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Agoric, a JavaScript Native Smart Contract Platform, Launches Public Chain After Private Token Sale

Following testing of the network infrastructure and staking dynamics by more than 100 validators, Agoric, a JavaScript-native smart contract platform, has confirmed the introduction of its public chain (after the completion of a private token sale). As mentioned in an update shared with CI: “Committing… Read More

MyEtherWallet or MEW Provides First Mobile Staking Experience on SKALE Network

MEW (MyEtherWallet), the platform for accessing the Ethereum ecosystem, announced that users are able to earn rewards by staking their SKALE (SKL) tokens from within the MEW wallet mobile app. Skale Network is described as a “fully” decentralized Ethereum compatible multichain Proof of Stake network… Read More

BridgeTower Capital to Participate in New Persistence Liquid Staking Solution

Persistence, a multi-asset protocol focused on liquid staking, NFTs, and commodities, has partnered with BridgeTower Capital, a global private equity firm focused on blockchain infrastructure and bridging digital assets to traditional institutional investors. BridgeTower has become a leading institutional participant of Persistence’s new liquid staking… Read More

Bitcoin Latinum to List on DigiFinex in Late October

Bitcoin Latinum (LTNM) will list on cryptocurrency exchange DigiFinex in the third week of October. Monsoon Blockchain, Bitcoin Latinum’s lead developer, also plans for the token to list on a number of other global exchanges in the upcoming months. Headquartered in Singapore, DigiFinex says it… Read More

Monsoon Blockchain Corporation Unveils New System to Drive Bitcoin Latinum

Monsoon Blockchain Corporation this week announced a new digital cryptocurrency ecosystem for powering Bitcoin Latinum, an insured, asset-backed cryptocurrency. Monsoon Blockchain develops the Bitcoin Latinum network on behalf of the Bitcoin Latinum Foundation. Bitcoin Latinum will initially support up to 10,000 transactions per second and millions… Read More

Hedera Hashgraph Devs Report Going Carbon Negative

The team at Hedera Hashgraph has shared an update on their plans to go Carbon negative. The Hedera Hashgraph team notes that public blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) have “ushered in a new era of the web.” We now have the infrastructure required to… Read More

Indian Fintech BharatPe Becomes Unicorn at $2.85 Billion Valuation

Indian Fintech BharatPe has turned into a Unicorn after raising around $370 million in Series E from Tiger Global, Dragoneer Investor Group, and Steadfast Capital at a $2,85 valuation. The New Delhi-based startup has become the 19th Indian startup to achieve a Unicorn status this… Read More

Jacobo Toll-Messia: Ethereum Scaling Solution Nahmii Founder Reveals They’re Focused on Real-World, Commercial Use-Cases for Blockchain

We recently caught up with Jacobo Toll-Messia, the Founder and CEO at Nahmii AS, which is focused on providing layer-2 scalability solutions for Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform. Jacobo talked about the different approaches taken to effectively scale enterprise-grade blockchain or distributed… Read More

Canadian Firm Figment Explains how Cosmos based Provenance Blockchain Supports Nascent DeFi Ecosystem

Provenance is a Cosmos-powered blockchain whose goal is to create a “vibrant” ecosystem of decentralized financial (DeFi) services for a variety of financial institutions such as asset originators, fund managers, servicers, banks, and investors. The Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain is “distinguished by three elements:… Read More

Spendwisor, a Mobile Payment App with US, UK, Qatar Offices, Secures $50M from Luxembourg’s GEM Global Yield

Spendwisor, a US-headquartered mobile payment app with business offices and service locations in Qatar and the United Kingdom, has confirmed a QAR 190 million ($50 million) investment commitment from GEM Global Yield, a $3.4 billion Luxembourg-headquartered private alternative investment group. The company plans to use… Read More

Persistence Makes Testnet Public, Launches Bug Bounty Program

Persistence, has opened its testnet to the public. It allows anyone to test pSTAKE’s liquid staking services, with test tokens initially available to users in the public alpha. They have also started its bug bounty program, an incentivized program of testing where participants will be… Read More

Viva Wallet Launches “Tap on Phone” Feature on POS Android App

    Viva Wallet, a Greece-based neobank startup, recently announced its new Tap On Phone feature on its new POS app. According to Viva, the feature turns any Android mobile into a card terminal. “With the new payment solution, merchants no longer must wait for their card… Read More

Point-of-Sale Fintech SoftTouch Announces Addition of Touch-Free PayPal & Venmo Payment Acceptance Capabilities

  SoftTouch POS & Payments, a U.S.-based fintech that provides point-of-sale, payment gateway, payment processing and integration solution, announced on Monday it has enhanced its solution to include touch-free PayPal and Venmo payment acceptance capabilities. Founded in 2000, SoftTouch describes itself as a next-generation fintech company providing… Read More

Cardano Foundation Suggests Cardano x Tesla are “Obvious Match,” after Tesla Says it Won’t Take BTC Payments due to Environmental Issues

After Elon Musk’s Tesla announced that it would no longer accept Bitcoin payments due to concerns regarding the excessive consumption of electricity (and fossil fuels) in BTC mining, the Cardano Foundation has come forward to suggest that Cardano (ADA) and Tesla could potentially be an… Read More

Ethereum Proof of Stake May Launch Sooner than We Might Think, According to Blockchain Professional

Proof of stake or PoS based blockchain consensus may be coming to Ethereum (ETH), the leading smart contract platform, “sooner than we think” according to a blog post published by ConsenSys, a leading distributed ledger tech (DLT) development studio based in New York. The post’s… Read More

Blockchain Project Casper’s Mainnet to Launch in Mar 2021, its Token Sale will be first CoinList Sale this Year

In anticipation of its mainnet launch and token sale to be conducted via CoinList during March 2021, Casper has emerged as one of the “most talked-about” projects in the blockchain industry. As mentioned in a blog post by CoinList, when you “dig” into the technology,… Read More

Blockchain Platform Qtum Teams Up with Blockpass to Provide On-Chain KYC Services

Blockchain platforms Qtum and Blockpass have teamed up in order to deliver on-chain (or blockchain-based) Know-Your-Customer (KYC) services. As part of the agreement, Qtum will be providing subsidies to “specific” members looking to achieve regulatory compliance through Blockpass’s On-chain KYC solutions. Adam Vaziri, CEO at… Read More

Banking Challenger Branch Integrates with SuperSalon so that Workers Can Get Instant Digital Payments Instead of Cash when Receiving Tips

Banking challenger Branch, the Fintech firm that partners with employers, has teamed up with ProPoint Solutions salon software SuperSalon, which allows salons to digitally pay their workers. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Branch’s integration with the point of sales software allows… Read More

Bitcoin Point-of-Sale Provider DigitalMint Teams Up With Kerma Tech to Provide Access to Cryptocurrency Across Several States Including Georgia, Tennessee, & Indiana

  DigitalMint, a U.S.-based Bitcoin point-of-sale provider, announced on Monday it has formed a strategic long-term partnership with Kerma Tech, a Southeast ATM operator, to provide consumers access to cryptocurrency across several states, including Georgia, Tennessee, and Indiana.  According to the DigitalMint, the initial launch with Kerma Tech calls… Read More

Dr. Amrit Kumar: President at Zilliqa Explains How Platform’s Scilla Smart Contract Language Is Used to Develop Secure Applications

We recently caught up with Dr. Amrit Kumar, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Zilliqa, an enterprise-grade blockchain development platform. Many of the more popular iterations of blockchain are not sufficiently robust to handle the high transaction rates needed today – not to mention what… Read More

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