ConsenSys

JPMorgan, Mastercard lead $65M ConsenSys raise

ConsenSys, a prominent blockchain software company, has raised $65 million in strategic investments from major financial institutions including JPMorgan Chase, Mastercard and UBS, offering yet another sign that traditional finance is entering the crypto space. The investment round will aid ConsenSys in expanding its enterprise blockchain infrastructure solutions to enable more decentralized finance and Web …

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Poker Prospers in Blockchain’s Promising Landscape

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>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.</strong> Famed Game Puts Spotlight on Varied Blockchain Use Cases Although online betting and gaming were already widely popular before the emergence of blockchain, as …

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ConsenSys Grants Help Iranian Women Learn Solidity

Seven female coders from Iran got scholarships and graduated from a bootcamp of ConsenSys Academy, Ethereum startup incubator’s educational branch.  The scholarships, a part of ConsenSys’ global program to help developers start coding on the Ethereum blockchain, might provide additional opportunities for people in the country largely cut off from the international tech community.  Women …

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MetaMask wants institutions to wade into DeFi with new enterprise version

Ethereum wallet MetaMask is seeking to attract institutional investors into the decentralized finance sector with the soon-to-be-launched institutional-grade version. The popular wallet, with more than 1 million monthly active users, introduced token swaps in October this year, and is now looking to expand even further. Developers ConsenSys identified that DeFi protocols are currently too inefficient …

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SKALE Completes $5M Token Sale on ConsenSys’ Anti-Speculation Platform

The inaugural project on ConsenSys’ anti-speculation platform, Activate, has completed a token sale with roughly 4,000 investors from 90 countries, the companies announced Monday. Around 13,000 investors with a total capital pool of $57 million had expressed interest in the Ethereum scaling project SKALE. Around $43 million of that pool was from 4,300 investors who …

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A Day in the Life of an Ethereum 2.0 Validator

With Ethereum 2.0’s much-anticipated move to Proof-of-Stake getting closer, CoinDesk Research Analyst Christine Kim spoke with Ben Edgington and Vijay Michalik on what would-be validators need to know. “There are indeed responsibilities that come with [Ethereum 2.0 staking]. You can’t just stake and leave it. You need to run what we call a client or …

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Audius Rallies EDM Artists, Crypto VCs to Back Vision for Music Payments on Ethereum

Music is back on the blockchain.  Audius, a streaming service that connects music fans directly with artists, has raised $3.1 million in a strategic round co-led by Multicoin Capital and Blockchange Ventures, with participation from Pantera Capital and Coinbase Ventures.  Audius has now raised a total of $8.6 million as the platform prepares for prime …

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Irish Charity Receives $1.1M Grant to Build Blockchain Platform for Aid Distribution

Oxfam Ireland, a Belfast-based charity fighting global poverty, has received a €1 million ($1.1 million) grant to fund the next phase of a blockchain aid distribution project. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk …

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