Aid for Ukraine: why a stranded founder turned to DAO and crypto

Stranded away from home, Web 3.0 company Everstake founder Sergey Vasylchuck realized he could still help his war-torn homeland Ukraine by raising funds through a DAO.

China discusses the metaverse; Blockchain community comes together

As China’s Two Session’s meetings begin, ‘Metaverse’ enters the Chinese government’s radar. And while the invasion of Ukraine continues, Singapore announces new sanctions on Russia.

Burned out on crypto? Pro tips on finding calm in a bear market

The crypto market never sleeps, but you should take a breather, advises Ben Armstrong, aka BitBoy Crypto. Here’s how to recharge and fill your cup.

‘Metaverse’ enters government radar at China’s Two Sessions

Regulation is urgently needed to govern data security and curb speculation as the metaverse industry develops, delegates say.

Conflict currency: How crypto has become enmeshed in the war in Ukraine

Bitcoin and other cryptos are being used on both sides of the fight, raising ethical issues that cut to the core of decentralization, says AAX’s Ben Caselin

Korean exchanges block Russians; Crypto’s role in conflict

As the war in Ukraine enters it’s second week, we take a look at how cyptocurrencies and digital assets can play a role in a conflict.

The future is decentralized: How Web3 can reshape the world

As the public tires of Big Tech’s privacy abuses, Web3’s premise of decentralization has never looked better, writes Edward Chen of Huobi.

Russian accounts frozen in Korea; China’s Two Sessions beckons

Crypto donations on the rise for Ukraine as Russian aggression continues. Meanwhile in Asia, China’s Two Session’s are set to begin – could Ukraine and crypto be a part of the agenda?

Can crypto cushion Russia from the pain of sanctions?

War-mongering Russia is finding itself increasingly isolated. What if the rogue state tries to regain its financial footing via cryptocurrency?

China’s Two Sessions: what to expect for blockchain

Look for progress reports on e-CNY, blockchain technology, new digital infrastructure, and subtle mentions of the international sanctions against Russia.

India’s blockchain courses ramp up to meet demand for learning

Recruiters from the public and private sectors are on the hunt for top blockchain talent. Educational institutions are catching up with customized courses.

Ukraine fundraising gathers pace; Korea’s crypto election?

Support for Ukraine in the crypto world grows as Russia’s attack continues. Meanwhile, hackers gives American tech giant an ultimatum.

Bitcoin shores up Ukraine fighters amid Moscow’s money meltdown

Top blockchain and crypto news: Digital currency battling Russian invasion. Ethereum remains NFT projects’ chain of choice. China to lock up crypto traders.

Russian ruble plunges; Ukraine DAO aids civilians

Sanctions on Russia have prompted a resurgence in the Crypto market as the Russian ruble takes a nosedive. And as the attack on Ukraine continues, a decentralized autonomous organization is created to support Ukrainian civilians who have joined military efforts.

Metaverse NFT projects boom as Meta ignores blockchain

It’s been a booming time for the NFT market, and as data from CryptoSlam shows, there has been particular interest in metaverse projects recently.

‘We don’t have time’ for traditional fundraising, crypto is most efficient: Ukraine DAO

With limited access to donations through traditional crowdfunding, cryptocurrencies and NFTs offer immediate help, Trippy Labs tells Forkast.

How the market is evolving from GameFi to SocialFi — and what comes next

A blockchain is a database that can record all transactions and transfers for the entire world. All users can use public blockchain explorers to verify all data is correct.  Blockchain facilitates transactions of virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Transactions that take place are fast, cheap, tamper-proof and irreversible.  But blockchain technology is not limited […]

How Is Play-To-Earn Disrupting Traditional Gaming?

Are the days of playing games on Nintendo, SEGA, and other consoles and powerful desktop gaming computers gone? No.

Binance assembles sanction task force; India seeks bitcoin clarity

Ukraine is offering Russian soldiers cash or crypto for their surrender in the ongoing attack on Ukraine. Meanwhile, Binance is working to comply with sanctions on Russia.

Who are the biggest players in the metaverse today?

The multi-faceted metaverse provides new channels for gaming, socialization, art exhibitions and more. Who’s leading the race and how?

Will Bitcoin and Ethereum make a comeback in 2022?

