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The IOTA Foundation, the non-profit organization behind IOTA, IOTA Tangle and MIOTA, announced they will be joining Austria’s newest Christian Doppler Laboratory, or CDL, as an industrial partner. The first of its kind, the laboratory is housed at the Vienna University of Technology and named the CDL Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things, or CDL-BOT.
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Blockchain technology isn’t exactly the first thing you’d associate with the 94-year-old monarch, Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. However, a blockchain journal from the British Blockchain Association has caught the Queen’s eye. Validation and support from such a prominent figure will certainly not harm the fledgling industry. When I think of publications and projects
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Cryptocurrency infrastructure providers Anchorage and Tokensoft are teaming up to wrap FIL, the native token of decentralized file storage network FIlecoin, for use on Ethereum. The firms announced wFIL on Nov. 23, promoting its use in decentralized finance applications including Compound, Maker, and Uniswap. Filecoin ecosystem lead, Colin Evra, stated: “Wrapped Filecoin will enable some
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Some of the biggest names in DeFi, including Framework Ventures and Alameda Research, are backing the expansion of decentralized asset management protocol dHEDGE. The investors and the protocol’s decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) will collectively invest $1.15 million into an initial cohort of 33 fund managers operating on the platform. dHEDGE is a non-custodial social trading
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Celo has awarded a grant to staking service provider Chorus One to build a bridge facilitating interoperability between the Cosmos and Celo networks. The proof-based bridge will allow “bidirectional communication’ between Celo and Cosmos, allowing Celo’s cUSD stablecoin to operate on the Cosmos network, and Cosmos-based assets including ATOM, BAND, and KAVA to be held
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Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC) celebrated its first halving event on Nov. 18. The occasion was marked by the implementation of the Canopy upgrade, which establishes a development fund for the platform and removes the controversial “Founders Reward.” The halving and upgrade occurred at block 1,046,400, just over four years after Zcash was first mined in
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Despite a pull back from the meteoric bull market for decentralized finance, the average DeFi token return has vastly outperformed Bitcoin and Ethereum. The median performance is a different story however. On Nov. 17, pseudonymous crypto analyst ‘Ceteris Paribus’ shared data with his 12,000 followers compiling the YTD median and average performances of 40 top
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While many decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens suffered heavy losses last month — prompting hastily written obituaries about the DeFi “bubble” — metrics measuring user activity saw sustained sector-wide growth. According to crypto market data aggregator Dune Analytics, the total number of unique DeFi user-addresses is around 860,000, an increase of roughly 10 times over the
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Institutional money appears to be flowing into the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector, with Yearn Finance (YFI) among the top beneficiaries. According to crypto market data aggregator IntoTheBlock, on-chain transactions of $100,000 or higher have increased by 282% over the past week — including nearly $134 million worth of activity on Nov. 10 alone. Volume of
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