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 2021-11-22 20:49 

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Rare 'Dune' Manuscript Bought on DAO's Behalf for $3M, but It Only Raised $700K...

DuneDAO is an attempt to preserve and give access to the manuscript for Alejandro Jodorowsky's unfinished adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic novel one of the most famous movies never made....

 2021-11-22 20:45 

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Latin American E-Commerce Giant Mercado Libre to Enable Crypto Investments in Brazil...

Mercado Libre users will be able to access crypto buying, selling and custodial services starting this week....

 2021-11-22 20:38 

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Ethereum's Fees Are Too Damn High...

The most used smart contract blockchain is practically unusable....

 2021-11-22 20:28 

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South Korean Regulator Issues ICO Ban...

South Korea's financial regulator has prohibited blockchain token sales today, as well as ordering a halt to cryptocurrency margin trading....

 2021-11-22 20:17 

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NFT Music Platform Royal Closes $55M Funding Round Led by a16z...

The electronic music performers, The Chainsmokers, and the rapper Nas also participated in the raise, which comes less than three months after the Justin "3LAU" Blau venture closed a $16 million round....

 2021-11-22 19:02 

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Bitcoin Struggles at $60K Resistance; Support Above $53K...

Short-term downside likely into the Asia trading day....

 2021-11-22 18:50 

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Talis Raises $2.3M to Build NFT Marketplace and More on Terra Blockchain...

ParaFi Capital and Arrington Capital led the token sale on a bet that NFTs on Terra will gain steam....

 2021-11-22 17:46 

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Citi Plans to Hire 100 Staffers for Beefed-Up Crypto Division...

The bank has also named Puneet Singhvi as head of digital assets for its institutional clients group starting Dec. 1....

 2021-11-22 17:45 

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Junk-Rated El Salvador's 'Bitcoin Bonds' Look Explosive (Think Volcano)...

Anyone buying Salvador's bitcoin-backed bond is betting on the cryptocurrency in a very big way, ignoring the country's distressed-debt situation, one strategist said....

 2021-11-22 17:28 

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Indices...

CoinDesk Indices are the industry standard for institutional single- and multi-asset benchmarks for crypto assets. The flagship CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX) has been in operation continuously since 2014. Financial institutions rely on the XBX and ot...

 2021-11-22 17:00 

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Algorand Project Raises $3.6M to Make Cross-Chain DeFi Friendly for Big Investors...

C3 will operate a cross-chain clearing engine in the same way prime brokers act as a hub for collateral management in TradFi....

 2021-11-22 16:30 

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Play-To-Earn Game Syn City Raises $8M...

The free-to-play "Syn City" is backed by some of the Web 3 gaming industry's biggest investors....

 2021-11-22 16:27 

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Former Oilfield Drillers See Energy Sector and Bitcoin Mining Joining Forces...

If the founders of bitcoin miner JAI Energy are right, the two industries are an ideal match....

 2021-11-22 16:11 

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Crypto News Roundup for Nov. 22, 2021...
 2021-11-22 15:51 

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Lots of Eggs Need Lots of Baskets...

In May 2021, Nickel Digital Asset Management surveyed 50 wealth managers and 50 institutional investors across the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and the UAE to understand their concerns about investing in digital assets. The survey revealed that more than t...

 2021-11-22 15:51 

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NFTs as an Asset Class...

In 1987 the U.S. military coined the term VUCA, referring to the increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of a multipolar world. It was used to describe one particular period of change. But it also perfectly describes the turmoil seen ...

 2021-11-22 15:50 

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Qilin Puts Liquidity at the Heart of Crypto Derivatives...

The spot trading and swapping market in decentralized finance (DeFi) has grown exponentially over the past year, but the DeFi derivatives market is still small in scale and hasn't attracted many users. Fundamental differences between the spot market a...

 2021-11-22 15:50 

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Crypto Evolution in Real Time...

Many crypto companies begin life focused on their products and individual customers. As the crypto markets gain institutional acceptance, these crypto players are now in the process of trying to morph into businesses with the capacity to service instituti...

 2021-11-22 15:50 

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Nasdaq Listing Brings BTCS to Mainstream Markets...

The crypto markets are becoming increasingly mainstream as new institutional investors and traditional financial services companies enter the markets daily. Just last week financial services giant Citigroup announced that due to the intensity of client re...

 2021-11-22 15:50 

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New YouHodler Data Shows True Health of Crypto Markets...

The crypto coin markets are plagued by misconceptions: that crypto investing is little more than gambling, that most coins are scams and that, in the end, everything revolves around bitcoin. But new data released from YouHodler shows how a deep bench of c...

 2021-11-22 15:49 

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Sekuritance Brings Blockchain Compliance to Life...

On Aug. 10, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced its first enforcement action against an unregistered futures commission merchant (FCM). FinCEN assessed a civil money penalty of ...

 2021-11-22 15:49 

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Decentralized Storage for AI Data Brought to Life by EpiK Protocol...

The decentralized storage ecosystem is booming, but with this growth comes a dilemma: As meaningless data is allowed and even incentivized, it leads to lots of useless data in the ecosystem. Besides, the advantage of blockchain-based decentralized storage...

 2021-11-22 15:49 

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Why Digital Asset Adoption in Commerce Is Gaining Momentum...

As the infrastructure and tools become more sophisticated, offering crypto transactions has become easier for merchants...

 2021-11-22 15:49 

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Why More Corporates Are Considering Adding Crypto Assets to Their Corporate Treasuries...

More and more businesses are including cryptocurrencies as part of their corporate treasuries. The trend that was started by large publicly traded companies in 2020 is rising. But as you're about to find out, companies like BVNK are helping the middle...

