Heavyweight Champ Francis Ngannou Plans to ‘Take Half of His UFC 270 Purse Paid in Bitcoin’

Heavyweight Champ Francis Ngannou Plans to 'Take Half of His UFC 270 Purse Paid in Bitcoin'The reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou has announced the mixed martial artist has partnered with the payments firm Cash App and plans to take half of his UFC 270 purse in bitcoin. Ngannou told his 620,100 Twitter followers that he believes “bitcoin can empower people everywhere.” ‘Bitcoin Is the Future and I’m a Believer’ […]

Bitpay Statistics Show the Use of Bitcoin for Payments Is Dwindling

bitpayThe use of bitcoin as a digital currency for payments has gone down significantly, according to the numbers stemming from Bitpay, one of the leading cryptocurrency payments processors. While most of the purchases were made with bitcoin back in 2020, this dominance has dwindled, opening the space for other tokens and currencies, such as ethereum […]

Crypto Job Postings Increased 400% in 2021 According to Linkedin

linkedinAccording to new data from Linkedin, a professional work-based social network, the number of cryptocurrency-related job postings soared in 2021. The increase was even higher than the general increase in tech-related job postings. The nature of these posts is also diversifying, with various industries requiring people with crypto know-how. Linkedin Says Crypto Jobs Are on […]

Report: Walmart Trademark Filings Hint at Retailer’s Intent to Produce Metaverse and NFT Concepts

According to a recent report, the American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of department stores, Walmart Inc., is seemingly prepping to enter the industry of non-fungible token (NFT) technology and metaverse concepts. Walmart USPTO Trademark Filings Are Littered With Descriptions of NFTs, Blockchain Tech, Digital Collectibles, Metaverse, and Virtual Department Store Games On […]

Konami’s Castlevania Anniversary NFT Sale Raises Over $160K

konamiKonami, a Japanese game developer and software publisher, raised more than $160K in its first foray into the non-fungible token (NFT) scene. This was the result of an NFT auction related to the 35th anniversary of Castlevania, one of its most popular franchises. The end result contrasts with what other companies have experienced so far, […]

Foam Shoe Giant Crocs Files NFT and Digital Collectibles Trademark Application

Foam Shoe Giant Crocs Files NFT and Digital Collectibles Trademark ApplicationAccording to a recent trademark application, Crocs, the American shoe company based in Colorado may be delving into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Since 2004, Crocs has sold 300 million pairs of foam clog shoes and the application describes a protocol that can manage and store digital collectibles. Crocs Trademark Filing Describes ‘Downloadable Virtual […]

Gift to Pope Francis Sold as NFT Raises $80,000 for Afghanistan

Gift to Pope Francis Sold as NFT Raises $80,000 for AfghanistanA carpet presented by the United Arab Emirates as a gift to the head of the Catholic Church a few years ago has been sold in the form of NFT. While the original remains in the Vatican, its digital representation has been successfully used to collect funds for the people of Afghanistan. NFT of Historic […]