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March 14th, 2021
DappRadar Launches BSC Portfolio Tracker, NFT Rankings
Mar 12, 2021 01:46 pm
  • DappRadar will now support connecting Binance wallets alongside Metamask.
  • Users will be able to tracke their BSC portfolio and access real-time NFT data.
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PSG’s Fan Token Doubles in Value After Team Secures Champions League Quarter-Finals
Mar 12, 2021 11:25 am
  • Blockchain platform Chiliz saw record-breaking trading volume with its Fan Tokens.
  • The company plans on capturing more of the sports market with an expansion to the United States.
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Australia’s Government is Funding 2 Blockchain Pilot Projects
Mar 12, 2021 11:17 am
  • The AU$6.9 million ($5.3 million USD) will go towards projects aiming to reduce the government's spending on regulatory compliance through blockchain technology.
  • One of the projects will focus around the issue of critical minerals, while the other will be designed around food and beverage supply chain.
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BlockFi Raises $350 Million in Series D
Mar 12, 2021 06:31 am
  • With the addition of its series D funding round, BlockFi has now gathered more than $450 million in venture capital, bringing the firm's valuation to $3 billion.
  • The newly acquired capital will be used to expand BlockFi into new markets, and grow its product offering.
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Binance Pay Launches Borderless Zero-Fee Crypto Payments
Mar 12, 2021 06:20 am
  • Binance Pay's new features support payments in over 30 fiat and crypto currencies.
  • Merchants and users can choose the order of coins they want to use.
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Beeple’s NFT Art Breaks Records With $69.3M Price Tag
Mar 12, 2021 03:51 am
  • With its price tag of $69.3 million, "Everydays: The First 5000 Days" has put Beeple among the three most expensive living artists.
  • The NFT was the first digital art piece to be created exclusively for the 255 years old Christie auction house.
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Audit Confirms Celsius Has Over $10B in Digital Assets Under Management
Mar 12, 2021 03:46 am
  • The crypto lending and borrowing platform used the same third-party validation tools as back in December, to confirm its growth.
  • Celsius has not only tripled its crypto assets under management, now having over $10 billion, but also doubled its users worldwide.
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ZKSwap to Deploy on BSC, Issue 1,993 Cypherpunk NFTs
Mar 12, 2021 03:22 am
  • Deploying on BSC will allow its users to benefit from instant, gasless swaps and trades.
  • To commemorate the first mass-media discussion of the Cypherpunk movement, ZKSwap will issue 1,993 NFTs on BSC.
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Ethereum Miners Threaten Strike Ahead of EIP-1559
Mar 11, 2021 01:32 pm
  • EIP-1559 has the potential to reduce ETH mining profits by as much as 50%.
  • Miners have threatened to pool their hash rate to show the potential to sway the network.
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USDT Stablecoin Launches on Solana
Mar 11, 2021 09:07 am
  • Solana claims to be able to offer USDT users "speeds greater than 50,000 transactions per second", with transaction fees lower than $0.00001.
  • The new integration promises to support a wide range of projects in the Defi, blockchain gaming, and Web 3.0 spaces.
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Dash Launches Staking, Yield Farming Through Ethereum Bridge
Mar 11, 2021 09:04 am
  • StakeHound will issue a 1:1 ERC-20 representation of DASH on Ethereum.
  • Users will be able to use the stDASH tokens to access a wide array of DeFi apps.
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Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Börse Expand Crypto Offerings
Mar 10, 2021 12:52 pm
  • Rising institutional demand has pushed both Wall Street giants to launch crypto trading options.
  • Goldman Sachs launched BTC futures and non-deliverables, with plans to launch a BTC ETF.
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U.S. Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Separate Digital Tokens From Securities
Mar 10, 2021 10:53 am
  • If passed, the bill will define digital tokens as "assets whose creation and supply aren't controlled by a central group".
  • A second bill was introduced the same day, which calls for the creation of a working group to evaluate the current digital assets regulatory framework.
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MakerDAO Announces “Optimism Dai Bridge”
Mar 10, 2021 09:23 am
  • The Optimism Dai bridge is set to launch in the following weeks.
  • Fast Withdrawals won't launch until Q3 or Q4 2021, MakerDAO said.
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Fantom to Present Blockchain Ecosystem to United Nations
Mar 10, 2021 06:49 am
  • The Fantom Foundation wishes to show its blockchain can not only be used for DeFi applications, but for real-world uses cases such as CBDC projects.
