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November 22,2021

The Gamified Stock Betting App That Rewards Effective Traders

Trading crypto is a lot like trading stocks. It's a little scary, a little overwhelming, and a little risky. But these are exactly the reasons why so many people are drawn in. While there's no sure-fire way to be successful in the crypto markets, fantasy trading platforms like StockBattle let users get the vital experience needed to find success in crypto trading.

It's Easy to Join and Fun to Participate

StockBattle contests aren't games &ndash they offer a chance to profit based on your skills to identify the right crypto or stocks. However, most participants agree that contests are fun and exciting. You'll love the adrenaline rush you feel while competing against others in 15-minute head-to-head rumbles backed by real-time price data.

The great thing about these competitions is that they are easy to join. Essentially, it comes down to picking 5 stocks or cryptocurrencies for your portfolio and watching them perform in a real-time dynamic chart. The entrant whose portfolio grows higher wins a predefined cash reward. It's a simple concept that you'll feel comfortable with using in seconds. However, you will need to analyze the market and rely on your intuition to create a winning portfolio.

Get Started with Free Contests to Learn the Basics

Free contests are the best place to get started in StockBattle. Free contests don&39t require any upfront investment and still have the potential to payout on a win. They offer the safest means of learning how to use the platform and what kinds of strategies are most effective for you. Free contests can help you get comfortable with how assets fluctuate in price, what kinds of volatility are profitable, how to read price charts, and more. Once you can stand on your own two feet, you&39ll probably be itching to try your hand with some real money.

Play to the Match, Not the Market

In StockBattle, you compete with your match, a person with the same passion for crypto, not the whole market. It means that victory is real and truly within your reach. To gain a victory, you need to pick the stock or crypto that you feel is most likely to perform well over the selected time, ignoring any potential for long-term profits. Look for something with a bit more volatility. Assets that rise and fall quickly are prime choices for StockBattle.

If you've been waiting for the right moment to test the waters of fantasy crypto trading, go ahead and get started today. Download StockBattle and start experimenting at no cost to you. Thanks to the wealth of information out there and the ease of fantasy finance there&39s never been a better time to jump into the world of trading.

November 15,2021

A Step in the Right Direction: India Announces Conference Discussing Regulation of Digital Assets

In recent news, India's Parliamentary Standing Committee of Finance had announced an upcoming official conference wherein possible regulation of digital assets will be discussed with some of the country's most significant cryptocurrency stakeholders and industry leaders.

Politicians and industry executives are therefore set to take part in extensive conversations about possible cryptocurrency regulation and legislation. The actual itinerary for the meeting though has not yet been issued, as per a representative for the House of the People (Lok Sabha) secretariat.

Whatever path the Indian lawmakers ultimately decide upon could have a domino effect on other countries in the region, and cryptocurrency advocates are thus hopeful that the negotiations will end in mainly beneficial outcomes.

India's Relationship with Crypto

WazirX, an Indian cryptocurrency exchange, recently reported a considerable increase in its respective number of subscribers as well as overall trading volume in 2021. It had also been reported that the platform's user base expanded to 10 million this year. Furthermore, according to Coindesk, WazirX's 2021 trade volume has now managed to reach just about $38 billion, representing a 44% increase on a monthly basis.

Needless to say, there are thus many Indian citizens who are supportive of crypto, and most of these enthusiasts hail from cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Kolkata. Most of the supporters were also found to be adolescents. However, not everyone seems to be on board, as was made evident by both the central bank as well as the country's lawmakers refusing to acknowledge the growing popularity and increasing demand pertaining to digital assets by the Indian cryptocurrency community.

As a matter of fact, Governor Shaktikanta Das of the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) recently claimed that the overall amount of Indian citizens who have expressed an interest in various cryptocurrency-based assets has in fact been grossly exaggerated and blown out of proportion. In the past, the RBI has often adopted a hostile approach towards cryptocurrencies, so this statement should not come as that much of a surprise.

