Opinion

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6 Reasons DeFi Will Stay Inefficient (and Profitable)
Traders assume the DeFi market will become more efficient over time, reducing arbitrage opportunities. But that may not be true.
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The Race for Stablecoin Transparency
Stablecoins have been improving their reporting on reserves, but transparency makes an already difficult business model more complicated to execute, says our columnist.
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Privacy Without DeFi Is Boring, DeFi Without Privacy Is Predatory
Developers have traded riches for user privacy. It's time to return crypto to its roots.
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Bitcoin ATMs and the Road to Adoption
At least for now, crypto in Puerto Rico is less about doing business than about education.
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Money Reimagined: A Turning Point for Crypto
Even as crypto lost a battle over taxes in Congress this week, it felt like a victory, says CoinDesk's chief content officer.
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U.S. President Richard Nixon took the U.S. dollar off the gold standard in 1971.
50 Years After Bretton Woods, the US Dollar's Throne Is in Play
The greenback's share of world reserves is dropping steadily. The euro, yuan and bitcoin are all in the running to pick up the slack.
U.S. President Richard Nixon took the U.S. dollar off the gold standard in 1971.

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What Blockchain Oracles Do Not See
Blockchain promises an immutable history of on-chain data. But the “ledger of record” is merely a new way to manufacture consent.
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How Crypto Can Help Nigeria's Economy
From hedging hyperinflation to lowering the cost of cross-border remittances, crypto can improve financial inclusion in Africa's largest economy.
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$600M Poly Heist Shows DeFi Needs Hackers to Become Unhackable
If computers will continue to do more important things, we'll require those programs to be secure. Learning what not to do is one way there.
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To Win in Washington, Crypto Needs a Campaign Strategy
The infrastructure bill shows it is time for serious crypto activism. That means mapping out campaigns, says a professional campaigner.
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