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Crypto Rule Push in California Sees Momentum After FTX Debacle

An effort to regulate cryptocurrency in California will show up again this year after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) vetoed a similar bill in September amid concerns that measure could conflict with other state efforts. The collapse of FTX and other turmoil in the cryptocurrency market last year have created a new sense of urgency about building safeguards around crypto. “The misguided, unethical, and likely illegal business practices of FTX have done severe damage to the credibility of an entire industry,” said Charles Belle, executive director of the Blockchain Advocacy Coalition, a California-focused group that’s pushed for pro-blockchain policy. “The industry needs regulatory clarity now more than ever.” But separate, ongoing regulatory work by the Newsom administration could complicate any leg...[Read More]

Gizmodo’s Degrees of the Future

In the 1950s, a visionary college student might have pursued a degree in computer science, and helped create our modern digital world. In the 1990s, that same student might have studied biotechnology, and developed genetic engineering techniques that are solving today’s health crises. But what and where should a forward-thinking student study in 2022? To find out, Gizmodo partnered with the independent market research provider Statista to identify the top universities within fields of study that we believe will define the 21st century. We looked for programs offering the best education in 25 disciplines, and we asked actual students and practitioners in each field to tell us which schools are leading the way. Click here for a detailed methodology. Keep reading this article at gizmodo.com.

There’s Been a 70% Uptick in Redfin.Com Users Looking to Relocate to Sacramento and Las Vegas Since Last Year

Nationwide, 28.5% of Redfin.com users looked to move to another metro area in October, up from 24.9% a year before and a slight decline from 29.2% in the third quarter. This is according to a new report from Redfin (redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Sacramento, Las Vegas and Phoenix were the most popular destinations for people looking to move to a different metro area in October, with higher net inflows than any other major U.S. metro. A net inflow means more people are looking to move in than leave, while a net outflow means more people are looking to leave than move in. Keep reading this article at prnewswire.com