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The Australian Open swings into the Metaverse on Decentraland

A partnership between Tennis Australia and Decentraland will see the Australian Open become the first tennis Grand Slam hosted in the Metaverse.

Is Walmart gearing up to enter the metaverse?

It appears that retail giant Walmart Inc. is getting ready to enter the Metaverse with plans to create its own cryptocurrency, NFT collection, and even a VR fitness training program.

Bitcoin payments decline as other cryptocurrencies grow

Since November, when crypto values had been depreciating, businesses have begun to use stablecoins more frequently for cross-border payments.

CBDCs and stablecoins: EY advises banks to ‘prepare for what’s coming’

EY warns banks about the potential of CBDCs to complement or replace fiat currency.

Tonga accepts Bitcoin donations amid tsunami onslaught

Waves up to 1.2 meters tall have hit Tongatapu, the main island of Tonga, pushing citizens to seek higher ground.

BTC ‘likely’ to repeat Q4 2020 move — 5 things to watch in Bitcoin this week

Bitcoin lines up potential levels for a new week of BTC price action.

70% of Jamaica population to adopt CBDC in 5 years, prime minister says

After completing its pilot test, Jamaica expects a nationwide CBDC rollout by the end of the first quarter of 2022.

UK 3rd for ETH ownership as crypto adoption grows 1% in December: Survey

In a December survey conducted by Finder.com, the United Kingdom held third place worldwide in adoption rankings for Ether, while overall cryptocurrency adoption crept up by 1%.

Crypto job posts on LinkedIn rocketed 395% in 2021

While Bitcoin did 1.5x in price, crypto job posts increased 4x in 2021, and the trend looks set to continue.

OpenSea surpasses $3.5B in monthly Ether trading volume setting new ATH

According to Dune Analytics, OpenSea has surpassed the all-time high of $3.42 billion set in Aug. 2021, surpassing the $3.5 billion mark.

Crypto DAO spends €2.66M on Jodorowsky's Dune thinking they would own its copyright, receives mass ridicule on Twitter

It would be difficult to dispose of the book copy as previous estimates only valued it at 30,000 euros.

PlaceWar Co-Founder Myrtle Anne Ramos Talks Gamified Internet Culture, Metaverse and Play-to-Earn

PlaceWar is a decentralized strategic play-to-earn game universe deployed on a multi-chain with highly engaging artillery gameplay that allows players to

Cardano Price Surges After Metaverse Project Launch, ADA Gains More Than 30% in 7 Days

The smart contract token cardano has surged in value during the last 24 hours after a metaverse project called Pavia launched.

Bitcoin miners can take fresh 20% BTC price hit before capitulating, data shows

Bitcoin miners likely have no incentive to sell BTC at prices above $34,000, data reveals.

Brazilian Mayor Eduardo On Why He’s Keen On Investing Part Of City’s Treasury Reserves In Bitcoin

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro intends to put 1% of the city’s Treasury reserves into cryptocurrencies. He wants to turn the second-most

Cardano Beats Solana And Bitcoin As Most Preferred Ethereum Alternative

Cardano has emerged as the most preferred ETH alternative for transactions and savings by crypto users around the globe.

How to Calculate Your DeFi, NFT, and Airdrop Taxes for 2022

Crypto Briefing presents an in-depth guide to calculating tax obligations for DeFi, NFTs, airdrops, and other crypto activities.

What Bear Market? Analyst Highlights Three Bullish Catalysts For Bitcoin In 2022

The cryptocurrency market sits in a danger zone as it falters following liquidations from last week. While fear rises, some market experts

Bitfinex advises Ontario-based users to close accounts before March 1

Bitfinex said it would be immediately closing the accounts for Ontario-based customers who have no balances on the platform and planned to restrict access to those who do not have open positions in the exchange’s peer-to-peer...

Stacks ecosystem becomes #1 Web3 project on Bitcoin

Currently, its 11,000+ users earn more than 100 BTC per month via Stacks' PoX consensus mechanism.

Going meta: Disney, Second Life and K-pop

Platforms in users with virtual concerts, Second Life may get its second chance, and "The Happiest Place On Earth" may go meta.

CoinMarketCap allegedly lists 3 fake SHIB contract addresses, Twitter firestorm ensues

"You should delist SHIB. At least you won't be collaborating with scams. You've ignored us for months; where's your professionalism?" said a disgruntled SHIB investor.

Price analysis 1/14: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, DOT, AVAX, DOGE

Right now, bulls are buying each dip and bears are selling the top of each rally, suggesting that BTC and altcoins will remain range-bound.

IMF: Crypto Could Soon Pose Risks to Countries’ Financial Stability

Economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) say that "crypto assets are no longer on the fringe of the financial system."

Switzerland: Testing of digital franc in joint operation with 5 banks ends ‘successfully’

The Swiss National Bank has completed second stage of testing the circulation of the digital franc in the financial system....