Russia’s war on Ukraine is battering crypto prices, but what does the more distant future hold for BTC and ETH? Fintech experts offer predictions.

Is Bitcoin really a hedge against inflation?

Bitcoin’s recent slumps have been coupled with macroeconomic activities, bringing its status as an inflation hedge into question.

Ukraine’s crypto demand soars; Russian sanctions tighten

Trading volume on Ukrainian crypto exchanges triples as Russia continues its attack on Ukraine. Meanwhile, there is still no sign of Russia using crypto to evade sanctions yet,

Russia unlikely to turn to crypto if SWIFT sanction is imposed

Measures to detect sanctioned entities’ crypto transactions can come into play, experts say.

Play to live: GameFi drives a Southeast Asian crush on crypto

More people in the region are in thrall to play-to-earn gaming as it adapts to offer real-world uses, says Infinity Ventures Crypto founding partner Brian Lu.

Here’s why Australia can’t use its empty deserts to mine Bitcoin

Sunny skies and wide open spaces may seem the perfect place to mine Bitcoin using cheap solar power, but one industry insider tells Forkast there’s much more to it than that.

Russian attack hits crypto: MUFG to close blockchain venture

The crypto market tanks after Russian President Vladimir Putin announces a military operation in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Japan’s biggest financial group closes it’s blockchain payment venture.

India’s crypto brain drain may accelerate once again

Government indecision on crypto regulation prompted some businesses to move abroad. Investors and crypto professionals may follow if uncertainty prolongs.

Meta showcases focus on AI, announces new voice assistant program

The brand has long centered around connecting people and seems determined to carry that branding to its next stage as a metaverse company.

FastForkast headlines

NFT startup Immutable valued at $2.5 billion in Temasek-led financing

Coinbase blocks 25,000 Russian crypto wallet addresses

DeFi wizard Cronje’s departure sends TVL sinking 

S.Korean presidential candidate issues over 22,000 NFTs

PBOC branch chief seeks clarity on digital yuan as legal tender

Russian banks turn to China’s UnionPay as Visa, Mastercard pull plug

Singapore prohibits crypto, NFT transactions in sanctions against Russia

Anchor boosts Terra DeFi amid minor crypto market dip

Covid shuts cinema but Hong Kong gets backup from the metaverse

OpenSea blocks Iranian users, citing US sanctions list

China still has 10% of global Bitcoin transactions, PBOC says

Four more South Korean crypto exchanges block Russian IPs

At least 3M Aussies own some form of crypto asset

Ukraine cancels crypto airdrop, promises NFTs

Ukraine government’s crypto wallets near $40M in donations

S.Korean crypto exchange freezes around 20 Russian accounts

Nomura Holdings plans new digital assets company

Tencent calls dibs on metaverse virtual concerts in patent application

NFTs enter ‘mini-bear market’ as buyers drop to three-month low

Ukraine DAO NFT sells for $6.5M (2,173.6 ETH)

Animoca Brands halts services to Russians: report

Over half of S.Korea crypto traders are in their 30s and 40s

Nvidia hackers threaten to unleash Ethereum mining limiter disabler

Bitcoin, proof-of-work ban removed from European Union’s MiCA

USDT-RUB volume outpaces Bitcoin pair as Russia sanctions pile

Ukrainian Bitcoin ATM producer eyes Asia expansion

US asks crypto exchanges to comply with Russian sanctions: report

Crypto market gained $200B in the last 12 hours

Ukraine crypto donations top $36M amid Russian invasion

Ethereum reaches 1 million NFT buyers as gas fees sink

Russian soldiers offered Bitcoin in exchange for white flag

South Korea places $185M bet on the metaverse

India top court queries crypto legality over $2.6B Bitcoin scam

Binance may join sanctions imposed on Russian targets

Top NFT game Axie Infinity generated $1.3B in revenue last year

Bitcoin donations for Ukraine military surpass $1M

BitMEX founders Hayes, Delo fined $10M each, plead guilty to AML violations

Putin’s attack triples Ukrainian crypto exchange’s trading volume

Crypto traders in China may serve over 10 years in prison

South Korean crypto businesses scramble to meet FATF travel rule

Dogecoin price prediction for 2022 set lower than February peak

Bitcoin, crypto market tank as Putin declares war on Ukraine

Terra bullish trend continues; rest of crypto top 10 in red