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Here are some major news updates in the crypto space over the last few days
In the times of social media and TV channels, which whip up emotions that are more often than not toxic and come camouflaged as nationalism, a big game between India and Pakistan relationship always brings an edge and pressure, says Anand Vasu
Giving an illustrious example of Dattu Bhokanal, a onion grower who clocked the fastest 15th as a single-scull rower in the world at 2016 Rio Olympics, Dilip D’Souza tells how passion drives all sports and keeps nation on an edge, always
More than the display of jingoism and chauvinism, sports is about the weak taking on the mighty and humbling them
Few can understand his journey from a high-profile cricketer, known as much for his colourful life, to a right-wing politician
Speaking of the high-voltage drama that a cricket match between the two neighbours ensues, Suresh Menon tells how sports rivalry is not confined to the Asian archrivals alone. It is rather our version of the England–Australia and Australia–New Zealand rivalries, except that they are not kept alive by politicians and media for political and commercial gains
Updated: 10 Nov 2022 2:44 pm
India-based crypto exchange CoinSwitch Kuber has appointed Shiva Tadikonda as the chief compliance officer. The appointment is seen in line with the company’s continued efforts to strengthen its legal and compliance structures to create a compliant wealth-tech platform.
According to data shared with Outlook Money by CoinSwitch Kuber, the exchange has hired over 40 candidates across engineering, new initiatives, technology, and other corporate functions across different levels in the past three months.
“We will continue to hire across these functions in the October-December quarter, as we strengthen our crypto product offerings and diversify into other asset classes,” says Nishant Das – vice-president and head of talent acquisition, CoinSwitch Kuber.
Lionel Messi Takes Stake in NFT Fantasy
Football legend Lionel Messi is now an investor and a brand advocate for Sorare, a non-fungible token (NFT) trading game in France.
According to a statement released by the company on November 9, 2022, the Argentine superstar, who plays for the French football club, Paris Saint-Germain, will help Sorare establish new benchmarks for how fans interact with teams and athletes.
In addition, they will collaborate to develop fresh content and fan experiences, Sorare said.
The company said that Messi has taken an equity position in Sorare as part of the agreement without going into further detail regarding the size of his ownership or other parameters. The collaboration with Messi, according to Nicolas Julia, the CEO and co-founder of Sorare, was a ‘huge milestone’ for the company.
“We believe Messi will help us set new standards in how we do this, and we look forward to sharing what new content and fan experiences we have been collaborating on, soon,” Julia told CNBC. 
Rolex Jumps Into Metaverse
Swiss luxury watchmaker, Rolex, has filed a trademark registration pertaining to cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and virtual products, which suggests that the company is interested in participating in the metaverse game.
Michael Kondoudis, a trademark, and patent attorney, tweeted information on the trademark application that Rolex had submitted to the USPTO, which reveals the luxury wristwatch has big plans for its brand in the metaverse.
The trademark application with serial number 97655284 was registered on October 31, 2022 and includes ideas for NFTs as well as the exchange and transfer of virtual currencies, according to the information available.
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