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Crypto Art Sales are Soaring as Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Market Gains Traction

Crypto Art Sales are Soaring as Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Market Gains Traction

Crypto art being bought and sold as ERC-721 non-fungible tokens (NFT) has been making headlines based on the record-breaking sales being witnessed.

Christie’s Auction House Sells NFT Crypto Art ‘Block 21’ for Over $130K

Christie’s Auction House Sells NFT Crypto Art ‘Block 21’ for Over $130K

One of the most prestigious auction houses in the world, Christie’s has sold a digital portrait of the Bitcoin (BTC) code “Block 21” for over $130,000.

InvestHK Reveals Details of Virtual StartmeupHK Festival 2021

InvestHK Reveals Details of Virtual StartmeupHK Festival 2021

Invest Hong Kong is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government responsible for attracting foreign direct investment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong.

InvestHK announces core events of extended StartmeupHK Festival 2020

InvestHK announces core events of extended StartmeupHK Festival 2020

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (January 20) announced details of next month’s StartmeupHK Festival, its influential annual showcase of what’s new and what’s next in the world of start-ups. Entering its fifth year, the StartmeupHK Festival this year has been extended to six days and features seven core events that will present the latest ideas, trends and innovation to an audience from around the world.

Elon Musk Warns of AI’s Destructive Potential

Elon Musk Warns of AI’s Destructive Potential

Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk has voiced his concerns over the potential for artificial intelligence to destroy civilization. Despite Musk’s plan to create a new AI startup, he acknowledges the dangers of the technology falling into the wrong hands or being developed with ill intentions.

InvestHK’s first virtual StartmeupHK Festival intrigues, surprises and succeeds

InvestHK’s first virtual StartmeupHK Festival intrigues, surprises and succeeds

Hong Kong’s annual StartmeupHK Festival, the startup showpiece organised by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), ended July 10 after a record-breaking week that more than lived up to a common underlying theme apparent in each of the sector events and activities: innovation and problem solving as the driving force for startups.

Satoshi Nakamoto's Quotes on Trust - Trusted Third Parties

Satoshi Nakamoto's Quotes on Trust - Trusted Third Parties

Satoshi Nakamoto's Quotes on Trust - Trusted Third Parties

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem

HK Blockchain Ecosystem

Elon Musk Warns of AI’s Destructive Potential

Elon Musk Warns of AI’s Destructive Potential

Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk has voiced his concerns over the potential for artificial intelligence to destroy civilization. Despite Musk’s plan to create a new AI startup, he acknowledges the dangers of the technology falling into the wrong hands or being developed with ill intentions.

Satoshi Nakamoto's Quotes on Trust: A Complete List

Satoshi Nakamoto's Quotes on Trust: A Complete List

Satoshi nakamoto’ s quotes on Trust

How AI Is Changing the Online Gambling Industry

How AI Is Changing the Online Gambling Industry

AI is revolutionizing online gambling by providing personalized experiences, improving detection methods, and preventing fraud. It helps developers, casinos, and players balance high returns while creating games tailored to player preferences.

Animoca Brands' Yat Siu Foresees Fruitful 2024 with Strategic Investments and Partnerships Amid Rising Bitcoin Interest

Animoca Brands' Yat Siu Foresees Fruitful 2024 with Strategic Investments and Partnerships Amid Rising Bitcoin Interest

Yat Siu of Animoca Brands predicts profitable outcomes in 2024 due to increased Bitcoin interest among mainstream institutions.

Exploring the Boundaries of AI in Creative Domains: Can Machines Match Human Ingenuity?

Exploring the Boundaries of AI in Creative Domains: Can Machines Match Human Ingenuity?

We delves into the evolving capabilities of AI in creative domains, analyzing whether artificial intelligence can achieve a level of creativity comparable to humans.

Spotify removes AI-generated music

Spotify removes AI-generated music

Spotify has removed 7% of AI-generated music created by Boomy due to fraudulent streaming activities. Universal Music Group had alerted Spotify of suspicious streaming activity on Boomy tracks. The removal of the songs was due to suspected artificial streaming by bots posing as listeners. Music industry giants like UMG are fighting to control AI, while some artists like Grimes are championing its use.

UK Media Mogul Calls DeFi a Revolution Against Corrupt Global Banking System

UK Media Mogul Calls DeFi a Revolution Against Corrupt Global Banking System

Alexander Lebedev, the billionaire UK media mogul and former banker has endorsed the revolutionary power of DeFi against a corrupt global banking system.

Crypto Exchange Coinsmart Announces Donations for Ukrainian Humanitarian Crisis

Crypto Exchange Coinsmart Announces Donations for Ukrainian Humanitarian Crisis

Canada-based cryptocurrency exchange CoinSmart announced it would donate aid for the emergency humanitarian crisis in Ukraine to help Ukrainian refugees.

Visa Unveils Innovative Web3 Loyalty Program with SmartMedia Technologies

Visa Unveils Innovative Web3 Loyalty Program with SmartMedia Technologies

Visa teams up with SmartMedia Technologies to launch a pioneering Web3 Loyalty Engagement Solution, revolutionizing customer loyalty with gamified, immersive experiences and digital wallets.

StarkWare partners with Chainlink

StarkWare partners with Chainlink

StarkWare integrates Chainlink oracle services and data feeds into its blockchain scaling platform.

Unstoppable Domains Partners with Fantom to Make Crypto Transactions Easier

Unstoppable Domains Partners with Fantom to Make Crypto Transactions Easier

To eliminate the pain points associated with crypto like misunderstanding, trepidation, and fear, Unstoppable Domains has collaborated with Fantom to make transactions simpler and easier.

Dubai’s Blockchain Market to Surpass $118 Million by 2025

Dubai’s Blockchain Market to Surpass $118 Million by 2025

Smart Dubai, a government entity established in 2013 to make Dubai a smart city, has revealed that the application of blockchain technologies in the city will increase to Dh437 million, around $118M USD, by 2025 from Dh 35 million, approximately $95M USD, recorded in 2018

What Happens When AI Meets Bitcoin and Crypto: Insights from Arthur Hayes

What Happens When AI Meets Bitcoin and Crypto: Insights from Arthur Hayes

Arthur Hayes discusses the potential impact of AI on society, predicting that AI and robotics will eliminate tedious work, leading to a renaissance of art and culture. He believes AI could overtake humans and change the course of humanity overnight. Hayes believes Bitcoin will be the currency of choice for AI due to its digital nature, censorship resistance, and energy purchasing power.

AI bias: how blockchain can ensure its safety

AI bias: how blockchain can ensure its safety

Blockchain technology can combat bias in AI systems through decentralized, transparent smart contracts, but challenges like scalability, interoperability, and regulatory compliance need to be addressed.

Bakkt And Galaxy Digital Announce New Bitcoin Service Aimed at Institutional Investors

Bakkt And Galaxy Digital Announce New Bitcoin Service Aimed at Institutional Investors

Regulated bitcoin futures provider Bakkt and Galaxy Digital’s trading arm seek to cater to the rising institutional demand for Bitcoin. The two firms have just developed a new service targeting institutional investors looking to purchase and store Bitcoin.

Nous Launches World's 1st Decentralised Hedge Fund

Nous Launches World's 1st Decentralised Hedge Fund

Blockchain start-up Nous Systems has announced the launch of the world's first decentralised hedge fund built on blockchain technology.

What is ChatGPT 5?

What is ChatGPT 5?

OpenAI's ChatGPT 5 is set to revolutionize AI-driven chatbots and language processing, with potential features including multimodal understanding, an enhanced knowledge database, and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), expected to be released around 2025.

Hidden Road Partners in Big Talks With Top Firms to Provide Access to Trade or Hedge Crypto Risks

Hidden Road Partners in Big Talks With Top Firms to Provide Access to Trade or Hedge Crypto Risks

Hidden Road Partners is in talks with hedge funds and many of the top 20 global banks about providing access to trade or hedging their crypto risks, Bloomberg reported citing executives at the firm.

Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Launches Enterprise-Level Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts

Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Launches Enterprise-Level Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, also known as Jingdong, has successfully launched two enterprise-level applications, including blockchain-based smart contracts, and the protection of commercially confidential information. These two applications were launched on JD’s independently-developed proprietary blockchain, JD Chain. The JD Chain blockchain framework was made open sourced around a year ago, five months after the company launched the JD Blockchain Open Platform enabling companies to use JD’s platform using pre-built APIs. The blockchain protocol has been opened up to allow enterprises to built custom solutions.

US Justice Department Charges Six People for Laundering Drug Cartel Money Using Crypto

US Justice Department Charges Six People for Laundering Drug Cartel Money Using Crypto

The US Eastern District Court of Virginia has charged six people for allegedly involved in laundering millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels using cryptocurrency.

Circle CEO Tells US Treasury Department to Provide a "Meaningful Safe Harbor" for the Crypto Industry

Circle CEO Tells US Treasury Department to Provide a "Meaningful Safe Harbor" for the Crypto Industry

Circle CEO wants the US Treasury Department to provide improved regulation that can offer a “meaningful safe harbor” for players within the cryptocurrency.

Uber’s Former Security Chief Charged for Using $100K Bitcoin Hush Payment to Hide Data Breach

Uber’s Former Security Chief Charged for Using $100K Bitcoin Hush Payment to Hide Data Breach

Former Chief Security Officer at Uber, Joseph Sullivan, has been charged with allegedly paying $100K in Bitcoin to hackers to cover up a company data breach.

Walmart Hires Digital Currency and Cryptocurrency Product Lead

Walmart Hires Digital Currency and Cryptocurrency Product Lead

The multinational retail giant in the United States, Walmart, is hiring managing position in charge of cryptocurrency and digital products.

Hong Kong Science and Technology Park: Turning Tech Startups' Visions into Reality

Hong Kong Science and Technology Park: Turning Tech Startups' Visions into Reality

Blockchain.News sat down with Peter Mok, Head of Incubation and Acceleration Programmes, HKSTP to gain further insight into the incubation initiative and the custom-made programs, that have been designed to support technology startups, and specifically how they could be utilized by blockchain startups.

Kraken Is the First Cryptocurrency Exchange to Become a US Bank

Kraken Is the First Cryptocurrency Exchange to Become a US Bank

Kraken San Francisco-based crypto exchange was approved yesterday by the Wyoming Banking Board and is now the first exchange to become a US bank.

Electric Capital Raises $1B to Invest in Crypto Startups

Electric Capital Raises $1B to Invest in Crypto Startups

Palo Alto-based Venture Capital firm, Electric Capital announced today that it has raised the sum of $1 billion to invest in the cryptocurrency ecosystem

Hong Kong's K11 MUSEA Launches Large-scale Showcase of NFTs

Hong Kong's K11 MUSEA Launches Large-scale Showcase of NFTs

Hong Kong's K11 MUSEA is launching a large-scale showcase of non-fungible token (NFT) art from April 29 to June 19, 2022, along with educational workshops and talks for all ages.

US Toughens Export Controls on Semiconductors to China Amid Military Concerns

US Toughens Export Controls on Semiconductors to China Amid Military Concerns

The US Department of Commerce tightened export controls on advanced computing semiconductors to China and other countries of concern to address national security threats posed by military modernization. The rules, effective from November 16, 2023, refine the parameters defining restricted chips, introduce a global licensing requirement, and expand controls on semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The update also adds certain PRC entities to the Entity List, requiring a BIS license for foundries manufacturing chips for these entities.

Binance Integrates WBTC on Kava EVM and BONK on BNB Smart Chain

Binance Integrates WBTC on Kava EVM and BONK on BNB Smart Chain

Binance completes integration of Wrapped BTC (WBTC) on Kava EVM and Bonk (BONK) on BNB Smart Chain, facilitating deposits and withdrawals.

Leading Security Founders Discuss Potential of Generative AI

Leading Security Founders Discuss Potential of Generative AI

Security startup founders share insights on the use and threats of generative AI in the tech industry.

Arkham Intelligence Announces Partnership with Ninja Traders

Arkham Intelligence Announces Partnership with Ninja Traders

Arkham partners with Ninja Traders to offer best-in-class onchain data, tooling, and analysis to crypto traders.

Cronos (CRO) Accelerator Demo Day Spotlights Emerging Crypto Innovations

Cronos (CRO) Accelerator Demo Day Spotlights Emerging Crypto Innovations

Cronos (CRO) Accelerator program highlights potential early-stage crypto projects, with a focus on AI, DeFi, and digital authentication.

SingularityNET (AGIX) and OriginTrail Forge Strategic AI Partnership

SingularityNET (AGIX) and OriginTrail Forge Strategic AI Partnership

SingularityNET (AGIX) and OriginTrail team up for a decentralized AI ecosystem.

OpenAI and WAN-IFRA Launch Global AI Accelerator for Newsrooms

OpenAI and WAN-IFRA Launch Global AI Accelerator for Newsrooms

OpenAI partners with WAN-IFRA to launch AI accelerator for over 100 newsrooms globally.

Key Insights on Startup Pricing Strategies from a16z Experts

Key Insights on Startup Pricing Strategies from a16z Experts

a16z experts discuss startup pricing strategies on web3, consumer psychology, and business economics.

Top Myths About Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Debunked

Top Myths About Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Debunked

Unraveling misconceptions about Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), its development timeline, learning capabilities, and potential impact.

Comprehensive Guide to Developing and Trading on Injective (INJ)

Comprehensive Guide to Developing and Trading on Injective (INJ)

Explore Injective's tools for smart contracts, frontend development, and API trading.

The Path to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI): A Closer Look

The Path to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI): A Closer Look

Exploring the concept and transformative potential of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

Oracle and Google Cloud Forge Multicloud Alliance to Accelerate Application Modernization

Oracle and Google Cloud Forge Multicloud Alliance to Accelerate Application Modernization

Oracle and Google Cloud announce a multicloud partnership to enhance application migrations and modernization.

MeTTa: The Language Driving the Future of AGI Development

MeTTa: The Language Driving the Future of AGI Development

Discover how MeTTa's unique features make it ideal for advancing Artificial General Intelligence.

Binance Integrates DeXe (DEXE) on BNB Smart Chain, Opens Deposits and Withdrawals

Binance Integrates DeXe (DEXE) on BNB Smart Chain, Opens Deposits and Withdrawals

Binance integrates DeXe (DEXE) on BNB Smart Chain, enabling deposits and withdrawals.

Binance Announces Scheduled Wallet Maintenance for BNB Smart Chain (BEP20)

Binance Announces Scheduled Wallet Maintenance for BNB Smart Chain (BEP20)

Binance to conduct BNB Smart Chain (BEP20) wallet maintenance, suspending deposits and withdrawals.

Deep Learning Models Fall Short of Achieving True AGI, SingularityNET (AGIX) Reports

Deep Learning Models Fall Short of Achieving True AGI, SingularityNET (AGIX) Reports

Despite advancements, current deep learning models struggle to achieve the comprehensive capabilities needed for artificial general intelligence (AGI), according to SingularityNET (AGIX).

BEP 336: Enhancing BNB Smart Chain with Blob Transactions

BEP 336: Enhancing BNB Smart Chain with Blob Transactions

BNB Chain introduces BEP 336, a major update aimed at optimizing data storage and reducing transaction costs by up to 90% with Blob-Carrying Transactions.

Meta Launches Dedicated AI Blog to Share Latest Innovations

Meta Launches Dedicated AI Blog to Share Latest Innovations

Meta has introduced a new blog focused on artificial intelligence, offering updates on the latest advancements and projects in the AI field.

Tezos Showcases Innovation and Community at Consensus 2024

Tezos Showcases Innovation and Community at Consensus 2024

Tezos made a significant impact at Consensus 2024, showcasing advancements, engaging the community, and exploring collaborations.

