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13 June 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
Blockstream is a leading blockchain development company founded by Adam Back in 2014. Square Inc., a crypto-friendly mobile payments company, is planning to invest $5 million in a solar-powered Bitcoin (BTC) mining facility for Blockstream Mining, offering further insight into Jack Dorsey’s continued support for blockchain infrastructure. ... Read more

10 June 2021 By Dominic Robinson
Blockchain development platform Reach is aiming to create universally compatible DApps by building a JavaScript-like programming language. Reach, a blockchain development platform for decentralized applications, has raised $12 million from investors to further its goals of simplifying the DApp creation process, the company announced on Wednesday. ... Read more

8 June 2021 By Lilly Harvey
NFTs are useful for a wide range of everyday payment/transaction purposes — but first, there needs to be more decentralization. The rise of the nonfungible token (NFT) has been a sight to behold, with the market seemingly garnering an increased amount of mainstream traction with each passing day ... Read more

7 June 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
Fears of a nasty pre-Memorial Day selloff in cryptocurrencies may have been overstated, early indicators suggest. Cardano’s ADA cryptocurrency was back in the spotlight Sunday, leading a tepid market recovery following news that the developer network was inching closer to launching smart contracts. ... Read more

5 June 2021 By Dominic Robinson
With expansion comes a greater focus on policy and regulatory issues. Coinbase’s hire comes with decades of experience in the public and private sectors. United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has tapped Faryar Shirzad to fill the role of chief policy officer at the firm, signaling its continued commitment to meeting the evolving regulatory landscape governing digital assets. ... Read more

3 June 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
In an effort to attract users, Binance is casting a wide net to bring in artists, celebrities and athletes. In an increasingly crowded marketplace for marketplaces, Binance is going on the offensive with a business development push aimed at bringing “100 Creators” to their forthcoming nonfungible token (NFT) platform. ... Read more

1 June 2021 By Lilly Harvey
Dfinity has sought to quell criticism over the decentralization and privacy of its Internet Computer protocol. Dfinity, the team behind the Internet Computer protocol, or ICP, has fired back at critics of its decentralization and privacy features in an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit yesterday. ... Read more

30 May 2021 By Lilly Harvey
ETF shares would be listed on the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s BZX Exchange. Following in the footsteps of VanEck earlier this month, Wisdom Tree has filed an application for an Ether (ETH) exchange-traded fund submitted to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. ... Read more

28 May 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
The CEO of MicroStrategy brokered a successful meeting between Elon Musk and North American Bitcoin miners. North America’s Bitcoin (BTC) mining industry appears to be moving towards greater environmental sustainability after MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor brokered a successful meeting between Elon Musk and several prominent business leaders. ... Read more

26 May 2021 By Dominic Robinson
Massive volatility on crypto markets has been always associated with an uptick on stablecoin markets, a Tether exec noted. Tether (USDT), the world’s largest stablecoin by market capitalization, continues to grow despite record-breaking cryptocurrency outflows triggered by Elon Musk’s Bitcoin (BTC) criticism. ... Read more

24 May 2021 By Dominic Robinson
DeFi protocols offer insights into the future of capital markets infrastructure, for those willing to pay attention. Incumbents in traditional capital markets, as well as new entrants looking to capture market share, should heed the innovations within the crypto ecosystem collectively known as decentralized finance, or DeFi ... Read more

22 May 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
Miners Glencore, CMOC and Eurasian Resources Group, together with battery material supplier Umicore, are looking for ways to ensure the cobalt used for electric vehicles is traceable. Establishing responsible cobalt sourcing practices has become a major focus of attention for human rights groups, environmental researchers and others in recent years. ... Read more

20 May 2021 By Lilly Harvey
BlockBank leverages Artificial Intelligence, adding it to the traditional banking and DeFi system making the entire ecosystem more secure, private, and decentralized. The platform will be AI-powered, which means it will monitor and understand social intelligence, risk mitigation, analytics, batched transactions, and smart contracts. ... Read more

18 May 2021 By Lilly Harvey
Lamassu, a bitcoin/crypto ATM provider, has recently taken advantage of Zcash’s privacy features by introducing the ability for ATM users to receive ZEC directly to wallets featuring shielded ‘Z-addresses’. ... Read more

16 May 2021 By Dominic Robinson
Under the Class 3 VFA license, Crypto.com can provide custodial services and execute orders on behalf of other persons. Crypto.com, the popular mobile platform for buying and selling digital assets, has become the first cryptocurrency company to receive Malta’s Class 3 Virtual Financial Assets license. ... Read more

14 May 2021 By Dominic Robinson
Cash, cash equivalents, other short-term deposits and commercial paper make up 75.85% of Tether’s proven reserves as of March 31. Tether Holdings Limited, the company behind the popular USDT stablecoin, released a full breakdown of its reserve composition on Thursday, offering more transparency about the composition of its assets. ... Read more

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