Crypto Sale 2021: Pay Less, Save More on Videogames

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It’s Crypto Sale 2021 time! What does this mean? Well, by using cryptocurrencies as your payment option during the Crypto Sale you can spend less and get excellent quality games. Exciting, isn’t it? But maybe you’re wondering what are some of the games that you can buy on Indiegala at affordable prices, taking advantage of...

Mastercard Will Let Merchants Accept Payments in Crypto This Year – CoinDesk

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According to a source familiar with the matter, the functionality will see Mastercard customers’ digital currency payments settled in crypto at participating merchants, a first for the financial giant. The company has not yet disclosed which digital currencies it intends to support, or where. The details shed new light on CEO Michael Miebach’s Q4 pledge...

Banks will be required to work with crypto, e-money and CBDCs to survive

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Image a scenario where you need different messengers to send different types of messages — for example, WhatsApp for text messages, Viber for audio, Telegram for video, etc. Rather inconvenient, right? But this is exactly what happens in finance: There is no way to send both digital fiat money and cryptocurrency from a bank account...

Sam Bankman-Fried: The crypto whale who wants to give billions away

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“The brutal or inspiring truth… is that the more you put in, the more you get out.” Like many people in crypto, Sam Bankman-Fried is in it for the money. As the founder of quant trading firm Alameda Research, exchange FTX and DeFi protocol Serum, the curly haired 28-year-old has amassed a in just three...

Crypto influencer warns Ethereum fees will drive users away

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Crypto YouTuber Lark Davis is urging Ethereum’s to launch ETH 2.0 quickly, warning its devs must act soon to prevent rival networks from taking over amid high gas fees. Prominent crypto influencer Lark Davis, or “The Crypto Lark,” has warned that Ethereum’s competitors will continue to syphon away users should Eth2 fail to launch soon...

Bitcoin surpasses $50,000 for first time ever as major companies jump into crypto

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Bitcoin hit a record high of more than $50,000 on Tuesday, continuing its blistering rally as major companies appear to be warming to cryptocurrencies. The world’s largest digital currency by market valuable rose more than 3 percent to an all-time high of $50,389 just after 7:30 a.m. ET, according to data from Coin Metrics. Bitcoin...

Late on crypto? Institutions still at early stage of Bitcoin adoption

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Institutional investors are seen to be rushing toward Bitcoin (BTC) at high speed, with more companies emerging that look to adopt Bitcoin as a way to store their reserves. Recently, Marathon Patent Group, a Nevada-based Bitcoin mining company, has bought $150 million worth of Bitcoin as a reserve asset, a move similar to MicroStrategy purchasing...

India to approve Crypto currencies like Bitcoin. Bill placed in Parliament for approval

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India is to get its own digital currency India is going to legalise the crypto-currencies and it is expected that Government of India (GOI) is going to come out with its own digital currency. The Union Finance Ministry is placing a bill ‘The Crypto-currency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021’ in Lok Sabha in...

Ukraine to Set up a Large-Scale Crypto Mining Data Center in a Nuclear Power Plant

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Ukraine’s government-owned nuclear power plant picked a firm to build a massive data center in Rivne for cryptocurrency mining operations. After a bidding process, Energoatom chose Kyiv Energy Construction Company to handle the nuclear plant crypto mining project. Nuclear Power Plant Operator Expects to Launch the Data Center in 2022 According to official documents, the...

GnuPG crypto library can be pwned during decryption – patch now! – Naked Security

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Bug hunter Tavis Ormandy of Google’s Project Zero just discovered a dangerous bug in the GNU Privacy Guard team’s libgcrypt encryption software. The libgcrypt library is an open-source toolkit that anyone can use, but it’s probably best known as the encryption library used by the GNU Privacy Guard team’s own widely deployed GnuPG software (that’s...