Michael Lavere

News Reporter

Mike is a financial and cryptocurrency journalist for CryptoGlobe covering the industry since 2017. Mike is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

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Prominent Crypto Analyst Lark Davis Says Bitcoin’s Bullish Trend to Continue Into 2022

Popular New Zealand based crypto analyst and influencer Lark Davis says that Bitcoin is set to continue its bullish trend next year.  Speaking in a YouTube video released on his YouTube channel on October 19, Davis told his over 4455K subscribers that Bitcoin is on pace to continue its resurgence in 2022, saying that it […]

Polkadot Co-Founder Gavin Wood Announces 18.9 Million $DOT Development Fund

Polkadot co-founder Gavin Wood has announced an 18.9 million DOT ($777 million) development fund just ahead of the network’s launch of the auctions for the initial batch of parachain slots.  Here is an overview of Polkadot using information from the Polkadot website: “Polkadot is a network protocol that allows arbitrary data—not just tokens—to be transferred across blockchains. […]

Mike Novogratz: $XRP Community ‘Damn Resilient’ in the Face of SEC’s Lawsuit

Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz  says a “new phenomenon” of community resilience has led XRP’s price to triple despite an ongoing lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Former hedge fund manager Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, “a diversified financial services and investment management innovator in the digital asset, cryptocurrency, and blockchain […]

Facebook’s ‘Novi’ Crypto Wallet Lets Users Move Money With Help of Stablecoin $USDP

Facebook has launched the pilot program for its Novi crypto wallet in Guatemala and most of the United States. Novi is a digital wallet from Facebook that allows its users to send and receive money instantly and without fees. Here is the Novi team explaining how this works: “Novi uses digital currencies that make sending […]

Billionaire CEO of Starwood Capital Group Explains Why He Holds Bitcoin and Ethereum

In a recent interview, American billionaire Barry Sternlicht revealed that his crypto portfolio consists of Bitcoin and Ethereum, saying both assets offer their own significant advantages over the competition.  According to his bio, Sternlicht is “Chairman & CEO of Starwood Capital Group, the private alternative investment firm he formed in 1991 that is focused on […]

Ethereum ($ETH) ‘Has the Most Upside’, Says Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban

In a recent interview, billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban shared his thoughts on cryptocurrencies (including Bitcoin and Ethereum). Cuban is the majority owner of the professional basketball team Dallas Mavericks, as well as one of the “sharks” on the highly popular reality show “Shark Tank” (which is aired on the ABC television network). Speaking in a recent […]

Jacobi Asset Management Aiming to Launch ‘World’s First Tier One Bitcoin ETF’

UK-based Jacobi Asset Management claims to have received approval for the launch of what the firm is calling “the World’s First Tier One Bitcoin ETF.” According to the company’s press release, the Jacobi Bitcoin ETF is “a centrally cleared crypto-backed financial instrument, authorised by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) and with custody provided by […]

Twitter CEO Says His Other Company Is Considering Building an Open Bitcoin Mining System

Jack Dorsey, the American billionaire who is the co-founder and CEO of microblogging platform Twitter and the CEO of payments solutions provider Square, says the latter is “considering” building an “open” Bitcoin mining system. Square was founded in February 2009, or just one month after Bitcoin’s initial release. The three co-founders are Jack Dorsey, Jim McKelvey, and Tristan […]

Legendary Investor Bill Miller Backs Bitcoin, Less Bullish on Altcoins Surviving

In a recent interview, legendary American value investor William H. Miller III shared his latest thoughts on Bitcoin and altcoins. Miller is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer of investment firm Miller Value Partners, as well as the portfolio manager of firm’s mutual funds “Opportunity Equity” and “Income Strategy”. Before starting Miller Value Partners, Bill Miller and Ernie Kiehne […]

BitMEX CEO on Bitcoin Being Adopted As Legal Tender Worldwide

BitMEX chief executive officer (CEO) Alexander Höptner predicts that more countries around the world will follow the example of El Salvador in adopting Bitcoin as a form of legal tender.  In a recent blog post, the CEO of crypto trading platform BitMEX said countries faced with an “inherently unequal financial system” would be more willing […]