Time for a Change

While there are several reasons as to why the cryptocurrency space has been experiencing exponential growth over the course of the last decade, the fact remains that it is mostly the younger generation that is spearheading the charge for the new industry.

India's cryptocurrency community is no different, and it is this unyielding support that has now culminated in the upcoming meeting between the local government and various cryptocurrency leaders and experts. The ones representing the cryptocurrency sector hail from a variety of different companies, and noteworthy participants involve both the BACC (Blockchain & Crypto Assets Council) and the IAMAI (Members of the India Internet & Mobile Association). As per the most recent reports, the meeting is scheduled to occur on the 15th of November, 2021.

November 15,2021

New Developments in Privacy — Shielded Wallets and Railgun

Of the three legs of the blockchain trilemma decentralization, scalability, and security is the most foundational. It is an absolute necessity that users feel assured that the system they are using will not leave them exposed.

Achieving blockchain security is motivated by what has been labeled the cypherpunk mentality the idea that by leveraging cryptographic methods, we can develop online defenses that protect our personal information. But as crucial as security is to the adoption of decentralized financial applications, there remains a fundamental lack of privacy protection on Ethereum.

Users may think that hiding behind an Ethereum address is sufficient to keep them anonymous, but the network uses a public, auditable ledger with account-based tracking. This means that everyone can easily discover the wallet balance of every user on the network. This isnt dissimilar to any payment you make in your daily life-giving the recipient the means to check how much money is in your bank account. Suppose you wanted to make a contribution to a liquidity pool such as with base Ethereum, the entire network knows your investment and can see when you withdraw. Or what if you wanted to interact with a DEX? Uniswap executes billions of dollars worth of trades daily, with each transaction trackable simply by looking up the Uniswap smart contract on Etherscan. Click on any one of the addresses involved in the transactions and you can view the entire trading history of the wallet. For anyone trying to develop proprietary farming strategies, they could easily be copied. Or for a credited trader with a number of users following their wallet, every investment they make notifies those users.

Beyond wallet transparency, consider how most users interact with the Ethereum network, even services that let you manage your own wallet like MetaMask are able to read your IP address. Assuredly, there are methods to enhance security, like using a VPN, using multiple addresses for different dApps, or even running a node yourself. But privacy shouldnt require users to be developers or experts, mass adoption and true usability require layer-one, passive privacy.

In recent years, privacy-focused protocols have been developed and successfully implemented, proving the effectiveness and versatility of zero-knowledge cryptography. In 2015, Zcash launched a fork of Bitcoin that enabled users to send transactions with shielded addresses. But the more versatile Ethereum has a different environment structure, with account-based tracking and smart contracts increasing the complexity of protecting wallet information. Thus, providing the same level of privacy on Ethereum required additional research and development.

One possibility for anonymizing transactions through Ethereum is using mixers or tumblers, protocols that enable users to transfer to another Ethereum address without the deposit and withdrawal addresses being linked, often in set denominations of 1, 10, or 100 ETH. However, this privacy model is incomplete. With a balance in a mixer, its impossible to withdraw to a smart contract or interact with DeFi protocols. The user has to create an additional address, withdraw to that address, and then submit the contributionor transaction to the smart contract. Additionally, they have to make sure that none of their behaviors enable someone to link the new address to their original address. Even with the proper use of a new address, only being able to exchange denominational values makes proper DeFi interaction difficult.

Railgun has introduced a stronger model of privacy that brings security to DeFi. By establishing a shielded wallet for all users, any interaction you can execute with your Ethereum wallet can be executed anonymously with your Railgun wallet. The same for the other smart contract-capable blockchains the technology has been ported to.DeFi has been at the core of blockchain development over the past 2 years. Its been foundational in moving the technology from ICOs and into the development of efficient financial products.  DeFi applications are responsible for billions of dollars worth of transactions, all of which are easily trackable.  If these applications are to be trusted and used as true financial mechanisms, then privacy is necessary. Privacy that doesnt require expert knowledge.

