The U.S. faces a choice between integrating proven stablecoins or outlawing them in favor of a monopolized CBDC.

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On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads Nic Carter’s recent essay “Why Central Bankers Invoke Free Banking to Attack Stablecoins.”

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