Yuga Labs, creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, launched ApeCoin
last Thursday, the governance token for ApeDAO and Yuga’s metaverse
. The launch was incredibly well coordinated, with simultaneous listings on all major exchanges. On the heels of the launch, Yuga put out a video
teasing its metaverse launch in April. A fascinating slide deck
for Yuga’s plans leaked shortly after.
Netflix released a trailer for Return To Space
, a documentary with rare inside access to NASA and SpaceX.
The US Senate passed bill to make Daylight Savings Time
permanent, drawing wide acclaim for the promise of giving people more sunlight in the winter.
Former BitMex CEO Arthur Hayes made the case
for $1 million Bitcoin, $10k gold, and the end of the Petrodollar: “The bear market in fiat currencies will trigger the largest wealth transfer the world has ever seen.” Saudi Arabia is reportedly weighing accepting the Yuan instead of dollar for oil purchases.
India and Russia are also exploring alternative payment channels
for trade that wouldn’t involve the dollar.
The Russian Central Bank halted purchases of gold
for citizens due to overwhelming demand.
AMC CEO Adam Aron announced the company had purchased a 22% stake in Hycroft Mining
, a gold and silver mine. He called the purchase a “bold diversification move” and noted that it inspired “a new genre of memes”
featuring his likeness bedecked in gold.
GameStop CEO Ryan Cohen said short-sellers
were the “dumb stormtroopers of the investing galaxy” and opined that a good use of taxpayer money
would be “cracking down on hedge fund short sellers.”
A US Senate candidate in Washington state said he will make Bitcoin legal tender
Intel is building a 17-billion-Euro chip factory
in Germany. Earlier this year, Intel announced they were producing Bitcoin mining hardware
was the most downloaded app in Ukraine.
Elon said his guess for when humans would walk on Mars was 2029
Dogecoin short-seller Barry Silbert tweeted
a list of cryptocurrencies, comparing them to rock bands and leaving Dogecoin as a question-mark.
In response to a coordinated attack by corporate media on Russell Brand, Elon watched some of his videos
and concluded, “Ironically, he seemed more balanced & insightful than those condemning him!” To another user, he wrote
“Politicians & political parties should be supported on their merits, not like they are one’s favorite sports team.”
Mark Andreessen tweeted
cryptically, “When the world is ready the meme will appear.”