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Former Visa exec joins Crypto.com to drive Latin American market

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The cryptocurrency industry welcomes another high-profile executive from traditional finance. Filomena Ruffa, a former vice president of innovation and strategic partnerships at Visa’s Latin America division, has joined Crypto.com to expand the company’s Latin American market. According to an Oct. Read More

ConSensys collaborates with Banque de France digital euro partner

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Ethereum software firm ConsenSys has just sealed its sixth central bank digital currency project. On Oct. 28, the blockchain organization announced that it will be collaborating with Société Générale Forge on experiments for a digital euro. Société Générale Forge is the Read More

MicroStrategy’s crypto holdings may be paying off more than its business

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Business intelligence firm MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin investment is paying off in a big way, with an estimated $100 million in profit.  According to data published Oct. 27 by independent crypto researcher Kevin Rooke, MicroStrategy has earned more from its Bitcoin (BTC) Read More

DeFi devs may save months of work with OpenZeppelin’s operations platform

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OpenZeppelin, a blockchain software company known for developing one of the most used implementations of the Ethereum ERC-20 contract, announced on Tuesday the release of a developer suite called Defender. The tool helps automate many of the development operations associated Read More

Spotify competitor Audius airdrops $8M of tokens to users and artists

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The crypto-powered Spotify competitor Audius has retroactively distributed 50 million of its native AUDIO tokens to artists and listeners using the platform. The distribution came alongside the launch of the AUDIO governance token on the Audius mainnet, with 5% of Read More

Exit scams and regulations disrupt global darknet markets

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A report published by blockchain forensics firm CipherTrace has detailed significant disruptions to the clandestine darknet marketplace sector following a spate of exit scams during recent months.  Despite opportunities for new marketplaces to capture the users of the now-defunct platforms, Read More

Kenya’s central bank exploring CBDCs due to ‘mushrooming’ of private cryptos

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The Central Bank of Kenya, or CBK, has reportedly started discussions with international central banks to explore the possibility of entering the central bank digital currency space. CBK governor Dr. Patrick Njoroge told reporters during Georgetown’s DC Fintech week that: Read More

The future of NFTs in DeFi: A conversation with Aavegotchi’s Jesse Johnson

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Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), once the red-headed stepchild to more popular smart contract implementations, are finally beginning to have their day in the sun.  Average purchase prices of NFTs on peer-to-peer exchanges are rising sky-high. Six-figure sales are no longer uncommon. Read More

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, XLM

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Hot on the heels of Paypal’s crypto adoption, JPMorgan’s Global Markets Strategy division released a report detailing how Bitcoin (BTC) could offer “considerable” upside “if it competes more intensely with gold as an ‘alternative’ currency.” According to the analysts, the Read More

Commodity trading gets sweeter with blockchain-based sugar exchange

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The world’s largest sugar refinery, Al Khaleej Sugar, officially announced the application of blockchain technology in its recently launched sugar trading platform, DigitalSugar.io. Users of the UAE-based platform will trade the spot price of sugar via tokens tied to “up to Read More

How to build a crypto mining rig in 2020 to earn Bitcoin and Ether

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In a time of global crisis, a pandemic, and a generally unstable political and social environment, cryptocurrencies have shown remarkable stability. Moreover, the pandemic-induced economic downturn played into the hands of the industry by not only attracting professional cryptocurrency traders Read More