Astar Network and Startale Announce Strategic Merger for Web3 Growth

Astar Network and Startale Announce Strategic Merger for Web3 Growth

Astar Network and Startale announce a strategic merger, initiating a two-phase strategy to leverage combined strengths for innovation and growth in the web3 ecosystem.

The Importance of Decentralization for Web3 Startups

The Importance of Decentralization for Web3 Startups

Discover why decentralization is vital for web3 startups, promoting competition, protecting freedoms, and rewarding all stakeholders equitably, according to a16z crypto.

Guaranteed Safe AI Systems: A Solution for the Future of AI Safety?

Guaranteed Safe AI Systems: A Solution for the Future of AI Safety?

Exploring the potential of guaranteed safe AI systems in ensuring the safety and reliability of artificial general intelligence (AGI).

Smart Contracts: Revolutionizing Digital Agreements

Smart Contracts: Revolutionizing Digital Agreements

Explore how smart contracts are transforming digital agreements with automation, security, and transparency. Learn about their real-world applications and future potential.

a16z crypto: Exploring Key Frameworks for Decentralization in Web3 Startups

a16z crypto: Exploring Key Frameworks for Decentralization in Web3 Startups

a16z crypto outlines three key frameworks for decentralization: technical, economic, and legal, highlighting their importance for Web3 startups.

Oracle Recognized as Leader in 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics

Oracle Recognized as Leader in 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics

Oracle has been named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, praised for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.

HKMA Releases June 2024 Quarterly Bulletin Highlighting Banking Sector Developments

HKMA Releases June 2024 Quarterly Bulletin Highlighting Banking Sector Developments

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published its June 2024 Quarterly Bulletin, focusing on recent banking sector developments.

Oracle Recognized as Leader in Three 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant Reports

Oracle Recognized as Leader in Three 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant Reports

Oracle has been named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems, Supply Chain Planning Solutions, and Warehouse Management Systems.

OpenAI Forms Strategic Content Partnership with TIME

OpenAI Forms Strategic Content Partnership with TIME

OpenAI announces a strategic partnership with TIME, leveraging its 101-year archive to enhance AI responses and provide direct links to Time.com stories.

Startups Leverage AI to Revolutionize Bioscience, Skin Care, and More

Startups Leverage AI to Revolutionize Bioscience, Skin Care, and More

Startups worldwide are using AI to create groundbreaking tools in bioscience, health care, and skin care, according to Microsoft.

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Nearer Than Expected, Experts Say

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Nearer Than Expected, Experts Say

Experts suggest AGI could be achieved in 3-8 years, driven by rapid technological advancements and global collaboration.

BNB Smart Chain (BSC) Implements Key Changes in MEV Strategy

BNB Smart Chain (BSC) Implements Key Changes in MEV Strategy

BNB Smart Chain (BSC) introduces significant changes to its Maximal Extractable Value (MEV) strategy to enhance network efficiency, security, and user experience.

Navigating Autonomy in AGI Systems: Balancing Capability and Responsibility

Navigating Autonomy in AGI Systems: Balancing Capability and Responsibility

Exploring the balance between autonomy and capability in Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) systems, and its implications on safety, ethics, and human collaboration.

Arkham Partners with Turkish Süper Lig Champions Galatasaray

Arkham Partners with Turkish Süper Lig Champions Galatasaray

Arkham Intelligence announces a strategic partnership with Turkish Süper Lig champions Galatasaray, aiming to enhance blockchain analytics in sports.

Startale Expands Team to Advance Decentralized Web3 Vision

Startale Expands Team to Advance Decentralized Web3 Vision

Startale is hiring for multiple roles to build a decentralized internet. The company seeks talent in DeFi, tech project management, and social media.

Oracle and Palantir Collaborate to Enhance Cloud and AI Capabilities

Oracle and Palantir Collaborate to Enhance Cloud and AI Capabilities

Oracle and Palantir have announced the certification of Palantir’s Foundry and AI Platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, enhancing AI capabilities for businesses and governments.

Fireblocks Partners with CloudTech, Zodia Custody, Zerocap, Rakkar, and Komainu for Global Custodian Program

Fireblocks Partners with CloudTech, Zodia Custody, Zerocap, Rakkar, and Komainu for Global Custodian Program

Fireblocks announces its first Global Custodian Partners: CloudTech, Zodia Custody, Zerocap, Rakkar, and Komainu, enhancing secure digital asset custodianship.

Anthropic and Menlo Ventures Launch $100M Anthology Fund to Boost AI Innovation

Anthropic and Menlo Ventures Launch $100M Anthology Fund to Boost AI Innovation

Anthropic and Menlo Ventures unveil the $100M Anthology Fund to support startups developing groundbreaking AI technologies.

Sei Foundation Introduces $50M Japan Ecosystem Fund for Gaming and Entertainment

Sei Foundation Introduces $50M Japan Ecosystem Fund for Gaming and Entertainment

Sei Foundation launches a $50M Japan Ecosystem Fund to support Web3 gaming, social, and entertainment sectors, aiming to boost crypto startups in Japan.

Standard Chartered, Animoca Brands, and HKT Collaborate in HKMA Stablecoin Issuer Sandbox

Standard Chartered, Animoca Brands, and HKT Collaborate in HKMA Stablecoin Issuer Sandbox

Standard Chartered, Animoca Brands, and HKT are joining forces in the HKMA’s stablecoin issuer sandbox to explore digital asset innovations.

OpenAI Introduces GPT-4o Mini: A Breakthrough in Cost-Efficient AI

OpenAI Introduces GPT-4o Mini: A Breakthrough in Cost-Efficient AI

OpenAI has launched the GPT-4o Mini, the most cost-efficient small AI model available today, promising advanced capabilities at reduced costs.

Gala Music Introduces Artist Upload for Independent Track Management

Gala Music Introduces Artist Upload for Independent Track Management

Gala Music's Artist Upload feature empowers artists with decentralized control over their music releases, enhancing autonomy and engagement.

Worldcoin (WLD) Partners with Alchemy to Launch World Chain Infrastructure

Worldcoin (WLD) Partners with Alchemy to Launch World Chain Infrastructure

Worldcoin (WLD) collaborates with Alchemy to provide comprehensive infrastructure for World Chain, enhancing decentralized apps and developer tools.

Understanding Payment Structures in Taiko's Self-Sustaining Blockchain Network

Understanding Payment Structures in Taiko's Self-Sustaining Blockchain Network

Taiko's blockchain network employs various mechanisms to incentivize participants, ensuring trustless and transparent transactions. Learn how different roles contribute and get rewarded.

Arkham Intelligence Partners with Galatasaray S.K. for 2024/25 Season

Arkham Intelligence Partners with Galatasaray S.K. for 2024/25 Season

Arkham Intelligence announces a two-season partnership with Turkish Süper Lig champions Galatasaray S.K., featuring branding on the team's jersey.

Web3 Artist Push Discusses NFTs, Culture SZN, and the Power of Love

Web3 Artist Push Discusses NFTs, Culture SZN, and the Power of Love

Digital artist Push talks about Culture SZN, NFTs, and spreading love in the web3 ecosystem.

Digital Art Mile Shines at Art Basel 2024

Digital Art Mile Shines at Art Basel 2024

Art Basel 2024 saw the Digital Art Mile highlight the evolving presence and acceptance of digital art, supported by Tezos and featuring various notable exhibitions.

Stellar (XLM) Unveils Soroban: A Developer-Focused Smart Contract Platform

Stellar (XLM) Unveils Soroban: A Developer-Focused Smart Contract Platform

Stellar (XLM) introduces Soroban, a smart contract platform emphasizing performance, sustainability, and security for scalable DeFi applications.

OpenAI and Los Alamos National Laboratory Forge Research Partnership

OpenAI and Los Alamos National Laboratory Forge Research Partnership

OpenAI collaborates with Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop safety evaluations for assessing biological capabilities and risks.

Manta Network (MANTA) Collaborates with BONK for Meme-ta Season

Manta Network (MANTA) Collaborates with BONK for Meme-ta Season

Manta Network and BONK join forces to launch Meme-ta season, offering MANTA rewards through Dual Citizenship and Active Participant programs.

BNB Incubation Alliance Names Winners in Brussels Event

BNB Incubation Alliance Names Winners in Brussels Event

The BNB Incubation Alliance event in Brussels concluded with Payman, Balloon Dogs, and Blackwing as winners, marking a significant milestone in blockchain innovation.

AGI-24 Conference Set to Explore the Future of Artificial General Intelligence

AGI-24 Conference Set to Explore the Future of Artificial General Intelligence

The 17th Annual AGI Conference, AGI-24, will be held from August 13-16, 2024, both in-person in Seattle and online.

Uniswap: Everything You Need to Know

Uniswap: Everything You Need to Know

Learn about: What Uniswap is, what the core concepts of UniSwap are. In this guide, we explain what's new in Uniswap V2, and the process of swapping tokens.

Manchester United Selects Blockchain Firm Tezos as Technical Partner

Manchester United Selects Blockchain Firm Tezos as Technical Partner

Manchester United has inked a multi-year deal with Tezos as its training kit sponsor, indicating it is one of the sustainable, reliable, and advanced blockchains providers.

Tripling of Bitcoin Millionaire Wallets in 2023: A Deep Dive into the Crypto Wealth Explosion

Tripling of Bitcoin Millionaire Wallets in 2023: A Deep Dive into the Crypto Wealth Explosion

In 2023, the number of Bitcoin wallets with over $1 million increased by 237%, indicating a significant shift in cryptocurrency wealth and market dynamics.

Buy Us Out: Majority of Chinese Blockchain Companies Don't Develop or Even Use Blockchain Technology

Buy Us Out: Majority of Chinese Blockchain Companies Don't Develop or Even Use Blockchain Technology

Blockchain companies have become a hot property in China over the last few years, and the rise in company registrations really surged following Chinese Leader Xi Jinping announcment last October that the country must strive to become the global blockchain leader.

Bit Digital Signs Partnership with BitMine to Host 7,000 ASIC Miners

Bit Digital Signs Partnership with BitMine to Host 7,000 ASIC Miners

Bit Digital has signed on with BitMine to buy ASIC miners that use oil cooled immersion technology to create a highly efficient environment for heat dissipation, provide superior mining production, and machine longevity.

Leaked FinCEN Files: $137M Linked to Crypto Ponzi Scam OneCoin Laundered Through Bank of New York Mellon

Leaked FinCEN Files: $137M Linked to Crypto Ponzi Scam OneCoin Laundered Through Bank of New York Mellon

A leaked trove of US official documents revealed that five major banks were involved in illicit transactions pertaining to mobsters and crypto Ponzi schemes.

Combating Deforestation with Blockchain in Africa: Everything You Need to Know

Combating Deforestation with Blockchain in Africa: Everything You Need to Know

Have you ever thought of how blockchain can fight deforestation? Surprisingly, this application works. MIPAD startup demonstrates how blockchain is useful in tackling the deforestation crisis in Africa.

FTX secretly lent Alameda Research $65B

FTX secretly lent Alameda Research $65B

Environmentalists sued the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) on Jan. 13 for allowing the takeover of a bitcoin mining plant. Plaintiff's argument that approval breaches 2019 New York climate legislation. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act aims to reduce 85% of statewide emissions by 2050 and achieve zero-emissions power by 2040, among other goals.

Caitlin Long's Avanti Crypto Bank Raises $5 Million Funding Round, Inches Closer to Banking Charter Approval

Caitlin Long's Avanti Crypto Bank Raises $5 Million Funding Round, Inches Closer to Banking Charter Approval

Avanti Financial Group, the crypto-focused bank, led by the Caitlin Long University of Wyoming Alumna, has taken another important step towards becoming a chartered crypto bank in the country. Caitlin Long is the founder and CEO of Avanti bank. The crypto bank has raised an angel round worth $5 million from several popular investors in cryptocurrency. The University of Wyoming Foundation led the funding round with partnerships from Malex Enterprises, Lemniscap, Antony Pompliano, Morgan Creek Digital, Blockchain Capital, Madison Paige Ventures, Gary Gigot, Digital Currency Group, Susan B. Anthony, and many others.

Forsage Founders Indicted for Alleged $340 Million "Global Ponzi" Scheme on Ethereum Blockchain

Forsage Founders Indicted for Alleged $340 Million "Global Ponzi" Scheme on Ethereum Blockchain

Oregon's federal grand jury indicted Forsage's founders. "Global Ponzi and pyramid scam" investors lost $340 million on the site.

Bitcoin Miner Bitfarms Mines 411 BTC in September 2023

Bitcoin Miner Bitfarms Mines 411 BTC in September 2023

Bitfarms, a Canadian Bitcoin mining firm, mined 411 BTC in September 2023, marking a 7.3% increase from the previous month. The company sold 362 BTC, generating $9.5 million in revenue. Bitfarms has been expanding its operations, including fully energizing its Argentina facility at Rio Cuarto to 51 MW, and increasing its total operating capacity to 233 MW.

Ethereum Co-founder  Vitalik Buterin Engages in Spirited Debate on Wallet Security

Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin Engages in Spirited Debate on Wallet Security

In a recent Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Twitter, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin fielded various questions from the cryptocurrency community. The session largely revolved around the pros and cons of MPC-based (EOA) wallets versus Smart Contract wallets, providing intriguing insight into Buterin's perspective.

Samsung Inks Deal with Nifty Gateway, Allowing Trading NFTs with Smart TVs

Samsung Inks Deal with Nifty Gateway, Allowing Trading NFTs with Smart TVs

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has teamed up with Nifty Gateway to develop a new line of smart TVs that will enable trading NFTs.

CoinSmart Is on the Hunt to Buy Distressed Crypto Assets

CoinSmart Is on the Hunt to Buy Distressed Crypto Assets

The recent market crash is the latest in global financial events that have created unique opportunities for buyers like CoinSmart and FTX wanting to acquire distressed crypto firms at a bargain valuation.

StanChart and UnionBank of the Philippines Collaborate on PoC of $187 Million Blockchain-Powered Bond

StanChart and UnionBank of the Philippines Collaborate on PoC of $187 Million Blockchain-Powered Bond

The UnionBank of the Philippines and Standard Chartered have created a proof of concept required in the issuance of a blockchain-powered retail bond.

Walmart Installing Bitcoin ATMs in its Retail Stores

Walmart Installing Bitcoin ATMs in its Retail Stores

Some Walmart customers are now able to purchase Bitcoin in its stores. Walmart's spokesperson said serval pilot tests conducted by Coinstar started earlier this month, including 200 kiosks in Walmart stores.

Randall Crater, Founder of "My Big Coin" Sentenced

Randall Crater, Founder of "My Big Coin" Sentenced

A U.S. Federal Court Judge sentenced Randall Crater to 100 months in prison. Crater defrauded 55 investors with $7.6 million.

Philippines Spearheads ASEAN AI Regulatory Framework

Philippines Spearheads ASEAN AI Regulatory Framework

Philippines' Congress Speaker Martin Romualdez plans to introduce an AI regulatory framework to ASEAN during its chairmanship in 2026, focusing on digitization, cybersecurity, and managing generative AI in economic policies.

Terra's Partnership with Washington Nationals Raises Eyebrows

Terra's Partnership with Washington Nationals Raises Eyebrows

Terra, the cryptocurrency ecosystem that collapsed in May 2022, made a prominent appearance at Nationals Park during the Washington Nationals' home opener on March 30. Despite Terra's collapse, a partnership between the company and the baseball team had been in effect since February 2022, with the Terra community committing $38.2 million over five years to secure the deal. Terra's founder, Do Kwon, is currently in police custody in Montenegro and is reportedly facing harsh conditions in the penal system.

BNB Smart Chain's Remarkable 85% Security Triumph in 2023

BNB Smart Chain's Remarkable 85% Security Triumph in 2023

BNB Smart Chain's security enhancements in 2023 led to an 85% reduction in financial losses from security incidents, a striking contrast to the previous year's $1.1 billion losses.

