NFT Marketplace Rarible Raises Over $14 Million, Plans to Launch on Flow Blockchain

The non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Rarible has revealed the company has raised $14.2 million in a Series A funding round. Rarible details the funds will be leveraged to take NFTs to the mainstream and announced integration with the consumer-centric blockchain called Flow. Rarible Raises $14.2M in Series A Funding Round On Wednesday, the NFT marketplace Rarible, a protocol for creating, selling, and collecting non-fungible, blockchain-based collectibles, revealed the organization raised more than $14 million. The Series A funding round was led by Venrock, Coinfund, and 01 Advisors and the project…

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Korean Government Confiscates $47 Million in Crypto From Tax Evaders

South Korean authorities have identified thousands of tax evaders as part of an intensifying crackdown on tax dodging among crypto investors. Following a prolonged investigation, the government has reportedly seized cryptocurrency worth millions of dollars. Tax Agents Target Wealthy Tax Evaders in Greater Seoul Area More than 53 billion Korean won ($47 million) in crypto assets have been confiscated from 12,000 people who allegedly tried to hide money from the government. The funds were in bitcoin (BTC), ethereum (ETH) and other cryptocurrencies, Reuters reported quoting the government of Gyeonggi Province…

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BIS: Cryptocurrencies Are Often Used in Financial Crimes, Money Laundering, Ransomware Attacks

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) says that it is now clear that cryptocurrencies are not money but speculative assets, emphasizing that in many cases they are used “to facilitate money laundering, ransomware attacks, and other financial crimes.” BIS Criticizes Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin The Bank of International Settlements published its annual economic report Wednesday, discussing cryptocurrencies, particularly bitcoin, as well as central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The BIS explained that “Several recent developments have placed a number of potential innovations involving digital currencies high on agenda” of central banks. “The first…

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Chainbytes Bringing Bitcoin ATMs to El Salvador, Launching Manufacturing Hub

Bitcoin ATM provider Chainbytes is setting up a bitcoin ATM manufacturing hub in El Salvador. The move follows the country passing a bill making bitcoin legal tender. The company plans to make El Salvador “the manufacturing hub of bitcoin ATMs for all of the Americas.” Bitcoin ATMs Coming to El Salvador U.S.-headquartered Chainbytes LLC, a bitcoin ATM provider, announced Tuesday that it is launching operations in El Salvador, the country which recently passed a bill making bitcoin legal tender. Chainbytes revealed that it plans “to make El Salvador the manufacturing…

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JPMorgan Survey: 49% of Institutional Investors Agree Cryptocurrency Is ‘Rat Poison’ as Warren Buffett Says or a Fad

Investment bank JPMorgan conducted a survey of thousands of investors from 1,500 institutions and found that 49% of them think that cryptocurrency is either “rat poison squared,” the term used by Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett to describe bitcoin, or “a temporary fad.” 49% of Investors Told JPMorgan Cryptocurrency Is a Fad or ‘Rat Poison Squared’ JPMorgan released the results of a survey it conducted at the firm’s 24th Macro, Quantitative & Derivatives Conference Tuesday. The event took place on June 11; it was attended by some 3,000 investors from…

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Mike Novogratz: Institutional Investors Will See Bitcoin’s Price Decline as Opportunity to Buy

Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz says he is not nervous about bitcoin’s price falling, even when it falls below $30K. “The ecosystem is so much more mature. The amount of players that are moving in are so much more mature. Every single bank is working on their own crypto project,” he said. Novogratz Still Bullish About Bitcoin Mike Novogratz commented on the bitcoin market Tuesday in an interview with CNBC as the price of the cryptocurrency fell below $30K. Commenting on the falling BTC price, Novogratz said: If it’s really…

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Sweet and Dave & Buster’s Launch Uber-Rare NFT Auction to Benefit Make-A-Wish

PRESS RELEASE. New York, New York – June 23, 2021 – Sweet, the leading enterprise NFT solutions provider, announced the launch of an exciting new one-of-one auction with restaurant and gaming destination Dave & Buster’s. Beginning at 5PM EST today through June 30 at 5PM EST, everyday consumers and crypto enthusiasts alike will be able to bid on this uber-rare digital coin with all proceeds directly benefiting Make-A-Wish. The unique design of this digital collectible was inspired by the early days of Dave & Buster’s when all games were coin-operated.…

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John McAfee Found Dead in Prison After Spanish Court Ruled in Favor of His Extradition to US

The Catalan justice department has reportedly confirmed that the antivirus tycoon John McAfee was found dead in prison in Barcelona. John McAfee, 75, was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona, the Catalan justice department reportedly said, noting that everything points to death by suicide. Just hours before the death report, the Spanish high court issued a preliminary ruling in favor of McAfee’s extradition to the U.S. to face tax-related criminal charges. According to El Pais publication, the prison surveillance professionals, who found him dead in his cell, and…

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Lloyds Auctions Australia Sells a Pricey Caravan for Cryptocurrency

Australia’s Lloyds Auctions now accepts major cryptocurrencies for any of the items offered on its marketplace. Within hours of the announcement, the auction house managed to sell an expensive caravan (camper/trailer) to a bidder who was happy to pay the full price with digital coins. Australian Auction House Lloyds Auctions Accepts Crypto From Bidders Against a backdrop of volatile crypto markets in the past days and weeks, investors have been on the lookout for ways to cash out profits or transfer some of their wealth elsewhere. Lloyds Auctions, a leading…

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FTX Becomes MLB’s Official Cryptocurrency Exchange Brand in Long Term Deal

Following the naming rights deal for the NBA’s Miami Heat arena and the partnership with the esports giant TSM, FTX Trading Limited revealed a long term partnership with the professional baseball organization Major League Baseball (MLB). FTX Partners With Major League Baseball FTX Trading Limited and its parent company West Realm Shires Services Inc., has announced “a new long-term, global partnership,” according to mlb.com. The deal means that FTX will be the official cryptocurrency exchange brand for the professional baseball league. The long-term partnership is meant to increase FTX Trading…

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