Islamic Scholar Says Digital Currency is Not a ‘Fictitious Currency’

An Islamic scholar, Irshad Ahmad Ijaz, has asserted that digital currency is not fake currency and that it should be legitimized once certain conditions are met. Ijaz’s viewpoint is echoed by other scholars that attended a seminar examining the status of digital currencies from the perspective of Islamic law. Use of Crypto in the Digital Age An Islamic scholar or Mufti, Irshad Ahmad Ijaz, recently argued digital currencies are not so-called fictitious currency, a report has said. He, however, suggested that such currency can only be justified once certain conditions…

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Mars4 Metaverse Listing on KuCoin

Humans have always had the ambition to explore outer space. To this day, the Moon Landing remains etched in history as one of the most highly regarded events of all time, one that continues to inspire over half a century later. Space travel is still far from universally available, such that even the planets and moons of our Solar System are beyond our reach but for the hard work and effort of the world’s various space programmes. MARS4 Metaverse aspires to bring that dream closer. What is MARS4? MARS4 is…

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A Project Called Fries DAO Raises $5.4 Million to Purchase Fast-Food Restaurants

The concept of leveraging a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) has become very popular these days, as a myriad of DAO ideas have been created. A new DAO dedicated to purchasing fast-food restaurants called Fries DAO has raised more than $5.4 million to achieve the goal. Fries DAO Creators Dream of a ‘DAO-Governed Fast-Food Franchise Empire’ Last week, Bitcoin.com News reported on a newly launched DAO that is attempting to purchase the NFL’s Denver Broncos football franchise for $4 billion. Ever since 2016’s Genesis DAO and the subsequent hack that followed,…

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Market Strategist Explains 4 Reasons Why BTC Is Rallying — ‘Ukraine Crisis Highlights How Bitcoin Can Act as a Support Mechanism’

On Monday, Sven Henrich, the founder and the lead market strategist for northmantrader.com discussed bitcoin “rallying in the face of this crisis.” The technical analyst and market commentator highlighted four reasons why he believes bitcoin’s value surged — “Fundamental, Sentiment, Technical, [and] Safety trade.” Northmantrader’s Founder Sven Henrich Describes Why He Thinks ‘Bitcoin Is Rallying in the Face of Crisis’ The price of bitcoin (BTC) surged on Monday to a high of $44,256 per unit at 5:35 p.m. (EST). BTC’s price hasn’t been this high in USD value in roughly…

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AMC Theatres to Accept Dogecoin and Shiba Inu Payments in Coming Weeks, CEO Says

The CEO of the world’s largest movie exhibition company, AMC Entertainment, has announced that AMC Theatres will accept two meme cryptocurrencies, dogecoin (DOGE) and shiba inu (SHIB), in the coming weeks. Dogecoin and Shiba Inu Payments Coming to AMC Theatres in March The CEO of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Adam Aron, announced on Twitter Monday that AMC Theatres will be accepting payments in two popular meme cryptocurrencies, dogecoin (DOGE) and shiba Inu (SHIB), in March. AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC), aka AMC Theatres, is the largest movie exhibition company in the U.S.,…

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US Inflation Could Be Worse Than Expected, Goldman Sachs Says — Atlanta Fed President Favors 25 BPS Rate Hike

While the conflict in Ukraine is a hot topic, fears of rising inflation continue to haunt Americans residing in the country, as economists and analysts note U.S. inflation will likely remain high. Inflation is likely going to be worse than initially feared this year, Goldman Sachs explained in a report published on Sunday. Moreover, in terms of inflation coupled with the Ukraine invasion, an economics professor at American International College (AIC) stressed there’s “a perfect storm brewing.” Goldman Sachs: ‘Strong Jobs Market and Rising Inflation Could Ignite a Moderate Wage-Price…

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Moledao Kicks off Global NFT Hackathon With Exclusive NFTs

PRESS RELEASE. Moledao presents MoleHack: NFT 2.0 – a global challenge to discover new innovations in the NFT space. In partnership with Bybit, Polygon, BitDAO, iZUMi Finance, Project Galaxy, thirdweb, buildspace, L2Y, Web 3 Collective and more, the hackathon has over $80,000 grants and prizes in total for builders to win. In conjunction with MoleHack: NFT 2.0, Moledao launched its exclusive web 3 membership NFTs on Project Galaxy for both new and old builders of Moledao. For the new builders of MoleHack: NFT 2.0, the first 50 registrants who submit…

