Amazon Job Listing Seeks Blockchain Lead – Internet Giant Looks to Create ‘Business Use Cases Across Defi’

Government Cannot Stand in the Way of Crypto Technologies, Iran Minister Says

Pepe the Frog Creator Launches NFTs Featuring the Infamous Internet Meme

Why On-Chain Governance Is Critical for Blockchain Growth and Longevity

The decentralized properties that make blockchain architecture unique can also be its Achilles heel, demonstrating the importance of bringing network governance on-chain to promote a more inclusive and democratized consensus on network upgrades. Governance Transformation Is the Key To Unlocking Decentralization’s Innovative Potential There are many bitter arguments over blockchains, whether involving how they should […]

Pepe the Frog Creator Launches NFTs Featuring the Infamous Internet Meme

The infamous Internet meme “Pepe the Frog†will be immortalized in non-fungible token (NFT) collectible form by the frog’s original creator Matt Furie. Of course, Pepe has been featured in blockchain art before and a series of cards were created via Counterparty in 2016. However, despite the number of NFT rare Pepes on the web, […]

Ukraine’s Leading Soccer Team Dynamo Kyiv to Sell NFT Tickets

FC Dynamo Kyiv, the top team in the Ukrainian Premier League, is launching NFT tickets for the 2021 season. The legendary football club, which has the biggest fan following in Ukraine, is also going to offer supporters unique collectible items through a partnership with a blockchain company. Dynamo Kyiv Tickets to Be Listed on Binance […]

African NFT Art Exhibition Featuring Portraits of Two African Royals Launched

The Museum of Modern African Art Gallery & Lifestyle (MOOMA), a platform that promotes African artworks, recently kickstarted a 30-day non-fungible token (NFT) Modern African Art Exhibition. The exhibition, which will be MOOMA’s first NFT showcase, is set to feature the works of Goran Pin or the Portraitist. Pin, a Croatian national, is an artist […]

Depends on Who You Ask: Report Shows NFT Sales ‘Cool Off,’ Another Study Says ‘Market Set to Double by October’

In 2021, the non-fungible token (NFT) ecosystem has grown massively and data shows during the last month, there have been 98,832 NFT sales across over 32,000 active wallets. Monthly statistics show $272 million in recorded NFT sales have taken place but a recent report shows the NFT market is starting to “cool off†as NFT […]

Kenyan Regulator Commends Its Regulatory Sandbox— Says the Test Phase Enables It to Have Interactions With Innovators

According to a new report published by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) of Kenya, the country’s regulatory sandbox has now received 24 applications, queries, and proposals since March 2019. From this total, only seven firms have been admitted into the sandbox, and “a few more (are now) in the final stages of review.†However, just […]

Kenyan Regulator Commends Its Regulatory Sandbox— Says the Test Phase Enables It to Have Interactions With Innovators

According to a new report published by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) of Kenya, the country’s regulatory sandbox has now received 24 applications, queries, and proposals since March 2019. From this total, only seven firms have been admitted into the sandbox, and “a few more (are now) in the final stages of review.†However, just […]

Report: Over 100,000 African Youths Have Participated in Binance’s Crypto Education Initiative

According to reports, over 100,000 African youths have taken part in Binance’s crypto and blockchain education barely a year after the learning program was launched. Dubbed the Binance Masterclass, the education initiative is aimed at equipping newcomers with basic knowledge about cryptocurrencies. Also, as one report explains, the initiative seeks to stop young African traders […]

Tether to Launch USDT Natively on Avalanche

The blockchain company Tether has announced it will make available its stablecoin token as a native asset in Avalanche, a smart contract platform that has picked steam in the last year. Avalanche has a growing decentralized finance (defi) ecosystem, so this launch will most likely improve its state, providing users an official and safe way […]

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather to Launch Legacy NFTs Ahead of Fight With Logan Paul

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will release his own NFTs before the upcoming bout with Youtuber Logan Paul. The exclusive collection celebrates Mayweather’s legacy in life and sport with unique items. Floyd remained undefeated throughout his professional career after winning major titles in multiple weight classes. NFT Collection to Feature Rare Mayweather Memorabilia The NFTs will […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s Goat, “Bitcoin”, Ignites Conspiracy Theories

Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, revealed he’d named one of his goats “Bitcoinâ€. This was seemingly an innocent announcement that, nonetheless, got the crypto sphere talking on what deeper meaning this might indicate. While some have rationalized this as being an endorsement of Bitcoin by Facebook, others have suggested weirder theories. Bitcoin: […]

It’s Time: UFC to Launch Fan Token for Millions Around the World

UFC, the world’s largest MMA promotion, is preparing to mint its own token. The company, which has played a key role in the rise of the combat sport’s popularity, now wants to provide a growing fan base with access to exclusive content, rights, and rewards using blockchain technology. UFC Fan Token to Have a Maximum […]

Star Wars Collectibles Go Digital as Collections Embrace NFTs

More than 800 limited edition collectibles, some from shooting scenes, are set to go to auction on the Starcoll NFT marketplace, as a large collector leverages blockchain technology for one of the most storied movie franchises in history. Early Registration Timed for May The 4th (Be With You) In a growing sign of the times, […]

Southeast Asia’s Largest Bank DBS Says Trading Volumes on Its Cryptocurrency Exchange Have Increased 10 Times

DBS, Southeast Asia’s largest bank, says that cryptocurrency trading volumes on its exchange have grown 10 times to around $30 million to $40 million. The bank is also collaborating with JPMorgan on a blockchain settlement platform and plans to launch its first security token offering in the second quarter, its CEO has revealed. DBS’ Crypto […]

Spanish Healthcare Group to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments, Citing Interest in ‘Bitcoin Revolution’

Cryptocurrency regulation is still an ongoing topic for the Spanish government and regulators, with some not too friendly measures against crypto ads or enhancing tax rules. However, adoption is on the rise in different industries, and the healthcare sector is joining the frenzy. Patients Could Pay With Digital Assets Starting June 1 According to Forbes […]

Cardano Blockchain Infrastructure Selected in a New Drive to Bring Sustainable Internet Connectivity to Zanzibar and Tanzania

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 will be used to provide affordable network nodes […]

Cardano Blockchain Infrastructure Selected in a New Drive to Bring Sustainable Internet Connectivity to Zanzibar and Tanzania

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 will be used to provide affordable network nodes […]

European Investment Bank Distributes $121 Million in Ethereum-based Digital Bonds

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the investment bank owned by the EU Member States, has announced the issuance of the organization’s first-ever digital bond built on a public blockchain. The bond was issued using Ethereum and the issuance invoked $121 million two-year bonds placed with key market investors. EIB Issues Digital Bonds Built With Ethereum […]

Ethiopia Links up With Cardano Creator to Launch the Country’s Biggest Blockchain Deployment Yet

Reports from Ethiopia say the government has enlisted the services of software company IOHK in its bid to launch the country’s biggest blockchain deployment to date. As part of the agreement, the Cardano protocol creator will be tasked with the job of creating a blockchain-based national student and teacher identification system. High Praise for the […]

Ethiopia Links up With Cardano Creator to Launch the Country’s Biggest Blockchain Deployment Yet

Reports from Ethiopia say the government has enlisted the services of software company IOHK in its bid to launch the country’s biggest blockchain deployment to date. As part of the agreement, the Cardano protocol creator will be tasked with the job of creating a blockchain-based national student and teacher identification system. High Praise for the […]

Hip-Hop Legend Eminem Launches Beat-Inspired Animated NFTs for Stans

The critically acclaimed rap phenomenon Marshall Mathers, professionally known as Eminem has revealed he is jumping into the non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles game. Eminem is auctioning three types of NFTs via Nifty Gateway and each design was created by the hip-hop legend. Slim Shady Enters the NFT Fray Week after week, the NFT universe continues […]

Ripple’s Chris Larsen Believes Bitcoin Dominance Could Fall Over Proof-of-Work’s Energy Consumption

Ripple Labs cofounder Chris Larsen has a bone to pick with bitcoin and crypto networks that leverage proof-of-work (PoW). Larsen’s latest write-up explains that the crypto industry needs to reconsider PoW because of the effects on the environment. The Ripple executive believes that other types of consensus algorithms have been effective at being secure while […]

Blockchain Object Storage Company Filebase Raises $2M, Aims to Incorporate Filecoin and Arweave Networks

Filebase, a blockchain-based object storage company built on top of the Sia network has revealed the business has closed an initial seed round gathering $2 million from investors. Interest in decentralized storage networks has blossomed in recent months and Filebase expects the growth of global data to surpass 175 Zettabytes by 2025. The project is […]

