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The worst technology of 2022 and the future of crypto

The worst technology of 2022 and the future of crypto

The worst technology of 2022 and the future of crypto

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1 Elon Musk Says He Will Step Down As Twitter CEO
As soon as he can find someone “dumb enough to take the job.” (The Guardian)
+ He assures that he will keep control of the software and server teams. (WP$)
+ Musk seems to be going through some vibes at this point. (FT$)
+ Twitter settled with an executive who was locked out of its IT systems. ($Bloomberg)
+ Journalists whom Musk banned and reinstated are still being silenced. (The Interception)

2 One of the largest crypto mining companies in the United States goes bankrupt
Core Scientific is the industry’s latest casualty after racking up too much debt. (CNBC)
+ Asia Crypto Miners and Traders Are Selling Their Expensive Gear. (Rest of the world)

3The United States plays mole with Chinese chipmakers
US export sanctions are coming in droves and fast in an attempt to thwart new chip projects. (FT$)

4 The problem with trying to ban TikTok
The company has become a bogeyman for Big Tech in Washington. (voice)

5 The Future of Optical Computing Looks Bright
After decades of slow development, progress is finally being made. (Economist $)

6 Inside the implosion of music event startup Pollen
Drugs, sexual harassment allegations and reckless spending all played a role. (Initiate $)

7 Fake news is getting more and more fake
But there is still time to curb the most dangerous deepfake scenarios. (Atlantic $)
+ People praise their faces to become deepfake-style marketing clones. (MIT Technology Review)

8 NASA’s Insight Mars spacecraft signed
The lander loses solar energy after four years of transmitting information to Earth. (NPR)
+ The UK’s first space launch has been licensed. (Engadget)

9 The joy of Reddit
Now that Google search results are less and less useful, Reddit is a rich hub of incredibly specific information. (New Yorkers $)

10 How Billionaires Threaten Our Security
Capitalism is not always good for code. (Wired $)
+ 2022 has been a bad year for billionaire reputations overall. (voice)

quote of the day

“Streaming made music too smooth and painless. Everything is too easy. A single stroke of the ring finger, middle finger, a little click, that’s all it takes.

—Legendary musician Bob Dylan laments the convenience of music streaming platforms for The Wall Street Journal.

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