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Ebay CEO Talks NFTs and Crypto, Exec Says Company Continues to ‘Evaluate Other Forms of Payments’

The president and chief executive officer of Ebay, Jamie Iannone, discussed the possibility of digital currency acceptance on the online auction website and non-fungible token (NFT) sales in a recent interview published on February 27. Iannone stressed that currently, Ebay doesn’t accept cryptocurrencies but in March, the company plans to go “deeper on all of these things, payments, advertising, our focus categories.” Ebay CEO Jamie Iannone: ‘Without Any Official Announcement, People Started Trading NFTs on the Platform’ There are a few online business giants such as Amazon and Ebay, that…

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Russian Bank Run Begins as Ruble Plunges to Record Low Amid Escalating Sanctions

A bank run has started in Russia as citizens rush to withdraw cash amid escalating sanctions. The Russian ruble also nosedived to a record low, plunging more than 30%. “There are about 70 people in line. Eyewitnesses say the money in the ATM runs out within 40 minutes.” Russians Rush to Withdraw Cash as Sanctions Intensify The Russian ruble nosedived 30% to a record low against the U.S. dollar Monday morning, falling as far as 119.50 per dollar from Friday’s close as offshore trading started in the morning during Asia…

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Technical Analysis: LUNA Leads Crypto Rally, ANC Slips Under Bearish Pressure

On Monday, terra (LUNA) rose for its 8th session in nine days, as its value increased by close to 60% over the last week. Anchor (ANC), on the other hand, was lower after climbing by almost 50% in the same period. Biggest Gainer Terra (LUNA) has been one of the standout performers in cryptocurrency markets in recent weeks, despite increased market volatility. Monday’s rally in LUNA/USD saw prices climb to their highest level in over six weeks, hitting the long-term resistance point of $84.70 in the process. This surge comes…

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How NFTs and the Metaverse Can Help Save the Planet

The head of a leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange has recently promised that its non-fungible tokens featuring the world-famous K-pop band BTS will be minted by “low carbon, eco-friendly” technology after receiving backlash from environmentally conscious young fans about the energy use of NFTs. Wait a minute, environmentally conscious people. NFTs and the metaverse are not environmentally unfriendly technologies. To the contrary, they can save the planet and bring humankind a much greener future. The Crypto Mining Required for Minting Supports the Development of Green Energy South Korea is not…

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Ukraine Asks Crypto Exchanges to Freeze Accounts of All Russian Users — Major Exchanges Deny Request

The vice prime minister of Ukraine has asked all major cryptocurrency exchanges to freeze accounts of all Russian users. However, some crypto exchanges have already denied the request. Binance confirmed it is “not going to unilaterally freeze millions of innocent users’ accounts” while Kraken says it is “not really a viable business option for us.” Ukraine Wants Accounts of All Russian Crypto Users Frozen Mykhailo Fedorov, vice prime minister of Ukraine, tweeted Sunday asking all major cryptocurrency exchanges to block addresses of Russian users. “It’s crucial to freeze not only…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: ETH, BTC Rebound After Weekend Selloff

Bitcoin and ethereum prices rebounded on Monday, after declining throughout the weekend. As the Russian invasion of Ukraine heightened, crypto traders appeared to take a risk-off approach this weekend, however some bulls seemed to return to start the week. Bitcoin Bitcoin ended two consecutive sessions of decline to start the week, as the world’s largest cryptocurrency seemed to have found its price floor. BTC/USD hit an intraday low of $37,268.98 earlier in today’s session, with prices now climbing towards resistance above $40,000. This rebound comes after prices found support at…

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Data Shows Ruble-Denominated BTC Volume Rising, BTC-RUB Prices Jump as High as $46K

Amid the conflict in Ukraine with Russia, bitcoin trade volumes tied to Russian ruble pairs have surged in recent days. Metrics recorded by the crypto analytics provider Kaiko indicate that ruble (RUB)-denominated bitcoin volume reached close to 1.5 billion rubles four days ago, on February 24. Data also shows that bitcoin-ruble pairs saw a significant premium on February 28, jumping 16% higher than the global average. Russian Demand for Bitcoin Surges Causing BTC-RUB Premiums Statistics show that there’s been a lot of demand for bitcoin (BTC) stemming from Russia during…

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Cryptowisser: Top 100 Crypto Coins Ranked by Carbon Footprint – Algorand Leads the Way

