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Kabosu, Japanese dog who inspired Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, passes away at 17

Crypto icon Kabosu, the Japanese dog who inspired Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, passed away at the age of 17. The owner of the dog shared the information through his blog post

Kabosu, Japanese dog who inspired Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, passes away at 17
Updated On : 24 May 2024 | 2:31 PM IST

NFTs lag amid crypto surge: Hope to revive interest lies in tokenisation?

Cryptocurrency and NFTs, connected through blockchain, once scaled their peaks hand in hand

NFTs lag amid crypto surge: Hope to revive interest lies in tokenisation?
Updated On : 04 Apr 2024 | 5:46 AM IST

Ex-crypto mogul Sam Bankman may go to jail for defrauding FTX investors

Former crypto mogul Sam Bankman-Fried faces the potential of decades in prison when he is sentenced on Thursday for his role in the 2022 collapse of FTX, once one of the world's most popular platforms for trading digital currency. Bankman-Fried, 32, was convicted in November of fraud and conspiracy a dramatic fall from a year earlier when he and his companies seemed to be riding a crest of success that resulted in a Super Bowl advertisement and celebrity endorsements from stars like quarterback Tom Brady and comedian Larry David. A jury found that Bankman-Fried illegally used money from FTX depositors to cover his expenses, which included purchasing luxury properties in the Caribbean, alleged bribes to Chinese officials and private planes. Prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of 40 to 50 years. The defendant victimised tens of thousands of people and companies, across several continents, over a period of multiple years. He stole money from customers who entrusted it to him; h

Ex-crypto mogul Sam Bankman may go to jail for defrauding FTX investors
Updated On : 28 Mar 2024 | 11:08 AM IST

Flipkart forms strategic partnership with digit asset company Fireblocks

'India is fast emerging as the global hub for innovation in Web3,' said Ravi Krishnan, Head of Flipkart Labs

Flipkart forms strategic partnership with digit asset company Fireblocks
Updated On : 04 Jan 2024 | 5:38 PM IST

In the wings: The creator economy

…current industry models will soon fade out

In the wings: The creator economy
Updated On : 03 Dec 2023 | 11:17 PM IST

Significant increase in demand for AI, blockchain talent in India: Report

India's tech industry is going through a transformative stage and the growing demand for automation and technical skills like big data analytics and artificial intelligence has created the need for skilled talent in the industry, says a report. According to global recruitment firm Michael Page India, there was 28-30 per cent growth in the demand for Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, Machine Learning (ML) and Cyber Security talent in the third quarter of 2023. "As AI continues to transform various sectors, companies are seeking top talent to harness the potential of this technology. The demand remains high for experienced talent at mid to senior levels," said Pranshu Upadhyay, Regional Director of Michael Page India. Demand remains high for experienced talent at mid to senior level. Observing the job postings volume on the Michael Page India website, a significant surge in demand, ranging from 28-30 per cent, was seen in Q3 2023 compared to Q1 and Q2. "A noticeable shift is

Significant increase in demand for AI, blockchain talent in India: Report
Updated On : 31 Oct 2023 | 7:43 PM IST

STPI sets-up incubation hub to incubate 100 blockchain startups in 5 years

State-run Software Technology Parks of India has set-up an incubation facility at its Gurugram campus with a target to incubate 100 startups in five years, an official statement said on Friday. The incubation facility of Apiary Center of Entrepreneurship (CoE) at STPI-Gurugram was set up in collaboration with MeitY, STPI, Haryana government, Padup Ventures, IBM, Intel, GBA and FITT. "Apiary is one of the CoEs of STPI which is focused on Blockchain Technology. It targets to incubate an overall 100 startups in a period of five years," the statement said. The incubation facility was inaugurated by Electronics and Information Technology Secretary S Krishnan. "Meeting the young entrepreneurs was quite an enriching experience. The way these entrepreneurs have addressed real-world problems using cutting-edge technology is really commendable. "In the last three decades, the way we have used technology is the key benchmark for our country's exponential growth," Krishnan said. The CoE has

