Online betting juggernaut DraftKings is placing a bet on Tom Brady's Autograph, as the two sides are partnering to build a new NFT marketplace. As always, content is king. Along with the Brady exclusive, the company has deals with other top athletes including Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Derek Jeter, Naomi Osaka, and Tony Hawk, to name a few. Continue Reading →
Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said that Binance Markets Limited, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, “is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the U.K.” While some news outlets are reporting this as a ban, the key phrase is "regulated activity." The U.K. isn't banning crypto; it is refusing to regulate crypto-based derivatives and other types of transactions that are illegal in the U.K. unless they are regulated. This will limit the types of transactions you can do on binance.com in the U.K., but Brits will still be able to buy and sell their crypto. Continue Reading →
Bitcoin crashed hard this weekend, and the selloff doesn't seem to be turning around too quickly this morning. The crypto markets have been unusually volatile recently, and a contributing factor may be the Chinese government's serious crackdown on bitcoin mining operations. Continue Reading →
The crypto markets got hammered over fears that the FBI had recovered the ransom Colonial Pipeline paid in bitcoin (true), and, therefore, all crypto can be easily hacked (false). The FUD is still rampant, and the depth and breath of misinformation and misunderstanding about the hackability of cryptocurrency is profound. Continue Reading →
The NFT marketplace peaked on May 3, when $102 million worth were sold in a single day. Crypto-collectibles accounted for $100 million of those sales, but according to data analyzed by Protos, just $19.4 million in NFT sales (including $9.2 million in crypto-collectibles) were processed in the past week: a near-90% collapse from the market's peak just one month ago. Continue Reading →
Just about everyone seems interested in getting into cryptocurrency. Is it too late? Shelly Palmer talks with Bianca Peters and Robert Moses about the technology, as well as his newest book: Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance. Continue Reading →