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Does the Merge change how Ethereum is regulated? (No.)

The Ethereum Merge is resurfacing questions about regulatory differences between proof-of-stake and and proof-of-work. As we've said many times, we do not believe that the technological differences between POS and...

Comments to the Department of Treasury Regarding Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets

This comment describes concretely why digital assets, and cryptocurrencies in particular, are essential to the operation of decentralized systems, and what the actual benefits of decentralization and disintermediation are for...

New crypto sanctions bill targets publishing code, facilitating transactions

Senator Warren and a raft of Democratic co-sponsors today introduced a bill [PDF] titled the Digital Asset Sanctions Compliance Enhancement Act, which would place sweeping restrictions on the cryptocurrency ecosystem...

How policymakers should think about “staking”

A misconception we sometimes see from policymakers looking at cryptocurrency networks is that “staking” and “staking rewards” are some kind of security or interest-bearing lending activity that should be subject...

Open Blockchains and Decentralized Identity Standards

Coin Center is the leading non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies. Our mission is to build a better understanding...

Proposals for Clarifying Laws Around Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technologies in Response to Requests for Feedback from Senator Pat Toomey

A direct download of this comment is available here.  

Senate Banking Committee – Cryptocurrencies: What are they good for?

Coin Center testified before the Senate Banking Committee in a hearing entitled "Cryptocurrencies: What are they good for?" Jerry Brito's written testimony is available here.  For more information and...

House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Coin Center's Peter Van Valkenburgh testified before the subcommittee. His written testimony is available here.  Additional questions for the record, published after the hearing, are available here.  More...

Presentations from the Cryptocurrency and Hayek conference

Nic Carter: What is cryptocurrency for Hayekians?  Nevin Freeman: Private Money Balaji Srinivasan: The Pseudonymous Economy Erik Voorhees: Decentralization & Use of Knowledge in Society Peter Van Valkenburgh: Fatal...

How an open patents alliance can protect all cryptocurrency developers

On the Coin Center Tangents podcast this week I talked to Kirupa Pushparaj (who runs the intellectual property practice at Square) about the Crypto Open Patents Alliance. If you’re part...

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