metaverse

17

Jan

Going meta: Disney, Second Life and K-pop

Second Life creator Philip Rosedale returns to the fold, Disney’s patent for a “virtual-world simulator in a real-world venue” suggests an entry to the Metaverse, and Animal Concerts partners with South Korea-based Kakao’s Klaytn project. Following the announcement that Facebook’s parent company would be rebranding in a shift towards the Metaverse, many projects have started similar initiatives […]

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16

Jan

Stacks ecosystem becomes #1 Web3 project on Bitcoin

There were also 140,000 NFTs minted on the Stacks blockchain during its inaugural year. On the first anniversary of the launch of Stacks blockchain (STX), which seeks to make Bitcoin (BTC) programmable, the network achieved over 350 million monthly API requests, 40,000 Hiro (development tool for Stacks to build applications on Bitcoin) wallet downloads, and 2,500 Clarity smart contracts.[…]

bitcoin atm

16

Jan

Uruguay reportedly installs its first Bitcoin ATM

Uruguay’s first crypto ATM has been installed in the coastal city of Punta del Este, a major tourist attraction in the region. Uruguay has reportedly installed its first Bitcoin (BTC) ATM, making it the 11th South American country to publicly encourage crypto adoption. Prior to Uruguay’s involvement, South America hosted 79 ATMs, which represented 0.2% of global[…]

usdt

15

Jan

Tether freezes $150 million in USDT

Tether has not issued a statement giving a specific reason for blacklisting three addresses, but it has done so before to comply with law enforcement and aid exchanges after cyber attacks. Tether has added three more Ethereum addresses, holding more than $150 million worth of the Tether (USDT) stablecoin among them, to its blacklist. As a centralized[…]

dogecoin

15

Jan

Tesla launches Dogecoin payments for merch, but there’s a catch

Tesla has started accepting Dogecoin payments for company merchandise. However, the firm states that it will not issue refunds for purchases made in DOGE. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla now accepts Dogecoin (DOGE) as payment for the company’s merchandise. DOGE-eligible products in the Tesla store can be purchased by sending DOGE to Tesla’s Dogecoin wallet.[…]

usd/btc

15

Jan

University accepts Bitcoin donations to fund crypto-related activities

The SDSU announced that it’s accepting donations in cryptocurrency to fund activities that promote crypto adoption within the university. Back in October 2021, The Campanile Foundation (TCF), an auxiliary of the San Diego State University (SDSU), accepted its first crypto donation. Now, the university announced that it is welcoming digital currency donations in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). TCF[…]

BTC Chart

14

Jan

Institutional investment will boost Bitcoin to $75,000, says SEBA CEO

“We believe the price is going up. Our internal valuation models put the price per BTC right now of between 50,000 to 75,000,” says Guido Buehler, CEO of Seba Bank. The CEO of Switzerland-based financial institution SEBA Bank shared his predictions for Bitcoin (BTC) in 2022. A boon for BTC bulls, Guido Buehler was optimistic about institutional adoption and a[…]

bitcoin

13

Jan

Northwest Arkansas offering $10K in Bitcoin to attract remote workers

“Next-generation talent is essential to further transform our region into a hub for up-and-coming tech innovators and businesses,” said Blockchain Center of Excellence director Mary Lacity. The Northwest Arkansas Council, consisting of business leaders aimed at promoting development in the region, has announced a crypto incentive program to bring in tech professionals and entrepreneurs willing to work[…]

solana

13

Jan

Solana could become the ‘Visa of crypto’: Bank of America

The Bank of America strategist stated that Solana is set to take a slice of Ethereum’s market share, due to its advantages of low transaction fees, scalability and ease of use. Bank of America digital asset strategist Alkesh Shah has predicted that Ethereum competitor Solana could become the “Visa of the digital asset ecosystem” in a Jan[…]

POLYgon

12

Jan

Zero-knowledge scaling tech Plonky goes live on Polygon

The move comes after Polygon allocated $1 billion to the advancement of zero knowledge technology. On Monday, Polygon (MATIC), a layer-two Ethereum (ETH) scaling solution that is known for its fast transaction times and negligible gas fees, announced the launch of Plonky2, a zero-knowledge scaling technology, claimed to be the fastest in the world. Zero-knowledge algorithms ensure[…]