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    Big Sports Getting Into Crypto

    How Exchange Platforms are Capitalizing on Sports Partnerships

    With the pandemic severely hurting ticket sales in the past two years, sports teams and franchises need new ways to generate new revenue. Several exchange platforms have been perfectly capitalizing on this opportunity presented to them, making deals for millions to hundreds of millions of dollars.  Crypto.com, a large exchange platform with more than 90 coins listed, has been one of the main companies focusing on partnering with big names in sports. They made a $175 million, 10 year deal, which also happens to be UFC’s biggest sponsorship to date. Fighters wear merchandise with the website name “Crypto.com” made very visible and you can also see the website name written…

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    Must-reads for August 29, 2018: Surveys, stolen hotel data, faked trades, and more

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    The rise of crypto in higher education (Coinbase) It’s a slow news week for the crypto space so this survey is getting a lot of press. Here’s the stat they keep talking about: “42 percent of the world’s top 50 universities now offer at least one course on crypto or blockchain.” That means 21 schools have at least one single class teaching a 9 year-old technology. Of 675 students surveyed, 9 percent said they’ve taken a cryptocurrency course, 18 percent said they’ve owned crypto at some point, and 26 percent said they want to take a crypto course. Did we mention this is a slow news week?   Data of…

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    Must-reads for August 21, 2018

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    Stop worrying about how much energy bitcoin uses (The Conversation) The title of this piece is misleading but that’s the product of editors trying to game social media by getting people to share stories since few people actually read the whole article. University of Pittsburgh researcher Katrina Kelly-Pitou argues, “Rather than discussing the energy consumption of bitcoin generally, people should be discussing the carbon production of bitcoin, and understanding whether certain mining towns are adding to an already large environmental burden.”   ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Is Having a Hard Time Winning Over True Believers (Bloomberg) Usage of cryptocurrencies as payments has slumped in the past several months. Transactions involving Bitcoin Cash,…