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“Cryptocurrencies are a new asset class, one at war with fiat money, and that war will be fought on regulatory issues." That's what bank analyst Yann Quelenn says about cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. We agree with him. The future of cryptocurrency is fraught with regulatory battles. If the cryptocurrency industry...

Almost since its inception, opponents of cryptocurrency have made various attempts to undermine its potential and legitimacy. Top commodities gurus have written cryptocurrency off as a market for criminals and millennials. Leading news outlets almost exclusively focus on cryptocurrency-related cybercrime and fraud, with headlines mostly...

In 2014, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. admitted to violating the Bank Secrecy Act. The bank had failed to report dubious transactions which were connected to fraudster Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) fined JPMorgan $461 million. Then, in 2016, FinCEN went after Gibraltar Private...

Blockchain technology's ability to decentralize systems is both its blessing and its curse. On one hand, proponents of the technology praise decentralization as its biggest benefit. They're not wrong. Nobel Prize winner Ronald Coase once proposed that dealmaking was more productive when done collectively. Blockchain technology...

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