Nifty News: Yuga Labs breaks silence, X2Y2 outpaces OpenSea and more…

Yuga Labs has finally broken its silence over the conspiracy theory that alleges the team embedded alt-right and Nazi memes/imagery into the artwork and branding behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). As Cointelegraph previously reported, the BAYC conspiracy theory was once again brought into the limelight on June 20 after YouTuber Philion published a […]

Shopify unveils tokengated commerce as part of new connect-to-consumer experience

As part of a new series of connect-to-consumer initiatives developed this year, Shopify will allow merchants to connect with fans and drive sales by creating exclusive merchandise for tokenholders. The initiative, dubbed “tokengate,” is available in early-access beta mode. Tokengated Experiences Ready to give superpowers to your most loyal fans? Build even stronger communities around […]

Lightning to strike Shopify merchants with addition of BTC payments

Chicago-based payment app Strike has integrated with global e-commerce giant Shopify so merchants can accept Bitcoin payments via the Bitcoin Lightning Network. The Lightning Network (LN) is a Layer-2 scaling solution for Bitcoin designed to facilitate faster and cheaper transactions. Strike CEO Jack Mallers revealed the new integration on stage at Miami’s Bitcoin 2022 conference […]

Shopify facing another lawsuit from crypto holders over Ledger data breach

Global e-commerce platform Shopify and hardware wallet maker Ledger face a major legal hurdle as a group of Ledger users have filed a class-action lawsuit for its part in failing to prevent a massive data breach in 2020. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Delaware on Apr. 1 and alleges that […]

Ledger faces class action from phishing scam victims

Ledger and Shopify have been hit by a class action lawsuit over a major data breach that saw the personal data of 270,000 hard wallet customers stolen between April and June 2020, Phishing scam victims John Chu and Edward Baton filed the lawsuit in California against the crypto wallet provider and its e-commerce partner Shopify […]

Shopify CEO muses integrating e-commerce giant into DeFi ecosystem

Crypto’s march towards mainstream adoption takes another significant step forward as the CEO of an e-commerce giant is publicly pondering how to integrate his company with the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. On Friday night, Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke posted a Twitter message asking the DeFi community what “role” Shopify could play in the growing financial […]