Conor Maloney

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Apr 09 2021

No-Fee NFTs Save Immutable X Users $400k in 24 Hours

The Immutable X L2 NFT marketplace launched yesterday on Apr. 08, making gas fees totally free for users. $414,480 Saved on Day One of Launch The Immutable X marketplace opened yesterday, allowing users to buy in-game assets for its Immutable's own blockchain trading card game, Gods Unchained. Users made 10,362 trades...

Apr 07 2021

Investor or Creator? How to Pay Taxes on NFTs

Apr 07 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis interview nfts taxes

The NFT market is booming, but many participants are still in the dark when it comes to their tax liability. Crypto Briefing spoke with Gilded Finance CFO Joey Ryan to clear things up. Paying Taxes on NFTs: Creators and Investors...

Apr 06 2021

Playboy Partners With Nifty Gateway NFT Platform

Apr 06 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  art business erotica gemini media

Playboy announced the partnership along with multiple artist collaborations and curations earlier today. Playboy Bunnies on the Blockchain Nifty Gateway is an NFT platform owned by the Gemini exchange, focusing on the sale of digital art. Playboy Enterprises, a media company most known for its branded erotic art, tweeted to 1.5 million followers on Apr. 06 with partnership details....

Mar 30 2021

ConsenSys Launches NFT Ecosystem With 99% More Energy Efficiency Than PoW

The Palm ecosystem is a joint venture launched to provide lower-cost NFT trading for artists while Ethereum transitions away from Proof of Work mining. The Palm NFT Ecosystem ConsenSys described the new project as an ecosystem for NFTs, adding that a version of Uniswap V3 will launch on Palm...

DeFi Wallet Links Aave, Uniswap, and Compound Straight to Bank Account

Mar 30 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  aave adoption defi dharma eth

DeFi innovation continues as the Dharma wallet introduces a way to transfer bank funds straight to DeFi on one platform. Developing DeFi The Dharma wallet announced yesterday that users could now send funds to Aave,...

Mar 27 2021

Pussy Riot Talk NFTs Ahead of Major Graffiti Queens Expo

Mar 27 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  expo interview interviews markets nfts

The upcoming Graffiti Queens expo welcomes some of the NFT space's foremost digital artists. It also ushers in some new faces, like the infamous art collective Pussy Riot. Introducing World's Largest NFT Show The expo is hosted by the Graffiti Kings organization, organized by founder and head artist...

Mar 26 2021

Soros Fund Invests in Crypto, Citing “Real Fear” Around Fiat Supply

Soros Fund Management CIO Dawn Fitzpatrick commented on cryptocurrency on Thursday, stating the fund had been making investments throughout the space. Fiat Crisis Boosted Bitcoin, Says Soros CIO Chief investment officer Dawn Fitzpatrick oversees $27 billion for Soros Fund Management. The Soros fund has historically boasted returns of 20% per year, but recently deployed capital into more volatile markets, increasing gains...

Mar 23 2021

Uniswap V3 Offers Far Higher Exposure, Lower Risk For Staking

Uniswap has revealed an overview of V3 of the DEX which is due to launch on May 5, described by Uniswap as "the most flexible and capital-efficient AMM ever designed." V3 will also launch separately on the L2 Optimism solution. User Capital Now Goes 4000 Times Farther Uniswap accounts for 20% - 25% of all daily transactions on the Ethereum network, and V2...

OKEx Korea Shutting Down, Customers Must Withdraw Funds

OKEx Korea released a statement on Tuesday saying customers must withdraw their fiat and crypto funds before Apr. 7, at which time the exchange will shut down permanently. OKEx Closure Part of a Wider Problem The exchange did not give a reason for the sudden closure. However,...

Mar 22 2021

TIME Magazine Auctions “Is God Dead?” Cover in NFT Collection

Mar 22 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  art is god dead markets nft market nfts

TIME Magazine is auctioning three NFTs inspired by famous TIME covers of the past, as well as one new cover created just for the auction. Iconic NFTs On April 8 1966, TIME printed an issue with the cover asking the question "Is God Dead?" The controversial question was printed in red ink on a black background, and marked TIME's first cover to feature...

Mar 20 2021

Mar 19 2021

Robinhood Expanding Crypto Services, Slams Coinbase

Mar 19 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business doge dogecoin gamestop gme

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev announced that the company would list more cryptocurrencies and hire extra crypto staff. The expansion comes in the wake of a major controversy surrounding the company's delisting of various "meme stocks," leading to accusations of Wall Street collusion. Robinhood Reveals...

Mar 16 2021

Alameda Research, Reef Finance Clash Offers Stark Crypto Warning

Days after "investing" $20 million in Reef Finance, Alameda Research refuted all ties with the DeFi project, leveling numerous accusations against it. Reef Finance, however, reveals a wholly different take. So, what happened? With screenshots and transcripts now available, the debacle ultimately reveals...

Mar 13 2021

For Many in the Sex Industry, “Bitcoin Is the Only Option”

While Bitcoin has a strong use case in the sex industry, accepting crypto is a double-edged sword for sex workers. Bitcoin's Learning Curve Is Steep and Troublesome Many in the sex industry have turned to Bitcoin out of necessity. In December,...

Mar 12 2021

CFTC Examines Whether Binance Illegally Brokered Trades for US Users

Mar 12 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  binance bitmex breach business cftc

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the U.S. is investigating Binance to determine whether the exchange illegally facilitated trading for U.S. residents. Binance Under Investigation Binance isn't registered with the CFTC and is not authorized to allow derivatives trading by U.S. residents. The U.S. regulator views cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum as...

Mar 09 2021

Win.Crypto Domain Name NFT Sells for Record Amount

Mar 09 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  technology

Unstoppable domains closed the record-breaking sale of a domain NFT for $100,000. Domains as NFTs The NFT market has heated up considerably this year, with multi-million dollar sales of digital art making headlines worldwide....

Mar 08 2021

Bitcoin Tech Company NYDIG Raises $200 Million

NYDIG has announced a growth capital round led by Stone Ridge Holdings Group and Morgan Stanley. Institutions Funding Bitcoin NYDIG is a subsidiary of Stone Ridge, an alternative asset manager with $10 billion in AUM....

New IRS Operation Threatens Crypto Tax Dodgers With Jail

Mar 08 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  civil criminal education evasion irs

A newly launched IRS initiative called Operation Hidden Treasure was announced on Friday as part of a crackdown on widespread crypto tax evasion. IRS Searching For Telltale Signs of Tax Evasion Operation Hidden Treasure was...

Mar 04 2021

Aave CEO Says Yield Farming “Craze” Is Coming to an End

Mar 04 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  defi interview lending people

Stani Kulechov, the CEO of Aave, highlighted some of the problems with the copy-and-paste nature of today's DeFi space, adding that the overall fundamentals are still strong. Aave CEO Defines Decentralization The DeFi economy can be imbalanced, often...

DeFi Taxes 2021: How to Pay Tax on Borrowing, Lending, Yield Farming, and Liquidity Pool Funds

Mar 04 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  aave analysis defi tax taxes

Taxes are one of the more opaque issues in crypto, with many investors still unsure how to calculate taxes on earnings or whether they owe taxes at all. The DeFi space, in particular, has many moving parts when it comes to taxation and asset classes. Crypto Briefing has put together a brief guide that lays out how users' DeFi income might be...

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