Alipay and WeChat Bow to Beijing Refusing to Play With Crypto

The announcement that the world’s top crypto exchange had opened two new fiat on-ramps for China was bullish for overall adoption prospects. However, as expected the pressure of Beijing has been too much for the platforms which have already stated…

Instagram Update Makes it Way Harder to Stalk Your Ex

The latest Instagram update removes the activity tab from the app. You can no longer see when the accounts you follow like and/or comment on a photo or follow another account. Privacy rules the day People care about their digital…

GE Pension Failure Could Send Investors into Arms of Bitcoin

General Electric (GE) has decided to freeze its pension plan, removing two of the key features that have come to be associated with retirement savings – secure and guaranteed – for tens of thousands of employees. GE isn’t the first…

4 Things to Watch Tonight in Zion Williamson’s NBA Debut

Only so much knowledge can be gleaned from preseason NBA action. But annual outliers to the significance of early-October basketball exist, and New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is the biggest one in recent memory. Every waking moment of his…

9-Year-Old Dragon Ball FighterZ Player Adorably Narrates Fairytale EVO Trip

Every week, fighting game fans congregate at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in the Nakano Ward, Tokyo, to test their Dragon Ball FighterZ mettle in the Fighting Tuesday tournament. The event prides itself on accessibility and attracts seasoned pros and…

Philly Fed President Says Bank Cryptos are ‘Inevitable,’ but the U.S Won’t Take the Lead

It seems Patrick Harker, the president of the Philadelphia Fed, has finally got the memo, accepting that central bank digital currencies (CBDC) are “inevitable.” Still, that isn’t enough for America to take the lead on them. Harker, although extremely late…

Coinbase Offers 1.25% Interest on USDC Deposits

Coinbase is offering a 1.25% annualized rate on USDC deposits, as part of its USDC Rewards program. The yield will be available to US-based customers. Starting today, eligible US customers will earn 1.25% APY rewards on every USD Coin held…