Want the next-generation internet? Start legislating for it

Web3 communities need to join forces with policymakers to draft rules for the next iteration of the online world, says Haun Ventures’ Tomicah Tillemann

Game Space to launch a dozen games by mid 2023, says investor Livio Weng

The former CEO of Huobi Global has jumped into the GameFi space.

S.Korea’s parliament audit on Terra-LUNA falls short of expectations

The National Assembly wanted to get to the bottom of the Terra-LUNA collapse on Thursday. At the end of a long and speech-filled day, lawmakers left empty-handed.

Middle East & North Africa lead crypto adoption driven by inflation, remittance payments: Chainalysis

Emerging markets dominated the 2022 Global Crypto Adoption Index, with Latin America second in transaction volume growth.

What lies ahead for crypto in India

Binance in India – potential or problem?

Binance targets expansion in Philippines, Turkey, executive says

The world’s largest crypto exchange’s regional head of Asia says the Philippines’ GameFi community and rampant inflation in Turkey present opportunities for Binance.
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NFTs from art and the burning question of their physical origins

Original artworks are being set on fire and destroyed to be digitally reborn on the blockchain as non-fungible tokens. But, how far is too far in this recent incendiary trend?

Is that bottle of ‘Grand Cru’ for real? An NFT can nose out the truth

The tradition-bound wine world is not always open to change, writes Sebastian Schier of vinID. But new technology can solve the age-old problem of wine fraud.

Tornado Cash Debate – The Role of Law

Forkast Editor in Chief Angie Law spoke with some of the industry experts to talk about the implications of the Tornado Cash sanctions.

Temperatures rise over alleged Celsius withdrawals ahead of bankruptcy

Top blockchain and crypto news: Celsius founder in hot water. European bank woes cast crypto shadow. Will BSN’s Chinese roots thwart its global ambitions?

‘It raises really interesting questions’: How regulators are approaching DAOs

Panelists at Forkast’s live-streamed event ‘Crypto Rising: The Role of Law: An International Debate post Tornado Cash’ co-hosted by the Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI) said attempting to regulate DAOs highlights the shortcomings of international enforcement.

Is crypto money? A South Korean court says no

The country’s judiciary says Bitcoin loans not affected by interest limitation act, as crypto is not ‘money’

Privacy vs. security: an international debate on Tornado Cash

Panelists at Forkast’s live-streamed event ‘Crypto Rising: The Role of Law: An International Debate post Tornado Cash’ co-hosted by Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI) said the significance of the sanctions could not be understated.

China’s international blockchain push may face Huawei-like obstacles

China spent billions on its ‘belt and road’ infrastructure network to expand trade so what are its plans for a domestic and international digital infrastructure built on blockchain?

US Treasury says Congress needs to act to mitigate crypto risk to stability

The Financial Stability Oversight Council report says the lack of clear regulations in the cryptocurrency industry could pose a risk to overall U.S. financial stability and urges congress to write up new rules of the road.

How will the crypto tax debate play out in the UK?

Like many nations, the UK is formulating new rules and guidelines for crypto taxation. Will they help or hinder its crypto hub aspirations?

Dubai’s blockchain future

Dubai’s announcement of an Islamic Coin could turn the city into the next crypto promised land.

3 reasons crypto will spring back after Crypto Winter

The crypto market has been down for months, but the industry’s long-term future is brighter than ever, writes Guilhem Chaumont of Flowdesk. Here’s why.

Apes still rule among the bears: NFT market falls for fifth straight month

‘Crypto Winter’ has touched all elements of the crypto market, and non-fungible tokens are no different.

FastForkast headlines

RBI to begin CBDC pilots, outlines wholesale, retail concepts

Malaysia to get its own national public blockchain

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall with other top 10 crypto – BNB, Dogecoin lead losers

BNB Chain back online after around $100 mln lost in possible exploit

Ethereum liquidity staking protocol Lido links to L2 networks Arbitrum, Optimism

Apparel, luxury goods industry has most brands launching NFTs

Arrested Terra employee, Do Kwon associate, released from custody amid S. Korea Terra-LUNA probe

Binance suspends BNB blockchain on potential exploit; Peckshield reports US$572 mln hack

Markets: Bitcoin dips; BNB drops on chain glitch; Ether, XRP little changed

EU Council approves MiCA text for crypto regulation

Binance gets nod to operate in Kazakhstan

South Korea’s Dunamu CEO blames weak regulation for Terra-LUNA aftermath

Ripple slams SEC’s opposition to brief motions in XRP lawsuit

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether prices rise; XRP leads widespread gains among top 10 crypto

Software firm Spexi raises US$5.5 mln to develop Flow blockchain-based drone imagery platform

Terra’s network validator DSRV Labs CEO denies prior knowledge of Terra-LUNA collapse

Transit Swap hacker mulls return of more funds

Singapore’s central bank says illegal crypto operations will be hunted down

Aussie laundered stolen retirement funds via Hong Kong using crypto, diamonds

South Korea makes first arrest in Terra-LUNA investigation

S.Korea gov’t failed, special prosecutor needed on Terra-LUNA, lawmaker says

Ripple Labs joins blockchain carbon credit partnership

S.Korea financial regulator restates support for blockchain, crypto protections

Joining The Sandbox metaverse: All the Cool Cats are doing it

Terra CEO Do Kwon to lose his passport within a month

Markets: Bitcoin dips but holds above US$20,000, Ether falls, XRP only gainer in top 10

CBDCs, tokens can integrate to existing payments systems, SWIFT claims

Markets: Bitcoin holds above US$20K; Dogecoin gains 7.37%; Hang Seng Index jumps 6% in Hong Kong

SEC opposes motions from two firms seeking to back Ripple in XRP lawsuit

Terra cofounder Daniel Shin pulls out of S.Korean parliamentary audit, report says

European Parliament calls for crypto asset taxation, blockchain tax innovation

Asus launches NFT platform to plug into Web 3.0

US$4B in money laundering happened on DEXs, bridges and coin swaps: Elliptic

Celsius cofounder, chief strategy officer resigns: report

Japan’s PM announces NFT and metaverse expansion

Mastercard launches crypto exchange risk assessment tool

Markets: Bitcoin rises above US$20,000, gaining with Ether and rest of crypto top 10 as U.S. equities surge

Solana NFT sales up 77% in September despite sluggish quarter

Markets: Bitcoin price holds above US$19,000; Ether rises, XRP biggest gainer

Tether says commercial paper holdings now less than US$50 mln

Dunamu, BTS’ Hybe launch first K-pop digital collectibles platform

Apple CEO Tim Cook backs AR tech over the metaverse

Markets: Bitcoin price rises above US$19,000, Ether and rest of crypto top 10 gain

SEC fines Kim Kardashian US$1.26 mln for promoting EthereumMax

Bitcoin miner reserves hit lowest level since Feb 2010

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether slip; XRP slumps; Hang Seng Index touches 11-year low in Hong Kong

Two firms seek to weigh in on XRP lawsuit between SEC, Ripple

Celsius ex-CEO withdrew US$10 mln before freeze on client accounts: FT reports

Hacker has returned 70% of stolen US$23 mln in funds: Transit Swap

Coinbase says it resolved glitch that blocked trades from U.S. bank accounts

Markets: Bitcoin price falls below US$19,000, XRP down, BNB only gainer in crypto top 10

Warner Music taps OpenSea NFT marketplace to guide artists to Web3

India’s ED freezes more crypto in E-Nuggets money laundering case