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Apple Refuses to Exempt NFTs From App Store’s 30% Fee
The tech giant’s de facto ban on peer-to-peer NFT trading is likely here to stay.
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Uzbekistan imposes new monthly fees for crypto firms (Snowscat/Unsplash)
Uzbekistan Introduces Monthly Fees for Crypto Companies Effective Immediately
The new regulations also require crypto custody platforms, mining pools and individual miners to pay monthly fees to the government.
Uzbekistan imposes new monthly fees for crypto firms (Snowscat/Unsplash)

CDCROP: The original Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection features right-facing cartoon apes. (Yuga Labs)
An NFT Marketplace Is Letting Buyers Avoid Royalty Payments. Creators Aren’t Pleased
The popular NFT marketplace X2Y2 announced it will no longer make buyers pay royalties on certain NFT purchases, sparking debate on the importance of such payments to the industry.
CDCROP: The original Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection features right-facing cartoon apes. (Yuga Labs)

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Bank of America Says Blockchains Have Intrinsic Value, Citing Transaction Fees
The bank's report, however, noted that the fees on the Bitcoin and Ethereum chains have fallen this year.
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Bitstamp Inactivity Fee Canceled After Customer Response
The crypto exchange had said it would be charging small, non-active accounts 10 euros per month.
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Binance computer screen shot. (Dylan Calluy/Unsplash)
Binance Extends Zero-Fee Bitcoin Trading Globally
The crypto exchange is rolling out a program that started in the U.S. last month to its global client base.
Binance computer screen shot. (Dylan Calluy/Unsplash)

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The Yuga Labs Catastrophe Could Have Been Prevented
Conspiracy theorists say Yuga Labs clogged up Ethereum to justify the launch of its own chain, but maybe the Bored Ape creators just screwed up.
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An Ape Ain’t Free: In Defense of Ethereum’s Fees
Pick your poison: low fees on a chain that could collapse when transaction demand outstrips blockspace (Solana), or unpredictable, sometimes very high fees on a stable chain (Ethereum).
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Ethereum Gas Usage Rose in March as Ether Ran to $3.5K
ERC-20 token generation last month was 125% above February's levels, even as developers continue to build new projects on other blockchains.
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