EDX Markets Partners with Solidus Labs to Monitor $16 Trillion in Crypto Trading with HALO Platform

EDX Markets Partners with Solidus Labs to Monitor $16 Trillion in Crypto Trading with HALO Platform

EDX Markets has partnered with Solidus Labs to use the HALO platform, monitoring $16 trillion in crypto trading, enhancing compliance and risk management.

Ripple CTO Advocates for Community Consensus on XRP Ledger's AMM Feature Integration

Ripple CTO Advocates for Community Consensus on XRP Ledger's AMM Feature Integration

Ripple's CTO, David Schwartz, stresses the importance of community consensus for integrating the Automated Market Maker (AMM) feature on the XRP Ledger. Through discussions on X (formerly Twitter), Schwartz outlines a methodical approach to addressing concerns and urges validators to support the amendment only after achieving community agreement. The AMM feature, seen as a significant stride in decentralized finance on XRPL, was introduced in rippled version 1.12.0 alongside a potential clawback feature aimed at legal liability protection for developers. Schwartz's engagement exemplifies a balanced approach to evolving XRPL while preserving its decentralized character.

Singapore Regulator MAS is Exploring Use of Cases in Digital Assets

Singapore Regulator MAS is Exploring Use of Cases in Digital Assets

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched Project Guardian, a sandbox initiative that is set to explore a number of defined use cases with respect to asset tokenization on the blockchain.

US Justice Department Charges John McAfee with Cryptocurrency Fraud

US Justice Department Charges John McAfee with Cryptocurrency Fraud

Antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been charged with fraud and crypto pump and dump scheme offenses by the US Department of Justice, which alleges that he and his accomplices participated in a scheme that earned them more than $16.9 million by fraudulently promoting altcoins to unwitting investors.

Stellar (XLM) Development Foundation Delays Protocol 20 Upgrade Due to Core Bug

Stellar (XLM) Development Foundation Delays Protocol 20 Upgrade Due to Core Bug

The Stellar Development Foundation has postponed the vote on Protocol 20, initially set for January 30, following the discovery of a bug in Stellar Core v20.1.0. The decision was made to ensure ecosystem readiness and broad consensus, with the new vote date to be determined after the bug fix release, expected within the next two weeks.

U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel Grants Request to Defer civil cases

U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel Grants Request to Defer civil cases

On Feb. 13, Manhattan District Judge Kevin Castel granted the applications to suspend the civil proceedings "without prejudice" until the DOJ's trial against SBF begins.

Alonzo Smart Contract Upgrade Goes Live on Cardano

Alonzo Smart Contract Upgrade Goes Live on Cardano

The Alonzo Hardfork with its accompanying capability for smart contracts has gone live on the Cardano blockchain.

China Updates Smart City Infrastructure with Blockchain-Based City Identification System

China Updates Smart City Infrastructure with Blockchain-Based City Identification System

China Updates Smart City Infrastructure with Blockchain-Based City Identification System

Algorand Foundation Expands its Presence in India

Algorand Foundation Expands its Presence in India

Algorand worked with Hyderabad-based innovation hub T-Hub to assist companies access global financing.

Bernar Venet Explores Generative Art with Sotheby's Metaverse Debut

Bernar Venet Explores Generative Art with Sotheby's Metaverse Debut

French artist Bernar Venet collaborates with Sotheby's Metaverse on "EVENT," his first generative artwork on Ethereum blockchain, challenging traditional artistic creation with 500 unique pieces.

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Ethereum Layer 2s See Surge in Popularity in Q1 2023

Ethereum Layer 2s See Surge in Popularity in Q1 2023

Alchemy's Q1 2023 report shows Ethereum layer 2 networks, including Optimism, Arbitrum and Polygon, saw a 44% increase in bridged crypto assets compared to Q4 2022, and a 518% increase compared to Q1 2022. The report suggests this growth may have been driven by successful airdrops from Optimism and Arbitrum. Additionally, the deployment of smart contracts related to layer 2s increased by 160% compared to Q1 2022, despite a 30% decrease from Q4 2022.

How Blockchain Is Creating 5 Fintech Disruption Opportunities

How Blockchain Is Creating 5 Fintech Disruption Opportunities

Fintech blockchain acquisition is not only about testing and watching. It’s also about proactively taking action and applying the technology.

IOTA Co-Founder: DLT is Ideal for Smart Infrastructure in the United States

IOTA Co-Founder: DLT is Ideal for Smart Infrastructure in the United States

As the world is moving on to the 21st century, there is growing interest in upgrading city systems, which would require new technology as a solution.

Virgil Griffith Sentenced to 5-Year Jail for Helping Individuals in North Korea Evade Sanctions

Virgil Griffith Sentenced to 5-Year Jail for Helping Individuals in North Korea Evade Sanctions

An American citizen is sentenced to 63 months in jail by U.S. District Judge for allegedly helping individuals in the DPRK (North Korea) to evade sanctions imposed by the U.S.

BNB Smart Chain (BSC) Advances with BEP 336: Introducing Blob Transactions for Enhanced Network Performance

BNB Smart Chain (BSC) Advances with BEP 336: Introducing Blob Transactions for Enhanced Network Performance

BNB Smart Chain introduces BEP 336 upgrade, inspired by Ethereum's EIP 4844, to optimize data storage and reduce transaction costs, preparing for a network performance boost.

Arthur Hayes suggests Dogwifhat (WIF) may hit $10

Arthur Hayes suggests Dogwifhat (WIF) may hit $10

Arthur Hayes suggests Dogwifhat (WIF) may hit $10, leveraging the crypto trial verdict which negated Wright's claim as Bitcoin's creator.

Breaking: Binance Sells Russian Operations to CommEX, Exits Market

Breaking: Binance Sells Russian Operations to CommEX, Exits Market

Binance has announced the sale of its entire Russia business to CommEX, citing compliance issues as the primary reason for the exit. The transition process for existing Russian users is expected to take up to one year, with no financial strings attached to the deal for Binance.

What is Bitcoin Ordinals?

What is Bitcoin Ordinals?

Bitcoin Ordinals, introduced in January 2023 by Casey Rodarmor, are a way to inscribe digital content on the Bitcoin blockchain.

Blockchain Monitor Launched to Track Coronavirus-Free Safe Zones to Protect the Non-Infected Community During Pandemic

Blockchain Monitor Launched to Track Coronavirus-Free Safe Zones to Protect the Non-Infected Community During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has currently reached countless countries and territories all over the world and has caused over 220,000 infections in the world population. With the global death rate climbing and almost reaching 9,000, the World Health Organization declared it as a pandemic on March 11.

EU to Regulate AI Use of Copyrighted Material

EU to Regulate AI Use of Copyrighted Material

The European Union has passed a draft bill to regulate AI use of copyrighted materials. AI tools will be classified according to their risk level, with high-risk tools subjected to stricter transparency procedures. The bill is part of the EU's Artificial Intelligence Act and aims to strike a balance between protecting citizens and fostering innovation.

The World Economic Forum Forms Six Tech Policy Councils Including Blockchain

The World Economic Forum Forms Six Tech Policy Councils Including Blockchain

The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched six different “fourth industrial revolution councils” to help regulators working on the new technology policy guidance. The new technology included artificial intelligence, autonomous mobility, blockchain, drones, internet of things and precision medicine, as revealed on 29 May.

What are Smart Contracts and Why are They Important?

What are Smart Contracts and Why are They Important?

Since the lack of transparency puts the security of any transaction in jeopardy, this as now a problem of grave concern, so how do smart contracts solve these problems?

Indian Government Deploys Blockchain and AI to Enhance Supply Chain

Indian Government Deploys Blockchain and AI to Enhance Supply Chain

The Indian government has deployed high-end technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) in its public procurement portal (GeM) to enhance trade.

Singapore Unveils Ambitious National AI Strategy 2.0 for Future-Ready Innovation

Singapore Unveils Ambitious National AI Strategy 2.0 for Future-Ready Innovation

Singapore's updated National AI Strategy 2.0, launched on Dec 4, focuses on expanding AI talent to 15,000, building an AI community hub, and integrating AI across various sectors for public good.

Envisioning the AI Ecosystem of Tomorrow: Perspectives and Principles

Envisioning the AI Ecosystem of Tomorrow: Perspectives and Principles

This article delves into the future of AI, exploring the concept of 'shared intelligence' in cyber-physical ecosystems. It highlights the shift from artificial narrow intelligence to more complex, interconnected systems, emphasizing the role of active inference, a physics-based approach, in AI's evolution. Ethical considerations in respecting individuality within these intelligent networks are also discussed, framing a future where AI is not just advanced but also ethically grounded.

Grimes Offers to Split Royalties with AI-Generated Music Creators

Grimes Offers to Split Royalties with AI-Generated Music Creators

Musician and producer Grimes has announced that she is in favor of AI-generated music and will treat AI creators using her voice the same as other artists she collaborates with. She plans to split 50% royalties on any successful AI-generated song that uses her voice. Grimes has no label and supports open-sourcing art, ultimately “killing copyright.”

Blockchain and AI: The Delicate Balance Between Two Cyber Titans

Blockchain and AI: The Delicate Balance Between Two Cyber Titans

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. A technological duality with immense potential to disrupt and create a new order. But is mankind playing with fire?

Binance to Airdrop $3 Million BNB to Aid Morocco Earthquake Victims

Binance to Airdrop $3 Million BNB to Aid Morocco Earthquake Victims

Binance Charity has pledged to airdrop up to $3 million in BNB to affected users in the Marrakesh-Safi Province of Morocco. The airdrop will be based on Proof of Address (POA) submissions, with users who completed their POA by 9 September 2023 eligible for a $100 BNB airdrop. Binance has extended a grace period for those not completing their POA between 9 September and 30 September 2023. The initiative is expected to benefit around 70,000 users in Morocco, with funds distribution starting on 12th September 2023. Binance Charity has set up a public donation address for donations.

Josh Swihart Becomes CEO of Electric Coin Company (Zcash) as Zooko Wilcox Steps Down

Josh Swihart Becomes CEO of Electric Coin Company (Zcash) as Zooko Wilcox Steps Down

Josh Swihart replaces Zooko Wilcox as CEO of Electric Coin Company, bringing a strong background in technology and product development to drive the growth of Zcash.

UK Treasury to Omit Derivatives, Unbacked Tokens from Sandbox

UK Treasury to Omit Derivatives, Unbacked Tokens from Sandbox

The United Kingdom Treasury Department has suggested in its recommendations for a digital securities sandbox that unbacked crypto assets and derivatives be removed from the scope of the project.

Signature Bank Under Investigation by US Government Bodies

Signature Bank Under Investigation by US Government Bodies

Signature Bank is reportedly under investigation by both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice over concerns that the bank did not take adequate measures to detect potential money laundering by its clients. The bank was closed on March 12 as part of a series of bank closures that also included Silvergate Capital and Silicon Valley Bank.

Vodafone DAB and Chainlink Labs Unveil Blockchain Solution to Streamline Global Trade

Vodafone DAB and Chainlink Labs Unveil Blockchain Solution to Streamline Global Trade

Vodafone's Digital Asset Broker and Chainlink Labs, in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation and InnoWave, have developed a proof of concept to improve the global trade ecosystem. The initiative aims to facilitate the seamless exchange of trade documents across various platforms and blockchains, reducing fragmentation and inefficiencies. The collaboration uses Chainlink's Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol for security and interoperability, paving the way for smart contract, blockchain, and AI applications.

Exclusive: Access, Connectivity and Inclusion—How UNICEF Leverages Blockchain to Close the Digital Divide

Exclusive: Access, Connectivity and Inclusion—How UNICEF Leverages Blockchain to Close the Digital Divide

Christina Lomazzo is the Blockchain Lead for UNICEF’s Office of Innovation; whose work mainly involves leading the blockchain efforts at UNICEF Ventures where she heads up a diverse team of six. Together they invest in early technology prototypes that they assess and determine could have an exponential impact on UNICEF’s operations and ability to fulfill its mission across the developing world.

Dallas Cowboys Signs Deal with Blockchain.com, Becomes 1st NFL Team to Enter Crypto Space

Dallas Cowboys Signs Deal with Blockchain.com, Becomes 1st NFL Team to Enter Crypto Space

Dubbed as the first crypto deal in the National Football League (NFL), the Dallas Cowboys have chosen cryptocurrency platform Blockchain.com as its “exclusive digital asset partner.”

Thai Political Party Proposes Digital Currency Stimulus

Thai Political Party Proposes Digital Currency Stimulus

The Pheu Thai Party in Thailand plans to give all Thai residents over the age of 16 a stipend of $300 in digital currency if the party wins the next election. The initiative aims to stimulate the local economy using blockchain technology.

Circle Partners with Cross River Bank for USDC Production and Redemption

Circle Partners with Cross River Bank for USDC Production and Redemption

Circle has partnered with Cross River Bank for USDC production and redemption, as well as expanded relationships with other banking partners like BNY Mellon. The USDC stablecoin recently experienced a peg-breaking incident but has since recovered.

Smart Contracts Enables Commodity Trading Transformation, GSCG Report Shows

Smart Contracts Enables Commodity Trading Transformation, GSCG Report Shows

Given that commodity trading is highly fragmented, blockchain-driven smart contracts can transform this sector by redefining market transactions and transparency, according to a Global Smart Commodity Group (GSCG) report.

Over 1 Million Applicants Join Nigeria's 3MTT AI Program

Over 1 Million Applicants Join Nigeria's 3MTT AI Program

Nigeria's 3MTT program, led by Bosun Tijani, is attracting over one million applicants, demonstrating the country's commitment to AI education and fostering a technologically skilled workforce.

FIS Partners with Fireblocks to Enable Capital Market Clients to Access Crypto Products

FIS Partners with Fireblocks to Enable Capital Market Clients to Access Crypto Products

The partnership between FIS and Fireblocks is set to enable capital markets buy-side, sell-side and corporate companies to gain access to the major crypto trading avenues.

TomoChain Prepares for Zorro Network Upgrade

TomoChain Prepares for Zorro Network Upgrade

Smart contract platform TomoChain today released details of an upgrade to its network. The Zorro Network upgrade will take place on January 22nd and will improve the functionality of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) — a collection of nodes that ensure security for the Ethereum network.

Astar Network To Launch Smart Contracts 2.0 on the Mainnet on April 6th

Astar Network To Launch Smart Contracts 2.0 on the Mainnet on April 6th

Astar Network, a smart contracts platform for multichain, is thrilled to announce that it will launch Smart Contracts 2.0 – the WebAssembly (WASM) smart contracts that extend the Web3 functionality of EVM – on the mainnet at 14:00 UTC on Thursday, April 06th. With this technical update, Astar Network will support both Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and WASM VM smart contracts on the mainnet.

What Is Tome AI?

What Is Tome AI?

Tome AI is an AI-powered platform for generative storytelling. It creates narratives and presentations, integrating interactive content and offering mobile-responsive layouts. It's used for creating decks, roadmaps, and more.

US Treasury Invites Public Opinions on Digital Assets Framework

US Treasury Invites Public Opinions on Digital Assets Framework

The US Treasury Department has requested US citizens to comment on how Biden's Executive Order on digital assets could be streamlined and modernized.

Flipkart Introduces Avenue for Indians to Shop in the Metaverse

Flipkart Introduces Avenue for Indians to Shop in the Metaverse

Flipkart has launched the Flipverse campaign to enable to Indians shop in the metaverse

Digital Asset Firm Castle Island Ventures Raises $250M to Target Web3 Crypto Startups

Digital Asset Firm Castle Island Ventures Raises $250M to Target Web3 Crypto Startups

Digital asset company Castle Island Ventures completed the largest financing in history, up to $250 million to invest in startups focused on building currency networks, financial services and Internet architecture.

