NFT's are Dead, Coinbase. Fed Boosts the Interest Rates by the Highest Increment since 2000s
Uniic Media Newsletter - Thursday - May 5, 2022
Coinbase Plans to Launch NFT Marketplace for all Users
Coinbase is opening its NFT marketplace to all users, allowing anyone to join, after initially launching the platform to a select number of invitees in late April.
The NFT marketplace, which is still in beta, is focused on trying to create a social community for buyers and sellers. By opening the platform to everyone, Coinbase is hoping to let users test it and build a social community.
The move comes earlier than expected, with a company spokesperson saying the product is now ready for heavier traffic volumes. The company initially posited it would take weeks to months to open to everyone.
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Sweden says it has Received U.S. Assurances for the Period during which its Application to join NATO is Processed
Sweden has received assurances from the U.S. that it would receive support during the period a potential application to join NATO is processed by the 30 nations in the alliance, foreign minister Ann Linde said in Washington on Wednesday.
Sweden and neighbor Finland stayed out of NATO during the cold war, but Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its invasion of Ukraine have led the countries to rethink their security policies, with Nato membership looking increasingly likely.
Fed lifts Interest rates and will Wind Down a $9 Trillion bond Stockpile
The Federal Reserve yesterday raised a key interest rate by a half-point and reaffirmed a more aggressive strategy to try to subdue the worst outbreak of U.S. inflation in 40 years.
As part of a two-pronged fight against inflation, the central bank also said it plans to whittle down its $9 trillion stockpiles of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities starting on June 1.
Microsoft Edge Overtakes Safari as the World’s Second Most Popular Desktop Browser
Microsoft Edge surpassed Apple’s Safari and became the world’s second most popular browser for desktops. This is evidenced by data from web analytics StatCounter.
Microsoft Edge is currently used by 10.07% of desktops worldwide, 0.46% ahead of Safari, which accounts for 9.61%. Google Chrome remains in first place with a dominant share of 66.64%, and Firefox from Mozilla is in fourth place with 7.86%.