Erik Voorhees on freeing ShapeShift and outmaneuvering regulations

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  • ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees says that the exchange’s path to decentralization “removes some of the ability of regulations to apply.”
  • Voorhees further argues that the crypto industry should try to “outmaneuver regulations wherever possible.”
  • He sets out how the company will achieve its plan to become fully decentralized.
ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees explains what provoked the exchange to embark on its bold decentralized mission.

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Aug 11, 2021, 5:18PM UTC