HSBC plunges into the metaverse via Sandbox partnership
HSBC has become the first traditional global financial institution to purchase virtual land in the metaverse.
Limewire to launch its new NFT marketplace on Algorand Blockchain
Limewire is resurrecting itself as an NFT marketplace which will initially focus on music before expanding into other entertainment mediums.
Crypto.com begins exchange launch in US with institutional investor waitlist
Crypto.com operates in roughly 90 countries across the globe and is now launching its exchange services in the US.
EU votes against a de-facto ban on Bitcoin’s POW consensus method in MiCA draft
EU parliamentarians have voted against a defacto ban on proof of work based cryptocurrencies which was included in the MiCA, or Markets in Crypto-assets Regulation, report.
Goldman Sachs looking to expand its crypto-related services
The Wall Street giant already offers its wealthiest clients the option to invest in select cryptocurrencies and is now looking to offer over the counter bilateral crypto options.
Dubai establishes watchdog to regulate virtual assets under first crypto law
The Emirate announced the enactment of The Dubai Virtual Asset Regulation Law, under which it will establish a new regulatory authority to oversee the virtual asset industry, which includes crypto and NFTs.
Kraken will donate fees generated from Russian transactions to Ukraine
Kraken is donating a total of $10 million to help Ukraine against Russia's invasion and part of it will be funded via the fees generated from Russian transactions on the exchange.
Sygnum gets regulatory approval to expand services in Singapore
Sygnum is a digital asset bank that primarily operates in Switzerland and Singapore. It has a Swiss banking license and a Singapore capital markets services license.
South Korea’s presidential candidates issue NFTs in latest bid to win votes
The two candidates are neck and neck in the race to become South Korea's next president and have been appealing to the crypto community to garner more support.
Ukraine backtracks on airdrop and looks to issue NFTs to support military
The country said it has decided to cancel the airdrop, which caused a massive surge in micro donations, after "careful consideration" and has no intentions to issue a fungible token.
‘Even meme can support our army and save lives’ Ukrainian PM says after enabling donations in DOGE
Ukraine is facing a full scale invasion from Russia and has turned to cryptocurrencies to help support its army.
Nvidia faces data leak after ignoring hackers’ demand to remove GPU hashrate limits
Nvidia has confirmed that some of its proprietary and employee data was stolen in a hack last week and that hackers have demanded it remove the hashrate limits places on its GPUs.
KPMG Canada buys an NFT after investing in crypto
KPMG in Canada is bullish on digital assets and intends to use its experience investing in NFTs to help clients develop effective investment strategies.
Nation.io inaugurates launch with fundraising DAO for Ukraine
Nation.io helps people build custom DAOs without requiring any technical or crypto knowledge.
Spike in addresses holding more than 1K Bitcoin attributed to WBTC custodian
A record spike in addresses holding more than 1000 Bitcoin on February 28th was attributed to a WBTC custodian creating new addresses rather than whale accumulation.
Minecraft gets web 3.0 integration via NFT Worlds mod
NFT Worlds is a crypto gaming project that aims to build a metaverse on top of Microsoft's sandbox game Minecraft, using blockchain and Web 3.0 technology.
EU Parliament delays vote on crypto regulation after backlash on anti proof-of-work stance
The European Parliament is delaying a vote on crypto-related regulation after receiving backlash from the public over its potential plan to ban cryptocurrencies that use the proof-of-work consensus method.
America’s oldest bank partners with Chainalysis to track crypto transactions
BNY Mellon, America's oldest bank, has partnered with Chainalysis to integrate the latter's compliance software suite to allow it to monitor and analyze crypto products.
EU securities regulator recommends ban on proof-of-work crypto
Erik Thedéen, the vice chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, said bitcoin mining poses a risk to meeting climate change goals.