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Small But Mighty : Andrea Shaw – bitFlyer USA – CEO

When we asked Shaw to describe bitFlyer’s advantage in the evolving cryptocurrency exchange landscape, she said, “bitFlyer’s assortment is small but mighty, kind of like me.” 
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El Salvador President Cancels Attendance At Bitcoin 2022 Conference

President Bukele Absent From Bitcoin 2022 Conference With the Bitcoin 2022 Conference already ongoing in Miami, Bukele will…

Beds On The Blockchain – Non-Fungible Furniture

The first “grown up” bed that I recall sleeping in was a hand-me-down mattress from my older sister.…
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Three Reasons To Take Your Pet To The Metaverse

I lost a seven-year battle with my wife. Well, I would say it was more of a stalemate.…
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University Of Zurich Announces Collaboration With Cardano Foundation

According to the recent blog post published by the Cardano Foundation, the foundation recently entered a 3-year collaboration with the University of Zurich. The collaboration will increase the level of academic research on blockchain technology and DLT. Cardano and BDLT Group Team Up to Research...
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Supernovas – Where Artists, Friends, And NFTs Go To Party

There's a fleeting moment when you discover something new and exciting. You almost forget to breathe as time stands still. Neurons fire, the brain races, and questions tumble out of your mouth. Your mind begins to fire and connect brilliant but random ideas, as future...
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Looking Ahead To The Metaverse Bar Crawl

But when can we share a similar vibe in the metaverse? It’s not as far off as you might think. Metaverse Marketing: Digital Booze and Beer?In 2021, Crown Royal released a commercial that took aim at seltzer fans, with an emphasis on the metaverse. Outstanding...
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DOGAMÍ: Mobile Gaming In The Petaverse

Think of it like Tamagotchi for the 21st century, but this pet pays you to play. The dogs of DOGAMÍ have arrived on Earth, and humans are now ready to receive them. They are messengers of an even greater universe apart from our own—a universe...
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Mental Health And Meta: How NFTs Are Making An Impact

So how does the prevalence of mental health issues influence NFTs and the metaverse? For some businesses, quite a bit, actually. Three crypto companies seek to shine a spotlight on a topic that so often remains hidden in plain sight. Each of them varies in...
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Kava DAO To Allocate $750m To Incentive Program

Kava’s community members recently participated in a vote to allocate a significant portion of money to a new developer incentive program, aiming to aid new projects with a $750 million grant. The move will not only empower projects that are already in development, but it...
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The Fierce Bezogi – Don’t Call Them Cute

A lot is going on. The creators are launching the beta version of the game in Q2 this year; however, much remains to be done. So, where to start? Right here! Bezoge Earth has two websites. The websites are Bezoge.com and Bezogia.com. ● Bezoge.com breaks...
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Baidu Drops 20,000 NFTs As Its Marketplace Goes Live

Baidu, China’s third-largest tech giant, recently announced the launch of its native NFT marketplace. As part of the launch, the company is also airdropping a massive NFT collection featuring nostalgic Chinese cartoon characters. What is there to Know About Baidu’s Airdrop?According to Baidu, the marketplace...
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Ledger To Launch A Hardware Wallet For Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

The launch of the wallet also represents Ledger’s way to acknowledge the growing role of digital currencies in everyday life. Ledger, one of the biggest hardware crypto wallet manufacturers, recently announced plans to release a new hardware wallet for non-fungible tokens (NFTs). According to the...
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The NFTimes – Volume 8

The NFT market has taken another turn for the worst as the crisis in Ukraine continues. Almost every bluechip collection is down. Bored Apes dipped below 70 ETH, Azuki fell to 9 ETH and Cool Cats are struggling to break 7ETH again. Is it time...
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NFT Marketplace Treasure Surprised Users By Telling Them To Delist Their NFTs

Meanwhile, until the situation gets sorted, Treasure insisted that its users delist their NFTs. Treasure marketplace, the biggest NFT marketplace currently operating on Arbitrum’s blockchain, recently suffered a major exploit. The incident was confirmed by the platform’s co-founder, John Patten, who announced it on Twitter...
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The NFTimes Volume 7 – Crypto.com Has NFTs?

