Monthly Archives: September 2020

Kava to release cross-chain money market on blockchain

It will also release a governance token. Decentralized finance, or DeFi, platform Kava announced its intention to host a cross-chain money market on its Cosmos blockchain to capitalize on DeFi opportunities.  Kava said in a statement on its website that it wants to build an application called Harvest that will enable users to borrow or lend digital assets, including BTC, CRP, BNB, BUSD, KAVA, and USDX. Customers will be paid interest and in Harvest’s governance token HARD.  Harvest will integrate Kava price-reference data from Chainlink to facilitate […]

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DeFi, celebrities charged and Kiss: Bad crypto news of the week

Check out this week’s Bad Crypto podcast. So Bitcoin appears to end this week within tickling distance of $11,000. Experts suggest that the next test of upper level support will be at $11,100 before a move to $12,100. Statistician Willy Woo is optimistic. He thinks there’s little chance of a “catastrophic” dump. Some Bitcoin though, can’t be dumped. More than a billion dollars’ worth of Bitcoin has now been tokenized to access DeFi protocols on the Ethereum network. That’s almost 100,000 Bitcoins and more than 12 percent […]

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Market Outlook: Bitcoin Breaks $11K, Whales Refuse to Sell, Downside Risk Remains

The price of bitcoin jumped above the $11k threshold on Saturday morning and into the afternoon, after hovering above the $10,900 range the day prior. The entire crypto-economy of 7,600+ coins has gained 2.29% during the last 24 hours touching $344 billion. Bitcoin (BTC) markets have surpassed key levels above the $11k mark on Saturday, as the cryptocurrency has seen close to $4 billion in global trade volume. A number of people are watching the current price range and believe the $11,000 region is a key zone […]

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Philippine central bank embraces digital tokens

The Philippines is really interested. The Philippine central bank sees digital tokens as a means to reduce the use of fiat money and improve the delivery of financial services in the country, even as the country is still studying its own digital currency. Speaking to Bloomberg, Philippine central bank Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, or BSP, governor Benjamin Diokno said digital tokens “expand reach and lessen costs of financial services” as well as reduce the use of fiat money. Diokno said digital tokens improve how the central bank […]

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A cloud company announces the listing of its coin on Bittrex

The listing will make blockchain ownership more decentralized. Beowulf Blockchain, a decentralized cloud network for communication services, has announced the listing of its coin, BWF, on the Bittrex exchange. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company stated that its coin would be available on Bittrex starting Sept. 24. According to Beowulf, listing its coin on the Bittrex exchange would help it decentralize ownership of the blockchain as well as provide an opportunity for people and organizations around the world to become supernodes. The company added that within two […]

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Gibraltar Updates Distributed Ledger Framework to Align With FATF Crypto Regulations

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has updated its guidance notes for distributed ledger technology (DLT) providers to include recommendations for risk management, as well as clarify aspects around the issuance of digital assets. In a statement released on September 17, the regulator said the new updates are part of an ongoing effort to adapt its regulatory framework to include the latest Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations for virtual asset service providers. Gibraltar, which has been criticized by the European Union for not doing enough to […]

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Financial literacy will make the digital asset industry sustainable for the future

If we ever want legitimacy for digital assets in the world of mainstream finance, we need legitimate financial education. The cryptocurrency market is still in its infancy, and the overpowering sense of possibility is strong. The range of attitudes toward crypto is generally broad, but recent surveys shed light on certain inclinations one way or another. On one hand, we see beginners who venture into projects they fail to fully grasp, and on the other, we see aspirants to crypto investing who question their capability of getting […]

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Yearn Finance founder nominates self as Uniswap delegate

He’s made his governance intentions clear. Yearn Finance founder Andre Cronje puts himself up as a delegate for Uniswap hoping to influence the governance of the protocol. In a tweet, Cronje said he “will build tooling to facilitate delegation, off-chain voting, and on-chain enforcement” if made a delegate. He added: “At this point, I do not think it should be a rush to incentivize liquidity pools (this can be abused). I believe we have an opportunity to re-evaluate the tokenomics and distribution. We can help DAI or […]

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DeFi right now is like ‘trying to fly to the moon in a cardboard box’ — Diginex CEO

DeFi is almost certainly the future, but that future may not be today. The decentralized finance, or DeFi, sector of the crypto industry has been bursting with exuberance, innovation, and speculation in recent months. The niche is still very much in its infancy, however, according to Richard Byworth, CEO of digital finance company Diginex. “I do believe that DeFi is the future potentially down the road,” Byworth said in an interview with Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony Pompliano, posted on Sept. 18. “But it’s very early,” he added, elaborating: […]

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Earning with DeFi yield farming: Rocket science or child’s play?

There are several ways DeFi users can earn via yield farming. However, it isn’t so simple, as the technology is still young, say pundits. Yield farming has experienced a Cambrian explosion of sorts over the last few months, thanks in part to the emergence of various decentralized finance protocols. In its most basic sense, yield farming can be thought of as a process where users provide liquidity to DeFi protocols and are rewarded with a yield/return, usually in the form of the platform’s native token offering.  The […]

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