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Forcing Utility On The SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under Chair Gensler is a rigid challenger of the crypto industry in its aggressive application of an age-old regime to digital assets.  Even without the 97 enforcement actions and billions in imposed penalties, the SEC has effectively impaired the industry from advancing digital innovation and technology by stalling approval …

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The Time is Now: Web3 Must Make Good on its Promise of Inclusivity

A recent report by ArtTactic revealed something startling about web3: for an industry that casts itself as an egalitarian panacea we still have a long way to go. More than three quarters of NFT sales went to male artists, between January 2020 and September 2021, while only 5% went to female artists (the report also …

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DeFi Needs to Simplify Design to be Truly Accessible to the Masses

DeFi’s purpose is to create greater financial inclusion. That’s the core mission, to lower the barriers of access to wealth generation so anyone with the internet can participate.  How do we get a mother in Mozambique to be empowered and participate? She’s not looking to day trade and purchase a Lamborghini. She might be looking …

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Fractionalization Makes NFTs Affordable… and Big Targets for Securities Regulators

Fractionalisation of NFTs is a key development in a maturing market. These assets amount to more than just a craze for artists to sell digital art at sky-high valuations. Non-fungible tokens are also being used in sophisticated ways such as collateral for lending products. Divvying up ownership of NFTs enables more people to hold a …

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A Call to Action: How to Mobilize and Save the Crypto Movement

Yesterday, Connor Spelliscy and Holmes Wilson argued that the cryptocurrency industry is confronting an existential crisis. In Part 2 of this Defiant Essay, Connor and Holmes issue a call to action and lay out a primer for mobilizing the community to rescue the movement from regulation that could significantly impede, or even cripple, the crypto …

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