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peaq Finalizes $6M Round to Power the Web3 Economy of Things

peaq, the Web3 network powering the Economy of Things (EoT), has raised $6 million in its latest funding round, which was led by Fundamental Labs. The funding will “support the ongoing expansion of the peaq network, which empowers individuals and organizations to build, govern, and… Read More

European Digital Asset Manager CoinShares Reports Record Weekly Inflows for Year Totaling $193M

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on March 28, 2022 that sentiment “recovers” with record digital asset… Read More

Parallel Finance, the DeFi Parachain Hub of Polkadot and Kusama, Launches New Products

Parallel Finance, the DeFi parachain hub of Polkadot and Kusama, has executed a  coordinated launch of “six separate products in one day across many different DeFi primitives.” The complete list includes: Parallel’s Automated Market Maker (AMM), Farming, Liquid Staking, v2 Crowdloan Platform, Cross Chain Bridge,… Read More

NFTs: Ukraine to Issue Non Fungible Tokens for War Funding After Securing $52M+ in Crypto Donations

Ukraine is reportedly funding its war against Russia by appealing to the global crypto community. This, as the nation will soon introduce non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in order to help support financially its armed forces. Mykhailo Fedorov, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, recently confirmed that… Read More

CoinList Seed Introduces Winter 2022 Accelerator Members

The roster for CoinList Seed’s Winter 2022 batch is proof positive venture capital funding for blockchain startups is as strong as ever, the company said. Between 2020 and 2021 VC funding for blockchain-based startups soared from $3.1 billion in 2020 to $25.2 billion only one… Read More

Cardano, Solana, Polkadot, Avalanche, Cosmos, Filecoin Now Supported by BlockFi for Non US Clients

The team at digital asset firm BlockFi has added six new crypto-assets for their non-US clients via BlockFi International. They include Cardano (ADA), Solana (SOL), Polkadot (DOT), Avalanche (AVAX), Cosmos (ATOM), and Filecoin (FIL). The new assets will be available to buy, sell, and trade… Read More

Binance Labs Invests in Substrate Framework Powered Manta Network for Web3 Privacy

Binance Labs, the VC and innovation incubator of Binance, made an investment in Manta Network, the Web3 privacy protocol focused on privatizing crypto-assets. Manta Network’s layer-1 network design “leverages zero-knowledge proofs to privatize crypto assets.” Built with the Substrate framework, Manta’s privacy tech interoperates with… Read More

Ethereum, Cardano, Solana, Polkadot Continue to Gain Market Share, ETH L2s Gaining Traction: Report

Cardano (ADA) initially gained attention back in 2017 as one of the more anticipated Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) of that year. Over the years, the initiative persisted through an extended crypto bear market to earn its place among the top crypto-assets by market cap. In… Read More

Bitcoin #1 on Social Media’s Top 10 Most Popular Cryptocurrencies List

There was no surprises at the top when GlobalData released the top 10 cryptocurrencies for 2021 in terms of how many social media conversations they generated through the year, up to Dec. 9. Twitter and Reddit feeds were monitored. Bitcoin generated close to 900,000 discussions… Read More

Digital Asset Manager CoinShares Reports Largest Weekly Outflows on Record Totaling $142M

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (December 20) that for the week ending December 17,… Read More

Parallel Finance $300M Crowdloan Seals 4th Polkadot Parachain

Parallel Finance, an institutional-grade lending protocol for decentralized finance (DeFi), has reportedly secured the fourth slot in the Polkadot parachain auctions. Over 30,000 contributors have “contributed a total of 10.75 million Polkadot (DOT) tokens during the fourth round of the auction, equivalent to $306 million,”… Read More

James Bayly: Head of Business Dev at SubQuery Explains How Platform Serves as Decentralized Data Aggregation Layer Between L1-Chains, Dapps

We recently caught up with James Bayly, the Head Of Business Development at SubQuery & OnFinality. Bayly explained that SubQuery serves as a decentralized data aggregation, indexing, and querying layer between L-1 chains and dApps. He confirmed that his team is focused on Polkadot (DOT)… Read More

Digital Asset Inflows of $306M Seen This Past Week, Suggesting Continued Appetite for Crypto Investments, CoinShares Reports

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (November 29) that for the week ending November 26,… Read More

SubQuery Network to be Deployed on Acala, Decentralizing Polkadot’s Data Indexing Service

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SubQuery, the data indexing solution in Polkadot, is pleased to confirm that the launch of the SubQuery Network will take place on the Acala parachain. As mentioned in the announcement, SubQuery and the SQT token will also aim to be “the first external application and… Read More

Snoop Dogg, deadmau5 Among New Outlier Ventures Investors, Advisors

Snoop Dogg, deadmau5 and Polygon Network founder Sandeep Nailwal are among the new members to join VC Outlier Ventures’ Outlier Ventures Partnership. They will invest in and advise startups going through Outlier Ventures’ Base Camp accelerator, dubbed the Y-Combinator of the Metaverse. Established in 2014,… Read More

Canada’s CoinSmart Financial Inc. Announces Launch of Mobile Trading App for iOS, Android

CoinSmart Financial Inc., which claims to be one of Canada’s leading digital asset trading platforms, has announced the launch of its mobile trading app for iOS and Android devices. The new mobile app aims to improve the onboarding, digital asset purchasing, selling, and trading process… Read More

Bitcoin Inflows Continue to Dominate with $97M in Net Inflows from Past Week, CoinShares Reports

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (November 15) that for the week ending November 12,… Read More

Polkadot (DOT) Parachain Auctions Now Live on Kraken

Digital assets firm Kraken notes that they’re pleased to confirm that Polkadot Parachain Auctions are now live (as of November 12, 2021). Platform users may earn rewards while supporting their favorite Polkadot initiatives on Kraken, the company wrote in a blog post. The update from… Read More

Head of Product at Composable Finance Explains How to Address Potential Vulnerabilities with Blockchain based Smart Contracts

We recently caught up with Brainjar, Head of Product at Composable Finance, which is described as a “hyper liquidity” infrastructure layer for decentralized finance (DeFi) assets that are being powered by Layer-2 Ethereum and Polkadot. Brainjar talked about issues with existing smart contracts and how… Read More

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