Leading Supermarket Chain in Croatia Introduces Crypto Payments

Customers of the largest supermarket chain in Croatia will be able to pay with cryptocurrency for their orders in the retailer’s online shop. The company plans to soon offer the crypto payment option also at its physical stores throughout the country. Konzum Allows Shoppers in Croatia to Pay With 9 Cryptocurrencies Croatia’s supermarket chain with the largest number of stores, Konzum, is now accepting cryptocurrency for groceries and other items sold through its online shopping platform. Starting from Dec. 1, customers can buy any of the 12,000 listed products using…

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P2E Fantasy Sports Game TradeStars Launches Staking of Native Token TSX

PRESS RELEASE. Blockchain based P2E Fantasy Sports Game TradeStars has announced the launch of staking of their native token TSX. Users will now be able to stake their TSX tokens and earn more TSX tokens as rewards. TradeStars and TSX TradeStars is a P2E Fantasy Sports game built on Ethereum, where users can trade Fantasy Stocks whose value is directly influenced by the real-life performances of athletes. Sports enthusiasts can use their sporting knowledge to buy Fantasy Stock of players who display potential to be the stars of tomorrow, and…

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Pandemic Drove Adoption but Information Dissemination Just as Important: Kenya-Based Blockchain Advocate

The adoption of blockchain technology and the use of cryptocurrencies by people in Africa surged to unprecedented levels in 2020. While many have attributed this to Covid-19, blockchain advocates believe their work is partly the reason many are turning to digital currencies. Importance of Education Starting in the first quarter of 2020, the adoption of blockchain-anchored digital currencies such as bitcoin accelerated in regions like Africa where the number of financially excluded adults is still very high. Indeed, the blockchain and cryptocurrencies have proved to be tailor-made for the “new…

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The Nervos Network’s Ben Morris Talks About Godwoken, the EVM Compatible Layer 2 Solution

The Nervos Network is an open Blockchain platform for innovators to build applications that are decentralized, autonomous and universally accessible. They want to create an all-encompassing architecture that allows dApp developers to build once and reach all of these users, everywhere using layer 1 + Layer 2 solutions. Ben Morris is the Director of Business Development at Nervos. He recently joined the Bitcoin.com News Podcast to talk about the business: Ben is a business development leader, investor and founder. He spent over 10 years managing regional businesses at some of…

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Alternative Investments Like Crypto Form Half of Russian Non-Qualified Investors’ Portfolios

Investments in alternative assets such as cryptocurrencies account for over half of the portfolio of non-qualified Russian investors, a recently held survey has indicated. Almost half of them consider digital currencies like bitcoin as a potential hedge. Cryptocurrencies Outperform Traditional Currencies and Stocks in Russia Alternative investments like crypto, real estate, and antiques constitute more than half of the portfolios of non-qualified investors in the Russian Federation, according to a new poll conducted by Investing.com. Digital currencies are leading among these options with 46% of 1,000 respondents viewing them as…

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Blockchain.com Acquires Latin American Crypto Investment Platform Sesocio

On November 30, The crypto firm Blockchain.com announced it acquired the Argentina-based investment platform Sesocio. According to the firm, the acquisition will give the company’s global workforce an aggregate headcount of 400 Blockchain.com employees worldwide. Blockchain.com’s Global Headcount Grows to 400 After Acquiring the Crypto Investment Platform Sesocio At the end of March, Blockchain.com raised $300 million and the firm’s post valuation swelled to $5.2 billion. In August, Blockchain.com’s CFO Macrina Kgil discussed how the company has surpassed $1 trillion in cryptocurrency transactions. Kgil further revealed the firm may go…

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Everscale Grants Program (Ex FreeTON) Now Accepting Applications

Everscale (ex FreeTON) network developers Broxus have announced the opening of their Everscale Grants program. The grants program will provide crucial financial and professional support to promising IT startups that qualify. November has been a busy month for the Everscale network. Early on the project, which previously was called FreeTON, announced it would be rebranding into Everscale. The reasons behind the change were tied to the significant advances that had been made on the network and its correlated ecosystem, relative to where it had started out as FreeTON. FreeTON was…

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Founder of Coin Signals Funds Pleads Guilty in Crypto Scam — Faces up to 10 Years in Prison

