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Traditional Finance Sector moving into the Crypto space. It’s mind-blowing how traditional financial institutions are snatching up a portion of the cryptocurrency market. However, when Bitcoin was introduced in 2009, banks repeatedly cautioned early cryptocurrency investors that cryptocurrencies are novel and unregulated assets. Over time,…

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The Cryptocurrency market has evolved over the years, with new trends and innovations being discovered with each passing day.  However, despite the huge growth that the industry has witnessed in recent times, it still remains very speculative, thanks to the volatile nature of Cryptocurrency. Though…

Washington DC Catholic Archdiocese Now Accepting Crypto Donations
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The Catholic Church in Washington is going to accept cryptocurrency donations on behalf of its archdiocese. The project sponsored by Parish Support Initiative, an organization supporting the U.S. parish, has been developed in partnership with Engiven, a platform specifically focused on donations to religious and…

Tiffany & Co. NFT Pendants Instant Sell Out For $12.5M
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At the end of July Tiffany & Co announced the release of a combined NFT collection: this is composed of digital collectibles and physical jewels with Tiffany’s signature, as the established American company is best known. It is a limited edition of 250 units, which…

Tiffany & Co. NFT Pendants Instant Sell Out For $12.5M
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Good news for those who believe in the future of this industry and also for those who follow closely the evolutions of BAYC. The Bored Ape Gazette was just created to be a 24/7 website that will cover Otherside, but also the Mutant Ape Yacht…

Yuga Labs is Launching its Bored Ape Gazette
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The metaverse has been an important topic in Japan for a while now. Toward the end of this year, the university of Tokyo will provide a range of educational programs to be held in the metaverse. Known as Todai, the University of Tokyo is believed…

Ruby Protocol Institutional Report | D-CORE Research
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Ruby Protocol: Abbreviated Introduction The advent of Web3 has brought many interesting products and concepts. For instance, Decentralized Finance (DeFi) allows users to access sophisticated financial services without a bank account. It can also be expected that many traditional institutions will in the near future…

FIFA Metaverse Coming With 2026 World Cup - DCORE News
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Mike Kondoudis, a lawyer at the world’s most important institution who supervises all trademark filings involving the crypto and metaverse, has revealed the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is filing the trademark for the 2026 World Cup.The Federation is apparently getting ready to sell…

Crypto Mining Still Growing Despite Crackdowns & Slow Market
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Bitcoin mining remains a fundamental way to understand the financial and non-financial health of the bitcoin network since it makes it possible to mine amounts of bitcoins and then move them around. And though relatively little is said about it, miners have actually already played…

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Over the past two decades, social networks have deeply changed our lives and Snapchat is an example to get ready for the Evolution into Web3. The flagship video calls and chat features previously only available on Snapchat’s mobile app will now be available on Chrome,…

Major Canadian Real Estate Company Now Accepting Crypto For Condos
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Once again, the crypto world and the real estate market are crossing paths, and this time it is happening in Québec, where a local businessman has decided to sell residential properties in exchange for cryptocurrency. The “condominium project” SkyBlu Condos at Cité Mirabel will receive…

OKX Extends Partnership with Manchester City
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OKX has decided to increase its economic commitment, and become an official partner of Manchester City Football Club, which is one of the English Premier League’s most successful teams. The exchange has put in another $20 million, thus boosting the already substantial agreement concluded with…

PlatON Institutional Report | D-CORE Research
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PlatON: Abbreviated Introduction With the growth of the internet, internet monopolies have collected and stored enormous amounts of user data. With the advent of big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), they can enjoy data monopoly and acquire substantial business benefits. Meanwhile, besides failing to obtain…

SuperRare x Gucci Drop Second NFT Collab: The Next 100 Years of Gucci
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“The Next 100 Years of Gucci” project, which reflects the historic fashion house’s innovative DNA, ends the second round of NFT for Gucci, in which SuperRare has been confirmed as its metaverse partner. An innovative blockchain-led approach to high fashion, with 29 artists lending their…

Coca Cola NFT Series Launched to Celebrate Gender Diversity
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The famous brand Coca-Cola, known in every corner of our planet, is preparing its NFT Pride Series, a collection of Non Fungible Tokens. Proceeds from sales will be totally given for the first 12 months to OUT, a South African community providing free health care.…

Personal Data Of One Billion Chinese Citizens Hacked By An Unidentified Hacker
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The hacking of the personal information of around 1 billion Chinese citizens occurred recently. An unidentified hacker on a handle named Chinadan advertised the sale of 23 gigabytes of data for 10 Bitcoin, or $200,000. It contains personal information about Chinese citizens, including names, home…

EU Agrees On A Proposed Cryptocurrency Regulation
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The European Union (EU) Council has announced that they have reached a provisional agreement on a new regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. Representatives from the Parliament and Council agreed that this legislation would follow the Markets in Crypto-asset Rules (MICA) and a new EU anti-money laundering…

LaCollection.io x MFA Boston NFTs to Showcase Degas and Monet
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The Museum Of Fine Arts of Boston holds the most extensive collection of Impressionist paintings outside of France and now, it will also have for sale Non-Fungible Tokens of some of the most remarkable paintings of French Impressionism kept in its galleries since the beginning…

Meta Shutting Down Novi Wallet Less Than a Year After its Launch
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The Crypto market is crashing hard and this is not the first time. Few unfortunate events such as Covid19, the Russian war, and inflation have made it much harder for the digital dollar dream to sustain itself right now. Similarly, one of the biggest tech…

Snoop Dogg Solidifies His Presence In The Metaverse
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Snoop Dogg’s involvement in the blockchain and NFT world may have appeared to many people to be a trend, but it doesn’t seem to be the case. This is also clear from the interview of the famous rapper, who sees blockchain as a system that…

Crypto Winter – How Cold Will It Get?
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Similar to the stock market, the cryptocurrency market also goes through cycles. Just like the bear phase in a stock market, where prices are sharply lower for a prolonged period, even the crypto market can go on a downward spiral. So, when prices drop without…