  • The blockchain ecosystem will be presented to the U.N. CBDC team on 11 March.
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Luxury Hotel Group Partners With BitPay to Accept Crypto Payments
Mar 10, 2021 06:39 am
  • The Kessler Collection is the first U.S. luxury hotel group to accept crypto payments.
  • The company said partnering with BitPay will make international payments easier.
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Banknote Dream Team to Craft Bitcoin-Backed Paper Money
Mar 09, 2021 05:40 pm
  • The dream team includes Larry Felix and Peter Vessenes, who founded Noteworthy in 2020 with the goal of producing digital currency banknotes.
  • The project will focus on robustness, uniting "the utility and security from the paper money, digital asset, and blockchain industries."
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Wirex Launches New Multi-Currency Mastercard
Mar 09, 2021 02:51 pm
  • Wirex customers in the U.K. and EEA can now spend up to 18 crypto and traditional currencies in real-time.
  • Even before the launch, Wirex had already seen a great interest for its card, with its waitlist having reached 75,000 people..
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Balancer to Deploy on Polkadot’s Parachain Moonbeam
Mar 09, 2021 02:30 pm
  • Parity will lead Balancer's porting to Moonbeam.
  • Following initial bootstrapping, Moonbeam will hire a team of developers to maintain Balancer.
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The TVL of dForce’s Lending Protocol Has Grown 84% in a Week
Mar 09, 2021 11:24 am
  • Since the launch of dForce Lending, dForce's TVL increased by over 84%.
  • The lending protocol is set to see new features in the following months.
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Private Shares Auction Places Coinbase Valuation at $90B
Mar 09, 2021 08:07 am
  • According to "people familiar with the matter", Coinbase saw its shares traded between $350 and $375 on the Nasdaq Private Market auction.
  • While not indicative of future prices, private auctions frequently provide a reference point for what the price of a firm will be once publicly listed.
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Yam Finance is Launching uSTONKS to Track r/WallStreetBets
Mar 09, 2021 06:08 am
  • uSTONKS will be launched as a monthly token, with the basket of WSB tickers rotating quarterly.
  • The bullishness will be measured by the number of positive comments on the WallStreetBets subreddit.
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Ripple, MoneyGram End Years-Long Partnership
Mar 09, 2021 05:46 am
  • Officially announced in June 2019, the partnership between the two firms has "processed billions of dollars through RippleNet and On-Demand Liquidity".
  • The fallout between the two firms did not come as a surprise, with MoneyGram having suspended its agreement with Ripple back in February.
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The Latest DeFi Craze: Big Data Protocol
Mar 09, 2021 05:41 am
  • The dataset marketplace platform has reached $6 billion in total value locked in less than three days.
  • Its liquidity mining program started on 6 March and will continue for 6 days and 3 months respectively for the BDP and bALPHA tokens.
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PayPal Acquires Crypto Security Company Curv
Mar 08, 2021 12:32 pm
  • A source close to the matter revealed that the deal was worth less than $200 million.
  • Curv will join PayPal's newly formed unit focused on blockchain, crypto, and digital assets.
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Argo Blockchain Purchases Land in Texas to Build Mining Facility
Mar 08, 2021 11:38 am
  • The company plans on building a new, 200-megawatt mining facility in West Texas.
  • The majority of the energy used in the new farm will come from renewable sources.
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Enjin Launching 2 New Products to Tackle Gas, Scaling Issues
Mar 08, 2021 11:31 am
  • Launching on 6 April, permissioned network JumpNet will enable users to mint NFTs and trade ENJ with low fees.
  • Efinity is set to launch later in 2021 and will enable the adoption of multiple blockchains.
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Decentral Games to Launch Crypto-Based Atari Casino on Decentraland
Mar 08, 2021 06:24 am
  • Players will be able to spend MANA, as well as DAI and the Atari Token (ATRI), to play games and earn Decentral Games native token DG.
  • The Atari Casino will provide 88% of its profits to the dgTreasury, allowing Decentral Games to continue developing new features.
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Chinese App Meitu Invests $40M in Bitcoin, Ethereum
Mar 08, 2021 04:33 am
  • Following Tesla's $1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin, Meitu has bought $22 million worth of ETH and $17.9 million worth of BTC.
  • The firm is also considering the integration of blockchain tech into its overseas business, which could include an Ethereum-based dApp.
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