Japan’s Line Corporation is enabling payments at select digital merchants with its native token called LINK (LN). This is an experimental feature for users of the messaging app and the use cases will be analysed between March 16 and December 26 this year, the company said.
Japan’s Line Pay to Add Native Crypto Token LINK as Payment Option at Select Digital Merchants
Ubisoft Partners With The Sandbox to Bring Rabbids to the Metaverse
Metaverse platform The Sandbox has partnered with gaming giant Ubisoft to introduce game IP elements from popular titles such as Rabbids to the gaming metaverse, with more elements in the pipeline.
US Crypto Technical Working Group Appoints Himanshu B Patel as Chief Development, Energy Advisor
US Congressman Pete Sessions has appointed Indian American Himanshu B Patel as his chief economic development and energy infrastructure advisor for his Crypto Technical Working Group.
PayPal Appoints Six-Member Advisory Council on Blockchain, Indian-Origin Neha Narula Included
PayPal has appointed a special council to act as its advisory on the subjects of digital currencies, cryptocurrencies, as well as blockchain technology. The team has six members including Neha Narula, Peter Briger, and Antoinette Schoar among others.
Crypto Donations Soar to Groups Backing Ukraine’s Government: Report
Bitcoin donations have soared to Ukrainian volunteer and hacking groups, some of which have supplied equipment to government forces, according to a report showing such groups received more than $550,000 (roughly Rs. 411.6 lakh) worth of cryptocurrency in 2021.
Infinity Ventures Crypto Raises $70-Million Fund to Empower Companies With Focus on Web3, DeFi
Taipei-based Infinity Ventures Crypto has raised $70 million (roughly Rs. 525 crore) to deploy startups that aim to accelerate the growth of DeFi, GameFi, and Web3 in Asia and the Americas in its first fund deal, which closed today.
UN to Add NFT Twist to Women Empowerment Message With ‘Boss Beauties Role Models’ Collection
A collection of women-centric NFTs will be put up on display in the head office of the United Nations. The name of this NFT collection is “Boss Beauties Role Models”. This will be the first time that digital collectibles will become part of the UN décor.
Bitfinex Hack of 2016: American Couple Under FBI Scanner for Laundering Stolen Bitcoin Now Worth $5 Billion
Five years after crypto exchange Bitfinex was drained dry by a hacker, two people suspected of laundering the stolen funds have come under the FBI scanner. Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein, an NYC-based couple are looking at up to 25 years in jail if found guilty.
Bitcoin, Ether Prices Dip Slightly as Bearish Investors Manage to Peg Back Most Popular Altcoins
Bitcoin bulls have successfully returned the world’s most popular digital currency’s price to the $44,000 (roughly Rs. 33 lakh) support level, boosted by encouraging occurrences although a run beyond $45,000 (roughly Rs. 35 lakh) may not happen just yet.
Crypto Market Integrity Coalition: 17 Firms Including Coinbase, Huobi Tech Pledge to Combat Industry Cons
US-based IT company Solidus Labs has formed a group called the Crypto Market Integrity Coalition (CMIC), aiming to fine-tune the malpractices that riddle the crypto sector. Anchorage Digital, CrossTower, Elwood Technologies, and CryptoCompare are other companies that have joined the CMIC as founding members.