Monthly Archives: December 2021

Patriots Quarterback ‘Santa Mac’ Jones Gifts Bitcoin to His Entire Offensive Line

Mac Jones, the rookie quarterback sensation and best hope for the 9-5 New England Patriots to extend their decades-long dynasty in the NFL, is giving Bitcoin to his entire offensive line this Christmas. Mac Jones, the rookie quarterback sensation and best hope for the 9-5 New England Patriots to extend their decades-long dynasty in the National Football League (NFL), is gifting Bitcoin to his entire offensive line this Christmas. “I’ve been studying Bitcoin for a while now. This year I just knew I had to give some […]

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‘Twas the Night before Christmas: A Cointelegraph Story

The classic poem remade for the crypto space, to remind readers it’s all about the HODLing this holiday season. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the Twittersphere Not a troll was stirring, not even a financier; The crypto was HODLed in cold storage with care, In hopes that Satoshi would soon reappear; The newbies avoided FUD and slept in their beds, While visions of lambos danc’d in their heads. And Pomp being occupied, and Schiff spewing crap, Weren’t calling attention to traders stacking sats. When […]

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Bitcoin And Biases: Fund Managers Eating Crow And Welcoming Horses In 2021

The collective perspective on bitcoin has shifted, with many once naysayers flipping their opinions this year. Overcoming Biases With A Bit Of Crow “Eating crow” is a “colloquial idiom, used in some English-speaking countries, that means humiliation by admitting having been proven wrong after taking a strong position. The crow is a carrion-eater that is presumably repulsive to eat in the same way that being proven wrong might be emotionally hard to swallow.” In 2021, a number of high-profile people, corporations and institutions completely reversed their positions […]

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Here’s how Polygon is challenging the limitations of Ethereum, as told by co-founder Sandeep Nailwal

Polygon’s scalability, efficient processing times and very low gas fees provide a solution to Ethereum’s current network limitations, according to Nailwal. Polygon (MATIC), a layer-two network designed for scaling and application infrastructure development on Ethereum (ETH), has been making the rounds among blockchain enthusiasts as of late. From its $1 billion investment into zero-knowledge technology to co-launching a $200 million Web 3.0 social media initiative up to integrating with Opera’s web browser to make its decentralized apps accessible to 80 million Android mobile users, the network’s momentum is going […]

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SWIFT Aims to Test Tokenization in 2022, Clearstream, Northern Trust, SETL to Participate

SWIFT, the Belgian-based cooperative that serves as an intermediary and settlement executor of financial transactions between banks worldwide is planning to experiment with asset tokenization in 2022. In a blog post about the subject, SWIFT notes that it will be working with firms like Clearstream, Northern Trust, and SETL to explore “the feasibility and benefits” of using SWIFT as an interconnector to tokenization platforms. Financial Intermediary SWIFT to Be Used as a Tokenization Interconnector The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), has been studying cryptocurrencies and […]

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How 2021 Became The Year Of Baseball’s First Bitcoin Team

The Perth Heat’s chief executive recalls how he and the team’s chief bitcoin officer put their baseball team on a Bitcoin standard in 2021. “What are we missing?” is the question that Patrick O’Sullivan, our Perth Heat chief bitcoin officer (CBO), and I asked ourselves the most during 2021. As the chief executive of the Perth Heat, Patrick and I orange pilled the organization and worked toward operating on a Bitcoin standard, but we kept falling on the same step. “What are we missing, and why hasn’t […]

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On heritage and NFT: Challenging the meaning of legacy itself

Shaking up the basic concepts of heritage, legacy and history to enter the new era of Web 3.0 with Garry Kasparov through the use of NFTs. In his monthly crypto tech column, Israeli serial entrepreneur Ariel Shapira covers emerging technologies within the crypto, decentralized finance (DeFi) and blockchain space, as well as their roles in shaping the economy of the 21st century. When trying to examine the nonfungible token (NFT) economy as it has been shaping in recent months, two main trends can be discerned. On the […]

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Beware of sophisticated scams and rug pulls, as thugs target crypto users

The year 2021 has seen an increase in “rug pulls,” a new scam capable of luring both early adopters and new crypto investors. This year has been monumental for the cryptocurrency sector in terms of mainstream adoption. A recent report published by Grayscale Investments found that more than one-quarter of United States investors (26%) surveyed own Bitcoin (BTC), up from 23% in 2020. With the holidays around the corner, financial services provider MagnifyMoney also found that nearly two-thirds of surveyed Americans hope to receive cryptocurrency as a gift […]

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30 Day NFT Sales Continue to Run Hot With Punks and Apes, Metaverse Trade Volume Skyrockets

The number of recorded non-fungible token (NFT) sales during the last 30 days consisted of roughly 362,374 sales. During the past 30 days, the leading NFT marketplace Opensea processed $2.39 billion, up 22.88% since last month. Decentraland volume jumped 192% since last month reaching more than $28 million in sales. NFT and Metaverse Steam Continues With Big Volume and Expensive Collectibles During the last month of the year, the metaverse and non-fungible token (NFT) hype has continued to remain strong. Over the last week, Decentraland and The […]

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Nifty News: The Red Ape Family show, Mini Royale on Solana and The Weeknd’s NFT collection

Learn more about a Bored Ape Yacht Club animated series, The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights NFT drop, the Mini Royale: Nations game’s popularity and RadioShack’s foray into DeFi. Catch up on nonfungible token (NFT)-related news this week as Cointelegraph rounds up the stories you don’t want to miss.  Bored Apes gets cast in an TV series The Red Ape Family (TRAF) is a new animated comedy series centered on Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFTs. Episodes are sold as individual NFTs and run between 5 to 10 minutes […]

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