Banking Giant HSBC Files Trademarks for a Wide Range of Digital Currency and Metaverse Products

Banking giant HSBC has filed trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a wide range of digital currency products and services, including those related to the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). HSBC’s Trademark Applications ...

2 NFT Projects Plan to Transition From Solana to Alternative Blockchains

Two prominent Solana projects have announced they are transitioning over to new blockchains. The non-fungible token (NFT) venture Degods detailed it will be moving to the Ethereum chain and the Y00ts NFT team detailed it is moving to Polygon. ...

Silver and Gold — Precious Metals Stored Value This Year Outperforming Crypto Assets in 2022

Gold prices are ending the year a hair below the values recorded 12 months ago. Statistics on Dec. 26, 2021, show the U.S. dollar value per ounce of gold was $1,810 per unit, and today gold is $1,797 per ...

Biggest Movers: LTC Climbs to 10-Day High on Monday

Litecoin raced to a ten-day high to start the week, as markets returned from the Christmas holiday weekend. The token extended recent gains to start the week, and neared a key resistance point in the process. Xrp was also ...

Monthly NFT Sales Are 80% Lower Than Last Year, Digital Collectibles Interest Plummeted in 2022

Like most crypto projects this year, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) felt the pain of 2022’s crypto winter as sales are down a great deal and blue-chip NFTs have been slashed in value. For instance, last month, there was roughly $534 ...

Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC, ETH Consolidate on Monday as Markets Remain Sluggish Following Christmas

Cryptocurrencies were mostly consolidating on Dec. 26, as markets remained muted following the Christmas weekend. Bitcoin remained marginally above a key support point at $16,800, whilst ethereum remained near a ceiling at the $1,230 mark. Overall, the global crypto ...

Ukrainian Steals Bitcoin From Russian Darknet Market, Donates to Charity

A Ukrainian living in the U.S. has reportedly hacked a major drug market on the Russian dark web, diverting some of its crypto proceeds. The man says he donated the digital cash stolen from the illicit website to an ...

Bitget Introduces MegaSwap for a Re-Invented DeFi Experience

press release PRESS RELEASE. Seychelles, December 26, 2022 – Leading global cryptocurrency exchange, Bitget launches “MegaSwap“, a new feature on its platform that enable the platform’s users to trade or swap their digital assets for over 10,000 cryptocurrencies on ...

Brazilian Securities Commission CVM Opens a Path for Funds to Invest in Crypto

The Brazilian Securities Commission CVM has cleared the path for funds to dive into cryptocurrency-based investments. The institution issued a new set of rules that allows financial investment funds to invest in cryptocurrency tokens with the equivalent protections offered ...

Argentine Peso Plunges to a 5 Month Low Amid Legal and Political Woes

The Argentine Peso has experienced a sudden fall vs the U.S. dollar, falling to a 5-month low in its blue rate, one of the many parallel exchange rates of the country. The reasons for this fall, besides the abundance ...

SEC Charges Gig Economy Platform for $2.6 Million Unregistered Coin Offering

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Thor Technologies and its co-founders with conducting an unregistered securities offering. In 2018, the company minted and sold tokens to raise funds for its ‘gig economy platform,’ the development of ...

Peter Schiff Advises Selling Bitcoin Today — Says It's 'the Smart Move'

Gold bug and economist Peter Schiff has recommended selling bitcoin today, emphasizing that it is “the smart move.” Many people disagreed with Schiff’s analysis of the price of the cryptocurrency, warning that he is telling investors to sell at ...

Mark Cuban: Bitcoin Is a Good Investment, Gold Investors Are Dumb

Shark Tank star and the owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, says bitcoin is a good investment. The billionaire wants the price of the cryptocurrency to fall further so he can buy some more. Meanwhile, he ...

Elon Musk: Twitter No Longer in Fast Lane to Bankruptcy

Tesla CEO and Twitter chief Elon Musk has confirmed that the social media company is no longer “in the fast lane to bankruptcy.” Nonetheless, the billionaire emphasized that there is still much work to do on the platform. “But ...

Bitcoin Hashrate Slides as Texas Miners Curtail Hashpower to Bolster the Grid

Bitcoin’s total hashrate tapped a low of 170 exahash per second (EH/s) on Dec. 25, as reports noted that bitcoin miners in Texas curtailed their hashpower during a massive winter freeze. Statistics show that close to 100 exahash dropped ...

