How Chainlink 2.0 Will Expand The Reach for DeFi and Smart Contracts

Chainlink the Whitepaper for its second iteration. Chainlink 2.0 has been created to allegedly take the “next steps in the evolution of decentralized oracle networks”. With one of the most used applications in DeFi, these protocols need oracles to feed them with off-chain information. In the new iteration, Chainlink could go beyond, as the document claims: We foresee an increasingly expansive role for oracle networks, one in which they complement and enhance existing and new blockchains by providing fast, reliable, and confidentiality-preserving universal connectivity and off-chain computation for smart contracts. Chainlink 2.0 will be based on a concept called Decentralized…

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Gryphon Digital Mining Is Opening the Door to Completely “Clean” BTC

Gryphon Digital Mining has just completed a new funding round in which the company has raised a whopping $14 million to launch a new bitcoin mining firm that will leave no carbon footprint. Gryphon Digital Mining Has Raised a Lot of Money The hate towards bitcoin mining appears to be growing now that bitcoin has reached its new all-time high of more than $60,000 per unit. The idea is that granted bitcoin’s price grows, so do its mining costs and requirements, which are thus potentially causing serious harm to Earth’s environment. It has been widely argued that bitcoin mining requires more energy…

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Mick Jagger is using NFTs to raise money for indie music venues

The highest bid is currently $8,988, with 12 people having made an offer for the musical NFT. The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger is jumping into the nonfungible token craze to help independent music venues that have been adversely affected by the pandemic.  In an announcement from the music legend on Thursday, Jagger said he had started a 24-hour auction on Nifty Gateway featuring a nonfungible token, or NFT, based on a new song with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. The digital piece designed by artist Oliver Latta, also known as Extraweg, features a loop of a figure running…

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Alpha Finance Lab partners with EPNS bringing better notification system to Alpha Homora users

CryptoNinjas » Alpha Finance Lab partners with EPNS bringing better notification system to Alpha Homora users Alpha Finance Lab, an ecosystem of interoperable DeFi products, today announced it has partnered with Ethereum Push Notifications Services (EPNS) on a pilot program; in which the EPNS team will build a notification system for Alpha Homora product. Built on Ethereum, Alpha Homora ​​​​​​is a protocol for leveraging positions in yield farming pools. ETH lenders can earn high interest on ETH, and yield farmers can get even higher farming APY from taking on leveraged positions on yield farming. This notification system will allow Alpha…

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Does it matter where Coinbase trades?

According to billionaire and popular Bitcoin bull Mike Novogratz, “The amount of growth that we’re going to see in the crypto-space is staggering. We’re just getting started.” This is a very telling statement to make, especially in light of Coinbase’s latest development. What exactly does it signify though? The Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital […]

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Google Cloud integrates Band Protocol for real-time crypto price data

Pricing oracles are playing a leading role in driving blockchain adoption. Google Cloud is incorporating core technology from Band Protocol, a decentralized oracle service, to enable “immediate and accurate analysis of financial time series data,” according to Kevin Lu, head of business development at Band.  Lu announced Thursday that Band’s Standard Dataset is now live on Google BigQuery, an enterprise data warehouse powering ultra-fast SQL queries. Lu described the partnership as “one of the direct collaborations with the Google Cloud team to enable traditional, hybrid blockchain and cloud applications to be built which use decentralized oracles.” He continued: "Our teams…

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Applied Blockchain launches SILENTDATA to enable privacy-preserving open banking checks

CryptoNinjas » Applied Blockchain launches SILENTDATA to enable privacy-preserving open banking checks Level39 member Applied Blockchain, a developer of software products with added trust and data privacy, today announced the launch of SILENTDATA, a platform enabling companies to perform consensual bank account checks without any banking data being revealed or shared. Companies can reduce their financial risk by performing real-time bank account checks on their customers; while at the same time fully protecting their data privacy. Open banking was introduced in order to accelerate innovation and competition in financial services. However, revealing and sharing bank account data significantly increases the risk of…

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Zcash (ZEC), Horizen (ZEN) and Hedget (HGET) soar as altcoins lift off

