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A look at projects like the Voguverse and companies like Pixel Vault that are trying to build media franchises around their NFT collectibles (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

 Adi Robertson / The Verge: A look at projects like the Voguverse and companies like Pixel Vault that are trying to…

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Tether says it froze three Ethereum blockchain addresses containing $160M on a law enforcement request; Bloxy data shows Tether froze 563 addresses since 2017 (Helene Braun/CoinDesk)

 Helene Braun / CoinDesk: Tether says it froze three Ethereum blockchain addresses containing $160M on a law enforcement request; Bloxy data…

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John Lennon’s son Julian plans to auction off memorabilia as NFTs, including handwritten notes from Hey Jude; Lennon will retain the physical counterparts (Jem Aswad/Variety)

 Jem Aswad / Variety: John Lennon’s son Julian plans to auction off memorabilia as NFTs, including handwritten notes from Hey Jude;…

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Profile of Alondra Nelson, Biden’s first deputy director for science and society, a role meant to examine the sociological effects of emerging technologies (Emily Birnbaum/Protocol)

 Emily Birnbaum / Protocol: Profile of Alondra Nelson, Biden’s first deputy director for science and society, a role meant to examine…

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Israeli startup Sharegain raises a $64M Series B led by WestCap for its securities lending service that helps financial institutions lend stocks, ETFs, and more (Meir Orbach/CTech)

 Meir Orbach / CTech: Israeli startup Sharegain raises a $64M Series B led by WestCap for its securities lending service that…

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Facebook open sources Casual Conversations, a data set with paid people who provided their age and gender, to help researchers evaluate fairness of AI models (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

 Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Facebook open sources Casual Conversations, a data set with paid people who provided their age and gender,…

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A look at Bilibili, the “YouTube for China”, as it balances competition and cooperation with Alibaba and Tencent, both of which invested in the video platform (Zeyi Yang/Protocol)

 Zeyi Yang / Protocol: A look at Bilibili, the “YouTube for China”, as it balances competition and cooperation with Alibaba and…

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Senators Wyden and Heinrich: declassified docs show a CIA bulk surveillance program collecting Americans’ data without clear judicial or congressional oversight (Dustin Volz/Wall Street Journal)

 Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal: Senators Wyden and Heinrich: declassified docs show a CIA bulk surveillance program collecting Americans’ data…

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Solana Labs launches Solana Pay, a payments protocol to let merchants accept payments directly from customers in USDC, SOL, or other Solana-based tokens (Yogita Khatri/The Block)

 Yogita Khatri / The Block: Solana Labs launches Solana Pay, a payments protocol to let merchants accept payments directly from customers…

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Twitter and Meta removed posts by Russia’s embassy in London that claimed images from the Mariupol hospital bombing in Ukraine were fake (Jon Fingas/Engadget)

 Jon Fingas / Engadget: Twitter and Meta removed posts by Russia’s embassy in London that claimed images from the Mariupol hospital…

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Leaked screenshots show GitHub employees using the term “Nazi” in its internal Slack to protest the unexplained firing of an employee that used the same word (Zoe Schiffer/The Verge)

 Zoe Schiffer / The Verge: Leaked screenshots show GitHub employees using the term “Nazi” in its internal Slack to protest the…

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Hyundai confirms that it is in early discussions with Apple on collaborating to develop a self-driving car, and says Apple is discussing with many car makers (Saheli Roy Choudhury/CNBC)

 Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC: Hyundai confirms that it is in early discussions with Apple on collaborating to develop a self-driving…

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