Matt Levine: The Crypto Story. A must read multi-thousand word almost-daily newsletter isn’t enough? The guy needs to write 40,000 words on crypto? From his newsletter: “If you are a crypto expert you will probably hate this because I skipped over or slighted your favorite things. If you are a crypto hater you will probably hate this because, you know, it’s 40,000 words about crypto.”
Updates to the App Store Rules. 3.1.1 feels like cutting off experimentation and creativity before things even get started: “Apps may allow users to view their own NFTs, provided that NFT ownership does not unlock features or functionality within the app.” And 3.1.3(g) feels like a massive overreach: “Digital purchases for content that is experienced or consumed in an app, including buying advertisements to display in the same app (such as sales of ‘boosts’ for posts in a social media app) must use in-app purchase.”
Andrew Hill: The Best Business Books of 2022. Hill is the Financial Times’ senior business writer, and he shortlists this year’s crop for the always interesting Five Books. Dead in the Water: A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and a Global Maritime Conspiracy sounds amazing.