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NFT Black Friday Super Deals

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s that time of year — Black Friday 2021 is finally here! I’ve done some research and uncovered the top NFT deals in the Metaverse market that you don’t want to miss. However, that all important rule of DYOR still applies.  Let’s dive in!  CryptoPunk — 50% discount A select […]

Save the Planet and Earn Money

Reading Time: 5 minutes An interview with Stefan Rust, Founder and CEO of Sonic Capital Stefan Rust, founder and CEO of Sonic Capital, has used his time in COVID to kick start the next version of his career and one that may be his defining legacy: he is on a mission to save the […]

Panther Protocol Expands Its Partnership With Flare To Include Songbird — Flare’s Canary Network

Reading Time: 3 minutes Panther Protocol expands its partnership with Flare to include Songbird – Flare’s Canary network. Flare is the world’s first Turing-complete FBA (Federated Byzantine Agreement) network. Built to “Unlock the Value” inherent in the 65% of blockchains that do not have native smart contracts by bringing, for the first time, true trustless […]

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IN THE NOW – Episode 4 – Nov 12

Reading Time: < 1 minute Welcome to IN THE NOW Blockleaders news with Jillian Godsil and me Lisa Gibbons. We spend 20 minutes each week discussing the world of crypto and blockchain.  We have lots to cover today. Lets get started… First the Headlines, this is the big picture this week Over 5,000 people attend […]

UN COP26 #Digitalart4climate Winners Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes There were 208 artworks from over 58 countries entered in the Digital Art 4 Climate competition. The youngest artist was 10 years old. The digital artist Bricx Martillo Dumas, aka Shrimppaste, who hails from the Philippines, has been declared the winner of the DigitalArt4Climate art  competition, with his piece Nexus. Dumas’ […]

Worlds First Simulated Crypto Trading Competition Attracts 20 Global Teams

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Blockchain Academy has launched the first Crypto Trading Simulator competition for Universities around the world this week. Over 15 clubs, 20 teams, and more than 100 traders globally have signed up to participate in the universal challenge. Welcoming the top blockchain University clubs including: Kryptosphere from France, McGill University […]

Circle Launches Fund for Early Stage Blockchain Projects

Reading Time: < 1 minute Circle, the digital currency company, has launched the Circle Ventures fund to support early stage blockchain projects. Circle Internet Financial, LLC today announced the launch of Circle Ventures to invest in compelling, early-stage blockchain projects and companies that further Circle’s mission to raise global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange […]

FX Market View #31 Dollar strengthens as central banks push back against further tightening

Reading Time: 2 minutes This post was originally published on jpfs.com The Dollar held a firmer stance at the end of last week, as major central banks pushed against the markets discounting future tightening. First up in this regard was the Bank of England decision to hold rates, despite the market expecting a hike. […]

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XP.Network partners with Unique Network

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dismisses notion of blockchain nationstates XP.Network, the first blockchain agnostic NFT ecosystem, has partnered with Unique Network to offer NFTs without limits. Currently blockchain ecosystems act like virtual bordered nation states, requiring users wishing to use them to become trapped citizens through wallet section, token choice and rules. There is […]

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Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa Embraces Digital Art  and NFTs With the Launch of Artentik 

Reading Time: 4 minutes • From baroque art to graffiti art, items from 500-year unparalleled collection of art,  relics, reliquaries, sculptures and modern artforms to be tokenised  • Proceeds to support SCML’s extensive social enterprise work  Lisbon and Hong Kong, 2 November 2021 — Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa  (‘SCML’), Portugal’s 500-year-old social […]

FX Market View #30 Dollar is poised for a rally during a week of major announcements

Reading Time: 2 minutes This post was originally published on jpfs.com Global yields have firmed this week with a majority of the currency majors paring gains against the Dollar. As opposed to the pattern that developed in the week earlier, the currencies from higher yielding currencies lost ground against the greenback. Most notably, it […]

IN THE NOW PODCAST: EPISODE 2 – OCT 31

Reading Time: < 1 minute Happy Halloween and welcome to this weeks short Crypto and Blockchain recap with Jillian Godsil and Lisa Gibbons. First the Headlines, this is the big picture this week: FATF Defi and NFT Guidelines are updated – the financial action task force is an international organisation that creates standards for anti-money […]

Invictus Capital Launches Dedicated Institutional Investment Suite

Reading Time: 2 minutes Working with investors who recognise the opportunity offered with digital currencies, Invictus Capital has launched a dedicated institutional investment suite designed to bring the latest funds, strategies and intelligence to institutional investors globally. The Invictus marriage of top expertise from both traditional and crypto finance is a powerful driver for […]

Jillian Godsil to Moderate at Web Summit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Philanthropy and art: The use of NFT for good (purpose) is the title of the panel on Wednesday at 1145am at the PANDACONF stage. Guests of the panel are: Pauline Foessel, founder and Director of the Art Curator Grid Dr Edmundo Martinho, Chairman SCML Fernando Martinho, Founder and CEO of […]

IN THE NOW PODCAST: EPISODE 1 – OCT 23

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jillian and Lisa catch about this weeks biggest movers and shakers in the world of crypto. First the Headlines, this is the big picture this week: Yesterday Eth reached a new all time high of $4,366 dollars.  Another great week for Polkadot after the announcement of the highly anticipated parachain […]