SEC Denies Grayscale's Request To Transform GBTC Into A Bitcoin ETF
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday rejected Grayscale Investments LLC’s proposal to turn the largest cryptocurrency trust in the world into an Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) on the NYSE platform. Grayscale is one of the most prominent global digital asset managers.  The Securities and…

Morocco's Central Bank To Introduce Crypto Regulation Bill Soon
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Many people are talking about regulating cryptocurrencies, and while the final decisions on the MiCA legal framework are expected soon in Europe, there is one North African country that is working on future regulation. We are talking about Morocco, which through the head of its…

CAR officially launches the Sango project - DCORE News
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On July 3rd, the Sango project will be launched: a combination of initiatives that will focus on making the Central African Republic the hub for Bitcoin and the services that will grow up around it. It’s an ambitious project, but perhaps not exactly the best…

Axie Infinity's New Ronin Bridge Resumes Transactions After $600M Hack
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Axie Infinity is an online video game with non-fungible tokens created by the Vietnamese studio Sky Mavis. It is well-known for its cryptocurrency-based in-game economic system where Ronin Network is used to power saw one of the biggest Defi hacks in March. But the good…

Auckland vendor selling family home with proceeds to be paid in bitcoin
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An Auckland family home with three bedrooms and one bathroom will be put up for auction and all proceeds to be paid in Bitcoin.   A father of six said the payment for his home can be made in cash, in cash and bitcoin, or…

TIME And Sandbox Partner to Bring Times Square To Metaverse
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Interesting developments take place every day in the NFT World. The newest collaboration on the block is that of TIME Magazine with the popular blockchain-based gaming company The Sandbox. Both of them are joining hands to introduce a virtual TIMES Square in the Metaverse.   …

Crypto Industry Suffers In India, But RBI Is Not Giving Up On Crypto
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After being so apprehensive and reluctant to adopt cryptocurrency, the Indian government has finally decided to open up. Though there is still confusion about the future of cryptocurrency, RBI’s latest announcements have signaled to crypto experts that crypto is one step closer to being legal in…

Bitcoin Heading to Zero, says China State Media
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Despite the years of FUD (Fear, uncertainty, and doubt), here is China back again trying to spread fear on the markets, in a moment that is certainly difficult for Bitcoin and the rest of the industry. However, there is good news for investors: this time,…

Celebrities And Cryptocurrency - A Match Made In Heaven?
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Over the years, crypto has gained mainstream recognition and has become popular. More and more people are holding and investing in cryptocurrencies. To an extent that even celebrities are seeing their potential in the world of crypto. Even though cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have…

Binance Signs Cristiano Ronaldo for Exclusive Partnership
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Global blockchain giant, Binance, has announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo. The partnership involves Binance launching a worldwide campaign with the goal of introducing Ronaldo’s fans to Web3, bringing them closer to this world through NFTs. Throughout the duration of the agreement, they…

Columbia's President Might Be A Fan Of Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency | DCORE
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In these past days there has been a lot of talk about the newly elected left-wing president of Colombia, although no important newspaper has gone to explore his past as a bitcoin enthusiast or—to better say it—as a politician that is relatively concerned about what…

Tether To Launch GBPT, Stablecoin Tied To The British Pound
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The launch of GBPT, a stablecoin, was announced by Tether on Wednesday. With the addition of a new cryptocurrency tied to the British pound sterling, Tether is expanding its stablecoin offering. The new GBP-pegged stablecoin, will go live in early July and be first supported…

Celsius Network Still In Trouble With Halted Withdrawals | DCORE News
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Celsius is still in trouble. This is the essence of the relatively short message posted on the website of the exchange, in which the group’s future operations are described, even if vaguely, in an effort to get back to a normal life. On Sunday, June…

Iran Cuts Off Power To Authorized Cryptocurrency Miners
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The Iranian Ministry of Energy has decided to cut the electricity provided to the nation’s approved crypto mining operations. According to Tehran Times, this decision’s execution will start the following Wednesday. The reason for this step is to prevent unlicensed mines from accessing the power…

MoonPay Launches NFT Platform Hypermint With Universal, Fox, And More
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On Tuesday, a cryptocurrency firm MoonPay announced that it would introduce a new NFT platform dubbed HyperMint in collaboration with Universal Pictures, Fox Corporation, Snoop Dogg’s Death Row Records, and other companies. This new platform allows huge brands, agencies, and businesses to produce hundreds of…

Web3 NYC Gallery Allows Artists To Remotely Showcase Their NFTs
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On June 15, at 510 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, Web3 NYC Gallery opened its doors for digital art fans. And so New York City confirms itself as a crypto hub for art as well, digital art on blockchain, by hosting real exhibition spaces.…

Solend Withdraws Whale Wallet Takeover Plan
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The crypto market has always struggled with liquidity. This is because the ecosystem is highly shattered with individual liquidity providers, pools, and platforms that cater to a specific group of users on top of a standalone blockchain. There have been major liquidity concerns rising from the…

SKNUPS Unveils Partnership With Fashion Giant Dolce & Gabbana
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A $3.5 million investment is planned by Sknups to bring Dolce & Gabbana into the metaverse, a brand already familiar with NFTs and blockchain. The collaboration between the Italian fashion house and the Digital Fashion Platform will include the launch of digital collectibles, as well…

Kraken CEO To Offer Severance To 'Triggered' Employees
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Enough is enough for Jesse Powell, and the bear market becomes a reason to bring up some internal problems at the Kraken exchange, which have been affecting a small number of employees, in particular among those who have more recently become part of the company.…

El Salvador Investment Suffers Amid Crypto Meltdown
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People have been in despair in the last few days with crypto taking a plunge. But a country, El Salvador, is even in more turmoil. Why? Let’s find out. Nayib Bukele, the country’s president, had placed a significant risk on Bitcoin by purchasing it with…

