Tagged: crypto-assets

BitGo CEO Recommends Allocating 3% of Portfolios to Bitcoin, as Nasdaq Listed Firm Acquires $250 Million in BTC as its “Primary Reserve Asset”

Mike Belshe, the CEO at BitGo, a Palo Alto, California-based digital asset trust and security firm offering a multi-signature Bitcoin (BTC) wallet service, recently noted that many companies are now going out of business due to challenges related to COVID-19. Belshe points out that there… Read More

Algorand (ALGO), VeChain (VET), Kava, Synthetix (SNX) Perpetual Contracts Launch on Crypto Derivatives Platform, Delta Exchange

Delta Exchange, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that’s not regulated in any jurisdiction, revealed on August 13, 2020 that it is introducing perpetual swaps for Algorand (ALGO), VeChain (VET), Kava (KAVA), and Synthetix Network Token (SNX). The contracts will allow digital asset investors to trade… Read More

Jameson Lopp from Casa discusses Whether Chinese Miners are Still a Perceived Threat to Bitcoin (BTC)

Jameson Lopp, the CTO at Casa, a Bitcoin focused security company, notes that since the industrialization of BTC mining began in 2015, there have been concerns regarding the concentration of hashpower within Chinese borders. Hashpower is the computing power needed to secure the Bitcoin network,… Read More

Decentralized or Non-Custodial Crypto Exchange Aggregator 1inch Secures $2.8 Million in Capital via Round Led by Binance Labs

Decentralized or non-custodial crypto exchange (DEX) aggregator 1inch.exchange has reportedly secured $2.8 million in capital via an external investment round that was led by Binance Labs. FTX, Galaxy Digital, Dragonfly Capital, and several other investors also took part in the 1inch’s round. Loi Luu, the… Read More

Coinbase Claims Batching Bitcoin (BTC) Transactions Helped Customers Save 75% on their Cryptocurrency Trades

San Francisco based crypto exchange Coinbase recently revealed how batching payments has benefited its customers, and also helped improve its internal operations. In March 2020, Coinbase announced that it had introduced Bitcoin (BTC) transaction batching. The exchange claims: “Since launching, we have batched 100% of… Read More

Blockchain Infrastructure Developer, Bison Trails, to Add Support for Flow, which Serves as Foundation for Games, Digital Asset Developers

Blockchain infrastructure developer, Bison Trails, revealed on August 11, 2020, that it has added support for the Flow blockchain. As explained in a release shared with CI, Bison Trails’ support of Flow will let users access its multi-role architecture. All five Flow node types will… Read More

Private Keys Associated with Valuable Digital Assets May Not be Completely Safe or Hack Proof, Cryptographers Explain

Researchers that attended the recent Black Hat security conference confirmed that digital currency exchanges remain vulnerable to hackers. While digital asset trading platforms may have attempted to provide adequate security to protect users’ funds, researchers argue that cryptocurrency exchange attacks have been operating like “an… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Publishes Updated List for Approved Virtual Currencies for NY Businesses

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) recently noted that there are several different paths that virtual currency businesses may take to begin using or listing digital currencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), among many others. The NYDFS is the department of the… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Is Evolving from “Tech Stock Growth Behavior” to a Mature Store of Value: Report

During their early stages of development, digital assets have been treated in a manner that’s similar to how technology and commodities have been treated, according to CoinShares, a crypto-asset management company that provides financial products and services for professional investors. A new report from CoinShares… Read More

Crypto Derivatives Exchange OKEx CEO Jay Hao Reveals that Bitcoin (BTC) and Gold Correlation Increased during COVID-19

Jay Hao, CEO at OKEx, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, notes that the US dollar “drop” and the Bitcoin (BTC) surge recently occurred at the same time. Hao points out that there’s been a regular downward adjustment of interest rates on US Treasury… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Is “Disproportionately” Favored by North American Investors as the Preferred Digital Asset Investment: Report

