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Most US readers are facing a full inbox after the holiday weekend, so I’ll keep this one short:
- Someone claiming to be a former Worldcoin employee has turned whistleblower. I’m hesitant to call this “news” since, almost two weeks after the initial story broke, the facts are still pretty thin on the ground.
- Cryptographer Matthew Green took a look into Worldcoin and he was “pleasantly surprised by the amount of thought that Worldcoin has put into keep[ing] transaction data unlinked from its ID database.”
- One court in China published an opinion stating that crypto is property.
- Remember when That Guy™ went (back) to jail? Apparently the wifi connectivity isn’t much to his liking.
- Adidas launches “Residency by Adidas,” a series of collaborations with artists. Expect some limited-edition goods – digital and physical – to come out of this.
- The SEC is accusing some guy of fraud. Because of meme stocks. See? It’s possible to lose money without crypto involved.
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Who’s behind Block & Mortar? I'm Q McCallum. I've spent the past two decades in the emerging-tech space. And I'm very interested in web3 use cases.
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