Daily Briefing: August 11

The stat, the quote, and the watch you need to start your day off right.

Stat

According to CNBC's analysis of Apptopia data, just 1.2% of Netflix subscribers are playing games on the service, suggesting that people would prefer to watch Stranger Things than complete side missions. Netflix launched Netflix Games last year and has since added over 25 games to its mobile app; nevertheless, only 1.7 million users play them every day, compared to the company's subscriber base of 221 million.

Quote

“A threat to US national security.”

The US Treasury has banned Americans from using the crypto-mixing service Tornado Cash, deeming it a preferred tool for criminals wanting to launder money. Since its inception in 2019, Tornado Cash has been used to launder more than $7 billion worth of cryptocurrency, with more than $455 million originating from North Korean-backed hacking group Lazarus.

Watch

Is nuclear power green? This video does a fantastic job of breaking it down. (Sabine Hossenfelder)

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