Crypto education in local languages; Decentralizing data
Crypto advocates in Asia want to educate people using regional languages to promote cyber-safety awareness.
Fed’s inflation fight batters crypto market as pressure mounts
Top blockchain and crypto news: Is crypto in for a long cold spell? Ava Labs lashes out at CryptoLeaks claims. China eyes blockchain power trading.
You what-to-earn?; TradFi’s crypto moves
In today’s episode, we take a deeper dive into x-to-earn concepts and how traditional hedge funds are increasing their crypto exposure.
Singapore’s Crypto Dance; Women in Web3
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – August 29, 2022 – presented by Joel Flynn. Coming up on today’s show: Crypto clarity from Singapore’s central bank. Forkast and NEAR Foundation initiative champions women in Web3. We’ll have more on those stories — and other news shaping the cryptocurrency and blockchain world — in this episode of […]
An internet of blockchains: Interoperability in a multi-chain future
Interoperability among blockchains will be central to the next phase of the technology’s evolution, says Cosmos cofounder Ethan Buchman.
Crypto regulation in focus
Crypto experts weigh in on the direction crypto regulation is headed in APAC and beyond.
All about ETH; Civic tech’s blockchain role
The final timeline for the ETH merge has been announced. Meanwhile, we take a deeper dive at blockchain and civic administrations.
Huobi warning issued; Singapore’s blockchain aims
Huobi in hot water after being put on investor alert list. Meanwhile, we take a closer look into crypto regulation in Asia.
Tornado Cash arrest heralds storm season for crypto mixers
Top blockchain and crypto news: Tornado Cash, mixer crash. Cardano’s Vasil vulnerabilities. Canaan earnings buoy expansion plans.
Tornado Cash storm; Australia plans crypto rules
The Tornado Cash bans have stirred the pot in the crypto markets. Meanwhile, Australia looks for new ways to regulate crypto.
Crypto volatility returns; Big names investing in blockchain
BTC and ETH hit by volatility, while big players start investing in blockchain despite market wobbles.
Keeping it real: How metaverses connect to the physical world
Metaverses are more than gamified virtual spaces — they’re a different way to live real life, says Metapolis cofounder Sandra Helou.
Merge prep rush; Scams down, hacks up
CME prepares to launch ETH options as the merge gets closer, Meanwhile, a Chainalysis says crypto scams are down.
Beyond Ethereum – NFT Legacy for Blockchain | NFT Moments in History Ep. 12
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. When it comes to technology, few things in history could claim to be as significant as the automobile. It redefined the idea of movement and opened […]
Confusion from US regulators; Markets hit by ‘vibe-flation’
The FDIC tries to deter banks from doing business with crypto firms. Meanwhile. Genesis CEO steps down amidst reshuffle.
Eqonex closes crypto exchange as market woes prompt cost-cutting
Top blockchain and crypto news: Eqonex shutters exchange operation. Huobi denies sale report. Taiwan beefs up cyber defenses.
Fed’s crypto bank guidelines; Coinhako planning expansion
The Federal Reserve issues new crypto banking guidelines. Meanwhile, Singaporean crypto exchange Coinhako plans an expansion.
Eqonex closing exchange; Guo’s fork plans
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – August 16, 2022 – presented by Joel Flynn. Coming up on today’s show: Eqonex to focus on asset management and custody. Chandler Guo – a man on a mission. Total value locked taking a knock. We’ll have more on those stories — and other news shaping the cryptocurrency and […]
Bitcoin should be higher?; Memecoins on a tear
Bitcoin and Ethereum
Reality intrudes: How TradFi banks can help build the metaverse economy
The crypto winter may have chilled many in Web3, but metaverses are an increasingly hot prospect in traditional finance, says DBS Bank’s legal chief
Crypto’s Institutional Boost
Crypto’s institutional boost is on the rise, meanwhile, Australia is proving to attract the crypto sector.
Bored Apes — NFTs take over the planet | NFT Moments in History Ep. 11
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. Bored Ape Yacht Club, and the NFTs they refer to, Bored Apes, may well be the most popular token ever, so much so that they might […]
Diving into Web3 at Korea Blockchain Week
Today’s special episode of The Daily Forkast, we take a deeper on location in Seoul, at the sold-out Korea Blockchain Week.
Binance-WazirX spat heats up as investors yank funds from Indian exchange
Top blockchain and crypto news: Binance spurns WazirX amid India probe. BlackRock bets on Coinbase. Crypto influencers in China’s crosshairs.
WazirX issues warning; Stablecoin giants back Merge
WazirX users head for exits amid a dispute between Binance. Meanwhile, Circle and Tether announce support for the new ETH P-O-S.
Digital dollar push; Tornado Cash blacklisted
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – August 9, 2022 – presented by Angie Lau. Coming up on today’s show: US lawmakers aim to push Fed on digital dollar. Circle freezes smart contract addresses linked to blacklisted Tornado Cash. Also, Hodlnaut freezes withdrawals, swaps and deposits. Zipmex to release specific amounts of Bitcoin and Ether. And […]
Investigating ‘The Hackening’; Crypto market inflows up
Why are cross-chain bridges so attractive for hackers? Also, we take a deeper dive into how the market reacts to it.
