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Psychedelics Industry Targets Power Players

The psychedelic industry is arriving at Davos amid a renaissance of popular interest in the drugs. Most are still considered illegal, although a number of cities and states have decriminalized some. Stock values for companies […]

Crypto is Weathering a Bitter Storm

Each company in the crypto ecosystem has its own explanation for why it’s faltering. One shiny premise of DeFi, or decentralized finance—a catch-all term for cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects related to the exchange of value—is […]

Elon Musk Continues to Rail Against Twitter Bots

Musk doubts Twitter’s numbers and ponders if over 90% of service’s daily active users are fake. Elon Musk continued to sound off about the actual number of automated bots and fake accounts on Twitter Inc. […]

Who is the Soros of the Terra Short?

Everyone is talking about the $UST attack right now, including Janet Yellen. But no one is talking about how much money the attacker made. Lets dig in. Our story starts in late March, when the […]

Blink, Bid, Buy

Donald MacKenzie on digital advertising and the economics of online news. Click​ on a link to an article on a news website. If you have a fast internet connection, you’ll see the article almost immediately, […]

PayPal’s IndyMedia Wipeout

In the last week or so, the online payment platform PayPal without explanation suspended the accounts of a series of individual journalists and media outlets. This episode ups the ante again on the content moderation […]

The Largest NFT Mint in History

Otherside Metaverse Sees $320 Million Raised, Ether Fees Spike, Etherscan Crashes. The Otherside metaverse virtual land sale took place on Saturday, and a great deal of people purchased Ethereum-based NFTs dubbed “Otherdeeds.” Demand for the […]

Elon Musk Buys Twitter, Twitter’s Biggest Egos Melt Down

The SpaceX/Tesla founder and billionaire has articulated lofty free speech ideals. Can he make them reality? Musk has panned the site’s existing content moderation policies, saying they are too restrictive and encroach on people’s ability […]

Does Wall Street Need New Storytelling?

“Wall Street has gotten so dull, It is essentially a tech job. It is totally silent. For better or worse, it’s lost a lot of its color.” In Margin Call, the CEO asks Sam, his […]

What’s In a Valuation?

As an investor don’t just vote with your money. Invest in platforms that can be weighed, measured, and found to be lasting organizations. As everyone with a brokerage account braces for emotional trauma they’ve rarely […]

Worldcoin to Raise $100M at $3B Token Valuation

Crypto startup Worldcoin is raising $100 million with investors valuing the company’s total stockpile of tokens at $3 billion. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), which previously invested in Berlin-based Worldcoin, and Khosla Ventures. The investment […]

MetaMask Announces Integration with Apple Pay

Based on the statement that appeared on the official MetaMask Twitter account, iPhone users will finally be able to start buying cryptocurrency almost directly. That is, gadget holders will be able to purchase digital assets […]

Fin-Fi (Finance Fiction) and Putin’s war

Questions about the future of the dollar-based financial order in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have spawned a genre of future-orientated Finance-Fiction all of its own. There is a huge asymmetry in the world […]

Russian Banks Plan to Use China’s UnionPay

Several Russian banks are planning to use China’s bank card service UnionPay as US services Visa and Mastercard suspend services in Russia. Russia-issued credit cards using the Visa and Mastercard systems will stop functioning after […]

Putin’s war, China and the Euro-Dollar Trap

How will the confrontation in Ukraine affect the global balance? Specifically, how might it shift the balance between the US and China. Hegemony isn’t a fixed, structural feature of the world. Hegemony is what you […]

Has Yuan Become Russia’s New Dollar?

Disconnecting Russia from world finance could thus create an unwanted side effect for the west, the birth of a new global economic system based upon the Chinese yuan. One rouble now buys less than one […]