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World's Largest Asset Manager Blackrock: Cryptocurrency Could Becom…

The CEO of Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, says that he is fascinated by cryptocurrency, believing that it could become a “great asset class.” However, he said that Blackrock has not received many inquiries from its institutional clients about having bitcoin in their portfolios.

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NFT Roundup: Tom Brady’s Autograph Initiative, Topps Digital Baseba…

The past week has been busier than usual for the NFT ecosystem. Rap stars Jeezy and Riff Raff entered the NFT realm, Hoard introduced its lending platform for NFT-collateralized crypto loans and The Topps Company is dropping its Series 1 Baseball collectibles.

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200-Year-Old American Wine Shop Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies

Nearly every day now a new company is announcing the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in some form or another. Now one of the world’s largest fine wine auction houses and America’s oldest wine shop Acker has revealed digital currency acceptance to pay for auction payments and retail wine purchases.

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Insurance Giant AXA Allows Swiss Clients to Pay for Services With B…

The French multinational insurance firm AXA is now allowing clients in Switzerland to pay for services in bitcoin. The newly added support is part of the company’s “digital future” and stems from customer demand for crypto payments.

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Nigerian Blockchain Educator Says Uncertain Regulations and Scams S…

With a population of over 200 million, Nigeria is widely regarded as one the biggest crypto markets in the world. Some in the crypto world believe Nigeria is one of the few countries better placed to see a greater acceptance of digital currencies.

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DOGE Taps a Lifetime Price High, Mark Cuban Says Dallas Mavs Shop W…

This week a number of digital assets saw significant gains, but the meme-themed digital asset dogecoin has seen a significant rise during the last 48 hours. Dogecoin tapped a high of $0.143 per unit on Wednesday and has spiked more than 104% during the last week.

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Investors File Class Action Lawsuit Before the National Court of Sp…

A group of Spaniards filed the first crypto-related class-action lawsuit before the National Court of Spain on an alleged million-dollar scam. The lawsuit targets an individual accused of allegedly scammed over 300 small crypto investors across Spain.

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Coinbase IPO Today: Reference Price Set at $250, Investors See Nasd…

Coinbase’s IPO via a direct listing on Nasdaq is today. Nasdaq has set a reference price of $250 for the stock which will trade under the ticker symbol COIN. Investors are describing Coinbase’s public debut as a “watershed” moment for the crypto industry.

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The Money Roundup: Making Cents of Blockchain Fundraising News

From crypto trading to defi, the most exciting areas in blockchain fintech development and innovation are attracting serious investments from all industry corners.

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Kenyan Athlete and Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge Gets $40K in ETH…

Kenyan athlete and world record holder, Eliud Kipchoge recently auctioned off his first set of NFTs for a total of 17.9837 ethereum tokens. The auction, which was conducted on the NFT marketplace Opensea, includes some of the key moments in Kipchoge’s career.

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TIME Magazine Gets Into Bitcoin: Partners With Grayscale, Will Hold…

TIME Magazine will be holding bitcoin on its balance sheet, the company’s president has confirmed. TIME is also partnering with Grayscale Investments to produce a video series on cryptocurrency and has agreed to be paid in bitcoin.

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Venezuelan Guards Seize 76 Bitcoin Mining Rigs Due to 'Inconsistenc…

The Bolivarian National Guard of Venezuela (GNB) is known for having a tough stance against crypto mining rig counterfeits, as several operations have been assigned to combat the issues over the last few months. This time, the Venezuelan authorities seized 76 mining rigs after allegedly detecting inconsistencies in the transport documentation.

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Bitcoin Price Taps New All-Time High, Analyst Says 'Fertile Grounds…

The price of bitcoin has crossed a new all-time high (ATH) on Tuesday, as the leading crypto asset has jumped to $63,275 per unit during the early morning trading sessions (EST). At the time of publication, the entire market economy with over 9,203 cryptos is valued at $2.153 trillion with $164 billion in global trade volume.

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14 Years of Art for $500K: Youtuber Ali Spagnola Compiles All Her F…

In mid-January, Bitcoin.com’s newsdesk wrote about the popular artist and Youtuber, Alicia Dawn “Ali” Spagnola after she “accidentally got bitcoin rich” from her Free Paintings project. Since then, a great number of people told her to create a non-fungible token (NFT) asset with her artwork, so she decided to execute the idea after many requests.

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Investor Says Bitcoin Bull Run Is Not Just Getting Started, Run-up…

While bitcoin’s price has been consolidating for quite some time now, every now and then bulls have tried to press the price past the psychological all-time high captured in March. Meanwhile, a few bitcoiners have been saying that the bull market is “just getting started” even though the price has multiplied in value quite a bit.

