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Warner Music Group partners with OpenSea to create more Web3 opportunities for artists

On Sept. 29, global music and entertainment company Warner Music Group (WMG) announced a partnership with nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea to provide a platform for select musical artists to build and extend their fanbase into the Web3 community.  According to the release, the collaboration between these two entities will allow select WMG artists to get early access to OpenSea’s newly rolled-out feature, which enables artists to launch their NFT collections and limited-edition projects on their own customizable and dedicated drop pages. These WMG artists will have access to personalized storytelling…

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Arbswap Launches the Nova Accelerator to Support Arbitrum’s Ecosystem Growth

PRESS RELEASE. Arbswap, the Arbitrum-native automated market maker decentralized exchange, has seen significant progress over the past months. Following the migration of its contracts to the Arbitrum Nova network, Arbswap has recently launched the Nova Accelerator with support from Old Fashion Research, a multi-strategy blockchain investment fund. By establishing the Accelerator, Arbswap has set out to support the growth of Arbitrum Nova’s ecosystem through investments and advisory services for projects building on the platform. According to Arbswap, the Nova Accelerator aims to invest $10 million in the Arbitrum Nova ecosystem.…

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Biden’s cryptocurrency framework is a step in the right direction

The White House released its first comprehensive framework this month for the Responsible Development of Digital Assets following President Joe Biden’s March 9 executive order. The order called for regulators to assess the industry and develop recommendations to safeguard investors while simultaneously promoting innovation. While more work is needed, the framework is a step in the right direction as it shows the willingness of regulators to provide the industry with the much-needed regulatory clarity it seeks.  The framework’s recommendations addressed six key areas to protect market participants, offer access to…

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Biden’s cryptocurrency framework is a step in the right direction

The White House released its first comprehensive framework this month for the Responsible Development of Digital Assets following President Joe Biden’s March 9 executive order. The order called for regulators to assess the industry and develop recommendations to safeguard investors while simultaneously promoting innovation. While more work is needed, the framework is a step in the right direction as it shows the willingness of regulators to provide the industry with the much-needed regulatory clarity it seeks.  The framework’s recommendations addressed six key areas to protect market participants, offer access to…

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Stablecoin Economy Continues to Deflate — USDC’s Market Cap Shed $6.7 Billion in 83 Days

Just over two months or approximately 83 days ago, the stablecoin usd coin (USDC) had a market valuation of around $55.52 billion and since then, USDC’s market capitalization has lost 12.05%. For most of 2022, the second largest stablecoin by market capitalization, USDC has been above the $50 billion mark, but this week the crypto asset’s market valuation is around $​​48.82 billion. Following Tether’s Recent Stablecoin Reduction, USDC’s Market Cap Drops 12% In mid-June, Bitcoin.com News reported on the largest stablecoin asset tether (USDT), as USDT’s saw more than $12…

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Stablecoin Economy Continues to Deflate — USDC’s Market Cap Shed $6.7 Billion in 83 Days

Just over two months or approximately 83 days ago, the stablecoin usd coin (USDC) had a market valuation of around $55.52 billion and since then, USDC’s market capitalization has lost 12.05%. For most of 2022, the second largest stablecoin by market capitalization, USDC has been above the $50 billion mark, but this week the crypto asset’s market valuation is around $​​48.82 billion. Following Tether’s Recent Stablecoin Reduction, USDC’s Market Cap Drops 12% In mid-June, Bitcoin.com News reported on the largest stablecoin asset tether (USDT), as USDT’s saw more than $12…

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Anonymous makes numerous allegations against Yuga Labs and its Bored Ape Yacht Club

On Sept 26, internet hacktivist group Anonymous released a video addressing blockchain technology company Yuga Labs and its NFT-driven social club, Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). The group’s statement included a laundry list of allegations regarding Yuga Lab’s alleged use of esoteric symbolism in BAYC’s art — which Anonymous believes shows the company’s support for numerous controversial subjects, such as Nazism, racism, simianization, and pedophilia. The hacktivist group alleged that, after thorough research and interviews with key figures, it can confirm “without a shadow of doubt” that the Bored Ape…

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Frankfurt’s Euro Sculpture Is Saved by New Sponsor CAIZ Development

PRESS RELEASE. The preservation of the Euro sculpture in downtown Frankfurt, Germany, has been in danger in recent months as no sponsors were willing to provide the required financing. At the same time, the costs of maintaining the sculpture have risen considerably, mainly due to increased levels of vandalism. The independent non-profit association Frankfurter Kultur Komitee e.V., the owner of the Euro sculpture, would have been forced to have the sculpture auctioned off as a last resort by 15 October 2022 if no one had stepped forward to help. Because…

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FTX, Binance and CrossTower are competing to buy Voyager Digital assets: Source

Cryptocurrency exchanges FTX, Binance and CrossTower are competing to acquire beleaguered crypto lender Voyager Digital’s assets out of bankruptcy, according to insider sources.  According to details published by former investment banker and angel investor Simon Dixon, the three exchanges are competing in an auction to acquire Voyager Digital, and have each proposed their own terms and conditions for the acquisition. The details, which were also posted to Reddit, suggested that FTX and Binance have each proposed roughly $50 million in cash for Voyager’s assets, though Binance’s dollar amount is higher.…

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More Than a Half Dozen US Securities Regulators File Actions Against Crypto Lender Nexo

Crypto lender Nexo is having issues with state authorities from California, New York, Washington, Kentucky, Vermont, South Carolina, and Maryland. The enforcement actions from multiple state securities regulators detail that Nexo’s Earn Interest Product (EIP) may be in violation of securities laws. Nexo Targeted by Several Securities Regulators Over the Crypto Lender’s Earn Interest Product Following the issues that took place last year against Celsius’ and Blockfi’s interest-bearing accounts, the crypto lender Nexo has been targeted by several state securities regulators concerning the company’s Earn Interest Product (EIP). The state…

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