Ethereum’s NFTs

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Zora deals in NFTs, or non-fungible tokens: these are cryptographically secured assets on the Ethereum blockchain, which can take the form of digital art, music, or other collectibles. They’ve become a buzzy investment in the past few months: Grimes just sold a collection for $6 million, and digital artist Beeple made a similarly insane amount of money on NFTs back in December.

Fracking in Appalachia

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While economic output in Appalachian fracking counties grew by 60 percent from 2008-2019, the counties’ share of the nation’s personal income, jobs, and population levels all declined. The analysis concluded that about 90 percent of the wealth created from shale gas extraction leaves local communities.