PRESS RELEASE. February 2022: Leading Crypto service comparison site Cryptowisser, announces its Crypto Carbon Footprint list. The list ranks how sustainable the top 100 cryptocurrencies are and is based on the research of a Swedish team of sustainability experts. The list ranks each coin of how a typical transaction affects the environment through its carbon footprint. The list uses a color scheme to display different levels of energy efficiency and carbon footprint, with dark green being the cleanest by carbon neutral or negative, and medium green being equivalent to a…

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Valve CEO Gabe Newell Praises NFT Technology, Criticizes Bad Actors

Gabe Newell, founder and CEO of Valve, a popular company in the PC gaming market, has revealed his take on crypto and NFTs when applied to games. In an interview with gaming media, Newell validated the NFT technology that makes it possible to create these digital representations. However, he also stated that the actors in the sector tend to be involved in criminal activities. Valve CEO Talks About NFTs, State of the Industry Gabe Newell, CEO and founder of Valve, owners of Steam, one of the largest digital distribution markets…

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Hack VC Launches $200 Million Crypto Seed Fund

Hack VC, a crypto investment firm, has launched a new $200 million crypto-based seed fund. The venture capital company, which is behind the hack.summit() event, one of the biggest blockchain programming events in the world, aims to invest in early stage Web3-based teams. The idea behind this fund is to accompany these teams each step of the way, instead of just providing funding as with other, similar proposals. Hack VC Launches $200 Million Fund Backed by Sequoia Capital and Fidelity Hack VC, a crypto-led venture capital group behind the hack.summit()…

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Drilling at West Africa Abujar Gold Deposit Garners Over 503 Grams Per Tonne

Ivory Coast or Côte d’Ivoire’s Tietto Minerals recently said it had drilled and extracted as much as 503.85 grams per tonne from 83 metres at its Abujar Gludehi deposit. The drilling result moves the miner another step towards production on what may become West Africa’s biggest new gold mines, a report has suggested. The Abujar Deposit Tietto Minerals, the Ivory Coast-based gold miner, has reportedly drilled 503.85 grams per tonne (g/t) from 83 metres at its flagship Abujar-Gludehi deposit. On top of this very high grade, the miner’s other better…

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Ukraine Targets Russian Politicians’ Crypto Wallets as Russian Banks Are Cut From SWIFT

Ukraine is now trying to expose cryptocurrency wallets used by politicians in Moscow amid warnings that Russia may employ digital coins to circumvent sanctions. The initiative comes as western allies agree to expel some Russian banks from SWIFT, the global interbank payments system. Government of Ukraine Seeks Info on Crypto Assets of Russian and Belarusian Officials Authorities in Kyiv have issued a call on social media for information about crypto wallets controlled by politicians in Russia and Belarus. On Saturday, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov announced on Twitter that…

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A Breathtaking Hunting Metaverse: MetaShooter Launch on KICK․IO Starting February 28

PRESS RELEASE. NFTs have taken the crypto community by storm. As market participants realized the number of applications for ‘Non-fungible tokens’ (used to certify the authenticity of digital assets), many immediately saw $$$ signs. Nevertheless, although the talk about NFTs often only revolves around certifying artwork, there is another field that has natural synergies with NFT technology too – metaverses, i.e., the next generation of gaming. On top of this trend is MetaShooter, the first decentralized blockchain-based hunting metaverse that joins millions of gaming enthusiasts in a community to share…

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Japanese Online Retail Giant Rakuten Launches NFT Marketplace

Rakuten Group, the Japanese electronic commerce and online retail company based in Tokyo has announced the launch of a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace called Rakuten NFT. The announcement notes that new features will be added in the future, and a peer-to-peer service for minting and selling NFT content is planned to launch in 2023. Rakuten Launches Non-Fungible Token Marketplace During the last few years, the Japanese online retail giant Rakuten has been dipping its feet into the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain solutions. In the summer of 2019, Rakuten launched…

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Ethereum Network Fees Continue to Drop — Transfer Fees Hit Lowest Rate in 6 Months

It’s getting cheaper to send ethereum these days as the gas price to push a transaction is more than 80% less expensive than it was to transact with ether 48 days ago on January 10. On that day, Ethereum network fees were around $52 per transaction and today, the average transaction fee is $10.26 per transfer. While on-chain fees are cheaper, layer two (L2) transactions have followed suit dropping significantly during the last seven days. Ethereum Gas Fees Continue to Slide It’s a lot less expensive to transact with the…

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Value Locked in Defi Rebounds — Smart Contract Tokens CPH, LUNA, XCP Lead the Pack

