Tagged: defi

Digital Assets: BadgerDAO (BADGER) and Rarible (RARI) Available on Coinbase for Trading

Beginning on October 14, 2021, BadgerDAO (BADGER) and Rarible (RARI) have been available on Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Digital asset firm Coinbase‘s (COIN: NASDAQ) clients are able to trade, send, receive, or store BADGER and RARI in “most Coinbase-supported regions,… Read More

Rachid Ajaja: CEO and Founder at AllianceBlock Explains Why Blockchain Interoperability Is Becoming Key Requirement

We recently connected with Rachid Ajaja, CEO and Founder of AllianceBlock, the first “globally compliant” decentralized capital market. Ajaja explained what his organization is doing to support the nascent DeFi space. He also commented on the rise of crypto-assets and how to create a sustainable… Read More

Financial Services Platform Evrynet Welcomes Three New Advisors Following $7M Private Round

Evrynet, a financial service platform, is pleased to confirm several additions to its list of project advisors. The team at Evrynet attracts talent from within the blockchain and crypto space and MIT to further expand its reach in the financial industry. More collaborations are “expected… Read More

Domenic Carosa: Founder and Chairman at Banxa Reveals Plans to Become the Leading Crypto to Fiat Gateway

We recently caught up with Domenic Carosa, Founder and Chairman at Banxa (TSX: BNXA), which powers one of the largest digital asset platforms by offering payments infrastructure and regulatory compliance across international markets. Banxa’s goal and vision is to develop the bridge that offers consumers… Read More

Stefany Rojas: Head of Business Development at Kahuna Explains Benefits of Using their Blockchain based Social Media Network

We recently connected with Stefany Rojas, Head of Business Development at Kahuna, a blockchain-based social media network that will aim to engage celebrities with their fans in a democratized manner. It’s worth noting that most blockchain-enabled social media projects such as Voice and Steemit have… Read More

Growth DeFi Formally Announces Plans to Expand to Avalanche Network

Although it has previously been announced, the Growth DeFi team is now formally confirming their plans to introduce their complete ecosystem arsenal cross-chain on the Avalanche network. Growth DeFi, which leverages the power of decentralized finance protocols to maximize capital efficiency and value, noted in… Read More

Lending Platform SmartFi Secures $10M via Token Sale Using Innovative Financial Model

SmartFi, the open lending crypto platform, which went live in July 2021, has secured more than $10 million in capital in the first 2 weeks of its “unique” SmartCycle token sale. Token purchasers buying more than $1 million in SmartFi’s SMTF tokens apiece reportedly include… Read More

QED from Origin, a Decentralized Oracle Protocol and Aggregator, Aims to Enhance DeFi Transactions

Decentralized platforms and blockchain-enabled smart contracts are transforming the way digital transactions are performed. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) has the potential to streamline the key processes carried out in many different sectors by eliminating the need for third-parties and enabling automated contract terms and conditions,… Read More

Blockchain Security Provider CertiK Chosen by Kava Labs to Offer Improved Security for Kava Ecosystem

Blockchain security solution provider CertiK has been chosen by Kava Labs to offer improved security for the Kava Ecosystem. As part of the partnership, CertiK will be getting a portion of the $185M Kava Ignition Fund in order to carry out regular security assessments of… Read More

Galina Likhitskaya: VP, Operation and Product at HashEx Discusses Importance of Online Security, Smart Contract Use-Cases

We recently connected with Galina Likhitskaya, Vice president, Operation & Product at HashEx, an audit and consulting firm for blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled projects. Galina talked about the importance of following the best or highest online security standards. She also discussed how smart… Read More

Paolo Ardoino: CTO at Bitfinex Explains Why Lightning Network (LN) Will Enable Greater Crypto, DeFi Adoption

  The Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network was recently tapped to enable Twitter payments and as of last week, the number of nodes that are running the LN reached a record high, increasing around 105% since 2020. Only about a year ago, the Lightning Network had… Read More

Ethereum Experiences Burst of New User Adoption in Q3 due to NFTs, Bitcoin Records Steady Gains: Report

The team at Coin Metrics, including researchers Nate Maddrey and Kyle Waters have released their State of the Network Q3 2021 wrap-up report. In the latest edition of the State of the Network report, the Coin Metrics team has taken a data-driven look at what… Read More

Encode Club and BitDAO Announce Partnership to Focus on Education and Accelerating Blockchain Talent

Encode Club and BitDAO have announced a long-term partnership in order to educate and “accelerate” blockchain talent. Using Encode’s expertise and talent network, the program will aim to be “one of the most significant educational initiatives in open finance and the decentralized economy.” As stated… Read More

Matrixport’s Cactus Custody to Support ConsenSys MMI

Digital assets financial services platform Matrixport announced this week that its custodian solution Cactus Custody is now supporting ConsenSys’ MetaMask Institutional (MMI), a version of Metamask that integrates institution-compliant custody, operational, risk, and compliance features. MMI is integrated with Cactus Custody’s DeFi Connector feature, which creates… Read More

Hats.Finance, a Decentralized Cybersecurity Incentive Network, Launches Protocol Protection Mining Yield Farming

Hats.Finance, a decentralized cybersecurity incentive network that’s governed by its community stakeholders of hackers, projects, and token holders, says that the future of cybersecurity is “incentivized” security. The Hats.Finance team has published a blog post in which it has introduced PPM (Protocol Protection Mining), as… Read More

Trovio Capital Management Launches Digital Asset Fund for DeFi Firms

Trovio Capital Management (TCM) has announced the creation of the Digital Asset Income Fund for investing in stablecoin based decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols. TCM is a subsidiary of The Trovio Group based in Australia. The Fund is said to be institutional-grade to enable a safe… Read More

SBI Holdings, Sygnum, Azimut Group Introduce $75M VC Fund for Supporting Crypto Startup Investments

Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, Switzerland’s crypto-asset bank Sygnum, and European asset management firm Azimut Group have introduced a VC fund of up to $75M that will be based in Singapore. It will focus on making investments in startups operating in the digital assets space…. Read More

Heikki Vänttinen: Co-founder at API3 Says Web 3.0 Is the Biggest Growth Opportunity for Businesses since the Inception of the Internet

We recently caught up with Heikki Vänttinen, Co-founder at API3,  a collaborative initiative focused on delivering traditional API services to smart contract platforms in a decentralized and “trust-minimized” manner. It’s governed by a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), and its code is open-source and its operations… Read More

Compound General Counsel Jake Chervinsky has Joined Advisory Team at Gro, a Stablecoin Yield Farming Protocol

Gro, the “protected” stablecoin yield farming protocol, is pleased to confirm that Jake Chervinsky, General Counsel at Compound Labs, will be joining the Gro team as a “strategic” advisor. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, Jake brings “a wealth of experience in the… Read More

Decentralized Launchpad Polkastarter Unveils Startup Incubator, Names WonderHero as its First Project

Decentralized launchpad Polkastarter has announced the first initiative to be “fully” incubated by its new investment division, Polkastarter Labs. WonderHero, a play-to-earn mobile (role-playing game) RPG game, will reportedly receive pre-IDO and post IDO support and mentorship “while gaining access to Polkastarter’s vast network for… Read More

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