Crypto

Crypto Moms Now Taking Bitcoin Buying Tips from their Kids

Source: Adobe/Sushiman South Korea’s “crypto moms” are getting serious about their bitcoin (BTC) and altcoin buying – and, per a new report, are turning to their offspring for tips on how to make smarter investments. As previously reported, while the 2017-era South Korean crypto rush was predominately led by younger male investors, Crypto Fever 2.0 has seen an influx of ...

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Caruso real estate to accept Bitcoin as rent payment in industry first

Billionaire Rick Caruso’s eponymous real estate company will begin accepting rent payments for both residential and retail properties in Bitcoin as part of a new partnership with Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange led by the Winklevoss twins. Through their partnership, Caruso and Gemini intend to bring cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and blockchain applications to Caruso properties as a way to engage ...

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Japanese Regulator Warns Teens Who’ll Soon Be Able to Buy Crypto

Source: Adobe/oneinchpunch The top financial regulator in Japan, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) has sent a warning of the possible risks involved with crypto investment for younger citizens after new legislation is set to effectively lower the crypto age of consent to 18. Back in 2018, the Japanese Diet voted in favor of a legal amendment to the country’s Civil ...

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Bitcoin mining in China could threaten climate policies, new study shows

Without appropriate intervention and policy changes, the energy consumption and carbon emissions from Chinese Bitcoin mining will jeopardise the country’s climate goals. These claims come from a new study carried out by researchers at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cornell University, Tsinghua University and University of Surrey. Their research finds that the annual energy consumption of the Bitcoin ...

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Atari Ventures Into NFTs, Blockchain To Boost Its Revenues

Source: A screenshot, Instagram/atari Legendary video game maker Atari has announced it is launching a blockchain division and exploring new opportunities in non-fungible tokens (NFTs), among others. The company plans to use blockchain technology to develop games and a cryptocurrency that players could spend on virtual items. Most recently, Atari made ETH 47.582 (USD 95,000) through an auction of NFTs ...

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Kimchi Premium Vanishes, then Returns as Bank Issues Appear to Have Hit Upbit

Source: iStock/TwilightShow Widespread reports of a return of the kimchi premium appear to have been shrouded in confusion after bitcoin (BTC) prices plummeted briefly on a number of domestic exchanges before rising back above the USD 62,000 mark – while the market-leading Upbit platform suspended fiat withdrawals, possibly due to a banking issue. The platform announced that it was conducting ...

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MorganFranklin announces partnership with blockchain cybersecurity firm 1Kosmos

Global financial advisory firm MorganFranklin is looking to expand its cybersecurity services through an alliance with 1Kosmos a provider of security technology which leverages blockchain and biometrics authentication. 1Kosmos’ BlockID platform provides digital identity proofing with advanced biometrics and passwordless authentication through a secured private blockchain. The authentication process involves a liveness test and the use of verifiable credentials in ...

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Ripple Digs For XRP Gem That Might Help Win Against SEC

Source: Adobe/Wit The court opened doors for blockchain company Ripple to examine the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents showing their internal discussions about whether the Ripple-affiliated XRP is similar to cryptos like bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum (ETH), which are not considered to be securities. “I’m going to grant in large part the defendants’ motion,” said US Magistrate Judge ...

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Russia opens up blockchain database with launch of English language version

The Department of Information Technologies of Moscow has made an English language version of Russia’s blockchain knowledge base available on the ICT.Moscow portal. Aimed at analysts, smart city experts, and developers of blockchain projects, the database currently presents 52 use cases of blockchain in various industries with the fintech and public sector categories featuring the largest number of applications – ...

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