Chinese City Eyes Blockchain Applications for Urban Governance and Smart Education

Chinese City Eyes Blockchain Applications for Urban Governance and Smart Education

Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province, aims to develop blockchain applications to revolutionize cross-border trade, urban governance, and smart education by 2022.

China Unlikely to Approve Oracle and Walmart’s TikTok Deal – Blockchain and Bitcoin Implications

China Unlikely to Approve Oracle and Walmart’s TikTok Deal – Blockchain and Bitcoin Implications

China appears to be on edge regarding Oracle and Walmart’s deal with parent company ByteDance for TikTok’s US operations, calling it an “unfair deal.”

Malaysia's National Stock Exchange Conducts Blockchain PoC to Digitize Bond Market

Malaysia's National Stock Exchange Conducts Blockchain PoC to Digitize Bond Market

Malaysia’s national stock exchange, Bursa Malaysia will conduct a blockchain Proof-of-Concept (PoC) dubbed "Project Harbour" to explore the DLT management of the country’s bonds market.

China to Strengthen Artificial Intelligence Development with New Legislation

China to Strengthen Artificial Intelligence Development with New Legislation

China has included a draft AI law in its legislative agenda for the State Council in 2023, which will be reviewed by the National People's Congress.

SBI Holdings to Launch Investment Fund for Emerging Companies like Web3, AI, and Metaverse Startups

SBI Holdings to Launch Investment Fund for Emerging Companies like Web3, AI, and Metaverse Startups

SBI Holdings plans to invest 100 billion yen in startups focusing on Web3, AI, and metaverse, with financial institutions supporting Japan's goal to nurture its startup ecosystem and enhance its Asian startup hub position.

Real Vision CEO believes NFT will act similar to high-end property

Real Vision CEO believes NFT will act similar to high-end property

The Real Vision CEO predicted that when the crypto market swells again, high-end NFTs would be bought like high-end property.

Ethereum Foundation Brings Blockchain to UNICEF

Ethereum Foundation Brings Blockchain to UNICEF

The Ethereum foundation team made a series of donations to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in a move considered both charitable and good for blockchain adoption.

Walmart Canada Delves Deeper into Blockchain with DLT Labs Tie-Up

Walmart Canada Delves Deeper into Blockchain with DLT Labs Tie-Up

Walmart Canada has teamed up with DLT Labs for its blockchain-driven freight and payment network that is touted to be the world’s most prominent full production blockchain solution for any sector application.

Japan Moves to Boost VC Investments in Web3 Companies Through Cryptocurrency Acquisition Bill

Japan Moves to Boost VC Investments in Web3 Companies Through Cryptocurrency Acquisition Bill

Japan's government plans to amend LPS laws to allow cryptocurrencies acquisition and holding, aiming to simplify investment processes and support Web3 businesses, boosting domestic startups.

European Crypto Startups See Record VC Investment in 2022

European Crypto Startups See Record VC Investment in 2022

Despite a challenging year for the crypto industry in 2022, VC investment in European crypto startups reached an all-time high of $5.7 billion, with decentralized finance startups seeing a 120% increase in investments. Europe is also home to the highest number of crypto startups, but lags behind the US in unicorns and startups with over $1 million in funding. Investment in financial service-based startups declined by 19% compared to 2021, while infrastructure grew by 24%. The EU's Markets in Crypto-Assets regulations are set for a final vote in April 2023.

Binance CEO CZ Discusses the Rise of the Ethereum Killer, the Binance Smart Chain

Binance CEO CZ Discusses the Rise of the Ethereum Killer, the Binance Smart Chain

Changpeng Zhao says he has a little role to play in the emergence of the Binance Smart Chain.

Elon Musk Warns of AI Destructive Potential

Elon Musk Warns of AI Destructive Potential

Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk has voiced his concerns over the potential for artificial intelligence to destroy civilization. Despite Musk’s plan to create a new AI startup, he acknowledges the dangers of the technology falling into the wrong hands or being developed with ill intentions.

ADA Price Surges to $0.50 as Cardano Inches Closer to DeFi with Mary Hard Fork

ADA Price Surges to $0.50 as Cardano Inches Closer to DeFi with Mary Hard Fork

The ADA token price is up nearly 50% this week as Cardano inches closer to DeFi following the blockchain’s successful Mary hard fork upgrade.

Binance Labs Launches Season 7 of Incubation Program for Web3 Innovators

Binance Labs Launches Season 7 of Incubation Program for Web3 Innovators

Binance Labs invites early-stage Web3 founders to apply for Season 7 of its Incubation Program, offering tailored mentorship and resources.

What is Liquid Staking?

What is Liquid Staking?

Liquid staking is revolutionizing the DeFi landscape by allowing users to stake their crypto assets while maintaining liquidity and earning rewards. This innovative approach is gaining traction in the crypto community.

Tencent Cloud Launches Deepfake Generator

Tencent Cloud Launches Deepfake Generator

Tencent Cloud, the cloud services arm of Tencent, has launched a deepfake generator that uses three-minute video clips and 100 voice sentences to create convincing digital humans. The service can create deepfakes in Chinese and English and costs $145.

Dubai Economy Moves to Blockchain-Based Unified Business Registry Platform

Dubai Economy Moves to Blockchain-Based Unified Business Registry Platform

Dubai’s Department of Economic Development has announced its move to a Unified Business Registry Platform (UBRP). The UBRP is hosted on the innovative Blockchain Platform as a Service (BPaaS) of Dubai Pulse which is a joint initiative of Smart Dubai and du.

Report: TON and Telegram Forge Alliance in Q3 2023

Report: TON and Telegram Forge Alliance in Q3 2023

The TON Ecosystem saw substantial growth and strategic alliances in Q3 2023. Notable highlights include a collaborative venture with Telegram, set to roll out the self-custodial wallet, TON Space, to Telegram's 800 million users, and a steady increase in TON accounts and on-chain active wallets. Various community initiatives and developer-centric events further illustrated TON's commitment to fostering a robust ecosystem, setting a solid foundation for its expansive vision in the crypto landscape.

China’s Blockchain and FinTech Sector to Brace for 'Capital Winter' Even After the Coronavirus Pandemic Subsides

China’s Blockchain and FinTech Sector to Brace for 'Capital Winter' Even After the Coronavirus Pandemic Subsides

Investment activity in China’s tech sector has seen a massive drop in the past four months since the coronavirus outbreak has emerged from the city of Wuhan. The venture capital market has been suffering a tremendous impact on its existing drop in activity.

Swiss Crypto Firm Launches Venture Fund, Supporting African Early-Stage Blockchain Startups

Swiss Crypto Firm Launches Venture Fund, Supporting African Early-Stage Blockchain Startups

Crypto Valley Venture Capital's venture fund will offer early-stage financing to African blockchain startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.

Arthur Hayes Talks about BTC and SPX Post U.S. BTC ETF Launch

Arthur Hayes Talks about BTC and SPX Post U.S. BTC ETF Launch

Arthur Hayes has highlighted the evolving relationship between Bitcoin and the S&P 500, raising questions about market dynamics, liquidity, and future asset trajectory.

CertiK Outlines Mobile Blockchain Security Threats and Countermeasures

CertiK Outlines Mobile Blockchain Security Threats and Countermeasures

CertiK discussed security challenges of blockchain technologies on mobile platforms, including malware, insecure wallet apps, and network vulnerabilities, and provided countermeasures like reputable security solutions and regular updates.

Bitget Launches Blockchain4Youth Initiative

Bitget Launches Blockchain4Youth Initiative

Bitget has announced the launch of its new corporate social responsibility project, Blockchain4Youth, which will provide blockchain courses and certifications, host campus lectures in partnership with universities worldwide, and incubate innovative projects by young entrepreneurs. The initiative will commence with a series of campus lectures on Web3 held in universities across Taiwan, Vietnam, and Thailand. Bitget plans to allocate $10 million over five years towards this project.

Hedera Mainnet Exploited, Leading to Theft of Liquidity Pool Tokens

Hedera Mainnet Exploited, Leading to Theft of Liquidity Pool Tokens

Hedera Hashgraph has confirmed a smart contract exploit on its mainnet, resulting in the theft of liquidity pool tokens from decentralized exchanges (DEXs) that use code derived from Uniswap v2 on Ethereum. The suspicious activity was detected when the attacker attempted to move the stolen tokens across the Hashport bridge, leading operators to temporarily pause the bridge. The exact amount of tokens stolen is unknown, and the Hedera team is working on a solution to remove the vulnerability.

Indian Engineering Students Develop Blockchain-based Smart Voting System

Indian Engineering Students Develop Blockchain-based Smart Voting System

Three Computer Engineering Students have created a Blockchain-based Voting System which will allows casting of votes online, instead of the manual means of standing in a poll.

Gemini Allocates $24 Million for Expansion in India

Gemini Allocates $24 Million for Expansion in India

Gemini is set to invest $24 million in its Gurgaon development center in India, focusing on core platform areas like compliance and security. The move is part of Gemini's broader strategy to tap into India's burgeoning tech and startup ecosystem.

FLUUS Announces $FLUUS Token Presale On FantomStarter Launchpad

FLUUS Announces $FLUUS Token Presale On FantomStarter Launchpad

Crypto payment startup FLUUS announced it will be conducting a presale of its native token $FLUUS on the FantomStarter launchpad. The token will be available to buy at a discounted rate on the platform from May 2 - 23, with whitelisting available until May 17, before it becomes available to trade publicly on major cryptocurrency exchanges from May 24 onwards

Hong Kong with its Incredibly Unique Positioning in FinTech

Hong Kong with its Incredibly Unique Positioning in FinTech

In the second part of our interview with Peter Mok, Head of Incubation and Acceleration Programs at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP), he went into detail on the initiatives they have developed to combat the global talent shortage, bring Hong Kong’s lagging Fintech industry up to speed and he tells us how blockchain startups can leverage the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park.

FTX Founder's Lawyers Consider Delaying Criminal Trial

FTX Founder's Lawyers Consider Delaying Criminal Trial

Lawyers representing FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried have hinted that they may need to delay his criminal trial due to a lack of evidence from the Department of Justice (DOJ). The trial, which is scheduled to begin on October 2, will focus on fraud charges against Bankman-Fried. His lawyers have stated that they are still waiting for a "substantial portion" of evidence to be handed over to them, including evidence from devices belonging to former FTX employees who have pleaded guilty to fraud charges.

Brazil Real Estate Developer Stalwart Gafisa Starts Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

Brazil Real Estate Developer Stalwart Gafisa Starts Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

Stalwart Gafisa believes that Bitcoin will add real value to its clients’ experience.

HeartX Launches Web3 Marketplace and Community Aim to Revolutionize Digital Art Industry

HeartX Launches Web3 Marketplace and Community Aim to Revolutionize Digital Art Industry

HeartX, previously known as ArteX, a trailblazer in the digital art industry, has recently rebranded and unveiled a groundbreaking web3 marketplace and community that empowers artists, collectors, art consultants and art lovers to redefine the value of digital art. The HeartX platform provides a secure, immersive, and transparent space for creating, sharing, and trading digital artworks, catering to artists, collectors, and the web 3 community alike.

From $5,000 to $120,000: Standard Chartered's Controversial Bitcoin Price Predictions

From $5,000 to $120,000: Standard Chartered's Controversial Bitcoin Price Predictions

According to Retuers, Standard Chartered predicts Bitcoin's price to reach $120,000 by 2024, reaching $50,000 this year and $120,000 by 2024. This upward trend aligns with the recent increase in Bitcoin's value, encouraging miners to hold onto the digital currency.

Senator Warren Focuses on Crypto Scam Risks for Seniors, Advocates New Legislation

Senator Warren Focuses on Crypto Scam Risks for Seniors, Advocates New Legislation

Senator Warren emphasized the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, gaining bipartisan support to regulate crypto activities and protect vulnerable populations from financial fraud.

Ripple on the Brink of Decisive Win as SEC Legal Battle Nears End

Ripple on the Brink of Decisive Win as SEC Legal Battle Nears End

Ripple is expected to win a legal battle with the SEC, potentially settling $20 million or less. This victory is expected due to legal perspectives and the recent Second Circuit Court ruling, impacting digital currency regulation.

Mysterious Bitcoin Inscriptions: A Puzzle in Raw Binary Data

Mysterious Bitcoin Inscriptions: A Puzzle in Raw Binary Data

A mysterious Bitcoin user inscribed 9MB of raw binary data on the blockchain, spending over $64K. The encrypted data's purpose remains unknown, stirring speculation in the crypto world.

Binance’s Partnership with Eqonex Raises Concern from UK’s Financial Regulator

Binance’s Partnership with Eqonex Raises Concern from UK’s Financial Regulator

Binance continued access to the UK payments network is a rising concern to the UK's Financial Conduct Authority.

Ukraine’s Largest Bank Privatbank Suspends Money Transfers to Crypto Exchanges amid Martial Law

Ukraine’s Largest Bank Privatbank Suspends Money Transfers to Crypto Exchanges amid Martial Law

Other local banks in Ukraine have also imposed restrictions authorized by the country’s central bank under the current martial law.

FinCEN Issues Alert to Counter Financing to Hamas and its Terrorist Activities

FinCEN Issues Alert to Counter Financing to Hamas and its Terrorist Activities

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued an alert to financial institutions, urging vigilance in identifying and reporting suspicious activities related to the financing of the terrorist organization Hamas. The alert comes in the wake of a Hamas-led attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, which was funded through various means, including virtual currency.

NBG Georgia Shortlists Ripple Among Tech Firms for CBDC Pilot

NBG Georgia Shortlists Ripple Among Tech Firms for CBDC Pilot

The National Bank of Georgia progresses with its Digital GEL Pilot Project, focusing on the exploration of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) technology. Nine technology firms, including Ripple Labs, Inc., have been shortlisted for potential collaboration. The initiative mirrors global trends in modernizing financial infrastructures to meet the digital economy's evolving demands.

Brazil Considers CBDC Project as a Means to Innovate Digitally: Economist

Brazil Considers CBDC Project as a Means to Innovate Digitally: Economist

The development of CBDC means several things to several people, and for Brazil, it is a broad complement to its already transforming payment ecosystem.

Beyond Startups—Championing for an Ecosystem to Drive Blockchain Forward

Beyond Startups—Championing for an Ecosystem to Drive Blockchain Forward

Tribe Accelerator is Singapore’s first government-backed blockchain accelerator, on a mission to bridge the gap between blockchain startups and the traditional world. Yi Ming Ng, the Managing Director at Tribe Accelerator, believes that blockchain is beneficial to a lot of businesses from different industries. However, there has been a lot of fear and speculation around cryptocurrencies in the traditional corporate world.

StanChart CEO Bill Winters: Mass Adoption of Digital Currencies is "Absolutely Inevitable"

StanChart CEO Bill Winters: Mass Adoption of Digital Currencies is "Absolutely Inevitable"

Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters delved into the issue of digital currencies and said that he believes their widespread creation and rollout was absolutely inevitable.

US Senators Introduce Bipartisan Stablecoin Bill to Establish Regulatory Framework

US Senators Introduce Bipartisan Stablecoin Bill to Establish Regulatory Framework

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cynthia Lummis have introduced the Lummis-Gillibrand Payment Stablecoin Act, a new bipartisan legislation aimed at creating a clear regulatory framework for payment stablecoins. The bill aims to protect consumers, promote innovation, and maintain the dominance of the US dollar while addressing concerns related to money laundering and illicit finance.

