Tagged: distributed ledger technology

Aventus Network, a Blockchain Protocol for Supporting Economical Ethereum Transactions, Introduces Governance Platform

Aventus Network, a layer-2 blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) protocol that aims to provide scalability, speed and lower costs to Ethereum (ETH) transactions, has introduced its community governance platform, offering Aventus Token (AVT) holders with complete control over “major decisions” regarding the network and… Read More

Enterprise Grade Blockchain IOST Partners Moonstake to Support Crypto Staking of IOST Coin

IOST has teamed up with Moonstake in order to support staking functionality for IOST coin on Moonstake wallets. Moonstake began offering services in the staking business in 2020 with the goal to develop the biggest staking network in Asia. Since that time, Moonstake claims it… Read More

Ontology Founder Li Jun Explains how Blockchain and Self Sovereign ID Solutions can Protect Users’ Privacy Online

Li Jun, Founder of Ontology, recently commented on how Self Sovereign Identity solutions will reshape or transform how we share data via the Internet. Jun notes that each time you get on the internet, you’re adding your digital identity and are also creating a “virtual… Read More

Chainlink Teams Up with UNICEF Innovation Fund to Support Blockchain Apps in Emerging Markets

Chainlink (LINK), a provider of decentralized Oracle networks, has teamed up with the UNICEF Innovation Fund in order to support blockchain-powered applications in emerging markets. The Chainlink Community Grant Program offers financial resources to development teams and researchers that are creating a “more functional, accessible,… Read More

Kyle Sonlin: CEO at Security Token Market Discusses Potential Impact of Security Tokens on Global Financial System

We recently connected with Kyle Sonlin, CEO at Security Token Market (STM), which is focused on supporting the nascent blockchain-based security tokens space. Sonlin explained how the global financial system is evolving rapidly and how security tokens can help streamline many traditional business processes. Sonlin… Read More

Short-Term Debt Instrument Issued as Digital Securities by iSTOX and CGS-CIMB Securities International

CGS-CIMB Securities International, an integrated financial service provider based in Asia, and digital securities platform iSTOX have reportedly issued a short-term debt instrument as digital securities. The SGD 150-million (appr. $112-million) multi-tranche commercial paper will be used to cover operational costs and near-term obligations of… Read More

Bitcoin and Other Digital Assets Now Being Considered Investments but Not Medium-of-Exchange by Chinese Policymakers

China’s virtual yuan has been in development for the past 7 years (since 2014). Recently, Chinese officials had noted that Bitcoin (BTC) was not really a currency but they do think it’s a form of investment. Regulators in China are also eager to explore the… Read More

Ocean Protocol Reveals that its Market Now Features Compute-to-Data, a Privacy Preserving Way to Exchange Data

  The developers at Ocean Protocol (OCEAN), which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, have revealed that Compute-to-Data has landed in the Ocean Market. According to the Ocean Protocol team, Compute-to-Data “enables buying… Read More

NFTs: VeChain Foundation Announces $1 Million Grant Program for VeChain eNFT Ecosystem

The team at the VeChain Foundation, which is focused on supporting VeChain, a leading blockchain platform for supply chain management and various other use-cases, has announced a $1 million Grant Program for the VeChain eNFT Ecosystem. As mentioned in a blog post, it’s been “the… Read More

Brent Xu, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Tendermint, Is Leaving Project to Start Cross-Chain DeFi Initiative

Brent Xu, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Tendermint, Contributor to the Cosmos Network, Former ConsenSys & Whiteblock (and a bond trader before entering the decentralized finance and crypto space), recently revealed that he’s leaving Tendermint to start a new cross-chain DeFi project. Xu writes in… Read More

Binance Smart Chain based DeFi Project Uranium Suffers $50M Loss due to Hack, SlowMist Analyzes Incident

SlowMist, which focuses on blockchain ecosystem security, and has served major digital asset firms such as Huobi, OKEx, Binance, imToken (with around 1,000 commercial customers), notes that according to updates from the SlowMist Zone, the DeFi project Uranium on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) was… Read More

Blockchain Monitoring Platform PARSIQ Integrates Chainlink’s Price Feeds, Now Live on Binance Smart Chain

PARSIQ, the blockchain monitoring and workflow automation platform that acts as a “multi-level” bridge between blockchain networks and off-chain apps, revealed that it has integrated Chainlink’s price feeds “live” on Binance Smart Chain (BSC). PARSIQ confirmed in a release shared with CI that they introduced… Read More

Tokenized Real Estate Market Just Below $26 Million, As Security Token Ecosystem Continues to Mature: Report

  The Security Token Group (STG), which focuses on the fast-evolving blockchain-based security tokens space, has released their March 2021 edition of the Security Token Market Real Estate report. As previously reported, Security Token Market (stomarket.com) hosts live-trading data from 33 different security tokens across… Read More

DBS Bank and Contour to Expand Digital Trade Offerings in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore

DBS Bank and Contour have expanded their digital trade offerings to four new markets in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. As mentioned in a release, digital letter of credit capabilities will be offered in Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore starting this month. The announcement also… Read More

Binance Smart Chain Surpasses Ethereum in Daily Transactions, BSC Also Surpassed dApp Count of EOS

Today, Binance Smart Chain (BSC) managed to surpass Ethereum’s (ETH) daily transactions by 600% as it reached 9M in daily transaction volume (ETH ATH is 1.5M transactions). As noted in an update from the Binance team shared with Crowdfund Insider, the total value locked in… Read More

Block.one, Developer of EOSIO Open-Source Software, Shares Economic Analysis for Stake-based Voting and Rewards Mechanism

Block.one, the developer of the EOSIO open-source software, has shared an economic analysis performed by Prysm Group for a proposed Stake-Based Voting and Rewards Mechanism, which specifies an alternative model for “inflation distribution” on the EOS public blockchain network. The proposal aims to serve as… Read More

Global Enterprise Software Firm R3’s Development Fund Reaches $10M in Capital Deployed to Blockchain Startups

Global enterprise software company R3’s Development Fund has reportedy reached the milestone of $10 million in capital deployed “across over 30 investments in more than 20 of the most promising early-stage blockchain and confidential computing companies,” according to a release shared with CI. As noted… Read More

DeFi Needs a More Reliable Credit Scoring System According to Blockchain Platform Ontology Founder Li Jun

Decentralized finance (DeFi) requires a more reliable credit scoring system, however, we need to be cautious, according to Ontology (ONT) Founder, Li Jun. Jun explains that credit scores have been “a cornerstone of risk evaluation in the global banking systems for decades.” He adds that… Read More

US Dept of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions Individuals, Entities for Attempting to Undermine 2020 US Presidential Election: Report

On April 15, 2021, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 16 individuals and 16 entities for “attempting to undermine and influence the 2020 US presidential election,” blockchain security firm CipherTrace noted in a blog post. CipherTrace also mentioned… Read More

Nitin Gaur, Director of IBM Digital Asset Labs, Says NFTs are Natural Progression in “Explosion” of Asset Tokenization

Nitin Gaur, Founder and Director of IBM Digital Asset Labs, recently looked into how businesses may be able to absorb “disruptive” impact and start integrating new business models (NFTs) in existing and “new streams” of business opportunity. Gaur writes in a blog post that non-fungible… Read More

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