Tagged: virtual currencies

Digital Collectibles: Meta’s Social Media Networks Facebook and Instagram to Enter Fast-Evolving NFT Markets

Meta’s (NASDAQ: FB) two leading social media networks, Facebook and Instagram, are reportedly looking to enter the fast-evolving non-fungible token (NFT) sector. The tech giant will be focusing on making it seamless for Facebook and Instagram users to issue, trade and showcase their NFTs. As… Read More

Kraken Lets You Earn up to 20% Yearly When You Stake MINA Tokens, Astar (ASTR) Trading Supported As Well

Digital asset firm Kraken is pleased to announce that their trading platform now supports staking for MINA token holders. Kraken users may head into the Earn section of their accounts to put their MINA “to work” today (staring January 18, 2022). (Note: Staking is currently… Read More

Utrust Teams Up with Elrond to “Take Over” the Web3 Payments Sector

The team at Utrust notes that if you’ve been following them for a while, then you will know that they are “not fond of overly hyping [their] announcements.” Utrust claims that they are “focused on delivering, not fanfare.” The company writes in a blog post… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Report: Analysts Expect to See Multiple Crypto Mining Firms to Complete Listings on the NASDAQ

Brandon Bailey, a crypto mining analyst at Galaxy Digital, notes that a strong Bitcoin bull market, “authoritarian” crackdown on cryptocurrency mining in China and “flight to North America” seems to have flipped the international hashrate economy on its head during 2021. In a recent report,… Read More

Valentin Mihov: Co-founder at Finexify Explains How they Provide DeFi Services to Tech-Savvy Investors

We recently connected with Valentin Mihov, Co-founder, and Chief Investment Officer at Finexify, a boutique investment company that offers an opportunity to gain exposure to the decentralized finance (DeFi) space. The team at Finexify thinks that limited access to DeFi means “extraordinary” alpha with limited… Read More

Anchorage Digital Shares Survey Results Revealing that Many Americans Believe Crypto and Regulatory Clarity are Vital to US Economy

Anchorage Digital, the first federally chartered digital asset bank, has shared survey results that show OCC approval “gives Americans greater confidence in cryptocurrency.” The team at Anchorage Digital writes in a blog post that as the volume of conversation around cryptocurrency and digital assets continues… Read More

Cryptocurrency Adoption: Bitrefill Says You can Now Live on Crypto In Saudi Arabia

Bitrefill, a Fintech company that’s supporting digital currency adoption by helping consumers “live on crypto” with gift cards, phone refills, and Lightning Network access, claims that you can now live on crypto in Saudi Arabia. Bitrefill has reportedly added 73 new and popular gift cards… Read More

Mastercard Reveals How Jacksonville, Florida’s MRKT Is Using the Company’s Shop Anywhere Technology

Mastercard writes in an update that the future of physical retail is “slowly making its way into your daily life.” As noted by Mastercard (NYSE: MA), you may find an example of that trend “near Section 244 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.” There,… Read More

Bitcoin focused Tech Firm Casa Comments on Major Privacy and Security Issues Experienced in 2021

The team at Bitcoin-focused firm Casa recently shared some notable privacy and security stories from last year. Casa wrote in a blog post that as technology continues to make advances, the world of privacy and security changes along with it. The end of 2021 saw… Read More

Fintech Nium to Continue Building Out Card Issuance, Banking, Crypto as a Service in 2022

Nium, a company focused on payments and card issuance for businesses, notes that as they wrapped up 2021, they decided to take a look back at some of the key milestones.. 2021 was a year of many ‘firsts’ for Nium, the company wrote in a… Read More

Surojit Chatterjee from Coinbase Says that Ethereum (ETH) Scalability Should Improve in 2022, as Industry Welcomes Next 100M Users

Surojit Chatterjee, Chief Product Officer at Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN), notes that 2021 proved to be “a breakout year for crypto” with Bitcoin (BTC) price gaining nearly 70% YoY, DeFi hitting $150B in value locked, and NFTs “emerging as a new category.” Chatterjee has shared his… Read More

Crypto Derivatives: Bitfinex Derivatives Is Now Offering Curve DAO Token Perpetual Swaps

Bitfinex Derivatives provides a derivatives platform that’s accessible via Bitfinex, a digital token trading platform. Bitfinex Derivatives has announced the launch of a perpetual contract for Curve DAO Token (CRVF0:USTF0). Curve DAO Token (CRV) is an Ethereum token that is used to power transactions via… Read More

Robinhood Shares Latest Update on its Cryptocurrency Wallets

In September of this year, the team at Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) had announced that crypto wallets were coming to the platform—enabling clients to not only trade, but send and receive virtual currency via the Robinhood app. Robinhood wrote in a blog post that they’d long heard… Read More

Scamming Poses One of the Greatest Threats to Crypto and Blockchain Sector’s Continued Adoption: Report

Chainalysis reveals that scams were once again the largest form of cryptocurrency-based crime by “transaction volume,” with more than $7.7 billion worth of crypto taken from unsuspecting victims globally. As noted by Chainalysis, that represents an increase of 81% compared to last year, a year… Read More

After Unprecedented 2021, Mastercard Predicts Even More Digital Currency Innovation in 2022

On its face (or at surface level), 2021 may not have seemed like the year cryptocurrency “got serious,” according to an end-of-year update from Mastercard (NYSE: MA). The team at Mastercard noted that this year, we had Elon Musk sending Dogecoin (a virtual currency initially… Read More

Digital Asset Platform CoinList Announces Agoric Token Sale

The team at digital asset platform CoinList notes that they are pleased to announce that registrations for the Agoric Token Sale are currently open. Agoric is a proof-of-stake or PoS chain utilizing JavaScript smart contracts to quickly create and launch decentralized applications (dApps). The sale… Read More

DeFinity Teams Up with Market Infrastructure Provider Cobalt to Support Real-Time FX Clearing, Credit Management of Trades

DeFinity, an institutional digital asset ECN and DeFi marketplace for fiat FX, cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies, has teamed up with Cobalt, a market infrastructure provider that’s focused on ‘re-engineering the institutional FX and digital asset markets to facilitate real-time clearing, settlement and dynamic… Read More

SWIFT to Explore Tokenized Assets, May Expand Network into Digital Asset Market

Working with Clearstream, Northern Trust, SETL and others, SWIFT plans experiments in Q1 2022 in order to “explore how it can support interoperability in the development of the tokenized asset market.” Relative to digital currencies and stablecoins, the current market cap of tokenized assets is… Read More

Nuvei and Visa to Introduce Crypto-Friendly Debit Cards

Nuvei Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEI) (TSX: NVEI), via its subsidiary Simplex, is introducing branded Visa debit cards for its partners across the European Economic Area and United Kingdom, “following a partnership with Visa.” Having provided crypto-friendly debit cards to blockchain finance ecosystem COTI in recent months,… Read More

API3 (API3), Bluzelle (BLZ), Circuits of Value (COVAL), Immutable X (IMX), Other New Crypto Tokens Now Available via Coinbase

Beginning on December 9, 2021, API3 (API3), Bluzelle (BLZ), Circuits of Value (COVAL), Gods Unchained (GODS), Immutable X (IMX), Measurable Data Token (MDT), mStable USD (MUSD) and Ribbon Finance (RBN) are available on Coinbase.com and via the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) clients… Read More

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