• Alt coins,  Technology

    Will the Metaverse Live Up to the Hype?

    Virtual land, concerts, and avatars being sold for thousands of dollars

    In the last month, certain GameFi coins have taken off in price, hitting new all time highs and trading volumes. Decentraland (MANA) is the most prominent example. With a peak price of $4.69, the coin currently trades at $3.19, which is significant considering it traded at less than $1 in late October. Other gaming coins, The Sandbox (SAND) and Axie Infinity (AXS) have seen similar patterns of growth in the past few months.  A big influence on the price of these coins was Facebook’s recent announcement of the changing of their company name to Meta. Mark Zuckerberg made an extensive video explaining what the Metaverse is and how it can…

  • BNY Mellon and Mastercard enter crypto
    Asia & Australia,  Commentary,  Cryptocurrencies

    Mastercard Accepting Crypto Payments

    A Look Into Cryptocurrency in The Asia-Pacific Region

    On November 8, 2021, Mastercard made an important announcement regarding their payment systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Because of the company’s partnerships with Amber Group, Coinjar, and Bitkub, anyone in the region will now be able to apply for a crypto-linked Mastercard. This will allow users to instantly convert their cryptocurrency into fiat dollars which they can spend wherever you can use a normal card.  This doesn’t mean that people will be paying for their purchases in Bitcoin (BTC) or other coins, but instead Mastercard does an instant transfer from crypto to fiat. This allows for buyers to use the card at any merchant that accepts normal cards, which gives…