Author: Samuel Haig

DeFi deja vu as another stealth Andre Cronje project launches

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Yearn Finance creator Andre Cronje quietly published his third protocol to GitHub since August on October 19, dubbed Keep3r Network.  Despite the lack of a formal launch announcement, and Keep3r’s documentation stating the protocol is in beta, over-exuberant investors once Read More

CipherTrace gives officials tips on how to uncover criminals’ crypto caches

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Blockchain forensics firm CipherTrace has published comprehensive guidance to assist law enforcement officials in identifying signs of cryptocurrency use when carrying out criminal investigations. The report notes that the U.S. Department of Treasury has identified a “consistent decrease in reported Read More

Billionaire UK newspaper owner calls DeFi technology ‘revolutionary’

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Alexander Lebedev, the owner of U.K. newspapers Evening Standard and The Independent, along with Russian publication Novaya Gazeta, has spoken glowingly of the potential for cryptocurrency and smart contracts to revolutionize finance. In an extensive 1800 word opinion piece published Read More

Legal firms sling mud in $8.3M Tezos settlement fees battle

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Negotiations between six legal firms over $8.3 million in attorney’s fees awarded from Tezos’ $25 million class-action settlement has descended into “unseemly mudslinging,” according to lawyers representing Block & Leviton LLP (B&L) and Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP. The $25 Read More

GM and Honda publish specs for decentralized electric car charging network

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The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) has launched a global standard for integrating blockchain technology into a decentralized vehicle charging network. The storage of excess energy generated by wind or solar is a big problem for the renewable energy industry Read More

Venezuela trials ‘decentralized stock exchange’ that’s open to the world

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Venezuela’s National Securities Superintendency has given the go-ahead for a 90-day pilot of a crypto-powered “decentralized stock exchange” in the country that aims to have a global reach despite international sanctions.  Cointelegraph Espanol reports that news of the Decentralized Stock Read More

Hacker steals $15m after degens pile into unreleased Yearn Finance project

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The decentralized finance (DeFi) community’s insatiable appetite for unaudited code has once again ended in tears and the loss of millions. Eminence, an unfinished “economy for a gaming multiverse” being built by Yearn Finance’s Andre ‘I test in production’ Cronje, Read More

Upstart Bitcoin Cash challenger BCHN gains miner majority ahead of fork

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The potential Bitcoin Cash fork in November is looking increasingly likely, with 63% of the last 1,000 BCH blocks being mined using the community’s breakaway Bitcoin Cash Node (BCHN) implementation. BCHN appears to be ahead on multiple fronts. According to Read More

South Australian food and wine tracing platform teams up with Hedera

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The Australian government-backed agricultural supply chain platform Entrust has announced it will operate on Hedera Hashgraph — a distributed ledger platform claiming a transactional throughput of 10,000 transactions per second. South Australia’s premier, Steven Marshall, officially launched Entrust on September Read More

The Bahamas will launch a digital Central Bank ‘Sand Dollar’ in October

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The Bahamas is gunning to become the first country in the world to roll-out a state-backed virtual currency nationwide, and has announced it will launch a central bank-issued cryptocurrency during October. The assistant manager of eSolutions at the Central Bank Read More

Bakkt Bitcoin futures smashes daily volume record by 36%

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Bakkt, a regulated platform for crypto asset custody and trading owned by Intercontinental Exchange, has reported record daily trading volumes for its physically-settled Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts. On September 16, Bakkt announced that more than $200 million worth of BTC Read More

Curve, Aave, Synthetix and 7 others join Global DeFi Alliance

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Huobi’s decentralized finance (DeFi) consortium — dubbed the Global DeFi Alliance — has welcomed 10 new members — bringing its total membership to 15. The new members comprise DeFi heavyweights Curve Finance, Aave, Synthetix, Balancer, Loopring, Zapper, Zerion, Bitpie, Mykey, Read More