Opinion

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The FTX Hack: The Unsolved SIM Swap Mystery
New rules from the SEC and FCC, and the former’s own SIM swap incident, are likely to raise scrutiny on crypto firms to clamp down on a scourge of identity-hacks, says Andrew...
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Ethereum Has Gatekeepers (for Good Reason)
A new, non-standard token standard called ERC-404 circumvented the usual governance process and is capitalizing on a term with an actual definition.
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Ether’s Prometheum Test
The “only U.S.-registered crypto securities platform" is listing ETH in a bold test of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's thesis that most cryptocurrencies are secu...
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Welcome to the ‘Bitcoin Era’ on Wall Street
With a roster of bitcoin ETFs already trading, companies will need to figure out how to differentiate their products.
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Bitcoin Mining and the Politicization of a Once Reputable Federal Agency
The Department of Energy's statistics wing is feigning an "emergency" to attack legitimate U.S. businesses and score political points, Texas Blockchain Council President Lee B...
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Crypto for Advisors: Bitcoin as a Building Block for Portfolios
A practical, unbiased, and proven approach could classify bitcoin as another building block in institutional investors' portfolios.
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DeFi Shouldn't Have to Worry About the SEC’s Expanded Broker Rule
A move to expand regulatory oversight over hedge funds and market makers could also rope in AMMs, experts say. But if these protocols cannot comply, is it really a threat?
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'Absolute Essentials of Ethereum' by Paul Dylan-Ennis: An Excerpt
How does on-chain and off-chain governance work in Ethereum?
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Are Airdrops Effective Marketing?
Everyone likes getting something for nothing, but distributing tokens is only worthwhile if it also attracts longterm builders and users rather than just momentary buzz.
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Forget ETFs, Let’s Work on Tokenizing the Whole Value Chain
“Tokenization” — the biggest buzzword in crypto markets currently — means not just bringing new digital assets on-chains, but, in the future, originating and settling them on-...
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