Article: The Node: Regulating Intermediaries in a DeFi World

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet, Governance, Money

The Node: Regulating Intermediaries in a DeFi World

The pace of innovation in crypto is difficult for regulators to keep up with, especially considering that, until now, there hasn’t been a proactive, cohesive, industry-wide attempt to manage the industry. Despite operating under a hodgepodge of rules, frameworks and recommendations, crypto has ballooned. And regulatory attention with it.

“The existing framework is simply inapplicable to a system predicated on the absence of intermediaries,” Director of the Blockchain Association Kristin Smith said in an interview following her Consensus 2021 appearance. This is an important point: Decentralized tools exist as the antithesis of a financial system where trusted custodians are needed to manage one’s money.

Unreleased Congressional Report Finds No Evidence Online Speech Increases Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes

Unreleased Congressional Report Finds No Evidence Online Speech Increases Hate Crimes

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) completed a modern day update to a 1993 report titled “The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crimes.” While the original report is still available for review on the web, the update, which was created under the Trump Administration and handed off to the previous Congress, has not been publicly released.

The January 2021 updated report was obtained by Breitbart News and has been published in full. According to Breitbart, “Sources who were close to the drafting and approval process” say that “bureaucrats and establishment politicians with a vested interest in the ‘hate crimes’ panic are trying to suppress it, because its conclusions challenge popular media narratives alleging a rise in internet-inspired hate crimes.”

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Article: Mesh Network — Web 3.0?

Autonomous Internet, Web 3.0

Mesh Network — Web 3.0?

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