Category: politics

5 Countries Will Accept Bitcoin as Legal Tender by End of Next Year, Says Bitmex CEO

5 Countries Will Accept Bitcoin as Legal Tender by End of Next Year, Says Bitmex CEO

By the end of next year, at least five countries will have accepted bitcoin as legal tender, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Bitmex has predicted. He cited three key reasons why he arrived at this conclusion. “Developing countries will jump into crypto in 2022,” he said. More Countries Will Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender The […]

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Messari Founder Ryan Selkis Announces Senate Run for 2024 — ‘Enough Talk’

Messari Founder Ryan Selkis Announces Senate Run for 2024 — ‘Enough Talk’

Ryan Selkis, the founder of Messari, a cryptocurrency research company, has announced he will be running for the U.S. Senate in 2024. The entrepreneur made the announcement on Twitter after finding out one of the speakers at Messari’s Mainnet conference, whose identity could not be confirmed, was served with a subpoena by the SEC. This […]

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How the crypto industry’s very own PAC plans to decentralize political funding in 2022

How the crypto industry’s very own PAC plans to decentralize political funding in 2022

Quick Take With the crypto world paying closer attention to the goings-on of Washington, DC, HODLpac is trying to bridge the two.  HODLpac founder Tyler Whirty spoke with The Block on plans to decentralize PAC financing in time for the 2022 elections.  This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can […]

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Brian Quintenz, crypto-friendly CFTC commissioner, to leave office at end of August

Brian Quintenz, crypto-friendly CFTC commissioner, to leave office at end of August

Brian Quintenz, a commissioner for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has announced that August 31 will be his final day in office. Quintenz has been a notable crypto advocate for the duration of his term. In his statement upon departure, he highlighted his work on cryptocurrency issues. “During my term, the CFTC has overseen the […]

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Satoshi Versus the ‘Infrastructure Bill’ — Political Permission Not Required

Satoshi Versus the ‘Infrastructure Bill’ — Political Permission Not Required

When Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin white paper in October 2008, it likely wasn’t with the idea that governments and central banks needed to recognize, adopt, and regulate Bitcoin for everyone’s benefit. To the contrary, if anything can be taken away from that document and the message encoded in the genesis block, it’s that centralized […]

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As Washington weighs crypto, ethics concerns crop up over ‘revolving door’ industry hires

As Washington weighs crypto, ethics concerns crop up over ‘revolving door’ industry hires

Quick Take New interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain from U.S. regulators and legislators have opened up the doors to a great deal of new hiring between industry and government. The crypto industry has generally greeted these new hires as a sign of acceptance, which it is, but it also sets new ethical expectations on an […]

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