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Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard for $42 billion
- Transaction amount in 44,$7 billion was a record in the history of the corporation
Microsoft confirms agreement to acquire Activision Blizzard
On Tuesday, 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 gaming that will put both gamers and developers at the forefront. We look forward to making gaming safe, inclusive and accessible to everyone,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Google plans to create a virtual card with cryptocurrencies
- Google digital maps will allow users to store bitcoin and spend fiat
To do this, the company signed contracts with the Coinbase crypto exchange and the BitPay provider
Bloomberg journalists reported that Google is implementing integration with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. To do this, they will add the option of storing such assets to their digital cards.
In the new project, Google will partner with crypto exchange Coinbase Inc. and payment provider BitPay.
Walmart plans to launch its own cryptocurrency
American retailer has filed seven applications with the Patent Office
- The papers say about the company’s plans to issue its own cryptocurrency and tokens of goods
Walmart, one of the largest US retailers, seems to be planning to enter the digital asset market. The company has filed seven applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPT).
Paper registered 22 December. Judging by the applications, Walmart plans not only to issue tokens, but also to create its own cryptocurrency for the convenience of consumers.
“We are constantly learning market, ideas. Some of them end up reaching customers. From others, we simply learn lessons, ”said the representative of the organization.