Year: 2021

Crypto adoption in 2021: Top trends and predictions on what may come

Propelled by Bitcoin’s record-breaking rally, the crypto industry is seeing off 2020 with flying colors. Amid all the tumult of this unprecedented moment in history, the digital asset space seems to have proven its resilience, making a solid case for becoming a safe haven in an increasingly uncertain world.  Among other advancements, the outgoing year …

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Huawei removes Tencent games from its Chinese store

VCG via Getty Images Huawei has pulled Tencent games like Arena of Valor from its app store because of a “big change” Tencent made in how the companies work together, according to a Bloomberg report. Huawei dominates the Chinese mobile market, accounting for 43 percent of smartphone shipments last quarter. Tencent, meanwhile owns the companies …

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Record-Low Electricity Prices in Sweden Make It ‘a Lucrative Place’ to Mine Bitcoin, Says Report

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Bitcoin miners are finding the Nordic lands a profitable opportunity to boost their revenues due to a plunge in electricity prices at the cheapest levels than any other well-known places for crypto mining.</strong> Bitcoin Miners Could Find ‘Lucrative’ Opportunities in Norway and Sweden According to a Bloomberg report, the Nordic region, specifically …

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Bitcoin supply squeeze heats up as Grayscale buys nearly 3x the BTC mined in December

Institutional crypto investment giant Grayscale now has $20 billion under its control as its Bitcoin (BTC) buys outstrip production by almost three to one. As noted by data analysis resource Coin98 Analytics on Jan. 1, Grayscale bought almost three times more BTC than that which was added to the market in December 2020. It’s official: …

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NYT Study: Coinbase Underpaid Female and Black Employees at Much Larger Rates Than Those in the Technology Industry

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>An analysis performed by the New York Times of internal pay data at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase unveiled disparities in salaries, showing their women and Black employees were underpaid.</strong> Coinbase Underpaid Women and Black Employees, Claims NYT Study According to the report, women employees were paid by Coinbase an average of $13,000, or …

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Tesla Model Y price in China announced as Giga Shanghai enters volume production

By Maria Merano Posted on December 31, 2020 Tesla China announced the domestically-made Model Y’s latest prices, as volume production of the EV crossover starts in Gigafactory Shanghai. The Model Y Dual Motor AWD now starts at ¥339,900 (about $52,000) and the Model Y Performance now starts at ¥369,900 (about $56,600), a significant reduction from …

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8 best cooperative board games for 2021 – CNET

Between a pandemic, political controversy and general holiday-season stress, many families have enough friction to heat a house in winter. So why add to the conflict with competitive board games? Luckily, a growing number of games are purely cooperative. Players band together to overcome other obstacles, whether that’s a time limit, like in Magic Maze, …

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South African Court Grants Order to Liquidate Mirror Trading International After Investors Fail to Withdraw Their BTC

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A South African High Court recently granted a provisional liquidation order against Mirror Trading International (MTI) following an application for relief by two investors who failed to withdraw their bitcoin. According to a statement released by lawyers of one of the aggrieved investors, this provisional order paves the way for the appointment …

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IRS sending $600 stimulus checks now. Here’s when yours will arrive – CNET

Timing is critical in delivering a second stimulus check to as many as 160 million Americans. Sarah Tew/CNET On Tuesday, the IRS began sending second stimulus checks straight to bank accounts via direct deposit and on Wednesday in the mail as paper checks and prepaid debit cards. Some who are eligible are already reporting they’ve …

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Darknet Giant White House Market Drops Bitcoin, Supports Monero Payments Only

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The prominent darknet marketplace, White House Market, has dropped bitcoin payments and now accepts monero only. The darknet marketplace administrators detailed that there was an issue with a payment processor blocking Tor exit nodes, but the full transition to monero was always planned.</strong> A number of crypto proponents have reported on the …

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