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Austin's Apollo The Curator brings together Austin artists to merge both physical and digital art in the city. (Javi Glz)

Austin already has a reputation as a hub for technology and art, making it the perfect candidate for the emerging crypto-art scene.

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Elon Musk, Tesla founder and new Austinite, paid a true tax rate of 3.27% between 2014 and 2018, according to a bombshell report published by ProPublica this week. The investigative newsroom tallied up how much he paid in taxes relative to how much his wealth grew over the four-year period to come up with what it is calling a "true tax rate."

Austinites, regardless of their income bracket, paid a higher federal income tax rate than this. The only question is: How much higher?

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In the $159 billion global video game industry, Austin got a high score as the number one city of opportunities for gamers and developers and one of the best cities for gaming.

According to a WalletHub study comparing the 100 largest cities in the U.S., Austin attracts gamers like no other with the most job openings in the video game industry and ranked the second best city for gamers overall.

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Oracle moved its headquarters to Austin in December 2020. (Shutterstock)

Fortune 500's 2021 list is officially out, and the Austin metro saw two companies crack the list this year, with two others making the top 1,000.

While the Texas capital doesn't boast as many Fortune 500 headquarters as some other cities, its reputation as a tech hub and a Californian's paradise is still well-represented.

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