Aptos and Thala Join Forces to Power Next Generation of DeFi
The Aptos Foundation has partnered with Thala Labs to launch a next generation decentralized finance fund, aimed at boosting the DeFi ecosystem on the Aptos L1.
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The Aptos Foundation has partnered with Thala Labs to launch a next generation decentralized finance fund, aimed at boosting the DeFi ecosystem on the Aptos L1.
Chase has reportedly intervened on behalf of its UK customers, by banning any cryptocurrency-related transactions.
Polygon founder, Sandeep Nailwal, has taken to Celo’s governance forum to propose the use of Polygon’s CDK for its new Ethereum layer 2, which would mean abandoning original plans to use the OP Stack.
The next instalment of Binance Labs' well-known incubation program has arrived, with 12 projects accepted. Said projects span multiple verticals, including DeFi, GameFi, AI, and Infrastructure.
Cardano (ADA) has fallen far from historical levels of attention and interest within the blockchain industry, but it still holds a sizable market capitalization, as highlighted by Nansen CEO, Alex Svanevik.
Changpeng Zhao took to X (Twitter) in an attempt to dispel allegations around a supposed $250 million loan he had taken from BAM Management.
The latest installment in Ben Armstrong and Hit Network’s ongoing saga has seen the former accuse the latter of making death threats, alongside a call to his followers to donate crypto to help fund the influencer’s legal battles.
Aptos’ latest announcement typifies its commitment to having a positive impact, not only on the blockchain ecosystem, but also on the wider world and its environment.
Ethereum layer-2, Metis, has announced a $5 million incentive program, aimed at boosting and expanding the decentralized finance ecosystem on the Metis Network.
In an effort to make Bitcoin exposure more accessible to institutional investors, Nomura, the largest investment bank in Japan, has launched its own Bitcoin Adoption fund via its crypto subsidiary, Laser Digital
Backed by the likes of SBI Holdings and Standard Chartered, Zodia Custody, which raised some $36 million earlier in 2023, is reportedly partnering with OpenEden to bring staking and yield opportunities to institutional customers.
Hot on the heels of allegations and an arrest made around JPEX exchange, reports are emerging of Hong Kong police visiting other cryptocurrency organizations in the jurisdiction.
A recent post on X (Twitter) confirms a mistake in Hedera’s code. In particular, regarding Hedera’s V39 mainnet release in July 2023, which resulted in no network fees being allocated toward staking rewards.
Financial giant, Ant Group, is reportedly planning to roll back on its investment into crypto venture capital fund, A&T Capital, just months after its founding partner was allegedly accused of sexual harassment of several women, including A&T employees.
Toncoin’s TON has seen a staggering 38% price increase over the past week, ostensibly driven by the recent announcement of TON Space, from Telegram.
Both Polkadot’s largest community in China, and the founder of a now-shuttered project, have taken to social media to voice their concerns about one of the largest ecosystems in the industry by market capitalization.
Hong Kong’s latest warning to consumers, regarding cryptocurrency, urges caution toward crypto firms using terms like ‘banks’ and ‘deposits’ in their literature.
Reports are claiming that Japan will allow startups in its jurisdiction to offer investors virtual assets and cryptocurrency, in place of traditional funding methods.
Following a warning from Hong Kong’s regulator over “suspicious features” offered by the crypto exchange, as well as its unlicensed nature, JPEX is reported to have undertaken further unexplained moves…
Advancing Web3’s presence in the region, Circle, the issuer of the well-known USDC centralized stablecoin, has partnered with ride-hailing app, Grab, to bring Web3 experiences to Singaporean customers.
Multinational brewery, BrewDog, has partnered with Web3 startup, Degen Distillery, to launch the world’s first ‘crowd-created’ spirits brand.
We take a look at some of the biggest names in the blockchain industry, from Vitalik Buterin to Justin Sun, and dive deep into their personal portfolios with the help of leading on-chain analytics platform, Arkham Intelligence.
As reported by @WuBlockchain, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a statement warning against use of cryptocurrency exchange, JPEX, and accusing it of offering “suspicious features”.
Lazarus Group has been pointed to as the culprit behind CoinEx’ recent hack, less than a month after its attack on major crypto-gambling platform, Stake.com
According to CEO, Brian Armstrong, Coinbase will follow Binance in integration of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, with a view to providing faster BTC transactions to consumers at lower costs.
Cryptocurrency exchange, CoinEx, may be the latest high-profile victim of malicious on-chain activity, with various Twitter accounts pointing to more than $27 million in suspicious token outflows.
Following the trend of cryptocurrency ETF applications, Franklin Templeton, which boasts some $1.5 in assets under management, has filed for a spot Bitcoin ETF.
MetaMask Snaps, the public version launch for which was announced on September 12, stands to revolutionize the way in which users interact with the blockchain ecosystem, allowing external developers to build on one of the most-used applications in the industry.
