As Oracle wins a bid for TikTok U.S., a look at how tech competition, culture competition and currency competition shape the business of geopolitics.

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Today on the Brief:

  • Crypto exchange volume sees highest month-over-month increase since February 2018
  • Uniswap overtakes SushiSwap in total value locked
  • What Coinbase vs. Apple means for the future of decentralized applications

Our main discussion: NLW looks at the business of geopolitical competition, including:

  • TikTok, Oracle and the new politics of deal making in the “new Cold War”
  • “Mulan” controversy around Uyghurs and Hong Kong police support 
  • The real motivation for China’s digital currency

See also: How Monetary Policy Undermined American Resilience

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