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Real estate sales in metaverses exceed $500M in 2021 - 02/02/2022

Virtual real estate sales in metaverses will exceed $500m in 2021, CNBC reported. Sales of virtual real estate in the four major metaverses reached $501 million last year, CNBC reported, citing data from analysts at MetaMetric Solutions. This amount is accounted for by the "big four" companies: Sandbox, Cryptovoxels, Decentraland and Somnium. Apart from them, dozens of companies are selling...

Lamborghini to switch to electric cars and hybrids - 01/24/2022

Lamborghini will stop producing only petrol cars next year and will introduce its first plug-in hybrid, the head of the group said. In 2024, the company intends to electrify the entire range, and after 2025, it will introduce a battery-powered car. The Italian automaker Lamborghini will stop producing only cars with internal combustion engines next year, the head of the company Stephan Winkelmann...

Cryptocurrency operator notes Bitcoin's share in cryptopayments down by a third - 01/17/2022

Bitcoin's share of cryptocurrency payments fell by about a third in 2021, a major operator noted. Bitcoin's share of cryptocurrency payments will fall by about a third in 2021, one of the largest platforms for such transactions, BitPay, told Bloomberg. Bitcoin's share of cryptocurrency payments in 2021 was 65%, down from 92% in 2020, Bloomberg reported. People and businesses are more likely to...

Largest darknet seller of stolen credit cards announces closure - 01/14/2022

UniCC, the largest seller of stolen credit cards on the darknet, has announced its closure. The site said goodbye to its audience. Earlier, several other similar shops had closed down. Experts attribute this to the US efforts to combat cybercrime. UniCC, the largest seller of stolen credit cards, has announced its closure on darknet forums, Bloomberg reports, citing blockchain analytics company...

$12B worth of cryptocurrency assets stolen around the world in 11 years - 12/28/2021

Over the last 11 years, from 2011 to 2021, cryptocurrency assets worth $12 billion have been stolen. Atlas VPN, a computer security firm, released the research. The sums have increased: in 2011, when the first known cryptocurrency exchange was hacked, attackers stole only $1 million worth of cryptocurrencies over the course of the year. Cryptocurrency worth $4.3 billion was stolen in 2021 alone....

SWIFT explores interaction with digital currencies - 12/22/2021

SWIFT, the international interbank payment and messaging system, is considering how to interface with digital currencies from global central banks for cross-border transactions, the company said in a statement. In the next year, SWIFT expects to accelerate introduction of its new services for the global financial community. The SWIFT Go service, for example, will form the basis for small-value...

IE University : liquid learning as a new educational model for the digital age - 12/21/2021

Whether they call it digital, hybrid, or in the case of IE University, ‘liquid’ — higher education is experiencing a digital renaissance.

Emirates receives the world's last Airbus A380 - 12/17/2021

Airbus has delivered the last double-decker of A380 series aircraft to Emirates Airlines. The world's largest passenger airliner has been taken out of production due to low demand. The aircraft drew a heart into the sky before leaving for its new owner. Airbus on Thursday delivered the last A380 aircraft to Emirates, the largest operator of the series of airliners, Reuters reported. ...

WhatsApp to introduce instant cryptocurrency payment feature - 12/10/2021

WhatsApp is partnering with payment service Novi to provide users with instant transfers in Novi cryptocurrency via its app, according to Novi CEO Stephane Kasriel on Twitter. "Starting today, a limited number of people in the US will be able to send and receive money via WhatsApp using Novi," Kasriel writes. Novi is a payment platform that allows instant transfers using its own Pax Dollar...

Meta allows legal cryptocurrency projects to be advertised on Facebook - 12/02/2021

The social network Facebook has announced its decision to lift the ban on advertising by cryptocurrency companies on its platform. Cryptocurrency services can be advertised if they have the necessary regulatory licenses. The ban was introduced in 2018. Facebook has announced a review of its policy that prevented most cryptocurrency companies from advertising on the social network. Meta (formerly...
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