If you’re an investor or trader, OpenSea is where it’s hopping. You can list your NFT on one of the new platforms like LooksRare or X2Y2, but you might struggle to find a buyer. OpenSea has the most volume, and in the incredibly illiquid NFT...
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Don’t Walk Around Hungry – Food In The Metaverse

McDonald's has already established their virtual presence in the metaverse. The company has filed for ten trademark applications and even plans to sell virtual goods. Not only that, but metaverse participants will be able to visit a virtual McDonald’s, place an order, and have actual...
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Ukraine Calls On Crypto Exchanges To Block Russian Users

Ukraine Seeks to Cut Off Crypto Access for Russians and BelarusiansThe Ukrainian official called for the widespread restrictions in a statement via Twitter on February 27, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine a few days earlier. According to Fedorov "It's crucial to freeze not only the...
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How NFTs Are Helping Nonprofits Raise Funds

Traditional fundraisers are an insane amount of work, and they may not always pay off. A venue must be rented. There is catering, alcohol, and tickets to consider. The gala must be staffed, and an agreeable date must be chosen. It’s like planning a wedding...
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The Continued Decentralization Of Music: Gala Music

Gala Music is now home to Death Row Records, owned by legendary hip hop artist Snoop Dogg. Snoop was named the official owner of the major record label earlier this month, marking a significant addition for Gala and an important move for the artist whose...
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Listen To Earn With Decibel

They are the world’s first cryptocurrency and NFT-mining platform for Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces, Discord, Telegram, Meta, and Spotify Greenroom. But what does that mean for the crypto market? Decibel states that they’ve found the solution to one of the biggest problems in cryptocurrency. Since blockchains...
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Sam Bankman-Fried: From MIT To Billionaire At 29

According to Forbes, Sam Bankman-Fried is the wealthiest person in crypto. With a net worth of $24.5 billion at the young age of 29, he is one of the youngest billionaires in the world. That’s billion with a B. So where did he get his...
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Credit Suisse Suffers Data Leak Revealing Countless Examples Of Shady Activity

The leak revealed that the bank had aided numerous international criminals. Credit Suisse suffered a massive data leak that divulged over 18,000 bank accounts details. However, the security breach also brought to light decades of shady activity hidden because of Swiss bank secrecy laws. Blockchain...
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The NFTimes – Free Money And Drama. A Fun Week In NFTs

We also watched some interesting drama over artist compensation, while the top upcoming play-to-earn games (Cool Cats and Raid Party) got delayed…again.Overall the market has been remarkably resilient in the face of another significant dip in the price of ETH, while we had a free...
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A Walk Through The Museum Of Crypto Art

Climbing to the top of a skyscraper in a pair of sneakers and peering over the edge while the wind whips through your hair isn't what most people would like to do for work. For artist Isaac Wright, it is precisely where he wants to...
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Laura Shin's Journey Into Crypto

She currently hosts a crypto/blockchain podcast and video series, Unchained, receiving over 15 million downloads and views. She has spoken about cryptocurrency at TEDx San Francisco and been interviewed for documentaries such as Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains, and the Future of the Internet, which debuted in...
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The NFTimes – A Surprising Combo Of Football And Toad NFTs

Football and Toads?The Super Bowl, the most-watched annual broadcast in the world, went down on Sunday but American Football fans were not the only ones excited. Because of its massive viewership, the Superbowl is the premier advertising event of the year, with many viewers tuning...
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Samsung Takes Users To The Metaverse

While many reported technical issues, users were generally pleased with the event and the company’s innovative decision. Samsung recently revealed a new range of Galaxy S22 premium smartphones. However, unlike previous presentations of new products, the company tried a new approach–turning to Decentraland and its...
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The NFTimes – Are NFTs Finally Slowing Down?

The NFT market has been reeling following an all-time daily trading volume record. (We hit almost $250 million on OpenSea, not including the other big NFT platforms like LooksRare and Rarible.) Frankly, the market was growing at an unsustainable rate. However, small but significant corrections...
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Bezoge Earth – Is A New Shiba Inu Ready To Break Out ?

Shiba Inu is a meme coin. When it launched, it was an obvious spin-off of Dogecoin. While this coin was initially thought of as a joke, many people are now taking a second look. As of this writing, SHIB ranks 14th place in market cap...
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The NFTimes – The NFT Hype Wave Is Washing Over Asia

Follow the HypeOne of the most exciting drops of the upcoming week is Cool Pets, a companion collection to the bluechip NFT collection Cool Cats. Originally, it was slated to release on January 28th but has been pushed back multiple times. 20,000 Cool Pets will...
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The Sandbox And Coincheck Team Up In The Metaverse

The Sandbox, a blockchain project that created a metaverse dedicated to the creation of building, buying, and selling game-related digital assets, recently announced a partnership with crypto services provider, Coincheck. The two companies have teamed up to create a new metaverse city called Oasis TOKYO....
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The NFTimes – What’s Dropping This Week?

