Coinbase is looking for body guards with “tactical driving skills” and “remote wilderness first aid” experience. This makes me wonder what’s going on in the head of CEO Brian Armstrong. Do you think he’s planning a corporate retreat to Kilimanjaro, or some remote region of Ukraine?
Ripple Co-founder Chris Larsen has partnered with Greenpeace and Sierra Club on a proposal for Bitcoin to change its code to make it more environmentally friendly. Bitcoin loyalists responded with …
Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht may be the most financially active and enterprising convict in history. For Satoshi Nakamoto’s birthday, he’s planning to launch an auction for a new NFT collection. I have just one question: Since we don’t know who Satoshi Nakamoto is, how does Ulbricht know when the mystery man’s birthday is?
How Binance kingpin Changpeng Zhao became as rich as Mark Zuckerberg. It could be because he is able to bridge centralized and decentralized exchanges with one technology. Does that make him Super Crypto Man?
The entire universe took a break Sunday night from really important goings on—such as the COVID-19 Coronavirus saga that appeared to have no ending, and the Russia-Ukraine war that was in its beginnings—to discuss something vitally more important: Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. The event was so monumentally important it got a Wikipedia entry. Now, it’s got an NFT to match. Other creative use cases for NFTs this week include:
Batman cowl digital collectibles from DC - POW! Thwack! Blam!
Soul selling without the devil - What’s wrong with the devil?
To the moon, with Jeff Koons - It pays to be rich and famous.
Insert your own ridiculous moment here
The UK has its eye on stablecoins with proposed crypto regulation.
One hacker got away with $625 million from Axie Infinity game.
What’s it really like working at a DAO? Should decentralized autonomous organizations begin as flash mobs and end as hyperstructures (a MUST-READ)? Frankly, I’m not on board with this thesis and think the argument is contrived. Still, a very interesting read. Essentially, DAOs are non-traditional organizational structures held together by smart contracts. They do have weakness, however. One monolithic asshole can sabotage a DAO in the early stages with nothing more than an out-of-control ego. The best defense against this dark art is diversity of talents and decentralization straight out of the gate. Is that what you call a “hyperstructure?”
How much has Stellar Lumens returned its investors in five years? According to the ascent, more than 9,000 percent. Large transactions on Cardano are up 50 percent in 2022 as total value locked surpasses $300 million. Meanwhile, WAVES hit a new all-time high yesterday.
Can you hold NFTs in your self-directed IRA? If you’re thinking about it, you should read this first.
Grayscale hints that it could sue the SEC if its Bitcoin spot ETF is rejected.
This young black artist made six figures selling NFTs of her artwork.
The rise of crypto-as-a-service.
BitOasis has been approved in Dubai.
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