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Paribus : Conflicting Narratives

If the past year has taught us anything it’s that no one has a crystal ball when it comes to predicting future moves in the crypto market. Macroeconomic factors and black swan events have time and again overpowered technical analysis. This week China will celebrate the Lunar New Year and move from the year of the Tiger into the year of the Rabbit. Already there are several confusing and sometimes conflicting narratives as to what the coming year will bring. Many commentators are expecting 2023 to be beset by continued

xBacked Launches xUSD, a 110% Over-Collateralised Stablecoin for Algorand Positioned to Transform the DeFi Realm

MEDIA RELEASE xBacked is a permissionless over-collateralized stablecoin protocol built on Algorand that allows anyone to use cryptocurrency without the volatility xBacked's decentralised stablecoin xUSD is available now to be minted on the platform, and aims to maintain a stable value of $1 USD backed by assets in the basket Stability pool, on-chain governance and TGE (token generation event) will be available in the coming months 17 JANUARY 2023: Launching today, xBacked is set to raise the bar with its over-collateralized stablecoin, xUSD. Built on Algorand and backed by multiple

Continuum and Plato Announce Strategic Partnership for Web3 Powered Data Intelligence & Content Syndication

New York NY, Jan 4, 2022. Continuum, a Web3 community thinktank, today announced a strategic partnership with Plato Data Intelligence a NYC based Data Platform focused on the curation of data intelligence on today’s most innovative technology verticals. Through the partnership, Continuum’s partner brands will immediately benefit from the increased global reach Plato delivers.  The partnership is focused at extending the both companies active Web3 communities via increased brand awareness, engagement and vertical data intelligence using Plato’s content distribution and syndication network. Our goal is to help early stage companies

The Question of Liquidity

While many people consider valuation to be the most challenging aspect of NFT lending, the real issue is liquidity. When taking an NFT as collateral for a loan it would be a recipe for disaster to think it can be sold easily at all points in the market cycle. During 2021 NFTs experienced a huge uptake in their popularity. Some said this surge in demand was the cause of increased gas fees on the Ethereum network. However, in between the two peaks of this surge, there was a terrifying liquidity

China’s Walled Garden

Continuing our theme of speaking with people in the world of finance and technology we asked insiders at ByteDance in Shanghai their views about blockchain technology. The results give some useful insight into one of the likely narratives of the next bull run. In previous cycles narratives have ranged from Bitcoin being digital gold to NFTs being the cutting edge of the art scene. These topics pull new users into the space and with their added liquidity the value of the market begins to rise. The present decline in value

GMEX Group Wins Best Development in FinTech of the Year For Institutional Digital Assets Network and Digital Custody Technology – Pyctor

London, 28 November 2022: GMEX Group (‘GMEX’), a leader in digital business and technology solutions for capital markets, is proud to announce that it has been awarded Best Development in FinTech of the Year by Crypto AM for its GMEX Pyctor institutional-grade digital assets technology. These coveted awards are judged by an independent, expert panel of industry leaders. GMEX competed with other finalists including Revolut to win. GMEX Pyctor (‘Pyctor’) was acquired earlier this year by GMEX after being successfully incubated in ING Neo’s innovation lab. It has been jointly

Illumishare launches presale of its $SRG token, backed by 24/7 live-streamed gold in Abu-Dhabi

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Illumishare has partnered with The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Ahmed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan from the Abu Dhabi Royal Family and is commercially licensed by the Abu-Dhabi authorities [/vc_column_text][vc_images_carousel images="1786951,1786950,1786949" img_size="large"][vc_column_text] Dubai, UAE, November 2022 – Illumishare, a blockchain-based digital asset management ecosystem, announces the official presale of its Abu-Dhabi-licensed $SRG token, which will begin after its unveiling event in Dubai on November 22. The token is backed by 3 uncorrelated assets including gold, stored in a safe room at a bank in Abu-Dhabi and broadcast

Go From Crypto Curious to Confident With Just One Book, Say Authors

As cryptocurrencies continue to dominate the news, more and more people are interested in hearing the ‘real deal’ from veteran insiders. However, many don’t know where to start, especially when experts are using unfamiliar terms like “altcoin,” “Web3,” and other jargon. Experienced investors in the crypto market want to level the playing field and pave the way for new investors. Such is the case for Mike Kimelman and Charlie Shrem, co-authors of the new book Mastering the Basics of Bitcoin and Crypto: Go from Crypto Curious to Crypto Confident With

Online gaming predictions: Trends for 2023

The online gaming sector has been growing steadily for years, but 2020 and 2021 proved to be hugely significant in the growth trend of this industry.  With many countries in lockdown, people were forced to spend more time than usual at home, and online gaming was one of the ways that we were able to entertain ourselves, while also enabling us to socialize with others at a time when that was heavily restricted in many regions.  One of the results of this development was a dramatic increase in revenue for