Monthly Archives: November 2021

5 reasons why blockchain-based gaming economies are the future

Axie Infinity showed the gaming industry just a sliver of what blockchain-based gaming can achieve, and the industry is set to explode in the near future. Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock is probably aware that the gaming industry has been on an absolute tear. It’s one of the industries that has benefited from the COVID-19 pandemic in a big way.  That said, the average investor might not be aware of the following growth figures: The global gaming market is currently worth $180 billion — […]

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Onecoin’s $18.2M London Penthouse: Trial in Germany Reveals ‘Cryptoqueen’ Ruja Ignatova’s Lavish Lifestyle

The Onecoin Ponzi scheme is still making headlines as reports from a trial in Germany revealed the missing ‘Cryptoqueen,’ Ruja Ignatova, purchased a London penthouse worth $18.2 million with proceeds from the Onecoin operation. The Münster court’s findings stem from the trial against Martin Breidenbach, Ignatova’s German attorney, who is being accused of money laundering. ‘Cryptoqueen’ Ruja Ignatova’s $18.2 Million London Penthouse – Apartment Stuffed With Fine Art, Rare Andy Warhol Piece Ruja Ignatova, Onecoin’s ‘Cryptoqueen,’ purchased a luxury penthouse apartment in London via a shell company, […]

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Blockchain metaverse startups: Unparalleled investment potential

Think of how essential the internet is to everyday life now — that’s what the Metaverse could become in a lot less time than the internet did. Neal Stephenson, a popular sci-fi writer coined the phrase “metaverse” in his first best-selling and breakthrough 1992 novel, Snow Crash. Now that concept is becoming a reality, and what’s more, you can invest in the metaverses. In Ready Player One, The OASIS is another example of an advanced virtual reality. Numerous other sci-fi authors, such as Ian M Banks, have […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, DOT, LUNA, AVAX, EGLD

Even as Bitcoin consolidates, DOT, LUNA, AVAX and EGLD may continue their upward journey. Bitcoin’s (BTC) dominance has dropped from about 48% on Oct. 20 to 42.3% on Nov. 7 while the total crypto market capitalization has continued its northward journey. This indicates that the price action has shifted from Bitcoin to altcoins. CryptoQuant CEO Ki Young Ju said that Bitcoin whales are selling but this has not resulted in the breach of the strong support at $60,000. He also pointed out that Bitcoin reserves across exchanges […]

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While the Value Locked in Defi Soars, Dozens of Dapps Leverage Cross-Chain Support

Decentralized finance (defi) protocols continue to shine as the total value locked in defi is over $260 billion. While Ethereum started the defi trend and holds the lion’s share of TVL in defi, a great number of decentralized applications (dapps) are supporting a slew of alternative blockchains. Today’s Most Popular Dapps Support More Than One Network On November 7, the total value locked in defi is $260 billion according to defillama statistics on Sunday. When defi first started making waves, most of the dapps that people interacted […]

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Meme tokens and dogcoins flood the market as price wars heat up

Memecoins and dog-themed tokens are gaining more popularity and traction as the long-term upside seems very limited amid the flooded market. Meme tokens and dogcoins have been an integral part of the ongoing market-wide bull run in the cryptocurrency markets. Among the plethora of these tokens that have been flooding the market, two of these tokens, the longer-standing memecoin Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB), have gained the most traction and popularity. Most recently, SHIB started rallying on Oct. 23 from trading $0.000028 to hitting an all-time […]

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What is a directed acyclic graph in cryptocurrency? How does DAG work?

A simple guide to explain what a directed acyclic graph (DAG) is in cryptocurrencies, how it is used and how it works. DAG vs. Blockchain Blockchains and DAGs both record transactions on a distributed ledger, albeit through different means.  Below is a quick comparison of the two in terms of benefits and drawbacks: Pros of DAG Suited for microtransactions and high volumes of transactions Eliminates the need for mining equipment Fees may be reduced significantly Lower energy consumption Cons of DAG Vulnerable to attacks due to low […]

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Jack in the Box Sues Crypto Exchange FTX for ‘Brazenly and Illegally’ Copying Mascot

Restaurant chain Jack in the Box has sued cryptocurrency exchange FTX alleging that the crypto company “brazenly and illegally copied or derived its ‘Moon Man’ mascot” from its own mascot. The lawsuit details that FTX’s refusal to stop using Moon Man has caused Jack in the Box “considerable economic damage and irreparable harm, including by devaluing the goodwill associated with Jack.” Jack in the Box Says FTX’s Moon Man Is an ‘Inferior Version of Jack’ One of America’s largest hamburger chains, Jack in the Box (JITB), has […]

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How blockchain technology might bring triple-A games to metaverses

For consumers or publishers of AAA games, transacting on a fee-based blockchain would simply be far too costly to bear. Nonfungible token-based projects like Loot and The N Project have helped spike interest in the Metaverse to an all-time high, raising hopes again that blockchain will finally break through to the masses. Will it, or is history doomed to repeat itself? The problem is that the very things that capture the imagination of the public are the very same things that ultimately degrade the performance of the […]

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Bitcoin hodler Elon Musk should sell $23B of Tesla stock, Twitter survey concludes

With just hours to go, the results of a survey Musk says he will “abide by” demand that he sell 10% of his TSLA holdings. Bitcoin (BTC) fan, Tesla CEO and world’s richest man Elon Musk says he will sell 10% of Tesla stock (TSLA) — if Twitter tells him to. In a Twitter survey on Nov. 6, Musk entered the debate on United States tax policy by offering to test it with a sale currently worth $23 billion. Twitter tells Musk to sell $TSLA U.S. Treasury […]

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