By Jamie Redman On April 30, the crypto-focused data analytics company Skew announced the firm has been acquired by the San Francisco company Coinbase. The exchange will leverage Skew’s data with the firm’s institutional subsidiary Coinbase Prime. The goal is to make “cryptocurrency markets more transparent and accessible for institutional
By Liam Frost The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology has begun sending out “emergency notices” to local data centers, urging their operators to report whether they are involved in cryptocurrency mining, Reuters reported yesterday. According to the sources and a document seen by the outlet, the bureau
By Jamie Redman In less than three days, the renowned photographer Jesse Frohman will be holding an auction featuring a non-fungible token (NFT) collection of his last photoshoot with the now-deceased Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. On May 3, at 12 p.m. (ET) Frohman’s iconic photos that were transferred into NFTs
By Liam Frost American investment bank JPMorgan has teamed up with Singaporean DBS Bank and holding company Temasek to develop a blockchain-based interbank remittance system, dubbed Patrior, that aims to soothe some of the most common “pain points” in the sector. “We believe a shared ledger infrastructure such as the
By Reuben Jackson While it may still be the primary network hub for defi activities, smart contracts, and NFTs, bridges built using competing networks like Tezos could pose a serious challenge to Ethereum’s market share in these areas. New Solutions to Old Problems Could Undermine Network’s Potency In the time
By Shaurya Malwa Decentralized swap marketplace Bounce Finance would become the first marketplace to host Polkadot (DOT) and Kusama (KSM) parachain auctions, it said in a release today. Bounce is the first decentralized marketplace to host @Polkadot and @kusamanetwork #parachain slot auction crowdloans. More details will be published in the
By Reuben Jackson The fever surrounding non-fungible tokens continues to spread as it penetrates new areas and industries. Political memes have now entered the NFT fray, Dole is fighting food insecurity with a humorous angle, Digitalax is bridging the physical and digital fashion divide, and even acclaimed wine is getting
By Shaurya Malwa Image: Rarible The move is not a mere money grab. 100% of the profits earned from the sale of the Dunkaroos New Frosting Tokens will go to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and tackle the global hunger crisis.
By Felipe Erazo Individuals and companies are not the only ones who take advantage of the significant bitcoin prices surging across the board, despite recent pullbacks. In New Jersey, United States, a county yielded profits after liquidating seized cryptocurrencies during a drug investigation. Authorities Gained Control of the Cryptos in
By BlockDown Interviews CryptoSlate recently had the opportunity to chat with Ali Raheman, Founder of Autonio, an algorithmic trading platform that also develops solutions that enhance DeFi liquidity. Ali has a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China alongside his work as Founder
By Jamie Redman On Thursday, Apifiny, a global digital asset trading and mining network, announced the company’s subsidiary Apifiny Prime has been granted a broker-dealer license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The firm now joins the ranks of brokerage and exchange businesses like Coinbase, Etoro, and Circle. FINRA
By Jamie Redman On Thursday, the Smart Bitcoin Cash team announced the launch of the Smartbch testnet explaining that developers and decentralized app makers can now experiment and develop with the high-performance, EVM-compatible Bitcoin Cash sidechain. Further, Bitcoin.com News spoke with Wang Kui the lead developer of the Smartbch project.
By Liam Frost Bequia, a small island in the Caribbean just 18 square kilometers in size, is primed to become the world’s first fully Bitcoin-enabled community, Euronews reported earlier this week. In the near future, development company One Bequia is planning to build 39 luxury villas here, touting itself as
By Kevin Helms Investment bank JPMorgan has published a report explaining why ether is outperforming bitcoin. Citing several key reasons, the firm concluded that “there is evidence of more resilient liquidity, less reliance on derivatives markets to transfer and warehouse risk, and more durable underlying demand base – for now
By Ali Martinez Binance Smart Chain Daily Transaction by Binance Coin (BNB) has strengthened its market capitalization to position itself as one of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies. Following a 100% rally since the beginning of the month, BNB now ranks number three, behind Bitcoin and Ethereum. The increasing demand for
By Kevin Helms A public-private task force has submitted a report to the Biden administration that includes recommendations to tighten the regulation of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, with the aim to combat ransomware. “The cryptocurrency sector that enables ransomware crime should be more closely regulated,” the task force wrote. White House
By Kevin Helms Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase now allows its U.S. customers to buy cryptocurrencies with Paypal. Millions of customers can now purchase up to $25,000 a day of cryptocurrencies with their Paypal accounts. Coinbase Adds Paypal as Funding Source for Users Coinbase announced Thursday that Paypal has been added as
By Shaurya Malwa The University of Wyoming, one of the oldest and largest schools in the state of Wyoming, U.S., has appropriated over $4 million towards staking ‘no less than’ three cryptocurrencies, an official document showed. “State of #Wyoming appropriated $4m for nodes/staking in at least 3 cryptocurrencies, run by
By Bitcoin.com PR Famous Spain-based project Jobchain has developed an intuitive blockchain solution that allows employers to search for talents and pay employees with cryptocurrency, thus saving valuable time. And some of the major enterprises have already experienced the practice’s benefits in real-world scenarios. The Goal of Jobchain There is
By Jamie Redman The ASIC bitcoin mining rig manufacturer and chipmaker, Canaan has announced the company has signed a $93.63 million purchase order with the mining firm Genesis Digital Assets. Genesis will be acquiring Canaan’s A1246 Avalonminer rigs that produce 90 terahash per second (TH/s) and deliveries will be shipping
By Samuel Wan The East African country of Tanzania will partner with Cardano’s parent company IOG to facilitate mobile internet connectivity, digital identity, and financial empowerment to rural communities in the country. IOG CEO Charles Hoskinson has previously spoken on the importance of Africa as a conduit for crypto adoption.
By Liam Frost Brett Lee, a former Australian international cricketer, has donated one Bitcoin (worth roughly $54,000 today) to the so-termed “Crypto Relief” fund aimed at helping Indian hospitals to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “It saddens me deeply to see people suffering due to the ongoing pandemic. I feel privileged
By Felipe Erazo The biggest e-commerce store in Latin America is the latest major company in the region to join the crypto adoption movement. Mercado Libre is now allowing its customers to buy a selected number of properties from real estate agencies with bitcoin. Properties Listed Don’t Offer Alternative Payment
By Terence Zimwara In its foray into Africa, Input Output, a research and development product engineering company, says it will partner with World Mobile Group in a new initiative aimed at bringing sustainable internet connectivity to users in Zanzibar and Tanzania. According to the partnership agreement, the Cardano blockchain infrastructure