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CDCROP: Justicia - sculpture at justice fountain in Frankfurt City, Germany (Getty Images)
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.
CDCROP: Justicia - sculpture at justice fountain in Frankfurt City, Germany (Getty Images)

CDCROP: US Capitol (Elijah Mears/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)
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.
CDCROP: US Capitol (Elijah Mears/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

CDCROP: CFTC And SEC Heads Testify Before Senate Appropriations Committee
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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BTC Dominance Is Behaving Weirdly, and That’s Sort of Good
It's likely we are witnessing the consolidation of the crypto market’s speculative nature.
CDCROP: (Maxim Hopman/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

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Introducing Consensus Magazine: Putting Web3 in Perspective
Magazines are powerful when they spark dialogue about what’s happening now and could happen in the future. That’s Consensus all over, so we’re renaming Layer 2 after CoinDesk’s annual event.
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CDCROP: Sam Bankman-Fried sticking his tongue out while at Crypto Bahamas (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
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.
CDCROP: Sam Bankman-Fried sticking his tongue out while at Crypto Bahamas (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Brands using Crypto (Rachel Sun/CoinDesk)
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.
CDCROP: Brands using Crypto (Rachel Sun/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Zombie (CSA Images/Getty Images)
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.
CDCROP: Zombie (CSA Images/Getty Images)

CDCROP: AI Artwork Sam Bankman-Fried SBF in Prison concept (Midjourney/CoinDesk)
FTX’s Collapse Was a Crime, Not an Accident
Sam Bankman-Fried is a con man and fraudster of historic proportions. But you might not learn that from the New York Times, CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist David Z. Morris writes.
CDCROP: AI Artwork Sam Bankman-Fried SBF in Prison concept (Midjourney/CoinDesk)