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Meebits or Bored Apes? NFT Rivalry Pits Commerce vs Community

Rival fandoms abound in pop culture. Marvel vs DC Comics. Pokemon vs. Digimon. So it was only a matter of time before NFT artists and fans divided into two camps. Enter Bored Ape Yacht Club vs. Meebits, two projects that embody the contrasting creeds within the NFT movement, perhaps fated to become natural adversaries.   Meebits …

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Fox’s NFT Play Signals Big Media Stampede into Blockchain Content

Here comes Hollywood.  In the latest sign that global media groups are embracing NFTs, Disney’s Fox Entertainment is launching a $100M creator fund to produce new offerings on blockchain platforms and NFT-related content, the company announced this week. Dubbed Blockchain Creative Labs, the Los Angeles-based venture is a partnership between Fox Entertainment and its in-house …

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Liquidations Whack Synthetix

In a sign of volatility in the blockchain-derivatives market, liquidations on the Synthetix platform skyrocketed to $19.4M, on June 11, a 30-fold jump from the next highest level on May 13, according to data from The Graph. . As worrisome as that spike might be, the liquidations were right in line with how the system …

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Algorithmic Stablecoins Breakdown: Attempting to Fulfill Satoshi’s Dream

When Satoshi first published the Bitcoin whitepaper to the world, he titled it “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Cash System” and although Bitcoin would evolve to adopt the digital gold narrative instead, the dream of creating a fully functional digital cash system has remained. Stablecoins, defined as a subset of cryptocurrencies that are pegged to a specific …

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The Davos Crowd Dives Into DeFi with Policy-Maker ‘Toolkit’

The World Economic Forum, a bastion of the global establishment and ultra-exclusive club for heads of state, billionaires, and policymakers, is embracing DeFi. Well, sort of. In another sign that decentralized finance has spurred serious study in influential think tanks, the Geneva-based WEF issued a “Policy-Maker Toolkit.” The 38-page white paper explores DeFi’s benefits and …

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