How the NFT market leveraged blockchain tech for explosive growth

It’s fun to talk about nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, because they are the perfect example of how the impact of blockchain technology in people’s lives goes way beyond the financial...

Top NFT galleries to visit in-person in 2021

As restrictions seem to be easing for many, people who are looking to leave their houses and discover their region or country can ride the nonfungible token (NFT) wave with...

Bitcoin Taproot upgrade finally locked-in, activation set for November

The Taproot upgrade has achieved the first significant milestone on the road to activation as 90% of the Bitcoin (BTC) mining hash rate signaled for the protocol improvement within the...

Pronouncements from the G-7 allow green fintech to flourish

After debating the issue for over eight years, the secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mathias Cormann, welcomed a historic international agreement by G-7 finance ministers...

IBM contributes blockchain platform code to Hyperledger to drive enterprise blockchain adoption

The global blockchain technology market size is projected to reach $72 billion in the next five years. In order to ensure this growth, however, blockchain solution providers must continue to...

An NFT of the photo that inspired Dogecoin just sold for $4M

Dogecoin has seen significant attention in 2021 in tandem with its dramatic price rise. Capitalizing on this rise in attention, someone sold a non-fungible token (NFT) of the picture on...

Solo dev ‘Dreesus’ on making a memecoin legit

You might not know Dreesus, but if you’ve been following crypto the last few months you’re likely familiar with his work.Following the launch of his Simple Cool Automatic Money ($SCAM)...

Miami stakes the claim to become the world’s Bitcoin and crypto capital

As Miami comes down from the “high” of having hosted the “largest-ever” Bitcoin event, it seems reasonable to ask: Does the Sunshine State’s entrepot really have what it takes to...

Roubini and Taleb tell CoinGeek conference data matters, not tokens

Economist Nouriel Roubini and former risk analyst Nassim Taleb took aim at crypto at the CoinGeek conference this week, while the always controversial Craig Wright boasted that the BSV blockchain...

Bitcoin interest drops in China amid crackdown on social media and miners

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise...

Pantera Capital and Arrington XRP Capital lead $5.8M Unbound Finance raise

Cryptocurrency asset managers Pantera Capital and Arrington XRP Capital have co-led a $5.8 million private investment round for Unbound Finance, an up-and-coming DeFi treasury protocol for pooled tokens. The funds will...

Fantom to pilot blockchain-based IT solutions in Uzbekistan

The Fantom Foundation has announced a joint venture with AG Mentors Group headed by former Uzbekistan Deputy Prime Minister Elyar Ganiev.According to the announcement published on the Fantom Blog on...

Is a new decentralized internet, or Web 3.0, possible?

The time has come to fight against the dominance of the internet giants. In Europe, various regulations have been announced that aim to force these giants to respect more healthy...

Bitcoin and Ethereum transaction fees sink 95% from all-time highs

The cost of using the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains is on the rapid decline, as evidenced by a 93%–95% reduction in average transaction fees over the past couple of months.Fees are...

Dfinity founder takes aim at Ethereum’s complex layer-two solutions

Dominic Williams, the founder of Dfinity and its Internet Computer, has slammed the scaling solutions put forward by Polkadot and Ethereum for offering a disjointed user experience.The self-described “blockchain maximalist”...

Kraken launches Kusama Parachain Auction platform as KSM defies downtrend

U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has announced a “first-of-its-kind” Parachain Auction Platform enabling clients to participate directly from the exchange.In a blog post on June 8, Kraken revealed the new platform...

Concordium aims to end the era of anonymity in crypto industry

The anonymity of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies is a hot topic in the crypto space. While the transactions are open to track in a public blockchain, it is challenging...

Ripple publishes proposal for federated sidechains to keep main ledger lean

Ripple's developers have been engaging with feedback and suggestions that they expand the XRP Ledger, or XRPL, to integrate functionalities such as smart contracts. The latter have become a major...

World Economic Forum releases policy toolkit for DeFi regulations

With regulated decentralized finance (reg-DeFi) becoming a topic of discussion within and outside the crypto space, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a policy toolkit on DeFi.According to a...

Polkadot creator Gavin Wood proposes June 15 for first Kusama parachain auction

Polkadot and Kusama creator Gavin Wood has published a tentative schedule for the much-anticipated Kusama parachain slot auctions.  According to a blog post posted on Tuesday, the first parachain auction...