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Crypto City: Guide to Tokyo

Crypto City: Guide to Tokyo

This “Crypto City” guide looks at Tokyo’s crypto culture, the city’s most notable projects and people, its financial infrastructure at which retailers accept crypto and where you can find blockchain education courses — and there’s even a short history with all the juicy details of famous controversies and collapses. Fast facts City: Tokyo Country: Japan …

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Powers On… Don’t worry, Bitcoin’s adoption will not be stopped

Powers On… Don’t worry, Bitcoin’s adoption will not be stopped

In a series of  recent interviews and speeches, United States Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler has called the cryptocurrencies market the “Wild West” due to its unregulated and allegedly fraud-filled atmosphere, predicting that the coins were doomed to fail. Powers On… is a monthly opinion column from Marc Powers, who spent much of …

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Before NFTs: Surging interest in pre-CryptoPunk collectibles

Before NFTs: Surging interest in pre-CryptoPunk collectibles

NFT hunters are suddenly rediscovering these forgotten vintage collectibles Love them or hate them, blockchain collectibles are having a moment. It’s good art. It’s bad art. It’s good, bad art. Folks are flipping apes and robots and pixely punks. Tweets (which are arguably ownerless) are worth millions to the right buyer. Literal children — we’re …

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Shanghai Man: RMB stablecoin in Shanghai, Evergrande FUD, and FTX gains ground

Shanghai Man: RMB stablecoin in Shanghai, Evergrande FUD, and FTX gains ground

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   This week, the word “Evergrande” found its way into the vocabulary of every western investor. After years of watching the corporation’s football team …

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County Treasurer in Illinois accepts crypto donation in reelection bid

County Treasurer in Illinois accepts crypto donation in reelection bid

Holly Kim, a treasurer in Lake County, Illinois, has reportedly become the first political candidate in the state to accept crypto campaign donations. According to the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Kim recently received a $3 Litecoin (LTC) donation from Mark Tan, founder of T Capital Coin, an investment management outfit based in Lake Forest. The …

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Work hard at playing: How video game job markets may develop 

Work hard at playing: How video game job markets may develop 

If you thought remote work was game-changing, wait until video game work gains traction. Blockchain-based NFT games such as Axie Infinity and Splinterlands have demonstrated that a play-to-earn business model has the potential to revolutionize the gaming industry. Pandora’s box has been opened, so to speak, and play-to-earn is here to stay. There are already …

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Shanghai Special: Crypto crackdown fallout and what happens next

Shanghai Special: Crypto crackdown fallout and what happens next

The summer of regulatory action has now become a global phenomenon. Lawmakers and politicians are waving their fingers and making threats toward the industry’s leading virtual asset service providers — a term coined by the FATF to describe exchanges, wallets, custodians and even DeFi platforms.  But when it comes to crackdowns on cryptocurrency, few places …

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Crypto leaders are obsessed with life extension. Here’s why

Crypto leaders are obsessed with life extension. Here’s why

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin is on a mission to make humans immortal. Buterin, 27, proposes the idea that “aging is an engineering problem.”  He is not alone in his combined interest in Bitcoin and biohacking. Famous biomedical aging researcher Aubrey de Grey, Xanadu architect and Agoric chief scientist Mark Miller, Bitcoin Cash billionaire Roger Ver …

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