Affairs of the art: Why NFT creators have fallen for Tezos
Tezos has become a leading art blockchain, even in China, where NFTs are barely tolerated. Its regional chief, Katherine Ng, explains its success
Coinbase-Blackrock deal, India’s blockchain outlook
Coinbase and Blackrock partner up to provide institutional crypto access. Meanwhile, Instagram expands NFT platform.
NFT Music – Changing the tune for an industry | NFT Moments in History Ep. 10
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. The business of music is a painfully difficult thing to pursue, especially for those trying to parlay passion into profit. But blockchain technology might just be […]
US crypto bill pile up; Philippines Binance warning
US Senate proposes the CFTC takes responsibility of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Meanwhile, Philippine authorities warn against Binance
Filecoin on a tear as cautious optimism returns to crypto markets
Top blockchain and crypto news: Filecoin leads in market uptick. CryptoPunks in new glow as Tiffany jewelry. Chinese firms flock to Singapore.
Nomad’s US$200 million hack; Saylor steps down
Nomad loses US$200 million after over 300 suspected of participating in the hack. Meanwhile, Michael Saylor moves from CEO to Chairman of Microstrategy.
Flippening ahead?; NFT sales fall again
Is the flippening coming soon? And NFT sales drop 25% in July as the crypto winter continues.
ETH merge delay concerns; Buterin’s clown call
The ETH2 merge could once again be delayed. Meanwhile, Vitalik Buterin calls Michael Saylor “a total clown”.
Back to the future: Blockchain returns to the real world
As the once febrile crypto market cools, it’s time to look again at the enterprise capabilities of blockchain, says the Hyperledger Foundation’s Daniela Barbosa
NBA Top Shot: Dapper Labs’ slam dunk NFT | NFT Moments in History Ep. 9
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. We’ve talked about NFTs being turned into sports memorabilia, but what comes after? Well, in this episode, we are quite literally talking about epic sports moments. […]
Bitcoin back above US$23,000; Ethereum on a tear
Bitcoin and Ethereum see significant gains in spite of Fed rate hike. Meanwhile, Dubai Police announces NFT launch.
IMF warning shrugged off; US stablecoin bill race
The crypto market shrugs off IMF’s predicted recession risk. Also, U.S lawmakers racing to introduce the stablecoin bill.
Voyager gives Sam Bankman-Fried’s ‘low-ball’ bailout offer a single digit
Top blockchain and crypto news: SBF’s Voyager rescue deal spurned. Tesla pulls U-turn with BTC sale. Tencent cuts local NFT staff as it looks abroad.
Fed nerves hit crypto; Philippines crypto tax pushed
Crypto prices fall ahead of the Fed meeting. Meanwhile, the Philippines pushes for a crypto tax.
Market bottom being tested?; Zipmex in buyout talks.
Silvergate issues warnings about the crypto winter. Meanwhile, Zipmex considers a buyout by FTX and Alameda Research.
Mind the gap: Fixing the female deficit in Web 3.0
Despite some recent progress, the Web 3.0 industry is still coming up short on women’s participation, says NEAR Foundation chief Marieke Flament
BSP says no crypto ban; Rehab for crypto addicts
Philippine BSP governor denies plans on banning crypto. Meanwhile, a former Coinbase employee has been arrested for insider trading.
Tesla’s Bitcoin bump; Zipmex freezes withdrawals
Bitcoin drops after Tesla sells 75% of its bitcoin holdings. Meanwhile, South Korean authorities raid 15 companies as part of their Terra Luna investigations.
Art Blocks – Snowfro’s generative genius | NFT Moments in History Ep. 8
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. For most artists, profiting from their passion has been a challenge. And then came NFTs. We talked about the importance of the “CryptoArt” movement in Moments […]
Celsius bankruptcy deepens chill over crypto sector
Top blockchain and crypto news: Celsius plunges into Chapter 11. Otherside’s promised land. Mixed picture for Chinese NFTs.
Bitcoin’s real role examined; 3AC’s complex ties revealed
A report says Bitcoin users are looking beyond investment. Meanwhile, court document reveals strong ties between 3AC and TPS Capital.
Celsius plans repayment options; Bitcoin breaks US$22,000
Celsius says users can settle for cash or go long on crypto. Meanwhile in the markets, Bitcoin breaks US$22,000.
Crypto trading volumes tank; India’s crypto info call to G20
Crypto trading volumes plummet as the crypto winter continues. Meanwhile, India calls on G20 to share information on crypto.
Touchdown: How ex-NFL players are helping college athletes score with NFTs
As the NFT market slumps, some savvy former American footballers and their business partners have been spurred to push the technology’s potential.
Celsius reveals US$1.2B financial hole; Terra subsidiary investigated
Celsius reveals it has a US$1.2 billion hole in its balance sheet. Meanwhile, a Terra subsidiary is under investigation by South Korean authorities.
