Crypto-Receptive Voters More Likely To Vote For Crypto-Friendly Candidates, New Poll Posits

US politicians could use cryptocurrencies to garner support from voters in the next generation elections as cryptocurrency continues to gain traction amongst eligible voters. This is according to a new Newsweek poll by London-based survey firm Redfield & Wilton Strategies. Around 33% of voters from swing states said they would support legislation to legalize cryptocurrency… Continue reading Crypto-Receptive Voters More Likely To Vote For Crypto-Friendly Candidates, New Poll Posits

NYC steakhouse owner says he lost millions in business due to city's vaccine mandate

NYC steakhouse owner on economic impact of city’s vaccine mandate Bobby Van’s Steakhouse owner Joseph Smith says in the last six weeks he has lost $1.8 million in bookings between all of his restaurants. A New York City steakhouse owner discussed the adverse economic impact of the city's coronavirus vaccine mandate, noting he lost nearly… Continue reading NYC steakhouse owner says he lost millions in business due to city's vaccine mandate

Millionaire taxes would increase 11% in 2023 under House Democrat plan

House Democrats' proposed tax reforms would raise levies for $1 million households by about 11% on average in 2023, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. They'd give a tax cut to low- and mid-income households. Higher taxes for corporations and wealthy individuals would raise more than $2 trillion over a decade. The revenues would… Continue reading Millionaire taxes would increase 11% in 2023 under House Democrat plan

Walmart seeks crypto product lead, Dogecoin Foundation returns, Coinbase amasses $4B war chest: Holder’s Digest, Aug. 15-21

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 Week Walmart seeks crypto product lead to drive digital currency strategy… Continue reading Walmart seeks crypto product lead, Dogecoin Foundation returns, Coinbase amasses $4B war chest: Holder’s Digest, Aug. 15-21

Keir Starmer begins purge of Labour's hard-left by expelling four 'crank' factions

LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer began his purge of the party’s hard-left yesterday by expelling four “crank” factions. After a marathon seven-hour session, the ruling National Executive Committee agreed to expel around 1,000 members of firebrand groups that call for Communist revolution or deny anti-Semitism. Announcing the decision, a Labour spokeswoman said: “Labour is a… Continue reading Keir Starmer begins purge of Labour's hard-left by expelling four 'crank' factions

London Fintech Wise Posts 43% Jump in Q1 Revenue

Wise (formerly Transferwise), which made its public debut on the London Stock Exchange recently, announced on Tuesday that it generated £123.5 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2021, 43 percent higher than the same quarter in the previous year. The revenue growth was fueled by the growing customer base of the London fintech.… Continue reading London Fintech Wise Posts 43% Jump in Q1 Revenue

ShibaSwap's Total Value Locked hits $2.2B, Ranks 9th on All Chains

  ShibaSwap Eclipses Seasoned DeFi Protocols in TVL A quick glance at DeBank.com reveals that ShibaSwap is still ranked 9th with an updated total value locked of $2.2 billion. Furthermore, ShibaSwap has eclipsed seasoned DeFi protocols such as Venus, Synthetix, Aave and Uniswap V3 in this crucial metric. The screenshot below further demonstrates this fact.… Continue reading ShibaSwap's Total Value Locked hits $2.2B, Ranks 9th on All Chains

London police seize $250M in largest digital currency haul in UK

The Metropolitan Police have seized £180 million (US$249 million) in digital currencies in what’s being labeled as the largest digital currency haul in the U.K. and among the largest globally. The money is alleged to be the proceeds of a money laundering ring, with a 39-year-old woman at the center of the high-stakes crime. In… Continue reading London police seize $250M in largest digital currency haul in UK

CoinGeek Zurich: MNP takes a look at original Bitcoin protocol and why it matters

Among the lineup of panel discussions and presentations at the CoinGeek Zurich Conference was a presentation from Hassan “Hash” Qureshi and Brian Beveridge, partners at professional services firm MNP. MNP employs 5,300 team members, with over 2,000 CPAs working coast to coast for the firm. Their reputation for being very tech focused dates back to… Continue reading CoinGeek Zurich: MNP takes a look at original Bitcoin protocol and why it matters

Richard Branson prepares for lift-off in Virgin Galactic rocketship

‘I have the most understanding wife on Earth’, says Richard Branson – as he prepares for today’s lift-off in his Virgin Galactic rocketship which will blast him to the edge of space Richard Branson has spent 17 years and over £720million trying to go to space At 2pm today, he is set to achieve this… Continue reading Richard Branson prepares for lift-off in Virgin Galactic rocketship

