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21Shares Crypto ETP Director Laurent Kssis Departs

21Shares Managing Director Laurent Kssis has left the crypto exchange-traded product (ETP) issuer after two years on the job. Since joining the firm in July 2019 (when it was still called Amun), Kssis helped to launch a number of crypto ETPs across several European stock exchanges. The products provide exposure to BTC, ETH, BCH, ADA, […]

Coinbase, With 9K Institutions Already Enlisted, Launches ‘Prime’ Out of Beta

Coinbase said Monday it’s opening its crypto prime brokerage to all institutional investors. The suite of trading tools for professional investment firms already boasts a roster of 9,000 institutions (think hedge funds and family offices), according to data shared during Coinbase’s most recent earnings call. Long assumed to be a bastion of retail crypto action, […]

Bakkt to Go Public Next Month After SEC OKs SPAC Plans

Bakkt Holdings and VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings (VIH) have received approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to complete their merger and push forward with plans to operate as a single publicly traded entity, the companies said in an announcement Friday. Source link

The Bored Ape Founders Haven’t Yet Joined the Yacht Club — CoinDesk

Gargamel: We’ve seen it already, which is why it was so interesting. Since 2017, on Twitter, you’d see all these guys who are s**t-posting all day and asking, “Hey, does anyone wanna play a game of League?” You know that these guys, or at least some of them, have hundreds of millions of dollars, and […]

Some Filipino Merchants Prefer Payment in Axie’s SLP

Inside SM Aura, one of Metro Manila’s many sprawling shopping malls, you’ll find a wonderfully whimsical “co-baking” space called Bakebe. Pronounced Bake-be, the idea is borrowed from a concept store in Hong Kong that uses an app to teach guests how to bake the cake of their dreams. Upon arrival, you’re greeted by a gaggle […]

Indices

CoinDesk Indices are the industry standard for institutional single- and multi-asset benchmarks for crypto assets. The flagship CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX) has been in operation continuously since 2014. Financial institutions rely on the XBX and other CoinDesk Indices products to benchmark billions of dollars in assets under management and to price hundreds of millions […]

Crypto Is Moving to Puerto Rico Once More

One element that defines the latest crush of crypto-native emigres to the island is the insistence that the move means business. Pantera, one of the most watched hedge funds in crypto, have relocated to San Juan. So have CoinMint, a large bitcoin miner, SuperRare, a well-established non-fungible token (NFT) platform, and legendary crypto power couple […]

MATIC Price | Polygon (MATIC) Price Index and Live Chart

Polygon (MATIC) is an ERC-20 token that supports the Polygon Network (fka Matic Network), a layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum. Polygon’s end goal is to provide an improved user experience for Ethereum decentralized applications that are impaired by high gas fees and transaction processing times. Polygon aims to improve network speed and lower the […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto News and Price Data

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Uniting DeFi and NFTs in gaming

The so-called freemium model has also been rapidly increasing, where a game is free to play but players can make in-game purchases and advertisers can pay for eyeballs. This model is not a universally great experience, though. In some cases, it can lead to pay-to-win situations, which go against the whole skills-and-luck ethos of gaming. […]

The Ransomware Crisis Is a Crypto Problem

“Ultimately, however, ransomware is a cybersecurity issue, and the best protection is prevention, best practices, improved defenses and resilience,” he said. “While financial regulation can help with detection and slow the spread or speed the pursuit, we need to make it harder to happen, not just harder to pay. Not every actor is merely financially […]