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New NFT marketplace takes direct aim at OpenSea — with a token

New NFT marketplace takes direct aim at OpenSea — with a token

The latest entrant to the red-hot market for non-fungible token trading has a plan to compete directly with market-leading Opensea for users. The team behind the project, called Infinity is also hoping that a token and some well-followed backers will help it take on its larger rival.  Infinity — which officially launched today — is …

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Ethereum: Buyers and sellers parley at $3,000 as symmetrical triangle takes shape

Ethereum: Buyers and sellers parley at $3,000 as symmetrical triangle takes shape

Ethereum was in a delicate position on the charts. Trading between its EMA Ribbons and the 200-SMA (green), ETH faced pressure from either side. However, bulls needed to go the extra mile to save ETH from additional drawdowns. A close above $3,200 would help flush out majority of sellers and present opportunities for bullish traders. …

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MicroStrategy takes its Bitcoin holdings to 114,000 BTC ($5.1 billion)

MicroStrategy takes its Bitcoin holdings to 114,000 BTC ($5.1 billion)

Business intelligence firm MicroStrategy has purchased a further 5,050 bitcoin, taking its total holdings to 114,042 BTC, according to a statement today. The firm spent $3.16 billion on this entire stash, which has a current value of $5.1 billion — a 42% gain. Since making several major purchases toward the end of last year and …

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This billionaire takes a 'deep dive' into crypto, worries he is too late

This billionaire takes a ‘deep dive’ into crypto, worries he is too late

Daniel Loeb, chief executive of Third Point, a $15 billion hedge fund has been doing a deep dive into crypto lately and found that the sector can be a “real test” of being intellectually open “to new and controversial ideas.” In a response to a tweet from Chris Dixson, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, Loeb …

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Singapore’s third-largest bank appears to be building a crypto custody solution

Singapore stock exchange takes 10% stake in DBS’ new crypto trading platform

Singapore’s largest bank DBS has officially announced it will set up a digital asset exchange and the country’s stock exchange will take 10% stake in the new trading platform. In a release on Thursday, DBS confirmed it will set up a digital exchange that opens to only institutional and accredited investors. The platform, called DBS …

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ConsenSys fintech exec says Libra could become a ‘developer magnet’ if the stablecoin project takes off

ConsenSys fintech exec says Libra could become a ‘developer magnet’ if the stablecoin project takes off

Lex Sokolin is worried that Libra could be detrimental to open-source crypto development in the long-run. Sokolin, ConsenSys’s co-leader for fintech and DeFi, recently sat down with The Block’s Frank Chaparro and Ryan Todd for an episode of The Scoop. Conversation topics ranged from how Libra could be a tool that governments use to “fight …

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Google takes down 22 more extensions that were impersonating popular crypto wallets

Google takes down 22 more extensions that were impersonating popular crypto wallets

Google has removed another batch of Chrome extensions that had been impersonating popular crypto wallet services like Ledger and MetaMask, a month after removing nearly 50, according to the security firm Sophos. On Friday, Naked Security, a news site maintained by Sophos, reported that Google has taken down 22 more malicious extensions identified by Harry …

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