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Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Acquires Strategic Investment from New York’s CoinFund

Delta Exchange, an established cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that maintains offices in Singapore, has received funding from New York-headquartered blockchain investment firm, CoinFund. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the new investment will provide Delta Exchange with the resources needed to scale its operations… Read More

Swiss Financial Services Firm Eidoo Introduces Stablecoin based, Visa Crypto Debit Card

Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currencies can be difficult to spend because most merchants still do not accept them. The Switzerland-based firm, Eidoo, is planning to help consumers easily spend virtual currencies by launching a Visa crypto debit card that will use regulated or compliant… Read More

“Completely Immutable” Smart Contracts Introduced by Tornado.Cash, a Potentially Risky and Experimental “Anoynmization” Protocol

  Ethereum-based anonymization protocol, Tornado.cash, has introduced “completely immutable”smart contracts, which developers claim will make the protocol “unstoppable.” Although the initiative’s developers boldly claim that Tornado.cash is committed to supporting  immutability and the “code is law” principle, Ethereum (ETH) ecosystem developers and community members have… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange FTX Introduces Cryptocurrency Trading for US-based Users

Digital asset exchange FTX has introduced a crypto trading platform for US-based users. FTX.US supports spot trading for major virtual currencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Paxos Gold token (PAXG), and stablecoin Tether (USDT). The new platform will provide up… Read More

Lex Sokolin: Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys Predicts Greater Convergence Between Fintechs and Incumbents in Coming Years

We recently talked to Lex Sokolin, the Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio based in New York. Before joining ConsenSys, Sokolin was the Global Director of Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, a firm that was eventually acquired by… Read More

Institutional and Retail Investors are Looking to Gold and Bitcoin (BTC) as Alternatives to Stocks at Current Valuations: Report

The cryptocurrency market continues to recover from its mid-March 2020 lows and at the end of last month, Bitcoin (BTC) was up 22% for the year. As reported by Blockchain.com, a block explorer and crypto wallet service provider, Bitcoin has outperformed other major assets that… Read More

Coinbase Research: Bitcoin (BTC) May Serve as Gateway to Investments in Other Cryptocurrencies or Altcoins like Ethereum

Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, may serve as a gateway for investors to consider buying other digital assets or “altcoins” (alternative coins). According to research conducted by San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase, 60% of first-time virtual currency investors purchase Bitcoin at first. However, only 24%… Read More

Reddit Introduces Two Ethereum Tokens as Rewards for its Cryptocurrency and Fortnite Subreddits

Reddit, the popular social news aggregation and discussion website, is currently testing two Ethereum-powered tokens for platform users. The blockchain-based tokens may be earned as rewards for posting content to Reddit’s online forums. The two tokens, $BRICKS and $MOONS, will be awarded to user accounts… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz-backed dYdX, a Non-Custodial Exchange, Launches Bitcoin (BTC) Perpetual Contracts Market

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)-backed dYdX, a non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange, has confirmed the public launch of its Bitcoin (BTC) perpetual contracts market. Perpetual contracts are derivatives that are somewhat like futures contracts, however, they don’t have an expiry or fixed settlement date. Perpetual contracts closely resemble a… Read More

Decentralized Finance Protocol MakerDAO Shuts Down Single Collateral Lending System, Will Move to Multi-Collateral System

MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum-based lending system, is preparing to move to a multi-collateral DAI (MCD or Dai) system. The protocol’s community has closed down the single-collateral Dai (Sai) system, as the decentralized finance (DeFi) solution gets ready for the transition. MCD had been activated on… Read More

Cassette Tape from Grammy Award Winning DJ has been Released on Ethereum-based Digital Marketplace

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A limited-edition “cassette tape” produced by Grammy award-winning DJ André Allen Anjos (aka RAC) has been tokenized and released on Zora, an Ethereum-powered digital marketplace. Zora’s developers first gained recognition last year, when they launched Saint Fame, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that has developed… Read More

Decentralized Finance: Researchers at Paradigm Publish Whitepaper Describing Fixed-Interest Rate DeFi Protocol

A researcher from digital asset investment company, Paradigm, has co-published a whitepaper that describes a new type of decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol, which promises fixed-interest rates. Dan Robinson and Allan Niemberg, the authors of the Yield Protocol whitepaper, officially announced the initiative on May… Read More

Maker (MKR) Governance Token Holders Approve Adding Wrapped Bitcoin (BTC) as Acceptable Collateral Type for MakerDAO

Maker (MKR) governance token holders have decided (through community voting) to approve a proposal which recommends adding Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), an Ethereum-based token backed 1-to-1 by Bitcoin (BTC), as the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol’s (MakerDAO) newest collateral type. WBTC is an ERC-20 compliant token that… Read More

Ethereum Adoption: ETH Transactions via Decentralized Exchanges Growing Rapidly, Many Investors are Now Long-term Ether Holders, Data Suggests

The total volume of Ether (ETH) transactions performed via decentralized or non-custodial cryptocurrency exchanges (DEXs) reached approximately $2 billion (in total) for the first four months of this year. It appears that traders have recently begun to increasingly use DEXs to trade ETH this year,… Read More

More than 150 Ethereum Projects have Received Nearly $25 Million in Funding: Report

Over 150 different Ethereum (ETH) projects have acquired almost $25 million in total grant funding to date. The Ethereum Foundation, a Switzerland-based non-profit entity supporting the ongoing development of Ethereum, is the largest donor. The foundation has allocated more than $21 million (of the total… Read More

Blockchain Firm Bison Trails Adds Support for Keep Network, a Privacy Protection Layer for Ethereum (ETH)

Bison Trails, a blockchain “infrastructure-as-a-service” company, recently confirmed that it has added support for Keep Network, which serves as a privacy protection layer for Ethereum (ETH). Keep Network aims to address the challenges involved with allowing private and secure data to be used on a… Read More

Ethereum-based tBTC, which is Pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), Is Preparing for Public Launch with Help from MakerDAO, Others

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tBTC, an Ethereum (ETH)-based token that’s pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, is preparing for its public launch. During the course of the next two weeks, the tBTC project is planning to introduce its technical infrastructure with the help of more than 40 digital… Read More

MakerDAO Recommends Safety Measures to Prevent Debt Crisis Created Following Last Month’s Historic Cryptocurrency Market Crash

MakerDAO (MKR), a leading Ethereum (ETH)-based lending protocol, has released a new report that tries to put the events of “Black Thursday” (when the Bitcoin and larger crypto market crashed over 50% between March 12-13, 2020) into context. MakerDAO’s report notes that there are certain… Read More

BitMex Announces Plans to Launch Ether Quanto Futures Contract

Next-generation cryptocurrency trading platform BitMEX announced on Friday it is planning to launch an Ether (ETHUSD) quanta futures contract with up to 50x leverage May 5th. According to BitMEX, the first contract, ETHUSDM20, will expire in June. BitMEX claims that the contract will be the… Read More

Total Market Cap for Ethereum-based Stablecoins Increased Over 95% Year-to-Date: Report

The combined market capitalization of Ethereum (ETH)-powered stablecoins (digital assets pegged to major fiat currencies or other real-world assets) has surged by over 95% year-to-date. The total market cap of all ETH-based stablecoins stands at around $6.25 billion. Research conducted by The Block reveals that… Read More

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