Monthly Archives: December 2021

CIA director says agency currently has ‘a number of different projects’ focused on crypto

William Burns said that building knowledge on crypto was “an important priority” for the CIA, and he planned to devote “resources and attention” to it. Current director of the Central Intelligence Agency William Burns said his predecessor at the government agency initiated projects focused on gathering intelligence on cryptocurrency. Fielding a question on crypto at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council Summit on Monday, Burns said the CIA was looking to add expertise in cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its team of intelligence analysts in addition to communicating […]

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Amex, Visa, Citi, Paypal Invest in Crypto Transaction Monitoring and Forensics Platform

American Express’ Amex Ventures, Visa, Citi Ventures, DRW Venture Capital, Jump Capital, Marshall Wace, Block (formerly Square Inc.), and Paypal Ventures are among investors in the latest funding round of crypto transaction monitoring and forensics platform TRM. Amex, Visa, Citi, Paypal Invest in TRM Platform Crypto transaction monitoring and forensics platform TRM announced Tuesday investments from major financial institutions in its Series B funding round. The company has raised $60 billion from leading financial institutions, including American Express’ Amex Ventures, Visa, Citi Ventures, DRW Venture Capital, Jump […]

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Hathor Network: Making Blockchain Easy for Everyone

PRESS RELEASE. The blockchain revolution has captured the attention of millions in the past decade. The advent of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin has redefined the concept of money, while smart contract networks have expanded blockchain applications towards different sectors. While crypto adoption continues to grow, the onus is on the underlying technology to adapt to the new wave of users. Ethereum remains the leading smart contract network, but its problems are well documented. Scalability issues and high gas fees on Ethereum makes it difficult for developers and new […]

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Upgrading The Behemoth That Is The Bitcoin Blockchain

Bitcoin has undergone many improvements over the years — and not without its share of controversy. The Behemoth The Behemoth, a primeval, “unconquerable beast” in the biblical book of Job. Though largely considered a myth, this beast was said to be over 300 feet in height and weighed over 80,000 metric tons. As is to be expected of such a ginormous creature, its gaits would have caused the earth beneath its feet to tremble with every step as it trudges majestically — slowly — through the land. […]

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Ubisoft launches Ubisoft Quartz platform for playable and energy-efficient NFTs

Starting with Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ubisoft will drop NFTs to PC players on Thursday on the Tezos blockchain. French video game publisher Ubisoft announced its first foray into NFTs via a new platform called Ubisoft Quartz to launch in beta this week with Ghost Recon Breakpoint for PC players on Ubisoft Connect.  Introducing Ubisoft Quartz We’re bringing the first energy efficient NFTs playable in a AAA game to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint! Try it in the beta from December 9 with three free cosmetic drops and learn more […]

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Exchange listings and mainnet launch boost SUPER, PBR and BTT price

Bitcoin is struggling to hold $50,000, but that’s not stopping SUPER, PBR and BTT from tacking down double-digit gains. The cryptocurrency market is back in high spirits today after the wider market bounced back from the Dec. 3 downturn in Bitcoin (BTC) price. Currently, bulls are aiming to send BTC price above the $52,000 support/resistance level and Ether (ETH) is trying to reclaim $4,400 but both assets are encountering push back at overhead resistance.  Even with BTC and ETH consolidating, traders’ change of sentiment has been a boon […]

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Dan Tapiero’s 10T will launch $500M fund for late-stage crypto firms

With the addition of the new fund, 10T Holdings’ assets under management would likely exceed $1 billion. Macro investor Dan Tapiero is launching another multimillion dollar fund intended to invest in mid- to late-stage companies in the digital asset ecosystem. According to a Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, Tapiero and his 10T Holdings partners Michael Dubilier and Stan Miroshnik have given the regulatory body notice of a $500 million growth equity fund for crypto and blockchain […]

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3 reasons why Tezos (XTZ) price broke its downtrend with a 50% rally

XTZ price broke its downtrend with a swift 50% rally once news that Ubisoft’s new NFT platform is built on Tezos blockchain made the rounds in various media. 2021 has been a breakout year for the cryptocurrency market and aside from Bitcoin price soaring to new highs, the emergence of a vast decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem and the rising popularity of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) has thrust blockchain technology into the mainstream in a way that looks guaranteed to ensure mass adoption.  One project that has benefited from […]

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SiennaSwap adds Bitcoin, Monero trading pairs in push for privacy-focused DeFi

The addition of BTC and XMR to the SeinnaSwap decentralized exchange was endorsed by cryptocurrency entrepreneur Roger Ver. Cross-chain DeFi protocol Sienna Network has enabled Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR) trading pairs on its decentralized exchange, giving users the ability to transact privately in two of the world’s most recognizable cryptocurrencies.  Effective immediately, users of the privacy-focused SiennaSwap DEX will have the ability to trade BTC and XMR against the protocol’s native Sienna token, chief evangelist Monty Munford confirmed with Cointelegraph. The decision to incorporate Bitcoin and […]

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Bitwise CIO Says $100K Bitcoin a Difficult Prediction to Make, Calls Ethereum the ‘Asset of the Year’

While there’s been an awful lot of calls for bitcoin to reach six-digits in value in 2021, as the end of the year draws closer, it doesn’t seem like $100K per bitcoin will happen. Bitwise Asset Management’s chief investment officer Matt Hougan told the press on Monday that “$100,000 by the end of the year is a difficult prediction to make.” $100K Bitcoin Prices May Be Unattainable in 2021 — Bitwise Exec Says Next Year ‘Investors Are Going to Be Looking at Ethereum’ For a good portion […]

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