Antinalysis hung out to dry. Solana eclipses Uniswap. Alibaba’s auction action.
Top blockchain and crypto news: A darkweb stain is scrubbed away. Solana’s moment in the sun. Alibaba huddles with Tencent.
Solana hits all time high: GoSats launches bitcoin reward card
Solana hits all time high as GoSats launches bitcoin reward card
Solana leads altcoin surge as SOL price hits new all-time high to flip Uniswap
Solana price hits new record and enters top 10, beating Uniswap, following launch of blockchain communication bridge Wormhole and sellout debut of Degenerate Ape NFTs.
Polygon makes the case for scaling solutions after ETH 2.0
London hard fork is live and Ethereum users are hoping high gas fees will be a thing of the past. Will ETH improvements phase out layer-2 scaling protocols? Polygon’s co-founder thinks not.
AppWorks raises US$150M as it trains its sights on Southeast Asia
Taiwanese VC firm attracts big investors as it bets on future of region and staying-power of NFTs.
What are ‘Ethereum killers’ and what are their prospects with Eth2 under way?
With Ethereum 2.0 still in development, rival blockchains like Cardano, Binance Smart Chain, Solana and Polkadot are hot on Eth’s tail. Who might prevail, and why?
Largest hack in DeFi history; ADA hits two month high
Largest hack in DeFi history while ADA hits two month high
SEC seeks 1 million Slack messages from Ripple for XRP litigation
The US Securities and Exchange Commission wants to review ‘terabytes’ of Ripple’s Slack chats for evidence of XRP-related wrongdoing. How much is too much?
Unocoin offers bitcoin vouchers; Alonzo upgrade onboards users
Unocoin offers bitcoin vouchers as Alonzo upgrade onboards users
What is the regulatory outlook for virtual asset exchanges in Hong Kong and Singapore?
Singapore and Hong Kong are at the forefront of regulations over crypto exchanges, writes Vince Turcotte of Eventus Systems. Here’s why trade surveillance and risk management will be critical.
Ethereum rising: 3 reasons why Ether’s price could soon break $3,000
Will Google greenlighting US crypto ads, Ethereum’s London upgrade and clearer regulations pave the way for another Ether price rally?
How blockchain can bring litigation finance to small investors
Investing in litigation was once limited to the wealthy. But a lawsuit’s monetary potential can now be tokenized for sale to the masses. Is that a good idea?
Ethereum addresses using DeFi soar 65% to over 2.9M
The Ethereum ecosystem is continuing to see strong growth, with institutional capital ‘flooding’ into decentralized finance and decentralized autonomous organizations flourishing.
Blockchain applications that will change the world in the next 5 years
The next half decade will see mass adoption of decentralized technology, writes Max Kordek of Lisk. Here are the leading uses.
Will Facebook’s metaverse future transform how we live online?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a vision for metaverses — online worlds that one day will replace big parts of our offline lives. But some say that future is already here.
10 key blockchain developments in healthcare toward Covid-19 in 2021
Blockchain technology is part of the important work being done toward a safer and healthier world. Lucas Schweiger of Blockdata summarizes this year’s strides forward.
Crypto retirement plans are on the rise. Are they a good idea?
Tokenization is creating new ways to invest. 3 crypto firms are partnering to also offer crypto retirement portfolios and inheritance planning.
Battle for blockchain talent is heating up. What and where are the crypto jobs?
Flush with capital, blockchain and crypto firms are on a hiring spree. Here’s how the battle for crypto talent is playing out.
What’s Ethereum price outlook for the rest of 2021?
Ethereum’s future is top of mind for a group of fintech experts polled by Finders. Where do they think Ethereum prices are headed, and will Ethereum overtake Bitcoin?
Bit Mining pivots overseas; Ethereum creator joins ‘Stoner Cats’ cast
Bit Mining pivots overseas as Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin joins animated crypto series ‘Stoned Cats’ cast.
India issues CBDC update; Korea threatens to block exchanges
India updates its CBDC plans and Korea threatens to block exchanges
Ethereum in spotlight as prices recover, London hard fork looms and Paris conference closes
The cryptocurrency community is watching Ethereum closely, with the EthCC event in Paris having wrapped up, Ether prices showing new strength and the London upgrade just around the corner.
How Asia is leading the way for digital currencies
Despite growing global interest, CBDCs are not all at the same stage of development. Amit Ghosh of R3 explains how countries in Asia are paving the way.
Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum is more than DeFi. Is social media its next big use?
At EthCC in Paris, Ethereum’s boyish creator lays out a vision for the blockchain’s non-finance uses — like ridding social media of bots and fake news.
Why Thailand’s oldest bank is investing US$110 million in DeFi
In a special Q&A, Mukaya ‘Tai’ Panich of SCB 10X, the venture arm of Siam Commercial Bank, marvels at decentralized finance innovations. ‘Whatever traditional finance has, there’s a parallel version in DeFi.’
