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Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden puts his own NFT up for auction

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Former National Security Agency (NSA) and CIA officer Edward Snowden has auctioned his first non-fungible token. The NFT Stay Free features a digitized portrait of Snowden as clippings from the NSA's US lawsuit filed. Snowden has listed the token for sale through the Foundation marketplace. Trading...

Ark invest buys Coinbase shares

ARK Invest Purchased $110 M Coinbase Shares

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Reuters announced that today New York-based ARK funds acquired 341,186 Coinbase shares worth above $110 M. On April 14, when Coinbase stock (COIN.O) went public on Nasdaq, the firm sold some of its Tesla shares and obtained 749,205 shares of $246 M worth of Coinbase. After the second deal, the...

Turkey crypto ban

Turkey Disallows Crypto Payments

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Turkey's central bank disallowed payments with cryptocurrencies and crypto assets saying they include transfer risks and can cause irrecoverable damage. Media of the country reported that the central bank's instructions placed at the “Regulation on the Disuse of Crypto Assets in Payments” paper...

Larry Fink

Head of BlackRock saw no chance for BTC to become a currency

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Bitcoin will not be a substitute for fiat money, but it could become a major asset class. This is the opinion of the CEO of BlackRock, which manages $ 8.7 trillion in assets, Larry Fink expressed in an interview with CNBC. Despite the successful listing on the Nasdaq of the cryptocurrency company...

Rothschild Investment Grayscale Ethereum Trust

Rothschild Investment's $4.75M Stake in Grayscale Eth Trust

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Full-service brokerage firm Rothschild obtained 265,302 shares worth $4.75 M of the Ethereum Trust of Grayscale. This is the first time that the company has put capital into the product. The entity also expanded its stake in GBTC by about 8,000 shares, thus making them 38,346 in total....

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Ether and Dogecoin Hit New All-Time Highs

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In the past 24 hours, Ether and Doge reached new all-time highs: $2,547 and over $0.3 correspondingly. Hovering around $2500 for a few days, the second cryptocurrency managed to overpass the barrier. The price of the token surged above $2,547. One of the reasons to cause price increase was the...

Bitcoin

Long-term Bitcoin storage trend continues to dominate

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Long-term bitcoin holders refuse to sell all of their cryptocurrency even as it skyrockets in 2021. This is the conclusion reached by Glassnode analysts, who also recalled that this week BTC tested values ​​above $ 64,000. Holders of the cryptocurrency dumped some of the coins during the rally,...

Hardfork

Berlin hardfork took place on the Ethereum network

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On April 15, a Berlin hard fork took place on the Ethereum mainnet at block # 12,244,000. In anticipation of the event, the price of the asset renewed its all-time high above $ 2,460, and open interest in futures reached a record $ 8.1 billion. Berlin has implemented four proposals to improve...

Bitcoin

Green Party of Germany received €1 million in bitcoins

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Greifswald-based software developer Moritz Schmidt donated € 1 million (approximately $ 1.2 million) to the Green Party in Germany (Die Grünen). This is the largest translation the party has ever received in one go. Schmidt earned this amount from cryptocurrency trading. “The investor made it...

IRS NFT tax

IRS Representative Says NFTs May be Used to Avoid Taxes

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An official of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Charles Paul Rettig expressed his concerns about NFTs describing them as "not visible items by design". While speaking at the Senate Finance Committee hearing, Rettig said non-fungible tokens may be used for tax evasion. When asked...

NFT in the form of a gray pixel

One Pixel of Digital Art Sold for over $1.36 M

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Interest in non-fungible tokens is growing. At the same time, some record-breaking purchases surprise many. Recently an artwork from digital artist Pak, that represented just a separate gray pixel, was sold for $1.36 M on the platform of Nifty Gateway with Sotheby’s auction house management....

Novogratz

Novogratz announced further growth in crypto market cap

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According to the billionaire and CEO of Galaxy Digital Mike Novogratz, the growth of the cryptocurrency market capitalization will continue in the coming years. On the air of CNBC, the businessman recalled that already now the value of all digital currencies exceeds $ 2 trillion, and this is not...

Grayscale AUM $50 B

Grayscale's Assets Under Management Crossed $50 B

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Leading cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale announced that the sum of its entire AUM surged to $50.6 B. This is an unprecedented case of any digital asset manager's total AUM surpassing $50 B. MILESTONE: We just reached $50 billion AUM. Yet another reason to #GoGrayscale....

Ethereum

Ether is close to $2500

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Already during today's trading, the largest altcoin ether (ETH) can break the psychological mark of $ 2500. On Thursday morning, April 15, the ETH rate on the Binance exchange jumped to $ 2,480. Cryptocurrency capitalization at the time of publication of this review exceeded $ 283.643 billion. The...

Elon Musk Mark Cuban Dogecoin

DOGE surges. Elon Musk and Marc Cuban Tweeted about it.

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Dogecoin price reaches new highs. The cryptocurrency crossed $0.14 yesterday with its market cap surpassing $17.3 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban mentioned the coin in their tweets. Mark Cuban revealed that over the previous month, the number of Mavericks'...

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith will sell a new horror movie in the form of NFT

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Film director, producer, and actor Kevin Smith will auction his new horror film, Killroy Was Here, as an NFT. The NFT buyer will have the right to display, distribute and broadcast the motion picture. According to the director, it reminds him of the sale of the film Clerks, which he brought to the...

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Coinbase CEO Responds to Peter Thiel's Opinion on Crypto

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Today, April 14 Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong gave an interview to CNBC, during which he talked about investing in Coinbase, the purpose of the platform, its goals for the future and if crypto may be used as a financial weapon. Company the valuation of which is now equal to that of...

Bitcoin Ethereum Cardano

New All-Time Highs from BTC, Ether, and Cardano

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The crypto market keeps surging. Not only are the prices growing, but there are also new all-time highs reached by a number of cryptocurrencies. Today BTC price set a record high of $64.870 coming closer to $65.000. The second-largest cryptocurrency Ether crossed $2.397 and Cardano surpassed $1.56....

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