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Slams Bitcoin ‘Maximalists’ For Supporting El Salvador’s Invasive Legislation

Recently, Vitalik Buterin, the author of the Ethereum white paper, criticized El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele — for forcing businesses to accept Bitcoin as a form of native currency — as well as Bitcoin “maximalists” who support the President’s actions.  According to a report by The Block, the Russian-Canadian programmer took to Reddit on October […]

Investor Explains Why He Spent $170,000 on a CryptoPunk NFT

Non-fungible token (NFT) collector “Gmoney” explained in a recent interview his reasoning for spending so much money on “a 24 x 24 pixel image”. According to an article in CNBC’s “Make It” newsletter, pseudonymous NFT collector “Gmoney” spent $170,000 in January on a CryptoPunk NFT. CNBC’s report said that in January the “Puerto Rico-based, karaoke-loving […]

Sotheby’s Auction House Launches NFT Marketplace

Sotheby’s, which is one of “the world’s largest, most trusted and dynamic marketplace for art and luxury”, has announced the launch of its own non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace called “Sotheby’s Metaverse”. Sotheby’s, which was established on 11 March 1744 in London, is getting into the world of digital collectibles by offering Sotheby’s Metaverse, “an immersive […]

Fidelity Investments Exec Says Bitcoin Is Not “A Bubble That’s About To Burst”

In a recent interview, Jurrien Timmer, Director of Global Macro at Fidelity Investments, talked about Bitcoin’s growth. Lats Wednesday (October 13), Timmer said during an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that Bitcoin is not a bubble and he could see the Bitcoin price reaching $100K by 2023. As reported by The Daily Hodl, […]

Legendary Rally Car Sells for $360K in BTC After Spending a Decade in a Barn

An old, beat-up Subaru Impreza found in a barn in Australia just sold for $360,000 worth of Bitcoin after it was discovered to be a long-lost rally racing legend.  According to a report by CNBC, a Prodrive Subaru Impreza was found in a barn in the Australian state of Victoria. The car was originally thought […]

Mode Partners With THG Brands To Offer Bitcoin Cashback Rewards to UK Customers

FinTech group Mode Global Holdings PLC (“Mode”) has partnered with e-commerce company THG PLC (aka “The Hut Group”) to launch its Open Banking payments and Bitcoin rewards solution. Mode offers two main products: For consumers, it offers the very popular Mode app, which allows them to (1) makes it easy to buy/hold Bitcoin; (2) send […]

Coinbase CEO on the Impressive Rapid Growth of Axie Infinity ($AXS)

Brian Armstrong, Co-Founder and CEO of US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, says one red-hot altcoin signifies the rapid growth of the crypto industry into other sectors of the economy.  In a recent tweet, Armstrong shared a Coinbase blog post on Twitter profiling the “mind blowing” growth of Axie Infinity (AXS), which he says parallels the growth […]

Crypto Exchange FTX.US Launches NFT Marketplace, Solana Supported Now, Ethereum Soon

FTX.US has announced the launch of a marketplace for buying and selling Solana-powered non-fungible tokens (NFTs).  FTX.US has fully launched an NFT marketplace, which includes support for the trading of Solana-based NFTs. The exchange’s marketplace was previously limited to the buying and selling of NFTs which had been directly minted on its platform.  A report […]

Ripple Continues Focus on Sustainable Financial Solutions With a New Partnership

Californian FinTech firm Ripple has announced a strategic ESG investment with Nelnet Renewable Energy “through a $44 million joint investment into one of Nelnet’s solar energy investment funds.” According to Ripple’s press release, this joint investment, which is majority funded by Ripple, will “fund solar energy projects throughout the U.S. in support of the transition to a […]