The public-version launch of MetaMask Snaps, which allows external developers to build features for the wallet, has finally arrived and could stand to usher in a new paradigm of wallet-based innovation in the industry.
Ben Armstrong is looking to move away from his BitBoy Crypto origins, establishing new accounts using his own name, and looking to proliferate the tag, #BitBoyIsDead.
LayerZero founder, Brian Pellegrino, has issued a cutting response on X (Twitter) to FTX’s recently filed lawsuit.
Leading Dex, Sushi, will be launching its v2 AMM product on Aptos’ network, as part of its expansion across the blockchain ecosystem.
Marques Brownlee, whose YouTube channel has an audience of more than 17 million, posted a recent video in which he issues a harsh review of Solana’s Saga crypto-phone, which is currently available for some $599.
The Pudgy Pengiuns NFT collection has been expanding its ecosystem and community, typified by the announcement of Pudgies’ IRL presence at North America’s largest night market
For reasons yet to be determined, Binance NFT is abandoning both its Sandbox NFT staking initiative, along with the platform’s support for Polygon MATIC NFTs.
File-sharing blockchain network, LBRY, is fighting back against the SEC, following a renewed confidence in the industry’s ability to push back against the SEC’s crackdown.
GAM3S.GG’s $2 million investment round will help the platform both grow its superapp, and achieve its ultimate goal of bringing 100 million users to the blockchain gaming vertical.
The FBI has identified the recent Stake.com hack as the latest exploit conducted by North Korean hacker cell, Lazarus Group
Chronicle, which currently secures more than $5 billion is emerging from the MakerDAO ecosystem, opening services to all of decentralized finance.
Buterin collaborated with other blockchain researchers to publish the piece, which discusses the pros and cons of privacy-centric project, Privacy Pools
One very unfortunate individual’s loss of more than $24 million in stETH and rETH serves as a harrowing reminder of the dangers of phishing scams
Google has updated its cryptocurrency policy to allow NFT Games to advertise, excluding those that promote gambling activities
According to an announcement from SBI Holdings, SBI Remit Co. will become the first in Japan to use “XRP as a bridge between two legal currencies”.
Visa announced that its stablecoin settlement capabilities will expand beyond Ethereum, to cover scalability-focused L1, Solana.
Leading self-custody wallet, MetaMask, today launched a new ‘Sell’ feature, allowing users to convert their digital assets to traditional currencies such as USD and GBP.
According to data from Shibariumscan.io, Shiba Inu’s recently-launched L2 endeavor, Shibarium, has crossed the 1 million wallet threshold.
Nima Capital has reportedly dumped some 9 million SYN tokens across two transactions and in less than a minute, thereby breaking a liquidity provisioning agreement and sending the token’s price downward
A strategic business agreement between the South Korean KEB Hana Bank, and well-known crypto custodian, BitGo, has emerged in the midst of Korea Blockchain Week
Hedera mainnet’s latest milestone sees the network break through the 20 billion transaction mark, according to Hederatxns.com
The world’s largest crypto-casino has reportedly experienced a major security breach, leading to large sums of cryptocurrency, across Ethereum, Polygon and BNB Chain, being drained from the platform’s wallets.
According to local media, South Korea is looking to strengthen its sanctions against North Korean neighbors with a revised version of a bill announced in November 2022.
In this ecosystem update, we take a look at the Hedera Network’s most recent news, updates, metrics, and more.
Binance’s latest departure revolves around Mayur Kamat, its Global Head of Product, and is only the latest in a growing list of executives leaving the company.
In what is reportedly the first time the information has been publicly identified, Arkham Intelligence has now made Grayscale’s on-chain holdings viewable via its platform.
BitBoy Crypto’s official YouTube channel posted an emotional video of Ben Armstrong, looking to clarify recent controversies and asking for “forgiveness”
An email received by a member of the BSC News team on August 31 seems to provide further information around Kroll/BlockFi’s recent customer data breach
Recent hours have seen major cryptocurrency assets, including ETH and BTC, retracing upward moves made in the wake of Grayscale’s victory over the SEC.
PancakeSwap v3 has launched on Coinbase’s Base Network, bringing its intuitive UI and competitive fees to the recently launched Ethereum layer2
In a double-dose of positive news for the blockchain world, a New York court has dismissed a proposed lawsuit against Uniswap, whilst Judge Polk Failla dubs ETH a commodity
The reported departure of APAC Head, Leon Foong, could constitute a serious blow to the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, as it battles against multiple regulators
A sharp increase in the volume of ETH staked for network validation, over recent months, has pushed the proportion of Ethereum-staked beyond 22% of circulating supply.
