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On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads Sam Bankman-Fried’s “Possible Digital Asset Industry Standards.”

He also references Erik Voorhees “A Response to SBF and Principled Crypto Regulation” and a thread featuring Scupytruples.

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