Crypto market rebound is short-lived as Russia tensions loom
Investor relief at last week’s slight market rebound gave way to concerns over military tensions in Ukraine, sending crypto and traditional markets reeling.
Korea’s crypto unicorns; Hong Kong’s e-CNY pilot
Korea’s crypto sector spawns two unicorns, meanwhile Hong Kong is set to be an idea cross-border e-CNY test city.
Hong Kong makes apt testbed for e-CNY cross-border use
The city’s global reach, Hong Kong dollar and mainland ties make it a good fit for Chinese authorities to trial e-CNY international payments.
How DeFi’s user interface problems are deterring widespread adoption
DeFi can put investors at risk if they don’t understand how it works, writes Korapat Arunanondchai. Here’s how to improve user experience.
Pakistan’s crypto warning; Indian banks’ crypto reluctance
Pakistan’s State Bank governor warns crypto’s risks, also in India, banks show crypto reluctancy.
Prime time for crypto as Super Bowl ads make splash
Top blockchain and crypto news: Super Bowl score for digital asset exchanges. CryptoPunks holders face copyright conundrum. Hong Kong warns of NFT risks.
RBI is causing crypto hesitancy among Indian banks
India’s crypto tax plan was expected to bolster adoption, but the central bank’s hold on the banking sector puts a check on crypto-related services.
HK watchdog’s NFT warning; DBS plans crypto expansion
HK watchdog’s sends out warning calling NFT a threat, meanwhile in Singapore DBS plans a crypto expansion
Bitcoin’s 30-day performance shows it’s not just another tech stock
As Bitcoin’s price movement began to mirror that of traditional markets, some likened it to tech stocks. Its recent price action shows otherwise.
Will the new multi-chain world ignite another ‘DeFi summer’?
2022 will see a flowering ecosystem of blockchains working together, writes Will Harborne of DeversiFi. Here’s what the multi-chain future will look like.
Peirce dissents from SEC’s US$100M BlockFi settlement
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, dubbed Crypto Mom, dissented in Monday’s US$100M BlockFi settlement, saying the punishment does not fit the crime.
Alibaba and Canaan’s AI team up; Metahuman creates Valentine’s NFT
Chinese giant Alibaba and Canaan team up to work on AI. Meanwhile, Valentine NFTs are created by meta-human using auction data.
Forget synthetic wombs. Give women more opportunities in DeFi and Web3
Vitalik Buterin’s advocacy of synthetic wombs misses the point, writes Izzy Howell of Cypher. Here’s why crypto can do more for gender equality.
‘All eyes are on it:’ CryptoPunks at center of copyright legal dispute
The biggest-selling NFT collection of all time has two competing versions, threatening to undermine the value of the tokens and faith in the industry itself.
Indian exchanges scramble to implement crypto tax by April 1 deadline
Exchanges say the crypto tax was announced without key directives. While exchanges await clarity, they struggle to figure out their role in the tax system.
RBI chief’s crypto warning; Korean crypto execs jailed
Reserve Bank of India’s chief sends crypto warning. In addition, Korean crypto execs gets jailed
Collision or coexistence: Can CBDCs and crypto live side by side?
As more countries announce plans for central bank digital currencies, will that break crypto’s promise as the future of money?
Guilty verdicts handed down in S.Korea’s biggest crypto scam
Seven executives of scam crypto exchange V Global were found guilty on Friday and sentenced to jail time — but it might not be enough to console victims.
Will the growing regulatory heat on stablecoins stifle innovation?
As stablecoins face pressure to adopt traditional safeguards, the industry’s efforts to self-regulate should not be overlooked, writes Charlie Martin of Gro.
Bandai Namco plans IP metaverse; Russia’s crypto flip
Japanese gaming giant Bandai Namco plans on a metaverse with their IP meanwhile, Russia does a crypto flip.
China’s e-CNY pilot to boost Hong Kong as offshore yuan trading center
Upcoming digital yuan trial to piggyback on Hong Kong’s popular Faster Payment System for smoother cross-border transactions.
Indian crypto tax creates more confusion than clarity for traders, exchanges
The announcement of a crypto tax dispelled fears of a ban but left exchanges wondering whether they may be hurt in the long run.
Fan friction: What’s keeping influencers and artist communities from Web3?
The new token economy offers unparalleled opportunities for content creators, writes Weiwei Geng of Unite.io. Improving user experience will be key.