Monthly Archives: December 2021

Ubisoft pursues NFT initiative with aleph.im following fan backlash

Ubisoft’s first foray into nonfungible tokens was met with significant backlash from the gaming community. Now, it’s pursuing “dynamic NFTs” with aleph.im. Earlier this year, gaming giant Ubisoft joined the aleph.im network as a core channel node operator after the blockchain-based storage and computing startup became a part of Ubisoft’s Entrepreneurs Lab. On Tuesday, aleph.im announced that it will offer a decentralized storage solution for Ubisoft Quartz in order to further incorporate nonfungible tokens (NFTs) into Ubisoft’s AAA games. https://t.co/oTzJGUOcyw partners with Ubisoft to bring playable NFTs […]

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How Bitcoin’s Sound Incentives Drive A Sound World

Why is bitcoin the superlative choice of money for aligning the incentives of the world to the greatest benefit? Clearing one’s mind and gazing into the machinery of the economic world, one is left with little besides absolute awe. Humanity’s inventions and their subsequent compounding throughout the years have manufactured a world of great abundance – one which would be close to unrecognizable just five generations ago. Airplanes physically connecting every point on earth, the internet digitally connecting every person at the speed of light for free, […]

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The City Of Abilene And Taylor County To Build $2.4 Billion Data Center, Will Host Bitcoin Mining

The renewable energy powered, large-scale data center campus will host bitcoin mining. Today, Texas’s City of Abilene and Taylor County announced a large-scale partnership with Houston-based infrastructure company, Lancium, to build a $2.4 billion data center campus, per a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine. The data center campus, which will be powered by renewable energy, will host bitcoin mining and other energy-intensive applications. This project will begin at 200 megawatts of power, but has an expansion capacity of over 1 gigawatt. “We are very proud to […]

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Behind the scenes of the first AAA shooter game built on the blockchain

In anticipation of the next paradigm shift for gaming, Neon Media focuses on building responsible systems, messaging and engagement, as well as product evolution. Shrapnel is the world’s first AAA shooter game built on the blockchain, at the intersection of community, creation and ownership. The team is comprised of BAFTA and Emmy award-winning talent that has worked on blockbuster franchises such as HALO, Call of Duty, Madden, Bioshock, Destiny, Star Wars, Hawken Skylanders, Westworld and more. It is built on the blockchain gaming platform, Forte. In an […]

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Ether’s growth as independent asset fuels ETH-BTC flippening narrative

There is growing data to suggest that the coming few months and years could see Ether truly deliver on its ‘flippening’ promise. The narrative surrounding Ether (ETH) of it fast transforming into an independent asset has been around for some time now. However, the last few months have seen this notion gain an increasing amount of mainstream traction, as is best highlighted by the fact that, since Oct. 1, ETH has showcased substantial northbound movement against Bitcoin (BTC).  To put things into perspective, toward the beginning of […]

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Crypto Trading Platform Bitmex Reveals Exchange Token Called BMEX, Airdrop

The crypto trading platform Bitmex has announced the launch of its own native cryptocurrency called “BMEX,” following a slew of crypto platforms that have issued exchange tokens. According to the company, a user who registers and completes the KYC process will get five BMEX coins and ten tethers. Bitmex to Airdrop BMEX Tokens to Registered and KYC-Processed Users On Tuesday, the crypto exchange Bitmex announced the minting of its own token called BMEX. The digital currency exchange said on Twitter that the newly minted asset is a […]

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Blockstream Sponsors The Mempool Bitcoin Project

Mempool will employ the grant to further develop features focused on Blockstream’s Liquid Network. Blockstream announced it is now a sponsor of the Mempool open source project. Mempool will focus on adding new capabilities and enhancements to its platform related to the Liquid Network. Blockstream created Liquid in 2015 as a Bitcoin federated sidechain for asset issuance and rapid interchange settlements between Bitcoin companies. Blockstream, a builder of crypto-financial infrastructure based on Bitcoin, is now a sponsor of the Mempool project, an open-source block explorer for the […]

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Bitcoin Miner TeraWulf Buys 15,000 Rigs From Bitmain

The company was recently listed on the Nasdaq in a reverse merge with IKONICS. Bitcoin miner TeraWulf signed a deal to purchase 15,000 bitcoin mining rigs from Bitmain Technologies, the company said in a statement Tuesday. TeraWulf has yet to file a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) detailing the agreement’s terms. “This purchase from Bitmain, which is TeraWulf’s largest order of the next-generation bitcoin mining machines, signifies our close relationship with Bitmain and our ability to procure significant quantities of miners as we […]

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Medical Q&A platform Ask The Doctor files lawsuit against Shiba Inu, engages war of words on Twitter

The Canadian platform wants to expose the true identity of Shytoshi Kusama, who volunteers as project lead for the popular Shiba Inu memecoin. Tuesdays can be boring, but an ongoing Twitter drama is captivating the attention of many blockchain enthusiasts. Ask The Doctor, a Canadian medical questions and answers website, announced that it would be suing Shytoshi Kusama, volunteer project lead of meme token Shiba Inu (SHIB), for alleged libel and will attempt to uncover his personal identity in court. Kusama immediately fired back, alleging that “it […]

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Crypto exchange Kraken acquires non-custodial staking platform Staked

Kraken said its staking business had grown by more than 950% since the beginning of the year to reach $16 billion in November. Major cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has announced that it purchased blockchain infrastructure company and investment manager Staked for an undisclosed amount. In a Tuesday announcement, Kraken — the crypto exchange aiming for a $10 billion valuation — said it had added Staked to its portfolio of yield products following the acquisition. The company described the Staked deal as “one of the largest crypto industry acquisitions […]

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