GamesBeat weekly roundup: Inside Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer, and Pokémon Go gets Raid fights

Hello, and welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, Final Fantasy XIV suffered a DDos (distributed denial-of-service) attack, Blizzard announced plans to make duplicate item drops in Overwatch and Hearthstone less of a pain, and Injustice 2 got off to a strong sales start. Enjoy, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and[…]

Hey, parents: Don’t worry if your kids love competitive video games, says former NBA star

Rick Fox at the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Thursday. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Many parents have serious trepidation when it comes to video games, fearing that the content will lead to violent impulses, inactivity and anti-social behavior for their kids. Meanwhile, traditional sports like tennis, soccer and basketball often[…]

Indian Bitcoin Adoption Responds to Government Signalling for Regulation

The Indian government recently announced that it is in favor of regulating bitcoin. A task force is being set up to provide recommendations. spoke with the CEO and co-founder of bitcoin exchange Unocoin, Sathvik Vishwanath, to find out the effect this decision has on Bitcoin adoption in India. Also read: Indian Government to Recommend Bitcoin[…]

South Korean Officials Bash ICO:s and Plan to Approach Bitcoin ‘Cautiously’

On June 18, government officials from South Korea revealed some opinions concerning cryptocurrency ‘speculation’ taking place in the region. Also read: Korea Steadily Becoming a Cryptocurrency and Fintech Hub  Speculation and Unreasonable Profits South Korean financial regulators and government agencies have been watching and researching the use of digital currencies within the country. According to the[…]

Chainalysis Says They’ve Found the Missing $1.7 Billion Dollar Mt Gox Bitcoins

On June 8 the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance discussed the possible connection between cryptocurrencies and criminal activity. The hearing also revealed law enforcement officials know the “destination” of the missing 650,000 BTC lost during the Mt Gox insolvency. Also Read: Global Bitcoin ATM Proliferation Nearly Doubled During May Missing[…]