Venezuela shuts down crypto mining facilities, exchanges amid corruption probe

Venezuela’s energy supplier has shut down crypto mining facilities throughout the country as part of a reorganization of the national crypto department and ongoing corruption investigations involving the country’s oil company. According to local media reports, crypto mining companies, and tweets from Venezuela’s National Association of Cryptocurrencies, mining facilities were shut down in the past … Read more

What are gift card scams, and how to avoid them?

Gift card scams are fraudulent activities where scammers trick people into purchasing gift cards and providing them with information such as the card’s code or PIN.  Scammers utilize a variety of strategies, including fraudulent prize offers, romance scams and technical support hoaxes, to trick victims into providing gift card information. Scammers can use gift cards … Read more

Bitcoin liquidations vanish as trader hopes $30K will hit before dip

Bitcoin (BTC) drifted lower on March 25 as eerily calm conditions saw liquidations evaporate. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Binance). Source: TradingView Bitcoin in “slow chop” until Monday Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it focused on $27,500 at the time of writing. After losing $28,000 the day prior, weekend trading offered … Read more

How to buy and sell NFTs on Nifty Gateway

Nonfungible token (NFT) marketplaces transacted roughly $82 million in 2020 and a staggering $17.6 billion in 2021, indicating a rising demand and high user interest in NFTs. This meteoric rise of digital asset trading ranged from whimsical cartoon JPEGs to National Basketball Association trading cards, artwork, music and more. One such marketplace for collecting and … Read more

What is fiscal policy, and why does it matter?

Fiscal policy is a tool used by governments to regulate economic activities in their country. It involves the use of government spending, taxation and borrowing to influence economic growth, stabilize inflation and maintain a stable economy. This article will explain what fiscal policy is, how it works, and why it is important. What is fiscal … Read more

Just 7 days until the TC Early Stage early bird flies away

Budget-minded entrepreneurs and early-stage startup founders take heed — this is no time to procrastinate. We have only 7 days left of early-bird pricing to TechCrunch Early Stage 2023 in Boston on April 20. Don’t wait…the early bird gets the…SAVINGS: Buy a $249 founder pass and save $200 before prices increase on April 1 — … Read more

Arbitrum Discord hacker shares phishing announcement amid airdrop hype

The crypto community’s warning against fake Arbitrum (ARB) airdrops materialized as hackers managed to drop a phishing link into Arbitrum’s official Discord server.  On March 25, blockchain-focused security firm CetriK revealed the possibility of a phishing link being circulated via the Arbitrum Discord server. It is suspected that a hacked Discord account of one of … Read more

Sony eyes NFT transfers across multiple game platforms, reveals patent

Sony Interactive Entertainment, the video game goliath running the PlayStation brand, filed a patent for a framework allowing users to transfer and utilize nonfungible tokens (NFTs) across multiple game platforms.  Over several years, Sony’s interest in crypto has been evidenced by numerous partnerships and trademark registrations. Adding to this list, Sony filed a patent titled … Read more