Tagged: smart contracts

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

Waves Developer Advocate Vladimir Zhuravlev Explains why You Should Build DeFi Apps on Waves

  Vladimir Zhuravlev recently commented on why we should consider using the Waves protocol for building decentralized finance or DeFi apps. Zhuravlev, who’s a Waves developer advocate, has discussed in a blog post what the advantages might be of using the Waves protocol for creating… 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

Wolfram Blockchain Labs has Fully Integrated Tezos into the Wolfram Language and Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram Blockchain Labs will reportedly be integrating Tezos (XTZ) into the Wolfram Language and Wolfram|Alpha. Wolfram Blockchain Labs (WBL) and TQ Tezos recently confirmed the integration of Tezos to WBL’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. The Tezos blockchain is now “fully integrated” into the Wolfram… Read More

François-René Rideau of Mutual Knowledge Systems Discusses how He Got Involved with the Cardano (ADA) Blockchain Project

At the end of last year, IOHK, the organization that supports open-source development including the Cardano project, announced their devnets plan to support the “longer-term strategic goal” of opening up Cardano to several different development languages – as explained in the ‘‘Island, Ocean, Pond” video…. Read More

$100,000 in Cash or LINK Tokens will be Provided for Responsible Disclosure of Critical Vulnerabilities in Chainlink Codebase

Decentralized Oracle network developer Chainlink (LINK) has expanded its software bug bounty program. Chainlink notes that in order to ensure their decentralized Oracle Network continues to offer smart contracts access to a secure and reliable external data source, they are pleased to confirm that the… Read More

Markus Jun: Founder of ICON Hyperconnect Public Representative Shares Latest Insights from South Korea Crypto and Blockchain Sector

We recently connected with Markus Jun, the founder and CEO of ICON Hyperconnect Public Representative, a leading block validator for the ICON network with $20 million in total staked value, and Hyperconnector, an official accelerator partner of the ICON Foundation & ICX Station Seoul. Markus… Read More

ICON Foundation Introduces 50,000 ICX Token or Over $1 Million Smart Contract Auditing Fund for Blockchain Platforms

The ICON Foundation has confirmed that blockchain-enabled platform ICON, one of the largest DLT initiatives in South Korea, has introduced a dedicated audit fund. The initiative has been launched in order to support the secure development for ICON’s evolving ecosystem. The ICON Foundation noted that… Read More

Bitcoin, Ethereum Applications and Digital Assets will be Accessible to Avalanche Users via Alexar’s Cross-Chain Network Integration

After receiving a grant from the Avalanche-X program, Axelar and Avalanche are teaming up to “realize” their shared vision or goal of achieving decentralized interoperability. Axelar aims to expand its “decentralized,” cross-chain communication network to include Avalanche, which is building the “Internet of finance.” As… Read More

Implementation of Ideaology Crowdfunding Smart Contract Platform “Successfully” Audited by Cybersecurity Firm CertiK

The CertiK team, which audits blockchain-based smart contracts, have confirmed that the implementation of Ideaology’s crowdfunding smart-contract was successfully audited. The CertiK Professional Services Division regularly checks source code in order to identify any potential issues. The CertiK team has provided details regarding the scope… Read More

Dr. Joshua Ellul: Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority Explains how AI, IoT, Blockchain based Smart Contracts are Improving Digital Economy

We recently caught up with Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and Director of Centre for DLTs, University of Malta. Dr. Ellul discussed how blockchain-based smart contracts are streamlining routine business processes. He also talked about his research interests which include… Read More

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