Is Walmart gearing up to enter the Metaverse?

The retail giant submitted a total of seven patent filings, signaling plans to create its own digital currency and NFT collection.

Posted on 17 January 2022 | 5:26 am

Australian football league secures $25M deal with

Aside from being the first major crypto sports sponsorship in Australia, the deal will also be a first for women’s sports.

Posted on 17 January 2022 | 4:57 am

The Australian Open swings into the Metaverse on Decentraland

A virtual recreation of Melbourne Park including the Rod Laver Arena and Grand Slam Park will be open for the duration of the AO tournament.

Posted on 17 January 2022 | 4:04 am

Propy rallies 227% as real estate NFTs become reality and PRO lists at Coinbase

A listing at Coinbase and the upcoming sale of the first real estate NFT in the U.S. appear to be providing a boost to PRO price.

Posted on 16 January 2022 | 11:00 pm

3 reasons why Harmony (ONE) rallied back to its all-time high this week

Strong fundamentals, an influx of new users and a recently launched $300 million developer incentive are just a few reasons why ONE price is chasing a new all-time high.

Posted on 16 January 2022 | 8:45 pm

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, NEAR, ATOM, FTM, FTT

If Bitcoin breaks above $45,500, select altcoins like NEAR, ATOM, FTM and FTT could turn bullish in the short-term.

Posted on 16 January 2022 | 7:32 pm

AI-generative art predicted to be next trend for NFT sector

NFT art created by AI algorithms brings new meaning to nonfungible tokens, but can artificial intelligence be trusted to produce a new genre of art?

Posted on 16 January 2022 | 3:32 pm

OCC Comptroller calls for federal collaboration with crypto intermediaries

Michael J. Hsu said that the mainstreaming of crypto has occurred despite regulatory and legal uncertainty, and a series of scams, hacks, and other disruptive events.

Posted on 16 January 2022 | 8:41 am

22-year-old Indonesian boy makes $1M by selling NFT selfies on OpenSea

Ghozali spent five years clicking selfies in front of his computer, which was later converted into NFTs and uploaded to OpenSea in December 2021.

Posted on 16 January 2022 | 5:47 am

Finance Redefined: Vitalik bearish on cross-chain, dYdX decentralizing, Jan. 7–14

Vitalik Buterin outlined his views on a cross-chain blockchain world, dYdX announced plans for full decentralization in 2022, and Near Protocol raised $150 for Web3 tech — all coming to you in this week’s Finance Redefined.

Posted on 15 January 2022 | 4:37 pm

2021: A year of mass adoption for cryptocurrencies in Brazil

2021 was a year of affirmation for the Brazilian crypto market with good news in the national stock market, the promise of a CBDC and Brazilian soccer joining the game.

Posted on 15 January 2022 | 4:03 pm

Bitcoin miners can take fresh 20% BTC price hit before capitulating, data shows

Production costs for miners are around $34,000, and together with transaction fees, miners need not worry about another $40,000 support challenge on BTC/USD.

Posted on 15 January 2022 | 11:40 am

Uruguay reportedly installs its first Bitcoin ATM

Uruguay’s first crypto ATM has been installed in the coastal city of Punta del Este, a major tourist attraction in the region.

Posted on 15 January 2022 | 9:04 am

Hong Kong begins discussions to introduce stablecoin regulatory framework

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority shared a list of eight questions to seek policy-related recommendations citing five possible regulatory outcomes — no action, opt-in regime, risk-based regime, catch-all regime and blanket ban.

Posted on 15 January 2022 | 6:25 am

Altcoin Roundup: 3 ways blockchain technology could further mainstream in 2022

The trend of blockchain adoption is set to continue in 2022. Here are three sectors that are likely to pivot toward DLT solutions.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 11:05 pm

Bitfinex advises Ontario-based users to close accounts before March 1

The Ontario Securities Commission has been responsible for cracking down on crypto exchanges operating in the region, including Binance, OKEx, Bybit, KuCoin and Polo Digital Assets.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 10:09 pm

Stacks ecosystem becomes #1 Web3 project on Bitcoin

There were also 140,000 NFTs minted on the Stacks blockchain during its inaugural year.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 9:45 pm

Dogecoin leaps 25% after Musk announces DOGE payments for Tesla merch

The bullish news comes months after the billionaire entrepreneur said DOGE was a better token to transact with than Bitcoin.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 9:35 pm

Going meta: Disney, Second Life and K-pop

Second Life creator Philip Rosedale returns to the fold, Disney's patent for a "virtual-world simulator in a real-world venue” suggests an entry to the Metaverse, and Animal Concerts partners with South Korea-based Kakao’s Klaytn project.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 9:15 pm

CoinMarketCap allegedly lists 3 fake SHIB contract addresses, Twitter firestorm ensues

"Do not purchase SHIB from these addresses as your funds will be irreversibly lost," said the team at Shiba Inu.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 8:45 pm

Cathie Wood’s ARK ETF reportedly buys 6.93M shares of SPAC merging with Circle

Ark Invest's latest foray into the crypto sector focuses on stablecoin issuer Circle, which announced plans to merge with SPAC Concord Acquisition Corp.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 8:39 pm

3 reasons why Near Protocol (NEAR) just hit a new all-time high

NEAR price enters price discovery following the successful completion of a $150 million funding round and exponential ecosystem growth.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 8:30 pm

Price analysis 1/14: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, DOT, AVAX, DOGE

Right now, bulls are buying each dip and bears are selling the top of each rally, suggesting that BTC and altcoins will remain range-bound for some time.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 6:38 pm

NFT sales and blockchain games continue to grow despite the recent market slump: Report

Gen Z and growing interest throughout Asia have helped NFTs to shine brightly amidst volatility, according to a report from DappRadar.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 6:20 pm

Crypto-focused software firm Lukka raises $110M, reaches $1.3B valuation

Lukka said it planned to use the funds for “aggressive growth and global expansion strategy” with its current customer base dealing in products related to the crypto space.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 5:30 pm

Bukele’s Bitcoin trade raises El Salvador’s sovereign credit risk: Moody’s

The credit rating agency believes El Salvador’s Bitcoin experiment has elevated the country’s risk profile and could limit its access to foreign debt markets.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 4:45 pm

ICON commits $200M to interoperability incentive fund

The South Korean blockchain hopes to fund its interoperability technology to create new cross-chain applications.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 4:00 pm

President Biden taps economists for Fed governors’ seats, Sarah Bloom Raskin as vice chair for supervision

According to the U.S. President, the three nominees have the “experience, judgment and integrity to lead the Federal Reserve and to help build our economy back better for working families.”

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 3:30 pm

Volcanos, Bitcoin and remittances: A Tongan lord plans for financial security

A former lawmaker from the island nation wants to use Bitcoin to secure his country’s financial security.

Posted on 14 January 2022 | 2:07 pm