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Almost buying a copy of the Constitution is easy, but giving the money back is hard

One of 13 remaining copies of the Official Edition of the Constitution. | Image: Sotheby’s As of last Thursday night, ConstitutionDAO found itself in possession of around $49.8 million it wasn’t able to spend. The group’s organizers only had a mandate to spend the crowdfunded money on one thing — a rare copy of the …

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US banking regulators are looking to clarify crypto rules in 2022

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (or FDIC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) have issued a joint statement announcing a plan to clarify the rules and regulations around how banks can use cryptocurrencies over the next year (via Bloomberg). The agencies say they’re …

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Macy’s is auctioning off Thanksgiving Day Parade NFTs, including this creepy elf

Elf is one of 10 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NFTs up for auction. | Image: Macy’s Macy’s department stores might be closed this Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean the company has run out of things to sell. The retailer is auctioning off 10 one-of-a-kind NFTs to mark the 95th year of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day …

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Verizon and AT&T offer to temporarily lower 5G’s power to avoid aircraft interference

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg at CES 2019. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge As the Federal Aviation Administration continues examining whether mid-band 5G spectrum could pose a risk to aircraft safety systems, Verizon and AT&T have offered to dial back the power coming from 5G cell towers for a period of six months …

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Instagram chief Adam Mosseri to testify before Congress

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram chief Adam Mosseri will testify before Congress for the first time next month, as first reported by The New York Times on Wednesday. Mosseri’s December testimony follows months of scrutiny from Senate lawmakers concerned over how Facebook can harm the mental health of young users. Since Facebook …

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