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Tax Benefits for Bitcoin Businesses in Belarus Extended Until 2025

Tax exemptions for companies and individuals legally working with cryptocurrencies in Belarus will remain in place until Jan. 1, 2025. A new presidential decree extends the tax cuts introduced in 2018 when the executive power in Minsk legalized crypto activities such as mining and trading. Belarus to Maintain Its Crypto-Friendly Tax Regime for Another 2 … Read more

‘AI Tools Will Provide Very Interesting Enhancements for the Metaverse’ — Upland Co-Founder

According to Dirk Lueth, co-founder of the Upland Metaverse, the colonization of the metaverse by tech giants and the building of so-called “walled garden systems” is not sustainable. Lueth argues that instead of “locking users in,” the metaverse should usher in “a future where they are free to move between platforms and can easily take … Read more

South Korean Court Denies Arrest Warrant for Terraform Co-Founder Daniel Shin

A court in South Korea has again denied the arrest warrant for Daniel Shin, a co-founder of Terraform Labs who is being investigated for fraud. Shin has been accused of illegally profiting from the sale of over $100 million worth of the luna cryptocurrency before it collapsed. Seoul Court Leaves Terraform Co-Founder at Large Citing … Read more

Disney Reportedly Axing Metaverse Division Amidst Company Restructuring

The metaverse division of Disney has apparently fallen victim to the latest round of layoffs announced by the company. Per reports from the Wall Street Journal citing people “familiar with the situation,” the whole next-generation storytelling and consumer-experience unit, comprised of 50 people, has been axed — this being part of the 7,000 layoffs the … Read more

Matt Damon Shares Story Behind His Crypto Commercial

Famous Hollywood actor Matt Damon has revealed the story of how he became involved in creating a cryptocurrency commercial called “Fortune Favors the Brave” with After the release of the crypto ad, Damon faced global criticism for his involvement in it. Matt Damon Talks About His Crypto Commercial Famous actor and producer Matt Damon … Read more

Bitcoin Technical Outlook: Candlestick Patterns Suggest Bullish Continuation is Possible in Q2

Bitcoin Technical Outlook: Candlestick Patterns Suggest Bullish Continuation is Possible in Q2 In the first quarter of 2023, Bitcoin (BTC/USD) benefited from a reduction in rate expectations and other fundamental catalysts that resulted in a leap in price action, gaining over 70%. Question is, will bulls hold onto control and drive prices to pre-war levels? … Read more

Ripple CEO Slams SEC Chair Gensler for Dictating Which Crypto Tokens Are Securities

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has slammed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler for claiming that he has the authority to determine which crypto tokens are securities, rather than relying on the legislation that governs his agency’s power. “It’s time for elected officials in the U.S. to take notice,” the Ripple executive stressed. Ripple’s … Read more

Tech Industry Leaders Call for AI Labs to Pause Development for Safety, Coinbase CEO Disagrees

This week, 2,600 tech industry moguls and entrepreneurs, including Elon Musk, Gary Marcus, and Steve Wozniak, signed an open letter requesting artificial intelligence (AI) labs to pause research and development for six months. The signatories believe that safety programs and regulations need to be strengthened, as they assert that AI labs are currently in an … Read more

Bitcoin’s Average and Median-Sized Network Fees Rose 40% Higher in March

In March 2023, Bitcoin’s average and median-sized fees jumped more than 40% higher after rising 122% in 10 days during the first week of February. The fees have followed the Ordinal inscription trend as more than 662,000 inscriptions reside on the Bitcoin blockchain, and 150 bitcoin worth $4.2 million have been added to fees. Bitcoin … Read more

Gold Fundamental Forecast: Gold Glowing into Q2 as Fed Peaks

Gold Fundamental Forecast: Gold Glowing into Q2 as Fed Peaks Moving into the second quarter of 2023, gold prices are gaining traction in line with the global banking crisis and uncertainty surrounding the Federal Reserve. Contagion risks from financial market fears have allowed the safe-haven appeal of gold to drive bulls to the cause but … Read more

‘Panic of 2023’: James Corbett Explains How Bank Crisis Could Lead to CBDC ‘Nightmare of Total Monetary Control’

Investigative journalist James Corbett has recently referred to the ongoing global banking crisis involving SVB, Signature Bank, Credit Suisse and others as the “Panic of 2023,” drawing comparisons to what he views as historical precedents, and pointing ahead to an inevitable and bleak, technocratic surveillance future leveraging central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) should nothing be … Read more

BRICS Emerges as the World’s Largest GDP Bloc, Propelled by China’s Rapid Expansion

BRICS, a set of countries grouped as an alternative to the G7, is now the world’s largest gross domestic product (GDP) bloc, taking purchasing power parity into account, according to reports from Acorn Macro Consulting. Powered By China’s growth, the group now contributes 31.5% to the global GDP, while the G7 provides 30.7%. BRICS Countries … Read more