Crypto in Asia: 5 top fintech regulatory stories of 2021
Countries acted to encourage — or discourage — cryptocurrency and other blockchain-based assets, sending markets wildly up and down.
The top 5 ‘Ethereum killers’ of 2021
Ethereum was game-chaging at its 2015 launch, but today it’s showing its age. As Eth2 upgrades slowly unfold, who are the top rivals trying elbow out the #2 blockchain?
What lies ahead for crypto regulations in 2022
From China’s ban to FATF’s travel rule, crypto regulations have been top of mind this year. How might regulatory impulses and current trends play out?
U.S. will be big elephant in the room in 2022, says WEF’s Sheila Warren
While China made a big moves in banning crypto this year, US lawmakers appear to be warming up to the industry, setting the stage for next year.
Looking ahead: 3 crypto predictions for 2022
As 2021 draws to a close, what are this year’s milestones and trends to watch in the year ahead? Forkast.News consults experts to find out.
Year in cryptocurrency: biggest surprises of 2021
While increasing crypto adoption was predictable, 2021 also saw much that was unexpected. Here are the events that shocked even crypto natives.
Blockchain Research Institute co-founder sees DeFi reaching trillion dollars in total value
Alex Tapscott of Ninepoint Partners also shares with Forkast.News his predictions for stablecoins and NFTs in 2022.
Crypto Santa’s naughty and nice list for Christmas 2021
Who in the crypto world deserves Santa love this year, and whose chimney should be snubbed? The elves at Forkast.News help the big man with his list.
Year in review: Top China blockchain news in 2021
China tries to stamp out Bitcoin mining while increasing its influence over blockchain technology and preparing the digital yuan for launch. What lies in store for 2022?
Court overturns Korean Bitcoin ruling; Days numbered for SWIFT?
Court overturns Korean Bitcoin ruling, also are the days numbered for SWIFT?
Does content moderation on platforms like OpenSea amount to censorship?
What are the responsibilities of blockchain companies when it comes to freedom of expression? A controversial cartoonist finds out the boundaries.
Bitcoin’s price is a lie, says Morgan Creek Capital chief
Bitcoin’s current price is not indicative of the crypto’s future prospects, says Mark Yusko, who looks forward to the tokenization of everything.
New Cosmos, Mastercard projects to boost Ethereum scalability
With Ethereum usage at all-time high, a Cosmos ‘bridge’ to other blockchains and Mastercard rollups aim to solve a major problem plaguing the Eth network.
The Forkast.News guide to last-minute blockchain and crypto gift ideas
Not yet done with your holiday shopping? Here are ideas for all the loved ones on your list, whether they are tech-savvy or merely crypto-curious.
Game company Nexon America now accepts crypto for in-game payments
Asia’s gaming giant Nexon’s US subsidiary supports cryptocurrencies for players in buying items inside its popular online games.
Venture capitalists are falling for play-to-earn gaming startups
Games like Axie Infinity are now the darlings of big investors. Does it matter that revenue is falling and many players earn less than the minimum wage?
NBA is taking the lead with blockchain, crypto
The National Basketball Association has been ahead of the game in crypto adoption, but after a week of major developments, the league is now way out in front.
Myanmar’s resistance routes funding through Tether
Top blockchain and crypto news: Can stablecoins bankroll democracy? Nike swooshes into the metaverse. Animoca and Bored Apes venture deeper into the gaming jungle.
Why the metaverse is a trillion dollar opportunity
Metizens can already attend concerts, visit art galleries and earn money in a metaverse, writes Joe Caselin of Hex Trust. What’s coming next?
How sports and crypto are knocking it out of the park
The billion-dollar intersection of sports and crypto is a big win for all, writes Ben Armstrong, aka BitBoy Crypto. Here’s how to make sense of this seismic cultural shift.
In Hong Kong, a look at how the blockchain revolution in gaming continues
Gamers and developers gather at the annual Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum to discuss how video games may evolve in the future.
Shibu Inu coin struggles; Blockchain an inflation hedge solution?
