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Gaming platform Steam reportedly bans blockchain-based apps with NFTs

Gaming platform Steam reportedly bans blockchain-based apps with NFTs

Do NFTs have value in the real world? This question has sparked numerous debates across the crypto-industry. For now, however, one industry giant is reportedly making its views on the subject crystal clear. Steam, the popular digital gaming platform, has moved to ban all blockchain-based apps enabling crypto or NFT trades. The quiet, but definitive …

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Video game platform Steam bans NFTs, crypto and blockchain tech

advertisement The video game distribution platform Steam has updated its guidelines to ban the use of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), cryptocurrencies or other blockchain-based technologies from its platform.  The new rule was tacked onto a list of “What you shouldn’t publish on Steam,” which also bans hate speech, libelous or defamatory statements and non-interactive 360 virtual …

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A16Z-backed content platform Substack begins accepting bitcoin payments

A16Z-backed content platform Substack begins accepting bitcoin payments

advertisement Substack, an online content platform through which writers can make money from subscriptions, has integrated bitcoin as a payment option. The option is currently available only “to a select group of crypto-focused publications,” a Substack spokesperson told The Block, adding: “We’re looking forward to exploring broader availability depending on feedback and demand.” The crypto-focused …

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Jack Dorsey announces plan for developer platform focused on bitcoin financial services

Jack Dorsey announces plan for developer platform focused on bitcoin financial services

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square, said Thursday that the payments services business is working to create “an open developer platform” focused on bitcoin-tied financial services. Square is creating a new business (joining Seller, Cash App, & Tidal) focused on building an open developer platform with the sole goal of making it easy to create non-custodial, …

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Crypto exchange Bithumb bans employees from trading on its platform

Crypto exchange Bithumb bans employees from trading on its platform

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has banned its employees from trading on its own platform. Announcing the news on Friday, Bithumb said the move is to enhance transparency over crypto transactions, but an upcoming law in Korea mandates local crypto exchanges must prohibit employees from trading on their own platforms. The law becomes effective September …

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TP ICAP to launch crypto trading platform with Fidelity and others

TP ICAP to launch crypto trading platform with Fidelity and others

TP ICAP, the world’s biggest interdealer broker, is set to launch a crypto trading platform for institutional investors. The platform is being developed with crypto custody providers Fidelity Digital Assets and Standard Chartered’s Zodia Custody, alongside liquidity provider Flow Traders. The idea is to provide clients a separate but interoperable model for execution and settlement. …

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How Antonio Juliano plans to make DeFi platform dYdX ‘one of the biggest crypto exchanges, period’

How Antonio Juliano plans to make DeFi platform dYdX ‘one of the biggest crypto exchanges, period’

Quick Take dYdX has just raised $65 million in a round led by Paradigm. The derivatives exchange launched a new Layer 2 solution earlier this year in the hope of making the platform less costly to use. Founder Juliano now wants to take on the likes of Binance, Huobi and FTX. This feature story is …

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Creator of hit NFT project NBA Top Shot poised to net $250 million in round led by $25 billion firm

NFT platform development startup Dapper Labs valued at $7.5 billion

Dapper Labs, the NFT development platform behind NBA Top Shot, is raising money at a $7.5 billion valuation in a round led by Coatue Management, according to the tech news publication The Information.  The three-year-old Dapper Labs had just completed a $305 million funding round on March 30, which valued Dapper at $2.6 billion. That …

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XELS launches Eco-conscious blockchain platform for Carbon Offset Credits

 XELS, one of the leading startups tackling climate change by increasing participation and transparency in carbon markets, is listing its eponymous XELS token on Bittrex Global on 8 April 2021.  Tokenized Carbon Credits  XELS will provide both businesses and individuals access to a blockchain-based carbon offset platform, initially focused on tokenized voluntary carbon offset credits. …

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Creator of hit NFT project NBA Top Shot poised to net $250 million in round led by $25 billion firm

Dapper Labs, startup behind NFT platform NBA Top Shot, nabs $305 million in funding

The maker of the popular NFT platform NBA Top Shot has raised $305 million in a new funding round. Reports emerged Tuesday morning of the round, led by Coatue Management. The Block reported last month that Dapper Labs was raising a significant funding round led by Coatue, a billion-dollar investment firm with stakes in companies …

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