Coinbase Is Planning to Launch Its Own NFT Platform

Crypto exchange Coinbase has announced they are planning to launch a non-fungible token (NFT) platform. According to a blog post published on October 12, Nasdaq-listed crypto exchange Coinbase will be launching a platform for minting, purchasing and selling NFTs in the near future. The new platform, which is named Coinbase NFT, will serve as a […]

Shiba Inu ($SHIB) Announces Upcoming NFT Sale

Shiba Inu developers behind the $SHIB coin have announced an upcoming non-fungible token (NFT) sale.  In a recent Medium post, Shiba Inu has announced the launch of an NFT collection named “Shiboshis”. The NFT collection will be similar in theme to the SHIB coin, emphasizing the tongue-in-cheek nature of the coin based upon a dog […]

Shark Tank Star Kevin O’Leary Explains How the U.S. Will Regulate Stablecoins

Celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful” on ABC TV series “Shark Tank“) recently talked about how he thinks the U.S. will regulate stablecoins in the future. In an interview with Kitco News on October 6, O’Leary said he was open to crypto regulations and welcomed the input of government bodies to provide institutional investors with […]

Solana ($SOL) and Algorand ($ALGO) Could Reach New All-Time Highs in Q4, Says Coin Bureau

Popular crypto trading and market analysis show Coin Bureau has published an update on realistic Q4 price targets for the native tokens of Solana ($SOL) and Algorand ($ALGO). Speaking in a recent YouTube video, Coin Bureau’s host “Guy” told the channel’s over 1.43 million subscribers that the price of $ALGO could reach a new all-time […]

Some of North America’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Firms Reportedly HODLing Over 20,000 BTC

According to a recent research report, several publicly listed Bitcoin mining companies are holding more than 20,000 BTC (currently worth around $1.15 billion). According to The Block’s report, “based on their latest monthly production data released recently, Riot, Marathon, Bitfarms, Hut8, Greenidge, Argo, and HIVE have mined a total of 6,463 BTC in Q3, which […]

Polkadot ($DOT) Could Reach New All-Time High After Launch of Parachain Slot Auctions

Popular crypto trading and market analysis show Coin Bureau claims a highly-anticipated milestone for Polkadot ($DOT) could push the asset’s price to a new high.  What Is Polkadot? Polkadot is a network protocol that allows arbitrary data—not just tokens—to be transferred across blockchains. This means Polkadot is a true multi-chain application environment where things like […]

NFL Star Regrets Not Buying Bitcoin Earlier

On Friday (October 8), Ndamukong Ngwa Suh, “an American football defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL)”, talked about what he has learned about managing money. Suh, a long-time veteran in the National Football League, published a tweet lamenting wasting money from early in his career on night clubs […]

Shark Tank Star Kevin O’Leary Reveals He Holds More Crypto Than Gold

Celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful” on ABC TV series “Shark Tank“) recently revealed that his investment portfolio h⁷olds more weight in cryptoassets than gold. Speaking in an interview with Daniella Cambone of Stansberry Research, O’Leary said that for the first time he has more exposure to crypto than gold. He added that he had […]

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Explains Why His Crypto Portfolio Is 70% $ETH, 5% $BTC

In a recent interview, former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal talked about the impending global economic slowdown and what he is doing to prepare for it, in particular explaining the rationale behind the interesting allocation strategy he has used for his crypto portfolio. Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, Pal co-managed […]

Cardano ($ADA) Powered DeFi Hub Building Cardano-Elrond Bridge Infrastructure

Cardano-powered DeFi Ardana has announced a long-term partnership with high-throughput layer 1 blockchain Elrond ($EGLD), as the result of which Ardana “will build the bridge infrastructure required for asset transfer between Cardano and Elrond.” Ardana is “a decentralized stablecoin hub which will bring the necessary DeFi primitives needed to bootstrap & maintain any economy to Cardano”. […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Blockchain Is Being Used by Switzerland’s Postal Service

The national postal service for Switzerland is planning to launch the “Swiss Crypto Stamp”. According to a press release issued by Swiss Post, which “issues around 50 different new stamps each year”, on November 25 it will “launch a very different type of stamp, representing a milestone in Swiss stamp history – the Swiss Crypto […]

