Blockchain

Two Blockchain-Based Digital Identity Projects Are Being Developed in Argentina

August 4th, 2021

Two blockchain-based digital identity projects are being developed in different regions of Argentina, with different objectives. One of them is directed to improve government-citizen relationships, facilitating these interactions in Misiones. The other one seeks to improve financial inclusion in the region of Gran Chaco. These two initiatives are being organized by Project Didi, an organization…

Announcing Asset Drops + an STX Trading Competition

August 2nd, 2021

Over the past few weeks, we’ve added asset after asset to Blockchain.com products, including CLOUT, USDC, UNI, DAI, COMP, STX, and LINK. And we’re only just getting started. This week we’re kicking it into high gear with even more asset drops, giveaways, and more. Follow along on our blog and Twitter for the latest news. Without further…

Renaming USD Digital to Paxos Standard

July 27th, 2021

Starting today, Blockchain.com users will find their USD-Digital tokens renamed to Paxos Standard, unifying our PAX listing across the Wallet and Exchange. In May 2019, we listed PAX in the Blockchain.com Wallet as our first stablecoin. One of the most actively traded stablecoins and among the first to be regulated by the New York State…

Binance NFT to tokenize Leonardo-da-Vinci & Van Gogh’s artwork

July 27th, 2021

Binance NFT platform has partnered with The Hermitage – one of the largest museums in the world, to tokenize artworks preserved at the museum. Binance announced yesterday that NFTs will be auctioned on its native marketplace at the end of August 2021. The collaborative NFT project is called, “Your token is kept in the Hermitage”,…

Foundations

July 20th, 2021

July Market Outlook Strong houses require solid foundations. Investors who may have missed or under-allocated to crypto prior to the spring 2021 all-time highs may understandably be holding off on any further allocations until a new price floor is established. After a record-setting first five months of 2021, we’ve seen crypto prices stabilize over the past…

Blockchain com Expands Senior Leadership Team

July 19th, 2021

This summer’s not just Blockchain.com customer numbers that continue to grow. Our team continues to expand to meet the challenge of relentlessly building the future of finance. In recent weeks we’ve hired a number of key leaders to the company, bolstering our team’s experience and capabilities. Today, please join me in giving a warm welcome to:…

From $100 Million to Nothing — Biographer Claims John McAfee Was Broke When He Died

July 19th, 2021

Just before the antivirus tycoon John McAfee was found dead in Spain, he told the public from prison that U.S. federal authorities seized all of his assets and he had “nothing.” Now a biographer who is writing a McAfee-based biography has corroborated McAfee’s story. The author Mark Eglinton says that McAfee was also unable to…

Blockchain Groups From Major Universities Are Powerful Voters in Defi Governance Protocols

July 14th, 2021

Data shows a number of groups from major universities are participating in decentralized finance (defi) governance. For instance, out of 15 of the largest voters in Uniswap’s last governance proposal, six of the major voters were tied to universities like Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, Penn, Michigan, MIT, and Columbia University. Blockchain University Groups Identified as Major…

Bank of Ghana Deputy Governor Says ‘Central Bank Digital Currency Is Fiat Money,’ Reveals Pilot Phase Will Start September

July 12th, 2021

Ghana’s proposed central bank digital currency is similar to fiat cash and therefore financial institutions, as well as fintech start-ups, can still create value based on it, a Bank of Ghana (BOG) official has said. Still, the official, Maxwell Opoku-Afari, the BOG’s deputy governor, says approval for the use of the digital currency will depend…

NFT Oasis Raises $4.4 Million in First Funding Round to Combine NFTs with DeFi and VR

July 8th, 2021

Announced Thursday, top NFT marketplace, NFT Oasis, completed a $4.4 million funding round led by 32 core investors including Leminscap, CitizenX Crypto Ventures, FlamingoDAO, and ID theory. The funding aims to boost the creation of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by combining DeFi and VR giving artists “more creative freedom, business control, and financial success,” the statement…