Article: Open-Source Data Could Fix Fashion’s Supply Chains. Here’s How

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Open-Source Data Could Fix Fashion’s Supply Chains. Here’s How

To solve these issues quickly, organisations can no longer afford to work in silos. Tracing the provenance of garments from end-to-end of the supply chain demands knowledge and data sharing from all actors, including brands, suppliers, NGOs and industry bodies. By disclosing previously private lists of supplier factories and third-party production facilities, industry actors can collaborate to monitor these sites. Open-source data allows parties to understand compliance risks and create a positive feedback loop with stakeholders on the ground to remedy social and environmental malpractice.

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Article: The value of NFTs, explained by an expert

Crypto

The value of NFTs, explained by an expert

How emotional attachment to certain items and gifts could affect our understanding of value.

Brands are very, very excited about non-fungible tokens. Over the past month, some of America’s most recognizable brands have eagerly hopped onto the bandwagon, selling limited-edition Taco Bell cryptoartold Time magazine covers, a New York Times column, and a virtual Pringles chip flavor. Non-fungible tokens, it seems, have entered the mainstream, even as the technology remains confusing and largely inaccessible to regular Americans.

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Article: United States: Legal Guide To Launching An NFT Marketplace

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United States: Legal Guide To Launching An NFT Marketplace

Want to launch a new NFT marketplace? Here’s what you need to know.

While the initial coin offering (“ICO”) craze of 2017-2018 fizzled out in the face of government enforcement actions, a new resurgence in the global market for bitcoin and a new category of non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) are fueling a recent boom in digital assets. This post will attempt to sketch out a legal guide to NFT’s and legal tips for launching an NFT marketplace.

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Article: Why a ban on cryptocurrency could have dire consequences for India

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BitcoinWhy a ban on cryptocurrency could have dire consequences for India

Just like its disastrous predecessor – demonetisation – banning cryptocurrency to fight “black money” would be like setting fire to the forest in order to smoke out a few sheep.

If India proceeds with a rumored ban on cryptocurrency, it wouldn’t be the country’s first attempt to impose currency controls. This time, however, a ban is even less likely to succeed — and the consequences for India’s economy could be more dire. The country shouldn’t make the same mistake twice.

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