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US Treasury targets NFTs for potential high-value art money laundering

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a study on the high-value art market, highlighting the potential in the nonfungible tokens (NFT) space to conduct illicit money laundering or terror financing operations. The treasury’s “Study of the facilitation of money laundering and terror finance through the trade in works of art” suggested that the increasing …

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America COMPETES Act passes House without ‘disastrous’ provision on crypto

A piece of legislation aimed at addressing supply chain issues to keep the U.S. economy and businesses competitive has passed the House of Representatives — without a provision many in the crypto space had criticized for giving the Treasury Secretary authority to shut down exchanges. In a 222-210 vote on Friday, the House of Representatives …

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SEC again delays decision on Grayscale’s Bitcoin ETF

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again delayed its ruling on whether to approve Grayscale’s application for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF), citing familiar concerns around manipulation, liquidity and transparency.  In a notice published Friday afternoon, the SEC expressed concerns about how the digital asset manager intends to convert its …

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DAOs are meant to be completely autonomous and decentralized, but are they?

While the organizational structure of a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) is fundamentally meant to be “decentralized,” some of the biggest DAO protocols including Uniswap are not. A lot of the day-to-day activities within DAOs still involve a few core members of the organizations to make major decisions. This raises the question as to whether DAOs …

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Bitcoin encourages transparency, long-term thinking

Twitter co-founder and Block (previously Square) CEO Jack Dorsey discussed the implications of a Bitcoin (BTC)-powered universal basic income (UBI) strategy with US congressional candidate and a full-time elementary school teacher, Aarika Rhodes.  “Obscurity of information forces and incentivizes people to negative (financial) behaviors that don’t work for them, their community or family,” said Dorsey …

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Bitcoin stays higher after stocks propel BTC price toward $42K

Bitcoin (BTC) held above $41,000 into the weekend after a late surge Friday took the largest cryptocurrency to two-week highs. BTC/USD 1-day candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView “The only good bear is a dead bear” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD maintaining newly re-won ground Saturday, with the pair’s correlation to stock makets …

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Indian couple celebrates blockchain wedding with NFT vows, digital priest

A young couple from India used nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to digitize their love for each other till eternity over the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain.  The recently married couple from Pune, India, Shruti Nair and Anil Narasipuram decided to take their court marriage to the next level by hosting a blockchain wedding. According to Anil, the husband: …

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3 things every NFT investor should know to avoid a tax nightmare

2021 will be remembered as the year of nonfungible tokens (NFTs). In a year where names like Beeple and Bored Ape Yacht Club dominated the headlines, it’s estimated that NFTs have generated more than $23 billion in trading volume. The rise of NFTs has ushered in a new generation of investors who spend time scouring …

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