Month: September 2022
The feds are coming for the metaverse — from Axie Infinity to Bored Apes
NFTs in the metaverse should generally be considered securities, but developers have been slow to recognize that fact. Expect a regulatory reckoning to come swiftly for Axie Infinity, Bored Apes, and other projects that have thrown caution to the wind.
GitHub’s Missing Merge Option
Celebrate over 20 years of AI/ML at Innovation Day
Be our guest as we celebrate 20 years of AI/ML innovation on October 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT. The first 1,500 people to register will receive $50 of AWS credits. Register here. Over the past 20 years, Amazon has delivered many world firsts for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). ML … Read more
SEC Must Turn Over Emails About Ethereum—But It Won’t Help Ripple, Lawyers Say
Amid an ongoing $1.3 billion lawsuit with Ripple, a judge has ordered the SEC to hand over internal emails regarding the regulatory status of Ethereum.
Co-Founding Considered Harmful
Is Bitcoin Really Decoupling From Stocks? Experts Weigh-In
The correlation between Bitcoin and the stock market has weakened over the past couple weeks. But has it decoupled? Here’s what the experts have to say.
I Made an NFT Collection to Represent My Student Loan Debt
“College Admission” is a performance art NFT collection that takes a critical lens to the student loan debt crisis and the shame it causes borrowers.
Daily Crunch: It’s AI day for Tesla, but we’re here for the cringey texts
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Happy Friday! We don’t know about you, but we are both ready for some R&R after ploughing through a wall of deep-cringe texts from the Musk/Twitter trial. We hope you get some, … Read more
Warner Bros. Discovery is ‘absolutely not for sale,’ says CEO
My “We Are Not For Sale” shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Warner Bros. Discovery’s CEO David Zaslav seems to be trying to squash rumors that he wants to sell the company to the likes of Comcast. According to a … Read more
The Other Internet
Crypto and the ‘Law of the Horse’
There’s no such thing as “crypto law.” So why are so many people studying it? This article is part of CoinDesk’s “Education Week.”
So what if Bitcoin price keeps falling! Here is why it’s time to start paying attention
Tune out the noise and focus on the signal. 5 important BTC price indicators are in multi-year “buy zones.”
Beleaguered NFT Traders Can Now Relive Mania With Fantasy League Game
As NFT winter deepens, Flip says its new fantasy league will still provide traders the “sweet adrenaline” of flipping JPEGs.
CFTC takes legal action against Digitex futures exchange and CEO
Many in the space have criticized regulators including the CFTC and SEC for taking a “regulation by enforcement” approach to crypto in the United States.
Paraguay Senators Reject President’s Bitcoin Mining Law Veto
Paraguayan lawmakers are keen on regulating Bitcoin mining in the South American country.
Google appears to have disabled Google Translate in parts of China
Google appears to have disabled access to Google Translate in parts of China, redirecting visitors to the Hong Kong domain — which isn’t accessible from the mainland. According to users on Reddit and site archives viewed by TechCrunch, Google swapped the Google Translate interface at translate.google.cn with a generic Google Search page at some point … Read more
Twitch begins testing paid ‘Elevated Chat’ feature
Nick Barclay / The Verge Twitch will begin testing a way for its users to boost their chat messages on the platform. Called “Elevated Chat,” the “experiment” is meant to let users elevate their chat messages for a specific time using a one-time fee. The fees are presented in five different tiers ranging from 30 … Read more
Amber Group uses simple hardware to show just how fast, easy the Wintermute hack was
The Hong Kong-based group documented its reproduction of the hack on its tech and security oriented blog, seeking insights into Web3’s attack surface spectrum.
Market Wrap: Bitcoin Holds Strong Above $19.5K as Investors Chew Over Latest Price Data
The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization rose over $20,000 at one point in choppy trading; ether ticks upward. Market Wrap is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter diving into what happened in today’s crypto markets.