As the Fed Turns 109 Years Old, the US Dollar's Purchasing Power Eroded by More Than 96% Since It Was Created

109 years ago, the U.S. Federal Reserve was created and ever since that day, the purchasing power of the U.S. dollar has dropped a great deal. Since the Fed started, more than 96% of the greenback’s purchasing power has ...

BTC Wraps up 13 Consecutive Years of Recorded Market Value, With No Santa Rally in 2022

By the end of this year bitcoin will have 13 consecutive years of recorded market value under its belt. Seven of those years saw Santa rallies all the way up until New Year’s Eve, and five of the 13 ...

Snowden to Musk: 'I Take Payment in Bitcoin'; Big Short Investor Says Audits of Exchanges like Binance and FTX Are 'Meaningless,' and More — Week in Review

Ahead of the holidays and new year, the former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor known to the world as a staunch privacy advocate and whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has offered to step up as the new CEO of Twitter ...

US Government Delays Tax Reporting Rules for Cryptocurrency Brokers

The enforcement of a requirement for brokers to report gains made by crypto investors has been postponed by the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS. The new tax rules, incorporated into the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the ...

Russia to Ban Banks From Using Messengers Like Telegram to Contact Customers

Financial institutions in Russia will not be able to communicate with clients through instant messengers based outside the country, local media revealed. A new law passed by the State Duma also prohibits banks from using chats to send personal ...

JPMorgan: Crypto Is a Nonexistent Asset Class for Most Large Institutional Investors

A strategist at global investment bank JPMorgan says crypto is effectively nonexistent as an asset class for most large institutional investors. “The volatility is too high, the lack of an intrinsic return that you can point to makes it ...

Jim Cramer Urges SEC to Do a Big Crypto Sweep — Says 'I Wouldn't Touch Crypto in a Million Years'

The host of Mad Money, Jim Cramer, says he would not touch crypto in a million years. He called investors who own various altcoins idiots and urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to do “a big sweep” ...

Lastpass Data Breach Frightens Users, Some Say Hack ‘May Be Worse Than They Are Letting on’

People involved in financial tech, software programming, cyber security, and cryptocurrencies have been talking about the Lastpass data breach that was disclosed two days ago. The password management company detailed that a breach, committed earlier this year, allowed hackers ...

Crypto Community Asks: Where in the World Is Ex-Alameda CEO Sam Trabucco?

Following FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s arrest and the statements from his co-workers Gary Wang and Caroline Ellison, the spotlight has turned on the remaining executives who were part of the team’s inner circle. Another person people are curious about ...

Privacy Coins Take a Beating This Year Losing Over $6 Billion, Anonymity Takes a Back Seat to Defi, NFTs

The last 12 months have been tough on digital currency investors as the crypto winter has caused a large sum of value to leave the once-bustling economy. The privacy coin economy, for instance, shed more than 55% against the ...

Biggest Movers: SOL Hits 1-Month Low on Saturday, as UNI Extends Recent Declines

Solana fell to a one-month low to start the weekend, as cryptocurrency markets moved lower ahead of Christmas Day. Today’s drop saw the token fall for a fourth straight session, as market sentiment shifted bearish. Uniswap was also in ...

Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Nears $17,000 Ahead of Christmas Day

Bitcoin rose closer to the $17,000 level on Saturday, despite crypto markets mostly consolidating to start the week. The global cryptocurrency market cap is down 0.32% as of writing. Ethereum was also higher earlier in the day, with prices ...

Locker Token and Euro Ice Hockey Champs Rögle BK To Host In-Person NFT Event

press release PRESS RELEASE. Locker Token & Ice Hockey extraordinaires Rögle BK have officially announced an In-Real-Life (IRL) NFT, event set to take place at the Catena Arena – the home of the European champions. The event is designed ...

ECB to Decide Whether to Issue Digital Euro in 2023

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a new report on the progress of its investigation into the possible launch of a digital euro. The research will continue next year with the regulator planning to make a decision whether ...

Russian Parliament Postpones Adoption of Crypto Mining Bill

Russian lawmakers will consider a draft law on cryptocurrency mining in 2023 despite earlier indications they were going to vote on the proposal in December. The bill is expected to set the rules for the extraction and sale of ...

Samsung Is Investing More Than $35 Million in Latam-Focused Metaverse Initiatives

Samsung, the Korean electronics behemoth, has revealed it is currently investing more than $35 million dollars in metaverse initiatives for the Latam audience. The objective behind this move is to help the brand attract and connect with younger audiences, ...

