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Google Play Changes Policy on Tokenized Digital Assets, Allowing NFTs in Apps and Games
In a significant shift, Google Play has updated its policy to permit developers to incorporate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into their apps and games. This move is expected to create a level playing field and promote user trust in the responsible usage of blockchain technology. However, the new policy will not affect the ban on crypto mining apps and apps that do not meet gambling eligibility requirements. **(Source: CoinDesk)**
SEC Sues Bankrupt Celsius Network, Alex Mashinsky Over Securities Fraud
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency lending platform Celsius Network and its CEO Alex Mashinsky. The SEC alleges that Celsius Network and Mashinsky conducted an unregistered securities offering and made false and misleading statements to investors. This development highlights the ongoing regulatory risks faced by companies in the crypto space.
Europe’s first bitcoin ETF set to launch after 12-month delay
Europe is set to launch its first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) after a 12-month delay. This move indicates a growing institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies in the region and could potentially pave the way for similar products in other regions.
SEC’s Gensler pushes back on industry’s call to recuse from crypto actions
SEC Chair Gary Gensler has pushed back on calls from the crypto industry to recuse himself from making certain crypto-related decisions. This development underscores the ongoing tension between regulatory bodies and the crypto industry.
Polygon Proposes Token Switch From MATIC to POL for More Utility
Polygon has proposed a token upgrade that would replace the network's MATIC token with POL. This move is aimed at enhancing the utility of the token across multiple Polygon-based networks. It also indicates the continuous efforts by crypto companies to improve their products and services
Will Bitcoin catch up? BTC price was $40K when the dollar was this weak last time
Bitcoin (BTC) may experience a surge in price due to the weakness of the U.S. dollar. This development highlights the potential impact of macroeconomic factors on the price of cryptocurrencies.
Ethereum Org releases their Q3 Roadmap
TomicahTD does an explainer on Lummis-Gillibrand bill
A16Z leads the Series A for Sound.xyz, a social platform connecting artists and fans
Justin Thalers blog post about SNARKs!
XMTP integrates with Coinbase Wallet, providing encrypted messaging support to all users.
As always, stay tuned for more updates in crypto!