SAND could see an extended rally unless these holders change course

SAND likely to continue its climb courtesy of sustained demand. The price levels investors should consider for short-term profit-taking. The metaverse and NFT projects may experience renewed interest in 2023 and hence the need to look into their potential. One such project is The Sandbox which recently made a major development-related update. But more importantly, … Read more

Former champion Naomi Osaka withdraws from Australian Open | CNN

CNN — Two-time champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Australian Open, tournament organizers announced on Sunday, without elaborating on the reason. “Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Australian Open. We will miss her at #AO2023,” the Australian Open tweeted. Former world No. 1 Osaka was not listed to play in warm-up tournaments in … Read more

China reopens borders and lifts years-long quarantine for inbound travellers

Issued on: 08/01/2023 – 08:01 China lifted quarantine requirements for inbound travellers on Sunday, ending almost three years of self-imposed isolation even as the country battles a surge in Covid cases. The first people to arrive expressed relief at not having to undergo the gruelling quarantines that were a fixture of life in zero-Covid China. … Read more

Amid negotiation gridlock between Mount Sinai Hospital and the nursing union, newborns in intensive care are caught in the middle, one nurse says | CNN Business

CNN — Crucial union negotiations between Mount Sinai Hospital and the New York State Nurses Association appear to be at a standstill and both parties say the other is refusing to return to the bargaining table. As the impasse continues between the hospital and union, the most vulnerable patients – newborns in Mount Sinai’s neonatal … Read more

Pardoned Ivorian soldiers arrive home after months in Malian detention

Issued on: 08/01/2023 – 07:14Modified: 08/01/2023 – 07:41 Forty-six Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali since July arrived home late Saturday, according to an AFP reporter at the airport, a day after they were pardoned by the neighbouring country’s junta. The troops, whose detention triggered a bitter diplomatic row between the countries, were arrested on July … Read more

CBP seizes $9.1 million worth of cocaine at the Pan American Dock in Puerto Rico | CNN

CNN — US Customs and Border Protection officers seized 877 pounds of cocaine on board the San Juan-Santo Domingo Ferry at the Pan American Dock in Puerto Rico last month. The drugs, which have an estimated value of $9.1 million, were spotted on December 26 during a routine cargo inspection. Officers removed a board covering … Read more

Ferrari cuts ties with crypto sponsor ahead of 2023 Formula One season

Scuderia Ferrari, the racing division of luxury carmaker Ferrari, joined the growing list of Formula One racing teams to end partnerships with their cryptocurrency sponsors. Ferrari exited its multi-year partnership deals with Velas Blockchain and chip manufacturing giant Snapdragon, resulting in a cumulative $55 million loss for the Italian team ahead of the 2023 season. … Read more

Balancer’s Native Coin BAL Resilient Amidst Security Emergency

Balancer’s native token, BAL, appears to be holding up despite the platform’s ongoing security issues. On Friday, Jan. 6, the DeFi project tweeted a statement asking liquidity providers on its platform to withdraw their tokens from certain pools valued at $6.3 million. Via their official Twitter handle, the decentralized exchange stated there was a security … Read more

A traffic stop involving a deputy threatening to shoot a driver in the chest is under investigation, Los Angeles County police say | CNN

CNN — A Los Angeles County traffic stop in which a local rapper was approached by a deputy who threatened that the man would “take one to the chest” if he failed to comply with exiting his parked vehicle is now under investigation, according to police. Rapper Feezy Lebron was detained by two Los Angeles … Read more

Enabling MEV as a user choice with Allnodes

The rapid rise of cryptocurrencies in recent years has led to a billion-dollar industry with top companies and trading platforms integrating trading strategies toward getting maximum returns on their investment. The complex nature of trading strategies has brought about new terminologies and concepts, and MEV is regarded as one of the new novel concepts in … Read more

Germany detains Iranian national suspected of planning a terror attack | CNN

CNN — German police have detained an Iranian national on suspicion of planning a terror attack, authorities in the country said Sunday. Police in the western city of Munster said the 32-year-old man is believed to have procured unspecified amounts of the toxins cyanide and ricin in preparation for an “Islamist-motivated attack.” The suspect was … Read more

Ethereum Classic [ETC] sends cautionary signals as price grows by over 25%

ETC’s price has grown by 28% in the last week. Price chart readings, however, revealed that the alt is overbought. Ethereum Classic [ETC] had a strong week, with its price increasing by 28.60%, according to data from CoinMarketCap. This made it one of the top-performing cryptocurrencies, along with Lido [LDO]which saw a price increase of … Read more

