cryptocurrency

Here’s why a multi-million toy business is venturing into the metaverse

When Jackson Aw was introduced to blockchain technology in 2018, he “didn’t get it at all.” “Can someone dumb it down even further for me? Like, can you just tell me what I can get as a consumer?” That was four years ago. Today, Aw, seems to have the answer to that question. The 32-year-old …

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Here’s why a multi-million toy business is venturing into the metaverse

When Jackson Aw was introduced to blockchain technology in 2018, he “didn’t get it at all.” “Can someone dumb it down even further for me? Like, can you just tell me what I can get as a consumer?” That was four years ago. Today, Aw, seems to have the answer to that question. The 32-year-old …

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Sam Bankman-Fried rescues crypto lenders BlockFi, Voyager

With no central bank willing to come to the rescue, beleaguered crypto companies are turning to their peers for help. Billionaire crypto exchange boss Sam Bankman-Fried has signed deals to bail out two firms in as many weeks: BlockFi, a quasi-bank, and Voyager Digital, a digital asset brokerage. FTX, Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange, agreed Tuesday to …

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Crypto investors’ hot streak ends as harsh ‘winter’ descends

NEW YORK (AP) — The wealth-generating hot streak for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has turned brutally cold. As prices plunge, companies collapse and skepticism soars, fortunes and jobs are disappearing overnight, and investors’ feverish speculation has been replaced by icy calculation, in what industry leaders are referring to as a “crypto winter.” It’s a dizzying …

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What is staked ether (stETH) and why is it causing havoc in crypto?

Ether is the second-largest cryptocurrency in the world by market value. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto via Getty Images Another controversial cryptocurrency is causing havoc in the digital asset market — and this time, it’s not a stablecoin. Staked ether, or stETH, is a token that’s supposed to be worth the same as ether. But for …

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We’re Sorry, But We Can’t Return Your Money Right Now: Crypto Market Talk

Cryptos excruciating week has traders bracing for next crisis It was one of the most dramatic weeks in the short history of the cryptocurrency market, bookended by the type of announcements investors fear the most from a counterparty: We’re sorry, but we just can’t return your money right now. In between, a nascent technocratic industry …

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Bitcoin price drops below $17,800 as sell-off accelerates

Bitcoin plunged to $17,749 and ether fell to $897, as of about 4:15 ET on Saturday afternoon, as the sell-off in the crypto market accelerates. The world’s two most popular cryptocurrencies are down more than 35% in the past week, as both breach symbolic price barriers. Bitcoin peaked at $68,789.63 in November. Ether peaked at …

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FBI says fraud on LinkedIn a ‘significant threat’ to platform and consumers

SAN FRANCISCO — Fraudsters who exploit LinkedIn to lure users into cryptocurrency investment schemes pose a “significant threat” to the platform and consumers, according to Sean Ragan, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the San Francisco and Sacramento, California, field offices. “It’s a significant threat,” Ragan said in an exclusive interview. “This type of …

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Coinbase CEO urges unhappy workers to quit, slams petition

Coinbase boss Brian Armstrong is urgently disgruntled employees to quit the company after an anonymous online petition called for several key executives at the embattled cryptocurrency firm to be removed from their posts. Armstrong unleashed a tweetstorm in response to a viral petition dubbed “Operation Revive COIN.” The petition, purportedly written by Coinbase employees, called …

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