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Top HK university to launch virtual campus in the metaverse

Top HK university to launch virtual campus in the metaverse

Students at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will soon be able to take classes and interact with classmates in the metaverse after the university announced it is building digital copies of its two campuses. The campuses will be part of MetaHKUST, a project spearheaded by two of the university’s professors, MetaHKUST …

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Santander Brazil to Launch Crypto Trading Feature in Coming Months, CEO Says

Santander Brazil to Launch Crypto Trading Feature in Coming Months, CEO Says

Several non-crypto financial companies have announced or started operating crypto ventures in Brazil recently. In July, the Brazilian fintech PicPay announced its plans to launch a crypto exchange and a Brazilian real-tied stablecoin in 2022, while in December, Mercado Libre, Latin America’s largest e-commerce company by market value, started allowing users in Brazil to buy, …

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Coinbase to launch 'nano' bitcoin futures via brokerages as it pursues CFTC approval

Coinbase to launch ‘nano’ bitcoin futures via brokerages as it pursues CFTC approval

Coinbase will roll out its first derivatives product next week with the launch of so-called “nano” bitcoin futures. In a Thursday blog post, Coinbase Derivatives Exchange — the renamed FairX, which was acquired by Coinbase this year — said it would “launch its first listed crypto derivatives product on June 27, 2022: Nano Bitcoin …

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Kongregate and Immutable launch $40 million fund for blockchain games

Kongregate and Immutable launch $40 million fund for blockchain games

advertisement Game developer Kongregate and Ethereum scaling startup Immutable announced a $40 million fund to develop blockchain-based games.  Launched in 2006, Kongregate’s website Kongregate.com became a home for free-to-play independent web games. With this new fund, comprised of the IMX token pool, Kongregate.com will begin incorporating blockchain-based games later in 2022 and ultimately rebranding to …

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Ex-Deutsche Telekom Team Launch Liquid Staking Division at Crypto Custodian Finoa

Ex-Deutsche Telekom Team Launch Liquid Staking Division at Crypto Custodian Finoa

“It was great working for Deutsche Telekom, with this awesome power behind you and being able to steer it once in a while,” Dittrich said. “But really, the speed at which you can move stuff in a company like Finoa is enormous and it’s fully crypto native. Something that had always been pretty exhausting at …

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Japan’s largest investment bank Nomura to launch crypto arm, FT reports

Japan’s largest investment bank Nomura to launch crypto arm, FT reports

Quick Take Nomura plans to have around 100 people working for the new unit by the end of 2023. Last week the bank announced its first bitcoin futures and options trades.  advertisement Japanese investment bank Nomura will launch a new company focused on cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for institutional clients, according …

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Former Citi Digital Asset Execs Launch Crypto-Focused Fund

Former Citi Digital Asset Execs Launch Crypto-Focused Fund

For an income-focused strategy, Motus sees a “mismatch” between funding digital assets versus traditional finance. “Global banks have so much cash they pay zero or less for deposits. Meanwhile, the stablecoin market cap has quintupled since 2021, and investors still command high-single to double-digit returns for dollars or dollar-pegged assets.” Thus, an opportunity presents itself, …

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El Salvador's finance minister says the country is ready to issue a bitcoin bond, but the launch date remains unclear

El Salvador’s finance minister says the country is ready to issue a bitcoin bond, but the launch date remains unclear

advertisement El Salvador’s finance minister says the country is “ready” to issue its first so-called bitcoin bond, but still waiting for the right moment to do so. The Central American country previously estimated it could launch the $1 billion bond between March 15 – 20. Finance minister Alejandro Zelaya said today the government is ready …

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