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The ability to transfer all PYUSD user funds into PayPal may leave crypto natives hesitant to adopt the stablecoin. Oliver Buchmann/Unsplash)
What's Wrong With PayPal's Stablecoin?
If PYUSD is to gain true and lasting traction, the newly minted stablecoin issuer needs to address certain centralization concerns, Kima Chief Technology Officer Guy Vider writes.
The ability to transfer all PYUSD user funds into PayPal may leave crypto natives hesitant to adopt the stablecoin. Oliver Buchmann/Unsplash)

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‘Sequencers’ Are Blockchain’s Air Traffic Control. Here’s Why They’re Misunderstood
Leading rollup operators are criticized for using "centralized sequencers" to package transactions and pass them down to Ethereum, but the real risks may lie elsewhere.
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True Consumer Protection in Crypto Lies Between Centralization and Decentralization
Government regulators are getting keen on crypto's points of centralization. How can those be put to use for everyone's benefit?
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Bank Consolidation Threatens Freedom, Makes Case for Bitcoin
The biggest threat from the banking crisis triggered by this month’s collapse of Silicon Valley Bank might not lie in the potential for depositors to lose their savings but in the censorship power that massive banks are now accumulating as customers move their money.
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Ethereum Upgrade Could Make It Harder to Lose All Your Crypto
Account abstraction – a concept recently embraced by Visa – could make Ethereum wallets significantly more user friendly.
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Ethereum in 2023: Here’s What to Look Forward To
Staked ETH withdrawals, scalability and more cool events are on the horizon for Ethereum.
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Ethereum’s 2022 in Review: The Merge, MEV and Mayhem
Ethereum’s year was marked by reductions to energy costs and improved scalability, but it was also racked by hacks and “censorship.”
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5 Crypto Things That Riled Me Up in 2022
In case you were living in a Wi-Fi-less cave, there was plenty of unsavory stuff to pick from!
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Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
The End of the 'Centralization Era' in Crypto
Drawing a straight line from Mt. Gox to Voyager Digital, Celsius Network and now FTX shows how crypto's largest problems are often corporate failures.
Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Ethereum co-founder, Anthony Di Iorio holding "The Cube." (Anthony Di Iorio)
Ethereum Co-Founder Di Iorio Unveils Project to Bring Blockchain Computers to a Wider Audience
Andiami mixes game theory with cutting-edge hardware. Anthony Di Iorio hopes the endeavor will enable users to run full nodes with little to no technical expertise.
Ethereum co-founder, Anthony Di Iorio holding "The Cube." (Anthony Di Iorio)