• FATF stablecoin report
    Regulation

    FATF calls for clampdown on ‘so-called stablecoins’ in new report

    The Financial Action Task Force warns stablecoins have a ‘propensity for mass adoption makes them more vulnerable to be used by criminals and terrorists’

    When a powerful international financial oversight body releases a report on “so-called stablecoins,” you just know it isn’t going to be comfortable reading.

  • Paul Grewal joins Coinbase
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Paul Grewal poached from Facebook to become Coinbase’s chief legal officer

    He replaces Brian Brooks, who left Coinbase four months ago to join the Office for the Comptroller of the Currency; Grewal may presiding over a Coinbase IPO

    In a July 8 blog post announcing the hire, Grewal was described as a top executive who has “repeatedly encountered some of the largest and most complicated legal issues in tech.”

  • reinvent social media
    Technology

    Yet another blockchain-based project vows to reinvent social media

    Charter’s intentions are laudable, but projects like it have a problem: despite Facebook’s shortcomings, its 2.6 billion users make it hard to leave without losing touch with many people they know

    Saying “corporate social media has failed us” the not-for-profit social enterprise Blockchain Commons, along with the decentralized reputation platform Bitmark, have unveiled plans to develop a new social media architecture for the public.

  • Unstoppable decentralized blogs
    Politics,  Technology,  United States

    Will decentralized blogs make freedom of speech Unstoppable?

    As endless rows over censorship bubble up, Unstoppable Domains hopes decentralized blogs will be spared questionable moderation decisions

    Some are concerned at how big decisions about what’s acceptable speech are falling into the hands of tech giants. Blockchain-based domain name provider Unstoppable Domains is taking another approach: allowing the owners of .crypto sites to launch their very own decentralized blogs.