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The 101-carat diamond became the most expensive gemstone bought with cryptocurrency

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According to the auction house Sotheby’s, the 101-carat diamond has become the most expensive gem ever bought with cryptocurrency.

The gem was sold on Friday for $ 12.3 million after Sotheby’s announced that it accepts payments at Bitcoin and Etherium in addition to traditional forms of payment. Sotheby’s did not disclose which of the two cryptocurrencies was used to make the purchase. The diamond, dubbed The Key 10138, was handed over to an “anonymous private collector.”

In a press statement, Wenhao Yu, Sotheby’s vice chairman for jewelry in Asia, said the sale attracted “new customers far beyond the traditional collector” – “a digital generation.”

The surprisingly rare stone itself is the second largest pear-cut diamond ever to hit the market, according to Sotheby’s. It is classified as a ‘D’ color diamond. This is the highest grade awarded to white diamonds, which means it appears colorless to the naked eye. This is one of 10 diamonds of this quality, weighing over 100 carats, that have ever been put up for auction.

Earlier this year, Sotheby’s put up for sale a painting by Banksy, Love is in the Air, with payment at Bitcoin and Etherium. The painting was ultimately sold for $ 12.9 million, although the auction house did not say if the buyer ended up using the cryptocurrency.

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No Apple Watch, Xiaomi, Amazfit or Huawei on the leaderboard, although Samsung has squeezed its way through. India’s smartwatch market looks very unusual and is changing rapidly

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No Apple Watch Xiaomi Amazfit or Huawei on the leaderboard

The Indian market is often different from the global one, and the smartwatch market is no exception. Here the leaders are not at all Apple, Garmin or Huawei.

No Apple Watch, Xiaomi, Amazfit or Huawei on the leaderboard, although Samsung has squeezed its way through.  India's smartwatch market looks very unusual and is changing rapidly

According to Counterpoint analysts, the Indian smartwatch market grew by an incredible 312% in the second quarter. How much it is in quantitative terms, unfortunately, is not reported.

And the leaders here are almost never found companies that are leaders in many other markets or globally. Moreover, in just one year, the smartwatch market in India has changed a lot.

The leader here now is Fire-Bolt with 27.7%, while a year earlier it occupied only 8.9%! Noise moved to second place with 26%, Boat rounded out the top three with 19.5%. All other companies have not even overcome the threshold of 4%. The top five also includes Samsung with 3.3% and Dizo with 2.5%.

If we talk about other companies, Realme increased sales by 76%, but fell to seventh place. Apple came in eighth with a 197% increase in sales, and interestingly enough, Pebble watches, which is now owned by Mensa, are in ninth.

No Apple Watch, Xiaomi, Amazfit or Huawei on the leaderboard, although Samsung has squeezed its way through.  India's smartwatch market looks very unusual and is changing rapidly

Of course, the above data is exactly that, because the source refers to smart watches all activity trackers that are made in the appropriate form factor. The lion’s share of them is not a full-fledged smart watch with an operating system.

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Xiaomi is in big trouble. The company’s net profit for the last quarter collapsed by 83%

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Xiaomi is in big trouble The companys net profit for

Xiaomi has been hit hard by the decline in demand in the smartphone market. As the company’s latest financial report showed, its net income has plummeted an incredible 83% to $204 million. This turned out to be even lower than the company’s own forecasts.

Xiaomi is in big trouble.  The company's net profit for the last quarter collapsed by 83%

At the same time, revenue fell much less: by 20%, to $10.3 billion, and this is insignificant, but higher than forecasts.

In China, shipments of Xiaomi smartphones fell by 22% last quarter, while the overall market there fell by 14.7%. The fall of Xiaomi was the most significant among the market leaders. Xiaomi also came under fire in India, where the government decided to ban Chinese smartphone makers from selling devices under $150. True, this has not yet had time to affect the Xiaomi business.

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The Galaxy S23 Ultra will indeed get a 200MP camera. Samsung allegedly confirmed this to its partners

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The Galaxy S23 Ultra will indeed get a 200MP camera

Samsung will indeed equip the flagship smartphone Galaxy S23 Ultra with its 200-megapixel sensor for the main camera.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra will indeed get a 200MP camera.  Samsung allegedly confirmed this to its partners

The source claims that Samsung has already confirmed this information to its partners. Recall that we have heard such rumors before. At the same time, it is not yet clear which sensor the Korean giant will use, but rumors said that this would be a solution that has not yet been announced.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the only flagship device with such a camera, but that’s to be expected, as the latest generation S2x Ultra models have always had a different camera than the younger versions. At the same time, it is possible that the Galaxy S23 / S23 + can get 108-megapixel sensors, previously reserved for Ultra versions.

Recall, the other day Motorola introduced the first smartphone with a 200-megapixel camera. The Moto X30 Pro features the first of its kind Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor.

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