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April 3, 2022, 4:35 PM

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damsondao / P — Mirror:
Unpacking Terra's design for its algorithmic stablecoins and how partial collateralization using bitcoin reserves could impact its price stabilization mechanism  —  As Terra climbed crypto market cap rankings at the start of 2022 while most of the market dumped or stalled …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
A deep look at the benefits of content moderation in open forums, and how it can support free speech by creating spaces where more people feel free to talk  —  Obviously over the past few years there's been all of these debates about the content moderation practices of various websites.
Washington Post:
A look at the growing skepticism from Silicon Valley investors and companies of Russian money, once welcomed, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Five years ago, an up-and-coming venture capitalist with an unusual past was raising money to invest in hot Silicon Valley start-ups.
Washington Post:
How Binance, which trades on its own exchange and plays several roles that may pose conflicts of interest, remains mostly unaccountable to its customers  —  On May 19, 2021, Francis Kim thought he had hit it big.  The Australia-based entrepreneur had been dabbling in derivatives trading …
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft moves Surface Duo OS, SwiftKey, Phone Link, Microsoft Launcher, and other teams to a new dedicated Android division under EVP and CPO Panos Panay  —  A new ‘Microsoft Android’ division houses Duo, SwiftKey, Launcher, and more.  —  What you need to know
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Justin Kan's game-focused NFT marketplace Fractal has raised a $35M seed led by Paradigm and Multicoin Capital, with a16z, Solana Labs, and others participating  —  Twitch cofounder Justin Kan's Fractal has raised $35 million to build out its marketplace for gaming non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Aoyon Ashraf / CoinDesk:
Bitcoin mining company PrimeBlock plans to go public via a SPAC merger at a $1.25B valuation; PrimeBlock generated $24.4M in Q4 2021 revenue  —  The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year.  —  Bitcoin miner PrimeBlock confirmed its plan to go public through a merger …
Megha Paul / Tech.eu:
Paris-based Deepki, which provides an ESG data intelligence service to let real estate developers reduce their carbon footprint, raises a €150M Series C  —  The Paris-headquartered startup offers a SaaS platform for real estate investors, owners and managers to improve …

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