While the blockchain network Solana’s native token has skyrocketed in value this week jumping 31.4%, the Solana-based perpetual swap platform Drift Protocol announced it raised $3.8 million from strategic investors. At the same time, Drift announced the launch of its alpha mainnet after several months of “grind, hard work, debugging, Read More
Five years ago, there was a large quantity of digital currencies and blockchains, but there were very few trading platforms that dealt with decentralized exchange. Since the boom of decentralized finance (defi), there’s now a myriad of decentralized exchange (dex) platforms that allow people to swap funds in a private, Read More
While the Fantom, Harmony, Avalanche and Celo blockchains have all launched nine-figure ecosystem development funds, Near may be setting a new high-water mark with the launch of a mammoth $800 million grants fund.The high-speed and self-styled “climate neutral” chain announced Monday that it has established the fund with major tranches Read More
Beginning Monday, BitGo will offer institutional token holders the ability to earn Bitcoin rewards through the Stacks token, which is also known as STX. Through a process known as Stacking, STX token holders can earn BTC rewards directly in their wallets. Unlike other yield-earning services, BTC rewards generated through Stacking Read More
Over the last year, the narrative surrounding central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) has advanced considerably. From an almost entirely conceptual discussion, CBDCs are now in various stages of research and development to ascertain how they could work in practice.China’s digital yuan is currently leading the pack. Following several pilots, the Read More
Decentralized finance (DeFi) is no doubt one of the leading offerings of the crypto market. DeFi has provided users alternatives to traditional investments that they would otherwise not be able to access and this has been one of the major factors driving the growth of the space.
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Polymarket is being investigated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to see whether the prediction market platform is letting customers improperly trade swaps or binary options and if it should be registered with the agency, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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The long-awaited day finally came on Oct. 19 as the first Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) went live on the New York Stock Exchange, thrusting the crypto asset into the limelight across mainstream news outlets and alternative media alike. Despite the fact that the ETF in question will hold no actual Read More
We’re nearing the end of “Policy Week” here at CryptoX, which I’ve spent focused on the particularly thorny issues of regulating decentralized finance (DeFi). The technology, which removes intermediaries like banks and exchanges from asset trading, may require a major rethink of how securities regulation works. In the short term, Read More
The third aspect is really around anti-money laundering (AML). I think it is very important, because we don’t want to see this thing leveraged by bad actors to do things that are objectively bad for humanity. The solution for that is a kind of “soft KYC [know-your-customer]” rule. Let’s say Read More