Swiss Watchmaker TAG Heuer Now Accepts Cryptocurrency in US

Luxury watch manufacturer TAG Heuer announced it’s introducing online cryptocurrency payments for customers in the United States. The Swiss company provides the new payment option through a partnership with crypto payment processor Bitpay. Tag Heuer Partners With Bitpay to Offer US Clients Bitcoin Payments Designer and maker of luxury timepieces TAG Heuer is now accepting…

Sony Announces Metaverse Push in Latest Annual Corporate Strategy Meeting

Sony, the global electronics giant, has announced it will take a more focused approach when it comes to metaverse experiences as part of its entertainment strategy. The company that owns the Playstation brand revealed that prior investments in Epic, makers of the Fortnite game, and Bungie, another gaming studio, are part of this new push.…

Survey Shows 87% of Americans Are Stressed About Inflation and Rising Costs of Everyday Goods

As the consumer price index (CPI), a measure of prices for goods and services, hit another all-time high in April reaching 8.3%, Americans are stressed out more than ever about inflation and money. A recent survey published by the American Psychological Association shows that 87% of U.S. residents say inflation on everyday items has driven…

Biggest Movers: Cosmos Climbs 15%, as AAVE Nears a 10-Day High

ATOM was trading over 15% higher on Friday, as prices rose for a second consecutive session. Today’s rise took ATOM to its highest point since the start of the week, and comes as AAVE neared a 10-day high. Cosmos (ATOM) ATOM was one of the biggest movers in Friday’s session, as price climbed to its…

FTX US Launches Zero-Commission Equities Trading Platform

FTX US announced on Thursday that the firm has launched an equities trading platform called FTX Stocks which will give U.S.-based customers the ability to purchase stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The launch is currently in a private beta phase for select U.S. customers and equities can be purchased with fiat-backed stablecoins. FTX US Launches…

Billionaire Investor and Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz Addresses the Terra LUNA and UST Fallout

On May 18, the billionaire investor and crypto proponent Mike Novogratz published a post about the recent Terra blockchain fallout. Novogratz and his firm Galaxy Digital were big believers in the Terra project, and the investor even got a LUNA-centric tattoo on his arm. Despite the recent events and losses, the crypto economy felt this…

Elon Musk: US Economy Is Probably in Recession That Could Last 18 Months — Warns It ‘Will Get Worse’

Tesla and Spacex CEO Elon Musk says that the U.S. economy is probably in a recession and it could be “tough going” for 12 to 18 months. He added: “The honest reason for inflation is that the government printed a zillion more money than it had.” Elon Musk on U.S. Recession and Inflation Elon Musk,…

Iran Blocks 9,200 Bank Accounts Over Suspicious Foreign Currency, Crypto Transactions

Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence has reportedly blocked almost 10,000 bank accounts over suspicious foreign currency and cryptocurrency transactions. The action was carried out in collaboration with the country’s central bank. 9,219 Bank Accounts Blocked Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence issued a statement Saturday stating that it has blocked a number of bank accounts due to suspicious…

Turkish Referee Flips Bitcoin at Istanbul Derby Kick-Off, Soccer Authority Launches Probe

A soccer referee’s decision to toss a bitcoin before the start of a recent match between Istanbul giants Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe has sparked controversy in Turkey. The country’s football authority is trying to establish why a crypto coin was used for the ritual when that role should have been reserved for the Turkish lira. Bitcoin…

Terra’s Big Backers, Shanghai Court Declares Bitcoin Property, BTC Obituaries, and Triple Top Hopes — Bitcoin.com News Week in Review

With the nightmare nosedive of Terra’s LUNA and UST, the Shanghai High People’s Court declaring that bitcoin is virtual property protected by Chinese law, a surge in Bitcoin Obituaries, and some hoping for a rare triple top to appear for BCT, the past week has been full of shock, questions, speculation, and broader market resilience…