The ‘CryptoArt’ Movement — It all started with Pepe | NFT Moments in History Ep. 7
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. NFTs are defining what an artistic piece is in the digital age by allowing artists to open brand new frontiers and pushing the boundaries to challenge […]
Celsius files for bankruptcy; Crypto unfazed by US inflation
Celsius files for bankruptcy despite having paid off millions in loans. Meanwhile, the crypto market sees green despite US inflation rates.
NFTs are democratizing content creator revenue | The Great Disruption Ep. 12
Did you know that artists received about 12% of the music industry’s 2017 revenue? The other 88% was swallowed by record labels, managers, and numerous other business intermediaries. Can blockchain decentralize the music industry and drive more artist empowerment? Find out in this Forkast video explainer. What you’ll learn: How non-fungible tokens (NFTs) can be […]
Will Mt. Gox Bitcoin eruption smother hopes of rapid crypto recovery?
Top blockchain and crypto news: Payback time for Mt. Gox investors. USDC issuer strikes back as critics circle. Chinese bank fiasco hits a nerve.
Three Arrows Capital founder briefly surfaces; Buterin defends Ethereum
A US Judge gave liquidators authority to lay claim to 3AC’s US-based assets. Meanwhile, Buterin defends Ethereum ahead of merge.
Bitcoin below US$20,000; Voyager refund questions
Bitcoin once again falls below the US$20,000 mark. Meanwhile, Celsius pays over US$113 million in debt and recovers more.
CoinFLEX enters arbitration; Mt Gox dump fears
CoinFLEX’s deficit rises to US$84 million as it enters arbitration. Meanwhile, a report claims Celsius Network had lost over US$350 million in DeFi.
Stablecoins, USDC and the ‘Circle of trust’
Investor confidence in stablecoins has plummeted since the Terra fiasco. Circle’s chief of finance assesses how they’re holding up amid a barrage of “FUD”.
Bitcoin briefly above $22,000; Binance Philippines ban urged
Bitcoin briefly returns to the US$22,000 mark. Meanwhile, InfraWatch PH calls for a ban on Binance in the Philippines.
CryptoPunks — The ultimate profile picture flex | NFT Moments in History Ep. 6
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat to history-in-the-making. CryptoPunks is one of the most popular NFTs. Some argue that it’s the collection that started the entire NFT movement. Watch and learn how these pixelated […]
Sam Bankman-Fried’s Voyager debt emerges; Celsius reshuffles board
SBF’s Alameda Research debt to Voyager emerges. Meanwhile, South Korea agrees to cooperate with the US on Terra-Luna investigation.
Vauld buyout talks; Celsius fights against bankruptcy
Crypto exchange Vauld is in buyout talks with Nexo. Meanwhile, other exchanges are in a fight against bankruptcy as Celsius pushes on despite short squeeze.
How decentralized crowdfunding is becoming essential in emergencies | The Great Disruption Ep. 11
In February 2020, Canadian banks froze assets of truckers protesting against vaccine mandates called Freedom Convoy. This is known as financial censorship and it can happen to anyone. Can decentralized crowdfunding combat financial censorship? Find out in this Forkast video explainer. What you’ll learn: How financial censorship highlights the downsides of centralized crowdfunding. How Freedom […]
Three Arrows Capital collapse sends tremors through crypto industry
Top blockchain and crypto news: Three Arrows target bankruptcy protection. Polium’s Web3 game plan pilloried. China’s tech giants get hands-on with NFTs.
MAS mulls crypto limits; Pacquiao’s Pacman NFTs
Singapore’s monetary authority mulls on crypto limits. Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao drops his NFT collection despite the crypto winter.
Crypto winter hits NFTs; Three Arrows Capital files for bankruptcy
Three Arrows Capital files for bankruptcy in the US. Meanwhile, SBF and FTX agrees deal with option to buy for up to US$240 million.
As the frenzy fades, what value do NFTs really have?
With NFT trading volumes slumping and regulators stepping in, Vignesh Sundaresan, who paid US$69 million for a Beeple artwork, shares his views on the space.
Garbage Pail Kids — NFTs 80’s legacy | NFT Moments in History Ep. 5
Forkast x CryptoSlam! are proud to present Moments in NFT History — an explainer video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn that gives you a front-row seat of history-in-the-making. The Covid-driven NFT boom paved the way for businesses to explore alternative blockchains as Ethereum gas fees soared to eye-watering heights. At the forefront of that […]
3AC contagion fears; Saylor buys more Bitcoin
3AC has reportedly been told to liquidate. Meanwhile, Microstrategy’s Saylor buys another US$10 million worth of BTC.
Protecting your intellectual property via tokenization | The Great Disruption Ep. 09
Protecting an artist’s intellectual property can be difficult in the digital age. Proving a stolen track or digital painting belongs to its creator seemed to be impossible in the near past. Can non-fungible tokens (NFTs) bring more artist empowerment and protect digital property rights? Find out in this Forkast video explainer. What you’ll learn: What […]