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  • Visa has become a partner of ConsenSys: will combine all CBDC and regular money into a single payment system.
  • China will launch its “NFT empire”, but without cryptocurrencies.
  • VISA Poll: 44% of small businesses are crypto-ready
  • Cryptocurrencies continue to recover, they are helped by a weak dollar
  • Wikipedia refuses to recognize NTF as an art
  • Restaurant in New York will only serve clients with NTF
  • The Gap will release an NFT collection, tokens start at $ 8.
  • Solana will become a card oops Visa from the world of digital assets? Bank of America strategist is confident about this
  • Cryptocurrencies may be banned in Pakistan
  • Russia may prohibit anonymity in crypto payments.
  • Lockness: AMA session
  • Crypto News in Tweets: A funeral wreath for Unicredit, getting ready for the “greatest Bitcoin rally”, Mike Tyson now with NFT
  • DAOvc: AMA session

NEAR Foundaition announced the closure of the $ 150 million Su Zhu Three Arrows Capital spearheaded fundraising with large crypto funds , including Mechanism Capital, Dragonfly Capital, Andreessen Horowitz (a 19 z), Jump, Alameda, Zee Prime and Amber Group, among others.


Visa has become a partner of ConsenSys: will combine all CBDC and regular money into a single payment system

Visa стала партнером ConsenSys: объединят все CBDC и обычные деньги в единую платежную систему.
  • They will create technology that will integrate CBDC digital currencies with banking operations around the world

Visa стала партнером ConsenSys: объединят все CBDC и обычные деньги в единую платежную систему.

Payment giant Visa has partnered with ConsenSys, a software developer that scales the Ethereum network. They have conceived a massive project that combines central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) with payments around the planet.

“This project will expand access to financial services. Going forward, it will help improve the security of government payments, make them more targeted and efficient, ”writes Katherine Gu, Visa’s CBDC Leader at Visa.

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China will launch its “NFT empire”, but without cryptocurrencies

  • BSN blockchain operator, popular in China, launches infrastructure for NFT operations
  • Everything is like in a regular blockchain, only transactions will be in yuan

The Chinese Blockchain Services Network will unveil its own infrastructure for NFT this month. But unlike the usual ecosystems, it will be based not on cryptocurrencies and tokens, but on Chinese yuan. This was reported by journalists from the South China Morning Post.

It is known that China has introduced a complete ban on mining and trading cryptocurrencies. Residents cannot even post videos with cryptocurrency. In addition, they warned that they will closely monitor companies that operate in the metaverse.

However, the law does not prohibit NFT.

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Visa стала партнером ConsenSys: объединят все CBDC и обычные деньги в единую платежную систему.



VISA survey: 44% of small businesses are ready for crypto payments Visa стала партнером ConsenSys: объединят все CBDC и обычные деньги в единую платежную систему.

  • The payments giant is figuring out if small businesses are ready to pay in digital currencies
  • This year there are many crypto-supporters in different countries

VISA asked small businesses if they were ready to accept payments in cryptocurrencies. Data varies from country to country. But on average, almost a quarter of the respondents gave an affirmative answer.

The survey was conducted among 2250 small entrepreneurs. So here are the results:

Опрос VISA: 25% малого бизнеса готовы к криптоплатежам.

  • In the USA, such readiness was announced 19% of entrepreneurs. By the way, by the end of the year, the authorities are preparing to introduce payment in digital currencies.
  • businessmen showed the least interest in cryptocurrencies. Only 8% of respondents gave a positive answer.
  • In Singapore and Brazil, every third respondent plans to implement such payments.

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    Cryptocurrencies continue to recover, they are helped by a weak dollar

    Inflation data weakened the dollar, allowing the stock market and cryptocurrencies to recover.

    Bitcoin gained 2.8% and hit a higher daily high yesterday 100, 3 thousand dollars. But he closed the session with a small correction (59, $ 9K) .

    ETH also significantly distances itself from the support line (in his case it 3000 dollars). It is currently trading at around 20576 dollars.

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    Криптовалюты продолжают восстановление, им помогает слабый доллар. Wikipedia refuses to recognize NFT as art

    Криптовалюты продолжают восстановление, им помогает слабый доллар.

    “Википедия” отказывается признавать NFT искусством.

    Visa стала партнером ConsenSys: объединят все CBDC и обычные деньги в единую платежную систему.

    Hospitality company VCR Group has announced plans to open an exclusive seafood restaurant in New York. Its distinguishing feature will be privacy. Only owners of special NFTs will be able to enter the institution.

    The restaurant was named Flyfish Club. To be able to dine here, you must first become a member of the club. VCR Group has already launched a pre-sale of two tokens – Regular Tier and Omakase.

