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Aug 31, 2021

Today on the Brief:

  • NFTs have a monster month
  • Centre's global network of stablecoins
  • The Cuban government to recognize crypto

Our main discussion:
In July, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and payments company Square, announced that Square was launching a new division focused on building decentralized infrastructure...

Aug 29, 2021

On this edition of Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads Nic Carter’s latest for CoinDesk “OnlyFans Shows How the Banking System Is Politicized.”

The piece provides the history of Operation Choke Point and how the legacy of financial weaponization persists to today. 

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Aug 28, 2021

On this week’s Weekly Recap, NLW breaks down the recent history of stablecoins and contextualizes recent news from Tether, Circle and Paxos. Could stablecoin providers be positioning themselves to be the rails of an eventual U.S. digital dollar? 

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Aug 28, 2021

The Kansas City Fed’s annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium is sort of like TED for Central Bankers. In the lead-up to this year’s event, the conversation has been totally focused on whether or not Fed Chair Jerome Powell would signal a beginning of tapering of dovish support. NLW breaks down the expectations and...

Aug 27, 2021

First, on the Brief:

  • Bitcoin hash power coming back online
  • A new millionaire testing out crypto
  • An emerging music tokenization platform

Bitcoin saw a significant drop in hashrate after China’s mining bans. The network accordingly implemented its largest difficulty adjustment, a parameter to adjust incentives for...