Liam Andrew Wright

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Apr 02 2022

The smart wallet that lets you retrieve lost crypto

Apr 02 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi edge interview technology wallets

Today we are talking to Michael Pearl, the COO of Kirobo. Kirobo claims to be the "safety net for DeFi". Their goal is apparently to make crypto management as "safe and convenient" as online banking. Recently I wrote about how Vitalik...

Apr 01 2022

19,000,000th Bitcoin has just been mined – only 2 million left

Apr 01 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btc halving mining rumors

The 19,000,000th Bitcoin has just been mined at block #730003. This leaves just 2 million for the rest of us. It seems that some outlets were reporting the news a little prematurely to start the party early. Running your full node is the only way to ensure...

Mar 31 2022

Bitcoin drops to $45.5k as Europe votes to ban cold wallets in attack on decentralization

Mar 31 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi price watch regulation

Bitcoin dropped $2,000 from $47,500 to $45,500 in four hours after news broke that the EU is set to cripple innovation in the blockchain space. Today, the European Parliament voted in favor of outlawing 'unhosted wallets' within the European Union. Unhosted wallets According to their terminology, an unhosted wallet is a non-custodial wallet managed entirely...

Meta (Facebook) plans to launch its own crypto exchange

Mar 31 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis exchanges metaverse rumors

According to recent data, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, might be planning to launch its crypto exchange. The company has filed for eight new trademark applications of the Meta logo covering crypto tokens, blockchain software, virtual currency exchanges, financial and currency trading, and digital, crypto, and virtual currencies. Trademark lawyer Mike Kondoudis, who specializes...

Mar 30 2022

From April you can mine BTC, HNT and MXC from a 4W handheld device

Mar 30 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi investments mining technology

A couple of days ago, we published an article on Planetwatch. In it, I toyed with the idea of a crypto mining super box that could mine different cryptocurrencies. Well, a few hours after it went live, I received an email from a reader informing me that there was indeed such a device. It is called...

Helium’s Nova Labs now valued at $1.2 billion after fastest rollout in history

Today, Nova Labs (formerly Helium Inc) announced $200M in Series D financing at a $1.2B valuation with investment from Tiger Global, a16z, Nokia, and Alexis Ohanian. Volvo, Cisco, and Accenture are now starting to utilize the Helium Network, causing a breakout year where the company became the fastest rollout of a wireless network in history. Alexis Ohanian, Founder of Seven Seven Six: “In...

Metaverse project Gensokishi to host AMA and Giveaway with CryptoSlate

Mar 30 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  events interview metaverse

The metaverse project, Gensokishi, will be joining the CryptoSlate team for a Twitter AMA this Thursday at 2 PM UTC. You can set a reminder for the event by visiting the CryptoSlate Twitter account or directly through the tweet....

Mar 29 2022

What Guy from Coin Bureau thinks about YouTube, his upcoming conference, and his biggest crypto wish

Mar 29 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  people video

This week I caught up with Guy from Coin Bureau to talk about his upcoming live event, the Coin Bureau Conference in London. We ended up chatting about crypto politics, his YouTube career, how he comes up with his rhymes, his biggest crypto wish, and loads more. Honestly, he's such a guy (pun intended) you really should give it a watch. It's great...

Gold now needs blockchain in an ironic twist of fate

Mar 29 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption investments technology

Two of the most notable players in the global gold industry are collaborating to design a scheme to help investors "trust that their gold is genuine and has been responsibly and sustainably sourced." The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and the World Gold Council (WGC) are developing a new international system of...

As the US and EU fight over crypto regulation superiority, is regulation even viable?

Mar 29 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption edge opinion regulation

Crypto regulation is the hot topic of 2022. The fear of a global cryptocurrency ban seems to have almost wholly subsided as adoption takes us past the point of no return. Banning crypto now is practically impossible. Yet, the lack of an upcoming blanket crypto ban does not mean that there will be no changes. Most, if not all, crypto projects either fall...

Mar 28 2022

This Algorand project using “Proof of Air” mining has an outrageously high ROI, but is it sustainable?

Mar 28 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi opinion technology

Hosted on the Algorand blockchain, Planetwatch is an air quality project founded by ex-CERN manager Claudio Parrinello. Their utility token, Planets, facilitates all of the project's transactions on the blockchain and can be earned in...

Mar 27 2022

Bitcoin breaks through $46,000 for first time since January

Mar 27 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  price watch trading

Bitcoin has just pumped to its highest level since January 4 to create a weekly close above $45,500 for the first time in 2022. The move is a bullish sign as BTC breaks the $44,500 resistance that has seen a rejection three times already this year....

How to get access to Metropolis, the reason ZIL is up 100% in 24 hours

Mar 27 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  gamefi metaverse price watch

The first Metaverse as a Service (MaaS) has been announced on the Zilliqa network. Named, Metropolis, the newly announced metaverse project will be supported by an IRL early access event in Miami on April 2. The price of ZIL broke $0.12 Sunday morning from a low of $0.43 just the day before. This marks a 159% price increase in less than 24 hours....

How to get access to Metapolis, the reason ZIL is up 100% in 24 hours

Mar 27 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  gamefi metaverse price watch

The first Metaverse as a Service (MaaS) has been announced on the Zilliqa network. Named, Metapolis, the newly announced metaverse project will be supported by an IRL early access event in Miami on April 2. The price of ZIL broke $0.12 Sunday morning from a low of $0.43 just the day before. This marks a 159% price increase in less than 24 hours....

Manchester police returned over $25 million in stolen cryptocurrency to scam victims

Mar 27 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  crime

In the last 18 months the police in Manchester, the home of the two of the most famous football teams in the world, have returned over $25 million to victims of a global crypto scam. As of the last report, not all the people who have come forward to request their funds back have been...

Mar 26 2022

Why is David Beckham shilling a low cap layer one blockchain?

Mar 26 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption metaverse nfts partnerships people

Digitalbits, a layer one blockchain solution with a market cap of just over $400 million, announced that David Beckham will be their new global ambassador. According to the statement, he will "help to communicate the transformative power of the DigitalBits blockchain to consumers, brands and other organizations worldwide." The press release reads much more like a letter to VCs than a value...

Mar 25 2022

Finally, a proof of work ban is off the table in Europe

Mar 25 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  legal people regulation

The lead politician responsible for the MiCA report in the EU Parliament has announced that a proof of work ban is now officially off the table. The MiCA report has been allowed through a crucial step in the European Parliamentary system. The report's commission & council did...

Oil giant Exxon Mobil uses Bitcoin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Mar 25 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption enterprise mining technology

Exxon Mobil uses excess natural gas to mine Bitcoin from oil wells in North Dakota. The waste gas would usually have to be burnt off in a process known as flaring. However, it is being repurposed to mine crypto using shipping containers filled with Bitcoin miners. Exxon has partnered with Crusoe Energy, a company backed by the Winklevoss Twins, to create the farms....

Mar 24 2022

Ukrainian refugees escape with life savings in Bitcoin on pen drive

Mar 24 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption

CNBC reported today that a 20-year-old refugee fled Ukraine and the only money he was able to carry was the Bitcoin he held on his pen drive. The Ukrainian, going by Fadey, is not alone as many people are relying on crypto to help them...

Mar 23 2022

Has GameFi just found the perfect pairing as ex-Hearthstone designer joins FTX Gaming?

Mar 23 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  exchanges gamefi metaverse nfts opinion

FTX US announced that they acquired Good Luck Games, the creators of the prominent auto-battle card game Storybook Brawl. Reviews of the game on Steam tanked on the news as gaming fans continue to show...

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