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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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