Using Railgun, once the initial contribution is made, your address is shielded. Your Railgun wallet can make a transaction to any smart contract or wallet address, and all that will be revealed is that a Railgun user executed the transaction. Contributions to a liquidity pool, exchanges over a DEX, internal or external transfers all can be made in any denomination with a single transaction. Railgun solves the vast majority of privacy problems DeFi has been struggling with. That said, as recent years have shown, DeFi requires the mindset that no one is quite sure what is over the horizon.

Shielded wallets are a solid foundation, but constantly-evolving products, features, and methods require protocols that can adapt. The team behind Railgun is full of strong minds, cryptography experts, and accomplished engineers, but the ultimate power lies in the democratized decision-making of the DAO. With a list of enhancements already in discussion, the community has the ability to hear the voices of any DeFi innovator, Ethereum developer, or simply anyone who truly believes that privacy should be within reach. Railgun introduces a new paradigm, enabling us to unlock the full potential of DeFi.

By Nick Ulven

November 15,2021

Zeptacoin Listed On BitMart: Exchange Music Rights With Zeptacoin

For those who have an interest in both the music industry as well as the world of blockchain technologies, knowing about Zeptagram is a must. Zeptagram may be understood as a blockchain-oriented trading platform that allows intellectual property owners to successfully tokenize their respective assets. In other words, whenever an artist would use music to generate some sort of value, money would be distributed to the respective token holders with relative ease.

Zeptagram has therefore managed to gain considerable traction lately and has been making headlines for all the right reasons. As a platform that recognizes as well as rewards both music fans along with the artists themselves for their artistic expression and passion for music, it would make sense that so many have already chosen Zeptagram and continue to do so even today.


Zeptacoin's (ZPTC) main purpose is to be utilized for exchanging music rights on Zeptagram's own music platform. Additionally, there are plans to integrate it with Zeptagram's NFT-platform as well. The cryptocurrency was listed on BitMart, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, last month in October.

According to the latest charts, the current price for Zeptacoin is $0.4. While this is of course nowhere near its all-time high, it nevertheless shows that both Zeptacoin and Zeptagram itself have been able to survive the numerous fluctuations that often occur in the cryptocurrency market. Moreover, the fact that it has also been listed on both Bittrex, as well as the immensely popular PancakeSwap, is further proof of this.


Anyone who has been paying attention knows that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have taken the world by storm. Many celebrities and industry leaders alike have already bought and sold numerous NFTs, and these include prominent figures in the music industry as well.

Zeptagram has therefore gotten involved with NFTs too and has thus recently added a section centered around non-fungible tokens on its website. Although this new feature is still in the beta version, it has nevertheless drawn in many in and outside of the music industry. You will find new listings, popular sellers, and hot collections all gathered in one place for your convenience.

Although there is still more work to be done, it is nonetheless a safe assumption to make that Zeptagram is one to keep an eye on if you have an interest in music, NFTs, and crypto.

November 11,2021

Contango Digital Assets Partners with MRHB DeFi to Bridge DeFi and Muslim Communities

Today, Canadian venture capital fund Contango Digital Assets announced that it will be working with MRHB DeFi, a decentralized finance platform focused on, "bridging the gap between the Muslim Community and the Blockchain world." The partnership is set to extend DeFi&39s opportunities to users who have refrained from participating due to ethical concerns.

With a team of dedicated experts in Islamic Finance, MRHB has built a solution that is Shariah-compliant. It uses smart contracts to standardize the body of rules and principles that adherents must follow in matters of business in order to participate in DeFi in accordance with their beliefs. 

"It is surprising to us that such an important part of the world has not been able to participate in DeFi opportunities yet. MRHB is opening an important door in the Muslim Community for people who wish to benefit from this technology while remaining faithful to their beliefs. We&39re thrilled to be a part of that." - Contango Managing Director, Mike Grantis.

