Following the U.S. Capitol riot last week, the Big Tech leaders simultaneously de-platformed President Trump. Twitter followed suit by suspending 70,000 accounts associated with the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory group. Parler, the social media platform billing itself as a “free-speech paradise” was the next target as Apple and Google banned the mobile app from their app stores and Amazon Web Services stopped hosting Parler’s website.
Bitcoin has exploded since October, climbing from its long-time $10,000 per bitcoin support level to never-before-seen highs of almost $35,000.
The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.
Blockchain technology promises to revolutionise many aspects of how we do business and, if you believe the blockchain hype (of which there is plenty), may even be as disruptive as the internet was before it.
A project with big ambitions to become the biggest blockchain ecosystem in 2021 and beyond is building a platform where companies can discover talented freelancers, entrepreneurs can develop business ideas through crowdfunding, and passionate investors can get involved with startups they believe in.
Analysts have been categorizing blockchain projects worldwide into a “periodic table” that allows for a granular analysis of the technology’s inroads into global trade. The World Trade Organization and Trade Finance Global have published their latest taxonomy of blockchain projects in international trade, arranged into what they present as a “periodic table” for the industry.
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Binance wants to stay ahead of the DeFi trend. After teasing the upcoming blockchain in April, Binance has launched the mainnet of its Smart Chain — a smart contract-enabled blockchain running in parallel to Binance Chain.
With more than half a billion dollars worth BTC already tokenized, Messari believes that projects bringing Bitcoin to DeFi will emerge as leaders of the crypto sector. Crypto analytics firm Messari estimates that $500 million worth of Bitcoin (BTC) has been tokenized on the Ethereum network for use in decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols.
Yearn.finance’s YFI token has hit a new all-time high following Aave’s listing and a hint at FTX partnership. YFI, the native token of the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) giant yearn.finance, achieved a new all-time high. It soared by 30% in the last 12 hours from $14,017 to $18,169, entering price discovery.
Taras Kulyk, Senior Vice President of Blockchain Business Development at Core Scientific, says that the countries competing to become leaders in the Blockchain space vary greatly in what they can offer to crypto miners.
The crypto price surge since March has been accompanied by a wave of cryptojacking attacks according to new research published by cybersecurity firm Symantec. According to the company there was a 163% increase in browser-based cryptojacking activity in the second quarter of 2020. Cryptojacking had previously been in a steep decline from March 2019 due to the shutdown of the mining script maker, CoinHive.
Officials from Inner Mongolia are mulling an electrical policy that would prevent cryptocurrency miners from using inexpensive, state-subsidized electricity. Per the Inner Mongolia Electric Power Group Co, the region expects to recover around 6.732 billion yuan ($977 million) in taxes and fees thanks to these new measures. They additionally expect 4.836 billion yuan ($702 million) specifically from crypto mining activities.
Bitcoin has got a lot of attention in recent months as a potential hedge against inflation. In May, famed hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones set the cryptocurrency world alight when he revealed he was “betting on bitcoin” to protect against the “unprecedented expansion of every form of money.”
The founder of early bitcoin venture capital firm Ribbit Capital has filed for a massive $350 million initial public offering. While little is known about the company, called Ribbit LEAP, CEO Meyer “Micky” Malta could use the increasingly popular “blank check” structure to effect a merger, acquire assets, purchase stocks, or reorganize a similar business, according to the SEC S-1 form filed today.
Huawei and Beijing’s municipal government have jointly developed a blockchain directory for use across urban governance. According to an official report published on Aug. 24, the system, still being trialed, is aimed at improving government services and supporting the city’s business environment.