31 October 2020 By Dominic Robinson
An Aussie company operating an aquaculture farm in Malaysia is conducting the first initial public offering to accept crypto assets in Australia. Australia’s crypto-friendly capital raising platform Stax has announced its client West Coast Aquaculture Group (WCA) will be conducting the country’s first initial public offering that accepts virtual currency as payment. ... Read more

28 October 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
IBM’s new blockchain-based COVID-19 application puts privacy first. A new application powered by the IBM blockchain aims to help people around the world return to physical encounters amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read more

28 October 2020 By Lilly Harvey
Tether accounts for a huge percentage of transactions and is taking on Bitcoin and Ethereum in a variety of ways. The latest data from analytics providers suggest that cumulative Tether transaction volume has just surpassed $600 billion as it begins to dominate crypto exchange trading. ... Read more

25 October 2020 By Lilly Harvey
The Korea Blockchain Association wants the government to postpone the implementation of its new tax framework until 2023. The Korea Blockchain Association has called for the government’s new 20% crypto trading tax plan to be delayed for another two years. ... Read more

23 October 2020 By Dominic Robinson
A StakeHound collaboration allows Dash holders to earn masternode staking rewards and access DeFi services at the same time. Dash holders will soon be able to access a wide range of decentralized finance, or DeFi, services through a collaboration with StakeHound. ... Read more

21 October 2020 By Dominic Robinson
An Ethereum 2.0 developer predicts the protocol’s deposit contract will be released in a matter of days, and that ETH 2.0 staking will go live this year. ConsenSys developer Ben Edgington has published an update that predicts the ETH 2.0 beacon chain genesis will happen within the next six to eight weeks. ... Read more

19 October 2020 By Lilly Harvey
As organizations come under pressure to ramp up climate change policies, accounting giant KPMG has launched a new blockchain-based solution. International accounting firm KPMG has unveiled its blockchain based Climate Accounting Infrastructure (CAI) solution to help organizations measure, report, and offset their greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read more

17 October 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
On-chain data shows Ethereum miners saw a 39% surge in revenue as fees soared during the DeFi craze. Ether (ETH) miner revenue skyrocketed during the month of September according to data from glassnode, an onchain analytics resource. While the price of Ether did not rise significantly during this time, miners on the Ethereum network saw their revenue increase due to high fees. ... Read more

15 October 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
Japan is getting more serious about the digital yen. Japan needs to adapt its laws to issue a central bank digital currency, according to a local financial official. Kozo Yamamoto, head of the Liberal Democratic Party’s council on financial affairs and a former official at the Ministry of Finance, believes that Japan must revise a law stipulating the Bank of Japan’s (BoJ) mandate and responsibilities regarding the development of a CBDC. ... Read more

13 October 2020 By Lilly Harvey
The new camera from IoTeX reportedly features a private key for access and end-to-end encryption of all data. IoTeX, a privacy-focused platform for the Internet of Things, has partnered with camera manufacturer Tenvis Technology to offer Ucam, an indoor security camera powered by blockchain technology. ... Read more

11 October 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Three blockchain analytics firms reportedly have Monero-tracking abilities, which could affect XMR price — but can anyone actually track it? Recently, the United States Internal Revenue Service caused a stir in the crypto community when it put a bounty on the head of anonymity-focused crypto-asset Monero (XMR), offering $625,000 to anyone who could effectively track the purportedly untraceable asset. ... Read more

9 October 2020 By Dominic Robinson
Two thieves have destroyed the front wall of a deli in Canada after a failed attempt to steal a Bitcoin ATM. A delicatessen in the Canadian town of Kelowna, British Colombia has been severely damaged after two bumbling crooks attempted to steal a Bitcoin ATM installed in a store adjacent to it. ... Read more

7 October 2020 By Lilly Harvey
Litecoin's privacy feature testnet returns as news emerges that Europol sees privacy and coin mixing technologies as major digital threats Litecoin (LTC) has relaunched its MimbleWimble testnet — a protocol designed to enhance privacy and obfuscate the traceability of distributed ledger transactions. ... Read more

5 October 2020 By Evan Fitzgerald
After the $150 million KuCoin hack, traders appear unworried that open market sales by the hacker will drop Ethereum price. Analysts say that the unknown hacker behind the KuCoin breach is selling the stolen ERC-20 tokens on Uniswap. Although selling tokens on the Ethereum-based decentralized exchange allows the hacker to obtain Ether (ETH), it doesn’t mean it’s laundered. ... Read more

3 October 2020 By Dominic Robinson
It will also release a governance token. Decentralized finance, or DeFi, platform Kava announced its intention to host a cross-chain money market on its Cosmos blockchain to capitalize on DeFi opportunities. Kava said in a statement on its website that it wants to build an application called Harvest that will enable users to borrow or lend digital assets, including BTC, CRP, BNB, BUSD, KAVA, and USDX. Customers will be paid interest and in Harvest’s governance token HARD. ... Read more

1 October 2020 By Lilly Harvey
The incoming CEO wants to convey to the corporate sector that Cardano will be around in 30 years. Cardano recently celebrated the third anniversary of its Mainnet launch. In the run-up to this occasion, Cointelegraph had the opportunity to discuss the project's future plans with the Cardano Foundation’s incoming CEO, Frederik Gregaard. ... Read more

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