The total value locked in decentralized finance (defi) has managed to jump above the $200 billion zone, as crypto markets have rebounded from the market downturn last week. A number of native assets from the $611 billion worth of smart contract protocols have seen double-digit gains with cypherium (CPH), counterparty (XCP), and terra (LUNA) leading the pack. TVL in Defi Jumps Back Above $200 Billion — Cypherium, Counterparty, Terra Rise Crypto markets have recovered after initially dropping after Russia invaded Ukraine three days ago and the rebound has pushed defi…

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Elon Musk Hears Kyiv’s Call, Activates Starlink Service in Ukraine

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced that the Starlink satellite internet service has been enabled for Ukraine. The move comes in response to a request from the government in Kyiv which is trying to halt a Russian military assault that may disrupt communications, among other threats. Elon Musk Provides Ukrainians With Access to Starlink U.S. billionaire and crypto influencer Elon Musk revealed on social media the activation of Starlink for Ukraine. The satellite internet constellation is operated by Spacex, the aerospace manufacturer and provider of space transportation services founded and…

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Bitcoin’s Hashpower Drops, BTC Mining Difficulty Expected to Jump Higher in 4 Days

The processing power behind the Bitcoin network has dropped 30% since the hashrate’s all-time high (ATH) on February 15, sliding from 249 exahash per second (EH/s) to 169 EH/s. Furthermore, four days from now, the network’s mining difficulty is expected to increase following the 4.78% epoch change on February 17. Bitcoin Hashrate Drops From 249 Exahash per Second to 169 EH/S in 12 Days From January 13 to February 15, Bitcoin’s hashrate was coasting along at record highs for roughly 33 consecutive days. This weekend, on Sunday, February 27, 2022,…

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Crypto Donations Pour in After Ukraine Government Asks for Bitcoin and Ether — $17 Million Raised so Far

Ukraine has raised more than $17 million in cryptocurrency donations since Russia began its invasion. Over $10 million were donated directly to the crypto wallets posted by the Ukrainian government about 24 hours after the government solicited donations in bitcoin, ether, and tether. Crypto Community Responds to Ukrainian Government’s Plea for Cryptocurrency Donations The Ukrainian government began soliciting cryptocurrency donations Saturday morning. The official Twitter account for Ukraine tweeted: “Stand with the people of Ukraine. Now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Bitcoin, ethereum, and USDT.” The tweet also includes a BTC address…

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Russia May ‘Nationalize’ Foreign Assets in Response to Western Sanctions, Medvedev Says

Authorities in Russia may begin to seize funds of foreign nationals and companies that are in the country, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has indicated. His warning comes as the West continues to expend penalties imposed on Moscow over its military invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Medvedev Warns Persons and Entities From ‘Hostile’ Nations May Lose Their Assets in Russia The nationalization of Russian-based assets belonging to foreigners and businesses registered in “hostile jurisdictions” is a possible response to the potential seizure of funds of Russian citizens and companies abroad. That’s…

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Private Banks Propose to Help Design Digital Currency in Mexico

Private banks in Mexico want to join efforts with the central bank of the country in the creation of a new digital currency. The president of the Mexican Bank Association (ABM) met with the governor of the Bank of Mexico to offer the help of the group of private banks for the creation of a national digital currency in the future. Private Banks Want to Be Involved in Potential CBDC Members of the Mexican Bank Association have stated their intention of helping the central bank of the country in the…

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Report: Freelance Workers in Argentina Among Most Active in LATAM Receiving Part of Paycheck in Crypto

A recent report states that freelancing is experiencing a boom in Argentina, and also comments on how Argentinians are among workers in the region that most actively use cryptocurrencies to receive part of their paycheck. The report further states that workers accepting their paychecks in crypto favor traditional cryptocurrencies such as ether and bitcoin, which together amount to almost 90% of the payments made in crypto. Freelancing and Crypto Becoming More Popular in Argentina Freelancing seems to be experiencing a boom in Argentina, and with it, crypto, as a way…

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MContent Collaborates With PwC for a First of Its Kind Cineverse Experience

PRESS RELEASE. DUBAI, UAE: MContent has announced the arrival of the Cineverse to the world whereby they aspire to bring Cinema to people anywhere, anytime – MContent and their launch was enabled due to a collaboration with PwC Middle East emerging technology teams. A high-end launch event was attended by notable guests at Palm Jumeirah Dubai where MContent premiered their original co-productions titled “Ripple vs. SEC Saga” and “El Salvador vs. World Bank”. The Cinema premier however was different from the norm as participants were seen glaring at the ocean…

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