North America is reportedly the third-most active region in terms of the total cryptocurrency volume moved or transferred on-chain, right behind Western Europe and East Asia. According to a Chainalysis blockchain and digital asset market report: “Overall, North America-based [cryptocurrency] addresses accounted for 14.8% of… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Others Take Part in $11 Million Series A Round for Uniswap, a Non-Custodial Ethereum Token Exchange

Ethereum based Uniswap, a leading non-custodial crypto token exchange, has reportedly secured $11 million through a Series A investment round. Uniswap’s latest funding round was led by giant VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. Union Square Ventures, Version One, Parafi Capital, Variant, SV Angel and A. Capital… Read More

Global Payment Sector to Reach $2.7 Trillion in Value by 2023, with Blockchain or DLT Increasingly Being Used by Cross-Border Payment Solutions: Report

The global payment industry and ecosystem has been growing steadily. The sector is projected to be valued at $2.7 trillion by 2023. Some of the challenges faced by the payment industry include high transaction fees, inefficient cross-border transactions, poor or lack of interoperability between different… Read More

Coinbase Pro to Add Band Protocol (BAND), a Cross-Chain Data Oracle Platform Connecting External Data to Smart Contracts

Band Protocol (BAND), a cross-chain data oracle platform that aggregates and connects real-world data and APIs to blockchain based smart contracts, is preparing to launch on Coinbase Pro, a digital asset exchange for professional traders. The Coinbase team notes that on August 10, 2020, customers… Read More

Delta Exchange, a Cryptocurrency Derivatives Trading Platform, Launches Contracts on its ETH-MOVE and BTC-MOVE Products

Delta Exchange, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that’s not regulated in any jurisdiction, revealed on August 6, 2020 that it’s launching monthly contracts on its ETH-MOVE and BTC-MOVE product. As explained by Delta Exchange CEO Pankaj Balani in an interview with CI: “MOVE contracts are… Read More

Russia’s Largest Bank, Sberbank, Is Considering Issuing its Own Stablecoin after Country Introduces New Crypto Law

Russia’s largest banking institution, Sberbank, is reportedly looking into whether it should launch its own stablecoin, which are digital currencies that are pegged or backed by real-world assets, major fiat currencies, or commodities such as gold. Sergey Popov, director of state-owned Sberbank’s transaction business, said… Read More

Dash Teams Up with Taurus.io, a Mexican Digital Asset Exchange, to Launch a Cryptocurrency based Debit Card

Dash has teamed up with Taurus.io, a Mexican digital asset exchange, in order to launch a cryptocurrency based Visa debit card in Latin American markets. The card will only be offered to Taurus’ customers in Mexico (for now). The crypto debit card will reportedly be… Read More

Payments Firm Square Reports $875 Million in Bitcoin (BTC) Revenue via Cash App during Q2 2020

Payments company Square (NYSE:SQ) reported on August 4, 2020, that it generated $875 million in Bitcoin (BTC) related revenue through the company’s popular Cash App service during Q2 2020. Overall, Square reported a big beat topping analyst expectations. The jump was driven in part from… Read More

Alex Mashinsky from Celsius Network Argues that the Ethereum based Lending Platform Is Better than its DeFi Competitors

Alex Mashinsky, the founder of several notable startups such as Arbinet, VoiceSmart, GroundLink, and currently the CEO at the Celsius Network, an Ethereum-based lending platform, notes that Celsius is a member organization. He explains during an interview featured on Bloxlive.tv that the company’s job is… Read More

Digital Assets Held by CoinShares Capital Markets to be Custodied by Komainu, a Crypto Custody Business

CoinShares, a crypto-asset management company that provides financial products and services for professional investors, revealed on August 4, 2020 that Komainu, a digital asset custody service for institutional clients, will be serving as the custodian of all digital assets held by CoinShares Capital Markets. As… Read More

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