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April 23, 2021

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Chiliz And The UFC

During Alex Dreyfus’s talk at the Crypto Asia Summit, he spoke about his latest deal with the UFC and future plans to expand into different

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DeFi Index Provider Phuture Raises $1.5 Million In Seed Funding Round

A decentralized protocol called Phuture has raised $1.5 million in a seed funding round to accelerate growth.
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Ethereum, Dogecoin, XRP Price Analysis: 22 April

The altcoin market is striving for stability but only a few markets have been witnessing low volatility. The premier altcoin, Ethereum [ETH] has recovered from the weekend fall and has moved higher with low volatility, but Dogecoin [DOGE] and XRP markets have been witnessing a rise in volatility that could have a bearish impact. Ethereum […]
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Coinbase’s market debut weighs on other crypto industry stocks

Since making its much-anticipated market debut, Coinbase has performed mostly in the red and that appears to be weighing on some of its publicly traded peers. The post Coinbase’s market debut weighs on other crypto industry stocks appeared first on The Block.
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Is This The Perfect Moment To Buy Ethereum? Top Analyst Weighs in

The market has been struck by the bears, but Ethereum (ETH) has managed to maintain side movement in the 24-hour chart. Trading at $2.404,36, ETH moved towards a new all-time high before the crash. Investors looking for a good entry for a long position could benefit from the current dip. Analyst Ben Lilly has been […]
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Anonymous Dogecoin Holder Donates Profits to a Dog Shelter in Florida

In the last few days, the popular meme-based cryptocurrency has witnessed wild movements across the board, going up and down. An anonymous woman who holds dogecoin and profited from the latest all-time high ($0.44) made a philanthropic maneuver in favor of dogs. Woman Left A “Dogecoin” Message as the Reason for the Donation According to […]
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Silvergate posts strong Q1 and says it’s looking to stablecoins as a growth avenue

CEO Alan Lane said to keep the momentum of Q1 2021, it's looking at opportunities related to stablecoin infrastructure.The post Silvergate posts strong Q1 and says it’s looking to stablecoins as a growth avenue appeared first on The Block.
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Ethereum ETFs Get Off to $138 Million Start So Far

The impressive volume is still only a fraction of what the Bitcoin ETFs traded during their premier in Canada earlier this year.
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Overlooked Sector of Crypto Markets Is Ready for Lift-Off, Says Trader Tyler Swope

Crypto influencer Tyler Swope is shining a spotlight on three projects that are attempting to solve a crucial issue plaguing the Ethereum network. Miner extractable value (MEV) is a hot topic among Ethereum developers, Swope tells his 228,000 subscribers. MEV is the value a miner, validator, sequencer or any privileged protocol user can garner from […]The post Overlooked Sector of Crypto Markets Is Ready for Lift-Off, Says Trader Tyler Swope appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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Can an adversary, one with $7 Billion dollars, take down bitcoin in 51% attack?

Understanding a 51% attack on Bitcoin is important to understand how secure the network is. The attack comprises a potential attack on a blockchain network, where a single entity or organization is able to control the majority of the hashrate, which could lead to network disruption. Mike Green and Anthony Pompliano have time and again […]
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On-chain data shows ‘whales’ are accumulating Bitcoin despite fearful markets

Bitcoin (BTC) recently went through one of the steepest corrections seen since the beginning of the year. After rising to a new all-time high of nearly $65,000 on April 14, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap took a 7.50% nosedive. The post On-chain data shows ‘whales’ are accumulating Bitcoin despite fearful markets appeared first on CryptoSlate.
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Bitcoin Price Threatens to Drop Below $50,000

After a dynamite start to the year, Bitcoin is having a sluggish April thus far.
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South Korea to Curb Illegal Cross-Border Crypto Trading

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Hollywood elite will receive NFTs in recognition of upcoming awards ceremony

Among the digital artwork is a piece created as a tribute to late actor Chadwick Boseman, with the proceeds from the auction benefitting the Colon Cancer Foundation.
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Hollywood elite will receive NFTs in recognition of upcoming awards ceremony

Among the digital artwork is a piece created as a tribute to late actor Chadwick Boseman, with the proceeds from the auction benefitting the Colon Cancer Foundation.

