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Crypto companies complain about FinCEN's new "unhosted wallets" proposal. But the rules aren't unreasonable, says our columnist.
Speculators like Stanley Druckenmiller and Paul Tudor Jones love to play the game. Just don't pin them down to a side, says our columnist.
A proposed OCC rule would stop banks from using political criteria in lending. But with depoliticized funding vehicles now available, it's not necessary, says our columnist.
If the payments system ever becomes seriously politicized, Bitcoin's apolitical nature could become more appealing. But that's not a scenario worth looking forward to.
As countries like China and Sweden rush to develop digital currencies, the U.S. can afford to take its time.
The U.S. Treasury Department has outlawed certain ransomware payments. If it was serious, it would go further, says our columnist.
MakerDAO's ingestion of centralized stablecoins may help maintain a $1 peg. But it could also invite more regulatory scrutiny.
Changing the standard way financial institutions communicate changes everything.
If the United States had a digital dollar, we wouldn't need to worry about a lack of coins at retailers like Target and Kroger.