Contango&39s investment is a realization of the fact that there is over $3 trillion in liquidity available in this previously overlooked market. More so, the platform built by MRHB is not exclusive to Muslim users. It is designed to encourage its ethos through a user-friendly experience and comprehensive ecosystem of applications that include interest-free lending services and an authentic NFT marketplace.

"We have built DeFi services that solve issues of faith, ethics, exclusion, and complexity. Our user-friendly platform provides equal opportunities to everyone, not only those who share our concern for holding crypto assets that are halal. With Contango&39s support, we will continue our journey of growth and development within Islamic communities and beyond." - MRHB DeFi CEO, Naquib Mohammed.

By partnering with MRHB, Contango will also provide the platform with additional tools such as expert advice and professional marketing services that will ensure its growth. This includes collaborations with influencer marketing leaders in the blockchain space, Influx Group.

About Contango

Contango Digital Assets was launched to empower the financial revolution that is presented by blockchain and DeFi technology. It invests in innovative projects from around the world and fosters strategic partnerships with founders who look for more than just capital. Learn more about Contango by visiting the official website or following the fund on Twitter.

About MRHB DeFi

MRHB DeFi is the first ecosystem to offer equal and trusted access to crypto assets, services, and wealth creation opportunities for excluded communities worldwide. Its ecosystem leverages technical expertise and extensive knowledge of how the Islamic ecosystem works to make DeFi available to over one billion potential users. Learn more about MRHB DeFi by visiting the official website or following the project on Twitter.

November 08,2021

Meta vs. The Metaverse: The Difference Between Facebook and Cryptos View of the Metaverse

When Facebook rebranded itself as Meta Platforms, it in fact signaled its adoption of the metaverse, which is essentially an immersive digital environment where people may do all sorts of things such as play different games, work, take part in e-commerce, and socialize.

Facebook isn't the first organization to try to enter the so-called metaverse, and it won't be the last either. Nonetheless, its recent decision has created a lot of support for the notion of a metaverse, which has been in the works for a long time. As a matter of fact, Enjin, a blockchain company, recently established a $100 million fund in order to promote certain initiatives in its respective ecosystem which is primarily aimed at establishing a fully decentralized metaverse.

Entering the metaverse

As the cryptocurrency industry is largely online to begin with, it would thus make all the sense in the world for it to adopt the idea of a metaverse. Many in the cryptocurrency community have claimed that a primary objective of this industry is to eventually establish a digital space where individuals would be free to do whatever they like, such as play games and socialize. As it turns out, prominent figures and entities within this space also feel the same way.

Apart from Enjin, Coinbase's stock had risen exponentially following Facebook's announcement. Furthermore, Decentraland's MANA token, which is the project's native currency mainly utilized for the purposes of both purchasing and selling digital space within the metaverse, had recently risen from $0.80 to a new all-time high price of over $4.00. This sharp increase was undoubtedly due to Facebook's announcement about rebranding.

Powered by Ethereum's blockchain, Decentraland has long since been working on the possible implementation of a metaverse, and so the interest for such a concept and what it can do not just for the cryptocurrency industry but for our society as a whole has existed for some time now.

What's next?

Despite the interest in the aforementioned metaverse, there is still plenty of work to be done. Still, the future looks bright as was made evident by Animoca Brands' The Sandbox, a blockchain gaming platform based in Hong Kong, raising over $90 million as part of a fundraising round spearheaded by SoftBank Group. The investment enables gamers to create virtual worlds and exchange in-game NFTs and is yet another clear indication of the interest in the formation of a metaverse.

The NFT community in particular is bound to benefit greatly from a potential metaverse. No matter what happens from now, one thing is clear which is that we are definitely entering a new era both within the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry as well as outside of it.