Hip-Hop Legend Eminem Launches Beat-Inspired Animated NFTs for Stans

The critically acclaimed rap phenomenon Marshall Mathers, professionally known as Eminem has revealed he is jumping into the non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles game. Eminem is auctioning three types of NFTs via Nifty Gateway and each design was created by the hip-hop legend. Slim Shady Enters the NFT Fray Week after week, the NFT universe continues […]

Ripple’s Chris Larsen Believes Bitcoin Dominance Could Fall Over Proof-of-Work’s Energy Consumption

Ripple Labs cofounder Chris Larsen has a bone to pick with bitcoin and crypto networks that leverage proof-of-work (PoW). Larsen’s latest write-up explains that the crypto industry needs to reconsider PoW because of the effects on the environment. The Ripple executive believes that other types of consensus algorithms have been effective at being secure while […]

The Problem With Painting Blockchain With a Crypto Brush

Blockchain’s underlying decentralized ledger technology has many practical applications, yet, the value of the technology itself has in practice become secondary to token capitalization. Speculation in Coins and Tokens Routinely Overshadows Promising Developments and Initiatives As major governments and central banks worldwide continue labeling bitcoin and its cohorts as means to engage in criminal activity, […]

Oracle Service API3 Partners With the Open Banking Project, Plans to Connect 400 Banking APIs to Blockchain

On Monday, the oracle provider API3 announced a ten-year partnership with the Open Bank Project in order to connect more than 400 banking APIs to blockchain smart contracts using API3’s Airnode. The collaboration between API3 and the Open Bank Project aims to bridge conventional banking with blockchains and Web 3.0 applications. API3 DAO Partners With […]

Société Générale Launches Blockchain-Based Structured Product

French financial services giant Société Générale has issued security tokens on Tezos’ public blockchain as part of its ongoing experimentation with cutting-edge fintech applications. Latest Move Reflects Bank’s Efforts to Fold Cryptocurrency Operations Into Its Ecosystem In its latest milestone in the blockchain arena, French multinational bank Société Générale has issued its very first structured […]

Kenyan Fintech Startup to Use Stablecoins to Transfer Universal Basic Income Payments to African Refugees

Kotani Pay, a Kenya based digital currency on and off-ramp service provider, has entered into an agreement wherein it will enable the transfer of universal basic income (UBI) payments to African refugees. Working in conjunction with the Refugee Integration Organisation (RIO) and Impact Market, the fintech start-up, which uses the Celo blockchain, will use its […]

Maximizing TPS: Smartbch Developer Explains Project’s Potential, Metamask Capabilities Seen in the Wild

During the first week of April, Bitcoin.com News reported on the sidechain project Smart Bitcoin Cash Project (Smartbch), as the community has been very excited about this new venture. Smartbch aims to connect Ethereum’s EVM and Web3 APIs to a smart sidechain built using the Bitcoin Cash network. On April 7, 2021, Smartbch’s lead developer […]

Maximizing TPS: Smartbch Developer Explains Project’s Potential, Metamask Capabilities Seen in the Wild

During the first week of April, Bitcoin.com News reported on the sidechain project Smart Bitcoin Cash Project (Smartbch), as the community has been very excited about this new venture. Smartbch aims to connect Ethereum’s EVM and Web3 APIs to a smart sidechain built using the Bitcoin Cash network. On April 7, 2021, Smartbch’s lead developer […]

Poker Prospers in Blockchain’s Promising Landscape

Gambling may be no stranger to the blockchain, but poker’s appeal amongst players has only expanded further as poker sites embrace bitcoin and Covid-19 moves gameplay increasingly online. Famed Game Puts Spotlight on Varied Blockchain Use Cases Although online betting and gaming were already widely popular before the emergence of blockchain, as the technology has […]

US Regulator Accuses Lbry Project of Selling Unregistered Securities, CEO Denies Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a complaint against the blockchain-based file-sharing and payment network called Lbry last week, as the U.S. regulator has accused the company Lbry Inc. of selling unregistered securities. However, the CEO of Lbry denies the project’s native tokens are securities and says the SEC’s logic will put a […]

Blockchain and Crypto Startups Raise $2.6 Billion in Q1 of 2021— Figure Surpasses 2020 Total by $300 Million

