Scott Nover
Scott Nover
Social media reporter for @Adweek • Press freedom writer, http://pressing.substack.com • Longreads in: The Atlantic, Vox, Washington Post • Signal (202) 430-6009Source
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Crypto investors failed to buy the US Constitution at Sotheby's

Crypto investors failed to buy the US Constitution at Sotheby's

On Nov. 18, a group of cryptocurrency investors banded together to buy one of 13 rare copies of the US Constitution on sale at the auction house Sotheby’s. A group of 17,000 donors, set up as a decentralized autonomous organization, or DAO, organized itself entirely online to bid at the auction. ConstitutionDAO was established by a core team of 35 people to “put the Constitution in the hands of the people,” as the group states on its website. It planned to publicly display the Constitution, one of 500 copies in a first printing, for free at an institution willing to cover the costs of...

Nov 19
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Stablecoin tether hit with $41 million fine for false claims about its reserves

Stablecoin tether hit with $41 million fine for false claims about its reserves

The US government is cracking down on stablecoins, taking its first major shot on Oct. 15 against Tether. The US Commodities Futures Trading Commission fined the popular stablecoin operator $41 million for allegedly misstating its reserves. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies pegged to certain government-backed currencies or precious metals, like silver or gold. While an odd fixture in the crypto community, which largely avoids governments and major financial institutions, stablecoins serve a purpose: They are mostly used by crypto businesses to transfer cash, or by investors that want to...

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PayPal and Pinterest could build the digital shopping mall

PayPal and Pinterest could build the digital shopping mall

Scrolling and shopping are largely two different functions online. A new deal could change that in the US. PayPal, the online payments giant, is in talks to acquire Pinterest for $45 billion, which would be the company’s largest-ever acquisition. It’s a deal that would help Pinterest realize its goal of becoming a shopping powerhouse while PayPal would get one step closer to becoming the “super app” of its aspirations, an analog of China’s WeChat app allowing users to communicate and transact in the same space. Social media firms have succeeded in capturing eyeballs and monetizing them...

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Charlie Bit Me won't be leaving YouTube after all

Charlie Bit Me won't be leaving YouTube after all

The viral YouTube video Charlie Bit Me sold on May 23 as a non-fungible token (NFT) for about $761,000, with the creators offering to remove the original clip from the video platform forever. But the internet needs not fear. Charlie Bit Me will remain on YouTube, says Howard Davies-Carr, the father of the now-famous children featured in the video. The video has racked up 884 million views since it was first uploaded in 2007. “After the auction we connected with the buyer, who ended up deciding to keep the video on YouTube,” Davies-Carr told Quartz. “The buyer felt that the video is an...

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The Government Sues to Break Up Facebook

The Government Sues to Break Up Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general filed separate lawsuits against Facebook Wednesday, calling it an illegal monopoly that needs to be broken up. The complaints argue that Facebook acquired Instagram and WhatsApp illegally to stifle competition in the social media marketplace and calls for the company to divest from these popular applications, which have become key business units in recent years. “For nearly a decade, Facebook has used its dominance and monopoly power to crush smaller rivals and snuff out competition, all at the expense of everyday users,” said...

December 9, 2020
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