Shaping the Future of Banking: Standard Chartered and PwC China Release White Paper on Central Bank Digital Currency"

Shaping the Future of Banking: Standard Chartered and PwC China Release White Paper on Central Bank Digital Currency"

Standard Chartered, in collaboration with PwC China, have co-published a comprehensive white paper detailing the potential advancements in the future of banking, courtesy of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

Banking Infrastructure Needs Blockchain Technology to Meet Rapid Fintech Enviroment, HashCash CEO Says

Banking Infrastructure Needs Blockchain Technology to Meet Rapid Fintech Enviroment, HashCash CEO Says

With the fintech industry making significant strides within a short time, the banking sector ought to integrate blockchain technology to keep pace with this area, according to HashCash CEO Raj Chowdhury.

Token Metrics CEO: Bitcoin Price Increase to $26k likely, $32k Possible, and $40k Outlandish

Token Metrics CEO: Bitcoin Price Increase to $26k likely, $32k Possible, and $40k Outlandish

Bitcoin's market rise today is historic, with the price currently sitting at over $21,770 we are officially in uncharted territory - At what price level will the BTC bulls rest?

Neo-Banking Crypto Startup Juno Raises $18M in Series A Funding Round

Neo-Banking Crypto Startup Juno Raises $18M in Series A Funding Round

The India’s neobank is seeking to use the funds towards accelerating its growth and launching more products.

New Zealand's Tax Authority Demands Info on Crypto Investors

New Zealand's Tax Authority Demands Info on Crypto Investors

New Zealand's Internal Revenue Department has asked all companies to pass on customers' personal details as well as the type and value of their crypto assets.

Fireblocks Introduces 'Off Exchange' to Address Exchange Counterparty Risk, Integrates with Deribit

Fireblocks Introduces 'Off Exchange' to Address Exchange Counterparty Risk, Integrates with Deribit

Fireblocks introduces 'Off Exchange', reducing exchange counterparty risk for institutional traders, allowing them to trade directly from on-chain MPC shared wallets, marking a significant advancement in digital asset trading.

US Congress Proposes Bill to Restrict Government Interactions with Foreign Adversarial Blockchain Networks

US Congress Proposes Bill to Restrict Government Interactions with Foreign Adversarial Blockchain Networks

US Congress introduces H.R.6307, limiting government interactions with Chinese blockchain networks, addressing national security and data privacy concerns, and urging increased scrutiny in the technology sector.

Axiom Secures $20 Million in Series A Funding for Blockchain Data Access Innovation

Axiom Secures $20 Million in Series A Funding for Blockchain Data Access Innovation

Axiom, a smart contract infrastructure firm, raises $20M in Series A funding led by Paradigm and Standard Crypto, aiming to transform blockchain data access using zero-knowledge cryptography.

South Korean Hospitals to Usher in New Healthcare Era Using Blockchain Technology, AI and Big Data

South Korean Hospitals to Usher in New Healthcare Era Using Blockchain Technology, AI and Big Data

South Korean hospitals intend to set the ball rolling in ushering in a new healthcare era using industry 4.0 technology like blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and big data.

NFT Trading Platform Giant MakersPlace Completes $30M in Series A Financing

NFT Trading Platform Giant MakersPlace Completes $30M in Series A Financing

Non-Fungible Token (NFT) trading platform MakersPlace announced the completion of a $30 million Series A financing jointly led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Pantera Captial.

Predictions of Rising Potential for Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2020

Predictions of Rising Potential for Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2020

A recent Forbes article gives us insights into the driving forces which could determine the trends to follow in the upcoming year, within the cryptocurrency market. Read more in the article below, with insights from leaders from BIS, NEM Ventures, Close Cross, and CVA.

Embattled BitMEX Co-Founders to Pay $30M in Civil Fine

Embattled BitMEX Co-Founders to Pay $30M in Civil Fine

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has pronounced a combined Civil monetary fine of $30 million for the three embattled BitMEX exchange co-founders indicted for violating the US Bank Secrecy Act

At Least $150M Stolen by Hackers: BitMart CEO Confirms; While Security Firm Estimates More

At Least $150M Stolen by Hackers: BitMart CEO Confirms; While Security Firm Estimates More

BitMart experienced a large-scale security breach in which hackers were able to withdraw assets valued at up to approximately $150m, according to the cryptocurrency trading platform's CEO.

US House to Hold Joint Hearings on Digital Assets

US House to Hold Joint Hearings on Digital Assets

The House Financial Services Committee, Agriculture Committee, and subcommittees will hold joint hearings in May on establishing a bill to provide regulatory clarity to the digital asset ecosystem. The hearings will focus on addressing the market structure and striking a balance between protecting consumers and promoting responsible innovation. The goal is to report a bill out that deals with the capital raising piece for digital assets, all the way through to how a product can go from a securities regime to commodities regime, while preserving rights around products that do not fit into either regime.

US Department of Homeland Security to Host Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet Event with $25K Reward

US Department of Homeland Security to Host Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet Event with $25K Reward

DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) will host a virtual event for a Digital Wallets Challenge on Oct 27.

Global Blockchain IoT Market Expected to Generate Returns Worth $5.8 Billion by 2026

Global Blockchain IoT Market Expected to Generate Returns Worth $5.8 Billion by 2026

The global blockchain IoT market is expected to offer a revenue of $5.802 billion by 2026, driven by factors like IoT being increasingly implemented by mand end-use industries worldwide.

Meta's Martin Signoux Predicts AI Model Developments for 2024

Meta's Martin Signoux Predicts AI Model Developments for 2024

Martin Signoux predicts 2024 AI model trends including Large Multimodal Models, continuous improvements, Small Language Models' significance, open and proprietary models coexistence, benchmarking challenges, and public debate on AI risks.

Binance Finalizes Maverick Protocol Integration on BNB Smart Chain

Binance Finalizes Maverick Protocol Integration on BNB Smart Chain

Binance has integrated Maverick Protocol (MAV) into its BNB Smart Chain, enabling MAV token deposits and withdrawals on the BEP20 standard. This decentralized finance infrastructure optimizes liquidity for traders, providers, and developers. Users can find their MAV deposit address on the BNB Smart Chain.

Total Value Locked in DeFi Jumps to $208 Billion with Ethereum Taking the Lion’s Share

Total Value Locked in DeFi Jumps to $208 Billion with Ethereum Taking the Lion’s Share

According to DefiLlama, a ranking and metrics provider for DeFi protocols, the total value locked (TVL) in this sector stands at $208.03 billion.

Circle Introduces Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform to Streamline Web3 Development

Circle Introduces Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform to Streamline Web3 Development

Circle announces new Web3 services—Gas Station and Smart Contract Platform—to simplify blockchain development and lower costs. These user-centric solutions aim to accelerate the mass adoption of blockchain technologies.

Smart Contract 101: What is the Structure of a Contract?

Smart Contract 101: What is the Structure of a Contract?

A better understanding of the Blockchain Structure could help us learn how to create smart contracts efficiently, here is a simple overview as part of our Learn series.

European Commission Launches Research Unit to Investigate Algorithms Used by Big Tech

European Commission Launches Research Unit to Investigate Algorithms Used by Big Tech

The European Commission has launched a new research unit called the European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency (ECAT) to investigate the impact of algorithms used by prominent online platforms and search engines such as Facebook and Google. The team will analyze and evaluate the AI-backed algorithms used by Big Tech firms to identify and address any potential risks posed by these platforms.

Coinsquare Acquires CoinSmart to Float a Dominant Crypto Exchange in Canada

Coinsquare Acquires CoinSmart to Float a Dominant Crypto Exchange in Canada

Coinsquare has entered into a decisive agreement with CoinSmart Financial Inc to purchase the crypto trading platform

LG Electronics Expands Business in terms of Blockchain Technology & Crypto

LG Electronics Expands Business in terms of Blockchain Technology & Crypto

As part of its expansion plan beyond home appliances, South Korean tech giant LG Electronics intends to add blockchain, cryptocurrency, and medical devices as new sectors in its corporate charter.

Sotheby's to Accept Ether in Live Bidding for Sale of Banksy's Works

Sotheby's to Accept Ether in Live Bidding for Sale of Banksy's Works

Sotheby’s auction house will be accepting Ethereum cryptocurrency during live bidding for its upcoming virtual exhibition where two of Banksy's artworks will be up for sale.

Stripe Resumes Crypto Service Offerings, Partners with FTX

Stripe Resumes Crypto Service Offerings, Partners with FTX

Stripe is rejoining cryptocurrency space support again by building partnerships with FTX.

Ex-Polychain Capital General Partner Launches $125M Crypto Venture Fund

Ex-Polychain Capital General Partner Launches $125M Crypto Venture Fund

The fund, dao5, will invest in early-stage protocols and blockchain firms.

Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade Launch in Three Days, Smart Contract Capabilities to be Unlocked?

Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade Launch in Three Days, Smart Contract Capabilities to be Unlocked?

Within around three days, Bitcoin’s Taproot will go live. It is arguably the most anticipated and vital upgrade to the BTC network since the Segregated Witness (SegWit) improvement in 2017.

PwC Singapore's Venture Hub, on the Investment Sentiment of Blockchain Startups

PwC Singapore's Venture Hub, on the Investment Sentiment of Blockchain Startups

We arranged an interview with Lim Shu Ning, Director in PwC Singapore’s Venture Hub specializing in Blockchain during the SFF, which Shu Ning shares with us the investment sentiment of Singaporean blockchain startups and the state of enterprise blockchain adoption in Singapore.

Bitget creates an AI-powered crypto trading tool

Bitget creates an AI-powered crypto trading tool

Bitget, an influential entity in the fields of crypto derivatives and copy trading, has introduced a novel tool called the Martingale AI trading bot. This AI-powered innovation is engineered to help its users trade cryptocurrencies with higher efficiency.

Binance to Support BNB Beacon Chain and BNB Smart Chain Network Upgrades and Hard Forks

Binance to Support BNB Beacon Chain and BNB Smart Chain Network Upgrades and Hard Forks

Binance supports network upgrades and hard forks of BNB Beacon Chain and BNB Smart Chain, with maintenance scheduled for April 15, 18, and temporarily suspending deposits and withdrawals.

US Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Russian Crypto Mining Firm Bitriver

US Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Russian Crypto Mining Firm Bitriver

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia last over 2 months, The U.S. strengthens sanctions over Russia, adding Bitriver to the sanctions list in connection with its ties to the Russian economy.

Smart Contract 101: MetaMask

Smart Contract 101: MetaMask

MetaMask is a crypto wallet & gateway to blockchain apps. It also a tool for interacting with decentralized applications (DAPP).

Vogue Singapore Ventures into the NFT Metaverse in September Issue

Vogue Singapore Ventures into the NFT Metaverse in September Issue

Vogue Singapore has now ventured into the NFT Metaverse with the introduction of two new NFT art covers.

Binance Coin (BNB) Price Analysis-April 8,2021

Binance Coin (BNB) Price Analysis-April 8,2021

Although Bitcoin experienced a sharp decline, Binance Coin (BNB) showed a very strong trend and has not been dragged down by Bitcoin.

Bitget Pledges $10 Million for Fetch.ai Ecosystem

Bitget Pledges $10 Million for Fetch.ai Ecosystem

Bitget, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has pledged $10 million towards the development of the Fetch.ai ecosystem. Fetch.ai provides infrastructure for autonomous services and features an AI agent network and smart wallet.

The Most Unworkable State Law

The Most Unworkable State Law

An Illinois senator has presented a law that would compel crypto node operators, miners, and validators to reverse transactions if ordered by the court, even though it's impossible.

Neara Secures $24M Series B Boosting Utilities' Resilience and Renewable Energy Integration

Neara Secures $24M Series B Boosting Utilities' Resilience and Renewable Energy Integration

Neara, with a fresh $24M Series B funding, is set to bolster its AI-centric infrastructure modeling platform, aiming to mitigate climate risks faced by utilities and accelerate renewable energy integration. The investment led by Prosus Ventures will fuel Neara's global expansion and the development of its novel System of Enablement functionality, facilitating a smoother transition towards renewable energy, especially in the US and Europe.

Arbitrum's New ArbOS 11: A Game Changer for Blockchain and Crypto

Arbitrum's New ArbOS 11: A Game Changer for Blockchain and Crypto

The recent implementation of ArbOS 11 by the Arbitrum community introduces key improvements, including EVM Shanghai support and gas efficiency enhancements, fostering optimism in the crypto market for ARB.

Greece Establishes High-Level Advisory Committee for Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Greece Establishes High-Level Advisory Committee for Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the formation of a High-Level Advisory Committee for AI on October 19, 2023. Led by MIT Professor Constantinos Daskalakis, the committee aims to prepare Greece for the rapid advancements in AI and their applications. The committee will focus on long-term national strategy, including policy development and guidelines, in key areas such as economy, society, and innovation.

Mastercard Launches NFT-Gated Artist Accelerator Program

Mastercard Launches NFT-Gated Artist Accelerator Program

Mastercard announced a new artist accelerator program, which is NFT-gated and only accessible to holders of its Mastercard Music Pass NFT. The program is a collaboration with Polygon and offers free access to educational materials, unique AI tools, and other experiences.

EU Drafts AI Bill to Address Copyright Concerns

EU Drafts AI Bill to Address Copyright Concerns

The European Union has passed a draft bill that will classify AI tools according to their risk level and impose stricter transparency procedures for high-risk tools. The bill is part of the EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act and aims to address concerns around the use of copyrighted materials in AI training.

Demand for Blockchain and AI Expected to Push Market Value to $980.7M by 2030: Report

Demand for Blockchain and AI Expected to Push Market Value to $980.7M by 2030: Report

Since blockchain and artificial intelligence are among the greatest technological innovations, their demand is expected to make the market value soar to $980.7 million by 2030, a study suggests.

The launch of a nonfungible token protocol on the Bitcoin mainnet

The launch of a nonfungible token protocol on the Bitcoin mainnet

On Jan. 21, Bitcoin introduced "Ordinals," an NFT-like programme. However, meme-inspired JPEGs are filling Bitcoin blockspace.

Court Upholds OFAC's Designation of Tornado Cash Under IEEPA

Court Upholds OFAC's Designation of Tornado Cash Under IEEPA

The US District Court upheld the OFAC's designation of Tornado Cash under the IEEPA, rejecting plaintiffs' claims of overreach and First Amendment violations, highlighting legal challenges for privacy-oriented blockchain entities.

Walmart Clarifies False report, Not Accepting any Litecoin for Payment

Walmart Clarifies False report, Not Accepting any Litecoin for Payment

On Monday, retailer Walmart issued a clarification to debunk a false report concerning a partnership between Walmart and Litecoin (LTC). Walmart stated that it has no relationship with Litecoin.

Paxos Identifies Key Opportunities During Crypto Winter

Paxos Identifies Key Opportunities During Crypto Winter

Blockchain infrastructure provider Paxos has published a report identifying opportunities for crypto projects during the current market conditions, including seeking solutions and partnerships. The report highlights the usefulness of stablecoins while acknowledging the need for greater transparency. Partnerships with businesses addressing real-world needs were also deemed important. The CEO of the Stellar Development Foundation suggested that regulating stablecoins may be necessary to maintain a strong dollar, while a recent Bank of International Settlements report deemed stablecoins a less preferable form of tokenized money.

Samsung to Unveil Galaxy AI

Samsung to Unveil Galaxy AI

Samsung gears up for a revolutionary Galaxy AI debut with the S24 series.

Largest DeFi Hack Recorded on Poly Network with $610M Stolen

Largest DeFi Hack Recorded on Poly Network with $610M Stolen

A $610 million hack has been recorded by interoperability protocol Poly Network in what is tagged as the biggest heist in the DeFi world.

Intel launches Articul8 AI with DigitalBridge

Intel launches Articul8 AI with DigitalBridge

Intel and DigitalBridge launch Articul8 AI, focusing on secure, enterprise-grade GenAI software, with diverse industry applications.