According to data analysis firm, CB Insights, about $2.6 billion was raised by some 129 blockchain-focused start-ups during the first quarter of 2021. This figure easily surpasses the $2.3 billion raised from a total of 341 deals that were seen in the whole of 2020. Large Capital Raising Rounds Dominate As noted by one report, […]

Hip-Hop Star Snoop Dogg Says Bitcoin ‘Here to Stay’— Lauds NFTs for Creating Direct Connection Between Artists and Fans

Pioneering hip-hop artist and businessman, Snoop Dogg has said he believes in bitcoin, the (blockchain) technology behind the crypto asset and the global connection it creates. The celebrity adds that while he’s not “too caught up in the value of the coin,†he has been around long enough to “know it’s here to stay.†Not […]

Employment Search Websites Show a Vast Amount of Jobs in the Bitcoin and Blockchain Industry

As the crypto economy has swelled to close to $2 trillion in value globally, the businesses and operations behind it continue to expand. This means that a great number of companies are hiring and a quick look at popular online directories shows there’s a slew of jobs available. Bitcoin and Blockchain Employment Opportunities The aftermath […]

Music Company Founded by Dr. Luke Enables Bitcoin Payments for Songwriters and Producers

Bitcoin mainstream adoption is not limited to celebrities endorsing the cryptocurrency via social media or interviews on TV. The music industry is also interested in joining the bandwagon, with an independent publishing company recently enabling bitcoin payments. Bitcoin Adoption Comes in Response to the Requests of Prescription Songs Creators According to Variety, Prescription Songs, founded […]

Occam.fi Ecosystem – The First Launchpad and Liquidity Solution for Cardano

press release PRESS RELEASE. OccamRazer is a decentralized fundraising vehicle, or launchpad, with a full suite of compliance and RegTech tools as well as feature-rich UX suitable to accommodate a vast variety of fundraising profiles, acting as the key that will unlock the Cardano ecosystems’ liquidity. As AMM-based vehicles for decentralized fundraising, such as IDOs, […]

Italian Copyright Agency Selects Algorand to Create Over Four Million NFTs to Represent Author Rights

The non-fungible token fever witnessed over the last few months is catching the copyright management agencies’ attention. One of them, located in Italy, has chosen a blockchain company to create its own NFTs. SIAE Expects to Guarantee Copyright Protection With NFTs for the Next 139 Years According to the announcement, Società Italiana degli Autori ed […]

A Variety of Popular Celebrities Are Selling NFT Collections and Raking in Millions

In 2021, celebrities have been flocking to the cryptocurrency space in great numbers, and the non-fungible token (NFT) asset craze has swelled with luminaries as well. During the last few weeks, musicians, artists, professional sports players, and more have dipped their toes into the NFT ecosystem. Celebs Have Noticed the NFT Hype and Want In […]

A Variety of Popular Celebrities Are Selling NFT Collections and Raking in Millions

In 2021, celebrities have been flocking to the cryptocurrency space in great numbers, and the non-fungible token (NFT) asset craze has swelled with luminaries as well. During the last few weeks, musicians, artists, professional sports players, and more have dipped their toes into the NFT ecosystem. Celebs Have Noticed the NFT Hype and Want In […]

Ripple to Dispose Stake in Moneygram Shortly After Announcing End of a Business Relationship

Just a few days after announcing the end of its partnership with Moneygram, the fintech firm Ripple Labs is now moving to dispose of its stake in the listed company. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ripple says it has entered into an agreement with Jefferies in which the latter […]

Ripple Settles Legal Dispute With Youtube Over XRP Giveaway Scams

Ripple and Youtube had ended a legal battle initiated in April last year amid allegations related to crypto-related scams. The U.S. blockchain company sued the video platform for negligence in acting against crypto scams that impersonated Ripple. Terms of the Resolution Are Confidential During a Twitter thread, Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse announced both parties have […]

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Lil Pump to Drop ‘Digital Jewelry’ NFTs

On March 10, the hip-hop artist Lil Pump announced the multi-platinum-selling artist has partnered with the non-fungible token (NFT) platform Sweet. The American rapper will drop three unique NFT collectibles in total and he’s also releasing a one-of-a-kind “digital jewelry collectible NFT†collection. Lil Pump Launches Non-Fungible Token Assets via Sweet The multi-platinum-selling hip-hop recording […]

