30 Nov 2021

How Crypto Vigilantes Are Hunting Scams in a $100 Billion Market

On a Monday morning in October, in a southern Indiana basement, a 52-year-old grandfather in a Dogecoin hat is patrolling the darkest corners of the crypto world for Shit Coin scammers. Robert Browning and his motley crew — named the RugSeekers for a popular pump and dump scam called the rug

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24 Nov 2021

US agencies unveil ‘crypto sprint’ roadmap as regulatory debate heats up

U.S. financial regulators on Tuesday released an inter-agency policy agenda for regulating cryptocurrencies, as discussions unfold about how to provide oversight for the booming market. The so-called “crypto sprint,” as officials call it, sketches out a to-do list for 2022 that will offer crypto players more clarity on the rules of

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23 Nov 2021

New Crypto Connectivity Startup Eyes Telecom Partnerships

The race to build crypto-enabled internet connections is heating up with another contender, GIANT Protocol, planning to leverage telecoms’ massive footprint. Founder Suruchi Gupta, who leads GIANT (Global Internet Access Network Token), told CoinDesk her new startup is working to essentially tokenize spare bandwidth, turning cellular access into a digital asset

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19 Nov 2021

Tinder and Bumble Enter the Metaverse — How Crypto and NFTs Could Become Essential to Virtual Dating Apps

Dating apps Tinder and Bumble are entering into a relationship with the metaverse ecosystem, changing the way people will interact in drastic ways and re-inventing their platforms. From the use of avatars and digital coins to first dates in virtual piano bars, the apps are reshaping the dating landscape. For

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09 Nov 2021

Ripple to launch crypto service for financial companies amid legal battle with the SEC

Fintech start-up Ripple on Tuesday said it’s launching a new product that lets financial services firms offer their customers the ability to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. The San Francisco-based company said the feature, called Liquidity Hub, will give its enterprise clients access to digital assets from a range of sources including

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08 Nov 2021

Crypto markets tag $3T combined market cap for first time

With Bitcoin (BTC) trading within 2% of its all-time high and Ether (ETH), Solana (SOL) and Polkadot (DOT) pushing into previously uncharted price ranges, CoinGecko estimates that the combined cryptocurrency market capitalization has broken above $3 trillion for the first time. According to CoinGecko, the total crypto market cap broke into

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05 Nov 2021

Crypto Jobs Span U.S. as Hubs Spring Up From Miami to Denver

The crypto job market in the U.S. is mirroring the decentralized ethos of the industry itself — it’s everywhere. New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles have the largest shares of crypto hires this year, followed by the Miami and Chicago metropolitan areas, according to a new ranking based on LinkedIn

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28 Oct 2021

Crypto Crackdown Is ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ as CFTC Seeks More Powers

The nominee to lead the U.S.’s top swaps regulator has a warning for lawmakers: Crypto misconduct the agency has already exposed is “the tip of the iceberg” and it likely needs more authority to police the white-hot market. Rostin Behnam, the Biden administration’s pick to head the Commodity Futures Trading

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26 Oct 2021

15 Applications for Blockchain Technology

The idea of a blockchain was first conceived as the mechanism supporting Bitcoin (CRYPTO:BTC). To solve the double-spending problem associated with digital currencies, Satoshi Nakamoto devised an immutable ledger of transactions that chains together blocks of data using digital cryptography. While the idea works extremely well for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies,

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25 Oct 2021

Mastercard says any bank or merchant on its vast network can soon offer crypto services

The crypto economy is about to expand. Mastercard is preparing to announce that any of the thousands of banks and millions of merchants on its payments network can soon integrate crypto into their products, CNBC has learned. That includes bitcoin wallets, credit and debit cards that earn rewards in crypto and enable

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