Monthly Archives: August 2021

Wu-Tang Clan’s Ticalion Stallion Method Man to Drop ‘Tical World’ NFT Comic Art

Clifford Smith Jr., better known by his stage name Method Man from the rap supergroup the Wu-Tang Clan, announced plans to launch a non-fungible token (NFT) collection called “Tical World.” The tokenized comics and Killa Beez-centric art was designed by the New York artist Alex Smetsky. Wu-Tang Member Method Man to Launch Killa Beez-Centric NFTs The popular member of the rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man has revealed he’s stepping into the non-fungible token (NFT) industry. Method Man is releasing an NFT comic series called the “Tical […]

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Dogecoin Captures Double-Digit Gains This Week — One Address Still Holds 28% of the DOGE Supply

The notorious dogecoin has seen double-digit gains this past week as statistics show the meme-crypto asset has gained 19.66% during the last seven days. Out of the top ten digital currencies in terms of market capitalization, dogecoin has outshined the competition, even surpassing ethereum’s 18% weekly gains. Dogecoin’s Weekly Gains Outshine the Competition, Google Trends Data Shows DOGE Interest Dive-Bombed After May At the time of writing, both the topic dogecoin and the hashtag #dogecointothemoon have been trending on social media Sunday afternoon. As far as interest […]

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US Senator Warns Passing Unproven Crypto Law Will Stifle Innovation and ‘Make Americans Poorer’

U.S. Senator Mike Lee has raised concerns that adopting the crypto tax provision in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will stifle innovation and make Americans poorer. He explained that cryptocurrencies are not like securities and cannot be regulated with the same policies, noting that to do so would drive innovation offshore. Senator Mike Lee Warns Passing Unproven Legislation Will Stifle Innovation While outlining concerns he has about numerous provisions in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill during the Senate session Saturday, U.S. Senator Mike Lee from Utah drew […]

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SEC Chairman Says Satoshi Nakamoto’s Innovation Is Real, Crypto Rules Are Clear

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, says that Satoshi Nakamoto’s innovation is real. “It has been and could continue to be a catalyst for change in the fields of finance and money,” he said. Satoshi Nakamoto’s Innovation Is Real SEC Chairman Gary Gensler talked about bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulation last week at the Aspen Security Forum where he outlined his plans to regulate the crypto space. He began by referencing the Bitcoin whitepaper and its creator, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. “His […]

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S2F Creator Plan B ‘Reconfirms’ His Confidence in Bitcoin Forecast — ‘This Bull Is Not Over and $64K Was Not the Top’

Last month, the popular bitcoin analyst and creator of the stock-to-flow price model, Plan B, explained that he believed the “bull is not over.” On August, 6, Plan B is still showing confidence in his forecast and reconfirmed his message from last month. Meanwhile, bitcoin prices have been able to bounce back and on Sunday, bitcoin prices tapped a high of $45,355. Plan B Shows Confidence in Previous Forecast While Bitcoin Prices Tap Fresh Highs Bitcoin (BTC) has been on a tear lately and oddly enough in […]

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Port Finance to List on AscendEX

PRESS RELEASE. AscendEX, a global cryptocurrency financial platform with a comprehensive product suite, is excited to announce the Port Finance token (PORT) under the pair USDT/PORT on Aug 9 at 2 p.m. UTC. Port Finance is a money-market, non-custodial liquidity protocol on Solana. They aim to provide a comprehensive suite of lending products, including variable-rate lending, fixed-rate lending, and interest rate swap. Their idea is to take advantage of the growth in size and capability of the Solana network. Port Finance brings interest rate markets to the […]

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Bitcoin can’t be viewed as an untraceable ‘crime coin’ anymore

Yes, some criminals use Bitcoin, but the innovation behind this technology improves the financial system. Cryptocurrency is a new technology that has entered the common discourse, setting the stage for a complete upheaval of our long-established financial systems. Of course, some skepticism is unavoidable. Crypto’s association with criminality adds to this shared sense of skepticism. There is no denying that cryptocurrency has and continues to be used for illicit activities across the globe. Having said this, with the use and applicability of crypto becoming increasingly commonplace, the […]

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What bear market? Investors throw record cash behind blockchain firms in 2021

VC investments into crypto over the first six months of 2021 have already more than doubled those witnessed in all previous years combined. Despite the recent slight recovery of the cryptocurrency market, there is no denying the fact that the crypto industry has been faced with a great deal of volatility over the last few months, made evident by the total market capitalization of the sector that dipped from $2.5 trillion to $1.18 trillion over a 45-day span earlier this year. Through all these ups and downs, […]

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UK’s Standard Chartered to Offer Crypto Brokerage Services in Ireland

British bank Standard Chartered will offer cryptocurrency broker services in Ireland through its Zodia Custody subsidiary. The digital asset custodian will focus on signing up institutional investors in the Republic which has become a European base for many financial institutions and crypto companies. Standard Chartered to Provide Crypto Custody to Institutions in Ireland Zodia Custody, the Standard Chartered Bank’s crypto brokerage, is planning to offer its services to institutional investors in Ireland, the Irish daily Independent revealed on Sunday. The company operates as an exchange and brokerage […]

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Tales from 2050: A look into a world built on NFTs

In three decades from now, blockchain technology and nonfungible tokens will not be magnificent, they will be normal and mundane. “You will own nothing and you will be happy,” — this sentiment was at the core of a declaration issued more than 30 years ago in 2016 by the leaders of the World Economic Forum. It sounded dystopian, like something taken from a book by Aldous Huxley or George Orwell. It was probably among the most insidious ideas I’d ever heard. Somehow, I remembered that idea today […]

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