Painting by avant-garde master Baranoff-Rossine to be auctioned as a NFT

An early 20th century master who boasts a permanent installation at the Museum of Modern Art is about to get new life on the blockchain.  In collaboration with NFT marketplace Mintable, the family of Wladimir Baranoff-Rossine will be releasing a collection of the esteemed Cubo-Futurist’s work. There will be a number of paintings digitized as 1000-print drops, three digitized NFT piece auctions, and one hybrid NFT/physical painting auction set to send the highest bidder both a physical Baranoff-Rossine original painting as well as an NFT image of the work. On…

6 Questions for Sanja Kon of Utrust – Cointelegraph Magazine

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!   This week, our 6 Questions go to Sanja Kon, CEO of Utrust Sanja Kon is the CEO of Utrust, a blockchain-native payments ecosystem that wants to bridge the gap between the money of tomorrow and traditional e-commerce. At Utrust, her main focus is partnering with key international players to improve the accessibility of digital assets and increase cryptocurrency merchant…

Bitcoin’s next move, Elon Musk’s promotion, the toilet paper NFT

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bullishness for Bitcoin continues despite its struggle to reclaim $60,000 Bitcoin dazzled us all last Saturday with a dramatic surge to new all-time highs at $61,683.86. But the market spent little time in record territory, with a sharp pullback taking prices to lows of $53,555.03…

Following $6.5 million CFTC fine, Coinbase delays direct stock listing

After settling charges of improper reporting of exchange volume and “self-trading” with the CFTC yesterday, reports have emerged that cryptocurrency exchange giant Coinbase is set to push back its stock listing to next month. The company had previously been expected to go public some time in March.  Yesterday, March 19 the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced a settlement with Coinbase over charges that the company inaccurately reported trading data on Bitcoin, and that an employee “self-traded” to create the illusion of volume and demand for Litecoin. “Reporting false, misleading, or…

Uniswap are friends but they fear 1inch, says DEX aggregator co-founder

It really doesn’t seem like the decentralized finance sector is planning to slow down its development in 2020. Interest in the sector is still growing despite high Ethereum transaction fees, and the total value locked in the space continues to break all-time highs, recently reaching $51 billion. 1inch is a decentralized exchange, or DEX, aggregator that came onto the DeFi scene in the later part of 2020. The platform’s algorithm searches for the cheapest exchange rates among the DEXes that are integrated into its ecosystem. 1inch also runs the Mooniswap…

Decentralized technology can help protect democracy around the globe

Recent political developments in the United States demonstrate the critical challenges that centralized technology platforms pose to democracy — in stark contrast to the powerful role social media played in pro-democracy movements in the Middle East and Hong Kong. U.S. election misinformation and disinformation, as well as white nationalism, spread throughout online groups, and prominent political and social leaders found means to amplify falsehoods through technology platforms.  Within both the public eye and darker corners of the internet, organizers, including members of the Proud Boys, planned the storming of the…

Binance Smart Chain’s TurtleDex rugpulls shortly after launch

Turns out a turtle’s arms are plenty long enough to pull a rug.  Yesterday, March 19 Binance Smart Chain (BSC) file storage project TurtleDex performed a “rugpull” exit scam — a colloquial term for when a project’s developers drain the liquidity or stored funds invested by the protocol. Coming off a March 15 presale round that raised 9000 BNB tokens worth nearly $2.5 million, the team drained those funds from trading pools on BSC-native decentralized exchanges Pancake Swap and Ape Swap, converted the liquidity to ETH, and sent the funds…

Africa’s solarized digitalization agenda in the time of coronavirus

The seventh session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development convened earlier this month with the theme “Building forward better: Towards a resilient and green Africa to achieve the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063” and to promote the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, pointed out that developing a just, fair economic model that embraces green and renewable energy, resilient infrastructure, and digitalization — while protecting natural resources by broadening partnerships for science, technology and innovation — could unleash…

PundiX (NPXS) surges 130% in two days: What’s driving the rally?

NPXS, the native token of PundiX, a cryptocurrency point of sale (PoS) solution provider, has seen a massive surge in price over the past 48 hours. In merely two days, the price of NPXS rose by more than 130% on Binance, outperforming most major cryptocurrencies on the exchange. There are three key reasons behind the rally: the launch of token staking, token reduction, and the overall positive sentiment around the altcoin market. NPXS/USDT 4-hour price chart (Binance). Source: TradingView.com Token staking and fewer NPXS tokens On March 13, Zac Cheah,…

How This Millionaire Economist Trades Crypto Prediction Markets

An anonymous trader with a Ph.D. in economics walked Crypto Briefing through the risks and methodology of being a big player in the crypto prediction markets. How to Predict the Future Insight_Predict, henceforth referred to as IP, is a seasoned options trader who became active on the PredictIt and BetMoose betting platforms years ago, recently moving into the Polymarket crypto prediction platform. They now have over half of their net worth on these prediction markets. Turns out yesterday was a good day to take profits on my calls. Here’s a…