Tagged: smart contract

DeFi: Interchain AMM Astroport Joins the Injective Ecosystem

Astroport, which claims to be one of the most “popular” decentralized exchanges, launched its beta on the Injective testnet. Injective is described as a fast blockchain built for finance. As the “first” smart contracts platform optimized for building decentralized finance applications, dApps such as Astroport… Read More

Web3 Platform Tenderly Adds Cronos to Supported Networks, Expanding Support for Smart Contract Devs to Build dApps

Tenderly, creators of a Web3 development platform, and Cronos, a decentralized, open-source, energy-efficient public blockchain with high speed and low transaction fees,  announced the integration between Tenderly and Cronos as well as its testnet. Cronos is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-compatible Layer-1 blockchain network built… Read More

Financial Privacy focused Crypto Protocol Beam Shares Key Updates from Past Year

Beam celebrated its 4th anniversary on January 3rd 2023. During that time, Beam claims it has “cemented its place as the top confidential cryptocurrency in terms of features, stability and confidentiality, constantly evolving and improving in all categories.” Launched in 2019, Beam is described as… Read More

The Internet Computer Brings Smart Contract Functionality to Bitcoin

The DFINITY Foundation, the “not-for-profit” contributing to the development of the Internet Computer (IC) — the “world’s first” web-speed, internet-scale public blockchain — has announced the Internet Computer’s mainnet “integration with Bitcoin, bringing advanced smart contract functionality to the world’s largest cryptocurrency.” The Internet Computer… Read More

CyVers Secures $8M Led by Elron Ventures to Bring Security to Web3 Economy

CyVers claims it is a leading provider of “proactive” Web3 Security for the centralized, decentralized finance and smart contract applications “via detection and interception of crypto attacks across blockchains.” The company has announced an $8 million investment round “led by Elron Ventures.” This funding is… Read More

Li Jun: Founder of Ontology Says Ethereum Merge Performance Enhancements May Take A Few Years to Become Apparent

We recently connected with Li Jun, Founder of Ontology, the project that claims it is bringing trust, privacy, and security to Web3 through decentralized identity and data solutions. Li Jun has commented on the key developments in the crypto and blockchain space following the Ethereum… Read More

THORChain Integrates with Avalanche to Support Multichain Interoperability

THORChain, a non-custodial decentralized liquidity protocol that enables decentralized exchanges (DEXs) and users to seamlessly transfer their digital assets across blockchains, has integrated support for Avalanche, which claims to be the fastest smart contracts platform in the blockchain industry, “as measured by time-to-finality.” Avalanche considers… Read More

Ethereum to Move Transactions Off Mainnet and Onto Layer-2, ETH-Compatible Chains: Report

Now that Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform, has completed the Merge, it’s time to get ready for the next set of Ethereum upgrades – “the Surge, Verge, Purge, and Splurge.” As noted in an update released via an OKX – Okcoin research… Read More

Fireblocks, Tokeny Support Adoption of Permissioned Tokens on Polygon

Fireblocks, the provider of digital asset and crypto custody technology, and Tokeny, the tokenization solution provider, announced their partnership “to provide a turnkey and enterprise-grade solution for tokenization using the ERC-3643 market standard on Polygon.” Institutions seeking to mint and manage permissioned tokens such as… Read More

RedStone Finalizes $7M Seed Round from Lemniscap, Blockchain Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Others

The team at RedStone is pleased to announce that in August 2022, they successfully raised a $7M seed round led by Lemniscap in order “to pursue [their] mission of powering Web3 innovation with a novel approach to on-chain data storage.” The funds will play a… Read More

Bitcoin based Smart Contracts: DFINITY Focused on Internet Computer Integration with BTC Network

Advanced smart contracts are “finally coming” to Bitcoin. The DFINITY R&D team has announced “the beta release of the Internet Computer’s direct integration with the Bitcoin network, which eliminates any reliance on a trusted intermediary or bridge.” Developers can immediately “begin testing and building with… Read More

$156M Lost by Nomad in Sixth Major Crypto Bridge Exploit of 2022: Report

Nomad – a bridge network allowing users to convert their assets across blockchains – was “exploited for over $156.4 million on August 1st.” Over 40 attackers utilized a code error that “allowed them to spoof transactions – draining Nomad’s Ethereum contract of most of its… Read More

Coorest Receives Chainlink Grant to Develop dApp for Carbon Trading, Offsetting

With growing global concern around the climate emergency and unsustainable agricultural practices, many countries, enterprises, and startups are “collaborating to build sustainable solutions that tackle the harmful effects of climate change,” according to an update from Chainlink. At the forefront of the battle against climate… Read More

Kraken Is Offering Expanded Margin Pairs for BTC, XRP, ETH, MATIC, LINK, DOGE, SOL, MANA

The team at digital asset firm Kraken is pleased to announce that their crypto trading platform now supports new margin pairs “for Bitcoin (BTC), Ripple (XRP), Ethereum (ETH), Polygon (MATIC), Chainlink (LINK), Dogecoin (DOGE), Solana (SOL) and Decentraland (MANA)!” Margin trading is now available for… Read More

Fintech Paystand Introduces AR-Centric Dynamic Discounting App

Paystand, which claims to be the leader in blockchain-enabled B2B payments, introduced the “world’s first” dynamic discounting application “designed for seller accounts receivable (AR) teams and powered by Ethereum smart contracts.” This is the first solution “to enable seller AR teams to offer buyer accounts… Read More

SithSwap Acquires $2.65M to Build “Next-Gen” Automated Market Maker on StarkNet

SithSwap, a “next-generation” automated market maker (AMM) on StarkNet, has successfully raised $2.65 million at a $25 million valuation in a seed funding round “led by Lemniscap, with participation from Big Brain Holdings, GSR, DWeb3 Capital, Ghaf Capital Partners, as well as angel investors Anthony… Read More

New L1 Blockchains Are Expanding DeFi Ecosystem, No Ethereum Killers Yet: Chainalysis Report

Nearly all crypto tokens fall into one of two categories: Layer 1s and Layer 2s, according to an update from Chainalysis. Chainalysis writes in a report that Layer 1s are tokens “with their own blockchains, while Layer 2s are built on top of Layer 1… Read More

OceanONDA V4 Live with Data NFTs, Solving Rug Pulls and Improved Community Monetization

Ocean Protocol, the open-source, decentralized data exchange protocol to unlock data for AI, announces the launch of OceanONDA V4. The upgrade caters to data publishers, data consumers, and data marketplace operators “with data NFTs for more flexible data management, one-sided staking to solve rug pulls,… Read More

Oracle Solution Provider Pyth Network Deploys First-Party Financial Data on BNB Chain

The Pyth network, a specialized oracle solution for “latency-sensitive” financial data that is typically kept behind the “walled gardens” of centralized institutions, recently announced the deployment of its first-party financial data on BNB Chain, a “community-driven,” “decentralized” and “censorship-resistant” blockchain, and integration with BNB Application… Read More

Craig Blitz: Chief Product Officer at Digital Asset Reveals that Goldman Sachs Is Using Daml 2.0 for its Initiatives

We recently connected with Craig Blitz, Chief Product Officer at Digital Asset, which is building the platform, developer tools, and leveraging the best modern infrastructure providers “to change how businesses interact.” Digital Asset (the company) is the creator of the Daml multi-party application platform. Our… Read More

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