November 08,2021

How RAILGUN Privacy Technology is Helping ICOs and Venture Capitalists

ICOs are a tricky business. You only have to look at the plethora of different launch strategies, vesting schedules, and tokenomic theories to see the sheer complexity young projects have to grapple with. Once released to the public, however, launches often follow predictable paths: an initial spike in the price followed by something akin to a Dutch auction as VCs and possibly developers sell off their tokens at the highest possible price.

Now, though, the innovative privacy tech of the RAILGUN Privacy System can provide new possibilities for future ICOs on blockchains capable of running smart contracts. Let's consider how the system powered by zkSNARKs &ndash the weird mathematical proofs that Vitalik Buterin himself believes will change the world for the better &ndash could help ICOs going forward.

Within RAILGUN, transferring tokens from one account to another is entirely private. Allocations to VCs, developers, or other investors won't even show up on Etherscan. Thus, potential investors are less likely to be put off by the presence of competing Venture Capitalists, not necessarily knowing the price previously paid for tokens or investment amounts. The dApp or protocol could negotiate with each early investor on the technical merits of their team and technology should they so desire, with each deciding on a fair price.

Without a privacy protocol, the blockchain is also never more than merely pseudonymous. This can be unappealing to VCs, who may have their actions scrutinized, imitated, or even countertraded if they are seen to be selling or accumulating their tokens. VCs and, indeed, developers have just as much right to sell tokens as anyone else in a properly decentralized world, but with investors always being able to see who is selling and when the lack of anonymity necessitates very careful management of held funds. For the owners of promising protocols, which may often require further development and funding, this can even remove a natural funding mechanism, limiting their options.

With the implementation of the relayer network, the RAILGUN Privacy system allows completely private DEX swaps to be made. Nobody can tell whether it was a developer, VC or small investor buying or selling. Vesting can be entirely private or even non-existent. The price paid and the final holders will not be public information unless the parties involved explicitly release that information. But at the same time, whether for tax, regulatory or PR purposes, attestations can be generated using Zero-Knowledge Proofs &ndash to demonstrate, for instance, that the development team has not sold.

I rather suspect that once introduced to RAILGUN, venture capitalists and institutional investors alike might insist new projects make use of this powerful new privacy technology. As the name suggests, information is the most valuable commodity in the Information Age. Hence, being able to protect one's alpha or investment strategy from prying eyes on an otherwise transparent blockchain is an advantage too significant to ignore.


Author:  Mike Chaffin

November 08,2021

A Match Made in Heaven: Fantasy Sports Meets Crypto Stock Trading

Fantasy trading contests are a fun and exciting crypto trading alternative that allows you to compete on your terms. These contests are based on fantasy sports mechanics and make it possible to double up your investment in as little as 15 minutes. Fantasy crypto has become the latest hit on the market, with millions of people gravitating to such fantasy finance platforms as StockBattle.

How does StockBattle work?

In StockBattle, you draft your virtual stocks or crypto portfolio and join head-to-head competitions with other participants. The best trader, whose portfolio grows more within a 15-minute contest, gets a reward. All contests are backed by real-time price data. It's a simple concept that you'll feel comfortable with using in seconds. However, you will need to analyze the market and rely on your intuition to create a winning portfolio.

Here is why you should try StockBattle

You get a generous 100% welcome bonus. The platform will match your first deposit up to $50. So, if you invest $20, it means you'll have $40 to join the desired fantasy contests. You can join free competitions to understand how the system works. The prizes involve actual money, so you can use this as a starting point to begin competing for real cash. Check the current trends while choosing your portfolio. The website shows you statistics on each currency that you can include in your selection. That makes it easier to discover the current trends and identify market gainers.

The Contests Occur in Real-Time!

You don't have to wait to see the outcome of a contest. Instead, you can follow the entire session's live chart and see how the market trends move in actual time. Even if you don't win, you'll love the rush you felt during the session.

