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In the Blind Spot (Price Controls, Nationalisation, Perpetual Futures)

This edition of The Blind Spot wrap was compiled by Dario Garcia Giner (DGG) and Izabella Kaminska (IK). Econ, Finance, Business etc… A Finnish company is warning that energy costs are leading to production stoppages and a potential toilet-paper shortage. Commodity market expert Craig Pirrong offers policy makers a lesson on why price controls applied […]

There’s an Arms Race Going on With Online cults, and it Affects Us All

In our previous post, we discussed how the XRP crypto movement has leveraged cult dynamics to rally networks and communities to silence and repress critics in ways that both boost and defend the value of its key token. The question at hand is whether democracy can survive in an environment where anyone can print their […]

When Crypto Cults Collide with Influence Operations, XRP Edition

Of all the cryptos, in all the world, XRP — the brainchild of Ripple Labs — has always seemed the most redundant and pointless to this author. One of the reasons for this is that the structure seems purposefully designed to make gazillionaires out of its key holders. That includes people like Chris Larsen, a […]