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Nifty News: Trump NFTs surge 800%, Yuga Labs blacklists NFT exchanges, and more

Donald Trump’s NFT collection started out strong but then started looking lifeless up until a few days ago.

Ransom refusals hit attackers where it hurts: 40% revenue drop in 2022 — Chainalysis

A number of industry pundits believe the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control’s threat to impose sanctions has victims thinking twice about paying up.

Daring drive-by at SBF’s: 3 men drove into barricade and fled: Lawyers

The lawyer’s didn’t specify the date or time at which the incident took place, and claimed the security personnel were unable to get the license plate details.

Crypto could solve venture capital's due diligence problem — VC exec

Due diligence has always been an issue in the venture capital space according to a VC executive, but crypto offers a solution: A public and immutable ledger.

Samsung’s Bitcoin ETF, $700M bust, Coinbase exits Japan: Asia Express

Nexo agrees to $45M settlement with SEC and NASAA over earn product

The crypto lender didn't categorically admit or deny the findings from the SEC's investigation despite agreeing to the settlement.

FTX-linked Moonstone bank to exit the crypto space

Following the collapse of FTX, the company has decided to rebrand and exit the crypto space.

New Hampshire gov releases report on blockchain following executive order

According to the commission, New Hampshire should work towards building a legal framework "for sound development of blockchain technologies and its applications."

City of Busan to establish digital assets exchange: Report

The Busan Digital Asset Exchange Establishment Promotion Committee said it plans to create a functional exchange by the end of the year.

MatchBoxDAO launches esports experience for Web3 developers

The tournament, “0xMonaco: Battle of Titans,” is scheduled to kick off on Jan. 29 and will bring together developers from around the blockchain space.

Binance tightens rules on NFT listings

The exchange will delist NFTs with low trading volume and listed prior to new KYC rules starting February.

How to prevent AI from ‘annihilating humanity’ using blockchain

What are hierarchical deterministic (HD) crypto wallets?

A hierarchical deterministic wallet uses a single seed to create an infinite number of addresses, allowing users to recover funds using a master key.

Ava Labs and Amazon's partnership could “expand the pie” for blockchain

The collaboration will allow both individuals and institutions to launch subnets that can operate as self-sufficient blockchain systems.

Expect better blockchain games in 2023, says Animoca Brands CEO

Animoca Brands CEO Robby Yung believes we will see many great blockchain games released during the first nine months of 2023 as developers begin to deliver after raising funds in 2022.

Aussie 'Big 4' bank mints stablecoin for carbon trading and remittances

This marks the second "Big 4" bank in Australia to launch an Australian-dollar pegged stablecoin in a bid to boost the digital economy.

Ripple CEO: XRP lawsuit resolved by June, SEC conduct 'embarrassing'

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said the firm's XRP lawsuit could come to an end within "single-digit months."

ConsenSys slashes headcount 11% as chief economist reveals formula for adoption

ConsenSys CEO Joseph Lubin confirmed the company would be cutting 96 of its staff to focus its resources on its core businesses.

Binance registers as virtual asset service provider in Poland

In compliance with new regulatory requirements, Polish users will have to sign new terms and conditions with Binance Poland in order to continue using the company’s services.

Deal Box launches $125M blockchain and Web 3 venture fund

The firm previously specialized in tokenizing equity and bond issuance for startups.