EXCHANGES

Sony Invests in Security Token Platform Securitize

[ad_1] Japanese multinational group Sony has invested in Securitize through its venture capital fund SFV・GB L.P, which is co-managed by Sony Financial Ventures (SFV) and Global Brain. Securitize is a blockchain-oriented firm that helps businesses issue compliant security tokens. Sony Joins Nomura, MUFG, and Santander to Invest in Securitize The latest investment by SFV・GB an extension of Securitize’s recent funding round that raised over $14 from VC firms, including Nomura
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Wendy McElroy: The Narrative and Philosophy of Cryptocurrency

[ad_1] “The central banks of Britain, Japan, the euro zone, Sweden and Switzerland have grouped up to assess potential use cases for digital currencies. Talk of such currencies gained momentum after Facebook announced plans last year to introduce a cryptocurrency called libra,” – CNBC. In the light of such developments, it is evident that those who view crypto as an engine of freedom are losing control of the narrative. Also
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Mint Bot Allows Telegram Users to Tip People in Chat Rooms With Any SLP Token

[ad_1] A software developer recently launched a new Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tipping bot for Telegram chats that allows anyone to tip any SLP token using the application. The developer and Reddit user ‘Maxwell10206’ revealed the platform on Monday and people can join the Mint SLP Telegram chat group to learn more about the bot’s functionality. Also read: Crypto Employment Abounds With More Than 8,000 Jobs in 2020 SLP tokens
Business

Crypto Companies Adopt Features Similar to Banks (Only Better) to Drive Growth

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency exchange Deribit recently published an analysis explaining that cryptocurrency companies are racing to adopt financial services known from legacy finance. The post points out that all crypto companies, exchanges included, will soon offer users interest accounts, cost-effective ways to perform transactions, and tax services. Throughout his post, he explains why these features, along with others, will become a standard offering for exchanges in the next 2 years. Adoption is well
BLOCKCHAIN

Salesforce and Samsung Add to Earlier $35M Investment in Digital Asset

[ad_1] Venture arms for Salesforce and Samsung participated in a second Series C funding event for a startup called Digital Asset. After gathering $35 million in its first Series C raise that ended in December 2019, Digital Asset decided to run another round, a Feb. 4 press release read. This second Series C funding attracted investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and Salesforce Ventures, among others. “Salesforce Ventures and Samsung joining our Series
BLOCKCHAIN

Block.one Puts $200,000 Up for Grabs in Puzzle Smart Contract Challenge

[ad_1] Block.one announced a smart contract blockchain puzzle, touting a $200,000 prize for whoever figures it out. “In this challenge, participants must create an EOSIO Smart Contract which can store and invoke EVM (Solidity) Smart Contracts in a virtual Ethereum-like environment,” a Feb. 3 announcement on EOSIO’s DevPost detailed. EOSIO platformBuilt by a company known as Block.one, the EOSIO blockchain hosts the EOS crypto asset. As a delegated proof-of-stake blockchain touting smart
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Craig Wright’s ‘Bonded Courier’ Allegedly an Attorney Who Can’t Communicate

[ad_1] During the first week of February, the Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit continues with more tales about the alleged bonded courier. In mid-January, Craig Wright revealed a third party provided him with the necessary information to unlock an encrypted file he could not access previously. Now Wright is claiming attorney-client privilege over 11,000 documents and he also claims the bonded courier is a lawyer who cannot share any information with
BLOCKCHAIN

Binance Launchpad Reveals WazirX Sale Results

[ad_1] Binance Launchpad, as the name suggests, is Binance’s token launch platform, which has just announced WazirX’s token sale results. It is the first token sale of this year.  According to a Feb. 4 press release from Binance, there were 10,000 winning tickets held by a total of 9,033 winners. More than 20,000 users participated to try to win the lottery. Eventually, more than 136,000 tickets were claimed. Chances of winning
BLOCKCHAIN

Consensys Cuts Additional 14% of Staff, Aims to Split

[ad_1] Blockchain software company Consensys let go of an additional chunk of its staff while splitting its focus in two separate directions. Consensys cut its employee base down by 14%, the company announced on Feb. 4, according to a Reuters brief.  Headquartered in New York, Consensys has also decided to split the company. Part of the operation will continue in the software sector while the other part pursues investment endeavors, Reuters said. More
BUY/SELL

Traders Eyeing Next Key Support Zone if Bitcoin Price Goes Below $9K

[ad_1] Bitcoin’s price (BTC) action has been relatively uneventful, especially when compared against the explosive price action of last week when the digital asset stomped through the $9K barrier and rallied all the way $9,530 for a strong monthly close. Bitcoin daily price chart. Source: Coin360This week all of the attention seems to be oriented towards Tesla, who’s stock traded around $250 in late October and today topped $940, representing an