Tagged: blockchain

Decentralized Fintech Company Kira Secures $2.2 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By BTC12 Capital

  Kira, a Singapore-based decentralized fintech, announced on Wednesday it secured $2.2 million through its latest investment round, which was led by BTC12 Capital. Founded in 2019, Kira describes itself as a next-generation hyperscale decentralized exchange engineered for cross-chain transfer and frictionless trading experience. “We… Read More

BitPay Announces Expansion of Integration with Coinbase; Enables Instant, No Fee Blockchain Payments

  Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced on Tuesday it has expanded its integration with cryptocurrency platform Coinbase to enable instant, no fee blockchain payments. BitPay claims that the upgrade makes it easier for Coinbase users to spend crypto including USD Coin, Bitcoin, Ethereum and… Read More

Russian Consumer Bank Sberbank Reportedly Launching Blockchain Platform Built on Hyperledger Fabric

Russian banking group Sberbank is reportedly set to launch a blockchain platform built on Hyperledger Fabric. According to Coindesk, the blockchain system is designed for trade finance, which will include exchanging letters of credit. The media outlet also revealed that Sberbank Deputy Chair, Anatoly Popov,… Read More

Blockchain Powered Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Max Crowdfund Receives Approval From the Netherlands’ Financial Market Authority

Max Crowdfund, a blockchain-powered real estate crowdfunding platform, has reported secured approval from the Financial Market Authority (FMA) in the Netherlands. Under development since 2017, Max Crowdfund explained that it allows registered investors to access high-quality real estate investment opportunities in a matter of minutes,… Read More

Worldpay Joins Klaytn Blockchain Governance Council

Klaytn, a global public blockchain platform developed by Ground X, the blockchain affiliate of the leading South Korean Internet company, Kakao, announced on Tuesday FIS’ global e-commerce platform, WorldPay, is joining its Blockchain Governance Council. Klaytn Governance Council is reportedly an alliance of multinational businesses… Read More

Huobi Announces Establishment of Huobi DeFi Labs

Blockchain company Huobi Group announced on Monday the establishment of Huobi DeFi Labs. According to Huobi, Huobi DeFi Labs is a platform for decentralize finance (DeFi) research, investment, and incubation/ecosystem building in DeFi space. The platform notably aims to build a “better” financial system in… Read More

Venture Firm Electric Capital Announces $110 Million Fund For Crypto Networks & Blockchain Businesses

Electric Capital, a venture firm that invests in cryptocurrencies, blockchain-based businesses, fintech companies, and marketplaces, announced on Monday the closing of its second fund, a $110 million Seed and Series A fund, focused on crypto networks and blockchain-enabled businesses. Founded in 2018, Electric Capital claims it… Read More

Pundi X Now Offering Support For Wanchain’s Cross-Chain Assets

  Singapore-based blockchain developer Pundi X announced on Thursday its support for Wanchain’s cross-chain assets into all XPOS devices. According to Pundi X, coins such as WAN, the Wanchain native coin, WBTC, WEOS, and WETH will be added as cryptocurrencies to the XPOS point-of-sale systems… Read More

OKEx Completes Beacon Program to Further Education in the Blockchain Space

Digital assets exchange OKEx announced on Monday it has has finished its Beacon Program — European Edition. According to OKEx, the program provided three masterclasses by prominent players in the cryptocurrency space and individual mentoring from top OKEx executives, including CEO Jay Hao and Director… Read More

Update: Genobank.io Raises Nearly $435,000 Through Republic Funding Round

Incognito and encrypted DNA extraction kit brand, Genobank.io, has successfully raised nearly $435,000 in funding through its crowdfunding round on Republic. As previously reported, Genobank.io’s kits notably enable users to establish ownership & control of their genomic data using a decentralized blockchain-based DNA wallet. “Genobank… Read More

Blockchain Project Teller Raises $1 Million Through Latest Seed Funding Round Led By Framework Ventures

Teller, a blockchain project for decentralized lending incubated by A16Z’s crypto startup school, announced on Thursday it secured  $1 million through its seed investment round, which was led by Framework Ventures with participation Parafi Capital and Maven11 Capital. Teller revealed it is on a mission… Read More

Klaytn Announces Implementation Fee Delegation Policy for Blockchain Services

Klaytn, a global public blockchain platform developed by Ground X, the blockchain affiliate of the leading South Korean Internet company, Kakao, announced on Wednesday it has implemented a fee delegation policy for its partners operating blockchain applications on its platform. According to Klaytn, developers would… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network and Blockpool.eu Announces 25 SMEs Selected for Funding/Participating in Business and Technical Support Program

European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) recently announced that it and Blockpool.eu, funded under the ECs Horizon 2020, have selected 25 SMEs for funding and participation of the Business and Technical Support Program for blockchain and distributed technology (BDLT) implementation. The program is set to run for… Read More

Chainalysis Announces Expansion of Series B Round to $49 Million With New Investment From Ribbit Capital & Sound Ventures

Blockchain security and analytics firm Chainalysis announced on Tuesday it raised an additional $13 million to expand its Series B round to $49 million with an investment from Ribbit Capital and Sound Ventures.  Founded in 2014, Chainalysis claims it offers cryptocurrency investigation and compliance solutions to global law enforcement… Read More

China Leverages Blockchain in its Pandemic Preparedness Strategy

China has indicated an interest in using blockchain technology to promote data sharing among medical institutions amid fears of pandemics becoming the norm. The People’s Republic were praised by the WHO for their Covid-19 response; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauded Beijing’s ‘speed, scale and efficiency’. Despite… Read More

Public Blockchain Network Telos Joins Forces With TAIKAI to Bring Virtual Hackathons to the Blockchain

Public blockchain network Telos announced on Monday it has teamed up with hackathon management platform TAIKAI to replay transparent hackathon voting and token incentives on the blockchain. According to Telos, the Telos network will provide TAIKAI a blockchain-based voting mechanism that enables competition evaluation to be… Read More

HIVE Blockchain Announces Installation of Next Generation Miners at Green Energy-Powered Quebec Bitcoin Mining Facility

HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSX.V:HIVE) (OTCQX:HVBTF) reported it has put into operation its recently acquired 1,090 Bitmain Antminer T17+ 58 Terahash per second (TH/s) SHA 256 mining machines at its green energy-powered bitcoin mining operation in Quebec. “Combined with the recently installed 750 Bitmain Antminer S17+… Read More

Blockchain Project Klaytn Launches Pilot Program to Reward Partners

Klaytn, a blockchain project led by the South Korean Internet platform Kakao, announced on Thursday the launch of a pilot program of ‘Klaytn Improvement Reserve’ and selected its devtools partner ‘Ozys’ as the first recipient of the program. According to Klaytn, the Klaytn Improvement Reserve,… Read More

Draper Goren Holm Announces Blacks On The Blockchain Initiative & $100,000 Pitch Competition to Promote Racial Equity

Draper Goren Holm, a blockchain and Fintech venture firm, announced on Tuesday it signed the Equity.District’s #RacialEquityEcosystem pledge, which is led by Techstars Co-Founder Brad Feld, and Draper Goren Holm Venture Partner and Opportunity Hub (OHUB) Chairman and CEO Rodney Sampson. Along with signing the… Read More

Blockchain Firm AlphaPoint Celebrates Seventh Birthday

AlphaPoint, a blockchain company focused on enabling institutions to launch, scale, and operate digital asset exchanges, is celebrating its seventh birthday. The company was founded in June 2013, with a mission to play a part in that change by enabling access to this new asset… Read More

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