Sandbox Games and NFTs: Microsoft and Enjin Issue Minecraft-Compatible Blockchain Collectibles

Players who enjoy the best-selling video game Minecraft will be able to transfer blockchain-based non-fungible token (NFT) assets into the game. Microsoft and the company Enjin have issued Minecraft-compatible NFTs in order to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Minecraft-Compatible Non-Fungible Tokens The video game Minecraft is the most popular game […]

Mobile money platform Pngme raises $3M to expand across Africa

The fintech firm hopes to expand financial products for the unbanked. Africa-focused but U.S. based unified financial data platform Pngme this week announced its successful seed funding round raised $3 million. The investment was led by Radical Ventures, Raptor Group, Lateral Capital, and EchoVC. It was actually closed in the third quarter of 2020 and […]

Microsoft launches game to celebrate women in science — with Minecraft NFT rewards

Microsoft’s new game rewards players with NFTs that unlock secret games inside Minecraft. Tech giant Microsoft and blockchain developer Enjin have teamed up to release a game celebrating women in science that rewards players with Minecraft-compatible non-fungible tokens. “Azure Space Mystery” is an interactive, fictional online game designed to celebrate the International Day of Women […]

Bitcoin market cap briefly tops $900 billion

Bitcoin’s market cap was less than $100 million short of $1 trillion for a few brief moments today. Bitcoin is closing in on a trillion dollar market cap, with the total value of all Bitcoin crossing $900B for the first time today as the price hit new record highs. Bitstamp, one of the oldest Bitcoin […]

Opportunistic trader front-runs HydraDX’s Balancer LBP contract for $50,000

A cunning trader exploited Balancer’s LBP contracts to front-run HydraDX’s token offering for $50,000 before it officially launched. Polkadot-powered decentralized exchange HydraDX has raised roughly $22.86 million in just the second public token sale offered using Balancer’s Liquidity Bootstrapping Pool, or LBP. However, one opportunistic trader was able to front-run the offering by exploiting the […]

First Bitcoin ETF approved in Canada

The approval makes it the first North American Bitcoin ETF. A Bitcoin exchange traded fund for investment firm Accelerate Financial has been approved in Canada. This makes it the first officially approved Bitcoin ETF in North America after the Ontario Securities Commission gav the green light for the institutional product. The decision document was approved […]