Blockchain

Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Goldentree Is Reportedly Adding Bitcoin to Its Balance Sheet

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The hedge fund Goldentree, a firm with $41 billion in assets under management (AUM) has reportedly added the leading crypto asset bitcoin to its balance sheet. Unnamed sources detail that the American asset management firm leveraged bitcoin to diversify from traditional debt investment strategies. The wealth management firm allegedly has been looking …

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Digital Ticket Stubs: New York Knicks Launch Team’s First NFT Collection

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On Tuesday, the New York Knickerbockers, in partnership with Sweet, launched the NBA team’s first-ever non-fungible token (NFT) collection. The NFTs feature limited edition digitally designed 3D game tickets made specifically for the Atlantic Division basketball team. With less than 24 hours left on the auction, the Knicks’ NFT sale has sold …

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The future of DeFi is spread across multiple blockchains

Long stuck in the shadows of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) finally took hold of the market in 2020 during the decentralized finance summer. Designed to recreate traditional financial systems with fewer middlemen, DeFi is now being used across lending, borrowing, and the buying and selling of tokens. The majority of these decentralized applications (DApps) are …

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Central Bank of Ireland Governor Talks Crypto, Praises ‘Secure, Decentralized’ Technology

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Gabriel Makhlouf, the governor of the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), has published a blog post in which he shares his views on the digitalization of finance. While echoing concerns expressed by his counterparts regarding cryptocurrencies, the official has also highlighted some of their positives. </strong> Don’t Ignore the Positive Elements of …

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US–Japan digital trade deal should include crypto: American think tank

Sale Lilly and Scott W. Harold of the American policy think tank Rand Corporation have called on the United States and Japan to include crypto in the bilateral digital trade agreement between both nations. In an opinion piece published in the Nikkei Asia on Wednesday, Rand Corporation analysts put forward arguments supporting their clamor for …

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Fireblocks Custody Company Raises $310 Million, Reaches $2 Billion Valuation

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Fireblocks, a blockchain infrastructure firm, raised $310 million in its most recent funding round, reaching a valuation of $2 billion. The company, which specializes in the custody of digital assets, is interested in bringing traditional assets to the blockchain realm. Fireblocks expects this trend of digitalization to keep growing in the recent …

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How crypto can modernize the world of lending

Lending has been around in some form for thousands of years — dating back to ancient civilizations where farmers would borrow seeds and use crops as repayment. The arrival of fiat currencies transformed the way economies were run back then. Indeed, you could argue that we’re seeing such a seismic shift now as cryptocurrencies become …

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Crypto Companies Establish Presence, Hire Talent in Ireland

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>With a friendly attitude towards financial innovation, the Republic of Ireland has become a desired destination for fintech businesses that need unimpeded access to the common European market. Cryptocurrency companies have been opening offices in the EU member state with some well-known players now looking to hire local talent. </strong> Major Crypto …

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French Central Bank Conducts Fifth Experiment on Tunisia CBDC

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The French central bank, Banque de France (BOF), recently carried out its fifth experiment on the Central Bank of Tunisia (CBT)’s central bank digital currency (CBDC). According to a statement from BOF, the latest experiment is part of the banks’ joint effort to create conditions that are “conducive to a better inclusion …

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Polygon launches blockchain gaming and NFT studio

Ethereum (ETH) infrastructure developer Polygon has spun off a new subsidiary to advance its work in blockchain gaming and nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, offering further insight into the company’s long-term growth strategy. The newly formed Polygon Studios has three core objectives: establish Polygon’s position as the leader in decentralized gaming; create a brand that attracts …

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