2024 Paris Olympics Could Use Blockchain Ticketing
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The forthcoming Olympic Games could be taking advantage of blockchain technology to offer more security to spectators during the next editions to be held in France in two years’ time. The Paris 2024 Olympic Committee is planning to implement Blockchain Ticketing for entrance tickets in…

Agoric Institutional Report | D-CORE Research
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Agoric: Abbreviated Introduction The blockchain ecosystem is experiencing a shortage of developers, and companies are looking for ways to attract them. A unique approach that could help alleviate this issue is to rely on JavaScript, a popular programming language. Agoric is one such project that…

Coinbase Announces 18% Layoff amidst Crypto Bear Market
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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong announced on Tuesday that he had made the tough decision to cut the size of the Coinbase staff by around 18%. The primary reason is said to be a looming economic recession. According to a regulatory filing, the company will lay…

Ethereum Core Developers Further Delay “Difficulty Bomb”
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  Ethereum developers met on Friday to delay the difficulty bomb leading up to the highly anticipated Merge upgrade for the Layer-1 blockchain. They delayed it for two months to check the sanity numbers before selecting an exact deployment and delay time.  The difficulty bomb…

Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey Launch 'Bitcoin Academy' In Brooklyn
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Bitcoin is not only about trading and investing. It can also be an opportunity for those living in difficult circumstances to explore this new space and attend a school where to learn about the fundamentals of this extraordinary ecosystem. That’s what Jack Dorsey and Jay-z…

Union Finance Institutional Report | D-CORE Research
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Union Finance: Abbreviated Introduction Decentralized finance (DeFi) is one of the main cornerstones of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. While DeFi has witnessed a massive influx of capital and rising demand, it also has seen problems like high gas fees and smart contract exploits.     Union Finance is…

Are We On The Cusp Of A Crypto Revolution?
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Do you think crypto adoption is slowing down? Deloitte, one of the world’s leading consulting firms, has published data that shows this not to be true. The research was done with the collaboration of PayPal. About 75% of United States merchants would be ready to…

Rollups – Are They The Ultimate Scaling Solution?
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The whole scaling debate started during high network activity when the crypto market was introduced to CryptoKitties in 2017 or the DeFi summer of 2020 followed by the crypto bull market in 2021. Although decentralized networks may have several advantages over centralized architecture, a lack…

Bitcoin Could Exceed $1 Million By 2030, Or Could It?
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According to Michael Saylor, Bitcoin is among the most passionately supported cryptocurrencies on the planet, which is not a surprise given the almost cultlike community behind the world’s leading cryptocurrency. The 56-year-old entrepreneur co-founded MicroStrategy company in 1989 with a former MIT colleague. It provides…

English Premier League Coming To Metaverse
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The Premier League registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office its three historic brands last week. The lion’s head, the “loving cup trophy” logo, and the league name itself are now patent protected and will be tokenized as NFTs (Non-fungible Token). The first…

PayPal Finally Allows Users Transfer Their Crypto Between Wallets
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On June 8, 2022, PayPal announced a significant update on its platform. As per a press release from PayPal, the New York Department of Financial Services has awarded the company a full BitLicense. PayPal is the first company to exchange a conditional BitLicense for a…

Star Atlas Institutional Report | D-CORE Research
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Star Atlas: Abbreviated Introduction Blockchain-based games have become a hot topic recently. Although blockchain games have existed for some time, the current growth trend was prompted by the early success shown by Axie Infinity and the popularity of the Web 3.0 concept. An early cohort…

Australian Mayor Recommends Paying Taxes in Cryptocurrency
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Residents of Gold Coast, Australia will be able to pay their local taxes and property taxes could be paid by Bitcoin in the near future. It is Mayor Tom Tate that came up with the idea, despite the markets being in an open crisis, since…

Dubai's New Crypto Law Attracts Crypto.com
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The Crypto.com group is moving quickly to be licensed to operate in Dubai, taking advantage of the local government’s recently adopted regulatory plan. The Singaporean giant will join the other exchanges in the area, with the city thus seriously aiming to become a globally well-known…

Binance Accused of Aiding In The Money Laundering Of $2.35 Billion
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According to an investigation into the financial practices of Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange platform has aided in the laundering of no less than $2.35 billion in corrupt capitals over five years. Binance has been accused of assisting in the laundering of money originating…

ParallelChain Research Report Introduction
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Parallel Chain: Abbreviated Introduction Even though within the crypto space, there is a worldview that emphasizes anonymity and decentralization, there are also contenders holding opposing views. One such contender arguing in favor of accountability is ParallelChain. ParallelChain is being developed by ParallelChain Lab, blockchain development…

Is The Crypto Market Beginning To Recover?
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The latest news that has been released by Glassnode seems to be encouraging and optimistic regarding the future of the market. Glassnode maintains its leadership as one of the major information hub centers, to better understand the on-chain world and how accounts with a huge…

Dentists in the Metaverse? UK-Based Dentists Coming To The Sandbox
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UK-based Dental Design Studio will be the first dental practice in the world to have a land of its own in the metaverse.  Of course, it will be on the Sandbox platform—which has already been well known in the industry for some time now—and it…

Solana Bug Causes Outage - Network Halted Globally
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With the crypto market being so volatile, most of the top digital assets have fallen like the house of cards. Several digital tokens are also trading sharply below their lifetime peaks. One such name is Solana, a highly functional project providing decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions.…

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 NFT To Support Ukraine
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Eurovision 2022 rewarded the efforts of Kalush Orchestra and the Ukrainian band that has launched a charity auction to help its fellow citizens. And as promised by the winner, the band will host the Whitebit staff for dinner since they were the highest bidders in…

AccuWeather Teams Up With API3 To Offer Blockchain-based Weather Data.
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  AccuWeather, a commercial weather forecasting company based in the United States, announced on June 1 that it is connecting weather data to blockchain technology by hosting an API3 Airnode. AccuWeather has announced a partnership with blockchain oracle provider API3, through which Web API providers…

