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<p><em><span style="font-weight: 400; font-size: 18pt;"><strong>Attention</strong> all Wizardians and crypto legends!</span></em></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400; font-family: 'courier new', courier, monospace;">This week's crypto blog is packed with more juicy goodness than Mila Kunis whispering sweet nothings into your ear. Although it won't actually be Mila Kunis reading this, we still have some pretty sexy things to talk about today, such as;</span></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The US government's growing Bitcoin holdings</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Australia's proposed new licensing regime for crypto exchanges</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solana's partnership with a Dubai free zone</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">But first, it is not too late to get your first look at<strong> WIZARDIA MOBILE!</strong></span></em></p> <p> </p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5oygzAtX9Jg" width="560" height="314" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <h1><strong><span style="font-size: 24pt;">&#127482;&#127480; The US Government's Growing Bitcoin Holdings</span></strong></h1> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The US government is now one of the largest Bitcoin holders in the world, with over $5 billion in BTC, according to a new report. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The government's Bitcoin holdings are held in a variety of different agencies, including the Treasury Department, the Department of Justice, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A report also found that the US government is increasingly using Bitcoin for its own purposes. For example, the Treasury Department has used Bitcoin to pay ransomware attackers, and the Department of Justice has used Bitcoin to seize assets from criminals.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The news that the US government is a major Bitcoin holder is likely to be seen as a positive sign for the cryptocurrency. It shows that the government is taking Bitcoin seriously and is willing to hold it as part of its own reserves.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The news that the US government is one of the largest Bitcoin holders in the world is a positive development for the cryptocurrency. It shows that the government is taking Bitcoin seriously and is willing to hold it as part of its own reserves. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This could help to legitimize Bitcoin in the eyes of institutional investors and other mainstream players, and it could also lead to the government using Bitcoin for its own purposes.</span></p> <p><br><picture><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/usa-980.webp 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/usa-980.webp " type="image/webp"></source><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/usa-980.jpeg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/usa-980.jpeg " type="image/jpg"></source><img srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/usa-980.jpeg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/usa-980.jpeg " alt="" loading="lazy" width="1024" height="1024"></picture></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are you against earning real world value whilst gaming? Check out Wizardia's weekend bash </span><a href="https://wizardia.io/blog/weekend-bash"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p> </p> <h1><strong><span style="font-size: 24pt;">&#127462;&#127482; Australia's Proposed New Licensing Regime For Crypto Exchanges</span></strong></h1> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Australian crypto industry is welcoming the Treasury's proposed new licensing regime for crypto exchanges with cautious optimism. The new regime is seen as a step forward for the industry, as it will provide much-needed clarity and regulation.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">However, some industry participants are concerned that the new regime will be too burdensome and expensive for small exchanges or that the regime could stifle innovation in the industry.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Australian crypto industry is hopeful that the new licensing regime will help to legitimize the industry and attract more investors. However, they are also urging the Treasury to make sure that the regime is fair and reasonable.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The proposed licensing regime is a complex and detailed document, but some of the key features include:</span></p> <p> </p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A requirement for exchanges to obtain a license from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A requirement for exchanges to comply with a number of financial regulations, such as anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) requirements</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A requirement for exchanges to have a minimum capital requirement</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Implications of the proposed licensing regime</span></li> </ol> <p><br><br></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Treasury has argued that the new licensing regime is necessary to protect consumers and ensure the integrity of the Australian financial system. The Treasury has also said that it is committed to working with the industry to ensure that the new regime is fair and reasonable.