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Smart Contract Platforms: Past, Present and Future
A brief overview of smart contract platform use cases and the potential for investment.
CDCROP: Ethereum (CoinDesk)

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Gaming Out DeFi’s Regulated Future
Precedents from radio and music, and ride-sharing, all point to accommodation, not annihilation, and traditional financial service organizations may also benefit from this approach.
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Crypto Can Overcome Its Reputation as a Weak Link in Financial Crime. Here's How
Among its efforts, the crypto industry must establish a compliance-focused culture.
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Crypto Lender Babel Finance Lands Unicorn Status With $80M Series B
The funding round sets the firm's valuation to $2 billion.
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Financial Services Company DTCC Working With Digital Dollar Project on CBDC Prototype
“Project Lithium” is particularly focused on how a central bank digital currency could benefit the financial services industry.
DTCC Managing Director Jennifer Peve (CoinDesk archives)

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How Crypto Companies Must Mesh With Traditional Financial Services Platforms for DeFi to Succeed
Crypto companies looking to engage with traditional financial institutions must address risk management and compliance expectations stemming these institutions' regulatory obligations.
DeFi could increase access globally to financial services. (Getty Images)

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Why Bitcoin Is a Tool for Social Justice
Bitcoin offers immigrant, Black, Indigenous, LGBTQ+ and other communities the promise of a more equitable financial system.
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BVNK Aims to be Crypto Bank in All But Name
The digital-asset platform wants to appeal to mid-market clients who fall between retail customers and multimillion-dollar institutions.
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US Treasury Officials, Financial Industry Executives Met to Discuss Stablecoins: Report
In meetings this week, the officials and executives discussed regulation and related topics.
The seal of the U.S. Treasury Department (Bloomberg)

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Norway’s FSA Says Legal Framework Needed in Crypto to Protect Consumers
The regulatory body stressed the cryptocurrency market remains largely unregulated and consumer protections are needed.
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