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“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

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

Uniswap, an Ethereum-based Non-Custodial Cryptocurrency Exchange, Launches Second Version of Protocol

Uniswap, a widely-used non-custodial digital asset exchange, has revealed that the second version of the decentralized protocol has now been launched. The developers of Uniswap had noted in March 2020 that they would be releasing the second iteration of the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol. Uniswap’s… 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

Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Blockdaemon Acquires $5.5 Million in Funding from Fenbushi Capital, Hashkey, Others

Blockdaemon, a blockchain node provider, has acquired $5.5 million in capital from major investors including Fenbushi Capital, Hashkey, CoinShares, Blockchain.com, Kenetic, and SPiCE VC. Early investors Boldstart, Comcast Ventures, Heavybit, and Lerer Hippeau also made contributions. The New York-headquartered firm says it’s planning to use… Read More

Total Stablecoin Market Cap Surpasses $10 Billion for First Time, Ethereum Network Activity Spikes Due to New Coins

The total or combined stablecoin supply reached an all-time high of around $10.4 billion on May 12, 2020. It’s notably the first time that the total market cap of all stablecoins has exceeded the $10 billion mark. According to Stablecoinindex.com data, Tether’s (USDT) market capitalization… 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

Decentralized Finance Protocol Compound Users May Lend and Borrow Stablecoin Tether (USDT) Following Community Voting

Users of Compound, a decentralized finance (DeFi) lending solution, are now able to issue loans and borrow Tether (USDT), the largest stablecoin, following a recent poll of the protocol’s governance token holders. There were 797,981.28 votes that were cast in support of the proposal to… 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

Derek Edward Schloss, Director of Strategy at Security Token Academy, Argues that New Tokenization Projects are “Abstracting Away Blockchain’s Complexity”

Derek Edward Schloss, director of Strategy at the Security Token Academy, an organization focused on supporting the ongoing growth and development of tokenized digital assets, recently published a blog post highlighting several notable security token industry updates. He notes in a new report that Securitize,… 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

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