Scenarios for the Transition to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

Scenarios for the Transition to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

A recent working paper by Anton Korinek and Donghyun Suh explores different scenarios for the transition to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). The paper analyzes the impact of technological progress on output and wages, considering the possibility of full automation and its implications for the labor market. The authors discuss the race between automation and capital accumulation, the effects on wage dynamics, and the potential for broad-based gains in productivity. The research provides valuable insights into the economic consequences of AGI development.

BCB Blockchain Collaborates with Philippine Government to Support Local Startups

BCB Blockchain Collaborates with Philippine Government to Support Local Startups

BCB Blockchain, a Singapore-based technology firm agreed to join hands with the government of the Philippines to support the development of local startups through creating smart city projects and applications making use of their funds and blockchain protocol.

Microsoft and Finastra Open Cloud Solution to Exponentially Accelerate Innovation for 8,500 Banks and Institutions

Microsoft and Finastra Open Cloud Solution to Exponentially Accelerate Innovation for 8,500 Banks and Institutions

Finastra and Microsoft Corp have announced a strategic, multiyear cloud agreement to help accelerate the digital transformation of financial services and help realise and open source future for finance.

Binance.US Digital Asset Trading Marketplace is Now Available in North Carolina

Binance.US Digital Asset Trading Marketplace is Now Available in North Carolina

Binance.US has now expanded its digital asset trading services to include North Carolina investors.

How Apple Will Advance in Generative AI in 2024

How Apple Will Advance in Generative AI in 2024

Apple's 2024 agenda includes the launch of Vision Pro, advancements in generative AI with iOS 18, and integrating AI across its ecosystem. Emphasizing thoughtful AI integration, Apple navigates generative AI's potential while maintaining its privacy-focused approach.

Equilibrium and Chainlink to Power Synthetic Assets and Stablecoins on Polkadot

Equilibrium and Chainlink to Power Synthetic Assets and Stablecoins on Polkadot

Equilibrium has chosen Chainlink, a tokenized oracle network, to power synthetic assets, lending, and stablecoins using its smart contracts.

Coinbase and Venmo Users Angered by Privacy Issues—Fintech Firm Faces Second Class Action Lawsuit

Coinbase and Venmo Users Angered by Privacy Issues—Fintech Firm Faces Second Class Action Lawsuit

A second lawsuit has been filed against the fintech company Plaid, for violating user data privacy agreements they hold with major financial accounts that use Coinbase and Venmo.

Standard Chartered’s Zodia Custody Gets FCA Approval to Offer Cryptocurrency Services

Standard Chartered’s Zodia Custody Gets FCA Approval to Offer Cryptocurrency Services

Zodia Custody has been given greenlight to provide cryptocurrency services to institutions.

a16z Announces $4.5bn Fund for Crypto and Web3.0 Startups

a16z Announces $4.5bn Fund for Crypto and Web3.0 Startups

California-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has launched its fourth crypto fund, the Crypto Fund IV, as it prepares to invest fully into blockchain and Web3.0 startups.

Blockchain and the Wheel of Fate: The Role of Blockchain Technology in Disease Surveillance and Pandemic Prevention

Blockchain and the Wheel of Fate: The Role of Blockchain Technology in Disease Surveillance and Pandemic Prevention

Pandemics are an inescapable fact of life on Earth. They have happened before, and we are on the verge of experiencing the latest such event through the relentless spread of the coronavirus. How can blockchain technology help to contain pandemics?

US DOJ Launches National Crypto Enforcement Team

US DOJ Launches National Crypto Enforcement Team

The US DOJ has unveiled establishing a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET), a law enforcement task force fighting crypto crime.

Solana (SOL) Mobile's "Chapter 2" Phone: A New Era in Web3 Mobile Technology

Solana (SOL) Mobile's "Chapter 2" Phone: A New Era in Web3 Mobile Technology

Solana Mobile's new web3 phone "Chapter 2" achieves unprecedented demand, selling out its first-year sales target within a single day. Priced at $450 and set for 2025 release, this device aims to make web3 tech more accessible.

Blockchain in Manufacturing Market Expected to Hit $17 Billion by 2027

Blockchain in Manufacturing Market Expected to Hit $17 Billion by 2027

The urge to streamline operations and track assets with unprecedented precision are some of the factors expected to make the blockchain in the global manufacturing market hit $17.047 billion by 2027, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Swiss Digital Asset Bank Sygnum Partnered with Artemundi to Issue Picasso NFT Painting for $6K per Share

Swiss Digital Asset Bank Sygnum Partnered with Artemundi to Issue Picasso NFT Painting for $6K per Share

The Swiss bank of digital asset management, Sygnum, announced that it has partnered with industry-leading art investment company Artemundi to sell the ownership stake in Pablo Picasso’s NFT painting at a price of $6,000 per share.

Crypto Token Backed by $25M Diamond Ponzi Scam Flagged by DoJ

Crypto Token Backed by $25M Diamond Ponzi Scam Flagged by DoJ

The US Department of Justice charged a Florida native with wire fraud, for soliciting investors in a diamond-backed cryptocurrency Ponzi and investment scam.

Be the First to Mox

Be the First to Mox

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Coinbase Rolls Out AI-Driven ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System

Coinbase Rolls Out AI-Driven ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System

Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal unveils Coinbase's ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System, combining smart contract auditing with machine learning to tackle crypto scams. Disclosed on October 6, 2023, this initiative enhances security and trust in token listings on the platform.

UK to Invest in AI Task Force

UK to Invest in AI Task Force

UK officials announced the allocation of £100 million in funding to support an AI task force to accelerate the country's readiness for AI adoption. The task force will prioritize public services and will aim to ensure safe and reliable foundation models for AI use.

Web3 Security 2023 State Revealed, Nearly $2 Billion Lost

Web3 Security 2023 State Revealed, Nearly $2 Billion Lost

CertiK's "Hack3d: The Web3 Security Report 2023" provides a thorough analysis of Web3 security incidents in 2023, highlighting key vulnerabilities and trends in the blockchain and smart contract security landscape.

Republicans Cry Foul Play, USPS Postal Employee Retracts Claims of Ballot Tampering

Republicans Cry Foul Play, USPS Postal Employee Retracts Claims of Ballot Tampering

The US elections have finally come to an end, amid a flurry of anticipation and misinformation that have left the Republican party incredibly infuriated.

Dutch Government Invests Heavily in AI to Compete Globally

Dutch Government Invests Heavily in AI to Compete Globally

The Dutch government has allocated €204.5 million ($222.07 million) for AI development, signaling a robust commitment to advancing the Netherlands' position in the global AI landscape and adhering to the EU's AI Act.

Web3 Foundation Announces Over $1.1M in Grants Under Wave 19 Program

Web3 Foundation Announces Over $1.1M in Grants Under Wave 19 Program

The Web3 Foundation disclosed the conclusion of its 19th grant wave, allocating over $1.1 million to 33 projects to bolster the Polkadot ecosystem. The foundation marked its 600th grant and 1000th milestone, reflecting the growth and the fervor of the Polkadot developer community, now the second largest globally. This wave spotlighted grants enhancing smart contract capabilities on Polkadot’s ink! smart contracts, and core infrastructure improvements. The foundation continues to welcome new proposals, underlining its ongoing commitment to support the evolving Web 3.0 ecosystem.

Bybit Rolls Out Grid Bot for Automated, Seamless Futures Trading

Bybit Rolls Out Grid Bot for Automated, Seamless Futures Trading

Crypto exchange Bybit has launched a new trading bot for seamless and automated trading to tame price volatility and risk associated with futures trading.

IBM, KPMG, Walmart, Merck Reveal Results of FDA Blockchain Drug Tracing Pilot

IBM, KPMG, Walmart, Merck Reveal Results of FDA Blockchain Drug Tracing Pilot

IBM, KPMG, Walmart, and Merck’s blockchain pilot in drug-tracing has successfully exceeded the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) benchmarks. The pilot program aimed to encourage new technologies to be used in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Blockchain was used as a shared record movement of pharmaceutical drugs through the supply chain, which resulted in improved efficiency. Recalls were proven to be done in just seconds, rather than in days, as blockchain offers traceability.

Recharge Capital Appoints Former Bridgewater Associates Singapore Executive, Margaret Wang, as Managing Partner

Recharge Capital Appoints Former Bridgewater Associates Singapore Executive, Margaret Wang, as Managing Partner

Recharge Capital has appointed Margaret Wang as its new Managing Partner, focusing on the Women's Health Strategy and operations in the APAC region. Wang has experience in senior leadership roles at global financial institutions and has previously led the Singapore office of Bridgewater Associates Singapore. She will also lead Rhea Holdings Co., a $200M women's healthcare-focused investment vehicle.

Ant Group Launches Blockchain-Powered System to Help SMEs in Cross-Border Trade

Ant Group Launches Blockchain-Powered System to Help SMEs in Cross-Border Trade

China's Ant Group established a blockchain-enabled smart contract platform Trusple to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for cross-border trades.

BNB hacker liquidates from market meltdown, loses $53M

BNB hacker liquidates from market meltdown, loses $53M

A sharp market dip caused many traders to sell and BNB Smart Chain exploiters to steal approximately $600 million in BNB tokens. The assault halted BNB Smart Chain's cross-chain bridge, liquidating Venus Protocol collateral valued over $53 million. The crypto market fell 6%, wiping roughly $1 billion in holdings in 24 hours. BNB's price went below $220, liquidating three wallet holdings immediately.

Coinbase Uses Multi-Party Computation to Enhance Crypto Wallet Security and User Experience

Coinbase Uses Multi-Party Computation to Enhance Crypto Wallet Security and User Experience

Coinbase is making strides towards simplifying the onboarding process for web3, bolstering both security and recovery for crypto wallets. The company is deploying a cryptographic technique called Multi-Party Computation (MPC) to eliminate key management hurdles that have long been a barrier to mainstream web3 adoption.

OpenAI Expands Board with Tech and Legal Luminaries

OpenAI Expands Board with Tech and Legal Luminaries

OpenAI announces the addition of Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Nicole Seligman, and Fidji Simo to its board of directors, marking a significant governance expansion.

Trump Warns of AI and Deepfake Dangers in Fox Business Interview

Trump Warns of AI and Deepfake Dangers in Fox Business Interview

Former President Donald Trump criticized AI and deepfake technology, stating they pose significant risks and require urgent action to mitigate potential conflict and misinformation, emphasizing the complexities of regulating AI and ensuring ethical use.

US Treasury Department Proposes New KYC Requirements for Cryptocurrency Transactions

US Treasury Department Proposes New KYC Requirements for Cryptocurrency Transactions

The U.S Treasury Department has released a notice concerning a new rule that would require money services businesses and banks to verify identities, keep records, and submit reports of users holding crypto assets in unhosted wallets.

Ethereum Accounts for Nearly Half of the Trading Volume on Top Exchanges

Ethereum Accounts for Nearly Half of the Trading Volume on Top Exchanges

Ethereum accounts for almost half of the trading volume on top exchanges compared to a quarter a year ago.

Mastercard Uses AI to Combat Real-Time Payment Scams

Mastercard Uses AI to Combat Real-Time Payment Scams

Mastercard has introduced a brand new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solution with the intention of assisting financial institutions in combating payment fraud and scams in real time, ahead of any potential monetary abuses.

The Number of Ethereum Deposits on Crypto Exchanges Hit a 5-Month Low-What This Mean

The Number of Ethereum Deposits on Crypto Exchanges Hit a 5-Month Low-What This Mean

The number of ETH deposits on crypto exchanges continues to diminish, given that it reached a 5-month low of 548.940.

Google Merges Teams to Form Google Deepmind for AI Breakthroughs

Google Merges Teams to Form Google Deepmind for AI Breakthroughs

Google merges its Brain team with DeepMind to create Google DeepMind, a new business unit dedicated to developing AI in a safe and responsible manner. The team aims to accelerate progress in AI breakthroughs and products, with Chief Scientist Jeff Dean leading the development of powerful, multimodal AI models.

$1.5 Billion of BTC Locked Up In Ethereum

$1.5 Billion of BTC Locked Up In Ethereum

Bitcoin maxis are turning to the dark side as the value proposition of DeFi sees record levels of Bitcoin on Ethereum.

Misuse of Facial Recognition: The $10M Macy's and Sunglass Hut Legal Battle

Misuse of Facial Recognition: The $10M Macy's and Sunglass Hut Legal Battle

Harvey Eugene Murphy Jr. sues Macy's and Sunglass Hut for $10 million over wrongful arrest and assault, highlighting flaws in facial recognition technology and its serious consequences.

He Yi Discusses Binance's Regulatory Strategy Amid Actions Against Binance and Zhao Changpen

He Yi Discusses Binance's Regulatory Strategy Amid Actions Against Binance and Zhao Changpen

In a public letter, He Yi, Co-founder of Binance, discusses the company's compliance strategy, which gains significance amidst a U.S. Department of Justice inquiry initiated on May 6, 2023, 13 SEC charges, and the company's recent exit from the Russian market.

Exclusive: Gerard Dache, on the Two Contradictions of Facebook Libra

Exclusive: Gerard Dache, on the Two Contradictions of Facebook Libra

In part 2 of the interview, Gerard walked us through some of the recommended bills to the government in fostering blockchain innovation, such as the “Blockchain Promotion Act”. He then shared his views on the nature of Bitcoin and two contradictions of Facebook’s Libra.

API-Based NFT Startup Rarify Raises $10M Funding Round, Led by Pantera Capital

API-Based NFT Startup Rarify Raises $10M Funding Round, Led by Pantera Capital

Rarify, an application programming interface (API) platform, announced that it raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by crypto investment firm Pantera Capital.

Democrats may lose youth votes over anti-crypto sentiments, warns Winklevoss

Democrats may lose youth votes over anti-crypto sentiments, warns Winklevoss

Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss has warned that the Democratic Party risks losing crucial support from younger voters due to what he perceives as an aggressive stance on cryptocurrencies by notable figures within the party.

Artificial Intelligence Might Help Eradicate Fake Cryptocurrency News

Artificial Intelligence Might Help Eradicate Fake Cryptocurrency News

Deepfakes may jeopardize the future because they might make fake news to blend seamlessly into our daily lives. As a result, people’s actions and viewpoints might be substantially influenced, especially in the crypto space.

Paxful Exits Venezuela’s P2P Crypto Bitcoin Market Following US Sanctions

Paxful Exits Venezuela’s P2P Crypto Bitcoin Market Following US Sanctions

Paxful has withdrawn its crypto trading services from Venezuela after the country was classified as high-risk by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Stars Arena Recovers Majority of Stolen Crypto

Stars Arena Recovers Majority of Stolen Crypto

Stars Arena, a Web3 social media platform, has recovered about 90% of the 266,104 AVAX stolen in a security breach on October 7, 2023, following a settlement with the exploiter. The platform received 239,493 AVAX back, while awarding a 27,610 AVAX bounty to the individual. Post-recovery, Stars Arena is enhancing its security measures, including auditing a new smart contract to safeguard against future exploits.

Former Coinbase CTO Bets $1 Million on Bitcoin Reaching $1 Million in 90 Days

Former Coinbase CTO Bets $1 Million on Bitcoin Reaching $1 Million in 90 Days

Former Coinbase chief technology officer Balaji Srinivasan has placed a bet worth $1 million on Bitcoin's price reaching $1 million by June 17. Srinivasan accepted the wager from pseudonymous Twitter user James Medlock, who bet $1 million that the United States would not experience hyperinflation.

Crypto.com Signs 5-Year Deal with Australian Football League, Worth $25m Sponsorship

Crypto.com Signs 5-Year Deal with Australian Football League, Worth $25m Sponsorship

Crypto.com announced that has signed a five-year partnership agreement with the Australian Football League, sponsoring it for $25 million to develop sports business.

