The Metaverse Could Be Worth About $5 Trillion by 2030 

A report published by International Consulting Firm, Mckinsey & Company, suggested that the global spending in the metaverse could reach $5 trillion by 2030. The 77-page report titled “Value Creation in the Metaverse” analyzed the current adoption trend and drew additional insights from two global surveys. The first survey gathered data from 3,104 consumers across 11 countries, while the second polled a range of executives from 448 companies cutting across 15 industries in 10 countries. Using these data, McKinsey predicted that the future of consumer behavior in the metaverse would…

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High-profile BAYC collector denies allegations of wrongdoing brought by DeFi detective

On Thursday, ZachXBT, a cyber detective in the decentralized finance, or DeFi, realm, accused prominent Taiwanese musician and blockchain personality Jeff Huang, also known as Machi Big Brother, of misconduct in 10 different cryptocurrency projects. Machi Big Brother is known outside of Taiwan as an avid collector of Bored Ape Yacht Club nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and possessed a collection worth an estimated $8.26 million at the peak of the crypto bull market last year.  This is misinformation. If he wasn’t anon I’d sue him for defamation. — Machi Big Brother…

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Bitcoin traders expect a ‘long consolidation’ phase now that BTC trades below $21K

Crypto traders had a brief opportunity to pause and take stock of where things are on June 16 as the relentless selling that has hammered Bitcoin (BTC) and the wider market over the past week began to relent despite an ongoing sell-off in the traditional markets.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after climbing to a high of $23,000 in the early trading hours on June 16, the price of Bitcoin slowly trended down on diminished trading volume to hit a low at $20,765. BTC/USDT 1-day chart.…

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Hester Peirce expresses strong support for crypto spot ETFs and regulatory structure

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner Hester Peirce, sometimes known as Crypto Mom for her ardent support of the industry, spoke Tuesday at a conference hosted by the conservative-libertarian Federalist Society titled “Regulating the New Crypto Ecosystem: Necessary Regulation or Crippling Future Innovation?” Her lengthy remarks – over 4,00 words in the prepared version, which was augmented extemporaneously as she presented it – contain some of the bluntest criticisms of SEC policy she has made yet. Peirce characterized the SEC’s attitude toward the crypto market as “refusal to…

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Resistance is futile! 3 reasons why Bitcoin mining will never go away

In the summer of 2021, the Chinese government banned Bitcoin (BTC) mining and cited the typical concerns of harmful environmental effects and money laundering. Now, the Chinese government is working toward establishing its own digital yuan currency. This raises the question as to whether the original reasoning was merely a Trojan horse. This ban could easily have been a huge blow to Bitcoin’s momentum. After all, close to 75% of all Bitcoin mining had been conducted in China by late 2019, according to Cambridge Alternative Finance Benchmarks. If the network…

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Three Arrows Capital has failed to meet margin calls: Report

Venture firm Three Arrows Capital (3AC) has reportedly failed to meet margin calls from its lenders, raising the spectre of insolvency after this week’s crypto market collapse triggered unforeseen liquidations for the Singapore-based company. Crypto lender BlockFi was among the firms to liquidate at least some of 3AC’s positions, according to the Financial Times. Citing people familiar with the matter, FT reported that 3AC had borrowed Bitcoin (BTC) from the lender but was unable to meet a margin call after the market turned sour earlier this week. The issues surrounding…

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Texas securities regulator investigates Celsius over withdrawal suspension: Report

The Texas State Securities Board has reportedly opened an investigation into crypto lending platform Celsius Network over its decision to suspend user withdrawals. According to a Thursday report from Reuters, Texas State Securities Board director of enforcement division Joseph Rotunda said the regulator began investigating Celsius on Monday shortly after the platform announced it would be “pausing all withdrawals, swaps and transfers between accounts.” Rotunda reportedly called the investigation a “priority” for the Texas regulator. “I am very concerned that clients — including many retail investors — may need to…

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Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer introduces NFT-enabled smartwatch

Watchmaker TAG Heuer has partnered with the well-known nonfungible token (NFT) community surrounding Bored Ape Yacht Club and CLONE-X to create a smartwatch that displays NFTs and connects to crypto wallets such as MetaMask and Ledger Live. The company says that the functionality of the TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 will be straightforward, with NFTs being transferred to it via a paired smartphone. The device is set to support static and animated NFT artwork, and multiple NFTs can be transferred to the watch at a time. TAG Heuer stated that…

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Further downside is expected, but multiple data points suggest Bitcoin is undervalued

The outlook across the cryptocurrency ecosystem continue to dim as the sharp downtrend that was initially sparked by the collapse of Terra now appears to have claimed the Singapore-based crypto venture capital firm Three Arrows Capital (3AC) as its next victim.  As large crypto projects and investment firms begin to collapse on a weekly basis, the prospect of a long, drawn out bear market is a reality investors are beginning to accept.  Based on a recent Twitter poll conducted by market analyst and pseudonymous Twitter user Plan C,  41.6% of…

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Bitcoin Bounces Back Before Hitting 2017 Peak, Is The Bottom In?

The price of bitcoin had dropped dangerously close to the 2017 cycle peak on Wednesday. It was a brutal decline for investors who watched their BTC portfolios incur losses after losses. Speculations were rampant in the space on what a touch below $20,000 would have meant for the market. The implications were abundant in their impact but the recovery back above $21,000 has staved off the bears, if only for a little while. Is The Bitcoin Bottom In? After the market recovery on Wednesday, it has become apparent that there…

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