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Free Speech vs. Cancel Culture: Reasons for Optimism

From social media to controversial statues, the free speech debate is more alive than ever. New tech can help safeguard history while letting us live our values.

US Federal Regulator Says Banks Can Conduct Payments Using Stablecoins

Banks can act as nodes on a blockchain or conduct payments using stablecoins, the OCC said Monday.

India’s Central Bank Explains Why It Blocked Banks From Using Cryptos in Court Filing

The Reserve Bank of India has said in a court filing that it had "ringfenced" financial institutions from dealing with digital assets over perceived risks, but hadn't banned cryptos.

Infosec Exec Urges US Lawmakers to Tighten Crypto Regs Over Pandemic-Driven Scams

Cryptocurrencies should be regulated more stringently, a VMWare security executive told U.S. lawmakers, citing a rise in cybercrime during the pandemic.

Singapore May Extend Crypto Regulation to Include Overseas Activities

Under the central bank's proposals, Singapore regulation would end up covering the overseas activities of locally based crypto companies.

Tax Payers Must Disclose Airdropped, Forked Cryptos, Says IRS’ Draft 2020 Guidance

The U.S. tax agency has clarified who needs to answer "yes" to a question over cryptocurrency activity included in the draft 1040 income tax form.

Russia’s Digital Ruble Model to Get Bank-Friendly Redesign

Banks had feared being drained of liquidity under the original concept for the digital currency.

Former CFTC Officials Ramp Up Push for Digital Dollar With Accenture Partnership

Former CFTC Chair Chris Giancarlo and LabCFTC head Dan Gorfine are forming the Digital Dollar Foundation, working with Accenture to determine how best to create a U.S. central bank digital currency.

The Novel Legal Strategy Bringing This ICO-Backed ‘Micro-Mobility’ Startup to Court

Lawyers have filed suit in a "highly unusual" case against flamboyant Italian e-scooter entrepreneur Salvator Palella, over a troubled ICO back in 2018.

SEC Commissioner Pierce Blasts Regulator’s Action Against Telegram

'Crypto mom' took no prisoners in her fiery rebuke of the SEC's Telegram action.