The founder and manager of several cryptocurrency funds has pleaded guilty to luring investors to his crypto investment scam. His funds consistently lost money and his scam left investors with a $5 million loss, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Investors Scammed Into Investing in Coin Signals’ Funds The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that Jeremy Spence (aka Coin Signals) has pleaded guilty in a fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme. Spence “solicited over $5 million from more than 170 individual investors for various cryptocurrency funds that he…

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Bank of America Sees Massive Opportunity in Metaverse for Entire Crypto Ecosystem

Bank of America’s strategist says that the metaverse is a massive opportunity where cryptocurrencies will be widely used as currencies. “I definitely believe this is a massive, massive opportunity,” he said. Bank of America’s Metaverse Prediction Bank of America’s strategist, Haim Israel, told the Insider Tuesday that the metaverse is a massive opportunity for blockchain technology. In addition, he expects it to take cryptocurrency mainstream. Israel is Bank of America’s managing director of research and a global strategist. He is also head of the global thematic research team at Bank…

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Indonesia’s Central Bank Considers Issuing Digital Currency to ‘Fight’ Crypto

Bank Indonesia, the country’s central bank, is reportedly considering issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) to fight the use of cryptocurrency. “A CBDC would be one of the tools to fight crypto. We assume that people would find CBDC more credible than crypto,” said an assistant governor of the central bank. Central Bank Sees CBDC as Tool to ‘Fight Crypto’ Juda Agung, an assistant governor of Bank Indonesia, the country’s central bank, talked about cryptocurrency and central bank digital currency (CBDC) during his parliamentary “fit and proper test” to…

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$7.5 Million NFT Collection Accused of Using Art Without Permission Threatened by Legal Action

While non-fungible token (NFT) assets have been extremely popular in 2021, there’s been a slew of issues tied to the ecosystem as well. A recent report indicates that roughly a dozen artists are considering taking legal action against an NFT collection called “Art Wars” because their original artwork was sold as NFTs without their consent. NFT Collection Targeted Over Using Artwork Without Permission From the Original Artists Non-fungible token (NFT) assets have seen billions of dollars in sales this year, and the term “NFT” was just recently awarded the Collins…

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Dex Aggregator 1inch Network Raises $175 Million in Series B Funding Round

1inch Network, the decentralized exchange (dex) aggregation project, has announced the company has raised $175 million in a Series B financing round. According to the announcement, the fresh new capital will be leveraged to scale the team, foster additional 1inch token utilities, and build new protocols. 1inch Raises $175 Million From Strategic Investors Over the last year, decentralized finance (defi) has propelled itself into the spotlight as a great number of dex platforms now provide users with the ability to trade and provide liquidity in a decentralized fashion. 1inch Network…

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Indian Finance Minister Reveals Crypto Bill Had to Be Reworked Before Submitting to Cabinet

India’s finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, has revealed that the previous version of the cryptocurrency bill the government is pushing needed to be reworked. “This bill, once the Cabinet clears, will come into the House,” the finance minister told Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India’s parliament. Indian Government Pushing New Crypto Bill Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman answered some questions in Rajya Sabha Tuesday regarding the government’s cryptocurrency plans and the crypto bill that has been listed to be taken up in the current session of parliament. “The Cryptocurrency and Regulation…

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Ethereum Market Cap Is Less Than 50% Away From Flipping Bitcoin — ETH Nears All-Time Price High

The second-largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization, ethereum, has come awfully close to reaching the digital asset’s all-time high ($4,878) it reached 21 days ago on November 10. While bitcoin dominance has slid below the 40% zone, ethereum’s market dominance, or $557 billion market valuation, represents close to 20% of the crypto economy. Ethereum’s Price Trajectory Nears All-Time High — Ether Market Dominance Increases During the last two weeks, ethereum (ETH) has increased 10.8% in fiat value and year-to-date (YTD), ETH is up 668%. The YTD ether gains are…

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Physical and Digital Art Worlds Collide as LGND Comes to Miami Art Week With Superstar Participating Artists

PRESS RELEASE. Miami, Florida – The reality of the recent past has changed many aspects of life, from the way live events get hosted to the frequency with which we use up bottles of hand sanitizer. While not all of the changes have been improvements, the rise of digital art and NFTs have been decidedly positive. The landscape of the art world has changed forever, creating new opportunities for artists, not just monetarily but also creatively. Miami may be known for its art and party-filled festivals, but this is Miami…

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Putin Warns Cryptocurrencies Carry Risks, Admits They May Have Future

