Tagged: digital assets

Russian Authorities Clarify that Cryptocurrencies May Be “Contractual Means” of Conducting Payments

The State Duma has recently acknowledged that amendments to the Civil Code (in Russia) that cryptocurrencies (or “digital monetary units”) may be considered “a contractual means” of conducting payments in the country, according to Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairperson of the Duma Committee on Legislation, at the… Read More

Milestone: Fireblocks Surpasses $600 Billion in Digital Assets Transferred

Fireblocks, an enterprise-grade platform providing the infrastructure for moving, storing, and issuing digital assets, recently announced it has secured the storage and transfer of $637 billion in digital assets since launching in 2019. As previously reported, Fireblocks claims it streamlines operations by bringing all your… Read More

African Cryptocurrency Exchange Quidax Secures More Than $3 Million Through Public Sale of QDX Token During the Crypto’s Major Dip in 2021

  No issues here: Africa-based cryptocurrency platform, Quidax, announced on Monday that despite the crypto market’s first major dip in 2021 on May 19th, it raised more than 7,772 BNB ($3 million) from the public sale of its token, QDX. Quidax reported on the 19th,… Read More

White Star Capital Closes $50 Million Digital Asset Fund

White Star Capital, a U.S.-based multi-stage technology venture capital investment platform, recently announced it closed its $50 million Digital Asset Fund (DAF), which is described as a specialized fund investing in cryptocurrency networks and blockchain-enabled businesses. According to White Star, the fund exceeded its previously… Read More

DeFi: Kava Labs Hard Money Market V2 to Add Support for More Digital Assets, Stablecoins

Adam Turman, Developer Support Engineer at Kava Labs, which is focused on “democratizing” financial services and making them more accessible to “anyone, anywhere” across the globe, notes that when Hard Money Market V2 was introduced on April 8, 2021, Binance USD (BUSD) had been the… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Binance Launches NFT Innovator Creators Program, Accepting Applications Until May 31

Digital asset firm Binance recently announced the launch of its NFT Innovative Creators Program. According to a blog post from the crypto exchange, Binance NFT “puts creators first.” Binance noted that you may get your artworks “minted” and featured on their Binance NFT marketplace during… Read More

DeFi Insurance Protocol InsurAce Introduces Multi-Chain Coverage Services on its Ethereum dApp

InsurAce, a DeFi insurance protocol, is introducing multi-chain insurance services on its Ethereum dApp (app.insurace.io), in order to offer insurance coverage to protocols and blockchain platforms like Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain (BSC), Huobi Eco Chain (HECO), Solana, Polygon, and Fantom. As mentioned in the announcement,… Read More

CoolBitX Introduces Advanced Crypto Wallet with Expansive Digital Asset Staking Features

CoolBitX, the blockchain security firm and developers of CoolWallet, the very first bluetooth-powered hardware wallet, recently announced the release of CoolWallet Pro— which is described as an “all-in-one” crypto wallet that will provide “advanced” users increased coin support as well as “expansive” staking features. As… Read More

Republican Congressman Reveals Investing in DogeCoin (DOGE) and Making Substantial Gains

Representative Mark Green, R-Tenn., recently became one of the first congressmen to profit on Dogecoin’s (DOGE) meteoric rise. Green reportedly made two purchases of DOGE of $1,000 and $15,000 each (as revealed in public disclosure forms). These digital asset investments added to Green’s extensive cryptocurrency… Read More

China’s Bitcoin Mining Crackdown May be Quite Bullish for Global Hashrate Diversification, Expansion of North American BTC Mining: Report

The team at BitOoda, a global digital asset financial technology and services platform offering risk management solutions, “best-execution” brokerage and market analysis, notes that in China, Vice Premier Liu He, in a meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Committee, had stated on Friday (May… Read More

BitGo Appoints Cassandra Lentchner As New Chief Operating Officer For BitGo Trust Companies

  BitGo, a digital asset financial services provider, announced earlier this week it has appointed Cassandra Lentchner as the new Chief Operating Officer for BitGo Trust companies. According to BitGo, Lentchner has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She notably oversaw compliance and regulatory standards for… Read More

Chainalysis Introduces Business Data Product to Help Digital Asset Exchanges, Fintechs with Offering Crypto Services

Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis firm, revealed on Thursday (May 20, 2021) that it has launched Chainalysis Business Data, which is described as a “first-of-its-kind” data offering to assist digital asset exchanges and other Fintechs that provide crypto-related services. Chainalysis Business Data should allow service providers… Read More

Norway’s Norges Banks Says Financial System Is Working Properly despite COVID Issues, Is Researching CBDCs

Norges Bank has released its Financial Infrastructure Report 2021 and Norges Bank Papers 2/2021, titled “Retail payment services 2020.” Norges Bank notes that there have been significantly fewer disruptions in the Norwegian financial infrastructure during the past few years, and the infrastructure has been working… Read More

DeFi Aggregator PlasmaFinance Introduces “Industry-First” Limit Order Functionality for PlasmaSwap

Decentralized finance (DeFi) aggregator PlasmaFinance has introduced what it claims to be an “industry-first” Limit Order functionality for its native DeFi (decentralized or non-custodial) (DEX), PlasmaSwap, which lets users make swaps at “precise” price points, thus enabling “safer, stress-free DeFi trading.” As mentioned in a… Read More

42% of Americans Believe Cryptocurrencies will Eventually Replace Fiat Currencies: Survey

Bitcoin prices have come tumbling down after Tesla’s Elon Musk announced his decision to stop taking BTC payments for Tesla purchases due to environmental issues. Piplsay Research has delved into people’s opinions about digital currencies, especially given the rising levels of investment and “ever-increasing buzz”… Read More

London based Digital Asset Manager CoinShares Reports Largest Bitcoin Outflows on Record of Over $98M

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Tuesday (May 18) that for the week ending 17 May… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Revenue Declines due to Greater Target Hashrate, Higher TX Fees, Lower BTC Spot Price: Report

The team at BitOoda, a global digital asset financial technology and services platform offering risk management solutions, “best-execution” brokerage and market analysis, has published their Weekly Hash Report (dated 5/17/2021). As mentioned in BitOoda‘s report, Bitcoin (BTC) “sold off 21% to $46,023 as of 5/16… Read More

Deutsche Bank Securities Services in Singapore and Hashstacs Finalize PoC on DLT for Sustainability related Digital Bonds

Deutsche Bank’s Securities Services business in Singapore and Hashstacs (STACS) have reportedly finalized their proof-of-concept (PoC), called Project Benja, on the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) for crypto-assets and sustainability-related digital bonds. Set in the context of the nascent tokenized securities in the securities… Read More

High-Throughput Blockchain Telos Reveals that its TLOS Token Is Now Listed on Crypto Exchange KuCoin

Telos, one of the most active blockchains or distributed ledger tech (DLT) platforms, has revealed that its TLOS token has been listed on digital asset exchange, Kucoin. After the recent traction on decentralized or non-custodial exchanges (DEXes), such as UniSwap and PancakeSwap, the latest TLOS… Read More

Bitcoin Price Decline Not Completely due to Elon Musk’s Tweets, as Crypto Investors Turn to Small Cap Altcoins: Report

Nate Maddrey and the Coin Metrics team have noted in their latest State of the Network Report that after Elon Musk helped drive the Bitcoin (BTC) price to around $60,000 (three months back), he’s now managed to send the volatile digital currency markets in the opposite… Read More

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