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On Thursday, ConsenSys-incubated startup Liquality released a new wallet that lets you atomically swap digital assets directly from your browser.The Liquality Atomic Swap Wallet can act as a trustless alternative to current methods of porting cryptocurrencies into the decentralized finance (DeFi) space due to the peer-to-peer (P2P) nature of...
A new bill could bring cryptocurrency exchanges under a single federal framework.The Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2020, introduced Thursday by Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas), seeks to create a federal definition of “digital commodity exchanges,” putting them in their own legal category and charging the Commodity Futures Trading Commission...
The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has been stagnating in recent weeks, as it couldn’t break above $11,000 and couldn’t drop below $10,000, the ultimate sign of a continued range-bound structure. Such a range-bound and sideways structure could strengthen some relief on the markets, as the altcoins — especially the DeFi...
Tron, the blockchain launched in 2017 by former Ripple devotee Justin Sun, has entered a strategic alliance with custody specialists BitGo.The partnership will bring wrapped bitcoin (WBTC) and BitGo’s newly-minted Wrapped Ether into the Tron ecosystem as TRC-20 tokens. (Both are ERC-20 tokens backed 1:1 by bitcoin and ether,...
In October 2018, the journal Nature Climate Change made headlines both within the crypto world and beyond after it published a study claiming that within three decades, the carbon emissions of the Bitcoin network alone could push the planet past 2 degrees Celsius of warming — the threshold established...
Atari is the latest big name in gaming to get into the blockchain space with new functionalities on its forthcoming console.The Atari VCS was first released in 1977 to bring classics like Space Invaders and Pac Man into the home.While it can’t compete with the major consoles of the...
Smart speakers have become part of our daily lives. With a single word, we are able to command a device to answer our inquiries and shopping desires. The simple act of ordering diapers or asking for a weather report is now banished to the corner of the brain that...
Decentralized finance is in full swing, and one of its biggest supporters appears to be the exchange Binance. The platform's United States branch recently joined the Chicago DeFi Alliance, with the aim to further develop the U.S. DeFi industry. Additionally, Binance's support for new DeFi projects continues to grow....
The latest Bitcoin (BTC) whale clusters’ data shows four key short-term price levels could potentially act as resistances, namely $10,369, $10,570, $10,734 and $10,842.The hourly map of unspent Bitcoin from whales. Source: WhalemapWhalemap, an on-chain analysis firm that tracks Bitcoin whale activity, observes areas where whales, or high-net worth...
The Polkadot team released on Wednesday a major milestone for its Substrate blockchain framework, which now provides a way for blockchain applications to interface with the outside world without relying on external oracle providers.Substrate is the name used for Polkadot’s blockchain building framework. It provides developers with a variety...