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Bitcoin falls to $50K after Biden floats doubling capital gains tax

Bloomberg earlier reported that the president was mulling a doubling in the capital gains tax on the wealthiest Americans to 39.6% from the current 20%.The news helped send the major stock market averages down nearly 1%, and it's also proving to be a cooler for the crypto market. Most notably, bitcoin (BTC-USD) minutes ago sunk to $50.4K, and now sports a market cap that's now gone back under $1T. Earlier in the session, bitcoin had been trading just shy of $56K.Ether (ETH-USD) has returned to $2,400 after earlier hitting a new all-time high of $2,650.In other news, one of Morgan Stanley's newly-offered bitcoin funds has raised $29.4M from 322 investors just 14 days after opening. That already makes the fund among the most popular private investment vehicles for bitcoin.Some more details on the fund: Only clients with at least $2M in net worth may invest, and bet sizes are limited to
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Here’s why bulls aren’t this buying the Bitcoin price dip to $50,000

Data shows pro traders are not buying the current Bitcoin dip as tomorrow’s $1.55 billion options expiry looms.
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Here’s why bulls aren’t buying the Bitcoin price dip to $50,000

Data shows pro traders are not buying the current Bitcoin dip as tomorrow’s $1.55 billion options expiry looms.

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Square’s Cash App raises minimum Bitcoin withdrawal to 0.001 BTC

A 0.01 BTC withdrawal is equivalent to around $51.80 based on current prices.
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Square’s Cash App raises minimum Bitcoin withdrawal to 0.001 BTC

A 0.001 BTC withdrawal is equivalent to around $51.80 based on current prices.

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Why You Shouldn't Hedge Against Bitcoin With Stocks

Measuring assets’ value in terms of time can help us understand why Bitcoin’s potential upside is so much greater than that of stocks.
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Robinhood appoints new COO to oversee crypto operations

TL;DR Breakdown; Robinhood appoints new COO Why the new COO’s appointment is at the right time Stock and crypto trading platform Robinhood has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Christine Brown, basically to oversee the platform’s crypto operation. The firm announced today, Thursday, that Christine, who has been part of Robinhood’s team initially as […]
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Edward Snowden, Binance CEO CZ, Pplpleasr Speaking at Ethereal Summit 2021

Ethereal Virtual Summit is coming on May 6 and 7. And the all-star speaker lineup keeps growing.
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Legends of Crypto (LOC): Making Waves in the Crypto Gaming Space

NFTs have added a new dimension to the crypto space, creating ripples in the market, the likes of which haven’t been seen in a long time. Legends of Crypto (LOC) is one of the most highly anticipated NFT projects that is currently in the initial phase of market penetration. Legends of Crypto hopes to become […]
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Bitcoin Falls After Analysts Warn of More Regulation

Bitcoin has taken a turn for the worse. Following news of Coinbase going public on the Nasdaq last week, the world’s number one digital currency by market cap rose to nearly $64,000 per unit, though at press time, it has knocked roughly $8,000 off its price. Bitcoin Has Taken a Nasty Fall At first glance, this looks...The post Bitcoin Falls After Analysts Warn of More Regulation appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
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Ripple co-founder: This change is critical for Bitcoin to remain dominant

Bitcoin has enjoyed a rally since this year, but this ascent has also renewed public attention on the environmental concerns surrounding the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Bitcoin proponents argued that it was held to an unfair standard, arguing that the vast financial systems that build fiat currencies consume far more resources than cryptocurrencies do. Ripple […]
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USMS awards BitGo a $4.5M contract to help it hold and auction seized crypto

The USMS awarded the contract yesterday, although it does not indicate the duration of the deal in its notice.The post USMS awards BitGo a $4.5M contract to help it hold and auction seized crypto appeared first on The Block.
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SEC Says Ripple Harassed It Over Court Documents

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Craig Wright’s Law Firm Granted Permission from High Court to Serve Bitcoin.org Operator Cobra