Bank of England's Cunliffe Pushes for Crypto Regulation — Sees 'Real' Benefits for UK

Bank of England Deputy Governor Sir Jon Cunliffe has revealed that the British central bank is planning to step up its efforts to regulate cryptocurrency trading with new laws. “We should think about regulation before it becomes integrated with ...

Elon Musk: Recent Fed Rate Hikes Might Go Down in History as Most Damaging Ever

Tesla CEO and Twitter chief Elon Musk says the Federal Reserve’s recent rate hikes “might go down in history as most damaging ever.” The billionaire has urged the Fed to cut interest rates immediately, emphasizing that the U.S. central ...

SEC Will Use All Available Tools to Crack Down on Crypto Firms That Aren't in Compliance With Its Rules, Says Chair Gensler

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has revealed that the regulator will use all available tools to bring crypto platforms into compliance with its rules. In addition, the SEC chief said: “Proof of ...

Caroline Ellison's Testimony Claims FTX Boss SBF Directed Her to Co-Mingle Customer Funds Since 2019

On Dec. 23, 2022, Matthew Russell Lee from the Inner City Press published the recently unsealed guilty plea transcript of Caroline Ellison, Alameda Research’s former CEO. In her statements, Ellison describes that she was the co-CEO and CEO of ...

Report: SEC Heightens Probe Into Auditors Servicing Crypto Exchanges

According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Paul Munter, the agency’s acting chief accountant, the U.S. regulator is monitoring proof-of-reserves (POR) more closely. “We’re warning investors to be very wary of some of the claims that are being ...

FTX Attempts to Freeze Robinhood Shares as Creditors Swarm to Scoop $450M in HOOD Stock

Court filings show that debtors from FTX Trading Ltd. and Alameda Research want 56 million shares of Robinhood stock frozen after multiple creditors are seeking access to the funds, and also Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF). Court Filing Wants to ‘Enforce ...

Bitget's KCGI 2022: Football Edition Celebrates the World Cup With Record-Breaking Participation

press release PRESS RELEASE. Victoria, Seychelles (December 23 2022) – Leading crypto exchange, Bitget, announces the conclusion of its biannual trading tournament, King’s Cup Global Invitation (“KCGI”): Football Edition with record-breaking participation. Hosted from November 21 to December 19, ...

Biggest Movers: ADA, XRP Rebound From Recent Losses on Friday

Cardano climbed for a second consecutive session on Dec. 23, as the token surged to its highest point since Monday. Overall, crypto prices were marginally higher as of writing, with the global market cap currently up 0.49%. Xrp, formerly ...

Bitcoin Miners Discovered 53,240 Blocks This Year, Foundry Led the Pack, Hashrate Tapped an All-Time High

As the new year approaches, more than a dozen bitcoin mining pools still dedicate a total of 238 exahash per second (EH/s) toward the Bitcoin blockchain in order to secure the network and reap mining rewards. Statistics indicate that ...


Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: ETH Nears $1,230 Resistance, Following Strong US GDP Data

Nigerian Central Bank Increases Cash Withdrawal Limits After Receiving 'Feedback From Stakeholders'

Sheikh Hamad Salem Becomes a MaskEX Shareholder as Both Parties Collaborate to Develop a Smart City in the UAE

President of Brazil Sanctions Cryptocurrency Law

Italy and Albania Bust €15 Million Crypto Investment Scam

Buenos Aires to Tax Cryptocurrency Mining in 2023

India's Central Bank Chief: Cryptocurrencies Will Cause Next Financial Crisis if They're Not Banned

US Senator Introduces Bill to Regulate Payment Stablecoins

Free Talk Live Co-Host Ian Freeman Found Guilty in Federal Crypto Trial

SEC Charges Against FTX, Alameda Execs Wang and Ellison Reveal Key Findings, US Regulator Says FTT Is a Security

Twitter Adds Crypto Price Charts to Search Results

Financie Commenced to Prepare for the IEO of Entertainment DAO Project "SUPER SAPIENSS" Led by Yukihiko Tsutsumi, Katsuyuki Motohiro, and Yuichi Sato

3 FTX Execs Have Snitched on SBF, Now Scrutiny Is Aimed at Nishad Singh and Ramnik Arora

Biggest Movers: DOGE Rebounds on Thursday, LTC Nears 1-Week High

Rate Hikes Needed to Reduce Eurozone Inflation Despite Recession, Top ECB Official Says

Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC, ETH Consolidate Ahead of United States GDP Data

