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CoinShares Enhances Staked ETP Lineup with Algorand Launch

CoinShares (Nasdaq First North Growth Market: CS; US OTCQX: CNSRF), which claims to be Europe’s largest digital asset investment firm with $1.5 billion in AUM, has announced the listing of their physically-backed staked Algorand ETP on Germany’s primary market Xetra. CoinShares Physical Staked Algorand (Ticker:… Read More

Dequency Introduces Music Rights Portal to Create Open Sync Licensing Marketplace

Music Tape to Tape Reel

Dequency has introduced its Web3-powered music licensing marketplace, “opening its portal to music rights holders everywhere, having completed a 4-month restricted beta phase.” Dequency is building (what it claims to be) “a unique, decentralized music licensing marketplace for music rights holders and visual creators to… Read More

Former JPMorgan MD Joins Algorand Foundation

The Algorand Foundation, whose mission is to grow the ecosystem of the “carbon-negative” Layer 1 blockchain invented by Turing Award winner and MIT professor Silvio Micali, Algorand, recently announced the appointment of Eric Wragge as Global Head of Business Development and Capital Markets. Wragge joins… Read More

New L1 Blockchains Are Expanding DeFi Ecosystem, No Ethereum Killers Yet: Chainalysis Report

Nearly all crypto tokens fall into one of two categories: Layer 1s and Layer 2s, according to an update from Chainalysis. Chainalysis writes in a report that Layer 1s are tokens “with their own blockchains, while Layer 2s are built on top of Layer 1… Read More

Algorand Foundation Appoints Staci Warden as CEO

The Algorand Foundation has confirmed the appointment of Staci Warden as its Chief Executive Officer. Warden, who has served on the Algorand Foundation’s Board since September of last year, steps into the additional role of CEO effective February 11, 2022. Warden has reportedly led international… Read More

Folks Finance, a Capital Markets Protocol, Closes Successful $3M Seed Round

Folks Finance, a capital markets protocol for borrowing and lending built on the top of the Algorand blockchain, today announced the closing of its $3 million seed funding round, led by Borderless Capital with participation from a group including Jump Crypto, ParaFi Capital, Coinbase Ventures,… Read More

Securitize Launches First Tokenized S&P Index Funds

Securitize has launched two tokenized index funds – the first of their kind. According to a statement from Securitize, the Fintech has leveraged blockchain technology to offer the following S&P indices: The Securitize S&P Cryptocurrency Large Cap Ex-MegaCap Index The Securitize S&P Kensho New Economies… Read More

Algofi Welcomes $2.8M to Grow DeFi Lending, Stablecoin Protocol

Algofi, a lending market and stablecoin protocol built on the Algorand blockchain, today announced $2.8 million in seed funding during Decipher, Algorand’s annual community conference. Union Square Ventures, Arrington XRP Capital, and Pillar VC led the round, with participation from Y Combinator, Formulate Ventures, and… Read More

Blockchain Developers May Now Use Wyre’s API Tools to Build dApps on Algorand

If you’re a blockchain developer or brand building your application on the Algorand blockchain, then you may be interested in knowing that Wyre’s integration with Algorand is now live. As mentioned in the announcement, this means that application developers on the Algorand blockchain are able… Read More

Glitter Finance Raises $3M, Integrating Algorand With Solana

Glitter Finance recently announced it is working to integrate the Algorand DeFi ecosystem with Solana to deliver improved interoperability in the DeFi blockchain space. The integration is said to ensure traders using Glitter Finance can transfer their digital currencies from Algorand to other Layer 1… Read More

C3 Protocol Celebrates $3.6M Raise, Building Comprehensive Spot, Derivatives Capital Market

C3 Protocol, a decentralized capital market powered by a cross-margin cross-collateralization clearing engine protocol, this week announced a $3.6 million raise, which was led by Arrington Capital and Jump Capital. The platform’s goal is to build an all-in-one capital market for spot and derivatives trading…. Read More

USDt Now Available on Avalanche, Market Cap North of $73 Billion

Tether Operations today announced it has launched Tether tokens (USDt) on Avalanche, a decentralized smart contracts platform built for the scale of global finance and business. Avalanche is designed as a highly scalable ecosystem, able to deliver rapid transaction finality and low transaction fees. It is… Read More

Kraken Is Offering 4.75% Yearly for Staking ALGO Tokens

Digital assets firm Kraken is pleased to confirm that it now supports staking for holders of Algorand’s native token, ALGO. You may head into the Earn section of your account to “put your ALGO to work today.” What is Algorand? Algorand is a Proof-of-Stake (PoS)… Read More

Sergey Gorbunov: Co-Founder at Axelar, a Decentralized Interoperability Network, Explains how Platform Connects Blockchains, Apps, Users

We recently connected with Sergey Gorbunov, Co-founder and CEO of Axelar, the decentralized interoperability network that connects blockchain ecosystems, applications and users. In August, Axelar had entered into a strategic partnership with Keplr, the largest Cosmos interchain wallet. The partnership had aimed to integrate the… Read More

Italian Olive Oil Producers Look to Algorand Blockchain to Improve Supply Chain Transparency

Italia Olivicola, the largest organization of olive and olive oil producers in Italy, is working with Euranet, a technology compliance management services provider, to move its supply chain operations onto the Algorand blockchain.  This model was developed employing Euranet’s ChoralChain platform and can be applied… Read More

Algorand Virtual Machine Updates Layer 1 Infrastructure

Blockchain-based app technology provider Algorand today announced the availability of the Algorand Virtual Machine (AVM). This upgrade to Algorand’s Layer-1 protocol, now available on MainNet, provides tools for developers and organizations looking to build applications of the future on fast, scalable, low cost and stable… Read More

Yieldly.Finance Launches Quartet of New Liquidity Pools

Yieldly.Finance, a DeFi platform built atop the Algorand blockchain, today launched four new partnerships and liquidity pools with ASA-based assets: Smile Coin Network (SMILE), the Asia Reserve Currency Coin (ARCC) from the International Blockchain Monetary Reserve, Opulous (OPUL) and Xfinite (XET). The launch of these… Read More

Yieldly DeFi System to Partner With Esports Organizations

Yieldly, a decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem built on the Algorand blockchain, today announced partnerships with esports organizations BOOM esports and Fact Revolution. They will see the release of bespoke esports NFTs that users can win via staking. The partnerships will enable BOOM and Fact Revolution… Read More

Securitze Offers Two Yield Funds: Bitcoin and USD Coin

Securitize has announced two yield funds one for Bitcoin and the other for USDC. The funds are managed by Securitize’s subsidiary, Securitize Capital, LLC, and offered through Securitize Markets, LLC, which is an SEC-registered broker-dealer. According to a release, the fund is recorded on the… Read More

Ripple Better Up Its Technology Game: STASIS CEO

Ripple better up its game if it wants to stay top of mind when it comes to settlement systems, the CEO of tokenization platform STASIS warns. STASIS is a tokenization platform, including smart contract creation, that claims deep expertise in the current regulatory environment. It… Read More

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