March 22

“Hive hard forked the Steem network, airdropping HIVE tokens to STEEM holders 1:1, excluding the founder’s reward. 

A quick search through Twitter shows that many content creators are already posting on Hive. Jarvie also noted near-unanimous support for Hive among hundreds of Steem community members.

We expect Hive to be the main chain going forward.”

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“In the first phase of the debt auction, 40 individual lots, valued at 50,000 DAI each, were released and have received bids, meaning that a total of $2 million will be wiped off the debt of $4 million incurred as a result of last week’s Ether (ETH) market instability.

The majority of lots are set to end very shortly, in what can be seen as a successful debt-reducing mechanism as part of the MakerDAO Protocol. The second wave of lots is expected to become available on March 22.”

“Kelly Loeffler, former CEO of Bakkt and sitting US senator, opposes accusations of insider trading after dumping millions in stocks following a private coronavirus briefing.

This is a ridiculous and baseless attack. I do not make investment decisions for my portfolio.

The sales were initially filed as belonging to Loeffler’s husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, founder, chairman, and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)—which owns Bakkt. The report was revised on March 12 to include Loeffler as a joint owner.”

“Growing crypto adoption and the COVID-19 outbreak has encouraged Italy’s Banco Sella to launch a Bitcoin trading service.

About 1.2 million Italians already use Banca Stella’s Hype to carry out transactions and not only will they be able to buy and sell Bitcoin, they’ll also be able to pay for goods and services with the cryptocurrency. 

The cryptocurrency and Bitcoin market in particular continues to arouse interest, especially among the public that constitutes our customer base.”

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The Sandbox is a pioneer in the space of blockchain gaming, NFTs, and true digital ownership, and we are thrilled to have Square Enix with us as a strategic investor, supporting our ambitious vision of building the Metaverse where Creators can make games on their LANDs and trade ASSETS on our marketplace in a totally decentralized manner.

The mobile creation game has had more than 40 million downloads and brought in over 1,300 ETH during the first and second presale of the game’s virtual spaces, called LAND. The third presale, starting on March 31, is expected to do similarly well before the game launches in the second half of 2020.

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“The report reveals that the foundation owns $635 million in assets — much more than the $232 million raised. The report focuses on the foundation’s usage of its funds, revealing that it offered more than $37.6 million in grant funding for the Tezos (XTZ) ecosystem since August 2019.

Research efforts are currently heavily focused toward Tezos’ smart contract languages. More than 40 organizations received grants for developing ecosystem tools and applications.”

“While Kik has sought to claim that KIN comprises a currency and not a security, the SEC claims to have “undisputed evidence” to the contrary.

The commission is seeking a permanent injunction against the Canadian company, in addition to penalties, disgorgement of Kiks “ill-gotten gains,” in addition to interest.”