Atari to Launch a Crypto-Fueled Gaming Platform in the Ethereum Metaverse Decentraland

In October 2020, the entertainment software company Atari launched a digital currency and later revealed plans to join the Ethereum virtual reality game Sandbox. On March 8, Atari announced that the company is now launching a casino in Decentraland, another metaverse built on Ethereum. According to the announcement, the firm’s gaming platform in Decentraland will […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating and Selling Non-Fungible Tokens Built With Bitcoin Cash

In the summer of 2019, our newsdesk published a step-by-step guide on how to create a non-fungible token (NFT) asset by leveraging the Simple Ledger Protocol built on top of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. The following guide is an updated walkthrough on the process of creating an NFT collectible using the blockchain network with artwork […]

Private Blockchain Project Funding Accelerates as Companies Race to Address New Needs

Blockchain operations are increasingly embracing more traditional financing from big-name venture funds to leverage these strategic stakeholders’ benefits instead of crowdfunding avenues popularized during the last blockchain hype wave. Funding Roundup: Concordium, StakeWise, and Automata Reveal Private Capital from Leading Funds In a significant departure from the last crypto startup wave focused on raised public […]

A Crypto-Infused Professional Sports League: Billionaires Form a Blockchain Advisory Committee for the NBA

A number of National Basketball Association (NBA) team owners have formed an NBA blockchain advisory committee for the American professional basketball league. The advisory committee is composed of well known billionaires and blockchain advocates who own the teams the Nets, Mavs, Wizards, Celtics, Kings, and Jazz. Billionaire NBA Team Owners Invoke a Blockchain Advisory Committee […]

Polkadot’s Gavin Wood to Give Lecture Series as Part of UC Berkeley Blockchain Curriculum

University of California, Berkeley and Parity Technologies are joining forces on several blockchain fronts, including educational development and awareness, by leveraging Parity’s expert team and the Substrate framework as knowledge-building resources. UC Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator Partners with Parity to Promote Blockchain Adoption To bring more resources to the University of California, Berkeley community and Blockchain […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating and Selling Non-Fungible Tokens Built With Bitcoin Cash

In the summer of 2019, our newsdesk published a step-by-step guide on how to create a non-fungible token (NFT) asset by leveraging the Simple Ledger Protocol built on top of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. The following guide is an updated walkthrough on the process of creating an NFT collectible using the blockchain network with artwork […]

Tezos Ties-Up with Wolfram Blockchain Labs to Simplify Smart Contract Deployment

Wolfram Blockchain Labs (WBL) and Tezos are forging a full integration of Tezos into Wolfram Language and Wolframalpha. The integration gives easy access to developers that want to interact with the Tezos blockchain and their smart contracts. WBL-Designed Oracle Expands Tezos Developers’ Computational and Analytical Capabilities Amid the accelerating race to simplify smart contract deployment, […]

Arca to Join the Bitcoin Trust Race Competing Against Numerous Crypto Fund Rivals

Another firm is joining the bitcoin trust sector, as the California fund manager Arca has filed a registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Arca Accredited Investor Bitcoin Trust. The trust will compete with a number of competitors including Grayscale’s popular bitcoin investment vehicle GBTC. Arca Files With the US SEC […]

Cyber Criminals Are Now Hiding Their Stolen Cryptos 13x Faster, Says Report

A new report unveiled a growing trend of efforts from cybercriminals hiding their stolen cryptocurrencies through different transaction flows. Crystal Blockchain pointed out that since 2019, the volume of stolen bitcoin grew significantly. Only 8% of the Funds Were Transferred to Exchanges With Verification Procedures in 2020 Per the findings, in 2020, the firm said […]

Topps Garbage Pail Kids Blockchain Collectibles Can Be Found at Target and Walmart

The popular trading card company Topps has just launched the “2021 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight†series today, and the trading card packs are being sold at Target and Walmart stores. Not only will the Garbage Pail Kids (GPK) series provide people with collectible cardboard trading cards, Topps has also inserted blockchain-based rare code cards, […]

Topps Garbage Pail Kids Blockchain Collectibles Can Be Found at Target and Walmart

