Artist Damien Hirst issues his own ‘Currency’


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The chair of the Federal Reserve, Jay Powell, sought to ease concerns in Congress about the Federal Reserve’s response to surging

inflation, the assassination of Haiti’s president Jovenel Moïse last week has plunged the poorest nation in the Americas deeper into chaos, and British artist Damien Hirst yesterday launched his NFT-based project, entitled “The Currency”, that calls into question notions of worth and value and presents his buyers with a choice.

Jay Powell says Fed ready to intervene if US inflation spirals out of control

Haiti’s ‘descent into hell’ looms closer after death of president with Michael Stott, Latin America Editor

Damien Hirst launches his own NFT ‘Currency’ by Jan Dalley, Arts Editor

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