Monthly Mint — 02.2022
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What We’re Following
New name alert🚨 — Fintech Focus is out and the Monthly Mint is in (all about alliterations, amiright?). From now on, we’ll be serving you 100% crypto content, freshly minted 🌿 every month. As usual, check us out on Medium, Twitter or LI to see our full collection of posts.
Speaking of content, our Netflix queue is looking bleak until Season 5 of The Last Kingdom drops, so here’s something to pique your interest: Zero Dark Thirty meets spaghetti Western 🤠, but with chads and degens abounding. Spoiler: this one’s about Bitcoin Bonnie and Crypto Clyde and they most certainly are NGMI.
The husband and wife duo, Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather “Razzlekhan” Morgan, were arrested in early Feb for conspiring to launder billions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency stolen in a 2016 exchange hack👨💻. In today’s world, that’s $4.5 billion. And we thought the Wormhole fiasco was expensive😳.
Harkening back to the golden age of streaming, before we turned against GoT after the horrendous series finale🐉, roon’s newsletter “A Song of Shapes and Words” is the best thing we’ve read all month. In a hilariously erudite exploration of the rotator ↔ wordcel axis, roon will have you turning shapes in your mind and questioning your IQ like never before🧐.
Speaking of shapeshifters🔷, our favorite two-dimensional plane figure just raised $450M and claimed the moniker ‘the AWS of web3.’ From multi-chain to zero knowledge to not-so wicked smaht🍎, DeFi projects are popping up everywhere, and we think that’s just Stellar.
Now for the real news — Super Crypto Bowl commercials were on fire this year 🔥 Larry David was Larry David. Coinbase was controversial, but at least they gave the people what they wanted. Despite being overshadowed by an absolutely epic halftime show, crypto commercials certainly made a splash. With Mr. Fink and the NYSE finally aping in, it looks like those Marketing teams are doing something right👏.
Catherine, Elizabeth, Ethan, Hugh, Kali, Keanan, Kelsey & Scott
Who We’re Following
BH Digital: Peter Johnson joined our perennial favorite, Colleen Sullivan, as Co-Head of Private Investments. Peter was previously a Partner at Jump Crypto. Link Drew Van der Werff joined as an investor. Drew was previously a VP in the digital asset team at Goldman Sachs. Link
Circle: Nikhil Chandhok joined as Chief Product Officer. Nikhil was previously the Product Lead, AR Glasses at Meta. Link We’re excited to have worked with Jeremy Allaire and Elisabeth Carpenter on this assignment.
Coinbase: Roger Barlett joined as VP of Global Financial Operations. Roger was previously an MD and Global Co-Head of Operations, Global Markets at Goldman Sachs. We’re excited to have worked with Alesia Haas on this assignment. Link Scott Bauguess joined as VP of Global Regulatory Policy. Scott was previously an Associate Professor at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. Link
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