Fortnite Meets Bitcoin Lightning Network in New ‘Lightnite’ Video Game

Bitcoin-enabled (BTC) games startup Satoshis Games announced the development of a Fortnite-like game with built-in Lightning Network microtransactions dubbed Lightnite on Oct. 19. Shoot to earn Bitcoin Per the announcement, all in-game interactions between players trigger a monetary reward or penalty for the user. Satoshis Games provides some examples: “In simple words, players earn Bitcoin…

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Alipay Denounces Bitcoin OTC Trading: Regulatory ‘Gray Area’ in China

Earlier in October 2019, Binance announced a fiat on-ramp for crypto trading via Chinese payment services Alipay and WeChat. This move was part of the exchange giant’s peer-to-peer (P2P) trading rollout for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Tether (USDT) against the Chinese yuan. The public nature of this announcement did bring questions to the fore regarding…

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US Authorities Analyze Bitcoin Transactions to Shut Down Child Porn Ring

United States law enforcement agencies analyzed Bitcoin (BTC) transactions to locate and subsequently shut down a global child pornography site. Per an Oct. 16 press release, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the shutdown of the largest-to-date child sexual exploitation market called Welcome to Video which was operated by South Korean national, Jong Woo Son.…

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Street Artist Pascal Boyart Helps Venezuelan Creators Earn Crypto

Crypto-passionate street artist Pascal Boyart, well known in the space for being the first artist in his style to affix Bitcoin QR codes to his work, is now helping Venezuelan muralists and creators earn crypto. The Paris-based “Pboy,” also famous for hiding BTC in his graffiti-meets-classic-art murals, has teamed up with local organization Satoshienvenezuela, creating…

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Diversified Crypto Fund Receives FINRA Regulatory Approval

Grayscale Investments has received regulatory approval to publicly quote shares of its diversified crypto fund. The product, which is the firm’s only diversified offering, invests in five main cryptocurrencies. In addition, the firm offers nine single-asset investment funds, some of which are also quoted publicly. Also read: 7 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products Now Live on Swiss…

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IMF Has Another Trick Up Its Sleeve When Fiat Fails – Its Own Coin SDR

Virtually everybody knows what a dollar is, but not as many know about the SDR. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights is an international, monetary reserve system created specifically to address limitations of gold and standard fiat currencies such as the USD. In short, should these fail, central banks and their governments retain…

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