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Apple’s VR/MR Brings the metaverse back into focus
Apple’s Vision Pro VR is the new door to the metaverse. This headset may not be the first, but like CryptoPunks, it’s set to redefine how we see and use NFTs
Ethereum rolls out Shapella upgrade amid worries over price pressures
Top blockchain and crypto news: Ethereum fork prompts price fall fears. Satoshi is found — in Apple software. Hong Kong ramps up Web3 plans.
Markets: Bitcoin dips to US$23,500, Ether inches up, other top 10 crypto mixed
Bitcoin and Ether traded mostly little changed Friday morning after a strong run up in the week, with other top 10 cryptocurrencies prices mixed.
Apple, New York Times, Hong Kong Government listed among FTX creditors
Lawyers for the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange, FTX.com, filed a document with a list of its institutional creditors on Thursday, which included major technology firms, publications and government bodies.
Apple will not allow NFTs to unlock in-app features
Apple is allowing NFTs in applications, but will not allow them to be used to unlock in-app content or features.
Apple CEO Tim Cook backs AR tech over the metaverse
Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple Inc., said in a recent interview that augmented reality (AR) will become the biggest technology of the future, while he devalued metaverse and virtual reality (VR) technology. See related article: The metaverse is already here. What’s holding back the party? Fast facts “I think AR is a profound […]
Apple iPhone maker’s founder distances himself from crypto fraudsters using his image
Terry Gou, founder of Apple iPhone maker Foxconn, Saturday said that fraudsters have been using his images to promote cryptocurrency scams and that he has never invested in the crypto industry. See related article: Foxconn pledges to boost metaverse development this year Fast facts In a Facebook post on Saturday, the Taiwanese mogul said through […]
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.
Apple to turn iPhones into payment terminals
Apple is planning a new service that will allow small businesses to accept credit card payments directly on their iPhone without additional hardware, according to a report by Bloomberg. Fast facts Apple’s move has stoked speculation that the company may be paving the way for its devices to also allow crypto payments in the future. […]
Foxconn pledges to boost metaverse development this year
Foxconn Chairman Young Liu said that the Apple parts manufacturer will step up its plans to tap into the metaverse arena this year, the company told local media on Wednesday. Fast facts Liu labelled 2022 as the Taiwanese tech giant’s “first year of the metaverse”. The company sets to incorporate metaverse elements into its product […]
Google hires former PayPal exec in crypto push
Google has hired former PayPal executive Arnold Goldberg to run its payments division as the company eyes offering a broader range of financial services including cryptocurrencies. Fast facts “Crypto is something we pay a lot of attention to,” Google’s president of commerce Bill Ready told Bloomberg. PayPal has already incorporated cryptocurrency into its business, recently […]
Foxconn’s Terry Gou: mainstream monetary finance could not be decentralized
Terry Gou, founder of Foxconn, which manufactures components for Apple’s iPhone, said Saturday at an event that mainstream monetary finance could not really be decentralized and only an underground economy would adopt cryptocurrency, as reported by Taiwanese local media Economic Daily News. Fast facts Gou later said in a Facebook post — to clarify comments […]
Apple boss Tim Cook says he owns cryptocurrency
Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that he owns cryptocurrency during a discussion yesterday at the New York Times’ Dealbook conference, responding to a question as to whether he owned either Bitcoin or Ethereum. Fast facts While he did not reveal which cryptocurrencies he held, the tech boss said in an interview with Andrew Ross […]