Starbucks Marks Foray Into Web3 With Starbucks Odyssey
Starbucks has announced the unveiling of Starbucks Odyssey, an NFT-based loyalty program powered by the Polygon network. The loyalty program will allow customers to purchase collectible stamps in the form of NFTs, offering benefits and other immersive experiences.
Alphabet, Microsoft and Now Meta Release Disappointing Quarterly Earnings
Meta joined Alphabet and Microsoft in releasing disappointing quarterly financials, following the company’s Q2 earnings call. In a week of a disappointment for mega-cap stocks, the trio has all missed revenue and earnings expectations, with Meta seeing its first quarterly sales decline ever recorded.
Binance sues Bloomberg over ‘defamatory statements’ against CZ
The media outlet is accused of publishing unsubstantiated claims and damaging the reputation of Binance and its founder.
Thailand’s Oldest Lender Delays Bitkub Exchange Acquisition Amid Tighter Crypto Rules
The company that owns Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank has postponed a deal to acquire a majority stake in Bitkub, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. The decision comes amid tightening crypto regulations that limit growth in domestic crypto trading.
$248M stablecoins flow out of Coinbase as community refutes exchange liquidity issues
Rumors of Coinbase having a liquidity crisis have been refuting by the community as outflows vary in a nervous crypto market.
Ripple Secures Partnership To Launch New NFT Marketplace on the XRP Ledger
San Francisco-based payments company Ripple is signing a new partnership involving non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Twitter lawyers up to force through Musk deal. Will it work?
It’s unclear whether the potential lawsuit will eventually see Musk purchasing the platform at the previously agreed price, at a new price, or not at all.
Twitter To Pursue Legal Battle After Musk Terminates $44 Billion Deal
Bret Taylor, the chairman of Twitter, announced that he intends to sue Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla – one of the richest men in the world – in order to enforce the merger deal.
US watchdog says it cannot block Musk’s Twitter purchase
Open Market Institute says Musk’s Twitter purchase is “a threat to “American democracy and free speech.”
Coinbase To Acquire Brazil’s Largest Crypto Exchange In Latest Deal
According to local reports, Coinbase Global is in talks to acquire 2TM, which is the parent company of Brazil’s largest crypto exchange - Mercado Bitcoin.
VRM and CV Labs built a beneficial area for European startups
VRM and CV Labs stroke into the new area of cooperation aimed to help European startups to enter for markets of China and SEA.
YouTube Crypto Scams On The Rise As Victims Lose Millions
Crypto scams have been on the rise with the bull rally but scammers have found another medium to perpetuate their scams. YouTube has always been an effective marketing and influencing tool in the space, which is why it is sometimes a prime target for scammers. This time around, scammers have found another way to separate victims from their money and that is through compromised YouTube videos.
æternity Partners with Uruguay Can to Track Cannabis Production on the Blockchain
æternity, the next-generation, open-source blockchain for building decentralized applications, today announced that it is creating a supply chain management platform for the cannabis trade alongside Uruguay Can, one of South America’s leading cannabis production companies.
Digital Assets In 2025: Worst- And Best-Case Scenarios
Co-Founder and CEO at Cindicator, a tokenised fintech company building the Hybrid Intelligence ecosystem for effective asset management.
Circle CEO: China’s Digital Currency Could “Bypass Western Banking System”
Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire says the U.S. lagging behind China’s development of a national digital currency could alter the way Western companies transfer payments.
Samsung Now Offering 17 Crypto Apps in Blockchain Keystore
Samsung is adding to its blockchain dapp arsenal by including over a dozen new apps in its Blockchain Keystore online app market.
South Korea Declares Partial ‘Regulation-Free’ Zone for Crypto Companies
Busan has been declared a “regulation-free” zone for blockchain development by South Korea’s national government, a move long expected but now formalized as part of a larger liberalization push.
Technology giants' power to be probed in US
The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into leading online platforms, examining whether they are unfairly restricting competition.
Stonewalled by FINRA, Up to 40 Crypto Securities Wait in Limbo for Launch
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Wall Street’s self-regulatory organization (SRO), has sat for months on some 40 applications from companies that touch cryptocurrencies, numerous people who deal with the agency told CoinDesk.
Ripple Could Invest Up to $50 Million in MoneyGram in XRP Boosting Deal
Blockchain payments startup Ripple has struck a deal to buy a stake in money transfer giant MoneyGram, the companies announced Monday.