NEAR protocol raises $150 million to become a Web3 development hub

    “High-performance blockchain” NEAR Protocol has raised $150 million in its latest funding round led by Three Arrows Capital. The NEAR token has surged on the news, gaining 6.6% in the following hours. NEAR Protocol announced Thursday that it has successfully closed a $150 million funding round to accelerate Web3 adoption. Su Zhu and Kyle Davies’…

    WP: Cryptocurrency is suddenly everywhere – except in the cash register

    While interest in crypto has exploded, few people are using it for its intended purpose: to pay for things – writes Tory Newmyer on The Washington Post. Billionaire tech executive Michael Saylor has called Bitcoin “the seminal invention of the human race.” His website describes it as “a bank in cyberspace” offering a “simple, &…

    Crypto is inevitable in Iraq

    Crypto is inevitable in Iraq Despite roadblocks, crypto is becoming increasingly popular in Iraq and the Kurdistan region, claimes Abdurrahman Bapir on CoinDesk. Cryptocurrency was born out of a financial crisis. It was a proposed solution to the problems caused by, and inherent in, the worldwide banking system as well as centralized authorities. Satoshi Nakamoto’s…

    Gibraltar is poised to become the world’s cryptocurrency hub

    The British overseas territory, Gibraltar, that was once perceived as a tax haven, might be making The British overseas territory, Gibraltar, that was once perceived as a tax haven, might be making history soon by becoming the world’s first global hub for cryptocurrency trading. According to The Guardian, the territory is reviewing a proposal to…

    Simba Storage receives crypto storage license in Dubai

    Simba Storage, the first token in the world released for Satoshi Bitcoin, receives a crypto storage license from DMCC, the UAE’s free economic zone. The project is a partner of TRES OTC DMCC, which received the first cryptocurrency trading license in Dubai. Following in the footsteps of a partner company, Simba Storage, based in Switzerland,…

    Crypto in 2021: 5 cases of governments embracing digital assets

    While 2021 surely saw a few regulatory setbacks, some governments delivered masterclasses in forward-looking crypto regulation. Helen Partz collected some prominent cases on Cointelegraph.   As digital asset prices had been hitting new historical highs in 2021, many jurisdictions were increasingly adopting cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and other crypto-based instruments. In addition to Bitcoin crossing…