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1. Ukraine invasion chills IPO market: Chinese fashion retailer Shein has put its plan to list in the United States on hold due to volatile capital markets, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. – Read More on Reuters

2. Global Consumers’ Surprising Resiliency Is Tested Anew by War: Energy and food prices, both key forces behind inflation, may be pushed even higher by the conflict. That will ripple back to households across Europe and the U.S., where shoppers have already faced sticker shock on no shortage of goods. – Read More on Bloomberg

3. Japan’s E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Launches NFT Marketplace: The marketplace also features a “one-stop” platform providing intellectual property holders with the ability to build their own website for the issuance and sale of NFTs, the company said. – Read More on Blockworks

4. How Your Brand Should Use NFTs: Recognize that releasing collectables is a good place to start, but it’s also just a first step. Next, look for ways to tie your NFT project to your brand and core product. Finally, experiment, but with authenticity. – Read More on HBR

5. Will China’s Blockchain Help or Hurt Luxury’s Counterfeit Problem? China sanctions could force luxury brands to tag a product with an NFT at the point of sale rather than at its origin, by which time there’s already been ample opportunity for counterfeiting. – Read More on Jing