While we gear up for the launch of this week’s most exciting NFT drop on Friday, Cool Pets, let’s take a look at what happened the past few days. (If you want to learn about Cool Pets before it launches, don’t worry, it won't fit...
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Art In The Metaverse. Not Just Pixels

One of the most significant developments in the metaverse has been the creation of digital spaces for artists who wish to show their work to a global community of collectors and admirers. Art galleries are quickly becoming the cornerstone of the metaverse, where artists create...
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The Nouveau Pop Art NFT Movement

In November 1961, he began his breakout masterpiece, using a projector, and tracing images before painting. It took him until March of 1962 to complete the project. His now iconic 32-canvas set of Campbell’s Soup Cans hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New...
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What The NFT Is Going On Here?

Today’s topic? Well, it’s another acronym. Are you surprised? Don’t be, there are about a million others we haven’t even touched on yet. The topic of the day is the world of NFTs. What is an NFT, you ask? Well, NFT stands for non-fungible token....
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The Art Of Whitelists

…but not many know how to get them early for a few hundred dollars. The answer is whitelists. Lucky investors who bought Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs at launch this April only paid about $300 in Ether. Now you can’t buy one for less than...
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A Cruel Winter. What Is Going On With Pudgy Penguins?

What is Pudgy Penguins NFT Collection?Launched in July 2021, Pudgy Penguin is a series of 8,888 unique collectible penguins created as an ERC-721 standard token with proof of ownership stored on the Ethereum blockchain. The collection's items were minted for 0.03 ETH each and sold...
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About: Barry Silbert

After his time at the firm, he founded a private trading platform SecondMarket, that he eventually sold to NASDQ. The funds from that sale spurred him into building much of the crypto infrastructure that exists today. An early large-scale investor in Blockchain technology, Barry founded...
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Walmart’s Patent Filings Signal Its Entry Into The Metaverse

The retail giant Walmart recently submitted a total of seven patent filings related to the NFT sector and the metaverse. The move has led the crypto community to suspect that the company may soon make a move to enter this space, or at least announce...
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The Origin Of Memes

However, meme coins are sometimes treated as crypto investments whose value rises with popularity. They are mostly traded by those who wish to become part of the meme joke. We have talked about meme coins, but have we deeply analyzed what meme is or “the...
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What Is Sweeping The Floor In NFTs?

As it turns out, NFTs are not a fad. There are solid numbers behind these unique assets. Let me throw in some interesting statistics: Did you know that OpenSea's trading volumes soared past $10 billion in November three months after crossing the one-yard ($1 billion)...
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The NFT Ticket Industry Will Be Huge – Here's Why

What started as a motley experiment to create a market for digital art on the blockchain, became one of the biggest success stories in blockchain evolution. It also expanded the importance of smart contracts and proves that any industry can be disrupted. Although many critics...
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Indonesian Man Sells NFTs Of His Personal Photos

NFT Collection Now Worth Millions of DollarsGhozali Ghozalu began taking daily selfies from when he was 18 years old in 2017 to 22 years old in 2021. The Indonesian later went ahead to create an NFT collection on OpenSea called "Ghozali Everyday." According to a...
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Time Man Of The Year — Elon Musk And Crypto

2021 saw the world trying to recover from the travails of the COVID pandemic. With most people still working from home, social media became even more important as a hub for interaction and communication, and Elon Musk turned it into his playground. For the last...
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India Crypto Bill – Could India Ban Crypto In Shock Move?

The Indian Prime Minister called for other countries to ensure that emerging technologies like crypto are used to support democracies and not undermine them. The Modi-led government is reportedly working on a bill that would include a blanket ban on private cryptocurrencies. India's Crypto BillThe...
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Filecoin (FIL) Vs. Storj (STORJ) — Battle Of Crypto Storage

Data storage continues to be one of the most challenging issues in the tech world. The growth of cloud-based internet servers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) shows the immense opportunities in data storage. This cloud storage industry is projected to reach $222.25 billion in 2027,...
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Crypto.com To Debut A Crypto Ad At The Super Bowl In 2022

Crypto.com Purchases Super Bowl CommercialAccording to the Wall Street Journal, Crypto.com recently bought a spot for a Super Bowl commercial. The report noted that Super Bowl advertisements cost over $5 million for 30 seconds, with some sponsors seeking as much as $6.5 million for the...
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Is Hex A Scam?