Creator of ‘Evolved Apes’ NFT Collection Disappears With 798 ETH Worth $2.7M

“Evil Ape”, the pseudonymous developer behind the non-fungible token (NFT) project “Evolved Apes” has allegedly done an exit scam. Here is how NFT marketplace OpenSea describes Evolved Apes: “The Evolved Apes Universe is a collection of 10000 unique NFTs trapped inside a lawless land. Fighting for survival, only the strongest ape will prevail.“ According to […]

12-Year-Old British Boy Helps Develop $5 Million NFT Collection

An enterprising 12-year-old boy has helped in the development of a non-fungible token (NFT) art collection that managed to generate $5 million in the first three weeks after its release. According to a report by CNBC, Benyamin Ahmed, a 12-year-old coder from London, partnered with the developers behind the Boring Bananas Co. over the summer […]

Deutsche Bank Analyst: Bitcoin Will Remain ‘Ultra-Volatile in the Foreseeable Future’

Recently, a senior economist for Deutsche Bank explained why Bitcoin will remain “ultra-volatile” in the foreseeable future. According to a Q&A by senior economist and market strategist Marion Laboure, Bitcoin’s price volatility is the primary barrier to the digital asset being adopted as a twenty-first century form of gold. Laboure says the massive price swings […]

Netflix Working on Documentary About Scandal Involving Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX

Netflix recently announced an upcoming documentary on the story of now-defunct Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX and the suspicious death of its founder, whom some blame for $250 million in customer funds that went missing. According to a press release issued by Netflix on September 23, the video streaming company plans to premiere in 2022 a […]

How Texas Is Planning to Become a Leader in the Use of Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency

The state of Texas is reportedly aiming to become a world leader in blockchain technology in general and cryptoasset mining in particular following the latest crypto crackdown in China.  According to a report by Forbes published yesterday (October 2), former U.S. Army Captain Lee Bratcher, who is the Founder and President of the Texas Blockchain […]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says It’s “Not Possible” To Destroy Crypto

Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk  Elon Musk believes that it is impossible to destroy crypto in the wake of China’s latest crypto crackdown. Speaking at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday (September 28), Musk told audience members that financial regulators should steer clear of trying to hinder crypto adoption.  Musk […]

A New $250 Million Fund Aims to Bring ‘NFTs to Life on the XRP Ledger’

A $250 million fund launched by Ripple — unveiled during the recent Apex XRPL Developer Summit (September 29-30) — aims to support those who want to “create and monetize accessible and innovative non-fungible token (NFT) experiences on the XRP Ledger (XRPL).” Ripple’ Creator Fund was launched on Wednesday (September 29) in collaboration with Mintable, mintNFT, and VSA […]

Solana ($SOL) Powered DEX Receives $18 Million Capital Injection

Recently, Orca ($ORCA), a decentralized exchange (DEX) built on the Solana blockchain, announced an $18 million Series A funding round led by some of the industry’s biggest investors.  According to a report by Decrypt, Orca recently closed on an $18 million Series A funding round led by Polychain, Placeholder and Three Arrows Capital. Jump Capital, […]

MicroStrategy CEO: China’s Crypto Ban Should Have No Long-Term Effect on Bitcoin Price

In a recent interview, Michael J. Saylor, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Nasdaq-listed business intelligence company MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR), said the recent crypto ban in China is “largely irrelevant” for Bitcoin.  Speaking in an interview with Bill Barhydt, Co-Founder and CEO of crypto wealth management firm Abra, Saylor said he was unconcerned with China’s latest crackdown on crypto. […]

Santiment: Ethereum Network Growth Stalling, Speculators Turning to Other L1s

Crypto-focused behavior analytics startup Santiment claims market speculators are moving on from Ethereum ($ETH) to other layer one (L1) blockchains that offer a higher rate of return on investment.  In a new insights blog post titled “ETH – Where has all the magic gone?”, which was published on September 22, Santiment says that exchanges are […]