An Entire Academy Section That Helps You Win

StockBattle wants its competitors to enjoy fantasy finance contests and win. That's why it created an Academy where you can discover solid winning strategies. The academy contains detailed explanations on fantasy finance but also shares tips and insights. For example, you can learn how to read graphs or hunt for undervalued assets.

If that sounds attractive, don't hesitate to join StockBattle today. You can improve your knowledge and test yourself against hundreds of other traders!

November 05,2021 Launches Serum Markets Analytics

Revealing never before seen DeFi trading data on Solana

Paris - November 4 -, a cross-blockchain computing network, and decentralized indexing provider announced today the launch of Serum Markets, to help surface valuable trading data on Project Serum (Serum), a protocol delivering the underlying liquidity infrastructure to decentralized applications built on Solana's fast and censorship-resistant blockchain. 

The induction of Serum Markets will vastly benefit Project Serum&39s ecosystem, allowing Serum to better analyze the enormous influx of data and funds from their various end-users and providing increased visibility for investors into one of the largest players of the Solana DeFi ecosystem. Moving forward, projects will be able to connect to Project Serum&39s data using technology to enrich the Solana DeFi analytics landscape. 

Serum is a liquidity infrastructure ecosystem built on Solana with a fully on-chain central limit order book that gives traders and composing projects access to matching services and shared liquidity. At the time of writing, Serum&39s total value locked (TVL) is $2.42B, making Serum one of the top DeFi protocols on Solana. Until now, trading data from Serum&39s ecosystem has been noticeably difficult to consolidate. indexing solution will allow users to access historical DeFi trading data including TVL, trading history (OHLCV), daily number of active users, and specific statistics on the makers and takers (PNL, open orders, fees/rebates) for added visibility and insights that can inform better trades. It will also provide additional searchable data on specific market addresses, open orders accounts, and owner addresses. 

We&39re excited to collaborate closely with on their analytics and indexing solutions for Serum. It&39s hard to overstate how important this kind of tooling is for ecosystem growth," said JHL, Project Serum contributing developer. offers a solution for projects that currently have to rely on centralized indexing solutions or no indexing at all due to the complexity of indexing on Solana, which requires high costs for physical hardware, unfeasibly fast internet connections, and computing power. Many DeFi protocols on Solana have already benefited from decentralized indexing solutions including Raydium, Saber, and Orca. 

We&39re thrilled to extend our indexing solutions and analytics dashboards to Serum, the liquidity infrastructure protocol for dozens of DeFi programs built on the Solana blockchain, to offer users, traders and institutional investors increased visibility into the Solana DeFi ecosystem, stated Jonathan Schemoul, founder of open API and GraphQL can also be used by anyone to populate the latest trades on Serum into their DApps or research projects. For end-users, Serum Market will provide valuable information, allowing them to make better-informed decisions when trading.


Embargo lifts Thursday, November 4th at 6am PT/ 9am ET 

To explore the latest Serum analytics, visit:

To request indexing solution, visit: 

To explore Project Serum&39s offerings, visit: 


About is a distributed cloud platform that provides serverless trusted computing services, file storage, and indexing solutions to replace traditional centralized cloud computing. It provides dApps of any chain instant access to database solutions thanks to its scalable peer-to-peer network and programming language-agnostic interface. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter: @aleph_im 


About Project Serum 

Project Serum is a liquidity infrastructure protocol for DeFi protocols built on the Solana blockchain. It offers an on-chain central limit order book (CLOB) that gives developers access to matching services and shared liquidity across all protocols built on Serum. 

