Opinion

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What Drives Crypto Users? Distrust of the System or Speculation?
A new survey finds people aren’t seeking out crypto as an alternative to fiat or commercial banks.
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The Coming Convergence of NFTs and Artificial Intelligence
Building AI capabilities into the lifecycle of NFTs opens the door to forms of intelligent ownership, says the CEO of IntoTheBlock.
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What CBDCs Mean for the Future of DeFi and Stablecoins
Central bank-issued digital currencies are an existential threat to permissionless stablecoins and finance.
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The US Needs a Dedicated Crypto Regulator
The current hodgepodge of regulators isn’t cutting it.
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Why a Bitcoin Futures ETF Is Bad for Investors
It takes more than derivatives to contango.
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SEC No-Action Letter Request 2: The #NFT (Brian Frye/OpenSea)
NFT Artist Brian Frye Wants You to Steal This Article
Frye is for plagiarism, against copyright and sort of neutral on securities law.
SEC No-Action Letter Request 2: The #NFT (Brian Frye/OpenSea)

Cornell University Professor Saule Omarova (Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs)
In Defense of OCC Nominee Saule Omarova
Right-wing critics have dismissed the Cornell academic as a dangerous socialist. But her actual views bear more investigation.
Cornell University Professor Saule Omarova (Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs)

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Why Bitcoin Is Worth at Least a Penny
As the cryptocurrency hits another all-time high, investors unfamiliar with the asset class may wonder why it has value at all. Here’s a brief explanation.
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Contango Conmigo: Why a Bitcoin Futures ETF Could Be a Bloody Ride
Regulators maintain the futures market is a lower-risk way to list bitcoin. But there’s a major catch.
Photo taken in Thai Mueang, Thailand

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How to Do Business as a DAO
Should a DAO retain a law firm? Three representatives from Morrison Cohen LLP discuss the emerging legal issues around this new type of business enterprise.
Digital suits. (Alexander Naglestad/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)