Commentary: Have governments spent too much money to save economies?

NEW YORK:  Over the past year, rich-country governments and central banks have provided unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus to help mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gett… [+5769 chars]... read more (CNA)

NFTs, explained

A screenshot of Bitski, a Shopify-like storefront for creators to list and sell their NFTs. Artists, influencers, and the NBA are making millions from non-fungible tokens. Arc, a visual artist … [+12522 chars]... read more (Vox)

Polkadot futures market flippens Litecoin as its open interest hits $573M

Polkadot (DOT) has been raising eyebrows for the past couple of months as the interoperability-focused altcoins has gained 625% in the past three months.  The promise that interoperability between b… [+3998 chars]... read more (Cointelegraph)

Argo Blockchain CEO becomes first publicly-traded company exec paid in Bitcoin

On Wednesday, British cryptocurrency mining company Argo Blockchain revealed that Argo CEO Peter Wall is now the first executive of a publicly-traded company to take their entire salary in Bitcoin. … [+2019 chars]... read more (Cointelegraph)

The beach can wait! Star stock picker Terry Smith rules out early retirement

Fund manager Terry Smith has lined up several younger staff who could take the helm at his firm but dismissed talk of retirement any time soon.  The popular stock-picker, whose flagship Fundsmith Eq… [+1765 chars]... read more (This is Money)

Best PSUs For Crypto Mining: Reliable Power Supplies for Ethereum

Cryptocurrency Mining has become extremely popular again lately, with many people looking to optimize their existing GPUs for mining or looking to buy the best GPUs for mining . Some are even wond… [+14554 chars]... read more (Tom's Hardware UK)

What You Should Know Before Investing in Bitcoin

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “Born in Japan, raised in Silicon Valley.” That’s the tagline of Bitflyer Inc., a Bitcoin exchange and blockchain developer. While ther… [+4610 chars]... read more (Entrepreneur)

Market Watch: Why good news is bad news for sharemarkets

Good news about vaccines and potential Covid recovery have hit sharemarkets in the past few weeks. At one point the NZX-50 was down more than 10 per cent from January highs - a technical correction.… [+2305 chars]... read more (New Zealand Herald)

Mercurity Fintech Holding Inc. Announced Changes to Board Composition

BEIJING, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercurity Fintech Holding Inc. (the "Company" or "MFH") (Nasdaq: MFH) today announced that Mr. Cong Huang has been appointed as Independent Director to the Comp… [+6030 chars]... read more (PRNewswire)

The Water Crisis in Mississippi America Can’t Afford to Ignore

Right now, Calandra Davis water pressure is too low to take a shower. When she turns on her sinks, the water comes out at a slow trickle. For weeks, shes had to bathe herself and her 6-year-old son w… [+9363 chars]... read more (Gizmodo Australia)

Marathon’s Bitcoin Mining Fleet to Produce Approximately 1.4 EH/s by the End of March

Bitmain Ships Another 6,300 Antminer S-19 PRO ASIC Miners to Marathon Digital Holdings LAS VEGAS, March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) ("Marathon" or "Com… [+4380 chars]... read more (Yahoo Entertainment)

UCCA Beijing to Present ‘World’s First Major Institutional Crypto-Art Exhibition’

As many begin to explore how NFTs might change business as usual in the art world, the UCCA Lab, a Beijing-based division of the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art focused on collaborations with brands… [+1767 chars]... read more (ARTnews)

Maybe The Square-Tidal Deal Is All About Creating Jay-Z NFTs

Jay-Z attends 2020 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by ... [+] Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation) Getty Images for Roc Nation A couple weeks ago, J… [+3480 chars]... read more (Forbes)

NFT boom triggers parabolic rallies in Chiliz (CHZ) and Flow

Strong hands view a correction in an uptrend as a buying opportunity and data from CryptoQuant shows that Bitcoin (BTC) whales have been buying near $48,000. This activity can be seen in the large Co… [+7759 chars]... read more (Cointelegraph)

Forex Today: Powell powers the dollar.. and yields

What you need to know on Friday, March 5: The American dollar soared as US Treasury yields reached fresh one-year highs following words from Federal Reserve’s head, Jerome Powell. As he repeated sev… [+1485 chars]... read more (FXStreet)

Bloomberg Chief Analyst Says Bitcoin Could “March To $100,000” From Here

Bitcoin is currently struggling to reclaim $50,000, but one chief Bloomberg analyst says that the cryptocurrency could be ready to “march” toward $100,000 per coin in the near term. Here’s the data … [+3016 chars]... read more (newsBTC)

