Tag: adoption

Apr 13 2021

DEGEN Index Sees First Graduation as RUNE Makes Way

Reading Time: 2 minutes RUNE has become the first token to graduate from the DEGEN Index RUNE crossed $2 billion in market cap recently, which is the ceiling for tokens in the index RGT will replace RUNE in the DEGEN Index, which has a $140 million market cap...

Japan-inspired NFT Game Chainbinders Raises $5 Million in 2 Hours

Apr 13 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption nfts

Chainbinders, the world’s first liquid NFT collection backed by a reserve pool of Ethereum, raised over $5 million in the first two hours after the start of sale of their native BND utility token earlier this week, the firm said in a release to CryptoSlate...

Apr 12 2021

Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital files for Bitcoin ETF with U.S. regulators

Apr 12 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd

Galaxy Digital today submitted Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for consideration of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The filing is used by companies that plan on going public to register their securities....

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is issuing NFTs for these 6 stocks

Apr 12 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption nfts

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), one of the world’s largest exchanges by daily trading volume, today said it would issue non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for stocks listed on its platform. Six NYSE listings would be minted as the 'First Trade NFTs' on the blockchain....

MicroStrategy becomes the first American company to pay its directors in Bitcoin (BTC)

Apr 12 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd

MicroStrategy board directors will now be paid in Bitcoin, CEO Michael Saylor said in a tweet today. “The Board of Directors of MicroStrategy is now paid in Bitcoin,” the tweet read. The board of directors is a panel of high-profile individuals who are elected to represent and protect shareholder interests and managing...

Here’s how former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan says India should embrace crypto

Apr 12 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd people

Former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan says India must enable cryptocurrency payments and related services for its citizens on several government-backed applications, as per a blog post over the weekend. He proposed adding cryptocurrencies to...

Apr 10 2021

“You’d have to shut down the Internet” to ban Bitcoin, says SEC’s Hester Peirce

Apr 10 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd people regulation

Any of the government's efforts to ban Bitcoin would be “foolish,” said Hester Peirce (aka “Crypto Mom”), a very Bitcoin-friendly commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), during a MarketWatch virtual conference earlier this week. “I think we were past that point very early on because you’d have to shut...

You can now shop at Amazon, Ebay, and Walmart with Crypto.com

Apr 10 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption payments sponsored

Hong Kong-based Crypto.com will now allow users to shop at global marketplaces Amazon and eBay, and retail giant Walmart after a new partnership with Shopping.io, the firm said in a release. “Shop at Amazon, eBay, and Walmart via Shopping.io with Crypto.com Pay,” the...

WWE’s first-ever NFTs featuring ‘The Undertaker’ are coming

Apr 10 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption nfts

American wrestling entertainment firm WWE will launch a line-up of non- fungible tokens (NFTs) featuring ‘The Undertaker,’ it said in an announcement today. The move marks the company’s...

Apr 09 2021

WAVES token surges to new all-time high following NFT announcement

Apr 09 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption investments nfts price watch

The price of WAVES token swiftly spiked by roughly 50% today, reaching a new all-time high of $20.82, according to crypto metrics platform CoinGecko. The sudden price movement was accompanied by “unusual buying activity” alerts sent out by several crypto tracking bots. Per their data, traders bought at least $33 million worth of WAVES in just 15 minutes...

Theta Network to launch an NFT marketplace for new World Poker Tour season

Apr 09 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption nfts

Theta Labs, the blockchain-based video delivery network, has partnered with the World Poker Tour to launch the world’s first real-time NFT marketplace on this site, it said in a release shared with CryptoSlate. Digital art comes to World Poker Tour...

UNICEF explains how Bitcoin donations help its cause

Apr 09 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd culture

Global humanitarian agency UNICEF (the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund), received a $1 million donation in Bitcoin...

Apr 08 2021

300 Bitcoin ATMs are coming to this crypto-friendly US state

Apr 08 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd

Coinme, a cryptocurrency-to-cash exchange based in the US, entered Florida earlier this week with the launch of over 300 Bitcoin-enabled Coinstar kiosks. “For Floridians, the expansion makes buying Bitcoin with cash as simple as visiting their local grocery store,” the firm said....

Here’s why hotel heiress Paris Hilton is ‘excited’ about NFTs

Apr 08 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption culture ethusd nfts

Paris Hilton is no stranger to cryptocurrencies…or crypto trends, rather. She jumped on the ICO bandwagon back in 2017 and was caught in trouble—as part of the infamous Lydian Coin—but is not shying away from making her mark on the non-fungible token (NFT) market....

Could civil war in Ethiopia affect Cardano’s Africa plans?

Apr 08 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adausd adoption altcoins regulation

Cardano's strategy in Africa could face a setback following the intensification of civil war in Ethiopia. There's even wide speculation that Charles Hoskinson's cryptic messages about birds landing refer to closing an Ethiopian government contract. But, if "birds landing" refers to Ethiopia, is now...

Apr 07 2021

Heritage brands Gucci and Playboy want in on Ethereum NFT frenzy

Apr 07 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption nfts

Gucci and Playboy, two of the world’s biggest heritage fashion brands, are jumping in on the non-fungible token (NFT) trend, buoyed by the latter’s rise in recent months. Jumping into NFTs NFTs, for the uninitiated, are blockchain- based...

airBaltic becomes the world’s first airline to issue NFTs

Apr 07 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption nfts

Latvian airline airBaltic announced that it will become the world’s first airline to issue non-fungible tokens (NFTs), as per a blog post released by the firm today. Airline jumps on the frenzy The airline will issue limited collector NFTs showcasing an individual Airbus A220-300 with its registration as well as a...

Sacramento Kings to Offer Bitcoin Salaries to Staff

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Sacramento Kings are to offer all staff the opportunity to be paid in bitcoin Kings CEO and governor Vivek Ranadivé made the announcement on Clubhouse The company already utilizes blockchain technology in a number of ways The...

Here’s why billionaire Mark Cuban is picking Ethereum over Bitcoin

Apr 07 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd ethusd technology

Mark Cuban says Ethereum is a better store of value than Bitcoin. Speaking to host Laura Shin on her Unchained podcast, Cuban said Ethereum's versatility made it a more attractive prospect in his eyes while, Bitcoin, other than as a store of value, offers little else, at least on layer 1. "There's significant differences between the two. Both of them are effectively platforms...

Apr 06 2021

The crypto market took just 3 months to rise another trillion

Apr 06 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption investments

The crypto market has seen boisterous growth in the past year, rising from an under $500 billion market in early 2020 to over a $1 trillion giant in early 2021. And while the first trillion dollars took over 10 years to reach, the next trillion came in just three months. “It took the crypto market...

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