Sex, Drugs, Guns and Web3

For CoinDesk’s Sin Week, we’ll be exploring the clash of old-world finance and crypto, how Web3 can help (or not help) illicit or at least pariah industries like weed, porn, guns and gambling. In none of these cases are we suggesting that you should take part yourself. There are salubrious reasons to abstain from drugs or gambling. But we do believe that it should be up to the people to decide what vices are permissible (not a distant central government and certainly not unelected executives at Mastercard). And we, as a society, shouldn’t always be so certain or adamant about where the ethical lines should be. Norms change and our financial system should be open to that change.