Tony Zerucha

Swedish Firms Collaborating on Green Crytpo

Goobit Group and Xpecunia Nordic are collaborating on “green” cryptocurrency. The deal gives Goobit exclusivity to sell Xpecunia Nordic-produced crypto across the Nordic countries. Those coins are produced with green energy like solar and will be available on Goobit’s BTCX exchange. “BTCX is Sweden’s oldest… Read More

Persistence Makes Testnet Public, Launches Bug Bounty Program

Persistence, has opened its testnet to the public. It allows anyone to test pSTAKE’s liquid staking services, with test tokens initially available to users in the public alpha. They have also started its bug bounty program, an incentivized program of testing where participants will be… Read More

1 in 7 Canucks Own Crypto

One in seven Canadian adults own cryptocurrency, new data from finance website Finder reveals. That equates to roughly 4.2 million people. On a list of 26 countries, Canada ranks 19th, well ahead of the USA (nine per cent) and the UK (eight per cent). They… Read More

CloseCross Traders Betting Big on ETH

Trading data from blockchain-based derivatives platform CloseCross suggests the majority of ETH investors expect its price to stay stable or increase, an analysis released today shows. In mid-June, roughly 80 percent of ETH and BTC trades on CloseCross were based on them gaining price from… Read More

Draper Goren Holm Back New Crypto Exchange

Draper Goren Holm has invested in cryptocurrency exchange H2cryptO. “We’re so excited to welcome H2cryptO into our family as George and his team have a proven track record of understanding the sector on an intimate level, making them well-positioned to become an industry leader,” said… Read More

Fireblocks Expands Institutional Crypto Reach With Crypto.com Integration

Digital assets infrastructure provider Fireblocks has integrated Crypto.com into the Fireblocks Network, a digital asset transfer network for institutions. This integration will allow Crypto.com to expand its reach to more than 400 institutional participants through the Fireblocks Network. “Being on board the Fireblocks Network will allow… Read More

SEC Charges Investment Advisers With Cherry Picking, Gets Asset Freeze

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has obtained an asset freeze and other emergency relief, and filed fraud charges, against Ramiro Jose Sugranes, UCB Financial Advisers Inc., and UCB Financial Services Limited for their involvement in an alleged “cherry-picking” scheme. According to the SEC, Sugranes,… Read More

Iron Finance Meltdown as Crypto “Bank Run” Destroys TITAN Value, Mark Cuban Among the Affected

Iron Finance was left to explain itself today after a “bank run” left its TITAN token worthless, leaving investors including Mark Cuban to wonder what happened. Cuban was a liquidity provider in decentralized exchange QuickSwap. He announced his participation just four days ago but has… Read More

TRM Labs Raises $14M Series A

Blockchain intelligence firm TRM Labs has closed a $14 Million Series A funding round led by Bessemer. Additional participants include from PayPal Ventures, Initialized Capital, Jump Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Operator Partners, Blockchain Capital, and executives from Google. Existing investors who re-upped are Y Combinator, Alumni… Read More

TrustSwap Acquires The Crypto App

TrustSwap, a full-service digital asset ecosystem, this week acquired The Crypto App, a cryptocurrency mobile app featuring tracking services from more than 3,000 cryptocurrency assets and 100-plus exchanges. Since its debut in 2017, The Crypto App has close to two million downloads and more than… Read More

SEC Fines Real Estate Firm for Lax Disclosure Practices

A real estate settlement services company has run afoul of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for not properly acting on security vulnerabilities when first aware of them. On June 15 the SEC said they have settled charges against First American Corporation for disclosure controls… Read More

Yieldly Bridges Ties Algorand to Ethereum, Polkadot and Binance

Yieldly, a DeFi platform built atop the Algorand blockchain, today unveiled Yieldly Bridges a mechanism tying the Algorand ecosystem and major chains, including Ethereum, Polkadot, and Binance. The move brings Yieldly Bridges to an estimated 600,000 Ethereum users As denoted by their name, technologies like… Read More

Coinbase Pro to Accept DOT Token

Beginning today Coinbase Pro is accepting inbound transfers of DOT, the native governance and staking token of the Polkadot Protocol. DOT is not yet available on coinbase.com or its consumer mobile apps. The Polkadot protocol facilitates cross-chain transfers of any type of data or asset,… Read More

Blockchain-Based Revenue to Grow 50-Fold by 2030: GlobalData

Revenue from blockchain-based platforms and services is expected to grow 50-fold over the next decade, according to data and analytics firm GlobalData. That will take it from $4 billion in 2020 to $199 billion in 2030, they predict. While businesses have been warned of the… Read More

WOM Protocol Launches NFT Marketplace for Musicians, TikTok Artists

Social commerce platform WOM Protocol today launched YAAAS, an NFT marketplace connecting social influencers and music artists with each other and their communities, through the sale of experiences, collaborations, and in-person greetings. Today’s phased rollout will allow the community to test features and provide feedback,… Read More

Pet Service Platform Wag! to Accept DOGE, Other Crypto Through BitPay

Pet services platform Wag! is now accepting cryptocurrencies including Dogecoin through BitPay. Customers can use cryptocurrency to purchase Wag! Credits, which can be redeemed for various services. The company has also partnered with Greater Good Charities to donate a portion of the proceeds from each… Read More

Texas Department of Banking OKs Virtual Currency Custody Services

  State-chartered banks in Texas can provide virtual currency custody services if they have the proper safeguards in place, the Texas Department of Banking (TBD) said. Participating banks must have strong risk management protocols while also complying with applicable law An important aspect of the… Read More

Listed Companies Remain Bullish on Bitcoin

While the cryptocurrency markets have been in a bit of a swoon of late, that hasn’t stopped listed companies from gobbling up digital currency, says a European digital assets investment manager. The data from Nickel Digital Asset Management shows 19 listed companies with a combined… Read More

Renowned Cyber Extortionist Back for More

An infamous cyber extortionist is back and is looking for your unprotected assets. The warning comes from cybersecurity and application delivery solutions provider Radware. This week they published a cybersecurity alert warning that Fancy Lazarus, a distributed denial of service (DDoS) extortionist, has returned with… Read More

XSpring Capital Confirms $225M Capital Raise to Drive Digital/Traditional Marketplace

Elevated Returns‘ portfolio company XSpring Capital formerly known as Seamico Securities, has secured fundraising of $225 million USD through a partnership with Sansiri, Viryah Insurance, and local private investor Mongkol Prakitchaiwattana. Xspring Capital says it will use the funds to build its fully integrated financial… Read More

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