Spanish Telecom Giant Telefonica Partners With Qualcomm to Develop Joint Metaverse Initiatives

Telefonica, one of the largest telecom carriers in Spain, and Qualcomm, the fabless chip designer, have inked a partnership to advance joint extended reality and metaverse initiatives. Telefonica will use Snapdragon Spaces, a new technology from Qualcomm, to bring these metaverse......

China to Expand Digital Yuan Testing in Pilot Cities to Provincial Level

China’s central bank intends to enlarge the area covered by trials of its digital yuan currency in four regions of the country. A top representative of the monetary authority announced the move while highlighting that the People’s Bank has been stepping......

Nasdaq Establishes Crypto Unit — Sees Increased Demand for Digital Assets Among Institutional Investors

Nasdaq has announced the launch of “Nasdaq Digital Assets” citing increased demand for digital assets among institutional investors in recent years. Initially, the new crypto unit will offer custody solutions for bitcoin and ether to institutional investors. Nasdaq Establishes Crypto Unit......

Michael Saylor Publishes Open Letter Discussing the ‘Sheer Volume of Misinformation’ Tied to Bitcoin

The Microstrategy executive Michael Saylor is a big believer in Bitcoin as his company has purchased close to 130,000 bitcoin during the last few years. Six days ago, the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy published a report that claims......

Linux Launches Foundation to Bolster Open-Source, Multi-Purpose Crypto Wallets

On Tuesday, the non-profit technology consortium, the Linux Foundation, announced the launch of the Openwallet Foundation (OWF) in order to bolster the development of open-source crypto wallets. OWF’s goal is to increase “interoperability for a wide range of wallet use cases”......

Southeast Asia’s Largest Bank DBS Enters the Metaverse

DBS, the largest bank in Southeast Asia, says it is “the first bank in Singapore to make a foray into the metaverse.” A DBS executive explained that “The metaverse presents exciting opportunities to redefine how we live, work and engage with......

Blockchain Gaming Publisher and Web3 Firm Animoca Brands Secures $110 Million

Blockchain gaming publisher Animoca Brands announced the company has raised $110 million in a funding round led by Temasek, Boyu Capital, and GGV Capital. The company raised the funds by issuing convertible notes to a handful of institutional investors. Animoca Brands......

‘No Middle Class Left,’ ‘Millions Will Be Wiped Out’ — Two Market Crash Predictions, Gas Cartels, and Whales Moving Mt Gox Coins: Bitcoin.com News Week in Review

In this week’s Bitcoin.com News Week in Review, one market strategist issues a dire warning about the U.S. economy and a large market crash that could cause a “50 to 60 percent haircut” in stocks. Further, the Russian government is reportedly......

Publicly-Listed Bitcoin Miner Cleanspark’s Hashrate Exceeds 3 Exahash, Firm Records Daily Production High of 13.25 BTC

Bitcoin miner Cleanspark says it experienced accelerated growth amid the crypto winter this year and the operation’s hashrate has surpassed 3 exahash per second (EH/s), tripling in less than twelve months’ time. The news follows a number of expansions bitcoin mining......