RippleX, the developer arm of blockchain company Ripple has unveiled an exciting new development for XRP holders. Crossmark, a web wallet developed by Crossmark in collaboration with Ripple, offers a number of features similar to Ethereum’s popular MetaMask wallet. With Crossmark, the developers aim to revolutionize the way users interact with the XRP Ledger, providing
Cryptocurrencies must reach mass adoption to unlock their maximum potential as a network technology and their value as financial assets. As with other technologies, the adoption of crypto follows a classic bell curve: Starting from a small number of innovators, it grows as early adopters embrace it, moving into mass adoption as it expands to
Polygon Labs, creator of the Polygon (MATIC) network, has proposed an architecture for its forthcoming “Polygon 2.0” project. The team suggested in a June 29 blog post that the new project should be made up of four different ‘layers,’ which will combine to create a web of networks ultimately connected to each other through Ethereum.
Greg Oakford, a co-founder of NFT Fest Australia, guides you through the Web3 digital art world from a collector’s perspective. Turning concert merchandise and memories digital Snoop Dogg’s recent announcement of the Snoop Passport — an evolving concert tour collectible — is a trend I believe we’ll see get more and more traction among musicians
South Korea’s government is taking steps to protect cryptocurrency investors from implosions like Do Kwon’s Terra ecosystem tokens by passing a new crypto bill. The parliament of South Korea on June 30 passed the Virtual Asset User Protection legislation. The bill is designed to regulate unfair trade practices and protect crypto investors, the local news
Base, a new layer 2 application-focused protocol by Coinbase has just one criteria left to fulfil before being ready for mainnet launch. On June 29, the team said the Optimism-powered, Ethereum-secured network has been subject to six months of rigorous security audits — both internally and externally — its second-last criteria required for launch. “With
The Polkadot Decoded 2023 conference just wrapped up and this year more than 100 speakers and 100 blockchain projects were in attendance. The beauty of crypto bear markets is they catalyze a realignment of perspectives and objectives. All the hidden leverage is gone and most of the speculation is gone. SBF is gone. Do Kwon
On June 29, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group announced its plans to introduce Ether/Bitcoin Ratio futures. The launch of these futures contracts is slated for July 31, subject to regulatory review. Efficiently capture the relative value of ether and bitcoin in a single trade with Ether/Bitcoin Ratio futures, launching July 31. https://t.co/WDFhIt5rJ7 — CME Group (@CMEGroup)
While many investors in the West may look to crypto to speculate the next biggest trend, blockchain technology is actually solving “real-world problems” in Africa such as hyperinflation and “corruption,” executives told Cointelegraph. Speaking to Cointelegraph, Chris Maurice, founder and CEO of Yellow Card — Africa’s largest cryptocurrency exchange — said crypto in Africa “is
Bitcoin (BTC) aborted a fresh attempt to reach $31,000 on June 29 while traders waited for bulls to succeed. BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView BTC price “primed to launch” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC price action refusing to leave its short-timeframe trading range. Now caught between and $30,000 and $31,000, BTC/USD
Can you book flights and hotels using AI? The short answer is… kind of, but none of the AI chatbots are reliable, so you’ll still need to do your own research at this stage. Having recently spent hours researching flights and accommodation for a three-week trip to Japan, I decided to compare my results to
The growing trend of cutting services to cryptocurrency companies in Australia could lead to undesired consequences like making the industry less transparent, according to the state. Australia’s Treasury on 28 June published an official statement addressing potential policy responses on debanking in Australia. Debanking occurs when a bank declines to provide services to a customer citing
Over $204 million was lost in decentralized finance (DeFi) hacks and scams in the second quarter of 2023, according to a June 27 report from Web3 portfolio app De.Fi. The report, titled “Q2 De.Fi Rekt Report,” was partially based on data from De.Fi’s “Rekt Database.” Over $208.5 million was initially lost during the quarter, but
On June 28th, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York had issued a default judgment that granted a permanent injunction against Michael Ackerman, a resident of Alliance, Ohio. Today a federal court ordered an Ohio man to pay
Web3 lending platform Maple Finance has announced the launch of a direct lending program, according to a June 28 fact sheet from the platform’s development team. The program is intended to replace services previously provided by Celsius, BlockFi and other now-bankrupt lenders. The first lending pool will be available sometime in July, the company stated.
Italy’s top banking authority has called for a “robust, risk-based” regulatory framework for stablecoins, which could help prevent a worst case scenario — a “run” on stablecoins. The central bank’s recently released Markets, Infrastructures and Payment Systems report for June 2023 has called on regulators to apply the same financial conduct standards to stablecoin issuers