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SEC Tracking System Raises Privacy Concerns

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wields a powerful new tool: the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). This system tracks every transaction across U.S. markets, creating a vast database of investor activity. While proponents hail the CAT as a weapon against fraud and manipulation, critics warn of a chilling effect on privacy – concerns that…

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Bitcoin and Beyond: Crypto Is Key to Gen Z’s Future

A recent article by Charlize Wang on CoinDesk makes a compelling case for the importance of Bitcoin for this generation. Wang argues that Gen Z, facing an uncertain economic landscape and a growing distrust in traditional institutions, needs Bitcoin’s unique properties: a hedge against inflation, a permissionless financial system, and a global store of value. At BitIRA,…

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Blockchain-Based AI: Coming Soon to a Computer Near You

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming our world, from facial recognition software to self-driving cars. But with this immense power comes a growing concern: control. Currently, AI development is largely dominated by a handful of powerful tech companies. This centralization raises questions about bias, transparency, and the potential for misuse. In this article, we explore…

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Why Crypto Needs a New Regulatory Body

Cryptocurrency, the revolutionary digital asset, has taken the world by storm. But with this innovation comes a regulatory challenge. The US currently relies on a patchwork of agencies, each with its own focus, to oversee this rapidly evolving landscape, and the limitations of the system have been shown more than once. It’s more than just…

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Cryptocurrency Could Lower Risk and Stabilize Your Savings

When talking about cryptocurrency, the word “conservative” doesn’t usually leap to mind. That’s not the case for Fidelity Investments, however, which recently included the increasingly popular bitcoin spot ETFs in its Conservative All-in-One portfolio. But how do notoriously volatile cryptocurrencies fit into conservative investment strategies? It turns out, there’s more than one factor at play. First…

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Landmark Bill Establishes ‘Bitcoin Rights’

In a landmark action, Oklahoma’s legislature passed a Bitcoin Rights protection bill on May 13 that gives residents and businesses the right to self-custody, effectively enabling the usage of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without additional taxation. When it goes into effect on November 1, the bill will also protect bitcoin miners from new local regulation (such as additional noise…

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For Crypto Adoption, Could X Mark the Spot?

Two new adoption on-ramps to cryptocurrency are launching soon, with one of them (Elon Musk’s X) serving the needs of consumers and the other (Stripe’s return to facilitating transfers in cryptocurrency) making it easier for businesses to conduct transactions. Both represent an overall shift in how cryptocurrency is perceived and utilized – and signify that…