The crypto cheat sheet: what you need to know about currency

The crypto cheat sheet: what you need to know about currency

Bitcoin is a decentralized payments system. It is the first distributed ledger network of its kind. The descriptive word ‘distributed’ necessitates the decentralized character of this innovation. This necessarily disrupts centralized–traditionally institutional–actors’ presence in society. It is unclear how effective...
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What you gon’ bump to?

What you gon’ bump to?

BY BREE NIEVES, MILES ITON AND NOAH BASLAW   Computer Luv – Ravyn Lenae + Steve Lacey (Crush EP) Ravyn Lenae is an 18-year-old Chicago native. She has been kicking it in the music scene for the past couple of...
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Economic updates: from tariffs to credit risk

Economic updates: from tariffs to credit risk

In the midst of a nine-year economic expansion, popular market sentiment is confident, while medium-term uncertainty on financial obligations loom. Additionally, long term dollar hegemony looks increasingly uncertain with rising sovereign competition in econom...
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The art of PCP: “Time Travel” hosts elaborate

The art of PCP: “Time Travel” hosts elaborate

The biggest party on the New College campus is the famous Palm Court Party (PCP), and the only way they happen is for brave souls to take the initiative and throw it. The festivities have traditionally spanned campus wide and...
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Students measure value of cryptocurrencies

Students measure value of cryptocurrencies

Open distributed ledger technology–or “cryptocurrencies”–global market capitalization exploded from $20 billion in February of last year to $850 billion at its peak in the beginning of January 2018, forcing the hand of governments, banks and fo...
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Saudi regime attempts vast reconsolidation with high-up purges and war cries

Saudi regime attempts vast reconsolidation with high-up purges and war cries

An estimated 500 people of high ranking authority within the Saudi family and regime were detained in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia’s capital city, beginning on Nov. 4, 2017. The next day, eight Saudi authorities died in a helicopter...
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The Dort door shitter, lube wrestling and other stories from New College alumni

The Dort door shitter, lube wrestling and other stories from New College alumni

  “I talked to the roommate of the Dort door shitter. He said the Dort door shitter was Richard, and it was room 204,” third-year, Bianca Persechino said with a straight face to the Catalyst. “I don’t know if we...
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KRS-One speaks on hip-hop and ingredients for human connection

KRS-One speaks on hip-hop and ingredients for human connection

KRS-One is a prolific EMCee, hip-hop producer and public speaker. Lawrence Parker is his birth name. As a childhood resident of the Bronx in the 70s, Parker was a part of the first moments of hip-hop, and he has made...
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The new wild west: cryptocurrency and blockchain

The new wild west: cryptocurrency and blockchain

Opinion and understanding surrounding Bitcoin (BTC) is varied, but the revolutionary initial intention behind its creation remains its central telos. Bitcoin was introduced as a decentralized digital currency which bypassed formal financial institutions by all...
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Economic bubbles: Another crash on the horizon?

Economic bubbles: Another crash on the horizon?

Albert Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Have the leaders of the U.S. economy made the same short sighted play of ten years ago, the impetus to the biggest economic...
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