For more information visit 


Project Serum Media Contact 

Peter Padovano 

M Group Strategic Communications (For Project Serum) 



November 03,2021

BTC Media Announces Sound Money Bitcoin Music Festival

The Inaugural festival will be part of Bitcoin 2022 Conference

MIAMI, FL - BTC Inc, organizer of the world&39s largest Bitcoin conference, announces the inaugural Sound Money Bitcoin Music Festival a part of Bitcoin 2022. The festival, which will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center&39s Pride Park, will be the finale of Bitcoin 2022 on Saturday, April 9th, and feature internationally renowned music artists, Bitcoin, art, food and more. Tickets to the Festival are included with General Admission passes to Bitcoin 2022, but can also be purchased individually through BTC Media here: 

Sound Money Fest (SMF) will be a celebration of Bitcoin adoption and hyperbitcoinization bringing together the international community through music and revelry. As Bitcoin is for everyone, so too is Sound Money Fest and it is not exclusive to the Bitcoin community. Bitcoiners across the world do not fit into a single mold and neither do their musical tastes. As such, SMF will feature over 17 diverse performances across genres such as pop, hip-hop, k-pop and alternative music. Phase 1 lineup announces: 

Headlining: Logic 

Performing: Apashe, Asadi, K. Flay, MØ, Royal and the Serpent. 

Tickets for Sound Money Fest are available now with festival-only passes starting at $99.00 USD. General Admission passes to Bitcoin 2022 are available and start at $499.00 USD for the entire conference and festival. 

Bitcoin 2021 saw over 12,000 attendees descend upon Miami and organizers anticipate that number to grow to over 30,000 in-person attendees in 2022. The four-day event will feature an industry day, two general conference days, and culminate in the Sound Money Fest music festival. Founders, C-suite executives, Bitcoin experts, and newcomers to Bitcoin will all unite in Miami around panels, discussions, networking events, live performances, entertainment, giveaways, and more. 

Bitcoin 2022 Industry Day on April 6th will be where the Bitcoin ecosystem converges with legacy finance, fintech, and energy infrastructure, including content tracks and targeted networking tracks for institutional finance, institutional bitcoin mining, and Bitcoin technical development. Industry Day will host more than 6,000 global industry leaders, 80 speakers, 4,000 companies, and a pitch day serving as a platform for the next generation of Bitcoin startups. 

Organizers are also offering gratis and subsidized tickets to open-source Bitcoin contributors and students. More details coming soon.

"At Bitcoin 2021, we booed, we cheered, we laughed and we cried," said BTC Media CEO and event organizer David Bailey. "The conference ran the emotional gamut, and our 2022 pilgrimage will do the same. This conference is going to capture the world&39s attention. Let&39s show them what freedom, sovereignty, and prosperity really mean. Get your tickets today, and we&39ll see you in Miami." 


About BTC Media: BTC Media is a Bitcoin media company that works globally from the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, America's Music City. Here, from their front-row seat in the fast-growing fintech industry, they gather and distribute the information, education, and research that are building the financial systems of the future. Their clients include everyone from tech startups to Fortune 500 financial titans. Like them, they are driven by a vision of money moving faster, cheaper, and more conveniently around the globe of individuals everywhere empowered by financial freedom and security. 

BTC Media keeps the world informed through products and services that include Bitcoin Magazine, yBitcoin and The Distributed Ledger, the planet's most widely read digital currency publications, along with multi-media educational information and services about financial technology. More information on BTC Media can be found here: 


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November 01,2021

Ivy League University Starts Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

As cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies continue to become increasingly utilized throughout the world, various educational institutions have thus started to accept Bitcoin (BTC) as a viable payment method for tuition fees.

The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business made headlines recently when it announced that it shall be accepting cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin as payment. The Ivy League institution anticipates attracting countless students each year via such an initiative, as it is indeed the younger generation that has played a vital role in the global adoption of cryptocurrencies. As such, the institute has added a new course centered around the study of blockchain, digital technologies and cryptocurrencies, and the course will reportedly cost $3,800 (all of which can be paid in BTC).

Wharton's relationship with crypto

The Wharton School is among the most prestigious business schools within the entire United States, and its notable alumni involve the likes of Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, and Sundar Pichai. The school will indeed start accepting Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies as payment for tuition before long, but it should also be mentioned that the acceptance will be restricted to the online blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and digital assets program, which will reportedly begin in January next year.

