Web3 Crypto Onboarding Platform Transak Integrates With Coinbase Wallet – Wallets Bitcoin News

According to Transak, users of the Coinbase self-custody wallet in South East Asia can now use its Web3 onboarding platform “as a fiat on-ramp to buy crypto.” Transak’s integration with the Coinbase wallet is coming at a time when more users are becoming “aware of the importance of keeping their assets safe, secure, and in … Read more

Failed FTX Rescue Attempt Revealed, Putin Calls for Digital Currency Settlements — Week in Review – The Weekly Bitcoin News

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary has revealed his and Sam Bankman-Fried’s failed attempt to raise $8 billion to rescue the now collapsed crypto exchange FTX. In other news, Russian president Vladimir Putin has called for international settlements based on digital currencies. All this and more just below in this edition of the Bitcoin.com News Week … Read more

Maxine Waters Criticized for Praising SBF — Lawmaker Says ‘We Appreciate That You’ve Been Candid’ – Regulation Bitcoin News

Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been heavily criticized for saying that she appreciates former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) being candid in his discussions about the collapse of his crypto exchange, FTX. “SBF has not, in fact, been candid in his discussions. He committed fraud, full stop,” one critic stressed. Maxine Waters Slammed for Appreciating Sam … Read more

An Unknown Individual Signed a Message Associated With BTC Block 1,018, Reward Was Minted 16 Days After Satoshi Launched Bitcoin – Bitcoin News

On Nov. 15, 2022, a post was created on the forum website bitcointalk.org and the thread’s creator asked people to share signatures tied to some of their oldest mined bitcoin blocks. 11 days later, a newly created bitcointalk.org profile, called “Onesignature,” shared a signed message tethered to an extremely old block reward created on Jan. … Read more

Stellantis Owned Fiat Launches Metaverse Store Using Touchcast and Microsoft Tech – Metaverse Bitcoin News

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Fiat, an automotive brand property of Stellantis, has launched its first metaverse-based store, which the company claims is the first showroom of its kind. The experience, which was developed with tech supplied by Touchcast and Microsoft, aims to make the virtual process of reviewing a car more interactive. Fiat Introduces Metaverse-Based Store Fiat, an automotive … Read more

US Lawmakers Say Any Digital Dollar Must Be Open, Permissionless, and Private – Regulation Bitcoin News

Nine U.S. lawmakers have raised concerns regarding the U.S. central bank digital currency project led by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The lawmakers stressed: “Any U.S. CBDC must be open, permissionless, and private.” Congressmen Say Any US CBDC Must Be Open, Permissionless, and Private U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN) announced Thursday that he has … Read more

Bitcoin’s Total Hashrate Slides Lower in December as BTC Miners Struggle for Profits – Mining Bitcoin News

Bitcoin's Total Hashrate Slides Lower in December as BTC Miners Struggle for Profits

While bitcoin prices have been lower than the estimated cost of bitcoin production, the network’s hashrate has dropped a great deal since mid-November. Presently, the total hashrate dedicated to the Bitcoin network is coasting along at 236 exahash per second (EH/s) after dropping below the 200 EH/s range six days ago. Bitcoin’s Hashrate Slips Lower … Read more

South African Government to Add Crypto Entities to ‘List of Accountable Institutions’ – Regulation Bitcoin News

South African Government to Add Crypto Entities to 'List of Accountable Institutions' – Regulation Bitcoin News

According to the South African government, crypto entities — or businesses whose activities include the exchange or transfer of crypto assets — are set to be included in the list of so-called accountable institutions starting Dec. 19. Businesses that convert one crypto asset to another or that conduct transactions where a crypto asset is transferred … Read more

Proof-of-Reserves Are at ‘Best Incomplete, at Worst Misleading and Deceptive’ Says Crypto Analyst Martin Hiesboeck – Interview Bitcoin News

Proof-of-Reserves Are at 'Best Incomplete, at Worst Misleading and Deceptive' Says Crypto Analyst Martin Hiesboeck – Interview Bitcoin News

While many crypto exchanges have seemingly embraced the use of proof-of-reserves (PoR) to showcase their transparency and reassure nervous users, crypto analyst Martin Hiesboeck insists such so-called proofs are susceptible to manipulation or misrepresentation. He added that PoRs alone are not a suitable method of verifying an exchange’s reserves because they do not “account for … Read more

Dappradar Report Shows Blockchain Gaming Thrived Amid FTX Collapse, Sector Accounted for 46% of All Network Activity – Bitcoin News

According to a report published by the global dapp store platform, Dappradar, blockchain gaming hardly felt the impact of the recent FTX collapse and the crypto market carnage that ensued. Dappradar’s Blockchain Games Report indicates that the number of daily unique active wallets (dUAW) participating in blockchain gaming dropped slightly to 800,875 UAWs in November, … Read more