Crypto Rebels | WIRED

It’s the FBIs, NSAs, and Equifaxes of the world versus a swelling movement of Cypherpunks, civil libertarians, and millionaire hackers. At stake: Whether privacy will exist in the 21st century.
— Read on www.wired.com/1993/02/crypto-rebels/

Opinion | Why Adults Lose the ‘Beginner’s Mind’ – The New York Times

Here’s a sobering thought: The older we get, the harder it is for us to learn, to question, to reimagine. This isn’t just habit hardening into dogma. It’s encoded into the way our brains change as we age. And it’s worsened by an intellectual and economic culture that prizes efficiency and dismisses play.

— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/04/16/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-alison-gopnik.html

Animated GIFs Show 7 Ancient Ruins ‘Reconstructed’

Expedia commissioned 7 animated GIFs that demonstrate the virtual reconstruction of ancient monuments like the Luxor Temple in Egypt and the Parthenon in Greece. From the ruins they are today to the architectural masterpieces of yesteryear, they are incredible architectural visualizations.
— Read on mymodernmet.com/ancient-monuments-animated-gifs-expedia/

Incredible Scale Model of Ancient Rome Located in EUR by Italo Gismondi

A look at the ‘Plastico di Roma Imperiale,’ a sprawling 1:250 scale model of ancient Rome commissioned by Mussolini in 1933. Now housed in the Museum of Roman Civilization in EUR, it’s one of the best references for how ancient Rome once looked.
— Read on mymodernmet.com/scale-model-ancient-rome/

The vanishing billionaire: how Jack Ma fell foul of Xi Jinping | Financial Times

Alibaba founder’s dramatic rise and fall illustrates China’s wary embrace of tycoons who power economic growth
— Read on www.ft.com/content/1fe0559f-de6d-490e-b312-abba0181da1f

A Budding Issue in the NFT Space: Classifying and Taxing These Valuable Tokens | The Fashion Law

The last few weeks have seen a number of cryptoasset milestones reach the mainstream press. One subset of cryptoasset in particular – Non-Fungible
— Read on www.thefashionlaw.com/a-budding-issue-in-the-nft-space-classifying-and-taxing-these-valuable-tokens/

With Eye-Popping Auctions, News Outlets Are Jumping on the NFT Gravy Train | Vanity Fair

The New York Times, Time, and the AP have racked up six-figure sales of digital assets that could be a future revenue stream—or the next bubble to burst. “If it doesn’t make sense,” Quartz’s CEO says of the frenzy, “it probably doesn’t make sense.”
— Read on www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/04/with-eye-popping-auctions-news-outlets-are-jumping-on-the-nft-gravy-train

Taiwan goes bananas over its favorite fresh fruit | Taiwan News | 2021/04/16

GO BANANAS is hosted by the Taiwan Banana Research Institute (TBRI) in collaboration with Taiwan Sugar Corporation, NAN ART, and the Cultural & Creativity Development Foundation. Founded in 1970 and based in Jiuru Township, Pingtung County, the TBRI is dedicated to promoting Taiwan’s banana industry.

The TBRI is known for developing six disease-resistant varieties. It has helped numerous local farmers mass-produce disease-resistant banana trees.

Taiwan’s world-leading banana expertise has led to many collaborations with other countries, such as Australia. Once called the “pride of Taiwan,” the nation’s bananas were world-famous during the golden era of the banana industry in the 1960s and ’70s.
— Read on www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4179153

Who’s the Most Popular YouTuber in Every Country?

This interesting graphic gives an overview of the world’s most popular—and the highest paid—YouTubers in 187 different countries.
— Read on www.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-most-popular-youtubers/