US House Democrats Call for Scrutiny on Crypto Mining as Environmental Threat

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 08:44 AM PDT

U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman sent a letter along with almost two dozen other congressional Democrats to the Environmental Protection Agency chief, asking him to devote additional scrutiny to potential harm cryptocurrency mining may cause to the climate and environment.

Australia's Financial Regulator Aims to Implement Crypto Regulation by 2025

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 08:39 AM PDT

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has set out its expectations for financial institutions engaging in activities related to crypto and a roadmap for their implementation.

Bahamas to Allow Citizens to Pay Taxes With Digital Assets

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 08:21 AM PDT

The government of Bahamas released a white paper detailing the future of its digital-asset sector and saying it will let citizens pay taxes with crypto.

Near DeFi Project Bastion Reveals $9M Funding Round on Heels of BSTN Airdrop Plans

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 08:00 AM PDT

Investors include Three Arrows Capital, Jump Crypto, FTX Ventures and Jane Street.

Según Morgan Stanley, podría crecer el uso de cripto como método de pago

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 08:00 AM PDT

La asociación con tiendas físicas es un hito importante en la evolución de bitcoin como medio de pago, dijo el banco.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Tops $42.5K, Commerzbank Revives Hopes of Mainstream Crypto Adoption

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 07:40 AM PDT

The latest moves in crypto markets in context for April 21, 2022.

BitRiver Calls OFAC Sanctions ‘Unfair’ Anti-Competitive Move to Benefit US Miners

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 06:40 AM PDT

The firm and 10 of its subsidiaries were added to OFAC's list of designated nationals subject to sanctions on Wednesday.

Kadena Launches $100M Grant Fund to Support Early-Stage Builders

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 06:35 AM PDT

Bird, Ring Veterans Raise $5M for GameFi Lending Protocol

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 06:16 AM PDT

The Pantera-backed MetaLend lets users borrow while still earning money in games.

Smart Offsets: Algorand Ups Sustainability Pledge With Self-Executing Code

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

The smart contract–based commitment to sustainability coincides with Earth Day.

DeFi Data Shop Nansen Makes First VC Investment in Gaming Analytics Firm ZeroDrop

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

Following a $75 million funding round of its own, it's the first time Nansen has invested in an outside firm.

Institutional Goes Exotic: Valkyrie’s Multi-Coin Trust Eyes Staking Rewards

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 06:00 AM PDT

Investing in a basket of proof-of-stake tokens should yield about 6% annually, CIO McClurg said.

Morgan Stanley Says Crypto Could Become More Widely Used as Currency

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 05:13 AM PDT

Partnerships with physical stores are a significant milestone in the evolution of bitcoin as a medium of payment, the bank said.

Limitless Launches 'Metaverse as a Service,' Plans $60M Venture Fund

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 05:09 AM PDT

The company behind the New Earth metaverse is ramping up plans for ecosystem development.

Coinbase in Talks to Acquire BtcTurk for About $3.2B: Report

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 04:30 AM PDT

The deal will give Coinbase a firm foothold in Turkey and could be worth $3.2 billion.

Sweden, EU Discussed Bitcoin Proof-of-Work Ban: Report

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 04:29 AM PDT

Documents released by German site suggest ongoing concern about the environmental impact of proof-of-work technology.

Bitcoin Investors Eye 200-Day Average After Three-Day Rally, Analyst Says

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 04:05 AM PDT

Bitcoin's recent bounce from under $40,000 has restored the short-term bullish bias.

Tower 26 Venture Fund Raises $50M for VR Games, Metaverse: Report

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 03:54 AM PDT

The fund is led by a veteran game investor, and former studio executive Jon Goldman.

Goldman Says Apple, Meta Lead in Developing Metaverse Technology

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 03:12 AM PDT

Virtual-reality platforms are set to evolve rapidly into 2023, the bank's analysts said.

NFT Cricket Platform Rario Raises $120M Round Led by Dream Capital

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 02:12 AM PDT

With the investment, Rario can access Mumbai-based fantasy sports platform Dream Sports and its 140 Million users.

0x Protocol's Token Surges Over 47% After Coinbase NFT partnership

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 01:55 AM PDT

0x has rallied by more than 47% after it was announced that Coinbase NFT would be using the protocol to power its new platform.

Goldman Sachs Eyes Collaboration With Crypto Exchange FTX as CEOs Meet: Report

Posted: 21 Apr 2022 01:51 AM PDT

Crypto exchange FTX's founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, met Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon to discuss potential collaborations between the two firms, the Financial Times reported Thursday.

Frax, Terra-Backed 4pool Goes Live on Fantom Network, Attracts $31M

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 11:48 PM PDT

Frax is working on supporting Fantom projects interested in joining the yield pool, its founder confirmed.

Germany's Commerzbank Applies for Local Crypto License

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 10:47 PM PDT

If the license application is accepted, the bank would be authorized to offer exchange and crypto-asset services.

Flared-Gas Bitcoin Miner Crusoe Energy Raises $350M Series C

Posted: 20 Apr 2022 09:00 PM PDT

The company is also bringing on additional credit facilities of up to $155 million.

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