leading Poverty-Fighters Recently Accepted Their First Bitcoin

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Feb 17, 2014

Can a Wearable Bitcoin Wallet Bring Cryptocurrency Into Meatspace?

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Feb 17, 2014

Paying in Bitcoin already offers tons of advantages over credit cards. It’s by-default more secure, and on the internet at least, fast...

Florida’s Bitcoin Sting Should Cast Doubt on Law Enforcement’s Priorities and Money Laundering Laws

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Feb 14, 2014

Bitcoin’s Impact On So-Called Social Issues

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Feb 14, 2014

CoinPool Combines a Bitcoin Directory With Free Classifieds and a Calendar

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Feb 06, 2014

Calling itself the “first exclusive bitcoin portal,” CoinPool.com features a directory of businesses who accept bitcoin, sorted into...

Wall Street Journal Debuts Dedicated Bitcoin Coverage

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Feb 05, 2014

When a venerated institution such as The Wall Street Journal dedicates a new section to covering bitcoin, you know an idea has hit the m...

Does Bitcoin Have an Image Problem? Three Reasons It Shouldn’t.

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Feb 03, 2014

Smart Property’s Promise for the Poor

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Jan 27, 2014

Renting an apartment or buying a car requires an income and good credit. Getting a legal job generally requires a permanent residence an...

Fed Banker Tries Criticizing Bitcoin, Ends Up Perfectly Describing The Fed

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Jan 20, 2014

In an article for Fox News, senior economist Francois Velde of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago describes Bitcoin. “Although some o...

Grounded Venezuelans May Want to Escape to Bitcoin

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Jan 14, 2014

Venezuelans are having trouble flying in and out of their country. Spanish discount airline Air Europa has indefinitely stopped taking t...

New Report Details Bitcoin’s Potential Threat to the Federal Reserve

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Jan 10, 2014