The popular trading card company Topps has just launched the “2021 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight†series today, and the trading card packs are being sold at Target and Walmart stores. Not only will the Garbage Pail Kids (GPK) series provide people with collectible cardboard trading cards, Topps has also inserted blockchain-based rare code cards, […]

Chinese Tea Retailer Joins the Crypto Mining Industry After Hiring Two Roles to Lead Its ‘Bitcoin Business Plan’

A Chinese tea retailer is looking to make its inception into the bitcoin mining business. Publicly-listed Urban Tea announced the expansion of its operations by appointing two executives to pursue its crypto plans. Urban Tea Praises Cryptocurrencies’ Widespread Popularity Per the announcement, Urban Tea Inc. hired Fengdan Zhou as the company’s new chief operating officer […]

Tezos Announces Major Upgrade to Improve Network Functionality

Open-source platform Tezos has just announced Edo, its fifth and most ambitious upgrade to its blockchain to date. This upgrade will add the Sapling protocol, tickets, and a new Adoption Period to support future upgrades that improve network functionality. Sapling, Tickets, and a New Adoption Period will Bolster Future Upgrades Tezos has been ramping up […]

Token-Driven Karaoke Platform Gets a Boost in South Korea as Pandemic Hits Over 2,100 Singing Rooms

Coronavirus-driven lockdowns and social distancing limits affect people’s way of entertaining themselves, such as going to karaoke. In South Korea, that activity is too popular, and despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the crypto industry is trying to capitalize on it. Somesing: A Blockchain-Based Karaoke App Per Fn News, Somesing, a blockchain-based karaoke app, already hit the […]

Blockchain Firm Asks Nevada State for Permission to Build a Crypto ‘Smart City’ in Storey County

A crypto “smart city†could become a reality in Nevada’s desert, as a blockchain firm applied to make it possible. The investment company asked the state of Nevada to form a local government in Storey County. Crypto City Aims to Host 33 Million Square Feet of Commercial Space According to a report published by the […]

Bluezelle is Resisting Censorship with a New Developer Grant: Interview with Neeraj Muraka

Online censorship has taken front and center since the sweeping ban of former U.S. President Donald Trump from every social outlet he’s been a part of. Other high-profile censorship acts, like Amazon removing alt-right social network Parler from its servers and My Pillow CEO Michael Lindell being banned from Twitter have presented a new paradigm […]

Amazon Is Working on Digital Currency Solutions— Pilot Project Set to Launch in Mexico

The e-commerce giant is preparing to explore the crypto business, as a recent job listing suggests. Amazon is looking to launch a pilot project in Mexico that seeks to build a team that develops new solutions based on “digital currencies.†E-Commerce Giant Amazon Seeks to Target Customers in ‘Emerging Markets’ According to a job posting, […]

Sandbox Games and NFTs: Microsoft and Enjin Issue Minecraft-Compatible Blockchain Collectibles

Players who enjoy the best-selling video game Minecraft will be able to transfer blockchain-based non-fungible token (NFT) assets into the game. Microsoft and the company Enjin have issued Minecraft-compatible NFTs in order to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Minecraft-Compatible Non-Fungible Tokens The video game Minecraft is the most popular game […]

Blockchain Firm Labs Group Taps Enjin to Tokenize Real Estate Assets

The year has started with a batch of announcements regarding tokenization in various sectors. On this occasion, a blockchain gaming platform announced its collaboration with Labs Group to issue non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of real estate assets. Global Real Estate Market Is Valued at $228 Trillion According to the announcement, the blockchain real estate company will […]

Paypal Launches Business Unit Dedicated To Cryptocurrency

Paypal is launching a new business unit dedicated to cryptocurrency services, the company chief executive officer Daniel Schulman announced this week. In an earnings call on February 3, 2021, Schulman said the existing financial system is outdated and that his firm will be investing a lot of money into blockchain and digital currencies. Schulman explained: […]

Blockchain Innovation Done the Polkadot Way According to Gavin Wood

In a recent Realvision interview, the developer Gavin Wood explains how Polkadot reimagines the innovation ecosystem from the ground up. Wood also discusses how the Polkadot protocol is both similar but also different than Ethereum, the second-largest crypto asset by market valuation. Polkadot: A Bet Against Maximalism Innovation involves the pioneering and actualization of a […]

