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Enjin has announced the launch of a game development platform enabling potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps, despite having no knowledge of writing blockchain code. The company announced Tuesday that the Enjin Platform is now live on the ethereum mainnet, allowing game engineers to take advantage of decentralized inventory,
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Speculation creates congestion on the blockchain that harms a cryptocurrency’s utility and overall value, a senior economist at the Bank of England (BoE) has said. Peter Zimmerman, who has been a senior economist at the U.K. central bank since 2007, argued in a working paper published Friday that speculation undermines the effectiveness of cryptocurrencies to
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Binance is launching a digital asset trading platform that can be rebranded by smaller exchanges for their local markets. Binance Cloud will offer local exchanges spot market and futures trading, as well as local bank API integrations and peer-to-peer (P2P) fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange services, the company said in a statement Monday. Implementing a product like Binance
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Viktor Bunin is a protocol specialist at Bison Trails, a company that offers one-click access to various blockchain nodes. While the number of Bison Trails users is, according to Bunin, headed “up and to the right,” he addressed concerns with Libra and the recent drop-out of major banking and business players. In short? He’s not
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CoinDesk Head of Research Noelle Acheson joins the Amun State of Crypto crew to discuss the advantages, disadvantages and eccentricities of crypto markets, exchanges, settlement and more. In this deep-dive conversation, the group discusses the differences in the market microstructure between the crypto asset industry and traditional capital markets. The guests drew from their experience
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Lindsey Barrett, a staff attorney at Georgetown Law, does not hold back when she sees bad actors in the tech space. She recently vehemently opposed the Sprint-T-Mobile merger in Slate, warning that “further consolidating an already anti-competitive sector” would make “it easier for those companies to gouge their customers.” Social media companies are making our
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Developer Cindy Zimmerman and her mother Judy Katzman are among the cryptocurrency community’s most quietly prolific builders. After learning about bitcoin in 2011, Katzman worked for the early exchange BitInstant and Zimmerman moved to Panama in 2012 to work with Erik Voorhees and the other founders behind the crypto exchange Coinapult. Because Zimmerman earned part
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Undeterred by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s lawsuit against Telegram, developers and investors in the company’s blockchain project have formed a nonprofit for community governance. One of the TON Community Foundation’s first actions was to defend Telegram in the case, filing a friend of the court brief Friday in the U.S. District Court
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Coinbase’s merchant payments arm has added support for the dai stablecoin, bringing together online retail and decentralized finance (DeFi). MakerDAO announced Thursday Coinbase Commerce had integrated dai as a payment method, opening the cryptocurrency up to affiliated online merchants and online commerce platforms like Shopify and WooCommerce. The integration will introduce “merchants to a growing
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An Indian cryptocurrency exchange has partnered with Malta-based trading platform OKEx to offer futures products specifically for the subcontinent market. Mumbai-based CoinDCX announced Friday that it had formed a strategic partnership under which OKEx will help it develop a new derivative facility – known as DCXfutures – in return for providing OKEx with a foothold
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ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Senate will be considering two bills that would bolster the use and development of blockchain tech in the Empire State. The first bill, S4142, would recognize blockchain-based records and contracts as electronic signatures under state law, giving them legal clout. The second, S6037A, would add “distributed ledger technology”
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Binance has added payment support for 15 fiat currencies in a major push to corner local markets. The Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange announced Friday that users can now purchase cryptocurrencies with a longer list of supported fiat currencies through its integration with Israeli fiat payments processor Simplex. The new integration provides gateways for currencies including the
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A group of trading vets from NASDAQ, Visa and Morgan Stanley say they’ve built a liquidity solution for the world’s disparate cryptocurrency markets.  After 18 months of development, their project, Apifiny, came out of stealth Wednesday with a new platform targeting exchanges hampered by low liquidity: ExOne. It is an emerging finances back-end tool tied
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Judy Shelton, President Trump’s nominee to the Federal Reserve Board, told lawmakers that digitizing the U.S. dollar could help maintain the currency’s ascendancy in global commerce.  At her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, Shelton said the U.S. needs fintech innovation to keep ahead of other countries.  “Yes, it is a dominant reserve currency but we can’t
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Larry Harmon was arrested earlier this week for allegedly participating in a money-laundering conspiracy worth more than $300 million in cryptocurrency involving darknet marketplace AlphaBay. However, the family of the Coin Ninja CEO claims he was never involved with AlphaBay. Harmon’s case raises pressing questions about developer liability in the crypto industry. In addition to
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