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The crypto industry’s popularity is on the rise all around the world. While many countries like Panama are making moves to encourage crypto adoption, India is one of the many that aren’t crypto-friendly yet. The Indian government’s decision to raise crypto income tax at a…

Panamanian Bank Towerbank To Offer Crypto services
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Towerbank’s announcement is official and it arrives at a historic time of crypto excitement for Panama, where the bank is located. Towerbank is one of Panama’s top 30 financial institutions. During a meeting organized by the Panamanian Chamber of Digital Commerce and Blockchain, its Product…

Thailand Exempts Crypto Transfers From VAT Payments, Until 2023
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Thailand’s government has officially given a VAT exemption for cryptocurrency transfers. It is possible only for transfers made through government-approved exchanges. The tax deduction will last until the end of next year. The law will also apply to the Bank of Thailand issuing digital currency.…

Tether Ventures Into The Latin American Market
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Tether created USDT stablecoin in 2014 and is now the biggest in the crypto industry with a $73.2 billion market cap, big enough to make it the third-largest cryptocurrency. With USDT struggling during a brutal month in the crypto market, Tether is still thinking bigger…

PayPal looking to broaden horizons with Crypto Partnerships
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During the World Economic Forum in Davos, there have been a lot of talks about crypto and blockchain (much more than Bitcoin). In particular, one piece of information has been standing out—which is PayPal opening to the possibility of embracing crypto. In a recent interview,…

Blue Chip NFTs - 101
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As people have started to learn more and more about NFTs, it seems that their overall level of popularity continues to grow. One common factor while investing in NFTs is that it is really easy to lose money if you do not buy the right…

Kazakhstan Collaborates with Binance To Boost Crypto Adoption And Regulation
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Kazakhstan is one of the biggest cryptocurrency miners in the world. Recently, it has taken aggressive moves against the crypto industry. The government is working on a comprehensive tax structure for miners. On the other hand, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, will help Kazakhstan…

You can now buy a house in Brazil with Bitcoin
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One of the main Brazilian real estate groups will start accepting payments in Bitcoin, following the path recently started by other major groups in Europe and the United States. The transactions will allow buyers to cover the entire value of the properties without the need…

Coinbase - First Crypto Company To Be Part Of The Fortune 500
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Crypto has finally arrived on the Fortune 500. Coinbase made history when it became the first cryptocurrency company to make it to the Fortune 500. Coinbase ascended to 437th place on the list in 2021, with slightly over $7.8 billion in sales. Coinbase came in…

Magic Johnson Comes to NBA Top Shot
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Magic Johnson has launched a collection of Non-Fungible Tokens to celebrate his long and glorious career. The digital collection will be available starting June 7 on NBA Top Shot, the official project of NFT of the highest American basketball league. I’m really excited to partner…

Why Crypto Can Be Your Next Career Move?
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The last two years of the pandemic took a wrecking toll on the global markets. Moreover, conflicts like the Ukraine war have also kept the world markets uncertain. Yet, a few things are captivating the world’s attention towards it; they are Web3, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. …

D-Core Weekly Crypto Market Insights
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Another bad week for Bitcoin—the eighth in a row—although this is relatively better than what we have seen in the previous ones. A situation that reflects what is happening in the global financial markets and that could be reversed if something important happens. On the…

MetaMask To Launch Its Own Token and DAO
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The popular Ethereum wallet “MetaMask” is officially launching its token, as confirmed by ConsenSys CEO Joseph Lubin. The team will also reportedly launch a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) for funding the wallet.   What is MetaMask?MetaMask is a crypto wallet software that depends on the Ethereum…

Bitcoin Cashback Arrives In Israel with 2 Credit Card Providers
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It might not be a great time for the Bitcoin and crypto markets, but behind the scenes, worldwide adoption is proceeding at an unprecedented speed.   While the crypto market pulls the oars into the boat, there are some excellent signals coming from across the…

The Need To Discuss Stablecoins All Over Again
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Over the past few weeks, the rapid downfall of one of the biggest US dollar-pegged stablecoins, Terra USD, slammed the crypto market. In the fallout of the UST debacle, other stablecoins also started losing their respective pegs and few saw significant levels of redemption, seeking…

Crypto Industry Giants Co-launch Chainabuse to Help Users Fight Crypto Fraud
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TRM Labs – the industry leader in blockchain intelligence solutions, has recently announced the launch of Chainabuse. But what is Chainabuse? It is the world’s first multi-chain, online community crypto scam reporting tool. This tool aims to make individuals aware of the crypto market scams,…

Pnkfrg Nets $3 Million Investment
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Yes, crypto-themed gaming is still in its infancy, but it is definitely a thriving industry. And what we’re about to tell you is a clear demonstration of what we have ahead of us. Pnkfrg has received 3 million dollars in funding for a mobile game…

How NFT Ticketing Could Disrupt a $30bn Industry
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Today’s sale of concert tickets goes through a very antiquated system that has been creating a lot of problems in a number of industries such as entertainment and sports. Non-Fungible tokens are promising to revolutionize this market by eliminating touting and counterfeiting.   According to…

Blockchain Gaming Thrives As Crypto Market Dives
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There has been a drop recorded in cryptocurrency prices these days. Despite this market fall, the blockchain gaming industry is thriving at its best. The ability to obtain prizes while playing games has become the main selling point of blockchain games. In the last week,…

El Salvador To Host A 44-Nation Bitcoin Gathering
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El Salvador President Bukele is holding a 44-nation gathering today to discuss various issues, including Bitcoin. On late Sunday night, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced on Twitter that 32 central banks and 12 financial authorities from 44 countries will meet on Monday, May 16, to discuss…

