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The Biden Administration is asking the public how they feel about digital assets and blockchain technology as a means of forming upcoming crypto policies. In a new government document, The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is asking for the public’s help in identifying key areas of the crypto industry that need more research and development. “The [OSTP] requests public comments to help identify priorities for research and development related to digital assets, including various underlying technologies such as blockchain, distributed ledgers, decentralized finance, smart contracts, and related issues such as cybersecurity and privacy (e.g., cryptographic foundations…

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Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com The Federal Reserve Board has denied a Wyoming cryptocurrency bank’s application for Federal Reserve System membership, officials announced Friday, dealing a setback to the crypto industry’s attempts to build acceptance in mainstream U.S. banking. Many in crypto have been looking to Cheyenne-based Custodia Bank’s more than 2-year-old application as a bellwether for crypto banking. Approval would have meant access to Federal Reserve services including its electronic payments system.The rejection adds to doubts about crypto banking’s viability, particularly in Wyoming, a state that has sought to become a hub of crypto banking, exchanges and mining.…

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Federal prosecutors are trying to prohibit FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried from privately contacting current and former employees of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange to prevent potential witness tampering in a criminal case accusing him of bilking investors and customers.The request, made in a letter filed late Friday by U.S. Justice Department lawyers, prompted an indignant response from Bankman-Fried’s lawyer, who accused prosecutors of twisting the facts to cast the FTX founder in a sinister light ahead of his trial scheduled later this year.The testy exchange prompted U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in New York to issue a Saturday order that included…

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A bill introduced to the New York State Assembly on Jan. 26 would allow state agencies to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment for fines, civil penalties, taxes, fees and other payments charged by the state. New York State Assembly Bill A523 was introduced by Democratic Assembly Member Clyde Vanel, who is often seen as a crypto-friendly politician. It allows state agencies to enter into “agreements with persons to provide the acceptance, by offices of the state, of cryptocurrency as a means of payment” for various types of fees, including “fines, civil penalties, rent, rates, taxes, fees, charges, revenue,…

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Check out all the on-demand sessions from the Intelligent Security Summit here. The world as we know it was shaped significantly by the early explorers who characterized what we now know as the Age of Exploration. For better or for worse, this period saw the exchange of ideas and technology across the globe, indelibly altering humanity’s shared reality. In the current developing phase of the metaverse, we are seeing early explorers once again play a crucial role in shaping a new immersive future — one that blends physical and virtual realities. Central to this new age of exploration is the…

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New data from crypto analytics platform Santiment reveals that whale transactions are spiking for Litecoin (LTC), Polygon (MATIC) and two Ethereum (ETH)-based altcoins. According to the market intelligence firm, Bitcoin (BTC) alternative Litecoin is experiencing a resurgence of whale activity that could result in another price explosion of more than 30%, which is what happened the last two times whale activity centered around LTC spiked. “Litecoin’s large whale transactions have exploded with activity, indicating a resurgence of transactions that are valued at $1 million or more. On the tail end of the last two similarly sized whale spikes, prices jumped…

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Vladislav Sopov State of Game Industry 2023 report by Game Developers Conference that kicks off in San Francisco in March might disappoint crypto bulls Contents Sensation: Only 2% of game developers are using blockchain, crypto and NFTs”Solution looking for problem” or devs’ guilty pleasure?While play-to-earn was among the most overhyped narratives of the previous cryptocurrency market rally, it is still unclear whether decentralization is actually what the gaming segment needs. A survey of 2,300 game developers suggests that we should not overestimate blockchain usage in gaming as of today. Sensation: Only 2% of game developers are using blockchain, crypto and NFTs The team of the…

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has come out as a Dogecoin supporter again, expressing his love for the fast-food giant McDonald’s. After being forthcoming with his interest in Dogecoin, the Tesla chief responded to a series of tweets from Mcdonald’s and the crypto community. Earlier, McDonald’s had tweeted, “what did I miss,” which prompted Binance’s Twitter account to reply, “A lot of green candles.” Mcdonald’s then once again showed its love for the crypto community by responding with “wagmi,” which is an acronym for “we are all gonna make it”, often used by the crypto community to build trust and encourage…

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Source: Immersion Imagery – Shutterstock Cardano’s hard-fork event in February to increase Cardano’s interoperability with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchains. ADA might react bullishly to the upcoming upgrade. Cardano’s next upgrade will tentatively take place on February 14, 2023. The hard-fork is said to bring new built-in functions to Plutus, the smart contract programming language for the Cardano blockchain. This new upgrade will bring support to ECDSA and Schnorr cryptographic signatures to make it easier for developers to build cross-chain apps. There will be another hard-fork event in February. CIP-0049 will increase #Cardano’s interoperability with #Bitcoin, #Ethereum, and other blockchains.…

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