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Microsoft Reveals Activision Purchase for $68.7 Billion as an Approach to the Metaverse

Microsoft, the software behemoth, announced today it had completed a deal to acquire Activision Blizzard, one of the biggest game developers and publishers in the gaming world. The deal, which involves an all-cash transaction valued at $68.7 billion, will give Microsoft ownership of important franchises like “Call of Duty,” “Candy Crush,” “World of Warcraft,” and “Diablo.” The company also mentioned this acquisition would provide building blocks for the metaverse. Microsoft to Acquire Activision to Build Its Metaverse Microsoft, one of the leading software companies in the world, […]

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Union Bank of the Philippines selects Metaco and IBM to facilitate digital asset custody operati​​ons

“With the recent launch of our APAC headquarters in Singapore, we can ensure that we continue to offer best-in-class services to UnionBank and other clients in the region,” says Patrick Enjalbal, VP Customer Success managing director of Asia-Pacific region at Metaco. On Thursday, Metaco, an enterprise cryptocurrency platform for securing, trading, issuing, and managing digital assets, announced the addition of UnionBank as its latest client. Founded in 1982, UnionBank is one of the largest banks in the Philippines, with a collective $15 billion in assets under management. […]

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Pakistan Telecom Authority Asked to Block Over 1,600 Crypto Sites — Minister Says Government Intends to ‘Regularize’ Crypto

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has been requested to ban more than 1,600 crypto websites by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The action followed a complete crypto ban recommendation by the central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Meanwhile, the country’s science minister said that the government intends to “regularize” crypto in the country. Pakistan’s FIA Taking Action Against Crypto Websites, Backing Central Bank’s Crypto Ban Recommendation Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has written to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) requesting the telecom regulator to block access […]

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Mars4 Metaverse NFT Sale Raises Over $250K in a Day: The World’s First Virtual Mars NFTs Are Selling Rapidly

Mars4 is a multi-tiered project that combines NFTs, Crypto and an immersive survival game together. Through mars4.me, we give you a window to a virtual Mars and a host of investment opportunities via the world’s first revenue-generating NFT. The sale of Mars4 NFTs raised over $250K in a day and saw land plots sell swiftly. Now is the right time to think about becoming a Mars landlord and the profit it will bring in the near future. Epochs: Tiered Crypto Returns Mars4 NFTs represent geographically-exact plots of […]

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The SEC has issued $2.4B in crypto-related penalties since 2013

According to a new report, the SEC has launched a total of 97 actions against crypto players since 2013, 20 of which happened in 2021 alone. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a total of approximately $2.35 billion in penalties against participants in the digital asset marketplace since 2013 according to a Jan 19 report by Cornerstone Research. The report, SEC Cryptocurrency Enforcement: 2021 Update, found that the SEC brought a total of 97 enforcement actions worth $2.35 billion between 2013 and the end of […]

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Multichain under fire from users as hacking losses grow to $3M

Multichain users have lost over $3 million due to an unsolved security vulnerability that appeared in six supported tokens on Jan. 17. Hackers have continued to exploit a critical vulnerability in the cross-chain router protocol (CRP) Multichain that first appeared on Jan 17. Earlier this week, Multichain urged users to revoke approvals for six tokens to protect their assets from being exploited by malicious individuals. However Multichain’s announcement on Jan. 17 encouraged more hackers to try the exploit. One stole $1.43 million, another offered to return 80% […]

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‘Less sophisticated’ malware is stealing millions: Chainalysis

Chainalysis warned that even “low-skilled cybercriminals” are using malware to swipe funds from crypto hodlers. Cryptojacking accounted for 73% of the total value received by malware related addresses between 2017 and 2021, according to a new malware report from blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis. Malware is used to conduct nefarious activity on a victim’s device such as a smartphone or PC after being downloaded without the victim’s knowledge. Malware-powered crime can be anything from information-stealing to denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks or ad fraud on a grand scale. The report […]

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Crypto Scam Websites Attracted Millions of Indians Last Year, Chainalysis Says

Indians visited crypto scam websites nearly 10 million times last year, according to blockchain data analytics firm Chainalysis. The top crypto scam sites alone were visited 4.6 million times by Indian users. Millions of Indians Visit Crypto Scam Sites Indians visited scam crypto websites in droves over the past years, according to data from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis. The firm found that Indians visited cryptocurrency scam websites 9.6 million times last year. In 2020, the figure was much higher. Crypto scam websites were visited 17.8 million times […]

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Lindsay Lohan offering ‘experiential NFTs’ on Superfandom

Lindsay Lohan will join several other entertainment stars and sell experiential NFTs, as well as become an advisor to the Superfandom marketplace on the Stacks blockchain. Lindsay Lohan will issue “experiential nonfungible tokens” on the Superfandom platform.  The Hollywood star will also act as an advisor to the platform to help it attract more artists and entertainment figures. “Experiential NFTs” give fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite entertainers in real life by meeting them virtually or in person. In the case of celebrity chefs for […]

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Exploring the CropBytes Metaverse: A Futuristic Crypto Game With Real Economics and Immersive Graphics

On January 20th, CropBytes, the four-year-old metaverse farming game, is launching the brand new terrain with immersive 3D graphics. The new version upgrade greatly improved the already cute graphics of the game and brought a fresh feeling that adapts to the latest game aesthetics on mobile devices. What’s more, it keeps all the fun! Introduction The farm simulation game CropBytes was launched in 2018 and has quickly become one of the most immersive crypto gaming experiences with a global game community, surpassing 400,000 organic downloads. The NFT […]

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