Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has signed a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, with the government of Kazakhstan to bolster “virtual asset market development” in the central Asian country.  The signing of the MOU, which is between Binance and Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry, took place on Wednesday during Changpang Zhao’s official visit
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Although Web3 has become a sort of buzzword in the cryptocurrency community, its application and utility extend far beyond the world of blockchain, according to Polkadot founder Gavin Wood.  In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Wood talked about Web3 applications and whether the all-encompassing concept
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In a new development for East Asia, Japanese crypto exchange Bitbank announced a partnership with financial holding company Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings with the goal of establishing Japan Digital Asset Trust (JADAT).  According to an announcement sent to Cointelegraph on Tuesday, JADAT will be created to offer custodial services along with auditing and wallet insurance.
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Reporting from the inaugural day of the Blockchain Hub Davos 2022 conference, Cointelegraph’s editor-in-chief, Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr hosted a panel discussion centred around decentralized finance (DeFi) titled ‘Programmable Money is Here — and It’s Changing the World as We Know It’. Panelists included Chief Partnership Officer of SwissBorg, Alexander Fazel; Global Markets Lead of Kraken
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Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of cross-border payments company Ripple, spoke during a panel discussion Monday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Garlinghouse, who also occupies a role as a member of the company’s board of directors, commented on a wide range of topics, most notably the current status of regulation in the United States versus
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Blockchains have relied on proof-of-work (PoW) validation since their inception. Yet the PoW consensus proved to be unsustainable with its high energy usage and its need for fast, powerful hardware creating high barriers to entry. That’s why blockchains are adopting proof-of-stake consensus algorithms (PoS), where those wanting to earn rewards don’t have to compete against
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When choosing any blockchain for minting NFTs, such as Ethereum for NFT development, ensure the robustness of its smart contracts, check the blockchain’s fee structure, security measures and transaction speed, and assess the possibility of forking. In the cryptocurrency market, NFTs are a significant niche. They provide further exposure to cryptocurrencies for people who might
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Over the past nine days, Bitcoin’s (BTC) daily closing price fluctuated in a tight range between $28,700 and $31,300. The May 12 collapse of TerraUSD (UST), previously the third-largest stablecoin by market cap, negatively impacted investor confidence and the path for Bitcoin’ price recovery seems clouded after the Nasdaq Composite stock market index plunged 4.7%
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Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has released a new tool to track transactions across Decentralized Finance protocols and multiple blockchains. Chainalysis launched a beta version of its Storyline software on May 18. Touted as a “Web3-native blockchain analysis tool,” Storyline aims to track and visualize smart contract transactions with a focus on nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and
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Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has launched a $600 million fund dedicated to gaming startups with a focus on Web3 saying it believes “games infrastructure and technologies will be key building blocks of the Metaverse.” Dubbed “GAMES FUND ONE” the fund will invest in three main areas: game studios, consumer applications which support player
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Financial commentator Frances Coppola is convinced that algorithmic stablecoins such as TerraUSD (UST) will always be vulnerable to sudden collapses, no matter how much the technology improves.  “They can improve their game theory, they can improve their risk assessment, but I think there will still always be some states of the world that they won’t
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The United States Department of Justice may move forward on a criminal prosecution case against a U.S. citizen who allegedly violated sanctions through cryptocurrency. According to a Friday opinion filing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the unnamed individual who is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Justice Department allegedly
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