YENTS, an unusual stablecoin developed by the Kenya’s Young Entrepreneurs Network (YEN), has entered into testing under the local regulatory sandbox. YEN, which organizes golfing tournaments to facilitate networking opportunities for Kenyan entrepreneurs, plans on initially using the stablecoin as a means of payment for
European crypto brokerage Bitpanda, based in Vienna and founded in 2014, is announcing the completion of a $52 million Series A led by PayPal legend Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. This fundraising round, plus a seed round in 2016 and an initial exchange offering in 2019,
The decentralized finance (DeFi) community’s insatiable appetite for unaudited code has once again ended in tears and the loss of millions. Eminence, an unfinished “economy for a gaming multiverse” being built by Yearn Finance’s Andre ‘I test in production’ Cronje, was discovered by DeFi sleuths
What will payments over the internet look like in 2030? A revolution in finance and payments. That’s what crypto-based platforms like Bitcoin, decentralized finance and stablecoins are attempting to do. But just because traditional money is centralized around monolithic central banks doesn’t mean that it
After securing millions of dollars via an initial coin offering in 2017, decentralized data housing platform Filecoin now aims to launch its mainnet. Filecoin will move over to its own blockchain in stages, rather than all at once, according to a Sept. 27 blog post.
Crypto has many problems of its own making. Bad user experiences, unsustainable transaction fees, an inability to assess risks in the face of unyielding innovation. But until this year, I doubt anyone would have suggested that an interdependence on the U.S. dollar was one of
Bitcoin (BTC) has hit a new price record — but this time, it’s stamina which is delighting the bulls. As various analysts and well-known Bitcoiners noted this week, the Bitcoin price has stayed above $10,000 longer than ever in history. Pomp: Bitcoin “proving bearishness wrong”
Powerful governmental elites have historically controlled the creation of money. This period of history may be coming to an end. A new entrant has thrown its hat into the ring – Facebook. With its recent announcement of a new corporate digital currency project named Libra,