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IST to Partner with Metaculus on Forecasting the AI and Nuclear Landscape

The Institute for Security and Technology is excited to announce a partnership with Metaculus, a community forecasting platform designed to generate ML-optimized collective intelligence on topics of global importance.

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Crypto and Web3: Anticipating Security and Regulatory Challenges

Cryptocurrency and Web3 operate on many of the same concepts and technologies, including decentralization, peer to peer networking, and the blockchain. As a result, many of the issues identified with cryptocurrency are likely to introduce instability and new security concerns to the Web3 space. 

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Federal Regulation of Cryptocurrency: A Crash Course

As cryptocurrencies become increasingly popular, so do new efforts to regulate them. This post outlines the challenges that arise in applying existing regulatory approaches to cryptocurrencies.

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