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Crypto 2022

Policy Week

Introducing a week of content about how regulators are shaping the digital assets industry (or trying).

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The View From Brussels: How the EU Plans to Regulate Crypto

European Parliament member Eva Kaili says Facebook’s libra announcement in 2019 catalyzed lawmakers into action on digital assets.

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The CFTC Was Proved Right on Bitcoin Futures. What’s Next for the Agency?

For years the commodities overseer was the de facto regulator of crypto markets.

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DeFi Is Like Nothing Regulators Have Seen Before. How Should They Tackle It?

Without middlemen to deputize, the SEC and other regulators will have to rethink their approach to enforcement. A lot could go wrong.

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Decentralization’s Challenge to Policymakers Is Coming

We are fast approaching a point where there will no longer be “decentralization theater” and things will get real.

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Why a Bitcoin Futures ETF Is Bad for Investors

It takes more than derivatives to contango.

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Kill the BitLicense

The state’s regulatory regime has been bad for New York and bad for crypto.

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Put America’s Geeks to Work, Don’t Cage Them

If the U.S. wants to beat China and Russia in cyberspace, we’ll need help from our nerds – even those with criminal pasts, writes the mother of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht.

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Crypto Is Too Big for Partisan Politics

The industry enjoys broad support among the American people, and that should be reflected by our elected officials, too.

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Lassoing a Stallion: How Gary Gensler Could Approach DeFi Enforcement

The SEC may “pierce the veil” of “decentralization theater” by going after individuals involved in DeFi projects, observers say.

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What Stablecoins Might Become

At issue is whether issuers of the digital assets will be regulated like banks.

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Gensler for a Day: How Rohan Grey Would Regulate Stablecoins

Stablecoins make use of the same shadow banking carveout that imperiled the financial system in 2008. That can’t continue, says the co-author of the Stablecoin Tethering and Bank Licensing Enforcement (STABLE) Act.

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