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Crypto Custody Expands in UK, EU with Genesis, BBVA Switzerland

Genesis cleared a significant regulatory hurdle with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approval Customers of BBVA Switzerland can now custody bitcoin and ether with the giant multinational bank The secure custody of digital assets is a critical infrastructure component enabling banks to offer regulatory compliant services at scale. Many investors, whether individuals or companies, cannot bear …

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Solana Ventures Funds $150M Web3 Initiative With Forte, Griffin Gaming

Forte is a platform where game developers, players and communities can integrate blockchain technologies into their games Griffin Gaming Partners is a venture capital firm that has invested over $400 million in 26 companies, including Forte and the instant messaging platform Discord Solana Ventures launched a $150 million Web3 gaming fund initiative in a partnership …

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Coinbase Wallet to Bring NFTs to Your Browser Extension

COIN is trading roughly flat on Tuesday at 1:00 pm ET, for $251 per share on the Nasdaq In October, Coinbase announced a forthcoming NFT marketplace Coinbase Wallet will soon support non-fungible token collections (NFTs) in its browser extension, the company announced on Tuesday. The new feature means that NFTs — which were previously only …

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NYDIG Closes $1B Funding Round, Raising Valuation Above $7B

NYDIG will use the capital to develop its Bitcoin-focused platform by integrating Bitcoin protocol upgrades like Lightning payments, asset tokenization and smart contracts NYDIG’s CMO previously told Blockworks the company will continue to integrate into the market in a “major way” by next year NYDIG completed a $1 billion growth equity funding round led by …

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FTX US partners with Golden State Warriors

FTX brand will be integrated into the Warriors’ esports brands, with its logo virtually placed on the team’s court during NBA 2K League games The deal follows FTX US’ partnership with Warriors Point Guard Stephen Curry in September FTX US is now the official cryptocurrency platform and NFT marketplace of the Golden State Warriors, as …

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Survey: Two-Thirds of BlockFi Rewards Cardholders Spend Less with Cash-back Cards

The more than 70,000 people using the card have so far amassed roughly 235 bitcoin since its launch in July BlockFi cardholders primarily hold the assets they earn, the survey found, as 89% percent of those earning bitcoin have retained their BTC About two-thirds of BlockFi Rewards cardholders spend less with cash-back cards because they …

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DOGE Spikes 27% on Elon Musk Tweet

Musk was named TIME’s Person of the Year on Monday and said that Dogecoin is “better suited for transactions [than bitcoin]” An early Tuesday morning tweet sent DOGE prices rocketing higher within a few minutes Elon Musk is once again moving markets with a fresh round of pro-Dogecoin comments proliferating on Twitter. TIME Magazine announced …

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Here’s How NFTs Could Disrupt a Heavily Centralized Music Industry

The music industry generates roughly $42 billion in revenue and less than 12% of that goes to artists Daniel Allan, an artist who previously made hundreds of dollars per month from Spotify, is now making thousands after minting NFTs of his music World-renowned music producer Justin Blau sold his first tokenized album, Ultraviolet, as a …

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Bitcoin’s Place in the Digital Asset Ecosystem: Wave Financial’s Perruccio

In this video Blockworks’ “Forward Guidance” podcast host Jack Farley talks to Matteo Dante Perruccio, president of Wave Financial, at Blockworks Digital Asset Summit in London about bitcoin’s place in the digital asset ecosystem and its role as a store of value. Perruccio has spent 30 years in various strategic and leadership roles across the …

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