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Today on the Brief:

  • Jobless claims down and retail sales up
  • The U.S. Federal Reserve is running distributed ledger technology experiments 
  • The end of an era, as BitMEX begins KYC

Our main discussion: the big battle brewing between Epic Games and Apple/Google.

NLW looks at:

  • Why Fortnite got kicked off the Apple and Google app stores 
  • Why Epic Games is suing in response
  • Why this was all very clearly planned by Epic Games
  • Why Apple and Google should be nervous about anti-trust 
  • Why this is about a much bigger future than just a single game

See also: Epic Games Blasts Apple’s ‘Anti-Competitive’ Payments Practices in Lawsuit

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