Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law.
January takes its name from Janus, the god of transitions and the guardian or the gates of Rome, looking always forward and backwards.
So while this has been going on for over two millennia, only a week into 2021 I am thoroughly tired of retrospectives and prognostications. My personal takeaways from 2020 were pretty existential: we are but sentient dust; life comes at you fast; man plans and God laughs etc. But while I grew more suspicious of the institution of prediction, I got a lot more diligent about flossing, so at least one resolution panned out.
The past several weeks have been rich enough in crypto policy news that I don’t feel much need to go into abstractions about the future, but that doesn’t mean I will totally refrain from making reckless predictions. A lot of what