Circle Launches USD Coin on the Stellar Network

Circle and the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) announced that the second-biggest stablecoin is now available within their network. USD Coin (USDC) is accessible through five integrated wallets, and it can be tradeable on their ecosystem, said the USDC issuer. Stellar Has Been the Official Chain of USDC Since October 2020 Per the announcement, the stablecoin […]

Mark Cuban Tells Stock Traders That BTC Hodlers ‘Are a Great Example to Follow’

Billionaire and crypto-asset supporter, Mark Cuban has identified bitcoin hodlers’ endurance as a model that stock investors can follow. According to the billionaire, after acquiring the asset at high prices back in 2017, the hodlers “held on because they believed in the asset.†Following in the Footsteps of BTC Hodlers These long term hodlers were […]

Swiss Companies Issue First Tokenized Asset for Trading Under New National Blockchain Rules

New legal provisions on distributed ledger technology (DLT) went into effect on Feb. 1 in Switzerland. After the implementation, two local companies announced that they had issued the first tokenized asset under the brand-new law. ‘Fine Wine’ Token Is Available for Sygnum Bank’s Clients Per the announcement, Swiss digital asset bank Sygnum and Fine Wine […]

Ditto Promotes Accessible Finance for Streaming Artists with the Launch of Defi Platform

Global music distribution service Ditto has unveiled the latest addition to its service lineup for musicians with a blockchain-based financing platform named Opulous. Opulous Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform Serves as a Loan Pool Designed to Help Artists Ditto continues its efforts to improve the value chain for artists. Unlike other decentralized finance (defi) protocols, Opulous reflects […]

Blockchain Platform to Set up a Tokenization Solution for Argentinean Farmers as Peso Keeps Plummeting

With Argentineans facing rising inflation to near 40%, solutions appear to contain the impact on national farmers. A business blockchain platform is partnering with a peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace to launch a program to tokenize Argentina’s agriculture. More Than 40% of the World’s Soybean Oil and Soy-Meal Production Comes From Argentina According to an announcement shared […]

Gaming Platform Enjin and Metaverseme Merge NFTs With Augmented Reality to Enhance Gaming Experience

The blockchain gaming platform, Enjin and Metaverseme, an augmented reality (AR) platform are set to introduce tradeable AR fashion assets to the Ethereum blockchain. The Enjin-powered non-fungible token (NFT), which can be worn by users’ avatars in the Metaverseme app, will launch on February 23. Revolutionary Apps and Games According to a statement, the Metaverseme […]

Research Proves Recent Transfers of 8,000 Ten-Year-Old ‘Forgotten Bitcoins’ Were Sold to Coinbase

For months now our newsdesk has followed the tracks of a mysterious whale from 2010, a miner who not only mined thousands of bitcoin back in the day, but has also spent over 8,000 bitcoin during the past ten months. This week, the Russian blockchain researcher, Issak Shvarts published a report about the decade-old block […]

Privacy-Centric Cryptocurrency Firo Suffers 51% Attack on Its Network

The proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrency Firo announced that its protocol came under a 51% attack, notifying its holders to stop transactions. Formerly known as Zcoin, the privacy coin was reportedly subject of a blockchain reorganization attack. Firo Team Clarified the Attack Cannot Be Attributed to a ‘Coding Error’ According to a series of tweets published by […]

Rick and Morty Creator Sells NFT Art Collection for Over $1 Million in Ether

Justin Roiland, the co-creator of the Adult Swim cartoon series Rick and Morty has joined the growing trend of celebrity artists creating non-fungible token (NFT) artwork. After the animator released the collection called “The Best I Could Do†on the NFT auction house Nifty Gateway, the artwork sold for over $1 million in ether. Justin […]

Venezuelan President Maduro Promises 2021 Will Be the Year to Boost Usage of Petro

The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, has claimed that 2021 will be the year of the state-backed petro (PTR) token. He also promised to boost a “100% national digital economy†agenda through a “complete digitalization process.†77% of Trade Transactions in Venezuela Are Made via Digital Solutions in Bolivar During an annual speech at the National […]

Could NFTs Become 2021’s Biggest Crypto Trend?

Even at this point in Bitcoin’s evolution, it’s still relatively rare for cryptocurrencies to hit mainstream news headlines unless volatility reaches dramatic extremes. It’s even more extraordinary for blockchain apps to get picked up by the global media. Cryptokitties is one of those rare exceptions. When it launched in December 2017, at the peak of […]