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Let’s see what’s going on this week:

  • Digital Pound Foundation Recruits Crypto Firms for Development of UK CBDC
  • Making Bitcoin’s PoW Go Green Is Worth the Trouble
  • Coinbase and Stripe Expand Their Market Reach
  • Crypto Market’s Price Action Ignores JP Morgan CEO’s Comments
  • Culture of Insider Trading Thrives in the US Congress

Competing CBDC Approaches Heat Up

  • Experienced crypto and FinTech firms…


The 5-minute newsletter on the important stuff in finance — explaining what’s going on, and why.

Let’s see what’s going on this week:

  • Bank of America’s Positive Crypto Overview
  • Emerging Economies Value Saving Crypto Over NFTs
  • Bitcoin Has a Surplus of Bullish Indicators
  • Energy Price Spikes Require Government Interventions
  • Facebook Crash: Time to Rethink Social Media?

Bank of America Waves a Green Flag to Crypto Investments

  • On the heels of its first “Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets” report, we break down Bank of America’s…


The 5-minute newsletter on the important stuff in finance — explaining what’s going on, and why.

Let’s see what’s going on this week:

  • Ransomware Payments Extoll Cryptocurrency Benefits
  • Twitter On the Way to Profile Tokenization
  • Visa: CrossCBDC Infrastructure
  • Facebook Invests in Metaverse
  • Reddit Army Amplifies Class-Action Lawsuit

Ransomeware Use as the Next Anti-Crypto Argument by Governments?

  • Cybercriminals are taking advantage of blockchain technology, increasing cryptocurrency ransomware payments by 300% over the last year. (link)
  • Bank for International Settlements (BIS), along with seven…


The 5-minute newsletter on the important stuff in finance — explaining what’s going on, and why.

Let’s see what’s going on this week:

  • Amid Evergrande FUD, Gensler Takes Center Stage
  • After Money-Laundering Sprees, HSBC Preaches CBDCs
  • Coinbase Analytics Delegitimizes Crypto-Terror Talking Point
  • Robinhood App to Also Become a Crypto Wallet
  • NFT Sales Begin to Drive Charity Auctions

Gensler and Evergrande — Double-Whammy FUD

  • Evergrande, China’s 2nd largest real estate developer, starts to default on paying its $300 billion debt…


The 5-minute newsletter on the important stuff in finance — reporting what’s going on, and why.

Let’s see what’s going on this week:

  • Gensler Puts the Regulatory Cart Before the Horse
  • Amazon Hopeful, Matt Furlong, Strikes Out GME Investors
  • Tokenization Spree Blurs DeFi-CeFi Border
  • NFTs Join the Ranks of Online Casinos
  • Altcoins as More Promising Yield Bearers

SEC Needles Prominent FinTech/DeFi Firms to Test Regulation

  • After Gary Gensler’s renewed remarks that DeFi must be regulated, Uniswap DEX comes under scrutiny. (link)

The 5-minute newsletter on the important stuff in finance — reporting what’s going on, and why.

Let’s see what’s going on this week:

  • Will the West Adopt the Worst Aspects of China’s System?
  • Central Bankers Worry El Salvador Will Spark a Trend
  • Chinese Real Estate Giant Closer to Bankruptcy
  • Bitcoin’s Golden Cross or Death Cross?
  • Developing Nations Seek Financial Freedom in Bitcoin

CBDC — The Monetary Battle to End an Era

  • China’s digital government money — CBDC — has now been used…

The 5-minute newsletter on the important stuff in finance — reporting what’s going on, and why.

Let’s see what’s going on this week:

  • Long-Anticipated US Bitcoin ETFs on the Horizon
  • Bitcoin’s Battle with $50k: Where We Are
  • DeFi’s Trustless Nature vs. Trusted FinTech
  • Second NFT Wave Lifts Solana and Ethereum
  • Can Robinhood Maintain Its Dominance?

The 5-minute newsletter on the important stuff in finance — reporting what’s going on, and why.

Let’s see what’s going on this week:

  • Bitcoin’s Bullrun Test Ahead
  • Stablecoins Seek Transparency to Become Competitive
  • BlackRock and Morgan Stanley Gain Bitcoin ‘Exposure’
  • NFTs — Resurgence of Fun, to Include Digital Rocks
  • Stock Trading Apps See Massive Rise in Crypto Trading

Bitcoin’s Moves Take the Spotlight

  • On August 27th, about $2 billion worth of Bitcoin options will expire. Most of them…

The 5-minute newsletter covering the important stuff in finance — explaining what’s going on, and why.

Let’s see what’s going on this week:

  • DeFi’s Community is Stronger than its Vulnerability to Hacks
  • ETH & BTC Centralized Exchange Supply Continues to Fall
  • Breakdown of Crypto-Holding Demographics
  • Burry and Wood: Clashing Macrotrend Narratives
  • Heavyweight Mathematician Jim Simons Bets on AMC

DeFi Hacks Evolve, but So Has the Digital Asset Ecosystem

  • In contrast to previous large hacks, the biggest one yet — Poly Network at $611…

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