DOJ Targets SBF's Jets for Forfeiture

DOJ Targets SBF's Jets for Forfeiture

Samuel Bankman-Fried, also known as "SBF," faces the possibility of asset forfeiture, including two luxury jets, as per a filing by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) dated October 4, 2023. The forfeiture is linked to multiple charges against Bankman-Fried, who is currently on trial. The aircraft in question are embroiled in an ownership dispute involving the U.S. government, FTX, and Island Air Capital.

IBM Food Trust: Cutting Through the Complexity of the World’s Food Supply with Blockchain

IBM Food Trust: Cutting Through the Complexity of the World’s Food Supply with Blockchain

IBM Food Trust was first launched in August 2017, with 10 Foundation members aiming to use blockchain in food traceability to solve issues in the food supply chain. Prior to the launch, IBM, Walmart and Tsinghua University announced a collaboration to improve the way food is tracked, transported and sold to customers in China. Juniper Research recently announced that IBM Food Trust is one of the leading blockchain players in the food provenance space.

Sber Bank's blockchain technology uses Metamask

Sber Bank's blockchain technology uses Metamask

Russia's biggest lender integrates its blockchain technology with Ethereum to enter DeFi and Web3. The connection lets users utilize Sber's tokens and smart contracts. Sberbank is developing blockchain goods. It requested a blockchain platform for its "Sbercoin" stablecoin from the Bank of Russia in 2021.

Spanish Opposition Party Partido Popular Proposes Bill Allowing Crypto Payment for Mortgage

Spanish Opposition Party Partido Popular Proposes Bill Allowing Crypto Payment for Mortgage

Spain opposition party- Partido Popular (PP) party has proposed a bill allowing the use of cryptocurrency to pay for mortgage loans.

US Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Ban on TikTok Downloads

US Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Ban on TikTok Downloads

A federal US judge granted an injunction request against the Trump Administration’s order to ban TikTok downloads across all US app stores.

PayPal May Be Considering Launching Its Own Stablecoin

PayPal May Be Considering Launching Its Own Stablecoin

PayPal may be looking to launch its own stablecoins in the future, as it has been reportedly been meeting with stablecoin developers.

Web3 Revolutionizes Startup and Investor Landscape

Web3 Revolutionizes Startup and Investor Landscape

Professionals at Paris Blockchain Week 2023 discuss how Web3 disrupts traditional business models and offers new opportunities for startups and investors. Different cultures in Web3 and Web2 startups were analyzed, with emphasis on the role of investors in Web3 and the challenges faced by startups.

CMCC Global's Titan Fund Secures $100M for Asian Blockchain Ventures

CMCC Global's Titan Fund Secures $100M for Asian Blockchain Ventures

Hong Kong-based CMCC Global has raised $100 million for its Titan Fund, targeting early-stage blockchain start-ups primarily in Asia. The fund's first round saw participation from over 30 investors and comes amid a 70.9% YoY decline in global crypto venture capital investments.

Samsung Facilitates Blockchain Use on Galaxy Devices

Samsung Facilitates Blockchain Use on Galaxy Devices

Samsung issued an official announcement to inform users that they will now be able to manage and trade cryptocurrencies from third-party wallets directly on Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

US Prosecutors Unseal Indictment of $20 Million Dollar Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

US Prosecutors Unseal Indictment of $20 Million Dollar Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

US prosecutors have recently indicted a group of investment scammers who have orchestrated a cryptocurrency mining fraud following a Ponzi scheme protocol.

Steamboat Willie Enters Public Domain, Inspires NFT and Meme Coin Craze

Steamboat Willie Enters Public Domain, Inspires NFT and Meme Coin Craze

The public domain's "Steamboat Willie" Mickey Mouse version has sparked the creation of popular NFTs and meme coins, marking a new era in digital art and copyright freedom.

Coinbase NFT Partner Ox Labs Pulls $70m in Series B Funding Round

Coinbase NFT Partner Ox Labs Pulls $70m in Series B Funding Round

0x Labs, the blockchain startup that is in partnership with Nasdaq-listed Coinbase Exchange, has raised $70 million in a Series B funding round with Greylocks Partners at an undisclosed valuation.

Why Vitalik Buterin Proposed 33% Increase in Gas Limit for Ethereum

Why Vitalik Buterin Proposed 33% Increase in Gas Limit for Ethereum

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin proposes a 33% increase in the gas limit to improve network throughput. This first change in three years aims to balance efficiency and stability, addressing scalability.

Meta Introduces Purple Llama: Enhancing Generative AI Safety and Security

Meta Introduces Purple Llama: Enhancing Generative AI Safety and Security

Meta's Purple Llama project enhances generative AI safety and security through CyberSec Eval and Llama Guard, collaborating with major tech entities for responsible AI development.

Exclusive: LabCFTC's Melissa Netram Talks Advancing Policy and Regulation in FinTech and Blockchain Through Times of Crisis

Exclusive: LabCFTC's Melissa Netram Talks Advancing Policy and Regulation in FinTech and Blockchain Through Times of Crisis

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) established LabCFTC as an initiative under the General Counsel’s office in 2017 aimed at promoting FinTech innovation and competition. The office has been very active with over 400 different private meetings held with innovators in the last three years. In addition, LabCFTC has published three primers in the marketplace based on their understanding of smart contracts, artificial intelligence, and crypto-assets.

Blockchain Can Improve Climate Crisis through Smart Contracts, Study Shows

Blockchain Can Improve Climate Crisis through Smart Contracts, Study Shows

Climate change is considered a desperate issue in modern times. Blockchain technology is believed to act as a stepping stone towards addressing economic complexities and interoperability when transiting to renewable energy, study shows.

Cardano's Goguen Rollout Could Directly Compete with Ethereum with its New Smart Contract Implementation

Cardano's Goguen Rollout Could Directly Compete with Ethereum with its New Smart Contract Implementation

Cardano’s Goguen era, which marks the next period after Shelley, will be the era of implementing smart contracts and enabling decentralized applications (Dapps) on the network. The Goguen era is Cardano’s third development phase, which is expected to start in the third quarter of 2020 with the release of its testnet.

Lionel Messi Becomes Sorare’s Brand Ambassador and Investor

Lionel Messi Becomes Sorare’s Brand Ambassador and Investor

Lionel Messi, a football star who has bagged seven Ballon d’Or Awards, has joined hands with Sorare to be its brand ambassador and investor.

Standard Chartered Enters The Sandbox Metaverse

Standard Chartered Enters The Sandbox Metaverse

Banking giant Standard Chartered has entered the metaverse with The Sandbox to build a virtual space for its clients and supporters.

Binance Smart Chain Surpasses Ethereum for Unique Active Wallets and Transaction Volume

Binance Smart Chain Surpasses Ethereum for Unique Active Wallets and Transaction Volume

The Binance Smart Chain, a platform for building smart contracts, has surpassed the Ethereum network for transaction volume and unique active wallets.

Standard Chartered Research Head Sees Depreciating US Dollar as Perfect Storm for Emerging Assets

Standard Chartered Research Head Sees Depreciating US Dollar as Perfect Storm for Emerging Assets

The United States dollar is facing significant depreciation following the US elections according to Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of Research.

Blockchain and IoT: Transforming Hong Kong into a Smart City

Blockchain and IoT: Transforming Hong Kong into a Smart City

Blockchain and IoT: Transforming Hong Kong into a Smart City

Cardano to Launch ERC-20 Converter and Cross-Chain Communication for Interoperability Between Networks Including Bitcoin

Cardano to Launch ERC-20 Converter and Cross-Chain Communication for Interoperability Between Networks Including Bitcoin

Cardano founder and IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson recently announced in his YouTube video that the current roadmap for the Shelley hard fork will be going according to plan, scheduled on July 29, 2020.

Stellar Network Advances with Protocol 20 and Smart Contracts Activation

Stellar Network Advances with Protocol 20 and Smart Contracts Activation

Stellar Development Foundation activates Protocol 20 and smart contracts on its network, enhancing scalability and efficiency, and marking a milestone in growth.

Here's Why Harvey's $80M Funding is a Game Changer in Legal AI

Here's Why Harvey's $80M Funding is a Game Changer in Legal AI

Harvey raised $715 million in a $80 million Series B funding round, showcasing its advanced AI-powered workflow optimization technology.

The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School to Accept Crypto for Tuition Fees

The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School to Accept Crypto for Tuition Fees

Wharton business school of the University of Pennsylvania has announced that it is developing a new online executive education program that will allow students to pay for tuition fees with cryptocurrencies.

Cardano Introduces Two Devnets to Enable Any Developer to Build Smart Contracts and Dapps

Cardano Introduces Two Devnets to Enable Any Developer to Build Smart Contracts and Dapps

IOHK, recently announced that they have introduced two new development environments enabling developers to write smart contracts for Cardano.

US NIST Initiates AI Safety Consortium to Promote Trustworthy AI Development

US NIST Initiates AI Safety Consortium to Promote Trustworthy AI Development

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched the Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium to promote safe AI development and responsible use, inviting organizations to collaborate on identifying proven safety techniques by December 4, 2023.

Hong Kong to Host One of Asia's Largest NFT Exhibitions in June

Hong Kong to Host One of Asia's Largest NFT Exhibitions in June

One of the largest non-fungible tokens (NFTs) exhibitions in Asia titled "ARTAVERSE" will be hosted in Hong Kong starting on June 3.

Beeple NFT Sells at Auction for $69.3M, The Biggest NFT Sale to Date

Beeple NFT Sells at Auction for $69.3M, The Biggest NFT Sale to Date

The world's most valuation NFT by Beeple has been auctioned at Christie's for an approximate sum of $69.3 million

Microsoft and AFL-CIO Forge Partnership to Navigate AI's Impact on the Workforce

Microsoft and AFL-CIO Forge Partnership to Navigate AI's Impact on the Workforce

Microsoft and AFL-CIO's partnership marks a significant step in integrating AI into the workforce, focusing on worker education, labor rights, policy influence, and ensuring AI meets workers' needs.

KeyFi Announces Native Token Listing on ApeSwap DEX

KeyFi Announces Native Token Listing on ApeSwap DEX

KeyFi, an AI-Powered DeFi aggregator platform backed by SelfKey Credentials, is listing its native token, KEYFI, on decentralized exchange ApeSwap.Finance.

EY, Microsoft and ConsenSys Create a Platform For Enterprises on Ethereum Mainnet

EY, Microsoft and ConsenSys Create a Platform For Enterprises on Ethereum Mainnet

Global accounting firm EY have launched their open-source Baseline protocol which aims to address privacy issues to encourage enterprise adoption of public Ethereum.

US Treasury Department Concerns NFTs Crime of Money Laundering

US Treasury Department Concerns NFTs Crime of Money Laundering

The growing popularity of digital artworks as highly valued non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is now a major financial red flag as the United States Treasury Department believes they could be a vital tool for money laundering.

HUAWEI CLOUD and COBO Announce Strategic Blockchain Partnership in Asia

HUAWEI CLOUD and COBO Announce Strategic Blockchain Partnership in Asia

HUAWEI CLOUD, the cloud service division of global technology titan Huawei, has officially entered into a "Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)" with COBO, a frontrunner in digital asset custody solutions. This landmark announcement was made during an exclusive, closed-door event.

Unizen (ZCX) enters a strategic partnership with THORChain (RUNE)

Unizen (ZCX) enters a strategic partnership with THORChain (RUNE)

The team at Unizen, operating the Web3 ecosystem found at zcx.com, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the team at THORChain. Specifically, Unizen has integrated the THORChain settlement layer to enable swaps between ETH (Ethereum) and AVAX (Avalanche C-chain) to BTC (Bitcoin) and vice versa.

Bitcoin Surges as US Inflation Rises

Bitcoin Surges as US Inflation Rises

The price of Bitcoin surged over $26,000 as the US Department of Labor reported a 0.4% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February 2023, with inflation rising by 6% over the last year. The cryptocurrency markets reacted positively to the news, with both Bitcoin and Ether experiencing price surges.

Cardano Records Over 100 Smart Contracts Following Alonzo Upgrade

Cardano Records Over 100 Smart Contracts Following Alonzo Upgrade

Cardano has records more than 100 smart contracts launched on the blockchain as the Alonzo upgrade goes live.

Visa New Crypto Initiative

Visa New Crypto Initiative

Visa is developing a new crypto product to promote the adoption of public blockchain networks and stablecoin payments. The company is seeking software engineers with experience in programming, Web3 technologies, and Solidity to build the product.

Congress May Restrict Stock Trading In The Next Session

Congress May Restrict Stock Trading In The Next Session

The 118th Congress may prevent members from investing in stocks or cryptocurrency. 77 politicians violated disclosure obligations after the 2012 STOCK Act. Many see a conflict of interest in elected officials trading and holding assets. In 2022, Congress and Fed officials breached crypto trading and holding restrictions. These infractions included delayed reporting of legal transactions, yet members were allowed to influence legislation with their investments. Last year's crypto issues included U.S. legislators and business executives' financial relationships.

Bitcoin's Potential Surge to $200K by 2025

Bitcoin's Potential Surge to $200K by 2025

Standard Chartered predicts Bitcoin could reach $200,000 by 2025, contingent on successful U.S. Bitcoin ETFs, with inflows estimated at $50-100 billion.

Visa Announces $100 Million Fund for Generative AI in Commerce and Payments

Visa Announces $100 Million Fund for Generative AI in Commerce and Payments

Visa Inc. has announced a $100 million fund to invest in generative AI technologies that are relevant to commerce and payments. The initiative, led by Visa Ventures, aims to foster innovation in the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence.

Jay Z-Backed Ethereum App Platform Officially Opens Doors to Public

Jay Z-Backed Ethereum App Platform Officially Opens Doors to Public

Blockchain startup Alchemy has recently announced that the blockchain developer platform was perfected and now open to any companies or individuals looking to build smart contract-based projects.

Thai Political Party Proposes $300 Digital Currency Stimulus

Thai Political Party Proposes $300 Digital Currency Stimulus

The Pheu Thai Party in Thailand has proposed giving all residents 16 years and older a digital currency stipend of $300 if it wins the next election. The initiative is a stimulus project aimed at helping the local economy using blockchain technology.

Racing to Save the Planet: The Role of Blockchain in Sustainability

Racing to Save the Planet: The Role of Blockchain in Sustainability

The world is in decay. A long list of environmental disasters and the relentless requirement for fossil fuels are pushing Earth's capabilities to heal itself to a dangerous tipping point. Blockchain might very well be mankind's last hope to avoid the fall.

Belt and Road in Hong Kong: the Emergence of Digital Gold in IoT

Belt and Road in Hong Kong: the Emergence of Digital Gold in IoT

A US dollar global economy has led to the underwhelming volume of growth of Chinese goods being traded among the Belt and Road countries and corridors since the initiative began in 2013. GoldZip is the exciting new digital tool allowing countries to barter goods based on their digital gold values.

Argentinians Seek Shelter in Stablecoins after Economy Minister Resignation

Argentinians Seek Shelter in Stablecoins after Economy Minister Resignation

Argentinians have taken refuge in stablecoins after the nation’s economy minister Martin Guzman resigned over the weekend attributed to the financial crisis crushing the South American country.

Coinbase-backed Crypto Financial Startup Amber Group Raises $1B Investment Round

Coinbase-backed Crypto Financial Startup Amber Group Raises $1B Investment Round

Coinbase-backed cryptocurrency financial services company Amber Group raise worth up $1 billion in funds, aiming at provides investors with many different cryptocurrency products for investment.

Standard Chartered Becomes the First Bank to Join the Global Digital Finance Patron Board

Standard Chartered Becomes the First Bank to Join the Global Digital Finance Patron Board

Standard Chartered, the British multinational bank (MNB), announced recently that the corporation would be joining the crypto and digital finance industry membership body Global Digital Finance (GDF) Patron Board.

