How can the Metaverse help the food industry?

Cryptocurrencies and the food industry might not seem like the most intuitive pairing — one based in the digital realm and the other firmly rooted in the physical. But going back to the earliest days of crypto, the very first real-world use case for Bitcoin (BTC) was food-related. On May 22, 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz enacted the first documented commercial BTC transaction, buying two Papa John’s pizzas for the princely sum of 10,000 BTC.  That day is now enshrined in the crypto calendar as Bitcoin Pizza Day. By itself, the event…

SEC approves BSTX for blockchain settlements on traditional markets

The Boston Security Token Exchange (BSTX), a new facility of the Boston-based BOX exchange, received regulatory approval from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to operate as a blockchain-based securities exchange.  BSTX was launched jointly by BOX and Overstock’s blockchain arm tZERO, originally seeking approval for launching publicly-traded registered security tokens. However, the SEC approval to operate as a national securities exchange allows BSTX to use blockchain technology for faster settlements in traditional markets. According to the SEC, “The Commission notes that the [BSTX] Exchange’s current proposal does…

Web3 innovations are replacing middlemen with middleware protocols

Cryptocurrencies and the wider blockchain ecosystem are helping change the status quo of how we conduct our day-to-day lives. With these emerging technologies, Web3 is being ushered in as a permissionless and open innovation using middleware blockchain protocols. By doing so, they’re replacing middlemen software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies by capturing value at a greater level. Middleware protocols are by no means new. After all, Web2 is supported by middleware applications, the main one being HTTP. Middleware is what enables users to interact with each other and with applications in a computing…

Bitcoin Miner Greenidge’s NY Power Plant Permit Delayed: Report

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has delayed its decision whether it will allow Greenidge Generation to continue to use it’s power plant in the town of Dresden for bitcoin mining, Bloomberg reported. The decision is now expected to come by March 31, two months later than originally planned, the report said. The delay will help NYSDEC complete its review with public comments, Bloomberg said, citing a spokesperson. The miner applied last year to renew its permits for the plant, the first time it’s come up for…

NFT All-Stars

“NFT All-Stars” is an animated podcast series hosted by NFT OGs Jason Bailey, also known as Artnome, and Marguerite deCourcelle, the CEO of blockchain game studio Blockade Games. Co-hosts also include EDM pioneer and NFT artisan BT and Highstreet Co-founder Jenny Guo. Get ready for eye-opening and entertaining conversations about the fast-evolving, exploding world of non-fungible tokens, where niche meets mainstream culture, featuring guests like Pete Holmes, FEWOCiOUS, Deadmau5, Damon Dash, James “Munky” Shaffer and others. Text us at (507) 4787-NFT for live updates and to ask us anything. Author:…

TRAILER: NFT All-Stars

“NFT All-Stars” is an animated podcast series hosted by NFT OGs Jason Bailey, also known as Artnome, and Marguerite deCourcelle, the CEO of blockchain game studio Blockade Games. Co-hosts also include EDM pioneer and NFT artisan BT and Highstreet Co-founder Jenny Guo. Get ready for eye-opening and entertaining conversations about the fast-evolving, exploding world of non-fungible tokens, where niche meets mainstream culture, featuring guests like Pete Holmes, FEWOCiOUS, Deadmau5, Damon Dash, James “Munky” Shaffer and others. Text us at (507) 4787-NFT for live updates and to ask us anything. Author: Jason…

Cardano Whales Double Holdings In 10 Days. Will This Stop The Onslaught?

Cardano (ADA) has been one of the most hardly hit cryptocurrencies during the latest market crash. It has so far lost over 60% of its all-time high, putting the majority of its investors right in the loss territory. The downtrend has been a cause for alarm among holders. But it looks like not everyone feels that way as some, mostly whales, have taken this as an opportunity to increase their holdings. Whales Fill Up On ADA A report from analysis firm Santiment shows a broad accumulation trend among whales when…

The biggest crypto heists of all time

The biggest crypto heists to date are MT Gox, Bitgrail, Coincheck, KuCoin, PancakeBunny, Poly Network, Cream Finance, BadgerDAO, Vulcan Forged and Bitmart. MT Gox MT Gox was the first large-scale exchange hack, and it remains the most significant Bitcoin (BTC) heist from an exchange. The MT Gox robbery, on the other hand, was not a one-off occurrence. Rather, the site leaked cash from 2011 to February 2014. Hackers stole 100,000 BTC from the exchange and 750,000 BTC from its consumers over a few years. These Bitcoin burglaries were valued at…

Kyber Network (KNC) bucks the market-wide downtrend with a 57% gain in January

In the crypto market volatility continues to reign supreme, and fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) run rampant. This makes it challenging for any project to rise above the noise and post positive price gains but there are a few projects that are showing strength during the current downturn.  Kyber Network (KNC) is a multi-chain decentralized exchange (DEX) and aggregation platform designed to provide decentralized finance (DeFi) applications and their users with access to liquidity pools that provide the best rates. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that since…