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The Weeknd NFT

The Weeknd Mentioned NFTs in His Tweet


Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer the Weeknd made a vague post on his Twitter account saying his new track living in NFT space is expected soon. The Weeknd didn't disclose more details. new song living in NFT space. coming soon...— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) March 26, 2021 ...

Bitcoin addresses

The Number of BTC Addresses With 1 Coin or Less Is Growing


Data provided by blockchain analytics firm Glassnode shows that the number of addresses having one Bitcoin or less now is 5.20% of the entire supply of the cryptocurrency. After hitting tops of around $1.83 Trillion, the market capitalization of Bitcoin fell. At the moment it states at around $989...

Optimism launch date

Scaling Solution for Ethereum, Optimism Put Off its Launch


Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum environment, Optimism informed about postponing the mainnet release no sooner than July. The rollout was expected to go live this week. According to Optimism, the launch date isn't certain as it requires the united work of the Ethereum community. Particularly,...

Japan CBDC

Japan Will Start to Test Its CBDC Functions in April


Today, March 26 the Bank of Japan published an announcement on behalf of the executive director UCHIDA Shinichi concerning the country's CBDC. The Bank informed it will begin to test the implementation and main functions of its digital currency from April 2021. There was established Liaison and...

Australia blockchain

Government of Australia to Offer Blockchain Teams $6 M


On March 26, the Commonwealth of Australia initiated a program named "Blockchain Pilot Grants". As stated in the document, financing aims to help organizations with overcoming issues concerning compliance with regulations. Two pilots will be financed up to $ 3M for putting forward...

Binance hires FATF employees

Binance Hires Two FATF Former Officials


Today, March 25, crypto trading platform Binance issued a blog post informing about the employment of two previous officials of the Financial Action Task Force Rick McDonell and Josee Nadeau as its regulative and compliance specialists. The news came about two weeks later after the US federal...

Tidal Finance Balancer LPB

Tidal Launches Balancer Liquidity Bootstrapping Pool


Initiated today, Polkadot-powered decentralized insure marketplace Tidal Finance runs a Balancer LBP. The process will last three days and end on March 27. LPB is a liquidity pool on Balancer that allows parts to issue tokens over it. On March 23, the protocol carried out an IDO via Polkastarter...

Fidelity Bitcoin ETFs

Fidelity Requested for a Bitcoin ETF


On March 24, Boston-based major financial institution Fidelity Investments submitted documents with the SEC to get authorization to issue its BTC exchange traded fund. The ETF which will enable betting on the price of BTC without buying or storing the coin will operate under the name Wise Origin...

about IDOs

What is IDO? How It Is Different From Other Crypto Fundings?


IDO (Initial DEX Offering) also known as Initial DeFi Offering is a type of fundraising managed on decentralized liquidity exchanges like UniSwap, Balancer, 1INCH, and others. This makes it different from other methods of crypto fundings (ICO, STO, IPO, IEO). Trading on decentralized liquidity...

Goldman Sachs BTC

Goldman Sachs Files for ETF-Linked Notes With Access to BTC


Major financial institution Goldman Sachs submitted papers with the U.S. SEC for an investment output that will allow indirect exposure to BTC. The due date is March 26, 2026. Goldman Sachs' project will run with the name "Autocallable Contingent Coupon Coupon ETF-Linked Notes". It traces...

Hermez network launch

Ethereum Layer 2 Solution Hermez Network Launches


Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum environment, Hermez Network which offers cost-effective activities, went live on the Ethereum mainnet at 9:30 AM UTC. Now the medium gas fee for a transaction on Ethereum is about $16. Hermez's work suggests 90% savings, so the cost will be reduced to $1.5. The...

Buterin about NFTs

Vitalik Buterin Says NFTs Can be Good Socially


On March 23, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin issued a blog post that covers various aspects of the crypto industry. In the blog post, Buterin also referred to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) saying they can be used for different social objectives like charities or financing common goods. He finds...

Robinhood IPO

Robinhood Applies for IPO


On March 23, online broker Robinhood has filed for an IPO (initial public offering) with the SEC in confidence. The team verified the news by posting a blog post. It's not clear yet how the process will be managed. However, according to Bloomberg, Robinhood considers listing the shares on...

Tesla allows paying in BTC

Tesla Enables Purchases with Bitcoin


Today, March 24 Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter that now it is possible to acquire electronic cars paying in Bitcoin. The business magnate pinned the news on his account. You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2021 ...

Nandan Nilekani about crypto

Indian Billionaire Nandan Nilekani Supports Holding Crypto


Successful entrepreneur, co-founder of major technology company Infosys, Nandan Nilekani says cryptocurrency should be considered an asset class in the country. On March 15, officials announced that the Indian government is going to put forward a bill forbidding crypto assets. Nilekani talked...

Gemini new listings

Gemini Integrates Seven More DeFi and NFT Coins


Crypto services provider Gemini founded by the Winklevoss brothers informed about listing seven new assets. They represent DeFi, non-fungible, and Web 3 infrastructure sectors. Thus, the amount of offered coins and tokens reached 33. Besides, there are 10 crypto assets for custody. The newly added...

OKEx Korea closes

OKEx Korea Terminates Its Services from April 7


Crypto trading network OKEx Korea shared a note informing it will stop operations on April 7. The company urged clients to draw out their fiat and crypto owning by the mentioned date. OKEx Korea is a centralized exchange established in 2017. There are 122 coins listed on the platform. What is the... stock surges Stock Surges After Merger with BTC Mining Firm


On March 22, technical support company made a merger agreement with Bitcoin miner Greenidge Generation Holdings, after which shares of the company reached new highs. This type of agreement suggests uniting two companies into one. According to the agreement, will take...

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