Here’s how China might be leading the CBDC race as Winter Olympics draws near

China's latest CBDC adoption stats suggest that crypto news junkies should probably think again before dismissing the East Asian giant...

Bitcoin's Hashrate Taps New Lifetime High, BTC Price 20% Above Production Cost, Difficulty Nears ATH

Bitcoin’s hashrate has been riding high again as the processing power tapped another lifetime high on January 15, 2022, reaching 219.68 EH/s.

Stablecoin USDC's ERC20 Issuance Surpasses USDT's Total Supply on Ethereum

This week, the current total supply of usd coin surpassed tether, in terms of tokens issued on the Ethereum blockchain.

Report: 82% SMBs are open to accepting cryptos as payments in 2022

Cryptocurrencies are getting harder to ignore right now. It's not just big institutions such as banking, auditing firms acquiring crypto

Congressman ‘frustrated’ with SEC Chair as Bitcoin Spot ETF debate continues

Congressman Tom Emmer has hit back at SEC Chair Gary Gensler once again, right after pushing a parliamentary bill around CBDCs.

Bukele’s Bitcoin trade raises El Salvador’s sovereign credit risk: Moody’s

El Salvador's historic embrace of Bitcoin is not without its detractors. Moody's believes the country is on the wrong path.

ICON commits $200M to interoperability incentive fund

ICON foundation hopes to create cross-chain collaboration opportunities via interoperability incentive program.

President Biden taps economists for Fed governors’ seats, Sarah Bloom Raskin as vice chair for supervision

U.S. President Joe Biden nominated Lisa Cook and Philip Jefferson to the board of governors, and Sarah Bloom Raskin as vice-chair.

Bitcoin dips below $42K as new forecast says breakout 'most probable outcome' for BTC price

BTC price action weakens but no "death cross" is taking away from positive views on Bitcoin going forward.

Crypto Biz: Here’s what you need to know about CZ’s $96B net worth, Jan. 6–13

The business behind crypto and blockchain continues to excite at the start of 2022. Here are this week's top stories.

Cardano or Bitcoin? Vitalik Buterin Asks Ethereum Community to Pick Top Alternative

The Ethereum community has picked the most viable alternatives via a Twitter poll posted by Vitalik Buterin

With FairX acquisition, is Coinbase moving away from the SEC and towards CFTC

When it comes to the American crypto sector, one huge source of confusion is the matter of which body should largely regulate...

Jack Dorsey's Block On Why Its Bitcoin Mining Foray Is A 'Long-Term Need' For A Decentalized Future

Block Inc (NASDAQ:SQ), formerly known as Square, is working ...

Tesla launches Dogecoin payments for merch but there is a catch

Tesla implements Dogecoin payments for company merch, but will not refund any purchases made with DOGE.

Tether freezes $150 million in USDT

The Tether stablecoin issuer backed by Bitfinex added three addresses to its list of 563 blacklisted addresses that are unable to move USDT stablecoins any more.

Robinhood hits new low as FTX US and Bitstamp USA move into stocks

It appears as though Robinhood will have some new competition, with crypto exchanges FTX US and Bitstamp USA saying they will soon offer stock trading options.

North Korean hackers stole $400M in 2021, mostly ETH: Chainalysis

The Chainalysis blockchain analytics firm reported that North Korean hackers got away with nearly $400 million in stolen crypto throughout 2021 and have been using increasingly complex methods for laundering funds.

Nifty News: Mike Tyson loves Solana, Aoki stops show to flaunt NFT, Apple and the 'AR Verse'

DJ Steve Aoki stopped a live show to share his new Doodles NFT, and Mike Tyson bets big on Solana NFTs and TheDreamChain.

Shiba Inu (SHIB) fetches 30% gain on Robinhood listing rumor and bullish chart pattern

SHIB’s 30% gain initiates a bullish reversal pattern and rumors of a major exchange listing have investors playing catch with the meme coin.

Second Life creator returns to lay claim to the Metaverse

Social game universe Second Life has designs on the metaverse with the return of its founder Philip Rosedale, and some key new partnerships.

Visa, Consensys partner to build a ‘CBDC Sandbox’ for countries and institutions

Payments giant Visa has deepened its involvement in the digital currency space with a new partnership to build a 'CBDC Sandbox'...

UK Economic Affairs Committee unconvinced by prospect of retail CBDC

The overwhelming conclusion of the report determined that there is no immediate need for the U.K. to strive for first-mover advantage in the CBDC space.

Swiss central bank tests wholesale CBDC with commercial partners

The Swiss National Bank integrated a wholesale CBDC into the banking systems of five commercial banks as part of the second phase of Project Helvetia.

Crypto heavyweights back inflation-resistant savings protocol

The founder of blockchain security firm CertiK is launching a new high-yield savings app for investors worried about inflation.

Georgia Goes After Crypto Miners Using Subsidized Electricity in Historic Town

A record high consumption of electricity blamed on illegal crypto farms in Georgia has caught the attention of authorities in Tbilisi.