Bancor co-founder Guy Benartzi’s talk at the Ethereal Summit in Tel Aviv on September 15 was straightforward: he wanted to discuss the company’s Year 3 roadmap, and he wanted to share the new creator.eco platform—built on the Bancor protocol—that helps content creators monetize through a staking system.
The company behind viral blockchain hit CryptoKitties has signed a deal with the NBA to create basketball-themed digital collectables.
Now you’ll be able to spend your whole crypto wallet at Whole Foods, and soon you may be able to bid on CryptoKitties at eBay. Growing adoption of cryptocurrency payments by mainstream companies was the big theme that emerged on the first day of Coindesk’s Consensus 2019 conference in New York on May 13. The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini announced that major retailers—ranging from Whole Foods to Nordstrom’s—were accepting crypto payments. Meanwhile, online marketplace eBay teased it may soon take virtual currencies with ads and a show sponsorship.
One can expect lavish parties at Art Basel Miami, the sprawling, star-studded, fashion-infused, week-long rave in early December that this year featured the works, insights and sounds of Christo, Bansky, Venus Williams, Sofi Tukker, Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Paris Hilton and other personalities. But increasingly leading tech brands like Google and LG are in the mix offering lavish CES/Coachella-like experiences, all in an effort to grab the attention of the luxury goods crowd. From opening night on December 5 at The Bass Museum of Art to closing night on December 8 at the Versace Mansion, you never would have known that FAANG and crypto prices were…