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The outcome of the Treasury's consultation process will be closely watched by the Australian crypto industry. The new licensing regime could have a significant impact on the future of the industry in Australia.</span></p> <p><br><picture><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/screenshot-2023-10-16-at-151314-3534.webp 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/screenshot-2023-10-16-at-151314-3534.webp " type="image/webp"></source><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/screenshot-2023-10-16-at-151314-3534.jpg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/screenshot-2023-10-16-at-151314-3534.jpg " type="image/jpg"></source><img srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/screenshot-2023-10-16-at-151314-3534.jpg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/screenshot-2023-10-16-at-151314-3534.jpg " alt="" loading="lazy" width="1018" height="1015"></picture><br><br></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to play and master Wizardia </span><a href="https://wizardia.io/faq/tutorials/set-up-free-wizardia-account"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p> </p> <h1><strong><span style="font-size: 24pt;">&#127462;&#127466; Solana Becomes Ecosystem Partner of Dubai Free Zone</span></strong></h1> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solana has become an ecosystem partner of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a free zone in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The partnership will allow Solana-based projects to operate within the DMCC and benefit from its regulatory framework and other services.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a significant development for Solana, as the DMCC is one of the largest free zones in the world. It is also a sign that Dubai is becoming increasingly supportive of the cryptocurrency industry.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The partnership is expected to boost the adoption of Solana in the Middle East and North Africa region. It will also help to attract more investment and talent to the Solana ecosystem.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here are some of the <span style="font-family: 'courier new', courier, monospace;"><em>specific benefits</em></span> that Solana-based projects will enjoy as part of the partnership:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">1. Access to the DMCC's regulatory framework, which is designed to be supportive of innovation and growth.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">2. A range of business support services, such as access to funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">3. The ability to operate in a tax-free environment.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">4. The partnership is also expected to benefit the DMCC itself. Solana's high performance and scalability make it ideal for a wide range of applications, including cross-border payments, supply chain management, and trade finance. The DMCC is hoping that Solana-based projects will help it to attract new businesses and investment to the free zone.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/sol-491.webp 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/sol-491.webp " type="image/webp"></source><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/sol-491.jpeg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/sol-491.jpeg " type="image/jpg"></source><img srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/sol-491.jpeg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/sol-491.jpeg " alt="" loading="lazy" width="1024" height="1024"></picture><br><br></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">See Wizardias New partner </span><a href="https://wizardia.io/blog/introducing_kriptomat"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kripomat</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><br><br></p> <h1><strong><span style="font-size: 24pt;">&#128302; The Magic Crypto Ball </span></strong></h1> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&#9977;&#65039; </span><a href="https://blog.cryptoflies.com/nbas-lamelo-and-lonzo-ball-step-into-nft-gaming-as-playable-characters/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">NBA players</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> LaMelo and Lonzo Ball inked a deal with StrayShot (a web3 game) to become playable NFT characters. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&#9875;&#65039; </span><a href="https://cryptonews.net/news/bitcoin/27682697/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ark Invest </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">Refiles Bitcoin ETF Application</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&#128444;&#65039; </span><a href="https://cointelegraph.com/news/nft-price-decline-just-maturing-decentraland"><span style="font-weight: 400;">NFT market</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> slump shows it's maturing toward &lsquo;genuine utility,' execs argue</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&#127754; </span><a href="https://www.investing.com/news/cryptocurrency-news/nothing-to-see-here-opensea-denies-exec-involved-in-60m-rug-pull-nifty-newsletter-3196447"><span style="font-weight: 400;">OpenSea</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> denies exec involved in $60M rug pull</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&#128184; </span><a href="https://cointelegraph.com/news/paypal-nft-marketplace-patent-asset-trading"><span style="font-weight: 400;">PayPal</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> applies for NFT marketplace patent</span></p>

