Julia Arvelaiz

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Jan 21 2022

New Crypto Wallet Launched By Robinhood For 1,000 Users To Test

The large trading platform Robinhood Markets (HOOD) just started testing a beta version of its long awaited crypto wallet, allowing 1,000 selected users to send a receive assets from external wallets. The connection to the blockchain marks a milestone for the company. Robinhood’s stock has been free falling, and the cryptocurrency market make up for a large part of the company’s revenue. The...

Jan 20 2022

Meta To Launch An NFT Marketplace. Danger Ahead

Soon, Facebook and Instagram could let you use NFTs as a profile picture, and Meta is likely to build a non-fungible tokens marketplace where users can create and trade the collectible tokens. This could catapult the already booming industry into the mainstream, but it could also mean huge risks as the conglomerate gains more power and aims to clean its name by rebranding...

NGOs Use Crypto To Aid Afghans Facing Taliban Takeover

Crypto is playing an important role for organizations looking to send financial aid to Afghanistan. Around 24.4 million afghans are in humanitarian need, but strict rules and sanctions forbid money to go into the country by traditional means. Immediate Support Is Needed Since the Taliban took over, the country has reached the verge of collapse. The price of basic goods is rapidly rising,...

Dec 07 2021

Nifty Gateway Wallet-to-Wallet Feature To Save 75% On Ethereum Gas Fees

Dec 07 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  ethereum nft nifty gateway

NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway announced they will be launching a new wallet- to-wallet trading feature to Buy and Sell NFTs directly from the user's Ethereum wallet, which allegedly will allow saving "up to 75% on gas fees compared to other platforms." The digital art platform claimed to have been...

Nifty Gateway Wallet-to-Wallet Feature To Save 75% On Ethereum Gas Fees

Dec 07 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  ethereum nft nifty gateway

NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway announced they will be launching a new wallet- to-wallet trading feature to Buy and Sell NFTs directly from the user's Ethereum wallet, which allegedly will allow saving "up to 75% on gas fees compared to other platforms." The digital art...

Dec 06 2021

Why The Ukranian Police Raided A Crypto Farm

An illegal crypto mining farm was found and shut down by authorities in Ukraine. The facility was allegedly stealing energy to conduct its operations in the Kyiv region. The authorities claimed the responsible parties were three residents of the same region who rented a large building in the Mucha district for placing the mining equipment and running operations. The Security Service of Ukraine...

Dec 03 2021

South Korea Postpones Crypto Tax, Looking For Votes?

South Korean National Assembly Strategy and Finance Committee approved an amendment to delay to 2023 the taxation that imposes an annual 20% capital gains tax for crypto trading with over 2.5 million Won (US$2,125) in earnings, just after the same taxation had been rushed to happen in 2022 as the lawmakers said postponing it would lead to "loss of public trust". Some...

Dec 02 2021

Why Price Action of Bitcoin Could Be Correlated to the U.S. Stock Market

This year, we have seen Bitcoin go down to $30,000, double to $60,000, then reach November's all-time high over $68,000 and tank once more around 20% on the same month, stabilizing around $57,000. As Bitcoin trades to the downside just like the U.S. traditional markets, we might be seeing a correlation. Stocks have been driven down lately by the uncertainty and selling pressure...

Dec 01 2021

China’s Crackdown Could Expand: Central Bank Eyes The Metaverse

Gou Wenjun, director of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) unit at the People’s Bank of China(PBoC), recently suggested that the already harsh Chinese crackdown on crypto could expand to the metaverse and NFTs, as he claims they represent various risks and more regulations should be considered. A local news portal reported Gou Wenjun words during a national financial security summit, where he...

Nov 30 2021

Is Bitcoin On The Ropes? Indonesia’s CBDC Aims To Give A Fight

As Bitcoin has been declared 'haram' in Indonesia and the country's Central Bank considers issuing a digital rupiah, an official suggested in the parliament that a central bank digital currency (CBDC) would be instrumental in fighting the threat that cryptocurrencies' trading represents for the banks and fiat money. This is shared thought with other central banks who are also building new digital models,...