Coin Bureau Says Cardano ($ADA) Will Drive Massive Crypto Innovation

Recently, the host of popular crypto trading and market analysis show “Coin Bureau” said that Cardano will generate a new wave of innovation similar to the launch of Ethereum.  During a YouTube video released on September 18, Coin Bureau’s host “Guy” told the channel’s over 1.38 million subscribers that we will soon witness a wave of […]

Analyst Explains Why $LINK, $DOT, $EGLD, $AVAX, and $MINA Are ‘Ready To Skyrocket’

Recently, crypto analyst Aaron Arnold, Co-Founder and one of the hosts of the “Altcoin Daily” YouTube channel, named five cryptoassets that he believes could “skyrocket” in October. In a video released on September 18, Arnold said he was bullish on Chainlink ($LINK) as a “blue-chip” altcoin for traders. He said $LINK appeared to be gearing up for […]

Cardano ($ADA) Development Company IOHK on Layer 2 Scaling Solution Hydra

Recently, blockchain technology company IOHK (aka “IOG”), which is responsible for the research and development of the Cardano protocol, talked about Hydra, which is a layer 2 scaling solution for the Cardano blockchain. In an IOHK blog post published on September 17, Software Engineering Lead Sebastian Nagel started by saying that Cardano “just like any permissionless blockchain, […]

Analyst Provides Outlook For $BTC, $ETH, and $ADA Following Recent Market Correction

Michaël van de Poppe has shared his latest thoughts on the recent price action of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cardano. During recent YouTube video, Van de Poppe said the recent price correction was offering a “very nice entry zone” for investors waiting to get into the crypto markets. He also noted that the final quarter of […]

FinTech Giant Revolut Is Paying for Texas Office Space With Bitcoin

Digital (i.e. internet-only) bank Revolut has announced that it will be paying the rent for its massive 300-employee office in Dallas, Texas using Bitcoin.  Revolut, which was founded by Nikolay Storonsky, and Vlad Yatsenko in July 2015 in London, started life as a Fintech company by offering a multi-currency pre-paid debit card managed via a mobile […]

Coin Bureau: Cosmos ($ATOM) Is One of the Most Important Crypto Projects

Recently, the host of popular crypto trading and market analysis show “Coin Bureau” explained why Cosmos is one of the most important projects in the crypto space. Cosmos is “a decentralized network of independent parallel blockchains, each powered by BFT consensus algorithms like Tendermint consensus.” The designers of Cosmos consider it 3rd generation blockchain technology; they call Bitcoin “Blockchain […]

Solana CEO Opens Up on Project’s Modest Development Team and Ability to Scale

Solana Labs Co-Founder and CEO Anatoly Yakovenko recently explained how the small-staffed project has managed to become a powerhouse in the crypto space.  During a recent interview with Cointelegraph at the SALT Conference 2021, Yakovenko said that his project was focused on increasing speed in order to meet the demands of scale necessary for crypto […]

Shark Tank Star Predicts Bitcoin ETFs Will Lead to Trillion Dollar Inflow

Celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful” on ABC TV series “Shark Tank“) recently predicted that a trillion dollars could flow into Bitcoin with the approval of an exchange-traded fund (ETF).  Speaking in an interview with CNBC, O’Leary said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approving a Bitcoin ETF could lead to “another trillion dollars” […]

Crypto Will Have an ‘Extraordinary’ Q4, Says Former Goldman Sachs Exec

Former macro hedge fund manager Raoul Pal  says the final quarter of the year will be “extraordinary” for cryptoassets.  Prio to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service GMI in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for global asset management firm GLG Partners (which is now called “Man GLG”). Before that, Pal […]

Protesters in El Salvador Set Fire to Bitcoin ATM in Defiance of President Bukele

A group of protesters in El Salvador recently set fire to a Bitcoin ATM as part of a demonstration against President Nayib Bukele’s recent policies, including the adoption of BTC as legal monetary tender.  According to a series of tweets by news outlet Teleprensa, a gathering of protestors set fire to a crypto kiosk in […]

