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Bank of Spain Has Registered 17 Crypto Companies, Big Names Still Missing

Bank of Spain Has Registered 17 Crypto Companies, Big Names Still Missing

The Bank of Spain has already included 17 virtual asset service providers in its own registry, in which cryptocurrency exchanges and custody providers must be listed to operate, according to Spanish law. Three new companies were included last week, but big names in the crypto ecosystem are still not registered. Bank of Spain Crypto Registry […]

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Music NFT marketplace HitPiece slammed for selling music assets without artist permission

Music NFT marketplace HitPiece slammed for selling music assets without artist permission

HitPiece had a simple business model: sell non-fungible tokens (NFT) of music. The problem? Musical artists didn’t know that their work was being sold on HitPiece. This caused a huge outcry of artists and music fans alike. While the music NFT platform appears to have started out with the intention to help artists perpetually earn […]

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NFT-focused web comic creator Pixel Vault raises $100 million in funding

NFT-focused web comic creator Pixel Vault raises $100 million in funding

Pixel Vault, a decentralized crypto media group, announced Thursday that it raised $100 million in funding from the venture capital firms Velvet Sea Ventures and 01A.  Pixel Vault intends to use the funding to help launch a multi-franchise non-fungible token platform for individuals to own digital content in movies, television, comics, video games and other […]

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Amber Group acquires FSA-licensed crypto exchange service DeCurret

Amber Group acquires FSA-licensed crypto exchange service DeCurret

Amber Group, a digital asset platform, has announced the acquisition of DeCurret Inc., a Japanese-licensed crypto exchange, the company announced on Tuesday. The acquisition is under Amber Group’s WhaleFin Japan subsidiary. According to the announcement, the acquisition marks Amber Group’s maiden foray into the Japanese digital asset market. The company says its plans leverage on […]

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Grayscale debuts ETF to track digital asset-based equities index

Grayscale debuts ETF to track digital asset-based equities index

Grayscale Investments has launched the Grayscale Future of Finance ETF, according to an announcement issued on Wednesday. The move marks the crypto investment giant’s maiden foray into the exchange-traded fund market. Grayscale’s new ETF will trade under the GFOF ticker and track the Bloomberg Grayscale Future of Finance Index. Launched in January, the GFOF index […]

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MicroStrategy will continue to buy BTC despite 146.6 million in Q4 impairment charges

MicroStrategy will continue to buy BTC despite 146.6 million in Q4 impairment charges

MicroStrategy plans to continue investing its free flows into bitcoin, and expects its investors to think of it as a vehicle for crypto exposure. The firm shared its Q4 earnings report today, noting that it acquired 53,922BTC in 2021 at an average purchase price of $48,710. That brings the firm’s total BTC up to 124,391.  […]

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DeFi tops Coinbase Ventures’ 2021 portfolio breakdown

DeFi tops Coinbase Ventures’ 2021 portfolio breakdown

Coinbase Ventures associate Connor Dempsey published a breakdown of the firm’s portfolio in 2021, revealing that decentralized finance (DeFi) was tied with centralized finance as the top category.  Coinbase Ventures is the venture capital arm of crypto exchange giant Coinbase. According to Dempsey’s post, the firm made just under 150 new deals in 2021, bringing […]

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