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Sen. Elizabeth Warren says 'crypto is the new shadow bank'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says ‘crypto is the new shadow bank’

advertisement U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a long-standing critic of cryptocurrency, told the New York Times that, in her view, cryptocurrency is “the new shadow bank.” The Times story focused in large part on BlockFi, the venture-backed crypto lending startup that has drawn the attention of numerous state regulators in the U.S. as part of …

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The Shadow of Satoshi's Ghost: Why Bitcoin Mythology Matters

The Shadow of Satoshi’s Ghost: Why Bitcoin Mythology Matters

How the myth-making around Satoshi reinforces what makes bitcoin unique in the landscape of global monies. On Wednesday, a batch of coins mined just a month after bitcoin’s birth were moved. It was the first time since August 2017 that any bitcoin from early 2009 had been transferred, and the action set Bitcoin Twitter on …

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