New partnerships and protocol upgrades back the strong rallies seen in Horizen, Hedget and Zcash over the past few months. Three of Cathie Wood’s ARK exchange-traded funds bought nearly $246 million worth of Coinbase Global Inc. (COIN) shares on its listing day. Another fund, Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK) also purchased COIN stock. These purchases show that ETFs are eager to buy into the crypto growth story. Crypto market data daily view. Source: Coin360However, Blackrock CEO Larry Fink has a different point of view. Fink said that institutional investors were fascinated by crypto but that did not translate into…

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Error when mining with MacMiner

I am super new and I understand none of this. I am using MacMiner (the recent version). I opened up the FPGA/ASIC Miner and I get this error when I try to run it. [2021-04-15 15:05:52] Timers: Using clock_gettime(CLOCK_MONOTONIC_RAW) [2021-04-15 15:05:52] Global quota greatest common denominator set to 1 [2021-04-15 15:05:52] setrlimit: Changed soft fd limit from 4864 to 1024 (FD_SETSIZE=1024; hard limit=unlimited) [2021-04-15 15:05:52] Started bfgminer 5.5.0-unknown [2021-04-15 15:05:52] Loaded configuration file /Users/ (I am taking this out since it is my name ) /Library/Application Support/MacMiner/bfgurls.conf [2021-04-15 15:05:52] DISPLAY not set, setting :0 just in case [2021-04-15 15:05:52] CL…

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First Bitcoin ETF In North America Reaches $1 Billion In Assets

After breaking trading records, the Purpose Bitcoin ETF has hit $1 billion in assets, signaling strong interest from the market. Purpose Investments Fund launched a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) earlier this year, the first-such product to receive regulatory approval in North America. Since then, it has demonstrated an incredible appetite for such a product, breaking records in its first few weeks and now accruing $1 billion in assets. “Less than two months after launching, the first North American Bitcoin ETF already reached $1 billion … in assets,” Bloomberg reported. “The product from Toronto-based Purpose Investments, ticket BTCC, has seen massive…

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European Hedge Fund Brevan Howard to Invest $84 Million In Cryptocurrencies

It should be no surprise that more traditional corporations join the crypto fever by investing in bitcoin or adopting blockchain technology. Brevan Howard, a European hedge fund, is the latest asset manager to join the movement. Bloomberg reported that the asset manager is preparing to invest $84,000,000 in digital assets, representing 1.5% of its $5.6 billion hedge fund. Jonny Steindorff and Tucker Waterman, co-founders of crypto investment firm Distributed Global, will oversee the initial allocation. Betting on Several Cryptos According to a person familiar with the matter, the fund will have a diverse portfolio by focusing on several crypto assets…

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Tezos-native NFT platform H=N gains steam, launches World Art Day fundraiser

The indie NFT platform is bringing an artist-first ethos to its design and events. Not all NFT platforms are for newly-rich crypto investors to flaunt their wealth, as one project is proving.  As the calls from artists and activists grow louder to reduce the carbon footprint of NFTs, one indie platform on environmentally-friendly proof-of-stake blockchain Tezos has seen a surge in activity and is currently hosting a World Art Day event to raise money for the open-source licensing organization Creative Commons. Hic et Nunc, or H=N, announced the event via a short press release from TQ Tezos, a Tezos ecosystem…

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How DeFi Season Could Send YFI To $270,000 Per Token

When Andre Cronje released Yearn Finance (YFI), the DeFi fever was brewing. Two events converge and launched the sector into full madness: Uniswap’s UNI airdrop and governance token YFI breaking every foreseeable resistance to reach $30,000. At that moment, Bitcoin was trading at approximately $10,000. Now, after a downtrend, YFI seems ready to reach new highs. YFI is trading at $51.386 with 15.4% profits in the 24-hour chart. Over the week, YFI is up 15.9%. YFI with bullish momentum in the 24-hour chart. Source: YFIUSDT TradingviewData from DeFi Pulse point to a highly bullish outlook for DeFi. Picking up the…

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CME Flashback: How The COIN Listing Could Culminate Bitcoin Rally

