A prolific wordsmith since a young age, AJ began his career in journalism almost out of necessity during the Yemeni Arab Spring revolution in 2011 amid gunfire and bombings. Disseminating information through reporting quickly became a burning passion for AJ and helped him hone his reporting and editing skills across the globe and myriad fields for well over a decade now. AJ's interest in decentralized finance and crypto lead him to explore financial journalism, where he first specialized in reporting on the European Fintech sector before moving to a heavier focus on crypto.
GensoKishi Metaverse secures KuCoin listing, launches ROND whitelist competition
GensoKishi Metaverse listed its MV token on Kucoin with a USDT pair and launched a whitelist competition for a new private sale of the ROND token.
Russia to legalize crypto as means of payment
Russia's Ministry of Finance is working on draft regulations that will legalize crypto as a payment method.
Dallas Cowboys become first NFL team to take the crypto plunge
Blockchain.com has become the first digital assets platform partner for an NFL team after signing a deal with the Dallas Cowboys.
LunarCrush launches DeFi suite called LunrFi
LunrFi will initially offer users staking options with its native token Lunr, with up to 25% monthly return on investment.
Pakistani crypto industry at crucial inflection point as High Court asks for final recommendations
A Pakistani high court has asked the law and finance ministry officials to submit final recommendations on how cryptocurrencies should be treated in the country.
UK begins campaign to become crypto “world leader” with an NFT
Britain has announced plans to mint an NFT and begin work on the regulation of stablecoins and other cryptocurrencies.
Ukraine raises over $600K via NFT sales to rebuild cultural sites
Ukraine intends to use the proceeds from its NFT sales to rebuild museums, theatres and other cultural and heritage sites that have been destroyed amid its war with Russia.
Binance adds the GRAMMYS feather to its cap of partnerships
Binance becomes first crypto firm to collaborate with the mainstream music industry via its partnership with the GRAMMYS.
Amazon India tweets Decentraland, OnePlus partnership teaser
Amazon India tweeted that "something new is on the horizon" with Decentraland.
Waves targets 5 million active users, $10B in TVL after launching growth engine
Waves wants to 2x its users and 5x the total value locked on its layer-1 blockchain as part of its 2022 roadmap.
Exchanges in the Emirates: Crypto.com and Bybit to set up shop in Dubai
Crypto.com and Bybit have become the latest crypto firms to secure approval for full scale operations in the UAE.
Akoin integrates Fireblocks to enhance crypto wallet’s security, custody capabilities
Akoin has partnered with Fireblocks to leverage its technology and enhance Akon wallet's security and custody capabilities in preparation for wider Pan-African adoption.
Nelson Mandela’s iconic arrest warrant auctioned off as an NFT
The NFT created from the revolutionary South African leader Nelson Mandela's original 1962 arrest warrant was auctioned for roughly $130,000.
North Korea using hackers to raise revenue via crypto heists
Mandiant, a cybersecurity company which was recently acquired by Google, released a report detailing some of North Korea's cyber operations and how the country is using hackers to raise money via theft of crypto assets.
Spot Bitcoin ETFs could become reality by mid-2023
Bloomberg analysts believe that the SEC's move to bring crypto exchanges under its regulatory remit will open the door for spot Bitcoin ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, by the summer of 2023.
Argentines prefer “play-to-earn” crypto games over normal jobs amid record inflation
Argentina has become the top country for “play-to-earn” crypto games in Latin America, which now makes up 25% of the users on such gaming platforms.
Canadian authorities struggling to seize Freedom Convoy crypto donations
Canadian authorities have only managed to freeze 30% of the roughly $1 million in crypto donations made to the Freedom Convoy as of March 18th.