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Ethereum (ETH) MainNet Shadow Fork Now Live as Transition to Proof of Stake Continues

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  Ethereum’s (ETH) very first mainnet shadow fork has gone live (as of April 11, 2022). This, as the developers of the second-largest digital currency by market capitalization continue the gradual transition to a proof-of-stake or PoS (blockchain) consensus model. The shadow fork is a… Read More

Blockdaemon Adds Support for Ethereum (ETH) Open-Source Client Software

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Blockdaemon is pleased to confirm that they have added support for Ethereum’s (ETH) open-source client software “in preparation for the ’the merge’.” As part of their ongoing commitment, they’re offering $900,000 worth of IBM Cloud credits to fund Ethereum client stability testing. This will directly… Read More

William Anderson: VP of Engineering at Voice Explains How Multichain Platforms Ensure Accessibility, Connectivity Across the NFT Ecosystem

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We recently connected with William Anderson, VP of Engineering at Voice, who explained why multichain platforms ensure accessibility and connectivity across the NFT ecosystem. Voice, the NFT platform for creators (which had started off as somewhat of a blockchain or DLT-powered social media platform but… Read More

Samsung Introduces Kiosk based Open Banking Payments with Assistance from Moneyhub

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Moneyhub, the Open Data and payments platform, is teaming up with global electronics manufacturer Samsung in order to facilitate the “first” Open Banking payments on a retail self-service point-of-sale (POS) Kiosk. Moneyhub’s Open Banking payment tech along with Samsung’s self-service ordering and payment solution, “will… Read More

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

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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

Decred Announces System Improvements, Included Quantum Computing Protection, in V1.7

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Digital currency Decred (DCR) has added post-quantum secure mixing to Stakeshuffle, its opt-in privacy system, the company said today. The release of Decred v1.7 provides protection for privacy of mixed coins against quantum computers, a move it claims is an industry first. Decred v1.7 also… Read More

Bitcoin Supply Increased by Only 1.8% in 2021, Ethereum EIP-1559 Considered Largely Successful, Coin Metrics Reports

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Kyle Waters and Nate Maddrey from Coin Metrics have noted that after a “transformative” 2021 marked by all-time highs for most of the major digital assets and “key on-chain metrics,” expectations are now quite high for the crypto and blockchain space this year. In their… Read More

B2B2C Embedded Insurance Provider bsurance, Kika/Leiner Group Welcome POS Offering

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bsurance, a B2B2C embedded insurance platform, and Kika/Leiner Group, a European furniture retailer, have come together to create an in-store and online embedded insurance experience. The partnership extends the offering Kika/Leiners and bsurance which enables customers at its 42 stores in Austria to get personalized… Read More

Mercado Libre Is Acquiring Redelcom to Enhance its Strategy in Payment Systems

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Mercado Libre, a tech company and one of the largest digital commerce firms in Latin America, confirms the acquisition of Redelcom, a Chilean firm that has been operating since 2010 as a payment services provider and in October 2019 started providing point-of-sale (POS) terminals with… Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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