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Synonym Introduces the Architecture for a Self-Sovereign Bitcoin Economy Supported by Lightning Network

Synonym Software Ltd, a firm founded with the goal of bringing self-ownership and control to the crypto-asset ecosystem by “creating an open and free web of trust” has officially launched today (on November 16, 2021). As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the preface… Read More

USDt Now Available on Avalanche, Market Cap North of $73 Billion

Tether Operations today announced it has launched Tether tokens (USDt) on Avalanche, a decentralized smart contracts platform built for the scale of global finance and business. Avalanche is designed as a highly scalable ecosystem, able to deliver rapid transaction finality and low transaction fees. It is… Read More

Bitfinex to Provide Nuvei’s Cryptocurrency On-ramp Service to Capture New Clients

Bitfinex, a digital token trading platform, has teamed up with Nuvei, via its subsidiary Simplex, a fiat-crypto gateway provider, allowing clients to introduce its suite of crypto on-ramp services. Bitfinex clients with an intermediate verification level will get access to the Simplex funding options. Users… 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

Bitfinex to Support U2F Security Keys, an Open Authentication Standard

Bitfinex, a digital currency trading platform that’s being investigated by the US Justice Department for allegedly engaging in criminal charges including large-scale money laundering, announced that it will be supporting U2F security keys, which is described as an open authentication standard. The U2F security keys… Read More

Bitfinex Securities Introduces Regulated Investment Platform in AIFC Fintech Lab

Bitfinex Securities Ltd., a provider of blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled investment products, has introduced its regulated investment platform in the AIFC Fintech Lab, with the goal of improving accessibility for a wide range of financial products for qualified members interested in diversifying their… Read More

Bitcoin focused Blockstream Acquires $210M via Series B Financing, Firm Now Valued at $3.2B

Bitcoin-focused firm Blockstream reveals that it has secured $210 million in capital as part of their Series B round at a $3.2 billion valuation. Blockstream’s investment round was led by Baillie Gifford and iFinex, the operator of Bitfinex. As mentioned in the announcement, this new… Read More

Bitfinex Derivatives to Offer Perpetual Contract for Solana, Company CTO Paolo Ardoino Anticipates Great Demand for Product

Bitfinex Derivatives is offering a derivatives platform that is accessible via Bitfinex, a digital token trading platform. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, Bitfinex Derivatives has introduced a perpetual contract for Solana (SOLF0:USTF0). Solana (SOLF0:USTF0) “went live on 26/07/21 at 15:00 PM CET,”… Read More

Decentralized Lending Protocol C.R.E.A.M Finance to Offer Euro backed Tether Tokens, EURt

C.R.E.A.M. Finance, a decentralized lending protocol, has revealed that it will be “the first” protocol in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space to provide a Euro-backed stablecoin in, “with the addition of Tether tokens pegged to the euro (EURt).” Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Tether Operations Limited,… Read More

Tether Tops $60 Billion in “Flight to Safety”

Tether (USDt) saw its market cap top $60 billion as crypto investors sought a safe haven during the most recent crypto crash. Currently, Tether is hovering below $60 billion as crypto markets appear to be recovering and Bitcoin has bounced by over 15% in the… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Introduces Staking Rewards for Cardano (ADA)

Bitfinex, a major digital asset exchange, will be introducing staking rewards for ADA, the native crypto token of Cardano, a blockchain-based platform for developing decentralized applications (dApps). According to the Cardano team, which is led by its founder Charles Hoskinson, the distributed ledger tech (DLT)… Read More

iFinex, Parent Company of Bitfinex, Invests in Security Token Exchange Dusk Network

iFinex has invested approximately $1 million in Amsterdam-based Fintech Dusk Network, according to a note from the company. iFinex is the parent company of Bitfinex – a crypto exchange. Dusk Network is creating a regulated security token exchange and is self-described as a privacy blockchain… Read More

Fetch.AI Says 1.9 Million FET Tokens Sell Out in 14 Seconds

Utilizing Bitfinex Token Sales technology, Fetch.ai says that 1.9 million in FET tokens sold out in just 14 seconds. The token event took place earlier today (August 27, 2020) with FET priced at $0.112 (USDT). Fetch.ai is crafting machine learning tools and infrastructure to build… Read More

As Gold Sets Highs Past $1,900 Per Troy Ounce, Stablecoin Issuer Tether Claims Demand for its Gold-backed Crypto, XAU₮, has Also Surged

Tether Gold (XAU₮), a crypto-asset offering ownership of physical gold (XAU) that’s reportedly custodied in Switzerland, has experienced a significant increase in its demand as the price of gold surged past $1,900 a troy ounce – which may have been due to the economic uncertainty… Read More

Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex, Says Tether’s USDT Stablecoin Will Remain Relevant Even When CBDCs are Launched

Paolo Ardoino, the CTO at Bitfinex and Tether and a highly skilled computer programmer, recently noted that the fairly recent involvement of world governments in projects aimed at launching their own central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) should not have a negative impact on stablecoins like… Read More

Tether’s USDT Stablecoin Grows Faster on Compound Protocol than Others, Has Potential to Streamline Cross-Border Payments: Report

The global stablecoins markets recently surpassed the $11 billion mark. Many blockchain and crypto firms are beginning to realize the potential of stablecoins in facilitating many different types of transactions including cross-border or remittance payments. Tether (USDT), the blockchain-powered platform that powers the world’s largest… Read More

Tether and Aave Protocol Report Significant Increase in USDT Demand, Due to Growing Interest in DeFi

Tether, the blockchain-powered platform that’s used to power the largest stablecoin by market cap, and Aave Protocol, an open-source and non-custodial money market protocol, have reported a significant increase in demand for Tether (USDT). They claim that the surge in demand for USDT may be… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Introduces New Surveillance Tool, Shimmer, to Combat Crypto Market Abuse

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex has introduced a new surveillance tool, called “Shimmer,” reportedly in order to combat cryptocurrency market manipulation and other types of abuse. The tool will also help promote “orderly trading” on the exchange, according to the company. Bitfinex has been the target… Read More

Tether Teams Up with Aave Protocol to Promote Wider Adoption of USDT, World’s Largest Stablecoin

Tether Ltd., a blockchain-powered platform that powers USDT, the world’s largest stablecoin by market cap, and Aave Protocol, an open-source and non-custodial protocol, are working cooperatively in order to promote the wider adoption of USDT in the evolving decentralized finance (DeFi) industry. USDT is used… Read More

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Aims to Strengthen its KYC Processes and Guidelines

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex has reportedly been beefing up its know your customer (KYC) requirements and guidelines. The crypto trading platform sent an email to its verified users requesting additional identifying information. The purpose of Bitfinex’s email is to strengthen its due-diligence processes and to… Read More

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