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The UN’s ‘decade of delivery’ needs blockchain to succeed

When the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, were conceived back in 2012, blockchain technology was in its early days. Few could have foreseen the trajectory and the potential of blockchain for advancing these ambitious targets.But today, we see opportunities for blockchain technology to recast conventional approaches to sustainable development —

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Blockchain Bites: Crypto Tax Switcheroo, Stablecoin Confusion, the Post-Capitalist Plunge

Fintech giant Plaid has quietly added support for two DeFi applications, the IRS wants to know about your crypto holdings and data shows the total value of stablecoins has surpassed the $20 billion milestone. Plaid <3 DeFiVisa-owned fintech company Plaid, which connects traditional bank accounts to thousands of digital platforms has quietly

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New Blockchain Program Aims to Counter Fake Viewer Data, Scam Ads

Blockchain-enabled video network Theta has partnered with Chainlink to help push back on video advertising scams, the likes of which often pop up promoting “cryptocurrency giveaway” dupes. Announced on Friday, the solution to counter scam-ads uses video performance data from Theta’s network to assign a “reputation score” for each streamer based

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Blockchain Bites: MakerDAO’s Do or Dai Moment, Bitcoin in Africa, Dollar Trends Up

MakerDAO has voted not to compensate victims of the “Black Thursday” flash crash, a former Pantera partner is launching a new crypto-focused hedge fund and bitcoin may be headed to the doldrums as the U.S. dollar rises.Top shelfDecentralized governanceMakerDAO will not compensate victims of March 12’s “Black Thursday” flash crash that left

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BitGo Is Bringing DeFi-Friendly Wrapped Bitcoin to the Tron Blockchain

Tron, the blockchain launched in 2017 by former Ripple devotee Justin Sun, has entered a strategic alliance with custody specialists BitGo.The partnership will bring wrapped bitcoin (WBTC) and BitGo’s newly-minted Wrapped Ether into the Tron ecosystem as TRC-20 tokens. (Both are ERC-20 tokens backed 1:1 by bitcoin and ether, respectively,

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