Shibu Inu coin struggles, meanwhile could blockchain an inflation hedge solution?
Meet the DAO chief who wants artificial intelligence to take his job
Decentralized autonomous organizations are ripe for robot takeovers, says SingularityDAO’s Marcello Mari. After all, why do decentralized entities need leaders?
Gaming’s new tipping point into metaverse matters
Gaming is increasingly defined by NFTs, play-to-earn and the metaverse, writes Charlie Baillie of Ampverse. Will Asia continue to lead the hottest gaming trends?
India’s crypto bill to impose jail and US$2.65M fines for violations
India’s proposed rules for digital assets would ban cryptocurrency for payments while the Securities and Exchange Board regulates exchanges. Will it become law?
What is ENS (Ethereum Name Service) and how does it work?
ENS allows for a readable username that is portable across dApps and blockchains. Why is it important for the Web 3.0 world? Forkast.News explains.
Manny Pacquiao launches esports team in midst of presidential campaign
‘Team Pacquiao GG’ may be coming soon to League of Legends and Axie Infinity. But whatever happened to the former pro boxer’s Pac token?
BIS: DeFi has few real-economy uses, says ‘decentralization is an illusion’
With suitable regulation in place, DeFi could yet play an important role in the financial system, BIS suggests.
Can Thailand emerge as a ‘crypto-positive’ travel destination?
Tourism officials want to attract more crypto-wealthy travelers to Thailand’s shimmering shores. But will the crypto faithful come if Thailand still has a ban on SHIB and Dogecoin?
Bitget suspended over Army Coin, named after K-pop boy band BTS fanbase
Singapore-based crypto exchange had claimed the fan token would support BTS members — while the band’s agency denied any association with it.
How blockchain tech can be the supply chain’s strongest link
Supply chain woes are deepening as seasonal consumer demand meets a logistics logjam. Dennis Delgado of SyncFab explains how blockchain can help.
Indian crypto community sees silver lining after 1st week of parliamentary session
A cabinet note suggests the government intends to regulate cryptocurrencies as assets with the Securities and Exchange Board of India at the helm.
What lies ahead for the creator economy in 2022?
A new normal forced by the pandemic is bringing out a wave of creators and influencers for a decentralized economy, writes Alex Shkor of DEIP. Here’s what to expect in the year to come.
Shiba Inu and Luna on a tear; K-pop bets on digital assets
Shiba Inu and Luna on a tear, also K-pop bets on digital assets
Investors queasy as prospect of India crypto ban returns
Top blockchain and crypto news: Are India’s CBDC plans crowding out crypto? Jack Dorsey goes full Bitcoin bro. China’s digital yuan hopes claim another victim.
What is Cosmos — the ‘internet of blockchains’?
The Cosmos ecosystem is expanding rapidly with inter-blockchain transfers on the rise. What makes Cosmos different from other blockchains? Forkast.News explains.
Crypto tax delay is a chance for South Korea to fix loopholes, experts say
Now that South Korea’s crypto tax is delayed a year, what will the final form look like? Should crypto gains be taxed like stock profits — or winning the lottery?
Why a decentralized metaverse is Web 3.0’s new frontier
The metaverse is a convergence of the physical and digital worlds, writes Gloria Wu of Ontology. How can the metaverse escape Web 2.0’s failings?
BTC, ETH prices recover after market jolt following Omicron variant
The impact was relatively short-lived, and many major tokens had already retraced most of their positions from Friday coming in Asia business hours.
South Korea and Japan grapple with how to define, and tax, cryptocurrency gains
South Korea reaches a tentative agreement to delay a pending tax on virtual assets. Crypto investors in next-door Japan already face taxation up to 55%.
Metaverse picks up momentum; Binance tweet gets yellow card
Metaverse picks up momentum, on the other hand Binance tweet gets yellow card
How high fashion is waking up to blockchain’s possibilities
Luxury fashion houses set trends that trickle down to the rest of culture. Here’s where brands like Prada and Burberry are headed on the blockchain curve.