With Bitcoin ordinals taking center stage earlier this year, projects like Stacks are looking to double-down on interest in the world’s largest cryptocurrency, and build the foundations needed to allow a functionality-rich Bitcoin ecosystem…
Grayscale has emerged victorious in its case against the SEC, regarding its previous application for a Bitcoin ETF, sending positive shockwaves through the industry
On August 28, the SEC filed a sealed motion that would allow it to file documents whilst keeping them hidden from the public.
Leading DEX, PancakeSwap’s latest update involves the launch of perpetuals on Arbitrum
Investors should be aware of just how concentrated a token’s circulating supply is. If whales choose to sell their large token holdings, price drops can often follow…
Data from analytics platform, Arkham Intelligence, points to more than 13 million BLUR tokens sent to exchange deposit addresses in the last 24 hours.
A hand-picked selection of some of the most significant cryptocurrency developments to watch, all expected this week…
According to Wu Blockchain, OnlyFans’ financial report points to the company’s accrual of nearly $20 million worth of Ethereum
The @pepecoineth Twitter account has issued a response to controversies from earlier this week that caused a sharp fall in the memecoin’s price
Interest rates are unlikely to be reduced any time soon, in light of comments made by Jerome Powell in a speech today
Despite a rough period for the cryptocurrency markets, tokens like $SUI, $DYDX, $TON have been leading profits and recovery
Coinbase’s Neutrality Principles for Base Network are designed to ensure the ecosystem remains unbiased, and in-keeping with the blockchain ethos.
Hot on the heels of recent launches across multiple chains, PancakeSwap has now added support for the up-and-coming Linea blockchain
In May 2021, Dogecoin’s $DOGE hit all-time highs of around $0.58. What would it take to see this again?
Leading DeFi protocol, 1inch, has launched its products on Base Network, providing users with access to lower costs and higher transaction speeds
Aptos launched in the midst of a vicious cryptocurrency bear market, back in October 2022. However, wider blockchain headwinds do not seem to have stymied this competing Move-based layer-1 blockchain.
Binance Labs has announced an investment into Pendle Finance - a protocol designed to allow the tokenization and trading of yield.
A group of investors, who reportedly lost some $12 million, have filed a lawsuit against Atomic Wallet, claiming that insufficient information was provided and that the wallet-provider failed to notify police.
Elon Musk said that Twitter/X is a “dog & Doge friendly place!” in reply to his mother, Maye Musk
Lawyers of Ripple leadership figures have alerted the court that said figures will be unavailable through April 1 to April 14, 2024 - dates that happen to coincide with the build-up to next year’s Bitcoin Halving…
Terra’s website has been temporarily shutdown, following a compromise over the weekend that involved phishing attacks
Aptos has announced a partnership with South-Korean game publisher, NEOWIZ, and Web3-gaming platform, Intella X, to reshape the blockchain gaming industry.
Binance Labs has invested in Delphinus Lab - a leading infrastructure provider in the zkWASM space, aimed at growing the universe of Web3 applications.
Total Value Locked in most-all blockchain ecosystems has been falling across the board. Hedera, however, has continued to grow its locked value and activity, despite market headwinds.
The latest development in Sam Bankman-Fried’s high-profile court saga sees his lawyers take issue with the resources afforded the defendant
$ALGO, the cryptocurrency once dubbed “a great technology” by Gary Gensler of the SEC, has slumped to all-time low prices amidst yesterday’s crypto downturn
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been granted its request to file a motion to appeal July 13’s decision that XRP did not constitute a security in historical instances of public sale.
Two giants in the NFT sector, Magic Eden and Polygon, have collaborated to launch a $1 million creator fund to further boost the MATIC-NFT ecosystem
Linera, a blockchain that provides scalability using a technology called Microchains, has raised an additional $6 million in VC funding, bringing its total to $12 million
ZetaChain has raised $27 million from investors such as Blockchain.com, and CMT Digital, with a view to bringing true interoperability to the blockchain ecosystem
Base Network hacker drains 471 ETH from RocketSwap and creates memecoin, $LoveRCKT, with the stolen funds
Jacobi Asset Management has launched Europe’s first spot Bitcoin ETF in Amsterdam, having been approved in 2021
PancakeSwap has expanded its offering to cover Ethereum L2, Arbitrum One, on the back of its recent launch on zkSync Era.
The Shiba Inu ($SHIB) memecoin reached all-time highs of $0.000075 in October 2021. What would a $100 investment look like if the token climbed 33% higher, and how likely is that to happen?
Top crypto payments provider, CoinsPaid, was robbed of $37 million after hackers tricked an employee into downloading malicious software during a fake job interview
Aptos Labs has announced an official partnership with Microsoft, with a view to expanding Web3 accessibility the world over
Blur took the NFT market by storm, after its launch in October 2022. We take a look at how the industry’s most prolific NFT marketplace has fared in 2023 thus far…
unshETH has completed a $3.3 million seed round featuring high profile investors such as Soma Capital and MH Ventures