Funding Hate: The Far-Right’s Pivot to Crypto
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As controversial figures on the right find themselves deplatformed, they increasingly turn to crypto for fundraising. Cryptocurrencies were never apolitical. The fateful 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto treatise did not appear in an ideological vacuum: Notions of online privacy, proactive use of cryptography for protecting individual freedom, and denationalization of currency that …
Blockchain-Powered Prediction Platforms: Governance and Uses Beyond Gimmick Markets & Death Pools
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A series of controversies around specific prediction markets highlight Augur’s governance issues. The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Like many other ICO success stories and subsequent leaders in their respective market segments, Augur, the preeminent platform for decentralized predictions, …
The Making of the First US ICO Fraud Case
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The suspect in the first criminal ICO case never issued a single token. In common law systems, it is precedent that informs judicial approaches to new and previously unaddressed matters. The precedent that will likely shape the body of U.S. case law on fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs) is currently …
Breaking the Peg: Every Stablecoin Has Its Points of Failure
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Each type of stablecoin has its own vulnerabilities. This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision In the year of bear markets and curbed enthusiasm, stablecoins have emerged as the asset class …
Nouriel Roubini Versus Blockchain: Notes from the Senate Floor
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The famous crypto-hater testified to the US Senate committee alongside the blockchain advocate Peter Van Valkenburgh. Normally, there is very limited room for drawing legitimate comparisons between a Senate hearing and an Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight. Yet the hearing entitled “Exploring the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ecosystem,” which took place on …