Snoop Dogg and Gary V have $95M in NFTs, Dolly Parton’s Dollyverse and more…

According to data from DappRadar, the NFT portfolios belonging to Iconic rapper Snoop Dogg and popular entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck are worth a combined $95 million. Vaynerchuck’s wallet holds the lion’s share of the value with $81.89 million at the time of writing. His holdings include multiple NFTs from top collections such as CryptoPunks (he owns a whopping 60 in total), the Bored Ape Yacht Club and World of Women. Snoop Dogg’s is an avid NFT collector and his wallet also holds multiple CryptoPunks, Meebits and Fidenza NFTs, with his most…

Why Ethereum Could Rally Further Above $3K

Ethereum found a strong support near the $2,300 zone against the US Dollar. ETH price is rising and might rally if it clears the $2,750 resistance zone. Ethereum started a major increase above the $2,750 resistance zone. The price is now trading above $2,900 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $2,960 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could rally further above $3,000 if there is no downside break below $2,850. Ethereum Price…

Nvidia hackers selling software unlock for graphics card crypto mining limiters

A hacking group that infiltrated Nvidia servers last month is attempting to sell software that could unlock crypto mining hash rate limiters on the firm’s flagship graphics cards. A South American hacking group going by the name LAPSUS$ claims to have stolen a terabyte of data from Nvidia servers in late February. The group is now offering software in the form of a customized driver to unlock limiters the company has put on its high-end graphics cards. Nvidia stated that it became aware of the incident on Feb. 23, and…

Billionaire admits he was wrong about Bitcoin as Citadel looks to crypto markets

American multinational hedge fund and financial services company Citadel is poised to enter cryptocurrency markets this year. Speaking on Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein, Citadel founder Ken Griffin commented on the current state of markets in light of recent geopolitical conflicts stating that they are at a “very volatile inflection point.” When the interview turned to digital assets, Griffin who has previously warned the younger generation away from them and said “there’s no need for cryptocurrencies,” revealed that the firm would be engaging in crypto asset markets this year. “It’s…

War coincides with Bitcoin’s highest ‘real’ volume since early December

The “real” daily Bitcoin (BTC) volume spiked to levels not seen for three months amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. According to the latest weekly update report from blockchain analytics firm Arcane Research, real daily BTC trading volume surged above the $10 billion last Thursday (Feb. 24, the first day of the invasion), marking the highest daily volume recorded since Dec. 4. The firm cited “new crypto narratives” that have risen to the forefront amongst the ongoing crisis, such as crypto fundraising in Ukraine, along with demand increasing in relation…

Experts reject concerns Russia will use crypto to bypass sanctions: ‘Totally unfounded’

Experts on crypto policy argue that concerns expressed by high profile politicians about Russia evading economic sanctions using cryptocurrency are “totally unfounded.” They say the crypto market is not nearly large enough nor deep enough to support the volume that Russia needs and that the country’s digital asset infrastructure is minimal. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the current President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde are among the high profile figures concerned that cryptocurrency could provide the means for Russia to bypass severe financial sanctions imposed…

Bitcoin Consolidates Below $45K, What Could Trigger A Correction

Bitcoin spiked to test the $45,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC is consolidating gains and might correct lower towards $43,000 in the near term. Bitcoin extended increase and traded close to the $45,000 resistance zone. The price is trading above $44,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key contracting triangle forming with resistance near $44,450 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could correct lower if there is a move below the $43,000 support zone. Bitcoin Price Extends…

Binance Exchange Makes Strategic Venture Investment in Malaysian MX Global

Malaysian-based fintech and trading platform MX Global has announced the onboarding of Binance exchange- the world’s biggest cryptocurrency trading platform in terms of transaction volume, as a strategic investor in the company. Per the announcement from MX Global, the strategic cooperation will help support sustainable cryptocurrency growth in South-East Asia and create opportunities for future partnerships in the region. “MX Global aspires to be the preferred liquidity platform for the digital asset or cryptocurrency investors and token issuers locally and internationally,” said Dato’ Fadzli Shah, the Chief Executive Officer of…