Litecoin gains 7% in a week amid record transactions in 2022

With a 7% increase in the last seven days and a rise to position 12 on the CoinMarketCap list, litecoin has had a solid start to 2023. Litecoin commences 2023 on a successful note despite the protracted bear market causing more than 50% losses for most currencies in 2022, making it a horrible year for … Read more

Damar Hamlin’s toy drive fundraiser tops $3 million in donations in hours after his on-field collapse | CNN

CNN — An online toy drive fundraiser started by Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin topped $3 million in donations in the hours after the NFL star collapsed on the field during a game Monday night. The 24-year-old is in critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest following a tackle during the first quarter of a … Read more

Ken Block: Rally driver and YouTube star dies in snowmobile accident

Pro rally driver Ken Block, who later became an internet sensation with his daring stunts behind the wheel, died after a snowmobile accident, his team Hoonigan Racing said on Monday. “It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today,” Hoonigan said in a statement on Instagram. … Read more

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Israeli far-right minister visits Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Palestinians slam ‘provocation’

Issued on: 03/01/2023 – 08:31 Israel’s extreme-right firebrand Itamar Ben-Gvir visited Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound Tuesday for the first time since becoming national security minister, his spokesman said, enraging Palestinians who see the move as a provocation. “Our government will not surrender to the threats of Hamas,” Ben-Gvir said in a statement published by his spokesman, … Read more

Final Fantasy creator hints at aggressive investment in blockchain  

Japanese gaming mogul Square Enix expressed its desire to invest aggressively in blockchain-backed games. The move could establish its foothold in the web3 gaming market in 2023. Despite the uncertainty of 2022, this Square Enix’s most recent letter suggests that the company has no intentions to scale back its expenditures and interest in blockchain gaming … Read more

Why South Korea Is Proposing Stronger Incentives for Its Chip Sector

South Korea’s government plans to hike tax breaks for big chip companies’ capex to as much as 25 percent, after President Yoon Suk Yeol called for bigger incentives to fuel the critical sector. Big companies will get a tax credit of 15 percent on investments on manufacturing facilities, up from the planned 8 percent under … Read more

Bithumb former chair Lee Jung-Hoon acquitted in the first instance

Lee Jung-hoon, the former chair of the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb, was found not guilty on Jan. 3 by the 34th Division of the Criminal Agreement of the Seoul Central District Court. Jung-Hoon was on trial under accusations of violating the Act on the Aggravated Punishment Of Specific Economic Crimes due to fraud. The … Read more

Bahamas regulator denies asking crypto exchange FTX to mint new tokens

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (SCB) has denied FTX debtors’ claims and expresses concern that the investigation has been ‘impeded.’ According to a statement released on Jan.3, The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (SCB) has had to correct material misstatements made by John J. Ray III, the representative of the United States-based FTX debtors, … Read more

Jeremy Renner is in ICU recovering from 2 surgeries after being injured in snow plowing incident | CNN

CNN — “Hawkeye” actor Jeremy Renner is recovering from surgery after suffering “blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries” in a New Year’s Day snow plowing accident in Nevada, a spokesperson for the actor said. As of Monday evening, Renner was in the intensive care unit in “critical but stable condition,” the spokesperson said. The 51-year-old … Read more

#449 January 3, 2023

Matt writes: Happy New Year, Ebert Club subscribers! As we embark on 2023, RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert would like to take a moment to reflect on all of the essential writing that was published at our site in 2022. Click here to read her complete essay, which begins with the following words… “HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am hoping … Read more

1899 Axed at Netflix After One Season, Creators Confirm

1899, Netflix’s bewildering mystery thriller, has been cancelled after one season. In a statement on Instagram, the show’s co-creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Freise confirmed that the ambitious multilingual series was no longer expanding on its arc, disappointing fans who had been waiting and theorising the show’s many unsolved puzzles. While the pair never … Read more

December Lowest Month of 2022 for Crypto Thefts: CertiK

The digital asset industry witnessed many unprecedented events in 2022, making it one of the worst years in crypto history. Despite the challenges, cybercrime activity significantly reduced in December compared to previous months, like October, which saw a surge in crypto hacks and thefts. According to blockchain security firm CertiK, the industry suffered losses of … Read more

Erik Voorhees tips $40K BTC by June, but little consensus among pundits

There is little agreement among Bitcoin’s commentators over the last few weeks, with crypto execs, research analysts and billionaire investors offering wildly different takes on what’s in store for Bitcoin for the year ahead. One crypto exchange founder expects Bitcoin (BTC) to spike to $40,000 by the summer, while a Bitcoin billionaire has renewed his … Read more

Erik Voorhees tips $40K BTC by June, but little consensus among pundits

There is little agreement among Bitcoin’s commentators over the last few weeks, with crypto execs, research analysts and billionaire investors offering wildly different takes on what’s in store for Bitcoin for the year ahead. One crypto exchange founder expects Bitcoin (BTC) to spike to $40,000 by the “summer” of 2023, while a Bitcoin billionaire has … Read more

Tom Zhu: China boss is now highest-profile Tesla executive after Elon Musk | CNN Business

Hong Kong Reuters — Tesla Inc’s China chief Tom Zhu has been promoted to take charge of the electric carmaker’s US assembly plants as well as sales operations in North America and Europe, according to an internal posting of reporting lines reviewed by Reuters. The Tesla (TSLA) posting showed that Zhu’s title of vice president … Read more

Director Emily Hagins Talks New Movie Sorry About the Demon

Home Streaming Director Emily Hagins Talks New Movie Sorry About the Demon The film will be a new horror comedy from one of the directors of Scare Package. Shudder/Paper Street Pictures Sorry About the Demon is a horror comedy coming to Shudder later this month. It’ll be about a young man named Will (John Michael … Read more

She-Hulk Comic Writer Dan Slott Sets the Record Straight On the TV Series’ Accuracy

Home TV News She-Hulk Comic Writer Dan Slott Sets the Record Straight On the TV Series’ Accuracy Dan Slott shuts down Marvel’s She-Hulk series criticism in a succession of tweets. Since the premiere of Marvel’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Lawthere has not been a shortage of discussion surrounding the witty superhero miniseries. Despite critics offering mixed-to-favorable … Read more

Unlike Her Character, Stranger Things Actor Millie Bobby Brown Admits She Hates Waffles

Home TV News Unlike Her Character, Stranger Things Actor Millie Bobby Brown Admits She Hates Waffles Millie details how acting out Eleven’s infamous food obsession took considerable effort. Since the fourth season of Netflix’s supernatural wonder Stranger Things recently wrapped, leaving audiences worldwide on a ginormous cliffhanger and poor Hawkins, Indiana in more dire shape … Read more

Curve Finance: What should CRV holders expect of the token in 2023

CRV ended 2022 in a lower TVL position than it started the year. Technical indicators showed that CRV could finish 2023’s first quarter in consolidation. In times past, Decentralized Finance (DeFi) would have been incomplete without the mention of Curve Finance [CRV]. But in 2022, the automated market maker was a shadow of its former … Read more