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    The Gap will release an NFT collection, tokens start at $ 8

    Global clothing retailer The Gap has announced the launch of the first NFT collection. It will be based on the Tezos platform. NFT was designed by digital artist Brandon Sines. By the way, he previously created NFT Frank Ape.

    The first drop is assigned with 16 January 9am PST (20 hours in Kiev). As part of the sale, fans will be able to buy Level 1 Common tokens at a price of 6 tez (about $ 8.3).

    Further drops will be on schedule

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    Visa стала партнером ConsenSys: объединят все CBDC и обычные деньги в единую платежную систему.


    Bank of America: “Solana станет аналогом Visa в мире криптовалют” Bank of America: “Solana will become an analogue of Visa in the world of cryptocurrencies”

    The Gap выпустит коллекцию NFT, токены стартуют от 8 долларов.

    In the fourth quarter of last year, some altcoins, including Solana, showed steady growth. Now many traders and investors are considering them as an alternative to ETH.

    While the founder of Solana claims otherwise, the platform is already competing with Ethereum. Bank of America digital asset strategist Alkesh Shah is confident that the situation will only get worse in the future.

    In his opinion, Solana “captivates” with its simplicity and low fees. While critics claim that the project is not decentralized and unreliable, Shah believes that this is a small price to pay for all the benefits.

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    Cryptocurrencies may be banned in Pakistan

    Bank of America: “Solana станет аналогом Visa в мире криптовалют”

  • The authorities recommend that they be completely banned in the country
  • On Wednesday, 13 January, the Pakistani authorities and the Central Bank sent a recommendation to the Sindh Supreme Court to completely ban cryptocurrencies in the country. Moreover, the regulator demanded that exchanges be fined for “illegal activity.”

    At the end of October last year, the Supreme Court ordered the government to prepare a report on cryptocurrencies within three months. It was he who was presented to the authorities on Wednesday. According to the securities, cryptocurrencies are not legal tender and cannot be used for trading.

    The final decision on this issue has not yet been taken. But the court session has already passed.

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    В Пакистане могут запретить криптовалюты Russia may prohibit anonymity in crypto payments

    В Пакистане могут запретить криптовалюты

    The head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Alexander Bastrykin, believes that a register of holders of digital assets should be introduced in the country. In his opinion, this will help mitigate the risk of an increase in the crime rate due to the proliferation of cryptocurrencies.

    The head of the Investigative Committee made this statement in the framework of an interview with the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Bastrykin is sure that further regulation of this area is simply necessary, especially given the growth of cryptocurrency markets.

    He also referred to the digital assets law from 2020 of the year. According to the official, it is they who are responsible for the risk of an increase in criminal activities financed by cryptocurrencies.

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    Lockness: AMA session

    Россия может запретить анонимность в криптоплатежах

    Lockness – develops the Lockness payment gateway so that users can spend their cryptocurrencies on every transaction under the protection of an escrow system.

    Lockness’s goal is to provide a secure and a reliable environment for user spending in the crypto space. Users can buy and sell goods and services on any platform at any time under the protection of the P2P-Escrow system. Each transaction carries the risk of losing your funds. So the task of Lockness is to completely eliminate this risk. Development of a secure gateway for Escrow transactions.

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    Crypto news in tweets: funeral wreath for Unicredit, preparing for the “greatest Bitcoin rally”, Mike Tyson now with NFT

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    DAOvc: AMA session

    DAOvc is a complete solution for the venture capital industry.

    DAOvc is the provider of the HARDcoin token sale, the blockchain platform of Hardcore Media, Russia’s largest martial arts league. And they are preparing for IDO.

    DAO.vc is a venture ecosystem that is a collection of services. They allow you to develop projects, look for projects, look for work in these projects, and also use our ecosystem as a social network with marketplace elements with internal targeted tools. DAO.vc is a modern way of developing startups regardless of their nature – either they are blockchain startups or those that belong to IT.

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    What else was interesting Visa стала партнером ConsenSys: объединят все CBDC и обычные деньги в единую платежную систему. АМА-сессия сDAOvc. Coinbase acquires FairX

    Coinbase announced the acquisition of derivatives exchange FairX and plans to start offering a new type of trading to US clients.

    “Creating a transparent derivatives market will attract new retail and institutional investors “, The company explains.

    FairX is a Designated Contract Market (DCM) derivatives exchange regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

    Although FairX is relatively new to the market, it has already secured brokerage partnerships with industry leaders TD Ameritrade and E Trade.

    WannaSwap will launch its own lunchpad

    WannaSwap is a DEX built on the Aurora network where users can trade and farm WANNA tokens. The project was created to become a liquidity hub on Aurora, as well as to help launch startups through its own lunchpad, which will launch at the end of January.

    Investors include Near, Aurora (of course ), as well as Big Brain Holdings, HC Capital, Multichain and other companies.


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