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The Polynetwork incident shows that people are torn between the desire for decentralization which is free from censorship and regulation, yet protected by strong technology and justice. In the end, perhaps some degree of regulation is inevitable to ensure a modicum of protection to investors. And while we are at it, was Bitcoin originally created as an investment? That's what it has become. A regulated investment which for some, is beyond their reach. It was meant to be money for the masses.
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@lain But... the people who use crypto aren't "shadowy super-coders" ... I'm not even a coder. ^_^ Have to wonder about how she reached that conclusion.
Korean regulators uncover bogus bank accounts used by crypto exchanges https://forkast.news/headlines/fake-bank-accounts-crypto-exchanges-busted-in-south-korea/
Korean exchanges warned to change unfair contract terms https://forkast.news/headlines/s-korea-crypto-exchanges-customer-treatment/
Banks / Central Banks
Bank of Thailand issues new blockchain guidelines https://forkast.news/headlines/bank-of-thailand-blockchain-guidelines/
Indian banks invest into trade finance blockchain company https://forkast.news/headlines/india-banks-invest-in-blockchain-firm/
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Binance shrinks non-KYC withdrawal limits https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/112664/binance-shrinks-non-kyc-withdrawal-limits-as-crypto-exchanges-face-regulatory-pressure
Shopify to allow creators to sell NFTs https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/112539/shopify-nft-e-commerce-customers
Coca-Cola launches its first collection of NFTs https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/112779/coca-cola-creates-its-first-collection-of-brand-inspired-nfts
Amber Group launches CreatorFi NFT platform https://forkast.news/amber-group-launches-creatorfi-nft-initiative/
US law professor calls for regulation of blockchain miners https://cointelegraph.com/news/law-professor-calls-for-crypto-mining-regulation-during-us-senate-hearing
SEC prosecution against ICOs: Recent decisions raise defences https://cointelegraph.com/news/powers-on-why-the-fear-of-ico-enforcement-and-liability-is-coming-to-an-end
Huobi, OK Group dissolve China entities https://decrypt.co/76939/crypto-companies-huobi-ok-group-dissolve-entities-china
Binance CEO hints he may step down https://decrypt.co/76952/binance-ceo-hints-at-replacement-amid-regulatory-controversies
FTX, Binance remove high leverage trading https://decrypt.co/76858/ftx-and-binance-remove-high-leverage-from-exchanges
US investigates Tether executives for bank fraud https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/112452/us-officials-investigating-tether-executives-for-bank-fraud-report
Chamath's SPAC invests into stablecoin exchange (https://cryptopotato.com/chamath-palihapitiyas-social-capital-invests-in-solana-based-saber-protocol/
Binance launches tax reporting tool https://decrypt.co/77032/crypto-exchange-binance-launches-tax-reporting-tool
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28 July 2021
Why institutions have not yet embraced DeFi https://decrypt.co/77033/ftx-ceo-sam-bankman-fried-why-institutions-have-yet-to-embrace-defi
Goldman Sachs files DeFi ETF https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/112560/goldman-sachs-files-with-sec-to-create-a-defi-and-blockchain-equity-etf
Aave to launch regulated DeFi platform https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/112475/aave-to-launch-institutional-defi-platform-aave-arc-within-weeks
CBDCs can solve failure of big banks https://u.today/senator-warren-says-cbdcs-can-solve-this-enormous-failure-of-big-banks-in-the-us
US lawmakers concerned about falling behind China https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/112684/lawmakers-voice-anxiety-about-chinas-digital-yuan-during-cbdc-hearing
Nigeria to launch "e-naira" https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/nigeria-launch-digital-currency-e-naira-oct-central-bank-2021-07-27/
The lesson of this story (of a Catholic blog using commercially resold Grindr data to out a gay priest) is *either* that anonymised data can always be de-anonymised (pretty much the intuition of lots of experts I know), or, less generally, you can't expect an org that benefits from selling other people's data to calibrate how much they should spend on anonymising.