US FDA Calls Meeting on Blockchain, AI and the New Era of Smarter Food Safety

US FDA Calls Meeting on Blockchain, AI and the New Era of Smarter Food Safety

The FDA will hold a meeting on October 21st, with the aim of gathering input and feedback to help shape an FDA blueprint for the initiative. The FDA will propose leveraging modern technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and IoT to improve the transparency and decrease the risks of contamination in the food supply chain.

China Plans to Thwart Procedural Violations in the Police Force and Courtrooms with Blockchain

China Plans to Thwart Procedural Violations in the Police Force and Courtrooms with Blockchain

China has laid plans to use a new automated system powered by blockchain and other technologies to propel surveillance of its judges and police officers.

Iota Floats Smart Contracts Beta with Zero Execution Fee

Iota Floats Smart Contracts Beta with Zero Execution Fee

The Iota Foundation has launched its smart contract functionality which it said is now available in IOTA 2.0 DevNet.

AI Companies Respond to Copyright Infringement Claims

AI Companies Respond to Copyright Infringement Claims

Stability AI, Midjourney, and DeviantArt have responded to a lawsuit brought by artists who claim that their work was used without permission to train generative AI systems. The companies argue that the resulting AI-generated images are dissimilar to the artists’ work, and that the lawsuit lacks specific information about the allegedly misused photos.

Kevin Hart Jokingly Calls Crypto “Voodoo Money” While Kanye West Takes Bitcoin Seriously on Joe Rogan’s Podcast

Kevin Hart Jokingly Calls Crypto “Voodoo Money” While Kanye West Takes Bitcoin Seriously on Joe Rogan’s Podcast

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart recently commented on Bitcoin during a livestream event for MDA USA, Kanye West discusses BTC with Joe Rogan.

WeBank Blockchain Patents Filings Rank Third Highest Globally for 2019

WeBank Blockchain Patents Filings Rank Third Highest Globally for 2019

China’s WeBank is leading the global banking community in banking technology patents jumping ahead of US giants JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America with 632 filed patents in 2019.

Coinbase is challenging the U.S. Treasury over the recent tornado cash sanctions

Coinbase is challenging the U.S. Treasury over the recent tornado cash sanctions

Coinbase is suing the U.S. Treasury for listing Tornado Cash on the SDN List, arguing it violates digital privacy and regulatory authority in the cryptocurrency sector.

Walmart Files Patent Application for Blockchain-Based Drone Communications

Walmart Files Patent Application for Blockchain-Based Drone Communications

The American commerce giant Walmart filed for a patent application for a drone communication system entitled “Cloning Drones Using Blockchain” in January 2019. The United States Patent and Trademark Office published the patent on August 1.

Democratic Party of Korea Pushes for Reconsideration of Spot Bitcoin ETFs

Democratic Party of Korea Pushes for Reconsideration of Spot Bitcoin ETFs

The Democratic Party of Korea plans to request the Financial Services Commission to review its stance on the legal status of spot Bitcoin ETFs, following opposition to its previous statement.

Bitso Inks Deal as the Official Sponsor of Sao Paulo Football Club

Bitso Inks Deal as the Official Sponsor of Sao Paulo Football Club

South American trading platform, Bitso has inked a partnership with the Sao Paulo Football Club to be the team’s official sponsor from now until the next three years.

Crypto Executives Launch Investment Firm Tangent to Help Web3 Startups Growth

Crypto Executives Launch Investment Firm Tangent to Help Web3 Startups Growth

The launch of Tangent comes amid financial market turbulence that has triggered venture capital funds to slow down investment in the tech sector.

State Street Partners with Copper.co to Offer Crypto Custody Services to Customers

State Street Partners with Copper.co to Offer Crypto Custody Services to Customers

The partnership will continue to help State Street bank to provide digital and crypto asset services for its clients.

Despite Industry Upheaval, Hong Kong Seeks Crypto Hub Status

Despite Industry Upheaval, Hong Kong Seeks Crypto Hub Status

Hong Kong's government supports bitcoin infrastructure development. In 2023, Hong Kong's finance secretary Paul Chan said the government and authorities would work with crypto and fintech businesses. Many sector businesses want to develop in Hong Kong or go public on local markets.

CoinDesk Under Fire for Retracting Articles on Justin Sun and Chainalysis

CoinDesk Under Fire for Retracting Articles on Justin Sun and Chainalysis

CoinDesk, a prominent cryptocurrency news source, has been accused of retracting articles criticizing industry players, raising concerns about its commitment to balanced reporting and editorial integrity, highlighting the need for objective reporting.

BlockFi Will Submit Assets And Liabilities For Bankruptcy On January 11

BlockFi Will Submit Assets And Liabilities For Bankruptcy On January 11

BlockFi will show assets, obligations, and pre-bankruptcy payments. After its first bankruptcy hearing in November, the business contacted 106 buyers. The U.S. Department of Justice confiscated over 55 million Robinhood shares worth $450 million. BlockFi claimed shares.

Mercedes F1 Team Terminates FTX Partnership

Mercedes F1 Team Terminates FTX Partnership

Mercedes formula one (F1) team suspended its sponsorship deal with troubled crypto exchange FTX.

How Can Blockchain in IoT Market Grow 180 times by 2026?

How Can Blockchain in IoT Market Grow 180 times by 2026?

Internet of Things (IoT) is now influencing our day-to-day lives. Today, blockchain has emerged as the probable solution for creating more secure IoT systems. With delegation in place, computation and storage needs can be spread across millions of IoT devices. Thus, the use of blockchain in IoT is benefiting the IoT devices to proficiently scale up. Also, assimilating the blockchain in IoT devices can cut the costs of managing and installing servers for an IoT network.

Bain Capital Ventures Unveils $560 Million Crypto Fund for Blockchain-Focused Tech Startups

Bain Capital Ventures Unveils $560 Million Crypto Fund for Blockchain-Focused Tech Startups

Bain Capital Ventures’ crypto fund is designed to accelerate the growth of the crypto economy by backing firms and projects that serve users’ needs.

The New House Financial Services Committee Head Wants To Postpone Crypto Tax Measures

The New House Financial Services Committee Head Wants To Postpone Crypto Tax Measures

Patrick McHenry wants the Treasury to postpone the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act's digital asset and tax collection portion. McHenry claims the clause is poorly written and that brokers might be misinterpreted. The rule was challenged earlier this year by Coin Center, a blockchain advocacy organization. Crypto miners and stakers are exempt from the new law, according to Senator Rob Portman's tweet of a Treasury letter.

Cointelegraph has launched an Accelerator program for innovative Web3 startups

Cointelegraph has launched an Accelerator program for innovative Web3 startups

The program aims to help Web3’s rising stars boost their media presence, community growth and brand awareness in exchange for project tokens.

Ex-FTX Execs Launch New Crypto Exchange Backpack

Ex-FTX Execs Launch New Crypto Exchange Backpack

Former FTX executives, Can Sun, are launching Backpack Exchange in Dubai, aiming to raise $100 million for customer fund security and advanced technology.

Sam Altman Reinstated as OpenAI CEO Amid Board Restructuring

Sam Altman Reinstated as OpenAI CEO Amid Board Restructuring

Sam Altman returns as OpenAI's CEO, with a reconstituted board, after a brief ouster, underscoring his pivotal role in the AI industry.

Alibaba's Largest E-commerce Platform Taobao Firstly Presents NFT Artworks in Festival Week

Alibaba's Largest E-commerce Platform Taobao Firstly Presents NFT Artworks in Festival Week

China's largest e-commerce website, Taobao, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, exhibited artworks in the form of NFT for the first time in the recent Shanghai Taobao Maker Festival.

CoinFund Launches $300m Web3 Fund to Invest in Early Stage Startups

CoinFund Launches $300m Web3 Fund to Invest in Early Stage Startups

CoinFund is cryptonative investment company. The firm has established a $300 million crypto fund that targets web3 startups.

Cloned Bored Ape NFT Emerges through Google AI Technology

Cloned Bored Ape NFT Emerges through Google AI Technology

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection has been cloned using artificial intelligence technology.

Arthur Hayes: Major Banks to Challenge Tether's Stablecoin Dominance

Arthur Hayes: Major Banks to Challenge Tether's Stablecoin Dominance

Major banks set to challenge Tether's stablecoin dominance, leveraging trust, compliance, and technology in a rapidly evolving market.

Cardano EUTXO Blockchain Upgrade Will Combine the Best Of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Cardano EUTXO Blockchain Upgrade Will Combine the Best Of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Cardano founder Charles Hoskins recently shared a file on his Twitter feed that outlined how the upcoming Goguen update will implement smart contracts using an extended UTXO purported to offer the best features of both the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchain record keeping models.

Standard Chartered's Planned Hong Kong Virtual Bank Announced as Mox

Standard Chartered's Planned Hong Kong Virtual Bank Announced as Mox

Mox is the new virtual bank in Hong Kong to be launched by Standard Chartered in partnership with PCCW, HKT and Trip.com. Launching later this year, the mission of Mox is to help everyone in Hong Kong grow – “your money, your world, your possibilities.”

Is Blockchain Tech the Holy Grail for the Aerospace Industry?

Is Blockchain Tech the Holy Grail for the Aerospace Industry?

The aerospace industry moves millions of people and billions worth of assets every single day. Yet, the industry's sheer complexity is its own worst enemy. Can blockchain technology become the savior?

Silvergate Bank Probed by DOJ for Ties to FTX Exchange

Silvergate Bank Probed by DOJ for Ties to FTX Exchange

Prosecutors are investigating Silvergate's Alameda accounts.

What is Conch AI?

What is Conch AI?

Conch AI is an AI-powered writing assistant offering features like rewriting, summarizing, answering questions, and generating text. It also bypasses AI detection algorithms. Available as a Chrome extension.

Stablecoin Reserves May Be Held in National Banks, US Treasury Office Provides Insight

Stablecoin Reserves May Be Held in National Banks, US Treasury Office Provides Insight

The OCC announced that national banks and federal savings associations could hold reserves for customers with stablecoin assets.

Bunzz Raises $4.5M Seed Round to Expand its Smart Contract Hub for DApp Development

Bunzz Raises $4.5M Seed Round to Expand its Smart Contract Hub for DApp Development

Bunzz a web3 development platform for decentralized applications, has completed a $4.5M seed round. Investors included gjmp, DG Daiwa Ventures, Coincheck, and Ceres. Funding will be used to help build out Bunzz’s Smart Contract Hub, which is already used by more than 8,000 dApp developers.

Payments Firm FIS Worldpay Taps Shyft Network, Enhance Global Crypto Regulation Compliance

Payments Firm FIS Worldpay Taps Shyft Network, Enhance Global Crypto Regulation Compliance

FIS Worldpay wants to enable its merchants to comply with crypto-related regulations defined by FATF rules.

Machine Learning Network Fetch.ai Shares Vision of Interoperable Blockchains

Machine Learning Network Fetch.ai Shares Vision of Interoperable Blockchains

Fetch.ai has a vision: to bring machine learning services to every ledger and blockchain.

Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Surrenders to US Authorities

Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Surrenders to US Authorities

Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes has surrendered to authorities in Hawaii to face pending charges relating to AML compliance failure.

Qualcomm CEO: Generative AI Will Redefine the Smartphone Industry in 2024

Qualcomm CEO: Generative AI Will Redefine the Smartphone Industry in 2024

2024 is set to be a transformative year for AI in smartphones, with advancements in hybrid AI models and new features reshaping user experiences and industry dynamics.

FDIC Investigates Potential Violations of Federal Deposit Insurance Act by OKCoin USA Inc.

FDIC Investigates Potential Violations of Federal Deposit Insurance Act by OKCoin USA Inc.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has initiated an investigation into OKCoin USA Inc. (OKCoin) and its senior executives for alleged false and misleading statements regarding the company's insured status.

DekaBank to Launch Blockchain-Based Tokenization Platform

DekaBank to Launch Blockchain-Based Tokenization Platform

German asset management DekaBank is cooperating with Metaco to build a tokenization platform but won't trade Bitcoin.

Mastercard Attains CipherTrace to Boost Security and Fraud Detection in the Crypto Ecosystem

Mastercard Attains CipherTrace to Boost Security and Fraud Detection in the Crypto Ecosystem

Payment giant Mastercard announced the acquisition of CipherTrace to offer businesses powerful intelligence about the crypto economy as digital assets continue becoming more intertwined with daily activities.

The Launch of CBDC May Destroy Bitcoin - Arthur Hayes

The Launch of CBDC May Destroy Bitcoin - Arthur Hayes

BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes believes the advent of CBDCs may not be a good tale for Bitcoin

UK Launches Global Crypto Law Review as it Considers Legal Reforms

UK Launches Global Crypto Law Review as it Considers Legal Reforms

The Law Commission of England and Wales will explore legal proceedings from other countries to create its own crypto-based legal reforms

Exclusive: Talent Shortage is The Key Pain Point in the AI Industry

Exclusive: Talent Shortage is The Key Pain Point in the AI Industry

Artificial intelligence is one of the emerging fintech trends in Hong Kong. While there are some great minds and AI companies in Hong Kong, they can’t survive without sufficient funding and technical support from government and industry leaders. We had the opportunity to invite Timothy Leung, Executive Director of HKAI Lab, to share his thoughts on how HKAI Lab facilitates the growth of AI ecosystem in Hong Kong. He also identified talent shortage is the key pain point in AI industry which hinders integration of AI and blockchain.

Smart Contract 101: What is Remix?

Smart Contract 101: What is Remix?

Solidity 101 Tools for Smart Contracts is a series of tutorials for beginners to learn the easiest way to build smart contracts. In this lesson we will use the online tool - Remix.

Ethereum's Average Gas Fees Hit a 3-Month Low

Ethereum's Average Gas Fees Hit a 3-Month Low

The average gas fees on Ethereum have hit a 3-month low, below $10.

Visa Rolls Out Creator Program to Empower Artists with NFTs

Visa Rolls Out Creator Program to Empower Artists with NFTs

Payment giant Visa has launched an initiative dubbed Visa Creator Program intended to help filmmakers, artists, fashion designers, and musicians revamp their businesses through non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

PlayDapp's $31 Million Hack: A Blow to Blockchain Gaming Security

PlayDapp's $31 Million Hack: A Blow to Blockchain Gaming Security

PlayDapp, a prominent NFT marketplace, experienced a security breach, resulting in the unauthorized minting of $200 million PLA tokens, worth $31 million.

New Meme Coin DigiToads (TOADS) token to list on BitMart Exchange

New Meme Coin DigiToads (TOADS) token to list on BitMart Exchange

The crypto market has been red hot recently. Bitcoin (BTC) ripped past $30,000, Ethereum (ETH) staking withdrawals will go live, breaking the $2,000 price point whilst Bitcoin (BTC) dominance dropped while its price climbs means it might be the beginning of an altcoin season.

Grayscale Floats New Smart Contract Fund for 6 Ethereum Competitors

Grayscale Floats New Smart Contract Fund for 6 Ethereum Competitors

The acclaimed largest digital assets management company, Grayscale Investments has launched a new investment product tagged the Grayscale® Smart Contract Platform Ex-Ethereum Fund (GSCPxE).

Treasury Secretary Yellen Highlights Economic Recovery and Addresses Financial Risks

Treasury Secretary Yellen Highlights Economic Recovery and Addresses Financial Risks

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen highlighted Biden Administration's economic achievements and ongoing financial stability efforts, focusing on banking, climate change, cybersecurity, AI, and digital assets in a testimony to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Hong Kong-Based Chiron VC Raises $50M for Launching Terra Ecosystem Fund

Hong Kong-Based Chiron VC Raises $50M for Launching Terra Ecosystem Fund

One of Asia’s biggest Venture Capital firms, Chiron Partners, has launched a $50m ecosystem fund christened the Chiron Terra Fund I aimed at supporting innovative projects that are emerging from the Terra blockchain ecosystem.