Is There Hope For Terra? Terra Ecosystem Revival Plan
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The LUNA collapse has become the largest crash in crypto history, wiping over $20 Billion off the ecosystem’s TVL. But with so much already lost in the span of a mere week, is there still hope? Terra Luna has a plan to bring the project…

Emirates Accepts Bitcoin
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Emirates Airlines—the largest airline in the United Arab Emirates—will begin accepting Bitcoin payments to purchase its tickets. The airline has not yet announced when the service will be operational, but the news is extremely interesting. The company is also planning to launch NFTs and a…

Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake And Their Differences
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The validity of transactions in cryptocurrency trading is ensured by Proof of Work and Proof of Stake blockchain consensus models. Proof of Work solves complex cryptographic mathematical equations using computing power. On the other hand, Proof of Stake mines the digital coins for the right…

First Crypto ETFs To Launch In Australia
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It was perhaps not the optimal timing, but the first Bitcoin Spot ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) in Australia has officially begun trading, which means that the ETF will purchase directly from the Bitcoin market instead on the derivative markets.   The fight with the local…

Is LUNA Dump A Forced Economic Hit?
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The crypto market is highly volatile. It can give you crazy returns as well as push you into the dump in a second. Recently, something similar happened when the cryptocurrency LUNA reached historic lows. Its price has dropped 90% from its all-time highs.  What makes…

El Salvador President Unveils Bitcoin City
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Following his recent millionaire bitcoin purchase, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele posted about Bitcoin City, an idea that could eventually become the world’s main financial hub centered around Bitcoin. Although he showed the world some very futuristic renderings of what the city would look like,…

Can Instagram Fuel Polygon’s Growth?
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Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp among others, had been showing signs of entering into non-fungible tokens for a while now. So, when Mark Zuckerberg as well as Ryan Watt, the CEO of Polygon Studios announced their partnership via Twitter, it didn’t…

D-Core Weekly Crypto Market Insights
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The beginning of this week has been very harsh on investors in the crypto space. Massive liquidations occurred as stocks also started to plunge in very low areas, with the S&P 500 index losing 3.2% on Monday and the Nasdaq index losing 4.3%. The most…

Madonna and Beeple Launch Exclusive NFT Collection
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Does Madonna understand the true potential of blockchain technology? The pop culture’s icon was seen buying non-fungible tokens in March. She surprised her followers when she bought an NFT of a tattooed ape from the Bored Ape Yacht Club. This digital currency was worth $560,000…

Sony Partners With Theta Labs to Launch 3D NFT
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Korean blockchain company Theta Labs announced it’s launching 3D NFTs to be used with Sony’s Spatial Reality Display, a tablet that leverages technologies like augmented reality and 3D and is equipped with a sensor that follows users’ eye movements. According to Theta, the Display will…

Instagram set to support NFTs
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One of the biggest social networks, Instagram has confirmed it is actively exploring Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) issued on Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, and Flow. Meta, the parent company of Instagram is expected to make an official announcement on this as early as next week.   Popular…

Crypto In The Lap Of Luxury
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Crypto is only growing in use and it is due to changes in consumer habits within the luxury digital space. The crypto industry is becoming increasingly mainstream, especially with the big hype around NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) since 2021.   Since the pandemic, a growing number of…

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Businesses can benefit a lot from the blockchain industry but to gain the potential of the future blockchain economy, they must act immediately.    Most experts believe that blockchain is a technology that can revolutionize the world. A lot of people in the corporate world…

Metaverse Collaboration with Roblox and Spotify
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Metaverse has attracted a lot of buzz lately, after the grand announcement of Facebook’s ambition to integrate the blockchain gaming industry with it. However, most gamers know that the metaverse has been around for a long time.    One such example is the game Roblox…

BAYC's Otherside mint burns over $150 million in Gas fees
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The Mint That Broke Ethereum It’s been a wild year for the BAYC, and this year has only just gotten started! Earlier on Saturday 30th April, Yuga Labs (the Creators of Bored Ape Yacht Club) finally opened the long-awaited land sale for their new ‘Otherside’…

How to Avoid Scams On Telegram
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The crypto world is interesting and profitable. Thus, most people want to learn about the niche and connect with the community. Telegram is one of the best places for crypto enthusiasts to share tips and knowledge.  Recently, Telegram even announced its partnership with TON where…

Finding Accurate Information On The Blockchain
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With the amount of data that is made available daily, it can be quite daunting to identify and collect the right information surrounding blockchain projects. Blockchain can greatly add value to any platform – it also offers benefits such as speeding up transactions, greater transparency…

How does purchasing work in the Metaverse?
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The tech world is brimming with excitement because of new developments in technology like blockchain and metaverse. The virtual universe with a metaverse has a lot of potentials and one of the news suggests that a company called Republic Realm bought a US$4.3 Million plot…

Best NFT Games In 2022
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If you are a gamer entering the NFT space, then you are in for a treat. More interestingly, what makes these games a lot more unique is that they are backed with blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. While NFT games are at their infancy stages, what…

Optimism Launches new Governance Model with Token Airdrop
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Decentralized Finance, DeFi for short, has shown incredible growth over the last year, taking center-stage in the crypto boom. DeFi has grown from just being a ‘hot word’ into a complex array of systems on the blockchain, allowing users to execute transactions without the use…

Legal adoption of Bitcoin by the Central African Republic
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Cryptocurrencies have created a storm in the financial sector. Most people have adopted it with open arms and a few countries have also made it legal. The latest country to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender is the Central African Republic. The first nation to…

4 Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs and more stolen in BAYC Instagram Hack
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The biggest NFT collection falls prey to the biggest threat on the market – again. This is the second Phishing Attack on BAYC this month after its Discord Account was compromised at the start of April. This time though, hackers went after their Instagram account.…

Dogecoin surges after Elon's Twitter Takeover
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Cryptocurrencies have shaken the technology and finance sector. A lot of developers created cryptocurrencies and some even experimented and developed a light-hearted alternative like Dogecoin.   It was considered an amusing meme coin and loved by the community. It had a relatively low value until…

