Sotheby’s expands its Metaverse platform by launching a blockchain-based NFT marketplace focused on secondary sales and curated digital art. This move, met with excitement and uncertainty, may bring added value to the NFT market or face challenges attracting sustained buyer interest amid a struggling NFT market.
Economist Peter Schiff warns of stagflation in the U.S. economy, combining high unemployment and inflation, while Paul Krugman claims a “remarkably fast and essentially complete job market recovery.” Schiff’s concerns raise questions about the job market’s true recovery and potential consequences of sustained inflation on financial stability.
Bitcoin and Ether experienced a 2.6% and 2.5% increase respectively amidst banking unrest and falling shares of regional banks. With weaker labor data and potential inflationary pressure, cryptocurrency markets offer attractive growth outlooks and investment opportunities as uncertainties loom in traditional banking sectors.
Coinbase has launched a new service, Coinbase International Exchange, enabling institutional users outside the U.S. to trade bitcoin and ethereum perpetual futures. The platform aims to make crypto products more accessible globally, though concerns include increased competition and potential challenges for retail traders.
The Biden administration proposes a 30% tax on crypto mining firm’s energy costs, aiming to counter environmental pollution, higher energy prices, and increased greenhouse gas emissions. However, this industry-specific penalty could impact profits and faces resistance from congressional Republicans.
Former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan ends his $1 million Bitcoin bet early, citing unprecedented events involving Silvergate Bank, Signature Bank, and Silicon Valley Bank, predicting a banking crisis, devaluation of the US dollar, and potential hyperinflation. Srinivasan’s actions raise concerns about the global economy and the unpredictability of Bitcoin and financial markets.
U.S. Congressmen Warren Davidson and Mike Flood express concerns over the Council of Economic Advisers’ negative stance on digital assets, arguing it may displace innovation and economic growth. They advocate for a regulatory framework supporting innovation while maintaining essential protections and question the dismissal of digital asset benefits in the recent Economic Report of the President.
SI Tickets launches “Box Office” platform, powered by Polygon blockchain, revolutionizing event management and ticketing. Introducing a “Super Ticket” with NFT technology, attendees can enjoy exclusive offers, loyalty benefits, and long-lasting keepsakes from the events they attend.
Vijay Ayyar, VP of Corporate Development and International at crypto exchange Luno, resigns amid the company’s suspension of operations in Singapore. Luno, owned by Digital Currency Group, undergoes significant changes, including laying off 35% of its global workforce and a new CEO.
Jim Cramer’s inconsistent predictions, such as those surrounding First Republic Bank, emphasize the importance of cautious investing based on balanced analysis rather than relying solely on external opinions, especially in volatile markets like crypto.
Crypto.com introduces Amy, an AI-powered chatbot designed to educate users on the crypto industry by providing information on assets, projects, and historical events. Built on OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Amy offers insights into blockchain technology and price listings without giving financial advice.
The digital asset market recently faced bearish sentiment and outflows, particularly in Bitcoin and Ether. However, minor inflows in altcoin funds and Bitcoin’s price growth demonstrate potential for recovery and further development within the market. Market conditions reveal cautious optimism from investors.
Marcel Pechman explores Bitcoin’s $28,000 support amid its recent failure to break $30,000 resistance, leveraging impact on price, and U.S. banking issues affecting the digital asset. Various indicators suggest opportunities for both bulls and bears, as well as potential long-term benefits for Bitcoin in light of a weakened U.S. dollar.
Mastercard introduces the Crypto Credential, a service ensuring secure, compliant transactions between verified users’ wallets, addressing fraud risks. Using CipherTrace’s technology, it aims to bridge the gap between traditional finance and digital assets while tackling challenges like user verification and compliance.
Mass adoption of cryptocurrencies is crucial for the blockchain industry’s growth. Cointelegraph Research’s “ABCs of Crypto” report aims to provide accessible education on cryptocurrencies, blockchains, DeFi, and NFTs to onboard the next billion users and expedite adoption.
The financial markets faced turmoil as stocks for major banks, including PacWest and Western Alliance, dropped over 20%. Regulators seized control of First Republic Bank, causing uncertainty for smaller banks and potential impact on the cryptocurrency sphere.
British MP Lisa Cameron, chair of the Crypto and Digital Assets APPG, emphasizes consumer protection in cryptocurrency policies, seeing economic benefits and job opportunities in the sector. The U.K. aims to create policies balancing digital asset opportunities with transparency and consumer protection while addressing regulatory concerns.