Crypto Analyst Explains How Cardano ($ADA) Can Emulate Success of Ethereum ($ETH)

Recently, popular crypto analyst and trader Benjamin Cowen outlined how Cardano can follow in the footsteps of Ethereum to achieve even greater success.  In a video released on the eve of the launch of smart contracts support on the Cardano mainnet, i.e. the Alonzo hard fork combinator (HFC) event, Cowen told the over 538K subscribers […]

Solana ($SOL) CEO Pushes Back on Crypto ‘Bubble’ Claims

Anatoly Yakovenko, Co-Founder and CEO of Solana Labs, the technology company that is building high-performance L1 blockchain Solana, has refuted the notion that the crypto markets are in a bubble.  During an interview on September 3 with Decrypt Daily podcast host Matthew Diemer, Yakovenko pushed back on the idea that the cryptomarkets are overvalued, despite […]

Cardano ($ADA) Founder Charles Hoskinson Says More Countries Will Adopt Crypto

In the wake of El Salvador officially adopting Bitcoin as legal tender, Cardano’s founder says more nations will turn to crypto as a form of currency.  Speaking in a recent YouTube update, Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of IOHK (the company that is responsible for development of the Cardano protocol and the software that implements it), […]

SkyBridge Capital CEO: Cardano ‘Will Continue To Rise’ Because It Has ‘Great Use Cases’

In a recent interview, former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci, who is the founder and CEO of global alternative investment firm SkyBridge Capital (“SkyBridge”), shared his latest thoughts on Bitcoin and altcoins. SkyBridge, which was founded in 2005 by Scaramucci, is “a global alternative investments firm specializing in multi-strategy commingled fund of hedge funds products, custom separate […]

Legendary Value Investor’s Fund Calls Bitcoin ‘Digital Gold’

In a recent report, Miller Opportunity Trust, one of the funds offered by investment firm Miller Value Partners, said that Bitcoin has the potential to become a form of digital gold.  Legendary American value investor William H. Miller III is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer of Miller Value Partners. Before starting Miller Value Partners, Bill Miller and Ernie […]

ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood Schools Gold Bugs on What Bitcoin Really Is

Catherine Wood, Founder, CIO, and CEO at ARK Investment Management, LLC (aka “ARK” or “ARK Invest”), said in a recent interview that gold bugs don’t understand the value of investing in Bitcoin.  Wood told Yahoo! Finance in an interview that fans of gold fail to understand Bitcoin’s value beyond being a store-of-value asset.  As reported by the […]

IOHK Envisions Broader Adoption of Cardano ($ADA) Across Africa

In a recent interview, John O’Connor, the Director of African Operations at IOHK, the blockchain development company behind Cardano ($ADA), talked about his company’s plans for increasing the adoption of the smart contracts platform. O’Connor, who previously worked as Head of Strategy and Communications at the Cardano Foundation, made his comments during an interview with […]

Coin Bureau Updates Followers on Year End Price Target for Avalanche ($AVAX)

The host of popular crypto trading show Coin Bureau has updated followers on a realistic year-end price target for the smart contract platform Avalanche ($AVAX). Below is a brief description of Avalanche from its developer documentation: “Avalanche is an open-source platform for launching decentralized applications and enterprise blockchain deployments in one interoperable, highly scalable ecosystem. […]

Japanese Financial Services Giant Launching Crypto Fund That Will Invest in XRP

Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings is reportedly launching the country’s first cryptoasset fund, which will invest in XRP and four other popular digital assets.  According to a report by Bloomberg, SBI intends to launch a fund that will invest in Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin. Tomoya Asakura, the President of SBI affiliate Morningstar […]

Star Athletes Are Flocking to Rare NFTs in the Search for the Newest Status Symbol

A number of star athletes are flocking to non-fungible token (NFT) art collections as a sign of wealth and status, including the NBA’s Stephen Curry. According to a report by Decrypt, several star athletes from the NFL and NBA have been investing in NFT art pieces. The report claims Steph Curry is the latest star […]

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