First Mover Asia: Crypto Finishes Bad Month on High Note

Good morning. Here’s what’s happening: Market moves: Bitcoin ended a bad January on a positive note; DeFi trading volume grew steadily. Technician’s take: BTC’s January sell-off could attract short-term buyers. Catch the latest episodes of CoinDesk TV for insightful interviews with crypto industry leaders and analysis. Prices Bitcoin (BTC): $38.446 +1% Ether (ETH): $2,682 +2.6% … Read more

Big video game companies just can’t stop buying studios

Sony’s deal for Bungie caps what’s been a huge month for gaming acquisitions. | Photo by STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images Sony just announced its intent to acquire Destiny maker Bungie for $3.6 billion, capping what’s been an absolutely massive month for gaming acquisitions. Take-Two kicked things off with its deal to buy Zynga for $12.7 … Read more

Max Q: NFTs… but for space stuff

Welcome back to Max Q, our weekly newsletter about space and the business thereof. NFTs were bound to intersect with space in a number of ways, and the way they do in this week’s newsletter is very likely not the first such intersection, but it is the first one I’ve noticed. Also, some hiccups for … Read more

Tesla is now selling karaoke microphones in China

Hopefully this only works in park | Image: Tesla Tesla last week released its latest distraction product: a set of karaoke microphones dubbed TeslaMic for use in its vehicles (via Electrek) and works with accompanied in-car software. The accessory, which is only available in China for now, was released alongside a Chinese New Year software … Read more

Diem Confirms Shutdown as Silvergate Acquires Assets

The Diem Association is shutting down. Silvergate Bank confirmed Monday that it’s purchasing the technology and other assets from Diem, the stablecoin project from Meta (formerly Facebook) first announced as Libra in June 2019. In a statement Monday, the Diem Association said it would “begin the process of winding down” both the group and its … Read more

Tesla has a new feature that will disable your seat controls if you keep messing with them

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Tesla’s new vehicles rolling out of the factory will include a bizarre feature designed to prevent abuse of the seat adjustment controls. The new seats will track and measure the amount of adjustments users make and will disable the controls if they detect “excessive” changes. The feature was … Read more

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