Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift’s decision to require user ID wasn’t forced upon it but was a preemptive step to reduce legal risks, its CEO said. No matter where you stand on guns, U.S. states’ attempt to silence the publication of software files should be concerning to the blockchain community. The latest attempt to create a crypto pegged to the U.S. dollar, or stablecoin, combines 21st-century technology with an invention from the 1930s. CEO of Robinhood Markets, Vlad Tenev, explains why he thinks fee-based cryptocurrency trading will soon become a relic of the past. Tether has finally produced a third-party report proclaiming that its cryptocurrency, USDT, is fully backed by U.S. dollars – with some big caveats.