Opinion

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Can Crypto Go From Movement to Campaign?
Yesterday, after an SEC agent reportedly gatecrashed a conference organized by Messari founder Ryan Selkis and subpoenaed a guest speaker, Selkis announced he was running for...
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An electronic screen displays the Hang Seng Index in the Central district of Hong Kong, China Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Growing investor angst about China's real estate crackdown rippled through markets, pummeling Hong Kong developers and adding pressure on Beijing authorities to stop financial contagion from destabilizing the economy. Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg via Getty Images
With Evergrande on the Brink, the ‘China Hustle’ Comes Home to Roost
Evergrande’s problems are part of a much larger pattern in Chinese equities. One overlooked documentary was a stark warning that needs revisiting.
An electronic screen displays the Hang Seng Index in the Central district of Hong Kong, China Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Growing investor angst about China's real estate crackdown rippled through markets, pummeling Hong Kong developers and adding pressure on Beijing authorities to stop financial contagion from destabilizing the economy. Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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OpenSea Scandal Shows Need for More NFT Regulation
Crypto purists may bristle at the idea, but greater oversight could foster a safer trading environment.
A selection of Bored Apes, one of the best-selling NFT avatar series.

Evergrande Real Estate Group founder and Chairman Hui Ka Yan in March 2014. He's likely a bit less bouyant today - Evergrande is on the verge of default. (Getty)
Evergrande and China’s Looming Risk to Tether
Tether says it doesn’t hold short-term debt from the struggling developer. But that doesn’t mean tether holders aren’t at risk.
Evergrande Real Estate Group founder and Chairman Hui Ka Yan in March 2014. He's likely a bit less bouyant today - Evergrande is on the verge of default. (Getty)

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Speculation Is Good (for Crypto)
Velocity, passion, fearlessness: what powers the crypto surge and what makes it different from previous tech booms.
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Ethereum’s Design Choices Are Inherently Political
Is the blockchain headed for an inevitable conflict between the interests of holders and users? Will that help “Ethereum killers” like Solana, Avalanche and Algorand?
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Demonstrators wave flags during a demonstration against President Nayib Bukele on Wednesday in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Emerson Flores/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images)
Bitcoin in El Salvador: Why Is It Worth the Effort?
A long-time Bitcoin activist reflects on the Central American nation’s adoption of bitcoin as a legal tender in the face of much opposition.
Demonstrators wave flags during a demonstration against President Nayib Bukele on Wednesday in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Emerson Flores/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images)

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Space Is the Place for Crypto
Lunar payloads, asteroid mining, deep space commerce. Where we boldly go, so will crypto.
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Advice You’ve Never Had to Consider Before
When it comes to crypto, you’ll need to be knowledgeable about new, complex topics to be a more useful and valuable advisor to clients.
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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 14: Gary Gensler, Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,  testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee oversight hearing on the SEC on September 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein-Pool/Getty Images)
The Upside of a Gensler-Led Crackdown
Crypto players are expecting more aggressive regulation from the SEC. That has some potential benefits.
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 14: Gary Gensler, Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,  testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee oversight hearing on the SEC on September 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein-Pool/Getty Images)