Udemy’s Global Workplace Learning Index for Q1 2023 reveals a rapidly growing interest in ChatGPT, financial services, and business teaching courses. ChatGPT course consumption shows a staggering increase of 4,419%. The report also highlights surges in industries like manufacturing, government, and financial services, raising the demand for professionals with these skills.
Coinbase opens a derivatives exchange in Bermuda amid stringent U.S. crypto regulations under SEC’s Gary Gensler. The SEC has blocked new services like Earn and a staking platform, prompting Coinbase’s international expansion efforts.
Attorney John E. Deaton expresses suspicion of potential XRP price manipulation following a vague tweet about a Ripple-SEC meeting. This development adds caution for XRP enthusiasts, with concerns over the tweet’s legitimacy and its possible influence on the token’s price.
MicroStrategy has seen a profitable quarter, holding 140,000 Bitcoin in reserves and benefiting from its 70% value surge. Despite concerns over cryptocurrency regulations, CEO Michael Saylor’s bullish approach to Bitcoin highlights the potential value of digital assets amid growing economic uncertainties.
Truth Labs targets the worst NFT traders with its upcoming Big Inc collection, offering free NFTs to top 1,000 unsuccessful traders or holders of its other collections. Despite concerns on exploiting failures and privacy issues, this innovative approach has captured audience attention and contributes to debates on ethical practices and the future of Web3 technology.
As the U.S. faces a potential financial crisis due to the debt ceiling, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin could see a significant increase in value. Decentralized assets and liquid staking gain popularity amidst economic uncertainty, shaping the future of finance while urging caution in the volatile market.
As financial markets reel from bank failures, Bitcoin’s price surges to $28,500, showcasing its resilience and being viewed as a safe haven for investors. The decentralized nature of digital currencies stands out as a welcome alternative amid traditional financial institutions’ immense strain.
Amidst turmoil in the banking sector, cryptocurrencies and precious metals experience growth, with Bitcoin and Ethereum increasing by 1.1% to 1.5%. As the public remains wary of traditional banking, investors seek alternative assets, raising questions about the banking industry’s future.
Arthur Hayes, co-founder of BitMEX, believes that governments’ money printing efforts lead to wealth erosion and that cryptocurrencies offer an alternative to protect one’s capital. While some may benefit, the limited availability of crypto assets and potential risks involved warrant cautious investment.
Radicle’s RAD token defies market weakness with a 50% price increase, setting it apart from established cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. As an open-source decentralized P2P coding collaboration system, Radicle serves as an alternative to centralized platforms and enables developers to create decentralized applications. Despite recent growth, RAD’s long-term potential remains uncertain due to the cryptocurrency market’s volatility.
Cryptocurrency expert and Ava Labs CEO Emin Gün Sirer has won a crypto defamation lawsuit against influencer Emre Aksoy, who falsely accused him of affiliating with a Turkish terrorist group. The incident led to lost business opportunities and unwarranted scrutiny. This serves as a cautionary tale for influencers and highlights the importance of fostering honest dialogues about cryptocurrency.
A shareholder has filed a stockholder derivative complaint against Coinbase executives and board members, including CEO Brian Armstrong, alleging they profited from inside information during the company’s public listing, potentially saving over $1 billion in losses. The suit claims defendants sold shares before disclosing information that negatively affected the share price. Coinbase has dismissed the claim as “frivolous litigation”.
The Aptos Foundation pledges over $3.5M to 50 project teams dedicated to scaling Aptos blockchain and fostering innovation within the Web3 ecosystem. Grants focus on public good services, infrastructure, and open-source development, covering categories like Developer Tooling, Infrastructure, Education, and Ecosystem initiatives.
Crypto.com recently introduced Amy, an AI-focused companion developed to provide users with real-time information on projects and tokens, and to function as a crypto expert resource for new users. Based on OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology, Amy is currently in beta, aiming to assist users in spotting industry opportunities. Crypto.com’s AI approach contrasts Binance, which has faced issues with ChatGPT-generated fake news.
The Ethereum network’s recent Shanghai upgrade has boosted optimism within the community. However, the Federal Reserve’s upcoming meeting and potential interest rate hike may affect ETH price. Ethereum’s next development milestone, EIP-4844, aims to increase scalability, reduce fees, and pave the way for efficient decentralized applications, contributing to web3 growth.