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This is the week that Boris Johnson spoke to the new UN and fell flat with a joke about Kermit the Frog. It's also the week that supply chain issues hit "peak lorry", here in the UK, where Petrol (Gas) stations had multi-car queues to fill their tanks due to the fear of running out. It's reminiscent of pandemic pandemonium around toilet rolls and flour. I've escalated my research on electric cars, air-source heat pumps and solar panels. 
 
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1. NFT Alternate Universe - NFT's have seen much volatility since the bubble burst on them earlier this year, but that hasn't stopped transactions taking place, even by teens: "Stipp had been making and selling logo designs for customers found on the social app Discord for $20 to $70. On a whim, he made his astronaut cartoon into an NFT (non-fungible token), put it up for auction, and became a blue-chip artist overnight. He’s since sold four more pieces, and cashed out enough to help his parents pay off their house and cars." But, my reader -  buyer beware - for every investor and artist making millions, there are many more losing time and money, as with any market - and what happens if you get landed with an asset that no one want? What is different in this space, especially when it comes to art is taste. If the market likes it, you can trade - which is very different to pure crypto where you could mind a token - and you have ownership - and can trade. But if your NFT artwork is a dud with no demand, especially post bubble, you have nowhere to go.   Teen Artists Are Making Millions on NFTs. How Are They Doing It? Time

2. Chinese Crypto Clampdown - The big Chinese clampdown continues: “Overseas virtual currency exchanges that use the internet to offer services to domestic residents is also considered illegal financial activity,” the central bank said. This is the latest in a multitude of clawbacks by the State from gaming to education, but earlier this year there was a ban on cryptomining but this is a clear indication that anything crypto is not part of China's future. This is likely to create an underground movement in China as the rest of the world starts to give credence to Bitcoin and wider cryptocurrencies. I'm very much of the view that if a large country has banned something but it is widely available elsewhere, this is an opportunity for ownership in the structure of the industry. El Salvador's surprising adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender may be a little too early, but for the US, Europe and the rest of Asia, there's an opportunity to lead int the coin space.   China’s central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown  CNBC
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