Author: Joshua Mapperson

Australia’s eSafety Commissioner touts blockchain as a solution to trolls

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Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant has suggested a blockchain-powered ID solution could help tackle cyber abuse and trolling while allowing users to maintain a level of anonymity. Speaking to New South Whales media outlet The Sydney Morning Herald, Grant Read More

EDM star Deadmau5 teams up with Mad Dog Jones on NFT art collection

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EDM star Deadmau5 has partnered with digital artist Michah Dowbak — aka Mad Dog Jones — to release two NFT art collections on the Winklevoss-owned Nifty Gateway today.  pic.twitter.com/H2cGuoB1M0 — Goat lord (@deadmau5) January 12, 2021 The artworks have already Read More

MetaMask wants institutions to wade into DeFi with new enterprise version

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Ethereum wallet MetaMask is seeking to attract institutional investors into the decentralized finance sector with the soon-to-be-launched institutional-grade version. The popular wallet, with more than 1 million monthly active users, introduced token swaps in October this year, and is now Read More

The Bitcoin price has only been higher than now for 12 days in its history

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The Bitcoin (BTC) price, which is currently sitting at $16,320, has only been at this level or higher for 12 days in the coin’s entire 4,332-day history, representing just 0.28% of the cryptocurrency’s life. Crypto analytics platform Messari published data Read More

Blockchain firm to allow users to buy trips on Viator with crypto

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Australian-based blockchain company ShareRing has partnered with Tripadvisor experience marketplace Viator to allow users to pay for almost 400,000 tourism experiences with a variety of cryptocurrencies. The ShareRing platform, built on Tendermint, will allow users to book, register, and pay Read More

Australian government’s digital business plan includes $5M for blockchain

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The Australian government this week unveiled its $574 million Digital Business Plan that includes seven-figure grants for distributed ledger technology initiatives.  Announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison ahead of next week’s Federal Government budget, the plan outlines $4.95 million in Read More

FinCEN director warns banks about cryptocurrency risk exposure

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The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) director Kenneth Blanco has warned banks to think seriously about their cryptocurrency risk exposure. During the virtual 2020 ACAMS anti-money laundering Conference in Las Vegas this week, Blanco discussed the obligations of banks Read More

Coinbase Pro passes gas fees to users as ETH miner revenue hits 5 year high

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Ethereum miners’ hourly revenue has hit a five-year record, with fees currently bringing in 2,275 ETH ($880K) per hour. The spike was triggered by yesterday’s announcement that Uniswap would airdrop it’s governance token UNI to past users of the decentralized Read More

13,000 DeFi users have already claimed Uniswap’s new UNI token

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Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Uniswap’s governance protocol token UNI went live on Ethereum earlier today. The community showed immediate support for the new token with Uniswap’s Twitter announcement garnering over 1.2 thousand likes in the first 90 minutes. 150 million Read More