On April 22, published documents stemming from law firm Ontier LLP show London’s High Court is granting the law firm permission to serve legal proceedings over copyright infringement against the owner of bitcoin.org, a pseudonymous operator called “Cøbra.” The legal proceedings involve “hosting and publishing” a copy of the academic Bitcoin white paper. Copyright Infringement […]
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This Is How Cardano’s First DEX Will Try To Disrupt DeFi

As Hard Fork Combinator (HFC) “Alonzo” approaches, more DeFi projects are emerging for Cardano. A few days ago, Input-Output Global (IOG) Marketing and Communications Director, Tim Harrison, said there is a “huge” interest from developers towards the platform and its smart contract capabilities. In that sense, a team of developers led by Ryan Morrison from […]
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Interview: Sustainable Bitcoin Mining In North America With Peter Wall

This week on the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” host Christian Keroles sat down with the CEO of Argo Blockchain to cover all things Bitcoin mining.
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Controversy over a new academic paper spotlights how difficult it is to measure Bitcoin’s carbon footprint

A recently published article in Nature Communications is the latest reminder of how challenging it is to quantity Bitcoin's carbon footprint.The post Controversy over a new academic paper spotlights how difficult it is to measure Bitcoin’s carbon footprint appeared first on The Block.
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Weezer Is Doing ‘OK Crypto’ NFTs—But Not on Ethereum

Crypto collectibles based on physical toys inspired by its OK Human album will launch on the WAX blockchain next week.
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Bitcoin, SUSHI, THETA Price Analysis: 22 April

A week after a serious wave of corrections dropped Bitcoin below the $60,000-mark from an ATH, the world’s largest cryptocurrency was yet to recover its position. Understandably, this had a corresponding effect on many of the market’s altcoins, including THETA and SUSHI. Bitcoin [BTC] 2021 has seen Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, register one ATH […]
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SafeMoon Crashes Back To Reality After Cosmic Hype Storm

Over the last weekend, SafeMoon grabbed the attention of crypto investors and enthusiasts after it gained over 99%. On April 20, the token quickly rose to its highest level settling at an exchange price of $0.000013, according to data from CoinMarketCap. The DeFi token was founded by John Mating with the aim to circumvent bank […]
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Incoming Binance.US CEO Brian Brooks Looks To Reshape Crypto Regulatory Landscape

Former acting head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Brian Brooks, is outlining his goals as the incoming CEO of the crypto exchange Binance.US. In a new interview with CNBC, Brooks says a top priority is achieving industry-wide regulatory clarity in the US. “Binance.US was set up as a separate company […]The post Incoming Binance.US CEO Brian Brooks Looks To Reshape Crypto Regulatory Landscape appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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Now You Can Spot the Fake: Prada, Cartier, and Louis Vuitton Set to Verify Goods With Blockchain

Another feather will be added to the cap of Blockchain-based technological innovation as three rival giant luxury brands – Prada, Cartier, and Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) –agree to lay aside competition, to set the stage for the novel adoption of secure Blockchain technology in the luxury industry, to fight fake products and verify product […]
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Turkish Exchange CEO elopes with users $2 billion

TL;DR Breakdown Exchange firm CEO elopes with users $2 billion Users drag exchange and CEO to court The CEO of Thodex exchange, a Turkish exchange firm, Faruk Fatih Ozer, has been alleged to have eloped with $2 billion belonging to the Turkish exchange platform users. However, authorities have begun investigating the case to find out […]
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Dominance of Ethereum, XRP, and DOGECOIN has increased; here’s what this means

As Bitcoin’s price was on the down-low, BTC dominance has also been slipping to a historic level. As per data, Bitcoin dominance has broken its long-term support and reached levels last seen in 2018. The above CoinMarketCap chart suggested that Bitcoin dominance was growing since July 2018. The dominance hit 50% a year later in […]
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Earth Day 2021: How the crypto industry is moving closer to going green

Despite what the critics might tell you, blockchain is greener than ever.
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Earth Day 2021: How the crypto industry is moving closer to going green

Despite what the critics might tell you, blockchain is greener than ever.

