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In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, vast sums of money can be made or lost in the blink of an eye. In early November 2022, the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, was valued at more than US$30 billion. By Nov. 14, FTX was in bankruptcy proceedings along with more than 100 companies connected to it. D. Brian Blank and Brandy Hadley are […]
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Key Takeaways: Recent rallies in stocks popularised on social media have attracted increasing numbers of investors looking to these so-called “meme stocks” for quick returns. And with recessions looming around the world, the danger is becoming even more acute. Investors should learn a lesson from the GameStop story. Consumers have learned to be more wary […]
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Key Takeaways: China has been trimming interest rates recently – in contrast to other major economies – as it tries to stem the economic effects of its zero-COVID policy and address a growing property crisis. Overall, these buyers believe loose regulation of funds has provided some developers with both the temptation and ability to keep […]
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Key Takeaways: Narrative frames are fundamental to unifying ideologies. These include artificial intelligence and robotics, quantum cloud computing and block chain technology. There is nothing predetermined or linear about what digital technology is developed, how it is used, and for what end. It is clear that digital technologies are reshaping the structure of the labour […]
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Key Takeaways: Community is experiencing a renaissance as new, blockchain-based “Decentralized Autonomous Communities.” The problem is that the nature of this demand is diffuse. They help us coordinate our shared values. Developing an Impact Market To illustrate how a Decentralized Autonomous Community might one day build an impact market, we can use plastics-free packaging as […]

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