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Cypherium launches support for Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and Solidity

Cypherium, a highly scalable and permissionless blockchain platform, today announced that they have enabled support both for an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) as well as the Ethereum Network’s primary coding language, Solidity. The benefits that come with this are many, but include bringing about much greater interoperability for Cypherium itself, and also means that Ethereum […]

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Hololoot Celebrates an Overwhelmingly Successful Public Sale and Decentralized Listing

PRESS RELEASE. Hololoot is the market-leading AR NFT generator, marketplace and metaverse designed for widespread adoption. Built by AR industry veterans, Hololoot combines the latest developments in 3D modeling with the unique properties of NFTs to produce an app that is simultaneously powerful and easy to use. Their native token HOL, which unlocks the full […]

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Decentralized Social (DESO) is launching on Coinbase

Starting today Decentralized Social (DESO) is available on and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now trade, send, receive, or store DESO in most Coinbase-supported regions, with certain exceptions indicated in each asset page here. Trading for these assets is also supported on Coinbase Pro.

Decentralized Social (DESO) is the native cryptocurrency powering the Decentralized Social blockchain, a platform designed to support a wide variety of decentralized social media applications. DESO can be used to purchase “social tokens” and NFTs, and to create profiles and posts for Decentralized Social applications.

One of the most common requests we hear from customers is to be able to buy and sell more cryptocurrencies on Coinbase. We announced a process for listing assets, designed in part to accelerate the addition of more cryptocurrencies. We are also investing in new tools to help people understand and explore cryptocurrencies. We launched informational asset pages (see DESO ), as well as a new section of the Coinbase website to answer common questions about crypto.

Customers can sign up for a Coinbase account here to buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store e Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now trade, send, receive, or store DESO today.


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Nike Acquires NFT Startup RTFKT Studios in Order to ‘Deliver Next-Generation Collectibles’

Nike Acquires NFT Startup RTFKT Studios in Order to 'Deliver Next-Generation Collectibles'Nike, the American multinational footwear and sports apparel company has announced the acquisition of a startup called RTFKT Studios, a firm that leverages non-fungible token (NFT) assets, blockchain authentication, and augmented reality. Nike says the acquisition will allow the company “to deliver next-generation collectibles that merge culture and gaming.” Nike Steps Into the Metaverse by […]

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WikiLeaks And Bitcoin: A Crypto Love Story?

The story of WikiLeaks and its move to Bitcoin is a popular one amongst crypto investors. When WikiLeaks had first come out, it quickly gained popularity for publicizing news leaks and classified information on its site. Founded in 2006, the not-for-profit organization has had an interesting history, one of those being its founder, Julian Assange, being sent to prison. Even more interesting is the organization’s history with leading cryptocurrency bitcoin. The anonymous whistleblower platform had gotten on the government’s bad side over leaked documents that contained sensitive and classified military information. The organization which depended largely on donations had suffered greatly from this as payments processors like Visa and Mastercard had distanced themselves from the entity. WikiLeaks Turns To Bitcoin After being cut off from traditional methods of payment, WikiLeaks had turned to the next best thing. At this point, the organization needed something that could not be tracked or controlled by the government and it turned to bitcoin donations for this. Julian Assange had accused the U.S. government of endorsing what he referred to as “an illegal banking blockade” against WikiLeaks, forcing entities like AmEx, Visa, PayPal, etc, to stop supporting the organization. Related Reading | Could An Elon Musk Time Magazine Cover Predict The Crypto Cycle Peak? According to Assange, this had spurred the entity’s move into bitcoin. Bitcoin was still relatively new at this point. In 2010, when the ‘blockade’ went into effect, BTC was only a year old and still trading relatively low. That same year, WikiLeaks had begun receiving cryptocurrency donations, which was just bitcoin at first but has since expanded to include other cryptocurrencies. How Well Have Crypto Donations Gone? WikiLeaks has done well in terms of donations. Bitcoin was only trading at a low six cents when the organization began receiving it as donations in 2010. The digital asset has since grown over the following decade to a high of $69,000 in 2021.  In 2017, founder Julian Assange tweeted saying that WikiLeaks’ investments had grown over 50,000% from when they began accepting the digital asset. Assange went further to thank the U.S. government for being the push behind this move. Bitcoin has since grown a further $50,000 since the founder made this tweet. How far Bitcoin has come since the above referenced tweet  | Source: BTCUSD on Presently, WikiLeaks now accepts donations in six cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Monero, Litecoin, and ZCash. This report from CryptoPotato analyzed the history of the various wallets and concluded that WikiLeaks has received over $2.2 million in donations using cryptocurrencies.  Related Reading | Why The Dark Net’s Most Active Market Ditched Bitcoin For Monero However, this excluded Monero donations as the report stated that donations using the privacy coin could not be tracked. Additionally, WikiLeaks also received a donation of 1 CryptoKitties.  Julian Assange is currently being remanded in Belmarsh Prison in London after reportedly suffering a stroke due to stress. The ‘transient ischemic stroke’ was said to have occurred after the High Court overruled a judgment that prevented the Australian national from being extradited to the U.S. Featured image from iStockPhoto, Charts from