Jean-Pierre Adams, the former France international defender who spent the last 39 years in a coma following a botched operation, has died aged 73. (Jean-Pierre Adams)
Adams had not woken from a coma since an anaesthesia error at Lyon Hospital as part of a routine knee operation that he undertook on March 17, 1982.
He was given anaesthetic that should have knocked him out for a few hours but he never woke up and the defender, born in Dakar, Senegal, in 1948, lost his fight for recovery on Monday. (Jean-Pierre Adams)
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https://rankingnewsgh.com/jack-dorsey-is-building-a-decentralized-exchange-for-bitcoin/embed/#?secret=MyuLMVx4UFWell, August absolutely dwarfed everything that had come before. With the month not even complete, NFTs have done $2.3 billion in volume; of that, a staggering percentage, $2.23 billion, comes from OpenSea. An example of the mania came this weekend in the form of the Bored Ape Yacht Club dropping a new set of Mutant Apes. Those Mutant Apes made more than $90 million in an hour. And speaking of apes, that community also got super jazzed when NBA GOAT Steph Curry bought a $180,000 Ape and then joined their Discord. As you can tell, this sets the backdrop for what will almost assuredly be the debate throughout the rest of this year: are NFTs ICO 2.0 or are they the new vanguard of culture? (Jack Dorsey Building Decentralized Exchange)
In that second column, Purveyor of shitcoins and fine art, “purveyor of s**tcoins and fine art,” to read his Twitter bio, tweeted today: “Excited to be working together with Zhu Su and Kyle Davis from Three Arrows Capital to launch Starry NightCap , a NFT fund. Our thesis is simple, we believe the best way to gain exposure to the cultural paradigm shift being ushered in by NFTs is owning the top pieces from the most desired sets. We are cognizant of the concerns many have about funds entering this space and we will seek to always do right by the community. Before year’s end we aim to launch a NFT education portal, explore ways to bring more exposure to up and coming artists, launch a physical gallery in a major city, ensure works in our collection remain open to the public via virtual galleries, and experiment with various community building initiatives. We strive to be good stewards of the space at large and use our influence to uplift and empower others. The NFT space is not a zero sum game, it is driven by strong flywheel effects and functions best when the pie is growing for all.” I expect this to be not the last of this type of announcement and is certainly something we’ll have to come back to.
Next up on the Brief, Centre’s global network of stable coins. I discussed over the weekend an alternative take on how the global CBDC battle could play out and basically, in case you haven’t heard that, the TLDR is that if you look at CBDCs as something that central banks build, then China is way ahead of the rest of the world. There’s no doubt about it. They’ve had tests in major cities all over that country. It’s available for use in some limited ways. Meanwhile, over here in the U.S., we’re still just talking about it. Europe is also polling citizens about it, not close. But what if on the other hand, the U.S. were to simply give existing USD fiat stablecoins the power and force of law, recognizing and making USDC, for example, official? All of a sudden, you’d be looking at a formal digital dollar system that had nearly a trillion dollars a year in settlement. That remains speculative for the future. But, the setter consortium that oversees USDC today made some interesting announcements. First, they announced six new hires including three new C suite members and second, they’re turning their attention global. Said the CEO David Puth to The Block, they’re seeking to build “a global network of stablecoins. We’ve been working on building up partners overseas with whom we can ultimately connect interoperable stablecoins built to Centre standards in other countries similar to USDC.” Does that mean stablecoins pegged to other currencies? It sure seems to. Puth again says: “Right now, we are working with a couple of partners and are looking at potentially two different stablecoins in the European region. Centre is also clearly trying to focus on a payments use-case, including in the NFT space. (Jack Dorsey Building Decentralized Exchange)