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Oct 17, 2023
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Attention all Wizardians and crypto legends!

 

This week's crypto blog is packed with more juicy goodness than Mila Kunis whispering sweet nothings into your ear. Although it won’t actually be Mila Kunis reading this, we still have some pretty sexy things to talk about today, such as;

 

  • The US government's growing Bitcoin holdings
  • Australia's proposed new licensing regime for crypto exchanges
  • Solana's partnership with a Dubai free zone

 

But first, it is not too late to get your first look at WIZARDIA MOBILE!

 

 

🇺🇸 The US Government's Growing Bitcoin Holdings

 

The US government is now one of the largest Bitcoin holders in the world, with over $5 billion in BTC, according to a new report. 

 

The government's Bitcoin holdings are held in a variety of different agencies, including the Treasury Department, the Department of Justice, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

 

A report also found that the US government is increasingly using Bitcoin for its own purposes. For example, the Treasury Department has used Bitcoin to pay ransomware attackers, and the Department of Justice has used Bitcoin to seize assets from criminals.

 

The news that the US government is a major Bitcoin holder is likely to be seen as a positive sign for the cryptocurrency. It shows that the government is taking Bitcoin seriously and is willing to hold it as part of its own reserves.

 

The news that the US government is one of the largest Bitcoin holders in the world is a positive development for the cryptocurrency. It shows that the government is taking Bitcoin seriously and is willing to hold it as part of its own reserves. 

 

This could help to legitimize Bitcoin in the eyes of institutional investors and other mainstream players, and it could also lead to the government using Bitcoin for its own purposes.


 

Are you against earning real world value whilst gaming? Check out Wizardia’s weekend bash here.

 

🇦🇺 Australia's Proposed New Licensing Regime For Crypto Exchanges

 

The Australian crypto industry is welcoming the Treasury's proposed new licensing regime for crypto exchanges with cautious optimism. The new regime is seen as a step forward for the industry, as it will provide much-needed clarity and regulation.

 

However, some industry participants are concerned that the new regime will be too burdensome and expensive for small exchanges or that the regime could stifle innovation in the industry.

 

The Australian crypto industry is hopeful that the new licensing regime will help to legitimize the industry and attract more investors. However, they are also urging the Treasury to make sure that the regime is fair and reasonable.

 

The proposed licensing regime is a complex and detailed document, but some of the key features include:

 

  1. A requirement for exchanges to obtain a license from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
  2. A requirement for exchanges to comply with a number of financial regulations, such as anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) requirements
  3. A requirement for exchanges to have a minimum capital requirement
  4. Implications of the proposed licensing regime



The Treasury has argued that the new licensing regime is necessary to protect consumers and ensure the integrity of the Australian financial system. The Treasury has also said that it is committed to working with the industry to ensure that the new regime is fair and reasonable.

 

The outcome of the Treasury's consultation process will be closely watched by the Australian crypto industry. The new licensing regime could have a significant impact on the future of the industry in Australia.




How to play and master Wizardia here.

 

🇦🇪 Solana Becomes Ecosystem Partner of Dubai Free Zone

 

Solana has become an ecosystem partner of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a free zone in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The partnership will allow Solana-based projects to operate within the DMCC and benefit from its regulatory framework and other services.

 

This is a significant development for Solana, as the DMCC is one of the largest free zones in the world. It is also a sign that Dubai is becoming increasingly supportive of the cryptocurrency industry.

 

The partnership is expected to boost the adoption of Solana in the Middle East and North Africa region. It will also help to attract more investment and talent to the Solana ecosystem.

 

Here are some of the specific benefits  that Solana-based projects will enjoy as part of the partnership:

 

1. Access to the DMCC's regulatory framework, which is designed to be supportive of innovation and growth.

 

2. A range of business support services, such as access to funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

 

3. The ability to operate in a tax-free environment.

 

4. The partnership is also expected to benefit the DMCC itself. Solana's high performance and scalability make it ideal for a wide range of applications, including cross-border payments, supply chain management, and trade finance. The DMCC is hoping that Solana-based projects will help it to attract new businesses and investment to the free zone.

 



See Wizardias New partner Kripomat.



🔮 The Magic Crypto Ball 

 

⛹️ NBA players LaMelo and Lonzo Ball inked a deal with StrayShot (a web3 game) to become playable NFT characters. 

 

⚓️ Ark Invest Refiles Bitcoin ETF Application

 

🖼️ NFT market slump shows it’s maturing toward ‘genuine utility,’ execs argue

 

🌊 OpenSea denies exec involved in $60M rug pull

 

💸 PayPal applies for NFT marketplace patent

Ryan Turnbull

Ryan Turnbull

Introducing Ryan Turnbull, a passionate Australian Chief Vibe Officer at Wizardia. Among many things, Ryan builds Wizardia’s community, creates captivating live streams, forms partnerships with other web3 projects, and produces engaging video and blog content. With his expertise, Ryan introduces crypto gaming to both masters and beginners, fostering a vibrant, exciting and supportive environment.

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