Richard Branson prepares for lift-off in Virgin Galactic rocketship

‘I have the most understanding wife on Earth’, says Richard Branson – as he prepares for today’s lift-off in his Virgin Galactic rocketship which will blast him to the edge of space Richard Branson has spent 17 years and over £720million trying to go to space At 2pm today, he is set to achieve this… Continue reading Richard Branson prepares for lift-off in Virgin Galactic rocketship

Ethereum’s Hotly Anticipated London Hard Fork Set For Full Mainnet Launch On August 4

The long-awaited London hard fork, also known as the EIP-1559, has a tentative launch date. The upgrade should ship as soon as this August. London Hard Fork Expected To Launch In August A key bullish catalyst on the horizon for ethereum is a major infrastructure upgrade to the network: the London hard fork. It includes… Continue reading Ethereum’s Hotly Anticipated London Hard Fork Set For Full Mainnet Launch On August 4

Senate voting rights bill, NYC mayoral election, Amazon Prime Day: 5 things to know Tuesday

What’s the future of voting rights in the Senate? The Senate is poised to consider voting rights legislation this week, possibly voting as soon as Tuesday. Its passage looks unlikely, but Democrats are working overtime to unify in its favor as Republicans stand firm in opposition. Democrats hailed the For the People Act – a… Continue reading Senate voting rights bill, NYC mayoral election, Amazon Prime Day: 5 things to know Tuesday

AscendEX Launches Hummingbot Liquidity Portal

AscendEX, formerly BitMax, a global cryptocurrency financial platform with a comprehensive product suite, is excited to announce the launch of the Hummingbot Liquidity Mining Portal. AscendEX users will be able to access tools and upside that were previously only available to a small circle of sophisticated market makers. In celebration of the Hummingbot Liquidity Portal… Continue reading AscendEX Launches Hummingbot Liquidity Portal

KuCoin Exchange and KCS Fans Launch the KuCoin Community Chain (KCC)

KuCoin Community Chain (KCC) is now live The KuCoin Community Chain (KCC) was a collaborative effort between KuCoin and KCS fans KuCoin Community Chain’s mission is to provide the community with a faster, more convenient, low-cost experience KuCoin Token will be the native token of the KuCoin Community Chain KCS token could thrive with the… Continue reading KuCoin Exchange and KCS Fans Launch the KuCoin Community Chain (KCC)

DOJ rolls back Trump administration’s strict limits on asylum for gang violence, domestic abuse victims

Story Highlights The Trump-era restrictions represented a dramatic shift from past practice Gupta wrote the action returns "the law to its preexisting status pending the rulemaking process…" Immigration rights advocates, who'd pressed for the Trump policy to be vacated, lauded the decision. MCALLEN, TEXAS – JULY 02: Immigrants wait to be transported to a U.S.… Continue reading DOJ rolls back Trump administration’s strict limits on asylum for gang violence, domestic abuse victims

Several alternative versions of Let’s Get Wellington Moving being planned

Several alternative versions for delivering Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) are being planned behind closed doors amid escalating costs. Last month Treasury warned the $6.4b transport project was expected to cost significantly more than previously estimated. LGWM is a three-way partnership between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and Waka Kotahi NZTA. The indicative… Continue reading Several alternative versions of Let’s Get Wellington Moving being planned

Nigeria suspends Twitter ‘indefinitely’ after President Muhammadu Buhari’s post removed

Nigeria: Protesters demonstrate against SARS in Lagos When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Africa’s… Continue reading Nigeria suspends Twitter ‘indefinitely’ after President Muhammadu Buhari’s post removed

Former FDA commissioner says lab leaks 'happen all the time' amid COVID-19 origin scrutiny

Evidence of COVID origin points to Wuhan lab: Pompeo Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the left wanted to deny the theory that coronavirus was leaked from a lab in Wuhan. Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Sunday that accidental lab leaks “happen all the time” amid mounting concern regarding the… Continue reading Former FDA commissioner says lab leaks 'happen all the time' amid COVID-19 origin scrutiny

Nervos and CMB International launch $50M blockchain, DeFi and NFT fund

The Nervos Foundation has announced the launch of a fund in collaboration with CMB International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Merchants Bank. The $50 million fund named “InNervation” will be used to make early investments in startups that are building blockchain-based user-centric products. Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols, dApps, and nonfungible token (NFT) marketplaces will be… Continue reading Nervos and CMB International launch $50M blockchain, DeFi and NFT fund

Street art NFT exhibition to launch in physical showroom in Riga

A physical showroom for nonfungible tokens is set to open in Riga, Latvia, where NFTs of street art from around the globe will be put on display. The gallery is being launched by Kiwie 1001, an NFT project born from the Latvian street art collective of the same name. Submissions are open to anyone who… Continue reading Street art NFT exhibition to launch in physical showroom in Riga