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20 end user domain name sales up to $600,000

July 112022

A yachting company took the top spot on Sedo’s end users sales this week. Earlier this month, Eric Borgos announced he sold yachts.com for $600,000. Now we know who bought it, as you’ll see below. Sedo had some other nice sales that I can’t chart as end users yet. Auto.ae sold for $101,000, but I can’t figure out if the person behind ...

MAGA.com domain among top end user domain sales

July 112022

Well, that’s one way to spend $65,000. Will Donald Trump run again? Will MAGA still hold value? I don’t know, but someone plunked down $65,000 for the name, ostensibly to poke fun at the former president. Or maybe they’re a fan? It’s a term Joe Biden used to refer to Trump. It was one of many nice end user domain sales at Sedo this we...

Thorpe Technologies, Inc. tries to reverse hijack jtt.com

July 72022

Tech company went after valuable domain registered in 1995. A California company tried to reverse domain name hijack jtt.com, a World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found (pdf). Thorpe Technologies, Inc. filed the case against Gregory Kudasz. Kudasz registered the domain in 1995, the same year he registered a DBA with th...

Celsius Repays $183M on DeFi Exchange Maker, Gets Back Collateral, Blockchain Data Shows

July 62022

The troubled crypto lender paid down $183 million of its debt to the decentralized exchange Maker, blockchain data shows, possibly in a bid to recover bitcoin-linked collateral that otherwise would remain trapped. Celsius, the crypto lender that's halted withdrawals and is reportedly cutting jobs to stave off a liquidity crisis, has b...

Brazil Creates Crypto-Dedicated Investigation Unit

July 52022

The public prosecution of the Federal District, located in the center-west region of Brazil, has launched its own cryptocurrency investigation unit. The newly formed unit will focus its activities on aiding other prosecutors in cryptocurrency investigations, and also educating consumers about the safe use of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocu...

EU Makes Deal on MiCA Legislation to Regulate Crypto Markets

July 32022

Representatives of key European Union (EU) institutions and member states reached an agreement on the Markets in Crypto Assets regulatory proposal. The progress in the negotiations over the comprehensive legal framework for the Union’s crypto space comes after earlier this week European officials agreed to adopt a set of anti-money la...

Despite the Bear Market, a Salvadoran Wants to Build a USD 200M Power Plant to Mine Bitcoin

June 302022

A wealthy expat Salvadoran is set to fund a USD 200m solar-powered Bitcoin (BTC) mining facility – and appears to have the backing of the government. Per ElSalvador.com, the website of the newspaper El Diario de Hoy, Milena Mayorga, El Salvador’s Ambassador to the United States, has spoken about the plan, which was masterminded by Jos...

Crypto crash threatens North Korea's stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

June 292022

SEOUL (Reuters) - The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programmes. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent...