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Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) may be the biggest driver of crypto adoption in Central, Southern Asia and Oceania (CSAO), a new report has found.  According to a Wednesday Chainalysis post titled “Crypto Adoption Steadies in South Asia, Soars in the Southeast,” NFT-related actions accounted for 58% of all web traffic going to cryptocurrency services from this
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Decentralized blockchain-based metaverse The Sandbox has held its first hybrid digital and real-life wedding on its metaverse.  The bride and groom, Singaporean couple Joanne Tham and Clarence Chan, CEO of music company Bandwagon, celebrated their matrimony on Saturday in a “70s disco glam” themed wedding, which took place in a digital replica of Singapore’s famous
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After Ethereum’s long-awaited Merge, it’s an ideal time to think about how we can also improve smart contracts. Essentially apps that run on blockchains, smart contracts are a vital component of our Web3 applications. But interacting with them remains quite dangerous, especially for non-developers. Many of the incidents where users lose their crypto assets are
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Ethereum is heading for the most significant upgrade in its history, which is scheduled to happen at around 5:27 am UTC on Sept. 15. Those wanting to watch the Ethereum network make its historic shift to proof-of-stake (PoS) in real-time will have plenty of options to choose from. The Ethereum Foundation has scheduled an Ethereum
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Proponents paint Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies as antidotes to totalitarian governments and central banks. Simultaneously, international corporations and startups alike have designed blockchain platforms and products that could be used on behalf of totalitarian governments and central banks.  Microsoft body activity data One example is Microsoft, which applied for a patent for a cryptocurrency
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On Thursday, blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis said that law enforcement had recovered $30 million in crypto stolen from the $625 million Ronin Bridge hack in March. According to Chainalysis, Lazarus Group, the North-Korea linked entity behind the attacks, first used sophisticated money-laundering techniques such as sending stolen Ether (ETH) to crypto-mixer Tornado Cash, swapping it
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According to a new United States Patent and Trademark Office publication on Tuesday, Swiss-based blockchain startup PraSaga has been awarded a patent placing its operating system, dubbed “SagaOS,” on the blockchain. Titled “Systemic Extensible Blockchain Object Model Comprising A First-class Object Model And A Distributed Ledger Technology,” the methods described in U.S. patent no. 11436039B2
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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced Monday that it plans to halt all deposits and withdrawals of Ethereum (ETH) and Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) on selected networks, starting September 6th at 2 am (UTC) in anticipation of Ethereum’s Merge event. #Binance will suspend deposits and withdrawals for Ether $ETH and Wrapped Ether $WETH on the following networks starting
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Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein acknowledged on Sept. 2 that he has invested personally in a number of crypto companies, and is optimistic about the industry’s path to regulation in the United States. Speaking with CNBC’S Squawk Box on Thursday, the billionaire said he believes that government regulation will be positive for the industry, and that the
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