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.

Japan’s central bank is urged to speed up its digital yen project

With economic security as a top priority, the Kishida administration anticipates the release of competing CBDCs.

The digital yuan’s de-dollarization

Why the Federal Reserve and other major central banks are likely to speed up development of retail CBDCs.

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.

Crypto resilient to Omicron: Japan speeds up on CBDC

Crypto resilient to Omicron meanwhile Japan speeds up on CBDC

Is Terra — whose LUNA coin is now at another all-time high — really where the smart money is?

LUNA is now the 12th largest crypto, and Terra’s platform has been called ‘Alipay on the blockchain.’ What are Terra’s investment risks? Forkast.News explains.

Binance crypto license plans in Singapore uncertain

Will crypto exchange Binance withdraw its license application in Singapore and look elsewhere in its search for a new global home?

Crypto-ban fears may be an overreaction in India

A former finance secretary says too much is yet unknown about the new crypto bill for investors to expect the worst.

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

K-pop agency Cube bets big on NFT and metaverse

The impresario behind superstars BTOB and (G)I-DLE tells Forkast.News there’s ‘no upper limit’ to how much Cube will invest in NFTs and a metaverse for concerts.

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.

LUNA, Shiba Inu Coin soar as Ethereum nears all-time high

As the market recovers from a weekend sell-off, Terra and Shiba Inu tokens shine bright while Ethereum eyes new price heights. What’s behind their rally?

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?

Korea crypto tax postponed; CoinDCX looks to IPO

Korea crypto tax postponed, meanwhile CoinDCX looks to IPO

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?

Omicron hits markets; Japanese novel released as NFT

Omicron hits markets meanwhile Japanese novel released as NFT

China’s new mobile payment rules could pave the way for e-CNY, experts say

In the long run, the new rules may ‘lay the perfect foundation’ to improve risk management, says an ICBC expert.

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

What is SafeMoon and can it safely reach the moon?

SafeMoon, known for high fees and social media hype, is now 85% below its all-time high. What lies in SafeMoon’s future?

How Asia’s generative NFT art is reshaping the global creative culture

As the NFT zeitgeist sweeps the world, the industry’s beating heart is in Asia, writes David Tng of TZ APAC. Here’s how Asia’s NFTs are changing business models.

Korea crypto tax debated; on a tear

Korea crypto tax debated meanwhile, is on a tear

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.

Crypto miner Xive flees southern Kazakhstan amid power shortages

Xive co-founder tells Forkast.News no mining is possible in the south, while other regions still survive.

FastForkast headlines

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

AussieMates NFT project launches for mental health awareness

South Korea’s Hashed raises $200 million for Web3

Scottish whisky brand The Dalmore to offer limited-edition liquor NFT

After Facebook’s name change to Meta, Square has now become Block

Korea Exchange CEO calls for institutionalization of crypto

Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 develops crypto mining tracking system to facilitate clampdown

Living ‘Eco-NFTs’ and holograms on display at Art Basel Miami Beach

1inch Network closes $175M Series B funding round

SEC chair Gensler calls stablecoins ‘poker chips’ again

Kimchi Premium hits highest level since May

S. Korean, S. African banks team up for stablecoin-based remittances

NFTs on China’s BSN migrate to OpenSea to tap global market

Huobi Group poised to establish regional hub in Singapore

HYBE, Softbank invest big in Zepeto metaverse creator Naver Z

Is an IPO in the cards for India’s first crypto unicorn CoinDCX?

Crypto exchange Bullish announces soft launch

Huobi Brokerage launches crypto lending for institutions

Hong Kong metaverse developer ViLab partners with Squid Game special effects maker

South Korea’s KB Bank unveils a metaverse bank testbed

Bitcoin spot ETP launches in the EU

New York Fed and BIS join hands to launch fintech hub

Bitcoin, Ether prices hold rebound as SHIB surges; crypto funds see record inflows

Solana claims 1 transaction on its network uses less energy than 2 Google searches

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigns

Nigeria charges ahead with CBDC deployment with 600K app downloads

South Korea’s 20% tax on virtual asset gains is postponed

China central bank to establish crypto asset transaction tracking system

South Korea’s SK Square is 2nd-largest shareholder of crypto exchange Korbit

Coinstore defies regulatory tension to enter India

AMC, Sony to release Spider-Man NFTs ahead of upcoming film

Chinese state media warns on risks related to the metaverse

Japanese sci-fi novel’s English translations exclusively NFTs

Soccer superstar Iniesta given the yellow card over Binance promo tweet

Amount of Ether burnt since EIP 1559 reaches 1M ETH

Metaverse tokens lead market growth; BTC options set to expire

Reserve Bank of Australia considers wholesale digital dollar

Tether pledges to work with policymakers on stablecoin transparency

Bill to delay 20% crypto tax in deadlock in South Korea

US Senate Banking Committee sends inquiries to stablecoin issuers