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Chainlink Teams Up with UNICEF Innovation Fund to Support Blockchain Apps in Emerging Markets

Chainlink (LINK), a provider of decentralized Oracle networks, has teamed up with the UNICEF Innovation Fund in order to support blockchain-powered applications in emerging markets. The Chainlink Community Grant Program offers financial resources to development teams and researchers that are creating a “more functional, accessible,… Read More

Sustainable Trading and Yield Farming DeFi Protocol Pera Finance Is Launching on Binance Smart Chain

Pera Finance, a multi-layered and “sustainable” trading & yield farming protocol that’s integrated with a “fully-decentralized” daily trading competition, is launching their native token on Binance Smart Chain (BSC) – which is described as a fast and secure decentralized crypto exchange (based on the “highly… Read More

Kyle Sonlin: CEO at Security Token Market Discusses Potential Impact of Security Tokens on Global Financial System

We recently connected with Kyle Sonlin, CEO at Security Token Market (STM), which is focused on supporting the nascent blockchain-based security tokens space. Sonlin explained how the global financial system is evolving rapidly and how security tokens can help streamline many traditional business processes. Sonlin… Read More

Short-Term Debt Instrument Issued as Digital Securities by iSTOX and CGS-CIMB Securities International

CGS-CIMB Securities International, an integrated financial service provider based in Asia, and digital securities platform iSTOX have reportedly issued a short-term debt instrument as digital securities. The SGD 150-million (appr. $112-million) multi-tranche commercial paper will be used to cover operational costs and near-term obligations of… Read More

Billionaire Mark Cuban Proposes Setting Up Ethereum Smart Contract to Bet on Cryptos vs Stock Market Performance

Peter Mallouk, President and CEO at Creative Planning, a nationally recognized “leader” in the wealth management community, recently noted that if you purchase a hundred stocks, “odds are most go up.” Mallouk also mentioned that if you buy a hundred cryptocurrencies, “most will go to… Read More

Blockchain Monitoring Platform PARSIQ Integrates Chainlink’s Price Feeds, Now Live on Binance Smart Chain

PARSIQ, the blockchain monitoring and workflow automation platform that acts as a “multi-level” bridge between blockchain networks and off-chain apps, revealed that it has integrated Chainlink’s price feeds “live” on Binance Smart Chain (BSC). PARSIQ confirmed in a release shared with CI that they introduced… Read More

Binance Smart Chain Surpasses Ethereum in Daily Transactions, BSC Also Surpassed dApp Count of EOS

Today, Binance Smart Chain (BSC) managed to surpass Ethereum’s (ETH) daily transactions by 600% as it reached 9M in daily transaction volume (ETH ATH is 1.5M transactions). As noted in an update from the Binance team shared with Crowdfund Insider, the total value locked in… Read More

Nitin Gaur, Director of IBM Digital Asset Labs, Says NFTs are Natural Progression in “Explosion” of Asset Tokenization

Nitin Gaur, Founder and Director of IBM Digital Asset Labs, recently looked into how businesses may be able to absorb “disruptive” impact and start integrating new business models (NFTs) in existing and “new streams” of business opportunity. Gaur writes in a blog post that non-fungible… Read More

Decentralized Oracle Network Chainlink Devs Release Chainlink 2.0 Whitepaper Highlighting Anticipated Blockchain Industry Developments

The team at Chainlink (LINK), the leading decentralized Oracle Network provider, has published a whitepaper titled, Chainlink 2.0: Next Steps in the Evolution of Decentralized Oracle Networks. Released on April 15, 2021, the paper notes that the team has a vision for the “evolution” of… Read More

Crypto Intelligence Firm CipherTrace Is Using Chainlink to Help DeFi Apps Follow OFAC Sanctions Requirements

Cryptocurrency intelligence firm CipherTrace is reportedly using Chainlink to release CipherTrace DeFi Compli: a compliance solution enabling decentralized or non-custodial exchanges (DEXs) and other DeFi apps to adhere to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions requirements. As part of its decentralized finance (DeFi)… Read More

