Crypto Needs Less Government Regulation – Not More

September 6, 2019

A recent opinion article by Peter Lin, “Why Regulation Is The Best Thing For Crypto,” presents common arguments on why the state and state-affiliated institutions should administer cryptocurrency. Underlying the arguments is an assumption: the free market cannot provide necessary standards for crypto and the state must step into the void. Also read: Why the Birth of Bitcoin Can Be Traced Back to 1971 The Case Against Greater Crypto Regulation…

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Dem. N.C. Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Local, State Cops to Cooperate with ICE

August 26, 2019

North Carolina's Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have required local and state police to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.Under the legislation, which passed the state House along party lines on Tuesday, local and state police would be required to detain illegal immigrants in their custody until Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents could retrieve them.“This legislation is simply about scoring partisan political points and using…

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The Problem With Treating Far-Right-Extremist Attacks as Isolated Incidents

August 5, 2019

Updated at 2:34 p.m. ET on August 4, 2019. There was, it seems, no time to avert the massacre. The anti-immigrant, white-nationalist manifesto heralding an imminent attack was uploaded to the online message board 8chan only minutes before a shooter killed at least 20 people out shopping on a late-summer Saturday in El Paso, Texas. But in another sense, if U.S. authorities confirm that the document was written by the…

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How Government Agencies Make Criminals of Crypto Traders

July 29, 2019

A New Jersey man has been indicted this week for converting over $2 million to bitcoin and operating a private exchange business not registered with the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. According to a July 24 press release by the U.S. Attorney’s office, 46-year-old William Green could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. Green isn’t alone. With tighter and tighter crypto regulations being…

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