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NFT gaming company Animoca Brands acquires majority stake in Bondly

Animoca Brands, a nonfungible token (NFT) game developer, has announced a substantial investment in the NFT platform Bondly. According to a release issued on Friday, Animoca will own a majority stake in Bondly following the investment. Commenting on the rationale behind its investment in Bondly, Animoca chairman and co-founder Yat Siu told Cointelegraph: “We acquired a majority stake in Bondly because it will significantly assist us to drive true digital ownership via NFTs, and we see this as crucial to the future of gaming and the emergence of the open metaverse.” As part of the investment, Bondly’s NFT technology,...

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Cardano price dips after smart contract launch, Walmart working with Litecoin is fake news, Coinbase raises $2B from junk-bond sale: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 12-18

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 WeekCardano launches smart contracts after successful hard forkAfter years of anticipation, Charles Hoskinson’s brainchild, Cardano, finally launched its smart contract functionality via the Alonzo hard fork on Monday. You’d think the result of this would be some bullish price action for ADA but, alas, its price dropped 10% following the rollout. While Cardano was keen to celebrate...

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Cointelegraph Consulting: How Avalanche is reimagining DeFi

It’s not the first time that the native token of the Avalanche blockchain has encountered wild fluctuations. In February, AVAX shot as high as $60 only to reach a nadir in June and July. But after bottoming at $9.34, AVAX is now beyond $60 and is currently trading at $76. This has earned it a spot in the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization with $16 billion, according to Cointelegraph Markets Pro. Avalanche is among the layer-one blockchains tagged as “Ethereum killers” that appear to have reduced the recent dominance of the top altcoin in terms of total locked...

Cointelegraph Consulting: How Avalanche is reimagining DeFi

It’s not the first time that the native token of the Avalanche blockchain has encountered wild fluctuations. In February, AVAX shot as high as $60 only to reach a nadir in June and July. But after bottoming at $9.34, AVAX is now beyond $60 and is currently trading at $76. This has earned it a spot in the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization with $16 billion, according to Cointelegraph Markets Pro. Avalanche is among the layer-one blockchains tagged as “Ethereum killers” that appear to have reduced the recent dominance of the top altcoin in terms of total locked...

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Staking on Ethereum 2.0, explained

While Ethereum 2.0 staking allows validators to be compensated for securing the network, ‘Ethereum 2.0 Staking Earn’ is its own product, providing users rewards from several DeFi products. On Ethereum 2.0, the PoS-powered blockchain will bundle 32 blocks of transactions during each validation round. Each block bundle is known as an epoch, which are finalized transactions. During the validation process, also known as “attesting,” the Beacon Chain assigns groups of stakers into “committees” of 128, who are then given a shard block. A base reward will determine the issuing rate of Ethereum 2.0. As the number of validators connected...

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NFTs could mark a resurgence in art galleries

For decades, art galleries and museum exhibitions around the world have facilitated the presence of cultural education, social interaction and visual moments of awe.Michelangelo’s “Sistine Chapel,” Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Black Iris III” and Picasso’s “Weeping Woman” have all inspired generations of art lovers in their own pursuits of life — creative or otherwise.However, since the turn of the century — grossly impacted by seismic shifts in digital behaviors, economic uncertainties and enduring complaints of exclusivity — art galleries have seemingly depreciated in societal appeal.A piece by Arts Professional in late 2017 exposed the decline in visitor numbers to London’s most prominent art...

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10% of early-stage startups working on blockchain: GSER 2021

With venture capital funding seemingly prioritizing emerging technology, the blockchain industry experiences a significant influx of capital from corporate backers.According to the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2021 published on Wednesday, blockchain-based businesses account for 10% of startups worldwide.The figure is part of a more significant trend that has seen emerging technology become a fast-growing sub-sector in terms of early-stage funding. The report divides startups into growing, matured and declining sub-sectors. Unsurprisingly, blockchain technology is in the first group, where the average growth rate is 107%, along with agriculture technology (agtech) and new food, advanced manufacturing and robotics, artificial intelligence...

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Cardano price dips after smart contract launch, Walmart working with Litecoin is fake news, Coinbase raises $2B from junk-bond sale: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 12-18

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 WeekCardano launches smart contracts after successful hard forkAfter years of anticipation, Charles Hoskinson’s brainchild, Cardano, finally launched its smart contract functionality via the Alonzo hard fork on Monday. You’d think the result of this would be some bullish price action for ADA but, alas, its price dropped 10% following the rollout. While Cardano was keen to celebrate...

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Bitcoin is great, but real crypto innovation has moved elsewhere

Something is brewing, and those with finely tuned noses can smell it. As traders have come to expect, Bitcoin (BTC) is doing “Bitcoin things” by bouncing around between the usual “key” support and resistance levels, and to be honest, it’s all starting to feel a bit boomerish. Bitcoin’s long-awaited “moon” depended on institutional investor buy-in, breaking the previous all-time high at $19,000 and a set of other firmly held beliefs. Well, all that happened, and the run to $64,900 exceeded many investors’ wildest dreams. But despite this, the entire BTC situation just feels predictable and boring if you are...

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The bond market seems to be signaling that the Fed is making a serious mistake. At -80 basis points (as measured by the 10 year vs 2 year Treasury yields), the yield curve is more inverted now than at any time since the early ‘80s when double-digit inflation was entrenched.

In our brand new issue of The Bitcoin Monthly:

▪️Market Summary
▪️FTX Files For Chapter 11
▪️Market Contagion Pushes Bitcoin Into Further Capitulation

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The financial world criticizes and denigrates @ARKInvest’s research and investment focus on exponential growth: it dismisses our forecasts of the massive latent profitability in companies sacrificing short-term profitability for exponential and highly profitable long term growth.

From $11k per unit in 2014 to 5 cents by 2030, our research suggests data center hardware used for AI training is experiencing strong cost declines.

The 48% performance-equivalent cost decline per year far outpace Moore's Law.

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.@ResearchARK agrees that truth will earn the trust of the people. Pursuing the truth requires openness, honesty, and transparency. Pursuing the truth will defuse FUD - fear, uncertainty, and doubt - and ultimately build trust.

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The Rootstock Blockchain Developer Course officially launched last week. - https://hackernoon.com/learn-to-build-smart-contracts-on-bitcoin-and-qualify-to-become-a-rootstock-developer-ambassador #rootstock #blockchaindevelopercourse

Customer data platform (CDP) aggregates and organizes customer data across various touchpoints to build customer profiles, which are then used by other systems - https://hackernoon.com/what-is-customer-data-platform #growthmarketing #customerdata

His definition of Prejudice impressed White as being the most bloodless and philosophical formula that ever dominated the mind of a man. - https://hackernoon.com/the-new-haroun-al-raschid #novel #fiction

“Decent honest lives!” said Dayton to his bread-crumbs, with his chin in his necktie. “WASTE!” - https://hackernoon.com/seeking-associates #novel #fiction

The splice Javascript Array method changes the content of an array by deleting or replacing an existing element or adding a new element in place.
- by @Iggy_code https://hackernoon.com/how-to-use-splice-in-javascript-understanding-the-array-method #javascript #programming

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Tesla Semi is super quiet while pulling the float. Pretty insane to see this as the future. The exhaust and engine aren’t killing the awesome sounds. @elonmusk

Teams completed additional vehicle inspections and reviews; rocket and payload are looking good for launch of the @ispace_inc HAKUTO-R mission 1 targeted for no earlier than Sunday, December 11 at 2:38 a.m. ET https://twitter.com/ispace_HAKUTO_R/status/1600420652472619008

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