First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Rally Stalls After US Central Bank Chair’s Comments; Ether Rises

Good morning. Here’s what’s happening this morning: Market moves: Bitcoin dropped on U.S. Fed Chair Powell’s comment, while ether gained more market share. Technician’s take: Support levels remain intact, which could establish a tight trading range between $55,000-$60,000 BTC into the Asian trading day. Catch the latest episodes of CoinDesk TV for insightful interviews with … Read more

Microsoft is selling ugly Windows sweaters again, and this time, it’s Minesweeper

Image: Microsoft Microsoft has launched a new Windows software-themed ugly sweater on its Xbox Gear Shop dedicated to the infamous Windows game Minesweeper. It’s well done: not only is the whole Minesweeper level shaped like a Christmas tree, but it’s also got mines masquerading as snowflakes and “buttons” to minimize the window or exit the … Read more

What Is CityCoins and How Does it Work?

CityCoins describes itself as an avenue for citizens to generate crypto-based revenue for themselves and the cities where they live. Think of it as a win-win system that allows users to contribute crypto funds to their home city, or support other cities, in exchange for rewards. Users of the CityCoins platform have already begun to … Read more

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip is here to power the Android flagships of 2022

Qualcomm has a new flagship smartphone processor: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, announced at the company’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, giving an early preview at the brains behind the most powerful smartphones of 2022. The successor to last year’s Snapdragon 888, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the first chipset to bear Qualcomm’s new naming … Read more

Twitch’s newest moderation tool spots accounts trying to get around channel bans

Twitch introduced a new way for streamers to fight accounts that evade channel-level bans Tuesday. The automated tool is called “Suspicious User Detection” and can spot users trying to get around bans, giving anyone moderating a Twitch channel more recourse for dealing with potentially disruptive behavior before it starts. The company announced that the new … Read more

The Transhumanist Case for Crypto

If you want to live forever, you need a money fit for purpose. Bitcoin, for many, is the ticket. It’s the first, largest and most decentralized cryptocurrency. It’s widely adopted – from retail investors to pension funds to nation-states. It has a durable brand. There’s a case to be made that it’s the most recent … Read more