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How NFTs create value.

Harvard Business Review discusses one of the hottest markets of last year. “Amidst a flood of new ventures, however, it can be hard to tell which are creating value and which are just riding the hype. The companies that have […]

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Prime time in crypto.

“This week, we take a closer look at the prime brokerage business model and its application in crypto. [In November 2021], the aggregate value of the world’s crypto assets flew through $3 trillion for the very first time. Institutional interest […]

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“Play-to-earn” and bullshit jobs.

“Not only has [Axie Infinity] amassed a large base of users, the in-game economy has actually provided a real-world income stream to working-class Filipinos impacted by the pandemic. Some spend hours each day playing the game, and then sell the […]

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Digital wallet wars are the new browser wars.

When discussing crypto wallets, the idea of “switching costs” takes on more meaning than ever. “Just like IE, MetaMask has started to bank on monopolistic practices and a walled-garden approach that harkens back to Web 2.0 and its regressive business […]

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China’s underground crypto miners.

Though China’s official market share of mining is down to zero, “Experts estimate that as much as 20% of the worldwide bitcoin network remains in China.” The middle market of miners felt the worst impact, as the smaller ones could […]

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The automated central bank is superior.

“It has become absolute madness. The financial world, and various related aspects of society, all patiently wait for the decisions of a small group of 12 people who emerge from the FOMC meetings.” | learn more