Celebrity Crypto-Investments: A Boost for the Industry, but Also a Distraction

Celebrity investments are boosting crypto, but the industry still needs to build killer apps. Marketing loves celebrities — and with good reason. They’re “celebrated” people, individuals invested with bulk quantities of cultural capital (i.e., public respect, goodwill and interest), which — if tapped correctly by marketing firms — can be reflected onto endorsed products. This […]

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British Virgin Islands, Blockchain Firm Develop Crypto Payments System for Emergency Aid

The British Virgin Islands has partnered with blockchain firm Lifelabs.io to launch a crypto-enabled payments infrastructure. The British Virgin Islands — a United Kingdom Overseas Territory in the Carribean — has partnered with blockchain firm Lifelabs.io to launch an alternative crypto-enabled payments infrastructure for residents across its network of islands. The development was reported in […]

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Binance Responds to Notre Dame Tragedy by Launching Crypto Donation Channel

Responding to President Emmanuel Macron’s call for donations, Binance launched its crypto donation program “Rebuild Notre Dame” Major global crypto exchange Binance has launched a crypto donation program to support the reconstruction of the Notre Dame cathedral, the firm tweeted on April 16. Binance has initiated a donation program “Rebuild Notre-Dame,” calling the crypto community […]

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Following Community Poll, Kraken Delists Bitcoin SV

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has followed ShapeShift and Binance in delisting bitcoin SV. Major United States cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has decided to delist bitcoin (BTC) offshoot bitcoin SV (BSV), the firm announced on April 16. In an official press release, Kraken said that BSV had “engaged in behavior completely antithetical to everything we at Kraken and […]

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