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Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Unexpectedly Becoming a Presidential Election Issue
The United States has no plans to issue a digital dollar. So why are so many politicians coming out against the idea?
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U.S. Banking Cutoff Presents Opportunities for Crypto in Europe
Policymakers seem to be doing their best to suffocate dollar on-ramps into crypto, leaving the door open for other mature markets to gain a competitive edge, Kaiko research an...
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Animoca Brands Co-Founder: Royalties Make It Possible for NFT Projects to Flourish
The computer gaming firm supports royalties. Removing them would only "send the industry backwards," said Yat Siu.
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Rethinking the Value of DAOs
Or, how DAO culture creates value in crypto.
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Dapper Labs Ruling Dunks on Private Networks
A landmark ruling is bringing the NBA Top Shots creator back to court, and potentially opening up securities concerns for other NFTs.
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How to Use a DAO to Build a Web3 Community
The community-based projects could become one of the biggest growth engines in the Web3 space, but more agile governance structures may need to be put in place to unleash thei...
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DAOs Don't Have to Be Completely Decentralized
Sometimes hierarchies have a place. Complete organizational "flatness" is not always the most effective path for Web3 communities.
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What the Ethereum Shanghai Upgrade Will Mean for ETH Liquidity
A significant change to Ethereum’s proof-of-stake system is slated for March, which will likely incentivize a wave of building and consumer choice in the “liquid staking” sect...
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How to Harness the Power of Crypto to Aid Communities Rebuilding After Natural Disasters
The industry's swift response in times of need highlights the need for compatibility between crypto and the traditional financial system.
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Sam Bankman-Fried’s Altruism Wasn’t Very Effective
The FTX founder's obsessive emphasis on charity is a troubling example of "impact washing," Lucía Gallardo, founder of regenerative finance project Emerge, writes.
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