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Why is Solana (SOL) price down today?

Solana price is down 13% for the week, raising concerns on whether SOL price can hold the $100 support.

Sam Bankman-Fried is back in court, waives conflict of interest for lawyers

Lawyers Marc Mukasey and Torrey Young will represent the former FTX CEO through his sentencing on March 28, while Christian Everdell and Mark Cohen are withdrawing.

Texas company mounts court challenge to SEC crypto authority

The parent company of a yet-to-launch crypto exchange teamed up with the Crypto Freedom Alliance of Texas in hopes of heading off securities trading charges.

WWE digital collectibles on Panini, Sports Illustrated NFT tickets on Avalanche: Nifty Newsletter

Collectible firm Panini announced the launch of World Wrestling Entertainment’s digital Donruss Elite card set on its blockchain.

SEC enforcement attorney joins law firm defending crypto companies

Ladan Stewart was one of the attorneys of record in the SEC’s enforcement action against Ripple but withdrew from the case in January.

Price analysis 2/21: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, XRP, ADA, AVAX, DOGE, LINK, DOT

Bulls failed to hold Bitcoin price above $52,000, possibly marking the start of a short-term trend change in BTC and altcoins.

Would Sam Altman's $7 trillion ask really secure our future?

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman wants to raise $7 trillion for chip production to help AI systems, but he has yet to show AI is moving in a direction that will help us.

ChatGPT had a public meltdown but OpenAI says it’s fine now

The latest unexplained kerfuffle with ChatGPT’s outputs highlights the dangers of automation.

Volatility hits PLANET token after Lionel Messi’s partnership for RWA

Soccer star Lionel Messi has disclosed his upcoming RWA in partnership with the Join The Planet initiative, spiking volatility for the project’s native token.

Do Kwon to be extradited to US following last-ditch effort in Montenegrin court: Report

The High Court of Podgorica in Montenegro reportedly rejected a request to extradite Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon to South Korea.

Apple is future-proofing iMessage with post-quantum cryptography

Quantum computers pose an outsized threat to status quo cryptographic solutions.

BTC price drops to 1-week low as traders focus on Bitcoin whales, Nvidia

Bitcoin shows signs of strain amid heavy overhead BTC price resistance and overheated funding rates.

Wealthy, isolated, and incredible beaches: Perth Crypto City Guide

The world’s most isolated capital is wealthy, offers stunning beaches, and has embraced crypto. Here’s our Crypto City Guide to Perth.

CBDCs: User privacy problem or currency of the future?

CBDCs have some benefits but also many drawbacks, which has sparked debate about whether adopting them is a good idea.

AMD hardware accelerators to support blockchain interoperability

AMD partners with the Wormhole ecosystem to integrate enterprise-grade hardware accelerators into the Web3 space, facilitating blockchain interoperability.

Andrew Yang and 300 international experts petition for government action on AI deepfakes

A coalition of over 300 technology, AI and digital ethics experts worldwide advocates for government intervention to combat deepfakes, citing concerns over their societal impact.

Web3 games can explode thanks to artificial intelligence, says AI gaming CEO

Generative AI can help indie studios build games on a budget and developers scale Web3 gaming, Atlas CEO Ben James tells The Agenda podcast.

What is AI governance?

Explore the essentials of AI governance, ensuring responsible and ethical AI technology development and usage.

Ripple ‘would certainly welcome’ an XRP ETF: Brad Garlinghouse

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said that “it only makes sense” to have different ETFs, as investors would want to diversify their risks.

Nigeria’s tech agency pushes for AI integration for enhanced security

Alhaji A.S. Adeleke expressed the institute’s keenness to learn from NITDA’s experiences to gain valuable insights to aid in policy development and implementation.

Hong Kong sees surge in crypto license applications

On Feb. 20, Huobi HK became the 18th crypto exchange to apply for a virtual asset trading platform license with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

Japan regulator clarifies stance on P2P crypto transfers

The FSA says its recommendations don’t envisage “any transactions from one individual to another.”

Japan’s GameFi community raises liquidity concerns with lawmaker

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan was told that strict regulations are drying up the liquidity of the Japanese crypto markets.

Binance adopts USDT price cap to align with local rules in Nigeria

The price cap blocked accounts of traders attempting to sell above it, leading traders to other exchanges to trade freely without restrictions.

Michael Saylor to forever buy Bitcoin — ‘No reason to sell the winner’

The MicroStrategy executive chair claimed Bitcoin was superior to gold and real estate and predicted that capital from those assets would make its way into the cryptocurrency.

Winklevoss twins donate $4.9M to crypto super PAC Fairshake

Fairshake, a political action committee supported by Coinbase and a16z, has a $73 million war chest to oppose anti-crypto candidates and support those in favor of digital assets.

Hack VC raises $150M to back crypto and AI startups

Hack is looking to invest in the most “capital-efficient” DeFi projects as well as solutions that prevent smart contract and protocol hacks.

Stellar launches smart contracts following bug fix delays

The Stellar Development Foundation has finally rolled out Stellar smart contracts after 16 months on testnet.

Australia’s Bitcoin sentiment jumps after US spot Bitcoin ETF approvals

The rise in positive sentiment was skewed heavily by those aged 55 and above, where Bitcoin sentiment increased by 100%.

Circle to cease minting USDC on Tron Network effective immediately

The U.S.-based stablecoin issuer said it would discontinue minting USDC on the Tron network “to ensure that USDC remains trusted.”