Blockchain In Marketing
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Blockchain is the newest marketing kid on the block and it has emerged as an industry disrupter. It is a technology that has changed the dynamics of the financial sector with cryptocurrency but its potential just does not end there.    Blockchain can add value…

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Non-fungible tokens, commonly known as NFTs, are being pushed back from the artistic community that does many NFT designs. Artists have sold many non-fungible tokens, which has shaken the art world and created opportunities for artists and content creators. It has paved the way, as…

Polkadot Coin
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Polkadot is a blockchain which intends to bring together several blockchains in one ecosystem. It is based on the interoperability protocol which means that it has the ability to operate in conjunction with other information systems. It can further encompass communication protocols, software applications, hardware…

How blockchain gaming is changing the way we invest
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The Gaming industry is growing faster than ever before. These days being online just for fun is no longer the primary drive. As the saying goes, time is money and players have certainly taken notice that they are making a big investment in virtual experiences…

‘World’s First’ crypto backed payment card – by Nexo
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Crypto lender Nexo said has teamed up with Mastercard to launch the world’s first “crypto-backed” payment card. This latest move by crypto and binding of such financial networks to join forces as digital assets will be exceptional. Nexo stated that the card will be made…

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Inflation is on the rise, and investors are searching for hedges. It seems like we cannot escape the coming inflationary storm. In such times, investors often turn to commodities, in particular gold, which has a long history as an inflation hedge. More recently, some traders…

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While Europe is lagging behind the global average for crypto adoption, European countries were the most “curious” in the world to learn about crypto. According to a global survey conducted by cryptocurrency platform Gemini, around 17 percent of Europeans have embraced cryptocurrencies. As compared to…

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The World Wide Web is the primary tool used by billions of people to share, read, and write information to interact with other people via the internet. The World Wide Web has made much progress since its advent. Today, we are seeing the next step…

Epic Games Teams up with LEGO Group
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The LEGO group and Epic games teamed up to build a place for kids to play in the Metaverse. Epic Games recently shared an official blog post to announce the long-term partnership with the LEGO group. The digital experience will enable kids to virtually build…

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Terra is a blockchain network built by the company Terraform Labs that offers decentralized price stable cryptocurrency designed for global adoption. The Terra stablecoin is backed by LUNA, a decentralized asset that derives its value from transaction fees collected throughout the Terra network.   A…

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The Beauty of Digital Art NFTs are one-of-a-kind cryptographic tokens that represent digital artwork. The opportunities offered by technology to promote free expression and autonomy for artists are the key drivers in the new world of NFTs. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are digital assets commonly associated…

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Social media affects everything in the modern digital world, from individuals’ daily lives to what’s hot in a particular industry. It plays a vital role in our lives, and we’ve reached a stage where if something isn’t trending on a social media platform like Twitter,…

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Intel has launched “Intel Blockscale ASIC”, a new second generation Bitcoin mining chip. This chip is focused on sustainability with the energy consumption being only 26 J/TH (Joules per TeraHash). Hash rate measures how quickly a miner can generate answers to Bitcoin’s next block, while…

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NFTs have exploded in its popularity. If you are even scarcely active on the internet, you must have heard of NFTs. That’s because they’re everywhere and some are selling for millions of dollars.    With over $174 million having been spent on NFTs since 2017,…

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  In one of the biggest heists in the history of Defi, hackers stole cryptocurrency worth almost $625 million from a blockchain project linked to popular online game Axie Infinity. Ronin, a blockchain network that lets users transfer crypto in and out of the game,…

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  Ronin Network is used to power one of the most popular blockchain video games in the world – Axie Infinity, which uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs). This may be the largest exploit in the history of Defi. Bottom of Form According to a blog post…

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  Everyone from individual users to big corporations is talking about the Metaverse. The craze of the Metaverse is real, so much so that even Facebook rebranded to Meta to be relevant in the space.    At first thought, the hype around the Metaverse seems…

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  During a panel discussion at the Southeast Asia event, representatives of Singapore and Cambodia’s central banks expressed interest in CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currencies) as crypto adoption grows among the young generation. “Southeast Asia has been a very fertile ground for digital payment innovation.…

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The president of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, has warned cryptocurrency firms from doing anything that will aid Russians in avoiding the imposed sanctions.   While speaking at the Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Summit, Lagarde also called out cryptocurrency service providers. She said…

top cryptocurrency in 2022
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We do not claim to know what the top cryptocurrency in 2022 will be when the year ends.  After all, how could we? Analyzing cryptocurrencies takes a lot of work (it’s impossible to review all of them), involves lots of uncertainty, and relies on third…

nft stocks
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For obvious reasons, figuring out how to invest in NFT stocks and tokens is at the top of many investors’ 2022 checklists.  Although NFTs have been around since 2014, the concept broke into the mainstream in 2021, disrupting multiple industries, especially the art world. And,…

yingyang
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The DeFi industry has grown dramatically. Long gone are the ancient days of 2015, when MakerDAO, the first DeFi protocol, went live on Ethereum. Lots of things have changed since 2015, and different protocols with billions in TVL have sprouted across various smart contract blockchains,…

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Decentralized autonomous organizations are all the rage in the crypto sphere today.  Similar to Bitcoin’s status as Internet-native money, DAOs are spearheading Web3’s charge against the traditional world, becoming the freshest and arguably most successful internet-native human coordination tool. Typically via governance tokens that act…

blockchain city
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It’s been twelve years since Bitcoin’s white paper was published. Cryptocurrencies currently have a market capitalization of over $1.5 trillion (3 trillion at their peak), but they are yet to become adopted by the mainstream. Therefore, the concept of a blockchain city might seem odd…

how high can polygon matic go
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As Polygon is adopted by an ever-growing sector of the DeFi ecosystem, more than one investor has the same question about their token: How high can Polygon MATIC go? Now, this isn’t an easy question to answer: For one, the network has recently faced several…

gamefi crypto
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For those not used to video games, the GameFi crypto sector exploding as it currently is might seem surprising. Suddenly, we see some of the biggest funds and investors in the world zooming in on crypto games, convinced of their potential. In this article, we’ll…

terra blockchain
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2021 saw the Terra blockchain surprisingly become the #1 competitor of Ethereum in Total Value locked in DeFi protocols. Surpassing Binance’s Smart Chain, Terra hit second place in TVL by contributing a significant amount to decentralized stablecoin minting, a field of great interest for those…

