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Craig Wright heading to COPA trial on March 1  (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)
This Is (Hopefully) the Last CoinDesk Article to Mention Craig Wright
He "is not nearly as clever as he thinks he is," says a U.K. Judge reviewing the Australian computer scientist’s many questionable legal maneuvers.
Craig Wright heading to COPA trial on March 1  (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)
(President Joseph Biden, on Twitter/X)
Does the SAB 121 Vote Mean Anything for Future Crypto Legislation?
An encouraging sign of bipartisan agreement over sane digital asset rules is also business as usual.
(President Joseph Biden, on Twitter/X)
(Monero Project, modified by CoinDesk)
LocalMonero Shutdown Is Another Blow for Privacy Tech
It is getting harder to buy XMR, but every day that monero continues to exist is proof positive of its value, says CoinDesk's Dan Kuhn.
(Monero Project, modified by CoinDesk)
Department of Justice (Shutterstock)
What the DOJ’s First MEV Lawsuit Means for Ethereum
In a highly technical overview of an exploit that has since been patched, government prosecutors find that exploiting code is a crime. CoinDesk reached out to several experts...
Department of Justice (Shutterstock)
Free Alex Pertsev poster spotted outside the courthouse (Jack Schickler/CoinDesk)
The Hard Truths and Worrying Consequences of the Tornado Cash Verdict
Developer Alexey Pertsev was sentenced today to 64 months in prison. His prosecution makes sense from a law enforcement point of view, even if the implications are horrible fo...
Free Alex Pertsev poster spotted outside the courthouse (Jack Schickler/CoinDesk)
(Shaleah Craighead/Wikimedia Commons, modified by CoinDesk)
Why, for Some, Crypto Is the Defining Political Issue of Our Times
It’d be foolish for people to vote against their own interests.
(Shaleah Craighead/Wikimedia Commons, modified by CoinDesk)
(White House, modified by CoinDesk)
Will Biden Get the Final Say Over a Controversial Crypto Accounting Rule?
Critics of SAB 121, introduced in March 2022, have called the rule “obscure,” a “diktat” and a “pernicious weed.”
(White House, modified by CoinDesk)
(Shaleah Craighead/Wikimedia Commons, modified by CoinDesk)
Crypto Is an Election Issue This Year. Is That a Good Thing?
A new DCG-funded survey found one-in-five voters think crypto is a key issue in U.S. elections this November.
(Shaleah Craighead/Wikimedia Commons, modified by CoinDesk)