 2021-11-22 15:49 

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GameFi Opens New Paths for Financial Inclusion...

Widespread blockchain technology and cryptocurrency adoption are rapidly advancing blockchain-based gaming. GameFi is the term for the combination of DeFi and gaming, where gamers can earn financial incentives through playing games. By improving their cha...

 2021-11-22 15:43 

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SocialFi Puts Agency Back in the Hands of Users...

There are now over 100 million wallet addresses in the world, and the number of crypto and non-fungible token (NFT) enthusiasts keeps growing every day. The crypto community has economic power, interlinking relationships and seamless communication potenti...

 2021-11-22 15:30 

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Growing Compliance Adoption Making a Safer Crypto Space...

New cryptocurrencies and trading platforms are proliferating. Blockchains are increasing in both numbers and length. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are entering the mainstream. In other words, the crypto world is unrecognizable from how it began. But along wi...

 2021-11-22 15:21 

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Institutional Investors Need the Right Partner for a Regulated Crypto World...

Financial authorities around the world are ramping up regulations on the crypto industry. This should be welcomed by all but the most die-hard crypto fans. Increased regulation introduces rules and standards that make it harder for bad actors to commit fr...

 2021-11-22 14:54 

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Biden Renominates Powell as Fed Chair, Appoints Brainard Vice Chair...

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's stewardship of the U.S. economy during the pandemic has led President Joe Biden to renominate him as the next Fed chair, according to a White House statement....

 2021-11-22 14:36 

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Mining Infrastructure Firm GRIID Secures $525M Credit From Blockchain.com...

The four-year term credit facility will be used for additional mining capacity....

 2021-11-22 14:35 

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Cloud Software Firm Phunware Buys 398 More Bitcoins for About $24M...

The company now owns about 529 bitcoins in total, according to a statement....

 2021-11-22 14:31 

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Fetch.ai...

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 2021-11-22 14:30 

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How Misinformation on 'Book Twitter' Killed a Literary NFT Project...

"Realms of Ruin" used the Solana blockchain for a reason. That didn't stop people from accusing it of ruining the environment....

 2021-11-22 14:24 

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ProShares Bitcoin Futures ETF Wins 'First Mover Advantage' as VanEck Launch Falls Flat...

The first mover advantage is a common phenomenon in the U.S. exchange-traded fund industry and appears to be unfolding among recently launched bitcoin futures ETFs....

 2021-11-22 14:01 

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Oasis Labs Launches Emerald, an EVM-Compatible Smart Contract Environment...

On the heels of launching a $160 million investment fund, Oasis is now laying the groundwork for DeFi and NFTs....

 2021-11-22 13:58 

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What Are NFTs and How Do They Work?...

NFTs are unique assets that grant gamers and collectors full ownership over their digital items....

 2021-11-22 13:30 

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Payments Infrastructure Firm MoonPay Raises $555M at a $3.4B Valuation...

The funding will be used to pursue M&A opportunities, hire more people, and expand geographic coverage and payment methods....

 2021-11-22 13:29 

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Morgan Stanley Sees Facebook as Best Stock to Gain Exposure to the Metaverse...

Bank sees around $5 trillion of consumer expenditure that could be digitized faster...

 2021-11-22 12:57 

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Metaverse Gaming, NFT's Could Account for 10% of Luxury Market by 2030: Morgan Stanley...

The bank expects the NFT market to grow to around $300 billion by 2030...

 2021-11-22 12:21 

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Russia's Chief Taxman Says Crypto Could Erode State Taxation Profits...

Head of the Federal Tax Service said tax evasion via crypto needs to be fought....

 2021-11-22 10:59 

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Crypto Lender Celsius Network Invests $300M in North American Bitcoin Mining Operations: Report...

The investment was made to expand its bitcoin mining hash rate and power capacity in North America, CEO Alex Mashinsky said....

 2021-11-22 10:24 

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ASIC Maker Canaan Delivers 2,000 Mining Rigs to Kazakhstan...

Canaan plans to deploy 850,000 TH/s in the near term....

 2021-11-22 07:49 

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Top Blockchain University: University of Zurich...

Ranked fourth and founded in 1854, this university is leading the future of blockchain in Switzerland's Crypto Valley....

 2021-11-22 07:44 

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Top Blockchain University: University of California, Berkeley...

Ranked third, UC Berkeley's Blockchain Xcelerator has incubated over 40+ blockchain companies....

 2021-11-22 06:15 

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French Fintech Lydia Taps Bitpanda to Let 5.5M Users Trade Crypto...

Users of French payments app Lydia will now be able to trade over 170 crypto assets....

 2021-11-22 03:56 

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Top Blockchain University: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology...

Ranked second, RMIT's blockchain programs offer students the chance to find solutions for real-world problems....

 2021-11-22 03:51 

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Top Blockchain University: National University of Singapore...

The top blockchain school in the world features three blockchain-related research labs, multiple student-led cryptoclubs and offers pupils the opportunity to work with its many partners in the blockchain space....

 2021-11-22 03:29 

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SHIB Slips in Coinbase Volume Rankings After Topping the List for 2 Weeks...

With speculative frenzy in SHIB cooling, market focus may shift back to top cryptocurrencies....

 2021-11-21 23:30 

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First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Continues Its Drift Below $60K as Investors Eye Shoppers' Response to Inflationary Pressures, Biden Pick for Fed Chair...

Trading activity could be light in the coming week because of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday; ether holds steady above $4,300....

 2021-11-21 16:50 

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Leverage Demand, Not Leverage Itself, Down in Bitcoin...

The latest decline in bitcoin prices may be due not to deleveraging so much as just a lack of demand for leveraged-long positions....

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