“Using Bitcoin to facilitate a crime is one of the stupidest things a criminal could do, since crypto transactions are transparent to all, can be traced, and are recorded forever in the blockchain. I can think of much better ways to hide transactions — cash, for example.”

Great article, so glad to see Tomer Federman put Krugman in his place – "5 things Paul Krugman gets wrong about crypto": https://medium.com/federman-capital/5-things-paul-krugman-gets-wrong-about-crypto-fda8577f5362

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As messy as SegWit activation was, it is actually one of most decentralized ways to activate something. Miners didnt force it through, devs didnt either and niether did social media or node operators. Everyone sort of got a say.

As messy as SegWit activation was, it is actually one of most decentralized ways to activate something. Miners didnt force it through, devs didnt either and niether did social media or node operators. Everyone sort of got a say. submitted by /u/dellintelbitcoin
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Russian Government Concerned Crypto Bill Inadequate in Many Ways (news.bitcoin.com)

The Russian government has officially provided a response to the bill that seeks to outline the legal framework for cryptocurrencies. Many flaws and inadequacies were pointed out including unjustified restrictions on Russian residents and foreign investors.
Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto

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The firm behind the tradable GBTC launches four new ways to get exposure to bitcoin and other …

"Digital currencies are not like stocks and bonds," says Michael Sonnenshein of Grayscale Investments. "There's certain technological prowess that people need to have in order to handle them.'" The investment firm rolled out four new trusts to help investors understand how digital currencies operate.
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