Tagged: ethereum

Cryptoasset-to-USD Lender BlockFi Announces Inaugural Block Trade for Ethereum Futures on CME

Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi recently announced with CMT Digital that the companies have been cleared for what it claims to be the first-ever block trade for Ethereum futures on the CME, facilitated by ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc. According to BlockFi, CME also offers Bitcoin futures, which… Read More

Tel Aviv based DeFi and Fintech Platform Fuse.io Launches Kyber Network Token (KNC) Liquidity Rewards Program via FuseSwap

The team at Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” notes that Kyber Network Token’s (KNC) very first liquidity mining program was scheduled… Read More

Nearly 40% of US Consumers like Tesla Inc’s Decision to Accept Bitcoin as a Payment Method, according to New Survey

Consumer sentiment regarding Bitcoin (BTC) as a legitimate payment method has changed significantly following the historic crypto market bull run, which is truly unprecedented. With BTC prices reaching all-time highs (briefly hitting $49,000) on the heels of Elon Musk’s tech firm Tesla’s announcement that they’ve… Read More

Instant Digital Asset Exchange Service Kyber Network Reports All-Time High $858M Trading Volume for January 2021

The developers of the Kyber Network (KNC), which provides a tool that allows traders to exchange tokens instantly without having to use exchanges, have published their Ecosystem Report for January 2021. As confirmed in the update, Kyber 3.0, the “most ambitious and important change” to… Read More

DeFi Architect Andre Cronje Confirms Yearn.Finance has Partnered with Badger to Accelerate “Best-in-Class” BTC Vaults for Blockchain Industry

DeFi architect Andre Cronje notes that Yearn.Finance has “blazed the path for community run and developer first open collectives that acted as Badgers blueprint.” Badger is a Bitcoin-on-Ethereum yield vault initiative. As explained on its website, users are able to deposit tokenized Bitcoin in Sett… Read More

Quantum Computers May Steal Bitcoin by Deriving Private Keys once Advanced Enough in 5-30 Years, Experts Claim

John Smith, who has been regularly keeping up with computer science, quantum computing, and cryptocurrency-related developments, claims that the “future of crypto” is quantum-resistant, meaning we must build systems that can protect themselves against the potential attack from quantum computers (QCs) when they become powerful… Read More

Digital Asset Savings Platform ICONFi Introduces Mobile App for Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, ICX Trading

Crypto-asset savings platform ICONFi has introduced its mobile app on Android and iOS. As confirmed in a release shared with CI, available globally, ICONFi aims to offer simple, flexible, and fixed earning products that allow investors to grow and diversify their digital asset holdings. The… Read More

Bitcoin Dominated Crypto Markets May Provide Better Alternative than Outdated Legacy Financial System: Report

The team at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet service, block explorer, and trading platform notes that Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (the Russian revolutionary who founded the Soviet Union) had said that there are “decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” Blockchain.com writes… Read More

Flash Loans Worth $2B Processed via Leading DeFi Platform Aave (AAVE) in 2020, Potential for More Growth but Major Risks Involved

Aave (AAVE), an open-source and non-custodial protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets, handled $2 billion in flash loans in 2020. Aave is basically a borrowing and lending platform that supports flash loans, which are “rapidly executed loans borrowed that are paid back… Read More

DeFi Platform Yearn.Finance’s DAI Vault Suffers Major Exploit, Hack Leads to $11 Million in Value Drained from Platforms

On Thursday (February 4, 2021), an unknown entity reportedly stole $2.8 million from a shared digital or online vault via the investment platform Yearn.Finance. The hacker(s) exploited the vault using Aave, a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that lets investors make flash loans. These DeFi solutions… Read More

Central Bank Officials are Not Confident in Bitcoin or Other Digital Currencies’ Ability to Serve as Legitimate Financial Instruments

Existing virtual currencies are unlikely to last, according to Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey. Decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) or Bitcoin Cash (BCH) don’t have the appropriate structure to work as a viable long-term payments method, according to Bank of England (BoE) governor Andrew… Read More

Ajit Tripathi from Aave, a Leading DeFi Platform, Comments on Differences Between Technical and Economic Decentralization

Lex Sokolin, CMO at blockchain firm ConsenSys and Co-Head of Fintech and DeFi at ConsenSys Codefi, recently engaged in a conversation with Ajit ‘Half Boomer’ Tripathi, the Head of Institutional Business at Aave (AAVE), a leading decentralized finance (DeFi) platform. 2/ We covered a lot of… Read More

All-time Record 22M+ Unique BTC Addresses Active on Bitcoin Network in Jan 2021, while Ethereum on Exchanges Hits Historic Low: Report

  Ethereum (ETH) held on digital asset exchanges recently hit a historic low. $ETH held on exchanges just hit an historic low. Over the past 30 days, 3.75M ETH worth $4.97 billion left exchanges, possibly for staking, DEXs or cold storage. pic.twitter.com/orkIrcgzRG — Bloqport (@Bloqport)… Read More

MyCrypto Announces New Multi-Account Ethereum Wallet Manager & Revamped Platform

MyCrypto, a U.S.-based open-source interface for digital assets, announced on Tuesday it has launched a new multi-account Ethereum wallet manager and revamped its platform. According to MyCrypto, the new platform empowers users to manage all of their Ethereum accounts in one place. “Other interfaces offer… Read More

SIA Signs Agreement with WizKey to Negotiate SME Credit Using Blockchain

SIA, a subsidiary of CDP Equity – a holding company of Cassa depositi e prestiti Group that is a digital payments provider and tech-solution for financial services, has signed an agreement with WizKey to launch a platform available to banks, funds, and financial operators to negotiate… Read More

Sequoia Holdings Employees Will Now have Option to Receive Part of their Salary in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, or Ethereum

Sequoia Holdings, an employee-managed and owned provider of high-end software development and engineering tools, says it will allow its workers to receive part of their salary in Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency. Under the program, employees at Sequoia may choose to defer a certain percentage… Read More

Bitcoin, Gold, Tesla Stock Price Movements Should be Watched Closely as Coordinated Move Lower Could be Liquidity Concern: QCP Capital

QCP Capital, which is one of Asia’s major digital economy traders, has noted that the “broad price puke” from January 21, 2021 (Thursday) in the cryptocurrency markets can (at least partially) be blamed on “some negative headlines” out of US President Biden’s new “crypto unfriendly”… Read More

Coinbase Now Claims Over 43 Million Verified Users, has Managed to Grow its Digital Assets to $90 Billion: Report

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has reportedly managed to grow its total assets to $90 billion. Meanwhile, Coinbase Custody AUC represented over half or 50% of this total. San Francisco-based Coinbase now claims more than 43 million verified users. The exchange reportedly executed single trades surpassing… Read More

Chainlink (LINK), a Decentralized Oracle Network Developer, Awards Grant to EU based Vulcan Link, a Web 3.0 Consultancy

Decentralized Oracle network developer Chainlink (LINK) has announced that Vulcan Link received a grant to integrate Chainlink on the SKALE Network, which is a “fully” decentralized Ethereum compatible Layer-2 (proof-of-stake) PoS network that claims to offer all benefits of decentralization and speed alongside the security… Read More

BitPay Says Fintechs Square and PayPal will Drive Bitcoin and other Cryptos to Become Globally Accepted Payment Method

The team at BitPay, a blockchain payment technology firm that allows users to accept and send Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, notes that even though 2020 was a “rollercoaster of a year for the world,” digital currency remains at the “forefront” of the future of finance…. Read More

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