STPI sets-up incubation hub to incubate 100 blockchain startups in 5 years
Updated On : 20 Oct 2023 | 11:00 PM IST

Nations must share experience in keeping digital markets free: CCI chief

Evolving markets and technology create fresh challenges in competition law and policy, says Ravneet Kaur

Nations must share experience in keeping digital markets free: CCI chief
Updated On : 12 Oct 2023 | 3:10 PM IST

Open-source solution from AyanWorks gets Digital Public Good status

The verifiable digital credential system CREDEBL has been included in the registry of digital public goods maintained by DPGA

Open-source solution from AyanWorks gets Digital Public Good status
Updated On : 09 Oct 2023 | 8:52 PM IST

Google unveils NFT policy for Play Store to incorporate tokens into games

NFT investors, who have watched prices of their collections fall and interest in the digital-asset market wane, see the changes in Google's policy as a sign that the market is not dead yet

Google unveils NFT policy for Play Store to incorporate tokens into games
Updated On : 13 Jul 2023 | 9:24 AM IST

NFT startup Tegro raises seed funding from Polygon at valuation of $100 mn

In a press release, the company said that the Tegro exchange enables bulk trading of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) across Ethereum, Polygon, and other EVM-compatible chains

NFT startup Tegro raises seed funding from Polygon at valuation of $100 mn
Updated On : 26 Jun 2023 | 11:37 AM IST

Tata Elxsi to use blockchain to monitor driver behaviour; partners Cultos

Tata Elxsi's collaboration with Cultos Global is aimed at creating an innovative Driver Reward Program

Tata Elxsi to use blockchain to monitor driver behaviour; partners Cultos
Updated On : 02 Jun 2023 | 9:56 AM IST

Crypto exchange Binance launches new compliant platform for users in Japan

Leading blockchain and cryptocurrency platform Binance has announced the launch of a new platform for customers in Japan to comply with local regulations.

Crypto exchange Binance launches new compliant platform for users in Japan
Updated On : 29 May 2023 | 12:01 PM IST

Goldman, Microsoft, Cboe and others team up to launch blockchain network

Participants in the Canton Network, which will start testing some features in July, say the system offers better privacy and controls than currently available

Goldman, Microsoft, Cboe and others team up to launch blockchain network
Updated On : 09 May 2023 | 11:39 PM IST

A Vibrant future for aid

The UNHCR's decision to make direct cash transfers in stablecoins has lessons for global finance

A Vibrant future for aid
Updated On : 07 Apr 2023 | 10:55 PM IST

Crypto exchange Binance temporarily suspends all spot trading

According to Arcane Research, the world's largest crypto exchange has also increased its market share of Bitcoin spot volume to over 90 per cent in recent quarters, because of zero commission

Crypto exchange Binance temporarily suspends all spot trading
Updated On : 24 Mar 2023 | 7:34 PM IST

Mutual funds' new-age technology schemes prove to be a non-starter

Despite several innovative tech FoF applications with Sebi, only one hits the market

Mutual funds' new-age technology schemes prove to be a non-starter
Updated On : 05 Dec 2022 | 11:21 PM IST

Flipkart, Polygon partner to speed up Web3 & Metaverse e-commerce use-cases

To set up Blockchain-e-commerce Centre of Excellence towards this end

Flipkart, Polygon partner to speed up Web3 & Metaverse e-commerce use-cases
Updated On : 02 Dec 2022 | 8:47 PM IST

India's 1st blockchain, news platform launches Web3 based ad network

India's First Blockchain and News Platform by Wortheum has Launched Web3 Based Ad Network

India's 1st blockchain, news platform launches Web3 based ad network
Updated On : 24 Nov 2022 | 8:44 PM IST

R-CAT: Global firms Oracle, Cisco involvement in Rajasthan govt's IT push

According to the official, over 80 training programmes are being run in R-CAT

R-CAT: Global firms Oracle, Cisco involvement in Rajasthan govt's IT push
Updated On : 17 Nov 2022 | 9:04 PM IST