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  • “Servant of the People” attributed imaginary bitcoins to himself and received a fine from the NAZK
    • Georgians took a sacred oath that they would stop mining bitcoins
    • Single Ethereum miner has earned 68 ETH for hitting a block
    • Investors collapsed the bitcoin rate, the price fell below an important mark
    • Miami launches crypto-mortgages for residents of all countries
    • Microsoft acquires cult developer Activision Blizzard . Are the Metaverses coming to Xbox?
    • MMA champion asked for half of the fee in bitcoins. Promises to distribute cryptocurrency to subscribers
    • Crypto exchange Coinbase has entered into an agreement with Mastercard to make NFT more accessible
    • Fast, modern and reliable – Opera introduced Crypto Browser under Web 3.0
    • Intel presents the first bitcoin mining chip
    • American banks launched their own stablecoin and made the first payments

    • The European Union called for a ban on mining using the Proof-of-work system

    • Decentraland metaverse review, MANA and LAND tokens

    Web 3.0 game publisher Carry1st raised $12 million for further product development in Africa. According to Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai, in the next five years, about 170 million new internet users .

    Carry1st plans to use the investment to grow its own development team and implement a new user acquisition strategy. A key element of the strategy is the development of infrastructure for games based on the Play-To-Earn principle.

“Servant of the people” attributed to himself imaginary bitcoins and received a fine from the NAZK

  • People’s Deputy Oleg Bondarenko indicated in his declaration 65 bitcoins (UAH 3.3 million)
  • But when checking the politician could not prove his assets
  • Until now, many politicians have indicated bitcoin in their declarations with a single goal – “write off extra money”. This is a great way to explain your wealth – there were stories about how the people’s deputy bought cryptocurrency for a penny in 1920 year, and now he has become a millionaire.

    But Oleg Bondarenko, the people’s deputy from the Servant of the People, failed to “push” bitcoins into the declaration. NACP investigators requested evidence that confirms the fact of ownership of the asset – for example, the public address of the wallet. In response, the official said that he had lost this key along with the old laptop.

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    T Грузины дали священную клятву, что перестанут майнить биткоины

    Georgians took a sacred oath that they would stop mining bitcoins

    • Local residents were gathered in the church and took from them a sacred covenant to refuse mining

    The economy of northwestern Svaneti in Georgia is mainly based on tourism. But the pandemic came, and the region was left without the usual income. Hundreds of residents decided to master a new business – cryptocurrency mining. But the local authorities didn’t like it, and they decided…to turn to religion.

    The video from Sputnik Georgia shows how the miners gathered in the church to take an oath in front of the icon of St. George . To break it means to show disrespect for God and the memory of ancestors.

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    T Грузины дали священную клятву, что перестанут майнить биткоины


    Single Ethereum miner has earned 65 ETH for hitting the block

  • A solo miner was lucky enough to find a block and mine it himself

    For this he is supposed to 68,29 ETH or more than half a million dollars

  • A lone Ethereum miner managed to get into the block and receive the entire prize in the amount of 74,19 ETH. In total, he earned almost 270 dollars.

    A block has been mined of January, and this is a great success for the miner. Such cases are extremely rare:

    The usual reward for mining blocks in Ethereum is about dollars, that is, in 20 times less than this lucky miner earned.

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    Investors collapsed the bitcoin rate, price approaching a milestone

    Инвесторы обвалили курс биткоина, цена приближается к важной отметке.
  • The main cryptocurrency fell below the important mark of $23

    Analysts are afraid that the price will drop below 17 thousands, leading to massive liquidation

  • Bitcoin fell below $23 . At the time of this writing, it is trading at 17 540 and lost 1 in a day 22%

    This is partly due to the refusal of investors from assets that are considered risky.

    Despite the depressed market sentiment, analysts believe that the level of leverage remains close to historical highs. Technically, if bitcoin breaks the level at 17 dollars, this will lead to a large number of stop losses. This problem is pointed out by the famous crypto trader Vince Prince

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    Miami launches crypto-mortgages for residents of all countries

    Microsoft покупает гиганта разработки игр и метавселенных Activision Blizzard. Рекордная сумма сделки и подробности соглашения. в 68,7 млрд долларов

  • Miami-based company offered a crypto-mortgage for a period of 19 years

  • For the first installment, you do not need to exchange bitcoins for dollars
  • Одиночный майнер Ethereum заработал 170 ETH за попадание в блок

    Many owners of cryptocurrencies do not want to sell their bitcoins, because in the long run the rate grows. At the same time, people dream of large purchases – for example, real estate. To do this, you usually have to exchange cryptocurrencies for dollars or other fiat money.

    A fintech company in Miami solved this problem. They will start accepting bitcoin as collateral, and in return they will give a mortgage for a period of 12 years. This service will be available to customers from all over the world.

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    Microsoft has acquired cult developer Activision Blizzard. Are the Metaverses coming to Xbox?

    Microsoft покупает гиганта разработки игр и метавселенных Activision Blizzard. Рекордная сумма сделки и подробности соглашения. в 68,7 млрд долларов
  • Microsoft has officially confirmed the agreement on the purchase of developer Activision Blizzard
  • Transaction amount in 30,$7 billion was a record in the history of the corporation
  • On Tuesday, 10 of January, a press release on the purchase of Activision Blizzard was published on the Microsoft news blog. Thus, the corporation expects to advance its position in the gaming market, both on PC and on mobile platforms and consoles.

    “Together with Activision Blizzard, we will enter a new era of game development that will challenge both gamers and developers as a priority. We look forward to making gaming safe, inclusive and accessible to everyone,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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    The MMA champion asked for half of the fee in bitcoins. Promises to distribute cryptocurrency to subscribers

    Чемпион ММА запросил половину гонорара в биткоинах. Обещает раздать криптовалюту подписчикам

  • Francis Ngannou wants to get paid for the fight with Gein in BTC
  • MMA fighter believes that bitcoin is the future of money

    T Грузины дали священную клятву, что перестанут майнить биткоины

    UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou followed the example of his many colleagues and signed an agreement with Cash App. Half of the fee for your next performance in the UFC 170 he will receive in bitcoins.

    This information was confirmed on his blog by MMA news reporter Ariel Helwani. He also noted that Ngannou intends to distribute about 300 thousands of dollars in BTC among their followers.

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  • Buy NFT without crypto wallet: Mastercard offered a new option

    Intel планирует представить энергоэффективную ASIC для майнинга BTC в следующем месяце
    • Users of the exchange will be able to pay for the purchase of NFTs with cards of this PS

    On Tuesday, Mastercard’s press office, citing Coinbase, announced the new agreement. The crypto exchange hopes that this partnership will make the NFT market more accessible and transactions more transparent.

    The introduction of the Mastercard PS allows you to remove all “

    unnecessary” steps from this process. In addition, it is expected that this will benefit the segment by significantly increasing the reach of the audience.

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    Fast, modern and reliable – Opera introduced Crypto Browser under Web 3.0

    Intel планирует представить энергоэффективную ASIC для майнинга BTC в следующем месяце
    • In the application, you can buy digital assets from a regular account
    • Also, the browser provides a variety of content on this topic

    01 January, Opera officially started open beta test of new software – Crypto Browser. The program promises to be a reliable tool for crypto traders, private investors and users interested in Web 3.0 trends.

    The browser is already available completely free of charge on PC, Mac, Android and iOS platforms. The client can be downloaded from the respective software store or from the official Opera website.

    The new browser was created specifically for working with dApps and provides much more functionality compared to the analogue from the developer for a wide audience.

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