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Today in Crypto: Epic Games Lists First NFT Game

Epic Games Marketplace Listed Its First NFT Web3 Title, “Blankos Block Party” From Mythical Games, A Coindesk report said Thursday (September 15).

“Blankos Block Party” is a free-to-play multiplayer game that works with digital vinyl toys called Blankos, which are NFTs that can be bought, upgraded, and sold in-game.

In other news, Coinbase Global adds a dashboard for politicians to its app, after expressing frustration with lawmakers and regulators, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

According to Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, US customers can check crypto sentiment scores for members of Congress, and will be able to register to vote and find out about town hall events.

Meanwhile, Binance Labs, the venture capital arm of the crypto exchange, is increasing its investment in Aptos Labs, a blockchain startup launched by those who worked on Meta’s failing stablecoin, a Bloomberg report said Thursday.

The investment is the result of the programming language the company used to build its blockchain. The language is called Move and was supposed to power Meta’s now canceled Diem.

Yi He, co-founder of Binance and head of Binance Labs, said it was an “opportunity to build the future” and cited Move’s efficiency and security as virtues.

Elsewhere, officials from the top five EU countries believe a digital euro should keep people’s details private, be eco-friendly and possibly subject to asset caps, Coindesk wrote citing a leaked article on the website.

The European Central Bank is considering whether or not to issue a digital currency, with a bill due next year. The document states that a digital euro “could play a vital role in strengthening the strategic autonomy of the European Union and fostering innovation in the financial sector”.

Meanwhile, the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Rostin Behnam, said he had ordered the agency to prepare to be a regulator for large swathes of the crypto market, Coindesk wrote.

He will tell members of the Senate Agriculture Committee in testimony scheduled for Thursday that market volatility “underscores the immediate need for regulatory clarity and market protection.”

Finally, Ether Miners See More Losses After “The Merger” As They Switch To Lower-Value Cryptos Like Ethereum Classic Or Ravencoin, Bloomberg wrote.

These tokens are still running under proof of work, which merging has moved away from. Miners can still use GPUs to earn coins, but since there are more miners, the rewards are smaller when solving math puzzles.

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