Despite the positive agenda upon which cryptocurrency and digital money were established, many people have conducted scams that use cryptocurrency to deceive the less enlightened. Is HEX the Most Salient Scam to be Reviewed?The scam is one of the significant challenges and reasons why newbies...
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Criminal Activity Thrives On DeFi As $10.5bn Lost To Fraud And Theft

Ever since it became popular, the crypto industry has been seeing major amounts of money go through it. Not quite at the level of traditional finance, of course, but still pretty large. And, since it remains unregulated, that money is sometimes not properly secured, and...
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The NFT Bay — The Pirate Bay Of NFTs

This feeling created a strong sense of the online community, as those who shared things with others usually didn’t get to gain anything for doing so. However, they kept doing it, and they continue to do so to this day. Of course, sharing things like...
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Energyfi — The Green DeFi Platform Launch

High transaction fees and excessive energy consumption are major complications on the DeFi system as it keeps affecting transactions on decentralized platforms. The Energyfi platform is designed to accelerate the adoption of green networks and more reliable and friendly decentralized finance platforms. It’s no surprise...
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Facebook Bandwagons On Metaverse With Meta Name Change

After lots of speculation, Facebook, the parent company to Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp, was finally rebranded as Meta on 28th October. In 2015, Google also rebranded entirely to a company known as Alphabet, which partly showed that it was a search engine and a growing...
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Jack Dorsey – The Controversial Man Behind Twitter And Square

With this move, Silicon Valley is losing one of its most eccentric entrepreneurs. Given the fact that Silicon Valley can easily be described as “weird” even on its best day, this is certainly saying something. Indeed, Silicon Valley has companies whose CEOs can be described...
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MintCarbon.io Launches A Carbon Credit NFT Minting Platform

The figures couldn't paint a grimmer picture. According to the Global Carbon Project, we'll have emitted 36.4 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere by the year's end. Coming at a time when global temperatures are rising, this is a worrying revelation. Accordingly, climate-conscious individuals...
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Visa Establishes Crypto Consulting Service For Banks And Retailers

An Advisory Service to Aid Better Understanding of CryptoAccording to a press release, published on Wednesday (Dec. 8, 2021), Visa announced the establishment of a Global Crypto Advisory Practice, an arm of its Visa Consulting Analytics (VCA). The new cryptocurrency advisory service seeks to aid...
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Wikipedia’s First-Ever Edit And Strawberry IMac To Be Sold As NFT

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making such a boom this year, and the latest popular platform to join the NFT craze is Wikipedia. The co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has announced that he will be selling the first edit ever made on the site as...
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BitMart CEO Pledges To Compensate Victims Affected By Nearly $200 Hack

BitMart Loses $196 Million BitMart suffered a security breach on Sunday (Dec. 5, 2021), with hackers stealing close to $200 million from the platform. Investigation revealed that hot wallets on the Ethereum Binance Smart Chain (BSC) blockchains were both compromised. Blockchain security company PeckShield, was...
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How To Spot A Crypto Scam In 5 Easy Steps

Step 1: Insisting on Crypto PaymentThe first red flag is when the seller or vendor insists that they only accept payment in crypto. While some may be legit, others are not. Cryptocurrencies are a growing asset class. For this reason, most credible vendors will not...
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YouTube Videos Promising Returns If You Send First — SCAM!

New investors are the ones who are most culpable for such scams. New investors are always looking for a way that they can start enjoying returns from their crypto investments. However, most of these new investors view the crypto market as complex; hence, they go...
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Adidas Ventures Into The Metaverse With NFT Partnerships

Adidas has announced that it would move into the metaverse with different partnerships with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The German multinational corporation has announced that it will be teaming up with Bored Ape Yacht Club, Gmoney, and the comic series Punks Comic. This is a major...
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5 Ways The Metaverse Will Change The World

This time, Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s CEO, and co-founder, has come up with the idea of the Metaverse, a virtual world where people can freely replicate their daily activities like working and shopping, exercising and socializing, or whatever. At first glance, it may indeed look...
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5 Employers That Pay In Crypto – Earn A Crypto Paycheck

GMO Internet GroupGMO Internet Group is a leading fintech firm headquartered in Japan. The company offers a wide range of services including internet services, online marketing, media, cryptocurrency services, and internet finance. In 2020, this company announced that it would start paying 4000 employees based...
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The Running Joke Of The Crypto Community – JP Morgan CEO

The rise of cryptocurrencies has been one of the talking points in the past few years. Cryptocurrencies have transformed how we view finance bringing cheap, fast, and secure cross-border transactions. However, the success of crypto has not been without its criticism from the traditional finance...
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Reddit Crypto Prediction Tournaments: What Are They And How To Take Part?

