Seth Green thief stole Bored Apes, not the rights say experts

Austin Powers supporting actor Seth Green has sparked a debate over who owns the commercial rights to use a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, after his Apes were stolen and sold to another party Green tweeted on May 18 that four of his nonfungible tokens (NFT) including BAYC #8398, Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) #9964 and #19182, and Doodle #7546 were stolen from him after he visited a phishing site. Green, the creator of Robot Chicken and co-star on Family Guy, noted that someone with the pseudonym DarkWing84 had already…

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CryptoSat’s first nanosatellite blasts off Wednesday on SpaceX rocket

If all goes to plan Wednesday’s SpaceX rocket launch in Florida will blast a “crypto-satellite” into low Earth orbit, paving the way for secure blockchain-related cryptography in space Cryptosat, as the name hints, is the company which created “Crypto1”, a crypto-satellite module hitching a ride aboard a Falcon 9 rocket for SpaceX’s Transporter 5 mission. The blockchain satellite technology has already been trialled on the International Space Station. “We’re basically joining the Uber of spaceflight,” co-founder of Cryptosat Yonatan Winetraub told Cointelegraph, “Everybody goes into the same orbit and we’re…

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Sam Bankman-Fried could spend up to $1B in 2024 to thwart Trump comeback

The billionaire founder and CEO of theFTX cryptocurrency exchange Sam Bankman-Fried has revealed he intends to spend anywhere between $100 million and $1 billion to help influence the 2024 United States presidential election campaigns. In a podcast interview on May 24 Bankman-Fried was asked how much money he might donate during the next presidential election cycle, answering he’d give “north of $100 million” with a “soft ceiling” of $1 billion if he were to bankroll the person running against former president Donald Trump. “I would hate to say hard ceiling…

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Weak stocks and declining DeFi use continue to weigh on Ethereum price

Ether’s (ETH) 12-hour closing price has been respecting a tight $1,910 to $2,150 range for twelve days, but oddly enough, these 13% oscillations have been enough to liquidate an aggregate of $495 million in futures contracts since May 13 according to data from Coinglass. Ether/USD 12-hour price at Kraken. Source: TradingView The worsening market conditions were also reflected in digital asset investment products. According to the latest edition of CoinShare’s weekly Digital Asset Fund Flows report, crypto funds and investment products saw a $141 million outflow during the week ending…

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Web3 no longer just about crypto and DeFi, says Polkadot founder Gavin Wood

Although Web3 has become a sort of buzzword in the cryptocurrency community, its application and utility extend far beyond the world of blockchain, according to Polkadot founder Gavin Wood.  In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Wood talked about Web3 applications and whether the all-encompassing concept needed to evolve past its current usage. “I don’t think Web3 needs to evolve, really, from its origins too much yet but maybe in the future, it will,” he said before explaining the merits of…

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What do UK’s recent regulatory aims for crypto mean?

In April, the United Kingdom’s Economic and Finance Ministry, also known as Her Majesty’s Treasury, announced its intention to put the United Kingdom at the forefront of technology by bringing stablecoins under the country’s payments regulation — a bold move that looks especially intriguing in contrast to the recent shock, caused by TerraUSD’s (UST) depegging. Later, in May, during the annual Queen’s Speech, Prince Charles informed the Parliament about two bills that will support “the safe adoption of cryptocurrencies” and “create powers to more quickly and easily seize and recover…

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Bitcoin should be seen from an innovation perspective, says Miami mayor

Miami mayor Francis Suarez believes that Bitcoin (BTC) should be seen from an innovation perspective rather than just as an investment asset. Suarez’s comments came during his discussion on “The Future of Crypto” on the third day of the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF) 2022 at Davos. He said: “We live in a world where investors only look at things from a return perspective, but Bitcoin should be seen from an innovative and technology perspective.” When asked about his views on the volatility debate in the crypto market, Suarez said…

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Central African Republic to launch official crypto hub ‘Sango’

Shortly after approving Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender in the Central African Republic (CAR), the local government is moving to provide the digital currency infrastructure. CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadera took to Twitter on May 24 to announce the upcoming launch of the country’s first major crypto initiative dubbed “Sango.” The creation of the CAR’s crypto hub comes soon after the National Assembly unanimously adopted Bitcoin as legal tender, Touadera noted. Following the unanimously adoption by the National Assembly of the #BTC legal tender status, we are pleased to showcase the…

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Top 3 cryptocurrencies that are faring the best in the 2022 bear market

The crypto market has been in decline over the past six months with its valuation dropping from over $3 trillion in November 2021 to $1.23 trillion in May 2022. Fears over persistently higher inflation, the Federal Reserve’s hawkish response to it, and the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia prompted investors to limit their exposure to riskier assets. Also, their increasing appetite for the safe-havens, such as the U.S. dollar, weighed down demand for some of the top cryptocurrencies and U.S. equities. As a result, some digital assets, such as…

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What does the current slump mean for adoption?

It was September 6, 2021, when the Central American nation of El Salvador decided to go ahead and purchase 200 Bitcoin (BTC), worth about $10.3 million at the time. The day was hailed as momentous in the history of the crypto market and was met with much fanfare. In fact, many proponents claimed that the purchase was just an inkling of what really lay ahead in terms of a global crypto-driven economy. However, a lot has changed since then, especially with BTC losing 55% off its value after scaling up…

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