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?

Shiba Inu coin burn and gaming deals can’t stop its price slide

$30 million worth of SHIB stolen in BitMart hack sparks hunt for the dognapper, as ecosystem developments fail to return Shiba Inu coin to its former glory.

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?

Here comes the crypto derivatives boom

Investment banks’ hunger for a new revenue stream is likely to drive up the popularity and registration of crypto derivatives products.

Bank stablecoin project; Watch for Fed taper in 2022

Banks releasing new stablecoin project meanwhile better watch for Fed taper in 2022

What is Polygon (MATIC) — ‘Ethereum’s internet of blockchains’?

Polygon envisions a world where value can be exchanged without borders. In this Forkast.News explainer, find out how Polygon works and why its MATIC token is defying crypto market gravity — again.

Top crypto CEOs face House committee grappling with regulations

Stablecoins, US dollar primacy and energy consumption were among the topics in the questioning homing in on how to regulate the crypto industry.

Tough measures in India’s crypto bill; NFTs a hot Christmas gift

Tough measures in India’s crypto bill meanwhile, NFTs are becoming a hot Christmas gift

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.

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OpenSea’s Wall Street waltz disappoints NFT devotees

OpenSea IPO plans in choppy waters. Crypto markets crumble. Bitcoin mining power struggles.

Australia announces biggest overhaul to payments in 25 years — eyes now set on crypto

As part of a broader attempt to address Australia’s payments industry, the government offers a roadmap to where crypto regulation can lead in 2022.

How crypto ETFs can open doors for traditional finance to enter DeFi

Crypto ETFs make it easy to invest in digital assets without the complexities, writes Kevin Tai of Linear Finance. Imagine what a crypto index can do.

Bitcoin crash drags down South Korean NFT game stocks

South Korean game shares fell sharply, just a few weeks after announcements of new NFT metaverse ventures sent the shares up.

Crypto crash hits Korean game developers; Rug-pull red flags

Crypto crash hits Korean game developers, also how to spot Rug-pull’s red flags

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?

South Korean regulator jumps to a crypto exchange

Experts expect more disruption as the crypto industry matures and a younger generation places different values on status and job security.

South China’s Hainan province hikes electricity fees on those who have mined crypto

On top of China, authorities in Russia and Ukraine are busting underground miners, while U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren presses a New York miner.

Crypto hit in market sell off; Bitget reportedly suspended by MAS

Crypto hit in market sell off, also Bitget reportedly suspended by MAS

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.

Global markets downturn hits crypto as well; BTC trading below $50K

For the second weekend in a row, markets were hit with a massive shock due to external factors. Market watchers weigh in on price movements and what to expect.

NFT privacy concerns; AussieMates raises mental health awareness

NFT privacy concerns meanwhile AussieMates raises mental health awareness

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.

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INX exec says crypto CEOs should talk to the SEC

Horses are joining humans as metaverse pilgrims

Bitcoin hashrate recovers six months after China’s crypto ban

Polygon goes deeper into ZK tech by acquiring Mir for $400M

Shinhan, Standard banks demo cross-border stablecoin remittance

Bitcoin price tumbles below $50K as Evergrande defaults

Hong Kong VC firm Chiron Partners raises $50M to back Terra

Singapore-based NFT market Brytehall to auction physical artwork of a bicycle

Animoca Brands holds $15.9B in digital assets at end-November

Binance acquires 18% stake in HGX securities exchange in Singapore

China’s PBOC wants to link e-CNY with Hong Kong’s Faster Payment System

OpenSea CFO dismisses IPO talk after community backlash

S. Korean blockchain VC Hashed under tax investigation as CEO denies tax evasion

Suzhou will set up China’s first blockchain pilot demonstration zone

Tencent Cloud wins bid to build massive blockchain platform in Beijing

Japanese crypto firms team up to form a metaverse association

Gaming giant Ubisoft launches in-game NFTs on Tezos

Iceland turns away new crypto miners amid power shortage: report

Blockchain investigation firm TRM Labs raises $60M led by Tiger Global

Meta says South Korea is top-tier environment for the metaverse

South Korean presidential candidate urges greater national leadership on digital assets

Nexo and Fidelity Digital Assets expand institutional lending services

Crypto exchange Coinhako secures investment from SBI, Sygnum, Azimut

Japan may limit stablecoin issuers to banks, wire transfer companies

Kotak 1st major Indian bank to embrace crypto with WazirX partnership

OpenSea’s 1st CFO wants to take company public, but some users are not happy

Chinese video site Bilibili tests ‘UPowerchain’ to develop metaverse

Fidelity launches spot Bitcoin ETF in Canada

India releases ‘National Strategy on Blockchain’ for e-governance

Navi files for India’s second blockchain fund

Self-proclaimed Satoshi to pay US$100M in damages

PBoC has established an e-CNY distributed ledger

Binance, Animoca Brands launch $200M investment program to accelerate GameFi startups

Binance chief CZ wants to bring business back to UK: report

Japan’s Elemental Knights Online game to release play-to-earn metaverse version

Bored Ape Yacht Club artist exhibits new NFT collection at Art Basel Miami

South Korean online game developer KRAFTON invests in metaverse

First NFT exchange-traded fund falls in NYSE debut

SEC denies WisdomTree’s spot Bitcoin ETF

Yellen clarifies anti-money-laundering reporting rules for DeFi

‘The Irishman’ producer Niels Juul hopes to make film fully funded by NFTs

Japan’s Astar Network winner of 3rd Polkadot parachain auction

DeFi protocol BadgerDAO suffers $120M exploit

New round of digital yuan coupons issued as Beijing Winter Olympics near