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Welcome to your daily briefing, where we bring you stories from the forefront of finance, technology, and market analysis, sent directly to your inbox.

In today's roundup, we look at the process by which outstanding platforms lose their cool as corporate interests creep in. Markets are going up, but we know that sooner or later, a reckoning will be due. And what is Ethereum's Dencun update all about?


The Era Of Enshittification: Decay Of Digital Platforms

There is a typical progression that occurs to platforms when once cool and cutting-edge companies go public and end up chasing profit for their shareholders.

The Era Of Enshittification: Decay Of Digital Platforms
Digital platforms face enshittification, transitioning from user-centric to deteriorating experiences.

February 12 REX Wire Market Outlook

The numbers are going up, even in the Chinese stock markets. Meanwhile, those ETF inflows are accelerating, creating a virtuous cycle of publicity and investment—and potentially, the next bubble too.

February 12 REX Wire Market Outlook
The S&P is hitting new all-time highs, and bitcoin is well on the way as its own bull market accelerates.

Bitcoin: Prepare For The Reckoning

While ETFs were game-changing, they have not changed the game. This sequel might be bigger and more spectacular, but human psychology doesn't change, and neither do basic market cycles.

Bitcoin: Prepare For The Reckoning
Be cautious around people who tell you that this time is different, and bitcoin will never experience another bear market.

Finance 101: Risk Management

Risk management is crucial in finance for safeguarding investments by identifying and minimizing market, credit, liquidity, and operational risks. Strategies include diversification, hedging, and using technology like analytics and blockchain for informed decision-making.

Finance 101: Risk Management
Risk management in finance is key to protecting investments and ensuring portfolio longevity through strategic risk identification and mitigation.

Ethereum Dencun Update Scheduled For March 13

The introduction of proto-danksharding will see "blobs" starting to replace calldata, resulting in less competition for block space and lower gas fees.

Ethereum Dencun Update Scheduled For March 13
Dencun will reduce L2 fees with the introduction of proto-danksharding, or “blobs”.

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