Blockchain

Nigerian Blockchain Educator Says Uncertain Regulations and Scams Slow Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

April 15th, 2021

With a population of over 200 million, Nigeria is widely regarded as one the biggest crypto markets in the world. Some in the crypto world believe Nigeria is one of the few countries better placed to see a greater acceptance of digital currencies. However, despite this optimism, the Nigerian crypto industry continues to be plagued…

Updated naming convention to help understand where funds are secured and stored

April 13th, 2021

Updated Wallet naming conventions to help understand where funds are secured and stored When you log into the Blockchain.com Wallet, you’ll notice that we rolled out new naming conventions to make it easier for new users to understand where their crypto is secured. At a high level, we’re differentiating between brokerage-style Accounts in which Blockchain.com holds…

Introducing Polkadot, Aave and Yearn finance

April 7th, 2021

Polkadot (DOT) is available to trade in both the Wallet and the Exchange. Nearly two years ago we announced an integration of Polkadot to help accelerate the adoption and decentralization of the network. It’s only fitting that we bring DOT to 70M Blockchain.com Wallets and Exchange users around the world. Polkadot is a Layer-0 protocol that…

Binance Abruptly Delists South African Rand Trading Pairs After Currency Fails to Meet ‘High Level Standard’

April 2nd, 2021

In an abrupt move, Binance South Africa announced on March 31 that all South African rand (ZAR) trading pairs will be delisted on April 2. The crypto exchange adds in a statement that “all trade orders will be automatically removed after 10.00 UTC on April 1” in each respective trading pair. Binance concludes by requesting…

#WenSegWit?

April 1st, 2021

Now SegWit. Later this month, we will be rolling out support for native SegWit in the Blockchain.com Wallet across all platforms (iOS, Android, and Web). We’re excited to be able to bring SegWit to the Wallet, which accounts for roughly 33% of all bitcoin network transactions, as it should help improve network speed and reduce…

Chain of Events

March 29th, 2021

March 2021 Newsletter In crypto, one month can feel like an entire quarter — a lot happens. Which makes it that much more difficult to keep up with everything. That’s why we’re launching Chain of Events, a monthly newsletter blog, and email. Stay up to date on all things crypto from your favorite crypto blog and directly…

DMG and Argo to Launch a Clean Energy-Focused Bitcoin Mining Pool

March 27th, 2021

The blockchain and crypto firm DMG Blockchain Solutions has revealed a partnership with the crypto asset mining business Argo Blockchain. The two firms have decided to launch a bitcoin mining pool that’s focused on leveraging clean energy resources. DMG Blockchain Solutions (TSX-V: DMGI) and Argo Blockchain Plc (LSE: ARB) have recently entered into a Memorandum…

Italian Copyright Agency Selects Algorand to Create Over Four Million NFTs to Represent Author Rights

March 27th, 2021

The non-fungible token fever witnessed over the last few months is catching the copyright management agencies’ attention. One of them, located in Italy, has chosen a blockchain company to create its own NFTs. SIAE Expects to Guarantee Copyright Protection With NFTs for the Next 139 Years According to the announcement, Società Italiana degli Autori ed…

Blockchain com Raises $300M Series C led by DST, VY Capital & Lightspeed

March 24th, 2021

I’m pleased to share that we’ve raised our Series C, securing $300M in funding at a $5.2B post-money valuation led by partners of DST Global, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and VY Capital, with participation from other existing and leading investors from around the world. Since 2011, the Blockchain.com team has been heads down, relentlessly focused on building…

US Authorities Indict a Canadian Telecom Provider in a Crypto Money Laundering Case With Encrypted Phones

March 23rd, 2021

A communications provider is in legal trouble with the U.S. authorities for a money laundering case involving cryptocurrencies. A federal court incited Sky Global for allegedly having facilitated criminal organizations to launder millions worth in crypto. Sky Global Is Also Accused of Remotely Destroying Devices to Avoid Seizing Per the filings, the Southern District of…