Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be 2020’s Most Player-Friendly Release

CD Projekt Red confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 as the first game to support the newly announced Xbox Series X Smart Delivery technology. Owners of an Xbox One copy of the game can play it on the Xbox Series X for free. Cyberpunk 2077 is fast becoming 2020’s most player-friendly game. Amid the excitement of Microsoft ending its months-long game of chicken with Sony and laying bare a chunk of new details about the Xbox Series X, CD Projekt Red shared some very welcome news about Cyberpunk 2077. Cyberpunk 2077 is the…

Big Pharma Urges FDA to Use Blockchain for Drug Tracking

25 leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, logistic partners, and other representatives of the pharma supply chain have published a report arguing in favor of adopting blockchain technology to track and trace prescription drugs after completing a pilot program with the US Food and Drug Administration. During early 2019, the FDA began accepting proposals for projects seeking to assist the office meet the 2023 requirements of the Drug Supply Chain and Security Act (DSCSA) – which requires the pharmaceutical industry to track “legal changes in ownership of pharmaceuticals in the supply chain.”…

Here’s Why It’s Time to Pay Attention

On Sunday, analysts were starting to flip bullish on Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency, after plunging to $9,250 from $10,300 just days earlier (a drop of 10%), had mounted a recovery to $10,000, rallying higher after flatlining for a number of days. This reversal, analysts said, might be a precursor to the crypto market surging to fresh year-to-date highs. Though, true to the ever-volatile nature of BTC, the reversal quickly reversed; within minutes, Bitcoin fell from $10,000 to $9,700. then continued to trend as low as $9,500 just minutes ago as of…

New Jersey Lawmaker Wants to Create a Crypto License

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to license crypto exchanges and custodians looking to conduct business in the Garden State. Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D.-19) introduced the Digital Asset and Blockchain Technology Act Friday, putting forth a proposal to license any entity looking to provide digital asset trading, storage, purchase, sales, exchange, borrowing/lending or issuance services. The N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance would be tasked with overseeing this license and regulating businesses. The term “digital asset” encompasses virtual currencies, digital securities and other assets, including anything with a transaction history recorded…

Shield Your Portfolio Against Coronavirus With These 3 Gold Stocks

Gold is up nearly 10% since Coronavirus deaths spread beyond China. Yellow metal stocks present the best of both worlds – capital gains and dividends. As the wider market tanked, precious metal stocks surged. A spike in coronavirus cases outside China has raised fears that the pneumonia-like illness could turn into an uncontrollable global pandemic. Gold prices have consequently surged to a seven-year high. The yellow metal is widely viewed as a safe haven that typically rises when there’s negative sentiment surrounding global economic health. Gold has been surging amid…

CME Bitcoin Futures Daily Trading Volume Hits 2020 Low – That’s a Bullish Sign

Daily trading volume in bitcoin (BTC) futures listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) dropped to year-to-date lows on Friday.  The volume hit $118 million, the lowest level since Dec. 31. On that day futures recorded volume of $112 million, according to Skew Markets.  What’s worth noting is volumes have pulled back sharply from the multi-month highs registered on Feb. 18. CME traded $1.1 billion in volume this past Tuesday. That was the first above-$1 billion daily volume since June 27, 2019.  Bitcoin CME futures contracts, which went live in…

Blockchain Fintech Firm Diginex, 8i Set Up Special Meeting on Merger Deal

Investment holding company 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp. and blockchain financial services and technology firm Diginex have scheduled a shareholders meeting to consider the proposed business merge. The special meeting will take place on March 20 in New York, according to a Feb. 24 press release. Initially, the companies announced the merger plans last July. Once the deal is closed, Diginex will ostensibly become the first fully diversified company listed on Nasdaq. The reverse merger deal with 8i was set to amount to $276 million including debt. Diginex shareholders would reportedly…

G20 Urges Countries to Adopt Tough FATF Rules on Cryptocurrencies

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 are pushing for wider adoption of standards that compel cryptocurrency exchanges to disclose user information. Following a summit in the Saudi-Arabian capital Riyadh over the weekend, representatives from G20 financial institutions pressed countries that have not done so already to align themselves with global cryptocurrency standards from the intergovernmental organization, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). “We urge countries to implement the recently adopted Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards on virtual assets and related providers,” reads a joint-communique published after the…