Crypto.com has launched a venture arm and has set aside $200 million to invest in promising cryptocurrency startups, as it seeks to expand its partnerships with entrepreneurs in the crypto and blockchain industry. Announced on March. 4, the new venture arm, named Crypto.com Capital, was launched to accelerate the growth of crypto startups, and to advance
Bitcoin (BTC) price sliced through the $50,000 resistance level during the early trading hours on March 3 as bulls found their momentum and the majority of altcoins joined in on the rally as the day progressed. Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows that the price of Bitcoin was trading at $48,500 in the early
France-based game publisher Ubisoft just launched One Shot League, a new free-to-play fantasy soccer game powered by crypto assets. One Shot League was developed by the Ubisoft Strategic Innovation Lab in collaboration with Sorare, an Ethereum-based fantasy soccer game built around collectable cards in the form of NFTs. Discover an all-new fantasy football experience with
Charlie Lee, the creator of major cryptocurrency Litecoin (LTC), believes that the ongoing spike in popularity of the nonfungible token, or NFT, industry has much in common with the 2017 initial coin offering, or ICO, mania. Lee provided at least five similarities between 2021’s NFT popularity and 2017’s ICO mania, also comparing both to the
Hackers have threatened to release sensitive company documents supposedly belonging to USDT stablecoin issuer Tether unless the firm sends a 500 Bitcoin (BTC) ransom to a specified address. As revealed by the official Twitter account for Tether on Feb. 28, hackers purportedly threatened to leak documents that would “harm the Bitcoin ecosystem” if their ransom
A long-standing legal drama finally found resolution on Feb. 23, with the New York Attorney General’s office announcing that it had come to a settlement with cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex after a 22-month inquiry into whether the company had been trying to cover up its losses — touted to be worth $850 million — by misrepresenting
As new institutional and retail investors enter the cryptocurrency space on a daily basis, large-cap top performers like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) attract the lion’s share of investor’s attention as they are the well-known ‘secure’ blockchain projects. Once these new investors get a taste of the mainstay cryptocurrencies and how to navigate the volatile
Every bull market witnesses periodic pullbacks, where the weaker hands sell anticipating a top and the stronger hands accumulate for the long term. Data from Coinbase Pro shows two large Bitcoin (BTC) outflows this week, suggesting that institutions are likely continueing to buy the current dip. Comparing historical data, on-chain analytics resource Whalemap, recently said
Rumors of a possible investigation by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission into Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s alleged impact on Dogecoin’s price moves have been circulating on social media over the past day — a phenomenon that one Twitterer has quipped is “peak 2021.” I hope they do! It would be awesome — Elon
On Feb. 3, Cardano conducted a hard fork and successfully integrated the Mary upgrade to the testnet, transforming the blockchain into a multiasset network similar to Ethereum. This event seems to be one of the reasons for the impressive 475% year-to-date rally of ADA, and the altcoin is now causing unexpected ripples in the derivatives markets. Since the
Users of the Opera browser will now be able to purchase cryptocurrencies from directly within the web application following a partnership with Simplex. Founded in 2014, Simplex is an European Union-licensed fintech company that provides access to over 50 cryptocurrencies, and a principal member of the Visa network. The Opera browser was one of the
Veteran cryptocurrency investor Polychain Capital has joined a funding round in DFX Finance, a new decentralized finance exchange protocol optimized for non-U.S. dollar stablecoins. DFX raised more than $5 million in seed funding from Polychain and True Ventures to create a new blockchain-powered market for stablecoins and open up DeFi applications to a global audience.
The spread of blockchain-based soccer fan tokens across Europe continued on Feb. 22, as Poland’s most successful soccer club partnered with sports fintech firm, Chiliz. Legia Warsaw, which holds the record for the most number of Polish league championship wins, will launch a token on the fan engagement and rewards platform, Socios. The $LEG fan
On Feb. 10, Mastercard announced that it would start supporting a select few cryptocurrencies on its payment network. According to the payments giant, the inclusion of cryptocurrencies will allow customers to “save, store and send money in new ways” while opening up new opportunities for merchants as well. The announcement followed a presentation on Jan.
South Korea will implement a 20% tax on Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency profits starting Jan. 1, 2022. The nation’s Ministry of Economy and Finance announced that profits made from both trading and holding cryptocurrencies will be subject to the tax, reported the Korean Herald on Monday. The tax will be triggered when profits made from
Bitcoin (BTC) bears looked on in disbelief as BTC price rallied to over $57,800 on Feb. 21, sparking a major altcoin rally. It seems bull flags are being printed one after the other on coins like Polkadot and Cardano, which are playing out predictably. However, one coin that is not getting the limelight it deserves