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December 1, 2022, 9:50 PM

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@coinbasewallet:
[Thread] Coinbase says Apple “blocked our last” Wallet iOS app release until the exchange disabled sending NFTs, claiming Apple wanted a 30% cut from gas fees  —  You might have noticed you can't send NFTs on Coinbase Wallet iOS anymore. This is because Apple blocked our last app release until we disabled the feature. 🧵
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is ramping up work on a mixed-reality headset to be introduced as early as next year and has renamed the headset's OS from realityOS to xrOS  —  Apple Inc. is ramping up work on a mixed-reality headset, its first major new product category since the Apple Watch …
Insider:
Source: a16z's Future is shutting down; Future hasn't published a new article in months, most of its editorial staffers have left, and its newsletter is defunct  —  Future was the next big thing in media.  —  Launched in June of 2021, it was billed as a buzzy new tech publication …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Parler's owner says it “has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler”, after announcing the deal in October  —  Despite a joint statement between Ye (fka Kanye West) and Parler in October noting that the two had reached an agreement for the rapper to buy …
James Hale / Tubefilter:
Discord renames Premium Memberships as Server Subscriptions and makes them available for all US creators; Discord will take a 10% cut of subscriptions  —  Over the past year, Discord has been testing creator monetization through what it called “Premium Memberships”-a monthly paid tier similar …
Jonathan Weil / Wall Street Journal:
Tether's reports show increasing loans denominated and payable in its own stablecoin, reaching $6.1B as of September 30, a potential risk in a crisis  —  Tether reports hadn't disclosed that loans it issues are denominated and payable in the token  —  The SEC's Strategy for Enforcing Regulation on Crypto, Explained
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
US House committee report details how fintech companies, like Blueacorn, allegedly disbursed billions in fraudulent PPP loans, while collecting billions in fees  —  Little-known firms such as Blueacorn and Womply allegedly collected taxpayer-funded fees as they overlooked signs of grift …
Bloomberg:
In his NYT interview, SBF gave few straight answers while admitting to gross errors, denying claims of fraud, and claiming he “didn't knowingly commingle funds”  —  Mystery continues to shroud the missing billions at bankrupt crypto exchange FTX after its disgraced founder Sam …
New York Times:
Cade Metz / New York Times:
A look at Anthropic, which raised $580M led by SBF in April to research “AI safety”, and 70 AI-related organizations SBF and FTX executives invested $530M+ in  —  Mr. Bankman-Fried and his colleagues spent more than $530 million to battle what they saw as the dangers of artificial intelligence.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter alternative Hive temporarily shuts down after researchers found vulnerabilities that would have let hackers access DMs and edit others' Hive posts  —  The team at the newly popular Twitter alternative Hive is in over their head.  The company has now taken the fairly radical step …
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo:
Disney unveils FRAN, an AI tool that helps TV or film producers make an actor look older or younger without the need for complex and expensive visual effects  —  With just a few clicks, actors can look younger or older without the need for expensive visual effects.  —  Alerts
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy up to 7,500 next-generation Starlink internet satellites in low Earth orbit; SpaceX had applied for nearly 30K satellites  —  - The FCC issued a key authorization to Elon Musk's SpaceX, granting approval to launch up to 7,500 of its next-generation Starlink internet satellites.
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk says Neuralink expects human trials to begin in about six months pending FDA approval, and details work on implants to treat paralysis and vision  —  Elon Musk's Neuralink Corp. aims to start putting its coin-sized computing brain implant into human patients within six months …

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