Bitcoin Jumps Close To Record High As Ethereum Holds Steady At Peak

Alongside investing a portion of its corporate treasury in bitcoin, Caruso has entered into a partnership with Gemini, the crypto exchange and custodian led by CEO Tyler Winklevoss.

Taking a bullish outlook, Caruso commented on the move: “It’s not about the next year or five years,” he said. “We’re looking forward to the next decade.”

McDonald’s France launches unique digital artworks - for free

McDonald’s France has teased a series of its iconic menu items as NFTs. However, unlike other brands, McDonald’s is not putting the artworks up for sale. Instead, it’s offering customers the chance to win them on social media in April (MCD). 

Four menu items have been chosen and formed into a NFT, including The Big Mac, McNuggets, fries and a sundae. With five copies of each work available, the 20 items will be tokenized by DDB and uploaded to OpenSea, a marketplace for rare digital items and crypto collectibles. 

Perhaps the most interesting part of the campaign is that winners are free to do with their NFT as they wish - including selling it. Alongside the NFT menu items, winners will also receive a digital frame reproducing the work - so winners can have a ‘real-life’ copy. According to DDB head of social media Pierre Guengan, this move was to make the technology accessible to the general public, including the less tech-savvy.

Could Russia be the first country to launch a digital currency?

The Russian Central Bank has indicated that the launch of the digital ruble will happen in 2023. In a virtual press conference last week, senior leaders from Russia's central bank provided key updates about plans to release a central bank digital currency (CBDC). 

Russia has been intending to release a digital ruble for some time, and had expected to roll out the required infrastructure by the end of this year, in order to test digital prototypes in 2022. Discussions were held how the central bank will look to curb non-cash transactions to help enable a smooth transition to the digital currency. This will be enabled by narrowing non-cash transactions to offset liquidity shortages when the digital asset is rolled out. 

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