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Binance Stock Trading Draws Attention of Regulators

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PancakeSwap Approves “Big Burn” For CAKE, Why It Could Be Massively Bullish

Centralized and decentralized exchanges are stepping up their game, with the upcoming launch of Uniswap v3, competition in the sector is bound to be fierce. PancakeSwap’s second iteration is also around the corner. CAKE holders will be able to profit. In a recent vote, PancakeSwap’s community decided to approve a feature called the “Big Burn”. […]
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Altcoins rally as analyst warns Bitcoin is in the '$50K – $60K twilight zone'

Ether, MKR and SOL rally to new all-time highs, while Bitcoin's price is stuck in what one analyst says is a range dominated by bots.

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Altcoins rally as analyst warns Bitcoin is in the '$50K – $60K twilight zone'

Ether, MKR and SOL rally to new all-time highs, while Bitcoin's price is stuck in what one analyst says is a range dominated by bots.
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Olympia Trust, Knox Partner On Bitcoin Custody Service

Olympia Trust Company expects to receive an exclusive Canadian license to use a proprietary bitcoin custody system developed by Knox.
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Robinhood names new COO to oversee its crypto operations

Christine Brown has over a decade of experience in product management. In her new role, she will oversee crypto operations and compliance.The post Robinhood names new COO to oversee its crypto operations appeared first on The Block.
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Here’s everything you need to know about XRP’s chances of hitting $3

XRP’s price hit a high of $1.91 on 14 April 2021 and the altcoin is now rallying towards $3. During the 2017 bull run, the price hit $3.14. At the current pace, the price is rallying versus the dropping trade volume and resisting the selling pressure. The perfect inverse correlation that has emerged suggested that […]
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Square says Bitcoin mining is “key to clean energy future”

Bitcoin mining farms and renewable energy facilities can greatly help each other to create an “abundant, clean energy future,” according to a joint research report published by payments company Square and asset manager Ark Invest yesterday. The post Square says Bitcoin mining is “key to clean energy future” appeared first on CryptoSlate.
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Mark Cuban: BTC Is Going to Get Much Bigger

Bitcoin has been doing extremely well as of late. Not too long ago, the world’s number one digital currency by market cap reached a new all-time high of approximately $63,000 per unit, though according to some – such as Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team – we have only hit...The post Mark Cuban: BTC Is Going to Get Much Bigger appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
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Square Defends Bitcoin as ‘Green’ - Citi Disagrees

Jack Dorsey’s payments firm Square has weighed in on Bitcoin’s environmental impact this Earth Day.
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Algorand pledges carbon-negative blockchain

Algorand and ClimateTrade are working on a sustainability oracle that would drive down carbon emissions.

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Algorand pledges carbon-negative blockchain

Algorand and ClimateTrade are working on a sustainability oracle that would drive down carbon emissions.
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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Slams Gold’s Environmental Impact, Says Bitcoin Becoming Sustainable

Investor and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary says gold mining is harmful to the environment while Bitcoin mining’s carbon footprint is falling. In a new interview with Daniela Cambone of Stansberry Research, the entrepreneur argues that gold mining disrupts the earth’s fabric in an alarming way, leaving a giant carbon footprint in its wake. “There […]The post Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Slams Gold’s Environmental Impact, Says Bitcoin Becoming Sustainable appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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Robinhood Crypto Names Its First COO

VP of Product Operations Christine Brown is making the jump from the company's traditional finance products to cryptocurrency.
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SEC Accuses Ripple of Harassment, Asks Judge to Block Access to Some Discovery Records

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked the judge in the SEC v. Ripple case to block Ripple and its executives from accessing various internal records it claims are unrelated to determining whether XRP is a security. The SEC says that the “defendants do not actually seek relevant evidence, but rather seek to […]
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CEO Of Turkish Exchange Thodex Flees Country, Leaves User Funds Irretrievable

The CEO of Thodex, a Turkish cryptocurrency exchange established in 2017, has fled the country and left user funds irretrievable.
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Texas wants to protect privacy elements of blockchain companies, says Blockcap

According to Darin Feinstein, the Chinese government isn't helping to protect the private property of its crypto miners.

