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2022 – Crypto Markets: A Year in Review
Coming off euphoric highs of the year before, the crypto market has endured an environment of tightening monetary policy, which led to sell-offs, implosions of new projects like TerraLuna, bankruptcies of CeFi companies like Celsius and Voyager Digital and the climactic downfall of the FTX exchange.
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Be Patient: Sam Bankman-Fried Could Go to Prison for a Very, Very Long Time
The former wonder boy could be behind bars for life, according to U.S. federal sentencing guidelines.
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Why a Divided Congress Is Bullish for Crypto
Bipartisan efforts to regulate crypto are moving forward, but U.S. representatives should keep crypto's core tenets of privacy, decentralization and financial freedom closely in mind.
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What Does an AI Chatbot ‘Think’ About DeFi? We Asked ChatGPT
ChatGPT, CoinDesk’s new, robot-guest contributor, explains how AI might help (and harm) the future of DeFi.
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Exploring Biden’s Executive Order on Crypto, 6 Months In
I spoke to Carole House, a former White House adviser and one of the authors of President Joe Biden’s executive order on crypto.
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Economic Unreality: What SEC ICO Precedents Mean for Ripple
The history and future of crypto securities law told in four acts: Kik, Telegram, Library and Ripple.
CDCROP: CFTC And SEC Heads Testify Before Senate Appropriations Committee

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Sam Bankman-Fried's Self-Incrimination Tour
The disgraced man-child’s media apology tour may sway the underinformed. But it can only hurt Bankman-Fried where it counts – in the courtroom.
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Brands Will Save Crypto? Be Careful What You Wish For
Legacy platforms and mega-companies are helping usher blockchain frameworks into the mainstream, but we must deliberately build systems over which those corporate machines can’t exert control.
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There’s Still Investment Opportunity After the Fall of FTX
Those undaunted by the contagion could potentially take advantage of steep discounts in funds, options/futures, crypto stocks - and yes, tokens.
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BlockFi Joins the Bankruptcy Parade
The crypto lender’s financial woes are well known. Now we have a better sense of the severity.
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