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From Pariah to Partner: Crypto's Climate Answers
There are signs that policymakers are beginning to recognize crypto's potential for balancing the grid and reducing greenhouse gas impacts.
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Why Nobody Wins in Coinbase vs. the SEC
The lawyers who say the company’s Lend product flouts securities laws may have a point. But who is serving the public interest these days?
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OnlyFans Stops Sex Acts and Politicizes Payments
OnlyFans has abandoned the sex workers that made it huge, largely thanks to pressure from banks and payment providers. That's a terrifying precedent, says our columnist.
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Money Reimagined: Afghan Activist Roya Mahboob on Crypto
Bitcoin surely doesn't "fix" Afghanistan, but it "could play a very important role” as an alternative financial system.
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Valid Points: Ethereum’s Proof-of-Stake May Happen Sooner Than You Think
A "quick merge" outline ostensibly serves as a notice against any further agitation from Ethereum miners.
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Money Reimagined: COVID Economy Shows Monetary Failure
The growing divide between financial and real worlds points to the need for a new form of money. Plus: a special podcast about NFTs.
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The ‘Unique Opportunity’ to Upgrade Ethereum’s Virtual Stack
A few functions may be removed from Ethereum during its merge from Eth 1.x to Eth 2.0.
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Valid Points: The Four Keys to Unlocking Ethereum 2.0, Explained
Staking services on Ethereum 2.0 come in two flavors: custodial and noncustodial. Their difference comes down to who's holding what keys.
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First Mover: Reminiscing on Pre-Pandemic Bitcoin as Rally Stalls
Back in January, few analysts could foresee the investment theme that would ultimately cause bitcoin prices to triple over the course of 2020.
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First Mover: Why Bitcoin Isn’t a Replacement for Gold Just Yet
Bitcoin's price is approaching a new all-time high, but bitcoin is not yet the replacement for gold many think.
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