22 Jan

Animoca Brands doubles valuation to $5B, OpenSea tops $3.5B in January volume, Microsoft eyes Metaverse gaming: Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 16-22

Animoca Brands Doubles Valuation To $5B, OpenSea Tops $3.5B In January Volume, Microsoft Eyes Metaverse Gaming: Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 16-22

Animoca Brands doubles valuation to $5B, OpenSea tops $3.5B in January volume, Microsoft eyes Metaverse gaming: Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 16-22NFT-focused Animoca Brands valued at $5B following $358M raiseNFT and virtual property-focused firm Animoca Brands secured $358 million worth of funding earlier this week at a valuation of $5 billion.The company said the fresh funds will go towards financing

22 Jan

How should DeFi be regulated? A European approach to decentralization

How Should DeFi Be Regulated? A European Approach To Decentralization

Decentralized finance, known as DeFi, is a new use of blockchain technology that is growing rapidly, with over $237 billion in value locked up in DeFi projects as of January 2022. Regulators are aware of this phenomenon and are beginning to act to regulate it. In this article, we briefly review the fundamentals and risks of DeFi before presenting the regulatory context.DeFi is a set of alternative

22 Jan

Greek stock exchange board picks Kontopoulos as new CEO

Greek Stock Exchange Board Picks Kontopoulos As New CEO

. A stock ticker shows stock options at the lobby of the Athens stock exchange building in Athens, Greece, August 20, 2018. /Alkis KonstantinidisATHENS The board of Hellenic Exchanges, the operator of Greece's stock and equity derivatives markets, picked Yiannos Kontopoulos as its new chief executive to replace outgoing CEO Socrates Lzaridis, the group said on

22 Jan

Boulben withdraws from race for Orange CEO post, le Figaro reports

Boulben Withdraws From Race For Orange CEO Post, Le Figaro Reports

. The logo of French telecoms operator Orange is seen on the facade of a store in Paris, France, February 16, 2021. /Sarah MeyssonnierPARIS Verizon (NYSE:VZ) Chief Revenue Officer Frank Boulben has written to the board of Orange withdrawing from the race to head the French telecom firm, Le Figaro reported on Saturday. Sources told earlier this month t

22 Jan

Pfizer CEO sees annual COVID vaccine rather than frequent boosters

Pfizer CEO Sees Annual COVID Vaccine Rather Than Frequent Boosters

2/2Reuters. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla talks during a press conference with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen after a visit to oversee the production of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the factory of U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfiz2/2JERUSALEM Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) Chief Executive Albert Bourla said on Saturday that an annual COVID-19 vaccine would

22 Jan

Bitcoin falls 5.6% to $34,448

Bitcoin Falls 5.6% To $34,448

. A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency Bitcoin is seen in this picture illustration taken October 19, 2021. /Edgar SuBitcoin dropped 5.6% to $34,448.94 at 18:10 GMT on Saturday, losing 1,878.27 from its previous close. Bitcoin, the world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is up 1.8% from the year's low of $34,000 on Jan. 22. Ether, the coin lin

22 Jan

Finance Redefined: Secret’s $400M fund, and 1inch expanding, Jan. 14–21

Finance Redefined: Secret’s $400M Fund, And 1inch Expanding, Jan. 14–21

Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance newsletter.Following a bearish decline for many of the leading decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens, it is within the fundamental news where the optimism for growth and prosperity lies. Read on to hear about the most impactful DeFi stories of the last seven days.Secret Network offers $400M community fund scheme 1inch Network e

22 Jan

Crypto-loving anti-vax group seeks like-minded talent to live in African 'paradise'

Crypto-loving Anti-vax Group Seeks Like-minded Talent To Live In African 'paradise'

A group of people who have claimed they refuse to take any of the COVID-19 vaccines — at a time when the number of cases around the world is at an all-time high — is reportedly looking for a cryptocurrency expert to join them in Africa.According to a Friday report from Vice, the group of anti-vaxxers is building a “community” off the coast of southeastern Africa and plans to hire private c

22 Jan

Buyback-and-burn: What does it mean in crypto?

Buyback-and-burn: What Does It Mean In Crypto?

Self-investment by businesses is not new and has long been a standard tool for price stabilization (or inflation) in the traditional financial market.Binance, Nexo and others are among the projects that have carried out buybacks. Nexo's buyback, for example, was motivated by the core development team's conviction in the asset's significant undervaluation. As a result, they decided to decrease the

22 Jan

Ukraine bans Austrian design firm working on Crimea theatre project

Ukraine Bans Austrian Design Firm Working On Crimea Theatre Project

. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Bankova, in Kyiv, Ukraine, January 19, 2022. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERSKYIV Ukraine imposed sanctions on Saturday on an Austrian architecture and design company working on a project to build new theatre house in Sevastopol, a city in the Russian-con

22 Jan

Bitecoin ($BITC): Price Updates, Recent Developments, Future Events, Community

Bitecoin ($BITC): Price Updates, Recent Developments, Future Events, Community

Bitecoin ($BITC): Price Updates, Recent Developments, Future Events, CommunityWithin a week of its launch, Bitecoin has become one of the most talked about projects, gaining 85,000,000% in a week.Bitecoin is a BSC-based rebase project that rewards its $BITC holders with 2% bitcoin.The project has already been listed on PancakeSwap, CoinMarketCap, and CoinGecko.Bitecoin has revealed plans to launch

22 Jan

NFTs: Forget apes and penguins — Let’s talk diapers, hardware and museums

NFTs: Forget Apes And Penguins — Let’s Talk Diapers, Hardware And Museums

Though the likes of Bored Apes and Pudgy Penguins take the headlines, and the potential for decentralized finance (DeFi) and play-to-earn gaming is undeniably grand and exciting, the marketing potential for nonfungible tokens (NFTs) deserves equal attention. It boils down to this: With NFTs, virtually anything can be gamified to promote desired marketing outcomes.Gamification — defined by Gabe Z