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Huobi Asset Management launches 4 crypto funds targeting $100M in assets

Huobi Asset Management is targeting institutional investors with its new crypto-focused private equity offerings.

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Jackson, Tennessee follows Miami's lead to adopt Bitcoin operations

Another city in the United States is looking to add Bitcoin payments and mining activities to the city’s balance sheet.

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Ethereum hits $2.6K all-time high as Bitcoin market dominance falls below 50%

Altcoins begin to deliver gains on Thursday, while Bitcoin stays down, bringing its market cap dominance below 50%.

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NYSE president is bullish on Coinbase listing and DeFi

Thomas Farley said traditional Wall Street banks made the Coinbase stock listing and innovations in crypto possible by largely ignoring the industry.

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Bitcoin whale watching: This metric that called the 2017 top is now flashing red

While demand for Bitcoin remains high, current profit-taking behavior suggests that the market may be on the verge of turning bearish.

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DOGE out of control? Social media and whales sway Dogecoin price action

Dogecoin posting over 14,000% gains in a year could be a sign of the rise of retail investors in the crypto market, but will the price go up even further?

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Coinbase delisting averted as German stock exchange resumes trading

Coinbase averted the delisting of its shares from the German stock exchange after submitting legal documents that had originally been neglected in error.

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New digital dispute rules aim to keep crypto disagreements out of court

New digital dispute rules could keep smart contract disagreements out of the courts with the help of an independent arbitration tribunal.

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Turkish crypto exchange halts trading amid reports of police raid

Thodex has gone silent since announcing a halt in trading and withdrawals.

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Not so safe? SafeMoon’s parabolic rally isn’t sustainable, traders warn

Traders say the SafeMoon rally is not sustainable as the token sees massive volatility.

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Another UK bank serves anti-crypto notice to customers

U.K. commercial bank NatWest says it does not want to do business with clients and customers who deal in crypto.

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China’s digital yuan could be a fatal blow for Macau casino junkets

Macau’s casino junket operators have already been on the rocks during the coronavirus pandemic, and some fear that they could be “faded out” following the introduction of a fully traceable digital yuan.

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Coinbase hires former Google Pay exec to lead India operations

Coinbase has started hiring in India despite rumors of an impending ban on crypto in the country.

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EU regulators reportedly scrutinize Binance over securities law compliance

Shortly after the exchange launched stock token trading, German and British financial regulators are reportedly looking into whether the offering complies with securities laws.

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Bitcoin dominance is about to drop below 50% for the first time in 3 years

A weakening Bitcoin presence could give altcoins the moonshot they have waited for for three years.

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Ripple co-founder thinks Bitcoin should move away from proof-of-work

Bitcoin needs to move away from the proof-of-work consensus mechanism to remain the world’s dominant cryptocurrency, Ripple’s Chris Larsen said.

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NFTs and the mob: When gangsters enter, is it time to leave?

A mob-themed NFT collection has launched, but recent data suggests the nonfungible token market may already have peaked.

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Bitcoiners back social platform to escape shadowbans and demonetization

Anthony Pompliano and others have backed an alternative content platform that aims to give creators more revenue and freedom from shadowbans and demonetization.

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Despite scams, Australian securities regulator keen to support crypto industry

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission wants to support the local cryptocurrency industry despite receiving large numbers of reports about crypto scams.

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Poor infrastructure stops farmers from taking advantage of blockchain

While the agricultural sector is among the industries standing to benefit the most from blockchain tech, poor access to infrastructure has been holding the industry back.

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First Digital Trust announces $2.15M funding for Asian digital payments service

The funding will be used to develop debit and credit card payment rails in Asia.

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Nifty News: NFTs for Trump-haters, carbon offsets, fractionalized CryptoPunks and more

Hit Trump where it hurts by buying his Tweets to help out charities, a new scheme to enable NFT purchasers to offset carbon emissions, and get yourself a piece of a Punk.

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Peter Brandt: ‘Laser eyes’ to blame for Bitcoin correction — But it’s ‘very mild’ anyway

Bitcoin has corrected 17% so far and could have further to go. But it should be OK.

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