With bitcoin making another run at $60K and a look at the man behind the growing commercialization of memes, CoinDesk’s Market Daily is back with the latest news roundup.

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This episode is sponsored by bybit.com and unfederalreserve.

Today’s stories:

Why the $1,400 ‘Stimmy’ Checks Brought No Bitcoin Stimulus

Meet the ‘Meme Manager’ Bringing the Legacy Web Into NFTs

New Bonds Fuel Lending to Fast-Growing but Unprofitable Tech Companies

BOJ Wants to Set ‘Common Rules’ on CBDCs With Major Central Banks: Report

New York City’s Wealthy Will Pay Nation’s Highest Tax Rates. How Will That Affect a Rebound?

 China’s bitcoin crackdown contradicts Peter Thiel’s belief that it is a ‘financial weapon’ against U.S.

Norway Wants Its Wealth Fund to Stop Adding Emerging Markets

Rare CryptoPunk NFTs Will be Auctioned by Christie’s Next Month

Crypto Options ‘Ponzi Scheme’ Operator, Firm Ordered to Pay $32M

Robinhood Says 9.5M Customers Traded Crypto in Q1, Up From 1.7M in Q4

Chinese Web Firm Meitu Buys $10M More in Bitcoin

Ripple, CoinShares, ConsenSys Join Crypto Climate Accord

State Street May Start Trading Crypto on Platform It’s Helping Build

Bitcoin Miners Are Again Stacking Coins in a Positive Sign for the Market

Russia’s Digital Ruble Is Getting Closer to the Prototype Stage