South African Financial Services Giant Nedbank Secures a ‘Village’ in the Metaverse

The South African financial services giant, Nedbank, is reported to have acquired a village in the metaverse. The village will be used to showcase African creativity and to create experiences that “go beyond banking.” By securing a virtual property in Ubuntuland,......

SEC Orders Crypto Firm to Pay Harmed Investors $35 Million — Charges Influencer Ian Balina

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered crypto firm Sparkster and its CEO to pay $35 million into a fund for distribution to harmed investors. The securities regulator also charged crypto influencer Ian Balina for promoting crypto tokens without......

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......

India Freezes Crypto Exchange Wazirx’s Bank Assets — Binance Claims Acquisition of Wazirx Was ‘Never Completed’

A major Indian cryptocurrency exchange, Wazirx, has had its bank assets of more than $8 million frozen by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED). The exchange was supposedly acquired by Binance in 2019. However, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) now claims that......

Chainalysis Report Says $2.2 Million in Crypto Has Been Sent to Pro-Russian Groups in Ukraine

According to a report stemming from the blockchain intelligence company Chainalysis, the firm identified 54 pro-Russian groups that have “collectively received over $2.2 million worth of cryptocurrency.” The paramilitary groups in Ukraine primarily received bitcoin and ether donations but also got......

‘Unprecedented Opportunities’ — Cleanspark Acquires 1,061 Bitcoin Miners at a ‘Discounted Price’

On Thursday, the publicly-listed bitcoin mining firm Cleanspark announced that it added 93 petahash per second (PH/s) of hashpower to the company’s existing operations by acquiring 1,061 Whatsminer M30S bitcoin mining rigs. The latest ASIC acquisition follows Cleanspark’s recent purchase contract......

Troubled Crypto Hedge Fund 3AC Reprimanded by Singapore’s Monetary Authority, Liquidators Eye Su Zhu’s Properties

On Wednesday, it was reported that the crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) was liquidated by a British Virgin Islands court and following the alleged liquidation, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has reprimanded 3AC for misleading regulators. Furthermore, reports......

SHIB’s Shibarium Public Beta Is Planned for Deployment in Q3

The shiba inu crypto community is anticipating the launch of the layer two (L2) scaling solution Shibarium after it was revealed that the public beta will launch in the third quarter. According to shiba inu developers Shytoshi Kusama and Ryoshi, the......

E-Commerce Giant Ebay Acquires NFT Marketplace Knownorigin

The e-commerce and online auction giant Ebay has announced the company has acquired the non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Knownorigin. Ebay declared that the acquisition is an “important step in Ebay’s tech-led reimagination.” Ebay Purchases NFT Marketplace in Order to Make E-Commerce......