Reddit is testing out NFT profile pics but ‘no decisions have been made’

Reddit is testing out NFT profile pictures on its platform, with the news coming just a week or so after Twitter implemented a similar feature. The popular social media platform had around 430 million monthly users in 2021, and is reportedly working on an NFT profile picture implementation that will enable users to set their profile picture to any non-fungible token with an attached image. In an Interview with Techcrunch on January 27 , Reddit spokesperson Tim Rathschmidt stated that: “We’re always exploring ways to provide value for users and…

Ethereum Prints Bearish Technical Pattern, Why It Could Revisit $2.2K

Ethereum failed to surpass $2,725 and started a fresh decline against the US Dollar. ETH price could continue to move down if there is no move above $2,500. Ethereum failed to clear the $2,700 and $2,725 resistance levels. The price is trading below $2,500 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $2,500 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could start a fresh increase if there is a clear move above the…

MetaMask’s new inbuilt multi-chain institutional custody feature

The institutional arm of the Consensys-owned MetaMask has integrated its first multi-chain digital asset custody solution called Cactus Custody. MetaMask Institutional (MMI) initially partnered with Cactus Custody owned by crypto financial service platform Matrixport in October last year to incorporate its “DeFi Connector” feature into MMI’s suite of services. The full integration with MMI was announced on Jan. 26, and Cactus Custody’s feature will now provide institutional customers with multi-chain connectivity to all Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) chains, sidechains and Layer 2s supported by MetaMask such as Ethereum, Binance Smart…

ETH to hit $20 trillion market cap by 2030: Ark Invest

A new report from Cathy Woods’ ARK Invest forecasts Ethereum (ETH) will meet or even exceed a $20 trillion market cap within the next 10 years, which would equate to a price around $170,000 to $180,000 per ETH. The report also predicted big things for Bitcoin (BTC), saying it is “likely to scale as nation-states adopt (it) as legal tender… the price of one bitcoin could exceed $1 million by 2030.” ARK Invest is a tech focused American asset management firm based in the United States with $12.43 billion AUM.…

Bitcoin Fails Near Key Zone, Can Bulls Save The Day

Bitcoin attempted a key upside break above the $38,500 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC failed to clear $38,500 and started a fresh decline. Bitcoin struggled to gain pace above the $38,200 and $38,500 resistance levels. The price is now trading below $37,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $37,150 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could start a fresh increase if the bulls are able to protect…

Diem to Sell Assets to Silvergate Bank for $200M: Report

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Says they won’t take off with its imagery

Despite a general consensus amongst degen apes that NFTs are headed to the proverbial moon, space agency NASA has revealed it will not clear the use of its content and logos for take off. This is an important clarification as the US government agencies’ images and video content are typically not copyright protected, and can ordinarily be freely used for educational and informative purposes in media. (Its logos meanwhile are copyrighted and can only be used if approved by NASA). While the NFT sector continues to surge full steam ahead…

Crypto’s the future but there are ‘mountains of fraud’

A top special agent from the Internal Revenue Service has told a conference that NFTs and crypto are the “future” but highlighted that fraud and manipulation is still rampant in the space. Ryan Korner from the IRS Criminal Investigation’s Los Angeles field office made the comments virtual event held on Tuesday by the USC Gould School of Law, Korner. Bloomberg reports Korner said: “We’re just seeing mountains and mountains of fraud in this area.” He told the event the IRS CI division acknowledges the significant growth of the crypto sector,…

Ban less likely? Putin says crypto mining has advantages in Russia

Russian president Vladmir Putin has given crypto enthusiasts a glimmer of hope for the future of digital assets in the country, which have been under threat from a recent push to ban cryptocurrencies and mining. The strongman leader opened a Jan 26 video conference with members of the Russian government by saying he would like to “start with an issue that is currently in the spotlight — the regulation of cryptocurrencies.” “Of course, we also have certain competitive advantages here, especially in the so-called mining. I mean the surplus of…