Blockchain ecosystem ThunderCore teams with Huobi and MyCointainer in node expansion

ThunderCore, a leading blockchain & web3 ecosystem announced today that they are making a new development push, partnering with new validators as the chain rolls out its new crypto staking model. The newest ThunderCore validators include the famous crypto-asset exchange Huobi and one of the earliest staking platforms in the space, MyCointainer. Users of both … Read more

A Suggestion For The Sats Symbol

The Bitcoin community has yet to agree upon a universal symbol for sats, the smallest division of bitcoin. But I think I might have a winner. The Bitcoin community has yet to agree upon a universal symbol for sats, the smallest division of bitcoin. But I think I might have a winner. This is an … Read more

Canada Has Declared A Local War On Bitcoin Mining

Multiple local governments across Canada have started to make life much harder for bitcoin miners. Multiple local governments across Canada have started to make life much harder for bitcoin miners. North America became the leading hub of bitcoin mining activity after China’s abrupt ban in May 2021. While the United States has grabbed most of … Read more

U.S. Bitcoin Miner Increased Its Annual BTC Production By 200% In 2022

Cleanspark’s December 2022 mining update examines the company’s year at large as well as the operations of the previous month. Cleanspark’s December 2022 mining update examines the company’s year at large as well as the operations of the previous month. Cleanspark, a publicly traded bitcoin miner based in Las Vegas, Nevada, has announced their December … Read more

You Can Now Live In This Swiss City Solely On Bitcoin

Lugano, Switzerland makes living on a Bitcoin standard possible with hundreds of merchants that accept BTC. Lugano, Switzerland makes living on a Bitcoin standard possible with hundreds of merchants that accept BTC. If you’ve ever sought to live entirely on bitcoin, look no further than Lugano Switzerland. The Plan ₿ foundation recently took to Twitter … Read more

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly From 2022, Bitcoin’s Year Of The Bear

For Bitcoin, 2022 was a year of lessons, frustrations, vindications, progress and, in some cases, regress. What should we take with us for 2023? For Bitcoin, 2022 was a year of lessons, frustrations, vindications, progress and, in some cases, regress. What should we take with us for 2023? This is an opinion editorial by Aleks … Read more

Hard Lessons In Bitcoin Case Law Show We Must Remain Vigilant

Two similar legal disputes around alleged bitcoin scams show that, while Bitcoin may be incorruptible, human beings are not. Two similar legal disputes around alleged bitcoin scams show that, while Bitcoin may be incorruptible, human beings are not. This is an opinion editorial by Phil Snyder, an educator teaching blockchain, Bitcoin and all things media … Read more

91% of Cryptos From 2014 Have Died, While Bitcoin Continues To Thrive

The visualization of altcoin deaths shows Bitcoin is the sole standout project amongst various failed scams and “projects.” The visualization of altcoin deaths shows Bitcoin is the sole standout project amongst various failed scams and “projects.” A recent report by CoinKickoff demonstrates the failures of various altcoin projects throughout the years, and how bitcoin is … Read more

For The U.S., Bitcoin Is A National Security Opportunity, Not A Threat

Recognizing the importance of digital currency in its recent National Security Strategy, the White House should consider embracing a bitcoin standard. Recognizing the importance of digital currency in its recent National Security Strategy, the White House should consider embracing a bitcoin standard. This is an opinion editorial by Matt Smith, an operations officer for the … Read more

Choose Your Fighter: Bitcoin Maxis Vs. Fiat Maxis

Using the “choose your fighter” paradigm popularized by video games, we can compare Bitcoin and fiat and determine a winner. Using the “choose your fighter” paradigm popularized by video games, we can compare Bitcoin and fiat and determine a winner. This is an opinion editorial by Tim Niemeyer, co-host of the Lincolnland Bitcoin Meetup. Source … Read more

Bitcoin Volatility Hits Historic Lows Amid Market Apathy

The brunt of the price-based capitulation has already been felt, while the real pain ahead is a waiting game for the market to finally turn around. The brunt of the price-based capitulation has already been felt, while the real pain ahead is a waiting game for the market to finally turn around. The below is … Read more

Crypto Miners in Kazakhstan Start Paying Higher Electricity Fees

Since the beginning of 2023, cryptocurrency miners operating in Kazakhstan are obliged to pay new fees for the power they need to mint digital coins. A surcharge introduced in 2021 now depends on the price of electricity consumed by bitcoin farms and can be much higher than the original levy. New Year Brings Higher Costs … Read more