Pandemic Year Total Returns

Total Return Major Global Assets from February 21, 2020 to February 23, 2021 Source: Deutsche Bank Before this pullback began, the market had experienced an epic 12 months. It dates back to late Fe… [+3399 chars]... read more (

AWS enhances Amazon Managed Blockchain with Ethereum support

Amazon Web Services Inc. has launched an enhanced version of its Amazon Managed Blockchain service that features support for the popular Ethereum blockchain platform. Launched in 2015, Ethereum is t… [+3777 chars]... read more (SiliconANGLE News)

Much wow! The Dallas Mavericks to accept Dogecoin for tickets and merch

Dogecoin (DOGE), a cryptocurrency borne out of a joke, can now be used as payment for tickets and merchandise for the Dallas Mavericks basketball team.  The National Basketball Association franchise… [+2001 chars]... read more (Cointelegraph)

Bitcoin Falls 4% as Fed’s Powell Sees ‘Concern’ Over Rising Bond Yields

Bitcoins price fell by the most in a week after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged he would be concerned by tightening financial conditions, as rising U.S. government-bond yields put up… [+1601 chars]... read more (Yahoo Entertainment)

New SUNSHUTTLE Second-Stage Backdoor Uncovered Targeting U.S.-Based Entity; Possible Connection to UNC2452

Executive Summary
  • In August 2020, a U.S.-based entity uploaded a new backdoorthat we have named SUNSHUTTLE to a public malware repository.
  • SUNSHUTTLE is a second-stage backdoor writt… [+11383 chars]... read more (

Cryptocurrencies are attractive as a 'small part' of any portfolio, former Prudential Financial chief says

R.Tsubin/Getty Images Former Prudential Financial CEO George Ball told Yahoo Finance on Thursday that he believes cryptocurrencies are "attractive" as a "small part" of any portfolio. Until recentl… [+2115 chars]... read more (Business Insider)

Longtime Tesla investor Ron Baron dumps nearly 2 million shares

Billionaire Tesla bull Ron Baron recently sold about a quarter of his company’s stake in the electric-car maker  but not, he claims, because he thinks the stock is too pricey. Baron told CNBC that h… [+2218 chars]... read more (New York Post)

Ben Roethlisberger gets $14M for 2021, Steelers get $15M in cap room

A piece of art by the street artist Banksy has been burned by self-described art and cryptocurrency enthusiasts and will instead be sold as a non-fungible token. What Happened: Morons, a 2006 artwork… [+2029 chars]... read more (Yahoo Entertainment)

Gold, Bitcoin, and You

In this episode of Industry Focus: Energy, host Nick Sciple is joined by Motley Fool's Anand Chokkavelu and Jason Hall to discuss the role that gold, bitcoin, and other so-called "alternative" assets… [+34010 chars]... read more (Motley Fool)

Mark Cuban says he will sell Dallas Mavericks tickets for Dogecoin

Mark Cuban is wagging the Dogecoin. After saying last month that the joke cryptocurrency has no intrinsic value, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks said Thursday he has decided to accept … [+1295 chars]... read more (New York Post)

Crypto Has Come a Long Way Since the Last Bull Run in 2017. Here's Why.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It’s official — cryptocurrency is once again having a moment. Thanks to a sustained bull run that started in October, Bitcoin has been … [+5591 chars]... read more (Entrepreneur)

Bitcoin Destined to Be the World's Currency, Value to Reach 'Infinity,' Crypto Trader Claims

A major crypto trader has claimed that the value of Bitcoin will go to "infinity" and eventually become the world's currency. "Of course, you know, we can only speculate," Jesse Powell, CEO of the S… [+4444 chars]... read more (Newsweek)

Is Apple Buying Bitcoin? Separating Facts From Fiction

With leading tech companies such as PayPal and Tesla embracing bitcoin, industry observers are looking to Apple as the next major firm to step into crypto. Will it really add bitcoin to its balance s… [+5700 chars]... read more (Yahoo Entertainment)

Weird How Trump’s DOJ Declined to Investigate Elaine Chao’s Sketchy Behavior

Despite her Cabinet post and her marriage to Mitch McConnell, the most powerful figure in Washington over the last five years not named Donald Trump, Elaine Chao managed to maintain a comparatively l… [+3184 chars]... read more (Vanity Fair)