Nov 25 2021

Kazakhstan Plans For A Nuclear Power Plant To Keep Crypto Mining

Kazakhstan's president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, proposed building a nuclear power plant to sustain the country's crypto mining growth amidst the energy crisis the country is facing. The suggestion was made during a meeting with bankers on November 19th, following various proposals that aim "to increase the contribution of the...

Nov 24 2021

Why Delisting Of Cardano On eToro Could Benefit Its Price

Nov 24 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  ada cardano crypto regulations etoro sec

Is ADA looking like the next XRP? Rumors of regulatory concerns are flying around as eToro delists the token. Hoskinson argues back calling on the widespread misinformation, he is not worried about ADA's future. A recent announcement from eToro seemed to have put Cardano in hot waters. The cryptocurrency exchange said it would be limiting the...

Nov 23 2021

Brazilians To Invest In Crypto Via LatAm’s E-Shop Giant MercadoLibre

The largest online commerce platform in Latin America, MercadoLibre, will allow its Brazilian customers to buy, sell and hold crypto using MercadoPago's digital wallet. The company's revenues through digital transactions rose during the pandemic, and it is now looking to expand its "financial inclusion" horizons. Earlier in the year, the company had reported that 60% of their entire value comes from MercadoPago, its...

Nov 22 2021

Tupac NFTs Offered On OpenSea: Rare Snaps From 2Pacalypse Now Show

Nov 22 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  nft nfts opensea tupac shakur

18 NFTs that contain 17 unpublished pictures from Tupac Shakur's 1992 2Pacalypse Now album release will be offered on the non-fungible tokens platform OpenSea by the snap's author, journalist photographer known as “Loupy D” (Lawrence Dotson). Rolling Stone reported that, back then,...

Nov 19 2021

Will Xbox Keep Out NFT Projects? Phil Spencer Says Some Seem “Exploitive”

Nov 19 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  gaming nft nft games xbox

Phil Spencer, Microsoft's executive vice president of gaming, shared his skepticism around some NFT gaming projects as he feels the entertaining side of games is being compromised by the use of the new possibilities the blockchain brings for them. During an Axios interview, the tension around the blockchain adoption by the gaming industry...

Constitution DAO Lost Auction To $41M Bid, But Made History. What Happens Now?

A Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) called ConstitutionDAO pooled over $46M to put "The Constitution in the hands of The People” by buying a rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution during a Sotheby’s auction. But even though the raised a higher sum than...

Nov 17 2021

Peru Keeps Up With Crypto: The Central Bank Will Launch a CBDC

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru's (BCRP) President, Julio Velarde, announced they are working on developing a CBDC in collaboration with other central banks around the globe. As the country experiences instability and inflation in goods and services, the central bank discusses financial models to fight...

Nov 16 2021

Topps Launches 500 NFT Sets Based On Classic Mars Attacks Cards

Nov 16 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  curio nft nfts topps trading cards

Topps, the long-run collectibles giant, launched a large series of NFT sets dedicated to the iconic Mars Attacks trading cards from the '60s. As Martians invade earth, non-fungible tokens rule over the collectors market and revive 'The Hobby', a name many give to the trading card collection industry. Mars Attacks NFTs are powered by Curio, one of the most largely used non- fungible...

Nov 15 2021

DAO To Bid On US Constitution’s Rare Copy At Sotheby’s Auction, Here’s Why

Nov 15 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  crypto news dao ftx nft sothebys

A Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) under the name of ConstitutionDAO has raised $3,7 (ETH 820.134) million from a community that intends to buy a rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution during a Sotheby's high-profile auction meant to happen on November 18th....

Nov 12 2021

Why Most Game Devs Are Hungry For NFTs, Stratis Study Shows

Nov 12 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  blockchain game developers gaming nft nfts

A recent study shows a majority of game developers in the United States and England are incorporating NFTs and other blockchains features into games, which allows remarkable change for the way production, content, economy, market, and earnings have been seen until now by the gaming world....

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