Russian President Vladimir Putin has again spoken about cryptocurrencies, noting the “high risks” associated with the virtual assets. However, the Russian leader has also acknowledged that digital currencies may have a future and it’s necessary to follow their development. Russia’s Putin Still Cautious About Crypto Russian President Vladimir Putin has made another comment regarding cryptocurrencies. Speaking at the VTB Capital Investment Forum “Russia Calling!” 2021, the head of state noted that crypto assets still carry a lot of serious risks. Quoted by the news portal Life.ru, Putin elaborated: As for…

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Bitcoin.com Unlocks Earn on Crypto

Bitcoin.com is integrating technology from CoinFLEX that enables users to earn interest on a wide range of cryptoassets, including a US-dollar stablecoin (flexUSD), through both passive and active strategies. The passive yield strategy is built on flexUSD, a US-dollar pegged cryptocurrency that automatically provides all holders with compounding interest payments, regardless of where they hold it. “We’re incredibly excited to be offering an interest-earning product that’s easy to use and carries minimal risk,” said Bitcoin.com CEO Dennis Jarvis. “Now our users can not only shield themselves from the downside market…

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New Crypto and Blockchain Association Launches in Iran

A recently established crypto industry association in Iran has commenced activities under the country’s chamber of commerce. Its management hopes to help remove obstacles challenging its members while facilitating the implementation of blockchain technology in the sanctioned nation’s economy. Industry Association to Address Blockchain-Related Challenges in Iran The newly-established Iran Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Association (IBCA) has started operating under the supervision of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mining and Agriculture (ICCIMA), the English-language business daily Financial Tribune reported. According to the publication, the IBCA is the first organization affiliated with…

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2TM, Mercado Bitcoin’s Holding Company, Raises $50.3 Million in Second Closing of Series B Funding Round

2TM, a Brazilian fintech unicorn that is the holding company of Mercado Bitcoin, one of the leading crypto exchanges on the continent, has closed its Series B funding round again, raising an additional $50 million. The funding round was led by U.S.-based 10T and Tribe Capital, with the participation of other new investors. 2TM Gets $50 Million More, Prepares for Expansion 2TM, one of the biggest fintech conglomerates in Latin America, has raised $50 million in an expansion of its Series B funding round. The second closing of the round…

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BCH House Venezuela Shows Real Cryptocurrency Adoption in First Documentary

BCH House Venezuela, an adoption organization, has published its first documentary on social media, where it shows the way in which Venezuelans are using cryptocurrency as a means of exchange. Roberto García, the founder of this initiative, shows us the level of adoption the BCH House initiative has reached in Barquisimeto — a city in the west of the country — and how merchants are embracing cryptocurrencies. BCH House Venezuela Showcases On-Site Adoption BCH House Venezuela, a BCH adoption organization, has released its first documentary, where it shows the advances…

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Crypto Derivatives Powerhouse Phemex Launches Trading Contest With a Colossal $750,000 Prize Pool

Some say trading is a game of luck; others view it as an adventure sport. Just like athletes love performing mind-blowing maneuvers, there’s a thrill that comes with executing the perfect trade, For those newer to the scene, trading competitions allow novice traders to learn and grow as a broker, and give more experienced participants the chance to overcome a new challenge. If you know what you’re doing, trading competitions can be a fun way to make a quick buck, but the level of risk can be hard to justify…

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BRD Wallet and Unbound Security — Coinbase Acquires 2 Companies in Less Than a Week

The publicly-listed crypto-asset exchange Coinbase has announced the company has acquired the Israeli firm Unbound Security. The announcement follows Coinbase acquiring the cryptocurrency wallet BRD last week and the Unbound acquisition is aimed at the company’s “commitment to providing the safest, most secure, and most trusted venue for anyone to interact with the [crypto economy].” Coinbase Acquires Israeli Company Unbound Security Ever since Coinbase (Nasdaq: COIN) was publicly listed, the company has acquired a number of smaller companies. Prior to the listing on Nasdaq, the company acquired the firm Bison…

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Crypto Exchange Binance Explains Its ‘Rare’ Dogecoin Issue — Resumes DOGE Withdrawals