Paxful to Drop Ethereum Trading Due to Increased Centralization and Consensus Mechanism Pivot

Update from B2BinPay: New Pricing, Tokens, and Merchant Models Along with Redesigned Website

Binance Launches Blockchain Education Program in Kazakhstan

Berjaya Corp partners MNC Group to explore E-Money business in Malaysia

Defi More Scalable Than Traditional Finance, New Study Says

US Lawmaker: Crypto Self-Custody Is Antidote to FTX Fraud — 'Keep Your Coins Act' Will Protect Self-Hosted Wallets

FTX's Gary Wang and Alameda's Caroline Ellison Plead Guilty to Fraud, Duo Is 'Cooperating' With Feds

Guggenheim CIO Scott Minerd Warns of a Crypto 'Washout' Similar to the Internet Bubble

Coinbase Secures Regulatory Approval to Operate as a Virtual Asset Service Provider in Ireland

2022’s Market Review: Crypto Economy Loses $1.4T, Top 10 Token Knockouts, Terra’s Collapse

$1.7M in Quadrigacx Bitcoins Move, Court Trustee EY Says Transfers Were 'Unauthorized'

Swarm, Ethereum’s Storage Network, Announces Mainnet Storage Incentives and Web3PC Inception

Biggest Movers: ETC Moves Away From Multi-Month Lows, as XMR Extends Recent Gains

Bitsgap Announces Platform Updates Ahead of Christmas Sale

Core Scientific Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Firm Plans to Continue Mining Bitcoin to Pay Down Debt

Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Briefly Above $17,000 Ahead of US Consumer Confidence Report

Spain Will Provide 8 Million Euros in Grants to Develop Video Game and Metaverse Experiences

Hackless Offers Sandwich Attack Protection for BSC and Ethereum Networks

Three Countries Account for Nearly Two-Thirds of Africa's Crypto Holders — Study

BTC-e’s Alexander Vinnik Applies for Release on Bail Citing Trial Delay

Buy Gift Cards With Crypto on BuySellVouchers Gift Card Marketplace

Payments Giant Visa Proposes Using Ethereum L2 Starknet to Bolster Auto Payments for Self-Custodial Wallets

Economist Peter Schiff Warns Bitcoin May Not Rise When Other Financial Assets Rebound

US Lawmaker Suggests 'Maybe' Crypto Should Be Banned Citing Bigger Issues Than FTX

Bank of Russia to Test International Crypto Payments With Companies Games Reveals Top Slots of 2022, Players to Get 50 Free Rounds Every Day for Christmas

Bitcoin Miner Greenidge Enters Non-Binding Debt Restructuring Deal With NYDIG

FTT Breaks $1 Support for the First Time Since FTX Collapsed, Token Struggles With Dwindling Trade Volume

Biggest Movers: LTC Snaps Extended Bear Run, as LINK Hits 4-Day High

Bank of Japan's Kuroda Shocks Markets by Raising the Benchmark Rate to 0.5% From 0.25%

Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: ETH Back Above $1,200 as Bank of Japan Policy Decision Impacts Markets

Report: Nigerian Lawmakers Set to Pass Law That Diminishes Central Bank Influence on Crypto

Meta Will Continue to Push Metaverse Investments in 2023 According to Head Of Reality Labs

'Visibly Shaking' FTX Co-Founder Hammers out a ‘Wasted Day’ in Court as Bahamian, US Legal Team Prep for Extradition

Meta VR Consultant John Carmack Leaves Company; Criticizes Inefficiencies of VR and Metaverse Projects

Indian Government Updates Parliament on Cryptocurrency Bill and Investigations of Crypto Exchanges

Elon Musk Promises to Step Down as Head of Twitter — Edward Snowden Throws His Name in the Hat for CEO

Bank Holdups and Protests Continue to Rise in Lebanon as Depositors Demand Their Own Savings

Commodity Analyst Mike McGlone Suggests 'Bitcoin Appears Poised to Resume Its Inclination to Outperform'

SHIB Community Members and Countdown Clock Hint Shibarium Launch Is Imminent

Binance US Plans to Acquire Voyager Digital's Assets for $1 Billion in Bankruptcy Bid

Biggest Movers: SHIB, XMR Extend Recent Gains on Monday

Basel Committee Finalizes Rules for Bank Exposure to Cryptocurrency Assets

Chinese Zhejiang Province Aims to Build a $28.7 Billion Metaverse Industry by 2025

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