The six-week course is called &lsquoThe Economics of Blockchain & Digital Assets', and it costs $3,800 as aforementioned. In order to successfully facilitate the acceptance of cryptocurrency payments, the Wharton School shall employ the services of Coinbase Commerce, which is the main e-commerce portal of Coinbase.

The business school had also managed to make headlines earlier on in 2021 when it acquired a massive $5 million Bitcoin donation. In May, an unknown donor had sent the $5 million, which roughly translates to about 118 BTC. The Wharton School quickly converted the flagship cryptocurrency asset contribution to fiat, a move that had resulted in the institution being given over $7 million at today's prices.

Cryptocurrencies and education

Many academic initiatives involving cryptocurrencies have occurred throughout the years. For instance, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) distributed BTC to its respective student body back in 2014. Numerous other institutions have recently begun to accept cryptocurrency as payment for tuition as well.

It could be argued that as the cryptocurrency industry grows and gains more traction, many aspects of our society will gradually come to adopt a more progressive and accepting perspective towards the new digital asset class. One thing is for sure though, and that is the fact that cryptocurrencies are not going away anytime soon.

November 01,2021

Do Kwon Strikes Back: Sues SEC Over Improper Sopenia

Not too long ago, the SEC served a subpoena on Terraform Labs CEO Do Kwon as he was about to make a scheduled appearance at Messari's Mainnet conference. The Securities and Exchange Commission approached Do Kwon back in May to inquire about the functioning of Mirror Protocol as well as Terraform Labs' relationship with the firm. The CEO willingly sat with the SEC lawyers and answered a wide variety of queries during a five-hour questioning period.

However, the CEO is now suing the SEC, claiming that the regulatory body has little to no jurisdiction regarding the plaintiffs. The final straw had in fact occurred in September, when the SEC subpoenaed Do Kwon, issuing some documents and paperwork during Messari's Mainnet launch event while the CEO was still speaking with Terraform's delegates.

Do Kwon Strikes Back

The founder of Terraform Labs is now officially suing the regulatory agency for violating its jurisdiction with the subpoenas. The CEO's complaint disputes the subpoenas, claiming that these were unlawfully given, as well as the agency's inability to maintain the confidentiality of a private investigation into the so-called Mirror Protocol.

Do Kwon is a South Korean resident, and although the SEC's guidelines specify that investigations are to be kept private, the regulator nevertheless issued a subpoena on an event that had nearly 2,000 people in attendance via the &lsquoCavalier Courier and Process Service'. Employing a &lsquoCavalier' procedure to confront the CEO in public at a highly anticipated event which was being attended by so many individuals was at best a reckless move, causing social media outrage along with press speculation regarding the encounter in only a few minutes of the orchestrated incident and at worst a clear attack on the cryptocurrency sector by the regulator.

The CEO, who has since gone on the offensive on behalf of the cryptocurrency industry's newest battle with the SEC, has identified a clear lack of comprehensive understanding within and between regulators as a major issue that continues to hinder the progress of decentralized finance (DeFi). The lawsuit additionally highlighted both the exponential growth of the industry and the subsequent resistance against it by various governmental and regulatory institutions such as the SEC.

The Battle Is OnEver since the incident, countless members of the cryptocurrency community have banded together to openly defy the SEC and its alleged authority over the industry. This is not the first time that the regulator had overstepped its boundaries and if left unchecked, it won't be the last either.

Furthermore, the complaint contends that the SEC violated its own guidelines governing the management and appropriate conduct of these types of situations. The subpoenas had been delivered in public, and one of Messari's Mainnet's assistants saw the delivery first-hand. This is contrary to SEC policy, which specifies that official matters must be kept secret until declared otherwise.

This lawsuit, therefore, requests that the subpoenas be declared null and void, as well as all damages including legal costs and other remedies, be covered as the court considers appropriate.