Bitcoin price (BTC) is down $2,000 from yesterday’s high set right around the time that Coinbase Global (COIN) went live on Nasdaq. The price action frighteningly mimics a fractal flashback from the CME futures launch that put the top in around late 2017 and started the bear market in cryptocurrencies. Is this just crypto winter PTSD, or is a launch of this magnitude the perfect sell the news event? Then And Now: CME Futures Versus Coinbase Global Debut On Nasdaq Rewind back to 2017. Few then knew what a cryptocurrency even was, and were caught off guard when something called…

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Telos enhances its DeFi with launch of new coins and liquidity on TSwaps platform

CryptoNinjas » Telos enhances its DeFi with launch of new coins and liquidity on TSwaps platform Telos, a blockchain and smart contract platform, today announced plans for a deeper push into the DeFi sector with the upcoming Q2 release of Telos SureProfit, a new feature that enables investors to ensure the success of their trades. Through this “profit-or-cancel” technology, users can create trades that look at the state of an investor’s wallet before and after the intended transaction, and if the post-transaction balance is not higher by the user-defined measure, the system automatically cancels the transaction, eliminating unintended losses from Telos…

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KuCoin Started New Startup Incubation Program With $50M Fund

KuCoin started a new startup incubation program with a $50 million fund with a goal to help new projects and developments thrive in the crypto space so let’s read more in our latest cryptocurrency news. Crypto exchange KuCoin started a new startup incubation program with the idea of boosting the developments of new projects and developments in the crypto space thanks to the $50 million fund to bestow on the new startups to help uncover more crypto projects that will develop in value. #KuCoin Labs Launches $50 Million Fund to Find The Next #Crypto Gem Learn more: https://t.co/0IHoCMbiq9 pic.twitter.com/a3ppBsCi8p —…

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BlockDown: DeFi institutional adoption is booming but gas fees hinder growth

The BlockDown panel discussed the current issues but also the potential improvements for DeFi. Panelists at a DeFi-focused talk held at the BlockDown conference on Thursday expressed their optimism at the past and future growth of decentralized finance, but highlighted the hurdles to adoption due to congestion on Ethereum. The panel, titled “DeFi’s newest waves,” featured Anton Bukov, co-founder of 1inch Network, Ajit Tripathi, head of institutional business at Aave, Hyung Lee, CEO of B.Harvest, and Eric Chen, co-founder of Injective Protocol. The panel was moderated by Cointelegraph’s technology editor Andrey Shevchenko (yours truly). Bukov characterized the current crypto cycle…

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Canadian cryptocurrency exchange CoinSmart submits OSC application

CryptoNinjas » Canadian cryptocurrency exchange CoinSmart submits OSC application CoinSmart, a Toronto-based cryptocurrency exchange, today announced it has appointed Joe Tosti to the role of Chief Compliance Officer. Joe comes with over 20 years of experience in compliance, trading, operations, and wealth planning, having worked with some of the largest public institutions in Canada. Joe’s addition to the team follows the latest statement from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announcing that crypto trading platforms must bring their operations as a dealer or marketplace into compliance with Ontario securities law. On March 31st, CoinSmart submitted its application for registration as a…

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Phemex Has Created a Sistine Chapel-Inspired NFT

Phemex has created a non-fungible token (NFT) that contains a mosaic made up of QR codes from participating users. Phemex’s NFT of User QR Codes Singapore-based trading platform Phemex recently conducted a promotion in which Phemex users were asked to share their ETH address as a QR code. The exchange selected 1000 wallets out of 43,662 entries for inclusion in a piece of NFT art. Those 1000 users will share income from the final winning bid when the auction ends in ten days. So far, Phemex CEO Jack Jao has bid 44 WETH ($108,000) on the NFT marketplace. That means…

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Waves sells Duck NFT “Perfection” for $1M; launches Duck Hunters to incentivize participation in Waves DeFi

CryptoNinjas » Waves sells Duck NFT “Perfection” for $1M; launches Duck Hunters to incentivize participation in Waves DeFi Waves, an ecosystem of next-generation technologies built on the Waves blockchain protocol, has concluded the highest sale of an NFT outside of Ethereum with its first Waves Duck called “Perfection” which sold for 1,000,000 $USDN on SIGN Art, a web gallery for blockchain-certified digital art. To celebrate the sale, the team has released its roadmap for a series of NFT gamification initiatives coupled with DeFi yield farming mechanics on the Waves ecosystem. Perfection is the only NFT created in a series of one…

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