Mega Millions jackpot soars to $1.35 billion — 2nd largest in history — after no winner claimed Tuesday’s prize | CNN

CNN — The Mega Millions jackpot has reached an estimated $1.35 billion – the second-largest in the lottery’s history – after no winner snagged the big prize in Tuesday night’s drawingofficials said. That’s a boost from Tuesday’s jackpot of $1.1 billion, which saw no tickets match all six winning numbers of 7, 13, 14, 15, … Read more

Golden Globe Winners 2023 — the Full List

The 2023 Golden Globes were held earlier on Tuesday night in California, celebrating the best talent in the film and entertainment industry from the year that went by. Both The Fabelmans and The Banshees of Inisherin led the pack of winners with two top honours apiece, with the former winning the coveted Best Picture award … Read more

ApeCoin Climbs 21% In Last 7 Days As Sentiment Remains Bullish

Investors and traders of ApeCoin (APE) have been seeing some big gains since the start of 2023. With the crypto market experiencing a surge in prices, ApeCoin has been riding the bullish wave upwards showing gains on almost all timeframes. ApeCoin is riding the bullish momentum, while Yuga Labs’ Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and … Read more

Russia pushes foreign CBDC transactions as sanctions tighten

Amidst continuous sanctions imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, the country is accelerating its CBDC program. According to the Jan. 9 reportRussia’s central bank will research two potential cross-border settlement solutions as part of its intentions to move forward with the country’s digital ruble in the first quarter of 2023. The first proposed … Read more

Nigeria to regulate stablecoins and ICOs 

Nigeria highlights its plans for regulating stablecoins, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and the possibility of creating foreign direct investment through cryptocurrencies. The document titled “Nigeria’s payments system vision 2025” complements the country’s previous efforts to regulate the largest crypto market in Africa. In 2021, the country’s central bank prohibited local financial institutions from facilitating all … Read more

Sainsbury’s achieves ‘record’ Christmas as cost of living crisis rages

Sainsbury’s has become the latest retailer to post strong Christmas sales figures, saying it achieved a “record” festive season. The UK’s second largest supermarket group, which also includes Argos, said it now expected annual profits for the year to March towards the upper end of its previously guided range between £630m and £690m. Underlying pre-tax … Read more

Apple Fitness+ Gets New Workout Type, Beyoncé Artist Spotlight, More

Apple Fitness+ has been updated with several new features including new workout types, a new sleep theme for meditation, and a Beyoncé Artist Spotlight. The fitness platform is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. While the service is not yet available in India, pricing for Apple Fitness+ is set at $9.99 (roughly … Read more

Yearn Finance unveils permissionless vaults factory

DeFi aggregator protocol Yearn Finance has launched a new product that allows users to create sophisticated permissionless vault factories on its platform. Yearn’s auto-compounding yVault Yearn.financea DeFi aggregator protocol with $382,650,687 in total value locked (TVL), has launched the Permissionless Vault Factory. This product gives users of the platform access to deploy an auto-compounding yVault … Read more

XRP Price Prediction: Bulls Could Aim $0.4 or Higher

Ripple is gaining pace above the $0.350 resistance zone against the US Dollar. XRP price could rise further if it clears the $0.3720 resistance zone. Ripple is currently rising above the $0.35 resistance zone against the US dollar. The price is now trading above $0.350 and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). There was a … Read more

Sweden is facing its ‘day of reckoning’ as house prices plummet

In 2022, Sweden’s central bank undertook an aggressive interest rate hiking cycle that ricocheted through the property market. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / Contributor / Getty Images Sweden’s property prices are facing a serious drop as the country’s central bank governor warns of lofty household debt levels. House prices in Sweden have risen fairly reliably over the … Read more

Ethereum Price Consolidate Gains and Seems Poised For Upside Break

Ethereum climbed higher above the $1,320 resistance zone against the US Dollar. ETH tested the $1,350 zone and is currently consolidating gains. Ethereum started a decent increase above the $1,300 and $1,320 resistance levels. The price is now trading above $1,320 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key bullish trend line … Read more

Must-have Cryptocurrencies for 2023: Flow (FLOW), EOS, and Orbeon Protocol (ORBN) | Coinspeaker

Place/Date: – January 11th, 2023 at 6:23 am UTC · 3 min read Source: Orbeon Protocol As 2023 has just begun, there are three cryptocurrencies that investors should definitely have on their radar: Flow (FLOW), EOS, and Orbeon Protocol (ORBN). The latter is particularly noteworthy, as it uses equity-backed non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to revolutionize venture … Read more

Aptos (APT) and Kava (KAVA) Are Both Up Over 11% Recently But Snowfall Protocol (SNW) Is Still This Market’s Clear Winner! | Coinspeaker

Place/Date: – January 11th, 2023 at 6:22 am UTC · 3 min read Source: Snowfall Protocol When searching for the best-performing crypto assets, Aptos (APT) and Kava (KAVA) are both up over 11% in the past 24 hours. Aptos (APT) is currently trading at approx. $4.92 while Kava (KAVA) is trading at around $0.743. However, … Read more

Lovie Smith said the NFL had ‘a problem’ about Black coaches. A year later he was fired and the league is being criticized yet again about its lack of diversity | CNN

CNN — When Lovie Smith was hired by the Houston Texans in February 2022 as the team’s new head coach, he said the NFL had “a problem” with hiring Black coaches and diversity. “I realize the amount of Black head coaches there are in the National Football League,” Smith told reporters just under a year … Read more

USDC transfer volume hit 5X USDT’s in fallout from FTX collapse

Stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) has grown in popularity since the collapse of FTX and now frequently reaches daily transfer volumes four to five times that recorded by major competitor Tether (USDT) according to data from blockchain analytics firm Glassnode. That’s despite the market cap of USDT being $23 billion greater than USDC. As of Jan. … Read more

Argentina legislation may force citizens to declare their digital asset holdings

Argentina is set to introduce a new draft bill requiring citizens to declare their cryptocurrency holdings. Otherwise, they could face hefty tax penalties. Argentina’s new draft bill targets crypto assets The bill is meant to tighten the country’s anti-money laundering rules and will be presented to the Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP) in the … Read more

Amazon to Roll Out ‘Buy With Prime’ Feature to Sellers on This Date

Amazon will widely roll out a feature by end-January that allows online merchants outside its platform to use the e-commerce giant’s payment and delivery services, as it takes on rising competition from Canada’s Shopify. ‘Buy With Prime’, which was launched as an invite-only offering in April, will be widely available to US-based merchants by January 31, the … Read more

Why The Pale Blue Eye Has Been Greeted with Such Critical Negativity

Upon first viewing, Scott Cooper’s film The Pale Blue Eyewhich received its worldwide premiere through Netflix on Jan. 6th, appears to summon cinematic elements from the frost-bitten terrains of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant and the vast woodlands of Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone. Like Iñárritu’s 2016 Academy Award-winner, The Pale Blue Eyebased on author Louis … Read more

Optimism and Arbitrum flip Ethereum in combined transaction volume

Ethereum Layer-2 (L2) on-chain activity has been increasing to the extent that the leading two networks now process more transaction volume than the Ethereum network. Layer-2 networks Decision and Optimism have seen an increase in transactions over the past three months. Comparatively, aside from a few spikes, transactions on the Ethereum network have declined by … Read more