Former US President Donald Trump: Cryptocurrencies Are ‘a Disaster Waiting to Happen’

Former U.S. President Donald Trump says cryptocurrencies are “potentially a disaster waiting to happen.” In addition, he said that they “may be fake.” His comments followed another when he said bitcoin “seemed like a scam.” Trump Is Still No Fan of Bitcoin or Crypto Donald Trump talked about cryptocurrency in an interview with Fox Business Tuesday. Responding to a question about whether he has dabbled in bitcoin or cryptos, Trump promptly said: “I don’t. I like the currency of the United States.” He elaborated: I think the others are potentially…

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Central Bank of Nigeria Selects Barbados-Based Fintech Firm as Technical Partner for CBDC Project

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has named the fintech firm Bitt Inc. as a technical partner for its digital currency project, the e-naira. As a technical partner, Bitt is expected to use its “technological competence and implementation experience” to help the CBN successfully launch the central bank digital currency (CBDC). E-Naira Draft Guidelines The CBN’s unveiling of the Barbados-based firm as its partner comes shortly after reports suggested that the central bank had released draft guidelines for the e-naira. In justifying the selection of Bitt, Osita Nwanisobi, the CBN’s…

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TradeStars Launches Mainnet of Fantasy Sports Stock Trading Game based on Fractional NFTs

PRESS RELEASE. TradeStars has launched “Olympic Torch”, the Mainnet of their Fantasy Sports Stock Trading Game, on 31st August, 2021. TradeStars’ new Fantasy Sports Game allows users to trade Fantasy Stocks of world-class athletes, whose value is directly influenced by the real life performance statistics of the respective player. The Fantasy Stocks can be purchased using USDT for now; fiat payment gateways (for INR and USD) are on their way. Fantasy Sports Gaming Today Fantasy Sports Gaming has seen a steady rise in both popularity and valuation over the last…

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Metamask Surpasses 10 Million Monthly Active Users, Climbing 1,800% in 12 Months

On Tuesday, the noncustodial digital currency wallet Metamask announced that the platform has surpassed 10 million monthly active users (MAUs). Year-to-date, Metamask has seen 19x growth since July 2020 as MAUs climbed 1,800% in 12 months. Metamask Hits Over 10 Million Monthly Active Users There’s no doubt that Metamask has been a popular Ethereum blockchain wallet that is also compatible with technologies like Polygon, Optimism, and Arbitrum. The wallet was created by the blockchain software company Consensys in 2016 and a great number of decentralized finance (defi) applications support Metamask.…

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Naomi Osaka Reveals New NFT, Dogecoin Sparks Tennis Star’s Interest in Cryptocurrencies

The popular professional tennis player Naomi Osaka has been discussing non-fungible token (NFT) assets and the meme crypto asset dogecoin in recent times. In a recent interview, Osaka said that she’s been talking to her agent about dogecoin and that she sees the crypto ecosystem “is getting bigger.” Naomi Osaka Drops ‘Finding What Was Lost’ NFT Naomi Osaka is a very popular tennis player and was ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). The tennis legend has approximately 1.1 million Twitter followers, 2.8 million Instagram followers, and she’s…

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Player Bedazzled as Jewel-Themed Slot Gem Splitter Unlocks a $95,000 Jackpot With a $95 Bet

Sparklingly hot casino slot game Gem Splitter unlocks a treasure worth 2 BTC for this lucky player! A ludicrously big multiplier was applied to one of the bets that a lucky player placed on the dazzlingly beautiful slot game ‘Gem Splitter’ at Bitcoin.com Games. This big win marks a second for the month of August as another player bagged a jackpot of $75,000 previously on the game ‘Book of Aztec’. The fortunate player had the casino gods on their side as a 1000x multiplier was triggered on a bet of…

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Genesis Digital Assets Acquires 20,000 Bitcoin Mining Rigs From Canaan, Company Has Option to Buy 180K More

The China-based bitcoin ASIC mining machine manufacturer Canaan has announced the company has forged a partnership with Genesis Digital Assets, and the two firms have now signed a deal for a large purchase order. Genesis will buy 20,000 bitcoin miners from Canaan and the mining operation also has the option to purchase an additional 180,000 mining rigs from the Chinese ASIC manufacturer. Canaan Sells Genesis 20K Miners, Genesis Can Buy 180K More Bitcoin mining rig manufacturers have made very large sales during the second half of 2020 and into 2021.…

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Topps Unveils New MLB Inception NFTs — Firm’s NFT Series Now Minted on the Avalanche Blockchain

The American firm that manufactures chewing gum, candy, and collectibles, The Topps Company Inc., has announced the launch of the 2021 Topps MLB Inception NFT collection. Furthermore, Topps is now leveraging the Avalanche blockchain for NFTs after the company was using the Wax blockchain for projects like the Garbage Pail Kids and Godzilla series. Topps Launches MLB Inception NFT Series via the Avalanche Network On Tuesday, Topps revealed the firm’s 2021 Topps MLB Inception NFT Collection, a non-fungible token collection of cards released in conjunction with Major League Baseball and…

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Bitcoin Legal Tender in 7 Days: El Salvador Publishes Video Explaining What to Expect

Bitcoin will become legal tender in El Salvador alongside the U.S. dollar in seven days. The Salvadoran government has released a video explaining what to expect when the Bitcoin Law enters into force. The video features the government’s fee-free crypto wallet, Chivo. Government’s Video Explaining What to Expect When Bitcoin Becomes Legal Tender The Bitcoin Law in El Salvador will come into effect on Sept. 7 when BTC will become legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar. Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele tweeted a video explaining what to expect, including the benefits…

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Slovenia Prepares to Impose 10% Tax on Spending and Selling Cryptocurrency

The tax authority of Slovenia has put forward a proposal to change the crypto taxation rules in the country, local media reported. The amendments aim to introduce a 10% tax rate for transactions involving the spending or converting of cryptocurrencies into fiat money. Tax Office Wants to Simplify Crypto Taxation in Slovenia The Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia (FURS) has proposed changes to the taxation regime applicable to cryptocurrencies. The authority wants to impose a 10% tax for the crypto amounts spent on goods and services or converted…

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