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Bitriver to Sell Tokens Backed by 100 Megawatts of Low-Carbon Siber…

On April 12, the international provider of colocation services for low-carbon cryptocurrency mining Bitriver announced it is launching a pre-sale of tokens backed by 100 megawatts (MW) of mining power in Siberia. The ERC20 tokens called “bitriver token (BTR)” will represent a single watt-hour (Wh) of Bitriver’s power in Bratsk.

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World's Wealthiest Annual Ranking Now Lists 12 Crypto Billionaires

The American business magazine Forbes recently published the company’s 2021 documentation of the wealthiest billionaires in the world. According to the list published annually every March, there are now 12 billionaires that work directly within the cryptocurrency industry and the list of crypto billionaires is 3x larger than last year.

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SEC v Ripple: Court Denies SEC's Request for Personal Financial Rec…

In the SEC v. Ripple case, the court has denied the request by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for personal financial records of Ripple’s executives that are not connected to XRP. The court says that it “is not convinced” that personal banking records would show the violations as claimed by the SEC.

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Cryptowisser: 30 NFT Marketplaces Dominate the Market, but More Wil…

PRESS RELEASE. Leading Crypto comparison site, Cryptowisser have just announced their NFT marketplace list. The list details the current marketplaces that NFT Artists, collectors and traders can list, sell and buy non-fungible tokens on.

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Report Claims Ukrainian Officials Hold Over $2.6 Billion in Bitcoin

The latest declarations from Ukrainian public officials revealed a billion-dollar amount of money they allegedly own in bitcoin. An online incentive gathered data from 791,872 state employees and 652 respondents disclosed their crypto holdings.

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Online Game Operator The9 Plans to Purchase 2,000 Bitcoin Miners fo…

The Shanghai-based online game operator, The9 Limited, has revealed the company is planning to acquire 2,000 Canaan Avalonminers for over $6 million in a stock deal. The9’s binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) explains that the new units will give the company 0.1 exahash of bitcoin hashpower.

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Piper Sandler Survey Shows 9% of American Teens Have Traded Cryptoc…

The American independent investment bank and financial services company, Piper Sandler has published its latest “Taking Stock With Teens” survey which notes that 9% of U.S. teenagers have traded cryptocurrencies. 7,000 teenagers were polled and roughly 81% of those who have traded digital currencies were male.

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Texas Bitcoin Mining Swells- Riot Purchases Mining Site for $650M,…

The Lone Star State of Texas is solidifying its role as a bitcoin mining and blockchain hub. This week two major bitcoin mining companies established operations in Texas. The company Riot Blockchain purchased a mining site in Rockdale and the bitcoin mining firm Blockcap announced establishing headquarters in Austin.

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NYDIG Brings Bitcoin to $6 Trillion Global Insurance Industry — Par…

New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG), the bitcoin investment arm of Stone Ridge Asset Management, is creating bitcoin-powered products and services for the $6 trillion global insurance industry. The company has formed strategic partnerships with major insurers, including Starr, Liberty Mutual, New York Life, and Mass Mutual.

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Chinese Tech Firm Meitu Buys 175 Bitcoin, Treasury Now Holds $100 M…

The China-based smartphone and internet app maker Meitu has announced the acquisition of $10 million worth of bitcoin for its treasury after the firm purchased digital assets two times prior last month. The company’s cryptocurrency holdings now stack up to $100 million worth of ethereum and bitcoin.

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The Ledger Solution Is Your Secure Gateway to All Crypto Services

Everyone already knows that a hardware wallet is critical to protect your digital assets, but did you know that Ledger offers much more than that? By combining the hardware wallet with the Ledger Live app you can buy, sell, lend, swap and stake multiple cryptocurrencies – all in one place.

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Chinese Lottery Firm Rebrands, Purchases Bitcoin Mining Rig Manufac…

Following the acquisition of the Chinese mining pool Btc.com, the China-based lottery company 500.com revealed the purchase of a bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Bee Computing. The Shenzhen firm purchased the semiconductor and mining device manufacturer for roughly $100 million in a share exchange agreement.

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Hackers Target Github Server Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Github services is under investigation after a series of reports on attacks against one of its infrastructures by running unauthorized crypto mining apps. Cybercriminals allegedly exploited some security flaws that could have been exploited to mine cryptos illicitly.

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Ripple Wins Discovery: Judge Grants Access to SEC Internal Records…

Ripple Labs has reportedly won discovery from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The court has ordered the commission to produce internal records relating to discussions of whether XRP tokens are similar to bitcoin and ether, which are currently not classified as securities.

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Argentinean Central Bank Asks Local Banks for Information on Custom…

As cryptocurrencies keep gaining adoption in Argentina, there are discussions on how the national regulatory bodies should regulate the industry. The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) seems to have taken a step forward in making the picture clearer.

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