The new feature is similar to Prediction markets which allow players to bet real money or crypto on real-world outcomes. For Reddit’s Predictions, users stake tokens on certain results in moderator-created tournaments. The Prediction feature which was tested in at least two popular subreddits involved...
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Brave Browser Now Has A Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet

Brave Browser, the leading blockchain-based browser that offers greater anonymity and control over how users manage their data, has made another step to improve its service. According to its latest announcement, Brave browser added a built-in cryptocurrency wallet with its Tuesday update. The wallet will...
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The IRS: Three Letters From Hell

I think one of my problems is that I bat around these stupid letter salads without properly explaining what they are and why I hate them so bloody much. Take for instance the NSA, NASA, FBI, DOJ, NHL, MLB, CBE, ITV - I think you...
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Remembrance Day 2021

If there is anything I took out of sociology at Navarro Community College in Waxahachie, it is that all things exist for a purpose; when they no longer serve that purpose, they cease to exist. It is hard to see what purpose Western civilization currently...
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Crypto And The Space Age, How The Two Could Help Each Other

In recent times, cryptocurrency has gained widespread adoption as a store of value and payment option due to its decentralized technology. They make use of a decentralized method of data storage – a shared database that is transparent and secure commonly referred to as blockchain....
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Epic Games Adopts Crypto And NFTs In Face Of Steam Ban

Epic Games Set to Adopt Crypto and NFTsThe well-known game distribution platform, Epic Games has, as of late reported that they are open to supporting games that utilize digital money or blockchain resources on its game store. In the announcement, they additionally expressed that they...
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Crypto Games See Surge In Interest – Top 5 Crypto Games

Gaming culture previously supported a spend-to-play model, and players sometimes needed to buy lives or in-game assets with real money. The reward was satisfaction, and players viewed these games as entertaining luxuries, not investments. The play-to-earn models of most blockchain games led to increased interest...
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Hacker Steals $130M Worth Of Assets From Cream Finances

Cream Finance is a DeFi lending and borrowing protocol that runs on the Ethereum blockchain. Cream Finance Suffers Major HackConfirming this hack, Cream Finance tweeted that, “With the help of friends from @iearnfinance and others in the community, we were able to identify the vulnerabilities...
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Exciting New Crypto Projects Soon To Launch

Such benefits create room for more innovations and global acceptance of digital assets. At the time of writing, the crypto ecosystem supportsmore than 12,000 coins. The number is set to increase as the demand for advanced financial solutions rises. In the following article, we explore...
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Will Stablecoins Or CBDCs Replace Fiat Currency?

Stablecoins are blockchain-based digital currencies with their value pegged to fiat currencies like the US dollar. Since stablecoins lack volatility, unlike their cryptocurrency counterparts that can gain or fall double-digit percentages in a matter of hours, they are deemed crucial for crypto adoption. Indeed, stablecoins...
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McLaren Racing Partners With Tezos Blockchain To Launch NFTs

McLaren Racing CollectiveThe NFT collection is dubbed as the “McLaren Racing Collective”, and just like all the other NFTs by sporting teams, this collection will be used to boost fan engagement and ensure that every fan of the McLaren racing team can have a piece...
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Former Engineers For Facebook's Novi Wallet Join A16z Crypto Team

Leading venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, also known as a16z, has taken in top engineers of Facebook's Novi wallet, to work for the company's cryptocurrency arm. A16z Adds Two Leading Engineers From Novi WalletThe Chief Operating Officer of az16 crypto, Anthony Albanese, announced the newest...
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99% Of Nfts Will Devalue – How To Pick A Good One

Through the ages, royalty and elites were spending huge amounts of whatever currency had been circulating at the time on paintings and other rare items. Sometimes the art of collecting took rather strange turns as in The Collector by John Fowles where a psychotic youth...
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The Rise In NFT Popularity Lifts All Tokens – What Is An NFT?

Blockchain tech started with bitcoin and has moved progressively to tokenize assets and other valuable items. With the emergence of NFT, the question now is how individuals and people involved in business can streamline the impact of NFT into their business models and create more...
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