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3 Bullish Signs That Overall Demand for Bitcoin Is Skyrocketing

Bitcoin (BTC) is seeing a surge in interest this summer, as consumer awareness is reflected in unique network entities hitting more than two-year highs. Unique entity growth mirrors 2017 bull run More unique entities are joining the Bitcoin network as activity increasingly resembles the bull run to all-time highs in 2017.  According to data from …

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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to Launch Blockchain Securities Platform

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) plans to launch its blockchain-based securities lending pool in November. In an announcement on July 28, TASE said the platform will serve an essential function in the country’s capital markets, which currently lack a central system for securities lending. Contrary to the current set-up —— which fails to meet …

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Total Value Locked in DeFi Hits New ATH of $4B

The Decentralized Finance, or DeFi, industry continues its massive growth trajectory as the total value locked in the DeFi markets hits $4B, according to data from major industry website DefiPulse.com. Total value locked in DeFi markets, August 1. Source: DefiPulse.com DeFi markets refer to the use of blockchain, digital assets, and smart contracts in financial …

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Vitalik Buterin: Future Lotteries Could Benefit From ETH 2.0’s Randomness

Discussing Ethereum’s (ETH) hackathon in partnership with the Colorado State Lottery, Vitalik Buterin opined that in the future, such lotteries could benefit from Ethereum 2.0’s Verifiable Delay Function. No immediate use for Ethereum in the project The Ethereum creator will be one of the guests at the virtual opening ceremony for the Colorado State Lottery …

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Fidelity Digital Assets Quotes Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto in Latest Investment Thesis

News.Bitcoin.com Lead Writer Jamie Redman Named One of the Best Crypto Bloggers Lead Writer at News.Bitcoin.com, Jamie Redman has made Redeeem.com’s list of twelve influential go-to crypto bloggers. Redeeem says the list comprises names behind some of the most informative crypto news articles. In its citation, Redeeem says Jamie Redman, who is … read more. …

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Synthetix Founder: DeFi Makes Legacy Fintech Obsolete

Kain Warwick, founder of DeFi derivatives platform Synthetix, argues that projects built on Ethereum can finally deliver on many of the promises that fintech failed to. Despite ten years of development, Warwick said the fintech sector has been hamstrung by “trying to build overlays for the legacy infrastructure.”  They faced issues with a lack of …

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How Digital Asset Exchanges Can Meet Institutional Investors’ Need for Speed

With low barriers for entering, competition for digital asset exchanges is intense, with an estimated more than 10,000 exchanges now operating worldwide. This competition reduces margins for all of them and also lowers deposit and withdrawal thresholds. Add in a confusing patchwork of global regulations, and profitability challenges for digital asset exchanges loom large. Digital …

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Spotting the Potential of NFTs in the Blockchain Gaming Industry

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are emerging as a very popular blockchain trend in gaming, as they’re also now being used in the sports industry (ticketing), financial services, and as a way to sell and transfer property, highlighted Craig Russo, director of innovation of an investment firm and startup ecosystem, Polyient Games. In an interview with Cointelegraph, …

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Binance Now Sending Out Its Debit Cards

After months of waiting, planning and testing, Binance has begun delivering its debit cards to customers. “This started shipping in limited quantities as of yesterday, I heard,” Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, also known as CZ, said in a July 25 tweet, responding to a community member interested in the product. Previous reporting shows an August …

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Chainlink Brings FX Rates Data From Top Korean Banks to DeFi

Chainlink (LINK) is integrating with CenterPrime to bring a foreign exchange, or FX, rate data feed from the Korean banks to the DeFi space. “A breakthrough for Korean fintech industry” CenterPrime, a Hyperledger based project, has access to the Korean open banking API that streams FX rate data from several local banks. According to CenterPrime’s …

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