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Crypto trading platforms Celsius and Voyager filed for bankruptcy in July 2022, suspending all withdrawals, swaps and transfers between accounts and leaving users’ assets trapped inside their platforms. (Shutterstock)

Crypto platforms say they’re exchanges, but they’re more like banks

Because cryptocurrency exchange platforms act more like banks, they should be subject to increased oversight to protect clients’ assets.
Global central banks, like the Bank of Canada, are considering their own digital currencies as a backstop to prepare for a future where cryptocurrency dethrones cash as king. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Central bank digital currencies could mean the end of democracy

Central banks worldwide are racing to implement national digital currencies, yet democratic considerations are hardly discussed in public. This has to change.
Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir, delivers a keynote speech at the Bitcoin Conference in April in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Investing in crypto-assets: How to limit the risk of being exposed to fraud

The craze for crypto-currencies continues to grow. However, the environment is risky for investors, not only in terms of volatility, but also because of fraud.
The anonymous nature of cryptocurrency transactions is ideal for con artists. seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Moment via Getty Images

Scams and cryptocurrency can go hand in hand – here’s how they work and what to watch out for

From initial coin offerings that are totally fake to fraudsters demanding payments in crypto, scams involving cryptocurrencies are on the rise. Two experts explain why – and how to protect yourself.
The metaverse might be a work in progress, but a key prototype – the virtual world – has been around for several decades. Screen capture from Second Life by Tom Boellstorff

How we describe the metaverse makes a difference – today’s words could shape tomorrow’s reality and who benefits from it

Who makes money from the metaverse, and how, comes down to what it becomes. And shaping the metaverse is, to a large degree, a matter of definitions.
Members of Congress give Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a standing ovation during a speech by videoconference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2022. Ukraine says it is pioneering a new source of financial support: cryptocurrency. (Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times via AP)

How the Russia-Ukraine conflict has put cryptocurrencies in the spotlight

Cryptocurrency allows Ukraine to get quick financial support, and Russia, to bypass international sanctions and protect some of its economic interests.

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