Weekly Roundup 11/12/21 (Inflation hits 6.2%, Discord dithers on Web3, Is is really about the supply chain?)

Matt and Nic return for news and deals of the week. In this episode:

  • Circle launches an early stage venture fund
  • SEC targets American CryptoFed DAO LLC
  • The SEC references Nic’s paper on DeFi risks
  • Should DeFi teams be more aggressive in disclosing admin key risks?
  • What would a DeFi disclosure regime look like?
  • BlockFi files for a spot Bitcoin ETF
  • Bitwise withdraws its futures-based ETF
  • NYC mayor Eric Adams says NYC schools should teach about cryptocurrency
  • Miami will airdrop BTC to residents
  • Inflation prints at 6.2% annualized
  • Why the ‘supply chain’ explanation for inflation obscures the underlying dynamics
  • Is inflation really a supply chain issue?
  • Real interest rates are as low as they were in the 1970s
  • Why we have entered monetary repression
  • Discord dithers on Web3
  • BrinkDAO
  • Could tungsten rods in space improve on nuclear weapons?

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