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Nvidia Grid cloud gaming platform

Nvidia explains why Activision video games are not on its cloud gaming service, GeForce Now

It turns out that the video-game giant wanted a commercial agreement with Nvidia before they proceeded -- and the situation stemmed from a simple misunderstanding.
Facebook Gaming grew the fastest among such platforms in streamed hours watched in December

Facebook Gaming beat Amazon’s Twitch in 2019

Facebook Gaming grew the fastest among such platforms in streamed hours watched in December
FarmVille maker Zynga is booming again

FarmVille maker Zynga is recovering after three-year slump

Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau says the company is “on track to be one of the fastest-growing -- if not the fastest-growing -- gaming company at scale.”
The findings are a reminder of the regulatory risks surrounding the digital tokens, which are beloved by criminals looking to preserve some degree of anonymity.

Bitcoin criminals to spend record $1 billion on dark web this year: Report

Dark-net spending in Bitcoin peaked in 2017, at $872 million, and declined last year as the coin’s price took a dramatic dive.
Facebook announced plans of its cryptocurrency, Libra.

Facebook could be for crypto what AOL was for internet adoption

In the same way that AOL was just the entry point to the internet for many users, the Facebook venture could be a first step toward its customers seeing value in other crypto.
FILE PHOTO: Representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency standing on a PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

John McAfee vows to unmask Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, then backs off

After previously telling he would expose Nakamoto “within a week,” he backed off the plan. McAfee said the controversy could hurt his efforts to fight an extradition to the US.
Marcus announced in May that he was leaving his position as head of Facebook Messenger to focus on exploring the use of blockchain.

Facebook’s David Marcus resigns from Coinbase board in blockchain push

Marcus quit on Friday, citing a new group he oversees at Facebook that’s exploring potential blockchain uses. Facebook is reportedly working on its own cryptocurrency or token.
CryptoKitties was a breakout success on the Ethereum network

CryptoKitties, blockchain-based virtual game raises $12 million

CryptoKitties is being spun off as a separate venture that has already raised $12 million from investors including Mark Andreessen and Union Square.

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