FTX crypto derivatives exchange closes record $900M Series B with $18B valuation
Fast-growing FTX just pulled off the largest-ever fundraise for a crypto exchange to date. Will heightened regulatory scrutiny lie in its near future?
E-CNY white paper released; Malaysia steamrolls mining rigs
E-CNY white paper explains how it will work with physical RMB while Malaysia steamrolls mining rigs.
How to solve the Bitcoin energy consumption problem
As the world grapples with crypto mining’s carbon footprint, Nischal Shetty of WazirX examines the technical and regulatory solutions.
How blockchain can transform social media | Part 2
Why is social media’s current centralization problematic, and what would a decentralized Twitter or Facebook look like?
Axie Infinity fans play their way to payday as game token prices soar
Play-to-earn game Axie Infinity has caught the blockchain community’s attention in the past few months as the price of its governance token has kept rising. Now it’s hit an all-time high, players are earning some serious money.
ICICI blocks crypto transfers; Korea banks to report crypto crime
ICICI blocks crypto transfers as South Korean banks are to report crypto crime.
Stablecoins promise much, but can they deliver?
As issuer Circle prepares to list and China sounds the alarm over speculation, the mood among regulators is mixed, despite stablecoins’ clear appeal to investors.
7 key developments in blockchain capital markets in 2021
In the second installment of a 2-part report, Lucas Schweiger of Blockdata examines the most notable current trends in blockchain and capital markets.
Korea crypto law applies to Binance; Samsung Next invests in Nifty’s
South Korean financial watchdog says the nation’s crypto laws will apply to foreign exchanges.
Korean banks extend crypto contracts; Axie Infinity tokens surge
Korean banks extend partnerships with crypto exchanges — for now. And also in Korea, how to earn crypto during bathroom breaks.
Gravity DEX brings DeFi into Cosmos network’s orbit
Cosmos’s DeFi capital pulling power is set to get stronger as Gravity DEX launches, with Gravity Bridge and the Emeris DeFi portal on the way.
Derivatives will be crypto’s ‘next big thing’ says 100x CEO
Crypto industry gets the ‘overleveraged’ label and authorities are cracking down on derivatives providers. Alexander Höptner of 100x believes the pushback foreshadows the industry’s next big thing — derivatives.
Delta variant spooking crypto markets? Fresh warning on crypto payments
Market dominance suggests that investors are flocking towards Bitcoin as Covid delta variant concerns hit markets. In Thailand, authorities remind the industry of their stance on cryptocurrency payments.
Hong Kong manga finds virtual home on blockchain as authorities silence publishers
NFTs offer haven as authors self-censor amid intensifying crackdown on free expression.
Special series: ‘Let’s get serious’ — how blockchain is revolutionizing payment systems
Though Dogecoin and NFTs dominate headlines, their underlying technology — blockchain — is transforming our world in more meaningful ways, according to authors Kosrow Dehnad and Joe Duncan.
Penalties for kimchi premium abusers; Digital yuan on trial again
Korea issues penalties for kimchi premium arbitrage as China holds its 15th digital yuan pilot trials.
How is blockchain going to disrupt capital markets?
In the first of a special two-part report, Lucas Schweiger of Blockdata explores what the future of capital markets could look like with blockchain-based infrastructure.
Ethereum: London calling. Will the SEC ever approve Bitcoin ETFs? Foreign miners reap rewards amid China crypto crackdown.
Top blockchain and crypto news: Ethereum upgrade, torque of the town. SEC in snafu over Bitcoin ETFs. Crypto miners flourish amid China fallout.
Meitu to lose big on BTC investments; SK banks warned over crypto laws
Chinese tech giant forecasts a US$17.3 million loss in its BTC investment as more musicians in Asia lean towards NFTs.
Will Basel Committee’s proposed rules for crypto banking fly?
The standards-setter for banks around the world wants to subject crypto like Bitcoin to higher capital requirements. What do industry players think?
How blockchain is giving rise to a growing ‘Crypto Nation’
Being a ‘crypto native’ involves much more than using Bitcoin and DeFi, writes Alvin Lee of DeGate DAO. It’s sharing core values like freedom and inclusion.
WazirX, Binance boost compliance procedures; Forkast speaks to FTX CEO
Crypto exchanges WazirX and Binance look to implement stronger compliance measures. Forkast News speaks with FTX founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried about crypto regulatory measures in Asia. Chinese district rewards residents with e-Yuan for counting footsteps. We’ll have more on these stories and other news shaping the cryptocurrency and blockchain world in this episode of […]
How to assess the maturity of a network and DeFi ecosystem
What does a fully functioning network with DeFi applications look like, and why is it important to assess? Garrette Furo of Cosmos explains.
FTX signs deal with Tom Brady; blockchain startup Nansen raises US$12M | The Daily Forkast
Demand for blockchain analytics is on the rise as FTX partners up with NFL superstar quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen.