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Latvian airline DOGE, ETH

Latvian Airline airBaltic Accepts DOGE and Ether Payments


Latvian aviation company airBaltic announced today (March 29) about enabling Doge and Ether as a payment method. The firm was the first to accept Bitcoin payments back in 2014. Then it added Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and four stablecoins backed by the USD: USD Coin (USDC), Binance Dollar (BUSD), Gemini...

Bitcoin ETFs explained

What Are Bitcoin ETFs? Which Countries Have Approved Them?


In 2021 first Bitcoin ETFs got validated. The interest in these products keeps rising. They are exchange-traded funds that follow the value of BTC and the trading process is held on traditional markets in the place of cryptocurrency exchanges. So, BTC exchange-traded funds enable investing in the...

Saturday Night LIve NFTs

NFT Sketch During Saturday Night Live


American television show Saturday Night Live (SNL) prepared a sketch/rap about NFTs in the March 27 release. The skit depicts a scene in a classroom where an actress playing the role of US secretary of treasury Janet Yellen conducts an economics lesson. She asks if any of the students have...

Visa crypto transfers

Visa to Provide Payment Settlements Via Crypto


International payments technology company Visa said on March 29 it will unlock the option of using USD Coin (USDC) to settle transactions on the platform. Visa teamed up with cryptocurrency and payment operations provider to launch the pilot project. The company aims to offer more firms...

Video consoler BTC mining

YouTuber Adjusted His Nintengo Game Boy For BTC Mining


A Youtuber with the nickname “stacksmashing” shared a video on March 27, where he converts his 30 years old 8-bit handheld video game console into a mining device for Bitcoin. Nintengo Game Boy was initially an electronic device for outputting a video signal or image to illustrate a video...

Dragonfly fundraise

Dragonfly Capital Opens $225 M Fund to Support Crypto


California-based crypto venture company Dragonfly Capital established another fund valued at $225 M to invest in various crypto-related undertakings. In a post published on March 26, the company mentioned it considers mainly investing in four sectors: DeFi networks, NFT market, Ethereum Layer 2...

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...

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