Crypto Makes Inroads Toward Legitimacy

Crypto Makes Inroads Toward Legitimacy

France’s financial regulator is poised to approve several crypto-related companies and bring them into the regulated financial system, one of the first instances among major world economies. Somehow, we think the battle over regulating cryptocurrencies in the U.S. will be a tad more contentious.

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Satellite of Love

Satellite of Love

We don’t know about you, but we think “Satellite of Love” is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Lou Reed’s post-Velvet Underground solo career. While there’s long been some debate about the meaning of the song, it’s probably clear Reed wasn’t referring to Amazon’s ambitious plan to cover all the globe with internet access via a series of satellites.

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Real-Time Payments Coming…at Federal-Reserve Speed

Real-Time Payments Coming…at Federal-Reserve Speed

Ten years after the UK launched Faster Payments, the US is partway through the launch of a real-time payments network run by The Clearing House, a private corporation owned by 25 of the largest banks in the country. It will be the first new rails in electronic payments in four decades.

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