Blockchain

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…

Now available on Blockchain com: USD Coin (USDC) and Uniswap (UNI)

July 1st, 2021

Starting today, the Blockchain.com Exchange will support depositing, trading, and withdrawal of USD Coin (USDC) and Uniswap (UNI). USDC is issued by regulated financial institutions, backed by fully reserved assets, and redeemable on a 1:1 basis for US dollars. With USDC, Exchange users now have a third low volatility cryptocurrency option, in addition to USDT and…

Chain of Events

June 30th, 2021

June 2021 Newsletter Summer 2021 started off with a bang. Between the excitement of Bitcoin 2021: Miami, a stream of launches, partnerships, announcements, and industry news, it’s hard to believe that there were only 30 days in June. ICYMI: A month full of launches In June, we announced that $CLOUT, the native token of the BitClout network, was…

FTX Partners With Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen in Long Term Deal

June 30th, 2021

FTX Trading Limited has announced the company has partnered with seven-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady and Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen in a long-term deal. Both celebrities will have an equity stake in FTX and receive payments in crypto, the announcement explains. The NFL star Brady will serve as the ambassador for FTX, while the…

South Africa Bars Transfer of Locally Acquired Cryptocurrencies to Overseas Exchanges, Offenders Face Jail Time

June 29th, 2021

Fresh reports from South Africa suggest that the transfer of locally acquired cryptocurrencies to overseas crypto exchanges will now be subject to the country’s exchange control regulations. Consequently, transactions where an individual purchases crypto assets in South Africa and uses them to externalize “any right to capital” will be deemed a criminal offense. Risk of…