Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta in Talks to Sell Assets in Crypto Project Diem: Report

Meta, formerly Facebook, is reportedly in talks with investment bankers to sell its assets in the cryptocurrency project Diem, formerly Libra. The diem USD stablecoin was supposed to be issued by Silvergate Bank but it failed to get regulatory approval. Meta Reportedly Seeking Buyers for Diem Crypto Project Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, formerly Facebook, is trying to sell its assets in the cryptocurrency project Diem, formerly Libra, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Meta owns about a third of the venture; the rest is owned by other members…

Read More

Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: ETH Nears 10% Gain, BTC Inches Toward $40,000

Days after falling to a 6-month low, bitcoin rose for a second consecutive session, as prices slowly approached its key level of $40,000. Today’s gain in BTC comes as the global crypto market cap was 4.7% higher from yesterday’s session, as of writing. Bitcoin The world’s largest cryptocurrency hit an intraday high of $38,415.90 on Wednesday, which is its highest level in the last six sessions. Today’s move comes as the 14-day RSI on BTC/USD broke out of its recent resistance level of 30, which typically signifies prices being oversold,…

Read More

Thailand Announces Cryptocurrency Will Be Regulated as Means of Payment

Thailand has announced that cryptocurrency will be regulated as a means of payment for goods and services “to avert potential impacts on the country’s financial stability and economic system.” The announcement was issued by the Bank of Thailand, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Ministry of Finance. Cryptocurrency Will Be a Means of Payment in Thailand The Bank of Thailand (BOT), the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the country’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) jointly announced Tuesday their plan to regulate cryptocurrency as a means of payment.…

Read More

EverRise Expands DeFi Security Infrastructure to Fantom and Avalanche

PRESS RELEASE. EverRise, the blockchain bridging and security solution provider that brought the buyback to crypto, expanded to the Fantom and Avalanche blockchains over the weekend. With the addition of these two blockchains, the EverRise token (RISE) and ecosystem is now available on a total of 5 blockchains. The Fantom and Avalanche blockchains offer EverRise an exciting opportunity to make their dApps more widely available. Fantom’s mainnet was launched in December 2019 and their TVL recently surpassed Binance Smart Chain. The Avalanchemainnet launched in September 2021 and currently supports over…

Read More

Kazakhstan Shuts Down Crypto Mining Farms Till February

Data centers minting cryptocurrencies in Kazakhstan were cut off from the nation’s power grid this week and will remain unplugged for the rest of January. The measure comes as the country faces electricity shortages blamed on crypto mining and blackouts in the cold winter months. Crypto Miners in Kazakhstan Left Without Power Bitcoin mining facilities in Kazakhstan were disconnected from the electricity supply on Monday, Jan. 24, and will remain shut down through Jan. 31, local media revealed. The restrictions have been imposed after the state-run grid operator, KEGOC, issued…

Read More

Samsung Provides a Glimpse Into the South Korean Metaverse and NFT Craze

At the very beginning of 2022, South Korean tech giant Samsung announced its foray into the metaverse and a new “NFT Aggregation Platform” designed for its smart TVs. In addition to the NFT TVs, Samsung also launched a virtual experience inside of Decentraland, one of the most popular metaverse gaming platforms. It’s high time we had a peek at the South Korean NFT world to see the latest developments. Samsung NFT TV and Presence in Decentraland The idea of the metaverse is no longer the distant, dreamy vision shared only…

Read More

Belarus to Remain Crypto-Friendly as Ally Russia Mulls Blanket Ban

Authorities in Belarus have no intentions to adopt stricter rules for the country’s crypto space. That’s despite neighboring Russia, a close partner in many areas, considering a blanket ban on а number of activities related to cryptocurrencies as suggested by the central bank in Moscow. Belarus to Keep Favorable Crypto Regulations Officials in Belarus do not plan to tighten the country’s regulatory framework for the crypto sector, a statement has indicated. This comes as Russia, which is a close economic ally, is mulling over a proposal to impose harsh restrictions…

Read More

Net Inflows Into Largest Gold ETF Surge Amidst Falling Stocks and Crypto Prices

Net inflows into SPDR Gold Shares surged to a new record of $1.63 billion, the highest since its listing in 2004. The surge of net inflows into one of the largest gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) comes against a backdrop of falling cryptocurrency and stock values. Investors More Bullish on Gold One of the world’s largest gold ETFs, SPDR Gold Shares, recently recorded a net inflow of $1.63 billion, the highest since its listing in 2004, a report has said. Friday’s record inflow, which comes as stock and crypto prices have…

Read More

Ken Kutaragi, Father of the Sony Playstation, Criticizes Current Metaverse Push

Ken Kutaragi, father of the Sony Playstation, has issued his opinion about the metaverse narrative currently developing on the market. The former executive of Sony stated that he saw no point in the metaverse idea of separating the real world from the virtual one. Playstation Inventor Bashes Current Metaverse Conception Ken Kutaragi, one of the inventors of the Sony Playstation, has criticized the conception of the metaverse that some companies are currently pushing. Kutaragi stated in an interview with Bloomberg his opinion about how the metaverse is being conceived, declaring…

Read More

Binance Becomes Main Sponsor of Argentinian Soccer Association

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has signed a partnership agreement with the Argentinian Soccer Association (AFA), one of the biggest soccer federations in the world, to become its main sponsor. With this deal, Binance will become the main sponsor of all the Argentinian national soccer teams for the next five years and will issue a new fan token. The AFA has previously issued such an asset in partnership with Socios, another fan token platform. Binance Inks Sponsorship Deal With Argentinian Soccer Association Binance, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges by volume traded,…

Read More