Cardano Smart Contracts Update to Allow Blockchain Devs to Work with Auctions, Collectibles, Crowdfunding Use-Cases

Alonzo will be developing on Cardano’s (ADA) token upgrades in order to give application developers the tools needed for creating business applications. IOHK, which supports Cardano development, notes in a blog post that at the beginning of March 2021, they implemented Mary ‒ which is… Read More

Suterusu, a Layer-2 Privacy Protection Protocol, Acquires Strategic Investement from Fundamental Labs

Suterusu, which claims to be the first-ever layer-2 privacy protection protocol that doesn’t need a “trusted setup,” has reportedly acquired a strategic investment from Fundamental Labs. As mentioned in the announcement, Fundamental Labs will be focused on expanding Suterusu’s ecosystem and will be deploying Suterusu’s… Read More

Binance Labs Leads $6 Million Round for Moonbeam Network, a Smart Contract Platform and Polkadot Ecosystem Parachain

Binance Labs recently led a $6 million “strategic” round of the Moonbeam smart contract platform along with contributions from CoinFund and ParaFi. The funds acquired from the investment round will be used to hire development resources, “build additional integrations and developer tools, perform third-party security… Read More

High-Interest DeFi Token Clever (CLVA) Listed on Uniswap, an Ethereum Token Exchange that Recently Launched New Features

The developers of Clever DeFi (CLVA), a crypto token that claims to offer 307% returns during the first year and 445% during the second year, state that they’re the first “pure-DeFi” initiative  with “zero team tokens and complete decentralization.” Clever DeFi also claims that it’s… Read More

Chainlink (LINK) Awards Grant to Hack.bg for Performing Native Integration of Chainlink on Terra

The team at Chainlink (LINK), the developers of decentralized Oracle networks, recently revealed that Hack.bg has received a Grant for performing native Integrations of Chainlink on Terra. The Chainlink Community Grant Program offers key financial resources to various development teams and researchers creating a “more… Read More

Digital Assets Firm Gemini Reports that $1 Billion in Loans have been Originated via Gemini Earn

US-based digital assets firm Gemini reports that their clients are now “collectively earning interest” on over $1 billion worth of loans that have been originated via Gemini Earn. The company reveals that they’ve reached this milestone just 2 months after the introduction of Gemini Earn… Read More

CipherTrace and Blockchain Industry Insiders Comment on Updated FATF Guidelines on Virtual Assets and VASPs

Blockchain security firm CipherTrace has provided an analysis on the proposed Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidance for digital assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs). On March 19, 2021, global anti-money laundering watchdog, the FATF, released a public consultation for its latest Draft Guidance… Read More

Blockchain Platform Cardano’s Ledger Model Improves Upon Bitcoin and Ethereum’s UTXO Model to Support Multi-Assets, Smart Contracts

Cardano (ADA), a major blockchain platform for building decentralized applications or dApps, has introduced an extended UTXO accounting model that’s developed specifically to support multi-assets and smart contracts. Cardano developers recently provided an overview of the Extended UTXO model that’s being employed by Cardano. The… Read More

Chainlink Explains how Secure, Up-to-Date Data Feeds are Now Centerpiece of Many Financial Applications

Chainlink notes in a blog post that “secure, up-to-date” price data is the “centerpiece” of many financial applications. This data is regularly used to initiate transactions and “derive” various other instruments and products, particularly in decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols, Chainlink explained. The decentralized Oracle network… Read More

Bridge Mutual, a “Decentralized” Discretionary Risk Coverage Platform for DeFi, to Make it Easy to Acquire Insurance Coverage for Assets

With over $40 billion locked into decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms (at the time of writing), according to DeFi Pulse data, it’s now clear that the era of DeFi has arrived, crypto analysts have argued. However, with many new exploits frequently taking place, there’s been significant… Read More

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