Elon Musk featured image
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If you’re somewhat new to the crypto industry, knowing the involvement of Tesla’s CEO in this space, you might have at some point thought that there must be an Elon Musk cryptocurrency, that is, one created by the rocket man himself, out there. Upon looking,…

tezos ecosystem
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Hindsight is 20/20. Can you imagine traveling back in time and becoming a power user/investor for all the DeFi, NFTs, fungible tokens and decentralized products used in crypto every day before they catch up? Well, that is exactly what investors all over the world are…

how to invest in defi
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Figuring out how to invest in DeFi is on top of every investor’s 2022 goals, and this is for a good reason. Amongst fears of inflation, low interest rates and the ghost of COVID-related economic hits, it doesn’t seem like the interest in trustless, permissionless…

what is metaverse
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Oh, you didn’t know the word Metaverse is 30 years old? Or that 1992 was precisely 30 years ago? Well, we might have a fascinating tale to tell you. In 1992, the Sci-fi novel Snow Crash by author Neal Stephenson introduced the concept of a…

Crypto crash omicron article Featured image
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South African scientists took the world by surprise this November 24th, announcing that the recent rise in COVID cases in the country was due to a newly identified COVID strain, the now called “Omicron” variant. As with all new variants, all that was known at…

defi 2.0
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It was just about time we started hearing of something relatively novel such as Decentralized Finance reaching a “DeFi 2.0” stage. After all, what’s a better incentive to innovate than having money pumped left and right into your industry?   As a term at least,…

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It’s been ages since we last dedicated an article exclusively to a project. Recently, we covered a few on our DeFi 2.0 article, but we have yet to cover a specific one. So, why have we decided to change this for RUNE THORChain?   Well,…

Featured image Crypto Crowdfunding
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Crypto crowdfunding is hardly a novelty This trend, which started with the birth of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and has helped the crypto-punk of the world raise billions of dollars to fulfil their visions, is also projected to grow further in the next few…

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Amongst the many, MANY crypto asset classes that exist today, stablecoins are some of the ones that spend more time under the spotlight. Stablecoin interest rates, the reserves backing them, their regulatory status, and many other challenges surrounding them garner a lot of interest from…

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Are you trying to figure out what is the best crypto to buy now? We’ve all fantasized about going back in time (the best time to buy cryptocurrency or even to purchase Bitcoin is often the past, after all!), mining or purchasing a few coins,…

defi robots
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DeFi (short for “decentralized finance”) refers to financial services that are fully decentralized, i.e. constituted of code on public blockchains, the main one of them being Ethereum. We are still in DeFi’s infancy, which is palpable through the growth level of basic tools such as…

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If you’ve been around the crypto industry for longer than a few months, you probably understand the Bitcoin ETFs hype cycle. Usually, a well-known fund or capital firm announces it’s either about to launch or apply for a Bitcoin ETF. This causes tremendous hype and…

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Every day, somebody new learns about this space and decides to take their first steps into it… that is, to become a blockchain backer. As a research firm in the blockchain ecosystem, we’re always pleasantly surprised to see the masses of new capital firms, private…

NFT Gaming Featured Image
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CryptoPunks, one of the collections with the highest price floor, are computer-generated.   Many individuals and investors (whether they’re into NFT gaming or not) fail to see much real value in the current prices of non-fungible tokens. After all, detractors may argue, digital art that…

Crypto Regulation Featured Image
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Ok, probably you SHOULD expect China to ban crypto, based solely on the fact that they do so every now and then. No biggie. However, if you are interested in crypto regulation, you may have noticed that the waters have been… strangely calm lately. The…

Ethereum Future Featured image
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It has been a great week for one of crypto believer’s favorite currencies. In fact, it very well could be that the History books in the Ethereum future will recap some of the latest happenings as foundation-building. While some crypto community members remain skeptical about…

nft
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The NFT mania is back at the top of its game, and we’re sure you have thought about jumping at it. Hell, some mornings, one does feel like rolling out of bed and picking up a 1.2 ETH picture of a stickman to make a…

future of blockchain technology
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Great minds are walking the Earth right now, believing that blockchain technology is the most significant innovation seen by Humanity ever since the Internet itself. Some think that the future of blockchain technology is the future of all of Humanity and that it’s just a…

Investment Checklist Featured Image
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Ah, the crypto life. You wake up one day, tired of being poor. You remember you overheard a panel of people talking about Bitcoin on CNN last week. You type in “best crypto to invest in” on Google, and, after scrambling to find your credit…

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Did you ever hear about the cypherpunk manifesto or the crypto community’s values? Did you ever wonder why most people in the crypto industry fit a similar profile? For an outsider, it’s easy to think that the blockchain industry, originating thanks to cryptocurrency, is mainly…

blockchain interoperability
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It’s almost the end of 2021. And, as we continue to see the tech world increasingly caring about and embracing the importance of blockchain technology, there is one need within our space that stands out: The call for interoperable solutions. In particular, for blockchain solutions…

Crypto Crash Featured Image
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Your hopes and dreams in one picture. So far, however, Bitcoin has always recovered! (Picture from Bitcoin’s 2011 flash crash.)   A crypto crash is nothing to be afraid of. Ever since 2012, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, Bitcoin has crashed by at least 80%…

