Europe Raises 20 Unicorns This Year Including Crypto Companies

Twice as many European startups have achieved unicorn status in 2021 compared to last year. Despite the negative effects of the ongoing Covid crisis, young companies on the Old Continent, including several crypto unicorns, have managed to attract a record high amount of VC capital. European Unicorns Collect €32.5 Billion in 2021 This year alone, 23 companies in Europe and Israel have become unicorns (startup companies valued at over $1 billion), beating last year’s total of eight, according to a report by financial data and software firm Pitchbook. European startups…

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Docker Changes Free-Tier Service Policy Due to Cryptocurrency Mining Abuse

Docker, a popular cloud computing integration solution, is making changes to its free-tier service due to cryptocurrency mining abuse. The service discontinued its “autobuild” feature due to misuse by bad actors, using it to mine cryptocurrencies in their servers. This is a modus operandi that is now affecting several cloud continuous integration platforms, including GitHub, GitLab, and Microsoft Azure. Docker Forced to Make Changes to Its Free-Tier Services Docker, a popular CI cloud service, is making changes to its service policy due to crypto mining abuse. The cloud computer continuous…

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Argentinian National Soccer Selection Launched Its Official Token

The Argentinian National Soccer Selection launched its official token last week, with a great reception. The token that would give fans involvement in the decisions regarding the soccer team, sold out quickly. The Argentinian National Soccer Selection is the first national team to launch its own fan token. Nonetheless, other European clubs already have their fan tokens. The Argentinian National Soccer Selection Launched Its Official Token The Argentinian National Soccer Selection, one of the most popular teams worldwide, launched its fan token last week. The token, launched in partnership with…

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Introducing HUMAN Protocol: A New Way for Humans and Machines to Securely Connect and Collaborate

HUMAN Protocol is an infrastructure to reshape how humans work, by supporting distributed job markets in which any job, of any size or type, can be securely tokenized, published, and completed. The Protocol facilitates direct, globally mapped connections that bring workers closer to the rewards of their work, organizations to workforces, and machines to understanding. HUMAN Protocol also provides the tools for better human-to-machine collaboration; within the job markets it supports, AIs can handle repetitive tasks while humans focus on specialized or creatively challenging tasks. HUMAN’s vision is to create…

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Latin American Countries Eye Bitcoin Adoption After El Salvador Passed Bitcoin Law

A number of lawmakers in Latin American countries have expressed their interest in bitcoin following El Salvador passing the law making the cryptocurrency legal tender. The countries include Paraguay, Argentina, Panama, Brazil, and Mexico. Tonga and Tanzania have also reportedly expressed interest in bitcoin. More Countries Eye Bitcoin Adoption After El Salvador passed the bill making bitcoin legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar, a growing number of lawmakers in neighboring countries have either expressed their interest in making a similar move or put laser eyes on their Twitter profile pictures.…

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Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones Says ‘I Like Bitcoin’ — Will Go All in on Inflation Trades if Fed Says ‘Things Are Good’

Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones says he likes bitcoin. Noting that he can trust math, the famed hedge fund manager said, “bitcoin has appealed to me because it’s a way for me to invest in certainty.” Jones also shared his investment strategies in response to the Fed’s policy. Paul Tudor Jones on Bitcoin, Fed Policy, Inflation Paul Tudor Jones, the founder of asset management firm Tudor Investment Corp., explained to CNBC Monday why he likes bitcoin. He described: I like bitcoin. Bitcoin is math and math has been…

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Goldman Sachs Expands Cryptocurrency Trading Desk With Ether Futures and Options

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has reportedly unveiled its plans to expand its cryptocurrency desk to offer ether futures and options trading. The bank says “institutional adoption will continue,” noting that “Despite the material price correction, we continue to see a significant amount of interest in this space.” Goldman Sachs Gets Ready to Offer Ether Futures and Options Trading Goldman Sachs’ head of digital assets, Mathew McDermott, has reportedly revealed that the global investment bank plans to offer futures and options trading in ether (ETH) in the coming months, Bloomberg reported…

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Bitcoin Remittances to El Salvador Surge 300% Ahead of BTC Becoming Legal Tender

Bitcoin remittances to El Salvador jumped more than fourfold in May from the previous year, according to data from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis. Last week, El Salvador passed a bill making bitcoin legal tender in the country alongside the U.S. dollar. The monthly bitcoin transfers of under $1,000 to El Salvador totaled $1.7 million in May, representing more than a 300% increase from $424,000 the previous year, Reuters reported, citing data from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis. The monthly bitcoin transfers to the country peaked in March at $2.5 million. While…

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Subcontractors and Builders Located in China’s Xiong’an New Area Are Being Paid in Digital Yuan 

Xiong’an New Area, a state-level new area in Hebei, China, is seeing the use of onchain digital yuan payments, according to a circular issued by the Xiong’an government. The announcement details that Xiong’an subcontractors and builders are being paid using the central bank digital currency (CBDC) via the People’s Bank of China and the new area’s development management committee. Xiong’an New Area Pays Contractors in Digital Yuan It seems workers in the state-level new area in Hebei, China also known as Xiong’an New Area, are being paid with China’s CBDC.…

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Crypto Cyberthreats Spike This Year With Russia Hit the Hardest, Report Reveals

Cyberthreats related to cryptocurrencies have increased with rising demand for the digital assets, a study has concluded. Russia, Thailand and Peru are the most affected countries by malicious attacks designed to exploit the heightened interest in decentralized money, the authors point out. Booming Crypto Markets Bring Out Cybercriminals Despite the ongoing Covid pandemic still leading the headlines around the world, the topic has lost some prominence in the cyberthreat landscape since the beginning of this year. At the same time, threats related to cryptocurrencies have increased alongside rising crypto prices…

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