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Quick Take Reddit is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to build its new NFT Platform. Mojito, the NFT commerce suite behind Sotheby’s Metaverse, raised $20 million in funding. Ethereum Altair’s upgrade is scheduled for October 27th. More than 50% of stakers have upgraded. The Weekend joins the board of directors for Tom Brady’s Autograph NFT pl…
 
Georgia's surrogacy industry is booming, as prospective parents from around the world turn to clinics with modest prices to help provide their dream of a family. But does this largely self-regulating industry safeguard the thousands of women who are turning to surrogacy to make a living? Anja Popp went to Georgia for Unreported World, and found a l…
 
Quick Take Hacker steals 88 ETH in a mint scam targeting members of the CreatureToadz NFT Discord channel. Andrew Yang reveals a 1-of-1 NFT drop for his Forward Party campaign. Animoca Brands raises $65 million in new funding at a $2.2 billion valuation. WalletConnect releases WalletConnect Cloud, a new portal for developers to register APIs. Read …
 
Quick Take Facebook uses Coinbase Custody for its new Novi digital wallet. Coinbase announces a multi-year partnership with the NBA and WNBA. Martha Stewart cashes in with the launch of her own NFT collection. NY’s Attorney General orders Nexo and Celsius to cease operations amid securities claims. Read more: https://ether.fm/049…
 
Sir David Amess was a working class Plaistow boy made a proud Essex man, who sat in Parliament for nearly 40 years. A man who put the people first and who was more at home walking the streets of Southend West than Westminster. While listening to his constituents at his weekly surgery, he was killed. This week, MPs from all sides and from all backgr…
 
The first ever vaccine for malaria has been approved by the WHO and will now be rolled out across sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions, in a bid to save thousands of children’s lives. A chance to change the course of a disease that in 2019 killed more than 260,000 children in Africa. In today’s podcast, Dr Mary Hamel, who leads the WHO’s malaria…
 
Quick Take Sotheby’s launches its own Ethereum-based NFT marketplace called Sotheby’s Metaverse. Intel will not lock out miners amid release of its new graphics cards. Ethereum Name Service metadata update includes refreshed NFT images. Hop Protocol bridge now supports ETH between layer2 networks. Read more: https://ether.fm/044…
 
Year after year, the NHS faces a deluge of “winter pressures”, as seasonal illnesses are passed around and beds fill up. But with the ongoing pandemic and a huge backlog already adding pressure, will the NHS cope this year? And what are the government’s plans to get us through it? Today, our Health and Social Care editor Victoria Macdonald talks us…
 
For decades, there has been a delicate peace off the coast of China. In recent days, that peace has felt at its most fragile, with talk of the worst relations in 40 years and murmurs about a coming invasion, a coming war on the island of Taiwan. And a new pact between the Americans, the British and the Australians has heightened tensions like never…
 
Quick Take Coinbase revealed it will launch a Coinbase NFT marketplace in late 2021. Arbitrum will upgrade its network to Arbitrum Nitro, promising cheaper and faster transactions. StarkWare has partnered with Nethermind to build infrastructure elements for StarkNet. Yuga Labs, the artist behind BAYC, has signed a deal with music manager Guy Oseary…
 
Quick Take Compound Finance has an estimated $150 million worth of COMP at risk of being exploited. Infinity, a decentralized NFT marketplace, launched offering an airdrop to OpenSea users. Coinbase has implemented EIP-1559 for 95% of its Ethereum transactions. Ethereum Name Service has added NFT support for ENS profiles. Read more: https://ether.f…
 
Just over a year ago, Belarus, known as the last dictatorship in Europe, saw some of the biggest protests in its history. They followed yet another presidential election where Alexander Lukashenko was the apparent victor, his sixth straight win in 26 years. But this time the opposition was led by three, inspiring women, who not just challenged the …
 
Quick Take MekaVerse marks the most anticipated NFT drop with over 172k registered wallets. Altair Beacon Chain upgrade is scheduled for late October. Validators are required to update client software. Cool Cats and CrypToadz NFTs reach their first million dollar sale. Ethereum-based blogging platform Mirror.xyz has opened up for all users. Read mo…
 
It's been nearly two weeks since the results of the German election came in. And still, Angela Merkel remains in post at the Chancellery in Berlin. With no knock-out winner in these elections, what type of government do Germans exactly want and what will they actually get? In today's episode, our Europe editor Matt Frei explains the 2021 election r…
 
What does £20 mean to you? For some families, it’s the difference between the cupboards being full or empty. At the start of the pandemic, the government introduced the Universal Credit uplift, an extra £20 a week for the people who needed it most. From today, that benefit ends. In today’s episode, our Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long explains why…
 
Quick Take CrypToadz by GREMPLIN reaches 13Ξ and more than $88 million in total trading volume. Utopia Labs exits stealth mode to build infrastructure tooling for DAO payments and accounting. Bank of America makes remarks on DeFi and NFTs in it’s latest Digital Asset Primer. Context releases beta version of Web 3.0 app for following crypto wallets.…
 
Can you remember the fear and confusion of January 2020? A mystery illness swept across the globe and governments scrambled to contain it. Looking back, what did we get right and what did we get wrong? Today, in his last appearance on The Fourcast, FactCheck guru Paddy Worrall will cut through 18 months of pandemic noise and lay out the truth. What…
 
In its long history, there have been landmark, controversial Supreme Court decisions: Plessy v. Ferguson, Bush v. Gore, Shelby v. Holder. Yet arguably none has divided Americans, defined the parties, and affected the lives of millions of women more than one particular ruling on the 22nd of January 1973: Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right for …
 
Panic buying at petrol stations has forced queues up and down the country and closed forecourts, with key workers struggling to make their shifts. The army is on standby to help out. And the trouble doesn’t stop there. There’s a global gas shortage that has forced prices up and caused UK energy companies to go bust. In today’s podcast, we talk to B…
 
A few weeks back, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation made their recommendation on whether healthy 12 to 15-year-olds should get the Covid vaccine. Yet the chief medical officers of the four nations made their own assessment and said it was best to give a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine to that age group. Now that may seem a bit c…
 
It’s been just over a month since the Taliban took Kabul. Some fled Afghanistan, not wanting to see what their new lives might look like. Others stayed out of choice or because there was no other option. And there was talk of a new, reformed Taliban that's less strict and less restrictive of women's rights than the regime of the 1990s, but what is …
 
Quick Take Synapse Protocol releases fast bridging support for Arbitrum. NBA player John Wall is criticized for the launch of his copy-paste “Baby Ballers” NFTs. Golem releases “Thorg” Ethereum mining desktop application for PC. TIME Magazine releases TIMEPieces NFTs. Read more: https://ether.fm/023By ether.fm
 
Quick Take Snoop Dogg reveals himself as pseudonymous crypto Twitter personality Cozomo de’ Medici. MakerDAO launches the official DAI Token Bridge for Arbitrum. DEX aggregator 1inch adds support for Arbitrum. Digital contract platform OpenLaw rebrands as Tribute Labs, focusing on legal DAOs. Read more: https://ether.fm/022…
 
Quick Take Ethereum-based fantasy soccer game NFT trading cards platform Sorare raised $680 million. SEC Chair Gary Gensler criticizes crypto, referring to stable coins as “poker chips.” QAnon leader sells NFTs to fund a private project. NFT artist pplpleasr and publication Fortune donated over 200 ETH to free press organizations. Read more: https:…
 
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