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has explained its dogecoin issue which resulted in withdrawal suspension and Tesla CEO Elon Musk calling the problem “shady.” The exchange says it was a “rare issue” and no one was at fault. Binance’s ‘Rare’ Dogecoin Issue, Withdrawals Resumed Binance explained its dogecoin problem Monday, stating: What began as a fairly straightforward upgrade, turned into an issue where Binance users were unable to withdraw DOGE for the last 17 days. In addition, 1,634 users were sent old transactions. “The truth is that a combination of unlikely factors…

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Retail Giant Newegg Unveils Shiba Inu Support on Massive Billboard: SHIB to Be Accepted for Payments in December

A leading tech-focused retailer, Newegg, has announced its support for the meme cryptocurrency shiba inu (SHIB) with the launch of a massive billboard ad campaign. Newegg says it is set to accept shiba inu for payments in early December, which would be sooner than when AMC Theatres plans to add SHIB. Newegg Launches Massive Ad Campaign for Shiba Inu Major online retailer Newegg (Nasdaq: NEGG) announced its plan to accept the meme cryptocurrency shiba inu (SHIB) for payments Tuesday. Newegg is one of the leading tech-focused online retailers in North…

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Grayscale Launches Solana Trust — Company Now Manages $54 Billion Across 16 Crypto Investment Funds

Grayscale Investments has launched a solana trust. The company now has nearly $54 billion in total assets under management. The new trust, which is the company’s 16th crypto investment product, will solely invest in solana (SOL). The CEO of Grayscale said that investors are increasingly “diversifying their exposure beyond digital assets like bitcoin and ethereum.” Grayscale Adds Solana to Its List of Investment Products Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager, announced Tuesday the launch of Grayscale Solana Trust. The new trust, which will “solely and passively” invest…

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TabTrader Token Is Launching on AcceleRaytor and Solanium

PRESS RELEASE. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 29th of November, 2021: TabTrader is excited to announce the launch of our own token (TTT) on Solanium and AcceleRaytor on December 1 🚀, aspiring to be the ‘ultimate trading terminal’; we are now on the way to drastically expand. DeFi is the future and TabTrader 2.0 makes sure to be a part of it! Following a recent closing of an $5.8 million equity round, TabTrader is ready to launch TTT to incentivize trading and accrue value for token holders. By participating in the IDO,…

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Bitcoin Mining Company Griid Plans for Public Listing on NYSE via SPAC Deal

After the vertically integrated bitcoin self-mining company Griid revealed it secured a $525 million credit facility from Blockchain.com, the company revealed it plans to go public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal. Griid will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after merging with the company Adit Edtech. Griid to Go Public in a Merger With Adit Edtech Acquisition Corp Griid Infrastructure currently operates three U.S.-based mining facilities and aims to have 734 megawatts (MW) operational by 2023. On Tuesday, the company announced it entered a…

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Galaxy Digital Plans to Raise $500 Million in Debt Market to ‘Accelerate Growth Initiatives’

Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. has revealed the firm is looking to raise $500 million in an exchangeable senior note offering. The investment company, founded by billionaire investor Mike Novogratz in January 2018, aims to use the funds to “accelerate growth initiatives across its business lines.” Galaxy Reveals Exchangeable Senior Note Offering The investment firm Galaxy Digital (TSX: GLXY) aims to raise $500 million via an exchangeable senior note offering. The convertible debt will be used to continue expanding the business. Galaxy details that the private placement will close in early…

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Finance Committee Approves Legislation Delaying Crypto Tax in South Korea

Changes meant to postpone the introduction of a tax on virtual assets such as cryptocurrencies in South Korea have been approved by an important parliamentary committee. The draft legislation seeks to delay Seoul’s plan to impose a 20-percent levy on gains from crypto transactions. Ahead of Election, Major Parties Support Tax Break for Crypto Investors in South Korea South Korean parliament is taking steps to suspend a planned tax on profits from digital asset investments for another year. The move has been supported by the ruling Democratic Party, despite disagreements…

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Jack Dorsey Resigning as CEO of Twitter Is Bullish for Crypto, Says Fundstrat

Twitter now has a new chief executive officer after Jack Dorsey resigned Monday. Dorsey, who is still the CEO of Square Inc., previously said that he wants to focus on bitcoin. Fundstrat Global Advisors’ managing director and head of research explained why Dorsey’s departure from Twitter is bullish for crypto. Twitter Has New CEO: Jack Dorsey Steps Down Jack Dorsey announced Monday that he has resigned from Twitter. In his letter to the Twitter team, the former CEO explained that it was his decision to leave. Parag Agrawal, who served…

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