Blockchain 

EBay Denies Rumors It Will Start Accepting Crypto, Despite Advertising at Crypto Event

EBay has denied rumors that it is going to start accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method, according to a Bloomberg report on May 14. Speculation has been mounting since the e-commerce giant took out ads at the Consensus conference in New York City. One of the billboards said: “Virtual Currency. It’s happening on eBay.” It has been suggested that this week’s surge in crypto prices, which has happened without explanation, was linked to hopes that eBay was preparing to embrace crypto. Given how the online auction site bills itself as “the world’s largest marketplace,” such…

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Blockchain 

‘Biggest Names in the Collectibles Space’ to Attend NYC Event on Non-Fungible Tokens

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been generating a buzz in the crypto world for some time — and now, a conference is being established where enthusiasts and entrepreneurs can delve deeper into these digital assets, exploring the latest trends and uncovering new opportunities in the market. NFT NYC is taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the PlayStation Theater in New York City’s Times Square, and organizers say more than 50 speakers have accepted invitations to share their insights. In describing what the event sets out to achieve, the objective is…

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Blockchain 

Nearly 80 Percent of Crypto Event Attendees Are Male

79 percent of attendees at crypto events are male, according to a report by events-oriented software firm Bizzabo on Jan. 28. After analyzing the registration information of 100 different cryptocurrency-related events in 15 countries, Bizzabo found that the overwhelming majority of attendees were male. In the course of the survey, Bizzabo took data from the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Hong Kong, China and Australia, with the U.S. leading other countries in the number of registrants and attendees at crypto events. 57 percent of attendees were employed…

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Bitcoin 

Proof of Keys Event May Highlight Centralization of Crypto, but Some of Its Claims Are Unfounded

Bitcoin celebrated its 10th birthday on Jan. 3, and in commemoration of this milestone, the very first Proof of Keys event was held. Organized by crypto investor and podcast host Trace Mayer, it urged cryptocurrency traders to withdraw their holdings from crypto exchanges, in order to promote the decentralization and monetary independence on which Satoshi Nakamoto‘s vision for Bitcoin was founded. However, as ostensibly positive as its message was, it was claimed on social media in the days leading up to the event that several exchanges — most notably HitBTC —…

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Bitcoin 

Proof of Keys Event Aims to Challenge Perceived Centralization of Cryptocurrencies

The “Proof of Keys” event aimed against centralized exchanges is happening today, Jan. 3, spearheaded by Bitcoin (BTC) investor Trace Mayer. The Proof of Keys event is essentially a bank run on centralized exchanges, wherein activists are called to withdraw all their cryptocurrency funds from centralized trading platforms and store them in their own wallets. The idea behind this is to reassert holder control over their crypto assets and to make sure that exchanges are actually in possession of as much funds as they claim. In a YouTube video giving…

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