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Apple Refuses to Exempt NFTs From App Store’s 30% Fee

Apple has rejected calls to exempt NFTs from its 30% “Apple Tax” on in-app purchases. The tech giant codified its rules for iOS apps that handle non-fungible tokens on Monday with its first formal green light on offering in-app NFT minting, buying and selling – activities that it had never technically banned.

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Mastercard taps Paxos to launch crypto trading for banks

Mastercard officially announced on Oct. 17 a new program to enable financial institutions to bring crypto trading capabilities and services to their customers. Called “Crypto Source,” the program is designed to allow users to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies, complemented by Mastercard’s proprietary Crypto Secure solution for additional security and compliance. The

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Etherium Coin

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin shares vision for layer-3 protocols

While Ethereum-based layer-2 solutions have been focused on hyperscaling the network, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin believes layer 3s will serve a far different purpose — providing “customized functionality.”  Buterin shared his thoughts in a Saturday post, providing three “visions” of what layer 3s will be used for in the future.  The Ethereum co-founder

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NFT Infrastructure Company Gomu Closes $5M Seed Round

Gomu, a non-fungible token (NFT) infrastructure company, has closed a $5 million seed round, the company announced Wednesday. The fundraise included participation from venture capital firms Coinbase Ventures, DeFiance Capital, Saison Capital and others. A spokesperson for Gomu declined to disclose the company’s valuation. Founded earlier this summer, Gomu has launched two

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