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James Cooper

James Cooper, a CoinDesk columnist, is a professor of law at California Western School of Law in San Diego.

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A Need for More Regulatory Clarity

Legislators must decide whether crypto is a security, utility, commodity, currency or the latest tulip mania.

Legislators must decide whether crypto is a security, utility, commodity, currency or the latest tulip mania.

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The US Can Make Bitcoin Mining Greener

With companies like Square announcing environment-focused mining initiatives, the U.S. can take the lead in reducing bitcoin's carbon impact.

With companies like Square announcing environment-focused mining initiatives, the U.S. can take the lead in reducing bitcoin's carbon impact.

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That Decoupling Sound: China, the US and a Year of CBDCs

This year China and the U.S. faced off over trade and technology bans. But the battle for monetary hegemony has just begun.

This year China and the U.S. faced off over trade and technology bans. But the battle for monetary hegemony has just begun.

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Latin America's Big Blockchain Opportunity

Decentralizing the financial sector and putting trust in distributed ledgers means less reliance on the continent's corrupt intermediaries.

Decentralizing the financial sector and putting trust in distributed ledgers means less reliance on the continent's corrupt intermediaries.

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The New US-Mexico-Canada Trade Pact Holds Opportunity for Distributed Tech

NAFTA's replacement, which comes into force today, contains several provisions that might open the way for blockchain technology.

NAFTA's replacement, which comes into force today, contains several provisions that might open the way for blockchain technology.

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HODLpac Shows Crypto Is Becoming a Mainstream Industry

It's good the cryptocurrency industry is getting its own political action committee, even if it's ironic, says our columnist.

It's good the cryptocurrency industry is getting its own political action committee, even if it's ironic, says our columnist.

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This Unstable Moment Is a Chance for Crypto to Go Mainstream

Crises create opportunities for renewal. This is a moment for cryptocurrencies to reinvent money and the financial system.

Crises create opportunities for renewal. This is a moment for cryptocurrencies to reinvent money and the financial system.

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With Central Bank Digital Currencies, States Are Reasserting Power Over Money

Nothing is more centralizing than a state’s control over decentralized technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrency, says law professor and blockchain adviser James Cooper.

Nothing is more centralizing than a state’s control over decentralized technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrency, says law professor and blockchain adviser James Cooper.

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Coronavirus Checks China's Blockchain Ambitions

As long as the Coronavirus keeps everyone indoors, China's big, bold blockchain ambitions are on hold.

As long as the Coronavirus keeps everyone indoors, China's big, bold blockchain ambitions are on hold.

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