Adoption

Traditional Traders Show Growing Interest in Crypto

A survey published on March 31 revealed that senior trading executives believe that large companies in the business would be interested in taking advantage of the recent crypto plunge, particularly Bitcoin (BTC). According to the Adoption of Digital Asset Trading report published by Acuiti management intelligence platform, about 100 venues capable of trading cryptocurrencies have …

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Bail Bloc Founder Says How Monero Mining Can Help ICE Detainees

One cryptocurrency project is using Monero (XMR) to give undocumented immigrants a better shot at a fair treatment in the United States judicial system. The Bail Bloc project collects cryptocurrency to help people get out of pretrial incarceration for cases with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Unlike conventional charities, Bail Bloc doesn’t …

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Bison Trails Provides Support for NuCypher Protocol

Blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service company, Bison Trails, announced support for the NuCypher network, as well as its permissionless token distribution system, WorkLock, on April 2. According to the announcement, the Libra Association member assured users that anyone would be able to run nodes and participate in the NuCypher network on the Bison Trails platform. NuCypher’s use cases The …

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Binance Announces CoinMarketCap Acquisition, CZ Gives the Scoop

While global markets are experiencing tough times amid the coronavirus pandemic, the crypto industry is getting stronger as its core players have tapped one of the biggest crypto mergers in history. Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, has reached an agreement to acquire CoinMarketCap (CMC), one of the most-referenced crypto data websites, in an undisclosed …

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Blockchain App Allows Users to Trace Sustainable Palm Oil

The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) and blockchain startup BloomBloc have developed a blockchain app that enables users to trace palm oil throughout the entire supply chain. Following a successful test, the blockchain-based system is available in a pilot roll out to local oil palm growers, palm oil processors, plantations and family owned smallholders, according …

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Tezos Grants $37 Million to Ecosystem Developers

The Tezos Foundation released its second Biannual Report, detailing the group’s progress in Q3 and Q4 of 2019. Published on March 19, the report reveals that the foundation owns $635 million in assets — much more than the $232 million raised in its infamous initial coin offering. When asked how the foundation was able to …

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Cred Partners With NBA Star Spencer Dinwiddie to Promote Crypto Lending

Crypto-based lending and borrowing platform Cred is partnering with professional basketball player and entrepreneur Spencer Dinwiddie. A special page has been launched since March 20 for Dinwiddie’s fans to use Cred. The platform lets users earn interest on stablecoins and other crypto assets, with the company advertising a 10% annual interest rate. Lending is also …

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Italian Bank Opens Bitcoin Trading to 1.2 Million During Lockdown

Growing crypto adoption and the COVID-19 outbreak has encouraged Italy’s Banco Sella to launch a Bitcoin trading service The trading is conducted via the bank’s Hype platform, with the bank acting as an intermediary to mitigate against potential security risks with cryptocurrency exchanges. With the country in lockdown and everyone stuck at home, the bank …

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Jeffrey Wernick on Cointelegraph China Focus

Welcome to Cointelegraph China Focus. Focus is a new talk show series launched by Cointelegraph China that covers the hottest topics from around the world. Cointelegraph China Focus invites blockchain industry leaders from all around the globe to participate in discussions. The show is hosted by Vadim Krekotin, the co-founder and CEO of Cointelegraph China. …

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MakerDAO Launches Bounty Program to Get a Foothold in Blockchain Gaming

MakerDAO, the organization behind the Dai (DAI) stablecoin, is making a bid for Dai to serve as a “real parameter” of dollar-pegged value for video game economies. As blockchain and crypto gain increasing traction with the gaming industry, MakerDAO argues nonetheless that “soft currencies” for in-game economies “don’t always feel authentic.” In a March 11 …

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