OnlyFans Shows How the Banking System Is Politicized

OnlyFans' decision (now reversed) to ban porn reveals the arbitrary power of banks to delist products they don't like.

Opinion  ·  26 August 2021

House Moves to Consider Unamended Infrastructure Bill

The House will consider the bipartisan infrastructure bill on Sept. 27.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 August 2021

Biden Administration to Pick Acting Chairman Rostin Behnam to Head CFTC: Report

The regulator is charged with overseeing derivatives market activity, including cryptocurrency derivatives.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 August 2021

The Node: Crypto Gets Political

Crypto is about to reshape the face of U.S. politics, as those with the most at stake learn they need to pay to protect their interests.

Opinion  ·  10 August 2021

Washington Should Let DeFi Succeed

Regulators should prosecute fraud, but also acknowledge the limits of their effectiveness and allow DeFi to mature.

Opinion  ·  23 July 2021

What Is Bitcoin Freedom?

Bitcoin is not just for libertarians or progressives. It's a system firmly rooted in the republican notion of non-dominance.

Opinion  ·  23 July 2021

Ethereum’s Political Philosophy Explained

Conceptions of Bitcoin's political philosophy are well known. Paul Ennis examines what ideology animates Ethereum.

Opinion  ·  9 July 2021

State of Crypto: Inside the NRCC’s Plan to Accept Crypto Donations

The NRCC will soon accept crypto donations because Republican donors requested the payment method, the campaign committee's chair said.

Policy & regulation  ·  29 June 2021
New York

NYC Mayoral Front Runner Eric Adams Says City Will Become ‘Center of Bitcoins’

"We're going to become the center of life science, the center of cybersecurity ... the center of bitcoins," said Adams.

News  ·  24 June 2021

Examine Blockchain for Ways to Stop Forced-Labor Goods, Australian Committee Says

Blockchain could "empower" companies and governments to more "effectively" trace their supply chains, the Senate committee said.

News  ·  18 June 2021

Republican House Campaign Arm to Accept Donations in Crypto

The crypto will be converted into U.S. dollars first, before being deposited into the National Republican Congressional Committee's account.

News  ·  17 June 2021

Australian Minister Says Government Has ‘No Issue’ With Crypto Investment

Senator Jane Hume also said cryptocurrencies are "an asset class that will grow in importance."

Policy & regulation  ·  20 May 2021
Crypto Taxes

Coinbase CEO Armstrong Lobbies US Lawmakers as Crypto Scrutiny Ramps Up

Armstrong said he visited Capitol Hill to network and help answer questions about crypto.

News  ·  18 May 2021

New FTX Derivative Lets Traders Bet on Re-Election of Brazil’s Bolsonaro

The “Bolsonaro 2022” futures contract should theoretically track the Brazilian president’s perceived chances of re-election.

Markets  ·  17 May 2021
Department of Justice

Rep. Gaetz of Blockchain Caucus Faces Investigation for Sexual Misconduct: Report

An investigation into the congressman was opened during the final months of the Trump administration.

News  ·  30 March 2021