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Why don’t we have a decentralized social media platform already? Whenever we hear about the latest deplatforming on Twitter, abuse of power by Facebook, or unfair rule upheld by Youtube, we know that the armies of crypto enthusiasts will utter a cry to get a…

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It’s not every day that we have a chance to take a head-first dive into the many different types of tokens there are. However, given that we just published our 2021 Institutional Blockchain Investment Guide, we thought it could be good to go deep into…

crypto community
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So, you want to learn how to research blockchain projects. And, of course, you’re not going to settle into looking at your screen for five hours per project, are you? A common trend we’ve noticed with first-time investors in the crypto markets is that they…

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You never know what the tides might bring. And, although they might seem obvious in retrospect, red flags (in crypto and in life) have a way to be where you less think to look for them. Through the many eras of our industry, we’ve seen…

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Have you ever read the word scalability in a blockchain context without fully understanding what it means? Are you able to fully explain why and how existing blockchains should scale? If your answer to any of these questions was a no, you might want to…

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One thing that you can only enjoy within the blockchain industry is our general sense of hope. If you ask a crypto believer, they’ll tell you that, regardless of the current state of our economies, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology can (and will) be of great…

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If you are like most of us at the D-CORE remote office, you likely aren’t a fan of the current global regime of tech giants. Be it Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, Google, or even Tesla; they probably represent something that you’d rather see less of in…

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Ah, the good old due diligence. You either love to do it or dread it with passion. If you’re not familiar with the term, due diligence is the work of investigating, auditing, or review performed to confirm facts or details of a matter under consideration.…

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Every second, the proverbial Internet cloud hums as terabytes of new information get uploaded into it.  The Internet age has produced an undisputed amount of benefits for each one of us. However, the never-ending stream of information deriving from online and traditional media, social media,…

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Approaching blockchain with a scientific mindset In 2016, UCL announced its commitment to becoming the leading global research hub focussed on Blockchain technologies. The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies was founded to research the effects of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) in socio-economic systems and to…

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2021 might be the year you started hearing about Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)… and you will likely continue to. Sometimes called decentralized autonomous corporations (DACs), the term DAO refers to organizations represented by a transparent set of rules encoded on the blockchain. These autonomous organizations…

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Our last article about Decentralized Finance (DeFi) explored the concepts and ideas that make this emerging trend remarkably attractive as the evolution of Traditional Finance (TradFi). This time around, we’ll talk about one of the most critical tools in the DeFi belt: Decentralized Crypto Exchanges,…

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Ever since blockchain technology’s financial applications transcended internet forums, there has been a growing interest in understanding and utilising it. This interest, surprisingly, can be either of an academic (in mathematics, politics, and philosophy) or a financial (for investing, reinvention of Finance, and creating new…

blockchain research and cryptocurrency miners
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If you’re in Finance, you’ve likely been following the adoption of cryptocurrencies by financial firms worldwide. You’ve also probably noticed that their proponents argue that Bitcoin is just the tip of the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) iceberg.  DeFi is an incredibly diverse, crazily entertaining space. However,…

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Have you ever been confused by the different acronyms used by crypto projects? Have you ever wondered how these projects manage to raise millions (and sometimes even billions!) of dollars to launch? Just like every tech startup, crypto and blockchain projects are expensive to launch…

Finding blockchain and cryptocurrency advisors guide
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If you’re reading this article, chances are that you’re a “builder”; the crypto word for people testing new ideas, launching products, and paving the way towards technologic adoption.  Builders are a different breed: For starters, if you’re one of them, you might see the constant…

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Our mission to further the development of the blockchain space keeps moving forward! This 2020, we started the year by launching our MVP: The first couple of reports generated by a distributed team of researchers using the D-CORE platform and methodology were a statement to…

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Paypal is the 30th largest bank in the United States when it comes to deposits. In the 2000s, as we all remember, Paypal, now thoroughly ingrained into the lifestyle and knowledge of everyone that uses online payments, became a synonym with online money. At that…

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Running a crypto exchange is, effectively, a big job. Many factors, amongst which we can count supporting traders around the world 24/7, protecting sensitive data, and navigating a highly-volatile market, weigh on the shoulders of those that adventure on this mission.  So, to learn more…

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As detailed in our previous article, the European Commission released a framework, dubbed as the Digital finance package, intending to regulate Cryptocurrency industry and boost its financial competitiveness and become a global standard-setter in this field. Last week’s article described what the EU’s new effort to…

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The European Commission, on the 24th of September 2020, adopted a new framework called the Digital Finance Package. This framework includes a Digital Finance Strategy, Legislative proposals on crypto-assets, a Retail Payments Strategy and Legislative proposals on digital operational resilience.  This is part of Europe’s effort…

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As members of the blockchain community, we often hear about organisations around the world that are dedicated to developing, studying, and promoting this technology and its use cases. These organisations don’t often get the same press that private companies do, despite their sometimes impressive boards…

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Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, and the new financial revolution have brought a novel idea to the forefront of our minds: It is now possible to transact seamlessly across the globe within a distributed, peer-to-peer network.    However, this is easier said than done. It is, indeed, possible…

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Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on in the heads of blockchain entrepreneurs?  As we prepared to interview Chris R. Dawe, CEO of Effect AI, many questions came to mind: How does it feel like to see your token’s price spike over ten times its…

First things first: What is D-CORE? D-CORE is the world’s first genuinely decentralised collaborative academic effort, bringing people from the crypto, academia, business, technology, finance, and legal worlds together. With your help, we can bring institutional-grade blockchain research to life, while sharing the rewards a…

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Don’t trust, verify!    This famous phrase has been adopted as a motto by the blockchain community to showcase this technology’s key fundamentals: Transparency, trustability, and immutability of information.    Innovation done right.   In a world where every institution and company wants to be…

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There are always rumours about big names getting into blockchain. Crypto news sites are constantly overflowing with articles about the likes of Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, etc. jumping behind this new, revolutionary technology. This level of enthusiasm, of course, is not without reason: Enthusiasts within…