Loup TV 169: Amazon’s Big Hollywood Acquisition; NASA’s Artemis I Is Launching Soon
- Amazon’s $8.5BN deal with MGM has officially closed. Not only does the acquisition open access to vaults of 4,000 film titles, 17,000 TV episodes, 180 Academy Awards and 100 Emmy Awards, it also pronounces a final departure from the era of Hollywood to the era of streaming.
- The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has legalized the cryptocurrency sector with a new law, “On Virtual Assets.” Since February 24, the Ukrainian government has received at least $100MN in crypto donations.
- NASA’s Artemis I is lifting off soon. The Space Launch System, originally conceived in 2010, will play a big role in the future of human space exploration.
- Global banks are preparing for the future with purchases and patents in Web3 environments. Following the lead of Visa and JPMorgan, HSBC has partnered with The Sandbox (Ethereum-based gaming platform) and AMEX has filed 7 trademark applications with plans to offer NFTs and crypto services.