Opinion

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Crypto Can Do Better Than ETFs
The founder of WallStreetBets says crypto-native tools like on-chain asset management and smart contracts are the next step for financial products.
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Congressman Tom Emmer: ‘Crypto Is Not Partisan’
The U.S. infrastructure bill’s tumultuous run had one upside: It brought crypto to Congress.
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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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SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR - MAY 20:  MS-13 gang members languish in one of the three 'gang cages' in the Quezaltepeque police station May 20, 2013 in San Salvador, El Salvador. These overcrowded, 12x15 cages were designed to be 72-hour holding cells for common criminals and the two rival gangs, but many of the individuals have been imprisoned for over a year.  (Photo by Giles Clarke/Getty Images.)
Bukele’s MS-13 Double Bind
The Salvadoran President has had to operate in secret while negotiating with gangs. That has raised suspicions and lent aid to his critics.
SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR - MAY 20:  MS-13 gang members languish in one of the three 'gang cages' in the Quezaltepeque police station May 20, 2013 in San Salvador, El Salvador. These overcrowded, 12x15 cages were designed to be 72-hour holding cells for common criminals and the two rival gangs, but many of the individuals have been imprisoned for over a year.  (Photo by Giles Clarke/Getty Images.)

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Are Central Bankers Ready for Payments Theater?
If the Fed and other banks adopt a CBDC, they will inevitably become involved in disputes about what is and isn’t acceptable economic activity, says our columnist.
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The Burning Question Behind NFTs
Can destroying a work of art create value?
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Highlights from Sotheby's auctions of Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern and African Art at Sotheby's, featuring The Visitor by South African artist Gerard Sekoto on March 20, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Sotheby's)
Do NFTs’ Crazy Valuations Make Them Art? A Leading Collector Says No
The cultural cachet that makes fine art such a good investment will take years to build up around NFTs.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Highlights from Sotheby's auctions of Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern and African Art at Sotheby's, featuring The Visitor by South African artist Gerard Sekoto on March 20, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Sotheby's)

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How Do You Value Digital Assets?
Traditional models don’t fit for valuing digital assets.
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Self-Regulation Is in Crypto’s Best Interest
The recent regulatory happenings in the U.S. lay bare what many of us already know: our industry and the actors within it are misunderstood.
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09:  (L-R) Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Gary Gensler, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew share a moment during a Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) meeting December 9, 2013 at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC. Members of FSOC met to discuss cybersecurity and receive a presentation from the Office of Financial Research on financial market developments.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Coinbase Has Words for the SEC. Is It Listening?
The crypto exchange says a surprise legal warning came after months of transparency about its lending plans.
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09:  (L-R) Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Gary Gensler, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew share a moment during a Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) meeting December 9, 2013 at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC. Members of FSOC met to discuss cybersecurity and receive a presentation from the Office of Financial Research on financial market developments.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)